Another wicked eldritch terror has arrived in Greendale.
This time, the town bordering Riverdale was visited by the Uninvited, a herald for the “End of Times,” according to Faustus Blackwood.
And really, a grave reminder of why it’s important to show kindness and hospitality to anyone in need particularly during the holiday season!
As the Uninvited knocked on Roz and Harvey’s door, her cunning spared them from getting their hearts ripped out if they refused to offer him shelter and a warm meal.
Ambrose laid it out perfectly: the terror harms the “heartless” by ripping out their hearts for refusing him help during his time of need. Very meta.
We initially see the Uninvited, portrayed as a dirty and smelly man with a shopping cart looking for shelter. In the first scene, a mother turns him away, but he appears in the home regardless to make her pay for her unkindness. We sadly don’t see what happens to her daughter Lucy, but hopefully, she didn’t meet the same grim fate as her mother.
The Spellman Mortuary gets five bodies all with their hearts ripped out the next day.
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Ambrose turns to “brief necromancy” to extract an image of what the corpses witnessed right before their death.
Meanwhile, Roz and Harvey, who came in contact with the Uninvited and gave him a warm meal, realize they’re dealing with an evil after Harvey slee- draws (it’s a thing, apparently) all the visions that Roz saw when she touched the Uninvited.
Ambrose quickly catches on that Harvey must have been drawn the forthcoming eldritch terrors, which will help them identify the terrors yet to come.
He urges Aunt Zelda to postpone Hilda’s wedding ceremony and reception, but she refuses since Hilda waited decades for this moment.
Of course, that would have been the wise thing to do because when the Uninvited comes to the Pilgrims of the Night Church, Faustus is thrilled at the arrival of the herald.
He tries to get information from the Uninvited, and when Mary points out that he’s mute because he has no tongue, Agatha immediately fetches a tongue for him from one of their congregation member.
Despite being slightly disturbed by all that’s happening, Mary Wardwell seems to be handling all this supernatural stuff quite well. Her role in all of this is confusing and questionable, but props to Michelle Gomez for pulling double-duty here.
Wardwell and Agatha help the Uninvited get cleaned up before Faustus points him into the direction of the wedding ceremony and reception hoping that he’ll be able to get his message across to an audience.
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However, the first rule of any wedding, really: no invite, no entrance. The Uninvited is turned away from the ceremony by Nick, yet he manages to make a grand appearance at the reception.
You’d think his arrival is the worst part of the reception, but it comes chillingly close to Sabrina’s drunken pity speech, in which she calls out all her previous relationships including Nick’s little-go with sex demons on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 3. The gin may have been doing the talking, but clearly, Sabrina isn’t over it.
Of course, everyone pretty much forgets Sabrina being a sloppy mess when Dr. Cerebrus’ incubus is absorbed by the Uninvited.
Earlier in the episode, Nick and Melvin were tasked with exorcising the sex monster from Dr. C prior to the wedding, but it escaped and entered Theo instead. Though short-lived, seeing him lust over Robin was quite enjoyable and very out of character.
The Uninvited proves he’s not playing around when he rips Dorian’s heart from his chest and kills him. Hilda sweetly tries to extend an invite to the Uninvited, who informs her that it’s just a little too late.
Nick offers himself up to the Uninvited as Prudence and Sabrina agree that maybe he should just sit this one out. We all know what happened last season when he offered himself up!
At this point, and hopefully after lots of coffee to help sober up (though maybe being drunk here is for the best), Sabrina steps forward with a somewhat solid plan as she hands over the Uninvited an invitation to Sabrina Morningstar’s wedding in Hell.
I guess when you’re the Queen of Hell, it doesn’t matter that you’re getting married to a man made of clay at the age of 16. As long as Sabrina is happy. While Lucifer Morningstar saw this as a promising next union for Hell (cute babies, duh!), Sabrina and Lilith made sure to put Caliban to the test to see if he’s “the one.”
Well, really, it was more Sabrina attempting to sabotage Sabrina Morningstar’s relationship because she’s been feeling quite lonely and lost, but instead, she ended up proving that Caliban’s intentions with Sabrina Morningstar were true as he even got himself gelded to prove his loyalty. (He’s made of clay, so he’s fine!)
With the eldritch terror looming, the two Sabrina’s and Lucifer concoct a rather dangerous plan to trap him.
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During the wedding, Sabrina proposes marriage to him and he surprisingly says yes. Lucifer leads a double ceremony, in which Sabrina actually gets married and kisses the Uninvited. Talk about taking one for the team.
Instead of attending the reception, Sabrina suggest they just skip to the “wedding night,” which is when she traps him inside a toy house that exists outside of time and space. Admittedly, hearing him say that she “broke his heart” was kind of heartbreaking, especially as she preyed on his loneliness, something she relates to more than anyone, but the fate of the world is in her hands so she kind of didn’t have a choice.
With the entrapment spell successful, Lucifer bans his “fake daughter” from returning to Hell to visit the other Sabrina because he fears that they’re risking a temporal paradox.
Sabrina and Sabrina Morningstar say their emotional goodbyes as Sabrina arrives back home with the yellow dollhouse.
Since Hilda and Dr. C’s ceremony and reception was quite the mess and not at all what she intended it to be, they exchange vows in the living room surrounded by their family dressed as their favorite movie monsters.
Honestly, it was one of the most romantic scenes I’ve ever seen. Hilda and Dr. C’s love is so pure and conquered so much through the years. I’m glad she finally found her happiness.
Sabrina, on the other hand, took Sabrina Morningstar’s advice of “creating your own happiness” after having a bore of a time on her date(s) with both Carl and Melvin.
Taking the best parts of Nick and Harvey to create the “ideal man” sounds perfect in theory, except for the little fact that magic always comes at a price.
And right now, there’s bigger concerns like the third eldritch terror… the Weird, which Faustus Blackwood is way too excited about.
When Is Season 3 of ‘Ginny and Georgia’ Coming Out?
Ginny & Georgia centers on the heartwarming yet extremely complicated bond between a mother and her daughter after they put down roots in a New England town.
With so many compelling storylines and incredible characters of all ages, it’s no wonder that the coming-of-age drama has become a fan favorite among Netflix audiences.
And that’s why fans can get excited as the streaming giant renewed the series for two additional seasons—yes, that’s right, season 3 and 4 are officially happening.
The cast of the series took to Instagram to announce the good news:
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The second season of Ginny & Georgia premiered on Jan. 5, 2023, which means that a third season is likely far off, especially considering Brianne Howey, who plays Georgia, just announced her first pregnancy, which will possibly delay filming.
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As for a premiere date, well, there isn’t one just yet. With the writers’ strike ongoing, it may be a bit before production begins so it’s difficult to come up with a date for new episodes. The season could likely arrive in February 2024 if we’re looking at the previous premieres for both seasons 1 and 2, which both debuted at the start of 2021 and 2023, respectively.
But with Howey’s pregnancy thrown into the mix and the writers’ strike, that could delay things a bit, and it wouldn’t be the worst thing if the series returned during the summer when there’s a lull in content and fans are seeking out something to binge-watch and get invested in.
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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?
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