'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina': Quentin ignites Sabrina's desire to win against the Weird Sisters
Quentin plays an important role in addressing the issues of bullying in Netflix's 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina', so no wonder the hashtag #JusticeForQuentin is still trending.
Netflix's 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' has pretty much mind blown the general audience with a spectacular cast starting right from Kiernan Shipka's conflicted Sabrina to Tati Gabrielle's mean girl vibe to Miranda Otto's strict demeanor and Lachlan Watson's non-binary representation. As each character addresses prevailing issues of the current world in some way or the other, it will not be fair to leave out the name of Liam Hughes' character Quentin, who plays a massive role in addressing one of the major vices of the witching world as well as the mortal world- bullying.
When Sabrina starts classes at the Academy of Unseen Arts, the Weird Sisters makes it clear that her half-mortal, half-witch identity is not welcomed at the school exclusively for the witches and warlocks. The trio put Sabrina to test with a tradition called harrowing. In an exclusive interview with Meaww, Tati Gabrielle, who plays Prudence, the leader of the Weird Sisters, explains that harrowing is "some kind of hazing. An induction into the society, testing the resilience of a witch and how devoted she is to the coven." The star of 'The 100' also adds that the three Weird Sisters also went through harrowing.
With Sabrina's entry into the Academy of the Unseen Arts, we meet a small kid named Quentin, who Sabrina believes is another student in the school. (On a side note, I was smitten by Quentin that I even nicknamed him Cute-tin). Back to the story, Quentin guides and guards Sabrina and even warns her not to show any signs of fear. While Sabrina is clueless to what the kid is talking about, that same night the Weird Sisters kidnap her and take her to the witches cell where the past Greendale witches experienced horror and torment. In other words, a haunted cell. Sabrina passed this "initiation," because her familiar, Salem, comes to her rescue. However, the next harrowing comes as Sabrina is left all alone in the woods facing the hanging tree where the Greendale 13 witches hung themselves. This one was tough for the half-witch as imitated voices of her loved ones echoed in the wind and Salem was banned from coming.
But early in the morning, as the haunting subsides, Quentin comes to Sabrina and tells her that no forces in the woods can hurt him anymore because he is already dead; he is a victim of harrowing. He leads her to the graveyard where several other children, like himself, died of harrowing. Sabrina is determined to stop this form of disturbing torture as she realizes that the three Weird Sisters were actually trying to kill her. Her voracious determination to render justice to Quentin and other harrowed children lead the teenage witch do the impossible.
In various attempts, the half-witch is given excuses for this abuse as Father Blackwood justifies "Good harrowing forages the weak." Sabrina turns to her aunts, Zelda and Hilda and Hilda empathetically come up with the reasoning that the dead harrowed kids long for revenge as they are bound to the Academy because they died there. So Sabrina strikes a plan to make the Weird Sisters realize that Greendale 13 witches and all those who died in the hands of mortals would not want witches to kill other witches. When Sabrina is asked to hang from the tree, the harrowed ghost kids appear, led by Quentin chanting "Light as a feather, stiff as a board," making the Weird Sisters take Sabrina's place. As the sisters panic, Sabrina calls for the harrowing to end and the trio oblige.
Following that, we rarely see Quentin again, but he's a powerful force that triggers Sabrina's powers to change the vices of the witching world, and that is only the beginning. Thinking about Quentin now, he deserved better and so did the other harrowed kids. No wonder the hashtag #JusticeForQuentin is still prevailing.