The Secret Circle Round Table: "Beneath"

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A road trip on The Secret Circle resulted in one kiss and one dead body discovery on last Thursday's new installment.

With just a few days until this show's midseason finale, Round Table panelists Matt Richenthal, Carla Day and Eric Hochberger have gathered below to pick apart "Beneath" and respond to a few pressing questions surrounding the episode. Won't you join them?


What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: The screaming match between Cassie and Faye. You steal boyfriends! You blame me for your problems! Solid, character-revealing stuff that added depth to these young women and to their relationship.

Carla: As I said in the review, I loved the entire scene at the lake. Above all else, I loved when Cassie walked down the pier with such determination and then put her hands in the water to reveal Henry.

Eric: Any scene without Jake!  Hah!  Man, that guy is painful to watch on screen and seriously bringing down the quality of the amazing actors around him.  But seriously, I'm with Carla.  There's only one choice this episode, and it was absolutely the intense moment of Cassie pulling up a dead gramps.

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Should Cassie date Jake?
Matt: I can't think of any reason not to right now, can you?

Carla: No! He is trying to kill her. She has had enough pain in her life. She definitely doesn't need to have a boyfriend who wants her dead. But if he changes loyalties, maybe. They have amazing chemistry together.

Eric: I have to admit, I'm getting a little frustrated with this budding relationship.  No, not just because of my hatred of Jake's inability to change facial expressions, but the fact that Cassie pretty much has a hunch this guy's a witch hunter.  She found a blade with the symbols!  Who cares if the robot is hot, there's no chemistry between a woman and machine.  No matter how much she thinks he wants to climb her family tree.

Is this really it for Diana and Adam?
Matt: As an official couple? Yes. As sex buddies? Probably not. There's too much of a physical attraction and too much familiarity here. Plus, the series apparently needs at least one girl to take off her shirt every episode.

Carla: For now. Diana has become Adam's rock. The one person he can count on in his life, but that's not enough to sustain a relationship. They needed to break up to give them both the opportunity to mature. Will they get back together? Maybe, but not anytime soon.

Eric: No way!  First, I'm pretty sure Diana is looking better and better each episode.  Yes, it may have been that shirtless scene this week.  Besides, it'll only be hotter for Adam the more she pushes him away.  Add that to the fact the show is turning Cassie into a robosexual and you got nowhere to go but Dadam.

This Thursday marks the midseason finale (previewed HERE). Make one bold prediction for the episode.
Matt: Jake does switch loyalties because he's fallen for Cassie... but Adam kills him anyway.

Carla: I'd say someone dies, but there has already been so much death in this show's short life. So, a bold prediction: no one dies!

Eric: Ugh, I couldn't help myself but watch the promo.  So clearly Cassie is getting kidnapped.  Like Matt, I think Jake is going to switch loyalties and come to Cassie's rescue.  But I think he's going to have to team up with the Circle to take the witch hunter(s) down.

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1. I liked any scene that didn't have Chris Zylka in it. I agree with Eric, he is just too painful to watch period! Cassie finding Henry was a great scene. It goes to show that she is powerful and that Dawn and Charles have severely underestimated her. I also liked the scene where Adam fights for Diana. Great acting, I really believed him and thought they would sort out their differences, but the follow up scene was as good because the reasoning behind Diana's decision was right. 2. Yes, simply because in the book she was to have a relationship with Nick and that was squashed in the 2nd ep, so the other armstrong will have to do for now. The Robot will change loyalties. 3. No, I think that the Drama that is their relationship is far from over and that they will get back together only to be thrown apart again. That is my wish for Dadam. 4. I am pretty sure that the ep ends with the Adam realising that RoboJake is a Robowitchhunter. Cassie will still be captured and we will see Jake changing loyalties. If he can get the expressions right. In general, I would like the editors to have a weekly thing where people try to decipher what happened all those years ago so when we finally find out, we can see how close we were to the truth.

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Man, that was dark. Between the rain, weeds in the bathtub, little Faye and Henry's body, I was kind of scared. I like this show best when it's like that. Cake? Even though I agree with Eric that Chris Zylka isn't much of an actor, I still think Cassie and Jake have a spark. You could feel it when they did magic together. She got under his skin. Maybe it will make Jake switch sides, I can hardly believe he would let Isaac kill her. Dadam? I think Diana is right. Adam can't let her go, because he's afraid of change. He even kind of admitted that. Poor guy, he just needs to be needed. How sad is that? Maybe next episode he will have his big shot saving Cassie or something. Favourite scene - definitely Cassie discovering Henry's body. Very dark and very cool. Second favourite is Cassie snapping at Faye. Faye is a jealous bitch and the saddest part is that Jake isn't even her boyfriend. Not everything is about her, the Circle has bigger problems right now.


1. The lake scene was so amazing, but I LOVED the whole truth or dare scene too!
2. YES. But she's pretty sure he has an ulterior motive. So I don't know. I say yes, but only if he's willing to not be a witch hunter.
3. As a couple? Oh yeah. But DONE as in no more hot Diana and Adam scenes... Haha yeah right.
4. Jake will save Cassie! Hopefully!


THANK YOU ERIC. finally someone who shares my opinion, i HATE jake and am praying to the CW that he gets killed of in the next ep. but sadly i can't see that happening, they already killed off nick if jake dies where does the power go then? You never know though they might follow in tvd's footsteps and mercilessly slaughter characters when you least expect it.


1.Fav scene? Cassie making a move on Jake and getting rejected! I felt her really well there and it showed a diferent side of Jack! If he is really bad he would take advantage of her!!
2.Jassie? Of course they could! We all know that Isaac isn't the chief there is always someone over his head! And when the midseason ends with taking down the WH, he could stick around and be double agent for some more eps! But I'm not a fan of it!
3.DAdam!? I would love him to step up in the finale and do something bold to rescue her and so getting into her grace again! But it doesn't seem to be the writers wish! They will probably be one neithers land and swing between love(hate)! And Dianna getting involved with Mel's cousin doesn't speak in favour of a gettogether!
5.Prediction! Evevntully the death of Jake! So the circle gets dis-bound, or trying to track down a bastard! My bold prediction is that they do some crazy magic FINNALY!

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The Secret Circle Season 1 Episode 8 Quotes

This time, the crystal stays with me. This time, I do what I want. You don't stop me. Within reason, of course


The closer I get to her, the closer I get to knowing how to kill her.


The Secret Circle Season 1 Episode 8 Music

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Long way 1 Long Way Papercranes iTunes
Wildfire Wildfire SBTRKT iTunes
What its worth What It's Worth The Engineers iTunes