Sleepy Hollow Episode 4 Review
*SPOILERS* The past two episodes have focused a lot on a lot of the character’s personal lives. Abbie and Reynolds, Jenny and Corbin, and Ichabod and Zoe have all been central points in the show so far. It’s good to see Crane moving on from Katrina, though I’m sure he doesn’t fully realize what he’s getting into. Pandora has also proven to be quite the adversary, she’s brought a lot of weird things to Sleepy Hollow, and that’s pretty hard to do considering Sleepy’s seen such weird things already. They’ve seen Jack the Ripper and now the “Tooth Fairy” which are some interesting “lores” for them to explore and take down. I love how much they’re immersing Crane into the world, the fact that he’s playing video games and regularly using his phone with ease is so much fun to see.
One negative thing I’ve noticed is that the special effects have lost integrity; the past two episodes have had a few “campy” moments with the magic and the monsters. Another thing I’ve noticed is how much Crane gets away with. Once again the FBI never bats an eye about his presence on the crime scene and he just waltzed into an elementary school to make a presentation with no questions asked. I suppose his “curator of the historical society” title allows him some privileges, it’s silly, but it does make their lives snooping around much easier! This episode was a good one; the little kids always make you feel a bigger sense of urgency for them to catch the monster. It was sad to watch the little girl struggle with the fact that her sister is in a coma, but I think the hardest part about the episode was the parents not believing her about the monster. Abbie getting knocked unconscious actually worried me for a bit, but I love the speech Jenny gave the little girl. After the fight she and Abbie had I can imagine Jenny feels bad so it probably did her good to tell the little girl how much her older sister meant to her. Jenny and Crane do make a good team, they work well with each other and it makes the show versatile in that way. I really like both of the Mills sisters a lot, they can stand on their own as well as work as a team and it makes this show compelling.
I’m curious what Pandora’s role in this episode was, she never really brought the monster out but she was hanging around the hospital a lot. Whatever she gave the little girl didn’t seem to make any difference, but it might come up in a later episode. I wonder what the prophecy means when it says that Abbie and Crane are the cause of the destruction. Are they going to bring about the next apocalypse? Or will Pandora be the cause? Also, what’s with the roses on the tree? What exactly do those symbolize? (Maybe I missed the explanation in an earlier episode?) Regardless, I’m really interested to see what evils Pandora is going to cook up for our dynamic duo, or if they’re going to be the cause of such destruction.
Another interesting story line is the mystery woman and her connection to the Corbin’s. It’s a bit strange that she just appeared out of nowhere, and that she magically knows all of Corbin’s ways. Who knows what or who she is and if she’s going to be a big threat to Jenny and Joe. The show doesn’t need another story line, but I guess this is a way for them to have Joe be more of a main character (in this episode Zach Appleman actually has main cast credits not just “guest appearance” credits). I do enjoy his character, he’s a bit of a goofball in a different sense than Crane is and I find it easier to root for him to do a good job because I want him to live up to his father’s name.
Overall, this season of Sleepy Hollow has been a bit comfortable. They haven’t gone out of the ordinary, though it’s hard to know what ordinary is, and they aren’t really focusing on the two as witnesses lately. I really like Crane’s attempt for citizenship and his working with Zoe to achieve that. The part at the end of episode three with the dentist and him being loopy, to then seeing the picture of the “Crane on the Eagle” emoji and getting all teary eyed (that was adorable) was my favorite of recent Crane moments! I hope this season picks up soon, I really do like Sleepy Hollow and I don’t want to see it end in the unfortunate fate that almost all shows I love do (anyone remember Moonlight? Yeah, that was an excellent show that saw it’s demise too early!). I hope that Pandora gets really crazy and starts putting the whole town in danger more than she already has. Stay tuned for next weeks crossover episode with Bones! I’m curious to see how that will work and what the two shows have to do with each other!
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