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'The Secret Circle' Recap: Cassie Chooses Between Adam & Jake

Thu, January 12, 2012 10:47pm EDT by Andy Swift 21 Comments
Courtesy of The CW

Do you think Cassie made the right choice? (Spoiler alert: I DO NOT!)

The Jan. 12 episode of The Secret Circle confirmed two things we already knew: Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) is out of her mind, and Chance Harbor High School should probably have more than one chaperone at its next dance. Beyond that, it also gave viewers something they’ve been waiting a long time for. Cassie (Britt Robertson) finally gave in and locked lips with…

…Adam (Thomas Dekker)!

That’s right, Cassie chose Adam over Jake (Chris Zylka). In her defense, Jake has been out of the picture for a little while — and she certainly didn’t expect him to walk in on her and Adam kissing! But whatever happened to her not wanting to hurt Diana (Shelley Hennig)?

Meanwhile, desperate for her own powers outside the circle, Faye snatched a page from Cassie’s family’s book of shadows to share with her super-hot voodoo buddy Lee (Grey Damon.) And unsurprisingly, the spell required to steal Cassie’s dark energy involved Lee unzipping Faye’s dress.

What Faye didn’t realize, of course, was that she was nowhere near ready to handle that kind of power. Not only did her actions put the students at the dance in danger, but Cassie, Diana, Adam and Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy) — who got a grand total of five on-screen minutes this week — all suffered as a result.

The rest of the circle was understandably pissed at Faye for putting their lives in jeopardy, but Faye countered with a very good point of her own: Hasn’t Cassie put the circle in just as much danger — if not more? She’s the one who released the demon that killed Nick (Louis Hunter), she’s the one who brought witch-hunter Jake into the circle, and she’s the one who almost killed Adam with her mind.

Cassie countered by saying that all of those events were accidents — but I’m starting to wonder how long Cassie can keep up her little innocent act. The more she chooses to embrace her Balcoin powers, the worse things are going to get. For everyone.

So what did you think of this week’s Secret Circle? Were you happy with Cassie and Adam’s long-awaited kiss? And how badly do you want to see Faye and Cassie throw down in some sort of epic witch fight? Leave your opinions in the comments section below!

— Andy Swift

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