Saturday, April 9, 2016
In Which I Review Sleepy Hollow (3x18)
--I'm sorry if this review got away from me and became singularly focused. But, honestly, I think it needed to be.
--You'll also have to indulge me while I spend the misc notes sprinkling out some truly amazing quotes from Ichabod and Abbie, and about them, in this episode.
--“Impossible!” “No, just highly improbable. Which, as luck would have it, is our stock in trade.”
--Ichabod is a Trekkie and recognizes that the "City on the Edge of Forever" is a superior episode. In hindsight, this is pretty clever foreshadowing that Abbie (Edith) would die.
--"Your heart belongs to Abigail Mills." Shippers have raged for days that Abbie and Danny gave into their underwhelming and underdeveloped love story. This episode seems to be a placation and an acknowledgement that Abbie and Ichabod are intertwined in ways that matter more than physical love without ever having them utter an "I love you."
--Good for Jenny, shooting Hidden One in the head and ending his life (and our misery of his character).
--"She was your hope. She was your everything. And I took her from you."
--Everything about the final moments between Ichabod and Abbie, opening with the pilot recall in the jail cell, to their talk in their archives, to their goodbye on the front porch--complete with one final Ichabod-style bow--was perfect in every single way that TV viewers and reviewers hope to have their main characters talk and interact. The fact that it ends with the devastating revelation that Abbie is really and truly dead....
--"We are eternal souls, Crane."
--"What is there for me in a world without you?" Goodbye, Abigail Mills. Goodbye.
--Will the show return? I don't know. Will I return if it does? I don't know. We'll see...we shall see.