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"Chapter Nine: The Returned Man" is the ninth episode of the first part of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and the ninth episode of the series overall.[2]

Synopsis

Sabrina recruits Roz for a crucial mission. Susie reconnects with her past. Lord Blackwood challenges Aunt Zelda's authority.

Plot

SPOILERS AHEAD

Sabrina arrives at Harvey's house with the excuse of just wanting to check on him. Harvey is ecstatic because Tommy has returned. Sabrina is happy for him although she worries after she hears that Tommy hasn't eaten anything. Sabrina wants to see Tommy but Harvey won't let her see him tonight. He gives her another hug as he happily exclaims that his brother is back. At the Spellman Mortuary, Ambrose models his outfit for his first day at the Academy of Unseen Arts. Hilda asks him to get Zelda and Sabrina because the stew is ready. Sabrina is at Harvey's and Zelda...well, Ambrose doesn't know where Zelda is. Meanwhile, Zelda is pulling on her clothes after having been "punished" by Father Blackwood. He asks Zelda to be his twins unholy godmother and offers her a position at the Academy. Zelda happily says yes to both offers.

Sabrina confides in Ambrose and tells him that the spell worked. Ambrose still thinks that they should tell the Aunties about what Sabrina did. Sabrina isn't worried about them because by the time they do find out they won't be able to undo anything. Prudence, Agatha, and Dorcas are praying when Prudence notices that something is wrong with Agatha. Agatha begins to throw up dirt. Sabrina is in the middle of getting ready for bed when Nick appears. He's astral projecting into her room because he wants to tell her about Agatha. Sabrina believes that it has nothing to do with her. Nick asks after Tommy. Sabrina lies and tells him that he is doing just fine. Nick can't believe that she didn't tell Harvey that she brought back his brother for him. Trying to get him to leave, Sabrina tells him that in a couple of days Agatha will be fine. Nick hopes so and says he'll keep her posted about Agatha's condition. Worried about Harvey, Sabrina sends Salem to keep watch over the family.

Harvey finds Tommy staring at himself in the mirror. He guides him to the sofa and sits him down. Harvey begins to show him pictures of their past because the doctor said that that might help. Tommy sees a picture of himself and points at it. Nearby, Salem sits in the shadows as he watches the two brothers interact. Susie is in her room talking to Dorothea when her dad knocks on the door. He asks who she's talking to and she says no one. Hilda gets a call at the Mortuary telling her that the bodies of the miners have been found. Sabrina and Ambrose share a look. Zelda asks Sabrina how Harvey is. Sabrina says that Harvey is doing fine. Zelda says that she'll be here to accept the bodies and Ambrose says that he'll handle them after he returns from the Academy. Zelda informs them that she'll be at the Academy later too. Zelda tells them that good things are coming. That she can feel it in her bones. Ambrose just gives Sabrina another look.

At Baxter High, Sabrina tries to sneak into Ms. Wardwell's office to return the book she borrowed. Ms. Wardwell catches her and asks her if she felt the ill wind that blew through Greendale last night. Sabrina says no that she mostly stayed in last night. Ms. Wardwell tells her that if she wanted to borrow the Book of the Dead that she can just ask. Sabrina lies and tells her that she actually wanted to borrow the occult's almanack. Roz tells Sabrina that Tommy being back may not be a good thing. She goes on to describe a dream she had about some dogs tearing Tommy's body apart. Sabrina pulls Roz aside and asks her to help her find out if something is wrong with Tommy. Roz nods her head in agreement. At the Academy, Father Blackwood gives Ambrose a familiar named Leviathan. He welcomes him to the academy and leaves both him and Luke in his office. Luke and Ambrose begin to make out and undress when Dorcas, Prudence, and Nick walk into the room. They are looking for Blackwood but ask Ambrose for help. He tells them that he's no expert on the Cain pit but knows someone who is.

Hilda is at Dr. Cerebrus's when Susie gets pushed around by some football players. Hilda intervenes and the two boys leave the shop. She tries to talk to Susie afterwards but she rushes out as well. The phone begins to ring and Hilda answers it. Hilda goes to the Academy and looks Agatha over. She tells them that Agatha came back too soon and that this illness will pass. She gives them instructions on how to take care of Agatha and leaves with Ambrose in tow. Ambrose questions what she prescribed for the girl and Hilda says that that's just to keep them busy. That Agatha shouldn't be alive and that the Earth is owed a soul. It means to collect. She asks Ambrose what Agatha was doing in the Cain pit in the first place. Roz and Sabrina arrive at Harvey's house. Sabrina keeps Harvey busy while Roz touches Tommy. In her vision, Roz sees Tommy lost in the woods but when Sabrina touches her shoulder she also sees Sabrina's ghoulish face with a noose around her neck. She tells Sabrina about her vision but lies about not seeing Sabrina's witch form. Mr. Kinkle arrives home and the two of them leave.

Susie talks to Dorothea about the almost attack at the bookstore. She mentions how Hilda Spellman saved her. Dorothea asks if the Spellman's are still witches. Sabrina is up in Ambrose's room looking through his books. She finds what's wrong with him and starts to tell Ambrose but when she turns around it isn't Ambrose standing there but Hilda. Hilda is disappointed in her because she did the one thing that she asked her not to do. Sabrina asks her if she'll help her find Tommy's soul to put back in his body. Hilda tells her that there are two limbos and that it's impossible for witches to cross over into mortal limbo. Sabrina says she can cross over. Hilda says that Agatha is getting sicker and sicker because the Grim Reaper is expecting a body and her suffering won't end until the balance is restored. Ambrose interrupts their conversation and tells them that they need to see something in the embalming room.

Zelda is directing the choir at the Academy while Father Blackwood watches. Suddenly, Agatha walks in and collapses. Blackwood demands to know what's going on. Prudence, Nick, and Dorcas tell them everything and how it's all Sabrina's fault. Blackwood goes to kill Tommy to restore the balance but Zelda tells him that she'll do it because Sabrina is her responsibility. Ambrose shows them the bite marks on the cadaver. He tells them that this is why Tommy isn't eating because he isn't hungry...yet. At the Knikle residence, Harvey and his dad argue over Tommy. It gets physical but Tommy intervenes and grabs Mr. Kinkle by the neck. Harvey tries to separate them. Sabrina arrives and watches as Mr. Kinkle runs out of the house. He warns her not to go in there. Sabrina goes inside and gives Harvey something for Tommy to drink.

Sabrina and Harvey sit outside. Harvey finally admits that something's wrong with Tommy. He keeps wondering how Tommy survived. Sabrina tells him that they'll get through this. However, she does make him promise that if Tommy tries to attack him that he'll run. Sabrina returns home to find all the Spellman's waiting for her. Zelda is pissed at what Sabrina did. She tells Sabrina that she's going to fix this but Sabrina is still adamant about crossing over into limbo and getting Tommy's soul. Zelda tells her no and Sabrina says that she isn't her mother. Hilda steps in but Zelda says that it's fine. Sabrina is a grown-up witch and she must learn that everything has a price. Zelda tells her to not come crying to her when everything blows up in her face. Zelda and Hilda walk away. Ambrose tells her that no one will help her but Sabrina says that there is one person that will.

Sabrina goes to see Ms. Wardwell. She explains everything that she did. Ms. Wardwell asks if she's sure that she wants to go to limbo when there is a soul-eating monster waiting over there. Sabrina says that Harvey would do it for her in a heartbeat. Ms. Wardwell tells her that they must go into the wood where there a portal to limbo. Back at the mortuary, Hilda catches Zelda punishing herself. Zelda says that they should've never taken Sabrina in. Blackwood tells Prudence and Dorcas that they must end Tommy because he doesn't trust that Zelda will do it. Nick overhears this. Prudence and Dorcas go to Harvey's house but Nick stops them by driving stakes through their footprints. Prudence and Dorcas cry out and Nick says that they are going to stay here until the Spellman finish fixing this.

Sabrina and Ms. Wardwell arrive at the door to limbo. Ms. Wardwell wraps string around Sabrina's wrist in order to keep track of her. Sabrina steps through the portal. While in limbo, Sabrina meets her mother. Diana tells Sabrina to run and to not let the soul eater get her. Sabrina runs and bumps into Tommy. She grabs his hand and they run together. She calls out for Ms. Wardwell and tugs on the string but it breaks. Sabrina quickly casts a spell and the portal opens. She and Tommy run through it. Sabrina makes it to the other side but the soul eater grabs Tommy before he can make it. Ms. Wardwell tells Sabrina that there is one other path she can follow. She can tell Harvey the truth. Sabrina walks off to go tell him. Ms. Wardwell praises Satan that, finally, Sabrina's strongest tie to the mortal world will be severed.

Roz and Susie are at Cerebrus's Books. Roz tells Susie that she thinks that the curse and the witches are all true. That she thinks that Sabrina may be a witch. Susie says that she thinks all the Spellman's are. Sabrina sits with Harvey as she tells him that she's a witch. She even reveals to him that he comes from a family of witch hunters. She tells him about Tommy and how that isn't his brother. Harvey asks why she did this and she says because she wanted to fix this for him. She tells him that she needs to put Tommy back where he belongs. Harvey asks if it'll hurt him and Sabrina says she doesn't think so. Harvey says that he'll do it but that he needs her to leave. She asks why and he says because she's done enough. Sabrina leaves and Harvey goes to grab one of his guns. As Sabrina walks away from the house she hears the gunshot.

Sabrina arrives home and finds Zelda waiting for her on the porch. Sabrina collapses on the stairs and begins to cry. Zelda comes down and hugs her. They sit there for a while as Sabrina cries.

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References

  1. Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Gets Premiere Date (And It's Spooky) - TVLine
  2. Upcoming Episode Titles - Various Shows - 26th July 2018 - SpoilerTV

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