Credit: David Gray/The CW ©2011 The CW Network, LLC. Photo: Charles Holds the Crystal in The Secret Circle Season 1, Episode 8: "Beneath"

We’ve long suspected that behind Charles Meade's (Gale Harold) emo eyes lies a studly stallion, waiting to break free and “make love” to everyone in sight. Turns out, before Charles was a murderer, he was quite the ladies man, and we’re about to meet one of his witchy-woman ex-girlfriends!

Charles’ former gal-pal Lauren (and her magical powers) will show up when The Secret Circle returns from hiatus in Episode 13 on January 5, 2012. Turns out, Charles’ mom is the one who convinced him to break up with Lauren, and Lauren’s back to belatedly prove she’s a force to be reckoned with. Meanwhile, she also has to contend with Dawn (Natasha Henstridge) and Diana (Shelley Hennig).

Is it too early to call a love triangle alert?

Source: E!

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