The Vampire Diaries started with Elena falling in love with the 162-year-old Stefan but a couple of seasons later, Stefan found solace in Caroline. Elena, of course, ended up in the arms of Damon. In a recent interview with TV Guide, Paul Wesley spills the beans on when the CW show’s writers realized that Steroline is actually a possibility.
“There’s one (moment) where we’re still friends. We weren’t romantic at this point. She had just become a vampire and I was teaching her how to be a vampire in the bathroom. She was freaking out and Stefan was comforting her. I think that was the scene where the writers were like, ‘Oh, OK. Maybe these two could be a romantic pairing.’”
The scene Paul was pertaining to happened in Season 2 when Caroline was still learning the ropes of being a vampire. Despite the difficulty, she was able to adjust gracefully which even earned her the nickname “Vampire Barbie.”
Candice King likewise recalled the times when Caroline felt something’s brewing between her and the younger Salvatore brother.
“I loved a lot of her moments where she was finally standing up for herself. Right before she found her mom had cancer but she knew she had feelings for Stefan and Stefan had left town. And she was finally standing up for herself saying, ‘Fine, I’ll admit it. I was worried about you and I had feelings for you.’ So I loved seeing her have a very human, very grown-up responses to how Stefan was acting and blowing her off.”
The Vampire Diaries will conclude in March next year and the cast and crew members are hush about plot developments. As for Caroline and Stefan, it remains uncertain if they will have their happy ending especially with Cade derailing their plans to get married.
Steroline supporters have their fingers crossed that Stefan’s servitude to Cade will soon be over. After all, in the recent episode “The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You,” Stefan and Cade agreed on a specific time that Stefan will serve.
As the show is about to close its curtain, Paul got the chance to direct one of the episodes of this final season. He is no stranger to the directorial hat because Paul had worked several times behind the camera for the CW drama.
As reported by Yahoo, Paul found it “terrifying” to direct children, particularly the girls who play the twin daughters of Caroline and Alaric. Paul said it’s petrifying because the “two little girls are so sweet” that he didn’t want to make things difficult for them.
Paul praised his co-star Candice for doing a “really phenomenal job” in a scene where Caroline was arguing with Alaric in a parking lot. For him, it’s the best episode Candice did in the whole series. Showrunner Julie Plec previously said that the show’s final season would be a time of redemption. She told Nerdist that the creative team feels as if the characters would need one.
“This season really deals with the theme of good vs. evil. Can you recover from the mistakes that you’ve made, can you make amends for the pain you’ve inflicted on others, is there hope for you or are you doomed to be punished for all eternity? We don’t really deal in specifics of heaven and hell on this show but we have always talked about peace, and we’ve never really explored what the opposite of peace might be. In that vein of it being a series ender, we finally felt like we could start exploring those issues.”
Peace is also something that Ian Somerhalder has in mind. For him, the perfect ending for The Vampire Diaries is to finally let the people of Mystic Falls exist without the presence of supernatural creatures. Ian thinks the people of the town including Elena have been tormented enough.
The Vampire Diaries airs every Friday on The CW.