Being a teenage vampire or werewolf in Mystic Falls isn’t easy. There are always crazy creatures trying to sacrifice you, parents shooting at your friends, hot uncles getting tortured and killed, and bars getting set on fire right when you finish the best karaoke performance of your life. In Season 2 of “The Vampire Diaries,” Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) dealt with all that and more.
When Season 3 premieres on Sept. 15, the sacrifice is behind them, but they’ve got some other supernatural consequences to struggle with. “There’s a quote. I think Tyler says, ‘I’m just horny all the time,'” executive producer Julie Plec tells us at Comic-Con.
Yep. We already knew that Tyler’s rage issues were heightened by his little lycanthropy problem, and that when Caroline started drinking blood she struggled with increased neuroses. Looks like you can add teenage hormones to the list of boosted emotions.
“There is a moment in the first episode where they admit that the urges that come along with being a supernatural being, physically, are a little overwhelming. Last year they were struggling with all the horrible parts of being supernatural entities, they start to discuss a little bit about the side effects of being a vampire/werewolf,” Plec elaborates.
That said — this summer in Mystic Falls, friendship is the buzzword. “Tyler and Caroline are friends. Friends. Very important; they’re friends,” Plec says firmly, smiling. Additionally, Accola recently tweeted a photo of her chair and Trevino’s, side-by-side, with the note, “Oh hey there friendship!”
Despite their insistence that they’re just friends — and Tyler’s attempt to work out some of those “urges” with a relative random — we doubt these two will be playing the platonic game for long.
Of course, Caroline’s ex and Tyler’s one-time BFF, Matt (Zach Roerig) is still around Mystic Falls… but it doesn’t sound like he’ll stand in their way much. “Matt dumped Caroline! What are you guys talking about? He dumped her!” Accola says during the panel discussion. When we return, Matt and Caroline haven’t spoken to each other in quite a while, and their encounter at Elena’s 18th birthday party isn’t particularly… well, friendly.
We like co-star Ian Somerhalder’s suggestion for the Tyler/Caroline story best, though. “Puppies!” he says. “Little vampire puppies.”
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