'The Secret Circle' Recap: Diana & Adam Break Up! Does He Really Belong With Cassie?

Fri, October 21, 2011 12:29am EST by 5 Comments
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Plus, the arrival of Nick’s shady brother forces the Circle to get over his death… pretty quickly.

I know this is a show about a coven of witches, but The CW might want to consider renaming it The Secret Triangle, because bad-boy Jake’s (Chris Zylka) arrival on the Oct. 20 episode made things even more complicated than they already were — for everyone. As if his history with Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) isn’t bad enough, Jake also showed an interest in our girl Cassie (Britt Robertson.)

And speaking of showing an interest in Cassie, Diana (Shelley Hennig) finally confronted Adam (Thomas Dekker) about his feelings for the new witch in town. Of course, this was only after Adam’s drunk pappy had a little talk with Diana about people who are fated to be together, awkwardly proclaiming that Adam and Cassie are destined to fall in love. “The sooner you let him go, the sooner you can be free,” he told her — right before, I assume, he fell asleep in a puddle of his own vomit.

But while I remain skeptical that Adam and Cassie have any chemistry whatsoever — seriously, I don’t see it — Diana was concerned enough to dump her boyfriend of six years on the spot. She wants Adam to finally make a choice between her and Cassie, though something tells me he won’t be able to do it. And if he does, she won’t be too thrilled with his decision.

OK, now let’s get back to Jake for a second. He may be Nick’s (Louis Hunter) brother, but his plans for the circle are pretty much the worst. “I’ve come to get revenge on the people who killed my brother,” Jake told a crew of shady-looking gentlemen at the end of the episode. “To rid Chance Harbor of witches — and I will not fail.” Not good. Not good at all.

And my special hug of the week goes to Jessica Parker Kennedy, because I’d be lying if I said I didn’t grieve for Nick right alongside her. I know she knew Nick more intimately than the rest of the Circle members, but I was disappointed with the others’ lack of mourning.

— Andy Swift

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Posted at 11:35 PM on December 30, 2011  

i have to say Adam and Cassie should totally be a couple in the secret circle the both have feelings for each other and they no it

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Posted at 1:42 PM on October 27, 2011  

I Reallyyyy like Cassie/Adam as a couple, i looovee adam, and i think they´ll have more chemistry from now on, since he has no longer the GF issue, and i love that Diana left him, without the “i hate Cassie” drama, i cant wait for them to have their first kiss…. BTW i thing Thomas Dekker (Adam) would make a perfect Will Herondale (or a Patch (Hush, Hush), he´s sexy and misterious!

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Posted at 1:26 PM on October 27, 2011  

I love Adam and Cassie. They have a special bond and subtle chemistry thats just dying to explode if given more screen time. Jake is a walking cliche. Im already over him. Cant believe he replaced Nick. What travesty.

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Posted at 12:48 AM on October 21, 2011  

I don’t understand why so many people like Cassie/Adam. I don’t see the chemistry, either. I just feel like they’re too predictable, and it’s not like they’ve really had any “moments” together since the first episode.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:32 AM on October 21, 2011  

Agreed! I understand what they’re trying to do, but I think there should have been a little more build-up. Like, we should have EVENTUALLY learned that Adam and Cassie’s families are fated, rather than being told right away :-/

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