Darker Part 2 of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' has the mood going for more wicked magic and unending binge
Season two is all about the path down the darker route as Sabrina Spellman signed her name in the Book of the Beast
What's good and evil anyway when everything thrives on evil?
Things were not going to be the same after Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) signed her name in the book of the beast, while the conflict between what's good and evil pretty much was dead in season one. Now season two is all about the path down the darker route and we are not complaining. After watching five episodes of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' part 2, we believe it does more justice to the title than season 1.
Sabrina's newfound darker powers keep her away from her mortal friends, but that is only for the better, if not for the good. Things start heating up with the suave handsome warlock, Nicholas Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood) and Harvey is doing just fine. The love triangle that fans feared isn't so bad after all because this time, the show is so much about the bigger picture.
Like mentioned earlier, Sabrina's half-mortal, half-witch identity is long dead and gone, and her silver bob and dark lipstick also does the talking. The bigger picture boils down to the purpose of every witches, warlocks, cunnings, and mortals as they navigate their destiny based on the choices they are given.
It may look like there's freedom in those choices but there isn't. The best example is that of a new character we meet — Susie Putnam. Now before you quip and point out that we met Susie in season one, let's just get assured that we will meet Susie anew. If Susie, being the awesome non-binary best friend of Sabrina had won your heart in the first installation, then part 2 will pretty much make Susie more lovable and relatable.
The presence of the Dark Lord looms heavy to the point that fear almost vanishes. But however, the chilling factors remain, because of the consequences of those choices.
To answer all these questions is a familiar Tarot card reader who appears and shares insights on what could have happened in the gloomy rainy town of Greendale had the characters made a certain choice.
Preying on our fears is the enigmatic character Madam Satan aka Miss Wardwell aka Lilith. Now the principal of Baxter High, the stunning Madam Satan plays with the characters' follies, especially Sabrina's as she wants her downfall.
Despite being the villain, it is quite hard to dislike her. In season one, we couldn't and in season two, we need to try harder. Because Madam Satan has possessed Miss Wardwell's body, Miss Wardwell's longtime boyfriend, Adam, returns to Greendale and is smitten by Madam Satan. Even the Dark Lord constantly visits Madam Satan and because of the underlying irony to the will of the Dark Lord, it is hard to understand the convoluted darkness.
Treading on this dark route alongside the protagonist, we do have a lot of confused moments, but the endearing characters including Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda, Ambrose keeps the mood going.
Father Blackwood, let's say, is even more of an evil personification than fathomed, and in constant war with the "half-breed."
His repulsive ideas make the path of the night nothing progressive, but as the magical show fought a lot of real-world issues in part one, part two continues the fight with magnified rigor. It's all about the bigger picture.
Bye patriarchy, goodbye homophobia. Welcome the witching hour!