"Since some time has passed, what's done is done between them," Michael teased of the Forwood romance. "Everything was so crazy by the end of Season 5, but they still have love for each other. They're still friends. But as for their relationship, I think their time has passed. I don't see them in a romantic relationship in the future. But I do see them staying friends, and I think the whole [Tyler being] human aspect is going to have a lot to do with that."
Michael went on to say that “it's going to be a whole new world for [Tyler]," one that will reportedly revolve around not triggering the werewolf gene again. We can see how this might tie in well to Tyler’s relationship with Caroline. Care Bear is known for her restraint as a vampire, and coaches Stefan through his weak moments. Might she do the same for Tyler — act as his sober sponsor? In this case, the addiction is rage rather than blood, but we think her skills are transferable.
Whatever the reason for these two finding their way back to one another as friends, we’re excited to see it. These are two characters who mean a lot to one another, and we’re glad to see them find a way to keep that connection in their life after it has turned platonic. TVD did something similar with the Stelena relationship last season, and we’re impressed with the maturity the narrative choice demonstrates. Keep up the good work, TVD.
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