Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4 Episode 4 was a wild ride and one of the stronger installments of the season.
Though, that may just be me being biased as I love an episode that alters reality to test the characters.
Everything seemed rather dandy at the kickstart of the episode as Sabrina pitched her student council speech to her Aunties, Dr. C, and Ambrose.
However, they warned her not to underestimate the very real threat of the eldritch terrors coming to Greendale.
While Sabrina was busy planning her and Roz’s speech, Roz was delivering one of her own to Harvey to tell him that she’s a Sentinel, a seer that sees things others can’t.
Harvey is understandably shocked, which leads him to deliver one of the most iconic lines in the series: “Why does every girl I fall in love with turn out to be a witch?”
The moment is only made better by Theo’s response: “Maybe you’ve got a type.” Truth.
Meanwhile, a man bearing occult trinkets walks into the Pilgrims of the Night Church. Faustus Blackwood steals the imp of the perverse from him in an attempt to warp reality.
Prudence is on duty observing the realms and realizes something ominous is happening. She calls upon her fellow Sentinels, Roz and Mambo Marie, so she can focus her sight and find Faustus.
Once she locates him, she goes there with the intention of killing him, but by the time she arrives, he has already made a wish on the imp to become Emperor.
Reality, as we know it, has been altered.
When the wish is granted, Prudence finds herself without any recollection of the past. She’s donning a uniform as Emperor Blackwood’s Lieutenant and preparing for his birthday celebrations.
Back at Baxter High, now Blackwood High, Sabrina and Roz, aware that something is very wrong, walk out of the bathroom to a very distorted and unrecognizable reality – one that praises the Emperor, who is more of a dictator reminiscent of the Nazi regime.
What’s worse is that Sabrina Spellman’s picture is displayed in the hallway as “public enemy number 1,” which prompts her to embrace a new look: brown hair and glasses… a far cry from the blonde bob and cherry red lips!
Roz and Samantha (her new name) stick around for class and realize that reality is even more bizarre than they could’ve ever imagined.
Harvey leads the class in a pledge of allegiance to Blackwood, while Wardwell hammers it home that witches are no good, very bad beings who are trying to ascend.
Emperor Blackwood pays the class a visit in honor of his birthday, but instead of a celebration, it’s more of a witchhunt as he accuses Robin Goodfellow of being a witch because of his green hair and pointy ears. That’s an eye-roll, even for Blackwood.
When Robin, who we know is a hobgoblin, escapes, the guards take Theo instead for assisting him.
Sabrina and Roz regroup after “class” to figure out what’s going on and why they’re the only two that seem to remember reality. Sabrina figures that they’re probably immune since they’ve both had contact with an eldritch terror – Roz touched the uninvited on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4 Episode 2 while Sabrina was a host for the Weird on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4 Episode 3.
They decide to head over to the Mortuary to get some answers, but they immediately realize reversing this terror isn’t going to be as easy as they hoped. Not only is the house marked as one where witches live, but Ambrose has no recollection of Sabrina. This makes things a bit problematic as Ambrose has been the key to helping Sabrina solve nearly every eldritch terror thus far. Without his vast knowledge of the arts, she has no one to rely on.
Roz decides she’s going to try to appeal to the real Harvey she knows is in there somewhere, while Sabrina ventures to the Academy, which, sadly, is also marked.
Neither Nick nor Zelda remember Sabrina, but that’s to be expected as everyone is under this eldritch spell.
When Sabrina removes her disguise, Zelda realizes that public enemy number one just waltzed into her school. Desperately, Sabrina does a spell to restore Zelda’s memories, but it wears off almost immediately.
Zelda runs out to the foyer to welcome Blackwood, who is also paying a visit to the Academy to look for forbidden literature and art.
The choir sings him a song, but he’s unimpressed and calls out Nick for his lack of participation. He requests that Nick sings a solo and Sabrina spells him to sing from behind the curtains. And it’s a good thing she does cause not only is Nick a looker, he’s also got a great set of pipes.
Alas, Blackwood is unimpressed and arrests Nick for being a “witch.” It’s unclear on what grounds but this is Blackwood’s world so whatever he says goes.
Roz isn’t having any better luck trying to talk sense into Harvey. He doesn’t want to hear any talk of witches, and he most certainly doesn’t want to hear Sabrina’s name. Eventually, she gives up.
Sabrina attempts to get to Zelda by reminding her of her familiar, which seems to trigger something in Zelda as she secretly her the name of a book at the local bookstore.
Ambrose finally musters up the courage to leave Greendale, and when he does, he remembers everything.
He sees the trinket man, who informs him that Blackwood stole the imp of the perverse to reshape the universe in his image.
While he doesn’t have another imp, he does offer him the sacred stone of omphalos, the stone of reality that could presumably restore reality.
The only catch is that once Ambrose goes back across the border, his mind would pervert again and he’d only have about 30 seconds of lucidity.
Ambrose figures he has to find a way to teleport in when Robin swoops in and offers to help with his superspeed.
Sabrina arrives at the bookshop and asks Hilda for the “Haxan.”
Hilda is flabbergasted but tells Sabrina and Roz that they can follow her into the back where she introduces them to the resistance, a group of witches plotting against the tyranny of Blackwood. Even when Hilda doesn’t remember who she is, she’s still a badass!
Amongst the witches is Agatha, who is not crazy and remembers everything. She informs Sabrina that Blackwood doesn’t know she’s sane, so she’s been operating as a bit of a double agent.
As they ponder how to kill an immortal and destroy the imp, which Blackwood keeps by his side at all times, Ambrose and Robin pop in. He quickly tells Sabrina about the stone, but runs out of time before telling her how to awaken people with it.
Hilda recalls that Titan Cronus ate the stone, which isn’t something any of them can do, but Hilda suggests making it into stone soup. And it works!
In no time, Ambrose and the rest of the group regain their memories and begin plotting the destruction of the imp during the executions aka Blackwood’s birthday.
Sabrina delivers the soup to Zelda at the Academy, while Roz stays behind with the resistance.
Harvey and another guard enter Hilda’s after getting calls about secret meetings at her establishment. When Harvey checks in the back, he finds Roz and the rest of the group. She begs him not to out them and offers herself as sacrifice.
Agatha returns to home only to be confronted about being a traitor and told she’ll be participating in the executions.
The following day, Blackwood starts by punishing Nick. He places heavy stones onto him until he “tells the truth” about being a witch.
As part of the plan, Sabrina reveals herself to Blackwood while Ambrose tries to destroy the imp, but they’re unsuccessful as Blackwood is still in control of reality.
Sabrina throws the stone at Blackwood, which begins to work. Slowly but surely, everyone begins getting their memories back including Prudence, who informs them that Blackwood keeps the imp in a safe at Dorian’s.
Somehow, Sabrina manages to find the time to flirt with ex, and Roz calls her out on it, and it’s a necessary lighthearted moment amidst a very tense and dark episode.
Sadly, it turns out that the second imp is also a fake. It occurs to Sabrina that it has to be something people would be afraid to touch, and thus, she realizes it’s Blackwood’s rottweiler.
As reality restores itself, Prudence drives a sword through Blackwood before he can make his wish.
Roz and Sabrina walk out of the bathroom and breathe a sigh of relief when they realize they’re back at Baxter High.
Harvey apologizes to Roz about not being supportive about her being a witch.
Sabrina embraces her and Roz’s running slogan: witches united. She publicly redefines the term witches in a positive light by saying it means they are “powerful, disruptive women” who are champions of the oppressed, supporters of the other, unapologetic feminists, and who embrace that the shadow has its own power.
It’s a very pivotal moment in terms of these two women who they are and the powers they possess.
Back at the Academy, Prudence informs the coven that since she couldn’t kill Blackwood, she did the next best thing: brought his head on a platter. As Zelda puts it, “it’s a fitting end for his kind.”
Blackwood has caused way too much damage these past four seasons.
Nick grabs Sabrina for a heart-to-heart and informs her that he still has feelings for her. He refuses to deny that part of himself any longer, and when she asks him about his fling with Prudence, he says it wasn’t the real thing like his relationship with her.
And then, he utters the words we’ve been waiting for since the trailer – “Sabrina, we’re endgame.”
All in favor of Nick and Sabrina forever, raise your hands and comment below!
What did you think of the episode?
‘The Woman In the House’ – Everything You Need to Know About Kristen Bell’s New Thriller
Kristen Bell is known for her comedic chops, but she’s dabbling a new genre come 2022.
“The Good Place” actress will star as Anna in a dark comedy thriller on Netflix.
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming series “The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window.”
What’s It About?
The series focuses on the heartbroken lead who lives everyday the same way — staring out her window and watching life pass her by while she sips her wine.
All of that is flipped upside down when her handsome neighbor moves in across the street and she witnesses a murder… or does she? Does someone want her to forget? Did she imagine it? Are they the hallucinations?
We’re already totally invested.
Is there a Trailer?
YES! Glad you asked. The teaser is intoxicating and shows exactly why Bell was the right choice for the role!
Check it out below:
Who Else Is in the Series?
Well, there’s Bell. Other cast members include: Michael Ealy, Tom Riley, Mary Holland, Cameron Britton, Samsara Yett, Christina Anthony, and Benjamin Levy Aguilar.
When Does It Premiere?
The show hits Netflix on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022!
Is There Going to be a Second Season?
While it’s crafted as a limited-series that doesn’t necessarily mean that a second season is out of the question. After all, Big Little Lies was also a limited-series. Never say never!
WATCH: Christmas is Here Early With a Trailer for ‘The Princess Switch 3’
Oops… she’s doing it again!
The holiday season isn’t complete without Vanessa Hudgens, who is back once again for The Princess Switch 3.
Netflix has released the official trailer and from the looks of it, it’s going to be filled with comedy, romance, and yes, three different accents and voices all performed by the talented actress.
Check out the trailer below.
Hudgens is once again reprising her roles as Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy, with a new addition Fiona, the cousin.
After the special guest, the Vatican’s Star of Peace is stolen, the two royal lookalikes need to team up together to steal it back. In order to do so, they enlist the help of their cousin Fiona who is also identical to them. The three completely different personalities work together to safely bring back the missing treasure.
Alongside Hudgens, the cast includes Sam Palladio, Remy Hii, Nick Sagar, and Will Kemp.
Netflix will release The Princess Switch 3 on November 18th, so set your calendars!
5 Biggest Moments on YOU Season 3: Who Died, Who Survived, and What’s Next?
The wait for YOU Season 3 is finally over!
On October 15, Netflix dropped the next installment of Joe Goldberg’s adventures.
Only this time, he was joined by his partner-in-crime, Love, and their new bundle of joy, baby Henry.
The murderous couple moved to Madre Linda for a fresh start, but despite Joe’s insistence that “everything would be different” this time around, they fell into old patterns fairly quickly and left a trail of bodies behind that would eventually lead to the demise of their fictitious happily ever after.
1. RIP to Those Who Didn’t Make It
Murder is the name of the game when it comes to Joe and Love. Their list of suspects this season included Natalia, who was the catalyst for all the disturbances in the town defined by tacky athleisure. But, let’s be honest, if it wasn’t her, it would’ve been someone else. Joe has a delusional obsession with finding “the one.”
While watching the season, there was no shortage of potential victims. Anytime the residents of Madre Lina were in a strange setting with Love or Joe, you found yourself wondering: “when are they going to die?”
Surprisingly, most of the victims belonged to Love, whose impulsiveness did no one any favors. After killing Natalie, she bludgeoned anti-vaxxer Gil and locked him up in the glass cage that they rebuilt in the bakery’s basement (also Natalie’s final resting place). While Gil technically killed himself after learning that his wife paid to get their delinquent son into university (looking at you, Lori Loughlin), Love and Joe used it as an opportunity to frame the poor guy for Natalie’s murder and made it seem like the result of a torrid love affair. Wow, they’re good at this. I shouldn’t be this surprised, right?
Joe’s only victim was Ryan Goodwin, Marienne’s narcissistic and druggie ex… but he kind of deserved it.
2. Those Who (Surprisingly!) Survived
To survive a brush with Love and Joe at their worst is, well, an incredible feat. Not many can live to tell that story, but influencer Sherry, her buff husband, Cary, and Theo, an impressionable college student with a terrible relationship with his father, Matthew, also Natalie’s husband, all did.
Sherry and Cary suggested that Love and Joe try to “hack their love life” by sleeping with them. Unfortunately, Love’s jealousy issues took over, and when she accidentally blurted out that she killed Natalie for Joe, Sherry and Cary didn’t stand a chance. It was touch-and-go-there for a bit as Cary accidentally shot and grazed Sherry’s ear, while she intentionally shot him in the leg. Eventually, she found a key and managed to get them out of the cage alive and well. And in true Sherry fashion, she and Cary ended up turning their story into a best-selling book.
Theo was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. He found Sherry and Cary in the cage just as Love arrived at the bakery. He tried to convince her that he didn’t believe what they said about her, but she knocked him out and pushed him down the stairs. However, when Joe went to clean up her mess, he realized that Theo was still alive. Since he promised not to say a word, Joe drove him to a hospital and let the poor kid live. His only sin was falling in love with the wrong woman!
Marienne also survived, but it was also touch-and-go for her. Love had it out for her, and the only reason she made it out of the Quinn-Goldberg household in one piece was because of her sweet daughter. Fly free, Marienne!
3. Joe and Love’s lovers
Joe and Love may have been on the same team, but they were simply trying to make a failed marriage work. Love’s insecurities got the best of her, and when she found out about Joe’s brief rendezvous with Natalie, she felt “wanted” by college kid Theo. She loved that he saw her and craved that attention, which she wasn’t getting from Joe. It was a disturbing relationship, and one she tried to put an end to many times, before convincing Joe that she needed to seduce Theo in order to find out what evidence Matthew had against them.
Meanwhile, Joe developed an obsession with Marienne, a whip-smart library manager who gave him a job and slowly began to fall for him. He saw a light in Marienne, who, as a Black woman, was failed by the system multiple times, and wanted to get custody of her daughter from her abusive ex and local news anchor, Ryan Goodwin. While Marienne’s feelings towards Joe were reciprocated, they were a byproduct of his manipulative charm. Joe knows how to prey on a vulnerable woman to get what he wants.
Thankfully, as mentioned above, both of Theo and Marienne survived, which is a new one for romantic partners in the series. Though, the season did end with Joe going to the depths of the Earth to find Marienne, so maybe she isn’t in the clear after all!
4. Survival of the Fittest
One could argue that Joe and Love were each other’s victims. Their relationship was toxic for the get-go, and no amount of marriage counseling was going to fix it. If Love hadn’t announced her pregnancy at the end of season 2, Joe would’ve killed her on the spot. They were both alive because of Henry, and thus, thought that staying together for the child was going to somehow make all of their problems disappear.
But it didn’t. Their resentment for each other grew as they lied and manipulated each other. They never trusted each other, and the relationship was solely codependency. I do think Love wanted to make a marriage with Joe work, but Joe, despite being a murderer himself, couldn’t see Love as anything more than a monster.
Thus, he looked for any out that he could find. When he set his sights on Marienne, he envisioned a brand new family with her and attempted to “protect her” from Love. In doing so, he was also protected himself. It definitely seemed as though Love’s murder attempt blindsided him. She admitted that she killed her first husband, James, with the same aconite used to poison Joe.
However, Joe was always one step ahead of her because he took an adrenaline pill right before, which counteracted the poison. And he should breathe a sigh of relief because if he hadn’t, Love would’ve killed him with a butcher’s knife.
Their relationship was survival of the fittest — be or be killed. And when she approached him, he stabbed her with a syringe full of the poison he made previously as he anticipated this very moment.
After the poison stopped her heart, Joe cut off two of his toes (the worst part of the season, I’ll admit) and wrote a letter detailing Love’s murder-suicide. No one ever “found” Joe’s body, but since they found the toes, they assumed he died in the fire set by Quinn prior to killing herself. He made her out to be the true villain and escaped from Madre Linda unharmed… well, minus two toes.
5. Goodbye, for now, Henry
What about baby Henry? Well, he no longer has to pay for the crimes of his parents. While the fact that Joe killed Love and framed her for a murder-suicide was messed up, out of the two of them, he was clearly the more stable one. Throughout the season, Joe prioritized being a good father because he didn’t want baby Henry to end up like him. Everything he did, in a twisted way, was to secure the child’s future.
He knew that Love would never change and needed to be stopped because she would take them both down, which would ensure that Henry would end up in the system. Since he was placed in the system after his mother abandoned him, it was Joe’s biggest fear, and a future he did not want for his son. Therefore, his choice to give up Henry to Dante and Lansing, a good couple who were trying to adopt, was the most selfless thing he’s ever done.
Sure, it was also a bit selfish because he wanted to pursue Marienne, but still, he made the best choice for baby Henry and ensured that he would have the possibility of a good future. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters.
In the End…
After putting an end to Love — “she must be stopped” — and giving away baby Henry to Dante and Lansing, Joe threw on his invisibility cap, said adios Madre Linda, and bonjour Paris.
Will he say “hello you” to Marienne once again? And even if he does, how will he explain all that went down? He’s good at talking his way out of things, but they also found his toes at the scene of the crime. Marienne may think she attracts toxic men, but she’s levelheaded; she knew when to get out, so she’d never fall for or believe anything he said.
With a fourth season of YOU secured at Netflix already, we know that Joe will keep on keepin’ on and feeding into his delusions. Until his thirst is satiated, he’ll scour the world for Marienne. Or maybe he’ll give up and find a new obsession.
Unfortunately, the world will never be safe if Joe is around.
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