Friday, October 21, 2005

Nip/Tuck: Who is the Carver? My humble opinion...

I've had this discussion with several Nip/Tuck fans and I have my own opinion. At this point in time I have to believe it is the new doctor, Dr. Quentin Costa. I believe he fits the profile of a serial attacker.... male, mid 30's, bi-sexual... and even has the looks as a Ted Bundy had. Dr. Costa has the skill to make the precise "carvings" because he is a surgeon as well. We haven't heard much about his past but remember that the carver always says that "Beauty is a curse on the world".... Well, a plastic surgeon could have a lot of experience with that and could have reason to make that statement.

Dr. Quentin was one of the only people to meet the last victim and know that she was a fraud about being a victim o the carver. We also saw that there was DNA evidence of Christian at the scene of the crime and Dr. Quentin was in the home of the Christian in a previous episode.

Wouldn't it be ironic to know that the Carver attacked Sean, attacked Christian, and then worked on Matt after he was beaten up pretty good. With all of Matt's psychological issues, that certainly would be another thing Matt can hold over on Sean.

It would also be pretty bad for business to know that Christian and Sean went partners with "The Carver" and were the ones doing the pro bono work for his victims.... hmmmm....

I also found it interesting that he was pretty willing to believe that Christian was innocent while Sean was actually the one that started to have doubts as well as Liz. Why would Dr. Costa be so confident unless he actually knew for sure???

More to come....

Decided to create a bulleted list of qualities that quantify Quentin being the Carver:
  • Age - Early to Late 30's
  • Looks - One of People's Mags Most Beautiful (Ted Bundy? hmmm....)
  • Behavior - Seductive, Charming, Pursuasive, Helpful
  • Sexuality - Bi-Sexuality opens the door to attacking men and women
  • Profession - Plastic Surgeon obsessed with his own looks as well as constantly hearing patients' obsessions
  • History - We know he came from Atlanta but that's about it...
  • Habits - Recreational Cocaine User?
  • Demeanor - Did anyone see how he treated the kid with Down Syndrome?
  • Knowledge - Very handy with a blade, only one of a few who knew about the last patient lying about being a carver victim...
  • Romantically involved with the detective (last carver victim)

9 comments:

Vande said...

I like your theory, but one question. Quentin was brought in, and introduced on the show after the carver appeared. His first instance was to come down from Atlanta to repair Sean's face after his attack, and there had been a few attacks prior to that. It doesn't seem to make sense that he would be the carver when he had not even been introduced on to the show when the carver first appeared, and he wasn't even in Miami when the attacks started...I think one person no one has mentioned is the original doctor that did Sofia Lopez's surgery....

Nip/Tuck Fanatic said...

vande, that doctor is an interesting choice. The Quentin story could be very different. They said he flew in from Atlanta but we don't know if he wasnt moonlighting in Miami. What better way to become closer to Sean and Christian than to do the surgery to repair his own work... We'll have to see how the story plays out but I really dont think the Carver has to be someone introduced to the show before the attacks. Just my $.02 :)

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Anonymous said...

I think the carver is either the old gray haired detective(on the carver and hate crimes cases) or Jude or the tennis pro Julia was sleeping with...after all everything is always about, "Julia!"

Anonymous said...

Not Quentin. It was Christian who was sure the plain girl did the carving herself quote with a "grapefruit knife." Quentin is to obvious and fits the profile to well. Do you really think the writers would make it that easy to guess. My thoughts are Julia's old boyfriend Jude. He did attend a swingers party back last season. He also hid his true identity from all, pretending to be someone he is not.

Anonymous said...

the last episode is called quentin costa, carver attacks gamma sorority girls, And who likes sorority girls...Bobbolit but who has been to UM for party....Costa, yes, but also Sean, i think the real carver is one of characters is episode rhea reynold, and the wedding episode, i think the carver mioght be quentin and someone helpin him, like on the movie scream and scream 2, and for people thinkin its female i dont think its liz to short and fat, the carver very tall like quentin, my guess quentin and merril

Justin said...

The title of episode #44--the revealing of the Carver--is "Quentin Costa," so I think that should be a dead giveaway.

Anonymous said...

oh yeah the carver, the mystery of whole story;) i agree with many of the first commentator's opinions, quentin is the most probable one. Have you ever realized that the carver's accent is also very similar to the quentins, excluding the electronical reproduction. And yeah only the loop hole is was he really in atlanta or not? And guys please give attention to the fact that Christian was raped, and every one is aware of the fact that Quentin has an inclination towards guys.. So all the proof leads to Quentin, but who knows maybe the writers may make a last return and name carver as another, but anyways i love this series, i havent watched such a realist movie ever before.

Anonymous said...

i think ava is the carver