There have been some significant goings on in Sleepy Hollow not the least of which was the closing scene to the last episode, "Paradise Lost."
You know the one I'm talking about, you either cheered or exclaimed, "What the Hell?"
Before we get to that Sleepy stunner let's talk about the two other bombs that were dropped on us recently.
As pictured above, the episode "The Akeda" ended with the death of Moloch. Henry Parrish turned on his underworld mentor when he became miffed of big M's willingness to sacrifice his child. (Henry, in this case.) I had been writing of late that the focus of this season should deal in large part with Henry's redemption. This came to pass and I think we all saw some cracks in Henry's defense especially when it came to his interactions with his mother Katrina. (Man, is her character being scorched on the internet.)
I think I would have preferred Henry dealing with Moloch as he did at the end of this season and using it as a cliffhanger for season three. Some sacrifice should have been involved and, as it was, when Henry did turn on Moloch it lacked the dramatic impact it should have had.
Does anyone else feel this way? Did Sleepy Hollow jump the gun and have the event go over more of a stunt than stunner?
Our next shocker comes with the arrival of the angel Orion. Actually it wasn't much of a shock. Most of us had read that there would be an addition to the cast and that it would be in the form of an angel. If anything, the shock is how good Max Brown is as Orion. He's imbued his character with just the right amount of arrogance and self righteousness and more importantly has topped it off with a natural charisma that makes you cheer for this angel. And this despite the fact that his solution to dealing with humanity pretty much amounts to genocide.
I like him.
All right let's get to the real shocker...
He's back baby, Captain Irving is back and he has a thirst for blood, no wait, milk! (I'd steer clear of those mini mart sandwiches if I were you Frank.)
I for one was ticked at the misuse of Captain Irving's character this season. (Along with the extreme paucity of Miss Jenny Mills.) We all grew to love Frank Irving last season. He was heroic and he was a loving but conflicted family man. He didn't shy from danger and he gradually grew to accept the bizarre world he was introduced to.
Only to wind up in the loony bin where his character began to wither and become inconsequential.
I for one welcome zombie Frank.
Is he a zombie or merely undead? (Of course there is a difference!) His disheveled appearance reminds me of what Ichabod looked like when he escaped the grasp of Terra Firma. Is there a connection? Did we miss something? Was Frank in Purgatory much like Orion and released when Moloch bid adieu? Does Katrina have something to do with this or is it Henry's doing?
The safe money is on the Purgatory/Henry connection.
It will be interesting to see how he is accepted by the others. Does he even know who he is? He seemed to recognize the reference to Sleepy Hollow but otherwise stumbled around in a complete stupor.
Poor Frank, I don't think his future is so bright that he needs sunglasses. I do think he'll be a wild card and the forces of both good and evil will vie for his allegiance.
Did I say poor Frank? Poor Frank. Shower up buddy. Methinks a lot will hinge on your reappearance.