Two lines were egregiously removed from Vampire Diaries episode The Descent in season two.
One was Rose’s line, “It’s okay to love them both, you know”, which would have had an entirely different feel coming from Rose, as opposed to Katherine in the finale, what with Kat being such an unreliable narrator with a vested interest in the Salvatores remaining obsessed with her for eternity. The vested being her own belief that it is impossible for anyone to get over her. 😉
For Tyler/Caroline fans, it was his line, “Anything you need, I’m right here.”
Luckily, the season two DVD Gods have bestowed upon us a deleted scene containing this line. Click here for the original source when the delted scene leaked
Let’s dissect it, shall we?
GIFs courtesy of the lovely Cath from Caroline Forbes – The Vampire Diaries Tumblr
The scene kicks off with Tyler asking about Matt World.
Tyler: Why can’t you be with him?
Spidey: Tyler, did you forget the “I get it” scene already? C’mon, that’s my favourite, and I know you KNOW why Caroline is reluctant to be with Matt.
Caroline: I don’t wanna hurt him. Tyler: It’s not like you’re gonna rip out his jugular.
Captain Cardboard The Tool Haters: Dammit!
Spidey: Just wait til season three, maybe things will change. 😉
Other highlights of the clip: Tyler wonders if vampirism comes from Caroline’s dad’s side of the family. Aww, he thinks vampirism might be a gene like werewolfism is. I wonder if he thought Caroline would have to kill someone to trigger a vamp gene too. I do like that we are reminded of how Tyler is constantly questioning everything and everyone around him, even someone he trusts implicitly at this point like Caroline. He didn’t just swallow her explanation about being the only vampire in town; he wanted to understand how that was possible, and just assumed that it ran in her bloodline like the werewolf gene ran in his. So, I don’t think Tyler was clueless in this scene. He may live in a world where vampire/werewolf lore is well established in pop culture, but as a TV character living in a fictional world he doesn’t necessarily know how much of that is true and how much is Stephenie Meyer. I mean, Caroline hasn’t sparkled yet.
The seeds of Tyler’s belief that Caroline was purely lying to him were sowed in this scene. We have Caroline dodge his question about her vampirism, and then hug him to distract him about Elene’a situation, which he fleetingly has noticed. When he later talked to Jules, this strange behaviour on Caroline’s part would have appeared in a whole new light.
Tyler/Caroline huggage! Hands on waist!
Tyler thinking Caroline’s fear that Matt will reject her is absurd, since obviously he can’t contemplate how anyone wouldn’t dig someone so incredible is just made of win and rainbow sparkles.
Jules has a chat with Tyler at the end and asks if Caroline is his girlfriend. I LOVE that he hesitates before defining their relationship. Oh Jules, you may have ended up being a Forwood Unicorn Stomper, but you picked up on the vibe pretty quickly between them, I’ll give you that!
I’m not surprised they left this scene out. Tyler’s friendly concern for Matt/Caroline, even with the undertone of sexual tension throughout the scene, would have felt out of place before The Kiss. I mean, the whole proviso for The Kiss is that the knowledge Caroline stayed with him, even though she knew that a werewolf bite is fatal for vampires, meant his feelings got the better of him. As much as I adore every aspect of this scene, having friendly banter first and then the intense scene later would have felt weird, since you think Tyler would be itching to address the werewolf bite issue more strongly immediately. Then again, this scene showed it was obviously on his mind, and it could have just been by the final act that everything built up to a point where he couldn’t take it anymore.
So, yeah, I consider this canon.