The penultimate episode brings forth the arrival of The Void on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4 Episode 7.
And it’s not at all what any of us expected or envisioned.
The episode takes place in the parallel realm as Sabrina Morningstar steps through the mirror wormhole in an attempt to save the cosmos from imploding.
It’s a nice surprise considering it seemed as though we had seen the last of her and her new aunties Zelda and Hilda, played by Beth Broderick and Caroline Rhea from Sabrina the Teenage Witch fame.
Sabrina quickly realizes that’s she’s stuck in a TV show where they live and work on the sound stages. It’s the TV sitcom version of Groundhog Day.
The Aunties fill her in that her only goal and priority is knowing her lines and showing up prepared for work. Otherwise, it’s the the “green room,” a place that all the actors fear getting banned to.
When she asks her aunts if this is the work of an eldritch terror, they don’t seem to know what she’s talking about. Even worse – her magic doesn’t work here!
As Sabrina wanders around, she realizes that she’s basically trapped on the sound stages as each door leads to a dead end. And she won’t find her answers in any of the books because everything is a prop.
On her first day of filming, she learns that her real Aunt Hilda and Zelda are the “stand-ins” and well, Salem, who talks (though, what a miss by not getting Sabrina the Teenage Witch actor Nick Bakay to voice Salem!), is the star of the show! That may have come as a surprise to Brina, but we’ve known that all along.
As Sabrina films her “scenes,” she’s surprised to learn that she’s still dating Harvey and Nick is simply his stand-in. They truly love playing with the fandoms!
When Harvey invites her to dinner, she hesitates to accept because she’s still Sabrina Morningstar who is married to Caliban. However, fake Aunt Hilda informs her that this her life now. The faster she accepts it, the easier it will be, which honestly, just sounds like something a cult would say to convince you to stay.
Dinner at Harvey’s consists of tuna and milk, which will make sense eventually. (Or, if you’re like my clever husband, you already figured out that Salem is the eldritch terror known as the Endless.)
Sabrina, however, remains clueless for now, but she does get confirmation that this is the work of an eldritch terror when real Harvey’s drawings of the “terrors to come” pop up on fake Harvey’s wall during dinner.
He doesn’t know anything about them and insists that they rehearse their lines for the next day instead, which is when Sabrina realizes she’s experiencing a sort of deja vu. Only hers isn’t a dissociative memory but an actual memory from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 1.
She asks Harvey for copies of the sitcom that she can watch when he puts on the pilot episode for her… it’s the pilot of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. How meta!
Sabrina is creeped out by the fact that people were watching, spying, and recording her, but Harvey explains that it’s nothing to worry about, it was “just the crew.”
Realizing that she needs to do something and fast, she opens the forbidden red light door (a big no-no) and walks into the green room where she finds this cosmos’ Ambrose (he does exist!) chopping up people and grinding them into cat food. I know we’ve seen Ambrose work on cadavers before, but this is a new level of gross.
At this point, Ambrose admits he knows about the eldritch terror and confirms what my husband guessed early on… the terror is Salem Saberhagen. Also, how is Ambrose so smart and clued-in in every iteration?
Despite his knowledge, however, Ambrose refuses to help and channels the same energy as Hilda: “accept your new reality.”
The following day Sabrina realizes that whatever the writers write into the script actually happens after learning that Roz, who is going blind in the script, is going blind in real life.
During lunch, she chats up the real Aunt Hilda and Zelda and learns that they used to play her aunties but were replaced by “new blood.”
The fact that they’re all stuck on a permanent TV show isn’t even the weirdest thing happening in this cosmos when you consider the stand-ins sleep under the man cast’s bed and Caliban is the head of construction. The latter is a much more important development because it reveals that his latest project is building a vacuum aka a VOID for tomorrow’s script.
When Sabrina realizes the urgency, she asks for Harvey’s help fetching tomorrow’s script, but danger, in the form of Nick, is lurking right around the corner.
Upon reading the script, Sabrina calls an emergency meeting of the minds to inform the rest of the cast that everything ends tomorrow. Everyone seems to take her warnings about the end of all things seriously except for fake Aunt Hilda and Zelda, who continue pushing back that “this always happens on shows.”
When Sabrina wakes the next day, she notices that the calendar has run out of dates indicating that the end and the Void are near.
She learns Nick has been promoted to series regular since Harvey was sent to the Green Room. Fed up with everything, she demands to see the head writer, who she learns is none other than Salem. Of course, you can be the star of the show if you’re the one giving yourself the best lines!
She informs him that the Void means the end of all things, even the Endless, but Salem is in denial and explains that they’ve always co-existed.
When she shows him that there’s no script past page 29, he begins to realize that she’s onto something.
The two are summoned on set, and when Sabrina attempts to change the script, Hilda and Zelda reveal that they are servants of the Void.
Salem, now on Team Sabrina, tells her where the magical mirror is. We should have known it was locked up in the prop department.
As the duo outrun the monsters that fake Zelda and Hilda have turned into, they see their loved ones – Harvey, Ambrose, Theo, Roz, the real Aunt Hilda and Zelda – dead.
Salem makes writing changes on the fly, which hilariously manifests in real life and buys them sone time. And finally… Sabrina and Salem reach the mirror and jump through as it breaks into a million tiny pieces.
Do they make it out? Have they successfully stopped the Void, which seemed to be swallowing up the parallel cosmos?
And where will they end up?
The episode ends in a “to be continued…” as it leads into the very final installment of the series.
Freddie Prinze Jr. Is Back! Everything We Know About the ‘Christmas With You’ Heartthrob
Freddie Prinze Jr., the ’90s heartthrob, is back on our TV screens in Netflix’s newest holiday rom-com, Christmas With You.
In the film, Prinze Jr. stars as a Latino single father, Miguel Torres, who teaches music class at his daughter Cristina’s (Deja Monique Cruz) school when his path unexpectedly crosses with Angelina (Aimee Garcia), a burnt out popstar looking for her next Christmas hit.
The actor, who starred in hits like She’s All That and I Know What You Did Last Summer, admitted he felt pretty nervous getting back into the swing of things, but thankfully, it seems to be paying off as the film is being well-received by audiences for it’s heartwarming and important message.
And now, we’re answering some of your burning questions about the leading man!
What Ethnicity is Freddie Prinze Jr.?
Since Prinze Jr. stars as a Hispanic father, the question of his ethnicity has come up quite frequently. The star reportedly embraces his Latin ancestry as his paternal grandmother was Puerto Rican, from Boquerón, so he is fluent in Spanish. His mom is of Italian descent, along with German, English, and Irish.
Does Freddie Prinze Jr. Have Kids?
Prinze Jr. shares two children with his wife, Sarah Michelle Gellar—13-year-old Charlotte Grace Prinze and 10-year-old Rocky James Prinze.
In fact, the actor told TODAY that his return to acting has a lot to do with his daughter, stating, “My daughter has taken an interest in acting and performing, dance and things like that. So both my wife and I wanted to take a more active role to show her the way, so to speak, because we have very different processes (with) the way we deal with success and failure, rejection and acceptance and all those things.
“We wanted to give her an opportunity to see that it’s not just being famous, limousines and millions of dollars and all that. It requires a lot of sacrifice and a lot of hard work, time away from the people you love,” he added.
Freddie Prinze Jr. Age
Since many of us grew up watching Prinze Jr. in the ’90s and early ’00s, we still think of him as this teen actor, but the truth is that he is 46 years old.
Freddie Prinze Jr. Wife
As mentioned before, Prinze Jr. wed his Scooby-Doo co-star, Sarah Michelle Gellar, in 2002. In fact, the couple met on the set of 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer, but didn’t start dating until a few years later in 2000.
They recently celebrated their 20th anniversary together, with Gellar sharing a sweet photo from the nuptials in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Instagram.
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Who Plays Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Love Interest on Christmas With You?
Aimee Garcia, best known for her role as Jamie Batista in Showtime’s Dexter, takes on the role of Prinze Jr.’s love interest and pop sensation Angelina Chavez Torres, who visits the small town where Prinze Jr’s character, Miguel, lives with his daughter, who is preparing for her quinceanera. Her big holiday wish? To meet the pop star who remains the only connection to her late mom.
Christmas With You is currently airing on Netflix.
Virgin River Season 4 Episode 1 Premiere Review – All Is Not Calm In This Scenic Town
All is not calm in this scenic town, but you already knew that?
However, if you didn’t know what to expect when Virgin River Season 4 returned to your screens, you probably didn’t anticipate the first episode to kick off with a very pregnant Mel walking with Jack. You assume you’re getting a glimpse of what’s to come, but suddenly, Mark, very much alive, comes their way as a debate erupts over who the father of the child actually is.
Thankfully, it’s just a nightmare (though, Mel might see it as a dream), and a peek into Jack’s current mental state when it comes to how he’s coping with the pregnancy news.
It doesn’t take long before the series dives right in where we left off dishing out the expected dose of drama, feel-good moments, and that gorgeous, picturesque scenery.
Mel and Jack arrive at the doctor’s office where she’s classified as a high-risk pregnancy because of her previous stillbirth. Jack continues to worry about Mel throughout the episode, which isn’t helping her since she doesn’t want to make a fuss about it. She informs him that when she was expecting with Mark, they did everything by the book and still lost a child, so her plan is just to live her life this time around and hope for the best. It’s not an easy thing to accept, but who can blame Mel for not wanting to worry when anything can go wrong regardless?
A new doctor blows into town, and since he’s a young, good-looking man, it stirs up a lot of gossip! Not only is Dr. Cameron Hayek a looker, but he’s also a great guy! But he’s no competition for Jack, even if the town’s people are hoping for some kind of love triangle strictly for their own entertainment.
Jack asks Mel not to tell her sister, Jo, about the baby as he wants to keep it a secret for a little longer, but Joey knows something is up when she calls Mel. When breaks the news to her, she informs her that she’s not sure who the father is. Either way, Joey is thrilled and knows this is what Mel has always wanted.
Jack continues to worry about Mel throughout the episode, which isn
Anette O’Toole is back as Hope, but this isn’t the snappy and spunky woman we’ve come to know. Hope is recovering from a traumatic accident that led to a brain injury, so she’s not feeling like herself. Everyone is kind of tip-toeing around her as she deals with her new reality, particularly when it comes to Lily. Hope asks Doc if Lily is mad at her because she’s not returning her calls. Her brain blocked out the information that Lily passed away, and Doc does his best to avoid the topic at all costs because he doesn’t want to inhibit her recovery in any way. When Lizzie volunteers to take care of Hope, she accidentally reveals that Lily is dead. Once she realizes Hope doesn’t know, she panics and calls Doc who comes to inform Hope that she knew about Lily’s death and was actually on her way to the funeral when she got into the accident.
As Doc deals mostly with Hope’s memory loss and recovery, he’s shocked to hear that there has been a young man looking for him claiming that he’s his grandfather. Obviously, since he had no children, he doesn’t really believe it. But at the end of the episode, Denny arrives on his doorstep and informs him that Rose Miller gave him Doc’s information. Doc recognizes Rose’s name immediately, but he also thought she died 49 years ago. The fact that he remembers how many years have passed means that she meant a great deal to him. Will Rose somehow be involved in the series?
Her appearance is brief, thankfully, but she does divulge that she’s expecting boys, a secret she’s conveniently keeping from Jack. I just feel bad for the kids because she clearly doesn’t value Jack as their father and is going to make being in their lives as hard for him as possible.
Preacher doesn’t have much action in the first episode, but considering the nature of his storyline, I’m sure it will change soon enough. He’s worried that he hasn’t heard back from the PI about Vince after he kidnapped Christopher. He considers taking the whole thing public but decides against it because he doesn’t want to spook Vince into hiding. Eventually, he’ll slip up and they’ll be able to find Christopher safe and sound. Hopefully.
Brady is in jail, which is quite a scary place to be when you’ve betrayed a whole gang and are responsible for the raid that landed them all in prison, including Jimmy. He keeps trying to reach out to Brie and even requested a bail hearing, but things are moving pretty slowly. Jack suggests that maybe Brady was framed. He notes that Brady is a lot of things, but dumb isn’t one of them, so the chances of him driving around with the gun in his Jeep are slim.
Brie goes on a job interview as she hopes to stay in Virgin River and make a life for herself here. After everything that transpired between Brady and Jack with the arrest, she chooses to ignore her former lover’s calls from prison. Will she eventually hear him out and let him explain his side of the story?
Hope is still in such a fragile place — how will she react to the news that Doc had a son and is a grandfather? Gossip travels fast in town, so it’s best if Doc tells her before she hears in the same way she found out about Lily.
Who do you think the father of Mel’s child is? It’s such a unique situation, and she’d likely be happy with either outcome. How will her pregnancy affect the storyline moving forward? Is the new doctor hitting on her or is he just super friendly?
Is Charmaine out of line? Will Brady survive in prison?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Stranger Things Season 4: Nancy Wheeler Owes It To Herself to Give Steve Harrington a Chance
It seems almost silly and trivial to prioritize romance when the world — specifically, Hawkins — is being taken over by a disturbed and power-hungry creature from the Upside Down, but it’s such a human emotion to value and champion love even in the darkest moments when everything looks bleak.
As Stranger Things continues to prove, love, in all of its shapes and forms, trumps hate every time. And Nancy and Steve? They love each other. They might not know it yet or simply aren’t ready to admit it, but there are some strong feelings there that deserve to be explored, especially in light of a possible end-of-the-world scenario. Ask yourself, if not now, when?
Stranger Things Season 4, through all of its darkness, found a light with Nancy and Steve. Hero hair aside, Steve underwent massive character growth from your stereotypical and shallow jock to a father figure, caretaker, and most importantly, a man who knows what he wants. Steve and his voluminous Herbal Essence commercial hair ran towards danger countless times for the greater good and for his friends. Steve’s emotional glow-up wasn’t lost on Nancy either, as she took notice on several occasions, and at times, found herself taken aback by his newfound maturity. As some people pointed out on Twitter, Season 4 Steve Harrington just hits different.
Yes, he’s portrayed as a ladies’ man, but on the inside, Steve is a softie with a mad crush and a dream of having a real relationship with the right one. He acknowledged the progress he’s made since season 1 and how much he’s grown in the swoon-worthy speech to Nancy that further drove him into heartthrob territory with audiences while proving to Nancy that those butterflies she’s been feeling whenever he looks at her aren’t just a result of an unexpected trip to the Upside Down. Steve Harrington told Nancy flat-out that he was to have six kids (six nuggets, to be exact) with her, and if that didn’t convince her that he’s top-notch boyfriend material, I honestly don’t know what would.
I wouldn’t have blamed them if they took advantage of the moment and used the “apocalypse” excuse to sneak in a passionate kiss, but that’s the other point — despite his desires, Steve never made a move on Nancy because he respects her and their friendship. He knows that she’s with Jonathan, and he’s not going to cross that line even if they might never get a chance to pursue these feelings again. At least not without Nancy making a move and giving him the go-ahead.
Deep down, Steve cares about Nancy as a friend. He proved it not just with words, but also with his actions as he stood by her when Vecna put her in a trance. He could’ve left the Upside Down at any point to save himself, but he would never leave her there. And, in turn, Nancy proved that she would risk it all for Steve when she jumped into the water and swam into the Upside Down to go after him. She’s always had a soft spot for Steve, but now that he’s become a man worthy of her, there’s no denying the attraction.
There’s also a love and understanding between them that has provided for a solid foundation that would be helpful if they were to pursue a romantic relationship.
Stranger Things benefited from the love triangle this season, in particular, as it kept tensions high and provided a personal escape for the characters, but it also cannot be dragged into the final battle. The bottom line is that Nancy and Jonathan can’t string each other along as Steve continues to pine Nancy — it’s not fair to any of their very deserving characters.
One might argue that Jonathan has always been the underdog so he deserves the girl, but even that’s starting to change as Steve grows into his own and figures out his real connection to Nancy that’s only intensifying as time goes on.
This brings me to Jonathan. I know it isn’t entirely his fault that he wasn’t by Nancy’s side when the fight against Vecna began, but it speaks volumes that he was on the other side of the world. The reason Mike was with Eleven when it mattered is because he willingly made the trip to go see her. Neither Nancy nor Jonathan chose to visit each other despite being apart for so long. The chance was there, but they both decided to stay put and deflect.
There was a time when Nancy and Jonathan were the right choice for each other, but there’s nothing left between them but a forced relationship that continues because it’s comfortable and safe. The spark between them barely has a pulse. When they were finally reunited at the end of the season, it didn’t seem like a romantic relationship but two friends who care about each other. And that’s the thing — they’ll likely always love each other and feel a connection through shared trauma, but they are not in love with each other anymore.
They aren’t on the same page anymore, no matter how much they hope to be. They want two different things out of life, but they’re refusing to come to terms with the fact that their paths are taking them in opposite directions. Nancy wants to excel in college and make something of herself, while Jonathan didn’t even apply. The worst part is that they both know that time is running out on their relationship, so they are avoiding the hard conversations. Neither of them has the heart to tell the other the truth.
Even if nothing happens between Nancy and Steve in the upcoming season, in the face of the unknown and a potential apocalypse, Nancy and Jonathan owe it to themselves to be honest about their feelings and go after what their hearts desire. I’m not sure what that is for Jonathan at the moment as he seems pretty lost about his future, but for Nancy, I think that definitely involves six little nuggets with Steve Harrington somewhere down the line.
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