Wow! We’ve got betrayals and lying and turnabouts all over the place. First, Henry turns on Moloch, then Frank Irving comes back from the dead, with deceptions and a hidden agenda, and now Katrina has decided to throw her lot in with Henry. Or Hell, maybe she’ll have a whole new evil plan, that’s completely separate from all of the other evil plans running around on this show. And still no sign of Orion, The Angel of Death. Where’s he gotten himself off to?
Time for our obligatory scene of Crane’s bafflement with the current age. Discussing the non-uniqueness of his “man out of time” situation, with Abbie, in the local book store. Despite my misgivings every time they express they’re devotion to each other, I do enjoy seeing them together. Abbie and Crane just genuinely like each other and are true friends, something rarely depicted on mainstream TV, between men and women.
In the meantime, the ringing of the town Liberty Bell causes several people to go haywire with magical abilities. And yes, Henry’s behind it.
Jenny, breathlessly, tells Abbie about Frank and his confession to her, which I’m still having trouble buying into and Abbie and Crane consider using the Gorgon’s head to freeze Frank, as some sort of nuclear option. They say they can attempt to restore him later, after Jenny expresses misgivings about such a plan.
Abbie and Crane investigate the supernatural attacks that happened in the square. Crane confesses to have caused the original crack in the Liberty Bell and that what Sleepy Hollow owns, is just a replica. He did that while creating a diversion to destroy the original bell, from which all the replicas were reproduced.
Henry visits Katrina in person. He says he killed Moloch to save her life and that her destiny is to go Darkside. Can I just say…ick! He also says his destiny is to bring back the original Dark Coven, but he can’t do it because his blood is too diluted, but if she rings the giant bell in the town center, she can accomplish The Awakening and together they can…TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!
And he also throws in some “we can be a family, again” stuff, for good measure.
The Awakening refers to the the development of magical powers in the descendants of the original Dark Coven that once existed in Sleepy Hollow. Crane, Abbie, Henry and Katrina are now all on the same page. All that remains is for events to play out.
But first…shopping at Home Depot! Crane discovers power tools, batteries and bobble-headed, garden gnomes, while they shop for supplies, to blow up the bell, in the town center.
They begin their plans but Frank is there to stop them. He and Jenny engage in a running shootout. She shoots him several times, but bullets don’t work on him. Henry and Katrina show up and it’s heartbreaking for Crane, to watch her act this way. She and Henry claim that the town was promised to the witches, for helping win the War of Independence. I still don’t trust that Katrina is fully in Henry’s pocket, either. She’s played both sides so often, it’s hard to know what the hell she thinks about anything. Also, this newfound interest in her old coven, comes completely out of left field. The writers are desperately trying to give this useless third wheel some relevance.
Katrina drops some mojo on Crane and Abbie and then bricks them up behind a wall. Abbie and Ichabod are now trapped in the catacombs underneath the town. They deduce that the bell will be in the boarded up town hall, and make plans, as they make their way out.
Ichabod challenges Crane outside the hall, while Frank hunts down Jenny. Ichabod tries to shoot Henry but Henry’s magic stops him. Abbie tries to run him down with her truck but Katrina blows it up, seemingly with Abbie still in it.
But that was just a diversionary tactic. Abbie is about to blow up the bell, when Henry finds and stops her. Henry and Katrina tie the Witnesses to a stake and prepare to start The Awakening. Jenny, stuck in the catacombs, plans to use the Gorgon’s head on Frank, who demands to know where she sent his family.
As the bell starts to ring, the sleepers start to awaken. The Witnesses manage to shoot Henry, who dissolves into green embers, but his death seems to cure Frank. Katrina loses her shit over the death of her son and attacks Crane and Abbie. She opens a portal to somewhere and Abbie, in an effort to stop her, gets taken along for the ride.
Ichabod is alone.
Abbie wakes up alone in the forest. In 1781. She’s in some deep shit now. She’s a modern Black woman stuck in an age where barbaric attitudes towards Black people were openly displayed and she’s wearing tightpants. Attitude, will just get her killed quicker. She needs to stay calm and use her head.
As she is locked in irons, she declares that the only person she can speak to, is Ichabod Crane.