A few months before we left to search for your dad, I ran up som...
Carter: A few months before we left to search for your dad, I ran up some gambling debt. I owed a lot of money to some scary people. I met this woman, Beth. She was kind, shy. She fell in love with me, and I saw an opportunity.
Serena: She had money?
Carter: Her family did. I knew they'd take care of my debts if they knew I was about to be one of them, so, I proposed. The wedding was all set. She had the dress, flowers ... I nearly went through with it, but I didn't love her.
Serena: So what, you just disappeared?
Carter: It's the worst thing I've ever done.