All may be calm, but all is not bright when Chilling Adventures of Sabrina returns for its fourth and final season on Netflix.
2020 may not have been the best, but we were lucky enough to get two seasons of the series in the span of one year.
The beginning of the end introduces audiences to a rather calm Greendale; it’s so calm that the Fright Club hasn’t had a reason to get together and Sabrina is actually questioning her decision to stay in this realm rather than reign as the Queen of Hell. She even entertains the idea of paying Sabrina Morningstar a quick visit in Hell, but Ambrose immediately shuts it down informing his Coz that there may be cataclysmic dangers to the two of them being in the same place at the same time.
Without no evil to ward off, Sabrina is feeling rather useless and alone, especially as all her friends are coupled up. Roz and Harvey are still smitten with each other, Puck and Theo are still going strong, and Nick and Prudence are heating up. So, it’s not surprising that Sabrina is feeling single AF.
To curb her boredom, Hilda gives her a not-so-brilliant idea: give the Fright Club a spooky reason to get back together.
With Salem’s help, Sabrina conjures up Bloody Mary a.k.a everyone middle school millennial’s biggest fear. The show’s Bloody Mary works similarly to the urban legend that floated throughout the halls: if you say “Bloody Mary” three times in the mirror and she shows up.
When Billy takes to the halls screaming after his encounter with the frightening, bloodied ghost, the Fright Club doesn’t waste time eagerly leaping back into action to protect their town.
However, despite Bloody Marry’s chilling demeanor, the whole scene is rather anti-climatic.
After the Fright Club successfully helped fend off the Pagan’s, this “threat” is like beginner’s monster-hunting for them.
Harvey, who gets all of Bloody Mary’s guts splattered on him in a moment he calls “amazing,” and Theo don’t catch on to the facade as quickly as Roz does thanks to her cunning.
She confronts Sabrina about the staged “evil,” and Sabrina confesses that she did it because she missed her friends, which leads Roz to acknowledge the sad but real reality that they’re all changing and growing up. They’ll always be friends, but they’re going to drift and go in their own directions. It’s a harsh realization for Sabrina, who is used to being at the center of everything for the past few seasons (which have really only spanned a year, believe it or not!)
Of course, this is Greendale, so the boredom doesn’t last for long. Spectral miners, soldiers of the Absolute Darkness – the first Eldritch Terror seemingly summoned by Faustus Blackwood, now the leader of the Pilgrims of the Night church – have descended upon the small town to snuff out all the light.
Their darkness is suffocating and preys on everyone’s biggest insecurities and fears. All of the Spellmans have a brush in with the miners. Ambrose and Sabrina spot them knocking out lights around town, while Zelda and Hilda come face-to-face with one that has infiltrated the Academy of the Unseen Arts.
Ambrose and Sabrina astral-project the the source of the darkness: the 1943 disaster that saw miners dying in darkness, but they quickly retreat when they realize they aren’t physically or emotionally prepared.
When the power goes out across Greendale, Ambrose, Sabrina, Nick and Prudence quickly concoct a plan to confront the first terror before the darkness consumes Greendale and shortly, the rest of the world.
Ambrose’s plan is to attack the darkness on multiple fronts.
Nick eagerly teams up with the Fright Club to lure out the miners with light so that they are not an obstacle. Prudence seeks out the help of Zelda, her lover Mambo Marie, and the rest of the coven, who now worship the Dark Mother Hecate.
And Sabrina gets her wish as she visits Sabrina Morningstar in Hell and asks for her to join her as she travels to the center of the darkness so they can get illuminate it from within.
Hell is one heck of a party as Sabrina witnesses prom night, which Sabrina Morningstar says happens every night. Okay, so maybe hell really is hell disguised as “fun.” Who wants to do prom night every night!?
Sabrina Morningstar agrees to help Sabrina because “a threat to one is a threat to both.” She’s the first to go into the void.
But even the Queen of Hell isn’t immune to being tormented and dragged down by her insecurities. In the same way that intrusive thoughts work in real life, Sabrina Morningstar begins to believe the voice that’s repetitively vocalizing her biggest fears such as no one loving her.
When the light begins to dim again, Sabrina enters the void and finds Sabrina Morningstar in shambles. She attempts to convince her to ignore the negative self-talk, and the duo once again begin to snuff out the darkness together as the voice intensifies in an attempt to shut them down.
Ambrose notices that the Sabrinas are being overpowered and calls upon Prudence and the rest of the coven to help two “sister’s” out.
Of course, poor Zelda and Hilda had no idea that Sabrina was literally inside the darkness, but when do they ever truly know what she’s up to?
Hearing the support of their Aunties and the coven, Sabrina and Sabrina Morningstar gain the strength and confidence to successfully defeat the first Eldritch terror and save Greendale.
Faustus Blackwood tells Sister Julia (previously known as Agatha) that while they didn’t succeed with darkness engulfing the planet, there are still eight other terrors and each one more harrowing than the next.
As Blackwood plots Greendale’s demise, Sabrina agrees to go on two dates with “inexperienced” Carl from Baxter High and Melvin from the Academy. Two boyfriends for Sabrina? She’s always up for the challenge.
After saving the world yet again, Sabrina and Sabrina Morningstar vow to keep their friendship a secret and celebrate with a little dance party together.
Other Important Moments
- Wardwell doesn’t seem to be doing all that well and turning to alcohol to drown her demons. Of course, this makes her an easy target for the Pilgrims of the Night church as she attends one of Blackwood’s seminars and then successfully embraces the darkness so that she doesn’t die. Does she remember what happened to her?
- Zelda and Mambo Marie are together and getting hot and heavy.
- Hilda and Dr. Cerebrus are the cutest.
- Riverdale apparently has condom machines in school, which is fitting if you’ve ever seen an episode of Riverdale.
Who Will Die On ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4B?
Stranger Things Season 4 was quite a bloodbath, but we haven’t seen anything yet.
While Vecna claimed a handful of victims in the first eight episodes of the season, none of them were part of the core cast.
That’s all about to change come Season 4B, which does not go easy on our Hawkins best and brightest.
The final two episodes — both feature-length in duration, clocking in at over two hours a piece — have been teased by Joseph Quinn (Eddie Munson) as absolute “carnage.”
Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) has been doing the press rounds and hinting at a major character death, and truthfully, all signs point to Steve Harrington.
Think about it: His death would have the largest emotional impact. He’s a fan favorite, he’s the “dad” of the group often taking on the protector role and keeping the kids safe when their parents are literally nowhere to be found, he’s an overall good guy, and he has so much momentum and chemistry with Nancy right now, it’s insane.
Per Insider, Joe Keery’s character wasn’t supposed to survive the first season in the Duffer Brother’s original plan, but they simply couldn’t let him go.
And it’s exactly why his death would destroy a whole fandom, crumbling them at the core. It’s a death that will hit both fans and characters equally as hard. Some might argue that Steve is the glue that holds it all together, never taking himself too seriously but also going boldly right into the danger zone.
Matt Duffer didn’t exactly confirm that Steve would be the big death of the season, but he also didn’t deny it either.
“If he’s going to die, it’s not going to be from the bat bite,” Matt told Variety, which is almost reassuring. He did acknowledge everyone is “worried about Steve,” so maybe his death is too obvious.
If we’re all prepared for it, it won’t be as effective, right?
In that case, could it be Nancy Wheeler? At the end of season 4, Nancy is stuck in the Upside Down in a trance as Vecna explains his origin story to her. It’s unclear why he chose to be honest with Nancy, but that’s a good journalist for you — getting the story even when it could cost her her life.
Of course, Steve is in the Upside Down with Nancy, so I don’t think she’ll die there just yet. There’s no way he’d leave her behind without bringing her to safety. But if Nancy is already connected to Vecna, that means she’s running out of time and unless she can find a foothold in the real world to keep her safe a la Max’s “Running Up That Hill,” she might just be his next victim.
Dr. Benner or Dr. Owens — Both of them care for Eleven and want to help restore her powers so that she can defeat this evil once and for all. But the FBI is coming for them, and they don’t take kindly to betrayal. I can see them sacrificing themselves to help Eleven escape for the greater good. Owens would be slightly more upsetting because Brenner might just deserve it.
Eddie — Eddie is a fan favorite, and if look at the show’s track record of killing off the lovable, new guy, well, it doesn’t bode well for the newcomer. He’s already been to the Upside Down, and based on the teaser, we know he returns there for some epic guitar solo. Maybe that’s his triumphant moment before death?
Jonathan — The only way that Nancy and Steve could work is if Jonathan is out of the picture. And while it’s cruel to kill him off for the sake of another relationship, there’s also not much that Jonathan is actually contributing to the storyline anymore aside from getting high with his friend Argyle. His death, however, would shake the core group as he’s Will’s brother and rock.
Eleven — It’s unlikely that the series would risk killing their biggest asset, but she is gearing up for her biggest battle yet. It’s going to take everything that she has. Some might say, you don’t make it out alive after using up all that power. And Eleven loves her friends deeply, so we know she would sacrifice everything for them.
Joyce, Murray, Dmitri, and Hopper are in a dangerous situation in Russia, but considering that they’ve managed to survive a plane crash, Siberia, imprisonment, and a Demogorgon, I have full faith in them!
Who do you think is going to die on Stranger Things Season 4B?
Fans React to Chilling Netflix Doc ‘Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey’
The latest true-crime series on Netflix that’s gripping/disturbing audiences everywhere? Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey.
The four-part series is based on the polygamous religious section known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS). It examines the rise of leader Warren Jeffs, who, at one point (prior to his arrest), had about 69 wives, some as young as 12.
If you find the synopsis disturbing, you’re pretty much on the same page as viewers who recalled feeling quite “traumatized” and “sic” after watching the show.
Here are some of the tweets and reactions about Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey:
just finished “keep sweet: pray and obey”. I don’t have the words. need everyone to try and watch this, it’s so sickening.
kids getting married off to men old enough to be their grandfathers. pic.twitter.com/dTOEkEHJfg
— Menks (@choplifexo) June 9, 2022
Watched Keep sweet , pray and obey on #Netflix mmmm I don't even know what to say
— . (@snatched_fire) June 9, 2022
I thought the new season of Stranger things season was dark… then I watched Keep Sweet; Pray and Obey and it made me physically nauseous lol. I hope Warren Jeffs gets beat up in prison every day for the rest of his life
— Brax (@byu_homer) June 9, 2022
Well, all I can say after watching that, is that the women who escaped from the FLDS and have built new lives for themselves are incredibly brave and deserve a heap of cash from all the millions held by the ‘church’. #KeepSweetPrayAndObey
— Ian McClellan (@ianmac67_SE) June 9, 2022
I nominate Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey for horror movie of the year
— emma ✨ (@e_graceful) June 10, 2022
#keepsweetprayandobey documentary on Netflix is crazy. The things that happen in society under the name of religion and faith is just filthy.
— Clarette Waithera (@ClaretteWaithe1) June 8, 2022
If you told me Heaven was a ranch in Texas where I had to do chores and make lunch for a bunch of old dudes, I’d be making accommodations to reach Hell as soon as possible. #keepsweetprayandobey #keepsweet
— Tyler’s sense of shame (@TchtJustine) June 11, 2022
WATCH: ‘Manifest’ Season 4 Sneak Peek
The fourth and final season of Manifest is on the horizon!
As part of Geeked Week, Netflix gave fans a first look and the upcoming season.
The clip features Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh), who takes an unsolicited trip to the docks to locate a shipping container decked out in images of cherry blossom.
The shipping container that she needed to locate is glowing, so it’s likely that a vision brought her here.
But when she opens that bad boy up, it doesn’t seem like she knows what she’s looking for at all. In fact, she’s terrified to find a hand reaching for her. The man, who doesn’t seem to be doing well at all, has “Stone 828” carved into his hand. I really hope they aren’t introducing zombies into the mix.
Netflix knew that they would pique our interest with this snippet, but since we have no other context about the scene, there’s not much to theorize or go off of in terms of what’s happening.
All we truly know is that the Stone family is doing their best to crack the mystery of what happened to Flight 828 before time officially runs out.
What do you think about the sneak peek?
There is no season premiere date just yet, but according to Netflix the final season is “coming soon.” And it was confirmed that it will be released in two batches of 10 episodes.
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