And then, of course, there is Adam (Thomas Dekker), the man of the house (and the Circle) until Jake (Chris Zylka) returns. “The first part of the season, Adam’s story was really about his various romantic entanglements,” says Miller. In the first episode back, Cassie shares her secret with Adam, though she doesn’t feel comfortable sharing it with the rest of the gang. “Diana has pushed away from him now because of that whole ‘written in the stars’ thing with Cassie, and now that writing in the stars is becoming even brighter. Without Diana, Adam is really going to have to reconcile his feelings for Cassie. He’s going to have to man up.”
Now that Zylka has been (deservedly) upgraded to series regular status on the show, we can look forward to seeing the emotional fall-out of his witch hunter reveal very shortly after the series returns. He’ll be deeply involved in Cassie’s storyline as she explores the darkness within her — and trust us, it gets dark.
“She goes very far [into the dark side],” Miller tells us. “What’s fun about the transition is that Jake comes in with vengeance on his mind and the idea that Chris Zylka as an actor helped us cultivate was — well, how angry can you really be when you’re looking into Britt Robertson’s sweet eyes? She broke him down. Then in Episode 10, she goes to a darkness that is so powerful and exciting. You’ve never seen britt like this, not on our show, certainly not on ‘Life Unexpected.’ Britt’s at a point in her life where she’s really ready to break down walls and expand as an actress. The first episode coming back is really a showcase of what she can do.”