Henry grew a demon inside of Katrina. My first thought, other than that we were getting more Oedipus Rex, was that maybe he wanted a little brother.
Katrina's connection with Ichabod is constantly referenced but we haven't seen the characters together all that much, and "The Weeping Lady" made me wonder about Katrina's possibly evil intentions. But actually, this episode showcased Ichabod and Katrina as a couple and made her look pretty good. Not that anyone looks good with a writhing green pregnant belly, although the goth girl outfit was hot, but Katrina was ready to die to stop Moloch from being born. But then again, the birth would have killed her, anyway. Okay, Katrina's motivations, still a mystery.
(I actually thought for a moment that Katrina would die and that they were writing her out. It takes work to make you believe a cast member will die, so good for you, Sleepy Hollow guys. I also thought the flashback to Ichabod and Katrina in bed would turn out to be when Henry was conceived, but no.)
It's not surprising that Abbie has had enough of Henry and just doesn't believe he's redeemable, but that his parents are still determined to hold on to that little bit of faith. This was the first time that Ichabod and Henry sat down at a table and actually talked at length, and the vision that Ichabod got when he touched Henry of that lost, frightened child in the woods may be what Henry truly is, deep down inside. Okay, an extremely scary and powerful child lashing out with great anger and a need for revenge strong enough to destroy the world. Maybe Abbie has a point.
But it's hard not to want Ichabod and Katrina to be right about Henry. He's their little boy! Plus I love it when an uber-evil character turns out to be redeemable. You know, I just thought of the perfect ending of the Henry arc. They turn him back in time to that little boy and he gets to grow up all over again, this time without the suffering and the turn to evil. Too much to hope for?
Let's see, what else? Just a brief and satisfyingly fun scene with poor Frank Irving, still incarcerated in Tarrytown Psychiatric but ready and willing to trick Henry for Ichabod's sake. And again, Bram was quite sympathetic. He tried to save Katrina from Henry and got fried in sunlight for his pains. Bram just doesn't feel that evil any more. Except when he's riding around beheading people, of course. Are they setting up a Horseman versus Horseman conflict? Moloch won't like that.
And I was right. After Abbie drowned in "The Weeping Lady", Ichabod must have run out and taken a class in CPR. Or maybe he got it from the internet. Ichabod loves the internet. Well, maybe not love. It's something of a love-hate relationship. "I must internet immediately." Best line ever.
Bits and pieces:
-- Loved the visual of Ichabod tearing down the boards over the church window to shine the light on Katrina.
-- Sheriff Reyes finally came in handy for that raid on the "doomsday cult" and she got to see Abbie and Ichabod as more than a problematic employee and a guy in a costume. Abbie said she was paying all of Ichabod's bills, so he needs a job. As a police consultant, perhaps?
-- A secret operating table with stirrups. Not what you want to see if you're a woman.
-- More about the Hellfire Club and Benjamin Franklin.
-- It had to be fun for Katia Winter to get out of Colonial garb for a change. I thought she did a great job with that revealing outfit; she walked around in it uncomfortably as if she was super conscious of how outlandish she looked.
-- And oops, I was just thinking that costuming Katrina as a goth girl might be a huge clue as to how she really feels and whose side she'll end up on. Hmm.
-- Can I say again how much I love Ichabod with his hair down? When he and Katrina kissed in the Archives, I thought wow, look at all that hair. Their wigs were practically intermingling.
-- Yay for the fist bump again. I love the fist bump.
Ichabod: "I fought through lines of British regulars for the right to vote, yet our modern countrymen can barely form a line. But of course, they're more than passionate to vote for American Idolatry."
Abbie: "American Idol."
Ichabod: "I know its name. I'm telling you what it should be called."
Ichabod: "No campaigning at polling place. That's absurd. General Washington gave each voter a pint of beer at the ballot box."
(Abbie puts her "I voted" sticker on Ichabod's coat)
Abbie: "Feel better?
Ichabod: "Yes, oddly."
Katrina: "I had no idea fashion had changed so drastically since my era."
Abbie: "It isn't exactly everyday wear. Some drunk goth chick's clothes ended up in the lost and found."
Ichabod: "Perhaps these garments should have remained lost."
And yet, I'm pretty certain Ichabod thought Katrina looked hot in them.
Ichabod: "I don't understand. How can a headless horseman say anything?"
Ichabod: "My mind is made. Should we put it to a vote?"
Abbie: "I can do the math. Democracy in action."
Henry: "How sharper than a serpents tooth it is to have a thankless child. King Lear."
Ichabod: "Act one, scene four. Our mutual love of words is no coincidence."
Henry: "Perhaps I should thank you for the twinkle in my eye."
Perhaps he should.
Ichabod: "I must internet immediately. (Sounds of dial-up) Oh, my God, it sounds like a swine being strangled."
Abbie: "They're a freaking evil club. Try 666!"
Ichabod: "What a lack of imagination."
I swear, I was yelling "try 666" at the screen right before she said that.
I thought this one was stronger than the last. Three out of four "I Voted" stickers, and I'm about to go get one myself,
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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