Nick and Melissa have been working hard to learn how to take her clothes off with magic. I'm really proud of those kids. Cassie looks up information about Heather Barnes, her mother's friend and an acquaintance of Zachary Larson. Cassie finds out that Heather has a brother and decides to go find him. Adam agrees to take her. Faye still hates being bound to the other witches.
Adam and Cassie go to Finn Creek to look for Heather's brother. It's a bad part of town and we know that because there is evidence of rust and weathering. They find Heather, who has apparently been in a catatonic state for 16 years. It's creepy. Her brother is creepy too. Suddenly, Heather lunges and grabs Cassie's arm and says her name. Lots of pants with shit in them at that point. Heather goes right back to being catatonic and Cassie sees an imprint/tattoo thing on the inside of her wrist. Cassie shows Adam her family book. Faye is not happy about Nick and Melissa dating.
Cassie looks for a spell that can help Heather. Diana intervenes and says that it's too risky to try a spell of that magnitude. Melissa sees Nick talking to another girl and freaks out, though she didn't freak out when he treated her like actual crap for the longest time. Cassie gets Faye to join her and they go back to Heather's place. They sneak in and find Heather sitting in her chair. Her brother should really put a pillow behind her head. The girls try a spell, but it doesn't seem to work. They sneak out just as her brother gets home. Later that night, Heather comes back to life and she's pissed. She throws her brother against and walks out.
Nick and Melissa patch things up for the moment. Diana finds out that the spell that Cassie wanted to (did) perform is black magic and really hardcore. Heather goes to Cassie's house and asks for Amelia. She tells her that she's dead but that she's her daughter. Heather tells Cassie that Amelia was trying to save all of them. She says evil is inside of her and she starts writhing on the ground. It's really kind of painful to watch. Good actor. Meanwhile, Adam keeps trying to call Cassie to tell her that the stuff with Heather is serious. No kidding. Faye answers the phone. Amelia put the tattoo on Heather to stop the demon that is apparently inside of her. Faye goes downstairs just as Heather throws Cassie against the wall (the demon snake thing inside of her goes to her head). The demon's flying all around the house after Faye. Nick and Melissa see the goings on from across the street. Cassie throws Heather off of Faye and they start trying to get outside. Nick and Melissa show up and Heather runs off. She makes it to the street just as her brother shows up and she gets hit by a car. Sad. As Heather's corpse is being taken away in an ambulance, we see the demon snake hitch a ride on Nick's bag. Faye seems a little jealous that Melissa goes home with Nick afterwards. Later, Adam shows up at Cassie's house to "make sure she's OK." The demon sneaks into Melissa's ear as she's sleeping next to Nick. Gross.
We begin again with the perpetually unsupervised Nick and Melissa getting dressed in the morning. Melissa asks Nick if he likes her new blouse. He does. He also likes to kiss her neck as she's getting dressed. Nick gets hotter with every episode. Who's with me? She stops him and says that she's going to be late for school. "What could be better than school?" she jokes. Well, how about opening your blouse with special magic powers? This is what Nick does, because when he's by himself, he has to undo buttons manually. This is so much better. Nick does have an ethical standard though. He says that some things should be done by hand and starts kissing her and unhooks his bra with his own calloused fingers.
Cassie is at home researching Heather Barnes. Later, she talks to Diana about her findings. After the fire, Heather spent two years in a psychiatric hospital. After she was released, she "dropped off the face of the earth." She had a brother in Finn Creek -- Cassie asks Diana if she'll drop by his place with her. She can't make it. Make what? That's Adam. He's there now. Diana fills him in and Adam says that Cassie shouldn't go to Finn Creek alone, because it's a sketchy area. Though she resists, Diana insists that Adam accompany Cassie.
Faye is at her locker and unable to open her combination lock. That school must have the toughest combination locks ever. They're always having problems. Suddenly, it opens. Hey, it's Melissa. Faye says that she hates this binding stuff. Why be a witch if you can't do magic by yourself? She wants to be like The Craft with hair color changes and spells on boys. This seems like the absolute truest thing. I can see Faye caring nothing more than about learning how to change her hair color with magic. She asks Melissa to practice with her later, but she's hanging with Nick. Faye reminds her that it probably won't last. Not nice. She says that Nick is a dog and has hit on every girl in school -- though we haven't seen him speak to even a single person who isn't a part of the Circle -- and she doesn't want to be that loser girl who thinks that he'll change for her. Melissa's all, fine, he's a loser, I'm a loser. She seems upset but that's a surprisingly effective way to end that conversation.
Adam and Cassie are in Finn Creek, an old partially-abandoned fishing village. It's scary in the way that unmowed lawns and rust are scary. Sure, you might get tetanus, but the place doesn't look that dangerous otherwise. They knock on a door. A guy with a huge forehead answers and he actually does seem a little scary. They say that they are looking for Wade Barnes, well, actually Heather Barnes. He's Wade. They explain that Heather and Amelia were friends and he does not seem pleased to hear Amelia's name. He's cryptic but says that Heather won't speak to them. Adam's all, shouldn't she decide? Fine, he says, come on in. They find Heather sitting in a chair and... she's completely catatonic. She hasn't moved in 16 years. No one knows what has caused her state. Cassie leans forward and whispers to Heather that she's sorry and goddammit if she doesn't reach out and grab Cassie and hold on as Wade and Adam pull her away. If you've been waiting all this time just to really scare someone, Heather? Well played.