Vampire Diaries Photos: Can Stefan Stop Caroline's 'Downward Spiral'?

Caroline is looking thirstier than ever — and not in a fun way — in a new batch of photos from The Vampire Diaries‘ March 12 episode, directed by Ian Somerhalder.

Appropriately titled “The Downward Spiral,” the follow-up to Sheriff Forbes’ funeral finds Caroline presenting “an unexpected ultimatum” to her friends, and Stefan’s well-intended intervention “sets off a dangerous chain of events, leaving him and Elena in a race against the clock.”

TVLine recently spoke with Candice Accola about Stefan and Caroline’s budding romance, of which she’s admittedly a huge fan:

I loved the progression of the Stefan-Caroline relationship. I love that it’s been such a slow burn, and I love that [their first kiss] wasn’t this aggressively dramatic moment; it was just really sweet and tender and the sun was setting. They didn’t need to start ripping each other’s clothes off.

Browse the new TVD photos below, then drop a comment with your hopes for Stefan and Caroline’s future, romantic or otherwise.

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