After eight bewitching years in Mystic Falls, the sun has finally set on all our supernatural friends and frenemies. And while some of our favorites have finally found some kind of peace, there are still some loose ends that have yet to be tied up.
Caroline and Alaric might have found happiness opening a school to honor Stefan's memory and teach supernatural children, but the real treat came for all those Klaroline shippers out there, when Caroline received a letter — and a whopping donation — from her former fling Klaus Mikaelson. In his letter, Klaus confessed that he still hoped he and Caroline might meet again some day, and, god willing, we might get to see that day come to pass.
Klaus is already the front man of one #TheVampireDiaries spin-off, #TheOriginals, but now, co-creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson are hinting that they haven't ruled out the idea of starting a second. It's a long shot, but one that will undoubtedly be worth the wait. However long it takes.
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Before the finale, Plec told Bustle:
"Matt Davis (Alaric) is going to appear [in the finale]. Alaric Saltzman will be dropping into New Orleans and he'll be bringing with him a piece of information from Mystic Falls that will impact the future of a character on The Originals and possible additional opportunities for a new series down the road... Yes, of course, I have laid a groundwork in the [TVD series] finale itself for future expansion of the universe."
After the finale aired, Williamson confirmed to Bustle that Plec was referring to that Klaroline moment. He feels just like the rest of us when it comes to mourning the fact that Klaus and Caroline never really got their chance:
"Caroline, we just wanted to suggest that there was another whole chapter to that story. For me, I always wanted to go down that road. I always was so sad – one of the unfortunate things about having a spinoff show is that you lose the opportunity to have a storyline that you might have wanted to explore in the other [show]. I always felt like Caroline and Klaus never had the relationship storyline that they could have had. It got cut short."
Plec is more realistic when discussing the idea of a potential second TVD spin-off, allowing fans to hope but insisting that it's far from a sure thing. She explained to EW:
"I can’t make any promises for many reasons: One, because we don’t have a fifth season of 'The Originals.' Two, because while I love the world of the boarding school and all that it represents, that would be an entirely new show that I haven’t even begun to think about, but the doors were not left open unintentionally. They’re open with a hope, not a promise."
Still, it's nice to imagine that Klaus and Caroline do finally get their chance one day, even if we don't get to see it. Williamson continued:
"I just thought we could throw in a nugget of there was another story there for her. And that Klaus and Caroline finally, something did happen between them. You just have to imagine what that might be. It's just so that we all know that storyline did fulfill itself."