Few people can make us burst into tears like our girl Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola). From first loves, to first heartbreaks, and even first (and second) torture experiences, Caroline has been through it all.
"The Vampire Diaries" has a way of knocking Caroline down when we least expect it, and recently, they've done that with her mother's terminal cancer diagnosis. As Caroline struggles to come to terms with Liz's illness, we're preparing for the flood of tears we're going to release when Caroline says goodbye.
But this wouldn't be the first time Caroline made us ugly cry on "The Vampire Diaries." Grab your tissues and let's take a look back at some of Blondie's most heartbreaking moments:
Caroline compels her mom to forget.
When Liz first discovered her daughter’s secret in Season 2, she wasn’t exactly on board with the whole vampire thing. She had dreams for her daughter that didn't include growing fangs and feasting on people. But regardless of her prejudices, after seeing how being a vampire had made Caroline a stronger person (undead or not), Liz finally accepted Caroline. She promised she would keep her secret. But Caroline knew she couldn’t put her friends in danger like that, and so she compelled her mother to forget -- and we quietly wept.
Caroline sings "Eternal Flame" for Matt.
Who said ugly-cry moments have to be sad? This season two scene found Caroline hopping onstage at the the Mystic Grill to tell Matt how she really felt about him. Caroline takes chances with her heart, and when she compelled herself a backup band and started singing “Eternal Flame,” the sentiment couldn’t have been clearer. Eventually, Matt rushed to give Caroline a show-stopping kiss, and we cried all of the happy tears.
Caroline begs her dad to live.
Caroline’s father wasn't happy about his daughter's vampirism. In fact, he was so mad, he spent days torturing her in a cellar. So of course he had to wait until he was dying to finally accept his daughter. Despite her dad being the worst, we still lost it when Caroline sobbed into his arms and said, "Please don't leave me, Daddy."
Caroline and Tyler break up.
When Caroline asked Tyler to stay and be the love of her life -- "Love me more than you hate him" -- he walked away, and he left Caroline (and us) in a pool of our own tears. RIP Forwood.
Caroline freaks out.
One of the most unexpected moments of the series was when Caroline became a vampire -- but even more unexpected was the friendship with Stefan that would blossom from her undead state. Like most newly-turned vampires, Caroline lost her chill after her first kill. Damon wanted to kill her, but Stefan, being the hero, wiped the blood off her neurotic, scared face and offered some vampire-ry words of wisdom: “I promise you I will not let anything happen to you." Even from day one, Stefan and Caroline were making us cry.
Stefan breaks Caroline's heart.
At the beginning of season six, Caroline and Enzo set out to track down Stefan, who went AWOL over the summer. When they find him, Caroline realized that he had been ignoring all of her calls and messages. He eventually returned to Mystic Falls, hellbent on killing Enzo and starting a life someplace new. So when Caroline poured her heart out to him, asking him to stay, we thought Stefan was going to do the right thing. But nope. He just ignored her cries and left. It was like pouring salt in our open hearts.
Caroline learns about her mom's cancer diagnosis.
When Liz was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, our hearts broke for Caroline. Her relationship with Liz has grown tremendously since season one, and they've been closer than ever in light of the Travelers' spell to eradicate the vamps in Mystic Falls. We couldn't control the tears when Stefan broke the news to Care at the hospital, and her denial was utterly gut-wrenching -- and most importantly, real.