Caroline is beaten down by life, and so is Tyler. They both see it happen to one another, and a connection develops. At first, Caroline is too afraid to say anything when she sees Tyler's dad hit him. The next time, she intervenes because she cares. Tyler is driving Caroline home when the device is used to detect the vampires. They crash. Caroline see's Tyler's eyes change, but, before she can process it, she passes out from internal injuries. Tyler lays on the pavement, sees Caroline and hopes more than anything she's going to be okay.