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'The Secret Circle' Recap: Cassie & Adam End Their Relationship

Thu, March 22, 2012 10:29pm EDT by Andy Swift 7 Comments

But is the big change permanent? Because I’m kind of terrified to find out how heartbreak will affect Cassie’s already dark powers.

I hope Cassie (Britt Robertson) and Adam (Thomas Dekker) enjoyed their first — and potentially final — night together, because it’s pretty much all downhill from here. John (Joe Lando) showed up on Cassie’s doorstep on the March 22 episode of The Secret Circle to clue them into the whole your-love-is-a-curse thing. Cassie tried to play dumb, but John was basically like, “Look, I know you guys had sex last night. Your lawn is covered in dead birds!”

With the cat officially out of the bag, Cassie and Adam paid a visit to sweet/crazy Jane (Ashley Crow) for more information. She confirmed the couple’s fears about the Blake-Conant curse, leading Adam and Cassie to down a special elixir that would make them forget how much they love each other. (Score one for Team Jake!)

And speaking of Jake (Chris Zylka), the golden-haired beauty went a wee bit off-the-rails this week. After waking up with a fever — and a ridiculously small pair of boxers (no complaints) — he started hallucinating, eventually trying to murder Adam and revealing that he killed Calvin.

Meanwhile, Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) was up to her expressive eyebrows in crazy ex-girlfriends. Eva (Alexia Fast) tried to enlist her help in bringing Lee (Grey Damon) back from the dead, but Faye managed to flip the situation around in her favor, allowing her to get back her powers and kick Eva’s ass. Double play! Still, something tells me we haven’t seen the last of that pesky redhead.

OK, now here’s where things got really crazy: A final confrontation between John and Dawn (Natasha Henstridge) revealed that, not only is there no such thing as a Blake-Conant curse, but John made the whole thing up to keep Cassie and the circle safe! Had Ethan and Emilia not fallen in love and tried to run away all those years ago, the circle would have been able to fight off the hunters together.

So now there are really four sides in this war of witches: The circle; the hunters; Dawn and Charles (Gale Harold); and John — because I’m not quite ready to label him a “good guy” yet.

— Andy Swift

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