The Horror Honeys: Sleepy Hollow: 'Go Where I Send Thee"

Sleepy Hollow: 'Go Where I Send Thee"

A Horror TV Honey Recap by Lisa

Alright Sleepyheads, we have got ourselves an Ichabod who must learn to drive. "I have faced many enemies on horseback, horsemen without heads, even discovered my own son is the apocalyptic horseman of war, thus, how challenging must it be to guide the power of 300 horses using only one's right foot?" Who would have guessed that our dear Mr. Crane would be a natural stunt man? Ichabod went from not knowing how to put the ambulance van in reverse last episode to driving just like Frank from The Transporter films. As if that weren't exciting enough, he then steps out of the car and proclaims to Grace Abigail Mills that their fate is not for one to bury the other but for them to be defeated or victorious together. Swoon, honey, swoon!! Sleepy Hollow writers know exactly how to pull our heartstrings when it comes to Ichabod without crossing the line into cloying.

So, what is the monster of the week? It's the Pied Piper and he makes flutes out of the bones of ten-year-old girls. Ten-year-old girls from a specific family, to be exact and Abbie and Ichabod are looking for a little Miss. Sarah. Conveniently, Ichabod knows how to play the flute (because one does not take a cello onto the battlefield) and the flute has the power to compel Abbie. Cool. That means that all we have to do is use Abbie as bait, find Sarah and kill the Pied Piper. Too bad Mr. Hawley pops up, mostly, to annoy Ichabod and call him funny names such as "Shakespeare" and "Pride and Prejudice." I quite enjoy Hawley. He's a blonde Indiana Jones and there ain't never anything bad about an Indiana Jones.

Initially, I couldn't quite put my finger on why this episode felt so fun and then I realized it's because it was just Abbie and Ichabod tackling yet another other-worldly entity. Captain Irving, the Sin Eater, and Jennie were all in the background and it was nice to just have a fun, light episode. It's really too bad that we didn't get to spend more time with this Pied Piper because he was a genuine delight in the battlefield. Clearly, the Piper was trained by Chow Yun Fat.
Speaking of awesome battles, Captain Irving's premonition of himself as a demon Rambo fighting during the apocalypse was wicked cool. Let's just be real TV Babies: Sleepy Hollow is an exceptionally well done variation of Supernatural and Supernatural is kind of a monster version of the X-Files and everyone knows that all of these shows really benefit from the episodes where it's just our two beloved leads tracking down a singular baddie. It reminds you of precisely why you love the show. Yes, yes, of course, the episodes that include everyone and expand upon the ever growing mythos of the show are fantastic as well, but it's nice to have these little gems to make you feel cozy again. 

Despite the fact that the Piper was hiding out in a secret tunnel, he was very cool looking and there was some genuine suspense when our group was in his lair rescuing Sarah. Dear, dear Miss Sarah: she is the sacrificial lamb and, unfortunately, becomes keenly aware of this. I do hope that she is able to get past this little faux pas on her mother's part and move forward. Good luck Sarah. 

While we're on the topic of dysfunctional parent/child relationships, what the what is Henry Parish doing with that bone flute? This little bugger has a lot of irons in the fire and it is not looking good for Ichabod and Abbie. 

Oh, Sleepy Hollow, you really know how to sweet talk a supernatural, horror, mythical loving fan. According to the teasers, the weeks leading up to Halloween are going to be especially fun and I am on pins and needles about what these clever writers have in store for us.