Like I said in another post, having a relationship with Carley could open all sorts of problems in a ZA world, like the dangers of leading with your heart and not with your head. Would you risk the lives of three survivors just to drop everything and rescue Carley? Would Carley appreciate that you endangered others just to save her? TT could have gotten some mileage out of that.
I also have my doubts that this is the end of Carley. I give a 50/50 chance of her returning.
Carley haters please keep reading before you all start booing…
Of course she was left on the side of the road but if TT really wanted her dead and gone completely, that bullet would have impacted her forehead. Seriously, why would TT do that and Lilly was just a few feet away, how could she miss? Since she took the hit to the cheek, TT now has enough wiggle room to bring Carley back.
I have been writing the Last Survivor where Carley is rescued by another group of survivors from We’re Alive (a podcast program). However, in writing this I soon realized that even being saved by the most kindest and able people possible (best cause scenario imaginable in a ZA), Carley has to feel abandoned and left for dead by Lee and the others. ‘Did they even bother to check my pulse before driving off?’ would be her most troubling thoughts. Something like that would just eat you away on the inside and make her angry and bitter which can be made worse by the type of people she is stuck with now. Meth using woods people anyone? If Lee comes across her again, at best she’ll greet him with a slap to the face and a “You left for me dead you SOB!”. At worse, she tries to say hi to him with a bullet.
If Carley does return, she most likely won’t be the same person because of all the possible nightmarish crap that happened to her. Even if the story situation was forced (Lee doesn't check the body to be sure?), what do you do if you unknowingly abandoned someone you care about behind? How do you make it up to them? What the heck do you do if she just wants you dead? What if you finally killed Ben to get back at him for Carley's death... Whoops!