Happy Halloween!!! I want to take a moment to thank Lisa. She is a great editor and writer. She has given me so much support. It was a creative bucket list item review a show with her. Thank you.
This is the final episode of the season and has the tone and feel of the nadir. This episode is extremely polished and feels a lot like a well-done network season finale. The shots are well framed, there is good creepy vibe, and we develop a visceral sense of every character’s inner struggle with each shot. This is the work of a deliberate pro: Rob Seidenglanz. It’s actually difficult to see a brilliant show that he hasn’t worked on. My favorite shot is where Sabrina’s friends finally ask her if she is a witch. The camera work makes you feel for Sabrina as she is confronted with her true self and she feels unmoored.
Once she’s confronted, it brings us to the question: how free is our will? I have talked about evil A LOT in my reviews. I have met evil men who committed terrible acts who will NEVER see justice and I know why they did what they did (see previous reviews and retweet them). Why is Sabrina so close to the edge? The same reason the men I met did what they did: she thinks she knows better and because she can. When I deal with sanctimonious people on social media, I get nervous because they have the arrogance, but I don’t know if they really have the means. Luckily, most are just lonely and online. The scary combination that should keep everyone up at night is what these totally self-certain people will do if they feel justified. You can imagine them shrugging off the collateral damage that they cause in their decisions for expediency.
Back to the review, Sabrina is faced with the oncoming of the resurrected witches who will destroy the town with the help of a headless horseman or some such. Who is summoning all these demons? Ms Wardwell!!! It all looks terrible for the town. Sabrina and the fam decide to protect the town, but Ms Wardwell manages to isolate Sabrina. Once she’s alone, Sabrina’s convinced without a lot of struggle that she alone can solve everything! This plays to Sabrina’s vanity so perfectly that she signs Satan’s book and kicks a lot of ass, but at the cost of her soul. That is where the corruption concludes. We see Sabrina walking with with the sisters and she gives a lusty wink to Nick.
Side note: Aunt Z steals a baby and Ms Wardwell is Adam’s first wife Lilith.
SIDE SIDE NOTE IN RE LILITH: If you’re going through a divorce or know someone who is take solace because even the original Adam got divorced. Eve was Adam’s second wife after Lilith refused to subordinate herself to him and split. Therefore, we are ALL children of divorce.
This show had so many complex characters…and Harvey. I guess not everyone is supposed to be interesting. Shipka brought this character to life with so many flaws, but with so much courage. I like that Sabrina was flawed and corruptible. It made it a human story. The show gave a lot of opportunities to some new director and that is great in and of itself.