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Vampire Diaries Video: Paul Wesley Teases a 'Dark' Turn for 'Steroline,' Shares Hopes for Elena's Return

Much of what The Vampire Diaries‘ final season has in store for us remains a mystery, but there’s one thing fans of the long-running series can always count on: relationship drama!

“Stefan and Caroline start off pretty strong … and then it kind of spins out of control,” Paul Wesley told TVLine during a recent visit to the show’s Atlanta set. “It can get dark for a second. But the ultimate thing is, ‘Will they end up together?’ And that I actually don’t know.”

Also embedded in our discussion: Wesley’s personal investment in the future of “Steroline,” his thoughts on Stefan’s awkward relationship with Caroline and Alaric’s twins, and just how much Elena will impact these last 16 episodes.

Hit PLAY on the video above (Editor’s note: The audio is wonky, so feel free to use headphones!) for more of Wesley’s thoughts on the final season — premiering Friday at 8/7c on The CW — then drop a comment with your own below.