Miss Wardwell can come to the phone right now because she is resurrected in Part 2 of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina', but what's next?
Madam Satan has been a fan-favorite character mainly because no one can make up their minds whether to like or dislike her, but now that Miss Wardwell is back as her true self, what can we expect from her character?
From the time she was alive to the time she died, and then to the time she was possessed and the time she was resurrected, Miss Wardwell has been the villain fans absolutely adore. Not exactly a good character, Miss Wardwell isn't that bad as well, you just cannot confine her into black and white. Played by Doctor Who's Michelle Gomez, the transformation and fluctuations of her character have been splendid, confusing us whether to like her or abhor her.
The bottom line now is that we don't need to decide. Here's why.
We first met Miss Wardwell in the pilot episode itself, where she is this meek and quirky history teacher, who is Sabrina Spellman's (Kiernan Shipka) "favorite teacher" and we know exactly why.
She rescues a forlorn and lost woman when she chances upon her on the night of Halloween. Little does the history teacher know that the girl she rescued is actually a witch. In fact, now that we know, she is not just an ordinary witch, she is Lilith, first wife of Adam and Satan's mistress.
Even before we anticipate the danger Miss Wardwell is in, she becomes a comforting host serving Lilith a soothing cup of tea, when all of a sudden she is attacked and killed with a scissor directed at her neck, leaving her oozing blood and dead on the floor.
The old Miss Wardwell can't come to the phone, why? because she's dead.
Lilith then possesses her body and transforms her into a rather stunning and sultry woman, boasting loose curls and high heels instead of a bun and extra large knit sweaters. Manipulating Sabrina into fulfilling the Dark Lord's prophecy in the hopes that Satan would soon make her the Queen of Hell and Sabrina would take her role as Satan's messenger on earth, she uses all her evil wiles. It's not until the final episode of Part 1, we come to know the real identity of Madam Satan.
"I'm the Mother of Demons, the Dawn of Doom, Satan's concubine. I'm Lilith, dear boy. First wife to Adam, saved from despair by a fallen angel. I call myself Madame Satan in his honor," she tells George Hawthorne before unmasking her green self and eating him alive.
In Part 2, we see her in all her prowess but this time she switches team and goes against the Dark Lord, and when Lucifer is defeated, she crowns herself the Queen of Hell, becoming a self-made Queen. Take a breather and note how awesome that is!
Not without gratitude, Madam Satan grants Sabrina two gifts. The first being restoring her powers which were taken away when trying to save the world from Lucifer's apocalypse. The second gift being returning Miss Wardwell to life and basically de-possessing her.
The last we see of Miss Wardwell is when she storms into Dr. Cerebus's cafe when Sabrina and her mortal friends are planning to go to hell to rescue Sabrina's "boyfriend," Nicholas Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood), who is currently possessed by Lucifer.
The return of Miss Wardwell means that Lilith has now taken her original form, the ones we saw in the flashbacks. But the main question is what is next for Miss Wardwell? As crucial and integral a character she was, we still don't know much about her.
She was Madam Satan all along. However, the return of Adam, her fiance working with Physicians Without Borders, also doesn't say a lot about Miss Wardwell. We only get a glimpse of their relationship. But the fact that Adam could not find anything amiss with Miss Wardwell, despite her not being her usual self, makes us think if Miss Wardwell was not all that meek and boring as she appeared in the pilot.
In the town of Greendale, filled with Witches and Cunnings and Witch Hunters, Miss Wardwell could be something more than just a mere mortal. We are yet to see her as a distinct figure, not aligned to Madam Satan. Her resurrection as she scurries for food in the cafe means she does not remember anything that transpired throughout, but there's an understanding that not knowing anything hints to more darkness.
Hell is bound to get hotter in Part 3, and Madam Satan too. We don't know how she is going to be, Lilith or Miss Wardwell, but does it matter? She is definitely the most interesting character. Hail Queen Satan!