In the aftermath of the Stelena break-up (Season 4, Episode 7: “My Brother’s Keeper”), Stefan is having a hard time not indulging his bloodlust. When Caroline calls Stefan to get his RSVP for the Miss Mystic Falls event, he fills her in on “all the gory details,” i.e. that Elena (Nina Dobrev) has feelings for Damon (Ian Somerhalder). Caroline not only confirms that she is 100 percent Team Stelena, but tells Stefan she won’t let him fall off the blood-a-holic bandwagon: “As your sober sponsor, I am not going to let that happen.” Love them!
4. Stefan asks Caroline for help
We love that these two can have such intense heart-to-hearts. In Season 4, Episode 3 (“The Rager”), Stefan asks Caroline to come over the Salvatore abode. He confesses that it is hard to be with newly-turned vamp Elena. He wants her to let go and have fun, but he can’t do the same himself -- the temptation is too great. Then, he adorably asks her for help: “I just thought, you’re so good at it: being a vampire.” Caroline tells him that it is all because of his guidance, and offers her help: “Come to me whenever you want, and I won’t let you lose control.”
3. Caroline reminds Stefan of Lexi
In the early days of the epic Steroline friendship, Stefan was keeping Caroline safe from Damon’s over-enthusiastic killing habit. This involved some pretty adorable scenes of the two bonding — including this one in Season 2, Episode 9 (“Katerina”) in which Caroline asks Stefan why he is such a good friend to her, even though she doesn’t always make it easy. “You remind me of someone,” he tells her. “My best friend, Lexi.” Caroline is surprised that Stefan has a friend, and the two engage in some rather sweet bickering. The best part, though: we now know how much Lexi meant to Stefan. To be reminded of her is a pretty amazing compliment.
2. Amnesiac Stefan only trusts Caroline
The connection between Stefan and Caroline is so powerful that, even when the former lost all of his memories, he still trusted Caroline. In Season 5, Episode 4 (“For Whom the Bell Tolls”), he told Caroline that she was the only one he could trust and, when she is struggling to deal with Bonnie’s death, he delivers this heartfelt speech: “You have me. Look, you were there for me last night. Sounds like you’re always there for me. So, let me be there for you.”
1. Stefan calms Caroline down
Though Steroline had some interaction in Season 1, they didn’t really become friends until Season 2 when Stefan saved her from Damon’s stake. In Season 2, Episode 2 (“Brave New World”), the recently-turned Caroline is freaking out after her first kill, so Stefan leads her into the bathroom, cleans the blood off of her face, and teaches her how to stay in control. Then, he tells her: “I promise you I will not let anything happen to you.” It’s pretty much the best scene ever.
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The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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