Sleepy Hollow - Separated at Death?
Anyone else shout in protest when Ichabod Crane was spiritually separated from the Headless Horseman?
This strikes me as a, well, not a missed opportunity, but a dropped one. Shouldn't these two be linked and therefore indestructible? Can't you see the Horesman riding to the rescue of an endangered Ichabod because he knows it would mean his own demise?
Or how about the Sleepy Hollow Scooby gang having the Horseman in their clutches only to have to let him go because it would put Ichabod in jeopardy?
There are endless opportunities here for a Danse Macabre pas de deux and now it is gone. I can only hope the two lay bleeding together again some day.
Does anyone else feel this way?
So let's talk John Noble's entry into the Sleepy Hollow universe. I think it is a definite plus although I was a bit underwhelmed by his initial storyline. Just a bit and it's because of high expectations I'm sure. It looks as though they were going to sell us Henry Parrish's timidity but then he found the strength to aid Ichabod at the end. (Another too easy Sleepy Hollow close.)
We don't know too much about the Parrish character except that he removed himself from the "Sin-eating" business over a lack of faith. Fortunately for Ichy he found it in time.
Oh, we were so close to having Walter, I mean Henry, back in Boston. I guess Hartford will have to do. If only they had his character hiding out in Salem, Ma. That would have been "wicked".
Sleepy Hollow came dangerously close to NBC's Grimm last night. First of all we have James Frain doing double duty from Grimm and now Sleepy Hollow. Add to that, the reveal that Banastre Tarleton is a demon and he can be seen as such by the gifted. That is real "Grimm" territory and I think Sleepy should steer clear of such similarities.
I do like that Frain plays a Rutledge from Declaration of Independence fame. To have the Masons as a shadowy group deepens the mystery and mythology of the show.
I wonder what significance the discovery of Crane's "burial" site by the Horseman is. A way of getting those two crazy kids back together? I hope so!
Oh wait! I almost forgot to show off my cynical side. I'm 100% sure Fox had a baseball tie in just after the World Series with their little exercise with the national past time to start the show.
One last act of cynicism. I didn't buy Abbie's tears when Ichabod was nearing death. I don't think she's earned that emotionality yet. I know they tried to get through it with some exposition with her sister Jenny but it didn't ring true for me.
And yes we had another eagle sighting! Go birds! (And I don't mean Cardinals or Orioles.)