In a new interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Parker admitted that she understood why fans were up in arms about the scene, but she also reiterated that Carrie did call 911, just not straight away.
"Of course she called 911! Didn't you see the people behind, moving the body out?" She said, referencing one of the first scenes in episode 2.
But as for the heavily delayed reaction, Parked explained: "I always think of that particular moment, as there have been a few in the show in its previous title, that it's suspended animation. It's this moment where everything stops."
She continued: "We can walk through this together, shall we? In my head, she struggled through this moment and tried to get him to be responsive. And then she, you know, came to her senses—I'm gonna say after about two to three seconds. Then, of course, she called 911 and got all the help she needed from professionals."
Her reasoning is all very well and good, but is it convincing enough for us to believe Carrie was simply "suspended" and needed a few seconds (crucial, crucial ones at that) before she thought to call 911? It's possible, though it doesn't take away the fact it's frustrating to watch.
In fact, Vulture went so far as to interview a cardiologist who in no uncertain terms said Carrie's delay was definitely the difference between life and death.
So there you have it—yes, Carrie had her reasoning for delaying the call, but the scene will forever remain just as tragically frustrating as Jack and Rose's, um, Titanic oversight.