For those viewers who have no real love of spiders, or worse a phobia, the scenes from last week’s epilogue and repeated in this week’s teaser will cause many to have nightmares, but Sleepy Hollow: Deliverance is not about creepy crawlies but Katrina turning up pregnant and Ichabod is, understandably, jealous and not a little upset. This season has had the underlying theme of there being a rift developing between Mr. and Mrs. Crane. One that first cropped up in the Sleepy Hollow episode of The Weeping Lady which revealed that Katrina was keeping secrets from her love about more than just having a son, aka Henry Parish.
In last night’s episode of Sleepy Hollow: The Weeping Lady, the show left humor in an antiquated drawer and the episode goes instead for the scare in a big way. The plot of the episode also went for the heartstrings when it turned out that Katrina has been keeping a few secrets from Ichabod and he was definitely not pleased to learn that his wife had been very frugal with the truth. Before this disturbing news, Abraham, aka the Headless Horseman, is convinced that Katrina Crane is using her substantial magical gifts as a witch to make contact with her husband.
Sleepy Hollow season two opened with This is War and like the song says, “what is it good for?” in this case it beneficial to show where everyone fits in the scheme of things overall. The second Horseman “War” who is Ichabod’s now immortal son, who has a bone to pick with not only dad but mother as well, is subservient to Moloch. At one point later in the show when Henry fails at a specific point of his mission, he falls to his knees and answers to the entity who tells him to get up and keep going.
After a somewhat confusing opening, Sleepy Hollow put Crane and Abbie back in the thick of things where as Henry Parish put it, “War is hell.” He may possibly have meant purgatory since Katrina and Abbie are both still there. This opening episode of season two continued to walk a fine line between comedy and fantasy. The very beginning of This is War gave a knowing nod and wink to Hannibal Lector and Silence of the Lambs with the image of Parish as super intelligent nemesis and his wearing a Lector-type of prison uniform