If you woke up last Friday and the world felt a little bit sadder, it probably had something to do with Thursday night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries. On Season 5, Episode 13 (“Total Eclipse of the Heart”), Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) decides to get a fresh start on her love life by shredding keepsakes of romances past. This included the all-famous horse drawing Klaus sketched her in Season 4. Why did Caroline do it? Executive producer Julie Plec weighs in below.

"Caroline was very clear that she's got other plans," Julie said of the shredding. "She's got some stuff she's got to deal with, he's got some stuff he's got to deal with, so the plans to cross paths with them right now don't seem very realistic but that doesn't mean in life there aren't opportunities."

That comment actually gives us hope for a Klaroline reunion in the future. And we respect Caroline too much as a character to let her relationship with anyone define her storyline. Right now, it doesn’t make much narrative sense to have Caroline ditch her chance at a new and exciting college experience for Klaus. She still has people she loves in Mystic Falls. She has things she wants to do. And, the perk of being immortal? She has time to do both. Her life is going to have many chapters. One of them — or, you know, many of them — might involve an epic romance with Klaus.

Julie also spoke on the point of the steamy Klaroline hookup in the 100th episode. According to the executive producer, the development wasn’t incidental. It was well-thought over and fulfilled a very specific purpose: "The point of that was to deliver on the story line that had been left dangling and to get those characters to a new place with each other," said Julie. Call us fruitless optimists, but we think there will be many “new places” in this couples’ future.

Did seeing the horse drawing go through the shredder break your heart? Do you think there is hope for Klaroline yet? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, February 27 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.

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