'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Part 4: Fans call out Netflix show's final season for 'dig at Habrina' shippers

A scene from the final scene has fans divided with many calling out the show for its treatment of Sabrina and Harvey's relationship


                            'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Part 4: Fans call out Netflix show's final season for 'dig at Habrina' shippers
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Spoilers for 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Part 4

Let's be honest -- the main reason we were so excited for Netflix's reboot of 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' was because of how excellent the original series was and because many of us could not wait to see what the 21st-century versions of Sabrina Spellman (played by Melissa Joan Hart then, Kiernan Shipka now) and Harvey Kinkle (played by Nate Richert then, Ross Lynch now) would look like. As expected, #Habrina made our hearts flutter in Part 1 of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'. However, Nicholas Scratch -- introduced to the Netflix series and played by Gavin Leatherwood -- quickly stole many of our hearts, and Sabrina's and some of us jumped ship.

That did not mean that 'Habrina' shippers ceased to exist. As 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' continued over four parts, Sabrina and Harvey grew more distant with Harvey disliking her witch side, and going on to date their mutual friend, Rosalind Walker (Jaz Sinclair). 

However, the final season did have one surprise left for Habrina shippers. In an episode set in an alternate universe where Sabrina Morningstar ("the other Sabrina") is sent to, Sabrina is actually a character on a TV series, and in this world, Harvey and Sabrina are dating. Harvey even says, "We're #Habrina. We're always dating. It's canon."

Some fans liked this alternate universe setting which may have felt like a final gift before the show ended for good, however, others felt that the Netflix show helmed by 'Riverdale' showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, was taking a dig at Habrina shippers. This may have especially hit hard since Sabrina ends up with Nick in the afterlife at the end of the series -- a wholly questionable plotline that somehow glorifies teenage suicide for love. 

One fan wrote in praise of the Habrina scene, "I don't even care if this is fan service I'm losing my mind at Harvey saying him and Sabrina are always dating its canon AND #HABRINA I'll give you this one for stealing our exact sentiments @ Roberto, and for playing their score from P1." However, another fan tweeted, "If this is a dig at #Habrina nation, fuck them because the only reason it doesn't exist anymore is because of the LOUD and wet Nabrina shippers from the beginning and because writers don't know how to separate real life relationships from shows. #Sabrina #CAOS."



 



 

More fans shared the latter sentiment, with one writing, "what was the point of habrina still having feelings? harvey not being able to save roz as he still loved sabrina. sabrina saying nick wasn't the right one. nick always bringing up her going back to harvey. nick cheating on & betraying sabrina. just for nabrina to end up together?" Another tweeted, "[...] Sabrina and Harvey should have gotten back together because I don’t think the Aphrodite spell was even mentioned in part 4. like they confirmed habrina endgame with that but then gave us nabrina afterlife endgame instead like what." But we can always go back to 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch', where, Sabrina and Harvey were in an on-and-off relationship, but nevertheless ended up together as they rode off into the sunset. One fan remembered this and tweeted, "going to watch sabrina the teenage with after caos to enjoy my habrina endgame."



 



 

 



 

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Part 4 is now streaming on Netflix.

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