When Tyler (Michael Trevino) left town to exact revenge on Klaus on The Vampire Diaries, Caroline (Candice Accola) told him they were done. But, now, the hybrid is back and aiming to win Care Bear back — or so it seems in this sneak peek for Season 5, Episode 12 (“The Devil Inside”).
In the sneak peek into the ep, we see Tyler and Matt (Zach Roerig) back together again, getting ready for the big party Matt is throwing at the Lockwood Manor (which, according to the synopsis, is a reaction to “awkward and confusing conversations with Nadia”). Basically, the boys are loading an impressive number of kegs off of Matt’s truck.
“You still own my house,” Tyler reminds Matt, “[which] means you have to invite certain people in tonight. People like Elena, Stefan…”
Matt awesomely sees through Tyler’s question: “Is that’s your lame way of asking if I invited Caroline?” When Tyler admits that it is, Matt lays the truth on him: “Yeah, she’s coming. So, when you say you’re starting over, you’re basically saying you want Caroline back.”
Tyler looks sheepish and distracts with party planning logistics — “Just get the cups, OK?” — but us and Matt can read through the lines: Tyler still loves Caroline and totally wants her back. We wonder if that goal will change once he finds out about the steamy Klaroline hookup in last week’s episode. After all, Caroline knows how much he loathes the Original hybrid, who — amongst other misdeeds — killed his mother.
And before you think Caroline might be keeping her forest tryst a secret, think again. According to the synopsis: “Caroline makes a stunning confession to Elena, then has to face the consequence of her actions with Stefan and Tyler.” You have to give the girl credit for owning up to her actions. Even if there is a zero percent likelihood that any of her friends will understand. It’s OK, Care. We get it.