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.
‘Berlin’ Is the ‘Money Heist’ Spinoff We Never Knew We Needed
Berlin is the Money Heist spinoff we never knew we needed… but we’re so glad it’s almost here.
Since Berlin (Pedro González Alonso) was hands-down the most captivating (and problematic) character in the Spanish heist drama, fans always wanted to get to know more of him, especially after he sacrificed himself in the season 1 finale for his team, largely due to his terminal illness, redeeming himself in the process.
Quickly rising the ranks as a fan-favorite, the writers kept Berlin’s spirit alive in the following seasons via flashbacks, noting that he always had a hand in the planning of the heists, even if he wasn’t around to see them through. And it became more and more clear that there was an unsatiable thirst from audiences to explore additional parts of the character’s origin story; thus, a prequel to Money Heist focusing solely on Berlin’s prior escapades only made sense.
As seen in the later season of Money Heist, or La Casa de Papel, Berlin garnered even more intrigue when his son, Rafael (Patrick Criado) joined the heist. The former Electronics Engineer from MIT is Berlin’s prodigal son, whose only request was not to end up a thief like his father, also drew attention after entering a relationship with his father’s wife, Tatiana. It’s a lot to unpack, clearly, but it’s also proof that there was nothing boring or mediocre about Berlin’s life in the slightest, at any point.
So, again, it warrants a spinoff that digs even deeper into this complex, charismatic, and morally questionable character we’ve all come to love.
When he joined the Professor’s group in the series, he was already one of the most seasoned robbers of the bunch, having a plethora of experience mapping out and executing heists of ranging scales.
With Berlin: Money Heist, we’re not only going to get to see one of those previous heists in action, but we’re also going to get a sense of the man he was before attempting the biggest heist in history, which made him the beloved criminal we’ve come to know.
Capitalizing on the love already established for the series—one of Netflix’s most popular shows of all time—the prequel finds Berlin, in all his glory as Andrés de Fonollosa, the mastermind behind a heist targeting the biggest auction house in Paris to steal €44 million.
The series trails the planning of a new heist as he recruits his crew: “Michelle Jenner (Isabel) plays Keila, an eminence in electronic engineering; Tristán Ulloa (Fariña) goes into the skin of Damián, a philanthropic professor and Berlin’s confidant; Begoña Vargas (Welcome to Eden) plays Cameron, a kamikaze who always lives on the edge; Julio Peña Fernández (Through My Window) brings to life Roi, Berlin’s faithful squire; and Joel Sánchez plays Bruce, the relentless man of action in the gang.”
While it’s mostly an all-new cast, we’ll see a few familiar faces with Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri) and Raquel Murillo (Itziar Ituno) appearing at some point, though it’s unclear what their connection is to the storyline. Is it possible that their paths have always crossed and Berlin was always on their radar way prior to the action at the Royal Mint?
We may not be getting the version of Berlin from the original series, but don’t fret, as the teaser trailer evidenced, he’s still as ruthless, dapper, and flirtatious as ever, meaning that they really did this character–and prequel—justice. The fact that it hails from the original showrunner, Alex Pina, is also a sign that it won’t let the fandom down.
“It’s a trip through the golden age of the character, when he robbed around Europe crazy in love,” Pina previously told TUDUM, adding, “That’s the most surprising, the comedy. You’re going to make people laugh a lot.”
Berlin in his prime, in love, and flexing his comedic bone? As the beloved criminal says in the trailer, “it’s all the things worth living for.”
The full synopsis for the series reads:
“There are only two things that are sure to turn a bad day into a great one: love, and a payday worth millions. They’re what keep Berlin going through his golden years, a time when he still has no inkling of his illness and hasn’t gotten trapped like a rat in the Spanish Mint. This is where he starts preparing one of his most extraordinary heists: making jewels worth 44 million disappear like some sort of magic trick. To do it, he’ll enlist the help of one of the three gangs he’s ever stolen with.”
Watch the Berlin trailer below:
Berlin arrives a few days prior to New Year’s Eve on Dec. 29, 2023, which means you’ll have plenty of time to binge watch while counting down to 2024.
To prepare, you can stream Money Heist on Netflix and read our coverage here.
Who Is Mel’s Father in ‘Virgin River’?
Virgin River Season 5 concluded with a tiny time jump four months into the future, bringing the timeline into the Christmas holiday season.
Disclaimer — this post includes spoilers from the episode — proceed with caution.
On Virgin River Season 5 Episode 10, as Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) and Jack (Martin Henderson) decorated their cabin in anticipation of Joey’s arrival with the kids for their first-ever Virgin River Christmas, Mel received quite a shocking piece of information.
Her sister informed her that she found a stack of love letters between Mel’s mother and a mystery man in Virgin River that she believed could be Mel’s real father.
And this obviously lends itself to the question—who is the secret admirer?
There aren’t that many elderly men in Virgin River aside from Doc (Tim Matheson), and it would be next-level if he had another secret child in addition to Ryan, Denny’s late father. Though wouldn’t it be funny if Mel thought she just escaped to this random small town only to learn that it wasn’t random at all and she’d been working with her dad this whole time?
Aside from Doc, there’s really only Nick (Keith MacKechnie), Bert (Trevor Lerner), and Charlie (Patrick Keating), that we are familiar with, anyway.
Naturally, there are probably plenty of residents that audiences have never met (and they have to keep us on our toes and think of new directions for the storyline), and it’s possible her dad isn’t even alive anymore.
It would be extremely fitting if it was Lilly’s late husband, Buck, making Mel sisters with Ava, and Tara. Considering her strong bond with that family, her sisterly relationship with Ava, her love baby Chloe, and how drawn she is to that farm, this would be such a sweet twist. Mel always had a soft spot for Lilly as well, so this would be a unique way to keep her memory alive.
Mel’s father will be the major storyline addressed in the two bonus holiday episodes dropping in November, as the trailer revealed Mel starting the search for her biological dad before informing Jack shortly after that they found him, with Preacher noting that he’s “still in Virgin River.”
The way he says it makes it seem like he’s still alive, which limits the possibilities even more. Who do you think it is?
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Either way, Mel actually has roots in this small town that’s always felt like home.
‘Riverdale’ Season 7 Hits Netflix—Stream It Now
Riverdale’s seventh and final season is now available to stream on Netflix in the U.S.!
Merely a week after the long-running CW series aired its final episode ever, the streaming giant has added the series in its entirety.
All the episodes are available for fans all over the world to binge-watch on September 1, and going into a long weekend, that gives you plenty of time to catch up on all the shenanigans happening in the Town with Pep.
Many fans weren’t interested in the weekly release model as it wasn’t ideal having to wait for new episodes to drop every week, but having them available all at once on Netflix allows you to catch up with ease.
And if you’ve never seen Riverdale and are curious about all the nutty twists and turns that eventually get all of our characters to—spoiler—the 1950s, well, all seven seasons are on the streamer for your viewing pleasure.
You can rewatch those previous seasons and relive the series in all its glory (including anything you may have missed/forgotten about), or you can just tune in for the final season—it’s up to you!
As mentioned before, the final season hit the reset button of sorts as Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), and Veronica (Camilla Mendes), along with many of their loved ones and friends, went back in time to 1955 and found themselves reliving their high school days all over again.
Of course, as you rewatch any and all episodes, you can read all our reviews of the series that we’ve covered since its inception in 2017!
Enjoy your Labor Day travels to Riverdale—just remember that before it was redubbed the “Town With Pep” it was known as “Murder Town of the World.” You’ve been warned.
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