Connor is “a legitimate threat that they’ve got to deal with,” executive producer Julie Plec tells TVLine. Not only does he cause “frustration [for] our heroes because he’s good” at what he does, but he’s also “a tough nut to crack,” explains Plec. “Every time they think they’ve got a one-up on him, he turns the tables and gets the best of them.” [x]
It’s time to know when everyone started to ship Steroline!!! Top 10 episodes in order from least to most votes
10. (Three-Way tie) The Devil Inside (5x12)
Oh My God. This episode. I totally get why people started shipping them here. Stefan literally puts everything else on hold and puts Caroline as his top priority. I firmly believe this is the first time he fully realized how incredible this woman is. And the fact that Caroline makes it clear that Stefan is her safe haven is really heartwarming.
10. (Three-Way tie) 5x16 While you were Sleeping
This episode was great in terms of making it crystal clear that Steroline’s bond was really strong and really deep. They both subtly and not so subtly implied they would do anything for each other. Here, Caroline chose Stefan over everything else: her comfort, her safety, even Elena… Also, that moment when they joke after Stefan wakes up is perfection
10. (Three-Way tie) 5x21 Promised Land
Ok so Steroline didn’t share many scenes in this episodes. But, oh boy was it important for our ship. First, Stefan admitting that he doesn’t mid Caroline’s control-freakiness and stating that she makes him laugh. Second, Stefan dying for Caroline. Finally, Caroline crying over his body in one of the most intense and emotional scenes in TVD history. If anybody had any doubt they were OTP material, I can understand why they started shipping them at this point.
7. The Rager (4x03)
This moment is so shipable. I mean this is when their relationship really took off. They were friends before but his is when they became best friends. the moment is full of mutual respect and admiration.
6. (Tie) Daddy Issues (2x13)
This episode was so full of Steroline. It solidified their friendship so much. Stefan was so protective all episode. Caroline was hurt so much by the werewolves but she was still fierce and strong. The moment when STefan brought her friends over, just confirmed how much of a better man Stefan is around Caroline
6. (Tie) Pictures of You (4x19)
Foreshadowing anyone??? This episode put Steroline in many people’s mind without a doubt. In a show where everything comes back, I knew, for sure, that this would too. SO glad I was right
4. Rescue Me (5x17)
This is me! This is when I started shipping them. I know that many Steroliners feel sad that they didn’t start shipping them until this episode. But don’t be sorry! You got in right at the best moment. In this moment no one could deny there was something between them. Any doubt anyone had was wiped away in this episode. This was the episode when she did so much for him. It’s also the episode where she confirmed her true colors. This was the episode when he accepted these true colors. It was the episode she fell in love, I’m sure of it.
3. Pilot (1x01)
Oh, the Pilot. Talking about foreshadowing! I actually fell in love with Caroline in this episode and I know many of you did too. I wanna congratulate all these shippers who started in 1x01. You have kept the Steroline fandom alive. Congrats for your patience. And thanks for your dedication
2. Bring it On (4x16)
It’s funny how this one episode turned so many people into Steroliners. No one can deny that they are adorable here. They showed us that they are the happiest when they are together. I mean, even Elena realized it! And she was right, they do look good together.
1. Brave New World (2x02)
It seems the biggest number of Steroliners saw the potential right when Julie Plec did. It makes me so happy that every single cast/crew member interviewed about Steroline references this scene. And it is incredibly powerful. It is everything that makes Stefan a hero. And it is the start of a beautiful journey for Caroline. And they are together.