Carrie is the roadblock in Carrie x Quinn
Someone was describing Carrie’s character in a post–about how she’s used to being alone and almost prefers to be alone as she doesn’t handle relationships well.
Maybe Carrie gets standoffish with Quinn because she feels a connection there, a bond if you will. She is drawn to him. He is so much more realistic a candidate for so many reasons than Brody, and even that in turn explains why she pursued the connection with Brody, because in the end a part of her must have known it would come to nothing.
I think she’s probably afraid of Quinn’s ability to understand her, accept her. She’s afraid of letting him in. Because what then? She’ll fuck it up somehow. Best to just keep him at arms length. Best to just not trust him that far.