First, sorry this one is so late! It shan’t happen again! Spoilers ahead!
Last week, Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) and Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) had to face a formidable foe when they went up against a mysterious witch who was getting revenge on the descendants of the people who burner her at the stake. In addition to having to deal with that, Abbie is still grieving and coping with the loss of her mentor and father figure, Sheriff Corbin (Clancy Brown).
Ichabod is also busy adjusting and he’s not happy about the taxes we pay on simple things like donut holes. We also got a cool montage of Ichabod trying to sort out what to do with a hair dryer, lamp, and other househould items which was endearing. Still, I feel like he’s adapting far better than a man from his time period. Still, it’s cute and it works. Abbie is still having a hard trusting Ichabod, but he’s definitely growing on her.
There were some really good scares in “Blood Moon” like Andy Dunn’s (John Cho) ultra violent return from the dead… Totally broken and mutilated accordeon neck be damned. I think he did a better job of scaring the hell out of us than the witch did. He would approach the victims with a deadpan, emotionless delivery to inquire their names. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him… Or the witch for that matter.
After a couple of cool flashbacks and some backstory, plus a few forays into the dreamworld where Ichabod was given the 411 by his wife Katrina (Katia Winter), Ichabod and Abbie are able to track down the witch to where her burns are interred. She must find them and do some sort of ritual, by the blood moon of course, in order to be fully reincarnated permanently.
Overall a strong episode, but the witch’s death seemed to throw people off. After all of that murder and mayhem to regain her body, it seemed like she succumbed easily to a perfectly time bomb blast by Ichabod. It seemed a little too easy. I don’t think she’s dead at all. I think she got the hell out of Dodge just like the Headless Horseman (for the time being and not too far at that) to await further instruction from the evil beings that are behind this attack on Sleepy Hollow and the world. We’ll see though…
Stay tuned for my more timely review of this week’s episode tomorrow!