The Vampire Diaries Season 5: Should Caroline Hook Up With Jesse?
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The Vampire Diaries Season 5: Should Caroline Hook Up With Jesse?

Caroline (Candice Accola) and Jesse (Kendrick Sampson) shared some serious chemistry in last week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries (Season 5, Episode 2: “True Lies”). We can’t be the only ones considering their romantic future together - especially with Tyler (Michael Trevino) currently far away in Appalachia. Should Caroline get together with cute college guy Jesse?

Yes, Jesse is totally hot and seems like a great guy

Confession: we kind of fell in love with Jesse in last week’s episode. Sure, he caught our attention in the Season 5 premiere with his dreamy eyes and easy smile - but he was all helpful and vulnerable in the most recent episode. First, he tells Elena all about Dr. Wes Maxfield’s super secret society. Then, he opens up to Caroline about how his high school sweetheart cheated on him… while she is holding a popsicle to his face. That’s got to be the sweetest first date story ever (OK, so they weren’t actually on a date, but the facts can be mis-remembered for retelling during their future wedding vows).

We’re not quite sure what Jesse’s deal is yet, but he is cute, funny, and has excellent taste (we can tell because he likes Caroline, who is The Best). Even if he and Caroline don’t stay together long enough for wedding vows (we doubt Klaus will allow that), that doesn’t mean Caroline can’t have some fun! She deserves a bit after the last few years of supernatural drama.

No, Caroline and Tyler belong together

But Caroline is already in a romantic relationship with Tyler (Michael Trevino)! These two have been through a lot to be together Tyler’s werewolf transition, Tyler’s hybrid transition, Klaus’ bounty on Tyler’s head why would they give up now? Sure, Caroline deserves a little fun after the last few years of drama, but why can’t that be with Tyler, who she already loves? Plus, there’s the added bonus that Tyler already knows about and accepts Caroline’s vampirism. Finding out the girl you’re dating maintains a blood diet and has to suppress the occasional desire to rip your throat out? That’s a big, fat dating complication. Tyler not only knows most of Caroline’s deep, dark secrets, but loves her for it. Forwood forever!

No, we don’t trust Jesse

There’s also the possibility that Jesse isn’t interested in Caroline for her stellar smile and quick wit (in which case, shame on him), but for something else entirely… We’re talking about her supernatural status, of course! There’s something shady going on at Whitmore College. Someone is covering up vampire slaughter and professors are involved in super secret societies that may or may not fight the supernatural. Could Jesse be involved in these shady shenanigans? Is that why he is pursuing Caroline? Regardless of whether or not she breaks up with Tyler, perhaps Caroline should consider steering clear of Jesse. We don’t trust him and his eagerness to worm his way into Caroline and Elena’s lives.

Do you think Caroline should date Jesse? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, followed by a new episode of Reign.