The Secret Circle
Season 1, Episode 4
The Secret Circle Season 1 Episode 4 Heather 12-4613-590-700-80 595
Episode Information
Air Date

October 6, 2011


David Ehrman


David Barrett

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Episode Guide

Heather is the fourth episode in the first season of The Secret Circle. It aired on October 6, 2011.


Cassie looks up an old friend of her mother’s named Heather Barnes and discovers she has been in a catatonic state since the night of the fire sixteen years ago. Feeling guilty that her mother and her Circle may have had something to do with Heather’s current state, Cassie tells Diana that she wants to use magic to help Heather. Diana refuses to help, but Faye is more than happy to conjure up a spell – for a price.



Main Cast

Guest Cast


Faye: "Your mother must have been one mean-ass witch!"

Faye: "Hey Cassie! Dreamboat's on the phone, desperate for you"

Nick: "Some things should be done without magic."

Faye: "What’s the point of being a damn witch if I can’t do any magic by myself. I might as well become a cheerleader."

Melissa: "Faye was saying some things and I made the mistake of listening."

Faye: "Don't be that pathetic girl who thinks 'He will change for me'. They never change."
Melissa: "Ok, I got it, he's a loser, I'm a loser, feel better?"

Adam: "Is that what I think it is?"
Cassie: "My family's book of shadows."

Cassie: "You're going to help me?"
Faye: "Sure, if you let me read your book. You need my help and to be honest, I never understood why we are not better friends."

Faye: "Why can’t it be fun, like that movie The Craft. I mean the first half. Not the stuff with the snakes. The part where we put spells on boys, change our hair color, and levitate."

Adam: "Got a broom?"
Cassie: "Sure, I'm a witch."


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All Of This Passive Me Aggressive You Naked And Famous Buy
Coming Down Only In Dreams Dum Dum Girls Buy
Fire In The Night Feathers
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No Sacrifice Black and Blue - EP Uh Huh Her Buy
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Notes and Trivia

  • This episode has Kevin Williamson's trademark of naming and centering an eponymous episode around a mysterious female character who ties into the bigger picture of prior events of the series.
  • Heather Barnes is the first character to be named in an episode title in her first appearance and also die in the same episode.
  • This is the first appearance of demons in the series.
  • This episode features Cassie and Faye's longest onscreen time together during an episode.
  • Nick and Melissa finally become a real couple in this episode as Nick begins to show his feelings for her.
  • Although credited, Gale Harold, Natasha Henstridge and Ashley Crow do not appear in this episode. This is the first episode not to feature any parents or Elders.

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