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Sleepy Hollow 2.12 – Paradise Lost

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Previously on Sleepy Hollow: Apocalypse averted, whew! So surely now we’ll see how the characters reacted to the crazysauce turnaround of Henry offing Moloch!  And we’ll get to figure out what Henry’s game is?

Um. Nope. Nope nope nope. Aside from a quick reaction sequence (in which Henry has ~mysteriously~ gone missing), we get shunted to “six weeks later.” This seems a lost opportunity for drama and character development, but pfftt, don’t listen to me, because we’re off to the farmer’s market!

Oooh, a grody wormy apple! Is this ickiness due to the “working[s] of an unholy ceremony”? Or is organic sometimes not the way to go? Continue reading

Sleepy Hollow 2.11 – The Akeda

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Last week, the Apocalypse started!  It was quite a small and intimate gathering, as attentive viewer Sparky pointed out, just Moloch and his two supportive Horsemen.  But still.  APOCALYPSE!  So it should be pretty crazy and scary and go down at a horrifyingly rapid pace, right?

I actually thought the pace would be way more rapid when Abbie noted that she and Ichabod were basically counting on Katrina to hold off Moloch until they get there.  Wow.  I mean, Katrina’s whole thing has been pretty much an exercise in Not Getting Things Done this season.  Everything should probably go to hell pretty quickly, then!

But, things slow down right quick.  First Abbie’s car goes kerplooey from the whole Apocalyptical Electrical interference situation.  And as one does during a tense and urgent moment during which the very fabric of the world is threatened, they stop to chat with a mechanic who can’t get the parts he needs right away, aww geez!  Why even stop at a gas station?  Run, run like hell, or at least commandeer any passing car for non-hell-on-earth justice!   Continue reading

Sleepy Hollow 2.10 – Magnum Opus

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“The question is, who am I?” Ichabod murmurs.  It’s both the defining existential Question of the Week and the game he’s playing with Abbie, a “technique profilers use to crack cases when they’re stuck.” Or, you know, that game that showed how racist Michael was on The Office and how much Sherlock and John want to go out with each other are best pals on the BBC.

Katrina shows up in a mirror call, allegedly to help Ichabod from Horseman of the Apocalypse Central, but really so Henry can almost immediately undercut any suggestion that Katrina can actually contribute anything to the fight against evil.  He uses her mirror three-way (ahem) to eavesdrop on Ichabod and Abbie’s conversation about the weapon that’s going to help them win this thing against Moloch, the Sword of Methuselah.  I have no idea how, since presumably there has to be sin-eating for Henry to read from objects.  JUST GO WITH IT.  Continue reading

Sleepy Hollow 2.08 – Heartless

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Previously, a world of nope at Katrina’s demonic pregnancy.   This week, Ichabod and Katrina argue in stylized yet passionate terms about love.  For a moment I thought, oh my god, this must be the live action version of Jenny’s crack parody fanfic of Ichtrina (is that the right smoosh name?)!  We’re going to see a reveal pull back of Jenny at her laptop, sniggering over her vanilla soy latte! But then it turns out Ichabod and Katrina are just bickering as they watch a Bachelor-style reality show.  Meh.  I like my idea way better.  Continue reading

Sleepy Hollow 2.05 – The Weeping Lady

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Previously on Sleepy Hollow, Pied Piper Bone Flute Child Sacrifice Generational Curse. Yeah, that about covers it. Plus, bonus delicious cappuccino!

Oh my goodness, Ichabod has gone and made himself a friend! All by himself! I have hearts in my eyes. She thinks she’s making him new clothes (and gosh, it’s nice of her to not to mention he might still smell a bit like cave grave) to support his “dedication to colonial reenactment,” and Ichabod thinks Betsy Ross herself would admire Caroline’s handiwork.  Continue reading

Sleepy Hollow 2.03 – Root of All Evil

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Previously on Sleepy Hollow:  Ichabod and Abbie tried to stop a binding ceremony on Katrina; Frank Irving was treated wretchedly (I will never forgive anyone about this), and there’s a new sheriff in town.  For real.

This week!  It’s time for spooky DIY crafts! Oh look, it’s an adorable exact tiny replica…of Tarrytown Psychiatric. Interesting choice. Henry Parrish finishes painting the replica and smiles. Well, that certainly doesn’t bode well.  Continue reading

Sleepy Hollow 2.02 – The Kindred

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Previously on Sleepy Hollow, we thought the show was jerking us around! But it was only Purgatory jerking reality, Ichabod, and Abbie around. Plus Benjamin Franklin was a merry nudist puzzle-poser of an encrypting funster. HISTORY!

The Headless Horseman takes Katrina to a ritual circle with fire where, Henry tells her, they will “complete the ceremony” bonding the two of them. There’s wrist binding and hand cutting (this show loves its ceremonial hand-slashing, tbh). “You must be like him in every way,” Henry explains to Katrina as the Horseman takes a wide swing at her pretty head with his axe and…

“You were having a nightmare?” Abbie asks Ichabod as he startles awake. Yeah. So. I’d like to nominate myself as current Queen of Stating the Obvious, as last night I said aloud, “You know, this show likes to mess with our heads,” as though this was actual newsContinue reading

Sleepy Hollow 1.08 – Necromancer

SLEEPY HOLLOW BANNER 01 HDJMPreviously on Sleepy Hollow: Paul Revere rode, Freemasontastic lanterns were invented, Captain Irving got up close and personal with Death, and Abbie and Ichabod deciphered a code and took the Horseman on a skull chase.  Also, hey there, loose-necked Dead Officer Andy!  Continue reading

Sleepy Hollow 1.07 – The Midnight Ride

SLEEPY HOLLOW BANNER 01 HDJMPreviously on Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod got to flashback to his regrets with Freemasons while Abbie and Jenny dragged a Sin Eater out of retirement.

This week, let’s serve up some flashback right outta the gate!  “The Regulars are coming,” Paul Revere gallops in calling out (which, incidentally, would be a great name for a punk album).  Hey look, it’s our old pal Death riding to spoil everything!  You know it’s him because of his bald-spot arrow tattoo thingy and mask-whatsis (and no, you don’t need to correct me on terminology because thingy and whatsis are technical terms.  Back off, man.  I’m a scientist).  Continue reading

Sleepy Hollow 1.06 – The Sin Eater

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Previously on Sleepy Hollow:  Ichabod and Abbie found the lost colony of Roanoke, visited ye olde fashioned people with a black-vein-y plague, and Ichabod spoke some sexy Middle English.  Then #Soxtober arrived (woohoo!) and our storyline was stalled for weeks (boo!)

So seriously, opening The Sin Eater with a baseball game after the World Series mandated show hiatus? Total genius.  Continue reading