Quote rainflower: Lauren never asked to be stalked and kidnapped by a lunatic. Paul and Christine are long term friends of Lauren's so it is natural for her to ask for help from friends. I think Lauren is playing an amazing part and when her family is back together they will be better than ever.
Carmine went extreme and Lauren may need more help. If he is returning, the twin got shot, Micheal and Fen are in prison, Carmine will want to finish what he started in the cabin. I have a feeling Lauren's troubles are just beginning.