We’re totally ready to dive back into the Enzo (Michael Malarkey) storyline when Vampire Diaries returns later this month. But where might it lead us? Well, we can’t help but remember Enzo’s story of the beautiful girl he fell in love with back in 1953. Could Maggie come back into play? We speculate below.

In Season 5, Episode 9 (“The Cell”), we flashback to the 1950s when Enzo and Damon were co-prisoners of the Augustine Society, and best mates. They share many stories about themselves, including the women they have loved. For Enzo, that woman is Maggie, a former lab assistant to Dr. Whitmore who used to sit outside his cell.

“She was very [charming]. She was kind to me. She used to sit here in the hallway, taking notes while she observed me,” Enzo told Damon. “She was also stunningly beautiful. You have to understand, she wasn’t part of the torture and experiments. For the longest while, she didn’t realize Dr. Whitmore was doing more than just observing my behavior. I didn’t have the heart to tell her. I was just so glad of the company. When she finally realized what was going on here, she couldn’t bear it. So, she said she was sorry, and she left.”

A sad story, and one that seems suspiciously detailed. Why would TVD give this anecdote so much time if Maggie wasn’t going to become relevant to the future plot? But how? If Maggie is still alive, then she would be an old woman by now. Perhaps, her relevancy will come in the form of a larger part she played in the experiments. Perhaps, she knew the extent of the experimentation all along, and was even one of the leading member of the Augustine Society. She could have pretended to fall in love with Enzo as part of the experiment. Harsh, but it seems right up the Augustine Society’s alley.

Another possibility is that Maggie has somehow become immortal. There is the usual TVD method, of course: by becoming a vampire. Would Maggi have risked becoming the very thing the Augustine Society doctors were cutting up in their lab? Perhaps the reason she became a lab assistant at all was to learn how to become a vampire herself. Alternatively, could the Augustine Society have developed some kind of anti-aging potion from their experiments on vampires? After all, one of the side effects of vampirism is never aging. Perhaps, Maggie is still young and beautiful somewhere? Whatever happened to Maggie, we hope we learn more about the woman from Enzo’s heartfelt story -- if only as it will give the enigmatic European more screentime.

Do you think Maggie will come back into play in a future episode? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an all-new episode of Reign.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!