Steroline, Steroline, Steroline. The couple everyone is waiting for may finally be happening, and I’m here to break down just why it’s the perfect opportunity for a new romance. Seriously, you could cut their sexual tension with a knife — it’s time.
Stefan (Paul Welsey) and Caroline (Candice Accola) have both been hurt and are both seriously mourning the loss of their closest friends/family. While you would think this would bring them closer together, it’s actually ripped them apart. But after the October 16 episode of The Vampire Diaries, I’ve got to say, there’s no time better than the present to make the couple happen.
‘The Vampire Diaries’: Stefan & Caroline Should Date
I know I’m going to get the Klaroline and Stelena shippers after me for this, but it’s time for a new romance on The Vampire Diaries, and why shouldn’t Stefan and Caroline be together?
I know what you’re thinking — her best friend, Elena (Nina Dobrev), was in love with Stefan. But is she really breaking “girl code” when Elena not only dated Stefan’s brother for a super long time after dating Stefan, but also their relationship was two years ago. That’s like when Joey dates Rachel on Friends — it’s been so long that it’s no longer considered betrayal to Ross. Right? (Ok that was six years, but you get the point.)
Stefan & Caroline: Best Friends Forever
I’ve got to say that I think Elena would probably support this decision — well, real Elena would at least, not this compelled-to-forget-Damon Elena. We saw on this week’s episode that above all, she wants the best for Caroline. Plus, we know Stefan is someone she considers family, and would want the best for him, too.
She was there for Caroline in her time of need — because Caroline needs Stefan. And you may not know it yet, but Stefan needs her, too. They bring out the best parts of each other. Think back to season five, when Caroline was sent to kill Tom in order to save Stefan. Stefan admitted to her that he sent her to do it because he knew she wouldn’t, because “that’s what makes you, you” — she has too good of a heart. And he saw that when she couldn’t.
This ended in the photos above, the best sleep/spooning session I’ve ever seen, and the most disappointed I’ve ever been (really, you couldn’t give us a quick kiss, Julie Pelc?) Then, on the season five finale when Stefan cries over losing both Damon and Lexi, Caroline sits there and listens to him without saying anything.
If Stefan Didn’t Care, He Wouldn’t Have Walked Away
The two remind each other that they’re good people regardless of the things they do in weak moments — and they always understand each other. Even during Caroline’s “stay” speech, if he didn’t care at all, he would have said it — instead he walked away in fear that he may just have to admit his feelings.
I get it, this could put their friendship on the line — or it could just be the perfect love story that The Vampire Diaries needs. Seriously, there aren’t even any couples left!
Do you agree with me, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta