March 30th, 2012 by thetvchick
The witch hunters are back…and this time they brought demons! Sound the alarm! Quick, head to the nearest abandoned house to meet up with your circle of witches and then rush to save your helpless father only to learn that he’s had magic to save himself all along! That John Blackwell is a tricky one.
Blackwell versus Witch-Hunters
Turns out Blackwell is just as corrupted as we all suspected. 16 years ago, Blackwell planned to summon demons and use their powers to defeat the witch-hunters. But now the tables have turned and the witch-hunters have their own turncoat witch to help them summon demons. Anyone else feel like the witch that’s secretly helping the witch-hunters is Ethan? We haven’t seen him in a while and we know he’s worked with the witch-hunters in the past to try to kill Blackwell.
He’s been a part of the show for the last several episodes, but it’s still unclear where Blackwell’s loyalties truly lie. He tried to protect Cassie and the circle by taking demon-infected Samuel into the woods alone. That seemed like a self-less act until we learned that Blackwell is packing some pretty powerful magic…powerful enough to make a guy’s head explode. Blackwell revealed that he’s gone cold turkey on the magic front for the past 16 years. Anyone else have some serious “Magic is Might”/Harry Potter déjà vu during his speech about witches hiding from humans and that this is their time to rise above and take control? Blackwell might love his daughter, but he’s up to some seriously dark stuff.
Can she just get five minutes to herself?! Gosh, Cassie, why so self-centered? Diana’s brief freak out might have been my favorite moment in the history of this show. It cut straight to the heart of this show’s problems; it’s all about Cassie and the rest of the ensemble only serves to react to her problems.
But while Cassie dealt with more of her Papa Blackwell drama, Diana got her love connection on with the hot Australian guy. They’re connection was so nice and genuine that there must be something wrong with Grant. Fingers crossed he isn’t with the witch hunters. This show needs a sweet, romantic subplot that doesn’t involve a deadly curse.
Someone on this show said the word “crystal” and we didn’t see Dawn pop up in the corner of the screen as if draw there by the mere mention of the word, Voldemort-style. If she could, that witch would have the magical equivalent of a Google alert on the word “crystal.” Missed opportunities!
It’s coming down to the home stretch and the last two episodes of Secret Circle have been hitting it out of the park. The show is finally barreling toward an ending and the sight of that finish line has helped solve the lack of focus that plagued it earlier in the year.
The Secret Circle airs Thursday nights at 9 PM on the CW.Tweet