Shelley Hennig and Britt Robertson
No one is safe as The Secret Circle prepares for an epic season finale in which at least one person — and possibly more! — will meet their maker.
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In "Family," the Circle will finally have to confront John Blackwell (Joe Lando) about his true motivations, which means Cassie (Britt Robertson) will have a big decision to make: side with her Circle family or her blood family. Meanwhile, the Circle will also race to save Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) from the Witch Hunters. Plus: The Crystal Skull will finally be put together! Your head spinning yet? It's a lot to take in, which is why TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Andrew Miller to get the scoop on the finale. Check it out:
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Chris Zylka and Phoebe Tonkin
"Nick is back in a big way," Chris Zylka warns.
Way to understate the obvious! First, The Secret Circle spent time introducing us to the new coven members who would help Cassie (Britt Robertson) discover her magic, only to then kill one of the series' supposed main characters off in the fifth episode. Nick (Louis Hunter) was then replaced by his older, more brooding brother Jake (Zylka), who eventually went from working with the Witch Hunters to against them.
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Now, it seems, Nick has been resurrected to track down the remaining crystal and thwart the Circle's attempts at combining them to create the sure-fire weapon against the Witch Hunters, the Crystal Skull. How will the Circle feel about Nick's return? For Jake, it may not be a happy reunion. "Jake's going to...
Britt Robertson, Shelley Hennig
The other Balcoin child on The Secret Circle has finally been revealed!
Upon learning that John Blackwell (Joe Lando) had fathered another witch in the Circle, the odds on it being Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) were favorable, especially considering her mother's crush on Blackwell and Faye's own affinity for the darker side of magic. But it was innocent Diana (Shelley Hennig) who turned out to be Cassie's (Britt Robertson) half-sister. Twist!
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Now that Diana knows she's got dark magic in her, will she also go down the same slippery-sloped path as Cassie? TVGuide.com caught up with Hennig to get the scoop on how Diana will handle her newfound family, and how Charles (Gale Harold) will feel about the discovery that his now-deceased wife was unfaithful...
Britt Robertson and Joe LandoBlackwell
The grim reaper will be paying a visit to Chance Harbor on The Secret Circle.
Now that John Blackwell (Joe Lando) has returned to town, the circle is in even more danger. And by the end of Thursday's episode, there will be with yet another death. (RIP, Nick) This week's outing also marks the reunion of Dawn (Natasha Henstridge) and Blackwell, who seem awfully friendly in the promos. Could Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) by the mysterious other Balcoin child? TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Andrew Miller to get the scoop:
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While both audiences and cast wait with bated breath to find out, Circle's Shelley Hennig thinks the idea of good-girl Diana turning out to be the other Balcoin child would finally explain Diana's mysterious connection to Cassie (Britt Robertson). TVGuide.com pumped Hennig for scoop on who the other Balcoin child could be, as well as the arrival of Cassie's seemingly evil father, John Blackwell (Joe Lando). Plus: Sorry, Adam (Thomas Dekker), but Diana's getting a new love interest!
The Secret Circle returned last week with a near death for Cassie, a failed attempt by Faye to regain power and the last-minute return of Jake. Left with burning questions, TVGuide.com chatted with star Britt Robertson who filled us in on Cassie's newly discovered dark side, her readiness for love and how this next chapter will delve into the Chance Harbor circle of 16 years earlier.
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Cassie returned to Chance Harbor and discovered she's a witch in a coven. The teenage coven bound themselves together and accidentally released a demon. Said demon inhabited Nick, who was then murdered. His brother Jake took his place in the circle, but he was secretly working with witch hunters to take down the circle. The hunters kidnapped Cassie, who discovered she's full of dark magic. Cassie and the circle escaped their terrible fate, though unbeknownst to them, someone in the coven is related to Cassie and has dark magic as well!
Now let's find out what's next from executive producer Andrew Miller:
Britt Robertson and Chris Zylka
It seems like only yesterday Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson) was forced to move to Chance Harbor. Now, The Secret Circle is preparing to go on hiatus until January — but not without a sendoff that will leave audiences clamoring for the freshman CW series to return more quickly.
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Let's recap where the circle has been since Cassie arrived: With the new addition, the secret coven decided to bind their circle to prevent their powers from spiraling out of control (See: Faye's run-in with Sally), but that put them in even more danger. The group was hunted down by Amelia's vengeful friend, and possessed by once-trapped demons (RIP Nick). Most-recently, the witch hunters, who Jake (Chris Zylka) has secretly been working for, have been attempting to kill them, too. The dark magic within Cassie afforded the group an escape from certain death, but has now made her a target of the witch hunters.
Now that you're all caught up, here are seven quick spoilers from the midseason finale:
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