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‘Vampire Diaries’ Christmas Sneak Peek: Sheriff Forbes Sets Up Steroline

Thu, December 11, 2014 4:08pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 18 Comments

‘Tis the season for new romances . . . or in Caroline’s case, for second chances. In the midseason finale, Sheriff Forbes attempts at bringing Steroline together again — and it looks like it may work. Watch the new ‘Vampire Diaries’ clip here.

In the trailer for the Christmas episode of The Vampire Diaries, we see Stefan (Paul Wesley) give Caroline (Candice Accola) a seriously intense hug — so what exactly does that mean? Well, it means they’re taking a step in their friendship — and that he’ll step up in a big way this week.

‘Vampire Diaries’ Midseason Finale: Steroline Finally

In a brand new clip, we see that Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) surprises Caroline at her dorm since she can’t return to Mystic Falls for the holidays. However, Caroline’s excitement is quickly killed when she finds out that her mom also invited Stefan, to play a little Christmas cupid.

‘TVD’ Midseason Finale Recap

However, we know that it won’t be all sleigh bells and Christmas cookies with the two — something horrible will actually happen that will bring them closer. He’ll be forced to break some “devastating news” to her, per the episode description, and it sounds like the way Stefan is there for her may be the straw that brings them back to BFFs.

“He’s put to the test and he passes the test, so their relationship is going to get stronger and stronger as we move into 2015,”executive producer Caroline Dries told TVGuide. “I’m very excited about the Stefan story moving forward as he grows closer to Caroline.”

Steroline Hook Up Coming?

So is a romance brewing? Paul told they hadn’t kissed yet while filming the episode, but the EP reiterated the fact that they could still “be romantic” without making out.

“It can be romantic without them kissing,” Caroline told “I said at the beginning of the season we were going to slow-play it to make it really strong. At the beginning she also said, ‘I hate you’ and broke up with their friendship. But even as that’s happening, there’s still an undercurrent of sexual tension, at least on her end, and just because you refuse to look at somebody doesn’t mean you don’t like them. Sometimes it means the opposite. It’s still there even if they’re not jumping in the bed together.”

We get all that, but can we PLEASE get a Steroline makeout soon? It is Christmas time and that’s the present we all want. Do you agree, HollywoodLifers?

— Emily Longeretta

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