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?

What You Missed…

A lot happened today that had everyone abuzz…

From Margaret Atwood announcing a sequel to The Handmaiden’s Tale to Archie Andrews becoming a fugitive on Riverdale, it indeed was a busy day.

Casting News: 

We have our Dracula. Claes Bang has been picked to portray the morally complex anti-hero in the upcoming Netflix/BBC three part limited series that is being helmed by Sherlock’s Steven Moffat. BBC

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is adding to their cast. McKenna Grace will play a pre-teen Sabrina in the upcoming holiday special. She will ask Santa from something special.

The following are listed as recurring and will be in the next season of the popular series:

  1. Alexis Denisof will play our favorite character’s boyfriend. That’s right, Mary Wardwell has a fiancee named Adam Masters and he will be coming back from working with Physicians Without Frontiers. It will be interesting to see how he deals with Mary who is technically dead and whose body is possessed by Lilith.
  2. Jedidiah Goodacre will play a Warlock by the name of Dorian Gray?!? He is the owner of Dorian’s Gray Room, an exclusive nightclub. He is an enigmatic gentleman of an indeterminate age and is very good at keeping secrets, especially his own — a cursed portrait he hides from prying eyes. Deadline

Netflix’s version of Lord of the Flies,  aka The Society, has cast some familiar faces. The show follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive.

The cast includes Legion’s Rachel Keller. She will play Cassandra, who is popular and the most impressive amongst her peers, and they all know it. A natural leader, she is the longtime rival of Harry. If she has one person she loves most in the world, it’s her sister, Allie, who will be portrayed by Kathryn Newton. The rest of the cast includes:

  • Gideon Adlon – Becca, a mature, tough and adventurous, yet always on the outside looking in. She’s the daughter of a single, alcoholic mother and in order to keep the rest of the world at bay, she hides behind her camera, viewing the world with a reporter’s eye.
  • Jacques Colimon – Will, a foster kid and a true orphan. He’s an outsider in West Ham who finds his natural social disadvantages disappearing in New Ham.
  • Olivia DeJonge – Elle, a dancer who is brittle from living in the obsessive, cruel world of dance. Her fear and uncertainty in this new world leaves her susceptible and vulnerable to those who don’t have her best interest in mind. She will struggle to find her own self in this dangerous frontier. Whether she finds salvation or, like those to whom evil is done, comes to do evil in return, only time will tell.
  • Alex Fitzalan – Harry is the epitome of privilege. He’s handsome, wealthy, ambitious and, in almost every other way, entirely unremarkable. Harry finds himself the leader of the roughly half of the population that would choose to recreate, in the New World, an exact replica of the world they left behind.
  • Kristine Froseth – Kelly, the Queen Bee of West Ham. She’s smart and has a firm moral compass. But now that the rules have been rewritten, she may well take the opportunity to rewrite herself as well. In doing so, she finds herself torn between the old high school hierarchy and the new world order.
  • Jose Julian – Gordie, a smart and grounded whiz kid that proves to be indispensable in the new world. He secretly pines for Cassandra. When he learns about her health issues, he vows to teach himself basic medicine so he’s prepared should crisis strike.
  • Natasha Liu Bordizzo – Helena. All of her certainty – about her boyfriend Luke, about God – masks her deep-seated uncertainty. More confident in Luke’s ability to lead the town than Luke himself, Helena finds herself stepping into that role in the face of conflict.
  • Alex MacNicoll –  Luke is the high school quarterback and is built like one. His girlfriend pushes him to be a leader, but he’s much more content with being a supporter.
  • Jack Mulhern – Grizz is a jock with a poetic side. Incredibly smart, he becomes important to the power struggles and game of survival in the new world.
  • Salena Qureshi – Bean
  • Grace Victoria Cox – Lexie is quirky and slightly unpredictable. Lexie comes into her own in the political arena of New Ham.
  • Sean Berdy – Sam is sweet, sensitive, and funny. Born deaf, he is painfully aware of the unfair vicissitudes of fate.
  • Toby Wallace – Campbell is a sociopath, insecure and angry at the attention his brother’s “difference” has stolen from him. Netflix

In Development: 

The CW continues with their superheroes, but Super Clean is different. Written by Rothchild, Super Clean explores the superhero genre from the human side. Becky Masters, an uber-organized and brilliant human, and her ragtag team of non-powered cohorts navigate the danger and drama of “cleaning up” after superheroes and villains, all while Becky works to prove her superhero boyfriend is innocent of a dastardly crime. Deadline

Empty Out Your Pockets: 

Game of Thrones fans, prepare your credit card for the only way you can see a special reunion special that was hosted by Conan O’Brien. The special was shot earlier this year in Northern Ireland, will only be seen in the complete Seasons 1-8 DVD GoT box set to hit shelves sometime in 2019. es launching in April will feature six supersized episodes, including a battle scene producers said took 55 days to shoot in three different locations.

I’m a fan, but I pay extra to have access to have HBO. To pay extra to have DVDs is asking a lot. Smh.

Kid at Heart:

Han looks and sounds like Han! Love it!

Elseworlds:

Part 1 – Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up and realize they have swapped bodies with each other. In attempting to get to the bottom of it, they try to enlist the aid of Team Flash, but nobody’s buying their story. They go to Earth-38 to get help from Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and it is here that they meet Kara’s cousin Clark, as well as Lois Lane. LaMonica Garrett will also guest star as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directs the episode, which is written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.

Part 2 – Barry and Oliver are still stuck in each other’s bodies, but a lead on what’s really going on will bring them to Gotham, with Supergirl in tow. It is there that they will meet Kate “Batwoman” Kane, and will welcome Ruby Rose to the Arrowverse. Not only will we get Batwoman in the episode, we’ll get another Gotham landmark as well — Kane’s information will lead the trio to Arkham Asylum. Jeremy Davies will guest star as John Deegan, a change-up from Davies’ somewhat-Arrowverse-adjacent role of Ritchie Simpson on Constantine. James Bamford directed the episode, which was written by Marc Guggenheim.

Part 3 – Supergirl, Superman, Green Arrow, and the Flash will all “engage in the battle of their lives”! Jesse Warn directed the episode, with a story by Marc Guggenheim and a teleplay by Derek Simon and Robert Rovner. Syfy Wire

Renewals/Cancellations:

AMC has renewed Preacher for a 4th season, which will start production in January in Australia.

Rumors:

Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whitaker will leave Doctor Who after the 2019 season. Does this mean that Jodie Whitaker will truly be the final Doctor Who as she is the 13th Doctor.

In regards to the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, the sequel be published in September. The book will be titled The Testaments and takes place 15 years after the final scene The Handmaid’s Tale.

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. 

What You Missed…

In Memoriam: Stan Lee was a man who believed that if you were able to entertain people, than you were doing a good thing. He excelled at entertaining. He helped make comic books fun, with characters like Spider-Man. He helped evolve the comic book industry and helped evolve the entertainment industry overall. His smiling countenance and New York accent will be missed every time we see a new Marvel movie.

Excelsior! Stan Lee Excelsior! You will be dearly missed.

Syfy Wire listed Stan Lee’s 10 greatest creations.

Deadline created a montage of all of Stan Lee’s cameos.

On a brighter note, we learned that we will be getting a Christmas episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which is on Netflix.

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As we approach the holidays, The CW will be closing up shop for some of their shows, that means we will have to wait a bit to see the second half of the season for some of our favorite shows. Here are the dates to mark on your calendar:

01.15.19 – The Flash returns and Roswell, NM will premiere

01.16.19 – Riverdale returns

01.17.2019 – Supernatural returns

01.20.2019 – Supergirl and Charmed return

01.21.2019- Arrow and Black Lightning return

01.24.2019 – Legacies return

In regards to In the Dark, this show will slip into the Legacies slot, once Legacies ends its 16 episode run. No word yet for iZombie and The 100. EW

In Production:

The Library of the Dead will be adapted for TV. Read the following synopsis for the first book in the series by Glenn Cooper. Assigned to the high-profile “Doomsday” serial killer case, FBI agent Will Piper is hitting dead-end after dead end. The victims seem to have nothing in common: age, background, or even the way they die. All that connects them is a postcard each received in the mail announcing his or her date of death—all sent from Las Vegas, where a brilliant computer scientist leads a double life. Just when agent Piper finds a credible lead, he’s removed from the case. Continuing the investigation on his own, he must outwit a ruthless team of covert operatives from Area 51 protecting the government’s greatest secret. From a medieval monastery to a cutting-edge government laboratory, Library of the Dead delivers a richly detailed, thought-provoking exploration of fate, predestination, and the choices we make in life. Variety

Casting News: 

Hannah James has been cast as Nia Nal, older sister to Maeve and Scandalalum on Supergirl. Kate Burton will play Isabel, mother to Nia. Deadline

Kevin Durand has been cast to play Jason Woodrue, a brilliant but abrasive scientist who is also known as the super-villain called Floronic Man in DC’s Swamp Thing. Syfy

Movie News: 

I never gush over kids movies, but the following trailer made me want to get a Pikachu:

What You Missed…

The devastating fires in California have impacted thousands of people and we are praying for their safety, but the fire has also impacted the entertainment industry. It has destroyed the Western Town set for Westworld,  the Bachelor(ette) House was in flames, and the set of Drunk History had to evacuate due to the fire. Our thoughts are with everyone.

We finally have a name for the Disney streaming service and it is called…drum roll please…Disney+ Variety

What made the announcement even more exciting was the announcement of their programming.

For people who consider Rogue One one of the best Star Wars movies, I rank it right behind behind Empire Strikes Back, than you will be happy to hear that one of the new show that will be streaming on Disney+ is based on Cassian Andor’s life as a rebel spy prior to the events of Rogue One.

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We learned in October that we would be getting a show from Jon Favreau that would focus on a certain Bounty Hunter, The Mandalorian. Because of this new show, Industrial Light & Magic created  a new division, ILM TV, that will manage the special effects for these shows.

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Disney+ is giving the masses what they want and that includes a show that focuses on Loki, the god of Mischief. Tom Hiddleston will reprise the role that made him famous. Now, everyone is questioning where in the MCU this show fits, but this is not the only Marvel based series in the works. Back in October, we learned that there would be a limited series that would revolve around Bucky Barnes and Falcon. As we know that Cap’s time in the MCU is coming to an end in Avengers 4, it stands to reason that this show will take place after the events in Avengers 4. In September, we heard that their would be a Scarlet Witch show, but neither Disney nor Marvel confirmed that the show would be in the first wave of programming.

While we are talking about premium streaming services, CBS All Access is in talks to create a new Star Trek Spin-off that would focus on Michelle Yeoh’s popular character, Georgiou. If you were at New York Comic-Con, than you would have seen the actress gush about playing her character. Syfy

The CW has given Charmed nine additional episodes, which is the only freshman show to receive a full-season order. Legacies also received more episodes, but it is clocking in at 16 episodes. TVGuide

Casting News:

Legion‘s Jean Smart has joined the cast of HBO’s Watchmen. Her character’s name and description were not released. This is the case for Tell Me a Story‘s James Wolk, who has also joined the much anticipated adaption. Does this mean that we will not get a season 2 of Tell Me a Story? TVLine

I know that this is not a show that falls in line with the items I typically cover, but I love the Bourne movies. So, now that USA’s Treadstone is casting, I’m getting excited for the show. The show will be an origin story for the CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone – a covert program that uses behavior-modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions. Deadline

Jeremy Irvive has been cast as J. Randolph Bentley, a spy dispatched by the CIA to eliminate a key target, but ends up embroiled in an international conspiracy. Brian Smith has been cast to play Doug McKenna, an all-American oil-rig worker whose life changes after he discovers long buried truths about himself. Deadline

The Silver Screen:

Movie-wise, John Boyega and Letitia Wright have signed on to star in the romantic sci-fi movie, Hold Back the Stars. Written by Katie Khan, the story is about Carys and Max who are trapped in a void and only have ninety minutes of oxygen left to live. Why are they in this situation? After a freak accident, Carys and Max are left adrift in space with nothing to hold onto but each other. As they fall, they can’t help but look back at the world they left behind. A world whose rules they couldn’t submit to, a place where they never really belonged; a home they’re determined to get back to because they’ve come too far to lose each other now. While their air ticks dangerously low, one is offered the chance of salvation—but who will take it? THR

Offbeat news: 

In the most interesting news of the week, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Neflix are being sued by the Satanic Temple for using a likeness of their statue of Bahomet.

Yes, someone did respond to a tweet from the leader of this religion that the likeness that was used on the show is actually represented in the comic books. This will be interesting as religion iconography can be copyrighted.

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.