'Vampire Diaries' scoop: Tyler and Caroline 'building to be a fun, romantic Romeo and Juliet'

The Elena-Stefan-Damon triangle isn’t the only epic love story on The Vampire Diaries. Executive producer Kevin Williamson tells EW the renewed friendship between Caroline and Tyler is “building to be a fun, romantic Romeo and Juliet” in season 3, which premieres Sept. 15 on The CW. “We now have a mother who knows her daughter’s a vampire, and we might soon have a mayor who figures out that her son is a werewolf,” Williamson says. “When that happens, it’s certainly building itself to a family feud. That’s the fun Mystic Falls storyline that’s underplaying throughout the entire season.” Adds EP Julie Plec, “When their mothers find out the truth about each of them, they’re gonna have a say in whether the two of them should be together. There’s always going to be push and pull in their friendship as it travels down a romantic road. There’s gonna be people who don’t want them together, including themselves. It’s that forbidden love: we can’t quite stay away from each other, and yet, we shouldn’t be together. And the question will be at what point will they act on that and how will that go?” 

Plec wouldn’t tease when Caroline and Tyler, whose werewolf bite is fatal to a vampire, might make it official. But she did answer another burning question only I had?: Was Tyler still naked under that blanket when he woke up on the couch after the full moon in the sacrifice episode, thanked Caroline for taking care of him, and comforted her following her breakup with Matt? “As a matter of fact, let’s see, I’m gonna go with why not? Sure. Yes,” Plec laughs. We approve, we tell her: The intimate, but non-sexual gesture of him inviting her under the blanket underscored the fact that their friendship isn’t just about teenage hormones. It’s deeper. “They’ve been through a lot,” Plec says. “She’s seen it all. He turned into a wolf in front of her. Once you’ve been through a war together, all the initial phases of ‘Oh, I saw his penis’ [laughs] become less relevant as far as the evolution of their relationship.”

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  • angela

    The more Caroline the better as long as they continue to write for the character as they have in the past.

    • Viv

      I will admit I didn’t watch the first season of Vampire Diaries. I started watching an episode on a whim this year and it was the first one after Caroline had turned. It was awesome. She totally drew me in to the show and now it’s can’t miss TV!

      • Kate

        You should indulge yourself with the first season just to see how annoying Caroline was then, it makes you love her so much more now. Heck, you would even see Tyler at the height of his jerkiness, harassing Jeremy and us trying to decide if he was abusing Vicki, to who he is now who I like almost better than Matt.

      • @Kate

        very much i was one of the few who liked caroline in s1 now i love her for what s2 brought into her and i just adore Tyler now. :)

      • soz

        I watched the whole show in maybe 3/4 days and, outside of the first episode or two, have loved Caroline unequivocally from (near) start to finish. Becoming a vampire just made an already awesome and dynamic character even more so.

        I could also tell I was eventually going to like Tyler pretty early on. Not to say I was into that whole douchey bf stage, but I saw potential.

  • megan

    The more of those two the better! Their relationship was one of the best things about season 2, which was a awesome season overall!

  • adam

    To be that blanket…yum.

    • Hopie

      to be her snuggling with him under that blanket…yummy. :)

      • Sandy

        I totally have the same feeling as you did. It’s awesome to see they two being together. Not Caroline with Matt.

  • Kaci

    If Tyler and Caroline are going to be involved romantically, what are they going to do about Matt?

    • SicklyRaven

      Hopefully they’ll give him a storyline that allows him to do something more exciting than mop around and stalk his ex girlfriend ;]

      Can’t wait to see more Forwood next season, they’re my favorite romantic relationship on the show!

      • Nelly

        I agree. Matt needs to have another storyline apart from being Caroline’s boyfriend. The character is completely useless.

    • soz

      I hope they find something interesting for him to do. I loved him in the first season, but they kind of ran out of Matt material midway through season 2 and had him show up every once in a while to be like, “Hey Caroline, remember me? Apparently we’re still love interests or something.”

  • adam

    To be that blanket…yum!

  • Sarah

    I can’t wait to see what awesomeness comes out of those two!!!! Honestly I care more about Caroline/Tyler than I do Stefan/Elena/Damon. I’m soooooo over the love triangle!!!!

    • jasmine

      COMPLETELY AGREE!! Cannot wait to see more of Tyler and Caroline. They are so hot together.

    • soz

      Actually pretty well done as far as love triangles go (this coming from someone who hates them), but I’m definitely more invested in Tyler and Caroline than any other aspect of the show.

  • crispy

    Wait, Tyler’s mother is the mayor? How did that happen?

    • Anumber

      yeah..i had the same thought. when did that happen?

      • Nick

        She took over for her husband after he died at the end of Season 1.

      • crispy

        She just “took over” as mayor? LOL

    • A

      After Mayor Lockwood died, Mrs. Lockwood took over. Attention. Pay it.

    • Ally

      So are they saying the mayor’s own wife didn’t know he was a werewolf? Bc if she did know (how wouldnt she??)- then Tyler being one shouldnt be much of a shock..

      • lo

        He wasn’t a werewolf because he never killed anyone, by accident or on purpose.

      • Kera

        ***SPOILER*** bc the only way to become one is to kill by accident. mayor lockwood did not do this but he carried the gene. ***SPOILER*** tylers uncle mason does become one by killing by accident as does tyler. the lockwoods all carry the gene

  • abby

    how is describing Caroline/Tyler thing as Romeo and Juliet fun and romantic relationship? Lol I doubt R + J tho it was fun their families hated each other and also oh yeh the dying part LOL…O_o..FAIL :/

    • Please

      Speak English.

      • abby

        Moron

  • Mikaylah

    At this point on TVD, I like Caroline and Tyler much more than Stefan, Elena, and Damon combined. There “love” triangle annoys me to no end. I’d much rather see a sweet, honest relationship between these two.

    • charlotte

      I hear yeah on that. Would much rather see Caroline and Tyler have alot to romance then a guy chasing after his little brothers girlfriend. Dude needs to get a woman his own age LOL

      • @charlotte

        This is a Caroline/Tyler article, lets stick to them. Leave the Damon bashing for another time…

    • melissa

      ha non race que ta tout le monde aime tyler et caroline mais prefere quand meme stefan elena et damon , ils sont le centre de la serie

  • Mikaylah

    *Their

  • maggie

    Yay! I love these two! I am glad to hear the writers are wanton to give them a huge arc next season! Can’t wait!

  • Michelle

    Forwood plus angsty Delena? Is this heaven? ;)

  • marcus_em

    seriously if anything happens to caroline i would be very upset lol she is by far my favorite.. julie plec if u need to hurt someone PLEASE take bonnie she needs to go lol

    • Deb

      THIS. Cannot stand Bonnie and her self-righteous act.

      • Kera

        only i’m sure if u lost a grandma to vampires/ ancesrors i’m sure u would respond the same as she has. what is self-righteous about trying to ensure that u use ur powers for good and acknowledging the responsibilities of these powers. it is called growing up and being realistic and have realistic reactions and mixed feelings about vampires. get over yourself and stop bashing on this thread. this thread is focusing on forword not stefan/elena/damon or bonnie

  • Anna

    Tyler/Caroline was the best part of S2! D/E use to be my favourite TVD but T/C has passed them! They have amazing chemistry and I cant wait to see where the writers take their relationship!! :)

  • Nic

    This is the storyline I am most looking forward to by FAR next season!

    • Nelly

      I agree. I can’t wait!

    • soz

      Yup. Squealed a little when I saw the headline. Pretty embarrassing.

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