March 30th, 2011

Arya & Gendry02

Central character per episode (The Vampire Diaries), part 4

Finishing up with all of the currently aired episodes, here is part four in listing and explaining who I think the central character per episode of The Vampire Diaries is. As before, here is what I based my choice upon:
    1) Which character had the strongest emotional arc
    2) Which character drove the most story
    3) Which character had the most key focus in their scenes (and in scenes not involving them)
    4) Which character interacted with the most characters
First of all, these are the characters that I consider lead: Elena, Damon, Stefan, and the secondary leads are Caroline and Bonnie -- they've driven multiple episodes, and have been the lead B-story in more than a few episodes), They are all regular cast members and main characters (ie, even though Katherine is played by lead actress Nina Dobrev, I don't consider Katherine one of *the* main characters). Alaric, Jeremy, Vicki, Jenna, Tyler and Matt fall under the supporting roles for me. While we've seen them lead some stories, it's at the most the B-story, and more often than not, they are supporting.

- Central Character Per Episode (The Vampire Diaries), part 1
- Central Character Per Episode (The Vampire Diaries), part 2
- Central Character Per Episode (The Vampire Diaries), part 3

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Stefan & Caroline02

A glimmer of hope for Stefan and Caroline, pretty please!?!?!

Am I reading too much into this comment from Julie Plec?

"Caroline having chemistry with everybody has been the best surprise to us as writers. Makes it easy to find story."

I mean, they obviously knew she had chemistry (to some degree) with Matt, and Damon and Elena (thus Nina, thus Katherine). And the story was planned with Tyler, so based on the stuff last season they had an idea. Which leaves .... STEFAN! So they were surprised to find out that Caroline and Stefan have chemistry, and that it opens up for plenty of story.

Too much to get from that comment or can I hold onto this just a teeny bit with my Stefan/Caroline shipper heart?