Sleepy Hollow: Whispers in the Dark

I did watch last weeks episode. In fact, I watched it a couple of times. I thought it was very enjoyable, although, once again, the case the Witnesses were working on was less than compelling.

So it’s official, Ichabod has moved in with Abbie and he seems content to be close to her, cooking, cleaning house, and doing laundry (oh, he’s adorable! And what the Hell is Clanger?), but I still sense that all is not well in paradise. Abbie talks about her future and Ichabod keeps giving her significant glances. I have no idea what those glances mean, but he keeps making them, and she keeps ignoring them.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the “Whispers In The Dark” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX
SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the “Whispers In The Dark” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

I sense that Ichabod would love nothing but to return to the dynamic they had before but he’s a bit discomfited by how well Abbie has moved on and how happy and confident she seems. There’s also the introduction of a fine Black brotha, named Danny, who Is now Abbie’s boss. Does Ichabod have some competition for her attention? I don’t even care as long as Abbie is happy. Choose somebody, choose nobody, as long as the writers show her being happy with her whatever choice she makes.

Pandora, whose presence in Sleepy Hollow is still a mystery, unleashes a Shadow Whisper creature on the town. I’m thinking the monster’s jobs are to go out and collect fear and the fear gives her extra powers or grows a tree or..who knows! What is the purpose of this tree she’s grown underground? Is it actually a tree, at all? The  monster she summoned, this time, attacks people who have fearful secrets. It attacks Abbie and Ichabod, too. Ichabod’s secret is that he once almost betrayed some colleagues during the American Revolution and he’s been tearing himself up with guilt about it since.

Abbie’s secret is finding her and Jenny’s father. She’s deeply afraid, mostly because she doesn’t know what to do. So, for now, she’s just been stalking him and taking pictures, which can’t end well, because what is this man to think if he finds out that Federal agents are stalking him? I know I’d be in a total panic. She probably should think this through some more.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX
SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

She also has not told Jenny, who she knows WOULD do something rash. Yeah, she needs to stop and think some more.

Jenny has been hanging out with Corbens son, Joe, who I’m glad to see again. The episode, where he turned into a demon lizard creature, was one of the better episodes of last season. Well, I enjoyed it and  I’m glad to see him again. He looks good and I like him. Most especially he looks and works well with Jenny and she needs friends. He gets kidnapped by an ex-colleague of Jenny’s who wants the fragment of black rock, we saw her playing with,  last episode. Jenny does give it to the guy, but why would I think this is going to come back and kick her in the ass later? I’m just  being cynical, yeah?

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Joe wants to join the team and get involved with Jenny and Abbie’s monster fighting. Jenny keeps trying to warn him away, but he convinces her to let him in, in memory of his dad. I think it’s nice to have this reminder of Corben, (the man who helped raise the girls to be so badass), on their team.

Once again, not a great episode but it was pretty good. Very solid. With some interesting revelations and promise of future storylines, like Ichabod trying to save the Archives by getting Natrualized, the issue of Abbie’s dad and the introduction of Danny, who had some kind of “thing” with Abbie, when they were students. What’s going to happen between the two of them, if he should get involved in the monster killing business, too?

The show looks really good. Lots of natural lighting makes everyone look warm and beautiful,

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especially the opening and closing scenes, which take place on Abbie’s front porch. She has a lovely house and you can see how proud she is. You can tell she’s making more money and she’s dressing better than last season and just looks more relaxed somehow. (And yeah, there’s more than a passing resemblance to Vega from Minority Report, too.) I’m uncertain if this is the same house from last season, as we were never given a very clear picture of her home then, but I like this. And there are a lot of outdoor shots of Jenny and Joe together. Jenny even gets to do a little buttkickin’. I love it when the writers show off her skills and we get some backstory about her. She’s not just Abbie’s angry sister. Like her sister, she has a whole other life.

I’m still kind of holding back from getting too close to the show, because…what if it turns bad? What if I don’t like it? What if it gets canceled? I’m still going to watch it, but with such a glut of genre shows on TV, Sleepy Hollow has too be better than okay or good.

It has to be great.

Oh, and this is for those people who are fans of the Isley Brothers and can’t help but sing this song, when they see the title of this episode.

5 thoughts on “Sleepy Hollow: Whispers in the Dark

  1. “Ichabod keeps giving her significant glances…she keeps ignoring them.”
    I noticed that, and he was acting rather territorial when Lance Gross showed up.

    I also want Abbie to relax and be happy. There’s something missing in her characterization. I appreciate that she’s a hard working, smart, professional, successful, driven lady, but she had several men interested in her in the past and the only hint of a love life always has to do with a man who’s already an ex.

    Now I know it’s not a romance novel and a woman doesn’t need a significant other to be complete but they do need to add a layer to her character or stop throwing all those interested men at her lol. I guess the family aspect they want to explore with Abbie is the sister, the mother and their ancestor Grace. We’ll see what happens with Daniel.

    I follow the ratings closely and I understand why you don’t want to get attached. The show debuted with lower ratings than last season and it’s on shaky ground. I still like it and am enjoying it so far. There’s a little something missing, but they might be able to recapture some of the magic they lost by shelving Abbie last year.

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    1. I hope you’re right. So far, the magic is close, but not yet there, so that’s probably why people are being wary, too. I’m going to stick it out, and see where it goes.

      Oh I don’t mind if she picks somebody, I don’t really have much pref between Danny and Crane, as long as she’s happy, although no matter what somebody is going to be hurt.

      How much do you wanna bet there’s a Team Crane and Team Danny brouhaha in the fandom? Think that’s what the writers are aiming for, but I hope not. That’s kind of juvenile.

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      1. “How much do you wanna bet there’s a Team Crane and Team Danny brouhaha in the fandom? Think that’s what the writers are aiming for, but I hope not. That’s kind of juvenile.”

        Hehe, probably. I’m not part of the Sleepy Hollow fandom as SPN is my only fandom but know how it goes with every possible show. Insert a love triangle, watch shippers on each side go bonkers. Writers know this kind of formula is usually good for business. I don’t know if they plan on having Ichabbie ‘canonized’ but if they do, they’re going to drag out the suspense as long as they can.

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  2. myfaketvboyfriend

    “Once again, not a great episode but it was pretty good. Very solid”
    Agrfee and yes Abby reminds me of Vega-I think thats why I keep watching Minority Report LOL

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