Recap: Doctor Who – Resolution

When the part of a creature has been unearthed in an archaeology dig, it finds its missing pieces and Earth is once again terrorized by an evil that threatens the planet.

Of course, leave it to an inquisitive Archaeologist to help this creature escape. A creature that looks like a squid. Why is this squid so feared that age ago…three warriors took the pieces of this creature and went to the corners of the earth to bury and keep guard over it?

Do you know what this parasite is that has latched on and taken over the body of the archaeologist is? A Dalek!!!!! YES!!! And you know what it wants?Well, it is not any ordinary Dalek. It’s a reconnaissance Dalek and it is collecting info that will assist the Dalek plot to once again try to take over the world.

But there is another story line that was much more interesting and that was of Ryan’s Dad popping up to mend his relationship with his son.

Team Tardis is wary of Aaron’s visit, because as Graham put it so wisely:

“Family is not about DNA or a name. It’s about what you do.”

When Ryan called Graham Gramps and Graham called Ryan Son…I loved it.

Graham actually becomes the touch point that Aaron needed. He shows how much his Mum loved him and that could lead him to mend his relationship with Ryan.

the main plot point, I have to admit that when the Doctor called in to speak to UNIT, but customer service told her that that group had suspended operations due to funding from partnering countries…it made me laugh.

But, once the Dalek got canned up that military showed up to defend. Unfortunately, they are no match for a Dalek.

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Of course, history helps the Doctor and her extended family overtake the Dalek…but it is an act of desperation that not only takes out the Dalek but allows Ryan to forgive his Dad.

When the Dalek is cast out of it’s shell with the help of Aaron’s Oven/Microwave, it latches on to Aaron. The only way to separate the two would be to force it. The Doctor takes the Tardis close to a supernova and thinks that will suck the weakened Dalek off of Aaron.

When that is not the case, Ryan jumps to help his Dad.All ends well…Barring the Ryan/Aaron/Graham story…this still does not reach the level of the Rosa Parks episode.And now our quartet is off to adventures everywhere.

The next season will premiere in 2020.

Also, if you follow Outlander, I have been tweeting along to the new episodes. Follow me at LaGeeketteMaria.

And the Nominees Are…And More…

Well, it seems like everyone has started to toss their hats into the “Why Exactly Did Netflix Cancel Daredevil?” ring. The show was a fan favorite and doing quite well numbers-wise. Again it is all about to powerhouse who are about to go head-to-head in the streaming wars. Who else has written about this? TV Guide, Deadline, etc..

On the upside, we finally got a teaser for the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

The other happy news is that American Gods has a premiere date for the second season, and that is Sunday, March 10 at 8/7c.

Image-1Gotham is just around the corner and this may be the best promo for a TV show in a very long time, click on the link:

Here is the latest trailer for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina:

 

For fans of Asian quirky dramas and Asian Pop music, Netflix has nabbed “Demon’s Path,” from Malaysia’s Astro group. The show will start airing on Dec. 22.

The series follows a forensic pathologist who has the ability to see the last 10-seconds of life of the dead. Working together with a friendly exorcist and a policeman, they solve homicide cases. But as their investigations proceed, they become the target of a murderer. Variety

As it is the middle of December, that means one thing…awards season is just around the corner. Today, we got to see who was nominated for the Golden Globes awards. Here are the ones that we consider important (I highlighted the ones I am rooting for):

Television Nominees: 

TV Drama
The Americans
Bodyguard – Because he was on GoT
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Stephan James, Homecoming
Richard Madden, Bodyguard
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Performance by an Actress in a TV Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Julia Roberts, Homecoming
Keri Russell, The Americans

Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal

Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl, The Alienist
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Bornstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: ACS
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Film Nominees:

Drama
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Streat Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Comedy or Musical
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns – Because Mary Poppins is a Time Lord.
Vice

Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron, Tully
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Animated Film
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Original Score
Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Original Song
“All the Stars,” Black Panther
“Revelation,” Boy Erased
“Girl in the Movies,” Dumplin’
“Shallow,” A Star Is Born
“Requiem for a Private War,” A Private War

Who are you hoping will win?

Recap: Doctor Who – The Witchfinders

Aiming for a coronation, but ending up in 17th Century Lancashire during the Witch Trials that King James was so fond of, Team Tardis get sucked into the mystery of why the landowner is so hell bent on offing all those that live on her land.

They pose as Witchfinders to get to the bottom of the case in order to save a local girl who is being accused of being a witch, just as her Gran was. Graham is considered the “head” Witchfinder because he is a male and well, that annoyed me as much as it annoyed the Doctor.

Graham actually attended a Witch Trial tour and he informed that the town they were in, Bilehurst Cragg, was not listed as a stop. So, that bit of info tips off the Doctor. However, it is Yaz that forces the Doctor to get her Sonic out to find out what is really going on and that is…the ground is made of some alien matter that is making the dead come back to life and it is somehow possessing the land owner.

Upon further investigation, they, along with King James and the local girl whose Gran was a Healer and killed by the local land owner…due to her inability to help the land owner…which spurred this whole thing on, learn that the land owner broke a lock that kept this race of aliens imprisoned. Now, these “undead” are going after her. 

Eventually, we learn that the land owner is possessed by the wife of an alien king and she wants to break her hubby out of jail so they can rule Earth.

 Of course the Doctor fixes the locking mechanism for the prison and they entrap the prisoners that were loose and King James kills the former land owner with a torch, which pisses of the Doctor.

In recompense, King James agrees to wipe the name of the town off the face of the earth and to also redeem his hateful ways. He also asks Ryan to be his protector back at the palace…which was amazing.

While fans may hate these trips back in time, they are actually a lot of fun. It is also great for children to see that we should be grateful for the time that we are living in. While we may still have issues, we as a race have me great strides. We must remember to learn from our past in order to not make the same mistakes again. 

Next: It Takes You Away – On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has happened here? What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage – and beyond?

Happy Thanksgiving…

I’ve just placed my last batch of coquito in the fridge for later today’s festivities with fam and friends. 

My house is prepped and primed for guests as I listen to Oh La La La by EXO on repeat and wind down for a nap.  

However, a couple of things have popped up that I found interesting:

  1. The holidays are just getting better and better: 

2. What a mouthful:

3. Case closed: Well, The Satanic Temple and Netflix have settled the copyright lawsuit over the likeness of Baphomet that was used in the show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The settlement amount was not disclosed. Reuters

4. Sony decided to announce key dates for movies in 2020: 1. July 10, 2020 and 2. October 2, 2020 and they are for movies in Sony’s Marvel Universe. The question about these dates is what is it for? Is it for the Spider-verse? Is it for Anything that may revolve around the X-Men-verse? Deadpool 3? 

With that…I want to wish you, if you are in the United States, a Happy Thanksgiving. If you are not in the U.S. have a wonderful weekend!

~M. 

What You Missed…

Barring the revelation of how The Walking Dead set up a plot that will allow Lauren Cohen, aka Maggie, to come back to the series when her schedule allows it, the X on Daryl’s back as the show has anointed him as their new  #1, and then there is all Elseworlds hype…it really has been a quiet day in the TV world. 

Casting News: The cast of Syfy’s Deadly Class is expanding, David Zayas has been cast as El Alma Del Diablo, Chico’s father and leader of the Mexican cartel. Kelcey Mawema will play Gabrielle. She tries to persuade Willie that perhaps studying at a school that trains assassins may not be the right fit for him.

Handsome Jaime Camil will guest star on Charmed as the new music director of Hillowne University’s a cappella group, The Hilltones. The character is described as “brash and eccentric” whose “commanding presence and devotion to technique make him the perfect person to ready The Hilltones for their next killer performance.” He’s also apparently “never seen without his hauntingly ornate pitch pipe.” SpoilerTV

In Development: The CW has grabbed Tosca Lee’s The Progeny to develop in to a series. The show centers on a young amnesiac who discovers she’s a descendant of history’s greatest murderess, plunging her into a deadly underground war as she fights to stop a secret society that has preyed on her kind for centuries. CBS is developing Bodhi. The series centers on a high-powered lawyer who inherits his father’s small law firm and discovers not only that his father’s clients are ghosts, but that he himself can now see and communicate with them, all of which forces him to pair with his estranged investigator brother, portrayed by Greg Grunberg, as they resolve cases that will allow the dead to finally rest in peace. Deadline

Random bit of news…the much anticipated prequel to the beloved Game of Thrones show might omit two key factors that fans love about the original show. They are…Targaryens and maybe even Dragons. What do you think about that? EW

Happy Holidays: Not only are we getting a special Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for Christmas, and a special Doctor Who for New Year’s Day, but Netflix is gifting us Avengers: Infinity War on December 25th. Nothing says Happy Birthday Baby Jesus like Teen Groot and Spider-Man disappearing into nothing. 

Recap: Doctor Who – Kerblam!

The Doctor gets a delivery via a Kerblam delivery bot and in the package is a Fez and a message of help me…

This, of course, puts Team Tardis on a hunt for the one looking for help at Kerblam. They land at a fulfillment center on the moon with 10,000 organic workers. Poor Graham got the shaft and is doing janitorial work, while The Doctor and Ryan are doing slips. Yaz is working in the warehouse. All the while they are under the watchful eyes of robots. 

We learn that the reason that it is mandatory that 10% of the workforce is organic in anyplace of work. This is because humanity spent the majority of their time glued to their phones when technology usurped them. Now people are missing from the stacks as the facility is suffering from power drains. 

As suspected, the robots are behind it, but who is behind the robots turning?Why has the system gone rogue. 

As a trap, the system gives Team Tardis notice that one of the workers that they have become friendly with has disappeared, Kira. She is also at the center of a romance with Charlie of janitorial services. Ryan, Yaz, and Charlie are on the hunt for her. This happens just as the Doctor learns that the Kerblam system is the one to send the Doctor notice for help. But, why?

Well, they are liquidating the missing and then the Doctor finds an army that is toting a weapon and that weapon is bubble wrap. This bubble wrap is weaponized. Who was behind this? Charlie. Why? Because he is a millennial and whats to change the world by destroying Kerblam as it is a representative of the requirement and the lessening of the need for organics. 

This episode is just an allegory of technology vs. humanity. 

Next: The Witchfinders – Arriving in 17th Century Lancashire, the TARDIS team become embroiled in a witch trial. With the arrival of King James I, the hunt for witches intensifies. However, could something more dangerous be at play? Can the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan keep the populous of Bilehurst Cragg safe from the forces surrounding the land?

True Blood the Musical is Happening and Benedict Cumberbatch as Bill the Vampire?

Alan Ball, the creator and showrunner of HBO’s True Blood, was at a 10th anniversary screening of the pilot episode at the Vulture Festival where he announced details of what may be the next musical to hit the Great White Way aka Broadway. Deadline

“It tells the story of vampires coming out of the closet,” Ball said. “Ultimately it really departs from the book, because people aren’t ready, and they’re too bigoted and they end up going back in to the closet.” He said the project, which Nathan Barr first announced in 2014, is currently being work-shopped, but didn’t reveal whether he will have any sort of involvement. “

There was also details of who went through casting for the popular show. Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessica Chastain, and Jennifer Lawrence could have been our Bill, Sookie, and were-panther. That would have been such a different show, wouldn’t it? 

Recap: Outlander – The False Bride

Roger is heading to America to go after Brianna and to attend a Scottish festival. It seems like it has been a bit of time since they have truly connected and his love for her is propelling him to make this quest. 

Jamie and Claire are still dealing with the events that transpired last week and have told Jocasta that they will be moving on and Jocasta is going to set her nephew up as best as she can as they set off to create their new lives. Ian just does not want to go back to Scotland after all that he has seen and been through and he has convinced Jamie of his decision. 

Jocasta and Claire have a talk prior to setting off and Jocasta tells her that she screwed up his future. Claire is pissed about this. However, Jocasta knows what Jamie is capable of. This conversation is revisited by Claire when she and Jaime are taking a break due to a storm. She tells him of the pursuit of happiness and he says he does what he does for those he loves and that is all that matters. 

When a clap of thunder scares their mule, Claire goes after it. She forgets that they are in Native American territory. Then the mule returns and there is no Claire, Jamie starts to worry. We see that her horse was frightened and she fell and knocked herself out as she hit the ground. She comes to and manages to find cover, but she becomes frightened when she sees a local /ghost approach her. He wears the stone that she found by a skull. His skull. 

When morning breaks, Claire cannot find her shoes and as she searches, she sees that she has been visited by someone who may have stolen her shoes. She goes off and finds her Jamie and her missing shoes??? Did the Ghost lead them to one another? When Claire cleans the skull, she sees that the Native American had a silver filling. They realize that that Native American is a time traveler, but who is he? 

Due to a patch of strawberries, the Frasers have found their patch of green to call home aka Fraser’s Ridge and it is a beautiful piece of land.

Brianna picks up Roger and the romantic tête-à-tête begins as they are on a hunt for Claire and Jamie. When at a Scottish festival in North Carolina. She is reveling in learning this and that about her culture as they spin further into love. Then she throws herself at him and he proposes to her. She tells him that she is not ready and tat is crushing him. She tells him that she wants him. He does not want to bed her if she does not want to wed him. Well…they have it out and he leaves in a huff as he has been rebuked by the one woman he loves. At a clan burning of the stag event, they end their romance. 

Next: Common Ground – Having been led by providence to Fraser’s Ridge, Jamie, Claire and Young Ian begin to build a home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the 20th Century, Roger tries to reconnect with Brianna.

Recap: Outlander – Do No Harm

With only one casualty after the attack from Bonnet, Claire and Jamie visit his Aunt Jocasta, who is blind, at her plantation named River Run. Jocasta is a woman of means and is quite wise. Jamie is ecstatic to be at his Aunt’s home, because she reminds him of his Mum. However, Claire is none too keen of being at the estate due to Jocasta having 152 slaves. When she hears of this from Claire, Jocasta sees why Jamie is so drawn to his bride.
Jamie rubs Lieutenant Wolf the wrong way with his agricultural knowledge. He is even more upset with Jamie when he hears that Jocasta has named Jamie the heir to the estate. Claire is a hot mess and beside herself with the idea of owning slaves. While Jamie considers his Aunt’s move a political one.
They are well aware that the announcement puts them in a bind. Jamie announces that he wants to make the slaves free and allowing them to earn a fair wage to work on the land. No one is thrilled about this idea. He learns how to make slaves free. It is expensive, not only monetarily…but also it is dangerous.
When they are asked to save the ear of a person who was attacked by Rufus, they see Rufus hung on a hook that is in his stomach. They bring Rufus to the house to heal him. This act causes more harm than good. Especially when Wolf pops up to discuss that their act goes against the law of the land.
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We do get to hear Rufus’ story of being taken away from his home and that is a tragedy. However, Ulysses explains to Claire that Rufus will suffer a fate worse than death.
All of a sudden, a group of angry landowners with pitchforks and torches shows up for Rufus. Jocasta tells them that they have to hand over Rufus. So, Claire makes him a tea that would allow Rufus to sleep and not suffer from the harm that will come to him.
This is a hard lesson for Jamie and Claire to learn as they watch Rufus slowly pass away. At midnight and as promised by Jocasta, Rufus is delivered and hung on their property.
Being in the new world will be much harder than what they expected as they have figure out a way to make compromises with what they are dealing with on a day-to-day basis and their modern thinking.
The one light moment revolved around Rollo, who had a run-in with a skunk. This is when Murray learns of the Native Americans…a bit of foreshadowing.
Next time: The False Bride

Recap – Season 1 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

I just want to start the recap by saying that I was pleasantly surprised by this version of the popular comic strip. It is darker, not cutesy, and Salem does not speak or have any clever comebacks. But, it does make you want to watch without taking a break and by episode ten, you are left wanting more…

Why do people insist on getting out of their cars on a dark and desolate road in the middle of a cold, dark, and dreary evening?

This is how nightmares begin…

Sabrina Spellman’s life takes a turn, just as she is about to turn 16. Her Dark Baptismal name would be Edwina Diana to honor her parents…the same very parents (whose relationship caused ire within the dark witch community) that may have spelled Sabrina Spellman’s doom.

Four things happen to start this:

  1. Sabrina is torn between the two worlds.
  2. Miss Wardwell, a sweet but lonely teacher is killed, and her body is possessed by a witch working with the Dark Lord. This witch is both someone that wants to hand Sabrina to the Dark Lord, but she also empowers Sabrina with knowledge that allows her to protect those near and dear to her.
  3. Dorcas, Agatha, and Prudence are three witchy teens that curse Sabrina, so she does not go to the local Academy of Unseen Arts.
  4. Animals…a two headed toad in her shoe, a bat flying through her window, and no familiar spell her doom.

Even with all this swirling around her, it is her human friends that are top of mind.

Harvey, her boyfriend, gives her a gift and tells her that he loves her, and she is soon dancing the mash potato on the stairwell. The idea of leaving him is not ideal. But, when she tells Harvey about her birthday, he scoffs. Saying Half-Witch and about going away to another school he thinks she is breaking it off with her. When he is about to leave in a huff, she casts a spell on him, so he can forget.

Susie, one of her close friends, is being bullied by the football team and the school principal advises that her friend should go to another school, but she comes up with a plan thanks to the new and improved Ms. Wardwell.

With her cousin’s (Ambrose) help, they bewitch the principal with spell to have him inundated by spiders, a creature that he hates. Of course, he goes into shock and does not go to work. This allows Sabrina and her bff, Rosalind, to create a female empowerment club.

Things are looking good as a familiar shows up in her room and she names him Salem. But Salem is much more powerful than we suspected, as the cat can take out possessed scarecrows.

Her questioning of what her future path should be forces her to take her Cousin’s advice to seek out a malum, an apple that can either give her knowledge or not. What she sees would scare any witch to decide to take the path of light.

With her mind made up, she goes home…but when a High Priest by the name of Faustus comes for an unexpected visit…will her decision be taken out of her hands.

All Mortal Flesh Must Die…

It is Sabrina’s big day and she has agreed to be baptized into the Church of Satan. Yet, she decides to spend part of the night with her friends at Rosalind’s Halloween Party. All is well as the danced the night away, that is until the moon was eclipsed and a blood red haze slowly crept across the moon. In a panic, Sabrina runs to the woods with the intention of signing the book of the beast. Yet, as Faustus tells her what she is giving up when she signs the book, Sabrina panics. Then she sees  the specters of her deceased parents and they tell her to run. So, she runs for her life as the branches of the trees try to keep her.

Eventually, she makes it home. But home is not a haven, while her aunt Zelda (Who should not be reckoned with. She kills her sister often when her sister crosses the line.) is incensed with her Niece’s defiant action. But, there is something much, much worse for Sabrina to be worried about. The Devil himself has decided to pay her a visit via using the Principal’s body. He tells her that even though he admires her, he will get her…because her flesh is mortal and all mortal flesh must die.

The Dark Lord v. Sabrina Spellman

Daniel Webster, attorney, who might be able to help Sabrina in her case against the Dark Lord who is suing her for breach of promise. We learn that Faustus and Wardwell are working together to get Sabrina to sign the book. FYI, there is a famous short story called The Devil and Daniel Webster. At first Daniel Webster balks at taking the case, but he eventually relents and represents Sabrina.

We learn that Sabrina’s father signed away Sabrina’s soul in exchange for her Mother. This factoid was kept hidden from Sabrina until the first night of the trial.

But then….we learn…is…a Christian! Baptized in the Holy Mother Church of Greendale witnessed by her Aunt Hilda and Her Mother, Diana Spellman. Done one day prior to the signature that signed over her soul to the Dark lord that was signed by her father and witnessed by Aunt Zelda.

This forces all parties to negotiate.

As a result of the conflict in the contracts, Sabrina got to retain her mortality, but she must attend classes at the Academy of Unseen Arts and attend black mass. As Daniel Webster states that this is like dual citizenship. Sabrina accepts the deal. She also gets some much-needed advice about learning about her adversary to fight for what is hers.

However, Hilda was excommunicated for her participation in the Catholic baptism.

We also learn that Harvey has crossed paths with the Beast, when he got list in the mines as a child.

Pray and face it bravely! Rosalind mentions this as she explains to her friends that in three months’ time she would be blind. She wanted to read as many books as possible, but the books she wants to read a banned. So, Ms. Wardwell created as banned book club.

Regarding Ms. Wardwell, there is a running theme with her. Her intentions are to serve the beast, but she makes these comments that scream she is not a fan of the male dominated world in the mortal world or in the witch world. So that leads me to believe something is up her sleeve. That does not mean that no one should keep an eye on this demoness.

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board…

Just because Sabrina acquiesced to the deal of the trial, especially about going to the worst version of Hogwarts, does not mean that it was going to be easy for her. While Faustus has put her in the most boring classes ever to circumvent any class that would assist her in her plan to beat the beast, she does meet a couple of people that may help her survive the weekend.

  1. Quentin is a little boy apparition that is tethered to the school.
  2. Nick Scratch is a warlock who dated the weird sisters and broke it off with them. He is also well versed in all the classes that Sabrina wants to take. He is also an admirer of Sabrina’s father…and Sabrina herself.

While in the school, the weird sisters decide to haze, aka harrow, Sabrina. The first night did not go well, luckily Salem heard her cries and popped up to sooth her in her time of need. The second night, she suffered in silence as she heard those she loved to suffer, all the while Quentin was near by to tell her to have stiff upper lip or to tell she passed. However, we learn that there are more of Quentin’s kind. Poor children that did not survive the harrowing. So, Sabrina calls her Aunts for help. Hilda gives the children the one thing they want and that is revenge. So, on the last night if the harrowing, as Prudence is about to hang Sabrina for being a half-blood…I mean a half-breed, the children pop up and turn the tables on the Weird Sisters. That was the moment the practice of Harrowing ended.

Sabrina goes hope feeling happy that she helped the children, who will now keep watch over the school and the students. Sabrina is also happy that Nick smuggled out one of her father’s journals from the restricted section of the library. This journal will help Sabrina figure out a puzzle that her father created as part of his thesis. This puzzle was given to Sabrina by Faustus to prove her worthiness to take the conjuring class. She did figure out the puzzle, but unfortunately, she let loose a demon that was in the puzzle.

We also see that Susie’s sick uncle was tormented by whatever he saw in the mines, the same thing that Harvey saw. So, Harvey hears of this and asks to go see Susie’s uncle. Yea, that was not a good thing.

Also, whatever tension there was between Hilda and Zelda was resolved due to the whole Quentin plot and that is good to see as these two sisters have one common goal and that is to keep their niece alive and that can only happen if they are on equal footing.

Dream a Little Dream…

When Sabrina accidentally releases the sleep demon that her father trapped in the puzzle he created, Sabrina and her family are lulled into separate nightmares. All the nightmares show them what they fear the most. For Sabrina, there is a little temptation from Nick and then the fear of Harvey turning on her for being a witch. For Hilda, it is being stuck with her sister. For Zelda, it is losing Hilda forever. Ambrose just wants freedom.

Eventually, Sabrina gets help in the shape of her Civics teacher. Ms. Wardwell. With her and Salem’s help, she comes up with a plan to free everyone and trap Batibat.

The plan works, but once everything has settled down, Sabrina is off to visit Wardwell.

This Isn’t the Goonies…

One Demon down and on to the next one. This time it is Susie’s Uncle, Jesse. He is being possessed by a demon that in its pure form is a devouring worm. When Sabrina hears from her friends that this snake of a Demon is torturing them. So, she devises a plan to save them and that entails looking for his name and a way to get rid of it. Ambrose, Harvey, the Aunts, and Ms. Wardwell help with finding the name and in capturing it via an exorcism. Kudos to sweet Harvey as he overcame his fear of the mines to help his girlfriend, as she looked for a something that would tell her what the demon’s name was.

The kicker is…witches do not perform exorcisms.

That does not stop Sabrina or Hilda or Miss Wardwell from moving forward with the exorcism. Even Zelda pops up and assists. They ultimately succeed. However, Faustus finds out, but Zelda has his number and uses her ability as a midwife to save her family from any further issues with the Dark Church.

But, there is more to this episode as the events have impacted all the major characters in one way or another, including poor Uncle Jesse (Full House?) who was killed by Madewell.

The eye raising bit revolved around Nick who is making it clear that he wants to date Sabrina. He does not even care that she is dating Harvey at the same time. That’s bold.

We also learn that Sabrina is a part of an apocalyptic prophecy, we just do not know the particulars.

Happy Holidays…

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are rolling in and while you and I prepping the turkey, the witches of Greendale are preparing for he Feast of Feasts. Feast of Feasts sacrifices a(n) (un)lucky witch to feed the rest of her coven. This year it is Prudence’s honor to be the Queen of the Feast and she is reveling it. However, poor Sabrina is trying her best to get Prudence to change her mind as she is the Queen’s handmaiden.

There is a fun side story where the students are asked to learn more about their ancestry.

Rosalind finds out that she has the Cunning due to an ancestor crossing a witch. Asa result the women were cursed with blindness, but they also git the Cunning, which allows them to see things that others can’t.

Harvey’s family were originally named the Van Kunkles and they were witch hunters and their actions forced a witch named Freya to sacrifice herself and start the Feast of Feasts. However, Harvey could not hurt a fly, but knowing that Prudence knows what family Harvey belongs to forces her to put a protection spell on her beloved.

Susie learned that her aunt was a brave and courageous woman. Then her Aunt visited her in a dream.

Prudence did learn the truth about her parentage and that is she is the daughter to Faustus and her step mom wanted her six feet under. This forces Faustus to end the Feast, luckily for him a member from the coven was driven made from fasting that she slit her throat and well the feast continued.

Now Prudence’s sisters moved forward with their plot to kill Harvey and his brother.

Voodoo dolls…don’t mess with them.

This whole incident put Sabrina in a contemplative state as she wondered what Zelda would have done if Sabrina was made Queen. Let’s just shelve that thought for the time being.

Was that Ben Button from Riverdale delivering Pizza to Wardwell? Why, yes…it was him and that does connect to Riverdale and maybe the Gargoyle King or is it all a ruse?

You’ve Gone Dark…

Ambrose is right. Why does Sabrina think she get special privileges?

A life for a life is what Sabrina is asking for when she learns that Agatha is the one that planned the mine collapse that killed Tommy, Harvey’s beloved brother. With Wardwell’s book of the dead and the help of Dorcas, Prudence, and Nick they do the darkest of magic to bring Tommy back. She even uses the family Cain plot to resurrect Agatha. However, nothing happens until the end…where Tommy leaves the mines and goes home.

She also learns about Rosalind’s gift of Cunning, yet she has yet to learn about Susie’s Aunt.

Wardwell again states that Sabrina is part of a prophecy, while Faustus sinks his claws into the Spellman clan as he beds Zelda and gives Ambrose hope about his sentence.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished…

Nothing goes according to plan for Sabrina. Tommy is not himself and the town slowly, but surely finds out that Tommy has returned home.

However, this is not the only bit of news that causes Sabrina’s life to spiral. Nope. Agatha is vomiting dirt and gravel. Fearing for their sister’s life and having Ambrose at the Academy, Dorcas, Prudence, Nick, and Ambrose turn to Hilda…who tries to buy the Spellmans a bit of time to figure out how to fix everything. She first needs to confront Sabrina. This is a huge mess and when push comes to shove, Sabrina’s Aunts turn their back on their beloved niece. Why? Well, how else can she learn. Of course, with whatever plan she comes up to save Tommy and her family, there will be repercussions.

This time, she turned to Wardwell with a plan about going to limbo to retrieve the soul of Tommy. She got this plan because Rosalind tells her of a vision and in that vision,  she sees Tommy in a fog, but hears a baby crying. Sabrina figures out that the baby crying points to mortal limbo. So, with Wardwell’s help…she goes to limbo and she does find Tommy, but before they get out, he is eaten by soul eater.

There was an interesting moment when Sabrina comes across her mortal Mother’s soul. She learns that limbo is for the souls of people who were not baptized. She also learns that she was taken from her mother after she was baptized, this could be her aunts and father.

Back to Tommy, knowing that Tommy’s soul is lost and that she must give a body back to the earth, she goes to Harvey. She tells him everything and he does the only thing he can do and that is kill the mound of flesh that was his brother. They also end their relationship.

This whole mess inches her closer to the prophecy that we still do not know of.

We also must see if Sabrina will ever recover from her broken heart.

A Little Wicked…

She signed along the dotted line with the coercion of Wardwell and the fear of losing all those she loved.

Now, Sabrina is the most powerful witch in Greendale and all but one survived thanks to Sabrina’s very difficult decision to sign her life away.

As for the rest of those in this tale of the beast getting what he wanted:

At Baxter High – Roz, Susie and Harvey are lamenting the change in Sabrina. Is she still their Sabrina or is she even coming back?

At the Spellman’s: Hilda has found love with Cerberus, but what is he really? She has also decided to move out because Zelda did the unthinkable and that was to take the first-born daughter of Faustus. She has sworn to raise and protect the child, as Lady Blackwood requested.

At the Church of Night – Faustus is reveling in he what believes is his first-born son, Judas. Also, along for the ride are Ambrose and his love, Lucas.

For Lilith – Well, she believes all her actions will make her the Queen of Hell, but her familiar tells her that the beast is grooming Sabrina to be his Queen and that does not sit well with Lilith.

For Prudence, Nick, Agatha, and Dorcas: Life continues at the Academy…except for one change and that is Sabrina is now a full-time student at the Academy of Unseen Arts.

With a new platinum coif and a wink and a smile, the Sabrina we all know, and love will be back to fight the good fight. Especially with Lilith lurking in the shadows and her family is in the cross-hairs.

Will Lilith get what she wants?

Do you want Harvey and Sabrina to get back together or are you thinking that maybe Nick and Sabrina are a better match?

What will happen to Zelda and Faustus’ baby?

What of Hilda and the guy she has fallen for?

With a new platinum coif and a wink and a smile, the Sabrina we all know, and love will be back to fight the good fight and hopefully, we’ll get answers to these questions and more chilling adventures in season 2.