Why Did The Vampire Diaries Turn Caroline?

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It's official and gory: Caroline is a vampire.

The character officially transitioned from human to blood sucker on the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries, as she feasted on a couple Mystic Falls residents and adjusted to her new universe.

But why did the series go down this path? Producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec talked about the decision in an interview with The New York Post.

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"One of the things Julie and I both struggled with last year were the supporting characters," Williamson said. "Everyone seemed to zero in on the love triangle and anyone involved with the supernatural world had a lot of story. We struggled to incorporate any human in the dark into the story. We want humans in the show, but we needed an element that would involve the other supporting characters."

So, will Caroline survive the season? Said Plec:

"Caroline could die in any episode – she is doomed. She is absolutely, fundamentally doomed by definition of her own personality and her lot in life. Her mom’s in the council and is the sheriff. She's also a neurotic, jealous busybody who is always putting her foot in her mouth and Damon isn’t going to put up with her – so she’s doomed. The question is, how much fun can we have getting her out of those doomed situations and for how long. Because we really, really believe that this character has a long shelf life."

We're glad to hear it. Among other topics and spoilers the duo dished on:

  • The fourth episode will be a flashback.
  • Plec describes the season two theme as "revenge."
  • "There’s nothing but a lot of pain and doom ahead for Damon," said Williamson.
  • Mason Lockwood has many secrets, and the werewolf storyline will play out nice and slowly.

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.