Scary organ-eating monster wendigo in the woods, okay. But was anyone else thinking about a chaos demon that was all slime and antlers? And the curse was broken in the end, even though the rules said it was too late once he'd made that final transformation. Oh, well.
I was a bit sad that our wonderful Sheriff Corbin's son Joe was so petty and foolhardy that he joined the Marines to get back at his father for having a father-daughter relationship with Abbie. And Joe hadn't changed much in the end, when he could have asked to join their epic fight against evil in Sleepy Hollow, but instead asked Abbie for a recommendation for Quantico, transparent one-upsmanship. At least the casting was perfect, because Joe did look like Clancy Brown. And maybe Joe will finally grow up at Quantico.
And the Frank subplot did supply us with our Sleepy Hollow ration of disturbing. It feels like Henry is carefully moving Frank closer to true evil with every episode, and unlike Joe, who didn't know what had happened to him, Frank is seriously considering going all the way down the rabbit hole with full knowledge of what he is doing and what it will cost him. Who would put Frank in the same facility as the man who ran down his daughter? Could that Everett guy be any more of an asshole? He didn't even remember Macey's name.
Ichabod finally admitted that he loves Henry and wants to save him, but Henry's evil hijinks have reached epic proportions and I'm starting to doubt that Henry is redeemable, after all. He used the bone from the Pied Piper to transform Joe Corbin, and now he's using the jincan to poison Katrina. Creepiest bottle ever, and that spider going into Katrina's mouth made me shudder. Much scarier than slime and antlers.
Bits and pieces:
-- This week's flashback was to Daniel Boone in 1778, but there was nothing on the mighty Wikipedia about a hat covering his scars. And Daniel Boone didn't wear a coonskin cap; it was a television invention.
-- Ichabod is still living in Corbin's cabin, isn't he? Does it now belong to Joe?
-- Hawley had Shawnee contacts, but Ichabod won them over. Hawley kept trying to one-up Ichabod like they were kids. Hawley was also looking at Abbie like he wanted to jump her. I thought he was into Jenny?
-- Ichabod's online handle was "IchabodCrane1749".
-- Ichabod called a motorcycle a "single person automobile".
-- May I mention yet again that cutting nearly any other part of your body is less painful than cutting your hand? Abbie did the hand thing, and then Ichabod did it, too. I love when they do the "we're partners in everything" bit, though.
-- Okay, Supernatural reference.
-- I recently learned that there's an online commercial for Parish & Cipher, Henry's law firm. Enjoy! [Note from later: Sadly, the Parish & Cipher commercial has been removed from Youtube. My apologies!]
Ichabod: "I find yoga neither soothing nor relaxing, made more uncomfortable still by discussion of my... double jug."
Abbie: "Okay. For the record, 'double jug' is much weirder than 'buns'."
Ichabod: "Please refrain from further use of that word."
Ichabod: "War does not permit us the luxury of dwelling on personal matters, nor indeed the downward facing of our dogs."
Abbie: "He used to wear these Superman pajamas and jump onto me from the couch screaming, 'I'll save you!'"
Ichabod: "Once a hero, always a hero. I'm sure young Corbin will find his way. Superman is... Peter Parker? No, no no no no, that's the arachnid fellow."
Frank: "I'm not a monster like you."
Henry: "Those who fight monsters should see to it that in the process, they do not become one. When one gazes long enough into the abyss, the abyss gazes back, doesn't it, Captain?"
Ichabod: "How is it that the man who settled Kentucky is remembered by the modern world as the guy with the raccoon on his head?"
Abbie: "Probably because he wore a raccoon on his head."
Ichabod: "Very rarely. Daniel much preferred beaver pelt."
Abbie: "As much I'd like to debate the variety of rodent hats that existed in your day, could we please refocus?"
Hawley: "You had me at 'secret Masonic cell'."
Ichabod: "The man who cursed you, Henry Parish, is my son. Needless to say, he's going through a rebellious phase."
Ichabod: (to the video game) "You shotten herring. You are a scurvy louse. You are a slop bucket. You are a puss sludge no good by blow pair of … buns!"
Abbie: "Are you gaming online?"
Ichabod: "I'm not entirely sure. One thing I know is that my allies and I had just obliterated the largest horde of rabid zombies I'd ever encountered and then suddenly, out of nowhere, ChiefWiggum49 and HaloIsMyBitch12 decided to frag me."
Two out of four bottles of goo for Joe and the monster stuff, but four out of four for the very Buffy dialogue and Ichabod learning modern forms of relaxation,
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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