This recap is was written a day after the initial airing of “Magnum Opus,” because of the verdict coming out of Ferguson, MO. Needless to say, my mind (and the minds of many others) wasn’t focused on what Abbie and Ichabod was fighting that day.
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Can we all collectively agree that “Mama” was the most satisfying Sleepy Hollow episode in the entirety of this show’s short run? This was certainly the episode the fans were asking for, and it couldn’t have come at a better time! (Let’s also be thankful that they had this episode in the pipeline, because if they didn’t, the fans would be even angrier than before right now.)
As I’ve written in my “Fandom Strikes Back” article, the Sleepy Hollow writing team got a severe wake-up call from fans and press. Let’s thank our lucky stars that the next episode in the line-up is “Mama,” featuring Abbie and Jenny (and their mom!) front-and-center.
Here are some things I liked from the previews:
What a time the Sleepy Hollow fandom has had. I’ve got to say, speaking honestly, I’m pooped.
If you’ve not followed everything concerning social media and Sleepy Hollow, I’m afraid I’m not going to fill you in myself. Instead, I’ll let TV Juriste, Salon and Entertainment Weekly fill it in for you. Basically, people have just about had it with Sleepy Hollow‘s first quarter of the second season.
The name of this Sleepy Hollow episode, “Heartless,” kept reminding me of the Kanye West song of the same name. But guess what? The song is quite apt to this episode. If we apply the song to the episode and not to the woman Kanye West was engaged to at the time, the woman who’s described as “so heartless” in the song could represent either the succubus cheekily named Lilith or, surprise surprise, Katrina Crane.
I’ve long supported my theory that Katrina is evil. Well, not just evil, but a more complicated version of evil. I wrote this long theory a while ago when I still had my old website, Moniqueblog.net. I’d reposted it on my new Tumblr page, but after the ending of “Heartless,” it would appear my theory is turning out to be truer and truer by the episode. That theory is that Katrina falls somewhere in between the characterizations of Ishtar, the Whore of Babylon, and the Woman of the Apocalypse.
Here’s what I originally wrote:
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Two previews were released from Monday’s Sleepy Hollow episode, “Heartless.” Take a look at them below, then scroll below to read my opinions.
Tonight’s episode of Sleepy Hollow, “Deliverance,” was a roller-coaster ride of an episode, for sure. I might be in the minority, but I actually liked this episode a whole lot. I don’t remember laughing that hard from characters’ facial expressions since the last minutes of “The Weeping Lady”!
The Examiner published this preview of “Deliverance,” and the mention of “Ichatrina” didn’t help the Ichabbie fans who seemed to have had a rough week, between the general concern of ratings, Katia Winter’s tweet, and other stuff.
Here are my two cents on what was discussed in the article, as well as some opinions on characterization.
Let’s have a slow clap for Ichabod finally waking up in “The Weeping Lady.” I thought I’d never see the day when Ichabod would finally wise up and realize that Katrina’s been stringing him along. What a relief.