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|“||What was I supposed to do? Wait for your stuck-up BFF to download hideous pictures of me from riding camp? Like I couldn't see that coming.||”|
— Kate Randall to Hanna Marin
Her mother Isabel Randall married Hanna's father Tom Marin. She is poised and brought up well and it is also mentioned that she is very good at sailing and horseback riding. In Season 2, Kate reveals to Hanna that she intends to make her life miserable, comparing her to a horse whose spirit she would like to break. However, eventually, she slips up in an attempt to hurt Hanna, exposing her true nature. She is pulled out from Rosewood High and hasn't been seen since. Her mother thought she deserved better than to go to Rosewood high school. Her step-father, Tom Marin agreed to pay her tuition for a private school, instead of Hanna's tuition fees.
She is introduced when Tom takes Hanna out to dinner. Hanna, thinking that she is to have a private evening with her father is shocked to see Tom greet Kate and her mother, Isabel in the restaurant. She is further shocked when she learns in that moment that Isabel is engaged to her father, making Kate his soon-to-be step-daughter.
When Hanna goes to try on bridesmaid dresses and bumps into Kate in the store. When Kate sees Hanna trying on her dress, she sweetly expresses her disappointment that they couldn't all try their gowns on together. Before meeting her, Mona formed a negative opinion of Kate, based on what she considered a hideously ugly gown. However, when she sees Kate, she notices a rare designer piece that she is wearing. Kate invites Mona and Hanna to lunch, and Mona accepts, while Hanna declines. Kate seems to hear Mona only, and they set a date.
Later, Hanna is afraid of getting into trouble with her father, but Kate surprises Hanna by not mentioning the incident to him. Instead, after Hanna thanks her for keeping quiet on the phone, she compares Hanna to a horse that will be broken. Her nasty side emerges, as she threatens to make Hanna's life miserable. Before hanging up, she welcomes Hanna to the family and sarcastically calls her "sis."
I Must Confess
Hanna tries to be nice to Kate, despite her threatening phone call and gives her a glossy picture book of horses. Kate agrees to put their differences behind them and start again. As Hanna and Kate are giving speeches later on, Kate suggests adding vodka to their drinks to calm their nerves. Hanna agrees, and soon gets very drunk.
Kate leaves Hanna alone in the bathroom with Isabel's wedding dress, and Hanna throws up on it before passing out. Tom is furious with Hanna for getting drunk and ruining Isabel's dress, thinking she is intentionally doing it, and doesn't believe her when she tries to explain. Kate returns after Tom leaves, but is surprised to see Hanna in Regina's company. Regina grabs Kate's purse and reveals that Kate had water bottles full of Vodka for Hanna and unspiked water bottles for herself, exposing Kate for setting up Hanna and trying to win over Tom's affections. Hanna swears that once she is able to stomach some food that she (Kate) will regret it, but Kate just shrugs and walks away.
Over My Dead Body
During the wedding, Kate greets Hanna and Caleb. Hanna walks away to answer her phone, and Kate tries to flirt with Caleb, who in return compliments Kate's dress before informing her that it shows off her back fat.
Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares
Tom announces that he will be moving back to Rosewood with Isabel and Kate in the near future.
A Kiss Before Lying
Kate shows up at Rosewood High and approaches the girls at the lunch table, looking a little nervous and awkwardly makes uncomfortable conversation with the girls. Spencer asks Kate if they have met before. Kate says it was at the wedding, but Spencer thinks it was somewhere else. Hanna shows Kate to her next class.
Later, the girls eat lunch with Kate, who is being uncharacteristically nice. Spencer asks Kate if she has ever been to Maine, along with many other questions, trying to figure out where they had met, seeming to make Kate extraordinarily uncomfortable. When Kate leaves to meet her teachers, Hanna tells Spencer to back off because Kate might tell her dad her friends are giving her the fourth degree which then Spencer corrects her and tells her that it's the third degree.
In the locker room, Spencer ties her shoelaces, and notices Kate is having trouble with her locker combination. Spencer reveals that she finally figured out where she knows Kate from - a horse camp during the summer of 2006, where Melissa was a counselor and Kate attended. Kate says Spencer wins and asks her what she wants in return of keeping her attendance of the camp private. Spencer assures Kate that she wasn't going to tell anyone, but Melissa sent her pictures from that summer, and if her being nice to Hanna is a charade, she'd better keep it up.
The next day, everyone on Hanna's contacts list receives a photo of Kate, naked, changing in the locker room.
The Naked Truth
Hanna, Ashley, Isabel and Kate sit outside the Vice Principal's office in silence. Eventually, Vice Principal Tamborelli calls in Mrs. Marin, and both Isabel and Ashley respond. Isabel is furious about the situation and implies that Ashley is a bad mother, and that Hanna has it out for Kate. Ashley defends Hanna, while Isabel demands that Hanna be punished. Kate sits there looking hurt. Tamborelli assures them that Hanna will not be let off the hook, and under any other circumstances Hanna would be expelled, but due to the 'unusual' situation, he insists they attend the Rosewood High Truth Up Day, a guided workshop where students can own up to bad behavior and tear down barriers, until the school board decides what to do. Ashley volunteers to supervise.
Kate and Isabel are later seen talking to Vice Principal Tamborelli in the hallway, presumably to ask for a harsher punishment for Hanna.
In the hall, Aria, Hanna and Emily are sitting together eating dinner, when they notice Kate nearby. As Kate pulls off her sweater, Hanna notices a birthmark on Kate's waist. Realizing something, she looks at the picture of Kate on Emily's phone and sees that the birthmark isn't in the photo, which could mean it was Photoshopped. Hanna realizes Kate must have sent this photo out herself.
Hanna leads Kate into the girls bathroom and confronts her about the picture, saying she didn't take the picture, but she knows who did. Kate insists she doesn't know what Hanna is talking about, and Hanna says that there was no birthmark in the photo, and that Kate should be more careful when taking a sweater off in public. Kate yells at Hanna, saying that she had no choice, as she knew Spencer would download the hideous pictures of her at riding camp. Hanna asks Aria if she can borrow her phone, and Aria and Emily emerge from the bathroom stalls, having recorded the conversation and Kate's confession.
Hanna heads straight to Tamborelli to turn Kate in. Aria realizes how genius Kate's plan really was, had she not been caught. Isabel arrives at the school, worried about Kate. Ashley tells her that Tamborelli wanted to talk to Kate and Hanna alone first. Isabel asks if Hanna picked another fight, but Ashley says no, although she may have just ended the current one. Isabel is confused, and Ashley tells her that next time, before she points fingers, she should search her own family tree first for rotten fruits. Kate and Hanna leave Tamborelli's office, and Hanna hugs Ashley while Isabel stares at Kate in disbelief.
Isabel called once Ashley was arrested.
Out, Damned Spot
Tom refuses to pay Hanna's college tuition since he is paying for Kate's education at Dartmouth.
Pretty Isn't the Point
Caleb shows Hanna that Kate also signed up for the same pageant as her. Later, Hanna has flashbacks of her while showing the pageant coordinator her dance moves.
Season 1 (1/22)
Season 2 (5/25)
- In Season 2, Kate is played by Natalie Hall. She looks much different. She has longer, straighter, darker blonde hair. Her eyes are now a medium brown as opposed to blue, a longer shaped face and is now much more fashionable.
- Both actresses who played Kate have the first name, Natalie.
- She is more of a minor character in the series as opposed to the books and hasn't appeared since the second season.
- Kate has been friends with Spencer at horse riding camp.
- In the book, Kate competed with Hanna to see who Mike would date first. In the show, this event doesn't happen.
- In the books, after their initial rivalry, Hanna and Kate become good friends. In the show, they continue to be on unfriendly terms.
- In the books, Kate is from Annapolis. In the show, she's from Baltimore.
Kate [to Hanna]: Training a horse, it's an art. You have to bend its will until it knows you are its master. That's how you are gonna feel when I'm done with you. Welcome to the family, sis.
Kate: That's a very handsome suit.
Caleb: And that's a very pretty dress. But you should know, it gives you back fat.
Kate [to Hanna]: What was I supposed to do? Wait for your stuck-up BFF to download hideous pictures of me from riding camp? Like I couldn't see that coming.