The Vampire Diaries actress Candice Accola previews tonight’s episode and a number of new episodes, and discusses the potential Klaus/Caroline romance.
Tonight’s The Vampire Diaries episode “We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes” may be mostly about Elena’s post-Hunter-killing hallucinations, but we can expect to see some big developments for Caroline within the next few months.
Speaking to TV Line, Accola previews what we can expect to see, specifically in regards to the will they/won’t they of Klaus and Caroline – and where Tyler fits into it all.
Accola reveals that Caroline’s relationship with Tyler doesn’t seem to be in any immediate danger, saying that in tonight’s episode, Caroline is, “going to get to know a little more about where [Tyler and Hayley's] friendship started and what it stems from.” Tyler’s honesty will allow Caroline to trust him further, and in Accola’s opinion, “I think Caroline has every right and reason to trust Tyler.”
Still, the Carolaus relationship is a bit of a ticking time-bomb within the fandom, and Accola is aware of their tension, too. “They both just love the game,” she says. “It’s a back and forth. It’s a push and a pull. That’s what makes it so sexy. It’s a lot of almost.”
While she’s not saying that they’re compatible, exactly, “Klaus is dripping in manipulation with every word he says, but Caroline’s clued into this and knows how to play his game. That’s definitely a type of compatibility.”
Finally, Accola also reveals that we can expect some good Caroline and Stefan friendship moments, saying that, “they’re going to find a comfort within each other and a comfort within their friendship because they both are in the difficult situation of wanting to support the ones that they love even if they don’t agree with what they’re choosing to do.”
Speaking to Zap2It, Accola talks about the tension between Hayley and Caroline. “They both want to support the cause, and for Caroline, the cause is to support Tyler. For Hayley, the cause is just to support the cause,” she says. “So we’ll see them interact, but there will definitely always be a little bit of tension in the room.”
She also says a little more about the games between Klaus and Caroline. She reveals that the Caroline/Klaus scenes coming up will, “let us see maybe the lighter side, the softer side of Klaus.” So in that sense, “the games can also lead to revealing different perspectives and higher truths, letting you see a little deeper into both of these people.”
Still, Caroline not giving into Klaus is a sign of how her character has evolved, Accola muses, because she has already gone through a similar relationship with Damon.
What do you think? Should Caroline go for Klaus, or stick with Tyler – the more reliable and healthy option?
The Vampire Diaries 4×06 “We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes” airs tonight at 8/7c on The CW.