Sleepy Hollow S2E7: “Deliverance”

It’s What You Expected

Ichabod I Voted

Nice that they aired this episode on the eve of November 4th with Abbie voting (and reminding viewers that women and blacks did not always have the right to vote: SO VOTE TODAY!) Your Sleepy Hollow public announcement is now completed.

Moloch wants in this world in a bad bad way. And Henry Parrish does his bidding. Not a good combination.  He’s put something nasty into Katrina via a a venomous essence in  spider form. When Henry’s henchmen come to take Katrina away, The Headless Horseman (aka Abraham) fights to keep her with him in a brave act of valor, only stopped by the dreaded sunlight that Henry inflicts on him.

Katrina escapes and ends up in the hospital with a high fever. Henry’s henchmen are after her and she gets to leave the hospital in tight pants and corset in lieu of her colonial clothes. (We did start with a shirtless Ichabod in bed, so…)

The race to stop what’s growing inside Katrina by sundown, and to escape Henry and his tenacious henchmen, creates nice tension, juxtaposed with Abbie and Ichabod’s marital passion.  Abbie takes a bit of a resigned backseat to witness all of this (and doesn’t seem all that happy about it).

Ichabod and Katrina

Ichabod tries to convince his son/Henry to put his mother, Katrina, first. He even has a vision of his son as a boy, running through a forest calling for help. But Henry is too enthralled with Moloch, and Ichabod returns to his very pregnant-by-demon wife, and shares the episode’s prerequisite wacky idea: that an aurora borealis can get rid of demons.  All they need is a stone tablet, a prism, sunlight, and a tactical team!

Wait…where did Ichabod learn CPR to save his wife?  From The Weeping Lady episode, I assume.

And once again (and a bit formulaically), Henry Parrish has another trick up his sleeve at the very end of the show to propel us into the next evil turn in episode 8, which looks seductively enticing…

My Favorite Moments

Katrina taking control of her own fate by kneeing one of her kidnappers and escaping

“Democracy in action”

The look on Ichabod’s face when he tells Henry “It is time we talked.”

Quoting “King Lear”

Abbie telling her police captain partial truths about a supposed cult so she can to gather a tactical team

When Ichabod and Katrina kiss and Abbie says “I belong somewhere else.”

My Pet Peeves

Henry’s henchman so easily stopped by a rolling cart and a tray



The final word, as inspired by “Deliverance:”  VOTE!

3 thoughts on “Sleepy Hollow S2E7: “Deliverance””

  1. Never thought I’d hear, “We need aurora borealis to save her!”

    It’s my favorite part of this show: it’s gloriously insane, and it knows it’s insane, but it plays it all with a straight face. There’s not a lot of winking at the camera. I love it. It seems like Constantine is trying for this same vibe, but they’re not pulling it off as well as Sleepy Hollow.

    1. Dusty, yeah, at times the outrageous stuff pulls me out of it, but mostly it’s truly fun. I also agree re: Constantine, but I’m willing to give it a chance They did, after all, get rid of that insipid female character from the first episode, an excellent sign.

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