Sabrina Morningstar may have made the ultimate sacrifice to save the cosmos on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4 Episode 5 when she agreed to go live in a parallel universe, but it didn’t stop the other cosmos from blowing full steam-ahead at the Mortal, Celestial, and Infernal Realms on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4 Episode 6.
Ambrose suggested that it might take some time for things to adjust back to normal, but they soon realize that they have other issues as another eldrtich terror presents itself.
The latest one brings the dead back to the land of the living. One could say that zombies now exist in Greendale!
The Spellman family realizes it when Zelda’s beloved familiar, Vinegar Tom, returns. While Zelda is thrilled, Mambo Marie informs her that this signals the thinning of the fabric of life and death and means “the Returned” is upon them.
She warns them that while seeing familiar faces once thought to be gone forever may seem comforting, caution must be exercised as they are not as they seem. She suggests making the dead feel welcomed and urges against reminding them of their untimely death. Otherwise, bad things will happen.
Hilda checks in on Lilith who seems fine as she clings to baby Adam. But when Hilda mentions how quiet baby Adam has been lately, it’s evident that my assumption in the episode 5 review was wrong – she did, in fact, kill the child to spite Lucifer.
And now, Lilith seems to be going crazy as she holds a doll in his place and seems to hear the cries of the babe.
At Baxter High, Harvey, Roz and Theo get ready for band practice when they have a tense confrontation with a new band called the Stoned Philosophers.
Riverdale fans may recognize “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! We may not have a full-on crossover, but you have to appreciate the little easter eggs.
Tobey and his friends are just as prickish as Bret and his crew, which is honestly so fitting.
Harvey, much like Jughead, refuses to back down and challenges the group to a Battle of the Bands. He decides to practice in his garage where he stumbles upon a sweet guitar and begins playing on it. (Somehow, he’s never seen this guitar before.)
His playing opens the fiery gates of Hell and revives a once-dead punk band looking to raise hell.
When Harvey’s father sees him playing the guitar, he scolds him and tells him to put it down immediately.
Harvey has a brush in with Satanic Panic lead by none other than Ross Lynch’s brother and fellow R5 member, Riker Lynch! Yet another welcome cameo! This final season is really outdoing itself!
Satanic Panic “takes out” Tobey’s band in a bloody massacre. Bret and Donna kind of had it coming.
Mambo Marie confronts the avatar of death, Lazarus, and challenges him to a game of Senet. To win, one must move all of their pawns to the end of the board to find peace in the afterlife. If Marie loses, the dead never return to the graves and both the living and dead suffer endlessly. So clearly, a lot is riding on this “friendly” board game.
Sabrina stumbles upon her late father, Edward, in Zelda’s office. Zelda prevents Sabrina from telling who she is and reminds her niece that it’s their job to “keep him comfortable.”
Despite the fact that seeing the dead rise from the grave is an omen of the terror, which ultimately brings them closer to the void (the end of all things), Zelda is blissfully happy that she’s been given a second chance to reconnect with her brother.
Lilith continues to be plagued by the sounds of a baby crying and begs Adam to forgive her.
She eventually summons Caliban and informs him that she wants to end her life. While he admits that he’d gladly help her carry out the task at hand, he can’t because she’s been cursed with immortality. She begs him to fetch her the Spear of Longinus, which will allow her to end her misery, and he obliges.
More dead show up in Greendale – Dorcas at the Academy and Mr.C’s late mother, Mrs. Kosgrove, at the bookstore.
Back at Baxter High, Harvey notices that the Stoned Philosophers dropped out of the Battle of the Bands and were replaced with Satanic Panic, a band he recognizes from the “original” battle in school that Mrs. Curtis showed them.
When they come across the new band, one of them tells Harvey to “say hello” to his old man, which causes Harvey to confront his dad about being in a bad. Mr. Kinkle admits he joined a group when he was approached “talent scout” who offered him fame for a human sacrifice… more specifically, a virgin girl.
He says it felt “like the actual devil,” which is accurate considering the scout was Lucifer himself.
He explains that while the rest of the band eagerly took the deal, he quit. And when homecoming queen Peggy Lou was found stabbed in the woods the week of the battle of the bands, he told her father that he thought the band may have played a role in her death. The next day, the band didn’t show up to school and by lunch, they were found burned to death in the woodshed where they practiced. Peggy Lou’s father confessed to burning them alive.
Meanwhile, Hilda’s meeting with Mr. C’s overbearing mother doesn’t go exactly as planned, but she tries to make the best of it.
Sabrina tries to connect with Father Spellman and tells him she’s his grown-up daughter. He denies it since his baby girl is barely two months old.
When he says he needs to connect with his wife, Sabrina informs him that she died. Then, she tells him that he’s been dead for 16 years, which brings out Edward’s ugly side as he informs her that he’s not her father because her father was a goat.
Edward goes on to say some hurtful things about Sabrina being an abomination and never wanting her because of the deal Diana made with the devil.
He tries to kill her, but Zelda steps in. Sabrina explains that maybe Edward is right because they didn’t really know each other since he passed away when she was just a baby.
At this point, all the undead spirits begin to show their ugly sides. Dorcas asks Agatha if she stabbed her and then tries to kill her in return before Prudence interrupts.
Hilda is attack by Mr. C’s mother who calls her a “whore” and tells her she’s not worthy of her son.
The solution is to keep the undead trapped until Mambo Marie beats the terror.
Harvey and the Fright Club have another run in with Satanic Panic, who reveal that they’ve captured his old man. Once they win the battle, they’ll send him to hell to take their place.
Theo summons Robin as they need him for their performance.
Sabrina pays Lucifer a visit and asks him to stop Satanic Panic, but he doesn’t have the power to do that. However, Lucifer informs her that even if he did, he wouldn’t help and promises to give them the ability to inflict hellfire if they win.
Sabrina is fed up and gathers Nick and Prudence to resurrect Peggy Lou, who also wants revenge for being killed. In her words, it’s time to fight hellfire with hellfire.
Meanwhile, Caliban brings Lilith the knife. As she’s praying to Hecate for the strength to end it, Zelda finds her and informs her that Lazarus has arrived.
The Battle of the Bands begins and it’s as silly as it is incredible. Both bands do a pretty impeccable job. Obviously, the Fright Club’s “Time Warp” being the clear winner.
But then, Dark Mothers enters the battle – with Sabrina taking charge and mesmerizing the crowd before brining out the bloodied prom queen who unleashes her wrath on Satanic Panic and sends them back to hell where they belong.
Harvey’s father is freed and Nick erases his memory so it will be nothing more than a nightmare.
Lilith begs Lazarus to bring back her son, but since she’s unable to produce a body, he refuses.
When he wins the Senet game and declares the living and dead forevermore intertwined in their suffering, Lilith stabs him in the back.
Mambo Marie is in disbelief since Lazarus is an immortal, but Llilith informs her she used the same sword that was used to kill the Nazarene.
Marie is grateful and promises Liilith she will be rewarded in some way.
Zelda is thrilled that they defeated the terror, but the celebration is short-lived as Mambo reveals her true nature – her name is Baron Samedi, a powerful Haitian Loa, a diety to the spirits of death and rebirth.
Since her job has been completed, she must go back to the underworld.
She promises Zelda she will be there for her when her time in this life is over, but Zelda feels betrayed.
Mambo Marie comes to collect Dorcas to go to a better place, though she doesn’t want to leave. She whispers something into Agatha’s ear and kisses her goodbye, which lifts her curse of insanity.
Agatha asks Prudence what Dorcas could have possibly forgiven her for as Prudence comforts her and promises to fill her sister in on what happened when the Pagan’s blew into down.
Theo apologizes to Robin for making him leave and selfishly asks him to stay. However, he’s not mad at all and informs him “that’s all I ever wanted.”
Lilith continues to hear her child’s voice this time calling her “Mama” and pinpoints it to a voodoo doll.
Mambo Marie returns all the dead to the ground from which they came from.
What did you think of this episode? Did you enjoy all the cameos?
‘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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