Review: Sleepy Hollow season two

Sleepy Hollow, a show by Fox, showcases the original fable in a new light. Risen from the dead, Ichabod Crane embodies one of the two witnesses from Revelations. With him, current day lieutenant Abigail (Abbie) Mills. They battle to keep the horsemen and their controlling demon, Molluck, at bay.

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This season’s episodes were amazing. From plot to cinematography, each episode had the audience on the edge of their seat. Unlike the first season, the second season doesn’t make as many Bible references. Instead, it relies on folk lore dating back to the Greeks.

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Because this season ran through Halloween, the creators also focused on scary monsters such as the Windago, amazing creature, a succubus, and even The Weeping Maiden. Each episode was perfectly woven to the main plot- rather difficult when each has to be able to stand on its own.

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Another change, Hawley’s character shines through these episodes. Hawley, a salesman of sorts, is known for his ability to collect and sell objects deemed to have mythical, doomsday properties. In this season, he becomes a true part of the team and is even attacked by the succubus. Hints are made at him being in a love triangle with Lt. Mills and her sister- but he’s sexy so let’s cut him some slack for being a total douche.

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The season emphasizes all relationships but none as much as Crane, his wife and their son Henry (the Sin Eating Horseman of War). For those of you unfamiliar with the term “sin eater” it is a disrespectful way to refer to a sympath- a creature often portrayed as a calculated sadist that gains pleasure from manipulating those around it. Henry, of course, lives up to his title. He betrays his father, turns his back on and sadistically tortures his mother, and raises Molluck. Spoiler: he’s the one who sends him back to Hell too.

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To complicate matters further, when Henry captures his mother- Katrina- he shacks up with the Horseman of Death (aka the headless horseman Abraham) to whom Katrina was once promised. The crazy love triangle, and exposure of Katrina’s days as both a witch and spy, leave the relationship between her and Crane on rocky grounds.

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This season is an absolute must for occult lovers. My imagination was thrilled by their interpretations and my interest constantly piqued. I look forward to the return of episodes January 2015

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