|The Secret Circle|
|Season 1, Episode 16|
|Air date||March 15, 2012|
|Written by||Katie Wech|
|Directed by||Joshua Butler|
|Episode Slogan||CASSIE CONFRONTS HER FATHER, DIANA FINDS NEW LOVE AND FAYE TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH LEE|
Cassie catches John Blackwell sneaking around the abandoned house. Adam tells her he knows Blackwell was looking for a device to drain witches’ powers and clearly back to his old ways. Faye shows up at Lee’s house to invite him to the school fundraiser, but is taken back when Eva greets her at the door claiming to be Lee’s girlfriend. Meanwhile, Melissa encourages Diana to date Grant .
|Dawn tells Faye to behave herself at the casino night fundraiser tonight. Dawn suggests her mom bring a date, maybe Cassie's dad. It's the first Dawn has heard that John Blackwell is back.
John offers to stay with Cassie until her grandmother comes back and also offers to answer whatever questions she has. She asks if he loved her mother. He tells her he loved her more than anyone in the world, but she didn't talk about him because he hurt her and she probably thought it was best to forget him. He says she was afraid of him for good reason because dark magic changed him. Cassie believes this to be an excuse.
He tells her she can't control dark magic. She starts to melt her coffee cup and says she only uses it to protect people, and he says he did the same, but it made him vengeful and he lost the people he was trying to protect and the more he used it, the more it took hold of him. John runs out and bumps into Jake, and checks that he's watching over Cassie.
At the coffee shop, the circle discusses Cassie's. Jake suggests her dad can help them prepare for Eben and the hunters. Cassie's not sure she trusts her father enough to ask for help. Adam asks if they're going to casino night together, a real date out in public. She agrees and kisses him.
Lee sits by Eva's bed. She wakes up, cured from her overdose of Devil's Spirit. She thanks him for nursing her back to health. Eva doesn't want to call her parents because they gave up on her just like everyone else. She tells him he's her family now.
At the Boat House, Ethan helps Diana and Melissa gather party supplies for Casino Night. Diana wonders if they will really need champagne glasses. A young Australian tells her they will need the champagne glasses and offers suggestions, but Diana ignores his flirting. The girls walk outside. Melissa suggests Diana didn't have to shut him down entirely, but Diana doesn't want to date anyone who she might have to one day have a talk with about the fact she's a witch. Grant follows them out and introduces himself. Melissa tells him about the fundraiser, but he says he's sailing out tonight.
Cassie goes to the abandoned house, but is stopped by loud noises. She notices her her father, and is surprised to see him there looking around. He removes a secret compartment in the wall and looks around, then he flips a table over in a sudden burst of rage. She remains unnoticed and texts Adam to meet her. They meet up and Cassie tells him what she saw and that he was looking in the post in the big room. Adam believes he knows what her father was looking for.
Faye drops by Lee's, and says it's his lucky day, and he'll get to taker her to Casino Night. She sees Eva's shoes and tells him she wouldn't be caught dead in a kitten heel, and that she's more of a stiletto. She not to live in the past, especially when the future looks like her. He says he can't make it, angering Faye, making her leave.
Adam and Cassie sneak into Jake's house. He finds something in the closet that he hid there. He tells her that he and Nick took it from the post in the house when they first became witches. It's a sway, used to take other witches' powers. Cassie wants it to ask her father about. She thinks it'll be fine because she'll be the one holding it.
At the coffee shop, Faye tries to make sense of Lee's indifference. Melissa suggests she not take no for an answer and also suggests that Diana give Grant a shot. She leaves. Faye wonders when Melissa became the supportive one.
John comes by Cassie's after receiving her message. She shows him the squag . He says it doesn't take away powers, it temporarily tranfers power to a mortal, which is how Eben has power on the Boathouse Fire. Only another witch could have spelled it for him, someone on the boat that day. John says he needs the squag to find Eben and assures Cassie she can trust him. She sends him away without it.
Faye shows up at Lee's in a low cut, red dress. She runs into Eva, who thinks Faye is just a customer. Lee walks in and kisses Eva hello. Lee pretends he doesn't know Faye and she leaves, angry.
At casino night, Diana hands a man his chips after purchasing them. As she puts away the money, Grant shows up with hundreds of dollars for chips. He flirts again and Diana reciprocates.
Adam comes for Cassie. She tells him her dad's theory about someone from his circle helping Eben that day on the boat. Adam immediately gets defensive about his dad and soon they're arguing. He leaves in a fit of rage. Cassie goes to Jake's, asking if he remembers seeing Ethan that day. Cassie's looking for another explanation of who might have helped Eben, if not Ethan. Jake says her protecting Adam might put them all in danger. She leaves and Jake calls John, who is walking up to the Boat House when he sees Adam tear up in his car. Inside, Adam asks his dad what happened with John Blackwell. Ethan tells him not to worry about it and to fight for things with Cassie. Ethan leaves for the fundraiser.
At casino night, Faye is extra surly about Lee, telling Melissa about the encounter at the shop. Melissa calls him an idiot, but retracts her statement after noticing him in the corner. Faye turns around and goes over to him. He tells her Eva recently got better. Faye is angry and tells him she's not going to wait for him to choose. He grabs her and kisses her.
Dawn sneaks up on John Blackwell in the hallway. He violently throws her against the wall. She immediately starts flirting with him and suggests they find a way to get their power back. John is looking for Ethan and ignores her flirting.
Adam arrives and apologizes to Cassie. Cassie says that she is sorry for accusing his dad and Adam concurs. He suggests they hear her dad out. Adam walks off. Dawn bumps into Cassie and tells her that her dad is looking for Adam's father.
Faye and Lee are giggling and cuddly when suddenly they see Eva standing behind them. Lee says he didn't know how to tell Eva. Eva calls Faye a "coping mechanism" and tells him he can do better than her. When Lee doesn't run to her, Eva leaves.
John Blackwell leaves the party. Someone follows him out with a knife in their hand.
Jake walks into the party. He stares moodily at Cassie. Melissa appears behind him and tells Jake not to be so obvious and that Cassie is really into Adam. Jake sarcastically agrees with her.
Grant presents his winning tickets to Diana and asks how much the monkeys are. Diana tells him they are fifty tickets, and Grant gets two stuffed monkeys, giving one to Diana and keeping one for himself.
Cassie runs outside in time to see someone stabbing her father. She checks that her dad is alright then runs after his attacker. Her father screams for her not to but Cassie ignores his warnings. She uses her magic to turn on the flood lights on the field and trips the attacker up with one of the bleacher stands. The attacker is knocked out. Cassie runs up to him and wields a piece of the broken wood in her hand. She sees it's Ethan. She's about to murder him, only to be stopped by her dad. He runs over and tells her to just let him go. She agrees, throwing the piece of wood on the ground.
Back home, John explains Ethan wasn't the traitor, but Ethan blames John for stealing Amelia. Cassie tells her dad he was right about her dark magic, it was pushing her places she didn't want to go. He tells her to stop using all magic because the results of using the dark magic are worse than whatever she might use it to prevent.
Grant walks Diana to her car. He says he's leaving tomorrow morning, but might come back. Diana questions why he would come to a small town like Chance Harbor, then kisses him on he lips. He says he'll be back.
Lee comes home to a very angry Eva. She asks why he bothered to bring her back if he wanted Faye. She says they belong together and she came back from the dead for him. She calls Faye a slut so Lee turns to leave. Eva shuts the door in front of him. He realizes she has magic now, a side effect over her over dose on Devil's Spirit. He tells her he'll help her through whatever she's going through, but they're over. "You used to say we'd grow old together, that's how it has to be," she tells him. Suddenly he starts gasping for breath and falls to the floor. She watches as he convulses and turns black.
John visits Ethan and opens by asking him how Ethan could betray his own circle. Ethan says Ebben was only supposed to take John. John appreciates Ethan has the decency to be haunted by it. John says he'll keep Ethan's secret to protect their children, but he tells Ethan not to tell the Elders or anyone about Cassie's powers. Ethan says Amelia helped him, she wanted John dead. He tells John that Cassie and Adam are meant to be together just like he and Amelia were. John scoffs. For the Blakes and the Connants, "written in the stars" isn't destiny, it's a curse, he says.
Adam shows up on Cassie's doorstep. She tells Adam that their dads were fighting and she got caught in the middle of it and lost control. Adam says he's sick of both their dads when they get in the way of their relationship. Adam goes to kiss her, but she stops him. She's worried about hurting him, but he's not afraid of her. He tells her he loves her. Their lips meet and their clothes hit the ground. A murder of crows circle ominously over the house.
- Faye: "Oh, God. Imagine if there was another Cassie running around. You could each have one."
- Jake: "With the number of surprise visitors I get, I really gotta keep my room a little neater."
- Melissa: "You just ran away from a guy who looks like someone you win in a raffle."
- Faye:"You can't live in the past. Especially when the present looks like me."
- John: "Once dark magic takes a hold of you, it's impossible to get free."
- Cassie: "I have dark magic up to my eyeballs, thanks to you, and I haven't changed."
- Cassie: "What if we can't get out from underneath their past? What if we're stuck just repeating their mistakes?"
- Adam: "I don't believe that. Our fate is our own, to screw up however we want."
- Dawn: "Welcome home, John."
- Faye: "I think you're confusing me with one of those sad girls who'll wait for a guy to choose."
- Melissa: "I'm sorry, did-did he just roll up with a hand full of hundreds?"
- Diana: "He really likes books."
- Melissa: "Uh, romance novels?"
- Eva (to Lee Labeque): "I came back from the dead for you. You can't just dump me for some little slut who doesn't know the first thing about love!"
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Notes and TriviaEdit
- This episode introduces a new love interest for Diana Meade, an Australian named Grant.
- Dawn Chamberlain finds out that John Blackwell is back in town from Faye. It is revealed that Dawn wore red at John's funeral, never trully convinced he was dead.
- Lee Labeque is killed in this episode.
- Faye unknowingly mentions John's other mystery child to the Circle.
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