The Secret Circle Round Table: "Slither"

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An unexpected death highlighted the latest new episode of The Secret Circle, as questions abound from "Slither."

Do Matt Richenthal, Eric Hochberger and Jim Garner have the answers? Probably not. But, hey, they'll give it a try in the latest edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table. Gather around and express your own opinions now...

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What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: Every shot of that demon slithering across Melissa's skin. That thing was creepier than the fact that Secret Circle features a meant-to-be high school girl in lingerie every week.

Eric: Charles and Dawn. One crystal. Two glasses of wine. And a whole lot of sexiness.

Jim: Grandma walking in and shutting down the demon. I suspected Grandma Blake was a witch, but who knew she was a powerful one?!?

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On a scale of 1-10, how surprised were you by Nick's death?
Matt: 13. My surprise was only topped by my excitement. Killing off a coven member within the first few episodes?!? How Vampire Diaries-esque! Will someone replace Nick in the Circle? Who might be the next to go? How soon will The CW update its cast photo so we can replace the Round Table logo above? So many questions!

Eric: 10. I know this is a show by the people who brought us The Vampire Diaries, but it just felt a little younger (despite both of them taking place in high school). So glad to see SC getting so dark (did you watch "Heather?!?"), so sexy, and so willing to shake things up. And this was only episode number-five.

Jim: 11. Two episodes ago, Dawn blood-marked a guy who was trying to kill anyone in the Circle so he could break it. According to that logic, the circle is now broken... Right?

Should Charles and Dawn date?
Matt: You should know my take on this sort of question by now: look at the possible couple nicknames. Dharles? Cawn? Yech. No way, neither work.

Eric: You mean for reals? Of course! I don't care if these two are part of the "older" generation. (Where, of course, older on the CW is barely much older than yours truly). They are one of the hottest couples on the show. Fake or real. It certainly helps that one-half of that tandem has forever been implanted in my brain since I saw Species as an impressionable 13-year old. Yeah, TV Fanatics. Age exposed. Twice, in one answer.

Jim: Wait, you mean they're not??? Someone needs to tell Dawn. When a guy visits you in person a lot and you have candle lit dinners, it's usually considered dating.

Does Grandma really not know about the events from 16 years ago?
Matt: I believe her. I'm not sure what grams would gain from lying to Cassie at this point. She's aware that her grandchild has discovered her powers, formed a coven, dealt with a demon, etc. I've gotta imagine, for Cassie's own protection, she'd come clean about everything she could.

Eric: Is Grandma not the most bad ass character on the show?!? Of course she does. But just like any other wise grandmother, she knows the only way to learn is on your own, no matter how many demons you awaken. My grandmother didn't sit down with me until after I raised like five. Seriously.

Jim: Nope she doesn't. I  also suspect that when Cassie's mother refused to tell Grandma Blake what happened, it created the rift that drove the wedge between the two of them. Cassie and Grandma are both looking for answers, just hide and watch!

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