The Vampire Diaries own Candice Accola landed at LAX yesterday (December 3rd) with nary a stitch of makeup. She looks like another high school student from Mystic Falls, doesn’t she? It’s a world away from the Accola we’re used to seeing at Comic Con back in July.
When The Vampire Diaries returns January 5th on The CW, Caroline will ring in her 18th birthday in a way she never imagined she would: As a vampire. Executive producer Julie Plec told Entertainment Weekly that Caroline has a hard time coming to terms with her new life. “She says ‘I couldn’t wait to be 18. Seventeen is a filler year. I’m stuck in a filler year for the rest of eternity,” Plec told EW.
“She’s just starting to question what her life is gonna be as a vampire and kinda mourning the loss of her relationship with Tyler and feeling kind of unsettled and a little sad. And for Caroline to be sad, especially when there’s a party to be had, makes Elena and Matt and Bonnie realize they need to do something nice for her to kind of get her out of her funk, and they give her a very unconventional, untraditional birthday.”
Per usual, things go to sh*t when the supernatural gang tries to cheer up their newly vampired friend.