Sleepy Hollow - Join Or Die
I do love their take on the supernatural and maybe I should appreciate the series just for that.
Boy, can they do monsters.
The acting is great also and the jokes are clever and whip smart.
So what is my problem? A lack of inspiration?
Well, when all else fails I have my love of history and so, apparently, does Sleepy Hollow.
I was struck by the image of Ben Franklin sewing together the pieces of the "succumbed souls" in order to build something larger, the Kindred. These pieces, as one, would build a greater fighting force. Something that could take on the Horseman.
I had heard this before. And yes, it was from Ben Franklin.
During the time prior to the Revolutionary War, Ben Franklin sought to unite the disparate colonies in a united front against the scourge that was represented by the French and the Indians. Franklin had fretted of the "disunited state" of the colonies and sought to rally them as a force greater than the parts that stood alone.
As time passed and the colonies drew closer to war against the Crown, Paul Revere revived Franklin's inspiration as he realized that united we stand and divided we fall.
E Pluribus Unum.
Out of many, one.
In this case the sum is greater than the individual parts and from this we get, The Kindred.
At least I hope this is where the writers of Sleepy Hollow got their inspiration. Please tell me someone on that writing staff knows of one of Franklin's greatest works. The piecing together of Franklin's snake and the sewing together of Franklin's Kindred have to be analogous to one another.
By the way did you know the definition of "analogous" is "Corresponding, related, kindred and equivalent?"
So there you have it my geek history, Sleepy Hollow moment of the week. There's more to this episode and I'll be returning with further thoughts later on. I'm up against the clock for now so I have to go. But remember.
Join or die!