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"You're a convicted killer. (...) And I think people should know. Not because they deserve to and not because you're a bad man. I think the opposite of those two things. People need to know because we're hanging by a thread here and I can't see Lilly talk about you without thinking it's the next thing she's gonna say. You don't have to tell everyone, but think about who you trust and take the opportunity while you have it. (...) People might be pissed. And telling them might cause some trouble, but it will be a far cry from what'll happen if they don't hear it from you. (...) So you'll do it, then?"
—Carley to Lee about his past. (Determinant)[src]

Carley is a main character who appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season One. Carley is a quick-thinking regional news reporter from Atlanta. She's a skilled shooter and serves as one of the main defenders of the group.


Compared to Doug, whose personality within the group is more neutral and passive, Carley plays a more active role in group discussion and isn't afraid to speak her mind. Between them, Carley's storyline offers players more drama during group discussions and a romantic interest for Lee, although saving Doug would provide players with an equally interesting plot to enjoy.

Carley is first introduced as a no-nonsense reporter, who, along with Glenn, chooses to save Lee, Clementine, Kenny, Katjaa, and Duck upon their arrival in Macon. Having spent her time in war-zones as a correspondent, she presumably acquired basic knowledge of firearms and survival tactics that allows her to hold out during the outbreak. Her excellent marksmanship is often remarked by Lee and Kenny as a "dead eye" precision.

Like the rest of the group, she cares about the members' welfare. Unlike Lilly or Larry, who she claims have no "humanity", Carley tends to save every survivor she could that her group comes across. In fact, she was one of the earlier members in the group to know about Lee's past and goes out to warn him about it, stating that his past better not be detrimental to the group.

She is, however, a respectful and thoughtful individual as well. When Lee chooses to admit his past to her, she reassures him that she'll keep it to herself, although later on she urges Lee to reveal his past to the group. During Lee's showdown with Andrew in the farm, punching Andrew long enough will trigger Carley's appearance to stop him from inflicting any further injuries, saying that he'd had "enough".

Regardless of who Lee saves in "A New Day", both Carley and Doug will display immense loyalty to Lee for the remainder of the game, and later on towards Ben Paul. Both will express interest in having Lee as the group's leader, although interacting with Carley will trigger the topic about his past. Her strong relationship with Ben would later lead her to defend her fellow friend when he is accused of being the traitor in the group by Lilly.

Due to her active participation, Carley is blunt about her opinions and isn't afraid of defending her comrades if threatened. This is shown when she reprimands Lilly's paranoid accusations towards Ben and says they are a cover for her fear. However, it is due to this very trait which unfortunately earned her own untimely demise under the hands of Lilly (who was close to an emotional breaking point). Ironically, the very person whom she defended (Ben) was the cause of her death after it is revealed that he actually was the traitor.

Before her untimely death, Carley's relationship with Lee developed to the point where she showed romantic interest in him. Depending on the choices, Lee can choose to reciprocate her feelings as she gives Lee a kiss on the cheek. The relationship would have been certainly explored if it weren't for her death.

Carley's death continued to affect Lee, Clementine, Ben and, to a minimal extent, the rest of the group.


Atlanta, Georgia

Little is known about Carley's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that she was raised Lutheran. Before the outbreak, Carley was a regional news reporter for WABE in Atlanta, Georgia and worked with fellow co-worker, Steve. Having spent time as a correspondent in various war-zones, she is experienced in surviving under extreme circumstances and is also proficient in the use of firearms. It is unknown if Carley had been sympathetic to Lee's sentencing before the outbreak. Right before the outbreak, Carley and her production crew drove to Macon to cover the Cherry Blossom Festival.


While at the festival the crew was attacked by walkers and she was forced to watch as her producer was eaten alive just a few feet away from her. She was suddenly saved by Doug and joins him. They both later meet up with Glenn, Lilly, and her father, Larry.

Season One

"A New Day"

Carley is first seen when she saved Duck from nearly being bitten by a walker. Carley and Glenn brought Lee and the rest of the group into the drugstore to hide as more walkers approached them. The pair were blamed for saving the group, to which Carley defended their actions by saying that they can't let people die off. However, Lilly felt that the pharmacy group needed to be protected by not taking any extra risks. Things get worse as Larry joins in the argument, which causes a commotion between Kenny, Lee, and himself. Unbeknownst to the group, a walker that was hidden inside the bathroom of the drugstore nearly killed Clementine and Lee (Determinant) if it weren't for the timely intervention of Carley's gun. Unfortunately, her gunshot alerted the rest of the walkers outside the drugstore. This forced the group to hide and remain silent until the walkers' attention subsided thanks to heavy gunfire outside.

Just as things were starting to calm down, Larry is struck by his heart disease and Lee is tasked with finding the keys to the drugstore in order to obtain his medications. Glenn eventually leaves the drugstore to search for gasoline. Lee is then given a chance to interact with the remaining survivors. It is revealed that Carley is actually a reporter working for the WABE in Atlanta. She is complemented by Lee on her dead-eye accuracy, to which she replies nobody messes with a reporter who's three days from coffee. When Lee picks up his family photo from the office, Carley reveals to Lee that she knows of his past, to which he can choose to trust her to keep it a secret or not, but she will regardless. Additionally, she revealed that Doug saved her and expressed interest in him. Later on, she tags along with Lee when Glenn gets trapped in the motor inn and calls back for help. After overcoming the obstacles at the inn, the group is introduced to Irene, a survivor who had been hiding out in the motel after being bitten by her boyfriend. However, the moment is short-lived when she decided to take her own life using Carley's gun, causing the group to escape back to the drugstore before more walkers approached them.

Having found the keys to the drugstore, Lee and Lilly break in to get the medications that they need, unintentionally setting off the alarm and alerting the entire group of walkers within the area. While Kenny rounds up the rest for the survivors to escape; Lee, Doug, Clementine and Carley were left to hold the walkers back. She takes on a broken window with her gun while Doug takes another, leaving Lee to hold the door on his own. At this point, Carley runs out of ammo and is mauled by a pair of walkers while Doug is grabbed by a pair of walkers and left defenseless which forces Lee to choose either one of them, choosing Carley would result in Doug's death.

In-Game Decision

Lee will have to choose to save either Carley or Doug from the walkers when they are attacked at the pharmacy.

Save Carley (Alive): If Lee chooses to save Carley, Lee gives her ammo and she kills the walkers, but, they fail to save Doug. At the motor inn, she thanks Lee for saving her and does not blame him for not being able to rescue Doug, although she is clearly disappointed and wished that the both of them could have made it. With Glenn gone and Doug dead, the rest of the group are left to fend for their own. Just as things were starting to seem better, the power at the inn shuts off.

Save Doug (Dead): If Lee chooses to save Doug, Carley runs out of ammunition and is killed by a group of walkers. Later at a motel, Doug expresses regret that Carley is dead and says that he wished Lee would have saved her instead but doesn't blame Lee for what happened to her. He also admits that this is just survivor's guilt.

"Starved For Help"

Carley will only appear in this episode if she is saved in "A New Day". Three months down the road, she is one of the survivors from Macon that holds out in the motor inn. It is revealed that along with the rest of the survivors, she had been placed under intensive firearm training by Lilly and served as one of the team's watchmen (where she had performed most of the work). If Lee gives one of the food rations to her, it will strengthen their relationship between the two. Relying on her trusty Glock, she rescued Lee and Katjaa from the reanimated David Parker/Travis by shooting him in the head. When Andrew and Danny St. John approach the group for gasoline with food in return, she voluntarily tags along with Lee to the dairy to provide cover.

On the walk to the dairy, she is horrified by the fatal confrontation between two unnamed bandits in the woods.

Depending on Lee's action and response to her in "A New Day", Lee's relationship with her will be portrayed on the trip to St. John's dairy farm. In the conversation, Carley expresses her interest in having Lee as the leader in the group, stating that the group looks up to him. She also questioned him about his past and displayed her loyalty towards him by placing her faith and support in him. When Brenda provides the group with food, she goes back with Ben to round up the rest, taking Mark's rifle along; leaving Lee and Mark alone with the brothers. Having eaten some of Brenda's pastries on the way back, she and Ben stayed back to watch the inn while the rest of the group proceeded towards the dairy.

The St. Johns are later discovered to be cannibals and lock most of the group away in the barn while Katjaa and Duck are held hostage. After sensing something gone wrong, Carley and Ben decided to head back to the dairy to check on the group and arrived just in time to help the team rescue Kenny's family. During the ensuing fight between Lee and Andy, Carley attempted to shoot Andy in the head but missed and hit him in the ear instead. She later leaves the dairy with the group and discovered a huge amount of rations in an abandoned car, to which the group later grabs. Having found some batteries for Lee's camcorder and Clementine's walkie-talkie, she plays Lee's new camcorder. The pair watches in horror as a spying video on Clementine and Lilly of Jolene's is played.

Alternatively, if Carley does not appear in this episode at all and died in the previous episode, then Doug can reference her death making him feel guilty even three months later.

"Long Road Ahead"

Carley continues to appear in this episode if she is saved back in "A New Day". Carley defends Lee and Kenny when Lilly goes on an angry rant. When Lilly mentions about some of their group not being above murder, Carley glares at Lee after Kenny reveals what Lee did to the screaming woman in Macon, as she is still the only person in the group who knows about Lee's past (except for Larry, Lilly and Clementine, who knew a small part if Lee told her in "A New Day"). Shortly after, she tries to convince Lee to speak to Lilly in order to calm her down about the traitor situation. Carley also suggests that Lee should reveal his past to some of the survivors in order to gain their trust or at least ensure that they hear it from him and not someone else. She warns Lee to be careful about who he tells, as some of the group may react differently to the others. He doesn't understand but agrees when he knows Carley cares about him and is right. She kisses him on the cheek and goes on with her day. During this conversation, Lee can tell her that he thinks about her, suggesting that they may be starting a relationship. This is further backed up by a conversation that Lee has with Katjaa at the train when he tells her that a proper romance wouldn't be possible in the apocalypse, but he did have feelings for her.

After Lee finishes investigating the possible traitor in the group, Carley is rounded up with the others (except Lee and Lilly) by the bandits when they invade the camp after they don't get their promised supplies but escapes when Lilly shoots one. Lee rescues her and Ben first when the first wave of bandits breaches the wall. She then helps Lee defend the RV against the invading walkers. After escaping on the RV. Lilly cracks under the emotional pressure and violently questions her and Ben with threats, believing one of them is the traitor. Lilly at first thinks its Carley, but then goes after Ben when he starts to panic at the thought of being thrown out of the group. She defends Ben, and will either be happy or mad at Lee, depending on who he sides with. No matter what, Carley insults Lilly, telling her that she is acting like a "paranoid, scared, little girl", which leads Lilly to believe that Carley is the traitor, and she shoots Carley in the face when she turns to face Lilly after watching Kenny kill the walker trapped under the RV.

"400 Days"

"Russell's Story"

If Carley was saved in "A New Day", then 184 days into the apocalypse, Russell will lie next to Carley's rotten body, if he chooses to hide from Nate. Nate will proceed to tease Russell about his "girlfriend", implying that he was touching her corpse. Russell will blow him off. If you chose to stay on your feet, Carley's corpse only is seen laid on the ground briefly, and curiously her body has been moved, and the zombie parted in two by Kenny is not present. Her eyes are now slightly open, her mouth is slightly open exposing her rotting tongue and teeth in the remastered version.


A New Day

Killed By

Lee has to choose in "A New Day" whether to save Doug or Carley from the walkers at the drugstore after the alarm is set off while retrieving Larry's pills. If Lee chooses to save Doug, then Carley tries to run away but a walker pulls her down by her hair, while she screams. She manages to pull herself up using a freezer, but a walker pulls her down by her hair again and she is devoured by the walkers and will no longer appear after "A New Day".

Long Road Ahead

Killed By

After the RV pulls over, Lilly begins to interrogate both Carley and Ben, thinking they are both at fault for the bandit raid at the motor inn. Carley argues with Lilly, telling her that it wasn't her fault nor Ben's. Lilly then begins to think that Carley is the culprit, demanding that Ben tell her that it is indeed Carley's fault. Carley then tells Lilly off and tells her to start acting more like Lee. This caused Lilly to snap and shoot Carley in the head, killing her before she knew who pulled the trigger.

Non-Canon Deaths

If Lee fails to complete certain tasks, it is possible for Carley to die. These deaths are considered non-canon and will result in a game over. Lee will then re-spawn and be allowed to try again. Below is a pictorial list of when Carley can die.[1]

"A New Day"

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Carley has killed:


Lee Everett

"I've been thinking a lot. About you. You're a convicted killer. And I think people should know. Not because they deserve to and not because you're a bad man. I think the opposite of those two things."
—Carley to Lee about expressing his past to the group. (Determinant)[src]

Carley and Lee started a good relationship from the very first meeting of the two, where she and Glenn saved Lee, Clementine, Kenny, Katjaa, and Duck from a pack of walkers, much to the disdain of Larry and Lilly. Later on, she saved Lee's life again when she shoots the walker in the drug store. When Carley reveals she knows Lee's secret, he can choose to either trust her or not. Either way, she is rather supportive of his actions. It is Lee's words that determine her actions at the motel, helping her decide to give Irene the gun (Determinant) being one of those choices. When given the choice to save either Carley or Doug, Lee's decision may lead to Carley's death.

If Carley is saved, Lee and her relationship continues to grow over three months, to a seemingly high level. She supported his decision to bring either David Parker or Travis to the camp after being injured. If she is given food, other than the apple, she will refuse it, saying Lee already helped her out, and tell him to give it to someone else. She will then save him once again when zombified David/Travis attacks him. After this, the two don't interact much due to her and Ben going back to the motel to guard it. Later on, during the night, Carley helps Lee against Andrew St. John by shooting him in the ear. Carley will remain neutral towards raiding the station wagon, but takes some batteries no matter what.

In "Long Road Ahead", Carley will tell Lee to tell the people he trusts most about his secret, and to talk to her when he's done. When he agrees, she and Lee will start conversing and seemingly flirt, leading Carley to kiss him on the cheek. When she is accused of taking supplies and giving them to the Save-Lots Bandits by Lilly, along with Ben, and she will aggressively defend herself and Ben. Lee then has the choice to side with her or not. Curiously, even if Lee sides against her, she still refers to Lee as a man who helps people. Regardless, Lilly will shoot and kill Carley on the spot, much to the shock of everyone. After Carley's death, Lee keeps her gun as a memento of her.


"Why did Lilly do that to Carley?"
—Clementine to Lee during her dream. (Determinant)[src]

Carley and Clementine seem to have a close friendship, despite the fact they rarely talk on screen. Carley is kind and caring toward Clementine and was a motherly figure to Clementine, as shown when she risks herself to save Clementine and the others when they were surrounded by walkers. In the pharmacy, Carley defends her and the others from Lilly and Larry, stating that she couldn't bring herself to leave her out there for the walkers. She worries for Clementine, as Lee, a murderer before the apocalypse, is taking care of her. Carley trusts Lee in taking care of Clementine, and tells Lee not to make her wrong on it. In "Starved For Help", Carley takes care of Clementine and Duck, and looks after them when they were drawing. Carley is also shown to care for Clementine's well-being and mental health, as she asked Lee how Clementine was after they left the St. Johns Dairy Farm and if she knew that their dinner was actually human meat. Carley also gives Clementine batteries for her walkie-talkie. After Carley was shot by Lilly, Clementine, having witnessed her murder, will become distraught and sink into a temporary depressed state. When Lee tells Clementine that Duck was bitten, Clementine asks whether Carley will come back as a walker. Lee can then decide what to tell her. During Season 2 in "A House Divided", Clementine can lie and tell her name is Carley while talking to Carver. When talking to Alvin in the station house, she can talk about Lilly shooting Carley- referencing her as "this other woman"- if she was saved in "A New Day". In "No Going Back", Clementine will ask Lee why Lilly killed Carley.


"For now, get some rest -- you're a good shot, and I'd like to keep it that way."
—Kenny commenting on Carley.[src]

Carley and Kenny have a passive relationship. The two first meet each other in the pharmacy when Carley and Glenn save Kenny's group. In the pharmacy, Carley defends him and the others from Lilly and Larry's arguments to kick them out, stating that she couldn't bring herself to leave him out there for the walkers. Carley obeys and respects Kenny's decisions, and listens to him when Kenny told Carley to rest up, since she is a good shot and he wants her to stay that way. In "Starved For Help", Carley suggests to Lee that he should think about feeding Kenny and his family so they'll remember his actions if they ever leave the motor inn. It is presumed that Kenny is grateful towards Carley, who saves his son, Duck, from Andrew St. John. In "Long Road Ahead", Kenny tells Carley to can it, after she sarcastically confronts him and Lilly about their arguing. Kenny seems to be quite enraged and shocked over Carley's death and is the one who suggested they leave Lilly behind in revenge for what she had done to Carley, though it's just as likely that this was due to tensions between Kenny and Lilly in oppose to any attachment Kenny had to Carley.


"Poor Carley. God, where did yesterday go?"
—Katjaa to Lee about Carley's death. (Determinant)[src]

Katjaa and Carley have a slow but developing friendship with each other. The two first met each other in the pharmacy when Carley and Glenn saved Katjaa's group. In the pharmacy, Carley defended her and the others from Lilly and Larry's arguments to kick them out, stating that she couldn't bring herself to leave her out there for the walkers. While Katjaa was tending to David/Travis, Carley helped to babysit Clementine and Duck, a task which was normally done by Katjaa. It can be assumed that Katjaa is grateful to Carley for doing so. In "Starved For Help", Carley suggests to Lee that he should think about feeding Katjaa and her family so they'll remember his actions if they ever leave the motor inn. After escaping the dairy farm, Katjaa hands Carley the camcorder Lee found at the bandit camp and asks her to hand it to Lee, showing that she trusted Carley. It is presumed that Katjaa was grateful towards Carley, who saved Katjaa's son, Duck, from Andrew St. John. When Carley died, Katjaa is mournful and expresses sorrow over her death. If Lee chooses to leave Lilly behind, Katjaa will say that she would have left Lilly behind, too, because of what she did to Carley.


"Well, I hope for Clem and Ducks' sake they didn't see any--or...God, they weren't exposed to..."
—Carley worried about Duck's well-being after the St. Johns attack. (Determinant)[src]

Carley and Duck have a slow but developing friendship with each other. The two first met each other in the pharmacy when Carley and Glenn saved Duck's group. In the pharmacy, Carley defends him and the others from Lilly and Larry's arguments to kick them out, stating that she couldn't bring herself to leave him out there for the walkers. In "Starved For Help", Carley takes care of Clementine and Duck, and looks after them when they were drawing. In "Starved For Help", Carley suggests to Lee that he should think about feeding Duck and his family so they'll remember his actions if they ever leave the motor inn. It is presumed that Duck was grateful towards Carley, who saved him from Andrew St. John. How Carley's death affects Duck remains unknown, as Duck was bitten and was too sick to say anything about her.


"He's kind of cute, in that parent's basement sort of way."
—Carley to Lee about Doug. (Determinant)[src]

Doug and Carley have a friendly relationship for the short time they knew each other. Though not seen together much, through dialogue of Carley, she reveals Doug had saved her life, and viewed him as a hero. Doug and Carley had feelings for and took an interest to each other. Carley is deeply saddened by Doug's death, and wishes that they both made it together.


"Last night, when I accidentally grabbed for Carley's rations, I thought she was gonna take my hand off."
—Mark to Lee about Carley. (Determinant)[src]

Carley and Mark seem to be friends or at least neutral to one another. From what Mark said, he accidentally grabbed for Carley's food one night and she almost took his hand off. Afterwards, Lee tells him to cut her slack, as they are all on edge and hungry. When Carley is about to head back to the motor inn to round up the rest of the group, Mark gives Carley his rifle to protect herself. Carley seems shocked to later find out what happened to Mark at the St. John Dairy.


"Fine. Let's go save Glenn's damsel in distress."
—Carley agreeing to help rescue Irene.[src]

Glenn and Carley become friends for the short time they know each other. Glenn and Carley bond with each other and work together to get into the pharmacy for safety alongside Lilly, Doug and Larry. They seem to have a stable relationship, due to Carley's eagerness to go rescue Glenn from the Motel after learning he was trapped. Glenn is eager to rescue Irene, but Carley wants to leave her. Carley reluctantly agrees to help her when Glenn persuades her. Carley is concerned for Glenn, who is depressed, when they realise Irene has already been bitten.

Ben Paul

"Will you just fucking leave him alone? He's just a kid!"
—Carley defending Ben. (Determinant)[src]

Carley tells Lee that she thinks he made the right decision bringing Ben and his group back to the Motor Inn. Carley seems to trust Ben, as she bring him back with her to the motor inn and trusted him to help her guard it while everyone was gone. In "Long Road Ahead", if Lee tells Ben his secret, Carley will doubt that Ben is able to understand the information that is given to him. After the bandit attack, Lilly begins to question both Carley and Ben, accusing them of giving supplies to the Save-Lots Bandits. The two will defend one another, showing they have become friends. Ben will refer to Carley as a "stand up gal", showing that he values his relationship with her. Carley will aggressively defend Ben against Lilly's accusations and after Carley is shot by Lilly, Ben is shocked and extremely guilt-ridden, as he was the one truly giving the bandits supplies. The guilt over Carley's death, along with Katjaa's and Duck's, makes Ben reveal to Lee that he was the one who gave the bandits supplies.


"You think you're some tough bitch, don't you? Like nothing can hurt you. But, you're just a scared little girl. Get the fuck over it. Take a page from Lee's book and try helping somebody for once."
—Carley telling Lilly off. (Determinant)[src]

Carley and Lilly's relationship is not well explored in "A New Day" and "Starved For Help", though it seems that, like the rest of the group, she dislikes Lilly and her father, Larry. In "Long Road Ahead", however, it is clear that Carley is thoroughly sick of Lilly's paranoid behavior. When she is accused of taking supplies and giving them to the Save-Lots Bandits by Lilly, along with Ben, she will aggressively defend herself and Ben. When the group is distracted by Kenny, Lilly pulls out her gun and shoots Carley in the face, shocking the rest of the group.


"We almost died because of this bitch and her itchy trigger finger! That was stupid!"
—Larry about Carley.[src]

Along with most of the group, Carley shows a strong dislike for Larry. After Carley shoots a walker attacking Lee/Clementine, the gunshot attracts walkers to the pharmacy. Larry scolds Carley for nearly killing them all after the walkers leave. In "Starved For Help", Carley suggests that Lee give Larry food to get in good with Lilly, and says that Larry is a "real dick". Upon receiving news of Larry's death, Carley is shocked.


"A woman in our group. Her dad died and she just shot this other woman."
—Clementine to Alvin about Carley's murder. (Determinant)[src]

When Clementine finds the food in the watchman station, Alvin comes in. He asked Clementine if is okay to keep the food for him and Rebecca. Then Alvin starts to judge Nick for killing Matthew. Then he asks Clementine if she know anyone do a thing like that, and Clementine will tell Alvin about Carley's dead.

Andrew St. John

"Might want to take someone with you. Remember, those roads can be dangerous."
—Andrew feigning concern over Carley's safety. (Only tell Carley if saved)[src]

When the two first meet, Carley holds Andrew at gunpoint, telling him to "Back off!" When the group votes on whether or not to go to the farm, Carley votes in favor of leaving, then volunteers to leave with Lee and Mark as she does not trust Andy and wants to make sure she can cover Lee should anything go wrong. Beyond that, Carley is pretty honest with Andrew whenever he asks a question and is attentive to his comments. When Andrew holds Duck hostage, Carley has no problem shooting Andrew, even trying to kill him. However, if Lee continues to beat Andrew long after he stops fighting back, Carley will intervene, telling Lee to stop.

Danny St. John

"Back off!"
—Carley ordering Danny to leave at gunpoint. (Determinant)[src]

When the two first meet, Carley holds Danny at gunpoint, telling him to "Back off!" When the group votes on whether or not to go to the farm, Carley votes in favor of leaving, then volunteers to leave with Lee and Mark as she does not trust Danny and wants to make sure she can cover Lee should anything go wrong. Beyond that, Carley is pretty honest with Danny whenever he asks a question and is attentive to his comments. Carley does not express any sadness when hearing about Danny's demise.


Video Game

Season One

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6
Season One
Season Two
A New Frontier
The Final Season
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6
Season One
Season Two
A New Frontier
The Final Season
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream


  • If Carley was saved in "A New Day", Lilly talks about how she killed her to Clementine in "Suffer The Children". She is also mentioned by Clementine to Violet when both her and Alvin Jr. return to Ericson's Boarding School.
  • Not counting Shawn and Duck, Carley and Doug are the first pair of characters that pit players in a decision-making situation and the first character that Lee successfully saves.
  • She bears a resemblance to Rebecca Chang from Dead Rising 2. Both are news reporters that wield pistols and even wear the same outfit.
  • If rescued at the pharmacy, Carley admits to having an interest in Doug. Later on in "Long Road Ahead", however, Carley shifts her interest on to Lee instead.
    • Similarly, Doug (if saved) will reveal he had an interest in Carley at the motor inn.
  • Carley is one of the survivors whom Lee can choose to give the rations to. Depending on the type of ration that he gives, she responds differently.
    • If Lee chooses to give her an apple, she'll take it and reminisce about how she used to have an apple with granola and six different kinds of almonds every morning and how it wasn't enough to fill her.
    • If Lee tries to give her the cheese and crackers or beef jerky, she'll reject it and insist that Lee and Clementine have it, in fear that they might start feeling weak. This still counts as making a choice to feed her.
    • Additionally, if Carley doesn't receive any rations, she will assure Lee that she understands his position in the matter and knows that he is still keeping an eye out for her.
  • If Lee repeatedly punches Andrew in Lee's showdown with him to the point where Andrew's face swells up, Carley will come into the scene and stop Lee from inflicting further damage. To trigger the additional scene, Lee will have to punch Andrew for a minimum of 6 times or until the scene of the group watching Lee beat Andy up comes in to play, then punch Andrew for an additional 9 times to make Carley appear.
  • In "Starved For Help", Lee has to decide who to give food to. 15% of people choose to feed Carley, the third least out of any character, only before Doug and Lee himself.[2][3]
  • In "Long Road Ahead", Carley mentions that her family is Lutheran.
  • When asked if there was a possible romance budding between Lee and Carley, the crew of Telltale Games mentions that there are subtle hints in between, although they do not deny nor confirm the relationship between the two. Lee can confirm in "Long Road Ahead" that he was fond of her, and her mannerisms towards Lee have hinted that she developed romantic feelings for him.
    • In "Long Road Ahead", Lee makes a teasing remark about Carley being small. (Determinant) The remark is an indirect joke of saying Carley is the shortest adult member in the group. Carley coyly whispers "Don't call me small" after kissing him.
    • Also, when Carley tells Lee she was thinking about him, and if he stays in silence when Carley kiss his cheek, she says: "You're gonna have to be more talkative if this is gonna work". Though she only says this if Lee is usually unresponsive. Otherwise, she says: "You'll thank me later".
    • She also strokes him on the cheek and says he did good that day whether Lee got lots, some or no supplies. Whether he shot Beatrice or not also does not matter.
  • Carley's voice actor, Nicole Vigil, has confirmed on her Facebook fan page that Carley makes her exit from the game in "Long Road Ahead", stating that while she very much likes her character, Carley's fate of dying has been determined much earlier by the game developers in Telltale Games, as a result of wanting to stay true to the recurring themes in The Walking Dead.
  • Carley's main sidearm (despite not being mentioned in the game) is a Glock 17.
  • In "A New Day", if Lee chose to help Carley with the radio she has, it turns out that she doesn't know it required batteries. After you give her the batteries then she will put them in the wrong way. This later becomes a recurring joke in "Starved For Help" and "Long Road Ahead", and Carley was ridiculed by the community over this.
    • In "Starved For Help", her lack of knowledge of batteries is referenced jokingly by Lee when she gives him some for the video camera and Clementine's walkie-talkie.
    • In "Long Road Ahead", when questioned about the broken flashlight, Carley quickly remarks "The batteries might be in backwards." to a question of her knowledge of the object. When Lee responds with a statement that there's only one, she hastily replies, "Everything should. What was the question again?"
  • Carley and Doug are the first two characters to have multiple ways to die.
    • She can either be devoured by walkers at the pharmacy or shot by Lilly.
  • There is a dream sequence present in the game data, whoever you didn't save in Episode 1 would come back to haunt Lee in his dream asking why they weren't saved, and saying that Clementine will die because of his actions. Lee's ex-wife Sam and the senator Hans are mentioned as well. The scene ends with "Do you think you can save me this time?". This was scrapped for unknown reasons.[4]
  • Her corpse was different before the remastered version before she had maggots in her eye and her mouth was hanging open but wasn’t showing anything. Now she has no maggots and her eyes are slightly open and now her mouth shows her rotting tongue
  • Through Telltale's involvement in 7 Days to Die, Carley is available as one of the ten Walking Dead character skins, along with Lee, Michonne, Christa, Pete, Luke, Kenny, Glenn, Lilly and Molly.[5]
  • In "A House Divided", when Carver first met Clementine, he will ask her name. Clementine has the opportunity to respond that her name is Carley.