The Secret Circle, Season One Episode Six, Wake Recap

By Tegan O’Rourke

Burning Crescent Moons, new blonde boy to crush on, ok I’m starting to get into the Secret Circle. At first it was just the show that came on after The Vampire Diaries, but now it’s getting pretty good. I was shocked last week when Nick was killed off and figured the kids would find some magical way to bring him back, but no dice, it looks like he is being replaced by his older broker Jake who is a cutie!

Cassie looks stunned as her Grandma tells her the Circle isn’t really broken because it involves everyone in the gang’s bloodline! That was a  clever way to bring Jake into The Circle. The consensus is that Jake is bad and treated everyone like crap well at least Faye feels that way.

Since Grandma Jane helped exorcise the demon from Melissa she now knows about the Circle. She tells Faye’s mom she knows the Circle is bound and that Nick was taken over by a demon. She asks mother dearest for her help watching over the kids. Good luck with that, she’s all about the witchery.

“Who died and made you Queen Witch?” Faye asked when Cassie brings up the notion of bringing Nick into the Circle. It seemed odd that she would want him in so quickly without knowing him, especially since she has been so skittish the whole time about joining the group herself.

After the gang sees a crescent moon on fire outside their lair they get the creeps and Cassie tells Grandma Jane about it. Jane tells her it means they have been marked, basically threatened by another witch. Faye confronts Jake privately, they apparently had a thing, sparks will most likely fly again or he’ll end up going after Cassie.

Anyway Cassie is alone at the house when she is attacked by a freaky chick who says she wants her blood.  Conveniently bad boy Jake just happens to be coming home and hears Cassie screaming. He rushes in all good guy style and starts chanting a spell to make her go away. The girl’s eyes get all red just like the Vamps on the Vampire Diaries and she runs away.

The gang doesn’t like the idea of bringing Jake on board, but Cassie is set on it. Faye warns her that he will sleep with her and break her heart into a million tiny little pieces, then storms off because she is over him.

Grandma Jane whips out another crystal; I thought they couldn’t get anymore. The kids are lucky to have an older good witch on their side. She tells Cassie not to tell anyone about it and explains that crystals are lenses to magnify power.

Jake actually knows the girl her attacked Cassie, her name is Simone, she is hot stuff. Jake busts into her tacky motel room and they scuffle. He wants Cassie’s blood back “It’s too soon for bloodletting.” Jake tells Simone. I was hoping she’d be another good casting edition until Cassie accidentally helps Jake kill her outside of the restaurant, Cassie doesn’t seem too upset over her first accidental witch murder.  I’m assuming there will be more.  She tells Jake he can’t leave Chance Harbor. “The bad is coming they’re already here.”

Jake already seems like an interesting character. Is he a good guy or bad guy? Most likely he will be bad but like Damon on TVD have his moments of hot goodness.

Adam’s drunken father, Ethan is really busted up over Nick’s death.   I hope this guy starts getting better lines other than ones about destiny, love and the stars. Adam plays the adult and tells his dad to slow down on the drinks. Jake plays on dad’s drinking problem and starts a fight with Adam.  And out of respect for Nick, adam tries to punch Jake in the face at the wake, classy.

Charles, Diana’s dad accidently calls Jake, Nick, his guilt over having to kill Nick is evident, even though he had no choice; the kid was taken over by a demon after all.  It’s interesting how Charles didn’t have a conscience when he killed Cassie’s mom in the pilot, I wonder when that will come up?

Ethan warns Diana that Adam and Cassie are destined to be together, as Adam and Cassie have a chat in the bar about how he doesn’t like her around Jake. At first I think this is is going to be a long tormented affair, with a lot of dialogue like, “Oh know we shouldn’t and “What about Diana.” But then Diana not being a doormat, dumps Adam, go Diana!

It turns out Jake is in town to avenge the deaths of his family, he is a Witch Hunter and in cahoots with the guy who plays the Werewolf Hunter on MTV’s Teen Wolf. I’m ok with typecasting, werewolf hunter, witch hunter it’s all good because the actor is very believable as guy who hunts supernatural beings.

Best line of the night:  When Faye says “Is Jake in there, because I am so over him.”

Predictions: Jake will crush on Cassie and not kill her like he is supposed to and as an interesting twist to the standard tormented lover triangle; Adam will actually choose Diana over Cassie!

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Posted on October 21, 2011, in Other TV Show Reviews. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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