We’ve come to the end of our journey and to catch you up on the key bits of what happened leading up to this point.
(This review is spoiler heavy but, I won’t give away the full ending)
WHAT YOU MISSED:
Agatha went crazy thanks to Pan and killed Dorcas causing Prudence to kill her to save herself but, it didn’t matter because Blackwood snuck up behind her and killed her.
Priestess Marie stood guard over Zelda while she saw her actual dead and realizes that now isn’t the time and her brother Edward showed Zelda how to regain the covens strength but, it didn’t matter because Faustus was waiting for her when she came to and stabbed her in the chest.
Ambrose is hunting Blackwood with all the rage of a man who has lost almost everything.
The carnival pagans have captured their virgin sacrifice and are about to bring Greendale and the world to heel.
Caliban has the coins and tricked Sabrina, trapped her in the walls of a volcano in hell and stole the throne of hell.
Theo lost her first love because once the carnival pagans caught them, they killed him for his betrayal and are forcing Theo and Roz to watch as the tree drains Harvey and brings the green god to life.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW: The episode opens with Ambrose explaining what has happened since Sabrina was encased in the volcano. The Pagans won, beat back Caliban on his crusade to make earth the tenth circle. And, we find Sabrina in a time loop where she needs to get the Unholy Regalia but, hell has been abandoned and Caliban was destroyed by the archangel Michael. Sabrina has regained her full power after swapping places with her future self and is able to rule an empty, except for Judas, Pilate and Herod who she quickly brings to heel and that’s just the beginning!
WHAT WORKED: Sabrina’s very real pain, expertly acted and believably written, while she picks herself up after seeing what has become of Greendale and tries to figure out how to save all that she loves. The story in this episode is emotional, intense and rings true with sincerity beaming from every scene, word, and actor. There is minimal camp and more dark drama and it sets the stage for a fitting end to this season.
I also liked that Harvey got to wait until HE was ready to lose his virginity and they didn’t make a big deal out of it, body autonomy and consent is for everyone.
BEST MOMENTS: Watching the pagans bullshit fall apart when they swapped their virgin sacrifice for the witch who makes green things barren, Pesta, the witch of pestilence and killed the plant god.
Roz saved Harvey from a gorgon!
Hilda got mad! You wouldn’t like Hilda when she’s mad, I mean I loved her mad but, Circe wasn’t ready for it.
Prudence killed a whole damn god with the sword she’s been wanting to use this whole season.
Hilda gets the love of her life back and Zelda finds love with Priestess Marie and I’m here for all of the love!
Sabrina goes home AND stays in hell as queen because there’s future Sabrina and present Sabrina, who says a girl can’t have it all.
EPISODE’S MVP: Every witch on the screen that we met, were on some rise of fall together, sisters are doing it for themselves, badass magic and they kicked all the ass and I loved every moment of it. With a special mention to Zelda who woke up from the netherworld and WOKE UP, she slayed the patriarchy, got her sister back from the dead, helped put the town to sleep, figured out how to save the coven, stopped seeing other women as competition and became the unbothered and unfuckwitable role model we have been waiting for her to be for three seasons.
FINAL THOUGHTS: This episode, hands down was the best episode of the series, not the season but, of all the seasons and episodes Sabrina has had. The callbacks to previous episodes in this season and all the seasons was a well-crafted piece of cinematic magic. Everything that happened in these past three seasons has led up to this and it was worth it to see the show grow from campy fun time guilty pleasure to mature dark drama thriller and it was wonderful to watch Sabrina go on this magical do-over to find her path. The ride or die friends are family fight together love that binds them all was beautiful and watching Zelda pull all the magic in the world and taking her power back to fight the pagans and bring her sister back from the death itself. This episode is everything you have ever wanted in an episode of a supernatural show and I am all the way here for it.