“The Vampire Diaries” season 4 will continue next week with “The Rager,” episode 3, which will introduce a new character in Phoebe Tonkin’s Hayley, and in an interview Entertainment Weekly shared Thursday, Julie Plec addressed what she could mean for Caroline and Tyler’s relationship.
Hayley is the werewolf who helped Tyler break the sire bond to Klaus last season, so Klaus isn’t exactly going to be happy with her either—if he knows that who’s she is, of course. Either way, he’ll see her as someone he can use to try to get between Caroline and Tyler (he’s not over Caroline, and we have to admit, we like seeing him pursue her even though we would never want to see anything happen—Klaus is still Klaus). According to Plec:
“The expression of glee that Klaus gets on his face when he realizes that Tyler might have been holding this as a secret from Caroline is priceless. Klaus is up to no good for a good portion of this season. He’s not on his best behavior. But watching him try to drive a wedge between Caroline and Tyler with just the control of gossip is actually superfun. Of course, Tyler is gonna have to try to take back that power and save his relationship and convince Caroline that she can still trust him.”
We can’t wait to see how this plays out, but considering what Caroline and Tyler have been through, they deserve to have some time together—and to be happy during that time. It seems like they’re always being interrupted by some sort of danger or some kind of drama, and that’s just going to happen once more with Hayley in time. But what will Tyler be keeping from Caroline about his experience with Hayley? Is it as bad as Klaus is hoping so he can use it to his advantage? We would think that Caroline would be at least a bit grateful to Hayley since she helped Tyler break the bond, but is there more to the new werewolf in town than meets the eye? That’s what we’re expecting because this is “The Vampire Diaries” after all.
In the end, we expect poor Klaus (at least in this regard) to once again lose out and for Tyler to fully explain himself to Caroline and keep her from being too angry about anything he may not have told her. We’d also like to see Caroline and Hayley bond at a certain point (though we don’t know how likely that is) if only to see Klaus’ reaction once he learns that his plan to get between the vampire he wants and the hybrid she loves isn’t working.
“The Rager” Official Description:
BORN TO BE WILD — Connor (guest star Todd Williams) continues his search to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to work with him. With Dr. Fell’s (guest star Torrey DeVitto) help, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) question Connor, but the confrontation takes a lethal turn. Trying to keep her new life as normal as possible, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is determined to continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High with support from Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola). Rebekah’s (Claire Holt) arrival at school makes it difficult for Elena to control her anger, but she learns that confronting Rebekah can be extremely dangerous. Later, Rebekah realizes how alone she is, and reaches out to April (guest star Grace Phillips). Stefan (Paul Wesley) takes Elena on a thrilling motorcycle ride in an effort to show her that life can still be fun. Tyler (Michael Trevino) gets a surprise visit from Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin, “The Secret Circle”), a werewolf who helped him through the ordeal of breaking his sire-bond to Klaus. Concerned about Elena, as well as his own emotions, Stefan turns to a sympathetic Caroline for advice. Lance Anderson directed the episode written by Brian Young (#403).
The runaway hit that is The Vampire Diaries only seems to get more popular with time — as does one of its breakout stars, Candice Accola. With the show’s fourth season in full swing, the 25-year-old actress sits down with Fault Magazine both from her and her character.
Candice admits that she was never into the vampire craze, but says she’s honored to be a part of it. “It’s such an amazing thing to be a part of such a pop culture phenomenon. It’s a whimsical world.”
When asked to name a surprising fact about herself, Candice reveals her love for buying ridiculously over-the-top vintage dresses and jackets. “I rarely wear them, but I love them so much I won’t get rid of them. If anyone needs a mint suede vintage cape, I’m your girl!”