Sabrina Has a New Part-Time Job in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Part 3, Episode 2 — Recap
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is known for its dark themes and high risks, and Episode 2 delivers on both of those fronts. After Sabrina’s trip to hell, she’s trying to make life go back to normal, starting with things at Baxter High. However, her new duties are not letting that happen. SPOILERS through Episode 2 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ahead.
Sabrina’s a part of the family business now
In the last episode, Sabrina stepped into the Queen of Hell role, so that Caliban wouldn’t take over. He has some sinister plans to turn the mortal realm into the 10th layer of Hell, and that won’t fly for Sabrina, who has half her life on Earth. However, her opponents are still very against her ruling, since she is half-mortal, so she has to prove herself. This is where the soul-snatching comes in.
Part of Satan’s job was to take the souls of those who made a deal with the devil, once their time on Earth was up. Now that Lucifer is trapped in Nick’s body and Sabrina is Queen of Hell, she has to do that duty. She, of course, is having a hard to with this, since she doesn’t want to condemn anyone to Hell. This gives Caliban and her hecklers a leg up in their quest to throw her out of power. Sabrina finds a little more luck with her second victim: the ice cream man. He’s actually pretty evil himself; she just has to find the little girl he’s keeping hostage.
There are Buffy vibes when Sabrina and Roz become Hell-raising cheerleaders. There really must be something about living near Hell that urges you to cheer. It also gives off some hints of Riverdale. That’s not all that weird considering they’re in the same universe.
Prudence and Ambrose find an interesting development in Scotland
Prudence is ready to kill her father. After she and Ambrose went to Mambo Marie and found a way to see through his glamors, they found he was in Scotland at Loch Ness. They find him in a disheveled state, summoning an aquatic being. But he hasn’t changed one bit, as he’s also about to sacrifice the twins.
Ambrose and Prudence aren’t a couple that you might have been rooting for since the beginning. Prudence was a little rough around the edges at first, and Ambrose had his sights set on someone else. But the way their relationship has progressed comes across as really genuine, and they’re well-suited for each other.
They’re also both pretty in tune with the universe because they come back to the Spellman house at the perfect time. Right when Zelda and Hilda find out Sabrina brought Nick — and the Dark Lord — back from Hell, wondering what to do, Ambrose and Prudence drop off Father Blackwood’s body. Ripe for the taking.
Hell is going to get a makeover
Satan is devouring Nick’s essence, physically switching between the two. So it’s a good thing Blackwood’s brought in when he is. Blackwood doesn’t reveal what the aquatic being in Scotland gave him, but he and Satan both mention that the Old Ones are coming back. Obviously, that’s ominous, but only time will tell how these Old Ones plan to run amock.
Meanwhile, Sabrina is coming into her birthright as Queen of Hell. She put up a fuss, as one would, when told they’re supposed to rule over Hell. However, Sabrina’s using her powers more and more, even on mortals, and asserting her dominance over her haters in Hell. She’s also calling for the Reformation of Hell, hoping to make it a little less cut-throat especially so innocent children don’t have to die. And she’ll speak to whomever she wants, however she pleases because she’s their sovereign. Respect.
Everything is alright for a night. Nick is back in Sabrina’s arms, the twins are safe, and Blackwood is housing Satan now. However, as Blackwood tells Lucifer, “The Old Ones are returning to reclaim the Earth.” And even though he said they’re not the threat he’s most fearful of, doesn’t mean they’re not a threat at all.