Finding Carter‘s titular kidnapping victim has a new man in her life when the MTV drama returns Tuesday (10/9c) and he’s not afraid to mix business with pleasure.
The midseason premiere introduces Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga) as Jared, the owner of a bar called the Magic Hour, where a few of the show’s characters — all of whom are over 21, in case anyone asks — go to blow off some steam.
“There’s a level of deceit involved at the beginning of [Carter and Jared’s] relationship,” Rathbone tells TVLine, adding that Jared “learns a lot” about Carter over the course of Season 2B, and that he’s definitely “love interest” material.
Of course, it should come as no surprise that sparks immediately fly between Carter and Jared, especially when you compare him to her previous romantic entanglements. (That said, she’s still involved with Crash, and unlike the ingredients in Jared’s cocktails, I’m thinking Carter’s two guys won’t mix quite as smoothly.)
“He’s a harder-edged character, but in a likable way,” Rathbone promises, further describing Jared as “the Han Solo to all those Skywalkers that are on the show.” (In case you can’t guess, Rathbone is a big Star Wars fan.)
You’ll have to watch Season 2B unfold in order to learn more about Rathbone’s character, but for now, what are your immediate thoughts? Are you cool with the idea of Carter potentially switching from Team Crash to Team Jared? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.