Tuesday, February 24, 2015
--Ok, the hard question. Was Katrina killed for Ichabbie? While watching with my friends, one of them pointed out that this felt very "Neal" to them. I disagree. First, Katrina never had the narrative pull that she should have had. She was uninteresting until she went evil; she was exasperatingly useless at times, a damsel in distress whose sole contribution (magic) was shaky at best and down right unreliable most of the time. Is there an unbelievable chemistry between Ichabod and Abbie? Yes. And it does not exist between Katrina and Ichabod. Every conversation between Katrina and Ichabod felt soapy and melodramatic. It was never light. You'd never have a moment of them snapping a selfie, for instance. Everything with those two is doom and gloom and magic. Yes, there is doom and gloom and magic with Abbie and Ichabod, but the writers also take care to show Ichabbie as playful and friendly. You'd never know that Katrina and Ichabod were agreeably married by the way they acted half the time. It reeked of a forced, unromantic marriage but the narrative was written that this was a love story of the ages. The disconnect between what is playing out on screen and the way it was written and conceived only fueled the need to do something "other" with Katrina, which resulted in her evil turn here the past few episodes, and then ultimately her death. So, no, Katrina was not killed for Ichabbie in the same manner that Neal was killed for Captain Swan on ONCE, but rather because Katrina doesn't fit in the world and her inclusion weighed down the entire show.
--I love how many call backs there were to the Pilot in this episode. The reference to the many Starbucks, the look on Abbie's face when she had to ride in a carriage for the first time. Adorable.
--"That's what we do."
"Yes. We. We seek out the impossible."
--They decapitated Benjamin Franklin. I actually yelled "OMG."
--Ichabod with the cell phone was pure Sleepy Hollow joy. Utterly classic and adorable.
--"What would you prefer?"
--I will never not love an Ichabbie hug.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Guess who goes along for the ride? Welcome to the American Revolution, Abbie.
--Doctor Who shout out right at the start. Should have guessed we'd have time travel based on that.
--So are all those people witches now? Semi-witches?
--Frank Irving is back! I guess? I found this portion of the plot to be very frustrating and poorly written. Do better by Frank and Jenny, writers.
--Ichabod with flamingos. Life is good.
--If Sleepy Hollow wants extra praise next week during the season finale, they will not only embark on a mythology heavy episode, they will explore gender and race in the American colonial period. Having Abbie--a black woman of the 21st century--in the land where slavery was commonplace? Very good jumping off point for discussing race relations in America.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
--Alright, Frank and Jenny. This felt very much like the writers needed to answer the big Frank question so they did it with a big ol' plot device and rapid explanation while utilizing their secondary characters and making us pity both of them. Basically, Frank's soul is tainted and Evil! Frank can surface at any time so before Evil! Frank takes over completely, he wants to send his wife and kid away from Sleepy Hollow. Who wants to place money on Frank dying again in the season finale?
--"Jefferson unfriended me."
--"We just blew up the author of the Declaration of Independence."
--Not nearly enough Henry, but just enough Katrina. I'll settle.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
--Nice period depiction of the Salem Witch Trials, but the town wasn't cut off from civilization in some woods. I've been there.
--"Fathers are never what they are cracked up to be."
--"You are walking the wrong path." Bring on evil Katrina, I say. Make her more interesting.
--Weird and creepy blood demons are weird and creepy.
--"We make our own lightening. " *mic drop*