Michael Malarkey to Blast from Damon's Past on The Vampire Diaries

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Michael Malarkey is on his way to Mystic Falls.

The actor will come on board multiple episodes of The Vampire Diaries Season 5 as Enzo, described by Deadline insiders as a "charismatic but tortured" figure from Damon Salvatore's past.

It's unclear what brings Enzo to town, but he'll look to reconnect with his former friend and debut on December 5.

Damon v. Silas

Malarkey has a history with The CW: he was cast as the male lead in The Selection pilot, a drama that did not get picked up this past season by the network.

But the young actor clearly made an impression.

And he won't be the only person to blast from a Salvatore brother's past this fall: Janina Gavankar has been cast as Stefan's ex and will make her first appearance on The Vampire Diaries next week.

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You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.