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"Chapter Eight: The Burial" is the eighth episode of the first part of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and the eighth episode of the series overall.[3]

Synopsis

A disaster rattles the Greendale community. Desperate to help, Sabrina attempts a new kind of dark magic -- with the assistance of an unusual ally.

Plot

SPOILERS AHEAD

Zelda learns there has been an accident in the mines

Sabrina is watching a movie when Ambrose walks in. He asks her what her plans are for the evening. Sabrina tells him that after Harvey's shift in the mines they're going to the movies. Ambrose informs Sabrina that Luke has a connection with the high priest and that he's going to speak to him on his behalf. Zelda comes storming in looking for Hilda but Sabrina reminds her that she's working at Cerberus Books. Zelda then gets a call telling her that there has been an accident in the mines. Sabrina quickly gets up and heads to the mines.

Sabrina is relieved to see Harvey alive

Sabrina arrives at the mines and frantically looks for Harvey. She finds him be tended tp by a medic and hugs him. He tells her that Tommy is still inside and that he has to go back in to get him. Sabrina tries to stop him, but he leaves to go find his dad. Roz and Susie then arrive at the accident site to help. They set up a buffet and serve the workers. Harvey emerges from the mines. Unfortunately, the the hole to get to Tommy is too small and none of they guys can fit through it. Sabrina doesn't want him to go back in there as he's bleeding. Susie overhears their conversation and takes matters into their own hands. Sabrina takes Harvey to his truck and looks at his hand. She says he needs stitches and goes to get a doctor. While there, she learns that someone slipped into the mines. Roz then informs Sabrina that she can't find Susie.

Susie emerges from the mines with Tommy’s helmet

They push through the crowd and find Susie all dirty from having been in the mines. In her hand, she holds Tommy's helmet. Mr. Kinkle takes it from her and Harvey says that they have to keep searching. Mr. Kinkle is worried that the tunnel will collapse on them and decides to postpone the search until tomorrow. He sends everyone home except the miners and rescue workers. Harvey fears that that starting back up tomorrow will be too late. Mr. Kinkle replies that they're doing the best that they can. Sabrina walks over and gives Harvey a hug as they stand before the entrance of the mines. Harvey tells Sabrina how Tommy saved him. During the mine collapse, Tommy pushed Harvey out the way and told him to run. He wonders why he was the only one to make it out of there. Sabrina thinks back to the day when she put a protection spell around him. He realizes that she's cold and pulls her closer. The two of them then lay down in the back of the truck. He asks if she'll stay with him. She agrees and she snuggles close to him.

Ambrose reveals there are no survivors

The next morning, Sabrina arrives back at the mortuary at the same time as Hilda. Zelda tells them both to come inside. They sit at the kitchen table as Ambrose tells them that he astral projected into the mines and found no survivors. Sabrina wants to tell Harvey but Zelda says that they can't interfere with mortal business or else bad things will happen. Zelda explains that the laws of Churches of Darkness states that the natural order must be preserved and that they can't reveal themselves to mortals. Ambrose asks if she was close to Tommy but Sabrina says that she only met him a few times. She starts to cry because she knows that Harvey is going to be devastated.

Harvey walks into the family room to find his dad talking to a banker. Mr. Kinkle tells him that they're calling off the search for the other men's safety. Harvey goes to Sabrina's house and rants that his father is coming to the mortuary tomorrow to plan Tommy's funeral just to get a check from the insurance.

Prudence suspects Agatha and Dorcas

At the Academy of Unseen Arts, Nick asks Dorcas and Agatha if they've seen Sabrina. They tell him about the tragedy at the mine and how there's going to be a funeral but that they are burying an empty casket for a dead witch hunter. Prudence overhears them talking to Nick and becomes suspicious of their actions.

Back at the mortuary, Sabrina asks Hilda what happens to mortals when they die. Hilda isn't sure herself. Sabrina asks if it hurts when Hilda dies. Hilda explains that it depends on Zelda's weapon of choice. Sabrina then asks how she comes back to life. Hilda tells her that it's all about the soil and that their plot soil out front has been in the Spellman family for generations and was rumored to have been taken from Cain's garden soaked with Abel's blood. It contains all the mysteries of life and death. Hilda knows why Sabrina is asking these questions, so she tells Sabrina that they can never, ever bring back mortals.

Tommy's funeral

Tommy's funeral is held in the Spellman's main room. Hilda greets Dr. Cerberus at the door, who reveals that Tommy used to bring Harvey into the shop to but comics. Madam Satan arrives at the funeral. Sabrina tells her about the protection spell that she put on Harvey. She had placed it after the Kinkles had killed the familiar in Moon Valley. Sabrina suspected that the Weird Sisters might retaliate. Sabrina asks Madam Satan if she thinks that they did this. Madam Satan says that people always want someone to blame but this was a natural occurring accident. Roz sings at the funeral before Hilda tells Harvey that it's his turn to speak. Harvey goes up to the podium but has trouble speaking so Sabrina casts a spell to make him more confident: Strength by day, strength by night, give him strength and give him might. Harvey says a few words about Tommy being his best friend and closest confidant before he sits down again with Sabrina. Next up is Mr. Kinkle. He talks about how Tommy loved the mines but Harvey interrupts and exclaims that Tommy hated the mines. They start to argue and things begin to get physical. They knock over the empty casket and Tommy's helmet lands on the ground. Harvey runs off with Sabrina not far behind him. Roz picks up the helmet and has a vision.

Harvey is distraught

Outside, Harvey tells Sabrina that he can't live with his dad and voices his belief that he killed his brother. He shows her an acceptance letter to Notre Dame that Tommy got three years ago. He could've left but he stayed to protect Harvey from their father. Harvey thinks that he killed his brother, and Mr. Kinkle arrives just in time to agree with him. Mr. Kinkle tells Harvey that he wishes he'd died in the mines instead. Harvey wishes that too. Angry that he was embarrassed in front of the guys, Mr. Kinkle goes to hit Harvey but Zelda intervenes. She tells them to leave since the rest of their guests are. Sabrina tries to follow Harvey but he tells her that he wants to be alone. Madam Satan advises Sabrina to just give him time.

Sabrina and Ms. Wardwell discuss Tommy’s resurrection

Sabrina goes to Cerberus Books with Madam Satan. Sabrina explains her plan to resurrect Tommy. Madam Satan tries to dissuade her from doing as necromancy is dangerous magic. Sabrina simply wants to ease Harvey's suffering as he won't make it at home with his father. And though Madam Satan insists that the spell is to dangerous, she does reveal that she has the resurrection incantation in her office. Moreover, she has the Book of the Dead, full of all sorts of necromantic rites. She informs Sabrina that the spell requires an offering of the dead. A life for a life. She remarks that Sabrina is many things, but she's not a killer.

Father Blackwood has a proposal for Ambrose

Father Blackwood arrives at the Spellman Mortuary to see Ambrose. Blackwood has read Ambrose's dossier and discovered his many desirable achievements, such as how he went to Oxford and published a book of poetry at 17, painted with the Surrealists, and taught stage magic to Houdini. Blackwood asks Ambrose how he fell into a group that wanted to blow up the Vatican. Ambrose says that it's because he was searching for a father figure after his was killed by witch hunters. He finally found one with their leader: A young Crowley. When he was arrested, he was told that he'd get immunity if he gave up the names of the others involved. He couldn't make himself do it. Blackwood tells Ambrose that if he gives up the names of his co-conspirators then he'll set him free. Blackwood will return for his answer at another time. As he's leaving, Zelda pulls him aside for Satanic Confession. She admits to Blackwood that she fears that her family is moving away from the Path of Night. She kneels before him and continues to tell him that she feels like she's failing everyone. Blackwood tells her that he feels fear too and confesses to her that he hasn't had sex in a long while. They look at each other before they begin to kiss.

Susie wakes up in the middle of the night to find Dorothea's ghost standing in her room. She tells Dorothea that she did what she asked and went into the mines. Dorothea calls Susie a "brave boy" and says that Putnams have always been brave since the township was founded. Dorothea asks how it felt. Susie says it felt scary but really good as well. Dorothea tells her that it's only the beginning.

Sabrina finds out from Roz that Dorcas and Agatha are the culprits

The next morning, Sabrina calls Harvey but he ignores her phone call. At school, Roz tells Sabrina that she had a vision when she picked up Tommy's hard hat at the funeral. She saw two creepy girls in lace collared dresses using rocks to crush dolls. Sabrina asks Roz to give her details about the two girls. Later, Sabrina summons Prudence into the woods. Prudence asks what she wants, to which Sabrina replies "revenge." She explains Dorcas and Agatha killed five mortals, including Harvey's brother. Prudence again asks what she wants. Sabrina wants to resurrect Tommy and reminds Prudence that she owes her since Sabrina saved her from Constance Blackwood.

Sabrina and Prudence confront Agatha and Dorcas

Sabrina and Prudence go to the academy. Sabrina confronts Agatha and Dorcas. Prudence reprimands them for acting without her permission. Sabrina says that one of them is going to die so that Tommy can live. The sisters tell Sabrina that she doesn't have the guts to kill them. But Prudence does. She asks who the mastermind was and Dorcas quickly sells out Agatha, who is only soryy that Harvey didn't die as well. Sabrina tells Prudence to bring them both to the woods later that night. Nick asks if he can come along and watch. He asks what time and Sabrina tells him midnight in the clearing in the woods near the creek bed. Nick points out that she'll need a book of the dead. So after leaving the academy, Sabrina sneaks into Baxter High at night and goes into Ms. Wardwell's office. Sabrina finds the book and leaves unaware that Madam Satan had been watching her the entire time.

Sabrina and her entourage perform the resurrection spell

Sabrina, Nick, Prudence, Dorcas and Agatha arrive at the clearing. They draw a pentagram and stand around it as they recite the spell. There are three stages to the Rite of Resurrection. First, they invoke the hounds: Hounds of Heaven, Hounds of Hell, Hounds of Earth, Guardians of the Door, we summon thee to help us resurrect the fallen son. For the second stage, they open the door between worlds: We bow before the Door that divides the World of the Living from the World of the Dead. With humble gratitude, we ask that it be opened. For the third and final stage, they must sacrifice Agatha. Unholiest of Spirits, we offer thee a life for a life! O mighty Dark Lord... by whom all is set afire, thy power be thy path, thy will my desire. Sabrina pulls the knife back and slits Agatha's throat. As she bleeds out onto the pentagram, they recite the incantation: The Hounds invoked. "The Door opened. The price paid in blood. Thomas Kinkle, we entreat thee. Rise. Rise. Rise! Now they must wait thirteen minutes for Agatha's soul to leave her body. After that, they take her to the Spellman graveyard and bury her in the Cain Pit. Ambrose comes out of the house and yells at Sabrina. He reprimands her for using this type of magic. She's now mucked about with the most potent, wicked forces to ever exist, that being Death. Sabrina is stubborn and insists that she knows what she's doing. Ambrose tells her that she crossed a line this time. Suddenly, Agatha's hand shoots up through the dirt just as Sabrina planned. Agatha then pulls herself out of the ground. Prudence tells her that actions have consequences and that what she did could've revealed their existence. Prudence says that she is never supposed to take such action without her permission again.

As Hilda is leaving for work the next morning, she runs into Zelda, who is glowing from her evening with Father Blackwood. Hilda asks her sister what she's going to do today and Zelda says that the High Priest is calling.

Sabrina is in the library with Roz creating WICCA posters. It's the least they can do for the miners' family. Sabrina then asks Roz about her visions. Roz reveals how her Nana Ruth had visions after she went blind and that their blindness is a curse from a witch.

Zelda and Father Blackwood engage in a Penance of the Flesh

Father Blackwood visits Ambrose and asks what he's decided. Ambrose can't give up his fellow co-conspirators. Blackwood says that he's glad to hear it and offers Ambrose the chance to work at the academy as a sort of community service due to the fact that he admires Ambrose's loyalty. Then, together, they will work to pardon and complete his freedom. Zelda pulls Blackwood aside and tells him that he's going to have twin sons. Zelda tries to kiss him but he tells her that she forgets herself. Father Blackwood thanks her for her service. She expressed her fears to him, which he related to and thus became weak in the moment. They both need penance to strengthen the body and will. They're going to spank each other and suffer in exquisite ecstasy.

Sabrina returns to the mines

At school, Harvey tells Sabrina that everyone is treating him differently. Sabrina tells him not to give up hope because a miracle could happen, but he firmly believes that his brother is dead. After school, Sabrina goes to the ritual site but doesn't find anything. She returns homes and finds Ambrose sitting on the porch. He asks about Tommy and she tells him that it's been over 13 hours and nothing has happened. She went back to the woods but didn't find Tommy. Ambrose explains that the soul returns to the body and gets upset that Sabrina doesn't know even the basics. Sabrina realizes that Tommy is in the mines. So Sabrina rushes to the mines to find that the boards that have been placed over the entrance have been broken, meaning that Tommy did in fact resurrect.

Harvey and his dad are eating dinner at the table when someone starts knocking at the door. Harvey gets up and goes to answer it.

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