That’s where Bonnie and Elena come in, right? To throw Caroline a birthday party?
Bonnie, Elena and Matt all get together to try and raise her spirits, and they’re excited for her birthday. What she really wants is just to be alone, but of course, her friends aren’t going to let her do that. So they do have a last-minute birthday toast, and it’s a really beautiful moment for the group as friends, which I’m excited about.
We really haven’t seen them all hang out that much this season, especially the girls, Elena, Caroline and Bonnie. Is there any girl time coming up?
There will be many more girl moments in the next couple of episodes. I love those moments, and I think it’s a great example that young, teenage women on television can actually be supportive of each other and be honest with each other, without name calling and stabbing each other in the back continuously.
I think they all need it at this point! Everyone’s relationships seem to be at a breaking point.
Oh, yes! It always has something to do with the boys, so yes, there will be some much-needed venting.
Do you think Caroline and Tyler are good for each other?
At this point, they both kind of feed into each other’s needs. Caroline is very much a fix-it person, and when she turned into a vampire, Stefan was kind of the one who guided her down the road of understanding what that meant and how to handle her supernatural abilities. She kind of got to be that person for Tyler, because he really needed someone in his life to guide him. So if you take that away from their relationship, is there actually a substantial relationship left? I think that’s what the viewers are going to start to find out in the next few weeks, whether there is or there isn’t.
Last season, we did see a lot of moments between Stefan and Caroline, which people really seemed to love. Now that Bonnie is the one helping Stefan hide the coffins, is there any room for Caroline to help bring down Klaus as well?
Stefan is very preoccupied in his overall goal of taking down Klaus, even though Caroline is semi-involved in the sense that she’s there in Mystic Falls and, obviously, would love to see that happen too. But she’s not really the frontrunner in being able to take down Klaus on her own. If anyone needs her help, she’ll be there, but at this point, Caroline and Stefan both have their own separate agendas right now. Caroline’s agenda is really focusing on her relationships — the relationships with her parents, with her friends and with Tyler. I think her ultimate goal right now is to feel a bit of normalcy, and that’s her big realization on her 18th birthday. It doesn’t matter if her issues are very normal because she’s still not.
How does Caroline even begin to rebuild her relationship with her parents? Is there going to be some resolution between her and her father?
We will see Caroline come to a place with her parents. Caroline and her mother have been in a great place as of recent, and that will definitely continue, [but] I don’t know for how long. And we’ll see, eventually, Caroline and her father come to a place where they are able to talk. But how far is that going to go? I don’t really know.