Carmen, South of Nowhere
Carmen (Brooke Vallone)
Carmen was introduced in 3×03 “The It Girls” to have a short romance with lead character Spencer Carlin. The relationship only lasted two episodes, ending after Carmen got violent, first trashing an art studio and then, after finding out about Spencer’s ex-girlfriend Ashley, getting violent towards Spencer, calling her names and pushing her into a wall. Carmen then moved to San Diego in the following episode.
Carmen returned for the final episodes of the series 3×17 “South of Nowhere (2)”. It was revealed that she had decided not to go to San Diego with her mom, who had been abusive towards Carmen her whole life. She was living in her car, and Ashley’s sister Kyla decided to take her in and let her live with them, ensuring some awkward moments between her and Ashley and Spencer, who were back together. In the series finale Carmen tried to make a move on Ashley, telling her Spencer was leaving for college anyway, however Ashley turned her down.
- 7 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Spencer Carlin (Gabrielle Christian, lesbian, regular)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.