There's already a long list of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals stars who've shown up on Legacies. Since Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) was just name-dropped in connection to Kai Parker's (Chris Wood) return in Legacies Season 2, is there hope to see Aunt Bonnie back in Mystic Falls? Not sure about that, but it does sound like her late love Lorenzo "Enzo" St. John (Michael Malarkey) might be willing to return.
So many fans wanted a happier ending for Bonnie and Enzo. In The Vampire Diaries' series finale, Bonnie prepared to leave Mystic Falls and travel the world. Enzo, already dead thanks but no thanks to Stefan Salvatore, was shown to be watching over Bonnie -- and reminding her not to forget her passport.
Fast-forward to the spinoff series Legacies and I can imagine Bonnie might be ready to come home from her travels. I don't know how Kat Graham feels about returning to the character of Bonnie Bennett at this point in 2020, but Enzo actor Michael Malarkey just left the door open for an Enzo appearance on Legacies:
It's clear Michael Malarkey appreciates The Vampire Diaries fandom and loved playing Enzo. Many TVD fans followed the show to Legacies, but the joint spinoff with The Originals has also picked up brand new fans. They may not be familiar with Enzo or Bonnie, but I suspect they'd love the love story.
I can't really imagine Enzo appearing on Legacies without Bonnie, but I can absolutely picture Bonnie appearing with or without Enzo. Bonnie is one of the characters Julie Plec wants on Legacies too. Bonnie was/is close to Caroline Forbes -- who has yet to appear on Legacies because actress Candice King isn't ready to reprise the character. However, witch Bonnie was also close to Caroline's twin daughters, who are teens now at the Salvatore School. In fact, on The Vampire Diaries, Bonnie worked with young Lizzie and Josie Saltzman to trap their evil uncle Kai in his current Prison World.
Well, Kai is coming back, and he'll first appear in Legacies Season 2, Episode 12, airing this coming Thursday February 6. The twins don't remember him, but Bonnie would, so it would make sense to hear from her or at least about her. And through her, Enzo?
Back in 2018, Kat Graham was not interested in playing Bonnie Bennett again. As she said during the summer TCA press tour (via TV Guide):
Fair enough. But that was two years ago. Time can change people's minds and make the heart grow fonder. Besides, Bonnie's story was just beginning in The Vampire Diaries finale. She was ready to live her life and travel, but after that ... ? I could see her returning to The Vampire Diaries Universe before Enzo, but since Michael Malarkey is willing to show up, there are ways Enzo could appear even without Bonnie. After all, death means very little in this supernatural world. People can come back all the time. Even if they stay dead, you can visit them in alternate dimensions or hear about them on the other side.
What do you think about Enzo on Legacies? It's just an open door at this point, there doesn't seem to be a plan for him to return. But could you see it happen? Even without Bonnie or only if Bonnie came back too?
While you give that some thought, check out Michael Malarkey on Project Blue Book Season 2 Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on History, and watch Legacies Season 2 as it continues Thursdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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