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

Fri, October 21, 2011 12:29am EDT 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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