The reunion between Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) in Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 19, “Heart of Darkness” was sweet, hot, and short-lived. Just when the two were connecting over their possible deaths by bloodline, Tyler found Klaus’s (Joseph Morgan) pony picture and stormed out in a huff. Hybrids!
Then we saw a spoiler-y promo picture for Season 3, Episode 20, “Do Not Go Gentle” with an intimate-looking Klaroline moment, and we wondered if the Tyler-Caroline decade dance reconciliation would be a flash in the pan, as well. Julie Plec, executive producer extraordinaire, spoke with TVLine about where the blonde vamp’s head is at these days. “Caroline doesn’t understand what draws her to Klaus [just like] any young woman who is seduced by and charmed by and intrigued by a dangerous man,” Plec explains. “There’s a lot of things that she can’t really explain about herself and her connection to him.” Two words, Caroline: the accent.
Never fear, Forwood fans. Despite her Klaus-fusion, Caroline isn’t giving up on Tyler that easily. “She’s made her loyalty to Tyler and her love for Tyler very clear and will continue to have to do that,” says Plec. Let’s be fair, though. The hybrid did overreact to finding the drawing. (It’s not like Caroline was hiding it either. There it was, on her bedside table — as though she gazes at it every night before going to sleep.)
So Ty will come to grips with the fact that he was acting like kind of a punk. “[Tyler will] deal with that in the next episode, realizing that, ‘Hey, I sort of brought this on myself by leaving and leaving the opening for this guy to come in and move in on my girl,’” Plec tells TVLine.
Interesting. Perhaps the reason Caroline is getting so close to Klaus is because of Tyler’s sire bond — or because she has a vested interest in keeping him alive now?