The Good:

Prudence and Ambrose: I am not going to lie I was a little hesitant with this pairing at the beginning (a little concerned that they were doing the same trope many TV shows do, which is put the only black leads together). But I appreciated the dynamic between them. Their hate for Father Blackwood might have bonded them but they seemed to be such strong support for each other. It is sad that Prudence never really got to be a good older sister to her siblings. It is also a shame that Prudence blames Ambrose for the fact that Father Blackwood got away but I hope that in time she realises that, that was not his fault but considering that she is two sisters down and two siblings down, she might be feeling empty and alone.

Hell-related activities: The most interesting parts of part 3 for me revolved around everything hell-related. I start first with Sabrina having to carry souls (people who sold theirs) over into hell. I also liked her having to deal with the ice-cream man. There is something to be said about how cruel that guy was and acting so nice. Can’t judge a book, right? Anyway, what I also liked involved Sabrina having to compete with Caliban for the throne especially because, in Sabrina-like fashion, she kept doing things the hard way. I thought that after the second challenge she would have learnt a few things but Sabrina was never one to learn a lesson.

Power-hungry Sabrina: I have liked the dynamics between Lilith and Sabrina because Lilith was always one to remind Sabrina to never shy away from her power. It is crazy that both of them are perceived villainous whenever they want the respect they deserve. Especially for Sabrina who is the rightful ruler of hell. Maybe that is why I appreciated her mortal friends a lot more this time around because it made me realise that they encourage and try to help her while everyone else tries to get her to minimise herself for their ego or own piece of mind. In the end, Sabrina sort of gives in to them while also getting to be the Queen of hell.

The Pagans: I loved the idea that the witches who praise Satan aren’t the only ones out there. The pagans bring a whole different set of beliefs, practices and abilities and it was exciting. The pagans believe in the earth and it’s living creatures while worshiping the green man. That being said their powers are extremely individual and that allows for great entertainment. The only thing that I can say disappointed me was the fact that the pagans’ green man did not become something, like when the dark lord emerged on earth.

The Bad:

Nick the disappointment: There is something that needs to be said about how Nick sort of never tells Sabrina the whole truth. Remember what happened with his familiar the last time? Well, this time after Sabrina claims the throne of hell to save Nick from Lilith’s torture, he distances himself from her, cheats on her and uses her trying to keep her throne as a reason to shame her and call “not worth it”. Now I know he went through trauma but there were ample people and times he could have expressed his feelings instead when faced with a tiny romantic rival in Caliban (emphasis on tiny because she was not even leaning that way) he uses that to cheat on her. Nick was always a bit of a bad boy but now he just seems like a bad guy. Do I hope for his character’s redemption? Yes. He always seemed so smart and powerful, it is a waste.

The lack of Hilda and Zelda Spellman: Honestly, these women deserved better this go around. Relegating Zelda to this uptight female version of Father Blackwood (without any gender bias’) is wrong. Especially because there were so many opportunities her bad-ass witch skills could have been shown off, like whenever Sabrina had to do one of the challenges for the throne in hell. Hilda meanwhile got turned into this hideous (and I mean hideous, or maybe I just have HUGE issues with spiders) spider-like creature and again, missing the opportunity to show off her impressive potion-making skills.

Stand-out Episodes:

Chapter Twenty-Three: Heavy Is the Crown
Chapter Twenty-Four: The Hare Moon
Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Judas Kiss

Rating: 7.4/10