We all know that Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) is the true hero of The Vampire Diaries, right? The Type A vampire is traditionally the one trying to keep the gang together despite all of the supernatural drama, and it sounds like the habit will continue in Season 6 — though not in the way we might expect. What did executive producer Julie Plec tell TV Guide about our favorite Vampire Barbie?


“Caroline is probably someone who will surprise you,” Julie teased regarding Caroline’s coping mechanisms to Bonnie and Damon’s apparent deaths. “She's taken this loss — in a weird way almost the hardest — so she's going to have to bounce back in her Caroline way. Who she bounces back with and how she does it and how she's living her life is revealed in the first episode. Her journey is where are all her friends and if only she could figure out a way to bring them all back together, get the magic back to Mystic Falls, find a way to bring Damon and Bonnie home than life would be perfect. But it's harder than she thought.”

Sounds like classic Caroline, so we’re intrigued to find out in what ways she will “surprise” us. We’re particularly interested in the “who” she’s going to bounce back with. The end of Season 5 was pushing the Steroline agenda pretty hard. Will these two besties have turned romantic during the several months that passed between seasons? Or will Caroline be spending a majority of her time with someone else (read: Enzo) — romantically or otherwise? Whatever she’s up to, we can’t wait to catch up with our Care Bear!

What do you think Caroline will be up to when we see her in the Season 6 premiere? Share your theories in the comments below!

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