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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
Who Is Rhys Montrose on ‘YOU’ Season 4?
YOU Season 4 introduced a plethora of new characters as it revamped the series with a murder mystery format.
*Warning – stop reading if you haven’t finished YOU Season 4 – Spoilers Ahead *
The shakeup made sense considering Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) uprooted his life following the fiery events in Madre Linda that killed Love Quinn and started over in London, assuming the identity of Professor Jonathan Moore.
Rather quickly, he got pulled into an elite group thanks to his co-worker and neighbor, Malcolm Harding (Stephen Hagan), who was the season’s first victim. Joe/Jonathan naturally despised Malcolm’s group, though he did find Rhys Montrose (Ed Speleers), an author running for Mayor of London, to be a bit of a kindred spirit. They came from the same broken background and shared many of the same views.
As the first half of the season unraveled, Joe sought out advice from Rhys on a handful of occasions, engaging in plenty of long heart-to-hearts with him, so it was kind of shocking when it was revealed that Rhys, as audiences have come to know him, was never real.
Rhys Montrose existed, yes, but he was never friends with Joe, nor was he the Eat the Rich Killer. The version of Rhys that Joe bonded with was a hallucination conjured up by his subconscious to protect himself and eliminate his darker, more deranged thoughts.
For much of the season, we saw Joe desperately trying to set himself free from Rhys’ grasp. At first, he saw him as public enemy #1, who somehow figured out Joe’s real identity and roped him into a murder spree by threatening to frame him for the deaths if Joe refused to participate.
However, once Joe realized that Rhys was a figment of his imagination, he began to look for ways to silence the evil little voice forever, while also trying to figure out a plan to cover up the death of the real Rhys Montrose.
Joe was tasked with killing the mayoral candidate, who he assumed at the time was the Eat the Rich Killer, by Kate’s (Charlotte Ritchie) father, Tom Lockwood. When he arrived at Rhys’ secret countryside hideout and tied him up, he was infuriated that Rhys claimed not to know who he was, nor would he admit to kidnapping Marienne (Tati Gabrielle). Eventually, Joe’s rage and anger took over, and he “accidentally” killed Rhys, which is when fake Rhys showed up and revealed that Joe was having a semi-psychotic break.
In the end, Joe’s suicide attempt ensured that his hallucinations were forever gone, though he did embrace the darkness he was trying so hard to snuff out, making him more dangerous than ever.
As for the real Rhys Montrose’s killer, he pinned it all on poor Nadia (Amy-Leigh Hickman), a fan of Rhys’s from the beginning, who flew too close to the sun in her attempts to bring down Joe Goldberg. If only she just listened to Marienne’s advice.
A huge congrats to the YOU team for pulling off yet another jaw-dropping twist, and to both Badgley and Speleers for completely immersing themselves in their dual characters.
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Just when you thought you figured out where the season was headed, YOU pulls out the rug from under you yet again.
I’m definitely starting to feel the whiplash that Joe/Jonathan must be feeling right about now.
Things have gone from crazy to crazier rather quickly, as Rhys unveiled his true plan—along with how Joe is involved—while Joe came out victorious in front of the elite group once again, and all while a new suspect started piecing things together and realizing that Joe knows way more than he’s led on.
While Joe spent numerous hours trying to figure out a plan to get close to Rhys, Rhys just appeared at Joe’s place one night without so much as lifting a finger. Joe may think he’s the invisible one in the city, but for a man who’s so well-known and loved, Rhys seems to get around without anyone noticing.
And he made the rules of the game very clear—either Joe finds someone to frame for all the deaths or he goes down as the Eat-the-Rich killer, which isn’t exactly ideal. A little incentive goes a long way, so while Joe tried to distance himself initially, he couldn’t shake the desire for self-preservation and took the bait. He took the task rather seriously as it was either kill or be killed; he knew someone had to go down for it, but it had to be the right person.
With time running out, he genuinely began to consider Connie, but despite being an irrelevant character, he couldn’t justify pinning it on someone who was struggling with addiction and trying to turn their life around. Connie wasn’t a threat to anyone, except for maybe himself, so Joe couldn’t justify destroying his life.
But Dawn, well, she fell right into his lap. The few times we saw her snapping photos of the elite, and focusing on Joe–including when she spotted him at Rhys’ mayoral rally—I was convinced that she recognized him from his previous life. And that seems to be what the series wanted me to think so that they could pull a fast one on us because when Dawn pulled Phoebe aside to a “safe room” to keep her protected from the killer, it was revealed that Dawn was just an obsessive stalker who was connived that she was friends with the elite, Phoebe in particular. Dawn was a threat to a lot of people, so Joe took advantage of it. He framed her by planting Simon’s ear in her belongings, and since no one would ever believe a word she said over Phoebe’s accounts of what happened, Dawn couldn’t prove her innocence. Plus, she made an ideal suspect since she was at nearly every single event where a murder occurred as she was stalking the group. I mean, it couldn’t have been any more perfect if Joe had tried to plan it himself.
However, his heroics did raise some questions from Nadia, his student and the lover of all murder mysteries. She noticed that Jonathan seemed to be at the center of every single scenario, oftentimes being championed as a hero, though he’s not actually connected to any of these people in any meaningful way. It’s a dangerous thing to play detective, especially when you’re setting your sights on Joe Goldberg. Jonathan seems to like Nadia, but if she threatened him, I don’t think Joe would hesitate to take her down. Self-preservation is his M.O., remember?
Once Joe thought he finally got Rhys off of his back by framing Dawn, he decided to give into his desires and pursue a relationship with Kate. Honestly, Kate makes some really poor decisions, starting with just accepting Jonathan for who he is now and promising never to ask questions about his past. She wants someone to see her for who she is in the moment so badly that she’s letting logic take a backseat. Why would someone want to deny their past so badly unless they did something truly unforgivable? Kate wants to shed her past because of her connection to her father and she thinks that makes her and Jonathan equal, but they are not the same.
By the time she realizes the truth about who Joe is, it might be too late.
As for Rhys, did Joe think he was really going to get rid of him that easily? Rhys has always wanted a friend to help him get to the finish line so to speak. He believes that they are the same, so he wasn’t going to just let Joe slip away.
And while his motive wasn’t evident at first, he seems hellbent on taking out those who don’t deserve their success and wealth. The three victims, Malcolm, Simon, and Gemma, all threatened his mayoral run in some way, so they were taken care of, and now, he’s setting his sights on the ultimate villain–Kate’s father. She may have a complicated relationship with her tycoon dad, but I don’t think Kate would ever want to see anything bad happen to him, let alone at the hands of the man she’s in love with.
However, Rhys doesn’t seem to give Joe much of a choice as he still holds all of the cards. One might think that Joe could just handle this in the same way he always does, but well, you can’t just try to kill a killer. He’d see that coming from miles away. Joe needs to be strategic and deliberate in his plan, so for now, he has to play along. I, for one, am curious to see what all the hubbub is about Kate’s father–is he really as terrible as she makes him out to be?
As for Rhys, what is the catch? Fans were disappointed with the first half of the season since his reveal as the killer was obvious—and his motives, including his desire to kill Kate’s father–are exactly shocking or game-changing. What are we missing?
What did you think of the episode?
What Time Does Netflix Release New Shows?
Netflix has become one of the most popular ways to consume new movies and TV shows.
The streaming giant has not only dominated the TV and movie landscape but it’s changed the way content is released.
While primetime TV still adheres to a weekly episodic release schedule, Netflix—and many of the streamers that followed—adopted the idea of dumping a full season on fans, creating a binge-watch model.
Most Netflix Originals are released in bulk, with the full episode order arriving at one time. A handful of shows, most recently Firefly Lane and YOU, has been split up into two parts—with the first half arriving a few months prior to the second half of the season, which definitely helps build up some anticipation and makes for more digestible viewing.
Of course, as you anticipate new seasons and episodes of your favorite shows, you naturally want to know what time they are going to premiere.
The good news is that Netflix’s release times are pretty standard for original TV shows and movies.
All titles are typically released globally at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time, which is 2:00 a.m. Central Time and 3:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
Netflix noted that some titles are considered an original in one country but not in another, and in that case, if they are premiering in a country where it is a licensed title, it will premiere at 12:00 a.m. local time.
However, when it comes to those big-name shows like Outer Banks or Stranger Things, it’s safe to say that all episodes will be loaded in late in the evening, so you can either stay up and binge-watch or take the day off and squeeze them in bright and early!
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