Sleepy Hollow Round Table: It's the Coin's Fault

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Welcome back Sleepyheads! This week's Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Episode 3 Round Table covers everything from our first impressions of Nick Hawley, to Henry's creepy miniature Sleepy Hollow and of course the "Judas Coin."

Join TV Fanatics Jim Garner, Whitney Evans, Stacy Glanzman and Henry A. Otero as they discuss the latest installment of Sleepy Hollow. Pull up your virtual chair and share your two cents in the comments below! Please keep any Tyrian shekels to yourself.


What did you think of the old mystical coin and its connection to the Roman Empire, Judas, and Benedict Arnold?

Stacy: So Judas and Benedict Arnold weren't REALLY traitors, it wasn't their fault! I love how this show uses these mystical elements (the coin, the key, etc) to basically re-write history as we know it. It's very creative storytelling and I can't wait see where it goes next.

Jim: As always, it was very well done. Though unlike Stacy, I got the feeling that Judas was a traitor, but that was what imbued the coins to make other become traitors.

Whitney: I thought the coin was really interesting and I loved how it was this thing that only brought out the anger that was already inside someone. Just like Stacy said, Sleepy Hollow has this great way of rewriting history in fun ways and this was another prime example.

Hank: As everyone mentioned the way the Sleepy Hollow writers manage to rewrite history never fails to amaze me. Judas and Benedict Arnold had a coin in common, who would have imagined that? I was also under the impression the curse began with Judas as Jim mentioned.

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Favorite Ichabodism?

Stacy: "Also, I watched the finale of Glee."  'Nuff said.

Jim: "I'm familiar with homosexuality, I meant men wearing hats indoors."  

Whitney: I liked the scene at the bar and Ichabod's mini rant to the waitress about not having identification. It was classic Ichabod.

Hank: I loved the bit about Parish I mentioned in my review. "Confounding, Henry Parish assumes the mantle of War and when he emerges it is not as a raging colossus but as an attorney."

Share your first impression of Nick Hawley.

Stacy: I was definitely on the fence about trusting him along with Ichabod. It was funny when he was ready to apologize to him and he turns around and he's gone with the coin. But, he's obviously not all bad as he at least gave Ichabod a new passport (I can see why that is necessary to appease Reyes, but I have a hard time believing he can't order a beer...look at the guy). I think he'll be useful in the future and like Abbie said, they need all the allies they can get, even if they're a little flawed.

Jim: First, how can you not like a hunky new guy who didn't bat an eye at an evil coin. Also, Nick is a great way to have "bonus" knowledge available (like the stain glass trick). I'm guessing he's already figured out Ichabod since he realized he needed a Passport for this time period.

Whitney: I really liked Nick from the start. Besides being easy on the eyes, he fit in well with Abbie and Ichabod. I think his knowledge will be valuable and I hope he continues to pop in and help with some of these mysteries of the week. With Irving still MIA, the team could definitely use a new ally. And did I mention he was easy on the eyes?

Hank: I'm a bit more skeptical that every one else. I agree with Jim the character is a great way to bring "bonus" knowledge to the table, but he's too shifty for my taste. Whitney he might just be too easy on the eyes and Abbie will be easily charmed by him. I think Jenny's already fallen for that. Ichabod will keep an eye on him though, and their dynamic is highly entertaining. Hope he turns out to be a good guy.

Do you think the Sleepy Hollow miniature town Henry's working on will serve a greater purpose?

Stacy: Probably. It seems like everything on this show has a greater purpose. He's obviously working towards something, but I'm not sure what.

Jim: Absolutely, just not sure what it will be yet.

Whitney: The miniature town totally reminded me of Beetlejuice and I zoned out for a minute remembering how great that movie is. I have a feeling we will see that town again as more destruction comes to Sleepy Hollow.

Hank: It seemed to me Henry was coloring in the areas in Sleepy Hollow he's already touched with darkness. Perhaps these "soft spots" will somehow allow Moloch to cross over from purgatory. It's just a theory but makes sense in my mind anyway. There's definitely something more to the creepy little model.  

Katrina's attempting to drive a wedge between Death and War. Is it working? Is Henry as "connected" to her as she believes?

Stacy: There wasn't much Katrina in this episode, but what we got was interesting. She's a good manipulator and I do think it's working, albeit slowly. As I said above, it seems like everything on this show serves a greater purpose, and Katrina's choice to stay on the inside is no different. She's slowly but surely making a difference in this war, and eventually we'll see the results from it. As for Henry, it's hard to say, but a mother's instincts are usually right.

Jim: I suspect it will work some, after all, it's not like Death and War are best friends. I don't know how "connected" Katrina is, especially after he burned the bed frame.  

Whitney: I think Henry is too far gone to be brought back. I think Katrina will continue to try to come between the men, but I ultimately think it will lead to her undoing.

Hank: I tend to agree with Whitney, he's totally consumed by his hatred. I think the burning of the bed frame proved he's not going all lovey-dovey. Stacy makes a good point though "a mother's instincts are usually right."

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Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Episode 3 Quotes

Confounding, Henry Parish assumes the mantle of War and when he emerges it is not as a raging colossus but as an attorney.


Benedict was a brave soldier and loved this country very deeply. I never understood why he turned so suddenly, so ruthlessly... until now. It was shortly after his exposure to those coins that Arnold began conspiring with the enemy.