The consequences of the fire 16 years ago, Cassie attempts to have a normal life, Cassie and Adam have sparks flying, Diana is insecure, Faye is a world class bitch, and Dawn goes to extraordinary lengths to keep events moving....
So, after the fire 16 years ago that killed half of the Circle, the parents of that Circle and other elders banded together to strip them of their power. Interesting. And so Charles has been using a crystal to use magic again. Not good. Fortunately (ok, not so fortunately after all), Dawn took the crystal because once it is used up, their powers are gone. I wonder why they want the kids to form a Circle though. Do they think that the kids can restore their powers? That seems to be the most likely possibility. And Dawn has some humanity and used magic to save Sally who was killed (or almost killed, not entirely clear there) by Faye using magic. As a result, of this Dawn's father-in-law (who doesn't like her) was going to report this to the elders and so she killed him. So not a good sign.
Poor Cassie was trying to live a normal life. Alas, it is not to be. She not only completes the Circle, but appears to be seriously powerful and not in control of what happens. Dear, please, be specific in what you want. Although the whole shattering glass thing was highly amusing. As was her observation about whether or not Nick owns a shirt. <snerk> The question is, was Diana right in insisting that the Circle be bound? Faye's grandfather seemed to be dead set against the idea and allusions were made to the fact that the binding may have some unintended consequences.
As for Adam and Cassie, there is most definitely something there. Their attraction to each other is undeniable and given that lights were shattering when the two of them were in close proximity, this cannot be a good thing. They are obviously the star-crossed couple here, but it remains to be seen what route they will follow. Will they deny their passion or give in to it? Obviously deny it for a while, and I wonder how long it will last.
Faye was playing around with the power and it bit her on the @$$ big time. She has no control over it and then killed Sally. Not a good thing. Well, the only good part about it was that she was forced to go through with the binding once she faced what she was capable of. That was a rough way to learn, but at least no permanent damage was done, well, not that we know of anyways.
The glimpse under Diana's self-assured exterior was interesting. I do wonder if she played any of it up for Adam's benefit or if it was 100% real. I guessing the latter, but I could be wrong. She honestly wants the binding to make sure that things stay under control and she also has a good head on her shoulders.
And poor Melissa. Nick sleeps with her and then moves on almost immediately to Faye. Can we say "man whore"? Ok, all together now. Dump him sweetie. Granted, he is hot and what not, but you can do so much better.
Next week, a stranger shows up and the Circle has magic issues....