Sleepy Hollow “Incommunicado” Review (Season 3, Episode 15)

Hey guys. So first of all, let me apologize for how ridiculously late this review is. Pollen season is in full swing, and it has been kicking my rear end. Therefore, this review is going to be a little different than the others, and I’m just going to bullet point a few of my random thoughts about last week’s Sleepy Hollow.

–It’s not often that one has the opportunity to have a conversation with the god intent on killing them. I’d say Ichabod handled that well. Ichabod also learned a couple of important things from that conversation: 1) his and Abbie’s paths to becoming Witnesses were apparently in their bloodline and 2) the symbol that Abbie came back with is called the Emblem of Thura.

–The Emblem of Thura (as Pandora so helpfully explains) is powerful enough to trap a god and it feeds off that god’s power until it destroys the god. It’s also what was used to imprison The Hidden One all those years ago. Good to know. Now that Ichabod and Abbie have a name for the symbol, maybe they’ll be able to find more information about it.

–Pandora is pretty much screwed. The Hidden One was already kind of ticked off at her about screwing up his rescue, but now he’s found out that she’s been lying to him for a good while. If it wasn’t clear before that she’s never getting back on The Hidden One’s good side (does he even have a good side?) then it should be crystal clear now. I think I’m supposed to feel sorry for her, but I really don’t.

–I really didn’t dig Abbie’s decision to work with Pandora. I know. Desperate times and all that. But she trusted Pandora entirely too quickly. Every time they’ve had dealings with Pandora in the past, she’s lied and manipulated circumstances, so what made Abbie so sure she was telling the truth this time? What made her think Pandora would hold up her end of the bargain? It would’ve been different if Abbie had looked for another option and couldn’t find one in time, but that’s not what happened. Perhaps she just figured that Pandora was just as desperate to rescue The Hidden One as she was to rescue Ichabod and that would keep Pandora honest. Maybe. But teaming up with the bad guys is just generally a bad idea.

–Joe and Jenny really need to find times other than the middle of a hunt/mission to discuss their relationship issues. I mean, I’m all for open and honest communication, but there’s a time and a place for everything. Discussing your boyfriend’s insecurities about the wendigo buried deep in his psyche while attempting to hogtie a banshee is probably not the best time.

–I wasn’t overly impressed by the banshee. I’m not even sure why they even felt the need to include that monster in this episode considering the whole point was to get Joe into the magic circle and make sure he’s cured of wendigoism for good this time. Banshee lore is actually pretty interesting, and if they wanted to have one in an episode, I would’ve preferred the banshee be the focus of the episode.

–Why oh why can’t Ichabod and Abbie catch a break? That Emblem of Thura could’ve come in handy. Especially after The Hidden One gave Ichabod the proper cuneiform to translate it, but of course, it was destroyed. Maybe there’s another one lying around somewhere.

–Ichabod wearing oven mitts. How is he so adorable?

–If The Hidden One could just pop into the Super Secret Homebase whenever he wanted to, why did he keep wasting time sending monsters to destroy Ichabod and Co.? Wouldn’t it have been more efficient for him to just go over
there and kill them a while ago?

–Those middle-aged dad rockers were hilarious. Too bad they were banshee food.

–Jenny finally said those three special words to Joe. It only took him almost dying/eating her for her to get them out. Talk about pressuring someone into saying ‘I love you.’ Despite their tendency to talk about their relationship at the most inopportune times, they are a cute couple.

–My favorite Ichabod quote of the night: “You know everything yet understand nothing.”