One of my favorite relationship dynamics involves Caroline. She has played the field more than anyone with Matt,Tyler and now possibly Klaus interested in her. Will Caroline now have her own love triangle?
The Caroline character for us is really important because she’s a girl, who was kinda weak and insecure and very needy as a human. And, in becoming a vampire actually found her strength as a woman. One of the most fun things to see is how this girl, who used to just want someone to choose her and put her first, now has multiple men who love her deeply. And, Matt loved her at one point. Tyler loves her. And, even Klaus in his early stages has this attraction in her and this interest in her. And, I think the best part of watching Caroline is gonna be how does she respond to finally realizing that she’s a desirable human being worthy of this love and what does she want. What does she want now? What will she want later? Where is she going to continue to change and grow? She has a long rich life ahead of her to figure these things out. Hopefully, knock on wood.
I think that what Matt represented to her was the very sweetness of first teenage love. And, what Tyler represents is what two people who went through war together and went through hell and shared very similar dark, deep experiences and came out the other side very bonded, lifelong bonded to each other.
And, what Klaus represents is this world outside of Mystic Falls, that she probably never even thought of, where Miss Mystic Falls pageants, and Saturday night movies, and chili cook-offs and all that mean nothing compared to the beauty of the world that exists out there for her. And, she’s really, truly growing up and becoming her own. And, we will start seeing her make decisions about what she wants out of life.
What can you tease about the rest of the season?
The rest of the season is centered around some very specific stories. One of which is that we started telling the audience that there is potentially a serial killer in Mystic Falls. The episode where we come back after the next little mini-hiatus really dives right into that mystery and tells us, starts to give us a sense of what’s actually going on and who’s behind this strange trail of bodies that have been stacking up. That villain and that mystery will be driving us towards the end of the season very hard.
As will the realization amongst Elena, Stefan and Damon, that two brothers in love with the same girl and the girl torn between her feelings for two brothers needs to come to its own head. And, that when all is said and done, Elena is going to have to figure out what it is that she wants.
By the end of the season, we’ll have the return of Tyler and Jeremy, who will come back to Mystic Falls and relationships and people that are very different than they left behind. There is going to be a lot of trying to sort out what has become of this town in their absence.