Sabrina is spending two days at witch boot camp due to failing her first witch's license test and her aunts are not allowed to warn her about the more serious penalty if she fails a second time. When Sabrina gets caught sneaking out of camp to go to the dance with Harvey, Sgt. Slater punishes her by making her clean the barracks with a toothbrush. Upon her arrival home, Sabrina has to give up some of her extra-curricular activities so she can pass her next test. Sabrina passes her test with literal flying colors and finds out that she is going to be tested on and off for the following year
Meanwhile, Salem gets caught spending large amounts of the aunts' newly acquired money on cat toys.
Sgt. Slater: Spellman, Spellman... Why is that name so familiar? Hilda Spellman... Hilda Thorn-In-My-Side Spellman! Don't tell me you're related to Hilda Spellman?
Salem: Give me five! (Sabrina holds up her hand)
Salem: (looks at his paw) I can't!
Sgt. Slater: Unauthorized leave. Upsetting a fellow recruit. De-activating your De-activator. Feeding a canine officer a non-food substance.
Sabrina: Hey. He picked that fight, not me.
Sgt. Slater: Oh yeah? That’s not what he said.
Sabrina: I’ve got to get this de-activator off.
Salem: I’ll pick it with my dew-claw. It’s essentially the same lock that’s on your diary
Hilda: I’m so glad we spent our small fortune on a briefcase.
Salem: So fire it up and whip me up some hospital grade catnip.
Uses of Magic
- In this episode, Zelda purchases her "labtop," which will become a somewhat important plot device for the next two seasons.
- In a lot of other episodes, witches have different ways of using their magic, like rubbing their head or pulling their ear, but in witch camp they all have their pointing fingers out for inspection, so they all use their fingers for magic. It's possible that the boot camp might organize the girls by groups, and by types of magical use.
- Because this episode was originally the second part of a one hour premiere, syndication had to add ending titles to the first part and Melissa Joan Hart had to provide a voice over saying "Last time on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" for the second part. Also, the beginning of this episode is slightly edited for time... obviously, because of syndication, including a scene in which Zelda buys the labtop.
- The last outfit in the opening credit of this episode was the outfit of the first episode of the series, Pilot.