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The Secret Circle
Season 1, Episode 2
Episode Information
Air Date

September 22, 2011


Andrew Miller & Kevin Williamson


Liz Friedlander

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Episode Guide

Bound is the second episode of season one of The Secret Circle, and the series' second episode overall. In its original broadcast, the episode was watched by 2.12 million viewers.


In an effort to distance herself from the Circle and establish a normal teenage life in Chance Harbor, Cassie befriends Sally Matthews, a non-witch. Concerned their powers are getting out of control, Diana pushes everyone to bind the Circle, but Faye is thrilled with the increase in her powers and refuses to participate, while Melissa flirts with Nick despite Faye’s warnings. Meanwhile, Adam fights his growing feelings for Cassie, but circumstances continue to throw them together, forcing Cassie to make a decision.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


Melissa: "I don’t want anyone knowing we hooked up, so don’t go bragging."
Nick: "I’m gonna brag about you?"

Cassie: "It’s like I’m living in a Harry Potter movie."
Adam: "They have wands."

Dawn: "Is that what you're wearing?"
Faye: "Do you love it? It's new."
Dawn: "Exactly how I don't want you to dress."
Faye: "You could stand to lose a button."
Dawn: "I'm the principal, I have to be buttoned."
Faye: "Well then you'll have to live vicariously through me."

Sally: "We're talking, Faye."
Faye: "And I'm interrupting, Sally."

Cassie: "I don't know you. I don't wanna know you. So you need to leave me alone, understand?"

Diana: "But we’ll have more strength as a group, and we can use it better!"
Faye: "For what, world peace? Are we gonna save the turtles?"

Diana: "Do I have anything to worry about with you and Cassie?"
Adam: "Why would you ask that?"
Diana: "Because I'm insecure. And I love you."

Faye: "Tell her [Diana] to shove her binding ritual up her hooha."

Charles: "You have a very interesting set of rules there, Dawn."
Dawn: "We don't kill innocent children."

"Fire, earth, metal, air, water and blood. By these elements, we bind the Circle and follow in the footsteps of our ancestors who pledged themselves to fight against the forces of darkness. When evil assails us, when fear weakens us, when descent threatens us, in the Circle we will find our power. We come to this place alone, but we have bound as one. With this oath, our journey begins together."
Diana reciting the binding ritual.


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Double 0 Zero The Hi Hi's
Get Burned Celebrasion Sleeper Agent Buy
Love Song Full Powers Cruel Black Dove Buy
Our Jewel Januay Tuesday
Supercycle Tre3s Chikita Violenta Buy
Time Stands Still Uh Huh Her
Victory Dance Circuital My Morning Jacket Buy



Notes and Trivia

  • This is the first episode that was filmed after the series was picked up in May Upfronts.
  • Faye mentions that she didn't want to "save the turtles" to Diana and Melissa. However, Phoebe Tonkin's former role Cleo in the australian TV show H2O: Just add water saved a turtle from a fisherman's net.
  • It's revealed that most of the fomer coven died in a "boating accident" and they were all teenaged parents or in their early twenties. Therefore the surviors got stripped of their powers by the Elders.
  • The Elders is a reference to "Charmed", a former TV show on the WB (a TV block that CW took over in 2006). The Elders are mostly grandparents of the members of the current Circle.

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