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.
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.
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.
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.
Is ‘Bridgerton’s’ Regé-Jean Page Going to be the Next James Bond?
From duke to 007!
If you binge-watched Netflix’s Bridgerton in one sitting, you’re more than familiar with the dashing Regé-Jean Page.
Rumor has it that the breakout star made such an impression on audiences and executives that he’s in the running to be the next James Bond.
British betting firm Ladbrokes has been closely watching 007 predictions in the U.K. ahead of the upcoming No Time to Die premiere, which marks Daniel Craig’s final run as the notorious agent.
And Page is climbing the ranks!
Since the Shondaland series premiere, Page’s odds jumped to 5/1 in the betting after previously being at 40/1 before Christmas.
While Page’s chances of snagging the coveted role are high, he isn’t the only one in the running.
“Tom Hardy still leads the way as favorite, with James Norton close behind in second place. But it really is all to play for in the race for 007 and [Regé-Jean Page] has a great chance if the odds are anything to go by,” Ladbrokes rep Alex Apati told Variety.
“What strengthens RJP’s chances somewhat more is that an announcement feels seemingly imminent [around] Daniel Craig’s replacement, so the timing of ‘Bridgerton’s’ success may well have worked in his favor,” Apati noted.
Fans of the series were quick to “ship” the potential casting with many noting: “If @regejean is the new James Bond… I’ll actually watch a James Bond.”
However, not everyone was convinced with some noting that Page seems to young for the role of the MI6 agent.
To put it in perspective, Page is 31 while Craig was 38 when he 38 when he starred in the first Bond film.
Page, who also starred in the short-lived For the People, plays Simon Basset, the charming Duke of Hastings in the first season of Shonda Rhimes’ breakout series for the streaming service.
TVLine announced that Bridgerton is said to be Netflix’s fifth biggest original series launch of all time with a projected reach of 63 million households in the first four weeks of its debut.
The next installment of the Bond franchise was delayed a year due to the COVID pandemic and is set to debut on April 2, 2021, so it’s likely a new Bond won’t be officially announced until then.
But till then, we’re all keeping our fingers crossed for Page.
Here’s the betting breakdown for the role:
Tom Hardy – 6/4
James Norton – 7/4
Idris Elba – 7/2
Regé-Jean Page – 5/1
Sam Heughan – 6/1
Richard Madden – 6/1
Jack Lowden – 8/1
Cillian Murphy – 10/1
‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Season 4 Easter Eggs and Nods to ‘Riverdale’
Since Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was cancelled by Netflix, the series was never able to deliver a crossover with Riverdale, or its now-cancelled spinoff, Katy Keene.
However, that doesn’t mean the fourth and final season skipped on the fun Easter Eggs and nods.
The series fully embraced its connection to Riverdale, R5 (Ross Lynch’s former family band), and Sabrina the Teenage Witch!
Here are some of the best Easter eggs from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4!
Season 4 Episode 1
Roz raises issues about the lack of sex education at Baxter High, especially after the adulterous pagans blew into town on season 3. She points out that Riverdale has condom machines in the bathroom in the first reference of the season. It’s a bit of an odd comment, but honestly, fitting considering how much hooking up happens in the small town bordering Greendale.
Season 4 Episode 3
After Sabrina is possessed by The Weird, an octopus-like eldritch terror, her new lab partner and the dude she went on one date, Lucas Hunt, doesn’t show up for class. When she asks the teacher why, he informs her that he “transferred to Riverdale High,” which Sabrina deems is probably for the best. It seems like she doesn’t truly know what goes down in the halls of R.H. though because it’s genuinely just as weird as Baxter High. I wonder if we’ll be seeing Mr. Hunt in future episodes of Riverdale?
Season 4 Episode 6
As Harvey, Roz and Theo get ready for band practice, they have a tense confrontation with a new band called the Stoned Philosophers, who claim they booked the practice rooms. Riverdale fans will immediately recognize band leader “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 are now bullying Harvey and friends! We may not have a full-on crossover, but this is one thrilling surprise!
In the same episode, Satanic Panic, a heavy metal band from back in the day resurrects to cause havoc in Greendale and compete in the Battle of the Bands. The lead of the band is played by Ross Lynch’s (Harvey) real-life brother, Riker Lynch. They were both in the band R5!
Season 4 Episode 7
Fans of The WB sitcom which gave us the OG Sabrina Spellman, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, will recognize Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick as Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda. The actresses replaced Sabrina’s “Aunties,” played by Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis in the Netflix adaptation, in the parallel realm in which Sabrina Morningstar finds herself stuck in a diabolical sitcom as part of the Endless terror prior to the culmination of the Void. In addition to Rhea and Broderick guest starring, there’s also a laugh track and a Salem that talks… just like in the sitcom!
9 Biggest Moments from ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Season 4
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina wrapped up its run with the fourth and final season on Netflix.
Sabrina and friends faced their biggest threat to date – the eldrtich terrors.
Here are the biggest moments from the eight-episode season.
The Eldritch Terrors… obviously
The whole season revolved around the ancient entities that culminated with the arrival of the Void – the end of all things. Fitting for a final season, right? Sabrina, the coven, and her mortal friends teamed up to defeat each other terrors – The Dark, The Uninvited, The Weird, The Perverse, The Cosmic, The Returned, The Endless, and finally, The Void.
Hilda and Mr. C Get Married
Nothing was going to stand in the way of Hilda and Mr. C’s big day, not even a terror threatening humankind. The odd couple agreed to have a wedding reception and ceremony as dictated by Zelda and the Academy, which ended up being kind of downer when The Uninvited crashed the party, killed Dorian, and then threatened everyone else because they refused to extend him an invite to the party. Sabrina served as mediator by swooping herself and The Uninvited to Hell for another wedding, where she then married him and trapped him in a prison existing outside of time and space on their wedding night. And she made it home just in time for the private ceremony at the Spellman house in which Hilda and Dr. C exchanged vows dressed up as their favorite movie monsters.
Sabrina Gets Married to Caliban
That other wedding I mentioned? It was Sabrina Morningstar’s! The 16-year-old wed Caliban, yeah, the same one that tried to kill her and Sabrina Spellman. She promised her was reformed and loved her and all that, but Caliban will always be Caliban… and he had his eye on that throne. Of course, this didn’t take away from Sabrina’s stunning red lace dress. Though, she did have to share the spotlight with Sabrina Spellman, who used the wedding as an opportunity to marry The Uninvited and trick him into captivity. All in a day’s work for these witches!
Roz is a Witch
Roz always had powers, better known as “the cunning,” which essentially gave her psychic abilities, but this season, she learned that she’s a full-blown witch. Her ancestors, who were proud Christian women, didn’t want to be persecuted for witchcraft so they simply didn’t call themselves the W-word. However, once Mambo Marie proved that Roz had powers, she was welcomed into the Academy to join Mambo Marie and Prudence – and later Agatha – as the newest Weird Sister.
Sabrina Morningstar Perishes
With the realms in peril because of the existence of two Sabrinas, one of them had to go to the parallel realm to restore balance. Sabrina and Sabrina Morningstar played rock, paper, scissors to decide, and Morningstar lost. She walked through the mirror (wish it was a closet like on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, to be honest) in hopes of restoring balance in the cosmos and found herself in an eldritch terror known as the Endless. Basically, she was stuck in a diabolical sitcom and Salem is the eldritch terror. When the Void arrived, she managed to convince Salem that they had to escape and they ran back through the mirror. While she made it back to Sabrina’s realm, she died shortly after without telling Sabrina how to defeat it.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is known for throwing in little Easter eggs to sister show Riverdale, but they had a ton of fun with it in the final season. There were a few mentions of Riverdale High School and a cameo by Bret, Donna, and Joan, who played characters in a punk band. Riker Lynch, the brother of Ross Lynch (Harvey), also had a role as an undead leader of a rock band.
And lastly, one episode replaced Sabrina’s Aunt Hilda and Zelda with Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick, who played the original roles in the WB sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
See all the Easter eggs here.
Lilith Destroys Lucifer
Lilith has been wanting to reign in Hell for years. After killing her newborn son, Adam, to protect him from his father, Lucifer, she negotiated to get her powers back. She then turned on Lucifer and stabbed him with the sword she used to kill Lazarus, drank his blood, embraced his powers, and banished him to the Mortal Realm. Payback’s a b….
Agatha Returns to Normal
Crazy Agatha is crazy no more! After Dorcas returned to the land of the living due to an eldritch terror, she forgave her sister for murdering her. When that happened, Agatha snapped back to reality and clearly, had no recollection of what happened in the months prior. As Prudence said, it’s good to have her back, but she needs to be clued in on a lot.
Sabrina and Nick Are Endgame… Literally
When Nick took responsibility for the demise of his relationship with Sabrina on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 3, it was a big step. He promised to wait until she was ready because they were “endgame.” Sabrina likely didn’t think she would be ready as soon as she was, but when there’s a chance you might die, you kind of have to follow your heart. And her heart said that she loved Nick. From then on, they were inseparable as they fought side-by-side to defeat the eldritch terrors.
When Sabrina embodied a piece of the Void and sacrificed herself to save everyone, it was heartbreaking to watch Nick mourn his girlfriend and the life they would have had together. But two people who are destined to be together will always find their way back to each other. As Sabrina chilled out in heaven, she was surprised to see Nick, who explained he went swimming and there was a “wicked undertow.”
The two kissed as he declared that they had forever and ever together.
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