'The Vampire Diaries' Shipper-cap: Who's Going to Prom Together?
Prom is kind of the worst, isn't it?
Seriously, has anyone ever had a great prom? One without drama, mean-girl gossiping, crying in the bathroom, or boyfriend stealing?
Of course, Mystic Falls' prom is no different -- well, it's on a bit of a different scale. There's dress stealing as well as attempted murder. But in a town full of vampires, werewolves, and hybrids, it goes off pretty well ... considering.
More interesting, though, are the pairings of couples past, present, and possibly future. Let's check in on the various 'ships, shall we?
Elena and Stefan
Forgive us a melodramatic sigh; way back when, in Season 1, we thought these two would be prom queen and king. Alas, not only are they broken up, but Elena has no feelings to spare -- for Stefan or Damon. Nor Bonnie or Caroline; in fact, she steals the latter's prom dress!
See Elena being cold to her former besties:
Stefan wants to make Elena want to turn her humanity switch back on. At prom, he points out sappy pictures of them together and of her with Jeremy, but Elena is still as unemotional as a robot.
But later, as they dance cheek to cheek and he reminds her what it felt like when they used to dance together, her stone-cold facade melts a little. Stefan dips Elena and they look like they're about to kiss (!) ... but the ice princess leaves him in the dust.
Elena and Damon
Elena doesn't treat her sire much better. When she sees him with the limo to pick her up for prom (looking devastatingly handsome, by the way), all she can do is snark, "I don't need a babysitter." He even places a pretty corsage on her wrist!
Later, the two Salvatore brothers seemingly come to blows. Damon confronts Stefan about being flirty with Elena, and then Stefan stabs him! Of course, it's not really Stefan -- it's Silas.
Caroline and Klaus
After Elena steals her dress, Caroline doesn't go to the mall -- she goes to see Klaus! She doesn't want just another dress; she wants one of the antiques in his collection.
Then, she shows up at prom in a breathtaking beaded white gown. Maybe this will finally endear Klaus to Caroline? Well, it doesn't matter if she feels a little more charitable toward him because Klaus gets a note at the end of the episode from Katherine. In it, she says that there's a witch in New Orleans named Jane-Anne who has some information that will rattle him. Cue the Originals spinoff!
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Caroline and Stefan
At prom, when Caroline arrives in style, Stefan (fresh off of robot Elena's rejection) asks her to dance. "You know you have him wrapped around your little finger, right?" he says of Klaus (though, really, he could be talking about himself). When he reveals what happened with Elena, Caroline comforts him. "I think that someday you'll meet someone new and you'll be madly in love and you'll have moved on without even realizing it," she says. Yeah, wonder with who?