Portrayed by Desmond Harrington in seasons two through six.
Either go back to Dominica and never speak to his family again or turn himself in to the police.
Howard decided to do the right thing and chose to turn himself in.
She once promised to Eleanor Waldorf to give Blair her Cornelius Vanderbilt engagement ring should Nate and Blair ever be engaged but when Blair witnesses Nate's troubles with his father she ends the relationship.
By the second season, Nate's mother whose financial assets have been frozen since her husband's guilty departure have caught up with her and their house in Manhattan is seized, leaving Nate to lodge in temporarily with the Humphreys.
The series features nine regular characters and follows the storylines of several high school students, who attend the fictional preparatory school, "Constance Saint Jude": Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), the "Queen Bee" at Constance, who is notorious for her "minions" and scheming; her best friend and The 'It-Girl' of the Upper East Side, Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively); Serena's new love interest, and so-called "lonely boy" Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley); Blair's boyfriend, the 'golden boy,' better known as Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford); Dan's little sister, a 14-year-old freshman at Constance, Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen); Nate's best friend, the wealthy playboy Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick); Dan's best friend and ex-lover, the creative Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr); Serena's mother, a socialite and philanthropist and frequent divorcée, Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford), and also Dan Humphrey's father, former rock star turned art gallery owner, Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle).
The story unfolds in the Upper East Side of Manhattan as well as Brooklyn, in New York.He leaves to escape arrest, still addicted to cocaine and Nate punches his father before the Captain could get into his limo and fled to Dominica.In the second season, when he returned to New York, to take Nate and his mother with him, Nate gave him a choice.In season 3, he reappears as a ghost on the anniversary of his death.In season 5, Diana Payne claims that she is Chuck's biological mother, conceiving him after she and Bart had an affair, but it is revealed to be untrue.Recurring characters who are family to one or more main character. Portrayed by Francie Swift in seasons one, two and four, Anne Archibald (née van der Bilt) is the mother of Nate Archibald.