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Hocus Pocus 2 Ending Explained: What Happens with Sanderson Sisters?

Salem, Massachusetts, hasn’t changed much since Max (Omri Katz) and Dani Dennison (Thora Birch) accidentally resuscitated the boy-seeking, child-sacrificing Sanderson sisters in 1993. Living happily ever after, a new group of teenagers is thrown into the chaos of Winnie (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Mary (Kathy Najimy) after unknowingly playing into a 30-year plan to summon them again from the Tomb. The Sanderson sisters aren’t the only Hocus Pocus cast members making a big return in the Legacy sequel. Billy Butcherson (Doug Jones) is also raised from the dead, always the puppet in Winifred’s schemes for immortality.

Hocus Pocus 2 introduces audiences to a new aspiring witch named Becca (Whitney Peak), who only discovers her true potential in the final moments of the film. Thanks to their sarcastic classmates, who always called them a witch, battling the Sanderson sisters brings their latent powers to bear, especially when their friends are in danger.

After Becca and her best friend Izzy (Belissa Escobedo) accidentally summon the Sanderson Sisters with the Black Flame candle on a full moon, thanks to Gilbert’s (Sam Richardson) years of planning to bring the sisters back after seeing them on Halloween night In 1993, a new target is painted on the back of her ex-girlfriend Cassie Traske (Lilia Buckingham), who happens to be a descendant of the reverend who hanged the sisters.

What Happens with Sanderson Sisters?

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Slowed down again by curious, precocious teenagers like the villains of Scooby-Doo, the Sanderson sisters find a worthy adversary in Becca, who becomes the new keeper of Winnie’s beloved one-eyed book after offering her a choice that… she accepted. easy. Flashbacks, Hocus Pocus 2 makes it clear that keeping the three of them together has been Winnie’s main motivator throughout her life. While he can be cruel and hostile towards Sarah and Mary, they are what he values ​​most, and she is blinded by his unique focus on the quest for eternal youth and immortality, he ignores any warnings that tell him that such spell greatness will result by sacrificing what is dearest to them. As the Black Flame flickers, ending the Sanderson Sisters’ Night of Terror, they think they’ve finally won.

The three stand in the forest, alive and whole… until they aren’t anymore. Becca tries to tell Winnie what she negotiated, but she’s too late to stop what she started. To gain immortality, she sacrificed her sisters, and in a tearful moment, Sarah and Mary said goodbye before slowly turning to shimmering dust that fluttered around a horrified Winnie. Luckily, the spell can be undone.

But instead of bringing Sarah and Mary back, Winnie faces the same fate. As she slowly transforms into colorful lightning bolts, she seems content that she will join her sisters in the other life they have been given.

What Happens with Billy Butcherson?

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In Hocus Pocus, we learn that Billy Butcherson was Winnie’s ex-boyfriend (although Sarah vehemently claimed he was her boyfriend too) who met a tragic end when Winnie decided to poison him in the 17th century before he revived as a zombie. 300 years later. However, the sequel makes it clear that this was not true.

 Not for long. At the beginning of the film, the Sanderson sisters are shown as their younger selves in the 17th century wreaking havoc in Salem, and in Winnie’s case, actively avoiding marrying the reverend’s son. After an angry mob surrounds the Sandersons’ home, Winnie claims that she can’t marry Traske’s son because her soulmate is actually Billy Butcherson… who definitely didn’t. receive this memo.

Instead, Billy claims their supposed romance was nothing more than a kiss in the graveyard. When Gilbert is tasked with bringing Billy back from the dead in the 21st century, the zombified man makes it clear he was never Winnie’s mate. -lost love. But that doesn’t stop him from using his head as the “lover’s head” his spell requires. Despite all the hardships he went through both in the current film and thirty years ago, Billy finally manages to find peace in Eternity.

Reversing Winnie’s spell will also reverse the spell that keeps Billy’s body animation suspended, allowing him to turn into glittering dust in the wind. Paint him like the tragic figure he deserves to be after Winifred uses him.

What Happens with Becca and Her Newfound Coven?

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Becca and Cassie were definitely at odds at the beginning of Hocus Pocus 2, mostly thanks to her jerk boyfriend making fun of Becca for being a witch, but by the end of the film, the trio is tough as thieves. again after rekindling their friendship in the face of true terror. While Cassie and Izzy aren’t her sisters like Winnie was Sarah and Mary, it’s pretty clear that the three girls have formed their own power-of-three coven. 

Especially when they are shown walking out into the night and taking the same small two-step step that the Sanderson sisters were known for. Becca and her friends may not be lighting  Black Flame candles or attempting immortality anytime soon, but if Disney decides to release a third Hocus Pocus film, this trio will no doubt continue their magical exploration.

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