The Secret Circle Review: Did You See The Forest?

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Before the opening credits of "Traitor," I was already well satisfied with this episode of The Secret Circle. It only went up from there; little did I know how much!

Hey sister!
Cassie's character growth since John Blackwell arrived has been amazing. I was so proud of her to reach out to Diana about everything she was going through when it was Cassie who was hurting so much by Jane's passing. Kids on television are far superior to what I was able to pull off as a teen, because Diana had no problem asking Charles about her heritage.

Stunned Witches

Diana was sure that she broke her father's heart and that he had no idea, but it didn't look to me like he even flinched at her reveal. I don't know what was more more shocking, that he might have known all along and protected John Blackwell's daughter for 16 years or that it was so difficult to to read his reaction in the first place.

When he confronted John at the bar, I honestly couldn't tell if learning about Diana was new or old news. I did enjoy how he towered over John. His height took a bit of the intimidation out of Blackwell.

Another fun point was when Cassie was using her black magic and the only way to stop her was for Diana to yell stop. Cheesy, yes, but with the deafening effect they were using, it was a nice touch. These sisters could be a lot of fun.

Sexaaay...
All you need for a good sex scene is my girl Faye. My personal opinion is that Jake is boring, but put a lingerie clad, practically meowing Faye in front of him and all of a sudden we have an exciting scene. Is there anything Phoebe Tonkin can do to ruin a scene? I'd like to see her try, just for giggles. As always, she kept The Secret Circle quotes section alive. Girl crush!

Did that elixir work at all?
When Cassie kissed Adam, he not only didn't seem surprised, he seemed relieved. He also seemed to be hiding something. Later he talked about the kiss with Melissa and the same look appeared on his face. He never admitted that he had any remaining feelings or that the elixir didn't work, but something was going on in his head. Are you with me, readers? More importantly, do you want there to be remnants of love between them? After all the crap in the beginning, I admit I do. Don't hurt me!

Parents being parents? Say it ain't so!
Pathetic that it took their kids swarming to John Blackwell to notice that their own children had some damned powerful magic, but maybe there's a reason Charles and Dawn lost their magic in the first place. They were so busy thinking about themselves and trying to get their own magic back they didn't even notice how powerful their spawn had become. While Charles took the news of Diana being John's daughter in a somewhat coma-like state, he did make the move to get her the hell out of Chance Harbor.

That's when Dawn told him Faye was under Blackwell's thumb, as well. Geez, Dawn, where have you been? Faye may be great at playing the good daughter when she needs to, but it was sort of embarrassing for them to have the come to Jesus moment like they did, don't you think? Did they finally wake up to caring about their kids?

The big finish...
I LOVE when I can get so immersed into what is happening on screen that I miss the forest for the trees. When the circle arrived at the amusement park and found all the witch hunters dead and one lone hunter, not only responsible for their deaths but running free and teasing the members of the circle, I should have known what was happening.

But I didn't.

Readers have kept the rumor mill alive and patiently waited week after week for Nick to return. Tonight their wish came true. Jake's little brother returned! Did the title refer to him? Could Nick really be called a traitor? After all, the ride (going much slower than a similar one I have ridden in real life, most likely to keep the dead in their seats) was full of murdered witch hunters. If a witch murdered hunters, how would he be a traitor? I'd consider him a helper and a hero for the cause.

Nick did not look right, however. Was there something weird with his eyes or was I just wanting more drama to build upon as we count down to The Secret Circle finale?

More secrets were uncovered and even more cloaked this week.

Diana sure was taking her parentage reveal casually, wasn't she? Did the elixir work on Adam? What will screen time shared with Jake and Nick be like? Will Melissa finally have a chance at love? What are the chances that Charles and Dawn can out-magic Blackwell and the circle? We're winding down here and it's your guess as to what can happen.

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Traitor Review

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The Secret Circle Season 1 Episode 20 Quotes

Jake: Is it true, witch hunters did it?
Faye: That's what Blackwell said.
Jake: We can't just sit here and let them get away with this!
Faye: And we will. But right now there are sad, fragile, old people here. Let's not give them some heart attacks with angry threats.

Diana, you've always treated me like family and I know things are really confusing right now, but if it turns out that you are my sister, I'd be really happy about that.

Cassie