Cassie saves the witches rom a close brush with death
I love a good Halloween episode of any show. But with The Secret Circle, you just know that a spooky house party complete with shadows, creepy decorations, and unidentified people in masks is a recipe for disaster. At least for the witches.
On Thursday’s episode (“Masked”), Cassie and Faye went to a creepy witch store to search for costumes where Cassie had an oddly intense connection with the weird owner, Calvin, and Faye tried on a “shirt” that was more like a piece of scarf covering just her chest. Grandma Jane informed Cassie that Calvin was also a witch who knew Amelia back in the day.
While setting up for the party, Cassie found a broken piece of the knife her attacker used last week, which had odd symbols carved into it. On her way back to the shop to figure out more about the blade however, she ran into Jake, who secretly stalled her car with the touch of his hand and headed to the store to forcefully warn Calvin. He made sure the older witch wouldn’t give Cassie any information by threatening to kill him with what I like to call “a little jar of death.” The jar, once containing the blood of a witch, one of their possessions and some secret witchy ingredient, can kill said witch at the strike of a match. Double, double, toil and trouble.
When Calvin evaded her questions, Cassie went to her destined-by-the-fates future lover Adam, who helped her discover that the blade’s symbols represented witch hunters. And speaking of hunters, back at yet another abandoned boathouse (Chance Harbor seems to be chockfull of them), Jake and his hunting captain (guest star JR Bourne) were setting up death jars for each member of the circle. Apparently, Bourne was super-convincing as a hunter of Teen Wolf and now is the only actor who knows how to locate supernatural teenagers.
At the Boathouse restaurant (see, I told you), an oddly intense yet informative meeting occurred between Adam’s dad and Calvin, who strongly expressed how important it was to inform Cassie about her father. Apparently, you never know which witch parent the child will favour, and she doesn’t know about the dark magic inside of her thanks to her dad, John Blackwell. It’s not like Cassie will find out any of this soon since right after this conversation, Jake found Calvin and sentenced him to a gruesome jar-death. Eww.
Meanwhile, the party was hoppin’ at Cassie’s. Slut-on-the-fly Faye kept Jake distracted while Cassie investigated his room next door, after he said some suspicious things about the hunting blade. Cassie found an entire set of witch hunting knives in Jake’s room, but he walked in and tried to explain them away, blaming their existence on his dead brother, Nick. Nice one, jerk. And let’s not forget that while this was going on, the circle members were being brought down one by one by masked henchmen at the party.
The big finish of this week’s episode occurred in two places at once, both of them boathouses. When Cassie awoke to find herself tied in a death circle with her friends, she went into some sort of frenzy and ended up saving them all by sheer screaming alone. Her potent underlying dark magic broke the surface and set them all free from the hunters, though Jake the snake still found a way to make himself look innocent.
Afterwards, while Cassie received a mysterious envelope containing secret documents, we saw that Grandma Jane’s road trip was not to end so well. She went to find another elder, Henry (a.k.a Faye’s now-dead grandfather), and in the process of discovering his dead body and his hidden crystal, Jane was bludgeoned in the head by a mysterious intruder.
Hmm. Something wicked this way comes. Or, is already there. Ok, that’s the last witchy cliché, promise.
The Secret Circle airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET, The CW/ CHCH.
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