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The Secret Circle
Season 1, Episode 3
Episode Information
Air Date

September 29, 2011


Richard Hatem


Colin Bucksey

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Loner is the third episode of the first season of the CW series The Secret Circle. It aired on September 29, 2011, bringing in 2.12 million viewers.


A cute jock named Luke asks Cassie to the school dance, and after watching Adam spend time with Diana at the boathouse, she accepts his offer. Meanwhile, Melissa sees the dance as an opportunity to get closer to Nick. Faye, on the other hand, has no plans to go and remains focused on finding a way to control her powers. Dawn discovers someone from their past, an intense man named Zachary, is in town asking questions about Cassie and the Circle, so she asks Charles to keep an eye on him.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


Faye: "I never would’ve bound the frickin circle if I knew I’d lose my powers."

Faye: "I’m going to find a spell that turns me back into a solo act."

Faye: "I don’t mind being alone. Unlike you, Melissa, I like myself."

Cassie: "I didn't have a huge social life at my old school. Or a small one. Or any one at all."

Dawn: "We can’t kill everybody that gets in our way."

Sally: "Maybe there’s trouble in Paradise and it’s time to let those eyes wander."
— about Cassie and Adam's mutual attraction.

Faye: "Disappointed? Imagine me realizing the only way to get something to move is with my actual hands!"

Melissa: "I wonder what we can do with the three of us?"
Nick: "I’ve got an idea of what we can do the three of us."

Melissa: "Just cause we’re witches doesn’t mean we can’t go to dances."
Faye: "No, we don’t go dances because we’re not lame."

Nick: "Why do you like me? I treat you like crap and you keep coming back for more. Do you like being dumped on?" (to Melissa)


Song Title Album Artist Buy
Did I Ever Leoni And Manic
Dressed In Dresden The Hundred In the Hands Hundred In The Hands Buy
Girls Like You Passive Me Aggressive You The Naked And Famous Buy
Lovesong 21 Adele Buy
Sirens Unpersons The Pack A.D. Buy



Notes and Trivia

  • Although credited, Ashley Crow does not appear in this episode. This is the first episode not to feature an appearance of all nine main characters.
  • This is the first time the Circle has ever used their magic together as one.
  • Cassie described herself as a loner and admitted she never attended any school dances.
  • Under the news article that Diana and Adam found online about the Boatyard Fire accident sixteen years ago, it listed the names of the deceased parents of the Circle - Sophie Ann Glaser, John Blackwell, Elizabeth Meade, Catherine Conant, Thomas Chamberlain, Mary Armstrong and Douglas Armstrong. In Wake, Jake mentioned his parents' names were Richard and Sara, and the two of them were called Richard and Sara too in Witness.
  • So far, this is the last episode Sally Matthews was seen.
  • The license plate on Dawn Chamberlain's car is Washington plate #319 M2P. The plate on Charles Meade's car is Washington plate #535 OTN.
  • When Diana and Adam broke into Zachary Larson's student records, they saw his disciplinary history under the heading "Vice Principle's Notes," which should read "Vice Principal's Notes."

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