Haha, it kind of is, isn't it? I don't know if I have enough comics to convey it, but in my headcanon, Carrot would be fairly levelheaded, and any down-to-earth character going goo-goo eyed is funny to me.
I've watched it twice, and so far I haven't found her. Its entirely likely she didn't appear. She hasn't appeared in a few episodes this season. (and yet she appeared in "May the Best Pet Win" where she was the ONLY pony aside from the mane six to appear...)
I saw her in the trailer for the finale, so even if she's not in the episode, I know she's in the next one!
...and I just realized its YOU who responded to my post! OMG! I'm a HUGE fan of your work!