Sleepy Hollow S01 E08: Necromancer

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Last week we watched a bizarre version of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Seems Paul was protecting a secret code book. What was the secret? Don’t let the Horseman reclaim his head. No kidding! Tell me something I don’t know. What’s up with my favorite Pez dispenser, Andy Brooks (John Cho) and why is he willing to help our crimefighters? I laughed out loud when Ichabod discovered porn. But, the night was not a total waste and the good news; the horseman was captured. What’s the bad news? Find out after the jump.

Talk to Me

Okay, let me get this straight, President Jefferson designed the special Masonic prison under the city that holds the Headless Horseman? Really, sometimes I think the writers are pulling the scripts from thin air, very thin air. There is a dangerous Headless Horseman chained inside a secret hideout and Abbie takes that moment to teach Ichabod the fist bump? Things get even weirder. Captain Irving wants to know what Abbie and Ichabod have planned for the Headless Horseman. Their reply, “We’re going to interrogate him.”


“He has no head,” counters the Captain. Apparently, neither does he, because in the next scene, the Captain goes searching for Jenny, who is wisely keeping away from this wacky crowd, and he takes her into custody. Ichabod and Katrina get Andy to help them interrogate the prisoner. Why Andy? He’s a necromancer and can talk for Mr. Headless. When Ichabod (Tom Mison does talk to the Headless Horseman via Andy, he constantly loses his temper along with my patience.

Capt. Irving & Jenny


While Ichabod, Abbie and Andy speak to the Horseman, Captain Irving (Orlando Jones) takes Jenny on a burglary case, where they learn from her injured friend that an Egyptian relic was taken from inside a Druid book of spells. Later, the Captain takes Jenny with him to stop the bad guys from turning off the power to the tunnel. Why is Jenny wearing a bullet proof vest and carrying a gun? She’s not a cop and she has a criminal record. Hello!!!!

The Horseman

Ichabod discovers the identity of the Horseman and it’s an old friend of his. Seems this friend Abraham was engaged to Katrina, but Katrina wanted Ichabod. When Ichabod breaks the bad news to his BFF, they fight. The friend is injured by a Hessian bullet and then abandoned by Ichabod. Moloch the demon then takes control of Abraham.



I’m trying to keep an opened mind when it comes to “Sleepy Hollow,” but it’s getting harder each week. Why hasn’t Captain Irving called for the National Guard? That would’ve been my first phone call, especially with a Headless Horseman and demons running amok in the town.  When Ichabod realizes that his and Katrina’s betrayal of Abraham caused his becoming the Headless Horseman, Abbie’s reply is “That’s so eighteenth century.” No fist bump for you, Abbie! Betrayal is wrong no matter what century you live in.

I’m hoping the show improves, but I’m not holding my breath, and I find myself cheering for the Headless Horseman (Richard Cetrone).

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