My Top 5 ‘Secret Circle’ Moments

Posted Saturday, May 26th, 2012 02:00 pm GMT -4 by 0

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Below are the top five moments of the show ‘The Secret Circle’ that wowed me and so many others. Plot details are discussed, so, you know…spoiler alert.


5. Faye goes deeper.

Faye - The Secret Circle

Not the relaxing soak it seemed

Up until the episode “Beneath,” Faye had been portrayed as little more than a pouty mean girl with an outrageous fashion budget. She was already my favorite character because of her barbed witticisms, but we finally saw a bit more into her psyche. Haunted by visions of herself as a child while at her grandfather’s lake house, Faye was vulnerable and sought help in the least likely place – Cassie.  This was also the episode where we learned Faye was not the promiscuous maneater she liked to portray herself as. Everyone likes to discover a bit of background to the story’s villain, and Faye did not disappoint.


4. Cassie goes dark.

Cassie - The Secret Circle

"Wait...did you bring a coffin with you?"

Cassie really struggled with the dark magic she inherited from her father. When Diana’s grandmother offered her a way to cleanse herself of the darkness, Cassie jumped at the chance without reading the fine print. Her intentions were admirable – dark magic could only lead to trouble, right? But when the plan evolves to killing Cassie by burying her alive, it’s this dark magic that saves her. Her power literally explodes, propelling Cassie out of the ground, and giving Cassie a change of heart. I can’t say I blame her – if dark magic was what helped me escape a witchy murder, I’d keep it around too.


3. Adam and Cassie stop time.

Adam and Cassie - The Secret Circle

Soooooo pretty.

Cassie arrived in Chance Harbor unaware of her witch heritage, but it didn’t take very long for Faye to drop the bomb on her. Understandably, Cassie is wary of magic as well as her would-be Circle. Adam tries a much gentler (and romantic) touch to show her just what their combined powers can do. The result is one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen on television. Adam and Cassie alone in the woods with every drop of dew frozen in the air around them, catching and reflecting the light. Wouldn’t this be an awesome way to start each morning?


2. Sisters revealed!

Cassie and Diana - The Secret Circle

Sisters

There had been hints of another Blackwell sibling for a number of episodes, but the show did a deliberate mislead when Faye assumed that she was the other Dark Child of the group, bolstered by what seemed to be a confession in her mother’s old diary. The big reveal finally came in the episode “Crystal” as the gang searched for their family crystals. Barred from entering a cave that has been spelled against dark magic, Cassie discovers that goody-two-shoes Diana also was unable to enter.  Diana, of course, doesn’t understand what this means, but Cassie quickly puts two and two together. While Cassie is thrilled to have her friend as her sibling (as well as someone else to work through the dark magic with), Diana rejects their bond, which begins the strain on their relationship that eventually causes Diana to leave town.


1. Charles drowns Nick.

Charles and Nick - The Secret Circle

Charles and Nick

For me the most outrageous moment on the show was at the end of the episode “Slither.” A demon that had left the body of doomed victim Heather had moved into Melissa, but when Jane performed a spell on her, the demon (in the form of a worm/snake) jumped to Nick. The rest of the gang are too late to chase him. Demon Nick threatens Dawn and Charles arrives to save the day- only in this case playing the hero means drowning a teenager. For a moment it seems the demon has left and Nick calls out, but Charles keeps him underwater until he stops moving. It’s a shocking moment – unlike the Blackwell sibling, there was no foreshadowing – as well as incredibly sad. Nick and Melissa had just turned a corner in their relationship, and the Circle was just starting to get their magic under control. Charles is conflicted and overcome with guilt. He has morals, but what was the right decision in this case?


As you know, ‘The Secret Circle’ was cancelled and won’t be returning for a second season, so these are the stories we are left with. Which moments were the most incredible to you?

  • Nightshadwitch

    This was a good show I am 50 yrs old and sick to death of reality shows (which in itself is an oxymoron as the MINUTE those cameras start going people begin to “act”), cooking shows, cop, shows MAgick a a good theme for a show, as it is limitless in it’s development. What a shame

  • Googlyboots0304

    Im so devastated. Lets hope abc family picks the show up for season 2. I’m only 18 and i, too, am sick of reality shows.

  • Rogue

    Bring Back the secret circle…. We need more such moments. Renew the show for 2nd season. ABC family please pick up the series

  • Bring back TSC!

    Bring back The Secret Circle it’s an amazing show!!! I was so gutted when it got cancelled.

  • circler4life

    amazing moments. reminds you how much has happened and how amzing it has been. sorry to all the actors-we love you! and the staff behind it all! there is still hope, we can rescue the secret circle.please someone pick it up!

    • Kammecat

       I agree! One of the things I love about these Top 5 articles is going back and reliving all the things that happened in a show.  They always move so quickly!  Thanks for your comments!

  • circler4life

    ps- i agree phoebe tonkin is amazing as vulnerable faye. lol