I had a dream this morning about Carey. I was sitting in my local Vietnamese place studying the menu trying to decide between rice or noodles. Rice or noodles, rice or noodles.. (in reality I always pick noodles) it seemed like a big decision but all of a sudden the plastic photo menu was a picture of Carey on one page and Kim on the other. And the choice was no longer rice or noodles but who to kill off in season 7, Carey or Kim. And I had this huge revelation that killing off Kim was the inspired choice because it would have way more emotional impact since he was a regular crew member, Tom's friend etc..!! And I was saying to myself "four episodes from home and Kim dies, now that's brave! that's hard core! Wow!"
Really, they should have done that.