The drama isn’t over for Caroline and Stefan yet. “The Vampire Diaries” only has 16 episodes left, but Season 8 is going to give our favorite characters plenty of trouble. Though Stefan and Caroline can finally be together again, they’ll have some new challenges to overcome. Actress Candice King explained that their romance is never going to be the top priority.

“Their relationship will definitely be tested,” King told TVLine. “They have to balance some pretty adult things, in terms of Caroline and Alaric co-parenting these children and having this supernatural blended family. … Also, Stefan is so attached to protecting and saving Damon. He’ll always choose his brother first, and that’s going to be a really big thing for this couple.”

Stefan (Paul Wesley) is searching for Damon (Ian Somerhalder) after a mysterious being at the Armory possessed him and Enzo (Michael Malarkey). The two are on a killing spree, but, as previously reported, Stefan will be aware that it is beyond Damon’s control. He is determined to figure out how to save his big brother.

Elsewhere, Caroline will be pretty busy too. The vampire will get a new job as a journalist in Mystic Falls, attempt to be the perfect mother, try to relinquish her control freak tendencies to let a nanny help and she is in a new relationship. Her plate is definitely full.

It isn’t all doom and gloom, though. King added that there would be “some nice light, steamy moments” for fans to enjoy. It looks like Caroline and Stefan might get to make some happy memories at Mystic Falls events. Showrunner Julie Plec revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the small town social affairs from the early seasons will reappear in “The Vampire Diaries” Season 8.

“We have the carnival that was in the top of Season 2, which is a really big episode for us when Caroline first became a vampire. [That] makes a reappearance,” Plec said. “Founder’s Day will make a reappearance and Miss Mystic Falls will make a reappearance, so there’s a lot of those great Season 1 events that we’re able to revisit in small ways.”

“The Vampire Diaries” Season 8, the final season, premieres Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. EDT on The CW.