Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 3: Ending Defined

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 3: Ending Explained

Chris Cummins

Jan 24, 2020

We break down what the finale Chilling Adventures of Sabrina means… and talk about what comes subsequent!

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With the superb third season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina now streaming there’s a ton to unpack. The established order in Greendale (and in hell for that matter) has been utterly upended. Sure, the pagans have been vanquished, however there’s a brand new and imminent risk on the horizon within the type of no matter Lovecraftian beastie that Father Blackwood has unleashed because the season attracts to an in depth.

“The start of the tip” of all issues is how Blackwood summed up his conjuring, which means that when the sequence returns later this 12 months our characters will probably be compelled to take care of evils that their minds can barely comprehend.

In different phrases, some extra nice TV will probably be right here earlier than we all know. It’s by no means too early to look forward, so with the season recent in our collective reminiscence lets look at what has occurred right here….and speculate on what’s to come back.

Clearly we will probably be beginning with Sabrina. After we final see her, she is lastly content material. The duality that has been her major impediment because the sequence started is now not a problem due to some intelligent (if wildly irresponsible) timey wiminess. Now there are two Sabrinas: One whose lust for energy has taken over and is ruling hell, the opposite attending to reside a traditional teenage life. As Ambrose rightfully factors out, this can’t be. Sabrina failing to heed her cousin’s warning will nearly definitely trigger a horrific paradox that might threaten all of the realms.

However then once more, the pure order is about to be destroyed anyway due to Father Blackwood unleashing his egg creature. Maybe an excellent old style paradox will be utilized to fight such a factor…

Romantically, we see Sabrina on her personal because the season ended. She has carried out the ritual supposedly eliminating all emotional ties that she could have for Harvey and Nick. Everlasting Sunshine of the Spotless Thoughts illustrated that these items by no means work out as anticipated, so there’s nonetheless some hope for Habrina and/or Sick shippers. As for these of you wanting Caliban and Sabrina to get collectively, the clay Prince of Hell is supposedly gone for good. Not that anybody is really gone in style TV.

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We’d prefer to see Sabrina spend a while within the upcoming season by herself, additional determining what she actually needs from life. Plus, Harvey and Roz are so lovable collectively (Sabrina herself calling them “endgame”) that we don’t need to see them aside.

Within the third season Sabrina has actually come into her personal, turning into extra of a well-rounded character. She nonetheless tends to make tremendous unhealthy errors however present us a 16-year-old who doesn’t. Supposing that Cthulhu and its minions don’t destroy all issues, she may be okay.

(Talking of Cthulhu, its value mentioning once more that Sabrina was forcibly married to Lovecraft’s HBIC within the Afterlife with Archie comedian. This present is bizarre sufficient {that a} comparable factor might conceivably occur right here).

Elsewhere within the Spellman household, we see Sabrina’s aunts beginning new phases of their lives. Zelda has simply begun a brand new relationship with Marie LaFleur, and that is actually the most important energy couple on TV proper now. By studying from one another they may discover the power to not solely battle what’s coming subsequent, however assist their mission to refocus the coven and the Academy of Unseen Arts into worshipping the Triple Goddess. What’s going to their lives be like with out the Darkish Lord in it? In all probability simply as chaotic as ever. In actual fact, we’re relying on it.

This season taught us that Hilda simply needs a pleasant life any from all of the struggles between good and evil. She acquired engaged by Dr. Cerberus, an ideal pairing if ever there was one. She then reworked right into a spider, was shot in mercy by Zelda, after which, lastly, resurrected. For awhile it didn’t seem like she would make it, which might have been a dire mistake for this present to make. Lucy Davis’ Hilda is essentially the most human and likable of all of the present’s characters, and essentially the most hilarious.

Subsequent season ought to have her and Dr. C performing in Sweeney Todd collectively earlier than their nuptials. (We’re betting that we get a full-on musical episode of which they’ll be an important half). The present has already nearly ripped this coupling aside a number of instances, and we don’t need them returning to this narrative effectively as soon as extra.

Ambrose developed his warlock powers significantly within the third season. He nonetheless doesn’t get almost sufficient display screen time and serves largely as an exposition dump character, which is unlucky as a consequence of how nice of an actor Probability Perdomo is. Anticipate him to proceed his pursuit of studying about completely different types of magic and the way to make the most of them subsequent season. (In any case, he is aware of of the upcoming paradox Sabrina has created and can need to fight it). Personally, he and Prudence had been an amazing pairing, and one you shouldn’t depend out for good.

Talking of Prudence, her journey within the fourth season ought to show to be an enchanting one. She blames Ambrose for the dying of Dorcas and the madness that has gripped Agatha – two issues that might not have occurred had he not discouraged her from killing Father Blackwood whereas they had been in Scotland. This mission of vengeance now drives her, though we did see some sparks between her and Nick within the finale.

Ahh Nick. Is it too on-the-nose to say the third season put him by means of hell? And the place does he go from right here? Nick is a irritating character due to his inconsistency. Intellectually we all know that we’re supposed to love him, however he’s additionally sort of a dick? Pairing him up with Prudence could be an amazing transfer that might carry him in direction of his inevitable redemption. (If the writers don’t backtrack and have him and Sabrina reunite).

In relation to Sabrina’s mates, they’re all in good locations now. Surprisingly. Roz and Harvey are strong relationship sensible, as are Robin and Theo. That is Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, so the bliss gained’t final lengthy. They’ll in all probability have a while to kick out some jams as Fright Membership although earlier than having to assist save the world once more.

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Of those pairings, we’d prefer to study extra about Robin and his abilities as a hobgoblin. In addition to how he’s adjusting to life outdoors of the Pagans.

Down in hell, Lilith and Lucifer are glad with Sabrina ruling as Queen. Not less than for now. When Lilith provides start to the son of Devil, all bets are off. We totally anticipate that Devil will plan to kill Sabrina in order that he can have a male on the throne. (Patriarchal considering is equally bullshit in all of the realms). He additionally hasn’t forgotten Lilith’s betrayal both and can search to get bloody revenge. Not that any of it will occur. There’s a sturdy bond between Lilith and Sabrina, one which we anticipate will simply proceed to develop nearer because the sequence continues. Ultimately they may dispense with him for good. Earlier than the battle for the throne commences, search for the underworld gamers to need to unite with our earthly heroes to battle no matter it’s that Blackwood has launched. Which ought to show attention-grabbing given the entire two Sabrinas factor.

(Ms. Wardwell will proceed to have everybody play Etch-A-Sketch together with her reminiscence, the poor factor).

Lastly, there’s Father Blackwood. Now bearing the Mark of Cain he’s indestructible. He additionally possesses the data he collected whereas finding out for 15 years within the time bubble. This was sufficient to offer him with the knowledge to study concerning the Eldritch Terrors, making him a risk to existence himself. To take him down would require all our characters to unite in opposition to him. Now we have little doubt that he’ll ultimately be defeated, however totally anticipate not less than one among our regulars will die within the forthcoming battle.

This sequence continues to enchant, and whereas there’s been no phrase on how lengthy – if in any respect – the present will proceed previous the fourth season. Even when it doesn’t not less than we could have another batch of Chilling Adventures forward of us.

Chris Cummins is a author, producer and Archie Comics historian. Learn extra of his work right here. Observe him on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.