‘The Vampire Diaries’: Michael Malarkey talks Enzo’s revenge plot

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As fans of The Vampire Diaries know, death doesn’t always equate to absence. With the death of Enzo in last week’s episode, it looks like the same rule pertains to him. And that’s going to be dangerous for Damon, Stefan and Co. as Enzo is out for revenge.

Michael Malarkey, who plays Enzo, talked with The Hollywood Reporter about humanity-free Enzo, whether he’ll team up with the Other Side and Enzo’s role in the finale.

How do you think Damon will react to Enzo’s death if and when the truth does come out?

In this situation, Enzo brought it on himself in a way. A lot of people are going “Oh no why is Stefan hiding it from Damon? He should just tell him!” And that’s true. Perhaps there might have been a chance for Damon to have a bit of understanding about that even though he might fly off the handle a little bit. The fact that Stefan is hiding it from him may make it worse if Damon ever does find out. But we’ll find out what happens in the next coming episodes.

How dangerous is humanity-free version of Enzo?

He’s already a little bit unhinged and he’s already a little bit spontaneous and can be reckless. But there’s this sense of cool, calculated energy that he has as well and that comes back now that he’s switched off his humanity — that soldier Enzo, where he’s going to be plotting things and planning things and making himself known and actively seeking some form of revenge which you’ll get to see some glimpses in the next episode and in the lead-up.

How does Enzo go about making his presence known, as you’ve said?

It’s all based in the fact that the Other Side is falling apart in a sense. Little things are starting to happen that are peculiar and things that are quite creepy. Enzo quickly starts to figure some of these things out (Changes to thicker accent.) because he’s quick like that isn’t he? You’ll begin to see some of these things happening. It’s quite creepy and quite fantastical.

Is there a chance we’ll see him aligning with people from the Other Side?

Enzo is going to do whatever he can to get what he wants, whether that includes finding like-minded people or plowing ahead like a bulldozer. You may see certain people cropping up that he might link up with briefly but for the most part, he’s in it for himself and is trying to get what he wants.

I imagine Enzo will be a major part in these final episodes. How big of a role does he play in the finale especially?

When I read that final episode, my jaw hit the floor by the end of it. It was that good. It has such a good cliffhanger that’s going to have everybody squealing. You guys gotta tune in. Everyone’s going to be speechless at the end of it.

Read the full interview at THR.com

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c.

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