Got Forwood Spoiler Whore – Tyler & Caroline Speculation – The Last Day – Vampire Diaries

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned. Badly.

Picture this: You are a mound of dirt in the Mystic Falls forest, just innocently minding your own business… when suddenly TYLER MOTHERFUCKING LOCKWOOD is slithering all over you.

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I for one have had so many dirty thoughts replaying this part of the latest Vampire Diaries promo in my mind that priests would need to sit in relays to cleanse my soul.

I haven’t been this excited since I saw Music Sex God in his Black Outfit of Lust for the first time.

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This picture will NEVER get old for me. Never!

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So, yes, Tyler is back, babies! Just like this fangirl is battling between her naughty and nice side, we don’t really know whether Tyler is going to come back fully villainized or seeking redemption.

Either way, I am just so happy to see his gorgeous mug again. Be sure to check out the extended promo if you missed it.

As many of you know, I am an unrepentant spoiler whore, but the only real dirt I’ve been able to find on Tyler has been his gyrations on that lucky, lucky patch of dirt in the promo. Seriously, it has been like squeezing blood out of a stone trying to find quality spoiler material about him.

But, I just know that you can barely contain yourself for the Tyler action that is going to unfold before our eyes, fellow Forwood unicorn lovers.

So, to pass the few remaining hours before we get new Tyler scenes which I CANNOT WAIT to dissect the hell out of, let’s speculate like crazy about what the stuff in the promo could mean, plus other information that has been swirling around about Tyler.

Do NOT click through if you don’t want to read any spoilers.

There is little concrete stuff out there about Tyler and spec is based mainly on the promo, but the episode description plus excerpts from spoileryish interviews will be included.

You have been warned.

OK, let’s get into it!

If you need a refresher on what has happened between Tyler and Caroline in the past, be sure to read my Got Forwood recaps. There really is just too much to cover to really do it justice with a quick summary.

But one key thing to keep in mind that after lupining all over Caroline’s porch from the shadows, Tyler left Mystic Falls with Forwood unicorn stomper Jules to find out What It All Means or something. (Seriously, if Jules has messed with his gorgeous head…)

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So the obvious first question to ask is: what has he been up to?

Well, let’s see how Michael Trevino himself answered that question at the C2E2 Chicago conference for Forwood, shall we?

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“I’ve thought about it and came to my own conclusions, but it’s really up to Kevin and Julie. There’s going to be some kind of change to him, I think. Has he been gone to werewolf camp with all the other werewolves doing hand-to-hand combat?… I think he has to come back as a badass.”

Now, Trevino wrote this all off as personal speculation, and earlier claimed in an interview at the conference that he didn’t know when he would be coming back to Mystic Falls.

Luckily, he was totally sleep deprived and let slip that he had been up late filming… whoops, the werewolf was out of the bag! So, it makes everything else he said that day appear in a new light, particularly as Trevino is a very literal kind of guy in interviews, as opposed to focussing on meta. So, if he comes back badass as hell, I would not be surprised.

More questions follow form this: Why does he return? Whose side is he on? Will Caroline be able to forgive him? Will there be bb were on bb vampire action?

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Caroline/Tyler forged a powerful bond when Caro was there for Tyler while he transformed into a werewolf for the first time. But when he left with Jules, his friendship with Caro was in tatters, and Jules’s code of werewolf honesty and loyalty would have probably sounded very appealing. Also, don’t forget that Caro and her friends were complicit in the murder of Tyler’s uncle Mason by Damon Salvatore.

On the other hand, Tyler told his friend Matt that he had kinda fallen for Caroline immediately before leaving, and spoken in glowingly positive terms about her. So, even if he doesn’t endorse Team Vampire, it is likely his affection from Caroline will remain intact, even if that puts him in direct opposition with his werewolf clan.

Whose team do you think Tyler will be on when he comes back?

When asked in an interview with Wetpaint if Caroline would forgive Tyler, Candice Accola said:

“If and when Tyler returns to Mystic Falls, it depends on his intentions — why he’s going back. And if that causes Caroline and Tyler’s paths to cross, I think there definitely needs to be conversation had. But Caroline has grown into the type of character that would be able to forgive him but probably not immediately. I think it all depends on how he approaches the situation. The ball is very much in Tyler’s court at this point.”

We know from the episode description for The Last Day that Tyler returns because he receives a “disturbing phone call”. Now, a woman has a bad fall down the stairs in what looks like the Lockwood mansion. Could it be his mother? Last we saw Mrs Lockwood, she was being compelled by vampire Original Elijah to give him clothing and let him stay in her place. It was hard to tell from the promo, though your eye sight might be better than mine.

Assuming that Tyler’s intentions, at least towards Caro, are good, do you think that she will forgive him?

Here is Candice Accola’s take in an interview with the awesome Carina MacKenzie from Zap2It:

What I love about Caroline’s arc this season is that she’s just gained so much perspective, which in turn has made her grow up so much,” Accola says. “Whereas before, throughout Season 1, I feel like Caroline would hold a grudge, [now she knows] she’s not perfect either. On her first night as a vampire she took advantage of a nurse and killed an innocent man. She’s killed and she’s asked to be forgiven, so she has it in her.”

(btw, if you don’t follow Zap2It’s interviews for TVD, you totally should, because they are always really in depth and interesting)

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I hope that if Tyler is forgiven by Caroline, that this involves him showing that he has her back like she had his during his transformation, and the way he didn’t when he hesitated to let her out of her cage and stop Jules from shooting her. The words “You just stood there. You didn’t do ANYTHING” that Caroline said in their major argument afterwards has to no doubt still be ringing in Tyler’s ears. I wouldn’t mind if Caroline only grudgingly talks to him at first because they are forced to work together to stop the curse, if it means we get loads of sexual tension-laden conversations and him working hard to regain her respect. This would be SEXY AS HELL.

According to MacKenzie, who was given a sneak peak of The Last Day with other journalists, in another Zap2It piece:

“The relationship [Forwood] does develop further in this episode, and there’s one moment in particular that we think Tyler fans will really appreciate.”

Now, there are LOTS of things I can think of that I really want from Tyler.

In the promo, we see that Caroline and Jules are both in chains. It doesn’t look like they are in the same place, but it’s possible.

Now, the ordering of events isn’t clear, but in the promo it also appears that Caroline and Matt are out in the woods at one point, with Damon and someone in a big tussle. There has been spec that person is Tyler, but honestly, I don’t see the writers putting him in khaki like the person is wearing, when this is clearly a BAMF black t-shirt/leather jacket night. Plus, we see Tyler wearing a black t-shirt later (though it is possible he is wearing a khaki coat that he takes off later on to reveal the tight black clingy goodness within.

Later, we see Matt and Caro running away after Tyler starts wolfing out, giving us that amazingly sexy yet still hilarious Forest Humping (TM KJewls) shot.

Now, if Damon IS tackling Tyler, it’s possible that Matt and Damon have helped save Caro and Tyler from being sacrificed by Klaus, but have to deal with Tyler’s transformation. Or Tyler and Damon might have tried to stop Caro walking into a trap set by Matt and Sheriff Forbes, but been stopped mid wolf out. Tyler warns them to get away from him in the promo as he wolves out. I could buy him having empathy for Matt and not wanting to hurt him regardless of his double crossing of Caro, because Matt has been lied to by his friends, much like Tyler was, about really important things, and Matt and Tyler’s have been best friends for years, and it would be hard to just give that up.

I actually think that Damon is tackling one of Klaus’ witch minions who has come to “collect” Caro and/or Tyler, or maybe a werewolf who either comes back with Tyler or follows Tyler back in secret to make sure he doesn’t get too close to the vampires. After all, Jules and logically now the rest of the pack, know all about Tyler’s friendship with Caro.

You guys, I am bouncing off the walls with excitement! I know I have been busy lately and not posting as promptly as usual, but things have calmed down again, and you better believe that my Forwood recap for this ep will be up PRONTO!

Can’t wait to hear all of your thoughts about what goes down!

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2 responses to “Got Forwood Spoiler Whore – Tyler & Caroline Speculation – The Last Day – Vampire Diaries

  • André

    You should see these promotional photos for episode 21

    You gotta admit, next to shirtless this is as hot as it gets with McQueen.

    I watched the promo as well and sadly I couldn’t get a high definition version of the extended one so some thinks will be kept secret. But hey, I will probably have to wait until Sunday to get a decent stream. I had to use youtube to get a decent version of “Klaus”.

    By the way there is a sneak peak of episode 20.

    However I played the extended promo slowly and unless they have actors that look extremely similar I can say a few things:

    (1) The guy Damons beats at 0:24 wears the same cloths Matt was shown to wear at 0:16. In addition same haircut and you see a blue shirt under the jacket. So Damon beats Matt.
    (2) I could not make out any hint of face of the woman falling down the stairs so even high definition probably wouldn’t help.
    (3) At 0:33 that seems to be Jules in chains, albeit seemingly not in the same location Caroline was before.
    (4) Who it was that got slammed down at 0:31 I cannot possibly say.
    (5) The faces at 0:33 are too blurry in the scene (with the woman in white jacket) to say anything for sure. The woman in white could be Caroline and the guy with the gun probably Matt then. Both of the other guys could be Tyler (I guess the one in total black) but I can’t say more. Of course that leads to the question who it was that tried to attack Caroline and Matt. If it was a werewolf (possible because a witch wouldn’t attack that way), that also leads to the question of Tyler’s allegiance.
    (6) At 0:35 we can say that these are Caro and Matt (if it was them in the previous scene) because if the guy would be Tyler they would probably run faster.
    (7) Based on 0:37 we can be sure that Klaus’s fashion sense won’t improve and he will keep looking creepy.

    The rest of the promo was pretty clear so no need to speculate there.

    More I saidly cannot say and the promotional photo videos and the sneak peak don’t help either.

    Ps. Even if Tyler and Caro won’t hook up right away. Maybe we get a menage a troi for real this time. Let’s face it the two vamps and the doppelganger isn’t really exciting.

  • kjewls

    Well you’ve definitely done your job iof getting me psyched up for tonight’s episode! Tyler wolfing out (and possibly impregnating an unsuspecting mound of dirt? ;)), Matt getting his ASS kicked (YEAH!), Jules getting tortured, Tyler and Caroline experiencing sexual tension galore after a LOOONNNG HIATUS, Damon kicking butt and taking names (as per usual), the reunion of Team Bad Ass (this, based on the extended promo). “The Last Day” just looks filled with awesome!

    One thing I noticed, based on the promos and the photo stills, is that this appears to be another one of those split-action episodes, in which the Scooby Gang’s respective storylines remain separate for most of the hour. Just as they did in “Crying Wolf,” it looks like Elena and Stefan will head off to the Lake House for some “Me and You” time (meh). Meanwhile, Bonnie, Jeremy, and Uncle Father John will be busy doing spell “research” in Bonnie’s makeshift tomb. Not much excitement from either of these camps, as far as I can tell . . .

    The REAL action will undoubtedly occur in the Humped (and, therefore, VERY happy) Forest, where Tyler, Caroline, and Damon will hopefully duke it out with Lizard Forbes and Matt, and WIN! 🙂 Oh, and as for Jules, I suspect her days are numbered as well. As a guest star, she’s had a surprisingly long lifeline, hasn’t she? Some might say, TOO LONG. 😉

    I’m thinking “The Last Day” (a title which I presume refers to the final day before the Sacrifice is to take place), will also be Jules’ last day on Earth, in addition to at least one other cast member. Could Episode 20 be Matt’s Swan Song as well? And, if so, who’s kills will these be, Tyler’s, Damon’s, or Klaus’? Based on “other” information I heard from a reliable source ;), my money’s on Damon.

    Whatever ends up happening on TVD this week, here’s hoping the episode is filled with plenty of squeal-worthy Shirtless Tyler and Forwood moments for us to break down and analyze the stuffing out of, in your upcoming Got Forwood Installment (which, I have no doubt, will rival the episode itself, in its sheer brilliance and fabulousity :)).

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