Sleepy Hollow continues to spin off the rails in this second-to-last episode. The writers seem to be throwing plot points at the wall, hoping something will stick hard enough to win them a renewal order, but the events of “Delaware” left me mostly confused and annoyed. Spoilers after the jump.
With a title like “Sins of the Father”, I expected this episode to be heavy on the Mills family angst. While it did get there in the end, it took the long way around, making stops at Villain Backstory Station and Scary Monster Rest Stop in the meantime, and leaving me wondering if the show is starting to run out of gas.
Spoilers after the jump!
Sleepy Hollow continues to be charming, even when its plot is less than intense. Honestly, though, I’m so glad we’ve continued to review this series after the trainwreck that was Season 2. If you like your American history flavored with liberal artistic license, along with a heaping helping of cheese, supernatural elements, and romantic subtext, this is the show for you. We’re only two episodes in so far, but hopefully this season continues along this entertaining road. Minor spoilers after the jump!
Abbie absolutely does not spend the next few hours wondering if Ichabod was drunkenly flirting with her, because she’s not a damn teenager any more, and he’s married, and the whole thing is a waste of time. She doesn’t think about it the next time she sees him, either, because they’re trying to save the world. And after awhile, the weeks pass, and they put down more demons and watch more TV together, but nothing else happens, so she stops freaking out. Friends. They’re friends.
And friends can go to the movies together, especially if one of those friends has never seen a real movie before, with a huge screen and surround sound. Abbie wants to show him something different, so she takes him to a sci-fi flick. On the drive to the theater, she explains the concept of space travel, and how a man really has walked on the moon and NASA has sent a spacecraft past the edge of the galaxy, but none of it works like in the movies. “So we have this thing called science fiction—,”
“Cyrano de Bergerac, Voyage dans la lune, 1657,” he says crisply. Abbie parks, and Ichabod shuts the car door as if to make his point. “We may not have understood space travel in my time, but we were still possessed of imagination.”
—from How Sweet the Sound by MoreThanSlightly
Being a fan of both Sleepy Hollow and the Ichabbie ship is a difficult situation to be in. On one hand, Ichabod is canonically married and his wife is still around, and fandom has mostly evolved to a point where we’re uncomfortable writing off a female character to support our OTP. On the other hand, because Katrina Crane spent most of Season 1 trapped in Purgatory being little more than a spooky omen, many fans found Ichabod and Abbie’s interactions much more compelling and fanfic-worthy.
This Valentine’s Day, as all Valentine’s Days, will not succeed in bringing our city down. This Valentine’s Day, as all Valentine’s Days, will soon recede into painful memory, fading with time, until another foul Valentine’s Day is upon us again.
—Welcome to Night Vale, “Valentine”
It’s that time of year again, nerd friends. That awful time of year known as Valentine’s Day. Once a year, before Valentine’s Day, our authors nominate and then vote on ships for our Top 20 Romantic Couples in Geekdom (10 Canon/10 Fanon) list. It is during this time that the LGG&F writers go from peaceful coexistence straight into full-blown anarchy as each writer battles for their favorite ships to make the list.
I won’t lie, I’ve been looking forward to this episode ever since I saw the eight-minute sneak preview at New York Comic Con back in mid-October. Ichabbie-filled baseball banter, more screentime for Katrina, and maybe a better glimpse into what the plot of the show actually is? I loved it. Now that I’ve seen the full episode, however, follow me past the jump to see if it lived up to the preview footage.