On Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4 Episode 5, the three realms – the Celestial Real, the Mortal Realm, and the Infernal Realm – are on a collision course with each other.
And it’s all because of the Sabrinas.
The series has warned multiple times about the unknown dangers of two Sabrinas existing at the same time, and finally, the danger presented itself in the form of th fifth eldritch terror.
However, when the episode kicks off, Sabrina and Roz are dealing with very mortal problems as newly elected student council co-presidents.
Sabrina also learns that Nick Scratch has transferred to Baxter High in hopes of showing her just how serious he is about making a relationship work this time around.
He confronts Sabrina after she’s been avoiding him since he professed his true feelings for her on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4 Episode 4, but Sabrina has her reasons – she was hurt by Nick’s actions on season 3. He explains that he could never fully commit because he didn’t spend time in her world, but transferring to her school will allow him to do that.
Sabrina informs him that she simply needs time, and Nick informs her that he’s willing to wait.
I know Nick did some pretty horrible things (sex addict, anyone?), but how can you not love him? And he seems to be genuine about his desire to make things work this time around.
Ambrose and Prudence direct their focus to questioning Faustus Blackwood’s severed head about the upcoming terrors.
As expected, he’s not interested in sharing his vast amount of knowledge with his “enemies.”
Hilda grows concerned over Lilith, who hasn’t left her room with baby Adam for days. Her concern intensifies when she realizes Lilith’s plan is to stay cooped up in the room until Adam’s 16th birthday when he’s old enough to challenge and defeat his father for the throne.
She already waited a millennia, what’s another 16 years, right? You have to admire her patience.
Over in the Infernal Realm, Sabrina Morningstar and Lucifer have returned from their tour of the nine circles of Hell and she realizes changes must be made because the current system just isn’t working. She decides to implement a new rule that would release souls for lame sins. A true Queen.
Everything comes to a screeching halt, however, when an Earthquake is seemingly felt in Greendale.
Billy and Lizzie, who were enjoying milkshakes at Cerberus Books, end up in Hell along with the “Welcome to Greendale” sign, while other monuments and stalagmites from Hell end up in Greendale.
Ambrose explains that the occurrence is almost “geological” and “tectonic.”
When Harvey finds a demon rock in his room, Ambrose and Sabrina realize that the Infernal realm is pushing into the Mortal realm.
Ambrose explains that it’s because two Sabrinas should not exist simultaneously. With both the realms at stake, Sabrina and Ambrose realize it’s time to come clean to Aunt Zee, but the crew from Hell beats her to it.
And it’s safe to say, Aunt Zelda isn’t pleased with her niece in the slightest. Even Ambrose bears to brunt of Zelda’s wrath for knowing and helping Sabrina cover it up.
Meanwhile, Theo encounters a hobgoblin named Moth, one of Robin’s (Puck’s) friends, in their room in the middle of the night.
Moth spells Theo back to sleep, but the next day, Robin confesses that it wasn’t a dream. He informs Theo that the friend came to warn him that bad things are coming and to convince him to leave the Mortal Realm for the Fay Realm.
He suggests that Theo come with him and leave this mess behind, but after much thought, Theo says he cannot, which prompts Robin to say that he’s also staying.
Back at the Academy, Nick confesses his feelings to Sabrina (again), but since he isn’t privy to the fact that there are two of them, he’s actually pouring his heart out to Sabrina Morningstar.
She’s much more enchanted by Nick’s apology than mortal realm Sabrina and how can you not be? He says he can’t undo the biggest mistake of his life!
“I’m the other Sabrina, you’ll find out soon enough,” she tells him.
Prudence fetches Roz for a special mission related to the eldritch terrors. Can you believe Roz actually attempted to use the “I have to go to school” excuse? Girl, the world’s are colliding, I think you can skip a day of classes.
Instead, they pick up Faustus’ maggot-infested corpse and bring it to the Academy, where Prudence begins to torture it since he can still feel pain despite being severed from his body.
As the coven + the crew from Hell brainstorm a way to save the realms from crushing each other, Nick provides an idea, one that’s crazier than two Sabrinas.
Since both realms have magnetic fields, he suggests reversing the polarities so that they repel each other. Or, as Hilda says, take a playbook from the Sabrinas and “Parent Trap” the realms. The episode featured plenty of fun Disney references that were likely interjected to lighten the mood.
They begin the spell of unmeshing the realms and it’s working… that is until Ambrose realizes that they realms are like conjoined twins. Going any further would mean that they could destroy both in the process.
He orders everyone to stop the spell at once.
Soon after, it begins hailing pearls outside, which reveals that Heaven is being dragged into this whole mess and falling on top of both the realms.
An angel of the highest celestial order, Metatron, arrives at the Academy to help restore order in the chaotic mess.
The angel bears a solution to save the cosmos: one Sabrina must die. Yeah, that was the solution everyone was kind of avoiding.
When they explain that they can’t choose, the angel provides an alternative solution: the two Sabrinas can merge into one single entity.
No one is impressed with that option either as the Sabrinas have two distinct souls. It’s unclear what a merge would mean for them.
Still, Sabrina and Sabrina Morningstar figure that since they started this mess, they have to end it by taking responsibility for their actions.
They agree to the merge and ask the angel for one final day to wrap things up. They get six hours. Sabrina Morningstar decides to spend some time with Sabrina’s friends. They play hooky and reunite the Fright Club for a rendition of “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”
Meanwhile, Sabrina takes care of matters of the heart by forgiving Nick and hooking up with him before it’s too late.
Hilda informs Lilith that Lucifer is at the Academy and tries to help her hide, but Lilith admits that she “can’t keep running.”
Hilda hides baby Adam while Lilith confront Lucifer. He informs her that he will be taking his son back to Hell. She hopes that telling him about Caliban’s plans to have her killed with help her argument, but Lucifer could care less because he doesn’t care about her.
Moth pays Theo a visit and informs him that he’s ruining Robin’s life. “He belongs with us,” she tells him before explaining that staying in the Mortal realm weakens him.
Theo realizes the selfishness of his actions and tells Robin to go. It’s a heartbreaking goodbye, but one they both know is necessary.
Ambrose fixes a telescope for Sabrina’s classmate and when he looks through it, realizes that things are much bleaker than they initially imagined.
He interrupts the merge of the Sabrinas just in time to inform them that three new realms are approaching in a collision course with their own.
These are the next eldritch terror – the Cosmic – which promises their extinction.
Lucifer deems it strange that their “celestial friend” didn’t know about the threat and realizes that the angel did, but kept it from them.
The angel confesses that if she had been honest, they would never agree to a merge as it only had about a 56% success rate.
Both the coven and the crew from Hell come together to snap her neck and put an end to the merge.
Ambrose refers to Harvey Kinkle’s sketch to explain that the three duplicate realms are approaching their own and they are being pulled by the existence of two Sabrinas.
He suggests that they could avoid the crash by sending one of the Sabrinas to the eldrtich cosmos as a sacrifice.
Which Sabrina will go? The two agree to make a decision using rock, paper, scissors.
Sabrina takes Sabrina Morningstar, who walks through a wormhole in the mirror. She then comes out on the other side in a room that looks just like Sabrina’s.
The major difference? Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda are played by Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick aka the original Aunties from Sabrina the Teenage Witch! The parallel universe even has a studio audience laugh track.
Honestly, this is the best cameo ever and such a sweet nod to fans of both shows!
The fun is short-lived because back in the mortal realm, Lilith invites Lucifer to her room for a feast. She reminds him he once cooked her a special meal in which he served her beloved Adam’s head on a platter.
The blood in the room insinuates that she “freed” her son by murdering him and serving him on a platter. Since the babe isn’t shown, my guess is that Lilith faked it to save Adam from his father. At least, I hope so.
However, Lucifer doesn’t take to her actions lightly. It seems like he can’t take what he dishes out!
As punishment, he curses Lilith with humanity, strips her of her powers, and banishes her to remain on Earth as a mortal.
Meanwhile, Sabrina can’t stop thinking of her twin, and when she sees a falling star, she wishes that everyone is spared from the terrors to come.
‘Feel Good’ Season 2 Packs Quite the Punch
In Season 2, the final adaptation of comedian Mae Martin’s (they/them) semi-autobiographical comedy, Feel Good takes on much more content in its short six episodes, packing quite the punch.
We’re guided deeper through the traumas of the primary character Mae and left wondering how they’re able to stand on their own two feet after years of childhood grooming, drug addiction, and parental toxicity.
The light answer to this is humor. As it’s joked often throughout the episodes, “comics are supposed to be sacks of shit.” Through light-hearted comedy and the power of laughter, Mae’s story is dissected. However, at times, big topics are rushed and viewers are left grasping at strings, wishing there were more episodes in the season.
Following an unfortunate relapse in Season 1, we’re immediately thrown into Mae’s life in Canada, as they’re about to reenter rehab. They’ve only been away from England for a couple of months, but with the fresh wounds of the breakup, both George (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mae aren’t healed and are still stuck in their desire for each other. I mean, Mae still has George’s photo on their nightstand!
While in rehab, Mae reconnects with an old “friend,” Scott. When he’s first introduced we’re left wondering who he is and what his role is in Mae’s life. As an addict and queer comedian, there’s much more behind Mae’s curtain of trauma than initially presented in Season 1. Much more trauma that’s led to rash behavior, and Mae’s conversation with Audrey, easily foreshadows this.
Intertwined with the main storyline, Mae’s also navigating their non-binary identity. Mirroring Martin’s own coming-out as non-binary, Mae’s figuring it out, explaining that they see themselves as more of a Ryan Goslin or Adam Driver.
Again, with only six episodes to squeeze so much storyline into, Mae’s rehab stint only lasts 15 minutes into the first episode before they’re running out the door back into the arms of Scott.
As Mae’s stumbling through life in Canada, George is also trying to keep her mind focused on things like saving the bees. At an event at her school, she meets Elliot, a bisexual, polyamorous man with whom she bonds. He’s the nice guy, maybe too nice for George. He’s one of those men who are self-proclaimed progressive and ultra-feminist, trying to mansplain the harm in porn’s presentation of women and how sex needs to be a safe space for connection.
And as Mae knows, that’s definitely not how George likes to be treated during sex. Thankfully, George and Mae reconnect, and Elliot is quickly out of the picture with Mae and George recreating their first meet-cute, hoping to restart from a fully healed wound.
As Feel Good is written by a queer person, the portrayal of queer sex is finally construed in a realistic and non-hypersexualized manner. Mae and George run through various role-playing scenarios as they are falling into what seems to be a healthy relationship.
Realistically, their timeline is rushed, but Mae needed some stability before they faced the bigger demons hiding under the bed.
The show cleverly depicts Mae’s moments of withdrawal and trauma responses through a high-pitched ringing sound. As if we’re inside Mae’s head. Originally, Mae experienced the ringing sound when they were with George, as George was a replacement drug. But, in this season, the ringing sound appeared whenever the past tried to resurface.
Mae told Audrey that they had a hard time remembering the past, that it was all like a jumbly tumbly mess of Tupperware containers. But, as the episodes progress, each Tupperware slowly found its way to its matching lid.
It becomes clear that Scott isn’t just an old friend, but a man who used to abuse and take advantage of Mae. After Mae’s kicked out of the house at a young age for drug addiction, they move in with Scott who presents himself as a safe haven and gateway to Mae’s comedic success. When, in reality, he’s a pedophile who’s grooming them.
When a woman calls Mae to talk about Scott, presumably about the things he did to both of them in the past, Mae’s reminded of the trauma they had compartmentalized. A doctor suggests Mae might have PTSD, and with George’s help, they begin the journey of confronting the harmful past.
Meanwhile, through all of the personal traumas, Mae’s working through their professional success after being signed with an agent and fulfilling their dream of TV comedy. However, Mae finds it challenging to reinvent their success from the original standup virality that got them the agent in the first place. As mentioned earlier, with comics, the butt of their jokes is their own trauma.
Unfortunately, as Mae hasn’t healed from their trauma, there’s no way they can make light of it yet. As their career goes for a bit of a downhill turn, and they have a hard time performing for an audience, they begin to seclude themselves and withdraw from the world.
In a much-needed getaway, Mae, George, and Phil take a trip to Canada in order for Mae to confront Scott.
The scene in which Mae directly tells Scott they never want to speak to them again, although a bit anticlimactic, was retrospectively a strong scene that finalized Mae’s character arc in the perfect ending to a witty, raw, and endearing show.
The final episode leaves Mae leaps and bounds beyond where they had been before on their road to recovery. And just as Mae’s love for George grew healthily from a need to a want, our need for a Season 3 resolved itself, and we feel good saying our final goodbyes to Mae and George, knowing fully well they are on their way to a fresh start.
‘Elite’ Season 4 Review: New Students, New Mystery, Same Scandalous Drama
The wait is almost over.
On June 18, Elite returns for its fourth season, but aside from a few new faces and a new principal hellbent on making a difference, things at Las Encinas haven’t changed much at all.
In fact, things are more dramatic than ever.
The premiere of Elite evokes the same feelings as the start of the school year — there’s a rush of excitement for what’s to come.
The series indulges in more of what has made it such a success: scandal, parties, threesomes, love triangles, intrigue, crime, and sex. So. Much. Sex.
I always forget just how many vivid sex scenes there are until I get pulled into a new season, but I’m very quickly reminded.
The first day of school for Guzman (Miguel Bernardeau), Samu (Itzan Escamilla), Ander (Arón Piper), Rebeka (Claudia Salas), Cayetana (Georgina Amorós), and Omar (Omar Ayuso) is bittersweet. While they may be getting another shot at repeating their final year, their classmates Carla, Lu, Nadia, and Valerio have moved on to bigger and better things. It’s a bummer to lose such a great group of characters, but you almost don’t feel their absence when the new crop of students takes their place, flips the world upside down for current students, and simultaneously ushers in a brand new mystery.
The new mystery anchors the story, and like in seasons past, it plays out with flashbacks that lead up to the fated moment.
However, unlike in previous seasons, we find out pretty early on who is at the center of the mystery with the how remaining the big question mark.
But there’s no question about whether the Blanco family is involved.
As Ander tells the investigator, the toxic family’s arrival “tainted everything.”
Benjamin (Diego Martin) is the extremely rich new school director. He comes in like a bulldozer with big plans to rehabilitate Las Encinas and its reputation after a tumultuous few years that led to two student deaths. He begins his reign by setting his sights on Samu and Omar, who he doesn’t believe belong at the elite school.
It’s honestly surprising anyone wants to send their children to get an education there at this point.
Benjamin doesn’t waste any time making changes, but with his focus solely on “discipline, excellence, and achievement,” he fails to realize that his family’s arrival brings the bulk of the drama.
Immediately, you begin to wonder how Benjamin plans to fix a whole school if he can’t even control his own children — Ari (Carla Diaz), Patrick (Manu Rios), and Mencia (Martina Cariddi).
Benjamin has a fraught relationship with his youngest, Mencia, who has brought the family pain in the past and continues to rebel and defy her father at every turn.
She has a genuine connection with new girlfriend, Rebeka, but the relationship stirs up even more problems for Mencia as Benjamin disapproves and thinks Rebe is a bad influence considering her mother’s reputation as a drug kingpin.
Little does he know, Mencia has gotten into a world of trouble all on her own.
While Rebe’s relationship with Mencia grows into one of the purest this season, following Samu’s betrayal last season, she’s understandably closed off and cautious with her heart.
Ander and Omar are still going strong but find their relationship is tested in unexpected ways when they invite Patrick, Benjamin’s son, into the fold.
Patrick knows the power he wields over them and intentionally meddles in their lives, but there’s also much more to him than meets the eye.
Ari is Benjamin’s star child who respects and listens to her father, but to her peers, she’s the resident mean girl who is oftentimes uptight and has a chip on her shoulder.
She catches the eye of both Samu and Guzman, which fractures their budding friendship. These two have always fought over women, but last time, Samu was being protective over his best friend, Nadia, who Guzman is still dating when the season commences.
Nadia appears only via video chat from her New York apartment, and their relationship allows the series to explore the trials and tribulations of a long-distance relationship that’s tested as temptation lurks right around the corner for Guzman.
While Guzman stands a chance with Ari based solely on social class and standing, Ari and Samu connect unexpectedly in an academic setting.
Who will the love triangle favor in the end?
Additionally, the school has attracted the youngest royal heir in Europe, Prince Philippe (Pol Granch). The series flips the classic “princess and the pauper” narrative to “prince and the pauper” as he connects with the school’s janitor Cayetana, making all of her fantasies come true.
But as the saying goes, “be careful what you wish for” as this fairytale quickly turns into a nightmare when it’s revealed the prince has a dark secret, and Cayetana’s past secrets with the late Polo and Valerio come back to haunt her.
Overall, you know exactly what you’re getting into when you press play on the fourth season. The writers have managed to deliver yet another incredibly intoxicating season about a group of lost souls looking for a purpose and tapping into the extreme lengths they’ll go to numb their pain.
Elite hits Netflix on Friday, June 18 with eight brand-new episodes.
*This review is based on the first four episodes of season 4 that were available to the press*
WATCH: Mel and Jack Talk Starting a Family in ‘Virgin River’ Season 3 Trailer
There’s plenty of baby talk going around in the Virgin River Season 3 trailer!
Netflix dropped the trailer for the upcoming drama on Friday, June 11 and it doesn’t waste any time answering the question on everyone’s mind: does Jack survive?
It’s quite an obvious answer considering there is no show without Jack, but if it’s been keeping you up at night, the good news is that he does.
Of course, that doesn’t put the question of who shot him to rest. (And we have some theories you can check out right here!)
As he recovers, he’s blessed to have Nurse Mel by his side.
With their romance finally heating up, the nosy locals in town begin asking questions about their future — is marriage in the cards? And what about babies?
Mel’s history will definitely come into play, especially as it was always her dream to have a child. But Jack is a new father to twins (at least we think they’re his) with his ex Charmaine.
Luckily, Charmaine is no longer hung up on him as she’s found a new man who is there for her and the kids!
Netflix2 weeks ago
‘Outer Banks’ Gets Season 2 Summer Premiere Date on Netflix – Watch the Trailer
Featured1 week ago
2021-2022 TV Schedule: Find Out Which Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed
Manifest2 weeks ago
Manifest Season Finale – [SPOILER] Dies (3×12 and 3×13)
Why Women Kill3 weeks ago
Why Women Kill Review – Alma Opens Pandora’s box (2×02)
Netflix1 week ago
‘Elite’ Season 4 Review: New Students, New Mystery, Same Scandalous Drama
Lupin2 weeks ago
Lupin Season 2 Recap – The Gentleman Burglar Is Smoother Than Ever
Elite6 days ago
7 Biggest Moments from ‘Elite’ Season 4
Coffee Table News2 weeks ago
‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Canceled After Two Seasons As Creator Rallies to Save the Show