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Sleepy Hollow- Bad Blood (1×13)

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“Prophecies have a nasty way of fulfilling themselves if you let them.”

Well that quote was definitely a psychic reading on Henry’s part… Two hour finale?? More like a whole feature length movie!! More crazy stuff happened in the season finale of Sleepy Hollow, than in all the episodes combined!!! We made much headway when it comes to Moloch and even met the second horseman. Someone who we’ve already known for quite some time actually. Someone who was in town. Let’s just say, no one was spared from evils wrath and their all in a hell of a mess….

thbxfgWhen we last saw Abbie and Ichabod, they had just uncovered a secret message left by George Washington, four days after his alleged death in the history books. How is that possible? Well, in Sleepy Hollow, anything goes. Turns out that George Washington, one of our founding fathers, was in on the whole evil vs. good debacle and foresaw that Ichabod would be a witness in present day. Therefore, he devised a plan to bring himself back to life in order to draw a map from our world (earth) to purgatory. Yep. Zombie George Washington. This would be the weapon used against Moloch and evil and in the right hands, would reunite Ichabod and Katerina freeing her from purgatory. Sounds perfect and all. Except there’s always going to be some obstacles, like finding out where it is or how to get it. The sin-eater, Henry Parish, can see into people’s sins. He’s asked to take a look at the spelled prayer beads that the priest used when dealing with Washington. He’s able to see that Washington’s body was buried somewhere safe along the bay, which becomes their next mission. This was the first half of the episode. I’d say the first half of the battle!

cdxsacdAfter some Sherlock Holmes detective work they finally find Washington’s underground burial site. Ichabod’s ring unlocks the doorway to Washington’s tomb, where the map is buried. But with the map in their possession, they now have the one thing that can allow Moloch to win and he will do anything to get this map. The prophecy states that when Ichabod comes face to face with Moloch, he will give Abbie up. She’s been dealing with the idea of being turned on for some time now and Ichabod burns the map in order to prove to Abbie that he wouldn’t do anything to harm her. Thankfully, he has such good memory that he is able to redraw the map from his thoughts in an attempt to save Katerina.

revfcxOne of the major game changers in this finale was that the second horseman was never really going to rise. He had already risen many years ago and was waiting for the time to reveal himself. Henry did the perfect thing by planting the seeds in everyones mind. While Abbie and Ichabod assumed they were fighting to save the world from evil, evil was  leading them directly into a trap and it was all timed out perfectly as they had a deadline. The night, 13 years after Abbie and Jennie first witnessed the rise of Moloch in the forest, during the solar eclipse. I should have realized it was weird that Henry was so upset that Ichabod burned the map, but I was really blindsided by Henry’s character. Unfortunately, so were Abbie and Ichabod trusting him wholeheartedly, when all he was really doing was allowing them to do the dirty work for him. Death and evil had no chance of finding Washington’s map without the help of Ichabod and Abbie. But by forming an alliance with them undercover, evil was able to act out its plan. In the beginning of the season, Abbie and Ichabod were always warned about who they could really trust out of their core group of friends. Well, this was one of those moments where they didn’t listen to that advice.

y8But before they realized that, they made their mission from earth to purgatory. The only way that the second horseman could have been stopped, and I say could have loosely, is by the binding spell performed by a witch. The only witch that wasn’t deceased at this point was Katerina. So Abbie and Ichabod went off on their adventured between lands. The only time they could go from life to the after life while still being alive. Their first test before even reaching purgatory was to pass the false reality of happiness. When Abbie woke up she saw Corbin and Andy and they lulled her into believing that she was injured during FBI training. Meanwhile, Ichabod was back at home with his father telling him how proud he was of all he’s accomplished. The two were just about to take a bite of pie and a sip of wine when they realized this wasn’t real life and they were thrown into purgatory together. Purgatory is a really messed up place full of people that don’t belong anywhere. They quickly found Katerina in the church. Of course she could leave this place, but not without someone taking her place. Aha! The prophecy was right. Ichabod would leave Abbie with Moloch. He would betray her. But, only because Abbie made him. She knew it was her time to face Moloch and Katerina would be better used to fight the second horseman. Or so they wanted her to think. As Katerina left with Ichabod, Abbie stayed and found refuge in an old dollhouse. This is the dollhouse that her and Jennie used to play in when they were kids and things at home weren’t going good. Inside the dollhouse she found the younger version of her sister and herself. There were “memories” that Moloch stole from her of the night that she witnessed the second horseman rise. Except she didn’t know that, cause she couldn’t remember it. When she finally found out the second horseman was Henry Parish, it was to late. There was no way out of purgatory for her and no way she could help Ichabod and Katerina. They had been fooled.

gre23Meanwhile, back on earth Katerina couldn’t perform the spell because there was no one waiting to come out of the earth. Henry was already on earth. Now for the big kaboom. Are you guys ready!?! Henry was evil all along. He’s actually Katerina and Ichabod’s son!!! Yep. Mind=blown!!!! The son that Ichabod didn’t know he had and the son Katerina gave up to the coven in order to protect. Let’s go back to the episode where Ichabod was trying to find out what happened to his son and he found his big toy that was killing people. And Henry was there and he didn’t say anything!!!! What a twist! Henry was so betrayed by his real parents and executed by his mother’s coven that he spent years in a coffin underground only to be saved by his “real” father, Moloch!!! He than became his servant, or the second horseman. When Abbie met Katerina in purgatory the first time and Katerina told her the only way to help Ichabod is through the sin eater, it was all planted. Everything, leading up to this day. Evil outsmarted good!!! And now, Henry was going to get his revenge. The headless horseman came and stole Katerina. As we recall, the headless horseman is actually Abraham, Katerina’s ex-fiancee and Ichabod’s old buddy who died in battle with him. With Katerina gone and Abbie in purgatory, Ichabod wasn’t as powerful without his other witness and Henry took advantage of that by sticking him in the coffin and breaking the second seal, which locked Ichabod alive in there.

fdvThroughout all of this, Jennie was trying to decode Corbin’s files and find out who the second horseman was. She made it to a church, which she finally found was called St. Henry Parish. This was the first place that Henry came to after being removed from his coffin, hence the name. She bolted to try and warn the others, calling Abbie, who obviously couldn’t pick up. Unfortunately she never made it as the headless huntsman got in her way and careened her truck off the road, leaving her unconscious and really hurt.

5yw46shrCaptain Irving was also in some trouble of his own. The investigation was open to see who killed two of his officers the night that evil possessed his daughter. Obviously, evil was not a sufficient answer nor would it ever be for the police department. Instead, they needed someone in custody and were testing Irving’s daughter Macy. So Irving did the logical thing he could think of. What every good father would have done. He confessed to killing the two officers and turned himself in. When I say evil won, I mean it really won!! Irving is in jail. Abbie is in purgatory. Ichabod is buried alive in his son’s coffin. Katerina has been abducted by the headless horseman. Jennie is unconscious after a car accident and evil has unleashed the apocalypse on earth! Now what. Well, we have to wait till Fall 2014 to find out!! FALL! That’s like a year away. At this point, it seems like Jennie will be the only person physically able to help any of them. Possibly Katerina as she does have some magic left. We know why Ichabod is involved in this battle with evil. Not only is his son involved, but so is Abraham. But why is Jennie involved and why is Abbie the other witness?  I’m thoroughly excited to find out, although don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining. Ichabod and Abbie are the best team-duo on T.V by far. Fistpump to that! Thank you Sleepy Hollow writers for one of the GREATEST season finales I’ve ever seen on prime time! Hat’s off!

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Officially Cancelled After 4 Seasons

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Sleepy Hollow Cancelled After Season 4

Sleepy Hollow has been beheaded by the Headless Horseman that is FOX.

The series, which focused on witness Ichabod Crane, has officially been canceled by then network.

After 4 seasons, the network made the decision to pull the series due to low ratings.

Sleepy first aired in 2013 and was a huge hit thanks to the dynamic of lead characters Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison.

But confusing twists and turns caused a larger portion of the audience to tune out.

Things took a turn for the worst when Beharie’s character was killed off in the season 3 finale.

Loyal fans weren’t pleased and the show was eventually moved to purgatory aka Friday nights.

We’ll remember you fondly Crane. Thanks for all the apocalyptic monsters you killed to save our city.

Hopefully this will finally give Mison a role more deserving or his talents.

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Sleepy Hollow – In Plain Sight (4×02)

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Sleepy Hollow In Plain Sight

The witches have taken over Washington D.C on this week’s Sleepy Hollow and it’s up to Ichabod and his new team to bring them down.

New villain Dreyfuss continues his search for magical objects and approaches a coven of lie-detecting witches to offer them a blade called The Dagger of Z’urn D’oragh. He’s willing to exchange the deadly blade for a witches stone, an artifact they’ve been protecting for years. Therefore, you can understand how upset they get when he informs the two sisters that their leader Mole Dire was lying about the importance of said stone. They punish her by replacing her “lying” tongue with a serpent and then take on the town, punishing all liars they encounter. Dangerous obviously considering no one is off limits because we’ve all lied about something in our lives.

Thanks to Ms. Jenny’s mystical Tibetan singing bowl, Crane has a vision of the new witness but is surprised to find out it is a 10-year-old girl. He shrugs it off because he doesn’t recognize her until he sees a picture of her on Diana’s phone – turns out, he’s been drawn to her because of her daughter who has refused to speak since the passing of Abbie Mills.

When Jenny figures it out, she goes to check up on Molly at her school and stumbles upon a group of girls bullying her. She comes to her aid but when Diana arrives, she’s less than thrilled to see her snooping around her daughter without her permission. In Jenny’s defense, she knows a lot about dealing with someone that finds out she’s a witness so she only wanted to help… except she can’t really say that out loud. That’s when Molly notices Crane and finally breaks her oath of silence with a simple “hi.” She’s clearly drawn to him considering she has actually been drawing him in her notebook. Creepy right? I’m just glad Diana isn’t the next witness set to replace Abbie. Having a 10-year-old be the chosen one makes it less painful.

We catch up with Joe, who has been mapping passageways in the vault because he lives for this kind of stuff. Alex admits that she’s been looking into Crane’s history because she’s skeptical of this supernatural mumbo jumbo and believes there’s something fishy about his clothing and accent. Alex assures her it’s authentic because he believes Crane is a time traveler, with the only other Ichabod Crane being logged in the 1700s. He’s not too far off you know. Plus, how could you NOT believe in the supernatural? She was basically attacked by a demon last week… is that not enough proof?

Diana was forced to call Ichabod after finding a stab victim in the middle of the woods. The victim however wasn’t a normal stab victim. In person she looked like a normal, young woman but in a picture, she came out as an old lady. Ichabod recognized the woman through her tattoo – she was a century old witch who visited Sleepy Hollow one day. He figures she was murdered by the other two Dire sisters and declares that witchcraft is alive and well.

To track down the Dire sisters, Ichabod and Diana wait until they make their next kill. They locate their home and search for the magical object and realize it is the golden grandfather clock. Being new to the supernatural game, Diana touches it and sets off an alarm, which draws the witches back home. However the clock suddenly reveals the sisters for who they really are – old and frail old ladies who explode into smithereens.

Crane makes the declaration – someone is willingly bringing evil to D.C in an attempt to find mystical objects. But what’s the reason? He’s definitely not aware that Dreyfuss is keeping tabs on him and hoping to find his counterpart through him. What does Dreyfuss actually want with them?

Oh and if Crane doesn’t have enough on his plate, the headless horesman is making his way to D.C and Dreyfuss is actually excited about Crane luring in the darkness.

There were definitely some questionable moments during this episode but overall, it’s nice to see Ichabod and Jenny still have such a tight bond and to know, she’ll be around to help guide the new Witness through all the weird and unknown. And with Diana not being Ichabod’s sidekick, it opens up the door for them to forge a romantic relationship…. after she comes to terms with her daughter being the chosen demon fighter.

 

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Sleepy Hollow – Columbia (4×01)

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Everything is so new in Sleepy Hollow’s fourth season and the biggest problem? We’re not in Sleepy Hollow no more. That and Abbie Mills is dead.

Ichabod keeps on fighting on the good fight without his partner in crime in a strange town, which we know best as Washington D.C. He finds a new group of friends, a new partner, more demons, and a sworn enemy that he doesn’t know exists just yet.

We pick things up 2 weeks after Ichabod was seized by some government group and is being interrogated about his “doings” with Abbie by some shady man which neither of us know much about. Ichabod is able to distract with the oldest trick in the book – you’re shoe is untied – and escapes, climbing his way onto the DC airport tarmac. Smooth.

But he didn’t get away before getting a snoop of his captors place and finding stalker-ish pictures of him and Abbie on missions and different books about demons and things. “Who are these people,” he wonders as he finds information pertaining to Lincoln’s memorial.

Upon his arrival, he finds Homeland Security Agent Diana Thomas who just witnessed a demonic murder of her partner Eric. Seriously, homie poked him in the back of the head and sucked out his soul. She questions Ichabod who explains that he’s a historical analyst who sometimes helps the FBI but she’s too freaked out because well, she just found out demons exist. Who can blame her?

She tracks Ichabod to where he was held captive and finds him snooping around. She’s cautious but they both establish he’s not dangerous, especially because he’s the only person who has a grasp on what’s happening while her boss thinks she’s losing it. Oh and she gets the obvious call that said demon monster has killed again.

Trying to find out who this demon is, Diana mentions a federal office called Agency 355, which Ichabod recalls was founded by Washington. When they arrive, they find the library is run by two youngins obsessed with the supernatural. Jake handles “news and information” and is a huge fan of Ichabod while Alex blows stuff up for fun but doesn’t believe in all the witchy mambo jumbo. For now.

After a brief investigation that really made no sense, Ichabod determines that the monster is John Wilkes Booth…. yes, Abraham Lincoln’s shooter. Apparently, he never “shot him” he just summoned a monster to enter his body and then killed him the same way we just say him kill Diana’s partner. Long story short – copper can kill him, American flags draw him in.

Coincidentally, or rather not because demons always plan their murders around parades, a patriotic event is taking place the next day. The new “squad” come up with a plan to lure Booth into an abandoned warehouse away from the public, where they could be too many casualties. Unfortunately, since this is everyone’s first hoorah, they loose the demon and he sneaks up and pounces on Jack. Thankfully our experienced and dear friend Jenny arrives in the nick of time and shoots him. Apparently, she missed all the killing and demonic stuff while “finding herself” in the Himalayans.

I will say, it is nice to see a familiar face in these unfamiliar surroundings and a part of Abbie continues to live on in Ichabod and Jenny. The two reunite briefly and talk about how much they miss her before he heads off to meet Diana at the Jefferson Memorial. She’s trying to process everything she’d witnessed today – how did Ichabod not consider she might be the witness he’s looking for, especially after forming such a connection with her. She wants to find the man responsible for Eric’s death but he warns her “once you go down this path, there’s no coming back.” Her response is nothing short of what Abbie would have replied – it’s better to do this with a friend.

That night, she goes to her 10-year-old daughter Molly who has been in a “funk” lately and refuses to speak. When her mother leaves the room to make dinner, she brings out her secret book and opens it up to continue her impeccable drawings of Ichabod. Anyone else mind blown? Maybe the new witness that’s bound to be Ichabod’s partner isn’t Diana – it’s her young daughter! Why else would she be drawing him?

The new foe on the horizon is a man named Malcolm Dreyfuss, a rich businessman entrepreneur who is dabbling in the occult. He’s the one who stole Lincoln’s head, most likely summoned Booth’s demon and even has a demon body guard who happily kills anyone who comes in his way. Shady stuff I’m telling you. There’s not much explanation as to what his plan is here all we know is that he takes a circular tablet out of Lincoln’s head and explains he’d shed all the blood in the world to get the rest of them and he’s very much aware and watching Ichabod’s every move.

Thoughts on the premiere of Sleepy Hollow? Despite giving it my all, I felt myself losing interest and lacking the energy to keep up with all the historical and all the demonic. Even the revamped cast seems like their trying to hard to be someone out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer when all we need is that bond between two witnesses to keep the magic alive.

 

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