The Secret Circle

Season 1 Episode 9

Balcoin

6
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 10, 2011 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Cassie and Jake investigate her father's side of the family, hoping to learn more about her lineage and why she has powers separate from the Circle. Meanwhile, Adam becomes protective of Cassie when Faye says that she suspects that Jake might be hiding a dangerous secret from the group. At the same time, Adam is equally worried when Melissa's cousin Holden arrives in Chance Harbor and catches Diana's eye. A power shift takes place between Charles and Dawn, which threatens to destroy their plan.

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  • This mid season final wraps up some of the secrects and leaves us with a new one.

    9.0
    As it seems, the spell Charles put on Cassie's granma has a few side effects on her memory.

    Jake helps Cassie finding a hidden family tree within those papers she got earlier. He runs off to tell the news to his witch hunter buddies that Cassie is actually a direct ancestor of Balcoin, a dark super witch. Even though the hunters want Jake to kidnap Cassie, he tells her what he knows about her ancestors while the others find out about Jake being a hunter.

    In the end, the circle manage to free the kidnapped Cassie with the help of Jake, who finally admits that he has feelings for her. Jake stays with the hunters and leaves on their boat but not before we learn that there is another child of Blackwell, ancestor of Balcoin within the circle.

    So, who is it? The most obvious one is certainly Faye. According to Cassie's granma, Dawn was obsessed with John Blackwell and I personal would find it funny if Faye and Cassie at some point figure out that they are actually half sisters.

    But Faye might be a tad too obvious. Adam is raised by his father, who was in love with Cassie's mother. I find it hard to believe and maybe a bit too cruel if he got 'cheated' by John Blackwell not once but twice.

    Diana is also living with her dad and though we don't know much about her mother, I can't see Charles being the type to get blindsided by a cheating wife.

    Melissa is, compared to her cousin, quite fair skinned so there might be a connection, or not. The last one, Jake, isn't it. Why would the hunters try to kidnap Cassie if they already got a Blackwell ancestor to exploit?

    Just my two cents.



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  • Balcoin

    9.0


    Balcoin was a superb episode of The Secret Circle and it was fun to watch this episode because it offered many revelations as well as new questions. There was a lot of character and plot development as well as action, intrigue and drama in this episode which made it exciting and kept the pace moving. It was very interesting to learn about Cassie's family history and the significance of her bloodline. Jake made some difficult choices but showed that he isn't all bad which was nice. I look forward to watching the next episode and can't wait to find out more, like who Cassie related to in the Circle!!!!!!!



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  • Show is starting to get good!!

    8.5
    The show is beginning to introduce to the viewer a greater depth for each character. Each characters vulnerablilities/strengths are showing more and more with each episode allowing the audience to get more involved with the plot and forseeeing how each character would act/react to the situations as they unfold.

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