The Secret Circle: Crystal Hassles (PHOTO RECAP)

The Secret Circle S01E19: "Crystal"


You know, I've given a lot of guff to the crystal MacGuffins on this show. They look like something you'd buy with skee-ball tickets and it never ceases to look embarrassing when a serious actor holds one up and pretends it's anything more than a piece of hippie junk. But if the whole point of a MacGuffin is that it's an object that forces a character to take action, then "Crystal" used them perfectly. I can't believe the irony of this situation, but yes, an entire episode about crystals is one of the BEST episodes of the season. None of this changes the fact that I still want to destroy them all with a hammer, but still. Success!

This episode was basically just a big scavenger hunt and in addition to dumping a ton of information and making a huge revelation and killing off a character (I think?), it was just plain fun. Characters were paired off into fresh combinations and everyone worked as a team to get the job done. This show feels pretty invigorated right now and, crystals or not, it's a thrill to behold.

Anyway, let's talk about John Blackwell's sex life!

We began at Faye's house, where she and Melissa were following Blackwell's instructions to rifle through all their parents' sh*t. In a move reminiscent of the Damon Salvatore Soapdish method of hiding things in plain sight, Dawn had kept her private diary in the coffee table.

And the Penthouse Forum-style reminiscences contained therein (alongside, I'm guessing Lisa Frank stickers) were how Faye came to suspect that Blackwell might've knocked her mother up back in the day.

First off, I love how quickly this plotline moved along. We as an audience knew Dawn and Blackwell had been a thing, now everybody knew. Also I loved that Faye immediately was fine with this potentially earth-shattering revelation so long as she now got to have dark magic of her own. Teenagers!

Later at the witch house, did it seem like everyone was in a super crabby mood?

I mean, they had JUST witnessed a man exploding, wouldn't you think they'd be all hyped up about it? Apparently not. But I DID love the idea that Adam and Jake were reading the same book together. I liked that about this episode: Characters who almost never hang out were suddenly hanging out. I'm serious, it made things seem a lot fresher and brought out new dynamics in all their friendships.

Faye couldn't resist trying out Cassie's crystal:

She broke the pile of test tubes! And then some mirrors and junk. (Where'd all those mirrors come from?) Anyway, Blackwell was real ticked about it. He'd gotten a really god deal on these items back in the day!

I loved how he was getting very Dad-like with Faye right off the bat.

So yeah, then the episode became this big scavenger hunt for crystals. I really liked it! Scavenger hunts are the best! I also really liked how Cassie immediately called shotgun in Jake's car (because who wouldn't?) and lied to Adam about having already made that arrangement. And did you catch Faye giving a sarcastic "hang loose" sign as they all trudged out? Loved that.

So as promised, Diana was giving Grant a day to win her back over, but it really only took about twelve seconds and a bouquet of flowers. And another great coat. (How big is that sailboat again? Where is he keeping all these coats?)

But just as Diana was about to spend the day with her flossin' Aussie (Flaussie?), along came a couple of cockblockin' witches to hassle Diana about her crystal-finding duties.

They ended up letting her off the hook, but still. Diana could not get a moment's peace all day! Oh but the main thing is, Adam and Melissa teamed up for the whole episode and it was GREAT. There wasn't even any bogus romantic hooey between them, they just seemed to really enjoy each other's company. I loved when they both openly fawned over Grant's accent. See? Adam is such a better character now, he smiles and everything.

Then this guy showed up:

Melissa was NOT interested, but Callum wasn't taking "no, definitely not, blackout forever" for an answer. He was REALLY into her witchiness so Jake had to step in.

Which, wasn't it weird how most of the circle was dressed in black in this episode like some kind of gang? Also, just FYI, witch blood is bought and sold on the black market. By whom, you may wonder? Voodoo people. That's right, those mousy geeks we saw at Callum's party are buying and trading witch blood. Lord.

Then Cassie went home and heard some noises in the kitchen!

It was Jane! We knew Charles had unbroken her brain in order to enlist her services in killing Blackwell, but there was some question about how much of her memory she'd regain. The answer was "almost everything." Except the part about Charles spelling her and having her institutionalized for a few months. She didn't remember that part I guess. But other than that she was pretty much back at 100% and dealing with 6 months worth of overdue bills!

Haha, so just to recap, Cassie came home for no reason?

Anyway, SOMEBODY noticed that Cassie had been out of sorts lately.

She lied about how the elixir didn't actually work on her and tried to play it off like she wasn't dragging nine-ton broken heart around with her everywhere she went. To his credit, Jake gave her this look:

Honestly, what couldn't THAT fix? Except for occasionally manhandling a voo-dude, Jake's been a lot nicer and more mellow lately, and this tiny, subtle moment of empathy suddenly got me back on the Cake train.

Right after the two of them (plus Faye!) headed for Jake's grandpa's house, we discovered they were being followed by Callum.

Haha, sorry. I mean, I know it's just the helmet, but did his head look ENORMOUS? Look at the ratio of head-to-shoulders and tell me that doesn't look like a child biker. How could Jake not have seen that gigantic noggin in his rear-view?

So anyway, Jake's grandpa wasn't home so the trio immediately busted into his crazyperson shanty.

As Jake informed us, this was what's known as a Conspiracy Wall. Just FYI.

Also, please update your contacts:

Wasn't it weird how the final five members of the circle were born one a month for five consecutive months? And are those constellations? I KNEW horoscopes were just a bunch of witchcraft.

Back in town, Blackwell was waiting outside Charles' law office hoping to, I don't know, clear the air?

But nope! They hate each other still. But we learned a couple things: 1) Charles believes that Blackwell personally murdered Diana's mom. And 2) Blackwell now admits he made bad choices back in the day (including personally conjuring demons) and insists that he wants to make things right. Didn't work though, because Charles basically just said he was going to kill him. Cool chat, bro.

Also, the laws of TV and movies dictates that anytime you break into somebody's pad, they will arrive ten minutes later. Because then Jake's grandpa arrived! And oooh was he mad. He basically threw his pool table at the intruders!

After the three of them slid the pool table right back at him, Jake's Grandpa was like, "Identity verified" and immediately hugged him hello. Oh, and he hadn't yet heard about Nick's death, so that was awkward. But nobody dwelled on that stuff, not when there was A TON of information to dump on us.

So then Jake's Grandpa broke down what's going on. It involved three circles surviving the Salem witch trials and one relocating to Chance Harbor way back in the day. He didn't mention the difference between a circle and a coven, so I still have no idea how that coven Blackwell genocided factors in, but anyway. Blackwell had been trying to control the Chance Harbor circle by turning it into an engine of destruction. When he realized he couldn't control the previous circle, he came up with a pretty amazing Plan B.

That's right, he'd decided that he'd just procreate a ton in order to make the NEXT circle dark. But apparently his game wasn't THAT great because he only managed to knock up one other lady other than Amelia.

Obviously Cassie was a tad stunned by this stuff. Not only was Blackwell allegedly even more awful than anyone thought, but he viewed Cassie as basically an experiment in eugenics rather than a daughter. Oh, and then there was the simple fact that one of her friends was actually a SIBLING.

Pretty heavy stuff for an only child former orphan. But then things just got heavier: Jake's grandpa started ranting about endtimes! Specifically, if the six crystals were combined they'd form a CRYSTAL SKULL (okay, that's pretty cool right there) and it would be the single most powerful tool of destruction ever and "our existence will be swallowed by a river of blood!"

Faye's reaction to this was basically perfect:

Haha! Love her.

Meanwhile, Team Madam were rifling through Melissa's grandmother's stuff. I guess she was spending the day at an Indian gaming casino or something, I can't remember. Anyway, her method of hiding her crystal was also pretty hilarious:

Melissa explained that the grandmother probably got all those other crystals in Sedona, which made me laugh out loud. My point exactly, writers! Witchcraft is already kind embarrassing on its own, but for the most part The Secret Circle has made it seem cool and interesting—The art and imagery have sort of a rustic-goth-Pottery Barn vibe, which is both interesting and appealing. So mixing it up with annoying New Age b.s. is not the way to go. But honestly, if I actually get to SEE a crystal skull between now and the finale, all will be forgiven. MAYBE.

Back at Diana's house, she was still trying to spend the day with Grant, but Adam and Melissa kept interrupting them. Since Diana was still in the closet about her witchcraft, we got a number of scenes where she awkwardly tried to hide it from him. Including this weird one where he walked into the garage only to find three black-clad teenagers huddled over a dufflebag of crystals.

Anyway, Grant finally got the hint and buzzed off, then the three of them used magic to identify the real crystal.

Hilariously enough, it straight-up GLOWED. The crystals glow now, just FYI.

Back at Jake's grandpa's place, the three kids had a pow-wow about what they'd just heard. That's when Jake more or less confirmed the revelation about Cassie having a sibling.

Plus Faye was jumping to conclusions LIKE CRAZY.

It was a lot to deal with! And that was BEFORE the break-in.

He'd stolen the map to Jake's grandpa's crystal. Because if you ever go to the trouble of hiding a crystal in an abandoned mine, just go ahead and leave a map to it hanging on your Conspiracy Wall. Oh, and by the way, the abandoned mine is spelled to prevent anyone with DARK magic from entering, which is just a good call seeing as people who practice regular magic always make good decisions with crystals. (See: Charles, Dawn, Ethan) But yeah, don't worry about it, the whole anti-dark magic spell probably won't come into play later.

As the kids departed grandpa's house, he and Jake had a nice moment.

I liked that even though the old man was paranoid and irritable, he clearly felt horrible about how Jake's life had turned out. And it was also a reminder about just how sad and lonely Jake's life had become. Basically his family was dead and he had no friends and lived alone in a bedroom next to the girl who didn't love him and I'm pretty sure he didn't go to college and has no hobbies. And now that all the mirrors are broken in the witch house, it's like he has NOTHING left! Poor Jake!

Then Grant and Diana kind of broke up after she was, once again, interrupted by circle drama.

Sorry guys, better luck next time!

Back at Jane's house, she and Charles had set up a scheme in which to kill Blackwell.

It involved a power-sapping chair, a silly crystal, and a witch cruet. But before they could drop a match into a jar (oh, how I long for the brutal simplicity of a wooden stake), Jane wanted to finger Blackwell's brain a bit about what really happened to Amelia.

I was slightly disappointed by the fact that the REAL story didn't come out in this exchange. Wouldn't it have been cool if Blackwell had done some personal investigation work and found out Charles had done it and then outed him right then and there? Oh well. Didn't happen. Maybe later.

Meanwhile, in another killer example of how good this show's location scout is, Adam and Melissa were exploring an abandoned mine. It was genuinely scary looking!

At one point Adam even busted out some Indiana Jones-style skills in order to find the hidden crystal!

They didn't specify, but I'm just going to assume there was hot lava or something down at the bottom of that pit.

Anyway, Adam found the thing and then had a bit of an issue on the swing back over.

Whew! That was close! But then uh-oh:

Apparently Callum had stolen the map because he knew the crystal could be sold on the voodoo black market? Who knows. I liked how he offered to take the money and whisk Melissa off to a "voodoo island." Doesn't that sound awful? I mean, not scary at all because I'm not even sure voodoo is even powerful in this world, but I mean awful as in smells awful. Melissa was not interested.

Meanwhile the rest of the kids arrived and right away Cassie ran into the anti-dark magic spell that Jake's grandpa had placed on the mine.

And since we knew Jake, Adam, and Melissa had already entered that tunnel it left only two candidates from which to choose.

Meanwhile Faye was eager to get herself nearly killed, as she believed it was ignite the dark magic she was by now certain she had. So she stood in front of a fleeing Callum's motorcycle, and I'll admit, seemed pretty badass while doing so.

But it didn't work! No dark magic for you, lady. Fortunately Cassie was there and she got RESULTS.

I loved when Adam and Jake teamed up to "mark" the dude. One, because I like the implication that the circle is kind of a fearsome bunch, but also because I think marking is pretty hilarious. So, you cut your own palm and the thing that happens is your palm will bleed whenever the person returns? Cool vengeance!

So anyway, back at Jane's joint Charles was getting REAL eager to kill Blackwell.

Blackwell had switched out his own blood in the cruet for Jane's! Oh no, poor Jane. Except, did you notice how her complexion returned to normal while holding the crystal? Did it repair her, like the time Charles saved Dawn or Dawn saved that one friend Cassie had that one time? I don't even know. Oh well, if she IS dead, rest in peace lady.

In another nice scene, which was the latest in what's become a series, "Blackwell Gets Paternal," Faye finally asked him straight-up whether he's her dad.

And he said no! And not only that, but that Dawn had basically IMAGINED the affair that she'd so feverishly scrawled in her diary. Which really makes you wonder: If Blackwell was so serious about siring an army of Balcoin children, how'd he pass up the can't-miss proposition of knocking up Dawn? That wouldn't have been too hard for him in retrospect.

Doesn't matter. The thing is, Faye took the news like a champ. Especially when Blackwell took the time to talk about her real dad, and how he was a good guy who'd be proud of her today.

It was seriously touching! The thing this show is absolutely nailing right now is the schism between Blackwell's evil side and the genuinely decent stuff he does to undercut it. Either he's misunderstood or he's just SO charismatic and manipulative, but that's good writing either way. I love that I still don't know what his deal is, it makes him so much more interesting.

So then Diana came clean with Cassie: She was FED THE F UP with the circle. It had been really cramping her style lately.

Cassie brought up a good point: Diana's the one who'd first found her Book of Shadows and recruited the other kids, plus she'd been the one who spearheaded their binding. But now that she wants to do nude somersaults with some hunk she was gonna leave everyone dangling in the wind? Not cool.

Oh, and Cassie was pretty curious about why Diana hadn't actually GONE IN the mine even though she'd arrived first.

Boom. Bingo. Jackpot. Diana's Cassie's sister!

Now, okay. First of all: AWESOME. That is a good choice. Faye was always too obvious, and Melissa's moment with Blackwell from a few episodes ago was a nice diversion. This choice just makes tons of sense and in retrospect was the ONLY way to go. (Still wish it had been Adam, but mostly for LOL reasons at this point).

I admit I'm pretty confused about how the family structure works: So there is no Meade in the circle then? Is that allowed? I thought all six families had to be represented? This is a complaint I keep having: While I love how complicated the actual backstory is—allegiances, betrayals, mistakes—it bugs me how vague and confusing the lineage stuff is. WHAT EXACTLY makes up a circle? HOW MANY of the parents were witches and how many were normal humans? Maybe this is available in flowchart form somewhere on the internet, but my arms and hands are too tired to Google it. Anyway, kinda wish I had a firmer grasp on this stuff, but oh well. It's all a testament to how entertaining I find this show... Ultimately I'm just sitting back smiling. Especially during this episode! So good.

BUHH-EYE!

 

QUESTIONS

... How soon will Diana turn dark?

... Does Charles even know?

... Is Jane 100% dead?

... What's on YOUR conspiracy wall?

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Charles definitely knows .. he was way too eager to kill John.



PS I think I'm in love with Faye :)
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Haven't read every comment yet so I don't know if this has been mentioned.



We only have Blackwell's word that Faye is not his daughter and she never tried to get in the mine. To control the circle probably only the majority of the members needed to be dark - Cassie, Diana, Faye and Nick. Now it's even numbers as Jake was presumably born before Blackwell started his plan and we know Adam, Melissa and him don't have Dark Magic.
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Last-minute thought.



I was talking about how mad I'd be if I were Jake and Nick had bound my magic to a circle of his teeny friends (aside from the fact that he can still do a little on his own for some reason)...but how mad does *Faye* deserve to be, now that Diana pushed for everyone to bind their powers with punycuffs and she now gets to cheat like Cassie does with Dark Daddy Magic?



Sure, it was mostly Faye's fault that Cassie was convinced to do it in the first place, but still. If I wasn't too busy laughing at Faye's pain, I swear I'd feel sorry for her.
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I just have one thing to add here about the 6 months of overdue bills. One of the reasons that Charmed annoyed me so much even though I loved it when it was on and so on, was that they had money problems. It aggravated me because it was all "you can't have personal gain and so on" but I seriously wanted them to be able to just make as much money come out of thin air with their magic as possible. BUT that made it more realistic than this show is. Cassie just gets to live alone with no parent? I know John is there to watch over her but he keeps a distance and doesn't live there. So I hope that in the wake of Jane's death they say she had a will or something because if Cassie just keeps living there on her own without having to pay bills with no explanation I just might scream.

That is all.
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this was too funny!!!
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*Spoiler Alert*

[insert gasp here] In a CW TSC Extra, Andrew Miller says that Jane is dead and the Circle thinks that witch hunters killed her.
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Well Price, the actual Circle is built of 12 families. Since they reduced it to 6 for TV, it can work without a Meade.



I don't think Diana will turn dark, but I do think she'll start to enjoy her dark powers around the 2nd or 3rd time she really gets to use them.



Charles doesn't know. He doesn't look at her in anyway that shows he knows that Blackwell is her bio-dad. If he does, he's good.



Not sure about Jane's death yet. You made a valid point about her complexion and the crystal being in her hand. It may have saved her, especially if she knew what was happening to her once it began to happen. She may have saved herself. I hope she did. Cassie may need her.



Blackwell is going to use all the crystals to form the crystal skull and take control of the Circle. Then he's going to rule them all. That's on my conspiracy wall.
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I MISSED U SO HARD. K BYE (CLIP CLOP CLIP CLOP) baaahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! x
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Again, I am late to this one. Stupid life and its getting in the way of stuff. Anyway, crystal skull!!! How about that one? In a moment of jocularity, I predicted a crystal skull and I am right. Awesome. And Diana as Cassie's sister, I feel like I predicted that one, too, though that could be my imagination. But I agree, perfect choice.



-Totally want Diana to go dark. Way awesome.

-Screw Charles. Him vs. Blackwell war now. Blackwell wins resoundingly thus instilling fear into everyone. Good set-up as a villain.

-I don't like her that much. Leave her dead. No more Jane necessary.

-On my conspiracy wall, you will find the fully detailed plans of what really happened to the Romanov's, complete with the location of Anastasia's buried body.
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how come Jane doesn't have magic without a crystal but Jake's grandpa does?
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Given what a conspiracy nut he is, I highly doubt he would have let them take his magic. He's such a hermit, they probably didn't bother chasing him about it. The guy didn't even know his grandson was dead. Something tells me he doesn't get out much.
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I think she does. She just likes props.
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I feel like crying, guys.



I missed this episode of TSC, but I've always been able to (il)legally download TV shows from from the net and watch them through my PS3. But no matter what torrent site I go to, every time I download this episode it refuses to play on my computer or PS3. I download a ton of shows, and there are a lot of corrupted files, but I have NEVER been given this trouble.



I can't even read any of your comments.



If you hear a pathetically low moaning/wailing sound before you go to sleep tonight, that's probably me ... or a banchee ... but most likely me.
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You might try updating your audio/video codecs; it might just be a different version than what you have. The most common download of this ep looks to be an AVI while the more recent ones have been MP4, so it may be a different translation from what you've viewed in the past.
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And/or maybe download VLC media player.
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http://www.1channel.ch/ Try this place. It's streaming but you can get anything and everything!!
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Oh no! I was so looking forward to your comments Fringe! I hope you find a way! Perservere bro!
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Go on to tv-links.eu with your computer, look up the show you want and use Putlocker, Sockshare, Nomamov, Videoweed or Movshare links for the episode. They all work. Put and Sock are the best. If you're using Nomamov, Videoweed or Movshare and the video starts getting all choppy and staticky, just refresh the page and that's fix it. let us know what you think when you're done(It's AWESOME!!!!)
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STREAM. Streaming is the answer.

I don't know will this link work for you, but try it anyway:

http://www.gorillavid.in/cnb/zl06kem0f5qf

Gorillavid tends to load pretty fast, so if you're near a good internet/broadband/WiFi source, hopefully it'll work. And it's FREE.
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You can watch the full episode on the CW website for free (I just checked and it's up).
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"Sorry, this content is not available in your location."



Does God hate me? What did I do, God? Why have you forsaken me?!
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I sent you a message.
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Listen up, everyone, and listen good! This is how the season finale is going down. We learn that Grant has really been working with Blackwell all along and the drink he gave Diana before they broke up was really spelled to make it LOOK like she had dark magic when she really didn't. Melissa will have a nasty dream about her dead boyfriend and her dark magic powers will activate, bringing him back to life again! Finally, Cassie's mom will return to town as a double agent witch-hunter spy in a UFO from the future with the Crystal Skull. And just so I don't reveal TOO much, I'm stopping here. Now THAT'S good television!
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Not sure how much of that was sarcasm...
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I didn't love that Diana was the one that ended up being Cassie's sister. Not that I don't think it would be an awesome plotline for her, but we hardly got any Charlies and Diana moments as it was. I had been waiting for them to explore that relationship more and now we find out she's not even his daughter.
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I didn't mind Diana being Cassie's sister, but I do agree with you about Charles and her. However, I think we can expect more scenes between the two of them to see how their relationship changes, now that she knows she isn't his daughter.
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And even though you didn't get an abundant about of scenes between the two, you easily saw from the times they shared together how solid and close their relationship was as a father and daughter. Like, for the past 16 years all they've had was each other most of the time, so it really allowed them to get close.



What I like about them choosing Diana, is that Diana is the one member who has the most solid parent relationship with her dad, so now we're going to see that affected by the fact that Charles really isn't her biological father after all this time.
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You're so right! I've gotten the impression that they rely so heavily on each other. Like she takes care of Charles as much as he takes care of her and that is what will make this entire thing that much more interesting!
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Diana wasn't just the choice that made the most sense, she's also the choice that gives the writers a whole lot more to work with in my opinion.
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on another note..can we have a gay witch in chancehabour and mystic falls??..ok i have a man crush on the male vampires/warewolves in mystic falls i dont care,they have good looking guys.. and maybe a female/female pairing in chancehabour cos they have more females.
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For a while, I thought Faye was hot for Melissa, but I guess it was sympathy instead.
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Yeah. Especially in episode 5.
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That means the circle is nt complete if diana is blackwell's daughter and charles has no child at least none that we know of atm,and how is the circle complete for them to be able to bind them??...am i the only that doesnt get the storyline of binding the circle,complete eachother..i dont know...newaiz,i wanted the balcoin child to be faye but i guess dianna is nt a badchoice,she needs to come out of that good girl/witch image..



I can really see diana going realllllly dark,like consumed by this dark magic and bsides we cant have to heroes,so i see them having cassie be the good 1 and dianna be the badwitch using the dark magic 4 badthings and the people in the cirlce will have to choose sides.This episode was ok,but nothing really climatic IMO.i just wish they will cut to the chase already,get them brokenup already let them start doing ADVANCED magic,cos i dnt know what else to say..they cant read minds,levitate,telepath,push thoughts into pple,cheat in sports,see/paint the future.etc,jake that has individual magic cant do magic..I DONT GET IT!! they could have easily push thoughts into that bike riders head and kill him even callum but its like they forget they have magic..Gosh i dont know anymore..am really getting tired of this redundant storylines,even the reveal wasnt climatic to me as i hoped...if this show gets a second season pls and pls sit down and do a LOT of corrections with the storylines and some inconsistencies going on..i love this show and i want it to succeed but its not making any effort to be honest.



Now to price questions: i wished they had revealed the balcoin child differently by making diana already know,prolly some signs b4 but having her keep it from her friends/circle cos of her personality she likes to always be ontop of things,always self righteous sometimes and doesnt want pple to know her flaws,so i wish they had made her known individually but ddnt tel any1,but anyways..its done already..i hope diana starts goin dark as early as the season FINALE,so that a cliffhanger can help us thru if eventually they get a season2,so we can speculate..season finale would be a perfect time for her to start getting consumed/showing signs of the darkness.



Lol,gosh i really pity charles,mayb he is impotent and knows that diana is nt his daughter and asked john blackwell to impregnate his wife which could be their lil secret cos i dnt understand how charles wouldnt know..didnt he take DNA test,any suspected behavior from his wife..but i'wud go with the option that he knows and his impotent.cos i cant imagine what charles would do if he ddnt know,i'd rather not find out cos he his a vile human being.



Hmmmm jane,what a sad case,i dnt even know...but i think shes dead but gone to faye's grandfather's heaven as well...and what about the powers that transfers to other witches when the elders dies??..anyways...ALL i need from TSC is to do cool magic..but they r failing miserably at it.
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1) Ye-ha! I'm so glad it's Diana. It could have been Melissa too, but hey, I'll take what I can get. Well, I hope she won't, they've tried it with Cassie, so unless Diana just handles it totally different, it's gonna be a repeat. Plus, I hope she doesn't have the same power as Cassie, because dark magic is kinda Cassie's thing. Her only thing, actually. Are they now equally powerful? I was not looking forward to that. I like Cassie the BAMF, but hey, we'll see.

2) Charles is to busy looking for chrystals, obviously.

3) Yeah, that was weird. I hope she isn't though. Poor lady, just came back from a house for the mentally insane, plotted a murder and then became the victim herself. Tragic.

4) Oh you know, make the sky colour with pink balloons, plant a tree in everyone's garden.

Oh oh, I laughed so hard at the chrystals at Melissa's house. Do you think the writers were kinda: 'yeah, alright, chrystals are a bit lame'?
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1. Ooh, I had a feeling it would be Diana! 5 minutes before they revealed it, but still... She has been angry lately. I can sense some evil cat fight plots coming up between her and Cassie. I'm guessing she will find her dark side in the season finale, in the battle (there will be a battle, right?). And after she will leave them. Major cliffhanger.

2. Daddy (not biological though) Charles would be proud if he knew, Or horrified. Either way, he doesn't know.

3. Is Jane dead? At first when I watched it, I thought she looked pretty much dead. But now... there was no sad music, or even a scene where Cassie found out about it and reacted. So no, I think she's spelled or in a coma.

4. I don't have a conspiracy wall ... or do I?

Btw, thank you for picking my comment last (?) week on "Your recent thoughts". Made me feel very proud. ^_^
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if dianas grandma could sense cassie's dark magic, why couldn't she sense diana's?
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Not of you consider that Diana's dark magic is in slumber, and not active like Cassie's dark magic.



When Kate came to visit (and she's coming back!), Cassie was actively using her dark magic at the time. So, it was probably easy for Kate to sense it off of Cassie. More so, because she knew where Cassie came from.



As for Diana, she's never done magic alone. She's always done Circle magic and has never activated the dark magic within her...YET! Which is probably why Kate couldn't sense it off of her at the time.
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Yeah, Cassie had used her dark magic against the witch hunters in 'Masked' (remember, she set that guy on fire?!), and Diana had never tried it, so I guess that's why.
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1) She's to much of a goodie, goodie to go total evil. Her good side is going to even that part out.

2) I think he does. Maybe that's one of the other reason he's so mad at Blackwell.

3) I don't think she is, am hoping she's not. If she is, Blackwell is going to have to do some serious explaining to Cassie about where the hell did grandma Jane went to.

4) That either Dawn or Charles is working for the Witch Hunters. My money is on Dawn.
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1- Soon I hope, might make her more intresting.

2- Nope but I sense a fist-fight in their future ;)

3- Is anyone on this show EVER 100% dead?

4- Consparicys... why?... Have you seen it? Are you THE ONE!!!!!
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1.) idk but i hope she doesn't steal Cassie's thunder, cuz dark magic is like all she has going for her at this point..

2.) maybe, it could be why he hates Blackwell so much

3.) nah, crystal saved her ass. probably drained it in the process

4.) its a secret
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The writers need to be a little more specific about the structure of the older Circle. For one thing, I won't believe Charles isn't Diana's father until they tell us more about Diana's mother Elizabeth.



As for Diana "turning dark", the writers basically tried to remind the audience "they'll only discover it when they need it most" (which I've been hoping would happen for a while). It's not something you orchestrate, it sorta just happens....I hope her power isn't the same as Cassie's, I hope it's something that suits Diana's personality or her lineage or whatever....



Does Charles know? I don't think so...he seems to really claim Diana....



I don't think Jane is dead...YET....they've been trying to get rid of her for quite some time now....
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AHA! So I'm guessing Price Peterson was right about that moment in Fire/Ice when they set Dianna's dress on fire - It wasn't Cassie who'd done it, she was focusing on her circle magic (then when the dress caught fire she thought she was just plain out-of-control, poor thing) IT WAS DIANNA! Her dark magic was unknowingly tapped into .......AWESOME!!
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When Faye and John had their conversation at the end of the ep, as Faye was walking away, did anyone else catch that little hint of a smirk on John's face? I'd say there's more to the story than he's letting on.
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Haha, you were right! Looked back and I saw that smirk he made. Very interesting, and I'm glad they showed that.
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Isn't there always? stayed tuned till next week......
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Hmm, I'm gonna have to watch that scene again! :o
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well this was hell of an episode.. yet the upcoming one, felt more tingling than this one..



1) how come Diana never found out her dark magic? "because she never tried" would be the lamest explanation, it had to show itself somewhere, by some means.. and her nagging about being "suffocated" was really boring.. and it is not like you can go "I am not a witch anymore".. grow up lady, as now you have very new stuff to deal with..



2) how come it wasn't Faye whose mother had so much thing going on for Blackwell -and could that be another reason why Charles is so pissed off at Blackwell, Dawn being so into him? I mean if the grandpa was right, he could have just used the opportunity.. yet, maybe he did and it did not work, we will never know that, probably..



3) the grandma angle was getting to the verge of being extremely ridiculous, as she became a puppet to anyone whispering, so I am not that sad that she passed.. and the expression on Charles' face was priceless.. but I wish the truth about how he killed amelia was revealed and someone did sth to him before he killed the grandma.. and I didn't think she died, especially while holding the crystal but watching the promo and hearing Cassie saying "now I want to destroy them more", sound more like she did and that line is probably a reference to grandma's death and a lame explanation, probably regarding witch hunters, made by her father..



4) Charles obviously does not know, but I wonder what he will do when he learned.. now he is the loneliest member of the whole series: even Jake has the circle and friends.. that loneliness might turn him into someone with "nothing to lose" and make him very dangerous.. it would be great if he died by the end of series, so that Amelia's revenge would be taken.. maybe him, ethan and dawn would team up against blackwell..



god, so many alternative angles, and also hearing that Nick will be back, everything is more complicated.. I cannot dare to think about the finale cliffhanger:)
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lol always so much fun reading those recaps about The Secret Circle :) Mr. Peterson, you own sir. And although the show is REALLY cheesy and makes no sense whatsoever most of the time i still keep watching it just like everyone else i suppose :)
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I'm not going to lie, I've probably watched the finale scene of this episode between Cassie and Diana over ten times or so. And the excitement from the first time I watched it still boils!
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I'm hearing a lot of people are unhappy about Diana being the child? Not here, of course, the majority here seem happy, but elsewhere, in other corners of the interverse...and I can't help wanting to tell everyone that, at this point, Diana hass sort of earned this storyline? Is it just me?
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Most of the disagreement comes from two things: everyone fangirling over how Dawn had a crush on Blackwell, so Faye MUST be his child, she's a bad girl, she'll go nuts with the dark magic. The other issue is Melissa has been pretty under-utilized and a lot of fans (even me) were hoping it'd be her, so we'd have something to talk about with her.



For me personally, I wanted Melissa, but am totally cool with Diana. She's the one who the power would change the most. The last thing she needs is the propensity to blow things up without the Circle being present.
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I wanted Melissa, too, and then there was this whole theory I had that it would be Nick...but Diana really was the least expected.
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What did people want? Faye? Because that would have been the weakest choice creatively.
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Right there, too. Faye would not have been the best choice. She's going to be vital and independent no matter what happens to her. Diana sets up the future so very well.
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I agree. That was why I knew it wasn't Faye it would have been too obvious and even though I hoped it was Melissa I mostly was leaning towards Diana. Diana works.
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Exactly! I guessed Faye a week before we even found out Cassie had a sibling, FAR too obvious choice.
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Idk, Diana wasn't exactly my choice either. And why did she earn it? I think everyone "earned" it, if you put it like that. There are numbers of stories in which Faye or Melissa or even the boys (which would have been so weird but possible) could have been the other Blackwell child. So it was just up to the writers to decide with which one they could do the most and for that I'll trust them. So yeah, it is (like everything) a personal preference. I was so disappointed right after the episode, but I'm getting more accepting. Still skeptical, but now I'm just gonna wait and see.
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A lot of people are implying that Diana's personality will make this storyline boring. But I think that her good-girl nature is what has earned her this storyline. Even Melissa has had more moments to shine in hero mode than her, despite not having as much screen time.

I agree, they all deserve a storyline this meaty, but there are particular fans implying that Diana doesn't. And I disagree.

I don't think I made that point so well though, haha.
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Exactly, what makes a character is something that shows when they're put in new situations. Like when the scumbag jerk sacrificing himself for the children or when the goody two-shoes teacher starts cooking meth.
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You can never go wrong with a goody two shoes teacher starting to cook meth.
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If everything I wanted to happen happened I'm pretty sure I'd get bored and stop watching. She wasn't my choice, but I see there are some benefits in going that way.
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I don't know, for me, I've been hearing that a majority are actually happy with Diana being the other child.
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I liked Dianna from the start she was great when she was drunk at the sleep over and fierce when she fought Zachary in the school hallway when he tried to kill cassie threw him at the cieling lol
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I saw the promo on Youtube for next weeks episode, and so many people are giving out about it...but I don't put a lot of stock in Youtube fans. It seems all the shippers swarm there, which makes it difficult for all the fans such as ourselves, who must come here in the end.
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'Shipping, it's become like a religion....
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Willow x Xander shipping? Who were these freaks?



Now, Anya x Giles...I could see that.
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It wasn't a "who" thing so much then as an "if" thing. There was a huge division in the X-Files fan base as to whether or not Mulder and Scully ever should get together. The Xena was about whether Xena and Gabrielle should get together or already were together or whether Xena should end up with Ares. Buffy w/Spike vs Buffy w/Angel debates rage on to this very day. To say nothing of the Willow/Xander Willow/Oz Willow/Tara and Willow/Kennedy mess.
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If you're going to credit Moonlighting you have to also credit Cheers, but I'd like to think nothing counts prior to the advent of online fora, probably starting with newsgroups.
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Damn the 90's!

But I wonder did Moonlighting contribute?
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I think 'shipping started hard, as safibwana says, with "X-Files", but I'll put "Buffy" in the mix, too. Of course, "Friends" didn't help, either.
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I blame the 90's (which is like I love the 80's but different). Xena and the X-Files. Although, also, probably the beginning of time. Someone in Sunday School was shipping Judas and Jesus 1000 years ago.
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I'd like to know where shipping originated, too...
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@iShivi Shipping? Or religion?
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Who invented such a thing!? Bleh.
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TOO TRUE.
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I'm so exited for that Crystal Skull. Especially if you know that whole backstory of the books, not that it will be the same. Anyway, still exited!

I don't want Diana to become evil, I want cassie to become full-on evil. And I think the writers are pushing her in that direction. Her mom/grandmom both died, she's lost the love of her life, everyone wants to kill her. Her life sucks basically. The only familymember she has now is John and I don't know really if he's a villain or not. (I just love him, evil or not.)



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Well, nooow, if characters are smart enough (I deeply doubt it), they should notice that the "curse" was a fake. Adam has been having sex with a Blackwell loong time ago, so the curse should've been activated since then.

But I doubt the writers even noticed that, or just decided to ignore it XD
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Yeah, the 'curse' was just against the 'written in the stars' BS.



The real question is: Did the writers actually foresee this, or did they just choose a lucky BS angle?
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The "curse" was supposed to be on the Conant and Blake families. Diana's not a Blake.
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Oh I didn't even think that... Good point!!
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Wrong side of the family. He can't mix juices with Cassie's mom's family.
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there is no curse.
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Of course there is, it's just manual and not automatic.
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Truth. (most likely)
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"If Blackwell was so serious about siring an army of Balcoin children, how'd he pass up the can't-miss proposition of knocking up Dawn? That wouldn't have been too hard for him in retrospect."



My first idea was that they went to see Species and he wasn't in the mood anymore, but it was a year before the movie. :D
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I think he lied and he was totally doing her, but he didn't think of spelling his swimmers to get there first.
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I agree!
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So Price, what happened to your Veronica Mars recaps? I was looking forward to reading the second part :/
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I am too! I just think it will probably take a long long while. I guess we just have to wait it out :P
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Give it time. We all know each V. Mars episode takes time...there's the watching phase, the appreciating phase, the stunned silent by it's amazingness phase, rinse, repeat.
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Nailed it.
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Since watching the show left me with more questions than answers about how the whole lineage thing works in regards to the circle, I read the books to see if there was any information in there that could help un-addle my brain.



(WARNING: minor book spoilers ahead)



Of course, the show is (a lot) different than the books, but I think the books might possibly have an answer to how the lineage works. In the books, a complete circle is 12, and it doesn't specify that there must be a member from each of the 12 families that escaped the Salem Witch Trials; makes sense, it would be difficult for all 12 families to have a child around the same age each generation to make a complete circle. So instead, it seems that the members of the circle just have to be descendants of those original families. For instance, there is a pair of twin brothers in the circle, and their younger sister was going to be the 12th and final member before Cassie came to town. It didn't matter that if the sister had joined, 1/4th of the circle would come from the same family, just that they were all descendants of the original families. (Also in the books most of the circle members were related, since apparently witches only marry and breed with other witches, so that might screw up this theory, but I'm gonna keep going anyway.)



I think that maybe the members of a circle in TSC only need to be descendants from an original family, and they could possibly even be from one of the 12 witch families that stayed on the East coast. So it might be possible that one family could have six kids grouped together and form a circle, but then that circle wouldn't have access to the Book of Shadows, crystals, tips and tricks, etc. of the other families, and therefore a circle is better off with members from many different families.



When Nick died, Jane told Cassie that Jake could take his place as the sixth member of their circle, because they're part of the same bloodline. I don't think she specified that he had to be an Armstrong, though he is. I think if they wanted, they could have made a complete circle with Diana, Adam, Faye, Melissa, Nick, and Jake--six descendants of the original families. But Jake was away (did we ever find out where he went?) when Diana found her family's Book of Shadows and convinced everyone else to go all Halliwell. Perhaps if one of them had a sibling, other than Nick, they could have acted as the sixth member. (The rest of the circle don't have siblings, right? Aside from Diana and Cassie's half-sister, evil baby daddy issues.)



That's my theory, anyway, that members of a circle need only be descended from one of the 18 families to escape the Salem Witch Trials. It would certainly be less troublesome than getting every generation to reproduce around the same time so your circle isn't made up of senile old folk (I'm looking at you, Jane), useless middle age dads (hi, Charles), and horny, irresponsible teenagers (er--that's every main cast member on this show).
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Is it possible that the only reason Jake had to be an Armstrong to replace Nick was because Nick's bloodline was already bound to the circle? Like, if the circle hadn't been bound before Nick died, maybe they could have welcomed anyone their age, from any other blood line, into the circle?

Hmmm. We might make sense of this yet. Good theory!
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I like that theory. Awesome.
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That would royally piss me off if my dumbass little brother got me bound to a circle just because he did it to himself before he died. I wonder what Faye would've done if she'd been innocently (heh) living her life and her little sister suddenly got her bound.
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Nothing logical, or smart, but it would surely be fun to watch.
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First of all, I think that Diana will turn dark next episode, they put in the quote that Cassie and Diana are the dark magic siblings or something in the promo.

Second, I don't think that Charles knows that Diana isn't his daughter.

I don't think that Jane is dead, she looked normal for the last few minutes, unlike how Lee just stayed that way when Eva killed him, but then again, this is cruid (or however you spell that).

On my conspiracy wall, I believe that perhaps Faye is Charles's daughter (you know, so that there's at least one Meade child in the circle, I'm not sure if Dawn was a Chamberlain before hooking up with Faye's father so... yeah, just so Faye can have that father that she's always wanted.) Also, I'm just wondering, what happened to the Balcoin necklace, I don't believe that it was actually destroyed (perhaps Cassie found a better hiding spot). Also, what happened to Jake's aunt and uncle, supposedly Jake is living in their house but they never seemed to return from that trip to family members somewhere, it's been a lot of episodes since then, I'd like to see the aunt/uncle giving Jake a lecture for being away for so long. :)

On another note, I wonder... how is Diana going to get those two crystals from Charles? Also, is Chance Harbor getting a lot more witches, or are they going to the East Coast? It'd be great if Grant turned out to be a witch or witch hunter but perhaps that'd be over played.
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I think Blackwell had an affair or brief relationship with diana's mother Back in the day just being pregnant w/o marriage was frown on. Diana's mother wouldn't tell Charles about Blackwell. the Meade crystal exists but one of the family's would have two crystals the meade crystal plus the other one.
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"Back in the day just being pregnant w/o marriage was frown on"



Back in the day? Remember, these people were all born in the 90's. I'm pretty sure there were no such frownings in the 90's.

Sorry to break that news to you, because the 90's seems like 5 minutes ago. But it wasnt, it was 22 years ago. Dear God, I'm old....
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For teenagers, I hope it is still frowned upon.
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Maybe they need a witch mommy and a witch daddy to make a witch baby? Maybe blackwell is Meade's long lost brother? IDK. I'm just excited for lady Di.
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*shuffles timidly into comment section* So Price isn't mad at our crazy display of commenting last go round?! Cuz I already typed a three page apology, acquired three bags of all pink Starburst, two bags of green Jolly Ranchers, signed over the rights of my Caroline Forbes Appreciation website, shipped him my box of Veronica Mars stickers, and surrendered my life size poster of Matt Bomer that used to hang over my bed. Basically, I relinquished all of my prized possessions as an apology.LOL!



So 'sup. Did I mention commenting rehab is a witch?! They repossessed my keyboard and exorcised my wit. It was horrible. But what's worst...TSC withdrawal. I was jonesing hard. So much so that security had to remove from the clothing store because I totally was manhandling the Deep V t-shirts in the Men's section. Wait. Im an Adam girl. Strike that. I had to forcibly remove myself from the makeup section because I was fondling a tube of Mascara. It was Adam's brand okay?! Don't judge!



I had to watch this episode twice because I had a sugar shot every time they mentioned the word crystal and halfway through I fell into a sugar coma. But this episode was AWESOME! And the irony wasn't lost that easily one of the best episodes was based on that damn crystal! But I want a crystal skull!!! Preferably a blue one!



Thank the constellations for the mixed pairings! I LOVE Madam!! Two of my favorite witches joined forces for most of the episode and it was just a great repoire they had going. Adam was finally Adam. He was all adorkable...and there wasn't any of that forced sexual tension between characters for the hell of it. I LOVED that. He basically has pseudo-bro/boy bestie written all over him and I like him like that. Yes. Awesome adam. As an Adam fan...I'm over the moon and doing a happy dance on the stars. And Melissa got all cool and sassy. I love that girl. I will never have enough Melissa! And also...Adam and jake. *cue Joe Pesci voice* Okay, okay, okay...I like Jake now. I hate myself for admitting it, but I do. But do I smell a bromance?! I hope so! I'm a sucker for a good bromance and I think every show should have one. Maybe Jake and Adam are heading in the direction. If so...that would be amazing! I even loved the Jake and Cassie moment in the car...and Im not even a Cake shipper. He's just craving that connection with folks that Jake...which means I can't not like the kid. And Blackwell...he just had some amazing moments with the kids. I love how paternal he gets...for some reason the air around me gets all dusty when those happen. I should really check that out.



This episode was just all around awesome. I loved how they were all decked out in black (The Bling Ring?!)...including Callum who reminded me of the Black Power Ranger with that big ass helmet of his. That dude is warped. I love the shift in the dynamic and just the mash up of people and the fact that everyone had decent screentime. I like Cassie...I really do, but this episode wasn't just the Cassie show...it balanced out all of it's characters beautifully.What is there to say about this episode other than...it was awesome!



-I don't know...she already seems a bit Grey. I love the girl and I kinda like that even though she initiated most of this she's kind of tired of it. It's not just the witch stuff either. I think between being the daughter of a not so bright single father, and the gf of a too adult guy with his own problems...Diana was too responsible. It seems like now that she's freed herself from Adam and all..she sort of just wants to be a teen again. But it's at the most inopportune time when everyone is relying on her to be the stable one. I loved this revelation...she was the one that made the most sense. I figured Faye was too obvious and I wanted it to be Melissa but suspected it probably wouldn't be and I knew it wasn't the boys. I'm content with this revelation...but Diana being dark could be even scarier than Cassie being dark.



-Charles is two crystals short of a crystal skull that guy.God bless him. I think he suspects. I think his hatred for Blackwell goes so beyond the witch stuff.



-Hell if I know. Her face shriveled up and then it was like she got shot with witch botox cause she was all smooth again. I have no idea what that means. I'm guessing Blackwell isn't so callous as to leave a dead Jane on the living room floor next to a witch chair for Cassie to stumble upon. It has me wondering...since Nick is returning and no one seems to have thought twice about Lee being dead. I mean dudde was in his parents' garage.



-Doncha just hate when inquiring minds probe you about your conspiracy wall? I mean like your crazy for having one or something.There is a section dedicated to Elvis, Big Foot, and TuPac sightings. FIve years worth of American Idol results...And all the ssn that the Machine kicks off for me. You know...just stuff. You know what needs to be on my conspiracy wall? All the theories I come up with to explain the confusing lineage of this show. I'm legitimately confuzzled on that shizz. Apparently the secret circle made a pregnancy pact. I wonder what sort of witch brew helped them knock up their gf's at the same time. Those must be some powerful juices. Or who was human and who was witch? And how is there a circle when evidently Diana isn't of the Meade clan. And how did Diana's gangsta gilf not figure that out?When are we going to see this council of elders?!

Great recap Price! Totally missed you man! I mean we got Clip Clop, PIzzana propositions, and a RIP Probably!Yay!!! Okay I'm admittedly still on a sugar high!
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"Clip Clop" is my favourite. Pizzana is great, too, though... And I got here later than you, so relax.
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You used 'Okay okay okay'. I want to watch Lethal Weapon now. I missed you. I LOVE YOU. Whoa, that escalated fast. Let's just be friends, okay? Okay.

"Charles is two crystals short of a crystal skill that guy." OKAY I DO LOVE YOU.
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I love the both of you.
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LOL! Careful...you might start a commenter ship war!LOL! Missed you and luv you too chica!



But he is! I mean I love him but he's pretty and dense. He's pretty dense.
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Commenter 'shipping. The next level.
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Oh, I agree. I'm rather sick of him and Dawn. Dawn, moreso. I wouldn't miss Dawn were her character to leave or get killed off. But Chares...I want the return of Pilot Charles. If we don't get that, then I'm pretty much just gonna give up on him as a character. I feel like he half deserves that 'quiet time' because obviously killing Nick did a number on him, but I feel like he's beem MIA for too long.
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@Mey I get the feeling Charles knows nothing about that, because apart from that whole 'Drowning Nick because Charles was whipped and Dawn told him to', he's been pretty damn determined to do right by the kids. However, Blackwell - or anyone - revealing the truth to him, could be the very thing to change all of that.
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*stamp of approval* I know!! I mean I still think back to Pilot Charles and I get shivers. No way was I supposed to be so scared and so...wait where was I going with this? Nevermind. Basically...what you said. I want Pilot Charles back. He was like Elijah...ELIJAH!!!!
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and they fck you at the drive thru
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every single time.
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WHAT DID I MISS HERE?!
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1- soon

2- Def yes

3- no

4- nothing?
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AWESOME episode was awesome! This was definitely a fantastic return after three weeks of having no new TSC on screen. My mind was so set on Melissa being the other child after her shared moment with Blackwell, but I'm actually really happy and excited that it turned out to be Diana. The revelation of the whole thing was perfectly executed too! Like you said, it was the choice that made the most sense and it will definitely set up some new and interesting story lines.



Charles definitely doesn't know that Diana isn't his real daughter, because if he did, I doubt he would have raised his enemy's child for the past 16 years. How ironic! But when he does find out, it's going to be very exciting! The one thing with choosing Diana, is that you really don't know what's going to happen. What will this mean for Diana and Charles' solid father-daughter relationship? With Charles and Blackwell at neck and neck, what will this mean for the sisterly relationship between Cassie and Diana? What will happen when the truth is revealed about what Charles did to Amelia and now Jane? There's just a lot of possibilities now!



I can't wait for Diana to finally tap into her dark magic either! I'm just waiting for it to happen now.



I have my doubts about Jane's death. Maybe it's because I love her so much that I don't want her to really be dead, but there was just something about her death that doesn't seem like she's really dead. I think she'll be back! I think the crystal may have brought her back to life or that Blackwell healed her and together they are going to find out the truth about what happened to Amelia. It almost came out in this episode, so it's really only a matter of time now!



Loved Jake's grandfather, and I loved the moment he shared with Jake. That was really touching. But most importantly, I loved his conspiracy wall, because boy did it give us a lot of new mythology answers! 18 families, divided in three circles. Blackwell wanted to infect his dark magic in all of them. It begs the question, what was John Blackwell up to before he came to Chance Harbor 16 years ago, and what was he up to during the 16 years he faked his death? Hmmm...



You can't know what's on my conspiracy wall though. :P



Definitely one of the best episodes of the season (there was just so much to love!), and you can bet your bottoms I'm anxiously awaiting for the next episode this week! CW better renew this for a 2nd season. No joke.
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"Loved Jake's grandfather, and I loved the moment he shared with Jake. That was really touching. But most importantly, I loved his conspiracy wall, because boy did it give us a lot of new mythology answers! 18 families, divided in three circles. Blackwell wanted to infect his dark magic in all of them. It begs the question, what was John Blackwell up to before he came to Chance Harbor 16 years ago, and what was he up to during the 16 years he faked his death? Hmmm..."



I soooo agree. It took him two minutes to explain to us stuff that we still haven't gathered in over ten episodes. Grandpa Armstrong was fantastic.



I also agree about all the possibilities that will come whenever it gets out that Charles did such evil things! I was on the edge of my seat and unfathomably nervous during the scenes at Jane's house.If that gets out all he-double hockey sticks will break out big time! I think Charles may have his suspicions about Diana not being his but I can see him taking care of a child that isn't his. And at this point Diana is literlaly all he has. It really be interesting when all that comes to light. I'm actually interested in the nature of Charles' relationship with Diana's mother...there is so much chaos in the parents' pasts. I mean with Ethan being hung up on Amelia but ending up with Adam's mom, and Dawn being hung up on Blackwell but ending up with Faye's dad...and Charles being hung up on Dawn (and possibly Amelia)...the relationships are so wonderfully intricate and intriguing.
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Its Q!!!



I love that guy.
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LOL @ this entire recap. So good.



I still can't believe there are grown humans born in the 90's! How did this happen?
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LOL! I know right?! Jake should totally be in college right now...
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LOL have you met Jake? I don't think college is the right path for him...
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Don't worry; CW will provide.



He'll be extremely talented in some area, and some awesome school which *allllllmost* let him in will still consider him if he just finishes the one little thing he was missing.



It will take one night to finish, and all he need is someone smart (Diana or...Melissa? Can't think of anyone else...) to give in an tutor him all night. Problem solved, and Jake is finally ready for that first-class education.



For the cheekbone-d, CW'd can be a two-sided coin.
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Well, if she's never getting out...



And I mean *never*.
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I dunno, crazy of 10 could be awesome. Do they do conjugal visits at the insane asylum?
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That hot/crazy scale was true wisdom, but I'd cap the crazy at 8. No one (no one) is hot enough for a crazy of 9+.
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You'll first need to provide your measurements--cheekbone measurements. Naturally, their admission rate has a direct relationship with the applicant's cheekbone prominence, along with other unfortunate percentages and quotas. If you have any special skills (e.g. clavicles or waist size of 2 or below), those should be included.



Shame I can't post graphs...
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Pretty boys with washboard abs, iron jaws, and unlimited booze. Jake screams frat boy...but that dark and twisty one tha tlurks in the corner and pretends like he's too cool to be in a fraternity but he secretly needs the brotherhood.
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This was a great episode. I am quite upset about Jane, but I really did think that the crystal healed her, because she did go back to looking normal after a few seconds. And does anyone remember exactly how Clavin died when Jake used the cruit on him? Did he burst into flames or something? I dont recall. If he did, then I think we can assume that Jane was healed by the crystal. And if she was, then its probably almost or completely drained of power now, rendering it useless to Blackwell and his crystal skull of darkness plan.



I'm excited that Diana is the other Blackwell child. This adds more strange conflict to hers and Cassies already fairly strained friendship. Very interesting!



I'm pretty sure Charles doesnt know that Diana isn't his. He would have flown off the handle and killed Blackwell as soon as he showed up in Chance Harbour if he had. He definitely wouldnt have waited for help from Jane to kill Blackwell if he knew he had impregnated his dead wife, who he clearly actually loved, which I think is more than can be said for Dawn and her hubby.

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Great review! Wow this episode was great!

I loved the new dynamics! Adam + Melissa (you're so right! They were cute in a friendship kind of way, I love it!) Adam + Jake, they looked pretty badass. I love, love how Diana is the one! This is simply awesome. It wasn't obvious and she's always so sweet, always trying to do the right thing... I want to see how this all will turn out.

(1) By the season finale?

(2)I don't think so. Charles is so random.

(3) I don't think so!

(4) Adam is the third blackwell on the circle LOL (come on that would have been awesome if he hadn't slept with Cassie....)
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This is the first time for me when a Secret Circle episode has been much better than a Vampire Diaries episode.

I think Charles suspects... and I'm so glad that Diana is the sister, I didn't expect it but it makes so much sense. This way Faye still gets to go hunting for her own magic, Melissa has finally cemented her place in the circle and P.S. she's awesome. You're right about her and Adam, they bring out the best in each other. Adam and Jake = greatness. Cassie and Diana already had that sisterly friendship and since Diana seems to have the best relationship with her dad (Charles) and now it turns out that he's not her real dad = awesome story material. Plus her dark magic hating grandmama is going to have real problems with this. Also their rivalry over Adam has just evolved into so much more.

Cassie was definitely right in calling Diana out for wanting to turn her back on the circle simply because it was her own fault. However I think Diana wanting out falls better in line with her character; she was always the sensible one. This revelation though just makes me suspect Grant, if Diana has dark (awesome) magic skills, there is no way Grant is just a normal guy.

If Jane isn't dead it will be a bit of a cop out, but i liked her so hope she isn't.

One thing I don't understand is when Faye tried to steal her circle's magic, wasn't Cassie immune? Diana wasn't. Unless I've remembered wrong.
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You could actually say that the reason it didn't affect Cassie like it did Diana, is because while Diana may have dark magic in her, she hasn't triggered it yet. Unlike Cassie, who had been actively using it at the time.
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Community reference!
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Was the reference funny? The show isn't.



Bazinga.
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No.

You.

Didn't.
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I.

Did.

And.

I.

Do.



I've spared the Community threads my wrath only because I felt that even they deserve a safe haven to be ironic, merry, and free. When it seeps into my house, it's fair game.
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Challenge accepted, and thread hijacked.



COMMUNITY IS STREETS AHEAD...in a neighborhood you should never visit.

IT IS not THE OPPOSITE OF BATMAN...as I rarely laugh watching either one.

IT IS THE BEST...says two-years-olds about Barney.

IT HAS NOT BRITTA'D COMEDY...alone. Portlandia and Parks had a hand in it, too.

WE NEED NO HELP REACTING TO THINGS ON COMMUNITY...just need help laughing once they happen.



But Annie's hot, and I guess Troy's alright...if you like manbabies that act like girls. Sometimes, that's close enough.
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COMMUNITY IS STREETS AHEAD.

IT IS not THE OPPOSITE OF BATMAN.

IT IS THE BEST.

IT HAS NOT BRITTA'D COMEDY.

WE NEED NO HELP REACTING TO THINGS ON COMMUNITY.

IT'...

Okay, I'mma stop now.
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Sound principle, yes, but you're wrong. "Community" is awesome.
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Wait, where?

I can't believe I missed Community reference!
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1. Lol, they really expect me to believe almost all of them are younger than me? Seriously.

2. How funny it would be if it turned out that Adam or Jake were Cassie's siblings?

3. Oh, John, you dawg... Seducing a bunch of 16-18 year-olds.

4. Good for you Adam, you banged the Dark Sisters.

5. Something sparked here though: http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2ri89Awic1rrfiwuo1_400.gif

6. It wouldn't surprise me if Adam fell for Melissa now lol.

7. Charles is such a loser now. He was only badass in the first episode.

8. I still don't have a favorite character nor do I care about any of them which is weird since I like the show lol.

9. Grant is shady.

10. Ugh, the palms. But I can't complain since that's probably how the marking works judging from Dawn's mark.
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That somehow made Adam infinitely more cooler that he totally conquered the Dark magic duo.



Really? Can't attach yourself to one character at all?! I kind of get it. I'm an underdog type of person so I tend to be a bit protective of Adam and Melissa...and I sort of could identify with Diana...but overall I can't really say I have a hands down favorite either. They're all just pretty solid.
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I have to admit I'm attached to Melissa. I guess I ridicule because I love. I keep finding myself yelling something like "NO!! DON'T KILL HER!!" Dunno why I'm so worried. She's doing fine, right...?



And I root for Diana, but I want her semi-evil, which might also get her killed. If anyone else dies, I just seem to say something like "Oooh, ohh...well."
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It's the horrible horror movie effect. We're programmed to fear that the minority will always die first. I know...she's my girl! I don't want any of them to die but yeah...I think I'd dwell on it more if it were Melissa and/or Adam, maybe Diana...man, I just don't know.
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I don't think I have a horror movie role. I'm neither the stupid blond who miraculously makes it to the end despite terrible life choices and an inability to do anything right, nor the brunette who is the complete opposite to the blonde yet gets skewered within the first half hour even though she does EVERYTHING RIGHT.

I'd like to think I'm the funny one, but let's be honest, that's a Male Part in horror movies. Girls are al humorless ice queens.
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Think of horrible movies. If that were ever me in real life, I'd be the drunk one, but I'd do it better. Nothing EVER happens to him while he's sitting there getting drunk. It's only when he goes in search of the people who left him or on a treasure hunt or stupid stuff like that that the ghost/whatever gets him. I'd fix that problem. I'd just sit there getting more and more drunk. Problem solved.
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The 'scariest' moment was right after Melissa saved Adam in the mine, and you could see that Melissa was relieved, but you couldn't see anything or anyone happening behind her. I just knew a blade was going to end up sticking out of her chest. I mean, the only things I want sticking out of Melissa's chest are--anyway, I just want her to live, is all.



The 'when's the sole minority gonna get it' angle is truly terrifying. Well played, CW.
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She was also half of the first couple to have sex. And they always die quick. That couple has already had a 50% mortality rate.
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yeah exactly. Solid is the right word.



I tend to defend Adam too lol
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1. Exactly! They are (supposed to be) my age, what a joke! When I would date one of these actors, they'd call it pedophilia.

2. Awkward... Obvious that that wasn't going to happen.

4. LOL!

5. Indeed, I noticed that too!

6. Probably, if there's gonna be a second season we'll have a new shipping!

7. Agree, he really creeped me out the first scene, but afterwards he went downhill FAST!

9. Idk, he seems clueless but it might be a facade.



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I think they are all 16, which is the age of consent in Washington, if Wikipedia is to be trusted (I get all my legal advice on wikipedia).
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1.) I guess Cassie's gonna tutor her or something? I'd say either in the finale, or else they will start that arc around Season 2 (if it gets picked up). Considering there's only, what, three episodes left? We'll either start getting hints, with a big reveal/cliffhanger in the finale, or they'll let that storyline lay low for a while. Or maybe Diana won't go dark...maybe her and Cassie will just be f***ing badasses. Or maybe it will just be another issue for Diana to overcome. WHO KNOWS.

2). I bet not. But either way, Diana and Charles have that bond, right? I'mma pretend I know something about this now! I predict a lot of Cassie-wanting-Charles-dead....no wait, the entire circle has a reason to despise him now. So, Circle-wanting-Charles-dead, Conflicted-Diana-not-knowing-where-she-stands. Perhaps THAT'S the finale? Big reveals for everyone? All the pressure of having to choose makes Diana go Dark Sisde? Maybe Diana will choke Grant with her brain? POSSIBILITIES.

3). Man I hope not. Seeing Ashley Crowe get mindf***ed in Heroes AND TSC? It's been hard! I want Jane to live for another Season or 2, if it gets picked up. There's such potential for her to die in an awesome way, as opposed to just 'Whoops Charles did something stupid and doesn't feel guilty and neither does Blackwell and Cassie's got another reason to hate Charles and now Blackwell and still Jane never got to be a full badass...'. I just hope she's alive.

4). Conspiracies, mostly, but I also have some cute kitten pictures up there.



And look, this episode was a mini homage to Indiana Jones, right? Crystal skulls? Caves? Obstacles? Deep voices? TOTALLY A TRIBUTE EPISODE. Maybe even better than the last damn movie!



I agree, one of the first things that came to mind when they revealed Diana as the sibling was that this meant there was no Meade in the circle. And honestly, seeing as my elaborate Nick theory didn't fall through, perhaps it's silly to assume his return will be anything more than shock factor, but now I'm clinging to the hope that he's a Meade, because let's face it, it makes no sense otherwise. Not really. And Jake's and Armstrong, and it would have some sort of tragic irony to it because that means Charles killed his own child and...no. Probably not. That Meade thing is going to get to me for a while, I just know it.



Voodo Island? WE NEED TO SEE THAT ISLAND. Such potential. I hope it wasn't a one-off thing. I REALLY hope that was foreshadowing. We don't need to see that sleaze again, but the Island? F*** YEAH.



And I'm trying not to be a biased Cassie-fan, mostly because I feel like they need to bring back Sassy Cassie from the Beneath episode, because otherwise se just sort of sits there looking damaged by the world (fair enough, it's a damaging world, especially when you were in a relationship with Old Adam), but the fact that she called Diana out? I mean, Diana deserves a break, of course she does. But Cassie deserves to have SOMEone on her side. And who's she gonna ask? Adam? HA. Melissa? She barely speaks to her (please, writers, bring back Sassy Cassie and her and Melissa can be the shows new dynamic duo). Jake? What is it the kids say these days...oh, yes. TOTES AWKS. Faye? Again, HA. I won't say that Diana necessarily owes anyone anything, but the fact is she chose a super inappropriate time to say 'I want out', and I have to commend Cassie on the fact that she said 'Uh, you started this whole thing'. Diana needed to hear that. All it changed was that she handed in an undisclosed-amount-of-weeks-notice as opposed to just bailing, but still.



I will continue to hope for Cassie and Jake, but not as they are now. Again, I reference Beneath...remember how cheeky/fun they were with eachother? Obviously their lives have been the holy grail of utter hopelessness since then, but I want those tow back togehter, in that way. Cheeky Awesome Badass Funny Flirty Couple. They had it GOING for them. The angst has detracted from that, but they had it in spades.



Did anyone else love John calling Charles 'Charlie'? I don't know, the name is a bit more innocent, and considering how little we actually know about their past, and the Blackwell character, it strikes me that he was, in that moment, either (a) taunting Charles, or (b) revealing a soft spot for him he may have had back in the day. Perhaps there was a friendship there once upon a time? It would be interesting for the show to go there...examine the relationships the parents have with one another, and how they've changed. I imagine there were some deep friendships there.



I though Grant was hilarious by the way. He asks Diana for a day to prove they could have a healthy, lie-free relationship, only to tell her he probably won't be coming back anyway? So what was the point there, Grant?



I'm sorry, but I've been 'shipping' Melissa and Adam for a while. I just think they'd work. Whatever about Cassie's heartbreak, I want her with Jake. The relationships based on friendship, and not love, in this show, are the best, and seeing as Diana/Adam, Faye/Jake, and Cassi/Adam were all pretty much based on 'there's romance here', I can't 'ship' them. I like to see the friendship first, which we've seen between Jake and Cassie, and Melissa and Adam. So if they develop those two well, I'm game for those couples. And when Nick returns, if he doesn't die, he can have Faye or something. I dunno. (It's been a while, But I still want Diana with Melissa's cousin). THERE. That's my thoughts on romantic entanglemensts. I can shut up about them now.



I do hope that Jane is still alive, because my heart broke a little for her when she said she couldn't kill John. And part of me is hoping he had something to do with it? I don't know. But I don't want Jane dead, and I think her and John would be better allies than enemies.



I hope we see Jake's grandad again. Q Y'ALL. Q.



Whew. I'm exhausted. I'm not sure any of this makes sense, forgive me.



THANK YOU PRICE. I'm sending you some mind-pizza. With SKITTLES. (If you like that kind of thing). "Well it was awkward while it lasted". If you mean the relationship, the previous TSC recap comments section, or the wait for a new episode, you are correct on all counts.
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With you! I'm sending Price some mind pizza and skittles right now, too!
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CG!!!!!!



I know how you are about Cassie and Diana...I can't even tackle that one.



I'm not really a ship happy type of person in general. I mean sure I'd rather see some couples over others but I'm more interested in the complexities of non romantic relationships. That's just me though. But if I were so inclined. I want Cassie single...the girl has a lot of stuff to process and work through and one of the things that instantly drew me to her was the fact that she wasn't all boy crazy. I like Adam as sort of that guy bestie role...but I'd totally be game for Madam. I loved diana and adam too. And I like Jake and Faye. If they had to go there I'd be okay with those...and for shock purposes maybe Jake and Melissa.Eh. Romantic entanglements should remaind secondary/tertiary.



The MEADE thing is going to drive me batty!!! You can't just throw stuff like that at us w/o explaining how that works?! I want an entire episode dedicated to a lineage tutorial. Seriously. Like if it requires flashbacks or something. I'm game. I just want to be clear on all these little loose threads left dangling there.



Oh you don't want to go to Voodoo Island. It's like Temptation Island but instead of being slutty it's druggy too.



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Cassie and Diana...I LOVE them. Together, they tend to be more sensible than apart, even Diana. And I do love Diana, even if I think she gave out to the wrong person last week...all that should have been for Grant. But at the end of the day, I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes.



In an ideal Chance Harbour, Cassie and Melissa would be BFF's, Diana and Faye would be those bickering BFF's, and Jake and Adam would be in a great bromance. And even though they had their pairings, they'd all interact with one another and be the best versions of themselves. Sassie Cassie and General Melissa. Funny Faye and Recently-had-pizza-Diana. Badass Jake and Happy Adam. THIS WOULD WORK. But this show puts a lot of stock in romance...not TOO much, but enough to know that there'll always be new romantic entanglements aroudn the corner. The 'ships' I suggested were possibly the only ones I can fathom right now. Adam and Melissa are fun together. Jake and Cassie are fun together. I know teens are supposed to lova angst, but I'd prefer to see these characters get their Buffy/Veronica on. And their Spike/Logan, respectively.



I agree. We need one episode dedicate to explaining what the heck is up with the lineage. I mean, I'm game for anything. It doesn't have to make sense. They could tell us that the previous circle made a pact to have children all at the same time, that Nick is actually a Meade, or Dianahas some other half sibling somewhere in the world, ANYTHING, really, just so long as we have an idea of what happend. Throw sense out the window if they have to. I just...want...an IDEA.



Aw, darn. I was hoping Voodoo Island might be like the island on Lost. And then we'd have a Sawyer, too! And even better...a CHARLIE. Heck, if it's druggy the Island is, then I guess Charlie's got to be there fighting off addiction, right? *Daydreams*
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I know...any and every show is invested in romantic entanglements so even though I'm not always thrilled about it I roll with it and even indulge within reason. Trust me. I know it's a necessity and I'd be delusional if I expected a show to not have any.



So basically they're like the witch, younger version of friends.Quick whose the Chandler?! Chandler was my favorite and since I don't have a favorite on this show that can help me decide!



Hee hee...Jake wouldn't be able to handle it if we had a Sawyer!! Yes. TSC needs an emo rocker witch!
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Very true..
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Hopefully played by Dominic Monaghan. I'll hold you to it, TSC!

Hmmm...if Adam keeps going the way he's going, I'd wager him? I mean, he has had a few funny lines. They're just usually said in Old Adam time, so if they hurl a few zingers his way, he could be that guy-that-hangs-with-girls-and-is-sarcastic-a-whole-bunch. Because let's face it. Chandler hangs with the girls a lot. And so does Adam.
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I was hoping that the other Blackwell would be one of the boys. Their obsession with Cassie has been getting more ridiculous. But I'm glad it's not Faye. It would have been such a cliche.
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I don't think kisscest was ever in the cards.
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I know, CW would never do something like that. I was just hoping they relieve at least someone of this creepy obsession with Cassie.
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Good episode but definitely not the best. The overall story and the search for the crystals was perfect but I'm not so happy with Diana being the other Blackwell child? Seriously? Diana?! I saw it coming though, I knew Diana was the other Blackwell child the moment she, Melissa and Adam tried to figure out which crystal was the real one. Adam and Melissa said they couldn't find the real crystal, that their power wasn't strong enough. They ask Diana for help and suddenly the room goes all crazy and the crystal lights up... Pretty obvious if you ask me. It just didn't make sense that Adam and Melissa couldn't find out which crystal was the real one, normally two of the circle are enough to do magic, so it was too big of a hint. I also knew from the first scene on that it wasn't Faye, she was just too intrigued and too sure that she was the other Blackwell child. I was still kinda hoping for Melissa, but when she entered the cave it was clear that it wasn't Melissa. Too bad! I hoped Melissa or Faye would've been the other Blackwell child, that would've been so much more interesting. Faye and Cassie having to deal with their new sibling status could've been so funny and bitchy at the same time. And Melissa being the other child would finally have spiced things up, her character as well as the show in general. I'm really curious how they are gonna make this interesting. I thought Diana was fine where she was: taking a step from the circle, the aussie-guy,... Now she is going to be forced into the circle and the magic. She is going to complain that she didn't want this and being bossy and ugh I'm already getting annoyed by the Diana we are going to see the last episodes, or at least the Diana I'm picturing right now. I really was hoping for the best episode of the season but it didn't really satisfy me! That last scene was so corky and pointless, we already knew it was Diana and it might have been better if the others didn't know who it was. Then they could at least have done a little more with it.



However I'm loving this show and this episode was still pretty entertaining and exciting. The cave scene was very creepy and had me on the edge of my seat. The Jane-Charles-John plot was also a better part of this episode. I didn't expect Jane to die. And I'm really looking forward to see what they are gonna do with Charles, he's getting all the bad over him: Amelia, Nick, Jane, his mother, Dawn,... I'm surprised he ain't totally broken yet.



Questions:

1) Probably very soon, otherwise it would be so boring and all I'm seeing right now is an annoying Diana for the next episodes. So I hope she turns dark and crazy VERY soon!

2) No don't think so, I mean how long is it going to take for him to get crazy. This must be it, he's gonna lose it. I hope so, the parents need some new storyline material.

3) I hope/think she ain't because I loved her and she had the crystal so why would she?

4) Blackwell still secretly hooked up with Melissa's mom. So Melissa has some crazy, hidden dark magic in her, so dark and powerful that the spell of Jake's grandpa had no influence on her. Eventually Melissa will become the Circle's main villain and that will turn into a big clash of some amazing witchcraft!



Great job, Price!
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4. That is my theory and I'm sticking to it. Next season's finale...Jake gets that shocked look. you know the look? The look like all the other looks where you're distracted by his prominent jawline and how his face doesn't move...but in his eyes...he shows surprise in his eyes. And the end scene is "There's a third Blackwell child" Mmm hmm.And it'll be Melissa, because John legitimately was all in love with how well Melissa's mom stirred up their witche's brew and they had an illicit affair in the shipyard and he didn't know Melissa was his. We won't even discuss all the illegitimate children he may have spawned while everyone thought he was dead!
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YEAH! Jake's shocked look for season finale all the way! Oh please, yes yes yes! Oh we so need that to happen. And of course it'll be Melissa, that girl has some serious powers, you can see it in her expressions. If her face could do magic, she'd blow all the witch-hunters up in no time! We need some solo Melissa-magic soon!
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I wish, but neither Cassie with active black magic nor Diana with inactive black magic could go into the cave. The only way this could work now is for Blackwell to go into one of those living memories and retroactively inseminate Melissa's mom.
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Dream crusher!LOL!
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Hey, I'm not ruling out retroactive fatherhood. Maybe that's why he doesn't remember; he's not done it..her yet. I bet teeny-Dawn would be totally up for some dark daddy action.
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Well, maybe Melissa is just too dark, too dark and powerful for that stupid spell that ruined our dreams (who knows... maybe her mother had some dark relatives too) and if not I would say: DO IT JOHN!
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well that was a good episode and finally some infomation...

1.pretty soon ,1 or 2 episodes.

2.nope.

3.yup.

4.like Im gonna tell it.
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I don't know why, but I just knew Price would title this week's thread Witch Girl Problems. Meh. Anyway..



IT'S DIANA!! \m/ OHHHH YEAH \m|/!! Week-long high-fives to anyone who's Team Diana. Dark Hot Diana is only weeks--months--eh, I dunno. And again, nice incomplete circle and plot structures, CW, but w/e.



Anyway, nice, empathetic Jake (Nike? Chump? Chump.) also puts me on the Cake train, but only because they both bore me to needles, and I'd appreciate it if they share their boring time instead of doubling it up on screen.



Price said exactly what I was thinking when Cassie clip-clopped out of the house. If she didn't know Gram was back...wth did she come home for? Was she checking for ash?



When Jake's grandpa (y'know, Grampa Q?) started talking about that crystal skull (that was nice and spoiled weeks ago in here), did anyone else get the Indiana Jones theme stuck in their heads? It was kinda sad at times with everyone dead and Shia Lebeouf alive, but I enjoyed that movie.



And with my passing knowledge of astrology (thanks, mom..), I know that their birthdays were just random dates that have nothing to do with anything...except the stuff they're about to make up. Also, with all the near-weekly parties they go through, half of the circle's birthdays just friggin' happened, and they didn't do a damn thing with them. Teens and b-days: oil and water, amirite?



Kinda silly that Blackwell wanted to knock up his circle chicks and *didn't* get to Dawn. C'mon, he had her at crystal. He *still* has her at crystal. He has her at...I dunno, shard.



I gotta admit, the only time this show scares me is when Melissa goes off on her own or gets left behind. The Specter of CW Death has to be licking his chops whenever either scenario happens.



Adam: "Whoa. This mine looks kinda scary, amirite? So I'm gonna trot off. You're good back here, right? K."



Melissa: "Wait! I'm engrossed in my phonemap and my legs are tiny-but-shapely!"



Adam: "Join the club, sister."



Melissa: "And why do you sound like Batman right now...?"



Adam: "Super-motivated."



Specter of CW Death: "Yeah, I give her Season 3, tops."



Sorry, but that was definitely a half-moment with Madam in the Derelict Mine Dungeon Stage after Melissa saved Adam. Not that it's going anywhere, but I could see them having another half-moment next week so Melissa can be broken-hearted again when Team Assie gets back together (I think there was another name for Cassie and Adam, but Assie just works for me for some reason). Either way, "Operation: Restoring Melissa's Relevance" is full steam ahead, and it's paying off big-time.



I wouldn't think Voodoo would be especially powerful here, but it's a relative term on TSC, as in stronger-than-bound-witches. I mean, Ava already did about as much as Blackwell has since coming back. +1 Voodoo.



And did anyone else think Melissa gave him one of her Gram's spare Sedona crystals? See? I'm not always negative.



Then again, this might be sad, but instead of Blackwell's softer, ridiculous, paternal side showing me how he's really not that bad, it really shows me how he could've easily hooked up with the entire female half of his circle back in the day (so why didn't he if that was his ridiculous master plan? Especially when it doesn't seem to matter which family member makes a circle anymore.). Anyway, gross, I know, but Dark Daddy's still got it. I did like the moment with him and Faye, just like the one with him and Melissa, but I was still too busy laughing at Faye for not getting the dark daddy magic she wanted so badly. Nelson 'Haa-Haa' style.



Cassie did kinda 'got us there' when she said Diana recruited her into their mess. It was so long ago, I forgot that Diana once had ambitions. She really kinda sucks for all that now, but I'm still rooting for lukewarm things from her these next few weeks. When Grant dies doing his first exciting thing on screen, Diana's gonna brainfreeze the hell outta some demon goon, and it's gonna be...something that happens.



As far as Gramma Jane, if there's one thing True Blood has taught me, it's that Main Grams don't last the first season, so I say...she dead. Unfortunately, since it was so soon, someone else has to die in a week or so--Grant! Forgot about him. Nvm; it's all good.
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Team Assie...damn. Just...damn. LOL!



I too thought that Melissa gave him one of her gram's fake crystalettes. And I like Madam.



That Grant thing had me in hysterics man.
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Madam is perfect!
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