How do you interrogate a Headless being?
Throughout this episode, I couldn’t help but think of the Mouth of Sauron scene from Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Of course, John Cho isn’t as creepy as the Mouth was, but he did a great job of disturbing me through his performance when channeling the Horseman. But let’s go back a bit.
The gang (they need an awesome name, like the Scooby Gang or the Ghostbusters or something) …
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“For a moment it felt as if I were home.” “You are home, Crane.”
“I look forward to you expanding my horizons further.” I bet you do, Ichabod. 😉
“He who is without sin–fairly certain that isn’t you.”
“You want to get biblical?”
“Against the impossibility we would ever find each other, we did. And I am most ever grateful.”
“There are too many people I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to. You are not going to be one of them.”
Welcome back to Sleepy Hollow, Sleepy Heads! We’re just about halfway through the first season of Sleepy Hollow (it’s got a 13 episode season 1 and has already been confirmed for season 2) and I think the last couple of episodes were exposition heavy and introductory, but from the promo for next week, we’re in for a lot of action and excitement for the latter half of the season. I am so glad this show is back!
The baseball opener is a not-so-subtle reference to the fact that the World Series pre-empted the show for the last few weeks, but gives Abbie some character depth; it gives her some fun cop toughness that is rare in a tiny black female like her. I love the detail of her loving baseball, because it’s not necessarily something black women are known for liking.
It was nice to see Jenny back, but she didn’t have much to do this episode. She got a sassy line, but didn’t even get an action scene. But her eyebrows, as usual, were on point.
Many people are excited about John Noble, who was on Fringe, but I’ve never watched Fringe. I know him as Denethor, the Steward of Gondor from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. And he’s back in my life being a disgusting eater! I think I will enjoy his character and can’t wait for more of him. If all his scenes were just bible verse-offs with the other characters, I would be happy.
Even in a short season, they’re adding characters midway and 3/4 way through, giving us new faces to work with and new characters to uncover. I think the shortened season is really helping its storytelling, but boy will I miss it during spring when it’s 13 episode run is over for the season. Next week’s episode looks really exciting and I can’t wait.
By the way guys, look for my Sleepy Hollow (and soon, Scandal) recap posts on UnderScoopFire.com! Features more recap, less thoughts, but my process may change going forward. Right now, they’re different posts, mostly because I have the time and energy to make them so. But if I’m really tired, they may be the same. I’ll figure it out as I go along. I’m really excited to be spreading my blogger wings! Check it out here: http://underscoopfire.com/recap-sleepy-hollow-the-sin-eater/
The Sleepy Hollow cast is just all I want from television right now. A diverse cast with (maybe not perfect) but interesting story lines, putting people of color in stories they are not often seen in. I also like nerdy history retellings, supernatural/fantasy stories, and Judeo-Christian lore.
But I mean look at this! Only 3/9 (10 if including Jill Marie Jones soon to recur as Orlando Jones’ character’s ex-wife, 2/9 if you don’t include the Sheriff who was only in the pilot, aside from flashbacks.)
This show and Brooklyn 99 are the best shows (especially new shows) in terms of diversity on network television. Grey’s Anatomy has always been good at it, but I think even these two shows beat out Grey’s.
Sleepy Hollow returns tonight! I’m excited to have it back!