Rachel Carr is a recurring character in 3 episodes of Season 2. Rachel is a teacher at Constance who finds herself in conflict with Blair Waldorf after giving her a poor grade, thereby putting admission to Yale in jeopardy. Rachel also develops an inappropriate relationship with a student at St. Jude's School for Boys.
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In You've Got Yale!, Blair confronts Rachel after receiving a B on her paper. Blair tries to intimidate Rachel by informing her of the "unwritten rule" at Constance that seniors are given a pass on grades in order to keep their perfect records. Rachel does not back down and tells Blair to work for her grades. With her future at Yale in jeopardy, Blair vows to teach Rachel a lesson. To humiliate her, Blair invites Rachel out to a closed restaurant and tells her the opera curtain time is an hour later. Blair receives a call that Rachel has straightened her grades out and goes to find her. Rachel admonishes Blair, letting her know that it is not okay to mess with a teacher. Rachel then calls Headmistress Queller and tells her what Blair did. Blair then receives detention and her acceptance to Yale is put on hold.
Rachel continues to war with Blair in Carrnal Knowledge. Blair sends a tip to Gossip Girl that Rachel is having an affair with a student: Dan Humphrey. Serena tells Rachel about the rumor and Gossip Girl. Blair is called to the Headmistress's office, where Rachel is waiting. Rachel and Headmistress Queller reprimand Blair, and her acceptance to Yale is revoked. Blair is then expelled from Constance. Later, an emergency parent meeting is called by Blair's father to discuss the rumor. Rachel and Dan met for coffee, and when Serena walks up, Dan pushes some of Rachel's hair behind her ear and lingers for what looks like an intimate embrace. Serena snaps a photo and sends it to Blair. Blair interrupts the parent meeting with evidence that she did not make the rumor up. Rachel is subsequently fired from Constance. Later, Headmistress Queller informs Rufus and Lily that there is not enough evidence to fire Rachel, and she is allowed to resume her teaching duties. Dan goes to her apartment to apologize for what happened, and the two kiss and subsequently have sex.
During The Age of Dissonance, Rachel arrives for the dress rehearsal of the Constance/St. Jude's senior play, The Age of Innocence, where she is ostracized by the other faculty. Dan notices this and slips her a note through Jenny to meet up. Rachel responds with an invitation to meet her later and the key to her apartment. Rufus intercepts the note and confronts Rachel at her apartment. Rachel meets Dan backstage during the play so they can talk, and the two end up having sex in the costume closet. Later, Dan confronts Rachel about sending the tip to Gossip Girl that ruined Blair's chances at Yale. Rachel refuses to apologize for what she has done, and Dan walks away, telling Blair in passing that he slept with Rachel. Blair confronts Rachel about having sex with Dan, and she does not deny it. Rachel then writes Dan a note saying she is returning to Iowa.
Blair: This is a B.
Rachel Carr: Yes, it is.
Blair: You're new here so you don't know how it works.
Rachel Carr: I have a feeling you're about to explain.
Blair: Second semester seniors get a free pass. Like pregnant ladies or fourteen year-old Chinese gymnasts. Constance wants their students to get into the best colleges. That's why this free pass exists. The headmistress, if she knew about this grade, she'd rap you on the wrist.
Rachel Carr: Maybe in time I'll get in trouble for not inflating grades like everyone else, Miss Waldorf. But until then I'll give them based on merit.
Blair: I need to keep my GPA perfect to get into Yale.
Rachel Carr: You should have thought of that before.
-You've Got Yale!
Miss Carr: Blair. If I'm correct you completed your detention this morning.
Blair: Yes Ms. Carr. Sign and dated by the Preservation Society.
Miss Carr: I hope the experience was educational.
Blair: I made friends with a family of squirrels and had lots of time to think.
Miss Carr: Oh. Henry David Thoreau found nature inspiring as well.
Serena: Rachel. Dan.
Rachel: Hi Serena.
Serena: You guys are hanging out?
Dan: Yeah well, Rachel's been giving me some feedback on my stories.
Rachel: And by feedback he means a wall of praise. Dan is a really good writer.
Serena: Trust me, I know.
Dan: Okay. Alright, now I gotta go. Guess I'll see you at school. awkwardly slaps Serena's shoulder. She returns the gesture.
Rachel: It's like I have spinach in my teeth or something. I actually went into the bathroom to check. And I don't.
Serena: Yeah, it's not spinach. Um. It's a rumor. A pretty ugly one. About you and Dan. But I know it's not true.
Rachel: A rumor. About me and Dan. I've been at this school long enough to know what that means. Unbelievable.
Serena: Yeah, well, don't worry. I've been on Gossip Girl plenty of times. And for worse things. Some of them true, some of them weren't. But eventually everyone forgets. The best thing to do with these things is nothing at all.
Rachel: Gossip Girl?
Serena: Oh. Yeah, it's a web site where a girl posts gossip. At least we think it's a girl.
Rachel: And where does she get her tips?
Serena: Um. It's anonymous. So no one really knows.
Serena: Gossip Girl is just a stupid web site.
Rachel: How can you say that? When its sole purpose is to allow people to post terrible things about each other.
Serena: I'm not defending Gossip Girl. I'm defending my best friend.
Rachel: Believe me, Serena, I'm sorry this all happened. But I have to go. I have an appointment before the parents meeting. I do hope we can still be friends.
Rachel: That was some performance.
Dan: It's nothing compared to yours.
Rachel: What do you mean?
Dan: You called Yale, sent the blast into Gossip Girl to get revenge on Blair? I believed in you. All your talk about integrity and ideals.
Rachel: My ideals? Blair spread false rumors, blackmailed the school, turned my job into a sham with no repercussions.
Dan: You're just as bad as she is. No, you're worse. Blair's a high schooler. You're an adult. You need to fix things with Blair.
Rachel: Absolutely not.
Dan: You know how you felt when your ideals were crushed? Well congratulations, you've crushed mine.
-The Age of Dissonance
Blair: Student sex in the costume closet. Is that what they mean by Heartland values? I at least expect a denial.
Rachel: No. I don't deny it.
Blair: Well the Headmistress told me that my fate at Yale was sealed. So the question is, how do I make your fate as bleak as mine.
Rachel: I don't know what's happened to me. I don't know what I've become. I'm... so sorry.
Blair: Well your punishment is... just... live with it. I should know. It's not easy.
-The Age of Dissonance