'Secret Circle' Recap: 'Slither'

How did "The Secret Circle" celebrate The CW's announcement of a full season order? Why, by killing off a major character, of course! And with a whipped cream fueled make-out session, to boot.

It probably wasn't planned that way, of course, but just one day after the network brass let loose the news that they'll be keeping "The Secret Circle" around, the inaugural season's juiciest episode yet unfurled a slew of story revelations.

Season one's latest entry, "Slither," took the previous four episodes' sometimes slow boil pace and tossed it out the window. Action abounded, people spilled their secrets to each other and we learned that Cassie's grandma is a badass! There were revelations about what Dawn and Charles are trying to do and why (and what kind of scruples they may actually have); some very welcome deepening of the show's mythology (for example: demons can only be killed by burning or drowning—you know, important facts when establishing a supernatural town!); the intense writhing and snarling of possessed witch kids and yes, the death of one of the Circle's very own. Read More...



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