Sweet Aunt Hilda on 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' is turning dark as we see her secrets unveiled one by one
Expect sweet Aunt Hilda to be darker in season 3 because she has a lot of explaining to do. What is her connection with Diana Spellman besides being her sister-in-law?
As Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) embarked on a darker route on Part 2 of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' there was an underlying hope that Aunt Hilda (Lucy Davis) too would go down the dark path. Unlike her sister Zelda (Miranda Otto), Hilda isn't as much of a devoted witch, because just like Sabrina, Hilda does not concur with all the rules of the Church of the Night. Hence, she was excommunicated in Part 1 and welcomed back in Part 2 because of Zelda's wedding to Father Blackwood (Richard Coyle).
Bubbly, adorable and sweet, the potion expert is arguably Sabrina's favorite aunt. She bakes cakes and cookies for her family and loved ones, she ensures Sabrina takes bath in salt water after her heartbreak, lulls her to sleep, she also does not mind being a notorious witch, if not evil and aid Sabrina in breaking rules. In Part 2, which premiered on April 5, her character scaled brand new heights as she taught Zelda's hater Shirley Jackson a lesson by poisoning her and managed to rescue Ambrose as he was held prisoner by the weird sisters. Added to that she even got rid of the Councilman who got "handsy" with her.
Thoroughly nurturing, loving and cute, fans have come to the conclusion that crossing Hilda isn't a good idea. Constance Blackwood's spirit would tell you that too.
With Part 2, Hilda is knee-deep in the shallows of darkness and in the coming season, the healer of a witch will reveal more of her darker side. Her dark side can be slowly seen as she peels her mystery one secret at a time.
Remember how it was only Hilda who knew and affirmed that Sabrina Spellman could be Lucifer's daughter? She was also the one who admitted that she attended Sabrina's Catholic baptism with Diana Spellman. Hilda basically is the one who knows the most about Edward Spellman and Diana's relationship.
After the one-off special episode aired last December titled 'A Midwinter's Tale,' fans pointed out that something is up between Hilda and Diana.
"I noticed something interesting," said a Reddit user. "Every time Aunt Hilda would appear, Diana would disappear. The first time it happened was when the Yule Log went out and Aunt Hilda was going to warn Sabrina. They make eye-contact and Diana just disappeared. I just took it as either Aunt Hilda scaring her away or that the girls' just broke concentration. Later Diana appears out of nowhere to prevent baby Leticia from being taken by Gryla. When Aunt Hilda tries to thank her, she disappears again. Did I miss something in previous episodes on why they hate each other, or am I digging too much into this?" the Redditor asked.
Few users said that the bitterness was between Zelda and Diana, but not Diana and Hilda. Others opined that Diana in Part 1 and the special episode was actually Madam Satan and because Hilda knew Diana, Madam Satan immediately disappeared to avoid getting recognized.
This argument only leads to another question - what is Aunt Hilda actually hiding? Her cheerful demeanor could have underlining darkness, and just like how Madam Satan peeled off her face in part 1, disclosing that she is Lilith, Aunt Hilda may do that too, but in her own sweet time.