We're warning you now, there are spoilers ahead.
If you're anything like us, then you probably finished Netflix's spooky Archie Comics series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in a matter of days. Did we want to finish it by Halloween so we could spend the rest of the year focusing on Christmas? Maybe. But Chilling Adventures was so captivating (and kind of gross) that we just couldn't look away.
Praise the Dark Lord that season two might be coming as soon as February 2019 because season one left a lot of storylines unfinished, like the Kinkles' family history of witch hunting and what exactly happened to Luke's witch ex-boyfriend. Eagle-eyed fans have been picking up on throw-away lines on the show, looking for any tiny detail that might answer some of the first season's burning questions or give us a clue to where Chilling Adventures will go on season two after Sabrina Spellman permanently traded in the mortal world for The Academy of Unseen Arts.
We went digging through the underworld (aka reddit) for answers so you don't have to. Read on if you want to be ahead of the game for season two as we put our psychic powers to the test with these Chilling Adventures fan theories.
This Refinery29 theory borrows from both the '90s Sabrina the Teenage Witch sitcom and the Netflix Original. In Chilling Adventures' episode "October Country," Sabrina revisits her birth in a dream, following the sound of a crying baby into the forest where she was born. When she arrives, she sees the feet of two newborns, one human and one with shriveled, cloven legs. The sitcom had a season three story where it is revealed that every Spellman has a twin, and within the pair, there is always a good twin and an evil twin. When Sabrina's mother says her baby was taken after the baptism during Sabrina's visit to purgatory, it gave even more weight to the idea that there were two Spellman babies born in that forest. She also said the witches told her Sabrina was dead, which is definitely a lie someone would tell if they stole your baby. After Aunt Zelda steals one of Lady Blackwood's twins in the finale, it births the possibility that this isn't the first time she's separated siblings.
An even bigger question looms over this theory: Could Sabrina be the evil twin?
Fans of the Chilling Adventures comics know that Edward Spellman was the main antagonist in the series, doing some super messed up stuff like purposefully driving his wife mad and possessing Harvey Kinkle's body. On the Netflix series, Edward has been referenced in only glowing terms — as an advocate, reformist, and all-around swell guy. No one is perfect, and someone who looks flawless is probably hiding something big, especially on a show where no character can be trusted for long. There are plenty of unanswered questions about the the death of Sabrina's parents, but maybe it was only Sabrina's mother who perished in that plane crash. Or maybe that plane crash never happened at all.
This clue is so easy to decipher that it's almost too easy. As a few sites have pointed out, "Old Nick" is a nickname for the devil. "Mr. Scratch" is how the devil refers to himself in The Devil and Daniel Webster (yes, the same Daniel Webster that defends Sabrina in court). Nick. Scratch. Nick Scratch. Nick Scratch is the devil.
His name is literally Devil Devil, and Gavin Leatherwood used the devil emoji in his first Instagram post featuring his character. Nick also just so happened to give Sabrina the journal that had the clue to opening the puzzle that released Batibat into the Spellman home. Coincidence? Probably not.
We can all agree that Sabrina's parents were definitely murdered. It's been brought up as a question so many times that if the answer is "no," Chilling Adventures would have wasted precious time on something that ultimately didn't serve the story. The plot has seemed meticulously planned, a luxury of a ten-episode season, so writing off those seeds of doubt as throw-away lines before the second season airs would be premature. Sabrina's mother was in limbo, implying that she was killed before her time (aka murdered). Fans have wondered if Zelda orchestrated the plane crash that (supposedly) killed her brother and his wife, possibly because the Dark Lord asked her to do and she had no choice. Maybe Zelda's guilt over killing Hilda so many times really comes from her guilt over killing her other sibling permanently.
Harvey dies fairly early on in the comics. He gets eaten by cannibal witches, is resurrected as a zombie (à la Tommy Kinkle), eats his parents, gets killed again, and then has his body possessed by Sabrina's creepy dad. Clearly, the show has taken a vastly different path away from its source material, and with a cutie like Ross Lynch playing the lovable dummy (Ross, if you're reading this, call me), they obviously weren't going to off him in the first season. Chilling Adventures likes to turn the tables on its viewers, and it doesn't seem like they're above a heartbreaking character death. Season two is supposed to be even darker than season one (Darker than the cannibalism...? Sure, Jan), so Harvey should watch his back.
In Afterlife With Archie, one of the Archie comics written and created by the Chilling Adventures and Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguerro-Sacasa, Sabrina accidentally causes the zombie apocalypse by resurrecting Hot Dog, Jughead Jones's pet, who comes back as a zombie and starts biting people left and right. Oops. It's only a matter of time before the two hit shows officially cross over (but did you notice the now-deceased Ben Button's cameo?), despite airing on different networks, and fans on Twitter have posited that a character death on Riverdale could force its characters to take a trip to Greendale in search of a resurrection.
Even before Alice Cooper started getting into witchy sh*t during this season of Riverdale, fans on Tumblr noticed that she threw around words like "witching hour" and "brewed" pretty liberally while she was sage-ing Betty's room and talking about keeping secrets. Now, we've got Alice joining a cult (her coven?) with members that can cause migranes and also possible levitate babies. So, if she's a witch so close to the Greendale coven, and her family closely resembling the Spellmans' blonde hair and fair features, there's no reason why our favorite former Serpent couldn't be decedent of Sabrina's prestigious magical family.
This Reddit theory is a tad American Horror Story: Apocalypse, but some fans think that Sabrina is actually the daughter of Diana Spellman and the Dark Lord inhabiting Edward's body, like Tate Langdon, the Rubberman, and Viven Harmon in Murder House. The twin babies seen in the forest would then be a human child and the anti-christ. Sabrina's powers are stronger than most witches, conjuring hellfire and making physical contact while astral projecting. She could just be half-demon. Or we could be right about her bringing about the apocalypse and it's because she's the literal anti-Christ.
Harvey Kinkle: Witch Hunter has a nice ring to it. Chilling Adventures has already established that the Von Kunkles aka the Kinkles come from a long line of witch hunters. Another Reddit theory wondered if Harvey will embrace the family business if he ever learns about Dorcus and Agatha's role in the murder of his brother, Tommy. Between the actual culpability of witches in Tommy's untimely end and magic causing his breakup with a newly-cold Sabrina, Harvey has a lot of reasons to think the worst of magical folks. Having to kill his undead brother broke Harvey. With his newfound knowledge of witches, even a good man could be driven to seek revenge.
Speaking of witch hunters, we never found out who killed Luke's magical ex-boyfriend. The episode that introduced Ambrose's love interest heavily implied that Luke killed his ex's familiar, and the parents' suicide is possible but coincidental considering the "trust no one" aesthetic that has been carefully built thus far on the series. Maybe it's a red herring, but people seem pretty convinced that Luke killed his ex, we just aren't sure why. Luke has been verbally established as a warlock, but that doesn't mean he isn't hunting his own kind. If season two is going to explore the Kinkle witch hunters, Luke might be thrown in there to complicate the witch-hunting plot even further.