The Horror Honeys: Sleepy Hollow: Season 2, Episode 17 ~ Awakening

Sleepy Hollow: Season 2, Episode 17 ~ Awakening

A Horror TV Honey Episode Recap by Lisa

Well, here we are at the penultimate episode of season two. It has been an uneven season to say the least, but this episode brought a lot of things together and ended on quite an intriguing, if not very original note.

Back to the 1700s y'all!
After the mandatory comment on current affairs, Ichabod and Abbie have their BM scene and then we are quickly ushered into this week's supernatural conundrum. Henry is back and he's trying to perform an awakening ritual on everyone.  Basically, anyone with latent Wiccan talents will turn into a witch and then Henry and Katrina will have the largest and most formidable coven  ever known. Much like Hagrid, Henry is a half breed and he needs his mother, a full blooded witch, to perform the ritual. By appealing to her maternal instincts, Henry easily persuades her to side with him and turn her back on Ichabod. Unfortunately,  this isn't much of a shocker. Ichabod has been carrying around this dead weight called Katrina for far too long and I know that I'm in the majority when I say that I will not be sorry to see her go. Especially after she "killed" Abbie and then just as swiftly ended her marriage. Really, all marriages should be so easily dissolved. 

Well, I don't like you guys either!

Apparently, George Washington promised witches that they could integrate back into society if they helped him win the war. So, I don't know if Ryan Murphy was a ghost writer on this episode or what, but all of a sudden equal rights and acceptance of witches is a real big deal. Also, Katrina wants to use the traveler spell so she can go back to her proper time period and, effectively, alter history to her particular desires.

After an unnecessarily complex hostage situation Henry loses his life, but Katrina does, indeed, succeed in going back into time and Abbie ends up there with her. Henry has been a formidable Big Bad and while it's a shame to see him go, he hung on a lot longer than he probably should have. He, too, was beginning to feel like excess baggage. Had he not been played by the fabulous John Noble, who shall always be Walter to me, I don't know that I would have still liked Henry.

Abbie wakes up in Sleepy Hollow, but it's not 2015. As a violin plays "Sympathy for the Devil," I am equally amused and unimpressed. It's cute, but it's also very Supernatural. The tables have officially been turned and Abbie now finds herself a stranger in a strange land. A black woman in 1781?? Not good. Not good at all. Being the smart cookie that she is, she claims to have information that will win the war and she will speak only to Captain Ichabod Crane. So here we are ending the second season in the same manner that the first one began. This is either going to be incredibly exciting and fun or it's going to be tiresome and overplayed. I guess we shall find out next week.

Of course Ichabod is the one who cracked the Liberty Bell.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. While Ichabod and Abbie take on the new team, Miss Jenny has been sent off to obtain the Gorgon's head and deal with Frank. Frank who is now outfitted like a ninja, complete with a sword. After watching them shoot at one another, it was awful to see her make contact with the bullets, but it had to be done. Just when it looks as though one of them is going to have to say goodbye, Evil Frank leaves his body when Henry passes. Convenient, not unwelcome, but also just too much for this episode. They really tried to shove as much as possible into this episode and it felt overstuffed, but I know that a lot of Sleepyheads were very pleased with it. Despite my many complaints over this season, I am looking forward to the season finale and I do hope to see Sleepy Hollow get renewed.

P. S.  Love, love, loved the Diabolique eyes!

You will be missed Henry Jeremy "Horseman of War" Crane.