Since I can remember, I’ve been rooting for Caroline and Klaus to get together. I’ve been watching the show secretly rooting for the ship to finally be canon and to set sail on beautiful waters together.
I expected the possibility of their relationship to have a slow build, to have us want it and wait for it. I expected Caroline to want to be with Klaus, to finally see that he’s the better option for her and to choose him. I expected a Forwood breakup that would be on Caroline’s terms where she would be the one making the decision. She would be the one deciding to end things and try something new with Klaus. They would both walk away, with broken hearts, but with an understanding. Something that at least one of them wanted.
What I did not expect was for Klaus to basically cause the break-up himself by forcing Tyler to run so he doesn’t rip his head off.
Like no. This breaks my shipper heart and leaves a really bad taste in my mouth.
As much as I enjoy the building relationship between Caroline and Klaus, I actually felt sorry for Forwood (and its shippers) tonight. For the first time, in a long time, I felt for Caroline and Tyler as a couple. Which is strange for me because that never happens. Ever.
Since it’s almost decided already that Trevino is no longer going to be in this season, or if he is returning at all, I just feel that the ship itself never really got the closure it deserved. And my heart breaks for its fandom tonight.
You could see the pain in Caroline’s eyes when Tyler had to go and you could see how badly it affected them both. They loved each other. As awful (in my opinion) as their relationship had turned out, they loved each other.
I get that Julie & Co are pandering to their audience to gain viewers and to keep ratings high, but I did not appreciate how this turned out. So much for this triangle, they basically just forced Tyler to leave. Which is wrong on so many levels. It reminds me of Stefan leaving at the end of season two so Delena could develop. It’s tacky and awful and I hate it (even if it is Tyler).
Now, I’m never going to jump ship on Klaroline, ever. They have been the only reason I’ve stuck around watching the show at all. They are my OTP and I’ll ship them in the afterlife. Literally.
But what worries me now is how Klaroline will develop further. Joseph mentioned he’s having sex on the show in just four episodes. FOUR episodes. If it is Caroline, I will have a hard time believing what I’m seeing. She just had to say goodbye to her boyfriend, a guy she believed to be in love with, and is now going to have sex with the man who made him leave just a few episodes (I’m guessing weeks on the timeline) earlier? Just no. Doesn’t seem right to me and really seems OOC.
Granted, I would DIE if they hooked up. It’s what I want. It’s what i’ve been rooting for since forever. I want my ship to sail, but I want it to sail on the right terms.
If Julie & Co are trying to force Klaroline to please an audience just because Klaus is heading off to a spin-off, I’m going to be one upset cookie. I’d much rather them never happen then to force something just to end it like that.
If Caroline is heading to the spin-off and we are unawares of it, most of this will all make sense. If she’s not and Klaroline happens, just to have it end and “hopefully” have her crossover at times (and murder my heart like BTVS) .. I just don’t know if I’ll be able to prevent myself from finding Julie and strangling her myself.
Overall - my deepest apologizes to the Forwood fandom tonight. I’m sorry. I really am. You deserved more than this.