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'The Secret Circle' Recap: Can You Believe They Killed Off [Spoiler]?

Fri, October 14, 2011 9:30pm EDT by Andy Swift 89 Comments

The circle is down one very pouty-faced member after this week’s ‘Secret Circle.’

Well, kids, just because we knew it was going to happen, that doesn’t make it any less sad. Nick (Louis Hunter) met his untimely end at the hands of Charles (Gale Harold) on the Oct. 13 episode of The Secret Circle, after absorbing the demon that was possessing Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy.) Remember when Jessica told the episode would be “very telling about [Melissa’s] feelings for Nick?” She wasn’t kidding.

I think the fact that his body was willing to accept the demon serves as proof that Nick really does — uh, did — care about Melissa. It sucks that he’s dead now, especially because I was really starting to like the two of them as a couple, but something tells me we haven’t seen the last of him. He may be head, but this show is about magic, people. Just look at all those “dead” Vampire Diaries characters we thought we’d never see again!

Oh, the other major upset on this week’s episode? Cassie (Britt Robertson) came clean to her grandma! You know, about the whole witchcraft thing. Her exact words were “I’m a witch and I need your help,” which made me giggle, since it was totally reminiscent of how bluntly Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) dropped the same bombshell on Cassie just four episodes ago.

And this wouldn’t be a thorough review of a Secret Circle episode if I didn’t touch on everyone’s favorite love triangle between Adam (Thomas Dekker), Diana (Shelley Hennig) and Cassie. This is my first Secret Circle recap, having taken over for the lovely Lorena O’Neil, so I should probably admit this right off the bat: I just don’t get it.

Diana and Adam seem perfect for each other, and this episode was a solid reminder of that. Whether it was their crazy-hot sex romp — the one tragically cut short by all those panicked text messages from the other circlers — or their sad, quiet moment following Nick’s death, the couple’s chemistry was off the charts this week. It’ll be interesting to see what happens as the show progresses, but for now, I’m totally Team Diana.

So what did YOU think of this week’s episode? Are you mad that Nick is dead, or do you think it was exactly the game-changer this show needed? And where do you stand on the Adam-Diana-Cassie love triangle after this week’s very Adam/Diana-heavy hour? Drop a comment with your thoughts!

— Andy Swift

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