'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Profile: Hilda Spellman
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So, folks tend to get the wrong impression of me. They always think I'm meek and mild, always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Story of my life. Ah, oh, for sure, I mean, here I am, you know, playing Zelda's maid of dishonor. 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 as my witness, if you hurt my family, there will be heaven to pay.
Hilda is the kinder of the Spellman sisters who are raising Sabrina, though her nurturing nature belies a more ruthless side. She is a healer, a potion-maker, sweet-as-pie until you cross her or anyone she loves. Operating the local funeral home, the sisters hide their witchery from the world while teaching Sabrina spells and incantations at home.
Hilda Spellman, one of Sabrina’s two witch aunts. More nurturing than Zelda, Hilda’s motherly nature and warm sense of humor belie a wicked, ghoulish streak. She is as adept at brewing spite jars against her family’s enemies as she is at concocting love potions for the students at Baxter High.
When Hilda turned sixteen, she signed her name in the Book of the Beast, and joined the Academy of Unseen Arts. However, her academic years at the Academy were unpleasant, for her older sister, Zelda, caused her to undergo a series of hazing rituals called the Harrowing.
At some point, Hilda moved to England to take care of her nephew, Ambrose, and it was during that time that she acquired her British accent. After her niece's birth, she accompanied her sister-in-law, Diana Spellman, to Sabrina's baptism at the Holy Mother Church of Greendale, keeping the secret from her brother and sister. While living with her sister, she was sometimes killed by Zelda for various reasons, and Zelda would put her body in the Cain Pit in their family plot, where she would be resurrected. Her nephew Ambrose was arrested for conspiring to blow up the Vatican and placed under house arrest in Hilda and Zelda's residence. After Edward and Diana died, Hilda and Zelda became Sabrina's guardians and raised her.
On the morning of Tuesday, October 28th, Sabrina walks into the kitchen carrying a box containing the bat she killed the night before. She greets Hilda, Zelda, and Ambrose. Hilda asks Sabrina how she slept, to which Zelda responds by saying "tempestuously". Sabrina remarks that she was restless the entire night as a result of her upcoming dark baptism. Hilda presents Sabrina with rabbit's feet to help her sleep at night. This prompts Sabrina to tell her aunts and cousin about the bat that flew into her room. Hilda informs Sabrina that she can bury the bat in the pet cemetery by the sundial in the garden. She also presents her niece with a concoction meant to cleanse her body of toxins in preparation for the dark baptism. Zelda tells Sabrina that she has to choose her familiar before her dark baptism, and shows her options from a registry sent by the Witches' Council. Believing the practice to be dehumanizing, Sabrina offers up an alternative: she is instead going to summon a familiar through a spell she found in the Demonomicon. Zelda then asks Sabrina what her baptismal name will be. Sabrina has decided that it will be "Edwina Diana", in honor of both her parents as she is about to walk the Path of Night. Hilda wishes that Sabrina's parents would have been present to see the young woman their daughter has become. Zelda corrects her sister by saying that Edward and Diana would have been proud to see the young witch Sabrina is becoming.
After getting a call at the mortuary, Hilda informs Zelda that a young man has been stabbed and that his parents are coming to see them. "Praise Satan", Zelda responds, asking if they want a closed or open casket. Even if they can’t use his flesh, they need blood for Sabrina’s baptism, and human blood is always preferable, so, the timing is perfect.
Zelda and Hilda meet with the Kempers to discuss funeral arrangements. They Kempers couldn’t have children, so they had to adopt Connor. Mrs. Kemper hands Hilda a photo of Connor and asks if they can make him look as he does in the photo.
Sabrina shares with Hilda her disdain for the students at the academy, especially the Weird Sisters, who cursed her, though Sabrina claims to have washed it off. However, Hilda isn’t so sure. Zelda explains they cursed Sabrina because they’re jealous as Sabrina’s the daughter of a High Priest. These sort of attacks are precisely why Sabrina needs a familiar. Hilda then makes Sabrina break an egg to test if she truly washed the curse away. As it turns out, she didn’t. The egg is bloody red. A blood curse is what Sabrina is inflicted with. Untreated, it will slowly eat away at Sabrina’s health, will, and sanity. Hilda recommends a regimen of salt water baths and reversing candles for a couple weeks. Sabrina recalls what the Weird Sisters said about her mother and father. So, she asks if her parents' accident was truly an accident. Hilda and Zelda explains that it was. Sabrina’s parents were flying to Italy. Edward was giving a lecture at the Vatican when their plane went down.
The following morning, Wednesday, October 29th, Zelda questions why Sabrina would prefer a feral familiar over one bred for service. Sabrina explains that Salem doesn’t serve her. They’re in a partnership, in which they’ll both protect each other. Hilda on the other hand is just happy that Sabrina has a familiar and that she’s purifying herself for the baptism. Sabrina then informs them of the club she’s starting at school for the girls to protect themselves and she’s hoping they could postpone her baptism, but Zelda will have no talk of such. Sabrina has reservations about saving herself for the Dark Lord. Zelda explains that he gets to decide what Sabrina does with her body because it’s witch law. Still, Sabrina questions why this is. And if Zelda won’t answer, she’s like to talk with someone who can help her understand so that she can make an educated choice. However, as far as Zelda is concerned, the choice has already been decided. It’s their right and duty to serve the Dark Lord. Hilda then asks if Sabrina doesn’t want to be a full member of the Church of Night. Sabrina thinks that she does, but she can’t seem to reason why she has to give up her mortal life to do it. Zelda states that it’s witch law. The Path of Night or the Path of Light. But not both. However, Sabrina points out how her warlock father married her mortal mother, which nearly got Edward excommunicated, Zelda informs Sabrina. Zelda then reminds Sabrina that signing the Dark Lord’s book is what her parents wanted for her. Hilda backs this up.
Ambrose performs an autopsy on Connor Kemper. While doing so, he notices a witch’s mark on Connor’s right arm and decides to alert Hilda and Zelda of his discovery. When Ambrose pokes the mark, it doesn’t bleed, however, Zelda is skeptical. Nonetheless, if Connor was murdered by a witch hunter, then they’ll need to bring this to the Council’s attention. Another reason for Sabrina to walk Path of Night. Witches without covens are easy pickings. While on the subject, Hilda agrees that Sabrina should be able to speak to someone should she want to. Someone as close to the Dark Lord as reasonably possible. Zelda doesn’t respond, only looking to Ambrose to complete the embalming process so that they can get every single drop of blood out of Connor’s body for Sabrina’s anointment during the baptism.
Hilda, Zelda, and Ambrose await Sabrina's return home along with Faustus Blackwood. The High Priest of the Church or Night. Dark Lord Satan’s representative on earth. He informs her of just how special she is and how she’s been chosen. Having learned that Sabrina is having doubts about her baptism and that she may in fact not be signing her name into the Book of the Beast, he’s come to convince her otherwise.
Father Blackwood asks Sabrina about her doubts surrounding her dark baptism. Sabrina says she is not really sure, and so Blackwood goes on to explain the ceremony. The Dark Baptism is the most sacred, unholy sacrament the witches practiced for centuries. The oldest of their rights. Sabrina is worried that once she signs the Book of the Beast, she will give the Dark Lord dominion over her soul. Blackwood reassures her, saying that this is only one of several possible interpretations. Blackwood explains that all religions have symbolic gestures and demand sacrifices. Signing the Book of the Beast is more like a pledge to abide by the devil's commandments. Sabrina then claims that she is not an evil person, making both the priest and her aunts laugh because none of them is evil. Sabrina is still firm in her disbelief, stating that the Dark Lord is the embodiment of evil. Blackwood corrects her immediately, saying that He is the embodiment of free will and that he goes beyond the mere concepts of good and evil and the infernal punishment of the "False God".
Sabrina questions the concept of Hell. Father Blackwood explains that if she accepts the Dark Lord's gifts, then she won't die for a long time and that Hell is for mortals. Blackwood suggests to Hilda and Zelda that Sabrina needs an immediate shift in thinking since she has been tainted by mortal ideology. Sabrina adds that she is worried about her boyfriend, who Blackwood deduces is a mortal. Blackwood tells Sabrina that they are intrinsically incompatible as mortals grow old and die faster than witches. Sabrina replies that her father married a mortal woman and Blackwood specifies that he was High Priest and had obtained a special dispensation from the Dark Lord himself. Despite this, it was still considered a controversial union and Blackwood also denies Sabrina's concerning assumptions about the death of her parents. According to Blackwood, it was an unfortunate accident.
Sabrina has another question about a terrible vision she had after biting the Malum Malus to the horrot of Zelda who replies "You did what?!" Blackwood replies that its use is wildly inaccurate. Father Blackwood extends the invitation to be baptized and joins the Academy of Unseen Arts where Sabrina can find answers to her many questions. And if she decides to leave, she will be free to choose. Before leaving, the priest makes sure that Sabrina will be in the forest the night of Samhain for her baptism. On his way out, Ambrose asks him to stay a little longer and shows him the corpse of Connor Kemper in the embalming room. The dead man has a witch's mark on his right arm. Blackwood immediately inquires about his parents and discovers that the boy had been adopted by mortal parents. Blackwood takes the opportunity to point out how a witch without coven ended up on a table at the mortuary. Ambrose is worried that there may be witch-hunters, but for Blackwood this is highly unlikely.
Later that night, Hilda tells Sabrina that Father Blackwood was Edward's mentor, before he surpassed him and became High Priest. She also tells Sabrina that her father was very good looking and charismatic. He could have become a movie star but he received his call very early, he was only six years old. Sabrina then asks Hilda if she ever had doubts about her dark baptism. Hilda signed her name in the Book of the Beast when she turned sixteen, because girls didn’t have any options back then. She adds that she sometimes dreams about burning down the Greendale WoodS. She then wishes Sabrina a lovely sleep and leaves the room. Unbeknownst to Hilda and Sabrina, Zelda is eavesdropping on their conversation. Zelda calls Hilda a fool and says that she will be her death of her and that she herself will be Hilda’s death.
Thursday, October 30th, Sabrina comes downstairs to find Harvey sitting in the kitchen with Hilda, Zelda, and Ambrose. Ambrose admires Harvey's drawings, to which Harvey replies that he's fond of graphic comics and novels. Since Sabrina couldn't celebrate with him on her actual birthday, he came by to ask her aunts if they could celebrate the following day, him, Sabrina, Rosalind and Susie. Harvey then walks Sabrina to school.
While Hilda gardens, Zelda approaches her from behind and strikes her with a hammer, killing her almost instantly. She then buries Hilda in the Cain Pit, a grave on the grounds of the Spellman Mortuary which has the ability to bring witches back from the dead. As she covers Hilda's grave, the Kempers arrives, the mortal parents of the dead witch.
After the meeting with the Kempers, Ambrose informs Zelda that Connor was a witch and he even suspects he had an iguana. When asked about Hilda, Zelda tells Ambrose that she killed her and buried her in the yard.
Zelda sits on the front porch as Hilda rises from her grave. With each slaying, it takes Hilda longer to resurrect. Hilda is upset that her own sister keeps killing her, however, Zelda believes it was well deserved after Hilda decided to encourage Sabrina to do anything other than join the Church of Night. If Sabrina doesn't sign her name, then they would've failed Edward and the Dark Lord. Zelda advises Hilda to keep her regrets or doubts to herself as Sabrina has no real choice in the matter. Unbeknownst to Hilda and Zelda, Sabrina has been listening in from the other side of the porch.
Friday, October 31st, Halloween. Sabrina’s birthday has finally arrived. Hilda is preparing Sabrina’s ceremonial dress, which is actually her mother’s wedding dress. Initially, witches were only allowed to wear black to their baptism, but that hasn’t been the rule for years. Hilda assures Sabrina that there’s nothing to fear.
Zelda has taken the liberty to call Sabrina’s school and excuse her. The day before her baptism should be spent in contemplation, reading her satanic verses. However, Sabrina hasn’t even had the time to say goodbye, not that Zelda is concerned.
Hilda and Zelda visit Farmer Putnam, from whom they purchase a black goat named Black Narcissus that they then take into the woods.
Sabrina sprints through the woods in her mother’s white wedding dress. As she passes under the threshold, her once white dress magically turns black. Sabrina passes through the blue flames and arrives at her baptism, where Hilda, Zelda, Father Blackwood, Prudence, Dorcas, Agatha, and many others are in attendance. Hilda and Zelda present Sabrina for her unholy baptism. They disrobe her as part of the ceremony. Madam Satan watches from the shadows as Sabrina kneels. Father Blackwood smears blood over Sabrina forehead and read Sabrina her rights and demands her loyalty. However, when it comes time to sign the Dark Lord’s Book of the Beast with her blood, Sabrina backs out after realizing that she would have to give up her free will. She takes off running after seeing her parents, Edward and Diana, in the shadows, telling her to run. Father Blackwood orders the coven to get her.
Sabrina attempts to escape but she becomes entangled in magical possessed vines, though she manages to narrowly escape. Ambrose and Salem are sitting on the porch as Sabrina comes screaming for help, with the coven not far behind her. Father Blackwood demands Sabrina’s signature, but she refuses. She believes that there’s another path for her, similar to that of her mother and father’s. When Father Blackwood orders Prudence, Dorcas, and Agatha to take Sabrina, Ambrose informs them that a circle of protection rings the house, and no witch save for a Spellman may cross it. Any unwelcome witch that tries shall burn. With that, the coven retreats. Little did they know, Ambrose was bluffing. Zelda and Hilda brush right pass Sabrina and head inside.
Monday, November 3rd. Sabrina enters the kitchen. She is greeted by everyone except her aunt Zelda, who is disappointed in Sabrina as she humiliated them in front of the entire coven and dishonored the Spellman name. However, Sabrina reasons that all bets were off after Blackwood lied to her face. Sabrina also informs Hilda, Zelda, and Ambrose how she possibly saw the ghost of her parents during the ceremony, who told her to run.
Sabrina returns home from school to learn from Hilda, Zelda, and Ambrose that she’s received an Infernal Summons. Sabrina’s been charged with an offense, a Breach of Promise. She made a promise to sign the Dark Lord’s Book of the Beast and then broke it when she ran away. Now she will be judged and tried in front of their coven. Sabrina reveals that she saw the Dark Lord after he took possession of Hawthorne and threatened her. Still, Sabrina refuses to pledge her loyalty to him. Zelda informs Sabrina that not only has she been summoned, but Hilda and Zelda have been as well. All three are on trial as it was their duty to see Sabrina down the right path. Guilty until proven innocent is witch law. They had been stripped of their powers, meaning they will age and rot rapidly until a verdict is reached. It had already started as one of Hilda’s teeth have fallen out. Sabrina’s trial is at midnight, and she is expected to attend.
Sabrina asks Ambrose if there was any way for her to fight the trial as she never promised the Dark Lord that she would sign the Book of the Beast. Ambrose informs Sabrina of lawyer and occultist Daniel Webster. He’s mortal, but is rumored to have beaten the Devil himself.
Just outside the church where the trial is being held, Zelda instructs Hilda and Sabrina to admit their wrongs and accept their punishment before the court. Sabrina stands accused before the Infernal Three for Breach of Promise. When the accused is confirmed guilty, she will abandon her mortal life immediately and upon her death, she will burn for 333 years in the Pit. Daniel Webster enters the church as Sabrina’s counsel, stating that she pleads not guilty.
The court takes a recess, during which time Zelda scolds Sabrina for hiring Webster. She remembers how he used to sniff around Edward many years ago. Edward was the reason Webster came to Greendale. He taught Webster witch law and offered him comfort when there wasn’t any. Webster is hoping to return the favor.
Court is back in session and Father Blackwood interrogates Sabrina, ultimately accusing her of breaking her promise to the Dark Lord. Webster counters that there were no contracts, thus no case. Father Blackwood submits the Book of the Beast as evidence. In it is Sabrina’s name, though it was submitted only a few days after she was born. Additionally, Blackwood calls Zelda to the stand. On the day Sabrina’s name was written into the book, Zelda accompanied Edward into the woods, with baby Sabrina in his arms. When they reached a clearing, he placed her on an altar and signed her name into the Book of the Beast, promising her name to the Dark Lord.
Court adjourns and the Spellmans return home. Sabrina now realizes that her aunt Zelda’s strong-arming her to sign the book was her attempt to cover up the fact that Sabrina had already been pawned off to the Dark Lord. Ambrose tends to a rapidly aging Hilda as Zelda explains that Sabrina was never supposed to find out. Edward needed a witness. He had struck a bargain with the Dark Lord. With permission to marry Sabrina’s mother Diana, Edward would sign Sabrina’s name in the Book of the Beast.
Court is in session and Webster calls Zelda and Hilda to the stand. Both are certified midwives. They’ve delivered many babies in the witch community, including Sabrina. Given Sabrina’s dual nature, he argues that she’s only half subject to the rules of the court. He demands a jury of mortals and a change or venue.
If Sabrina’s dominant nature, witch or mortal, is to be determined, Father Blackwood wishes to test her with human laws, such as subjecting her to trial by water to see if she floats or sinks and stripping and examining her in front of the coven for a witch’s mark.
Sabrina, Zelda, Hilda, and Webster return home where they discuss their next course of action. Webster questions if Sabrina has a mark. Before she can answer, Father Blackwood interrupts and reveals that he pleaded to the Dark Lord on Sabrina’s behalf. He has offered a path. He will wave Sabrina’s punishment in the Pit and allow her yearly visitations with her mortal friends so long as she ratify her signature in the Book of the Beast and withdraw from Baxter High to begin her studies at the Academy of Unseen Arts. They’ll await her answer the following night in court. Zelda encourages Sabrina to take the deal, but Webster insists that it’s a trick.
Sabrina comes home with a decision. She informs Zelda, Hilda, Ambrose, and Webster that she’s decided not to take Blackwood’s deal. Instead, she’ll submit to his exam as she doesn’t have a witch’s mark. When they find out that she doesn’t have it, Webster will demand a retrial in human court, and she’ll demand that Zelda and Hilda’s powers and youth are restored. Once Sabrina and Webster are gone, Hilda jumps to her feet in anger. She heads upstairs, telling Zelda not to wait for her and to ensure Sabrina makes it to court. As it turns out, Hilda has a secret of her own. Inside a chest, Hilda has a baby record book.
Court is in session. Sabrina, Zelda, Blackwood, Webster, Prudence, Dorcas, and Agatha are in attendance. Just as Father Blackwood is about to begin Sabrina’s examination for a witch’s mark, Hilda interrupts with new evidence which Webster submits to the court. Sabrina’s name is printed onto a baptismal certificate from the Holy Mother Church of Greendale, witnessed by Diana and Hilda, meaning there is competing claims upon Sabrina’s soul. However, Webster argues they have a binding contract notarized and dated one day before Edward inscribed Sabrina’s name to the Book of the Beast, therefore rendering Sabrina’s name in the Book of the Beast null and void. Father Blackwood and Webster are summoned to the courts’ private chambers.
Just outside, Zelda questions how Hilda could witness Sabrina being signed over to a Christian church. Hilda explains that Edward had no idea that Sabrina was baptized and Diana had asked her to keep it a secret. With that, Sabrina denounced any and all secrecy within the family and asked that her aunts do the same.
Back in the church, Father Blackwood announces that due to conflicting contracts, baptism, and breeding, the Hellbound Court of Greendale decrees that Sabrina shall retain her mortal life on the condition that she also attend the Academy of Unseen Arts, as well as weekly Black Mass. Sabrina accepts the court’s decision. With a ruling in effect, the court restores full power to the Spellman family.
After the final ruling, Sabrina invites Webster over to celebrate, but he declines. She thanks him nonetheless for helping her win and gives him a hug. Before parting ways, he advises Sabrina to take advantage of her qualified victory to learn everything she can about her adversary and fight for what’s hers.
Later that night, Zelda informs Hilda that she’s been excommunicated from the Church of Night for her part in Sabrina’s Catholic baptism. She’s casted doubt on their faith in the Dark Lord, for which he was vengeful.
Hilda gives Sabrina some protection charms because she knows how cruel girls can be. She then suggests that Sabrina could take Salem to the Academy,Zelda Says that only babies and ninnies take their familiars to school. Zelda tells Sabrina about how her years at the academy were the best of her life. She remembers the books she read and the friendships she cultivated, Zelda also tells Sabrina that she and Edward constantly argued about philosophy’s, Sabrina counters that she and Edward were on the same page about signing Sabrina’s name in the Book of the Beast.
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 and casts spells on the mirrors. 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.
Hilda and Zelda receive a phone call from Sabrina. 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.
Back at the Spellman Mortuary, Zelda apologizes to Hilda for being ruthless during Hilda's harrowing.
Hilda is in her room reading a novel while Zelda is reading the satanic bible. Suddenly, Sabrina runs into Zelda and Hilda's room and tells them she's released a demon into the house after having solved her dad's Acheron Configuration. They rush downstairs where Ambrose meets them after having heard all the noise. Sabrina tells Ambrose about the demon. Zelda tells her niece not to worry as they have protocols in place. The four of them grasp hands and perform a sealing spell to trap the demon within the Spellman Mortuary. The demon appears on the staircase and Ambrose asks what it wants. It tells them that it wants revenge on the Spellman Family and then freedom to give other people nightmares. Zelda quickly grabs an empty urn and uses it to trap the demon within. After the Spellman's sit and have some tea. Sabrina learns that her Dad must've trapped the demon long ago because it had been tormenting him and giving him insomnia. They go back to bed and Sabrina asks Hilda what would've happened if they hadn't captured the demon. Hilda tells her that it would've lulled them to sleep, separated them, torturing them until one of them broke and released the sealing spell.
Hilda and Zelda appear in Sabrina’s dream, where Zelda tries to discourage her from marrying Harvey. They later attend the wedding ceremony were Harvey attacks Sabrina, and shoves her into an Iron Maiden. Inside Ambrose’s nightmare Hilda calls him upstairs because Faustus Blackwood has come to see him. Hilda than watches Ambrose as he performs an autopsy on himself.
Inside her own dream Hilda is called in to see Principal Hawthorne. He's lured her to his office under the guise of talking to her about Sabrina. In reality, he's trying to make a pass at her. As he does, Ms. Wardwell interrupts and asks if they've seen Sabrina. The principal shoos her away and he asks Hilda out on a date. Later, Hilda is trying to get ready but Zelda keeps shooting down everything she tries on and makes fun of Hilda. Telling her that no one will ever love her. Hilda finally snaps, slapping Zelda. Zelda turns around and you see that a piece of flesh has been sewn over her mouth (put there by Hilda). Hilda confides in Hawthorne about how Zelda treats her and gets drunk on their date. He helps her upstairs in the guise of helping her to bed. You then see a flash of Hawthorne and Batibat over Hilda, laughing, holding surgical tools and a mask to drug her. Hilda is then shown awake sitting on the couch, looking drugged and dazed. Hawthorne is talking to her, he finally confides in Hilda telling her that he absorbed his twin in the womb. He shows Hilda his twin brother's deformed figure which is on his stomach. Hilda tries to leave but finds herself sewn together with Zelda. The Batibat appears and tells her that it'll separate them if she gives it the spell to unlock the house.
Inside Zelda’s dream she gets informed by the Weird Sisters. That the Dark Lord is coming to break bread with them, she tells Hilda about it and decides to roasted a Child of the Night. The Dark Lord eats and dances with Hilda only further enraging Zelda. Once the Dark Lord leaves Zelda hits Hilda on the head with a shovel and kills her. She takes her to the Cain pit to bury her. She is inside washing up when The Dark Lord returns and asks where Hilda is. Zelda explains to him that this is just a game the two of them play and that Hilda will come back. The Dark Lord tells her no that this time Hilda is gone forever. Zelda starts wailing and crying at the Dark Lords revelation. The Batibat appears and tells Zelda that if she gives it the spell to unlock the house it'll bring Hilda back. Sabrina enters her dream and tries to wake her but fails.
After she took some foxglove Sabrina visits Hilda who helps give her an idea of how to trap the Batibat. Sabrina uses Hilda’s familiars to trap Batibat, Hilda and Zelda wake up and go to check on Sabrina. This time they seal the demon in a mason jar. Ambrose, Zelda, and Hilda are all on edge because Sabrina walked through their dreams, seeing all of their darkest nightmares. Sabrina tells them that she hardly remembers any of it.
Hilda goes to Cerberus Books to apply for a job, she tells Dr. Cerberus that has always been a fan of horror show hosts. After some pondering Dr. Cerberus hires Hilda as a barista.
Sabrina comes home and and tries to get her Aunties to help her with Uncle Jesse being possessed. Zelda tells her that they don't mess in mortal affairs. However, she does tell Sabrina to tell her friends not to touch Uncle Jesse because then the demon will be able to prey on them too. Sabrina tells her that they all had to touch him in order to tie him up. Not getting anywhere with her Aunts, Sabrina goes upstairs to talk to Ambrose.
Sabrina arrives home from the Academy to find "Ms. Wardwell" sitting between Zelda and Hilda. Ms Wardwell tells Sabrina she came because she fears she's putting herself in danger. Sabrina asks her if her aunts know what she is. Ms Wardwell tells Sabrina she's told them everything. Zelda adds that she wishes she could say she and Hilda were surprised but they knew their brother well enough to know this is exactly something Edward would have done though she still finds it insulting that her brother wouldn't think they were up to the task of protecting his daughter themselves. Sabrina tells them that she will go to the Catholic Church and ask for help for her friends. "Ms. Wardwell" offers to help Sabrina with the exorcism by using one of Edward's spells that is a Church of Darkness counterpart to the Catholic exorsism. Hilda decides to go along as well and the three of them leave leaving Zelda behind.
Sabrina, Hilda, and "Ms. Wardwell" stand before Uncle Jesse. Sabrina says the spell but it doesn't seem to be working until Zelda arrives to help. Uncle Jesse throws up the worm and "Ms. Wardwell" quickly whisks it away. She throws it down a well along with a sealing stone to keep it there. Zelda tells Sabrina she came for educational purposes. However, she also tells Sabrina she's grounded for disobeying her.
The four of them head home but not before Sabrina thanks "Ms. Wardwell" for her help. At the Spellman's, Father Blackwood is waiting for them when they return. He threatens to excommunicate them all for having performed an exorcism. Zelda saves the day by telling him the test results of the urine sample she took from Constance: He's having twins.
The next morning, Hilda receives a call from Mr. Putnam. He tells her that Uncle Jesse died sometime during the night. Later at Cerberus Books Hilda meets Luke who orders a latte. Hilda recognizes him and adds some love potion to the mix.
Sabrina arrives home and sees entrails on the door. She goes inside to ask her family why there are organs hanging on the front door. Zelda tells her that it's a message from the council and that her family has been selected to participate in the Feast of Feasts. Zelda explains that the Feast of Feats is one of the coven's holiest holidays and celebrates the sacrifice of one witch: Freija. She had killed herself so that the coven would have food until spring. Zelda tells her that fourteen witches families have been selected and each must choose someone to represent them. Those representatives will have to draw straw and see who will be deemed Queen. Whoever is Queen will be the main course for the Feast of Feasts. Zelda tells her that only she and Sabrina can participate since Hilda has been excommunicated. Zelda will be the representative. Sabrina is against the whole idea and tries to get Hilda and Ambrose to back her up. She doesn't want to lose any more Spellmans. Zelda tells her that she and Hilda have participated many times, but never declared the Queen. She believes they will be rejected again this year.
Back at the Spellman Mortuary, Zelda is angry with Sabrina because she came close to becoming Queen. Sabrina tells her that she didn't think Zelda would let her go through with the drawing. Hilda is just happy that she was spared but Zelda tells them that Sabrina was chosen as a handmaiden. This means she has to do whatever Prudence wants for three days.
The next day Hilda and Ambrose talk to Connor's mom. She tells them that she found a box full of occult stuff. Ambrose offers to look over the objects if she can bring them here. She agrees.
Hilda is in the kitchen making dessert. To help Sabrina expose Constance Blackwood, later Hilda tells Luke and Ambrose that Connor's parents committed suicide and are being brought to the mortuary.
Hilda arrives home along with Sabrina from the collapsed mine. 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 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. As such, they must be like Cassandra.
Later Back at the mortuary, Sabrina asks Hilda what happens to them when they die. Hilda tells her that she doesn't know. Sabrina asks if it hurts when Hilda dies. Hilda says 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 soil was rumored to have been taken from Cain's garden. It contains all the mysteries of life and death. Hilda knows why Sabrina is asking these questions but she tells her that they can never, ever bring back mortals. Sabrina says that she isn't going to do anything and besides they don't have Tommy's body. At Tommy’s funeral Hilda tells, Harvey to say a few words about his brother.
The next morning Hilda is leaving for work the next morning she runs into Zelda. Hilda asks what she's going to do today and Zelda says that the High Priest is calling.
Hilda gets a call at the Mortuary telling her that the bodies of the miners have been recovered. 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.
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 afterward 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.
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 as she's half-mortal. Hilda says that it's too late as 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.
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.
Sabrina returns home to find all the Spellmans waiting for her. Zelda is pissed at what Sabrina did. She also asks how Sabrina how she knew what spell to use as Ambrose told her that he didn't give it to her. Sabrina admits she took a Book of the Dead from Ms. Wardwell's office to which Zelda retorts "Oh so you're a thief as well as a murderer!" 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. An angered 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.
Back at the mortuary, Hilda catches Zelda punishing herself. Zelda says that they should've never taken Sabrina in.
At the Spellman Mortuary, Sabrina refuses to go to school because she's worried that she'll see Harvey. Zelda gives her a balm that Hilda made to ease her pain. Hilda also makes a comment about that Lady Blackwood’s babies will be born soon.
At Cerberus Books Hilda sweeps the floor, when she senses the ghosts of the Greendale thirteen passing by. The next day she astral projects to Baxter High to inform Sabrina that they have to go to the Church of Night straight away.
At the Church of Night, Father Blackwood says that the Dark Lord is angry with them but then Ambrose and Luke storm into the church. He tells them that it's not the Dark Lord but the Greendale Thirteen. That tomorrow night, during the witching hour, they will release their Crimson Avenger and it will go forth and kill every firstborn in Greendale. Father Blackwood tells them not to worry that they'll just hide at the Academy since it's magically protected. Sabrina worries about the mortals but Father Blackwood tells her to let them go to their false god. He reminds everyone that they have to be at the Academy at midnight or else.
Sabrina asks Zelda and Hilda why the Greendale Thirteen would be angry at them. Zelda tells her that it's because the coven had decided to sacrifice them in order to appease the humans and their bloodlust. Sabrina says that she isn't going to go to the Academy. Zelda agrees that they should all stay and protect the town. Ambrose asks how they're going to protect everyone. Zelda says that they should gather them all in one place. Hilda tells them that Dr. Cerebrus told her that the town is to gather at Baxter High during severe weather or tornados. Sabrina says that all they need now is a tornado. The four of them gather around a table and summon the different winds to them. It works and the warning sirens can be heard going off. Zelda prays that the mortals will heed the warning.
Most of the mortals of Greendale gather at Baxter High. All the coven goes to seek shelter at the Academy. All except the Spellmans.
The witching hour comes upon them and the Greendale Thirteen attack. The witches all begin to chant protection spells. Sabrina asks if the spell is working and Zelda says yes before she disappears. Sabrina asks if they're going to be okay and Hilda says yes just as no one else disappears. Just then Ambrose is pulled away Ms. Wardwell tells Sabrina that they aren't going to hold out much longer but that she has a plan. Sabrina rushes off with her leaving Hilda alone with Salem to hold down the fort.
Dr. Cerebrus finds Hilda and tells her that she should be downstairs. Hilda tells him that she's saying a prayer and Cerebrus clasps her hands hoping to help. Susie stares down the witch at the door and watches as it leaves. Ruth tells them that she left because it's now the Crimson Riders turn. Nick asks Harvey if he's the firstborn and Harvey says no. Nick asks about his Dad and Harvey says yes. Ms. Wardwell and Sabrina go to the tree. Sabrina summons the Greendale Thirteen to her. Hilda tries to keep the Crimson Rider out of the school.
Hilda gets dropped off at the mortuary by Dr. Cerebrus. Hilda kisses him before she says goodbye. He walks away smiling and his eyes flash gold. Upstairs, Zelda tells Hilda that she took Lady Blackwood's firstborn child because it was a girl and she feared what Blackwood would do to her. Hilda tells Zelda that she's moving out of their bedroom.
It's a week before Christmas. A younger Sabrina and Susie are lining up at the local mall in Greendale to pose for photos with the mall Santa Mr. Bartel. Mr Putnam chats with Hilda about the disappearance of local children. Mr Bartel poses for photos with Susie and Sabrina. Susie wishes for a truck while Sabrina wishes that she could see her mother.
Years later, Sabrina is helping her aunts to set up their Yule tree. Aunt Zelda Spellman has gotten baby Leticia several presents. Ambrose points out that Zelda technically kidnapped Father Blackwood's daughter. Zelda responds that their official cover story is that Leticia is a relative from the "old country" whom they are raising. Sabrina tells her aunts that she wishes she could have celebrated one Solstice with her parents. Hilda tries to cheer up Sabrina with the prospect of food and gifts while Ambrose says that he will like to read A Christmas Carol. Zelda lights the Yule log, saying that they must keep it continually burning in order to ward off malevolent elements on the shortest day of the year. Zelda leads the family in saying the Solstice blessing.
Later that night Lilith puts out the Yule log, to sabotage the seance that Sabrina is hosting with the weird sisters. To talk to her deceased mother. Agatha senses an interference as several spirits enter the Spellman house through the fireplace. The spirits topple the Christmas tree. Hilda relights the Yule Log while Zelda discovers Sabrina and the Weird Sisters conducting a séance. Diana disappears. Zelda is furious with Sabrina and orders the Weird Sisters to leave.
Sabrina denies quenching the log during the séance. Zelda is furious that Sabrina chose to conduct her séance on the eve of the Solstice. Sabrina tells them that she encountered her mother trapped in Limbo. Zelda says she and Hilda would have helped her if she had told them so. Zelda says that she would have done anything for her brother’s wife. Ambrose says that he has checked every corner of the house and thinks that whatever entered the house may have left when Zelda relit the Yule log. Zelda thinks whatever entities entered the house may have been hidden. Zelda allows Hilda to share the room but warns her not to snore due to the presence of Leticia.
The following day, on December 21, Aunt Zelda plays with Leticia. Zelda chats with Hilda. Sabrina apologizes but Zelda makes a Shakespearean quote likening an ungrateful child to a serpent's tooth. Sabrina counters that Zelda kidnapped babies and that she only wanted to contact her mother. Sabrina denies putting out the fire. Zelda accepts Sabrina’s apology and says that they can contact her mother after the New Year.
Sabrina asks Hilda what she did wrong. Hilda reassures Sabrina that she did nothing wrong and that Zelda regretted her hostility towards Diane when she was still alive. Hilda says that Zelda is overprotective of Sabrina because she has something to prove. Sabrina tells Hilda about a special eggnog she made for Harvey’s dad to cure his alcoholism. Hilda asks Sabrina where she found her secret recipe.
In the kitchen, Hilda is preparing dough when her tools begin disappearing. Something topples her bag of flour and she hears the laughter of children. Hilda sees footprints in the flour. The spirits then rain down knives around her. The spirits kidnap Leticia and hide her around the house. Zelda and Hilda search the attic before heading down to the front hall. Following the baby’s cries, they head into the living room and kitchen. While Zelda searches the living room, Hilda searches the kitchen and finds Leticia inside the oven. Hilda comforts Leticia. Ambrose joins them, having bound the corpses and every hatchet in the mortuary. He tells them that they have an infestation of poltergeists. Shortly later, Sabrina returns and asks what is going on.
Later, Hilda and the others discuss the Yule Lads home invasion. The Yule Lads won't leave until their mother Gryla tells them to. Zelda explains that Gryla was a witch who made a pact with another witch from her coven during a famine. They would eat their own children to survive. They cooked and devoured Gryla's son first but the other witch broke her pact. Devastated, Gryla spent the next millennium finding children to add to her family, taking an interest in orphans. Zelda says that they have to summon Gryla to make an offering.
Zelda tells Ambrose that he has to leave during Gryla's visit because she hates men due to her abandonment by her husband. Ambrose says that he has been invited for a Solstice party with Luke Chalfant. Zelda says they have to hide baby Leticia. Sabrina offers to look after Leticia in the mortuary.
Later that evening, Zelda allows Gryla to visit their home after she agrees to abide by their rules. Zelda and Hilda ask Gryla to take her Yule Lads home in return for an offering of fresh-baked Christmas solstice cookies, a cone of sugar, a pound of marzipan, some mince pies, yummy teacakes, and fruit jelly. Gryla agrees to drink gin with Hilda and Zelda.
After drinking gin, Gryla summons her “children” home. However, their movement awakes baby Leticia. Gryla claims that she has a greater right to the baby since Leticia does not belong to Zelda. Zelda protests that she is a midwife but Gryla counters that a midwife is not her child. The Yule Lads bring Sabrina and Leticia to them. However, the ghost of Diane Spellman appears and tells Gryla to leave the baby alone.
Diana says she will decide who owns the babe. She explains that Sabrina summoned her here with the help of the angel Lucia and the demon Lucy. Possessing their authority, Diana sets up a contest where the winner is the one who is able to pull the baby out of a circle of salt. Gryla and a reluctant Zelda accept Diana’s terms. Zelda and Gryla hold the baby’s arms. Unwilling to hurt Leticia, Zelda concedes and says she won't tear the baby to pieces. Diane grants Leticia to Gryla, who offers to give her a home. Gryla leaves with Leticia and the Yule Lads. Hilda asks Sabrina and Diana how they could do that. Sabrina reveals that they did not give Leticia to Gryla but that they used a Changeling trick to disguise Ambrose's teddy bear as Leticia. Sabrina says that her mother appeared after Leticia cried out and taught her the spell to make the switch. Zelda thanks Diana, who disappears.
Shortly later, Roz visits the Spellmans and tells them that Susie has been missing since last night. Susie’s father Mr Putnam has spoken to the police. Roz also confides with Sabrina that she experienced one of her Cunning visions while visiting the Knight of St Bernard mall where Susie was working. She thinks that Mr Bartel is a demon and has been taking children and dipping them in wax. Hilda points out that Bartel is the name of a Yule demon. Zelda is able to track down Mr. Bartel’s address using the Greendale White Pages. Zelda warns that they will need help from Gryla. Sabrina points out that Gryla will be mad but Zelda reassures her that Gryla would side with them if they lead her to the lair of a demon who preys on children. Rosalind agrees to babysit Leticia while Sabrina, Hilda, and Zelda leave to confront Mr Bartel and rescue Susie.
At Bartel’s Home Gryla saves Susie from the Yule demon. Susie finds Sabrina, Zelda, and Hilda outside. Sabrina embraces Susie. To avoid startling Mr Putnam, Hilda has baked some enchanted shortbread cookies that will convince Mr Putnam that the past twelve hours were a dream. The Spellmans leave with Susie.
Returning to the Spellman home, Sabrina finds that Ambrose is feeding Leticia with milk. He explains that he teleported Roz home before her parents began to worry. Due to the recent events, Zelda reveals that she has decided to take Leticia to Dezmelda after the winter holidays. She says that Ambrose is right that they can’t keep Leticia from Father Blackwood forever. Zelda fears that Gryla might return next week. Hilda asks about returning Leticia to her father. Zelda rules that out and responds that Dezmelda will teach Leticia the “old ways” as is her birthright.
After she had a conversation with Harvey Sabrina returns to the living room to join her aunts, Ambrose, and Luke. They drink a toast to Satan while Ambrose reads a passage A Christmas Carol.
Hilda, Zelda and Ambrose comment about Sabrina's choice of clothes and loud music as she enters the kitchen. Sabrina tells her aunts about her plans to spend more of her time at the Academy of Unseen Arts, having obtained indefinite leave from Baxter High's new Principal Mary Wardwell. Zelda plans to take up a teaching position at the Academy.
Hilda and Zelda recall how Edward served as Top Boy, which Sabrina's now running for. That appointment changed his life. A straight shot from Top Boy to High Priest. Ambrose tells Sabrina that he and Luke have been invited for a party to celebrate Nick’s nomination as Top Boy at Dorian's Gray Room, which is reserved for men. Zelda says Sabrina is too busy for her studies. Sabrina asks Ambrose and Luke if they will support her. Luke is unwilling, but Ambrose says he will wait to see how she will do in the three challenges first.
Hilda interrupts Sabrina in the middle of a fit as she challenges Ambrose to a fight for his lack of support and suspicion that Luke or one of his friends sent a demon after her.
Hilda meets with Principal Wardwell and asks about the changes in Sabrina. Wardwell attributes the changes to the dark baptism. Hilda thinks that Sabrina’s changes are a prelude to darker changes. Hilda asks Wardwell to suggests that Sabrina come back part-time to spend more time with her mortal friends. Wardwell says there is nothing she can do since Sabrina has chosen to study full time at the Academy.
Hilda discovers that someone is sending demons after Sabrina. She asks about the Boil and Bubble challenge, which fortunately for Sabrina, Hilda is the Academy's all-time reigning champion bubbler. After Sabrina has changed, Hilda tells her that the test involves memorizing spell potions. Hilda questions if all this trouble be Top Boy is worth it. Sabrina doesn't think her old friends would welcome her even if she wanted to come back. Hilda reassures Sabrina that signing the Book of the Beast doesn't changes who she is. Sabrina is worried about signing her soul away. Hilda says she also did but Sabrina warns that the Dark Lord summoned her to do his bidding. She says she doesn't want to be near her mortal friends when he does.
After Sabrina loses the Boil and Bubble challenge, Hilda gives her some Pepto and encourages her to visit her mortal friends. Hilda tells Sabrina that Susie is trying out for the basketball team today along with Harvey. Sabrina sympathizes with Susie wanting to join a traditionally male team.
Sabrina tells her aunts and Ambrose that the Dark Lord visited her during the night to call on her to do his bidding. Zelda is upset to discover that she slept through the Dark Lord's visit. She tells Sabrina that the task he asked her to perform is a sacred obligation between her and the Dark Lord and that doing such a task would prove her dedication to the Path of Night. Zelda then tells Sabrina that she must perform the task or suffer the consequences, such as bad things happening to her and those around her. Evil has a way of spreading very quickly, Hilda adds.
Sabrina wakes up in her room next to her aunt Hilda after she passed out at the desecrated church. Hilda tells her that she choked on an apple and that then Nick teleported her home. Sabrina reveals that the Dark Lord made her choke because she has not done what he asked to do. Hilda confides to Sabrina that the Dark Lord tasked her after her own baptism and that nothing happened after she did it. Hilda believes that the Dark Lord was simply testing her faith. She then asks Sabrina why she is resisting him. Sabrina answers that if she says yes to this one thing, it'll be harder to say no the next. Hilda suggests to Sabrina that it would be easier to resist the Dark Lord's influence if she goes back to be with her mortal friends.
In the Spellman's kitchen, Zelda is preparing to cook Sister Shirley Jackson's familiar to send her a message, so she will find her footing at the Academy. Hilda carries the frog away, telling her sister that the familiar is innocent. Sabrina arrives, asking for Ambrose. In the mortuary, Zelda and Hilda make a doll to use against Sister Shirley, cursing her with earworms.
At the Desecrated Church, before the entire coven, Hilda, Zelda, Father Blackwood, and Prudence included, the students play The Passion of Lucifer Morningstar, with Ambrose playing God, Agatha playing Stolas, Nick playing Lucifer, and Sabrina playing Lilith.
Zelda explains to Sabrina that Lupercalia lusty, pastoral festival started by Roman witches under the reign of Caligula. It was named after the Lupercal, the cave where the twin founders of Rome Romulus and Remulus were suckled by a she-wolf. While it was once associated with fertility and health, Hilda explains that it is now associated with sex. Zelda explains that it will be a hunt organized by Father Blackwood. The festival consists of three events: the Matching, during which one is paired with a random warlock. The Courting, where the two spend the night in abstinence. And the Hunt, a run through the woods which culminates in a frenzy of orgiastic carnality. Sabrina asks if it is voluntary. Zelda says it is voluntary but encourages Sabrina to do it. Zelda claims that Lupercalia is a symphony of sensuality and pleasure, and not of shame and regret. Hilda is a bit concerned and thinks Sabrina is not ready. Sabrina understands Hilda's concerns but is keen to give it a try due to her new relationship with Nicholas Scratch. Zelda gives Sabrina a book about the festival.
Hilda stops by the book shop to speak to Dr. Cerberus. She expresses feelings for him after the moment they had, but he regrets it, wanting to keep their relationship professional. Zelda finds Hilda weeping at home after Dr. Cerberus declined her advances. Zelda encourages her sister to try again. She tells Hilda to seduce him by placing a glamour on herself in order to win over Dr. Cerberus. Hilda takes her sister's advice and prepares a glamour to win over Dr. Cerberus' affection. Zelda reminds her that she is a huntress. Hilda visits Dr. Cerberus at the bookshop and tries to seduce him. Dr. Cerberus rejects her advances, though not out of disinterest. As Hilda approaches, he transforms; his eyes turn yellow, and he grows fangs and claw, forcing Hilda to flee.
An apologetic Dr. Cerberus visits Hilda to tell her that he stumbled upon an occult tome some years ago, which had a spell for conjuring a demon. He conjured the demon, never thinking it would work, but it did and the demon is still inside him. He is possessed by an incubus, which occurs when his passions are inflamed. This is why he can’t be near Hilda. She excites him too much. Cerberus tells Hilda that he loves her, but deems himself unworthy of her love since he is a monster. Hilda tells Cerberus that she has to tell him something about herself.
Zelda tells Hilda that Father Blackwood has proposed to her. Zelda confides that she does not love Faustus but respects him. She tells him that she is going to accept his proposal for power, not power. Zelda intends to restore the family’s name and seek her own glory in the process. Hilda tells Zelda that Dr. Cerberus an incubus; a sex demon. Zelda proposes chaining him with Damascus steel in order to tame the sex demon.
Hilda enters Dr. Cerberus's bookshop on a wet, rainy day. She thinks they could spend some time alone since they're not expecting a lot of customers today. Just then, a gust of wind blows the door open and a lady named Mrs. McGarvey enters the store seeking refuge from the rain. Dr. Cerberus invites her to sample some of her spare wares, but she says she has no cash. However, she offers to do a tarot reading in the store.
Sabrina and Nicholas then enter the store, having just come from the movies. Hilda asks Sabrina if she is alright. Sabrina confides that she has been feeling weird about Nick since Lupercalia. Hilda suggests a tarot reading for clarity Mrs. McGarvey then offers to do a tarot reading for Sabrina, which she accepts.
Hilda appears in Theo's vision. Theo's arms begin to solidify as wood as he broke into the Spellman house to steal a elixir that would provide with with more masculine features. Examining the situation, Hilda tells him that his flesh is petrifying into wood and that plant-based spells can be tricky. Theo asks if there is a way to stop it. Hilda says she can either reverse the spell's effects or just cut off his infected arm. She tells him that it is a "Sophie’s choice." Theo refuses to give up his new body. Before ling, his dad arrives with an ax and asks his son if he is sure about it. Hilda gets Theo to bite on a piece of rubber while Joe chops of Theo’s infected right arm. Later in bed, Hilda reassures him that he will be better. Theo finds that his legs have turned to wood.
Zelda visits the shop. She rebuffs Dr. Cerberus's greetings and demands to see her sister. Zelda chides Hilda for not being at home where Father Blackwood was waiting to taste the seven wedding cakes she had offered to bake. Zelda is frustrated that she is trying to derail their wedding. Hilda suggests that Zelda do a tarot ready with Mrs. McGarvey.
In the vision, Hilda is dressing Zelda in a black wedding gown. Zelda says that she can't marry Father Faustus without telling her the truth about what she did with baby Leticia by hiding her with Dezmelda. Zelda believes she can make Faustus understand.
During Ambrose's vision, Hilda is murdered by him at Father Blackwood's behest, as well as Zelda and Sabrina.
Mrs. McGarvey thanks Dr. Cerberus and Hilda. Hilda says she hasn’t had her reading yet, but Mrs. McGarvey says that she has to leave. She is pleased to see Cerberus and Hilda as a couple.
Zelda reassures the family that her marriage to Father Blackwood will be the re-making of the Spellmans. Zelda is delighted that the Anti-Pope, the leader of all Churches of Darkness himself, is traveling from the Vatican Necropolis to officiate their marriage. She believes this is an honor from the Dark Lord and looks forward to becoming Zelda Spellman-Blackwood. Hilda wishes she could be there. Zelda reassures her that she will use her influence to convince Father Blackwood to lift her excommunication and that she will have a role as the "maid of dishonor." Salem growls, and Sabrina tells Ambrose to leave her familiar alone. Ambrose demands that Salem regurgitate Leviathan, but Sabrina assures him that Salem didn't eat Leviathan. Hilda realizes that Ambrose is truly upset about Luke's death and tries to comfort him.
Sabrina recounts with Zelda, Hilda, and Ambrose her encounter with her father’s ghost. Zelda is dismissive of Sabrina’s story while Hilda quips that there are a lot of haunting near weddings. Zelda explains that there was an independent inquiry conducted by the Witch Council into her parents' deaths, which they concluded that the plane crash was the result of mechanical error. Zelda believes that the ghost is ill-informed. Sabrina then mentions that her father’s ghost told her to finish his manifesto. Hilda recalls the manifesto, but Zelda dismisses her father’s manifesto as nothing more than romantic musings about "mortal-witch intermingling." Sabrina is annoyed with Zelda for not taking her seriously, but Zelda responds that Sabrina was drinking absinthe in the afternoon when her visitation occurred. Zelda refuses to discuss the matter and relieves Sabrina from her bridesmaid duties. Zelda is more concerned about the spectre of Lady Blackwood, which she saw wandering the cemetery with malicious intent. Zelda tasks Hilda with dealing with the ghost. Zelda will only take her account seriously when he sees Edward's ghost herseelf.
Hilda and Sabrina use candles and black lace to set a trap for Constance Blackwood. Lady Blackwood approaches a hooded figure on a chair, whom she mistakes for Zelda. She threatens to haunt Zelda and her family forever. Hilda surfaces, remarking that spirits are like moths drawn to candles. Sabrina reveals herself as the hooded figure. Hilda threatens to trap Lady Constance in a tin box filled with sanctified grave dirt unless she tells them why she is haunting her sister. Lady Blackwood claims that Zelda killed her, stole her babies and wants to steal her husband. Hilda tells Constance that Zelda tried to save her life and that of her children. Constance reveals that Sister Shirley Jackson loosened her grave and told her this. Hilda responds that Sister Jackson is acting out of spite. Hilda convinces Constance to rest in peace for good before blowing out the candles.
Zelda tells Hilda that she has convinced Father Blackwood to lift her excommunication, allowing her to serve her duties as Maid of Dishonor. Hilda tells her that she has sent Lady Constance back to the grave and reveals Sister Jackson as the real villain. Zelda wishes that she killed Sister Jackson, but Hilda assures her that she will take care of her by sorting out their differences over tea and biscuits. Zelda gives her one more important duty, to attend to her if the Dark Lord arrives before the wedding. Zelda fears that the Dark Lord will visit her the night before the wedding and claim her for himself, as it is his right to do so with all brides. Hilda vows to do anything for her sister.
Hilda meets with Sister Shirley Jackson to talk about Zelda, offering her biscuits. Hilda demands to know why she conjured up the ghost of Lady Blackwood. Shirley takes a quick liking to the biscuits as Hilda reiterates her question. Shirley says that she bears a grudge against her brother Edward Spellman for dumping her in favor of the mortal Diana. She welcomes their death as just and right. Jackson says that she rose to a senior teaching position in the House of Night and resents Zelda for supplanting her. She vows not to have a Spellman ascend over her, leading Hilda to describe her as petty and selfish. Shirley suggests that Hilda join forces with her to bring about Zelda’s downfall while gorging on more biscuits. Hilda responds that folks tend to underestimate her as meek and mild. Hilda affirms her love for her sister and warns that there "will be Heaven to pay" for anyone who threatens her family. Shirley asks if Hilda is threatening her and reveals that she has been wearing a protection that guards her from all magical attacks ever since Zelda put that earworm in her head. However, Hilda responds that she has laced the almond cookies with cyanide. Shirley Jackson chokes before breathing her last breath.
Zelda is anxious about the Dark Lord's arrival, but Hilda tells her sister not to worry. Zelda says it is the greatest honor to be visited by the Dark Lord. He only picks the most devout brides to christen on their wedding eve. Hilda suggests that the Dark Lord might choose not to visit. Zelda agrees, but then they are startled by the Dark Lord, who enters the bedroom. Hilda slips out while Zelda stands as the Dark Lord approaches her from behind.
Dorcas' scream in the late hours of the night, awakens the Academy. Zelda demands to know who is screaming. Hilda, Zelda, Father Blackwood, and Prudence enter Enoch of Antioch's chambers to find that he has been hacked to death. Blackwood strikes down two of the Judas Society stalwarts guarding him. Despite Zelda and Hilda's pleas, he tries to strike down Ambrose who manages to teleport to safety. He orders the others to find the traitor.
Hilda, Zelda, Father Blackwood, and the Judas Society arrive at the mortuary under the assumption that Ambrose came home. Sabrina denies seeing Ambrose but Blackwood's warlocks search the house. Sabrina asks Zelda if she believes that Ambrose murdered the Anti-Pope. Zelda says that the Ambrose was covered in the Anti-Pope's blood with a dagger in hand, and that he spirited himself to safety when confronted. Sabrina believes that Ambrose is innocent, but Zelda points out that Ambrose is the same warlock who plotted to blow up the Vatican. Father Blackwood says that they now need strong leadership and should go ahead with the wedding. He announces that they will hold a joint-wedding and funeral.
At the desecrated church, Father Blackwood officiates over the funeral of the Anti-Pope and announces he will conduct his own marriage to Zelda. Hilda accompanies Zelda down the aisle. Blackwood offers a blood sacrifice to the demons of marriage and lust: Astaroth, Furfur, Hathor, Ishtar, Saleous, Uvall, and Vassage. He and Zelda drink the blood of a sacrificed being. Hilda sheathes Zelda and Blackwood's hands with a cloth. Blackwood reads their marriage vows. However, the wedding is interrupted by the ghosts of Edward and Diana Spellman, who denounce Faustus Blackwood for murdering them and the Anti-Pope. Blackwood sees through Sabrina and Nick’s trick and removes their glamour. Ambrose appears and tries to kill Blackwood, but Prudence magically restrains him. He is then subdued and captured by the other Judas Society boys.
Sabrina and Hilda watch from afar as Father Blackwood announces that he and Zelda, formally known as Lady Blackwood, will be escorting the Anti-Pope's remains to the Vatican Necropolis. He and Zelda also plan to have a honeymoon abroad. Blackwood tasks Prudence with overseeing the Academy and protecting their family name. Prudence replies that he can rely on her. Before they leave, Blackwood reminds Zelda that a wife walks behind her husband. Sabrina and Hilda watch in dismay.
Sabrina reveals to Hilda that she isn't allowed access to the Accademy to see Ambrose. Hilda has tried contacting Zelda by a witch-board. Sabrina wants to lodge a complaint with the Council. Hilda says that they will have to summon the Trivium there and expresses her concerns about Ambrose's well-being. Sabrina and Hilda then summon the Trivium and appeal on Ambrose's behalf. The Trivium tell her that they have consulted with Father Blackwood and decided there will be no trial. They announce that Ambrose will be executed on the day that Father Blackwood returns from the Necropolis. Sabrina says that Ambrose is innocent, but the Trivium say that the coven witnessed his murderous acts and warn Sabrina not to summon them again or she will be held in contempt.
Sabrina tells Hilda that Nicholas is drowning his sorrows at Dorian's Gray Room. Sabrina wishes Zelda and Ambrose were there. Hilda vows to break him out of his cell. Since she is no longer excommunicated, Hilda proposes bribing her way into the Academy with a delicious roast chicken. Sabrina tells Hilda that she plans to visit Principal Wardwell at Baxter High to seek her help. Hilda thinks it will be good for Sabrina to meet up with her mortal friends.
Prudence refuses to let Hilda bring a plump chicken for Ambrose. Hilda offers the chicken to Prudence and the Weird Sisters in exchange for allowing her to visit Ambrose. But Prudence says her father won't allow it. Hilda implores Prudence to let her visit Ambrose, but she remains impassive.
Prudence allows Hilda to spend time with "Ambrose" in Father Blackwood's office. Hilda hugs "Ambrose" and asks how he is doing. "Ambrose" reassures her that he is okay and claims they are treating him well given the horrible things he has done. "Ambrose" offers to plead guilty and tells Hilda not to give his plight another thought, however, Hilda is certain of his innocence even as Amobrse admits to the murder. Hilda recounts a party they held to celebrate the passing of old Vinegar Tom. "Ambrose" says he thinks about it often, but Hilda points out that Vinegar Tom died in 1989 on the day that the Berlin Wall fell. Hilda realizes that she is talking to Agatha, who takes off the glamour as "Ambrose".
At Cerberus Books, Hilda tells Dr. Cerberus about her plan to help Ambrose escape by tricking the Weird Sisters into throwing the bones at him, allowing him to make a skeleton key. A female witch-hunter named Mehitable enters the store and tells Hilda to repent and beg the Almighty for forgiveness. When Hilda refuses, Mehitable replies that Hilda and her witch kind can perish in hell. She unsheathes a knife. Hilda kisses Dr. Cerberus, setting his incubus free. Dr. Cerberus roars and attacks.
Sabrina finds Hilda in the damaged Cerberus Books. Hilda reassures her that they are safe and that Cerberus chased the witch-hunter away. Sabrina says that she was attacked by a male witch-hunter, meaning there are two of them, but Nick tells her that there are three. He explains that the witch-hunters were from the Order of the Innocents and that the one who stormed Dorian's Gray Room has been trapped inside a painting. He hugs Sabrina and apologizes for his behavior. Nick explains that the Order of Innocents want to kill all the witches in Greendale, starting with the outliers before converging at the Academy. Sabrina says they have to warn them, but they've been expelled and can't enter the Academy without a Hand of Glory. Hilda says she has gotten a dozen.
Sabrina, Hilda, and Nick are about to leave for the Academy with the Hand of Glory when Harvey arrives with a loaded rifle. Harvey tells her that Roz had a vision that someone was trying to kill Sabrina and he had come to check if she was safe. Harvey apologizes for his and Roz' behavior. Sabrina tells Harvey that the Academy is under attack and he offers to help. Nick does not want Harvey to come along since he distrusts him for coming from a family of witch-hunters. Harvey tells them that they need all the help they can get. Hilda backs Harvey up and they allow him to come.
Hilda, Sabrina, Nick, and Harvey discover that the witch-hunters have breached the Academy. They find a bloodied Ambrose, who has been stabbed and is losing a lot of blood. Hilda removes the knife and casts a spell to seal the wound. The Angels took the others. Harvey asks aren't angels supposed to be nice, but Nick points out that they have fiery swords. Quentin appears and tells Sabrina that the Angels tried to take him and the other children to Heaven but that they ran and hid. Hilda asks where the Angels took the other witches and warlocks. Quentin says that they took them to the desecrated church to convert and kill them in order to cleanse them. The desecrated church is sealed with holy water and re-consecrated it. No witch can go in or out. Hilda tends to Ambrose's wounds. Harvey offers to go inside the church but Nick points out that they are dealing with avenging angels. Sabrina says that she can enter the church because she was baptized with holy water. Sabrina convinces them to accept her plan even though Nick and Harvey regard it as a suicide mission. She tells them to help Hilda look after Ambrose.
Following the destruction of the angelic witch-hunters, Harvey carries an unconscious Sabrina back to the Academy of Unseen Arts. He is followed by the Weird Sisters, Elspeth, Melvin, and the remaining liberated students. Nick tells Harvey that Aunt Hilda is in the dormitory. Hilda has not yet finished patching up Ambrose. She panics and tells them to leave the arrows inside Sabrina until she has finished tending to Ambrose. Sabrina tells them she can help and rises from the bed, fully healed. She walks to Ambrose and lays her hands on him. She tells him that he is strong and that his wounds are stitching themselves shut. Sabrina heals Ambrose and tells him that he will be just fine. Hilda and the others are shocked by Sabrina's miracles.
Ambrose asks Sabrina how she is doing considering what happened last night. Sabrina insists she is fine. Ambrose says that he and Hilda are just worried about her. Hilda says that Sabrina is not a healer, but Sabrina retorts maybe she did not know that she had the power to heal. She says that she will go and asks Ms. Wardwell. Hilda insists that Sabrina stay home until Aunt Zelda gets back from her honeymoon. Ambrose reminds them of his impending execution. Sabrina responds that Ambrose should be pardoned for his role in defending the Academy and asks if someone can testify on his behalf. Ambrose responds that the only ones who know the truth are him, Faustus Blackwood, and his dead familiar Leviathan. Hilda suggests they have a picnic indoors, but Sabrina says maybe the weather could clear up. She uses her new-found powers to stop the rain and to bring sunny weather, startling both Ambrose and Hilda.
Hilda teleports to Sabrina in the girls' restroom at Baxter High, where Sabrina has just restored Roz' sight. Hilda then tells Sabrina that she has to return because they have been summoned back by the Council at the Academy as Zelda and Blackwood are back from their honeymoon.
Zelda shows Hilda a present from Father Blackwood, a music box based on Leonardo's designs. Zelda insists on being addressed as Lady Blackwood and that Father Blackwood be addressed as "His Unholy Eminence." Zelda is enamored by Blackwood and says her husband is a marvelous dancer. After briefly dancing, she serves Hilda some tea. Hilda raises the matter of Ambrose and Sabrina but Zelda replies that her husband knows best on these matters since he is the Anti-Pope. Zelda asks Hilda if she takes sugar with her tea. The sugar reacts with the tea, stirring up bubbles. She is behaving out of character.
At the Academy, Methuselah announces that the Council has come to a decision. Due to their heroic efforts in combating the angels, he allows Sabrina and Nick to continue their studies at the Academy of Unseen Arts with full privileges. Hilda asks about Ambrose. Methuselah announces that Ambrose will be executed per witch law and custom. Sabrina and Hilda protest that Ambrose was being controlled by his familiar which Father Blackwood gave him. Father Blackwood asks where is this alleged familiar now and why he has not been presented as evidence.
When the Council asks about the familiar, Sabrina explains that he was inside Ambrose when the Anti-Pope was murdered. She thinks that Ambrose was puppetered into committing murder. Hilda vouches for Ambrose's role in repelling the witch-hunters and says that he stayed to warn the children. Methuselah gives Sabrina and Hilda 24 hours to present the familiar or Ambrose will be executed by guillotine. Sabrina tries to protest, but Father Blackwood sets the hour glass. Methuselah reiterates his conditions.
At the Spellman household, Sabrina places Leviathan in a glass case. She tells Hilda the good news about resurrecting Leviathan. Sabrina hopes that Leviathan will be able to testify at Ambrose’s trial. When Hilda asks if she had to sacrifice any creature to resurrect Leviathan, Sabrina tells her that she did not. She resurrected him through her own powers. Hilda warns her that everything has a price. Sabrina disagrees and says that she has tapped into a different kind of magic that is not cause and effect based. Hilda warns Sabrina that she is wrecking up a cosmic debt that the world has never seen.
While Hilda warns Sabrina that her activities will attract the attention of mortals, the entranced Zelda searches for the mouse. Sabrina says that she wants to share her gifts with the world. Hilda warns that the most terrible things happen to witches when they reveal themselves to mortals. When Sabrina raises her parents' relationship, Hilda counters that Edward Spellman revealed his identity as a warlock to her mother Diana over time. Sabrina responds that Hilda revealed her identity to Dr. Cerberus overnight. Hilda takes offense and says that he is someone that she loves and trust. Sabrina says that now is not the time for discretion since Ambrose's life is in danger.
Meanwhile, the entranced Zelda prowls the house for Leviathan. Zelda finds Leviathan in his cage and carries him down. As he squeals, she forces the mouse through a grinder. While Sabrina and Hilda are arguing, Hilda hears something being ground to shreds. Zelda grinds Leviathan to death. Sabrina and Hilda confront Zelda, who responds that one must not simply keep a mouse in the house.
Hilda realizes that Zelda is under a Caligari spell, an old spell that warlocks used to control wives when they got "uppity." She explains that it turns them into somnambulists or sleep walkers. Hilda realizes that Father Blackwood must have put a spell on her during their honeymoon and that he must be controlling her with a music box in a chamber in the Academy. Zelda begins cleaning up the remains while Hilda describes the music box to Sabrina. Sabrina uses her new-found powers to beam the music box into the Spellmans' kitchen. Zelda wants to get squashed lemons to freshen up the room while Hilda and Sabrina fiddle with the enchanted music box. They find a picture of Zelda and break the mechanism. Zelda quickly snaps out of her entranced state and asks what the hell is she wearing as the music comes to a stop. Sabrina and Hilda breathe a sigh of relief.
Zelda says that it was torture being conscious while Father Blackwood made her dance to his infernal tune. She was aware every second and unable to make her own choices. Sabrina was right about Father Blackwood. She explains that Ambrose's impending execution is just one step in his plans to topple the Spellmans. Blackwood wants Sabrina to manifest her new abilities in the presence of the Council so that they can burn her as a heretic. Zelda warns her that the Council is comprised of extremely powerful, albeit old, warlocks. She tells Sabrina not to underestimate them. But the three of them together stand a chance. Zelda now has to return to the Academy and play the role of the biddable wife in order not to arouse Father Blackwood's suspicions. And Sabrina magically returns the music box to the Academy. Zelda departs and takes Leviathan's remains with her.
The following day at the desecrated church, the Church of Night have gathered for the execution of Ambrose. Due to the lack of new evidence, Methuselah orders that Ambrose's execution to proceed as plan. The Infernal Bailiff drags Ambrose before the guillotine and places his head in the block. The executioner lowers the blade but is instead beheaded by a killing spell. Ambrose laughs. Hilda has interfered. She holds a pair of pruning shears and a decapitated poppet of the Infernal Bailiff. Sabrina dares Blackwood to execute Ambrose himself, but Father Blackwood instead orders Sabrina to carry out the execution. Before Sabrina can do it, the Dark Lord appears. As the congregation bows, he asks Father Blackwood if he is so blind to His will. Fearing he knows about his treachery, Blackwood stutters for a respectful response only for Satan to tell him "Silence Pretender." Lucifer chastises him for degrading the coven with his pettiness and orders Ambrose spared before disappearing. Methuselah declares that Ambrose is reprieved and orders his release.
At the Spellman household, Hilda encourages Ambrose to eat. The three share a toast. The bell rings and Sabrina reminds them of the meeting she had organized. As the night progressed, Hilda and Ambrose go outside to find Sabrina standing on top of the roof, prepared to reveal the existence of witches to mortals, despite Hilda's warnings. Ambrose tells Hilda that Sabrina’s plans are going to change things, but maybe not for the better. Sabrina addresses her friends and says that her father saw a world where witches and mortals can be together. Before she can continue, she is interrupted by Harvey, who tells her to come down.
Hilda encounters Mandrake Sabrina, who is dressed in blue and greets her. The mandrake spell worked after all, unbeknownst to Hilda. She says that she woke up feeling excited to be here and to be alive. She asks Hilda to make her blueberry pancakes for breakfast, Sabrina's favorite. She devours the pancakes voraciously and tells Hilda that she is going to see all her friends. Before leaving, she asks Hilda to hug her.
Zelda contacts Hilda using a mirror and tells her sister about Father Blackwood's "ruinous" plans for the Church of Night and its witches. She explains that Blackwood wants to remold the Church of Night based on his own misogynistic beliefs and to separate from the other unholy dioceses. Zelda tells Hilda to talk to Methuselah and the Witches’ Council, hoping that they will put a stop to this madness. When Father Blackwood approaches Zelda, she lies that she is making herself beautiful at front of the mirror.
Hilda summons Methuselah and the Witches Council, telling them about Father Blackwood's plans. Methuselah responds that Father Blackwood may govern the Church of Night as he sees fit. He warns Hilda there will be consequences if she tries to waste the Council's time again. Hilda apologizes before scolding the Witches Council for thinking they are better than the others. She responds that she knows that Blackwood is a killer and that his downfall will bring about the Witches Council. She warns them that the Dark Lord sees them too before leaving.
Hilda serves Methuselah biscuits and tea. She tells him that it is more than he deserves after the dressing he gave her. Methuselah says he was only staging a show for the Council. He asks if she truly wants to bring her High Priest to his knees. Sabrina admits this is the case. Methuselah says he can talk to the Council but asks her to show him how passionately she desires Father Blackwood's demise.
Zelda returns home and tells Hilda that Father Blackwood has lost his mind. She tells her sister they must convene the Council at once. However, Hilda reveals that she killed Methuselah, who is covered in a spider's web. Zelda warns the Council will demand blood atonement for this.
Sabrina returns home with Nick and Ambrose. Zelda asks her where she has been all night, scolding her for the troubles she put them through. Sabrina warns Zelda and Hilda about the events about to unfold in Greendale. "Ms. Wardwell" manipulated her into fulfilling a prophecy meant to bring about the end of the world. Because of her, the Dark Lord has assumed his true form and is in Greendale. Moreover, the Gates of Hell are about to open, releasing the hordes of Hell.
The Satanic Bible does not speak of the world being destroyed and remade into a Hell on Earth. However, it makes perfect sense for Sabrina. The Dark Lord wanted the Churches of Darkness to serve him so he kept the truth from them. But this time it's not just Greendale at stake, it's the world. Zelda vows to protect Sabrina at all costs, as she may be the centerpiece to all of the Dark Lord's plans. This makes Sabrina think her father knew. Zelda takes offense about Sabrina's insinuation of her father conniving with the Dark Lord. The Dark Lord needed her because she was a girl who represented the two tribes, Sabrina explains. He wants to rule over witches and humankind, so why not have her father marry her mortal mother? Even if that is a possibility, Zelda vows to not let Sabrina be the Dark Lord's Queen. Ambrose returns with the Demonicon, announcing that he has found something useful; the Melmoth spell. It involves carving a sigil into her soul, which will keep her hidden from the Dark Lord provided she's constantly moving.
Lilith warns them that nobody can run from the Dark Lord, as she's experienced that herself. Startled by her presence, they all turn to her as Sabrina explains how "Ms. Wardwell" has been plotting against her with the Dark Lord. Lilith tells Sabrina to come along but her aunts and Ambrose assume a defensive stance. Terrible odds for a witch, Ambrose says. But she is no witch, at least not a full witch. Sabrina deduces that "Ms. Wardwell" is actually Lilith. Lilith reiterates the Dark Lord's demands and warns that the Dark Lord will destroy everything and everyone in his path should she resist. Sabrina acquiesces despite her family's protests. She explains that she needs answers about her father and mother. Hilda warns Sabrina that she will be like a lamb led to the slaughter.
Sabrina returns and asks if her father would have ever offered up her mother to the Dark Lord. Zelda says that Edward loved Diana and would never do that. Hilda says that might be true. Ambrose and Zelda react with shock, but Hilda reminds Zelda that she was Diana's midwife. Hilda tells Sabrina that her mother struggled to produce a child so that she and Edward went to the Dark Lord who blessed them with a child. Hilda then recalls that Diana came to her and was worried about Sabrina because she thought that the baby wasn't Edward's. Zelda is shocked and asked why the Dark Lord would do such a thing. Ambrose explains that he has read apocryphal books on Satanic lore and that the Dark Lord perverts the Holy Trinity by siring a babe of witch, mortal, and infernal blood. He deduces this was part of the Dark Lord's plan to instigate the apocalypse. The Dark Lord tricked Edward and used Diana. Sabrina vows to defy Satan and says that she will always be a Spellman. She vows to fight the Dark Lord but admits she doesn't know how. Lilith returns and says she has an idea about how to fight the Dark Lord.
Zelda questions why they should trust Lilith, and Hilda asks how they can defeat the Dark Lord, a fallen angel, a creature of the cosmos. While the Dark Lord is powerfully ageless, she reassures them that she has seen Satan bleed. She tells them that she knows his weak spots if they wish to listen. As Sabrina is currently powerless, the Spellman family will be the secret weapon. The Dark Lord will be expecting her in the woods alone, but Lilith reassures Sabrina that she won’t be alone and unarmed. She asks if anyone here knows how to smelt. They turn to Ambrose, who wields a blade of pure iron. Lilith says the blade won't kill the Dark Lord but will distract him and that they have to do exactly as she says.
Sabrina must exploit the Dark Lord's greatest weakness: his arrogance, pride, and ego. Lilith explains that the Dark Lord has two wounds on his back which have never fully healed, where his wings were ripped from His body. Lilith’s plan involves Sabrina trapping his foot with a horseshoe so that Hilda and Zelda can stab him in the back with daggers forged in Megiddo, where Christianity was born. The Spellmans carry out Lilith's plan, but the Dark Lord reveals that only the Spear of Longinus can kill him. He points the daggers at Zelda and Hilda's neck and throws Ambrose to the ground. The Dark Lord forces Sabrina to pick up Gabriel’s Horn in return for sparing the lives of her aunts. Sabrina grabs the horn from that altar and blows. He warns Sabrina not to defy him again and tells the Spellmans they are expected at her coronation.
Prudence teleports herself and her Sisters to the Spellman household. Prudence begs Zelda, Hilda, and Ambrose to help her sisters and reveals that Blackwood poisoned the entire Coven. She tells Zelda that they are still alive and are at the Desecrated Church. While Hilda and Prudence attend to the Weird Sisters, Zelda and Ambrose teleport themselves to the Desecrated Church.
Later, Zelda and Hilda watch the handful of witches and warlocks that have survived Blackwood's mass poisoning in pity. This is what's left of the Coven. Hilda asks what they should do since they don’t have a Dark Lord to worship anymore. Zelda says that they are now the Church of Lilith and that as High Priestess she will figure it out.
Alone, Hilda asks Zelda who will say Black Mass and who they will say it to. "Not the Dark Lord.", Sabrina interjects. She regrets allowing Lilith to take Nick to Hell with Lucifer trapped inside of him. As Sabrina leaves for school, Hilda informs Zelda that Sabrina leaves the house early every morning to presumably cry at the gates.
While cleaning out Faustus’ old office and preparing for a new school year at the Academy, his phone rings, and Hilda answers. Hilda interrupts Zelda from destroying Faustus’ statue to inform her that the Council called. They’re convening an important meeting, and it’s Father Blackwood’s turn to host. The Council is unaware of the events that have transpired within the last month and should they find out what the Spellmans did to the Dark Lord, they’ll all be punished.
Dorcas, Agatha, Melvin, and Elspeth take knee at their bedside as Zelda leads the coven in prayer. Afterward, Zelda confides in Hilda. She’s having difficulty praying to the Dark Lord, who wished for their enslavement. Hilda proposes they tell the coven the truth and pray to Lilith moving forward. However, Zelda can’t bring herself to do it. Besides, they have a more immediate problem with the Council’s arrival. Hilda claims that she has the perfect recipe for them.
At the Academy, Zelda and Hilda prepare for the arrival of the Council. Hilda is using a glamour to disguise herself as Faustus. She’s also baked a honey cake to influence the Council.
Zelda offers the Council members honey cake as Hilda, posing as Faustus arrives. They wish to discuss Faustus’ absence from last month’s intercoven meeting. There is one other point of order as well. Some of the members of the wider council have reported a loss of power. They question if Faustus has experienced such symptoms. Hilda says that she hasn’t and suggests that they pray to the Dark Lord for guidance. They explain that they have, one even claiming that he spoke to the Dark Lord just that morning despite the Spellmans having him imprisoned. Afterward, once the Council has left, Zelda and Hilda discuss the matter in which the Council lied and claimed to have spoken to the Dark Lord. If Zelda is to rebuild the coven from the ground up, then she must tell them the truth about the Dark Lord.
Agatha, Dorcas, Melvin, Elspeth, and the remaining members of the coven take a knee at their bedside as Zelda and Hilda announce that they will be praying to Lilith rather than the Dark Lord, alarming the coven.
Zelda enlists in Hilda’s help with running the Academy. However, Hilda had plans to see Dr. Cee, not that Zelda is concerned, as they have an assembly.
Zelda holds an assembly for with the coven. Agatha, Dorcas, Melvin, and Elspeth watch on as Zelda recalls how her brother Edward stood on the same spot she is and told his students that there’s no limit to what they can achieve with hard work and dedication. Zelda stands before them with a message of equal hope. With Hilda at her side, Zelda leads the prayer to Lilith. Unbeknownst to them, Lucifer sits in the dungeon just beneath their feet, angered by their abandonment of him. Lucifer opens his mouth as dozens of beetles crawl out and escape through the break in the salt circle.
Zelda is in disbelief that one of her students called her a bitch. She doubts that they would’ve shown Father Blackwood the same disrespect despite him being a bitch by both Zelda and Hilda’s account. Melvin enters bloodied and bruised. He claims that Elspeth tried to kill him.
As Zelda teaches a class, Agatha starts laughing hysterically. Zelda demands that she stop. When she doesn’t and even goes as far as calling Zelda a bitch, Zelda slaps Agatha in front of the entire class, forcing Hilda to intervene as Elspeth and Melvin comfort Agatha.
Hilda makes Zelda a cup of tranquility tea. Zelda regrets having slapped Agatha, explaining that it just happened. Hilda discovers that the cream for Zelda’s tea has spoiled despite it being fresh earlier that morning. Zelda explains that curdled cream in a witch’s cup can only mean one thing. The Devil’s afoot. Melvin then enters the office and present them with a beetle found in Agatha’s hair. Meaning the Dark Lord is certainly near. Hilda then pulls a beetle from Zelda’s hair, concluding that it was actually the Dark Lord who struck Agatha.
Hilda and Zelda inform the coven of the Dark Lord’s presence. They send the young witches and warlocks on a mission to search the academy in groups of twos. Melvin and Elspeth are among them. Zelda warns them against engaging should they find the Dark Lord or sense his presence. And Hilda warns them to rush back to the lobby should the flame on their candle burn blue.
Sabrina returns home, where she is confronted by Hilda and Zelda after they discovered that the Dark Lord is chained up in the dungeon of the Academy. Zelda also informs Sabrina that Cassius stopped by to deliver books on soul transference, so they know what she’s planning. Sabrina explains that she couldn’t just leave Nick in Hell. She owed it to Nick to at least try and get Lucifer out of his body and into someone else’s. Zelda questions who Sabrina had in mind that could possibly be strong enough to act as a prison for the Dark Lord, to which Sabrina has no answer. Ambrose and Prudence teleport in the room with Father Blackwood as their prisoner, presenting the Spellmans with a new prison for the Dark Lord.
Downstairs, in the kitchen, the Spellmans discuss Nick’s state of mind. Hilda asks how he’s doing and inquires about his foot. Ambrose explains that the malformation is a remnant of having the Dark Lord inside him. Given enough time, it should revert back on its own. Zelda imagines that Sabrina’s reunion with Nick last night must’ve been worthwhile given they slept in the same bed, but Sabrina claims that they didn’t have sex. Zelda then addresses the fact that Sabrina went to Hell without her permission. Zelda then asks Ambrose to return to the Academy as a teacher. Ambrose declines her offer as he has been illuminated to everything that he does not know during his time abroad. Magicks beyond his experience and imagination. Ambrose wishes to be a master of the mystic arts, and the only way to do that is through research. In that case, Zelda appoints Ambrose as the Academy’s librarian. Zelda then sneezes. Hilda suspects that she’s coming down with a cold, but Zelda has never been sick a day in her life. Nick joins them in the kitchen to take Sabrina to school. Zelda reminds Sabrina that after school, Sabrina is excepted to return to the Academy.
Hilda, Zelda, Ambrose, and Prudence convene to discuss the Church of Night’s current state of crisis; a warlock dead and coven members stricken with fevers and weaknesses. Zelda appears to be getting sick as well, which is a great worry for Hilda. Zelda suspects that they may be under attack, perhaps from another coven. Hilda recalls the Council mentioning a loss of potency. Until they know more, it will be business as usual. Hilda will tend to the ill. Distract them so that they don’t start asking questions. Zelda states that they must stand together, and they will prevail.
Zelda returns to the classroom to find Prudence, Agatha, Dorcas, Melvin, and Elspeth reading "Buxom and the Beast." Elspeth explains that it’s a witchy romance novel written by Hilda, which loosely reflects Hilda’s relationships with Dr. Cerberus, and Zelda’s means to end it. Hilda is reading the book out loud to several witches and warlocks when Zelda arrives and scolds her for her cruel depictions. Hilda reveals that Cerberus helped her get it published. Zelda reminds Hilda that they’re in a moment of grave crisis and her responsibility is solely to the Academy. However, while Hilda is willing to help the children in whatever way she can, the Academy is Zelda’s calling, not hers. Hilda only has a duty to herself, which she plans to fulfill by joining Dr. Cerberus at the carnival. Bitter of her sister’s decision to put herself over the coven, Zelda erases the book of any writing.
Hilda and Dr. Cerberus attend the carnival. He assures Hilda that Zelda will get over her book, but Hilda is doubtful. Zelda has never accepted that they’re simply different witches who want different things in life. All Hilda wants in life is to live on a cottage with her spiders and a dog and watch The Munsters on TV. Dr. Cee reveals that he wants that as well. He gets down on one knee and proposes to Hilda. She says yes.
Hilda and Zelda bake goods in preparation for the Hare Moon, which Sabrina remarks isn’t even a real holiday, rather an excuse to eat pie and drink wine at a picnic. It’s a symbolic gesture, giving thanks to rabbits. While this is admittedly true, Zelda explains it’ll give the coven a moment of reprieve and a moment of distraction from their waning powers. With Sabrina as the coven’s youngest living member, she has to be their symbolic hare and must walk into the woods and release the pardoned rabbit whilst singing a song of summer.
At the Academy, in the library, Ambrose explains to Sabrina, Hilda, and Zelda that it’s their fault the coven's powers are waxing and waning. The Pendle Coven suffered a similar power loss in 1612. It seems they offended the Dark Lord in some way, and so he withdrew his gifts from them a little at a time and then all at once. They merely offended him, while the Spellmans on the other hand, dethroned and imprisoned him. The Pendle Coven never got their powers back and was wiped out by witch-hunters several months later.
Hilda, Sabrina, Ambrose, and Zelda confront Lucifer after discovering that he is responsible for their loss of power. Zelda demands that he restore their power. He agrees to do so only if they set him free. When they refuse, Lucifer reveals that Sabrina is Queen of Hell, despite Zelda and Hilda being under the impression that Lilith was queen. Sabrina explains that she doesn’t precisely have claim to the throne. She’s being challenged by a prince of Hell named Caliban. Zelda refuses to allow Sabrina to dedicate herself to Hell. Sabrina claims she did it to save the realm, but Zelda claims Sabrina did it for selfish reasons; power and because she has a savior complex. Zelda even accuses Sabrina of choosing Hell over the coven, which both Sabrina and Hilda denies. Ambrose interrupts to remind them of their more immediate concern that they’ve been rendered powerless by the Dark Lord. They need a new source of mystic energy. Sabrina surmises that as Queen of Hell, she should have access to the same powers Lucifer does. Since that Dark Lord’s power is infernal, it must come from Hell. Sabrina will claim it and use it to power the coven. Zelda approves of Sabrina’s plan, but only if Ambrose accompanies her.
Hilda and Zelda question why Sabrina constantly lies to them. Sabrina being the Queen of Hell changes everything. It’s the lies that bother Zelda above all else, the family is seemingly riddled with them. Hilda takes this time to share with Zelda that Dr. Cee proposed to her. Zelda claims that she’s not mad, though she accuses both Hilda and Sabrina of deserting her, the family, and the coven in their greatest moment of need.
Harvey arrives at the Spellmans in search of Sabrina but finds aunt Hilda instead and tells her that Roz is sick. Something witchy happened to her and now she’s freezing and won’t stop shaking. With the coven losing their powers, there’s little Hilda can do to help. However, in the meantime, Hilda gives Harvey a spelled blanket to keep Roz warm.
Sabrina returns home to Hilda, Ambrose, and Zelda with the small vile of angels blood, much to their disappointment, as Sabrina explains that Dorian drank the rest of it. Unfortunately, that won’t be nearly enough to replenish the coven’s power. Hilda suspects if they use it another way other than drinking it then they may be able to energize the coven. Hilda recalls something she did when she was a student at the Academy. She took a moon bath. It’s a ceremony that witches used to perform during the celebration of the Hare Moon. They would rub their bodies with oils and bathe in the moonlight. It was meant to be a symbolic rebirth. Light from the moon was meant to replenish them. But if they take that angel's blood and mix it with certain oils and then rub it onto their bodies and bathe in the light of the Hare Moon, the symbolic rebirth could be literal. The moonlight would activate the angel's blood, which in turn would allow their skin to actually absorb the energies of the moon. Hilda takes the blood to preparing the anointing oils. Zelda then thanks both Hilda and Sabrina.
Hilda informs Sabrina that Harvey stopped by because Roz is suffering from a witchy fever. Hilda promised they would check in once they got their powers back. Sabrina adds Nick to the list of people to check on after the Hare Moon as she caught Nick cavorting with sex demons. Hilda explains that he’s a warlock of a certain age, and that goes with the territory. Sabrina fears that something happened to him when he was imprisoned with the Dark Lord.
The entire coven gathers in the Greendale woods and sings as tradition would require for the Hare Moon. They form an aisle, which Sabrina walks down the middle of while holding the hare. She then walks the hare into the woods to pardon it. There, she crosses paths with a mysterious group wearing strange masks. Sabrina returns to find that Nick has joined them. However, she is being followed by the mysterious group wearing masks.
The Church of Night is confronted by Pagan witches who are looking for somewhere to celebrate their holiday as well; Ostra. Zelda and Hilda invite Pan, Circe, Nagaina and the rest of their coven to join them. Elspeth asks if they should say a prayer of thanks to Lilith, much to Pan’s surprise, who questions why they wouldn’t pray to their Dark Lord. Zelda tells Elspeth that no prayer is necessary. Pan explains that his coven prays to others.
Hilda makes small talk with Circe, sharing her hobbies and personal enjoyment such as knitting. Circe refers to Hilda as a weaver. A weaver is someone who weaves fabrics and stories. Hilda notices a spider crawling on her and picks it up. Circe begs her not to kill it. Hilda explains that she would never. She keeps spiders as pets, much to Circe’s disapproval. Hilda claims they’re happy, but Circe insists they’re not and tells Hilda that she could never know what a spider feels before grabbing Hilda’s hand and performing a chant. Pan then interrupts and asks to speak with Circe privately.
Hilda, Sabrina, Ambrose, and Zelda discuss the Pagan witches they’ve crossed paths with. Zelda claims that they only seek to cause chaos. She thought that they were gone from the entire country. Ambrose thought that Pagan witches died out entirely when Satanic witches ascended. When Christians came to power. Sabrina suggests conjuring a storm to make them leave as they still have to take their Moon bath. The Spellmans join hands to conjure a storm and make it rain. The clouds darken, but they fail to conjure the storm. Pan notices the Spellman off behind a tree holding hands, but doesn't react.
The coven gathers to discuss their recent run-in with pagans. Zelda asks Nick what he has to say for himself after killing a snake in front of Nagaina. Ambrose points out that they probably worship snakes. Nick is unapologetic. Zelda informs the coven that pagans are not to be trifled with, especially not while they’re without powers. Hilda suggests sending an offering to make amends. She asks Nick to give them her Moon pie, but he refuses, exclaiming that he’s done enough to protect the coven and storms off. In his place, Zelda asks Dorcas to take the pie. She agrees and Prudence offers to send Melvin and Agatha with her, but Dorcas turns down the security. Prudence sends Agatha nonetheless.
Save for Nick, Agatha, and Dorcas, the coven applies the sacred oil all over their exposed body as the moon peaks. The coven lays down on the ground and forms a circle as Hilda explains why they honor the Hare Moon. It’s light will shine on them, and they will reclaim their power. Hilda looks to the moon and asks that it bless them with its gifts and energies. They offer their bodies in exchange for their magicks multiplying in the spirit of the Hare. The coven holds hands to seal the circle and their skin glows blue.
The moon suddenly darkens above the Church of Night. Ambrose remarks that an eclipse would be impossible at such a time, leaving Zelda and Hilda to conclude that they’re under attack by the pagans. The moon bath won’t work under the eclipsed moon. Zelda orders Sabrina, Ambrose, Prudence, Melvin, and Elspeth to gather their belongings and return to the Academy, even with that meaning leaving Nick and Prudence’s sisters unprotected and lost in the woods. Zelda explains that once the coven has fortified behind their walls, only then will they plot their counter-attack.
The coven reconvenes in the dormitory, where they will sleep together so that everyone is protected. However, they discover that their beds are infested with snakes. Melvin then informs the coven that the pagans are outside. They open the Academy’s doors to find Pan, Nagaina, Circe, and the pagans hidden within the fog. Pan warns them that their time is over and that the old gods are returning, as well as the old ways. He tells them to either bow and pray to their gods or be killed. They have three days to decide. The pagans disappear, leaving behind a crazed Agatha and a petrified Dorcas.
Hilda, Sabrina, Ambrose, and Zelda retreat to the main office to discuss their next choice of action. The pagans are a clear and present danger. And they are without strength. They have no other choice but to free the Dark Lord. There will be hell to pay for their actions, but he’ll crush the pagans under his hoof. Sabrina volunteers to go down and talk to him.
The second challenge of the Unholy Regalia is about to commence. Sabrina and Lilith arrive at the Academy to find Prudence, Ambrose, Hilda, Zelda, Elspeth, Melvin, the Plague Kings, and Caliban awaiting her. By Infernal Law, the Kings declare that the second quest begin. Sabrina and Caliban must seek and retrieve Pontius Pilate’s Pontius Pilate's Bowl. Sabrina attempts to postpone the challenge, but Lilith informs her that by not accepting the challenge, she threatens the existence of the Church of Night. Sabrina is at fault for that the balance of the cosmos being tipped, the pagans returning, and her coven’s loss of power. It’s all a direct result of Sabrina’s refusal to claim the throne. However, if she can uncover the Unholy Regalia, she may stand a chance of replenishing her coven’s energy. Sabrina is reluctant, but with an attacking front the pagans nearing, Zelda orders her to accept the challenge and win, for the sake of the coven.
Sabrina asks Hilda if she could check on Nick while she’s gone, but Hilda appears more concerned with catching the "big fat juicy fly" that’s flying around the room. A sizable boil has appeared on her left cheek. She catches it with her hand and then proceeds to eat it.
Hilda and Zelda discuss their current dilemma regarding the pagans. Should they surrender, it spells certain doom for the coven. But with their powers waning and the Academy's defenses all but eroded, they stand little chance of defending themselves against the pagans' might. They wonder what Edward would do. As Zelda has her back turned, Hilda starts to choke and a web shoots out her and grabs a cookie off the plate. She then recovers and reminds Zelda that in a time like this, Edward would call on other witches for help, such as Dezmelda. He'd send out a distress signal to other wayward witches. A summoning spell to assemble the disenfranchised hedge witches. Zelda doubts they have the power to enact such a ritual. However, Ambrose and Prudence interrupt to inform her that they could use the stones buried beneath their clearing to amplify their energies to enhance a distress signal. With a fortified coven, they might stand a chance against the pagans. Hilda then recalls her encounter with Circe about the spiders and how she performed an incantation when she touched Hilda.
The boil on Hilda’s face has grown immensely. She squeezes it and baby spiders come crawling out. She hides this from Zelda with a rag, claiming a toothache. Zelda tells her it’s time for the summoning ritual.
Sabrina arrives just as Hilda, Zelda, Ambrose, Prudence band the remaining members of the coven prepare to summon hedge witches for help against the pagans. They will use the very last of their natural magicks to call upon the wayward witches to join them as they stand within a circle of ancient stones. Together, they have the power to amplify their energy to broadcast their message. But it is up to them and their psychic intention to set them in harmony. As the Church of Night sends out a distress signal to any wayward witches, Agatha interrupts the summoning ceremony and breaks one of the stones in half with a sledgehammer. She then turns her attentions to Dorcas, but Prudence tackles Agatha and puts her in a choke hold as she explains that the Dark Lord freed her. With Agatha having interrupted the summoning ritual, Ambrose is doubtful any witches received their request for help. Melvin then arrives to inform the coven that the pagans killed Elspeth. Surrender was never an option. The pagans want to kill the Church of Night for their blood.
The Church of Night has nearly run out of time. Hilda and Zelda discuss the pagans’ intentions to kill them as their ancestors did to the pagan’s after the Unholy Wars. Hilda tries to tell Zelda that the pagans did something to her. She can feel herself changing, but Zelda doesn't listen. Zelda contemplates fleeing to the mountains, but she ultimately refuses to run. Ambrose interrupts with what he reveals to his aunts to be a jar containing traces of the Dark Lord's essence that they removed from Nick’s body.
Dr. Cerberus is visited at the shop by Hilda, who uses a glamour to hide that she is transforming more and more into a spider as the moment passes. She tells Dr. Cee that she missed him and asks for a hug.
Hilda and Dr. Cerberus watch The Addams Family in his basement. Hilda says that she prefers The Munsters, and the TV cuts out. Dr. Cee goes to fix it and sees Hilda’s mutated face beneath her glamour, though he makes nothing of it, writing it off as too much TV. Hilda and Dr. Cee then decide to rehearse their number for the Sweeney Todd audition.
Hilda and Dr. Cerberus rehearse their number for Sweeney Todd. Hilda’s glamour suddenly wears off and Dr. Cerberus sees her mutated spider form. He panics and backs into a corner. Hilda pleads with his to relax and listen to what she has to say.
Hilda explains to Dr. Cerberus that she’s suffering from a pagan curse and that she thinks she’s going to die. Dr. Cerberus refuses to accept this is Hilda’s fate and promises her a quiet life in the countryside. He wants to call Zelda for help, but Hilda stops him, claiming that there’s no saving her. She simply wanted to spend her last moments with Dr. Cerberus. He asks if there’s anything he can do to make her more comfortable. Hilda tells him that she’s craving a hamburger and milkshake from a diner in Riverdale.
A member of the Southside Serpents enters Cerberus Books. Hilda tells him to go away, but he doesn’t. Walking further into the store and demanding to be serviced. He walks right into Hilda's web. She pulls him up and feasts on him.
Dr. Cerberus returns to the shop to find that Hilda has killed a man. She tells Dr. Cerberus that she’s not dying. She just needed blood, which has only made her lustier. She slowly approaches him and tells him about the eggs inside of her, waiting to be fertilized.
Hilda calls Zelda and tells her that she killed Dr. Cerberus. She asks Zelda to bring a gun to Cerberus Books. Zelda arrives with a shotgun in hand. She finds the shop covered in spiderwebs. Hilda slowly approaches Hilda from the darkness. Hilda reveals that the pagans turned her into a spider woman and that is why Zelda has to shoot her. Zelda points her gun at Hilda fires.
While trapped in limbo, Zelda finds herself back in the Spellman house, where Hilda is whipping up breakfast. Hilda waits for Dr. Cerberus to join them, but Zelda reminds Hilda how she transformed into a giant spider and killed him. And then, Zelda killed her. Hilda’s buried in the Cain Pit. And then Wardwell shot Zelda, who deduces that they’re in the Nether Realm. They have to find a way back to stop the pagans. However, they are speechless at the arrival of their brother Edward.
Hilda and Zelda ask if Edward knew the truth about Sabrina's lineage; the Dark Lord is her father. Edward admits that he did. He and Diana made an appeal to the Dark Lord, begged for a child. He didn’t tell Zelda and Hilda because Sabrina needed to find her own path, as Zelda must find hers now. Edward will guide her as he always has. Zelda recalls Mambo Marie saying that everyone has a mèt-tèt. A spirit that’s been with them all their lives and guides them. Zelda concludes that’s why she’s in limbo; to find a solution to all their problems.
Edward takes Hilda and Zelda into the past, when they were students at the Academy. Time exists simultaneously in the Nether Realm. They’re simply visiting a memory of Zelda and Faustus studying in the library. Zelda questions what Faustus is reading that has him so upset. He says nothing and tears a piece of paper from a book and throws it in the trash. Zelda and Hilda retrieve the page, but can only make out the moon symbol inscribed on the page.
Edward guides Hilda and Zelda back to the Mortuary. Back to the day of the plane crash that killed him and Diana. A younger Zelda and Hilda find Sabrina crying on the floor. They pick her up while concerned for the well-being of Edward and Diana. As they leave, Edward shows Hilda and Zelda the blanket in Sabrina’s basket, which has a half-moon stitched on it.
After exploring their past, Edward takes Hilda and Zelda to see their future. They enter a room, where a group of witches are standing vigil, praying for a safe crossing to the afterlife for a much older and dying Zelda. Sabrina tells Zelda that she loves her and couldn’t have asked for a better mother, before telling her to rest and let go. Edward then gestures towards the framed photos on the wall of the new moon, half-moon, and full-moon. Maiden, Mother, Crone. She realizes what Edward has been attempting to show her. It’s the three phases of the moon and the three phases of a witch’s life.
Zelda returns to the Cain Pit, where she buried Hilda, and with the help of Sabrina, Roz, Pesta, Dezmelda, Gryla, Mambo Marie, Sycorax, Mother Hubbard, and several other witches, call on the triple goddess Hecate. The wind suddenly stops blowing and Hilda’s hand rises from the dirt.
After digging Hilda up, the coven discuss the pagans and just how they intend to stop them from implanting everyone in town with the Green Man’s seed. Hilda suggests using an enchanted lullaby to put everyone to sleep. However, Robin explains that in that case, the pagans will get seeded and offer themselves up. Also, they still need their virgin. Along with Harvey, there’s still Ms. Wardwell, who Zelda recalls shot her. Sabrina will track down Ms. Wardwell while Zelda, Hilda, Ambrose, and Prudence perform an enchanted lullaby to put the entire town to sleep.
After stopping the Pagans from resurrecting the Green Man, Hilda, Zelda, and the rest of the coven arrive to chase the Pagans out of Greendale. Hilda finds Circe as she scrambles to collect her belongings. Hilda recalls the day they first met and how Circe referred to her as a weaver. Hilda has created a doll of Circe and uses it to break all the bones in her body.
Hilda, Sabrina, Ambrose, and Zelda return home, where they celebrate their victory over the pagans. Ambrose assumes that Sabrina will be going back to Hell to finish the third and final challenge, but Sabrina claims that she’s already won the Unholy Regalia. However, she does have to go back to Hell to finish her business there, and she’s not sure when she’ll be back. Zelda and Hilda start to cry, as Queen of Hell is not the life they had planned for Sabrina. Sabrina says her goodbyes and leaves.
Hilda mourns the loss of Dr. Cerberus. Ambrose brought his cocoon from the store and put it in the embalming room for Hilda to say goodbye. Hilda goes downstairs to find that Dr. Cee is alive and well. She is shocked, as all this time she thought that she had killed him.
Hilda, Zelda, and Ambrose sit quietly around the dinner table, all feeling Sabrina’s absence. Sabrina then teleports home and reveals that she changed her mind. She no longer wants to be Queen.
The Spellmans eat dinner as a family. Zelda complements Hilda on a well-prepared meal and comments that it’s nice to have things back to normal. Ambrose retorts that it won’t stay like that for long in Greendale, as everything has consequences, and there are always loose ends, looking to Sabrina, who unbeknownst to Hilda and Zelda, created a time paradox. As the clock strikes 12:00 AM, the cuckoo clock on the wall begins chirping and suddenly falls off the wall.
Hilda is short and rounder-figured, with blond hair and green eyes. Unlike the glamorous Zelda, she often wears necklaces and bracelets, her makeup is always kept simple and modest, and her sense of fashion is eccentric with a constant earthy hint (due to her often tending to her garden), and more colorful compared to her sister's.
Hilda is a sweet, kind, and maternal witch, more empathic to the clients of the Spellman Mortuary than Zelda, and definitely the more benevolent of the two sisters. She is also much more affectionate and understanding towards Sabrina than Zelda. A notable feature of her would be her often peppering her daily conversation with others with sweet and affectionate nicknames, such as "love", or "darling", or "lamb" as just a few examples.
However, despite her openly sweet exterior, Hilda can be very vengeful when she wants to be, and one of her greatest desires was revenge for the abuse Zelda inflicted upon her during their childhood. Also, as revealed by a demon-induced nightmare, Hilda's greatest desire was to be independent from her older sister and find true love, and her greatest fear was to be literally stuck with Zelda forever. One particularly notable difference would be that, unlike Zelda, Hilda can be a real rebel - she does not completely agree with the ways of the Church of Night, and has absolutely no qualms about defying or even openly challenging it where her family or her own principles were concerned. For instance, she secretly participated in Sabrina's mortal Catholic baptism, and later revealed it to ensure her niece would not have to sign her soul to the Dark Lord if she did not want to. She also directly told the Witches' Council off when they refused to intervene to prevent Faustus Blackwood from implementing his misogynistic doctrine on the Church of Night. Later on, when one of the Council members - Methuselah - tried to put the moves on her, she killed him in response, and grimly defended her actions when a horrified Zelda questioned her on it, which also demonstrates that, sweet and benevolent though she was, Hilda was not one to be trifled with.
Last but not least, Hilda is a wise and powerful witch in her own right - besides making potions and balms for her family, she could also cook delicious confectionaries with magical properties, and has extensive knowledge of herbs, medicinal plants, cures for curses, etc. She is also very intuitive - she accurately predicted Shirley Jackson having protected herself against all sorts of magical attacks, which led her to bypass that magical protection by tricking Shirley into eating poisoned almond cookies, and later on, she correctly predicted that the Weird Sisters would use the bones from the chicken she cooked to torture Ambrose, which was exactly what she was counting on (she knew Ambrose could use those bones to make a skeleton key to free himself). However, despite her having a rebellious streak similar to that of Sabrina's, Hilda is still rightly cautious where the boundaries and consequences of magic are concerned. For instance, when her niece started manifesting seemingly unlimited miraculous powers, Hilda is apprehensive, and becomes increasingly so as Sabrina grows flippant with her new powers, which led aunt and niece to quarrel - despite Sabrina's conviction that her magic was no longer based on cause and effect, and she was meant to use it to spread her father's doctrine of witch-mortal unification, Hilda firmly believed her niece to be "racking up a never-before-seen cosmic debt", and that bad things happen when witches reveal themselves to mortals. She also reminded Sabrina that even her father's revelation to her mother was a slow gradual process. Given how the subsequent events testified to the validity of Hilda's fears, this instance demonstrates her to be truly wise in the ways of witchcraft and even witch-mortal relations.
Despite all her differences with Zelda, Hilda still shares one great notable similarity with her older sister: familial devotion. Just like Zelda, it is "family first" for Hilda, who is openly and genuinely supportive of each and every member of her family. For instance, when Sabrina was hesitant about her Dark Baptism, Hilda was the only one who sincerely commiserated with her, even sharing her previous reservations over her own baptism (which occurred many years ago) to make it clear how she related to her niece's concerns. She also magically supported Ambrose's forays into romance. More notably, though Zelda could be cold and cruel to her, and even had a habit of literally killing her whenever she deemed her annoying, she could always count on Hilda to be there for her whenever she needed her - she comforted Zelda after she had a violent heartbreaking quarrel with Sabrina, and later on, she poisoned Shirley for targeting Zelda, during which she also made it clear that she would make anyone who dared to hurt her family pay dearly. In fact, despite her previous desire for vengeance, she still readily forgave Zelda after she sincerely apologised for tormenting her during their childhood. The most commendable instances were, of course, her secret defiance of the Church of Night when she attended Sabrina's mortal baptism, her open participation in the exorcism of Suzy's Uncle Jesse, and her going against the Dark Lord himself when Sabrina's freedom and happiness were in danger from him.
Powers and Abilities
Spell Casting: The power to change and control events through the use of incantations, commands, or even gestures.
Containment: The power to contain a being in a given area.
Demonic Exorcism: Hilda is able to perform an exorcism with the help of other witches.
Astral Projection: The power to project their astral form from their body, essentially becoming a ghost.
Atmokinesis: The power to control the weather. Together with the other Spellmans, Hilda once created a tornado in order to lure every resident of Greendale to go into the Baxter High's basement.
Warding: The power to place protection spells and wards on places and people, shielding them from harm.
Glamour: The power to disguise a physical appearance.
Potion Making: The ability to brew and concoct potions, remedies, and elixirs that have supernatural properties. Hilda is particularly proficient in potion making, her expertise ranging from Love Potions to Spite Jars, and she also once claimed to be the Academy of Unseen Arts' "never-bested, all-time reigning champion bubbler".
Kitchen Magick: Hilda is able to cook anything with supernatural or magical properties - she once baked a "truth" marchpane cake to compel the Blackwoods to confess their crimes, and a "persuasion" honey cake to influence the Council.
Voodoo Doll Creation: Hilda is able to create voodoo dolls of other beings to manipulate them to her wishes - she and Zelda once made a voodoo doll against Shirley, and later on, she made a voodoo doll to torture and kill Circe.
Mediumship: The ability to see and communicate with the spirits of the dead.
Divination: The ability to gain knowledge about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the user's physical senses. Hilda used this to defend Susie from the boys that were bullying her by telling their darkest secrets.
Longevity: As a full witch, Hilda ages at an especially slow rate.
Hilda and her elder sister Zelda have a quite turbulent relationship, with Zelda frequently killing Hilda when she is annoyed by her. Despite this, Hilda and Zelda genuinely love each other. Zelda apologized to Hilda for all the suffering she put her through at the Academy of Unseen Arts, and she comforted her after she was rejected by Dr. Cerberus. Hilda showed that she loves her sister when she poisoned Shirley Jackson because the latter mistreated Zelda out of pettiness.