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The previous season of "The Vampire Diaries" saw Enzo, the character played by Michael Malarkey, reuniting with the person who turned him, Damon and Stefan's mother Lily Salvatore.

Enzo was an orphan who was dying of tuberculosis when he happened to meet Lily on a ship heading towards the U.S. Lily ended up turning him into a vampire and saved him from death, and this loyalty and kinship will prompt him to take Lily's side in the upcoming season.

Elaborating on what's in store for his character, Malarkey said at San Diego Comic-Con that although it would initially feel like "a good thing" for Enzo to be with Lily and her friends -- the heretics -- the decision would mean going again Damon, leading to conflict.

But it is not going to be all doom and gloom for Enzo. Malarkey noted that his character will finally find love in season 7. "We see him together with somebody, maybe somebody we know on the show," Malarkey teased, according to BuddyTV.

Malarkey did not reveal who the possible candidate could be, but rumours have been rife that Lily could be a potential suitor.

"I wouldn't say straight away there's a romance [angle], but I think we've left the door open for it to go any which way," Malarkey told The Hollywood Reporter in April, describing his relationship with Lily Salvatore. "There's definitely a chemistry there that is deep-rooted."

Another candidate is Kat Graham's Bonnie, who is no longer involved with Elena's little brother Jeremy. Although fans have been shipping Damon and Bonnie for a while, there is a strong demand for the Bennett witch to get involved with Enzo as well.

Also, the possibility of Bonnie and Damon relationship was dismissed by "The Vampire Diaries" showrunners during San Diego Comic-Con.

Bonnie is "going to have her own love interest this year — and it's not going to be Damon," executive producer Caroline Dries said at San Diego Comic-Con, according to TVLine.

"The Vampire Diaries" season 7 premieres Thursday, 8 October at 8pm EDT on the CW.