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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:
The Secret Circle's coven has followed one mantra for pretty much the entire season: Stick together! That's because if they don't, their magic doesn't work, the downside to binding their circle.
The Secret Circle Scoop: Nick is back, but what does that mean for the Circle?
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"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...
As if Cassie Blake wasn't in enough trouble already, The Secret Circle's newest witch will be spending Valentine's Day with a few extra, ahem, people around.
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While Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) and Melissa (Jessica Parker Kennedy) are tempting Diana (Shelley Hennig) with "Devil's Spirit" at their anti-Valentine's Day slumber party, Cassie (Britt Robertson) will turn to Adam (Thomas Dekker) and Jake (Chris Zylka) for help after the daughter of John Blackwell becomes haunted by the spirits of some vengeful witches — and by the looks of the clip below, those spirits are seriously powerful...
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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:
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The Secret Circle's circle is broken.
Tragedy struck Chance Harbor when Charles (Gale Harold) was forced to drown Nick (Louis Hunter) in order to kill the demon that had possessed him. More unnerving than his untimely demise is that Nick was a character who not only survived the L.J. Smith novels the series is based on, but also eventually found romance with Cassie.
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This means two things:
The Secret Circle's Faye may be labeled the show's resident bad girl, but star Phoebe Tonkin insists that's she just misunderstood. "She's not really evil; she's just misguided and pushes people to their limits without realizing what the consequences would be," Tonkin tells TVGuide.com. "And she's not trying to hurt anyone; she's bored, and she likes doing magic."
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Move over vampires: It's time for witches to shine.
Thursday marks the premiere of The Secret Circle, a fish-out-of-water tale about an orphaned girl who discovers she's part of a secret coven of young witches who are coming into their own and discovering their powers.
For those who haven't read the L.J. Smith novels the series is based on — and even if you have, the Kevin Williamson and Andrew Miller-produced CW show will be quite different — we asked the actors portraying the six witches of the coven about what's brewing with their characters. Let's meet the witches: