#SleepyHollow Episode 2 – BLOOD MOON

I’ll admit Sleepy Hollow has its problems but I am still loving the new show. I worried after how excited I was when the show premiered that the second episode might not live up to the hype. But I am still hooked. It may have something to do with this in the opening minutes.

Also, can we discuss how awesome this poster is?

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I realized I didn’t include a pic of Katrina last week. She’s gorgeous, like girl-crush worthy. She will be in this post. 😉 So let’s get into it…**Spoilers ahead**

The episode begins with Ichabod (or Icky as I affectionately call him, if you didn’t read last week’s post) running from not just the Headless Horseman, but all Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Cool picture but that one on the end looks suspiciously similar to Sauron from Lord of the Rings. Did they borrow that helmet?

Four Horsemen

Anyway, Icky gets tangled up in some branches that pull him underground, into a lantern-lit tunnel. And this is when we know it must be a dream. Katrina is waiting for him in the tunnel.

Katrina dream

She warns him that “an army of evil will make way” for the Four Horsemen. “The first dark spirit rises with the blood moon. She’s one of us.” This explains for us who still doubted how the show can hope to last over several seasons.

Icky isn’t sure what she means and snaps awake in a hotel room. I think I know this hotel…it looks a lot like a place I partied in during my college days in Wilmington, NC…but that’s neither here nor there. 😉 It is cool to see places I recognize in the show.  And also, cool to see Icky trying to figure out how to use our modern conveniences. Someone, Abbie I presume, has left sticky notes all over the room with instructions. I’m disappointed I couldn’t find more gifs of this. 😉

Meanwhile, Abbie is meeting with the captain. He tells her the other two cops who’d described the Headless Horseman recanted. He also shows her footage of what happened to Brooks, how his head “snapped back like a Pez dispenser.” Video shows him ramming himself into the wall but we know that’s not what happened. That is so messed up, by the way.

Lucky (or unlucky depending on how you look at it) Brooks is brought back to life by creepy, foggy-faced demon. it snaps Brooks’ head back into place and charges him with a mission. Seriously messed up.

In the car, Abbie is trying to find out the back story between Icky and his wife. But he says, “That’s a story for another day. Is this correct? This meal cost $4.95? Dear God. With an additional tax of 41 cents?!” That was the best part of the episode. LOLz

donut tax lol

“What’s insane is a ten percent levy on baked goods. How is the public not flocking to the streets in outrage?!” Abbie keeps harping on Icky, wanting to know how he didn’t know Katrina was a witch. Icky is pretty evasive about that.

Next, we’re at the sheriff’s funeral in a cemetery I also recognize. Katrina’s tombstone looks more believable in this episode. I don’t know if it’s because this scene takes place in the light of day.  (This shot is from the last episode, I believe but…well, more Icky)

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That night, resurrected Brooks raises the spirit of the witch. He was sent by the demon to help her find the people she’s looking for.  “The ashes of the pious will ordain your resurrection. Take their flesh and you will reclaim yours.” Next thing we know, Brooks pulls a guy over, Jeremy Firth. Once he hears Jeremy’s name, he tells him the road he was on wouldn’t take him far and it wasn’t personal. The charred witch spirit appears and Jeremy’s car bursts into flame. Yikes. To the tune of Sinatra’s “Witchcraft,” he bites it. Nice choice.

Back at the station, Abbie tells Icky about how the sheriff gave her a chance when she was younger to turn her life around. “I got more fathering in those five minutes than in my whole life.” The emotional moment is interrupted when they get the call that Jeremy’s body has been found, burned in his car.

Problem: they probably wouldn’t let Icky walk up to the scene and touch the body. He says it appears someone had collected ash from the body and that he knows who did this.

In flashback, Icky says one night his regiment camped out on the night of the blood moon. They found bodies reduced to ash. He sensed a presence in the woods that chilled him. The men he saw murdered back then were believed to be killed by a High Priestess named Serilda. General Washington believed the evil coven had aligned with the redcoats. Interesting…

meeting with Washington

Abbie tells him the sheriff believed there were two covens of witches in Sleepy Hollow: one good, one evil. They decide to go back to the station to check through the sheriff’s files and learn more. The office has been cleaned out. Later, after some banter about an ex of Abbie’s that they’ve run into, Icky breaks through a wall in the basement and finds a tunnel connecting to the armory across the street. I really love the theme music, by the way.

They find the remains of witches buried in the tunnels, as well as old ammunition and a room where The Battle of Lexington was plotted. Now, it’s a place where a bunch of old books and artifacts are stored. They find the sheriff’s files.

At the same time, Brooks is on the prowl for the next victim and finds a little boy playing soccer. We hope this isn’t Serilda’s next barbecue!

Icky finds Serilda’s story and reveals that he has a photographic memory.  The good coven bound Serilda so that she would be stopped. A hunting party captured her in the woods around Sleepy Hollow and condemned her to burn.

Before her execution, Serilda cursed those who put her to death. “The ashes of your ancestors will be mine.”

burned at the stake

She needed to complete her resurrection by the turn of the blood moon, which is of course, tonight. I think I speak for all of us when I say, “Not the kid!!” Thank goodness she just takes the dad’s ashes since the boy was adopted. There’s a great bit where Abbie does a funny impersonation of Icky’s accent. 😉

Brooks digs up the witch’s bones for her, which she needs to come back in the flesh. After 250 years, her bones wouldn’t be that together or clean, would they? Serilda herself is not looking that spiffy.

CharredHomegirl

But the condition of the bones is one of those things I’m willing to overlook for the overall story. And for weekly doses of Icky. 😉 Our heroes get there too late to stop Serilda and she completes the resurrection.

Uh-oh. Now what? Icky shoots at her but she catches the bullet and it dissolves in her hand. Thinking he only has one shot, he and Abbie run back down the tunnel to try to figure out how to stop her. Serilda tells him Katrina is the one who bound her so that she was captured back in the day.

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Icky throws his torch onto the ammunition and Serilda is burned again. She is probably going to be pissed about that, if she’s able to come back a second time.

blood moon

Back at the station again, Abbie goes into the sheriff’s office and *gasp!* he’s there. “You look lost, kid,” he says. She must be dreaming, right? She asks him to be helpful. He tells her ever since she was little, her life has been led by fear, that she couldn’t see what she was meant to do. “Don’t be afraid of number 49,” he tells her. “That’s where you’ll find you’re not alone.” What does that mean?!

Cut to Abbie’s sister Jenny at the mental institution, in room 49 (oooh). The nurse checks to make sure she takes her pills but duh. She should’ve checked under the tongue. Just saying. Jenny spits them out. She’s working out, getting ready for something, it seems. The demon appears for a second behind her and then it’s over. Next week, this guy is coming. No likey.

But also this:

episode 3

What’s going on?? Find out with me next week! 🙂

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About Amy Cavenaugh

Writer. Single Mom. Library Assistant. Coffee Lover. NKOTB and Joe Mac supporter. Walking Dead fanatic, and oh, yeah, author of A SCARRED MIND, my first adult thriller. :)

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