“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” viewers are conscious that on Netflix, Season 4 marks the end.
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa reported that Part 4 had to act as the unofficial series finale for the Spellman witch, her coven and her friends when the cancellation was revealed in July.
Although it’s true that through Aguirre-comic Sacasa’s book series you can follow Sabrina’s adventures, the current season’s story arc left plenty of room for the imagination of how to wriggle the main character out of her final call to the curtain – just in case. If the series continues, here are some suggestions about who will have to be in it all.
[Spoiler Alert: This article has spoilers for Sabrina’s The Chilling Adventures, Part 4]
The dead are Sabrina Spellman and Sabrina Morningstar.
Kiernan Shipka warned that fans would be angry and disappointed about CAOS’s final season, and she was right.
In a world where witches never really die, the two Sabrinas met their demise. Sabrina Spellman from Greendale and Sabrina Morningstar from Hell gave their lives to restore the confusion and their own paradox of time created by the Eldritch forces.
Yeah, the girls are buried in graveyards on the property of the Spellmans, but did that really make the two Sabrinas feel final? And for the heartbroken Nick Scratch, who followed his girlfriend into the afterlife, did it feel final? Hey, nope.
Well, look at the moment. Midnight is here.
The Hour of Witching.
Enough time for another story… CAOS #. With #PartFour. #NetflixSabrina. pic.twitter.com/KxHnZayRAK- RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) December 31, 2020 ‘Riverdale’ Could ‘Use a Witch’ Says ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Star Kiernan Shipka
Who is the Man of the Trinket?
When you needed him, Trinket Man was still there, and had an interesting stash of magical objects. To believe that he has an item that can restore Sabrina 1 and 2, pass to the “sweet beyond” or even restart time would not be irrational.
Who is he, however? A deity? A god? Deadly? Heavenly? A H.P. edition. Huh? Lovecraft? We will never find out, but something tells us that if Season 5 had taken place, he would have reappeared and given a solution.
Towards the end of season 4, the witch Marie turned out to be a form of Baron Samedi, the Haitian loa.
Traditionally, this cylinder-wearing deity watches over death, resurrection and healing. Had CAOS continued, Aunt Zelda might have found a way to forgive the old god and asked him for a favor to resurrect her dead niece.
As Marie, Baron Samedi was interested in the success of the witches and was willing to work closely with Ros, Prudence and the rest of the coven.
There is an established connection that would have made it easy to grant a boon.
Some fans have mentioned the Cain Pit as a possible way to bring Sabrina back, but this method is questionable considering the witches’ relationship with Hell and the Dark Lord.
They cut ties and turned to Hekate, but who knows what Lilith could have negotiated for one or both Sabrinas if the girls had been buried in the family’s Cain pit?
2 brinas 2 days pic.twitter.com/qEcyvAdk2Y- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (@sabrinanetflix) December 29, 2020Hekate/Hecate
The ruling goddess of the coven is explained as ruling over witchcraft, interbreeding, birth/fertility, and the moon, but what about death? She too is associated with death, darkness, rebirth and resurrection and is older than the Olympian gods.
In the last episode of CAOS, Zelda made a comment about Hekate’s statue and asked why she didn’t save Sabrina from death. Perhaps season 5 would have answered that question and begun the long, magical process of bringing Sabrina back from the other side.
Those closing scenes in the finale probably made a lot of fans cry, but part of the fandom should know that if the series continued, Greendale would eventually welcome its teenage witch back to the land of the living.