'Secret Circle' Recap: Cassie Gets Dark(er) & Jake Kisses [Spoiler]

Thu, February 2, 2012 11:55pm EDT by 20 Comments
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Plus, Cassie learns more about her not-so-dead father.

If Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) was a real person, I would kick her in the shins for what she did on the Feb. 2 episode of The Secret Circle. Her increasingly troubling addiction to Devil’s Spirit aside, she committed a major no-no when she [Spoiler alert!] totally made out with Jake (Chris Zylka)! Doesn’t she know it isn’t smart to piss off Cassie (Britt Robertson) now that she’s all hopped up on crazy dark magic?

But maybe I’m just letting my inner Cassie-Jake shipper get the best of me on this one. After all, Faye dated Jake before he ever met Cassie and Jake walked in on Cassie kissing Adam (Thomas Dekker) a few episodes ago. So even though I’d love to see Cassie and Jake make beautiful blonde babies, he’s technically fair game to any member of the circle. Well, except Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy), because she apparently isn’t allowed to have any fun at all.

And while we’re on the topic of relationship drama, Shelley Hennig wasn’t kidding when she told HollywoodLife.com that “there’s still some ‘Diadam’ happening.” She gave a super-emotional speech at Adam’s birthday party, which got me — I mean her — a little choked up. (I’m a man! Men don’t cry!)

But aside from the raging hormones of Chance Harbor, this week’s episode was still plenty meaty. After getting her hands on her father’s medallion, Cassie met up with the witch who confronted her in Jake’s memory last week, and she convinced the circle to perform a spell to release the power of the bling. Little did they know, they were being tricked into trapping their powers in the medallion! That’s when bad-ass Cassie nearly lit the woman on fire in order to get the truth out of her: John Blackwell is, in fact, very much alive.

I can’t say the same for the witch, though, whose throat was slashed by her mysterious witch-hunter master when she reported her failure. Cassie claims the circle is “ready” for the hunters to bring it — but I’m not so sure.

What did you think of this week’s Secret Circle? Are you mad at Faye for hooking up with Jake, or does she have every right to steal her ex-boyfriend back? With John Blackwell be a friend or foe? And when is Melissa going to do… anything?!

— Andy Swift

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