Sabrina Spellman makes a sensational debut in episode 4 of season 6 of Riverdale. How can the heroine be present in the city of Archie and company despite the events that have occurred in her own series? Warning, spoilers.
Warning, spoilers. It is advisable to have seen the finale of The Adventures of Sabrina before continuing to read this article.
Teased for a while, the arrival of Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) has finally happened in Riverdale. In the fourth episode of season 6, Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) summons her to cast a soul transfer spell on her grandmother Nana so that she is delivered from a terrible curse cast by a wizard.
For some time now, Riverdale is no longer the cool teen series and now welcomes aliens, paranormal phenomena, witches and other parallel universes. The first five episodes of season 6 is also a kind of event called Rivervale.
Rivervale is the name given to the alternate town in which other versions of Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and the others evolve.
In such a universe, the presence of the witch Sabrina, whose series is considered a spin-off of Riverdale since she is also an Archie Comics heroine, is therefore not unthinkable. But considering the New Adventures of Sabrina series finale, fans are entitled to wonder.
Sabrina returned from the dead?
Indeed, in the final episode of The New Adventures of Sabrina, the witch sacrifices herself to lock the Void in Pandora’s box. And we find her later in the Sweet Beyond alongside her love Nick, who committed suicide to join her. Sabrina is therefore dead, even though her aunts transferred her soul to the body of her double Sabrina Morningstar, also dead.
So how can Sabrina be alive in Season 6 of Riverdale? Her interpreter Kiernan Shipka has her little idea that she confided to TV Line :
“It doesn’t really look like Sabrina just enjoying Sweet Beyond. I think she would be bored and want to cross paths with friends and family, and vice versa. Her aunts and friends and Ambrose would. anything for her, so I think it makes sense her death wouldn’t be that final. “
Did she find a way to come back from the dead? After all, in this world of magic, anything is possible given that characters have been resurrected before. And above all, the first five episodes of Riverdale being a parallel universe, Sabrina is perhaps very much alive in this world. Will it also be present in episode 5, which concludes this special Rivervale arc? The answer from next Wednesday on Netflix.