Carter Baizen is a recurring character on the Gossip Girl television adaption, portrayed by Sebastian Stan. Carter is a graduate of St. Jude's School for Boys and is friends-turned-enemies with Nate Archibald and Chuck Bass
Carter first appears in the episode "Bad news Blair", where he attends Chuck's party. Chuck shows his disgust towards Carter the whole episode, warning Nate to stay away from him. However, Carter tells Nate about how he's getting his life together after he got cut off from his trust fund, and charms Nate with details about his new life as a documentary maker in the real world. Carter convinces Nate to join him in playing poker, and makes Nate bet thousands of dollars in the game. When Nate loses all his money to the other players, he figures out that Carter has conned him into giving away his money. Fortunately, Chuck comes to the rescue and tells Carter to give back the things he stole from Chuck's Suite, or else the police will get involved with Carter's scam.
In the second season, Carter resurfaces in New York with the mysterious Elle but ends up being involved with Blair and sleeps with her, contributing to her downward spiral. He soon leaves New York as Serena and Chuck intervene. In the second season finale, Carter returns to New York to tell Serena that he has found her father. During the premiere of season three, it is discovered that he and Serena spent their summer in Europe in pursuit of her father. In light of Serena's failure to capture her father's attention, Carter reveals his feelings to Serena and they share a kiss. Their relationship ends when it is revealed that he left Bree Buckley's cousin at the altar, earning the wrath of the Buckleys as Bree has her cousins called in during Rufus and Lily's wedding to bring Carter to Texas to work at an oil mill to pay off his debt. Serena then gambles on a high stakes poker game for Carter's freedom and fails. She then takes matters into her own hands and has him freed but Carter refuses to resume their relationship, saying that he would have preferred it if Serena didn't save him so that he could make amends and leaves. Carter resumes his habit of lying when he informs Serena of her father's definite location. Serena's disappears with him, which creates a strain in her relationship with Nate. Serena later finds out that he had known about where her father was since before they began dating, but had been delaying the information from her in order to get closer to her. She then forces him out of the limo.
Trivia / Facts
- He helped aid with the cleanup of hurricane Katrina
- He made a documentary about his year spent rebuilding Machu Picchu
- He was the first person to sneak Chuck and Nate into a club, and also the first to give them a joint
- He's a good basketball player
- He's travelled to Dubai, and he stayed at Palm Island. He also went pheasant hunting with the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates.