Are The Vampire Diaries Caroline and Tyler over for good? And is there even hope for a friendship?
Although Tyler (Michael Trevino) was the one to walk away from the relationship, Caroline (Candice Accola) committed the ultimate act of betrayal by sleeping with his mortal enemy, Klaus (Joseph Morgan). With the cat out of the bag, and Tyler sure that he wants nothing to do with her, Caroline walked into this episode’s Bitter Ball and shredded remnants of both men.
But does Caroline ever remain single for very long? Although there were hints of jealousy over watching Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena/Katherine (Nina Dobrev) dance, Accola tells TVGuide.com that those two are destined for great friendship.
Keep reading for more on Caroline’s trio of men, including whether or not a reconciliation with Tyler is in the cards and why her feelings for Stefan might be misconstrued.
Klaus and Caroline finally had sex — hot sex. Were you happy they went there?
Candice Accola: Yes. When I get very into a storyline as a TV viewer and want something to happen so bad and there’s so much build-up, it’s exciting to watch. To my knowledge, the writers never had any intention of bringing those two together, especially with the spin-off, so I think it was a great moment and I think the whole 100th episode was written with the viewers in mind to give them what they wanted.
It’s always a hot topic. Did you receive negative feedback about it?
Accola: I’ve never gotten any sort of negative feedback, but people would say, “I want Tyler and Caroline to be together, but I want her and Klaus to just do it once.” So it was great to know it was going to happen and people would get what they asked for.
Can Caroline and Tyler recover from this?
Accola: Do I think they can come back from Caroline’s time with Klaus? I don’t think so. On paper, no one did anything wrong. They were broken up. No one cheated. But it’s personal. When you cross those lines and those boundaries, I would find it pretty impossible to be in a relationship and then be able to come back from that.
What about just as friends?
Accola: Caroline needs this idea of perfection and for no one to be mad at her and for everyone to be happy at all times, so we’ll see a lot of great scenes coming up between Caroline and Tyler with her struggling to find a friendship, but also release some of the guilt she’s been holding onto because she knows she made a mistake. The one thing to remember is that they’re 19 and 20. If Caroline was my age it’s like, you know better. At 19 and 20 and it’s your first boyfriend and you’re high on hormones and haven’t fallen down a lot in relationships, it’s an opportunity to learn a lesson, just the really hard way. That’s how I looked at Caroline’s choice of being with Klaus and that’s why I don’t necessarily see her and Tyler reconciling their relationship, but I think there’s possibility for them to be friends.
Caroline has seemed a little jealous over Stefan recently. Does she want their friendship to become something more?
Accola: I was hoping it wouldn’t come off as jealousy, but more protective. When I read [the scene] I had the same question, but I think it’s more that she just doesn’t feel right about [him and Elena]. Stefan is finally getting his life together and Caroline is trying to be there for Elena, but if you want the best intentions for everyone you’ll say, “No, this isn’t a good idea. Everyone is finally getting their own lives together. Why are you going back?” So I think she just felt protective.
Would you personally like it to become more?
Accola: I’ve really enjoyed watching Caroline and Stefan’s relationship grow over the past couple of seasons because it just shows that the evolution of Caroline. At the beginning, she was just after him because he was the cute new boy in town and she never really had a friend that was male that she was just friends with. She’s had a relationship with a lot of the gentlemen on the series and again, that can happen when you’re young, but I like that this has remained a friendship and that there hasn’t been an onslaught of sexual tension with them.
But the two of them are pretty good at solving things together like Elena’s sire bond to Damon last season. Will they figure this one out too?
Accola: They’re really good at figuring things out, but we’ll definitely get to hang out with Katherine for a while as she takes over Elena’s body. And you can expect her to stir up some trouble.
The Vampire Diaries returns with new episodes on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8/7c.
What makes a breakup apparently better? If you ask Caroline Forbes on “The Vampire Diaries,” a breakfast! In a move that Walter White Jr. would certainly approve of, there is nothing better in her eyes than making someone a pretty darn fine meal to help them get over some various struggles.
The one thing that is somewhat surprising about the sneak peek below from the show’s 100th episode “500 Years of Solitude,” it is that Candice Accola’s character knows perhaps way too much about the split … or at least far more than any sort of rational person should. She’s got most of the details down pat, and feels the need to commentate on almost anything and everything related to it. We can offer you up the simple version now: Damon took the martyr approach, and dumped her because he had no confidence that he could give her a worthwhile life. Therefore, he is suddenly the most masochistic character on the entire show.
It’s not often that a Damon / Elena story is not the focal point of an episode, but in this case, we really do feel more like the thing everyone should be focusing on is what will happen next to Katherine. The title harkens back to her life so far, along with the fact that she has willingly chosen to spend most of it alone, often on the run from Klaus or someone else who could be in her way. That is hardly a great way to celebrate life, but it for whatever reason the way that she’s chosen.
As for Caroline, let’s just hope that she gets a chance to celebrate being in a new relationship at some point soon! We know that many are looking forward to it.
“I’m still in shock,” Graham admitted of hitting 100 episodes. “It feels like just yesterday we were shooting the pilot in Vancouver and we all moved out here with Hacky Sacks [laughs] and newbie actors, first time for a lot of us on a series. It just still feels so fresh yet so familiar now.”
Accola also looked fondly on the pilot filming experience, and actually picked the episode as her favorite of the series.
“It was huge. It was such a huge moment for me, personally, to get a job [laughs] and hope that the job would grow to what it’s become now. Also, everyone was just so excited. No one came into the environment jaded,” she explained. “Everyone was so excited working on this project. The one thing I kept hearing over and over is, ‘It’s not usually like this,’ so to know that in all the years that I will continue to work as an actress that that was a moment that was really special.”
As for Graham, she chose the third season’s fifth episode, “The Reckoning,” as her personal favorite.
“It was amazingly written,” she said of the Michael Narducci-penned (he now is the showrunner of the spinoff series, The Originals) hour, before explaining how the episode challenged her personally and professionally.
“I actually enjoy swimming, but it was an episode where I had to dive to the bottom of this pool and save Matt, who was chained to the bottom. He was literally chained with weights and we shot it for hours,” she spilled. “I was forced to do things that made me really uncomfortable and I think that personally I great from that episode.”
And fans of the series have come to learn that no one is safe in Mystic Falls, as we’ve lost countless beloved characters throughout its five-year run. In fact, both Accola and Graham have died, with Accola’s character Caroline becoming a vampire, and Graham returning a ghost at the end of season four, before coming back to life earlier this season.
“I didn’t think I was going to make it past the pilot!” Graham said. “I think that no one can ever feel completely comfortable. If a storyline goes a certain direction, you just have to trust that that is the way they have chosen to write it and this is the job you have chosen to accept. It forces you to constantly have to put your best foot forward because it might be your last step.”
And the 100th episode might be the last step for Katherine Pierce, one of Nina Dobrev’s characters, with Accola previewing of the episode, “We obviously we all know Katherine is not doing very well and it’s showing in a very big way, so everyone’s been expressing what Katherine has meant to their life, whether that’s good, which nota lot of it’s really good; it’s basically all bad. They’re bonding over hating Katherine and waiting to see what her fate will be.”
Watch the preview for the next episode “500 Years of Solitude” airing January 23rd.