Carly and her baby may have survived the car crash, but the danger is far from over as Claudia continues to pose a threat. Of course that threat may have been greatly reduced if the PCPD bothered to search for the two women, or at least let somebody else search. I never realized that Mac had the ability or the resources to put the entire town on lockdown. He had Jason cuffed to a table in the interrogation room/makeshift jail cell to keep him from killing Claudia, like Sonny doesn't have other employees or the ability to kill Claudia himself. Moreover, as Alexis pointed out, Mac arrested Jason on the presumption that he was about to commit a crime. If that were legal, Mac should have most of Port Charles behind bars! And as if Mac didn't have enough things to control, he assumed the role of Jax's babysitter by not letting him fly his helicopter in the rain. Since when do the local police get involved in controlling the airways?
At least Carly had Spinelli, Dante, Lulu, Sam, and Johnny working to save her even if they made little progress in actually locating her. After Spinelli was able to track down two cars matching the description of the rental car, Dante and Lulu came to the conclusion that Carly and Claudia might be inside the Zacharra mansion. Instead, they found Johnny there, who had reached the same conclusion. Lulu then made the decision to rescue Carly on her own, without a gun or even a flashlight, just sheer determination. This, of course, proved to be a costly error in judgement as Lulu apparently fell through a floor board and landed in a pool of water. This will undoubtedly keep any of them from finding Carly, and will certainly prevent Johnny from protecting Claudia, as rescuing Lulu will become the first priority.