Easter eggs you may have missed in 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Part 2
Archie Comics were everywhere and Sabrina's death and resurrection had an eerie connection with 'Riverdale'
'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Part 2 has come and gone, but the "chilling" factor lingers as we can't wait for Part 3 and 4 where Sabrina Spellman and her powerful mortal friends decide to plunge into hell to get Sabrina's warlock boyfriend back.
As we anticipate what hell has in store, a quick rewind to help in tracing some mindblowing Easter eggs.
Granted the showrunners for both the teen shows, 'Riverdale' and 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' (CAOS), is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the question of a crossover has been there since the very inception. Part 1 of the series itself had several 'Riverdale' mentions as well as popping up of known characters from the other side of Sweet Water River. The neighboring towns of Riverdale and Greendale have strange things happening and episode 1 of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2' wasted no time to tease that a crossover may be on the cards.
When Sabrina is chased by three demons in the very beginning, the demons answer to Sabrina's and Nick's query saying the "the half-witch must not ascend." In 'Riverdale,' "the town of Archie Andrews and his gang is currently plagued by a game called 'Gryphons and Gargoyles,' where the premise is all about "ascension." Jughead Jones and Betty Cooper are investigating the game and "ascend," seems to be a call out word for dying as so many characters take to suicide in order to "ascend." In Part 2 of 'CAOS' Sabrina too had to die an come back to life to "ascend" as the "Herald of Hell." Pretty creepy.
Oscar Wilde has been an inspiration
Dorian Gray owns a bar named Gray Room where Nick is often seen downing his sorrows. The reason why the character sounds familiar is because he is the protagonist in Oscar Wilde's novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray.' Kudos if you spotted his portrait because it came in handy when the bad guys needed to be trapped and Ambrose Spellman needed to be hidden.
Another Oscar Wilde inspiration dawned when Salome was introduced by Father Blackwood in his Top Boy meeting celebration. Said to be the daughter of Herodias, to have danced for King Herod, Oscar Wilde featured Salome and the dance in his tragic play titled 'Salome,' in which he names her dance, the 'Dance of the Seven Veils.'
In the Bible, she is identified as the girl who presents John the Baptist's head on a platter to her mother and in the series, we saw her present Nick with a fake Sabrina's head on a platter.
The new season kept reminding us it's the Archiverse
Yes, we get it, Archie Comics is important even in the dark version. Details of several scenes were filled with Archie Comics. Remember when Sabrina almost steals a pack of gum as the Dark Lord ordered? She walks past an issue of 'Archie's Mad House' and 'Afterlife With Archie.' During play rehearsals at the Academy of Unseen Arts, Sabrina's Archie Thermos can be spotted. In the second episode when Sabrina runs into Harvey at Doctor Cerebus', he has Archie Comics in his hands.
Lucifer reveals what can kill him
When the attack to tackle Lucifer fails, he says only the Spear of Longinus can kill him. The Spear of Longinus is mentioned in the Book of John and is also known as the Holy Lance. It is said to be the spear that was used to stab Jesus as he hung on the cross.