Season seven of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries will find Caroline Forbes still grieving over the death of her mother and attempting to get her life back together. At the 2015 San Diego Comic Con during roundtable interviews, Candice Accola explained where we’ll be picking up with Caroline as the new season begins on October 8th. “Her main goal is to keep a friendship with Stefan and to distract herself. She’s trying to also combat the heretics and Lily and she’s very involved in that drama. We’re going to see how the town of Mystic Falls gets to be where it is, which we got a glimpse of at the end of season six. So, Caroline will be very busy.”
As to the question on Vampire Diaries fans’ minds – what’s going to happen this coming season between Caroline and Stefan (played by Paul Wesley) – Candice had this to say: “It will definitely a little bit more challenging than Caroline anticipated to figure out what kind of ‘ship’ she has with Stefan, whether it’s a friendship or a relationship. So we’re going to see her struggle being able to play it cool.”
What we likely won’t be seeing is Caroline following in her mother’s footsteps. “I don’t see Caroline putting on a badge anytime soon, but who knows? Maybe they’ve got bigger plans down the line. But I know we’re going to see that Matt is more the one who’s falling in line and taking over for Sheriff Forbes, which is nice,” revealed Accola. “We know how long the show has been on, but it’s nice to see the characters’ evolution as well, that he’s kind of becoming grown up and representing the humans of Mystic Falls in such a new way.”
We also won’t be seeing Caroline reuniting with Klaus on The Originals, according to Accola. “Not at this point,” said Accola, laughing. “I don’t know if Caroline would want to go visit Klaus but I know everyone else wants her to. But at this point, no.”
This upcoming season will find new characters introduced including some who will get Caroline’s attention. “Caroline will definitely have some very fun interactions with the heretics and the women that are gathered around Lily. It kind of reminds me a little bit when Caroline met Rebekah, and she’s definitely got her guard up and her nose up a little bit to who these women are,” said Accola.
But, unfortunately, there won’t be much interaction between Caroline and Bonnie (played by Kat Graham) as season seven unfolds. “At this point, Caroline and Bonnie will be focused on taking care of themselves independently. Bonnie’s working to maintain her friendship with Damon while that obviously has a little bit of a strain on it considering that Elena’s life is tethered to Bonnie being alive,” offered Accola. “Caroline’s more focused on trying to mend her broken heart from her mother’s death. So, they’re together in the bigger spectrum of things but as we come into season seven that’s where they’ll be independently.”