Stefan may be hardcore pursuing Caroline this season on The Vampire Diaries, but it sounds like he’ll have other things – and people – to worry about first.
“Now that Elena is gone, that is sort of the romance story of season seven,” Paul told us. “Well, there’s another chick that comes into Stefan’s life that creates a bit of a divide. Someone from his past. He’s got eyes on Caroline, but someone from his past…”
“She’s still mourning the death of her mother. She made it very clear to Stefan that she needed time for herself, which I loved,” Candice said. “So she’s still in that mode of self-discovery when we come back into season seven, but now she’s just finding it harder to resist Stefan waiting around for her.”
Candice added, “There are conversations that do need to happen. Some conversations are definitely put on the back burner…It’s kind of like that morning after, like, ‘Hey, so we’re cool, right? We can be friends.’ We’re going to see them tip-toe and kind of do that friendship dance for a minute.”
The Vampire Diaries premieres on Thursday, October 8 @ 8PM on The CW!
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