Re-Watch Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina S1-EP2

Episode Synopsis

Chapter Two: The Dark Baptism – A legendary guest visits Spellman Mortuary, Ambrose explores a grim revelation, and Sabrina stuns the coven with a shocking announcement.


Kiernan Shipka … Sabrina Spellman

Ross Lynch … Harvey Kinkle

Lucy Davis … Hilda Spellman

Chance Perdomo … Ambrose Spellman

Michelle Gomez … Mary Wardwell

Jaz Sinclair … Rosalind Walker

Tati Gabrielle … Prudence Night

Adeline Rudolph … Agatha

Richard Coyle … Father Faustus Blackwood

Miranda Otto … Zelda Spellman

Abigail Cowen … Dorcas

Bronson Pinchot … Principal Hawthorne

Lachlan Watson … Susie Putnam

Best Character of the Episode

Ambrose is in this episode quite a bit and I really, really love him. I feel like he is such an underrated character. His relationship with Sabrina is super cute as he’s quite protective of her and I love it. 

Best Supporting/Obscure Character

I mean it has to be Prudence right? She’s absolutely iconic in this episode and I can’t wait to see more of her in the later episodes. 

Favourite Scene

Zelda killing Hilda with a hammer will always be funny, well unless you don’t know about the Cain pit. The same thing is mentioned in the original Sabrina series which is obviously a lot lighter so I love how they did it here.

Sabrina and the Weird Sisters working together to teach the football players a lesson will always be iconic. You really start to see Sabrina’s darker side and I love it. Obviously, she isn’t a bad person so she tells them to stop before it goes too far. But the Weird Sisters are twisted in the best way possible.

Best Quotes/Lines 

HILDA: He’s a bit dramatic, isn’t he? Father Blackwood?

Understatement of the century. He is absolutely the most dramatic character in the entire series and honestly, a lot of bad things wouldn’t have happened if he did exist. Big hate for Father Blackwood.

AMBROSE: Where’s Aunt Hilda? 

ZELDA: She annoyed me, so I killed her and buried her in the yard.

I love how blasé Zelda is about this and how Ambrose doesn’t even question it. 

FATHER BLACKWOOD: While the blood moon still shines, you must sign the Book of the Beast. 

SABRINA: I will not. There is another path for me, just as there was for my father and mother. A third way. And even if there isn’t, my name is Sabrina Spellman, and I will not sign it away!

The delivery of this line from Kiernan is perfect. I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t sure I would like Kiernan as I watched Sabrina growing up and I’m named after Melissa Joan Hart so I have a special connection with it. But I actually love her Sabrina so much and I prefer Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Favourite Outfit 

With the Halloween party, there are a lot of options to choose from, but the moment when Sabrina appears on the stairs wearing her mom’s wedding dress is actually quite emotional. So I have to choose the wedding dress, especially when it turns black when Sabrina arrives at her dark baptism. 

Best Musical Moment

I’m going to include a clip of the moment as it’s really fun and me just talking about it won’t do it justice.

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