With just three more episodes before the final (Monday, October 8th), episode 14 of The Circle could prove the most important episode of the series.

Mairead swung by Dan’s apartment to announce that she was a Catfish as she left the Channel 4 series.

Having been tricked for the second successive time into trusting a fake profile, would Mairead’s revelations alter Dan’s perception of the game?

Screen Shot: Dan and Mairead - The Circle episode 14 - Channel 4

Screen Shot: Dan and Mairead – The Circle episode 14 – Channel 4

Dan Meets His Catfish

Dan-Dan the man is awfully good at getting himself Catfished, so much so that we’re worried about his dating life outside of The Circle.

During episode 14, blocked Mairead departed the show having popped in to see Dan first.

Needless to say, the 57-year-old gave Dan a huge shock, as he realised that the 32-year-old woman he had been sexting was a soon-to-be granny.

Freddie was loving every moment of it, though…

Screen Shot: Dan - The Circle episode 14 - Channel 4

Screen Shot: Dan – The Circle episode 14 – Channel 4

Mairead’s face-to-face meet and greet proved the catalyst to a potentially game-changing moment.

The moment that Dan realised that anyone in The Circle could be fake – even lover-girl Kate!

Dan said:

There’s no-one left in there (The Circle) that give me suspicion to believe that they’re not 100% who they say they are.

Screen Shot: Dan and Mairead - The Circle episode 14 - Channel 4

Screen Shot: Dan and Mairead – The Circle episode 14 – Channel 4

Fortunately, Mairead pushed the agenda by adding that she “didn’t trust Kate”.

Mairead said:

It all seems too sweet. He’s (Kate) probably a trucker, sat there scratching his balls.

Heartbreak Pending

Things went from bad to worse for Dan as his obsession over Kate reached its climax.

With the rest of the gang gossiping about Mairead’s departure, it sparked a circle of accusations as they questioned who was real and who was fake.

Screen Shot: Precious - The Circle episode 14 - Channel 4

Screen Shot: Precious – The Circle episode 14 – Channel 4

Screen Shot: Sian RESPONDS - The Circle episode 14 - Channel 4

Screen Shot: Sian RESPONDS – The Circle episode 14 – Channel 4

Following the game of Chinese Whispers, 28-year-old Dan decided to confront Kate about her profile head-on.

It was make or break for the fake social media couple…

Dan messaged Kate saying:

 

I want to trust you but if I find out that you are lying about anything then I am going to be very hurt… I just want you to reassure me in giving you my trust.

Screen Shot: Dan - The Circle episode 14 - Channel 4

Screen Shot: Dan – The Circle episode 14 – Channel 4

If there is something that you are lying about I would rather you just say, so we can discuss it.

After a very long pause of silence, Kate (Alex) failed to reassure Dan over his crippling doubts. Alex told Dan “not to worry” without directly answering the questions thrown at him.

D-man and Fiji were left with one trail of thought, saying out loud at Kate’s profile:

You’re a f*cking Catfish.

Dan said that he would play dumb for the rest of the series and continue his friendship with Kate, despite knowing in the back of his mind that she is some sort of Catfish.

Freddie Chats Footie

Freddie also faced a very scary 10 minutes when his attempts to get to know newbie Harry almost blew his cover.

Bonding over football, Harry probed about what team Freddie supported and who some of his favourite players were.

Fred-star was left clueless…

Screen Shot: Harry's message - The Circle episode 14 - Channel 4

Screen Shot: Harry’s message – The Circle episode 14 – Channel 4

The nail in the coffin came when Harry asked Freddie a fake question about a fake football player.

Freddie refused to answer but instead bailed out of the conversation by saying that he had to cook some food.

Harry said:

I think I’ve almost caught him out.

Towards the end of the episode, Sian and Precious went to war, jabbing each other over their profiles during a final game.

As long as popular Sian keeps Freddie and the original cast members on her side, however, you could expect Precious to be the next player to be blocked.

 

 

WATCH THE CIRCLE EVERY NIGHT (EXCEPT SATURDAY) ON CHANNEL 4, AT 10 PM.

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