|“||We have a witch. His name is Silas. If you set him free, he'll help those who have helped him.||”|
Caitlin Shane was a witch who is Atticus' deceased wife and his leading motivation to raise Silas. Caitlin has never been seen physically being her appearances were only hallucinations, by Silas, to manipulate Atticus in rescuing him from eternal imprisonment.
Caitlin was a member of the Shane Family.
Caitlin was a witch who married Atticus Shane. They had a son named Sam but he died in a car accident. A grief stricken Caitlin tried to revive him by using expression, but it backfired and killed her.
In 2009, Shane had arrived on the Island in search of the well which can let you see the dead. By spilling some of his blood Shane was able to see Caitlin, however it was actually Silas using his ability to create illusions. She then told him about Silas and that raising him would result in her and their son's revival. She then explained what he must do in order to free Silas and this is what led to all of his current actions and is his ultimate goal.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
Atticus Shane describes Caitlin as a powerful witch, incredibly undisciplined and a loving mother. Since the death of her son, Sam, Caitlin became sad and lost part of the concept of reality, obsessed with bringing her son back. She tried to resurrect her son, even using black magic and forbidden magic. In the end, Caitlin was killed by overuse of magic.
During the visit of Shane on The Island, Silas creates an illusion of Caitlin to calm Shane after he fell into the well. In the well, Caitlin seems to be surrounded by an aura of evil, insane, and obsessed. She tries to convince Shane to sacrifice 3 groups (12 people each), to use the mystical power.
Caitlin is a beautiful woman, of medium height, with long dark brown hair, and brown eyes.
- Caitlin is an Irish form of Katherine.
- Shane is an Anglicized version of the Irish name Seán, which is Irish for John and is pronounced as "Shayn", and means "God is gracious".
- She died trying to resurrect her son, Sam, using expression and lost control over it.
- She is the motivation for everything Atticus Shane did.
- She is the third Witch that was revealed to have used Expression Magic.
- She is the first Hispanic witch in the series.
- According to Shane, she was very powerful.
- She only appeared as a hallucination to Atticus Shane created by Silas.
- She most likely found peace or sucked into oblivion when The Other Side collapsed.