Watching Cassie Blake decide if she’s a good witch or a bad witch has transformed The Secret Circle into a hypnotic hour over the last few weeks and tonight’s episode promises to ratchet that tension up three notches as Circle travels back in time to reveal exactly what happened during the fire that forever changed their parents’ generation.
To find out what awaits in Witness, I caught up with star Britt Robertson and learned that while tonight’s episode won’t make Cassie/Adam fans very happy, it will answer almost all of the season-long questions — except, Who Is Cassie’s Sibling? That reveal is even being kept from the cast!
Insider.com: First, watching Cassie blow the top off that coffin was one of my favorite moments so far on the show.
Britt Robertson: Wasn’t it awesome? As an actor, it’s hard to find this kind of role on television that gives you this kind of material to do and this show is giving me two things to play at all times – it’s a challenge but it’s also what every actor dreams of. I’m super happy we’re going for it!
Insider: Last week’s episode ended with Cassie in the middle of a literal Jake/Adam triangle – where does tonight’s episode take those relationships?
Britt: It’s a really cool episode for that reason. With Fire & Ice, you really got to see Cassie and Adam fall for each other all over again. Now that they’ve moved on from the Cassie/Adam/Diana triangle, she’s getting to explore her feelings for Adam. But in this episode, you’ll see her with Jake more and all the feelings that come up about her dark side, which is what he really represents. It’ll be a great episode for Jake/Cassie fans, not such a great one for Cassie/Adam fans – but it sets up that triangle even more for the following episode so you pick a side and decide who your main man is [laughs].
Insider: Who do you prefer Cassie with?
Britt: I kind of love the idea of destiny and love at first sight. That whole connection you saw with them in the pilot was so great. I’m kind of on Team Adam, but I think Jake brings out a really cool side of Cassie, so from an actor side, I like how dangerous he makes her.
It’s the moment The Secret Circle fans have been waiting for since the new CW series premiered: Cassie’s father, the mysterious John Blackwell, is coming to Chance Harbor.
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Joe Lando has been tapped to portray Blackwell, whose original name in the L.J. Smith book series was Black John, a former member of the Circle many centuries ago who was killed by his own coven after he began to dabble in dark magic.
In the CW series, Blackwell is described as a commanding, enigmatic and powerful witch with many enemies. He’ll return to Chance Harbor in Episode 15 (titled “Return”) claiming to be a changed man, and determined to protect Cassie (Britt Robertson) and her Circle.