The Secret Circle: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (15 Sep. 2011)

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Cassie Blake's world is turned upside down after her mother dies in a mysterious accident, forcing Cassie to move in with her loving grandmother Jane in the small town of Chance Harbor, ... See full summary »



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Cassie Blake's world is turned upside down after her mother dies in a mysterious accident, forcing Cassie to move in with her loving grandmother Jane in the small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. While trying to adjust to her new life, Cassie is quickly befriended by Diana Meade, a sweet-natured classmate who offers to show her around and introduces her to mean-girl Faye, her sidekick Melissa and Cassie's next door neighbor Nick. Things get complicated when she meets Adam, Diana's boyfriend, with whom she feels an instant and powerful connection. Upon meeting one of her mother's childhood friends, Dawn Chamberlain, 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 ... Written by CW Publicity

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The house that granny lives in is the same house where Frank Black lived in the pilot of _Millennium (1996/I)_. It's located at the corner of 4th ave/4th street, Queens Park, Vancouver. See more »


The first night we see Cassie in her room, she leaves the bathroom and closes the door before heading over to the window. When the camera cuts away from her closing the drapes, she walks back by her bathroom door, which is now open. See more »


[first lines]
Jane Blake: [narrating] My sweet Cassie. I didn't want you to have this life. But destiny's not easy to run from.
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I Sensed A Great Start When I Began this Show
22 January 2014 | by (Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

I promise not to ruin the show for you new viewers as far as the show as a whole, so I am reviewing the episodes one at a time as I re-watch them so that you can get a feel of the reviews as the season progresses.

This episode was actually a really great pilot, and not many pilots can always say that. Sometimes they are missing vital information, start at a horrid time mark, or move to slow with endless back-story. This episode, thankfully, did not.

The rhythm of this episode was wonderful, it wasn't too fast or too slow and it held my attention the whole episode, as well as left me wondering what was next.

That being said, there were some things that I didn't like with this episode. I didn't like relationship building between Cassie and Adam, seeing as how he preaches love and then instantly finds that he wants Cassie. I believe in soul-mates too, but I don't believe in faking love.

I also wasn't a fan that Cassie doesn't like or want magic, that was a downer.

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