Story of the character[edit | edit source]
Carter is introduced as the new editor of Newport Living. He has edited several magazines before, like : The Ugly American and GQ being two of them, and self-published Revolution. Carter is in a middle of divorce and becomes lugubrious. Kirsten Cohen puts an issue of Revolution into his mailbox in order to encourage him to restart his life. Carter accepts the job and spends a lot of time working with Kirsten who develops a crush on him. Carter's alcoholism helps develop Kirsten's, as they drink much during work. Carter leaves Orange County when offered a job in New York. At the farewell dinner for Carter, held at Cohen's Residence, Kirsten and Carter, who were alone at the time, kiss each other. Carter's departure, is the fuse that increases the already evident state of alcoholism of Kirsten.