Hi there Sleepy-Heads, this past week’s Sleepy Hollow didn’t necessarily take things in a new direction, it did however shed new light on the relationship between the Horseman and our hero Ichabod Crane. So let’s get into it!
Sleepy Hollow, Season 1 Episode 8: Necromancer
Though after Katrina (quite understandably) chose Ichabod over Abraham, it may not have been best for Ichabod to tell him why Katrina broke off the engagement while on a secret mission, just saying.
Now plot wise, if that’s the direction they want to go with the story line (something that the writers planned from the beginning), I think it’s fine, but there were a couple of things about this episode that felt like the characters should have thought things through better. For example, when it comes to the Horseman being held captive, There was some dialogue that felt out of place with the exposition regarding how they were able to hold him. The conversation between Abbie, Ichabod and Irving seemed like it should have taken place already, and therefore no one in that room would have needed an explanation as to how they did what they did, like the candles or UV lighting. Speaking of which, none of them thought that a back up generator would be beneficial in there?!?!
Anyway, all of my complaints aside, the episode gave us an opportunity to get a closer look at Ichabod, and how Moloch works. That includes Andy Brooks. I really felt like the final poor decision that the main characters made was in leaving him alone with the Horseman. He’d already told Abbie that he didn’t have control over his actions after having sold his soul. Therefore when he was able to summon the monsters/demons to come and assist the Horseman I didn’t really hate him for it. The only question is how much he really might have been in control. Either way if Abbie and the others trust him again it’ll be one of those “Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me” situations.
Regarding Jenny and Irving trying to follow the trail of those that would free the horseman, I like seeing the more tactical side of things, and I think that Jenny adds an interesting perspective to the group. She’s the one with the most experience, and I didn’t think for a second she’d stay put when Irving told her to.
The reminder that the Hessians could be anyone, people you’d trust is an exciting element to the show. At a certain point I’m expecting at least one member of the SHPD to be one of them, or someone else that one of the main characters trusts.
Finally, Moloch’s choice to keep the Horseman from killing Ichabod feels like a bit of a mystery considering we know that Ichabod and the Horseman are no longer connected by blood as they once were. Ichabod had stated that he could feel that the Horseman’s presence was no longer a part of him, after he’d been rescued by the sin –eater, and let his guilt go. Therefore it’d be safe to assume that the Horseman could feel it as well. So it seems to be that Moloch has other plans for Ichabod that have yet to be revealed. I’m certain that Katrina will factor into them somehow. I like that the result of all this is Ichabod and Abbie putting their heads together.
That’s all I’ve got for this week’s blog. Looking forward to next week. Thanks for reading and happy watching!