With a rather unsatisfactory conclusion, the final installment of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina turned out to be a wildly disappointing one and, in many cases, deeply frustrating.
In a series full of enchantment that made occasionally logic-defying decisions, CAOS’ final season surrenders into a poorly-paced knot of events that leaves too many plot threads dangling. The show’s ‘epic’ conclusion struggled to settle every story cohesively leaving behind plenty of unexploited openings that could have eventually made for an improved and a more substantial ending.
There’s plenty to love about Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s final season, specifically for the devotees who have been invested from the beginning. Regrettably, these positives get scrambled by the season’s poor pacing and inexplicable tonal alterations.
Ensuring that we get a shocking conclusion, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s one hell of a last hoorah laced with magic-fueled subplots and momentous character growth aided in generating a dominantly dark and gripping atmosphere that fits naturally with COAS signature ambiance.
Netflix’ state of the art cinematography and graphics when unified with the ensemble’s captivating routines excessively raised the show’s generally unsatisfying intensity and unwavering magnitude. Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto and Michelle Gomez were spellbindingly enchanting and delightful. Some might even say they were, once and for all, the unabashed embodiment of the show’s unholy trinity.
After several seasons of excelling at setting up stories early on that lead to major revelations filled with magic and mayhem, the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s last season ended its streak of inexplicable madness on a cheap and hollowed note, leaving its viewers desperate for a more satisfying ending.