Michael Malarkey Michael Malarkey

The Vampire Diaries' mysterious Enzo is finally coming face-to-face with the woman who turned him into a vampire: Lily Salvatore.

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On Thursday's episode (8/7c, The CW), Enzo (Michael Malarkey), while accompanied by his new buddy Sarah (Tristan Mays), is shocked to see a modern-day Lily (Annie Wersching) and even more surprised when he learns that his last day as a human didn't go down exactly as he thought.

"In a flashback, he's dying of tuberculosis and he's trying to get on this passenger ship to New York when he meets Lily, who takes pity on him and ends up turning him into a vampire," Malarkey tells TVGuide.com. "But what he thought happened all those years ago proves to be different than the real story, which he finds out in [next week's episode]. That forces him to think about things in a different way and move forward and create this strange relationship with Lily and an unlikely bond ... because she sired him. In the coming season I think that will be explored in more detail, and he feels more connected to her than anybody else."

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But that's not the only revelation of the hour. In our exclusive first look below, Enzo explains, or at least attempts to explain, Sarah's Salvatore family history. As for a buddy relationship between the two, Malarkey tells us, "It was almost going to be a Dangerous Liaisons-type thing but he develops a soft spot for her and realizes that all of his actions are putting her in jeopardy and endangering her life. It all comes to a head when she turns the table on him in this episode."

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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