“The Vampire Diaries” fans, prepare to meet two new and extremely important faces when The CW’s supernatural drama returns from its hiatus.
Hemmens, a “Hellcats” alum, is the luckiest lady in the land because she gets the honor of playing Enzo’s (Michael Malarkey) long-lost flame from back in the day. She will portray Maggie, first appearing in episode 19. Remember when Enzo told Damon (Ian Somerhalder) the story of a girl he fell in love with in 1953? That’s Maggie, a former lab assistant to Dr. Whitmore. Enzo and Maggie fell in love and when she found out that Enzo was being tortured and experimented on, she told Enzo she was sorry and left.
No word yet on whether or not we’ll be seeing Maggie in flashback form or in present day, although if we do see her in present day, odds are she won’t be human anymore. That was more than 60 years ago, and Hemmens doesn’t look a day over 25.
As for Brochu, he will first appear in episode 16 as the “fun and charming” Luke, a student at Whitmore College who becomes fast friends with Elena (Nina Dobrev), Caroline (Candice Accola) and Bonnie (Kat Graham). Fun fact: Luke is the first young gay character ever on “TVD” (remember Caroline’s dad?) — meaning he won’t get in the way of any ‘ships, so put down your pitchforks. Luke isn’t just a nice guy, however: He’s got a secret agenda, and has “mysterious and dangerous reasons” for befriending the girls that has to do with the growing tension between the witches and the travelers.
“The Vampire Diaries” returns with new episodes on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.