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Alexander "Alex" Cabot III is a main character on The CW's Katy Keene. He is portrayed by Lucien Laviscount.

Character Description

The CEO of his father's company who dreams of rebooting its dormant record label division, which attracts him to Josie. He's cut from a different cloth than his billionaire family, as he'd rather take the subway and listen to vinyl, and he secretly DJs at a dive club.[1]

Early Life

In high school, Alexander dated Alexandra which led to his father meeting her mother. Eventually, their parents got married. and they became stepsiblings.

Throughout Katy Keene

Season 1

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Alexander offers Josie an opportunity

Alexander's attention is caught by a street artist singing. He approaches Josie, telling her that he's in the music business. He works for a label, and they’re looking for new talent. He hands Josie his card and asks if she knows where the Electric Lady recording studio is. Josie's familiar enough with it to know that it’s where Prince, Stevie Wonder, and David Bowie recorded. He asks Josie to meet him there tomorrow and to be ready to sing.

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Katy and Alexander hear Josie sing

As planned, Alexander meets with Josie at the studio. She's also brought a friend with her, Katy. Josie gets in the booth and sings "Glow", much to Katy and Alexander’s amazement. Alexander wants to introduce Josie to the Cabot board and play them the song. Then, once they approve, Alexander wants to sign her to record a full album and launch her career as an international pop star. Alexander then asks if anyone else is hungry. Katy excuses herself, claiming to have other clients to attend to, allowing Josie and Alexander to spend some time together.

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Alexander and Josie kiss

Josie shares her past with Alexander, such as how she formed Josie and the Pussycats and performed at La Bonne Nuit, a speakeasy in Riverdale. She also went on tour with her dad, a jazz musician. And since then, she’s been working on finding her sound as a solo artist. Alexander and Josie then kiss at the top of the step.

Josie wakes up in Alexander Cabot’s bed. She looks out the window at the view of the city before Alexander joins her in and starts kissing her.

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Alexander presents Josie's music to the board

Alexander plays Josie’s song for the Cabot board, which his sister, Alexandra, is part of. They’re unimpressed with Josie’s performance and pass on it. Alexandra introduces herself to Josie as the Senior VP of Cabot Entertainment. While Josie has a nice voice, if they’re going to re-launch the record division, spending millions of dollars by doing so, it has to be someone who’s undeniable. Alexander insists that Josie’s a star, but his sister isn’t convinced, asking which park did he find Josie in, suggesting that she isn’t the first. Josie leaves. Alexander follows her out and explains that his sister doesn’t want him re-launching the record label, as she thinks it’s a waste of money, but he intends to prove her wrong with Josie. However, she refuses to get pulled into his family drama.[2]

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Josie meets with Alexander

Alexander meets with Josie on a park bench. He explains that there isn’t currently a record label at Cabot Entertainment, but there used to be. His dad said he could reboot it and get back to their roots if he found the right artist, which isn’t Josie, at least according to Alexandra. After listening to Josie’s demo, Alexander claims to know where they went wrong. However, Josie questions why he suddenly believes there to be something wrong with her demo despite previously saying it was perfect. She tells him to stand by his work regardless of what his sister thinks. Alexander knows for a fact they made something good, but he thinks they can make it better and has booked Josie some studio time. However, Josie blows him off.

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Pepper, Katy, Josie, and Alex watch Ginger perform

Alexander accompanies Josie to Molly's Crisis. She had given some thought to their previous conversation about his family’s root and loving music. She tells him how Chubby’s Record Shop in Alphabet City is closing. Another New York original bites the dust, unless someone steps in to save it. And so, Alex agrees to look into it. He and Josie then watch as Jorge/Ginger performs on the stage. However, Jorge/Ginger becomes overwhelmed with emotion and runs backstage.

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Josie and Chubby thanks Alexander

Chubby thanks Josie and Alexander for saving his shop. Alexander expresses his pleasure in being apart of it all and promises to keep the integrity of the store intact. And maybe on Josie’s days off, she’ll agree to come record with Alex, he hopes. They are interrupted by Alexandra, who’s come to survey their latest acquisition. Alexandra admits it’s a good block, but they’ll have to sell something with better margins. Josie warn Alexandra against selling the shop. Alexandra then introduces herself to Chubby as Senior VP of Cabot Entertainment and the owner of Chubby’s.[3]

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Alex and Josie hook up

Alexander and Josie hook up in Chubby’s. She asks when are they going to record more songs. Alexander tells her to play him something new. He wants to hear what New York City has inspired in her, and then, they’ll record. He invites her over to his place for Valentine’s Day, which she agrees to attend without realizing what day it is.

While selling items to a customer, Katy is approached by Alexander, who compliments Katy on her ability to sell as well as being a talent manager, or so she claimed when she introduced herself to Alexander initially. Katy explains that she was merely looking out for Josie, which Alexander respects. Moving on, the reason he’s at Lacy’s is to buy a gift for someone special, possibly a robe.

The following morning, Alexandra and Alexander go for a morning run and discuss the dinner with their parents. However, Alexander tells his sister that something came up and he won’t be able to attend the annual Cabot family Valentine’s Day dinner. He has a meeting with a business associate, which Alexandra presumes to be Josie.

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Alexander confronts Josie

Josie and Jimmy meet up at Chubby’s as planned to work on her song. He plays the guitar as she sings. Alexander arrives with dinner. Much to his surprise, Jimmy is with Josie. Josie tells Alexander that showing up at her job, unannounced, with food he cooked and being mean to Jimmy makes him seem like a jealous boyfriend when in actuality they’re supposed to be making a record together. But instead, he’s buying expensive robes from Lacy’s, which Josie calls him out on. Alexander claims the robe is for his sister. They always buy each other gifts on Valentine’s Day. Josie simply wants to focus on her music, and she thinks Jimmy could be key. As proof, she gives Alexander his demo and asks for his professional opinion.

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Alex tells Xandra that he's screwed up

Alexander gifts Alexandra a red robe. It’s just what she needs to take the edge off the horrific dinner with their parents. She notices that something is bothering Alexander and asks if he is okay. He tells Xandra how Josie met a song writer, and after listening to his demo, Alex admits that it’s truly good. And he’s jealous. All his life, he’s been a screw up. This was his chance to prove himself to their dad, with Josie, but once again, he’s screwing it up. Alexandra points out that sleeping with the talent is never a good idea. Alex kisses Xandra on the cheek, wishes her a happy Valentine's Day, and exits the vehicle.

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Alexander agrees to be Josie's manager

Alexander arrives at Chubby’s to find Josie working on her songs. She moved to New York to be a real musician, but the more time they spend together, the harder it is for her to focus and for him to compartmentalize. As much as she’ll miss it, Josie doesn’t need to sleep with Alex as much as she needs a manager. Alexander admits that she’s right. His feelings for her are growing. But if a manager is what she needs, he agrees to keep it professional. He then admits to loving Jimmy’s demo. The two of them proceed to discuss her songs.[4]

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Alexander asks Josie to meet his father

Alexander asks Josie to meet his father, who he’s meeting at a private club tonight. Josie is reluctant, but this may be their one chance to go to Alex’s father and prove how talented Josie is. With that, they’ll have a chance of finally relaunching Cabot Records. Alexander promises Josie that his sister won’t be there, and so she accepts his proposal.

Josie meets Alexander at his father’s private club. As she takes a seat, she is asked to sign an NDA. Mr. Cabot arrives, and Josie complements his place. Alexander brags about how amazing of an artist Josie is and asks her to play "His Eyes on the Sparrow." As Josie’s plays the piano and sings, Alexandra interrupts and sings over Josie.

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Josie, Alexander, Alexandra, and Mr. Cabot discuss Cabot Records

Josie, Alexander, Alexandra, and Mr. Cabot discuss the possible resurrection of Cabot Records. Alexandra doesn’t think they should reboot the label until they find a household name. However, Mr. Cabot isn’t interested in her opinion. Alexander tries to get her to leave, reminding her that she’s been tasked with convincing Guy LaMontagne to sell from them exclusively. However, Alexandra has already scheduled a meeting with Guy at Studio 34. Hoping to push Josie away, Alexandra informs Josie how she and Alexander were high school sweethearts. It’s how their parents met and got married, making Alex and Xandra step siblings. Josie is tired of putting up with the Cabot’s dysfunction. She storms out and tells Alexander not to follow her.[5]

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Alex accuses Josie of leaking the story

Alexander arrives at Chubby’s to confront Josie with the Daily Hail’s headline "Kissing Cabots!" Detailing his past romantic relationship with Xandra. It’s from an anonymous source, and they suspect it’s Josie, however, she insists that she didn’t leak the story. Alex believes her. However, They need to find out who did. Josie signed at NDA and now Alex’s dad is on a warpath. Josie concludes that Pepper is the source.

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Alex and Josie kiss

The following day, Alexander meets back up with Josie at Chubby’s, and she reveals to him that Xandra is the leak. Alex apologizes for his sister’s actions. He’ll understand if she wants nothing to do with him. However, before Josie makes any decisions, he takes her into the basement to show her the recording studio that he’s put together. Josie reveals to Alex that his dad offered to find her EP with a $20,000 advance, but she doesn’t know if she should cash it. With or without him, Alex tells Josie to cash it. Josie then kisses Alex.[6]

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Alex and Josie discuss her EP

Alexander mixes Josie’s EP, and she is amazed with the end result. He reminds Josie of just how amazing she is and tells her that tomorrow, at the listening party, some of the top executives will see that, including his father, who’ll have no choice but to approve funding for a full album. Josie tells Alex that her mom is flying into town for the listening party. She needs everything to be perfect because if it was up to her mother, Josie would be in law school. Once upon a time, her mother supported her musical pursuit, but she no longer does, so Josie has to impress her.

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Xandra reveals to Alex that his father is paying Josie to babysit him

Alexandra takes full responsibility for leaking the Kissing Cabots story, as she was sick and tired of Alex’s dad trying to control them. And now that this information is public knowledge, they’re free to do as they will. She’s done with secrets, which is why she swiped Josie’s contract to show to Alex the final clause, which essentially states that Alex’s father is paying Josie to babysit him.

A drunk Alex arrives at the listening party and meets Josie's mom, Sierra McCoy. Josie asks to talk to him in private, but Alex gets unruly and confronts Josie about dating him just because his dad paid her to. Katy, Pepper, Jorge, Chubby, and Mr. Cabot watch as this unfolds. Katy stops Josie from chasing after Alex and reminds her that this is her night and not to let anyone ruin it.

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Alex apologizes to Josie

Josie apologizes to Alexander for signing the contract without first talking to him. All his life, Alex has watched his dad persuade people to do things they don’t want to do. He tells Josie that she doesn’t have to apologize. Alex admits that he’s an addict. But he’s working on it. He meets with his sponsor often. Josie wishes that he would’ve told her, as she cares about him, and with or without the contract, she wants to be with him.[7]

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Alex tells Josie that a scout from the Apollo heard her EP

Josie calls Alex over to her apartment. He informs her that a scout from the Apollo heard her EP and has shown interest in acquiring Josie but only if she gets a few smaller gigs under her belt. Alex is working on that, but he is still very much unknown in the music industry. Josie hopes she can help with this dilemma by suggesting that he invest in Jorge’s musical, "Kiss of the Spider Woman." Alex happily agrees.

Pepper gets on stage and welcomes Alex, Katy, KO, Xandra, Josie, Francois, and Bernardo to the Pepper Plant. As planned, Jorge plays both Molina and the Spider Woman. It doesn’t take long for the audience to grow unsatisfied with Jorge’s performance and exit.

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Pepper promises the role of Spider Woman to Josie

Alex is approached by Pepper and asked to invest in Jorge's musical. Alex initially turns her down, referring to the musical as bizarre and self-indulgent. He concedes under one condition; Josie gets to play the Spider Woman.

Alex, Xandra, Katy, Guy, Pepper, Didi, Francois, Bernardo, Luis, and Luisa attend the show. Josie performs on stage briefly before being joined by Jorge, who is also playing Spider Woman. The two share the stage both as Spider Woman, concluding the show with a kiss. Afterward, they receive a standing ovation.

Josie is approached by the booking agent for the Apollo. She explains that Alex invited her and asks if Josie’s ready to do some gigs with her own music, specifically the Apollo. She promises Josie that she’ll be in touch. Josie then proceeds to thank Alex with a kiss.[8]

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Alexander tells Josie that she can't take the Apollo gig

At Chubby’s, Alex asks about Jorge and if he wants to take a break from "Kiss of the Spider Woman." Alex is willing to cover the costs. He then reluctantly tells Josie that her performance at the Apollo is off the table as Alex’s father didn’t approve of the gig. However, he assures Josie that once his father listens to the whole EP, he’ll change his mind. If Josie can’t release the EP or play gigs, she wonders what kind of career she could possibly have. Alex promises her that he’ll get his father on board, but until then, his hands are tied.

Alex, Josie, and Katy arrive at Molly's for Pepper's birthday. He is greeted by Pepper and Chad, who he is familiar with from Collegiate. He recalls that Alex took his spot on Varsity lacrosse. Later, Alex, Katy, Josie, Pepper, Didi, Xandra, KO, Raj, Bernardo, and Chad gather around the stage as Jorge proposes a toast in Pepper’s honor, who has dedicated herself to building a safe haven for artists of all stripes.

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KO, Xandra, Bernardo, and Alex at Pepper's party

Katy, Jorge, Josie, Pepper, Didi, Xandra, KO, Alex, Raj, Bernardo, and Chad listen to Ms. Freesia tell stories of her past. Katy asks how they have never heard about her aunt before. Pepper replies that it is because Freesia isn’t actually her aunt. However, she has known Pepper since she was a little girl. Ms. Freesia reveals that Pepper and her father lived in her building, but he was always away on business. Most days, Freesia would find Pepper all by herself, doing her homework in the lobby of the Georgia Hotel. And one day, Ms. Freesia invited her up for tea, and they’ve been like family ever since. Katy and Jorge recall Pepper telling them that she grew up in London. Pepper claims that she did live in London up until a certain age. She spent time in London and New York. Ms. Freesia then tells Chad about Jorge’s musical that Pepper produced. She missed it but promises to cheer them on during opening night on Broadway. It’s then that Xandra reveals her deal with Pepper that ensures that she will play the role of Spider Woman should the play make it to Broadway. Alex grows upset and accuses Pepper of running a con.

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Alex reveals that he took down the video

Josie approaches Alex after learning that Xandra took down her music video for Copyright Infringement. Alex reveals that he had Josie’s video taken down. Unlike Alex, Josie’s hands aren’t tied, and she felt that she had to do something. Josie tells Alex that she knows his dad heard her EP and disliked it. She understands why Alex lied to her, but she doesn’t need protecting. When Alex’s dad heard the EP, he was going to cut Josie loose, but Alex convinced him not to. Josie only gets one shot at a public rollout, and he worries that a low budget music video would ruin that and her chances to become a huge star.

Alex meets with Josie at Chubby’s to share with her the good news. While his father still isn’t a fan of Josie’s EP, Alex convinced him to look through her discography, and in doing so, he came across some old videos of Josie and her high school band, the Pussycats. Now, he has an entirely new vision for Josie. He wants her to lead the ground. Like Diana Ross started off with the Supremes and Beyoncé with Destiny’s Child.[9]

Physical Appearance

Personality

Alexander is kind-hearted and friendly person, unspoiled by his family's wealth. Although, he desperately seeks his father's approval, hoping to accomplish this by revitalizing his family's record label.

Relationships

Appearances

Season 1

Trivia

  • He and Alexandra are revealed to be stepsiblings instead of twins as in the Archie Comics.

Notes

 Gallery

See also: Category:Images of Alexander Cabot
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Alexander Cabot's Gallery Can Be Found Here. The Gallery May Consist of Promotional Images, Screencaps, and Video Clips Released By Network Officials

References

  1. ‘Katy Keene’: Camille Hyde & Lucien Laviscount Join The CW’s ‘Riverdale’ Spinoff Pilot - Deadline
  2. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto & Grassi, Michael (writers) & Kiley, Maggie (director) (February 6, 2020). "Chapter One: Once Upon a Time in New York". Katy Keene. Season 1. Episode 1. The CW.
  3. Grassi, Michael (writer) & Adelson, Steve A. (director) (February 13, 2020). "Chapter Two: You Can't Hurry Love". Katy Keene. Season 1. Episode 2. The CW.
  4. McGarry, Shauna (writer) & Jierjian, Harry (director) (February 20, 2020). "Chapter Three: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted". Katy Keene. Season 1. Episode 3. The CW.
  5. Mankin, Alina (writer) & Romanowsky, Pamela (director) (February 27, 2020). "Chapter Four: Here Comes the Sun". Katy Keene. Season 1. Episode 4. The CW.
  6. Richardson, Leo (writer) & Shiraki, Ryan (director) (March 5, 2020). "Chapter Five: Song for a Winter's Night". Katy Keene. Season 1. Episode 5. The CW.
  7. Carter, Davia (writer) & Randolph, Charles (director) (March 12, 2020). "Chapter Six: Mama Said". Katy Keene. Season 1. Episode 6. The CW.
  8. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Gregory, Smith (director) (March 19, 2020). "Chapter Seven: Kiss of the Spider Woman". Katy Keene. Season 1. Episode 7. The CW.
  9. Will, Ewing (writer) & Lowrey, Jessica (director) (March 26, 2020). "Chapter Eight: It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)". Katy Keene. Season 1. Episode 8. The CW.
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