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The Season 3 The Sleepy Hollow sees The Witnesses take on The Hidden One, only to be double-crossed, and for the Apocalypse to be started.
Crane and Mills venture back into the Catacombs in a last ditch attempt to find Pandora’s Box, and find much more than expected. Surface-side, the team hatches an ambush to stop the Hidden One from harnessing the power of the Sands of Time.
Daniel Reynolds has finally been let in on the whole demon shebang. Yes, that’s right, Reynolds is officially up-to-date with the existence of the Occult, and he took it pretty well – better than Scully did for almost five seasons anyway.
Ichabod Crane has always been the brain who knows his Franklins from his Lincolns, but only recently has he really branched into the depth of Western literary and musical arts – a trend that was heavily emphasized in this most recent episode.
Question: what do you when you want to develop the relationship of an A character and a B character? Answer: Why, throw them in a life-threatening situation and watch how they grow.
The past few episodes of Sleepy Hollow have been rather, how to put it, brilliant? Maybe not actually brilliant – this is still a goofy fantasy show about the Great Ichabod Crane from Ye Olde Times – but brilliant within the context of a show that has been rebooted for its third season.
Not unlike one of its innumerable creatures that goes bump in the night, SLEEPY HOLLOW has managed in its last two episodes to sneak up on its fans and surprise us with a jump scare of quality.
At what point in a series do you start to recall past triumphs? When is it safe – when have you earned the right, perhaps – to state that your world is established enough that dredging up old stuff isn’t laziness or lack of imagination, but an inevitable coincidence within a small world?
Sleepy Hollow is giving us a deeper emotional connection to Crane and Abby, both of whom have suffered in some form of spiritual hell by now for one another. It’s shifted focus to the only thing capable of sustaining us through the proposed seven seasons of Sleepy Hollow: the bond one shares with someone who has saved your life.
Ok, so we kind of knew this was coming ever since Crane awkwardly didn’t talk to Abbey post-Katrina, but even still. Abbey Mills not being in Sleepy Hollow is like the apple without the orange. To make things worse, the orange has been replaced by a tangerine, a sweeter yet altogether less satisfying derivative of the former fruit.
This was the week in which Sleepy took some risks and endangered our intrepid protagonists, by putting them up against a god
Season 3 really needs to stop dragging its feet and wake up. No single demon summoned by Pandora has proved a challenge to our intrepid witnesses – only once has Abbie or Ichabod ended up in hospital as a result of their occult-combat, and even then, only to carry on unaffected by their experiences.
This felt like a ‘big episode’ for the show, one in which Jenny and Joe’s romantic potential was teased (sigh), the Shard of Anubis finally came to light, and the Witnesses were given an overarching villain. The question remains, however, if Sleepy Hollow Season 3 will continue its stringent commitment to episodic content, or relax into more serial material…
This episode of Sleepy Hollow demonstrated to me that the show is as consistent as ever in its goofiness, but just a little more polished now. With colonial zombies, Greek fire flamethrowers, and Halloween dress-up, it was a rollicking ride for the gang.
In every sense, Sleepy Hollow improved on what went wrong last time – namely, the plainer-than-Safeway-vanilla monster, the absence of Ichabod/Abbie’s fizzing chemistry, even Ichabod’s colonial quipping seemed to have been taken to pasture.
Sleepy Hollow continues to be a show that is struggling to find its voice in its desperate attempts to be ‘younger’, though fortunately we didn’t sink quite as far into the mire as last week.
After a strong start last week – or at least, a gloriously welcome-back-Sleepy nostalgia fest which satisfied the SH craving – the follow up to Season 3’s premiere lowered the bar a bit. In fact, lowered it to a point where Sleepy Hollow felt like it was back-bending just to get under the pole. Change is necessary, but not at the expense of common sense.
After some behind the scenes restructuring, Sleepy Hollow returns to its former glory with a good old “monster-of-the-week” episodic format and an exciting new season villain.
A satisfying finale wraps up Sleepy Hollow with time travel, beheadings and unshakeable friendship.
Thomas Jefferson has been waiting a long time to speak to Abbie and Ichabod below Sleepy Hollow.
Ichabod works on his trash talk and fisticuffs while fresh betrayals brew in Sleepy Hollow.
Instead of talking about their problems, Ichabod and Abbie slay some demons and do karaoke.
Katrina and Ichabod go on a date that ends in blood while Abbie deals with the living dead.