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