Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Secret Circle Episode 22 : Family


The episode "Family" started with the scene where Diana was asleep in Grant's car. After the prom, she was totally smacked with every truth she's starting to discover first about her being a Blackwell daughter and second Charles' murder of Amelia. Grant wanted her to be happy and to be free of these sad and ugly truth so he offered her if she wants to go on vacation with him. Caught in between her feelings and her part in the circle, she couldn't give him a definite answer

After this subtle conversation between the two, the scene now changes to a loud, piercing scream from Faye who is abducted by Eben after the prom in exchange for the crystal. The circle is planning on how to save Faye without sacrificing the only thing that could not benefit both Eben and Blackwell. A debate started whether or not to seek help from Blackwell since he's the only one who knows how to  defeat Ebin which is not as simple as the fancy spells they've done before. They're dealing with 6 demons inside him whereas they had a hard time when they encountered just one in Heather before.

The circle decided to split into two groups to save Faye and to do what Blackwell suggests to do the ritual for the Crystal Skull. Adam, Melissa and Jake came to the boatyard to check on what's going on and make a move. On the other hand, Cassie and Diana went to meet Blackwell at the lake where the ceremony is being done to summon the spirit to create the skull. The 6 six crystals were chanted over a spell and picked up by two's and were thrown into the lake. When the crystal skull came to
view, Cassie and Diana need to hold it while it's still forming. Their circle was then unbound because of the power of the skull. Meanwhile, at the boatyard, Jake and Adam were fighting over waiting for the rest to arrive before attacking and going into the boat now to check on Faye. Adam, so infuriated, he used magic on   Jake. To their surprised, they now realized that they have solo magic because the circle's not bound anymore.

Faye tried to struggle to free herself as well and she realized that her power's back. And like the same-old Faye, "I'm so back..." line was one of the favorites. Jake and Melissa tried to get in and save her while Adam goes back to the abandoned house to check on Cassie and Diana.

Out of desperation to help her daughter and knowing the danger she and her friends got into, Dawn and Charles consulted Aunt Kate on what to do. Without magic, they are helpless. So Aunt Kate decided to give them powers to help the children out of this dangerous war between witch hunters and witches.

Jake and Melissa got to where Faye is but then got caught and paralyzed by Eben and all three of them were tied up in the same pole where they used to execute Blackwell 16 years ago. In the meantime, Adam set out to search and check on the girls because they haven't been returning their calls since they felt that the circle isn't bound anymore.

                                                                                                                                                    Blackwell brought Cassie and Diana in the lake where the ceremony is being done to form the skull because of their Balcoin blood. However, Diana doesn't agree with Blackwell to form the skull and the circle won't be bound anymore. Sibling tension rises as they are caught in the dilemma under time pressure. Eventually, the ritual was performed and they have summoned the spirits to form the skull.

For some reasons, when Cassie picked up the skull from the lake, she felt a tremendous power surging from it. Diana felt the same way too and realized how the skull could be their great defense against Ebin. Just as soon as Blackwell tries to claim the skull from his daughters, Cassie retaliated and tried to take charge on the mission to save Faye. What she was forgetting is that Blackwell is still powerful now that they are no longer bound. Blackwell knocked them out unconscious with his magic.

And just as everyone is taking a little break from what just happened, at the borders of Chance Harbor waiting are the other Balcoin children Blackwell was talking about. And now with Blackwell gone, how would the circle know how to face them and stop them from binding their circle and not the original circle they've created?

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