Soon after Ichabod and Katrina are married, they visit their good friend Lachlan Fredericks at his Manor House, near Sleepy Hollow. The Manor is a sanctuary where everyone who comes to stay is welcome there forever, by choice. They will never be forced to stay. The African slaves are free men and women who choose to work for the family. They are as much a part of the family as the white members. This was a nice historical moment; we tend to think of abolitionists as only existing in the years leading up to the Civil War, but they were around long before then. The head of house, Grace, is also a skilled midwife and protects her master's secrets. The owner of the house, Lachlan, is part of Katrina's coven, those witches and warlocks who fight the forces of darkness that resides in Sleepy Hollow (except for Katrina, of whom I am deeply suspicious). Lachlan has secured his estate with magical hexes, intended to ward off all supernatural forces of evil that wait on the periphery. It's a sort of utopia that hasn't managed to actually distance itself from the evil in Sleepy Hollow. But, of course, any linguist will tell you that utopia has two meaning: eu-topos, meaning the good place or ou-topos, meaning the place that is not. The Manor might appear to be the good place, but in reality, the dangers that lurk just outside are closer to invasion that one might think.
--Brief review, I know. Outside of the flashbacks, there wasn't much in this episode.
--Subplot involving the Captain and his disabled daughter,
--Jenny and the Captain have a fun little flirty meeting. And Jenny seems to understand Macy and why she wants little to nothing to do with her father. I wonder if Macy is in the chair because of the Captain.
--Ichabod went through the drive-through and finds it horrifying.
--"Did you say billionare? As in she has a billion dollars? That's the sum wealth total of the entire 13 colonies. In my WHOLE lifetime." I love when Ichabod reacts to modern society.
--"Your company holds the greatest value to me." Oh Ichabbie is adorable.