As with the Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle is only two episodes away from its first Season finale. And we have some new episode photos and spoilers to share with you! First up we have a couple of interviews.
Shelley Hennig spoke with the The Seattle PI about how unhappy Diana is about finding out she is a Balcoin.
How did you feel when you learned that you were the other Balcoin child?
Shelley Hennig: I was shocked, but also was very grateful that they chose Diana. I thought it was a cool choice especially because it explains Diana’s connection with Cassie that she’s had since Episode 1 – why Cassie would be the first one she’d go to after she and Adam (Thomas Dekker) broke up, when Cassie was the one who was the reason they broke up! I had no idea which way they going to go. It could have been a guy. It could’ve been Adam, which would have been weird.
Did you have to keep the reveal a secret from the rest of the actors?
Hennig: No! They knew before I did. [Laughs] They were walking around talking about it in front of me and I overheard and I was like, “Wait, what? Why didn’t you guys tell me?” And they were like, “We thought you knew!” I didn’t believe it until I was actually shooting it anyway.
How will Cassie and Diana deal with the new information that they’re half-sisters?
Hennig: There’s definitely going to be a new dynamic, obviously, but maybe not the greatest one. It also means that Charles isn’t her father. So, more importantly, she’s thinking about that and thinking about how everything she’s ever known is not true. How do you deal with that? I don’t think that she’s excited about it, that’s for sure.
What will we see for Diana and Blackwell?
Hennig: Charles warned Diana that Blackwell is not a good guy and to stay away from him. Cassie’s developed a relationship with him, Jake’s (Chris Zylka) developed a relationship with him, so one person against five others, you can’t just come in and say, “You can’t do this!” Especially because Diana is not really the leader of the Circle anymore, so she has to strategically let these guys know that Blackwell is not to be trusted. With that said, he’s also the only answer to finding the crystal, so that’s the obstacle for Diana – not trusting John Blackwell, knowing he’s bad and still having to use him to get what they need.
Now that Diana knows she has dark magic in her, will she play with it? Or will Cassie’s experience warn against it?
Hennig: The last thing Diana wants is to use her dark magic. It’s so foreign to her. But Cassie needs Diana in order to get more information and do her spells. That’s the only way for them to save the rest of the Circle and for us to survive. Diana has to tap into it.
Now that there are two Balcoin children within the Circle, how will they fare against the Hunters?
Hennig: Now that Cassie’s explained to Diana that we need her, that puts Diana in a power position. She can use that to her advantage and say, “But we’re going to do it my way. We’re not going to trust John Blackwell even if we have to, we’re not thinking that he’s our savior.” Diana comes into the leader position again.
What can you tell us about the finale?
Hennig: You’ll see Blackwell, Diana and Cassie team up in order to save the rest of the Circle, or one person in particular maybe – with that comes a spell that they have to do using their dark magic and it’s just a really cool spell that causes even more peril. It’s just a matter of Diana hoping Cassie’s not falling back into John Blackwell’s arms, so Diana is completely on edge. There’s a moment where it looks like Cassie’s falling back into thinking John Blackwell’s the good guy, maybe it’s the power taking her over, but then you realize it’s all about survival for Cassie and Diana.
Shelly also had this to share: Something else that happens: Grant (Tim Phillips), who Diana left at the dock last episode, resurfaces for the prom episode. “He’s still in the mix, which makes things even more difficult for Diana. She’ll have to fight to keep Grant, but she still can’t tell him why she’s… so weird,” Hennig laughs.
And in a recent interview, Gale Harold teased this season finale spoiler: “Each of the main characters are going to be trapped in some sort of a predicament that’s going to overlap and it’s all going to come through Cassie,” Harold said. “How she deals with it is going to determine how everyone else plays through.”
Below is the cast preview of the upcoming episode “Prom” and also this weeks webclip and a couple of photos from the episode:
And we’ve also got a sneak peak at Melissa & Nick’s reunion (thanks to E Online )