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.
Is ‘Bridgerton’s’ Regé-Jean Page Going to be the Next James Bond?
From duke to 007!
If you binge-watched Netflix’s Bridgerton in one sitting, you’re more than familiar with the dashing Regé-Jean Page.
Rumor has it that the breakout star made such an impression on audiences and executives that he’s in the running to be the next James Bond.
British betting firm Ladbrokes has been closely watching 007 predictions in the U.K. ahead of the upcoming No Time to Die premiere, which marks Daniel Craig’s final run as the notorious agent.
And Page is climbing the ranks!
Since the Shondaland series premiere, Page’s odds jumped to 5/1 in the betting after previously being at 40/1 before Christmas.
While Page’s chances of snagging the coveted role are high, he isn’t the only one in the running.
“Tom Hardy still leads the way as favorite, with James Norton close behind in second place. But it really is all to play for in the race for 007 and [Regé-Jean Page] has a great chance if the odds are anything to go by,” Ladbrokes rep Alex Apati told Variety.
“What strengthens RJP’s chances somewhat more is that an announcement feels seemingly imminent [around] Daniel Craig’s replacement, so the timing of ‘Bridgerton’s’ success may well have worked in his favor,” Apati noted.
Fans of the series were quick to “ship” the potential casting with many noting: “If @regejean is the new James Bond… I’ll actually watch a James Bond.”
However, not everyone was convinced with some noting that Page seems to young for the role of the MI6 agent.
To put it in perspective, Page is 31 while Craig was 38 when he 38 when he starred in the first Bond film.
Page, who also starred in the short-lived For the People, plays Simon Basset, the charming Duke of Hastings in the first season of Shonda Rhimes’ breakout series for the streaming service.
TVLine announced that Bridgerton is said to be Netflix’s fifth biggest original series launch of all time with a projected reach of 63 million households in the first four weeks of its debut.
The next installment of the Bond franchise was delayed a year due to the COVID pandemic and is set to debut on April 2, 2021, so it’s likely a new Bond won’t be officially announced until then.
But till then, we’re all keeping our fingers crossed for Page.
Here’s the betting breakdown for the role:
Tom Hardy – 6/4
James Norton – 7/4
Idris Elba – 7/2
Regé-Jean Page – 5/1
Sam Heughan – 6/1
Richard Madden – 6/1
Jack Lowden – 8/1
Cillian Murphy – 10/1
‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Season 4 Easter Eggs and Nods to ‘Riverdale’
Since Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was cancelled by Netflix, the series was never able to deliver a crossover with Riverdale, or its now-cancelled spinoff, Katy Keene.
However, that doesn’t mean the fourth and final season skipped on the fun Easter Eggs and nods.
The series fully embraced its connection to Riverdale, R5 (Ross Lynch’s former family band), and Sabrina the Teenage Witch!
Here are some of the best Easter eggs from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4!
Season 4 Episode 1
Roz raises issues about the lack of sex education at Baxter High, especially after the adulterous pagans blew into town on season 3. She points out that Riverdale has condom machines in the bathroom in the first reference of the season. It’s a bit of an odd comment, but honestly, fitting considering how much hooking up happens in the small town bordering Greendale.
Season 4 Episode 3
After Sabrina is possessed by The Weird, an octopus-like eldritch terror, her new lab partner and the dude she went on one date, Lucas Hunt, doesn’t show up for class. When she asks the teacher why, he informs her that he “transferred to Riverdale High,” which Sabrina deems is probably for the best. It seems like she doesn’t truly know what goes down in the halls of R.H. though because it’s genuinely just as weird as Baxter High. I wonder if we’ll be seeing Mr. Hunt in future episodes of Riverdale?
Season 4 Episode 6
As Harvey, Roz and Theo get ready for band practice, they have a tense confrontation with a new band called the Stoned Philosophers, who claim they booked the practice rooms. Riverdale fans will immediately recognize band leader “Tobey” and his friends as Stonewall Prep’s Bret, Donna, and Joan. Yep, the same trio that went after Jughead and caused him to fake his own death are now bullying Harvey and friends! We may not have a full-on crossover, but this is one thrilling surprise!
In the same episode, Satanic Panic, a heavy metal band from back in the day resurrects to cause havoc in Greendale and compete in the Battle of the Bands. The lead of the band is played by Ross Lynch’s (Harvey) real-life brother, Riker Lynch. They were both in the band R5!
Season 4 Episode 7
Fans of The WB sitcom which gave us the OG Sabrina Spellman, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, will recognize Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick as Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda. The actresses replaced Sabrina’s “Aunties,” played by Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis in the Netflix adaptation, in the parallel realm in which Sabrina Morningstar finds herself stuck in a diabolical sitcom as part of the Endless terror prior to the culmination of the Void. In addition to Rhea and Broderick guest starring, there’s also a laugh track and a Salem that talks… just like in the sitcom!
9 Biggest Moments from ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Season 4
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina wrapped up its run with the fourth and final season on Netflix.
Sabrina and friends faced their biggest threat to date – the eldrtich terrors.
Here are the biggest moments from the eight-episode season.
The Eldritch Terrors… obviously
The whole season revolved around the ancient entities that culminated with the arrival of the Void – the end of all things. Fitting for a final season, right? Sabrina, the coven, and her mortal friends teamed up to defeat each other terrors – The Dark, The Uninvited, The Weird, The Perverse, The Cosmic, The Returned, The Endless, and finally, The Void.
Hilda and Mr. C Get Married
Nothing was going to stand in the way of Hilda and Mr. C’s big day, not even a terror threatening humankind. The odd couple agreed to have a wedding reception and ceremony as dictated by Zelda and the Academy, which ended up being kind of downer when The Uninvited crashed the party, killed Dorian, and then threatened everyone else because they refused to extend him an invite to the party. Sabrina served as mediator by swooping herself and The Uninvited to Hell for another wedding, where she then married him and trapped him in a prison existing outside of time and space on their wedding night. And she made it home just in time for the private ceremony at the Spellman house in which Hilda and Dr. C exchanged vows dressed up as their favorite movie monsters.
Sabrina Gets Married to Caliban
That other wedding I mentioned? It was Sabrina Morningstar’s! The 16-year-old wed Caliban, yeah, the same one that tried to kill her and Sabrina Spellman. She promised her was reformed and loved her and all that, but Caliban will always be Caliban… and he had his eye on that throne. Of course, this didn’t take away from Sabrina’s stunning red lace dress. Though, she did have to share the spotlight with Sabrina Spellman, who used the wedding as an opportunity to marry The Uninvited and trick him into captivity. All in a day’s work for these witches!
Roz is a Witch
Roz always had powers, better known as “the cunning,” which essentially gave her psychic abilities, but this season, she learned that she’s a full-blown witch. Her ancestors, who were proud Christian women, didn’t want to be persecuted for witchcraft so they simply didn’t call themselves the W-word. However, once Mambo Marie proved that Roz had powers, she was welcomed into the Academy to join Mambo Marie and Prudence – and later Agatha – as the newest Weird Sister.
Sabrina Morningstar Perishes
With the realms in peril because of the existence of two Sabrinas, one of them had to go to the parallel realm to restore balance. Sabrina and Sabrina Morningstar played rock, paper, scissors to decide, and Morningstar lost. She walked through the mirror (wish it was a closet like on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, to be honest) in hopes of restoring balance in the cosmos and found herself in an eldritch terror known as the Endless. Basically, she was stuck in a diabolical sitcom and Salem is the eldritch terror. When the Void arrived, she managed to convince Salem that they had to escape and they ran back through the mirror. While she made it back to Sabrina’s realm, she died shortly after without telling Sabrina how to defeat it.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is known for throwing in little Easter eggs to sister show Riverdale, but they had a ton of fun with it in the final season. There were a few mentions of Riverdale High School and a cameo by Bret, Donna, and Joan, who played characters in a punk band. Riker Lynch, the brother of Ross Lynch (Harvey), also had a role as an undead leader of a rock band.
And lastly, one episode replaced Sabrina’s Aunt Hilda and Zelda with Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick, who played the original roles in the WB sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
See all the Easter eggs here.
Lilith Destroys Lucifer
Lilith has been wanting to reign in Hell for years. After killing her newborn son, Adam, to protect him from his father, Lucifer, she negotiated to get her powers back. She then turned on Lucifer and stabbed him with the sword she used to kill Lazarus, drank his blood, embraced his powers, and banished him to the Mortal Realm. Payback’s a b….
Agatha Returns to Normal
Crazy Agatha is crazy no more! After Dorcas returned to the land of the living due to an eldritch terror, she forgave her sister for murdering her. When that happened, Agatha snapped back to reality and clearly, had no recollection of what happened in the months prior. As Prudence said, it’s good to have her back, but she needs to be clued in on a lot.
Sabrina and Nick Are Endgame… Literally
When Nick took responsibility for the demise of his relationship with Sabrina on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 3, it was a big step. He promised to wait until she was ready because they were “endgame.” Sabrina likely didn’t think she would be ready as soon as she was, but when there’s a chance you might die, you kind of have to follow your heart. And her heart said that she loved Nick. From then on, they were inseparable as they fought side-by-side to defeat the eldritch terrors.
When Sabrina embodied a piece of the Void and sacrificed herself to save everyone, it was heartbreaking to watch Nick mourn his girlfriend and the life they would have had together. But two people who are destined to be together will always find their way back to each other. As Sabrina chilled out in heaven, she was surprised to see Nick, who explained he went swimming and there was a “wicked undertow.”
The two kissed as he declared that they had forever and ever together.
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