Tis the season of the mid season finale and Sleepy Hollow has given its fans a two parter with a splendid twist and the death of a character. It does feel a little like the show is suffering from The Walking Dead disease of exterminating a favorite character, but in this Fox series they have chosen to take out a member of the cast who has had little to do this season. This quirky show does not have quite the same emotional impact on its viewers that TWD does though, it does have a much more comic feel to it and dead does not mean quite the same thing in this verse. But comedy first…
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.
FOX brings Sleepy Hollow back to televisions on September 22 which means that a spot of catching up is in order as is remembering that the delightful John Noble as villain outside the world of Fringe is still a shock. Of course the actor did play different versions of himself in the 2008-2013 science fiction/mystery series just because of the duality of the verse the show was set in. It was still surprising though to see Noble as a baddie.