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Jane Blake
General Information








Cause of Death

Witch Cruid

Killed By

Charles Meade
John Blackwell




Chance Harbor Circle

Relationship Information

Amelia Blake(daughter)
Cassie Blake (grand-daughter)

Character Information

Ashley Crow

First Appearance


Last Appearance


"Ours is not an easy life, Cassie. And witchcraft has never been about fun and games."
— Jane, after Nick's death. [src]

Jane Blake was the mother of Amelia Blake and grandmother of Cassie Blake, former member and former leader of the Chance Harbor Circle, and a very powerful Witch. Jane was also an Elder. She was residing in Chance Harbor, Washington.

She welcomed Cassie in her house after Amelia passed away, and tried to help her get used to her new life. Even if she knew Cassie would meet the other members of the Circle, she first wanted to have her staying away from magic. Soon, she got suspicious of Cassie's behaviour, and when Cassie revealed her she knew the truth about her powers, Jane wasn't really surprised. After the arrival of witch-hunters in Chance Harbor, Jane tried to contact a friend of her, Henry Chamberlain, but she was attacked at his house, and began to suffer from amnesia. It was revealed Charles Meade used a Crystal to have her under his control. She then went to a nursing home to get her memory back, and later returned, after Charles freed her of his spell. Trying to kill John Blackwell, it was however her who died from the Witch Cruid, leaving alone a grief-stricken Cassie.

Jane was a member of the Blake Family.

Early life

Not much is known about Jane's early life. She was born into the Circle and was free to practice her witchcraft in her youth. She must have got married and then had a daughter, Amelia Blake. It is revealed she wasn't pleased by Amelia and John Blackwell's relationship, to the point she had prepared a Witch Cruid to kill him.[1] When a fire occured sixteen years ago, leaving most of their children dead, Jane and the other parents agreed to strip the survivors of their powers and to banish witchcraft, so that no one would get hurt anymore. After this, Amelia left town with her baby, Cassie, far from Chance Harbor and her mother.[2]

Season One

Jane Dawn Talk
After the arrival of a newly orphaned Cassie, Jane welcomed her granddaughter with open arms and began teaching her about her mother’s past in Chance Harbor. At first, she tried to maintain Cassie away from magic, asking Dawn Chamberlain for help in watching over the children and preventing from practicing.[3] After Cassie revealed to her grandmother she knew about her magic and asked her for help in defeating Abaddon, Jane began telling her about the dangers of witchcraft, and also gave her the family crystal to help her protect herself.[4]
Jane bound3
After she didn't receive news from Henry Chamberlain, an old friend of her, Jane decided to visit him. She however found his dead body inside of his house, and tried to revive him with another Crystal she took out of hiding. Once the Crystal was revealed, Charles Meade came behind Jane and hit her at the back of the head. He then used the Crystal to make her forget about what she saw at the lake House.[5] Jane returned to Chance Harbor with no memories of Henry's death.[6]

After Cassie returned from Henry's house, she questioned her grandmother about it, but Jane found herself unable to tell what happened. At the Gala organized by Dawn Chamberlain and Patrick Glaser, it became obvious to Charles and Dawn that the spell had gone wrong, as Jane was witnessed several times having blackouts or mistaking Cassie for Amelia.[7] Therefore, she went to a nursing home to have some rest and try to get her memory back.[8] Cassie visited her sometimes since then, often being mistaken for her mother, and once, she came with her newly returned father John Blackwell, to whom Jane showed a really cold welcoming. Both asked Jane about a curse placed on the Blake and Conant families, which Jane described as being the result of jealousy from a Seer witch, and would Cassie and Adam get together, a member of their Circle would die. It was later revealed in a discussion between John and Dawn that the curse was absolutely faked by John's magic, who manipulated Jane into telling Cassie the curse really existed. At night, Charles freed Jane of the influence of the Crystal.[9] She returned to Chance Harbor healthy and surprised Cassie with her presence. Planning a dinner with John Blackwell following Cassie's request, she in fact prepared a trap.

Jane Die

Paralyzing John onto a chair, she tried to learn the truth about Amelia's death, but as the Crystal didn't react to Blackwell claiming his innocence, Jane concluded he was telling the truth. She then refused to kill him, so Charles lit the Witch Cruid on his own, but Jane suddenly died in the place of John. Blackwell revealed to Charles he had some time in the Blake House to find the Cruid and made it into her Cruid, perfectly aware of Jane's plan to kill him sixteen years ago.[1] A wake was held into her favour at the Blake House, which a lot of people attended.[10]


Jane was seen to be a loving mother and grandmother. Since Cassie's arrival, and before she had neurologic issues, she was always there when her granddaughter needed help. If at first, she tried to make Cassie stay away from witchcraft, she soon had to teach her about magic, both time in order to protect her and not to allow what occured sixteen years ago to happen again. She was also very protective, to the point of preparing a Cruid to kill her daughter's boyfriend, whose dark side was threatening her family's safety. After her daughter died, she seemed to regret the behaviour she had toward Amelia, which caused a break between them. But still, she would have avenged Amelia's death if John had been guilty of it.

Physical Appearance


Powers and Abilities

Jane is the leader of the Elders due to her Blake bloodline. The full extent of her powers are unknow but, being an Elder, she has had decades of experience using magic. It's also good to note, that she was able to practice magic freely, unlike the new Chance Harbor circle, where magic is forbidden. Her knowlegde about witchcraft seem very vauable and she seems to know a lot about demons and dark magic. With the help of a crystal, she was able to stop Abbadon from summoning the rest of the demons from the suitcase. 

  • Channeling: The act of drawing or summoning other forms of energy, by focusing on the magic of another witch.
  • Conjuration: The act of calling, commanding, or summoning an element, object, person, or spirit already in existence.
  • Elemental Control: The act of controlling or manipulating the elements of air, earth, fire, water, and weather. Though not proven false or accurate, witches are believed to possess an unique affinity to particular elements which grants them greater mastery and control when performing.
  • Spell Casting: The act of changing and controlling events by magical influence. Spells are the most common method exerted by witches to focus their magic. Spells can range from simple commands to a series of words.
  • Telekinesis: The act of controlling and manipulating the movements of objects and persons.
  • Witches brew: The act of brewing and concocting magical elixirs and potions that contain mystical properties.


Cassie Blake

Main article: Cassie and Jane
It's known Jane was not part of Cassie's life when she was younger, but was overjoyed to see her in the Pilot. They grew closer and in Slither Cassie told her she knew about witchcraft and was in the circle. Jane supported Cassie's choice to be in a circle since she believe magic would protect her and the circle. Jane acted as a mentor to to Cassie until her death.

Amelia Blake

Jane has a loving relationship with her daughter Amelia. She seems to have also been protective of her, by trying to first keep the world of witchcraft from her and then trying to keep her away from John Blackwell. Amelia left town after the boatyard fire and took Cassie with her. She never saw Amelia again. She would take her granddaughter Cassie in after her daughter's death. It has been hinted several times that Jane was hurt that her daughter left her, and only accepted her decision because she believed it was what was best for Cassie.

John Blackwell

Main article: John and Jane

Jane was against John having a relationship with her daughter. She knew how manipluative and dangerous John is. She planned to kill John with Charles' help by using a witch cruid. She wanted to interrogate John about Amelia's death. John told the truth and Jane refused to kill him.

Charles Meade

Main article: Charles and Jane

Jane stripped Charles of his magic along with the other young witches. Jane went to see Henry to find him dead. Jane tried to use the crystal to revive him until Charles knocked her out cold. He used a spell on Jane to forget the event but also caused memory problems. Charles freed Jane and asked her to help him kill John Blackwell. Charles was going to kill John but ended up killing Jane instead.






Notes and Trivia

  • She's the first Elder to appear in the series and the second to be killed, after Henry Chamberlain.
  • She is the only main character to be credited only in the episodes she appears in, until Sacrifice, where Charles and Dawn are uncredited too.
  • In the novels, Jane was also killed by Black John, John Blackwell's book counterpart. However, she wasn't killed the same way as in the show.
  • Jane is the second member of the Blake Family to be killed by Charles Meade, the first being her daughter Amelia. However, this time, Charles didn't kill her on purpose, as he was tricked by John Blackwell.
  • It has not been confirmed if Jane's family surname is Blake.