[Warning: The following contains spoilers for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2. Read at your own risk!]
The world of Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina completely changed as we know it at the end of Part 2. After inadvertently completing the prophecy that would lead to the apocalypse, Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) decided to turn against the Dark Lord rather than be his queen of hell on Earth. She and the rest of her witch friends tried to hold the Dark Lord in her father's demon trapper, but Lucifer Morningstar was too powerful for the enchanted device. Instead, the only way to hold him was to trap him in a human body, and poor, handsome Nick Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood) volunteered as tribute.
The season ended with Madame Satan/Lilith (Michelle Gomez) taking over hell and keeping watch over Nick, who was put under a sleeping spell to stop the Dark Lord from taking over his body and seeking revenge against Sabrina and the Spellmans. However, Sabrina got the rest of her friends to agree to go to hell with her to "get her boyfriend back," whatever that means. It at least suggests that Season 3 will be a bit more fiery, if you get what I'm saying.
Sabrina's one-upmanship of the Dark Lord leaves a lot of questions about how things work in the show now though. Here are the burning questions we have going into Season 3.
1. Is everyone chill with the Dark Lord being trapped in a sleeping teenager?
The first season of Sabrina taught us that witches worship the Dark Lord/Satan like Christians worship God and Jesus. Prudence (Tati Gabrielle) was stoked about the idea of being eaten so her soul could spend eternity in a special place in the Dark Lord's heart. While the Spellmans didn't want to see 16-year-old Sabrina forced to sit on a throne and rule over a hellscape, does every other witch who pledged their allegiance to the Dark Lord feel OK with him being overthrown? The Greendale coven seems pretty OK with the idea, but the implication is that there are a lot of other witches around the world. How do they feel that the entity they worship is being trapped because a 16-year-old half-mortal doesn't want to do what so many of them would murder to be able to do? There has to be some turbulence amongst the international witch community that the Dark Lord has been overthrown.
2. Who do the witches worship instead?
Zelda (Miranda Otto) suggested that the Church of Night has become the Church of Lilith, but does that go for all the other covens? How do the traditions of Satanism change if they are no longer in service to Satan? Will there be a memo that gets sent to everyone or is there going to be a central meeting to go over the changes?
3. Is Ambrose off house arrest?
The end of Season 2 saw Ambrose (Chance Perdomo) and Prudence team up to hunt down Professor Blackwood (Richard Coyle) after he tried to poison the entire coven and then ran — but Ambrose is still under house arrest with permission to only go to the Academy. Yes, the Dark Lord has been taken out, but as far as we know, the Council, who gave Ambrose that punishment, are still intact. Do they suddenly not care if Ambrose decides to leave the grounds he's been shackled to for over 75 years?
4. Did Blackwood take the twins with him?
Blackwood is gone, but did he take his infant children with him? Being a single dad is hard enough when you have a bastard daughter and a wife bound to do your bidding due to an obedience spell, but it's a completely different ballgame when you have to feed two babies while on the run from a hoard of angry witches. Surely, a tall man with long nails and two small babies can't be that hard to find, right?
5. If Sabrina brings Nick back, won't that undo everything she just did?
Listen, it's understandable that Sabrina wouldn't want to let a boyfriend that hot go to waste, but he's not sleeping in hell for fun. He sacrificed his body to be the prison of the most powerful dark being in all of existence, so she can't just wake him up and bring him back. She needs to find something, or someone, else to contain the Dark Lord, and if she could have done that, would she be in this situation in the first place? Sounds like she's going to make this situation so much worse and put everyone she loves in danger while doing it.
6. Why wasn't there more Prudence?
Prudence proved herself to be the most cunning witch and most capable student at the Academy for Unseen Arts in Season 1. She's also the most interesting character in the world of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but she only had a minor role in Season 2. Outside of rightfully calling out Sabrina's hypocrisy for calling them friends, Prudence stuck to the background this season. But she deserves her time in the spotlight. Let's hope her hunting time with Ambrose in Season 3 brings her back to the center where she belongs.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2 is now streaming on Netflix.