One of the greatest things about Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries was the emergence of a new fan-favorite character: Enzo (Michael Malarkey). The hunky vampire from Damon Salvatore’s past waltzed in and immediately won our hearts, so we’re pretty thrilled that he’s a series regular for Season 6. How are things going romantically for this tortured dude? Read on to find out!


“Season 6 is kicking off with a vengeance,” Michael dished to First Coast News. “I’ve read the first scripts so far and they’re really good. You guys have a lot to look forward to.” Geez, stop teasing us, man! We can hardly wait for the premiere — titled “I’ll Remember” — on October 2.

Michael, who credits Paul Newman as one of his biggest acting inspirations, is thrilled to have permanently joined the Vampire Diaries cast and says his TV family is “sound as a pound.” How does he feel about continuing to play Enzo?

“We’re both loyal, very loyal friends, but [the comparisons] kind of stop there really,” Michael says of his TV alter ego. “He’s a vampire, he’s murderous, he’s a bit of a badass — I’m a big softie.”

That’s cool and all, Michael, but we desperately need to know what’s going to happen between Enzo and Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) next season. We know Enzo will be a “loose cannon” and Caroline is “really struggling,” but we think they’re perfect together.

“There was a makeout scene. I can’t tell you with who, but that’s going to make everybody go nuts. He’s had a few slightly flirtatious scenes with a certain cast member,” Michael teased, prompting his interviewer to ask if it’s Caroline he’s getting cozy with. “Not necessarily the makeout scene, but yeah, there’s a few great little scenes coming up with Caroline. She’s a joy to work with, Candice, and I think the dynamic between Enzo and Caroline is great. As far as love goes, I think Enzo has a little ways to come before he can achieve such a goal.”

Gosh, we seriously hope Enzo is able to earn Caroline’s love. These two are too adorable together not to make it official. True (vampire) love, you guys!

Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries kicks off Thursday, October 2, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!