'The Vampire Diaries' Shipper-cap: Can Caroline Help Jesse Become a Good Vampire?
Kendrick Sampson as Jesse and Candice Accola as Caroline in 'The Vampire Diaries' Season 5 episode, 'Dead Man on Campus.'
Caroline Forbes is a machine of perky energy, can-do attitude, and high moral standards. There’s no project she won’t undertake — and complete.
So when she discovers Jesse has become a vampire, she sets out to make him in her image: a good vampire, one who doesn’t drain people of blood.
The problem is that this project is doomed to fail. Dr. Maxfield’s experiments turned Jesse into a vampire who doesn’t need to feed on human blood — he needs to feed on vampire blood. And that makes him dangerous to all of them. When he attacks Damon, Elena feels she has no recourse other than to stake him.
RIP, Jesse. And just when his relationship with Caroline was heating up! Can the girl not catch a break in the romance department?
Check out this week’s status updates on all the couples of “The Vampire Diaries”:
Caroline and Jesse
Jesse wakes up, disoriented, strapped down in Dr. Maxfield’s lab. He manages to escape, but unfortunately feeds on his roommate Aaron. Luckily, Caroline comes to the rescue and undertakes the task of teaching Jesse how to be a (good) vampire. Later, at Bonnie’s welcome party, as the two dance, Jesse wants to kiss her, but last time he did… well, Caroline freaked. So this time, she grabs his face and kisses him!
But this wakens up something inside Jesse; apparently, Maxfield’s experiments made him want to feed on other vamps! Jesse flees to confront the bad doctor, and ends up attacking Damon. After Elena stakes Jesse, Caroline tearfully cradles his body. Poor Caroline can’t seem to hold on to her guys.
Damon and Elena
Status: In love, but now separated
Not a lot of action between these two lovebirds this week, since they’re on different missions. Elena is trying to befriend Aaron at the party, while Damon is dispatched to torture info out of Dr. Maxfield. Elena bonds (again) with Aaron over their dead parents and learns that his died of bites to the neck… hmmm.
Nina Dobrev as Elena and Shaun Sipos as Aaron in 'The Vampire Diaries' Season 5 episode, 'Dead Man on Campus.'
Meanwhile, after injecting him with deadly diseases, Damon gets some answers: Maxfield is trying to create a new kind of vampire that isn’t harmful to humans. When Jesse shows up, Damon is not pleased to learn that his advanced age apparently doesn’t make him stronger, but luckily his girlfriend comes to the rescue.