Chapter Sixteen: Blackwood: Tensions rise as Zelda and Father Blackwood’s union draws near. Amid the chaos, Sabrina greets a familiar vision and Ambrose uncovers a dark truth.
Kiernan Shipka…Sabrina Spellman
Lucy Davis…Hilda Spellman
Chance Perdomo…Ambrose Spellman
Michelle Gomez…Mary Wardwell/Lilith
Tati Gabrielle…Prudence Night
Richard Coyle…Father Faustus Blackwood
Miranda Otto…Zelda Spellman
Alvina August…Lady Constance Blackwood
Alexis Denisof…Adam Marsters
Jedidiah Goodacre…Dorian Gray
Rochelle Greenwood…Shirley Jackson
Gavin Leatherwood…Nicholas Scratch
I should say Lilith because really does control the entire narrative, but Salem is shown in this episode and he’s the best boy.
Hilda is also a complete badass, you see a different side to her in this episode. Don’t mess with her family, she will kill you.
I was hoping to find a video of the scene where Sabrina and Salem have a conversation while Nick is searching for her dad’s manifesto. It’s such a cute moment and you don’t get to see Salem much.
Best quotes and one liners
SABRINA: So, no one is worried about what my dad’s ghost told me?
ZELDA Not until I hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. Do send Edward my way if he appears to you again, won’t you? And feel free to invite him to the wedding [laughs]
SABRINA: Are you okay? Is that the manifesto?
NICK: It is. Had to fight off a giant squid for it, but anything for you.
HILDA: Poor spirits. ( chuckling ) You’re like moths, aren’t you? Can’t resist a lit candle and a bit of black lace, can you?
HILDA: I’ve sent Lady Blackwood’s ghost back to whence it came.
ZELDA: Oh? Have you dispatched with her so quickly?
HILDA: ( chuckles ) I did. It turns out, she’s not the real villain. No, that is Sister Jackson.
ZELDA: Shirley? Again? I swear, I should’ve let her jump to her death when I had the chance.
HILDA: No, don’t you fret about it, because she and I are gonna have us some tea and biscuits and sort our differences once and for all.
HILDA: Folks tend to get the wrong impression of me. They always think I’m meek and mild. Hm. You know, always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Story of my life. And, oh, for sure, I mean, here I am, you know, playing Zelda’s Maid of dishonour. But I’m gonna… I’m gonna tell you a little tiny secret about me. I love my sister. But, yes, she slays me. What are you gonna do? That’s just family, you know? But as Satan is my witness… if you hurt my family, there will be Heaven to pay.
SHIRELY: ( clears throat ) Threatening me, Hilda? Oh! You should know. Ever since Zelda put that earworm in my head, I’ve been wearing a protection that guards me against all magical attacks.
HILDA: I… I would assume nothing less, my love. That’s why you’re eating those almond cookies. ‘Cause almond hides the taste of cyanide, you know. ( chuckles )
LILITH: Have you really, ever, really thought, about what a marriage is?
ADAM: Oh, it’s two people declaring their love for each other, for the world to celebrate. It’s a blessing.
LILITH: For the man, perhaps, but if it really were a blessing, truly a desirable state, would we need to dress it up with lace, silk, and frill? Litter the bride’s path with rose petals? No, but we do, because marriage is a walk down the primrose path towards a woman’s destruction. It’s nothing less than the complete obliteration of a woman’s personhood. It takes everything from her. Her body, her independence, even her soul, and gives nothing in return. Nothing she’d want, at any rate.
Final thoughts and fun facts
When I looked up this episode on IMDB the featured review made me laugh. Someone is complaining that Sabrina makes everything about herself. Do they know the title of the show? It is all about Sabrina.
Planning the seats for the wedding, Faustus and Zelda refer to their friends/invitees, and most bear the names of horror writers. Among them they mention Brother Lovecraft, a reference to H.P. Lovecraft; Mr. Barker, a reference to horror director Clive Barker; and Shirley Jackson, author of “The Haunting of Hill House” and “The Lottery.”
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