Secret Circle: 6 Burning Questions Answered

Two weeks into its run, The CW’s The Secret Circle (Thursdays at 9/8c) has shed light on a few dark matters — for example, how Cassie, Adam et al needed to “bind” the circle (lest any one of them run amok with power and/or fatally lob a kindly classmate onto some rocks). We also learned there is a moonstone crystal that gr’ups Dawn and Charles use as a “loophole” to reignite some of their own snuffed skills. But what of other looming questions? TVLine sorted through recent interviews with the cast and exec producer Andrew Miller to find answers. For example….

WHY IS ADAM WITH DIANA? DUDE SEEMS TOTALLY INTO CASSIE AND ALL | Says Thomas Dekker, “As we get to explore more of [the Adam/Diana] relationship, you’ll see why they’re together, how long they’ve been together and for what reasons.” Dekker says that Cassie’s arrival in town – and immediate draw to Adam — is “kind of a sad thing because he and Diana are in a comfortable, easy place, but there’s this spiritual pull that’s happening that is hard to ignore.” Besides, the tables could eventually be turned. As Dekker hints, “Maybe Diana has that [pull] with somebody else in the group?”

COULD JEALOUSY ULTIMATELY PUSH DIANA TO THE ‘DARK SIDE’? | Lord knows, Faye the Resident Bad Girl is determined to prod her gal pal about Adam ‘s closeness to Cass. For now, “Diana is the picture of goodness,” Dekker says, “but when these outside threats and forces enter the circle, it would be very easy to be manipulated. That’s what we’ve been warned, that any one of us at any time can be shifted to another side, which is very cool.” Whoa, even kindly Adam? “I may be Mr. Nice Guy, but that could change, too,” Dekker ventures.

HOW DO THE KIDS’ POWERS WORK? IS ONE IN CHARGE OF FIRE, ONE DOES ICE, ETCETERA? | EP Andrew Miller sets us straight, saying, “The idea is that they’re not like X-Men in that they each have a specific superpower. They can all do everything, but they have a propensity towards certain things.” For example, “If you’re casting a spell that involves water, having Adam around will make that spell better.”

WHO SITS ATOP THE EVIL TOTEM POLE? | “Dawn is not someone to be trifled with,” Miller stresses. “While we saw Charles pulling the magical strings in the pilot, we’ll continue to see a side of Dawn that’s surprising and can be very terrifying!” (Yeah, just ask her father-in-law!) Adds Natasha Henstridge, “Dawn is very much playing the puppet master at this point. Whether that will change, I’m not sure, but she’s very much the one moving the chess pieces, overseeing all of what’s going on.”

WHAT IS DAWN AND CHARLES’ ENDGAME HERE? (AND DO THEY AGREE ON THE ENDGAME?) | Gale Harold, who plays Charles with delicious zeal, was not at liberty to reveal their master plan. “But I would love to see it be kind of, as it should be, let out bit by bit, but veiled, so it builds up to a question,” he offered. “You have this whole thriller aspect of, ‘Who’s going to unwind the other one?’ Because it’s inevitable that there’s going to be some sort of power struggle between them.”

ADAM’S DAD, ETHAN, WAS OBVIOUSLY VERY FOND OF CASSIE’S MOM. HEY, COULD HE BE CASSIE’S ACTUAL FATHER?! | Presented with our paternity switch theory, Dekker had to laugh. “That would be cool ,” he conceded. But seeing as how Cassie and Adam have been getting quite cozy, establishing then to be siblings “would be a whole other show!”

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