I finally watched “Return” last night and, HELLO! More evidence for Melissa being the Other Child of Blackwell!
I mean, did you see the look on Callum’s face when he got a taste of her energy! And I don’t think it’s just because she’s a witch. I think he got a big ol’ smack of her dark magic and he craved more of it! And his cryptic quotes about such a small girl having such big magic!
Plus, did you notice how the camera was cutting in the scene where “the Circle” threw the branch into Evan’s gut? They did a series of medium close-ups that went: Faye, Melissa, Adam, Faye, and Melissa again. Then the camera lingered on her when they did the “Lock: unlock!” spell, with her voice dominating the sound of the spell. Editing-wise, I find it very interesting how they could’ve instead chosen to cut to a shot include all three girls as the spell was, showing that it was a mutual effort to remove the cuffs, but instead they only focus on Melissa and it’s her voice practically drowning out any other voices that the audience hears, followed by an immediate cutaway of the lock opening.
I think that the Callum scene is worth noting too: first they do a cutaway of Callum locking the door and then when Callum starts to get threatening with Melissa, she returns that very badass line (looks and all): “If I really have as much power as you say I do, do you really want to test it?” Who wants to bet she could have easily unlocked (hehe, nice parallel) that door as easily (I think) she unlocked the cuffs on Jake’s hands. And magically ass whooped him in the process. I mean, we’ve seen what Cassie can do, and Melissa looked like she was beginning to have a very dark magic!Cassie moment there. Maybe that’s why Callum backed off as he did, because he sensed that there was something more in her than just her witchy magic? (After all, he seemed to know enough about witches to deduce she was one, so why wouldn’t he also know that she’d be powerless without another member of her Circle?)