Tuesday, December 10, 2013
In Which I Review Sleepy Hollow (1x10)
Meanwhile, Ichabod, Abbie and Parrish set out to the library to see if they can't figure out what happened to Jeremy after Katrina handed him over to Grace. The news isn't good (but it almost never is, is it?) Jeremy was discovered at a young age to have power, specifically Katrina's powers. Yes, Jeremy was a warlock/wizard/male witch. And a super scary one at that. He caused a fire to Grace's house that killed Abbie's ancestor and then was shipped off to a home for orphan children run by a fanatical minster who believed in whipping Jeremy into normalcy. And this was how the golem was created. During one horrible whipping, Jeremy's nose began to bleed and he bled onto the doll his mother made for him and it came to life. After it came to life the doll became Jeremy's sworn protector, guarding him against any sort of harm.
Back at the police station later that night, Ichabod has a vision, this one of Moloch. Moloch tells Ichabod that war is coming and that Ichabod will deliver Abbie's soul to Moloch. Oh no! Ichabbie! (sad face)
--This episode was fine but there wasn't a whole lot to discuss. I'm disappointed that it seems like Katrina may not be evil so much as "she made a lot of wrong choices."
--The one theory that did come out of this episode is that I think Henry Parrish is a descendant of Ichabod Crane, through Jeremy. Henry had to get his powers from somewhere.
--I chose not to give any proper space to the subplot of the Captain and his daughter because I don't know what to make of it. But we learned that Macy was hit by a car (I'm thinking not on accident) and now demons are trailing after her, wondering when they can get her soul. Do the demons want her soul just to have it or do they need it?
--Abbie got Ichabod a Christmas gift! A stocking to be precise. I love Ichabod's reaction to it: "you embroidered my name on some hosiery." The stocking is a symbol of hearth and home, meaning that Ichabod has a home here in Sleepy Hollow with his Lefteniant.