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My friends, the Sleepy Hollow season premiere has finally been handed down to us by the gods of the Fox network! For those of you who are having trouble remembering where the story left off NINE MONTHS AGO, here is my dramatic interpretation of the end of season 2’s finale:
Scene: The ghosts of recently deceased Henry and Katrina (aka: she who had just begun to get interesting) are spending their fleeting last seconds bound to this earth smiling beatifically while bathed in ethereal light, and assuring the living that they have seen the error of their ways and have fully renounced evil as well as gluten. As their life-light fades, the camera turns to the witnesses:
Abby: Ichabod, you didn’t kill Katrina. The knife you held in your hand pointed toward Katrina killed Katrina.
Ichabod: I knoweth that, but she wast my wife for 250 years, how canst I not mourn her loss?
Abby: Just know that in the end, Henry and Katrina did love you. Even though they tried really hard to kill you. Like, a lot.
Formerly Captain Irving: But even though they are both gone, we must be ever vigilant. WHO WANTS ICE CREAM!!!!
Hmmm, that does sound kind of good right now . . .
I will admit that my memory of this scene is pretty sketchy, due to the fact that it aired NINE MONTHS AGO. But I think I pretty much nailed its weird vibe of a finale which left us asking:
And more importantly, after the rollercoaster ride that was season 2, the question we all have for this season is:
Don’t get me wrong, I love this show. I love that it is not afraid to be daring and reaps the rewards and failures that accompany risk. Sophomore seasons are notoriously hard -it’s the first point at which a concept has to “scale up,” which can be tough for a show that is not only not following protocol, but also has pretty much hacked protocol to shreds and thrown the shards into the flaming pit of hell.
I have a lot of hope for this season, but precious little info at this point.
And though the season premiere aired on Thursday, due to the fact that my DVR completely forgot how to tell time, I only saw the second half. So I will recap what we know so far, but will have to make some educated guesses to fill in the blanks.
Not Sunday, Thursday. You are now free to spend your Sunday night watching Nickelodeon’s Full House marathon without interruption.
I don’t know how long, but enough time has elapsed that Abbie is now a member of the FBI, and Ichabod has done some time in the big house and made some new friends.
Two for the price of one cuts! I wasn’t sure how I felt about Ichabod losing his luscious locks, but it’s kinda rock and roll (and I like it). I have mused on the import of the witnesses’ hair synergy before, and this just serves as further proof!
AAAAAAAAAH! I just learned of Orlando Jones’ exit from the show on Tuesday, and I’m still reeling! As I did not see the first half of the episode, I’m going to guess that Frank, unable to deal with the post-traumatic stress of all those battles against the supernatural, sold all his belongings, purchased a Chevy Sonic and is now zig-zagging across the country following Taylor Swift on tour.
This season’s baddie will be none other than Pandora (played by Shannon Sossman), who just clawed her way out of Hell? Tron? A Full House marathon on Nickelodeon? (I don’t really know as I missed that part of the show) and made a beeline for Sleepy Hollow! She’s set her super-scary demon sights on Ichabod, and is ready to unleash the mayhem! Hope she brought presents in some kind of box! *wink*
This is a real thing. According to Variety, on October 29th, the Sleepy Hollow gang will join the cast of Bones for a special episode.
That about sums it up.
And we wouldn’t have it any other way . . .
And making fun of the founding fathers
I missed them so much!!!!
Overall, this was a solid, one-off monster episode with some nice/funny moments that echoed a season 1 vibe. Pandora looks like she might be a lot of fun, and the addition of smokin-hot Betsy Ross and a mysterious FBI hottie from Abbie’s past could make for a great ride!
What did you think? Do you like the hair? How bad did your DVR screw up? Do you feel edified now that you know the true meaning of “don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes”? How much did you squeal when you saw the ad for The X-Files?