Sabrina and her friends are at the comic book shop discussing movies. Susie tells them that her dad is going out of town for the weekend to the farm expo. Roz suggests that they have a girls night. Susie is hesitant. Roz tries to get Sabrina to back her up. Sabrina lies to her friends and tells them that she too is going to the expo.
Ambrose watches as Sabrina begins to pack for her three-day stay over at the Academy of Unseen Arts. He tries to console her by telling her about all the new people she's going to meet. Sabrina says that her only agenda is to learn how to conjure, bind, and banish the Dark Lord. Hilda gives Sabrina some protection charms because she knows how girls can be. Zelda tells Sabrina about how her years at the academy were the best of her life.
Zelda drops Sabrina off at the academy. Waiting for her is a little boy named Quentin. He leads her to Father Blackwood's office. There she receives her schedule but isn't happy with what she's been given. Sabrina asks about conjuring or demonology classes but Blackwood says that she must fulfil the academy's general requirements first. He takes her to choir class where his wife, Mrs. Blackwood, is teaching.
At lunch, Sabrina sits at a table with Nicholas Scratch. Nick tells her that she's reading her father's journals. Nick says that he thinks Edward was brilliant. The Weird Sisters appear and Sabrina invites them to join their table. Prudence gives Sabrina a hard time for having a mortal boyfriend. Nick offers to walk Sabrina to her next class and Sabrina accepts.
Meanwhile, at Susie's house, she and Roz are watching a movie. Suddenly, a bell rings and Susie explains that it's her sick uncle calling because he needs something. They both go upstairs to check on him. Rosalind asks what happened to him. Susie tells her that her Uncle Jesse saw something in the mines and that's why he's sick. Susie asks if Roz will stay with her the rest of the weekend.
Sabrina wakes up in the middle of the night in the Witch's cell. The Weird Sisters have put her in there for the Harrowing, a witch tradition. Sabrina has to survive the night. The next morning the Weird Sisters open the door and find Sabrina shaking. She turns around and smiles at them. She introduces them to Salem who'd snuck into the cell in the night to protect and comfort her.
Sabrina calls Harvey and tells him that she hates being at the academy or expo but that talking to him is helping. Later, Sabrina comes out of the shower and finds that Salem is missing. She asks the Weird Sisters where they've hidden him and gets into a fight with Prudence. Father Blackwood interrupts the fight and tells Sabrina to come to his office.
Zelda and Sabrina have a meeting with Father Blackwood. Sabrina tells Zelda that she wanted to study conjuring but Blackwood says that it's too dangerous for her. Zelda tells him to test her so he pulls out a Rubik’s cube or something like it. It belonged to Edward Spellman. Blackwood tells her that if she can solve that puzzle then she can take the classes that she wishes. After she leaves, Blackwood asks Zelda to be his wife's midwife because she's miscarried twice before. Zelda agrees although she hasn't helped with a child's birth in years.
Sabrina goes outside the academy and talks to Nick. He reveals that he dated the Weird Sisters. He asks about the rubik cube and she explains the deal she made with Blackwood. Nick tells her that this particular cube belonded to Edward and that Blackwood has been trying to solve it for years. Sabrina asks him to sneak her into the library so that she can read one of her father's journals. Nick says that they'll get caught be expelled. Sabrina doesn't think she'd be expelled but her stay would be extended for longer. Nick asks if that's such a bad thing before Sabrina leaves.
Roz tells Harvey about Susie's uncle and how he saw something in the mines. Ambrose tells Hilda about Luke and how he invited him out on a date. He says that he's going to astral project himself to the coffee shop...with her help. At first, Hilda says no it's too dangerous. But after Zelda leaves to go have dinner with the high priest, Hilda decides to do it.
Father Blackwood tells Ms. Wardwell that because Sabrina is away at the academy maybe she should use this time to have some fun with her friends and Aunts. Hilda places candles around Ambrose while he lays atop a surgical table. Ambrose is given 20 minutes to astral project. She is watching over his body when the doorbell rings. It's Ms. Wardwell and she's come to make some funeral arrangements. Hilda puts her in the waiting room while she goes back downstairs. Meanwhile, Ms. Wardwell explores the Spellman house. Zelda arrives home just in time to escort Ms. Wardwell out of the house and discover what Ambrose and Hilda were doing. Ambrose returns and Zelda reprimands him for astral projecting since he's been bound to the house.
Sabrina is taken again from her bed and left in a field by the Weird Sisters. They told her that if she turned around she'll die. She hears strange things throughout the night but doesn't turn around. In the morning, Quentin is there to escort her back to the academy. Sabrina tells him that the woods aren't safe for him. Quentin shows her his gravestone and tells her that there is nothing out there that can hurt him anymore. Sabrina calls her Aunties. She tells them how students are being harrowed to death by other students. They tell her that they'll be right there. Zelda meets with Father Blackwood and he says that he'll look into it. Zelda has Sabrina take them to the children. Zelda asks the children what they want and Hilda says that she thinks she knows what they want. They want permission to do something about what happened to them.
Harvey goes over to Susie's and talks to her Uncle Jesse. He attacks Harvey and Susie has to knock him out to get him to stop. Back at the Spellman mortuary, Zelda apologizes to Hilda for being ruthless during Hilda's harrowing. The Weird Sisters take Sabrina to the tree where they are going to hang Sabrina. Instead, the children end up hanging the Weird Sisters. Sabrina tells them that there will no longer be any harrowing before having the children release the sisters. Harvey, Susie, and Roz decide to go back upstairs to check if Uncle Jesse is okay.
Sabrina's immersion is up so she says goodbye to Quentin as she leaves. Nick gives her one of her father's journals so that she can get to know her father. Prudence is called into Father Blackwood's office. He yells at her for being bested by a half-breed. He tells her that the Dark Lord wants her at the academy but he never said she shouldn't suffer while being here. Ms. Wardwell spies on Sabrina through her mirror. Sabrina talks to Harvey on the phone and they discuss their weekends. Harvey wants to come over but Sabrina tells him that she'll see him tomorrow. Sabrina manages to solve her father's cube after having read his journal. It opens and red dust spills everywhere. Outside of her room, there is a loud noise and the door to her room bursts open. A monster stands there and slowly approaches. Sabrina screams.
- This episode marks the first appearance of the psychopomps.
- The title of the episode may have been derived from the 1995 film of the same name starring Priscilla Barnes and Robert Vaughn.
- In choir class, Lady Blackwood asks Sabrina to sing a verse from "I'll Never Say Never to Always", a song by infamous cult leader Charles Manson.
Behind the Scenes
- ↑ Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Gets Premiere Date (And It's Spooky) - TVLine
- ↑ Upcoming Episode Titles - Various Shows - 15th July 2018 - SpoilerTV