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The ordinary becomes the extraordinary in The Secret Circle, a new drama series full of mystery, intrigue and danger -- based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries) - as it chronicles the story of a young girl, Cassie Blake, who discovers that she is the key which will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil.
After the shocking and unexpected death of her mother, Cassie's world is turned upside-down and she goes to live with her grandmother in Chance Harbour, Washington, where the residents seem to know more about Cassie than she does about herself. When her new friends explain that all of them, including Cassie, are descended from powerful witches, Cassie refuses to believe them - until Adam shows her how to release her incredible magical powers and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle.
01 - The Secret Circle
The ordinary becomes the extraordinary in THE SECRET CIRCLE, a drama full of mystery, intrigue and danger -- based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries) -- as it chronicles the story of a young girl who discovers not only that she is a witch and part of a secret coven, but that she is the key which will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil.
In the series premiere, Cassie Blake's (series star BRITT ROBERTSON) world is turned upside down after her mother dies in a mysterious accident, forcing Cassie to move in with her loving grandmother Jane (series star ASHLEY CROW) in the small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. While trying to adjust to her new life, Cassie is quickly befriended by Diana Meade (series star SHELLEY HENNIG), a sweet-natured classmate who offers to show her around and introduces her to mean-girl Faye (series star PHOEBE TONKIN), Faye's sidekick Melissa (series star JESSICA PARKER KENNEDY) and Cassie's next door neighbor Nick (series star LOUIS HUNTER). Things get complicated when Cassie meets Adam (series star THOMAS DEKKER), Diana's boyfriend, with whom she feels an instant and powerful connection. Upon meeting one of her mother's childhood friends, Dawn Chamberlain (series star NATASHA HENSTRIDGE) -- who is also the school principal and Faye's mother -- Cassie begins to wonder why her mother never spoke of her hometown. When strange and dangerous things begin to happen, Cassie's new friends are forced to tell her their secret -- they are all witches and her arrival will complete the Circle. However, the Circle has not been drawn together again by chance -- Diana's father, Charles Meade (series star GALE HAROLD) has plans of his own for the group.
02 - Bound
In an effort to distance herself from the Circle and establish a normal teenage life in Chance Harbor, Cassie befriends Sally Matthews (recurring guest star LOGAN BROWNING -- Meet the Browns, Bratz), a non-witch. Concerned their powers are getting out of control, Diana pushes everyone to bind the Circle, but Faye is thrilled with the increase in her powers and refuses to participate, while Melissa flirts with Nick despite Faye's warnings. Meanwhile, Adam fights his growing feelings for Cassie, but circumstances continue to throw them together, forcing Cassie to make a decision.
03 - Loner
A cute jock named Luke (recurring guest star ZACHARY ABEL -- Make It or Break It) asks Cassie to the school dance, and after watching Adam spend time with Diana at the boathouse, she accepts his offer. Meanwhile, Melissa sees the dance as an opportunity to get closer to Nick. Faye, on the other hand, has no plans to go and remains focused on finding a way to control her powers. Dawn discovers someone from their past, an intense man named Zachary (guest star DAVE BAEZ -- Dexter), is in town asking questions about the Cassie and the Circle, so she asks Charles to keep an eye on him.
04 - Heather
Cassie looks up an old friend of her mother's named Heather Barnes (recurring guest star CAMILLE SULLIVAN -- Shattered) and discovers she has been in a catatonic state since the night of the fire 16 years ago. Feeling guilty that her mother and her Circle may have had something to do with Heather's current state, Cassie tells Diana that she wants to use magic to help Heather. Diana refuses to help, but Faye is more than happy to conjure up a spell -- for a price.
05 - Slither
Torn between her loyalties to the Circle and her family, Cassie wrestles with the secrets she must keep from her grandmother. Nick is thrown for a loop when Melissa adopts a new attitude and enlists his help to track down her family's Book of Shadows. Faye is also recruited, but isn't happy about being the third wheel. Meanwhile, Diana craves some alone time with Adam and arranges a date night so they can rekindle the spark in their relationship, but all six youths are brought together to fight off a dark force that threatens to destroy the Circle from within. Completely unaware of the new danger encroaching on their children, Dawn joins Charles aboard his boat to further their plans for the Circle, but is surprised to find that Charles may have more than business on his mind.
06 - Wake
When a mysterious young man named Jake (recurring guest star CHRIS ZYLKA -- Shark Night 3D, 10 Things I Hate About You, upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man) shows up in Chance Harbor, he learns a lot has changed since his last visit to the town. For one, the girl he left behind -- Faye -- has discovered she is a witch and has plans to get even with this handsome guy who broke her heart. To complicate things further, Jake sets his sights on the alluring Cassie, much to Adam and Faye's dismay.
07 - Masked
Deciding the Circle needs to have a little fun, Faye convinces Cassie to throw a big Halloween party. Intent on wooing Jake (recurring guest star CHRIS ZYLKA) back, Faye goes all out on her Halloween costume. After a fight with Diana, Adam turns to Cassie for advice. Meanwhile, some dangerous, uninvited guests set their sights on the Circle.
08 - Beneath
After not hearing from her grandmother for a couple of days, Cassie becomes concerned and wants to go look for her. Diana decides the entire Circle should go in case Jane is in trouble. She also invites Jake (recurring guest star CHRIS ZYLKA) along, much to Adam's dismay. A storm turns the day trip into an overnight excursion, so Faye suggests a little game of Truth or Dare to liven up the evening. However, things take a horrible turn when Faye is forced to reckon with someone from her past.
09 - Balcoin
Cassie and Jake (recurring guest star CHRIS ZYLKA) look into Cassie's father's side of the family, hoping to discover more about her lineage and why she has powers separate from the Circle. Meanwhile, Adam becomes protective of Cassie when Faye reveals that Jake might be hiding something dangerous from them. At the same time, Adam's equally concerned when Melissa's cousin Holden (guest star ARLEN ESCARPETA -- Friday the 13th, We Are Marshall) comes to town and catches Diana's eye. A power shift forms between Charles and Dawn that threatens to destroy their plan.
10 - Darkness
Cassie turns to Adam when she uncovers a secret about herself that she needs kept from the rest of the Circle, including Diana. Meanwhile, Diana is thrilled when her grandmother Kate (guest star STEFANIE KRAMER -- Hunter) drops in for a visit, but Charles is suspicious of his mother's motives after Kate takes an unusual interest in Cassie. Meanwhile, Faye recruits a mysterious stranger named Lee (recurring guest star GREY DAMON -- Friday Night Lights) to help her with a spell that could change the balance of the Circle forever.
11 - Fire/Ice
Cassie asks Adam for help when she wants to look into her father's past, and their search leads them to an eerily familiar place. It also rekindles an old flame when Adam, thrilled to be spending time with Cassie again, asks her to the Fire and Ice dance. But because of her friendship with Diana, Cassie is forced to give a surprising response. In an effort to be a better father, Ethan (recurring guest star ADAM HARRINGTON -- Dexter) offers to chaperone the dance, much to Adam's dismay. Faye asks Lee (recurring guest star GREY DAMON -- Friday Night Lights, The Nine Lives of Chloe King) to help her with a spell that would grant her individual magic. Unfortunately, the spell has some terrifying side effects that nearly destroy the Circle.
12 - Witness
Jake (recurring guest star CHRIS ZYLKA) returns to Chance Harbor to warn Cassie that unless they find out how her father was killed in the boat fire 16 years ago, she'll meet with the same death. He suggests an extremely dangerous method to finally uncover what happened on that fateful day, but Adam and Diana suspect he has ulterior motives. In an effort to usurp the other, both Charles and Dawn try to get Ethan (recurring guest star ADAM HARRINGTON) on board as an ally. Faye gets trapped in a dangerous situation when one of Lee's (recurring guest star GREY DAMON) friends, Callum (recurring guest star MICHAEL GRAZIADEI -- American Horror Story, The Young and the Restless), stops by the shop.
13 - Medallion
Cassie enlists the Circle's help when she receives a frightening warning about the witch hunters' return. At the same time, her true feelings for Adam and Jake (recurring guest star CHRIS ZYLKA) surface during a birthday party that Ethan (recurring guest star ADAM HARRINGTON) decides to throw with the help of Diana. Meanwhile, Faye and Melissa take their inner power to a chilling new level when they try a little of Lee's (recurring guest star GREY DAMON) "Devil's Spirit."
14 - Valentine
In honor of cupid's holiday, Faye and Melissa throw a girls-only anti-Valentine's Day slumber party for themselves and fellow witches Diana and Cassie. But the night gets wilder than expected when Melissa offers Diana some mood altering "Devil's Spirit" and the first person Diana loosens up around is Lee (recurring guest star GREY DAMON), who crashes the party to help Faye achieve her own power. Meanwhile, Cassie is forced to turn to Adam and Jake (new series regular CHRIS ZYLKA) after she becomes haunted by the spirits of some vengeful witches.
15 - Return
Cassie is stunned when a notoriously evil figure from her past (recurring guest star JOE LANDO -- Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) shows up on her doorstep, but her surprise quickly turns to suspicion when she is asked to return the medallion she found in the wreckage of the fire that killed their parents. Cassie storms off but is captured by Eben (recurring guest star SAMMI ROTIBI -- Lord of War) and his band of witch hunters. Jake offers to trade himself for Cassie's freedom and when Adam realizes they're in trouble he calls the Circle. Meanwhile, Faye and Diana are concerned when Melissa starts spending more time with Callum (recurring guest star MICHAEL GRAZIADEI).
16 - Lucky
Cassie catches Blackwell (recurring guest star JOE LANDO) sneaking around the abandoned house. After confiding this to Adam, he tells Cassie he knows Blackwell was looking for a device to drain witches' powers and is clearly back to his old ways. Faye shows up at Lee's (recurring guest star GREY DAMON) house to invite him to the school fundraiser, but is taken aback when Eva (recurring guest star ALEXIA FAST -- Supernatural) greets her at the door claiming to be Lee's girlfriend. Meanwhile, Melissa encourages Diana to date a normal guy and points her in the direction of a new, handsome guy in town (recurring guest star TIM PHILLIPPS -- Bed of Roses, Animal Kingdom, Neighbours), and Dawn runs into Blackwell at the school, but the reunion isn't quite what she expected.
17 - Curse
Blackwell (recurring guest star JOE LANDO) warns Cassie and Adam that their love may be destiny, but it's also a curse. He suggests they go visit her grandmother, Jane, to find out if there is a spell to reverse it. Jane warns Cassie that someone in the Circle will die if the curse is awakened. Meanwhile, Eva (recurring guest star ALEXIS FAST) starts stalking Faye and Charles makes his next move against Blackwell.
18 - Sacrifice
Jake gets a surprise visit from an old acquaintance named Samuel (guest star CHAD ROOK -- Alcatraz), a witch hunter, who has a message for Blackwell (recurring guest star JOE LANDO) about Eben's (recurring guest star SAMMI ROTIBI) surprising next move. Cassie intervenes, forces Samuel to reveal his news and is stunned to find out what Eben is trying to resurrect. Meanwhile, Diana is frustrated that keeping secrets is building a barrier between her and Grant (recurring guest star TIM PHILLIPPS). Faye and Melissa agree to help out Adam at the Boathouse and in return get him to help them use their magic to enhance their love lives.
20 - Traitor
When a crystal is magically stolen from the abandoned house, the Circle decides it was the traitor witch working with Eben (recurring guest star SAMMI ROTIBI) so Jake calls for a meeting with Isaac (recurring guest star JR BOURNE -- The Exorcism of Emily Rose) to see if they can get him to change sides. Cassie's loose grasp on her dark magic threatens to destroy any possible alliance when their pursuit of the traitor leads them to the "Creepiest Place on Earth." Meanwhile, Faye and Jake work together to steal Dawn's crystal, Melissa and Adam pair up and uncover a new magic trick and a frustrated Diana reaches out to Charles for help.
21 - Prom
It's Prom night in Chance Harbor and after Adam uncloaks a crystal hidden in the school, Blackwell (recurring guest star JOE LANDO) tells Cassie she can use her dark magic to find it. When Cassie follows this advice, it leads her to a dangerous discovery. Meanwhile, Faye invites Jake to Prom, despite the fact that he stood her up two years earlier. Adam, Diana, Cassie and Melissa finally make it to Prom, but when they lose the crystal to Eben (recurring guest star SAMMI ROTIBI) they end up in a life and death situation. Meanwhile, Dawn attempts to stop Blackwell, who casts a deadly spell on Charles.
22 - Family
In the jaw-dropping season finale, after Faye is attacked by the Witch Hunters, Jake, Melissa and Adam set out to save her. Blackwell (recurring guest star JOE LANDO) tells Cassie and Diana that the only way to stop the Witch Hunters is to use their Balcoin blood to unleash the Crystal Skull. While Diana is reluctant, Cassie convinces her it's the only way to help their friend, but she'll need to tap into her dark magic to do it. Meanwhile, Dawn and Charles are faced with a new way to get their power back ... but at a very big cost.