So, Jake's there. He tells Cassie and Adam that he distracted or something the witch hunter from her. Because her power is too strong or something. Jake says that the last time things went ape shit was 16 years previous when the Chamber of Commerce of lame witches killed her father. Cassie wants to trust him against Adam's judgment. Jake tells her that he was there the day of the fire with all of the dead folks. He was a baby, but thinks that Cassie can perform a spell to help him recall the details. She and Jake go to the site of the fire. Later, she performs a spell that takes the back to the boat. His head hurts so he can't stay with her in the spell, but she stays and sees that some guy slits Jake's dad's throat, then puts his mom in a room with some ladies, one of whom has a slit throat herself. She's sees her dad get set on fire by witchhunters and starts to choke on the smoke in the room with him. Later, she tells Adam that she saw Ethan, who had told Adam that he wasn't on the boat the day of the fire.
Dawn sucks up to Diana to make Charlie like her, the horrible person that she is. No luck. Charles is done with her since she wanted to kill his mother. He also vows to find out what she's up to. She tells Ethan that he choked her with magic and he vows to make Charlie pay. Charlie visits Ethan and he knocks him out. He steals Charlie's crystal and does that water choking thing to him and doesn't believe him when he says that it was Dawn who killed Henry Chamberlin. But, he doesn't give Dawn the crystal when she asks for it.
Faye's still fooling around with that Lee guy. She meets his friend Callum and finds out that they deal Purudenga, a devil-related drug. Well, dealt -- Lee is no longer in the business. Callum gives some of the drug to Faye.
Cassie goes back to the actual boat and finds a necklace that her dad dropped. Then, she and Jake dig up her father's grave and find a dog skeleton where his body should be.
So, Jake is here! Everything just got like three times hotter, instantly. It's magic! Cassie immediately realizes that he's the one who saved her and Melissa from the fire. I guess the boots look familiar. Adam isn't happy to see him. Jake says that he had to get the witch hunters as far away from her as possible, before he could escape. You see, I thought that was obvious when he was leaving with them. He says that Cassie's dark magic was too strong and Isaac (it was Isaac, the big boss man's name was Isaac. I SWEAR that they never mentioned his name once during the three episodes on which he was featured; but Jake says it like three times in one sentence here) didn't want to get torched like Cassie did to Luke. She's not safe from the council of witch hunters, to which Adam responds with incredulity. Oh, you can believe the shit that pops up on this show from week to week, but a council of witch hunters is far-fetched. Gotcha. Anyway, the council has a ritual for killing witches with dark magic and the last time it was used was 16-years prior, at the boating party, in an effort to kill John Blackwell. It's funny how Jake just sort of parses this information.
Here they are at 7 Briar Hill and it looks like they've all gotten together and used some Circle magic to restore the staircase to its original condition. It's majestic. Cassie's confused -- she thought that the fire happened because the Circle was bound and their magic was out of control. Jake says that one of the guys in the council, Eben, was there the day of the fire. He wouldn't tell him about the ritual, but Jake feels like that's the only way they can protect Cassie. Adam tells Jake to stay away from Cassie and he says that she knows where to find him.
Adam drives Cassie home. Cassie says that, if Jake is telling the truth, she has to find out what happened to her father. Adam can't believe that she trusts Jake but she says that she does. Adam thinks he's just interested in her magic and Cassie doesn't really argue with him, though she obviously doesn't believe that. Then, suddenly, Diana is at the window of Cassie's car door and no one screams. It's just, hey, there's Diana. I would have shit. They're at her house, so I guess it's not crazy that she would be there, but still. She says that she was trying to reach them and is worried, but not about them being together. Cassie says that she'll fill Diana in and things seem a touch tense between her and Adam.