Well, he did warn them.
The once again free-range Horseman has a name now -- Abraham, or Bram for short. (A nice name with vampiric associations.) And he has a backstory, too, as Katrina's original fiance. We even found out why Katrina is being held prisoner. Katrina has been pretty much in character purgatory until now, as well as actual Purgatory. Not any more, I assume.
I thought the backstory might have been a bit more effective if we'd met Bram before this episode, though. It would have given Bram's jealousy and desire for revenge possibly a bit more oomph. I was also wondering, why Bram? Were the demons just taking any old dead guy on the battlefield and making him a Horsemen of the Apocalypse? You'd think a Horseman would be pretty high on the Moloch organizational chart, that someone would have to work his way up to be a Horseman. Is there something else we don't know yet about Bram?
We still don't know why Moloch doesn't want Ichabod dead, either. I'm getting curious.
This was yet another terrific episode for Ichabod and Abbie, together as well as apart. Just like blowing out the candles in the heads last week, she didn't so much as flinch when she was working on Andy, touching his dead, icky hand and smiling with just the right amount of friendly concern and not getting anywhere near inappropriate seductiveness. Ichabod showed sensitivity toward women that I liked; he was quite aware of Katrina's lack of options back in the day because she was a woman. And there was the fist bump. Gotta love the fist bump.
This was a big episode for Captain Frank Irving, whom I am starting to like in a great big way. Everything he says is funny and/or witty, and I love how well he's coping with weirdness -- this week, exploding demons, very Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He partnered surprisingly well with Jenny, too. He was in serious danger twice in this episode and I was worried. Please don't write him out, Sleepy Hollow Powers That Be.
This week in Revolutionary history:
-- Jefferson designed the prison chamber. Well, he was an inventor.
-- John Cho did a great job channeling the Horseman.
-- What was that spinning glass wheel thing that guy was playing the flashback? Absolutely gorgeous. In fact, the costumes in that flashback party were lovely. And Ichabod did pick the right necklace for Katrina.
-- There was a Declaration of Resolves in 1774. Live and learn.
Bits and pieces:
-- Adams the shopkeeper is one of the good guys. Those secret chambers always made me think of Young Frankenstein. Put … the candle … beck.
-- Poor Andy Brooks had that horrible thingy inside his body. Like Castiel and the angel tablet. Ick.
-- TAC teams at every entrance? They have that kind of police firepower in Sleepy Hollow?
-- The credits aired fifteen minutes into the story. Alias used to do that. You could never tell when they were coming.
Ichabod: "Fist bump. Makes no sense."
Frank: "I can hardly believe Jefferson foresaw holding a headless man prisoner."
Ichabod: "He foresaw holding the worst type of demons that may walk the earth. A product, no doubt, of his years trying to reason with the French."
Frank: "Last I heard, he was dead."
Abbie: "Rules on that status have gotten a little bendy."
Frank: "A dead guy, a mental patient, and a time traveler from the Revolution."
Abbie: "That's our team."
Abbie: "She dumped her fiance for you. Wow, you got some game."
Ichabod: "I neither wanted, nor did I invite, 'game'."
Frank: "Wait here."
Jenny: "You're kidding."
Frank: "Check your math, Adolf."
Not as wonderful as last week's, but very enjoyable. Three out of four fist bumps, of course,
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for quite some time. More Billie Doux.
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