Oh Ichabod. For such a smart and sensitive man, your timing is atrocious. You tell your “best friend” Abraham of the love you and his former fiance have for each other the day after she breaks up with him? While you’re on an important super-secret mission? Behind enemy lines?
I’m not sure it was the writers’ intention, but Ichabod was rather unlikable this week. He doesn’t seem to care about his best bud’s feelings (while professing he does), and he lets the Headless Horseman manipulate him so much, he yells at Abbie “I am in control!” when clearly he’s not.
This show makes no sense. Did you know the Horseman’s “mission” was to kill the Masons? I thought it was to find his head to bring about the End of Days. Did I miss something along the way? Or is this just another convenient change in direction to further the story? Sort of like…
Katrina the Quaker nurse prancing around in ornate dresses and accessories, attending posh soirees. And why does she speak with a thick British accent when she’s supposed to be Colonial? I’m not sure if the Katrina problem is that the show creators don’t know what to do with her, or if it’s because the actress isn’t particularly good.
On to the episode: the Headless Horseman is bound in iron under UV lights in a cell built by Thomas Jefferson (complete with an observation room equipped with bulletproof glass, thank you very much). Ichabod decides to interrogate Headless via DeadAndy (since Headless is, well, headless and can’t speak for himself). Andy says it won’t end well, and it surely doesn’t. Ichabod discovers a locket that Abraham gave Katrina, and that brings back all sorts of memories. And guilt. Don’t forget the guilt.
Meanwhile, Headless’s horse roams the countryside. When a modern-day Hessian happens upon Horse, he calls in Hell Team Three. How they know Headless is being held under UV lights and behind hex candles is anyone’s guess. Maybe the horse told them? They steal the Thracian Phiale, an artifact that can break the hex spell, hide it inside DeadAndy, and blow up the power plant to cut the UV lights. In all the time since Jefferson until now, didn’t anyone ever think to install a generator? Bad foresight.
With the power and UV lights out Irving decides Team Save-the-World needs more weapons. And who does he take with him? Abbie and Jenny, of course, leaving an emotional Crane to stay with Headless and Andy. Stupid move #3. Crane could have helped with the ammo while Abbie stayed behind to babysit the evil. But nooo, Crane can’t leave well enough alone, and confronts Headless yet again. Once Andy retrieves the Tracian Phiale from his insides and begins the incantation to break the hex spell, the chains come off (literally), and Crane recognizes Headless is actually his friend Abraham from his dueling moves.
I’m not sure how I like this change of events. On the one hand, it makes Headless’s desire to kill Crane more understandable. On the other hand, we’re not dealing with the horseman born of myth and spoken of in Revelation.
At least Abbie and Crane now know the Horseman’s weak link—Katrina. That’s why Abraham sold his soul to head demon honcho Moloch, and why Katrina is now biding her time in purgatory (until it becomes convenient for her to make another appearance, of course).
This show is so sloppy with details, it’s kind of laughable. I should take my cue from Supernatural and just go with the flow. At least now I’m glad the season is only 13 episodes long.