Like ships in the night, Caroline (Candice Accola) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) keep passing each other by. But, thanks to a date the Original scored with this cheerleader-turned-vamp, the S.S. Klaroline might have a shot at setting sail.

Okay, we’ll stop with the bad shipping jokes. However, we won’t stop holding out hope that Caroline gives Klaus an honest shot, and here’s why:

1. We want to see Klaus’ romantic side: Sure, this guy gets off on turning werewolves into an army of hybrids to do his bidding. But think of all the good he could do with that kind of determination as a boyfriend! He already knows Caroline is going to be a challenge to win over, and we have a feeling that he’ll do whatever it takes to get on her good side. (Even if that means wooing the heck out of her.)

2. Forbidden love: Not that we want newbie Elena (Nina Dobrev) to suffer, but, come on — it would be pretty fun to see how Caroline’s best friend reacts to her dating a man she detests.

3. Jealousy makes the heart grow fonder?: Okay, that’s not the saying, but it probably will be after Tyler (Michael Trevino) sees his gal with another man.

4. Caroline could make Klaus a better man: Women, and especially undead ones, have a lot of power to persuade. Plus, having a moral one like Caroline could make Klaus more eager to ease up on the whole kill or be killed thing.

5. Original-vampire sex: But, more specifically, with a shirtless Klaus. Yeah, we want to see that real bad.


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