Candice, darling, I love you… But Steroline? “Slow burn over the seasons”?
Stefan and Caroline were the most awesome brotp and Caroline wanted Elena to be with “her epic love” and wanted Stefan “to be happy” and then, Klaus got his own show (in a manner of speaking since we all know it’s the “Let’s Launch Phoebe Tonkin’s Career Show Even Though That’s a Lost Cause” Show).
Then suddenly they’re sharing sideways glances at prom. In Season FUCKING FIVE.
There’s been no inkling of romantic Steroline because it was nipped in the bud in Season 1 when Caroline was human, then he vowed to be there for her as she transitioned how he should’ve been there for Vicky. She became his 21st century Lexi and when even LEXI teased him about their relationship being more than friends, he cut her to the quick; and he did that with his humanity on.
So then Steroline “finally happens” after a “slow burn over the seasons”…when A) Klaus is on another show/in New Orleans B) both of their humanities are off C) the female lead of the show and Stefan’s former “epic love” is going to be leaving the show D) Julie Plec goes through her check list of which relationships/characters she still needs to ruin on the show.
Please don’t pretend like you’re on board with Steroline when up until this season, all you did was voice your opinion against Steroline turning romantic.
Guys and girls are 100% platonic friends in real life and further degrading an already incestuous cast of characters is tactless, annoying, and lazy writing. Period.