Sabrina runs into Zelda and Hilda's room. She's released a demon into the house after having solved her dad's puzzle. They rush downstairs where Ambrose meets them after having heard all the noise. The four of them grasp hands and perform a sealing spell to trap the demon within the Spellman Mortuary. The demon appears on the staircase and Ambrose asks what it wants. It tells them that it wants revenge on the Spellman Family and then freedom to give other people nightmares. Zelda quickly grabs an empty urn and uses it to trap the demon within. After, the Spellman's sit and have some tea. Sabrina learns that her Dad must've trapped the demon long ago because it had been tormenting him and giving him insomnia. They go back to bed and Sabrina asks Hilda what would've happened if they hadn't captured the demon. Hilda tells her that it would've lulled them to sleep, separated them until one of them broke and released the sealing spell.
They all fall asleep unaware that the Batibat is still loose in the house. Ms. Wardwell spies the Batibat through the mirror in Sabrina's room. She tells the demon to not harm a hair on Sabrina's head. The Batibat smashes the mirror and goes on a hunt for Salem. Meanwhile, inside Sabrina's dream, Harvey proposes to Sabrina. On the day of the wedding, Sabrina tells Harvey that she's a witch. He seems to accept it but later, at the ceremony, Harvey starts to choke her. He asks her why she had to tell him that she was a witch. He shoves her into a spiked coffin and seals her inside. The Batibat appears and offers to let her out if only she'll tell it the spell to release the seal. Sabrina says that she won't and is left to scream in pain at being trapped inside the coffin.
Ambrose dreams of having to do his own autopsy. He gets called upstairs by Hilda because Father Blackwood has come to see him. As he makes his way upstairs, he runs into Ms. Wardwell who tells him that she's in the wrong nightmare. Father Blackwood tells Ambrose that the hex that keeps him in the house has been broken and that he's finally free. He's given a bag of money and told that a car outside waits for him. As he leaves, the Batibat appears and starts to stab him. He wakes up as the body on the slab and watches as he does the autopsy on himself. The Batibat asks him for the spell to unlock the house but Ambrose says no. It says that it'll be back because it believes that either Ambrose or Hilda will break first.
Hilda is called in to see Principal Hawthorne. He's lured her to his office under the guise of talking to her about Sabrina. In reality, he's trying to make a pass at her. As he does, Ms. Wardwell interrupts and asks if they've seen Sabrina. The principal shoos her away and he asks Hilda out on a date. Later, Hilda is trying to get ready but Zelda keeps shooting down everything she tries on and makes fun of Hilda. Hilda finally snaps and gives Zelda a piece of her mind. Hilda confides in Hawthorne about how Zelda treats her and gets drunk on their date. He escorts her home and puts her to bed. On another date, Hawthorne confides in Hilda and tells her that he absorbed his twin in the womb. He shows Hilda his twin brother's face which is on his stomach. Hilda tries to leave but finds herself sewn together with Zelda. The Batibat appears and tells her that it'll separate them if she gives it the key to unlock the house.
Zelda is reading to the children about Adam and Eve when the Weird Sisters appear. They tell her that Satan will be coming to dinner at her house tonight. She tells Hilda and decides to roast a child in his honour. The Dark Lord arrives but decides to only eat Hilda's vegetable pie since Zelda roast a Child of the Night. This upsets Zelda who hits Hilda on the head with a shovel and kills her. The Dark Lord returns and asks where Hilda is. Zelda explains to him the game the two of them play and that Hilda will come back. The Dark Lord tells her no that this time Hilda is gone forever. The Batibat appears and tells Zelda that if she gives it the spell to unlock the house it'll bring Hilda back.
Sabrina continues to scream from inside the coffin. Ms. Wardwell finally finds Sabrina. She tells her that she's going to wake her up and that after she must run from the house to safety. Ms. Wardwell wakes up and picks up the voodoo doll she made of Sabrina. She stabs it in the hand and Sabrina wakes up screaming. The Batibat comes to investigate but Sabrina is hiding under the bed. The Batibat leaves and Sabrina escapes up to Ambrose's room. She tries to wake him up but can't. So she grabs one of his books and learns a spell to banish the Batibat. Salem tries to dissuade her from doing it but Sabrina is stubborn and says that she just has to surprise her.
Sabrina confronts the Batibat but nothing happens when she says the spell. The Batibat attacks her and slashes Sabrina's arm. Sabrina runs upstairs and tries to wake up her Auntie's but can't. She decides to lucid dream so that she can wake up her Auntie's and Ambrose from the inside. With Salem's help, Sabrina manages to distract the Batibat long enough for her to take some foxglove and go back to sleep. She goes to Zelda's dream first but is unable to wake her. Next, she visits Hilda who helps give her an idea of how to trap the Batibat. Finally, she goes to Ambrose and asks him to help distract the Batibat.
Ambrose calls for Batibat and distracts her. The Batibat realizes what's going on and goes looking for Sabrina. Sabrina uses Hilda's familiars to trap the Batibat in a web. The others wake up and go to check on Sabrina. This time they seal the demon in a jar. Ambrose, Zelda, and Hilda are all on edge because Sabrina walked through their dreams. Sabrina tells them that she hardly remembers any of it. Because of her dream, Sabrina calls Harvey and asks him if he'd ever hurt her. He says no. She tells him she'll see him at school tomorrow and he says yes in class with Ms. Wardwell. This reminds Sabrina of Ms. Wardwell and how she helped.
Sabrina goes and pays Ms. Wardwell a visit. She asks her to tell her the truth about who and what she is. Ms. Wardwell invites her in to sit down.
- The episode title comes from The Dreams in the Witch House, a horror short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft. It is part of the Cthulhu Mythos cycle.
- When Ambrose begins the autopsy on himself in the nightmare, he quotes Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 1: "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy," substituting his own name for Yorick.
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- ↑ Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Gets Premiere Date (And It's Spooky) - TVLine
- ↑ Upcoming Episode Titles - Various Shows - 15th July 2018 - SpoilerTV