All-star start + Ushering in new faces
So this line is off to an excellent start. It establishes Carol's home base, a bit of her social life, and also her romantic life, and the struggles that the decision she makes about the immediate future will put on those relationships. Also teases future story-arcs with subtle mentioning who her allies might be in the near future. A great starting point for the new reader to quickly be delivered a holistic view of where Carol's at at the moment.