These writers are fucking airtight bro. Pretty sure they are just playing up the tragedy of her never getting home. Flashback episode is coming when she's on the coast looking out to see when some Monroe Militia assholes come up behind her and start being assholes. In the background, a nice tall wooden ship flying the Union Jack sales silently by... unnoticed. When she finally turns back around... it's already gone.
And then of course she wanders to Wisconsin right after. Because if there is *any* hope of getting home... its genesis shall be in that glorious land of cheese and football. You don't want to go to try to settle in Georgia where it's warm and coastal. That would be silly.