The Secret Circle: Prom Moms (PHOTO RECAP)

The Secret Circle S01E21: "Prom"


No offense to readers that are dead, but I am so glad that in real life dead people stay dead. You know how when you're at the mall and you run into someone and it's slightly unpleasant, not because you don't like the person, but because you weren't mentally prepared to see them and so it's more jarring than anything? Take that feeling and multiply it by infinity because nothing is as jarring as seeing a dead person again. Yo, I had closure on you, guy. Seriously, I don't care if it's a ghost, a zombie, or an undead demonic abomination, I do not want to see ANYBODY after they've died. Get out of here, you rude and unexpected phantasm! Life is hard enough without having to entertain the notion that death isn't final or that I can't cross people off my Christmas cards mailing list!

Unfortunately the presence of magic tends to complicate things for the teens of Chance Harbor. At a time when they should be trying on rented tuxes and awkwardly purchasing condoms at Rite-Aid, they have to instead deal with the return of a dude who wasn't all that fun to be around when he was ALIVE. Bad times all around, basically. Fortunately for us the viewers, what proved to be an underwhelming situation for them ended up being supremely entertaining and emotionally rich for us. "Prom" was an excellent episode!

I know you want to talk about it, so fine. Let's do that.

We began at the witch house where everyone was decompressing after a long day of post-funeral carnival massacres. First item on the agenda: The Nick issue.

The main debate was whether it actually WAS Nick, or perhaps some undead ghoul who was controlling his body like a puppet. Either way, everyone was in a really pissy mood and an argument broke out over who had the biggest claim to being upset. Or something. All I know is Melissa and Jake were shouting at each other all of the sudden.

Melissa was in the pro-Nick, 'we gotta help him' camp while Jake was in the anti-Nick, 'let's kill that abomination' camp. Also was this the first time Jake and Melissa had ever talked to each other? I honestly can't remember. If so, now 100% of their exchanges have involved screaming.

After everybody decided to break for the night, Diana tried to scramble out of there so she wouldn't have to talk to the biological father to whom her legal father had forbidden her to speak.

Blackwell was all frowned up after Diana treated him as bad as a teenager normally treats a parent. Fortunately Cassie was still in the mood for some witchcraft detective work, so Blackwell sent her to the high school to figure out what happened to the final missing crystal. Which meant... More time travel flashbacks! Yes! I love those!

But these would not be like the ones in "Witness" where an infant toddler's memories were the focal point. Apparently all Cassie would have to do was smear some blood on the floor and look around. So that's what she did!

Ugh the sound effect while she was cutting her finger was so loud and disgusting and lasted FOREVER.

Just wiping an open wound on a floor where literally thousands of dirty sneakers tread on the daily. Anyway, it sort of worked! Just at that moment Cassie's mom ran by holding the crystal!

So it was only a glimpse, but it was a start.

Meanwhile in Jake's bedroom he was pacing angrily, probably still steamed over his argument with Melissa. It was pretty weird seeing Faye be the voice of reason here.

So then he opened up his old wooden box of witch hunter weaponry:

Jake was very much looking forward to murdering Nick all over again, as though there was some kind of Highlander-esque There Can Only Be One type deal happening. Or maybe Jake just did not want to have to give his room back.

The next morning Diana and Charles were putting A LOT of effort into bonding, and Charles' main move (aside from guilting her over missing out on grilled cheese sandwiches the night before?) was to give her a necklace her mother had once worn and was apparently not buried with.

Oh, and that night was prom! Which you could tell by the insanely half-hearted decorations in the school hallways:

Seriously, how over it was the prom committee this year? I mean, it probably wasn't necessary to put garlands above the lockers, but how about a sign that DOESN'T reek of "it's late and we're tired"? One of the things I loved about this episode was how no-big-deal the prom was. It's so backwards! According to The Secret Circle the teens get totally into that wharf-side festival we saw at the beginning of the season, but darn near forget about prom until the day of? This was so inaccurate it was charming!

Somewhat less charming was a certain back from the dead, obsolete Armstrong brother:

Don't get me wrong, it was cool to see Louis Hunter again, if only for how full-circle this plotline felt. But let's get real, the main thing Nick's resurrection proved was how much better Jake is in basically every way.

Anyway, Melissa was immediately trying to reach out to him even though he was clearly in no fit state.

That was tough to watch! I don't want to see Jessica Parker Kennedy getting pushed around! Nick was clearly a monster.

In my book (which is blank because I'm illiterate) the MVP of this episode was Faye, who despite all the unpleasantness around her kept trying her best to get everyone to act like normal, prom-loving teenagers.

Like, right after Melissa, Jake, and Adam had a nasty interaction wherein Melissa blamed Nick's assault on ADAM somehow, Faye just took a swig of champagne and excitedly informed everyone that it was time for prom. A surprising—but in retrospect, perfect—recurring theme of this episode was at some point the circle had gone from prominent, well-known students in their class to something approaching loser-status. Earlier Faye had lamented that they were meeting up for prom at an abandoned house rather than rent a limo like normal teens and Adam flippantly responded, "We're not normal." To which Faye replied, "But we're not losers either," her tone so crestfallen as to confirm the opposite. I love that this show occasionally remembers the realities of what it's like to be a teenager.

While the rest of the gang car-pooled, the two Blackwell sisters decided to take advantage of Cassie's employee discount and get super caffeinated before prom.

And guess who was chillin' nearby reading the copyright information on his novel? Grant! After Cassie prodded Diana to go talk to him, they immediately rekindled their flirtations and she went so far as to basically invite him over for a post-prom hookup.

I loved the look on his face.

I'm sorry if this is racist, but has anybody ever looked MORE Australian than in this picture? If you somehow gathered up every piece of information about Australia, ran it through some kind of mainframe computer, THIS is the image it would spit out. Australia is great.

Meanwhile we got a BIG piece of endgame action in this particular thread:

First Charles heard echoes of the phone conversation between Cassie and Amelia from the night he murdered Amelia. Then THIS junk started happening:

But it was all in his head! Or was it??

Basically this was AWESOME. But it raised tons of questions: How long had Blackwell known that Charles murdered Amelia? And HOW did he find out the exact particulars of what went down that night (down to the spraying faucet)? Why didn't Blackwell bust out this info when Jane was questioning him? But all those questions aside, this was what we'd been waiting for all season. Charles was about to get found out! It was only a matter of time before Diana came to hate HIM as well.

Okay, the prom itself looked awesome:

Cassie made fun of the fake trees, but this prom looked way better than MY prom in which the theme was, you guessed it, Hollywood glamor. The pictures were red carpet themed. Ugh, the worst.

But they were NOT there to have fun, only to summon the memories of their dead mothers.

Whereas Cassie alone could only see PART of what her mother was up to, adding Diana to the mix promised to give everyone the full story. (Diana only agreed to help when Cassie promised she'd get to see HER mother also.)

I LOVED that we immediately heard Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains." I was a little shocked at first because that song is apparently an OLDIE now. Oh man, we're all just hurdling toward the grave, aren't we. Also really dug the above girl's '90s frizz.

So yeah, here's what the flashback version of Amelia looked like:

And oh look, Diana's mom Elizabeth was played by the girl from Tower Prep! That's two episodes in a row featuring actors from the Canadian teen mystery serial that I loved so much. Fingers-crossed for a Drew Van Acker (Google image search at your own risk) appearance in Season 2! As the long-lost third Armstrong brother or whatever, doesn't matter.

So the thing to know about this whole business concerning Amelia and Elizabeth was just how much of an information dump it all was. I'm still not sure I COMPLETELY follow what they were bickering about, but it definitely went a long way toward providing the final pieces to the puzzle that is the parents' backstory. Here's what I gathered:

1. Blackwell infiltrated the circle and impregnated both Amelia and Elizabeth.
2. The other four couples also got pregnant around the same time, but accidentally.
3. Blackwell used magic to make sure they all conceived.
4. Amelia had originally convinced everyone that Blackwell was cool, but realized her error.
5. Amelia and the gang then tried to get rid of Blackwell and sold him out to the witch hunters.
6. The witch hunters then double-crossed everybody and murdered a ton of them.
7. Blackwell escaped the witch hunters, then bided his time until the new circle was old enough.

I think that about covers it. It was definitely a lot for Diana and Cassie to have to overhear a couple of teen mom high school students arguing about before geometry class.

Oh, and FYI, at least according to the extras, not a lot has changed between the '90s and the present day.

So anyway, Nick was out lurking around the high school, apparently searching for the now-uncloaked crystal. It's not clear how he found out where it was. Maybe he saw that blank map with the red X on it? Either way, the security guard stationed at some random exit was NOT about to let Nick in.

And then, the best scene of the whole episode:

In what might be the best example of a thesis statement this show's ever had, Melissa and Adam stood watch while Cassie and Diana time traveled. A happy couple walked by and Melissa wistfully realized that the circle's lives would never be as carefree and normal as that.

Adam half-heartedly denied it, but it seemed like even he could see that the year hadn't been too kind to any of them.

Because we haven't seen these kids use magic in fun ways nearly enough, Melissa's point about the tradeoff not being ideal felt true. But, good guy that he his, Adam decided to prove to her that maybe, just maybe, magic can be cool.

And the next thing we knew, he'd pumped up the jam, turned the lights down low, and asked Melissa to dance. It was the sweetest, most poetic image I've seen on TV in a while.

But the episode wasn't finished being slightly deeper than usual. Out on the dance floor, Faye confronted Jake with the fact that he'd ditched her before joining the witch hunters and it had indeed kinda destroyed her.

I loved that he didn't even seem to realize it. They'd been so caught up in supposedly casual sex and sarcastic banter that he hadn't noticed that they genuinely got each other. It was a weird context for him to be concerned with this stuff—His brother was back from the dead! But it made sense that his shell was cracked much more than usual. Like, during a slow dance Jake talked about how guilty he felt for having left Nick alone in the first place—His only living family member left vulnerable to demonic possession and drowning. Heavy stuff! Faye reminded him that she and the rest of the circle were the ones who actually had power to save him but failed to. So yeah, it was lovely to watch as two impossibly attractive people admitted how damaged they were and seemingly come to realize that they're right for each other. This was a pretty sudden shift away from the Jake-Cassie flirtation, but it still felt organic and earned.

Can I just say how much it really bugs me that I am loving this episode so much and yet the show's in jeopardy of cancellation? VERY annoying! Don't do this to us, The CW. There is something really special happening on Thursdays at 9pm! Let's ride this thing out!

Anyway, where were we? Oh right, denim jackets.

Adam's granddad was a math teacher and he was NOT happy that the teens had made a deal with the witch hunters. But since Amelia was about to leave town and go raise a tiny protagonist on her own, Mr. Conant would be happy to cloak the crystal and leave it in the school trophy case for 15 years. Because that is the SAFEST of safe keeping.

Between the various flashback scenes, Cassie and Diana now had a much firmer picture of who Blackwell was and what other people thought of him. And it seemed that history was repeating itself in that Amelia's weakness for Blackwell brought that circle down and now Cassie trusting him was putting hers in danger as well.

But Diana was NOT having it. Too little too late!

After Diana ran out, Cassie gathered herself and told the gang what they had to do: Find the final crystal and then keep them all away from Blackwell. We still didn't know why exactly he wanted a doomsday device other than WHO WOULDN'T want a doomsday device?

So then Adam ran over to the trophy case to recover the now-visible crystal:

But Nick swooped in and swiped it! Next thing we knew five teenagers in prom attire were chasing after an undead hunk through the hallways of their high school.

Meanwhile something huge was happening in Charles' kitchen with the fabulous back splash:

Diana found him sitting fetally on the kitchen floor, apparently not having yet recovered from the Amelia hallucination. He quickly started stammering about how they had to leave town THIS INSTANT, but Diana kept pressing him on what was the matter.

And it didn't take long before the realization dawned on her.

Her "good" father had murdered Cassie's mother! And then, in an understated, borderline haunting scene, Diana ran outside in the rain and walked around in the street looking completely lost while Blackwell crept in the shadows on one side of her and golden Grant drove up on the other side.

I mean, I could make a joke that her devastation was partially related to how uppity she'd been acting for the past few episodes, but it was really a matter of Diana reaching her breaking point. She'd recovered pretty nicely after the revelation of her parentage, but now her remaining parent was arguably worse than the one she loathed. It was just a great reveal, and a suitably devastating pay-off. And Cassie hasn't even found out yet!

So then the kids chased Nick into some kind of abandoned junk yard. Because fine.

And obviously they split up AGAIN. Witches with combined powers <3 splitting up so much! But it at least afforded Jake and Faye a nice little moment where he apologized to her for having stood her up at prom two years prior.

Aw, these two. I hope they go steady and Faye pressures him to get a haircut.

So yeah, Nick. Turns out he only wanted the crystal so that he could trade it back to Eben in exchange for a tiny demon worm? I honestly can't make heads or tails of Nick's motives anymore. He was brought back to life by a demon NOT in his body? And then he still had magical powers OUTSIDE the circle? And he helped Eben and then stopped helping Eben and then killed a bunch of witch hunters and now is working against his friends and for Eben? Honestly, it was all a bunch of hooey. But still! Had to get him back in the game somehow, that was the point, right?

Oh, another thing this episode cleared up is just how powerful Eben's become ever since he became a slumlord to a handful of slimy tenants. Like, here's what happened Cassie stepped to him:

So yeah, he now has tons of telekinesis abilities or whatever. Eventually Blackwell showed up and tried to sort things out:

I love how this show doesn't mess around with its stunts! Both of those moments seemed really huge and dangerous. And this is a show for young women? I don't know the CW, don't sell this show short. I would say its appeals verge on UNIVERSAL.

So then we finally got a brother versus brother showdown!

It was hecka thrilling! Tables done turned! And then, suddenly, it was done:

Goodbye, Nick! The first time you died it was like this show was just getting its last baby tooth pulled. But this time you got to be a relatively interesting and fearsome badass. I would say that's some satisfying redemption right there.

Interestingly enough, some pretty important stuff went down off-camera.

Faye went missing! Because it wasn't shown I have to assume that Blackwell somehow GAVE her to Eben? Or maybe they forgot to film that scene? I don't know. But I definitely do NOT like the idea of Faye being in trouble (which is why it's such a GOOD idea). Plus now Cassie's in an awkward situation of trying to separate Blackwell from the supposed crystal skull. Not that we know what he wants with it. I'm kind hoping for a twist where 100% of the characters were wrong about him and he's misunderstood. But it's definitely looking like next week we'll learn the full extent of his evil ways. Again, part of me is puzzled about why it's the season finale and we still haven't confirmed that Blackwell is a present-tense villain. But I think I like it that way. Questions are good, it means I'm still interested.

Good episode. No, GREAT episode. We're really on a roll here. I can't wait until next week! And also the week after when we learn that THERE WILL BE A SEASON 2 BECAUSE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING YOU GUYS!

BYEEE.

 

QUESTIONS:

... Did Blackwell sell Faye out?

... Are you sort of relieved the parents' plotline is almost over?

... Do you think Jake and Faye will have hecka ugly kids?

... Is Ethan on some kind of off-the-wagon bender or something?

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Please, put back the serie in the road, it's was amazing! You guys are making a mistake cancel this show! For real!
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Um, their parents were still in HS? Really? But they'd already ALL had children, lost the baby weight and taken summer school to catch up on classes? Did they have these kids in MIDDLE SCHOOL? Also, note the use of flat irons for both moms (this hand feeds the baby, that hand does the hair.)
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I loved hearing "Only Happy When It Rains" but even I was shocked by the fact that it's an oldie now. I used to listen to it a lot. Man does time fly by.... And I was born in 1991 so I should talk xD
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Great recap apart from the question for the stupids - Blackwell sold Faye out? Totally and most obviously. Also Jake being better than Nick? Nu uh. Nick never got a chance to shine in his full awesomeness and Jake is only becoming awesome now since his shirtless dalliance with Faye. Prior to that he had one expression and one purpose - to trail and mope after Cassie.
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Hey guys the getglue sticker for "Family" is up on the TSC page



http://getglue.com/stickers/the_cw/the_secret_circle_family



be sure to unlock it tomorrow night and thank bing (https://twitter.com/#!/bing)for it since its presented by them. :)



Oh and Joe lando aka John Blackwell is taking TSC/Blackwell questions on his site this Friday!



http://joelando.org/updates.html



Woohoo can't wait for the season (HOPEFULLY....) finale!!!!!!!
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TSC has once again overtaken VD in the comment section :D VICTORY, TINY HUMANS!!!!!!!!!!! VICTORYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!
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You weren't so happy the last time this happened, were you? :-P Let's try and hold back this time. Small victories are better than large victories. (As in, comment secions with less than 500 comments are a lot easier to read through than comment sections with 1000(+) comments. We WILL prevail, in small dosage.)
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Calm yourself Iago.
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-I wouldn't be surprised if Blackwell is responsible for Faye being abducted. The S.O.B. He is EVIL!

-Yeah I am happy it's almost over. They're not really involved in the books. It's the grandmother and great aunts that are the rocks for the circle. Hate they weren't included. Charles is weak and a coward. Hate he didn't tell Cassie the truth or Faye's mom not telling the truth either.

-How could Jake and Faye make ugly kids?

-Ethan's hiding in a closet somewhere. He's another coward and he's weak.

This was another great episode.
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I get the feeling Cassie's going to find out the truth about her mother in the season finale. There's no way Diana can keep that secret to herself. She's always chosen the high road and doing what is right, and the right thing for her to do now is tell Cassie what Charles did to her mother.



Plus, I'm so hoping this will tip Cassie off into the dark side. I want it to happen so bad! If not Cassie, then Diana. I wouldn't mind either of the two!
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lol, I thought that they'd tell Cassie either mid episode or the beginning, I don't think that they'd let us hang on to wonder what Cassie would do, we all expect Cassie to go dark and angry, but it would be a better episode to find out earlier so we would stay tuned to find what happened latter. If they are going to tell her at the end, it they shouldn't reveal it to her during the season finale, it'd be something that we'd probably only ponder about for a week and then know what to guess would happen, mine would be Cassie attempts to get even with Charles, or at least confront him going, "Why did you kill my mother?"
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I know I'm late, but it took me a while to sit down and watch this week.



Nick. So...that happened.



Melissa: "OMG, Nick?"



Nick: "BRAAAAAAINS!! And crystal."



Melissa: "And closure?"



Nick: "...thought we did that the first time, but sure."



I guess they had to kill someone every episode for the last five or so, and they ran out of people.



Writer #1: "Who do we kill for this week..?"



Writer #2: "Melissa could--"



Writer #1: "No."



Writer #2: "Melissa's got a Dad--"



Writer #1: "We're pretending she doesn't this season."



Writer #2: "But her Gram--"



Writer #1: "We have to save some old people for season two. We've only got like three left."



As for Nick's badass redemption, it's another load of crock, like Possessed Adam. Apparently, guys have to be possessed by something to be badass, be it ghosts, demon tequila worms, or clavicles. Anyway, like Adam, it doesn't count if it's not the actual character taking action. A guy can borrow your Prius and look cool doing a few donuts in a parking lot, but that doesn't make you cool. You're still just the guy that drives a Prius. Cool for the environment and the donut guy, but not cool for you.



Another awesome Madam moment, but the problem is, where's it gonna go? It really does have to go somewhere, because this is a show made for young girls (I still say 14-year-olds). There has to be progress, either romance, or heartbreak, and CW will fit in both any chance they get, usually within a week or two. Madam can't just be awesome, platonic, not-related-by-blood buddies forever. That would just be...awesome.



So, does the fact that Amelia did the same thing--bringing the obviously evil, self-involved douchebag, Blackwell into their circle (and, let's face it, their hearts and beds)--make Cassie seem not as stupid, or does it bring Amelia's character down to Cassie's level of stupidity? Rhetorical questions shouldn't be that long, but there I went.



And I love how both Cassie and Blackwell walked up to Eben like, "I got this," after both getting their butts kicked by him last time.



Price pretty much covered the whole 'bound witches should always split up' angle, but it's especially silly that Jake keeps picking Faye if he's not into her.



Jake: "So, you, Shaggy, and Scoob go that way. I'll go this way with Daphne (cuz', heh, heh...y'know.)"



Melissa: "Whoa, whoa, *whoa*!"



Jake: "...yes?"



Melissa: "Which of one of us is Velma...?"



And what was Faye going to do to help Blackwell against Eben...? Maybe she's the traitor witch. It's fairly ridiculous, but honestly a lot less stupid than walking up to Eben alone with no powers, *and* less stupid than Jake leaving her there, especially after Eben bitchslapped Blackwell across a school the last time they 'fought.'



The real question now is if Diana's going to tell the circle what Charles did, and I'm guessing no. I'm going with self-righteous and hypocritical. She's annoying me into Team Faye, and I really don't want to go there. So if Diana doesn't say anything, Charles will likely blab to Dawn about how he blabbed to Diana, and that might set Dawn after her, but there's really not much time for all that now. Likely, Diana will stay with Grant on his boss's boat, and get kidnapped, with Grant getting killed either there, or used as a demon worm sacrifice. I do like not knowing what's going to happen, but I don't like knowing I won't like what *does* happen.
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I don't think I've ever seen so many words out of your avatar.
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I usually do one rant and then a few fewliner replies throughout.
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441! Wow... the amount of comments tell basically everything! TSC is an interesting show and I agree with Mr. Price! This show is universal... CW should promote it hugely... stunts and dark drama. This show rocks!



There's so few Supernatural dramas on TV that I really like, if this show is cancelled my already scarce list will basically fall to below 5. I pray and hope that this show is renewed and comes back with more awesome story-line.



BTW, someone with critic/review power (huge awesomeness of fans WILL do more wonders :D) should inform TSC's writers... don't write boring stuff, pairings, character development, confusing plots, prolonged and ridiculous expositions.



Instead it should introduce some serious dark stuff (this IS a story around dark magic isn't it?) , SOLO magick, dramatic but stable characters. And this show can always have "man explodin' and 'cars on top basically' ". LOL

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I loved your comment on Faye needing to persuade Jake to get a haircut! That has been bugging me for the past 5 or 6 episodes. PLEASE give the boy a haircut! Not that he dosent look good, but he just looks more shaggy now. Speaking of Jake and Faye, am I the only one not liking those two together?? I still have hope for Jake and Cassie, but with the look of things recently and in this weeks clip, the writers are putting those two together.



I was hoping Blackwell would turn out to be a good guy in the end, but I dont think thats going to happen. I hope I'm worng beause I really like him in a weird way. I am curious to find out how he knew about how Amelia really died..maybe he was there for some reason?!?



I cant wait for this weeks epsiode..hopefull some stuff is revealed. But I am getting a little nervous that season 2 renewal hasnt been announced yet. The Vampire Diaries and 90210 have already been announced so I dont know what they are waiting on! They better renew it because this is one of my favorite shows. I was in love with TVD before but now I have to say I like this one better.
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Reading the copyright page?! Price, you slay me. Seriously, you make some funny comments on these thingsand I love reading them every week after watching TSCbut that was definitely my favorite so far. Totally relieved the parents' plotline is almost over; d*mn thing dragged this whole show down in the beginning. Also, yes! Jake desperately needs a haircut. Funnily enough, I was thinking that his middle part looks whack about four photos before you mentioned that Faye should convince him to get his hair cut. And love Charles. Really hope he stays despite being revealed as a murderer.
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I feel bad for Charles in a way. I hate how i can sympathize with him and hate what hes doing at the same time. Its like hes a lost puppy, who's really good at heart but keeps making terrible mistakes. What would Cassie do if she finally found out that hes responsible for her loosing both her her mother AND grandmother? Well, all i can say is : Hell hath no fury like a Cassie scorned.
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Sorry for being late. Already 380+ comments? Damn. I remember the golden days, when I used to read all the comments below. It's a pity, because I loved reading what other people thought, and their theorys. Well well.

1. Weirdly, it wouldn't surprise me if Blackwell did sell Faye out. He's not even trying to hide his crystal hunger anymore.

2. No, I love that their parents deal with real stuff, like crystals and stuff. As the kids are busy shipping themself with eachother. Also the parents are more interesting as characters than the kids. Look at Charles, for instance. He's messed up. Or John Blackwell. Now there's some intensity.

3. Hahah. Both have great bone structure, so they should watch out. Their kids would be in great danger, cause John would probably steal their skulls and build crystals weapons with them.

4. Ethan who? No seriously, I can't even remeber who he is. Adam's drunken dad?
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Another recap full of pure awesomeness about the amazing episode. Seriously TSC is getting better and better and I hope we will get at least season 2 :( it doesnt look good though



... Did Blackwell sell Faye out? Totally. maybe he started to feel that secret is turning against him so he had to do something so they had to be on his side.

... Are you sort of relieved the parents' plotline is almost over? yes. very much!

... Do you think Jake and Faye will have hecka ugly kids? naaaaahhh. these two sexy hot people will have even more beautiful kiddos ^^ :D

... Is Ethan on some kind of off-the-wagon bender or something? totally :D :D
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Clarity...

Nick is being kept "alive" by the demon inside him.

Eben want's the demon inside Nick to rejoin the community he's infested by, and make him more powerful.

Nick wants to keep his demonic life support going, so steals the crystal in hopes of trading it to Eben so he can keep his demon.

Eben say's. no, Crystal does not travel as well as slimy inchworms, and I'd be happier if you were all-dead anyway. I'll take both.
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This is legit fraud.
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Blackwell is obviously evil, just look at that beard.



Faye is awesome, I watch the show mainly to see her. She's like Cordelia Chase's younger sister.



Faye and Melissa make the best couple.....
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Alright: I literally JUST started playing the first ever episode of The X-Fliles because I'm curious about it, and the VERY first house looks pretty damn similar to a certain Blake house. I don't know does anyone have access to that episode right now, but if you do, someone tell me it's not just me.
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Great review as usual! The Garbage song was great and I love how you pointed out that girl's 90's frizz! haha! The 90's were a good time indeed, and being an 80's baby I grew up in the 90's so it really puts some perspective in mind realizing just how old we are!

I feel the show hasn't found it's true potential yet, but it does keep getting deeper and darker. I look forward to watching the finale and hope for another season!
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Quick question: Are we missing some Awesome Commenters this week?Or have I just gotten lazy/illiterate about reading the names next to posts?
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Yeah, I was late this week. It just really took me a while to sit down and watch this one. That happened with Nikita once, and now I'm 13 episodes behind. Perseverance or denial, I dunno.
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For the record, I'm glad you're *not* face-down and dead in an internet-free ditch, somewhere.
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I appreciate that. I do subscribe to the idea that if you become a regular somewhere, you should let your community know when you're signing out for any great length of time, internet or other. It's just good form.



Though I admit that I didn't do that with The Walking Dead. I was just too annoyed overall.
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I THINK so, but I'm also not sure. I know Acrobit yet, who I usually disagree with but it's weird not seeing Dean Winchester get his western on alongside some snark...hmmm...
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I brought both, just a bit late.
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Bless you, sir.
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I haven't noticed Acrobit, Trevplatt, Jools19, or FringeFanatic this weekend. Since 75% of that (I think) is dudes I'm a wee bit concerned that #TeamHappySickCluster turned into a creepy feminist encampment and we accidentally ran off some of the men.

Side note: His icon is Dean Winchester under that hat?!? Why do I find this hilarious?

Side note #2: Sorry, other commenters. We're just going to comment about you and worry that we scared you off +/or you might be dead while you're not here to defend yourselves. It's impossible for us to have "real lives," so, therefore, you must be lying face-down in an internet-free ditch somewhere. #truefact
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It's absolutely hilarious, especially when you know Dean. He hated that cowboy outfit, and he looked like such an ass, it just screamed...me, honestly. I'm okay with that.
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Also, very merciful And smart, too! (Was that a threat? Surely not, I don't threaten. Ignore everything after the first sentence.)
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M'lips are sealed.
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@CiaraGlynn: Haha, I just got that. Don't tell anyone.
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I resisted the urge to rant against Community. (Am I not merciful...?)
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I'd not really paid that much close attention to your icon. Just always saw the hat and assumed it was the Lost-guy on the Old West paintball Community episode.
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But he loves posse.
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Crap...now I have to be concerned about scaring away the guys too? Wasn't it bad enough when we may or may not have potentially traumatized Price?



It's that time of year....
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Anya immediately got a +10 for the bunny hate. It didn't have to be bunnies for her; it was totally random, but it was, and I loved her for it. She got a bad rap.



One a side note, anyone who hates cilantro gets a +5. Vile, vile weed...
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Bunnies ARE scary, just ask Anya.
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Worry not; I fear nothing but bunnies and commitment. This show takes my hopes and dreams and dries them like cured leather, but I at least have to finish the year. I just have to.
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No need to worry. I've just been busy doing stupid stuff like my job. The one disadvantage to working at a performing arts center, you work nights and weekends. (Though you do get to see the shows for free...)
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I'm a guy, and I'm totally apart of that #TeamHappySickCluster haha. Loved this episode!
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Hooray for men and #TeamHappySickCluster.



Great, now I've made a Gloria Gaynor song stuck in my OWN head. Halleluiah.
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I am so well aware of that after that time I spent apologizing profusely for using the run pronoun! Are you really part of the TeamHappySickCluster?!
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OH MY GOD. I'm very slow. WHERE ARE THEY? No. No, give them time. I'm sure FringeFanatic is fanning out over Fringe somewhere and...they need space! Let's face it, we're all a bit creepy. They just...need...*cries* Oh, the pain! It's like being set on fire by a witch with control issues IT BURNS.
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Oh yeah I forgot to comment on the Garbage tunes. You mentioned Only Happy When it Rains this week. But TSC featured the NEW Garbage single in it last week, album due out next week I believe. Good tune.
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hey price! i love your TSC and TVD recaps. Anyway, we probably won't be seeing Drew Van Acker because he's already in Pretty Little Liars. Of course I wouldn't mind seeing him on both shows so let's keep our fingers crossed :D
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Well..... finally something happened! I was about to give up on this show (for me it was taking far too long to do obvious things).



But....... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give Thomas Dekker something he can get his teeth into. He is a very good actor...... very good at intense.... yet he's given the part that least requires it.
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WHEN is tv.com going to get a notification system for comment replies????? Need this badly.
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seconded and thirded because I want this so badly!
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Fourthed!!
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fifthed, sixthed, infinityed
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I was expecting "Clip clop" pictures again. There were several frames of them when the ladies were chasing Jake Lite.
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LOL, Jake Lite
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Price....LOVED your recap again. I think these recaps (also have to read your TVD) will get me through the hiatus. I too hope The CW doesn't cancel this...its really hitting its peak. First season shows take a while to gel with viewers...it happens in latter of first season or hell the second. So I hope The CW gives this a chance....



1.) Blackwell selling out Faye...oh man. I think he might've traded her but then who knows. I think in the books (got the info from a TSC wiki) Faye has loyalty to Black John/Blackwell so...the show could be setting that up or whatever. I think so...I mean he's desperate to get the circle to work with him and when he saw Diana be consoled by Grant he looked pissed (think he crept up along her to "console" her after she found out Charles killed Amelia). However I don't think he knows Cassie and Diana found out his intentions from 16 yrs ago. Man oh man!



2.) Somewhat...they still haven't touched on Dawn killing Grandpa Henry and Charles killing Nick (not sure if that would come up considering his death was closure and all). I'm still curious about 16 yrs ago because as Isaac said to Jake "you only saw half the story" (regarding "Witness"). We still have yet to meet Melissa's family too lol



3.) Nah Jake and Faye won't have ugly kids....they make a hot "friends with benefits" LOL.



4.) I know! I want to see Ethan back! He must be really scared of Blackwell if he was willing to leave Adam behind? LOL



I TOTALLY agree with your statement about...we still haven't confirmed Blackwell is a present-tense villain. His "shades of grey" are getting a bit darker. I was reading on a TSC spoiler thread on Fan Forum and someone brought up a great point about Blackwell...in that he may be a witch purist judging from the last couple of episodes. Like he doesn't believe witches shouldn't be censored by witch hunters nor elders. And the voiceover Blackwell says in the finale promo "Free to finally be the witches you were always meant to be" totally fits of him being a witch purist.
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Thoughts:

1. Well, that answers two questions. John DID know who murdered Amelia, and Yes, they really WERE a bunch o' teen parents in high school.

2. Wait, what? Amelia's circle had six GIRLS in it? Was the parents' circle much bigger? Were the moms in one girls-only circle and the dads just happened to be dating them? So were the dads in their own boys-only circle? Are the kids a result of two merged circles (+ John)? So confused.

3. Still not sure if Grant is evil or just the most clueless dude ever.

4. Dr Melissa killing "Nick" didn't have much impact when watching it. Not sure if its b/c the entire fandom guessed it, or because there was nowhere else for them to take that story/plot.

5. "I'll stay and help John fight Eben." Dumb choice Faye. That's an Elena-level decision right there.

6. Did Eben REALLY "take" Faye or did John sell her out +/or Faye sacrificed herself for her friends/circle?

7. Thank GAWD the dark twins didn't have to do any palm-cutting for their little spell. I've seen just about enough of that this season.

8. Does Amelia leaving town with baby Cassie, mean that she was a HS dropout?

9. Wait, if the kids are all 16ish and Faye + Jake were supposed to go to prom 2 YRS AGO, that means she would have been 14ish? What kind of HS is this. What kind of crappy principal-mom let's their 14 year old go to prom with an older guy?

10. Too much Dawn, Crystal, + creepy-Nick. Not enough Jane, Ethan, weirdo grandparents, + flashbacks.

Price's Questions:

1. Most likely. (see #s 5 + 6)

2. Not as relieved as I am that the CRYSTAL plotline is almost over.

3. Smoking hot people will make the world's most ugly babies. True fact.

4. IDK. I miss Ethan. He was a great source of info as a drunk and a total backstabbing sellout when he was sober. (see # 10)
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I knew some 8th grade girls that uh developed early and went to prom.
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If there is one other thing this episode pretty much hinted at or implied, was that the adults Circle was definitely made of 12 members and not just 6. And I kind of figured that out since the beginning of the series. Which is fine, because a complete Circle is 6, but no one ever said that it had to be the limit.



Plus, the parent's Circle, they never bound it either.
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to your first point: John didn't know who killed Amelia until Jane interrogated him. When Jane started asking about Amelia, Charles got VERY defensive and John picked up on that. He didn't come to Chance Harbor with that knowledge.
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We haven't been shown what knowledge John has. I think he has all. the. knowledge. But he would have had to be Elena-smart not to see how shifty Charlie-boy got during that interrogation.
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I think John Blackwell did come to Chance Harbor with that knowledge given he knew exactly how Charles killed Amelia. So, if Amelia does turn up alive, I think it would be safe to assume Blackwell saved her. We'll see!
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A story arc in the 'plus' column, definitely.
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure the circle was a LOT bigger.
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Circle of 25!!!
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Aw, who was the odd one out? Poor chap...
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Ah.

*Sings* Poor unfortunate soul...
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There was a triad. They were very progressive.
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*snort* Probably the smartest one of them all.
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This episode should have been titled: The Pregnancy Pact!!! I'm surprised there weren't newspaper articles lying about saying "cult group synchronise pregnancies". Then again this is Chance Harbour and looking at how young some of the grandparents are; it's probably normal.

I think the most interesting thing about this episode was that even though Charles confessed to murdering Amelia, it looks like Amelia and Ethan were both directly responsible for all their friends deaths, so now I'm not so fussed about Charles getting his comeouppance. Ethan became an alcoholic because murdering al his friends did not result in his happy ending, and he most definitely should have been in this episode. I mean in what world is calling witch hunters to the home of witches ever a good idea?? Ridiculous. So Diana was right in rejecting Cassie's apology, but now she is basically on the same level as her, maybe slightly lower since her dad did actually do the murdering, not make questionable decisions and leave town before anything could happen to herself and let everyone else die like Amelia did.

Adam and Melissa: So cute!! just hope they stay friends though.

Faye and Jake: Love them! I will be so disappointed if I don't get to see them next season!! They seem to be the best couple around anywhere at the moment; (between TVD and TSC and well any of the CW shows e.g. Liam and Silver: don't watch why would I with that crawling around? Dan & Blair: urgh).

Melissa killing Nick! Best Scene! Amazing! So sad !

I can't believe this show might not make it next year. It has to!!! 90210 and Gossip Girl has reached the end of the tether. What nonsense is this?

This show has so many relatable concerns: teen pregnancy, drugs, cults, daddy issues, HIV/ Hepatitis with all that blood and undressed wounds flying around! How can they not keep this show around?
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Yes, who is still watching 90210? Good riddance.
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Awesome episode!!! The great show! Must have season 2!

Brilliant recap!

Blackwell sold Faye, yeah...

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Hahahhaha, oh Price, I was just thinking in this episode, "where is Adam's impossibly beautiful father?" Because, y'know i'm a little older than I'd like to admit, and sometimes you wanna see some eye candy that wasnt born in the 90's. So, yeah, bring back Ethan for the SEASON finale. Cos they gotta renew, they just gotta. This show is great.



Ugh, the parents, in the 90's. I'm so horrified that I recognised alot of those 90's "fashion" moments from my own wardrobe back then... denim jackets, the way Amelia had those weird thin strechy bracelet things, and intertwined them in that way, not to mention Elizabeth's amazing fringe thing. I have worn all of those things. I however, am not a teen mom, thankfully. So, the school, and all the parents, just somehow missed the fact that 6 different girls who all hung out together, got preggers all around the same time? Except for Jake's mam, who got pregnant twice!? What was she like 14 when she was pregnant with Jake? Didn't they investigate the school's sex-ed policy, or test the condom expiration dates in the local pharmacy?



Blackwell totally did something nasty to Faye. Has to be true, seeing as they didnt show that scene. He's a sneaky one that Blackwell. And at this stage I kinda just want him gone, he's kinda annoying me.



Yaaay, Fayke! Its the bestest. Their kids would be so ugly, I mean, you think demon/zombie Nick was bad?
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I think Jake's parents were a bit older than everyone else; they even seemed married, and more of a unit than anyone else.
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SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!! And you hit it right there with the stunts. Unlike shows that clearly set up stunts and chases and whatnots for 5 minutes so when it happens it borders on boring, this show just THROWs them at you and they go full tilt. Oh, how I love it. And seriously, how great is this show? This show should be tied with TVD for viewers. These two shows should be the shows REVITALIZING this network!!!! Get rid of "Ringer" and "Hart of Dixie", etc. Use shows like THIS to get your network going. I cannot believe this is in jeopardy. To those involved with this show: I do not know why you do not have a bigger audience.



-Blackwell sold Faye out so hard.

-I don't think the parents will disappear, but I must say, their plotline is wrapping up so much LESS BAD than I thought it would be.

-Jake and Faye will have kids that I would want my kids to play with so they grow up and fall in love with each other so that I had beautiful grandkids. Because they sure ain't getting that way from my genes.

-Ethan is going to go down in a blaze of glory sacrificing himself for his daughter. Or so I hope.
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Isn't Ethan Adam's dad? What daughter is he going to "blaze of glory sacrificing himself for"?
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Adam. Coz dude is a lady.
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(Exactly my thinking)
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explains the guyliner
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haha waiting for the Dekker fans to descend...
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Don't you talk that way, Pacman. Ethan is going to live through the next episode and all the rest of them infinity!

And yes to everything else. Except your genes comment because it would be weird to agree OR disagree with that, so no comment to that, let's not draw attention to how much I'm calling it 'that' like it's a disease, I don't know if I'm making things better or worse right now.
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Fair enough. And you're not making it worse.
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*Wipes forhead dramatically* PHEW.
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Agreed, let all the other new crap go and keep TSC, please. If Blackwell sold out Faye, thats the equivalent of Alaric torturing Caroline in How to Get the Audience to Turn On Characters 101.

Um btw isn't Ethan Adam's dad? If so, and you're referring to Adam as a girl... carry on.
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Can I just say, after reading the below comments, I'm noticing a theme in CW cancellations. Shows with strong female characters or leads don't have a chance in hell, whereas shows with ample male eye candy go on ad infinitum.



Examples:

Roswell- Liz, Isobel and Maria, all strong powerful women with equal storylines to their male counterparts. Constantly in danger of cancellation, finally cancelled ater 3 seasons.

Compared to Smallville- pretty much just had Lois Lane and they used any and all excuses to get her half naked or scantily dressed. 10 fucking seasons. TEN.

Veronica Mars. Don't even need to explain that one.

Compared to Gossip.Fucking.Girl.Which.May.Never.End.

Supernaturaral- Another showrunner which just signed on for its 8th season. EIGHT. With two hot male leads and nary a female in sight.

Compared to Nikita, with two strong female leads, which has so many petitions I think I accidentally click one each time I'm on twitter because it is ALWAYS on the cancellation chopping block.

Putting aside the varying levels of quality, taste and entertainment value, which are to a certain extent subjective, there is a pattern here.



Now my question is this- whose fault is this? Is the network just openly sexist and has decided the female tween audience is all they want in life, and all female tweens want is underage sex and Ian Somerhalder? Or is this an accurate representation of the female demographic? Is this what we want? What our lady friends want?



As people who clearly have good TV taste, I want your opinion.



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Roswell was a good show, but as I said last week, it was dry. I was cool with Max, but he was about as exciting as a stone. I liked the show, but it wasn't actually exciting.



Veronica Mars was a great show, but I think it was too clever. It's like Pop music. Most of us may hate it, but it's called Pop music for a reason; the average person actually will enjoy that crap, and anything better sadly falls into the niche category. Veronica was too smart, and often too single, and without more romantic tension, it didn't keep the target audience interested. Also, I think its airtime conflicted with something back then.



Gossip Girls: whoring sells. Bitchy, shiftless, whoring sells better. Mental junk food is just good business.



I honestly wouldn't think Supernatural would've made it this far. The guys are cool, but they don't date anywhere near enough. They're usually just guys kicking demon ass, and I wouldn't have thought they'd keep a base for as long as they have. I'm obviously a fan, but that's why I would've bet against the show.



Nikita is fine, but pretty cheesy and corny, and it's hard for me to take anyone seriously but Michael and barely Nikita. Nikita's fine, but it's just silly to think someone that looks like her could blend in anywhere. Not her being hot exactly, it's just that no one friggin' looks like her...anywhere. I know the point is to look past the casting, but I'm not that evolved. And lead or no, Alex is a moron, and her screen time has a direct relationship with my level of overall annoyance per episode.



Bottom line: as *we* all have fantastic taste (evident by our coming together to talk about TSC), the average person watches crap, either because it's shiny, or it hurts their brains less when they think stuff. And if enough of them aren't sticking around, neither is the show.



At least Buffy did fine, and she wasn't a whore at all. Maybe a ditz off and on...
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But if a ditz has a sense of humor, it balances itself out. Just a bit.
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Sure, she had charm. She was a less-bitchy Cordy...or Cordy was a more--you know.
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Yes. To all of this. I always found it problematic. I was(still am) what you'd call an old soul...so I was (and still am) constantly appalled at how shallow the powers that be seem to think teens and young women are. All joking aside I was never one to watch a show because the actors were hot. Shirts didn't have to come off to draw me in. I like compelling things. Girls DO want to see strong, independent yet vulnerable female leads in tv shows...actual characters that they can identify with or strive to be like. In fact...I think that's why damn near a decade or more later you still have a younger audience spending more time streaming old shows like Buffy, Roswell, Xena, Veronica Mars, any and everything with Larisia O. and Melissa Joan Hart...and so much more that I can't even mention them all...then watching the likes of the Pretty Little Liars and/or the Gossip Girls. To be fair I haven't watched either of those shows so I could be wrong about my impressions of them. It's so true though. Shows now lack originality for the most part and they substitute great storytelling and well thought out characters for pretty faces and cheap tricks. I hate that. I mean it doesn't stop me from watching them sadly but it definitely contributes to me analyzing them to pieces and critiquing the things I find problematic. I know everyone goes on and on about the 18 to whatever demographic and so on and so forth but the problem is in the underestimating the audience. Contrary to what they choose to show on tv..the majority of the population of individuals from teens up to middle aged folks aren't wholly vapid, dense, shallow people looking for a cheap thrill, and to drool over pretty people. I'd like to think that's just a bonus. I'm not always considered a Cassie cheerleader but what I do love about this show and what initially caught my attention was that she is a strong female lead. She isn't worrying about coach bags and boys...she's focused on other more important things. I LOVE that. It's my issue with love triangles and things like that on shows...they're all fun and great and all but they should be secondary.



Xena was a total BAMF. You didn't watch it to see whether or not her and Ares were getting it on or some girl on girl action between her and Gabrielle. It was a story of redemption and heroism. Why is it a show like Person of Interest (which is FANTASTIC) can have a similar theme...with very little love anything in it and be so successful but if you toss a female character in to play the exact same role she has to be a tortured soul hung up over some guy.



Roswell- Arguably the twilight vibe before Twilight and it was sappy and romantic but it didn't detract from the major theme of survival,secrecy, identity crisis...because these kids weren't just dealing with the traditional identity crisis that teens face in general when they're trying to discover who they are...they had the burden of being aliens and now knowing anything about that part of them too. And they had strong yet vulnerable women in Liz (who wasn't just a lovestruck girl but was smart and focused...wanted to be scientist for pete's sake..she had goals and a sense of purpose) and Maria, and Isobel who kept postponing love. It was so much more complicated than focusing on shallow frivolous things.



I'm ranting. I'm sorry. I'm shutting up now.
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XENA. Used to love that so bad when I was younger, but this is when I was, like, 8. I could have really bad memory, but is there an episode where she teleported to the 80's or 90's, or is that just a case of me confusing something that starred a woman that LOOKED like Xena with Xena?

I need to rewatch that show.

And yes to everything else you said.
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I did like Xena, but she was too good. Seriously, she could do ANYthing. But it worked out fine, even with her dragging Gabrielle around year after year.



Same with Hercules and Iolaus, and Beastmaster and Talb(?)
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I think Gabrielle was bitten by a snake and was paralyzed. If anything, that episode just summed up their dynamic throughout the entire show. Gabi did get better near the end, I give her that.



And Xena used to be a bad guy in the past, before her story on the show began. She worked for Ares and fought with Herc a few times. It was a good weird time with those shows.
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I think there's an episode where she LITERALLY drags Gabrielle? I need to rewatch that show, so many confusing memories, like Xena going evil or something.
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Xena in the future. I believe there was an episode along those lines. : )
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No keep ranting, I loved it! I've just been sitting here nodding. Spot on about everything, and I say this as a person who watches PLL and has seen Gossip Girl. Vapid doesn't quite cover GG, but someone once pointed out the PLL is one of the only shows on TV that can pass the Bechdel Test, which IMO is the greatest test invented and should be forced into writers rooms everywhere. TSC is another one that passes pretty well. TVD fails so hard it's alarming.

Now I want to DL Xena. I think one of the main reasons I grew up to be a strong independent female is because I had role models like her. And I had books. Girls today have dig quite a bit deeper to get to the same level, and that's a problem for all of us. Particular when they're in charge of educating the next generation of girls. Oh hey now I'm getting ranty.
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YES! What happened to reading?! Maybe it's because before I became a tv addict I was (and still am) a book nerd by heart. Kids don't read enough these days. Sorry...I'm about to start again. I keep telling me safe to stay away.
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And this is why we get along, book nerds RULE. I didn't even have my own childhood, I was too busy traveling to Narnia, Hogwarts, Camazotz, Tortall, Emelan, etc etc etc.

I'm a bit sad that we've replaced books with TV, but I haven't given up completely, every train ride my head is tucked safely in a book. As it should be.
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Let me just add, at the risk of lessening my manly image--oh wait, I comment on teenage girl shows all weekend, nevermind--Hart of Dixie is not a bad show. The protagonist is a female doctor and it's in about as much danger as TSC.



However, let me also add that in the later seasons, Smallville had Tess Mercer, evil CEO badass turned good.



But don't feel bad. I don't watch shows for the strong male leads. I watch shows for the hot chicks.
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Tess Mercer was a great character, but it doesn't quite make up for that blonde supergirl cousin who had an entire episode about entering a beauty pageant. Really? Ugh.
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I didn't like Tess at all. I thought she was trying too hard to be badass that it didn't sell. Kinda like Milla Jovovitch in Ultraviolet, and kinda like I see Faye half the time.



Tess was pretty much the third Lois. Chloe was the Lois-before-Lois, and Tess was Lois without scruples. They all pretty much had the same Type-A personality, give or take.
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It wasn't the no-scruples part that bugged me. Actually, I didn't like either of the three very much.



Chloe was actually the least annoying, sad as that sounds. Lois repeatedly dove into danger and repeatedly found it, and her third-degree white belt skills usually didn't save her. But that was what she did on any show, movie, or comic book.



I don't mind evil girl power (I mean, is there any other kind, amirite, fellas..?), but the badass needs to outweigh the stupid. The Buffy badgals pulled it off, but not Smallville, and I'm not buying it on TSC, either.
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This explains much. Not a fan of scruples.
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You have a point, which adds to my earlier point, so I concur wholeheartedly. Sorry Tess.
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You know what teen girls need today? They need to sit down and watch shows like Charmed, Xena, and Buffy. No joke.
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Xena was EPIC!!! That's what I'm talking about right there. Straight up girl power at it's finest. They just don't make 'em (and keep 'em) like that anymore.
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I have a real love-hate relationship with the CW. It sexualizes everything, cancels good shows (even Reaper! I mean WHY? That had Ray Wise as the devil! And WHO CANCELS ANYTHING WITH TYLER LABINE? It's just messed up!) But it's really the audience, to be fair. It seems audiences are both allergic to quality TV (Veronica Mars) and pretty much anything of a feminist nature.
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I did like Reaper, but I hated the main guy. I'm tired of stupid main guys.
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That actor seems to get type cast in those roles, which is a shame, cause he's hilarious. (Judging by the bloopers.)
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Yeah, it was nothing against the actor. Half the guys on these shows seem to be typecast the same way. It only bothers me when it's the main guy. It feels like they're supposed to be the normal one.
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Tylr Labine's next show was pretty bad. Also canceled. Sons of Tucson?
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Yep. And yep. People don't realize how lucky they are when they get that dude!
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ugh I will bitch about Veronica Mars til the day I die, why was the entire universe not watching? Baffles me.
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BECAUSE PEOPE ARE STUPID.

I'm sorry, people, but there is literally no excuse good enough to justify not watching - and loving - Veronica Mars.
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My respect for you just shot RIGHT up.
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Watching a VM DVD marathon a couple years back was when I learned that the human body *can* stay up for 54 hours straight and still function for a chemistry lecture.
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As for the questions:



1- I think Faye has a bigger role to the story, as said when ever has she stayed back...I had a feeling when she said that, that she was up to something. So maybe she has something going on in her little head :P



2 - I do like the flashbacks to the past with their parents, it does give the story more of a edge with tying the past with the present...after all the past is what brings it to the story in the first place.



3 - Maybe, lets just hope no kids come to the show :P ... or else history will repeat its self and a new circle will be created :P



4 - I'm expecting a great comback from Ethan - I have a feeling in the near future (if there is a season 2) he will have more of a role in the story.



AHHHH I Want a season 2!!!!!!!! - has anyone heard anything?
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I must say as much as i wanted nick to come back, im glad he didnt stay. It would have just been another start to an unfinished story. It would have been cool to leave nick coming back to another season so maybe he can come back for good...but i got to give it up to the writers, even though i had a gut feeling he would be back, i like how they pulled him back from the dead just to help understand the mysteries to the story.



Also i must say Faye did catch my attention with her comments of "wearing [her] demon chasing shoes" and other funny remarks...For some odd reason it reminded me of the series Charmed...made it feel more like a witchy type show adding abit of humor into it.
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Spot on! They can bring Nick as long as it's not that undead business and he is back for good reasons.



That's what I love about Faye. She almost has most funniest and sarcastic lines. I think her character need to have a bit more exposure... she is kind of underused right now. (Frankly she's my favourite character :))
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This episode was ASDFGKDJK#@$@% good.



Two greatest moments- Madam dancing, and Diana finding out about Charles. That moment when Diana realized and you could literally hear her gasping for breath? That was just quality TV. I've watched it thrice.



I need more of this show guys. It cannot be cancelled! *positivethinkingpositivethinkingpositiv-* bugger it, I think I'll just spam the CW's twitter with live tweets during the finale this week. Who's with me?!!



Awesome recap as usual Price. I can't believe we only have two more of these things before hiatus! I'm sad already.
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Diana finding out about Charles was awesome!!! Also, how great were Faye's one-liners about horror stereotypes? And Madam is my new favourite.
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Faye in general was just pulling out all stops this episode. You know it's bad when she is the only optimistic one left. Her obsession with Prom was brilliant, and completely relatable. Faye for Prom Queen!
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I was laughing so hard at upbeat Faye. I've said it before and I'll say it again, these characters are so well written. Faye, Melissa, Diana, Cassie, Jake and (new) Adam. I can't get enough of them.
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how young were jakes parents when they got him? blackwell can't be to blame for jake nor nick, 'cos nick was one year older than the others in the circle, and jake is born 92 if i remember correctly from his grandpas notes?
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I just assumed Jake was the original circle and Nick came later, but you're right Nick was born in the same year as the circle according to crazy gandpas wall. So their parents got freaky way before it was cool in Chance Harbor? Also, WHY WERE THE PARENTS/FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENTS NOT COMPLETELY ALARMED BY THE RATE OF TEEN PREGNANCY IN THEIR VICINITY? That shit should have been on the news.
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This is Chance Harbour, everyone else was getting pregnant, too aparently. I mean, they have a full class size in their grade and the town looks like it has a total of 100 people.
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read in some comments below that the parents weren't in the same age, that makes sense, 'cos then it wouldn't be so much out of the ordinary that 6 couples got pregnant in 6 months, than if it happened while they all were in high school. still jakes parents must have been in highscool 'cos jakes lika 4 years older than nick if nicks also born in '96 like the others, or much older than them
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You're killing me with maths. All I know is that this is just super weird. You know how many people had babies at my high school? None. Granted it was a girls school, but the boys school was right across the road and the fence was really really low.
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sorry tuned out there for a couple of days, went to Riga so you prob wont see my answer but i'll give it a go. well i lived in a small town when i went to high school and a know a lot of people who got pregnant, sad but true. and people noticed, not in the scandalic way but just noticed. how ever if it were a gang who usually hang out and the all get pregnant the same year with aproximatly one months distance, well i'd think they'd joined a cult or something ;)
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haha that was a bit a misleading, I never actually jumped any fences. Mainly because in 8th grade we learnt how to open gates :)

Not to tread on awkward territory here, but I wasn't counting the rate of abortions. Only full term pregnancy's resulting in an actual child. Maybe the culture is different, but it was just unheard of in my city.
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There were 4(?) in my class, out of 1200ish. What I DO remember is that the prego chicks were always sorta mocked +/or talked about behind their backs. Oddly, it seems like all the circle-parents stayed popular, even with the teen-moming and possible HS-marriages.
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I can think of at least two that I knew well that got pregnant in my high school and had the babies. I know of at least one more that had an abortion. I'm sure there were more I didn't know about or am forgetting. I probably would have noticed 6 but it wouldn't have been too far outside the norm. My class size was in the 200-300 range.
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In my high school there were about 2 or 3 girls per year who got pregnant. But then my class size was 970. Theirs seems to be about 10.
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LOL I stopped reading halfway just to say how much I loved your racism towards Australians. That picture was exactly right, which is why dating was so hard. Can you imagine that face trying to kiss you? hahaha
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I need to find a nice Australian lass to settle down with.
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So that face works for you then?
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Phoebe Tonkin, Claire Holt, Indiana Evans, Cariba Heine. As far as I know every Australian chick is hot. Also, a mermaid.
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She is. She also sings. She sang the theme song that season. I expected to hate her replacement (as one does), but I didn't. I promise to hate the next pretty blond that replaces Claire Holt.
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Surely. :)
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I'm not entirely pleased with the unknown status of this show. It's understated for sure and should be picked up. I guess I can scrounge up a thousand crystals to send to the network if they don't get their act together but man that could be costly.



Great recap. As per usual. : )



-Forgot about Faye. They set that up poorly. When had Faye ever volunteered to stay behind and look on while Blackwell tried to kick some ass?! Never. But other than that...Blackwell totally sold her out. The bastard. John Blackwell badass extraordinaire didn't have enough juice in him to rescue Faye?! Suuure. He couldn't even hide it on his face...I hope Dawn officially chose her side now. I hope she goes all Mama Bear on him....if she ever gets out of her crystal coma.

-Sort of is an understatement. Elated is more like it. I loved the flashback/information dump. So Blackwell impregnated two members of the circle and worked some magic that may or may not have included Barry White, wine coolers, lots of candles, and the tingling of pheremones or whatever..to make sure the others got pregnant. Is that like witch rape?! How violated they must feel. I appreciate the clarification on matters though. And I love that the previous circle seemingly worked with their parents. Why can't this circle do that?! I have no idea how Blackwell knew about Charles but knowing and keeping it quiet can be just as bad as doing it yourself. There will be hell to pay...poor Diana and Cassie. They'll have this tension between them. Cassie will feel hella guilty and Diana has probably never felt so alone. They're kind of in the same boat right now. The Oh S**t Ship... Lesson to be learned. Trust no adult...like evah.

-The ugliest. They'll be on People's 100 Ugliest Children of the Universe. They'll be forced to wear cloaks and hide in the dark. Fayke was amazing this episode. I love the slow journey Jake has taken to becoming this complex and broken character. He needed it...cuz lord knows he was as stiff and one dimensional as it came in the beginning. Their scenes were electric and their relationship whatever it is actually makes sense. I find them the most intriguing romantic prospect at the moment and it still has little to do with the romance and more to do with just how broken they both are. I think Jake will tap into his BAMF mode even more with Faye being gone.I'm all for it.

-Ethan is so clearly providing the booze for the most generic Prom ever! Which still managed to look better than mine....ok not really but the level of enthusiasm and how flippant half the circle seemed to be about going was the same as mine...and I wasn't even harboring magical powers and looking for crystal quarts. I love how they glossed over it like that... I'm gathering he'll play a pivotal role in helping the kids take down Blackwell...or you know, he did fall off the wagon and is drinking himself into oblivion and/or irrelevance.



Fantastic episode. I love it every time Melissa does that thing where she's making statments about the show within the show. So her scenes with Adam (MADAM!!! Who knew the two arguably least developed and poorly used characters could be so amazing together?!) were simply awesome, and poetic and poignant and all that good stuff. I also loved Melissa's scenes with Jake. Which was like the second time in the entire series she actually communicated with him. I'm all for mix n match interaction. Can't wait for the finale. I can...but I can't. Or something,
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The Faye thing was illogical. I knew when Adam left that something was gonna go wrong. HATE IT. HATE IT SO BAD. I like pretty much all the characters in this show, I don't want to see any of them hurt (which also has to do with my appreciation of the actors, who are all awesome, and also the fact that seeing anyone in pain, even fake pain, nauseates me). It made no sense, she knew she couldn't bring anything to the table, right? OH well.
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It was so un-Faye that I shook my head at the whole ordeal.
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Maybe a few episodes back, where she was convinced she had dark magic. Now? Not even Faye could have bad enough judgement to think her powers might work against Demon Eben. No offence to Faye, it just made me have to suspend disbelief a little to think she'd stick behind.
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The information dump was AWESOME. Great backstory to just about everything about which we've still had questions. And I cannot emphasize how awesome those Madam scenes were. Melissa may be my new favourite character (No, still like Diana, but Melissa is still awesome).



And I think we are all so completely bummed that this show hasn't been renewed for two more seasons already!!!
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Yes. yes and YES!



I love Melissa. Even though I still hate saying I have a favorite on a show like this if I did it'd be her. I love Melissa, Adam, and Diana. Followed by Faye, Cassie, and Jake. There. That's it.
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"I LOVED that we immediately heard Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains." I was a little shocked at first because that song is apparently an OLDIE now. Oh man, we're all just hurdling toward the grave, aren't we." YES to all of this.



As for the questions:



1) If we're all right about him, then yeah I think so.

2) Eh... I think it adds to the show a little so not really.

3) haha maybe.

4) Yeah I was wondering where he's been... he really did just disappear there lol.
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Can I just say how much I love the way this show does flashbacks through time/mind travel? It's so interactive, emotional, and it affects the present time very much! Plus, it just such a cool way of seeing what happened in the past, because we get to see it with the characters of the show too. I love flashbacks on the show, and I hope should it get renewed (IT BETTER!) we get more. :)
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Agreed so hard. Seeing Cassie and Diana react real-time to the overload of info helped ME react. If I was just watching the 90's flashback by my lonesome I would've spent all my time critiquing hair and outfits and not listening to a word of dialogue. Which would have made me uber confused later. Well done show! * applauds*
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Diana's initial rejection of Cassie's apology was just SOO TEEN that I loved it. I can totally see it really happening.
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lol Cassies face when that happened was so great, she was like I take it all back you witch, why wont you love me??!
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Cassie does the BEST "Why won't you love me??" face. It's awesome. I'm surprised the parents didn't all break down and give her what she wants because of that face.
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let's just hope the flashbacks doesn't get mixed up like the ones in TVD :)
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I LOVED that shot with Blackwell in the background. How glorioisly eerie was it. It was like an angel and a devil on her shoulder, Grant one side, Blackwell the other. Her dark-magic daddy and someone who offers her normality, a magic-free life...it was simulteneously heart wrenching and ominous and PERFECT.
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While I like what you wrote.....Any chance you got it backwards? I love the idea of John STILL being misunderstood. And I haven't ruled Grant out as being "normal." He could be working for Eben +/or the world's most Aussie creeper. #devilsadvocate
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Oh, I'm all for Blackwell being good, but what the show is implying right now makes that particular shot all the more stunning. I desperately want Blackwell to come out of this the misunderstood hero, yet evn if he is there's something beautifully poetic about it. Two powerful forces in Diana's life, left and right, one she craves, the other she fears...I just love the shot. Still Team John.
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I want John to exit season 1 the villain. Then in a twist of revelations in the middle of season two with lines going all the way back through the Salem witch trials, we discover he had more information and was really working from the inside to fix stuff. Or, you know, something.
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Something would be good. Something makes the world go round.

SALEM WITCH TRIALS. They have to bring that in, it would be glorious.
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That last sentence made me laugh and It also sums up my perception of the TVD/TSC writers room. "Or, you know, something." Has to be right up there with "that's so random." Love it!
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Agree. Totally. All of this.
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I too still think Blackwell is misunderstood and as I indicated in my post above, he's most likely a witch purist (doesn't think witches should be censored by the elders nor witch hunters).



Still find Grant fishy....I think he could be a witch hunter, a witch from one of the east circles (he could be pretending to be an Aussie and I think an American accent slipped lol), working with Blackwell or Amelia, or maybe just a normal dude. Miller somewhat indicated on Twitter Grant is something I think lol
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PERFECT. Agreed. The young lady who plays Diana should get an award just for that scene. Truly.
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Shelley is FAB.
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*ulous. I didn't realize I wrote fab. Eugh.
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As do you :-)
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It's okay, CiaraGlynn, you personify fab.
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There's nothing I can add to this, you got it perfectly. Now I have to go watch that scene a few more times, BRB.
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Rewatchably eerie scenes FTW.
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I second this. BRB.
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"Can I just say how much it really bugs me that I am loving this episode so much and yet the show's in jeopardy of cancellation? VERY annoying! Don't do this to us, The CW. There is something really special happening on Thursdays at 9pm! Let's ride this thing out!" Amen to that! the show is getting to be awesomer yet ratings are decreasing?? really?? there really has to be second season, I mean it..



other than that as the final is approaching things got really out of control.. I will begin with your last question, as I have been asking very same thing: where the hell is Ethan?? and as I have been asking for like eternity: where the hell are all those very powerful "elders".. and actually I am wondering if all of them are as clueless as grandma cassie, grandma melissa, grandpa faye or as crazy as grandma diana, grandpa jake or obviously dead like grandpa adam, why would the parents feared them so badly all this time and who are those remaining elders actually? man melissa and adam stole melissa's grandmother's crystal and she did not realize it yet?? for the last 21 episodes the only awesome thing has been done by an elder was taking demons off of melissa and even that was done not properly, which resulted in the death of Nick, etc. so hell is burning up all together in chance harbor, crystals are gathered, and none of them are there to intervene? who can blackwell taking advantage of all of these stupidity.. so back to question: ethan will be clueless unless dawn and charles say sth to him, that is way he is, and because those two geniouses are still dealing with their "own" crystal problems, they could not really thought straight to call for back up..



this lead to the second question and my answer is: who says their plotline is over? much of what has been discussed over there are not really probably half of the story.. I dont think we still really know what happened in that boatyard, and how did john came up to chance harbour and broke ethan and amelia to begin with.. that has been kinda explained by grandpa jake but it still is pretty ambiguious.. and most importantly: we still really do not know why charles and dawn tried to bring cassie back, why then, why not before (obviously amelia could have been killed anytime with that method) and what were their ultimate plan to bond the circle..



blackwell sold faye out because he is god damn wise that he understood sth is going on with the circle and if it did not involve one of their own, he would no longer push the circle to do the stuff he tells them to do.. and looking at the promo of the finale, things will even get uglier.. the missing point is: eben wanted the crystal not faye, so what was his utter motive to take faye? persuade them to bring him a crystal? I told it before, I'm telling it again, there is something fishy between eben and blackwell, everything between them happens way to conveniently every time.. I still think the traitor was not nick but was blackwell and eben and him bonded to develop conspiracy in order to provoke the circle to take stronger action.. I dont even think eben is a witchhunter anymore, and I belive isaac was killed because he realised that (and that he really was a witch hunter).. eben could be a balcoin from another line of ancient witchcraft..



well the remaining question was not a question at all: they should have children asap! I sort of feel like that is a great combination, just like grant and diana (and yeah, grant seems to represent the uttermost perfect sample of an australian:D) now cassie needs someone, obviously not adam and if an adam-melissa thing is coming, I am totally supporting that too.. both are nice and naive in a way that suits great..



and last word: this was the one and only serialized thing I watched this year and if it gets cancelled I will be really, really pissed off.. dont do that cw.. really.. you cannot be a channel where 90120 (or what ever that number is) gets a pass and TSC gets nothing.. you are not THAT type of a channel..
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1. I was confused by this. On the one hand, the circle needed the motivation to help him. On the other hand, I thought it took the entire circle to make crystal body parts.

2. Never happen. The parents will always be clamoring for power and macguffins.

3. I like to think Faye is destined for bigger better things and won't end up getting knocked up by her high school boyfriend like her mother did.

4. Ethan, having recently sobered up, just realized his willy still works and is out picking up single milfs. But not Dawn, coz she's dirty.
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I'd like a a crystal hand...to maybe use as a cup holder or something.
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I think even more awesome though would be a crystal foot. I don't know why. I just see it being awesome.
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1. Well, Price. Klaus died. And you want to see him again...Justsayin'

2. Lol imagine if Drew Van Acker came to the show and introduced himself as the real Jake and our Jake is actually John's son who was spying on the girls the whole time but then fell for his sister. Well that's a story right there! +Drew looks more like Nick than Jake lol.

3. JOHN IS THE BEST. Hate to say 'I told you so', but fuck it...I TOLD YOU SO!

4. Omg they really had kids while they were in high school. I always wanted to know how and why, but fucking TROLLACKWELL DID HIS JOB.

5. I hope Melissa and Adam stay just friends.

6. They split up again. LOL





So basically, I loved this episode so much, I can't even snark about it.

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Like omg I feel like they all made a pregnancy pact.

"Let's all have our babies at the same time wouldn't that be fun, ad we could all be parents for 5 minutes before half of us are brutally murdered."

You would think a principal would have been seeing something wrong with that.
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did they even have a principal lmao
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Adam's grandpa is probably the only adult at that school.

I mean how else does that award cabinet remain up-kept and yet it has a random invisible (but still touchable) crystal that stays unnoticed behind a picture. Come on Professor/Principal/Janitor Conant, keep it together.
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BUT...BUT SNARK IS...SNARK IS GOOD.

You can snark about things you love. Always snark. Snark like there's no tomorrow. Snark like you mean. BRING that snark. Be a snarkoholic and proud. Attend meetings about your addiction to snark which you then snark during because snark is that good and there ain't nothing gonna take it away from you.

Snark. Because sometimes appreciation just don't cut it.
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"Snark. Because sometimes appreciation just don't cut it."



I would but that T-shirt.
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I would make that T-shirt! But I don't know how...
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It sounds magical and not at all familiar!
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What I have is a magical box where I put in a wish and it is answered. I call it "google". Except on Thursday nights, when it I call it "bing".
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Talk to safibwana, dude's got a website. Or something.
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but I just love it, I feel bad :D
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We all love it, but you snark to well to hold it in. It's a gift!
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thank you, kind woman.



I shall only snark from now on.



Except when I really really really like the episode hahahah



or maybe even then...
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4. I LOVE THIS. Look how gorgeous and well put together these girls were in the flashback with Amelia ALREADY TALKING ABOUT HER BABY (who was currently being watched by the babysitter?)

5. That's the best part of Madam. The show ought not to ruin that!!
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Oh come now luv,there is always room for snark : )
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I feel bad for doing it for such an awesome show :D
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Can't snark? Guys, I think Sara might be sick.
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My own comedic wit seems to be taking break this weekend. It's quite irritating, I must say.
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I'm sick because of the awesomeness of this shooow
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OK, first things first. CW has to renew this show. It's been getting better and better! They stopped throwing Cassie as a group-leader to our faces, and now she doesn't annoy the hell out of me! Adam stopped creeping around Cassie, and he is not that lame any more! Every week the characters run around some spectacular dumpsters, they still behave like teenagers, and the writers still remember the plot of the show. So for the love of God, renew it already, I have to see S2.

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Ok So was anybody else kind of freaking out when the flashback happened. We found out that all these kids in a small town got pregnant in High school? I was relieved when we found out about Blackwell's scheme, but what about Jake? How old were his parents when they had him, and then pretty much had Nick right after? Also I felt that in the original time travel episode the parents were much older than High School age when they turned Blackwell into the witch hunters. This timeline of Events is a little screwy.
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Yeah safe to say now that all the parents were different ages but of the general age to be in the same generation or whatever. So Jake's 'rents had him the good ole fashion way. The backseat of their parents' old Chevy after too many wine coolers and listening to Nirvana. Nah too edgy and too old NKOTB? Color me Badd? Anywho...they had Jake the good ole fashion way with a regular teen pregnancy...not the witchy pregnancy pact that they unknowingly signed in blood a couple of years later.
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I hate these pregnancy pacts. That's what I get for being involved in 6 of them. They messed up my life... so many children I now have to care for...
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That child support has to be a biotch.
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You wouldn't believe it if I told you.
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Not gonna lie little worried abt you. Pregnancy pacts AND a switch off on the special-girl in 60 yrs pact. You might need a 12-step de-pact-ing group.
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Greaaaat. Not sure we can be internet-friends anymore. I'll snap some necks for ya, but when it comes to palm-cuts, I'm out.

Best of luck with the depacting, though! :) :)
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Of course it requires a palm-cut blood seal. That's how all of the best pacts work.
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Deal. Do we have to palm-cut and sign the pact in blood? (All the best pacts are signed in palm-blood (it's better than regular blood))
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Let's make a pact that if I have not healed myself of these problems in the next 6 weeks, the two of us will work together to form this 12 step de-pact-ing group.
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I mean I knew their parents had them when they were young, but this young? I never realized that. And nobody thought that it was strange. They live in a small town, six schoolgirls got pregnant and it was like no big deal?
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We only actually saw Richard and Sara Armstrong on the boat 16 years ago with a quick glimpse of Ethan. Richard and Sara were actually married I believe they said(?) and were very likely older than Amelia and Elizabeth. Probably 20 or so.



Jake was born before Blackwell came in when they were probably 17/18. They had Nick 2 years later after that when Blackwell cast that spell to make sure they all conceived.
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I'd say all the parents are different ages. I don't think Jake's parents were in highschool when they had him.
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FANTASTIC EPISODE!

Everything was perfect. And the Adam-Melissa-scene was definitely the best. It felt so real! Can't wait for next week, so much going on right now. Loved, loved, LOVED it! Not liking Diana her attitude however, so annoying! But still kinda felt sorry for her after Charles confessed he killed Amelia. Hard timez for her! But she really was a bitch towards Cassie, she's so narrow-minded. Ugh not liking that, but yeah the rest was so awesome. I didn't even pay too much attention to it! I really hope we get a second season... PLEASE, THE CW!!
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I secretly loved how Cassie and Diana's relationship reflected Amelia and Elizabeth's relationship like that. It's tense...but both girls are having such a hard time that you feel bad for them both. I mean they are both sort of in the same boat in a way...their fathers have done unspeakable acts that they aren't proud of and their mothers are dead and their harboring this dark magic that can suck them of their humanity and decency at any given time...
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Diana - Cassie is my FAVOURITE!!!
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That's true. They are the same in so many ways, as well as their mothers. I'm really curious to see how Cassie is going to react when she finds out about Charles. That's going to be hardcore :)
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Hate to say it, but they're both equally annoying now? But it's kinda nice, especially when mirrored with their mums. It's like when you're fighting with your sister and you're both wrong but you both keep going until someone breaks.
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I can't believe they brought Nick back just to kill him again. They could have set him up as the villain next season. That was really, really dumb IMO.
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They brought him back for closure. Specifically for Melissa's character and Jake.
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Will they rebury him?
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I strongly suggest cremation at this point.
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Does Vallejo have a witch/vampire/werewolf/etc problem? Maybe they have a secret council instead of law enforcement?
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Haha, it'd be funny if there was only one police officer in Chance Harbor, I heard that in Vallejo California, there was (if not still is) only one police officer for the entire place and that one police officer is only part time, it'd be funny if it was the same situation for Chance Harbor, it'd defiantly explain law enforcement seems so lax in Chance Harbor.
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Ugh. Sherriff Forbes. Sound it out...it's an irritating NAME for chrissake. That woman.
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Okay, definitely 2nd the Cassie mind inferno.
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haha putting dark magic to good use, I see. Honestly if Cassie starts cremating people she has no hope for a love interest. That shit is nasty.

Seconded on Sheriff Forbes, because then the possibility of a Caroline crossover would quadruple.

And lol Mey, you're right, of course Jake pried his dagger out from his brothers corpse, what was I thinking?
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Guys, we're forgetting Cassie's mind inferno. She GOT this.
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I am also behind the cremation idea.



They can get the sheriff from TVD. Sheriff Liz Forbes. She's clearly good at catching killers and such. Plus, it's about time she high tailed it out of Mystic Falls with AlarDick getting ready to kill everyone and whatnot.
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Seconded. Also, is there even a sheriff in this town? Because there have been a hecka lot of killings/missing persons and no one seems to give an eff. I'm betting Melissa didn't even bother picking up the murder weapon. Sloppy!
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It could be good thing. Melissa have been moping after him all season. If they killed him to bring closure to Melissa and have her character move on, then I'd be happy with that. Melissa is AWESOME!!!
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Yup. The fact that Melissa was the one who killed him at the end means her moping days for Nick are officially over! She's now made her peace with his death.



Plus, I'm actually okay with Nick not staying alive. It means death is still very much a real thing here. And if Amelia does turn out alive, then at least they didn't overplay their cards.
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Which leads me to... love interest for Melissa! Who do we think it'll be? Someone brand new like Grant? It can't be either of the boys int he circle because Jake is busy nomming on Faye's boobs and Adam's relationship with Melissa is way too beautiful right now to spoil with a messy love triangle. Or will she and Diana develop a romance?
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Single. SINGLE. SIIIIINNNNNGGGGGLLLLLEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!



Those are just my thoughts.
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Feel like I've pretty much spent the entire day singing Faye and Melissa's praises. Who knew back in the pilot those two would be the stars of the show? I blame Phoebe Tonkin and Jessica Parker Kennedy. Stars I tell you!
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HAHAHA Sorry, was laughing over your Klaroline pain. I feel it too, it's just funny to see it leak over to the sister show.

I actually agree with you, and in any case theres only one episode left and no time for a new romance. I just worry that she'll be pushed to the background again? Particularly with all these new plot developments and arcs. I'd be happiest with an entirely new magic or family storyline for her, completely outside of romance, but I'd settle for any and all Melissa screentime.
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I would actually prefer if she stayed single for a while. It'd be nice to have a character who isn't boyhopping left, right and centre.



In the long run though, I'd say someone new. I wouldn't mind a Klaus-esque character for her(not someone evil but someone who expands her horizons, like Klaus was(*sob*) for Caroline. Of the 4 females, Melissa's character is the one who feels the most boxed in).
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Yeah it at least should of been drawn out into the Season Finally. It was like Yeah I'm back and thirty minutes later he gets stabbed. Kind of like why bring him back just for that?
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Can we form a TSC cult and, if tSC is not renewed, gather as one to burn the CW to the ground? Really CW? 90210 over TSC? Are you f***ing kidding me?
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Anyone with a name on here that ISN'T THEIR REAL NAME should totally do this. Everyone else would be foolish to take part. I will NOT be there with a scream mask and spelunking gear. Just so you know. The person there with a scram mask and spelunking gear IS NOT ME, it's someone else.
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LOL exactly how I felt, I do not condone violence of any kind. Spamming is my thing, assuming it's still legal. If not, I'll just cry alone in my room like I do over Veronica Mars occasionally.
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You, too? *Sigh* I never knew that would be the show to break my heart...alright, I did, but still. IT HURTS.
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http://savethecircle.tumblr.com/ EVERYONE WITH A TUMBLR BETTER START REBLOGING LIKE CRAZY!



1. Blackwell definitely traded Faye for the Crystal, but why in the hell did Faye even want to stay there, it's not like she could do magic on her own.

2. I'm relieved that charles is about to get busted by Cassie cause we know Cassie will def kill him.

3. I think the better question is WHICH ONE OF THEM WILL GET PREGNANT FIRST? I'm guessing Diana because she will get all mad and since she doesn't like to kill she will probably demand hate sex from everyone.

4. It might be a stretch or maybe not but me thinks Ethan is helping Eben... Again.
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