'The Secret Circle' recap: Zach Attack. Friends Forever?

Tonight's Secret Circle left me feeling torn. Torn to pieces, I tell you -- absolute pieces! On the one hand, we saw the ever-feuding Circle finally realize that they will need each other to face the growing threats popping up all over Chance Harbor. It's not like they're going to hug it out and start doing that 'we're walking down the hallway arm-in-arm in unison because we're BEST FRIENDS' thing. There are deep-seated, multi-generational rivalries here, and the show certainly needs that dynamic. But tonight's events made it necessary for the gang to put aside their egos and their self-made loner identities to fight for a common purpose, and this new group dynamic should be a fun adventure in the coming weeks.

But on the other hand (probably the left one), I'm a bit frustrated with the pacing. Zachary's arrival and his shocking revelation planted the seeds for what looks to be a really fun episode next week, but how long did it take for us to get there? Don't get me wrong -- I'm a huge fan of a good old-fashioned set-up episode. I'm just hoping for fewer Lost-esque cryptic conversations with little payoff next week. That's all. Let's get to it. Read More...



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