“Tyler and Caroline have a lot to overcome,” Julie says. “Because Tyler, on his own, has a lot to overcome. It’s pretty bleak, right now, and it’s only going to start to get bleaker before it gets better. ”
We’re going to focus on that “it gets better” part and tune out all the rest.
As far as Caroline is concerned, she doesn’t know that she can love someone who is controlled by someone she hates so vehemently. ” I loved what Tyler said to Caroline at the end of the last episode, which was ‘I can’t hate this, because it’s better. Because I don’t have to go through that pain. Because in a way, I feel free, so fight for me, and fight for us,'” Julie reminds us. “She doesn’t know if she can, so when we come back, he’s not happy with her. He’s not happy with anything.”
Without Caroline keeping him grounded, the worst parts of Tyler start to surface — and he begins to understand that along with all the benefits of being a hybrid come great consequences. “He’s got Klaus whispering in his ear saying ‘I need you to do this for me. You need to ‘serve your master,'” Julie explains. “Tyler is in a very, very bad situation that almost has catastrophic consequences. It’s going to take him a while to earn his way back into the good graces of our heroes, his friends, and Caroline.”