We're back with another round table, Sleepyheads! Ichabod knew the Weeping Lady personally and Katrina played a major role in her demise on the latest Sleepy Hollow episode.
Join TV Fanatics Jim Garner, Whitney Evans, Stacy Glanzman and Henry A. Otero as we discuss Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Episode 5. This week's malevolent spirit gave us much to talk about, so don't be shy add your answers in the comments below.
What did you think of the Weeping Lady's connection to Ichabod? Any comments on the visual/sound effects?
Jim: A small part of me was annoyed that they felt the need to attach her to Ichabod's history. But, once we learned Katrina had been involved I was more accepting. As for the visuals and sound effects, I was very impressed, especially with the awesome camera work during Abbie's rescue in the library.
Stacy: It kind of seems like almost everything is attached to Ichabod at this point. As for the visual effects, did anyone else feel like they were watching the Ring? I agree with Jim though that the effects were really good.
Whitney: I loved the Weeping Lady and I think she was my favorite "bad guy" of the season. A woman scorned is not something you want to mess with. The special effects were phenomenal and it actually reminded me of Santi in The Devil's Backbone!
Hank: I thought the same thing as Jim and Stacy. It's just crazy how Ichabod is somehow connected to everyone and every artifact on this show. While it's amusing, they are pushing it a bit. The visual effects this season are even better than last year. As Jim mentioned the camera work in the library rocked!
Are you enjoying the enchantment that allows Katrina (and the audience) to see Abraham's head?
Jim: I made this same comment when I saw Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. It is really hard to convey emotion without a head. Burton did it with the Horseman's hands (watch the carriage crash scene, his hand _actually_ have a "surprise" reaction). So I'm glad they came up with an idea that allowed us (the audience) to see the actor more often. But I have to ask, does anyone else notice that the horseman's footsteps are really heavy when he doesn't have a head, but normal otherwise?
Stacy: Yes, it definitely helps us as the audience to remember he was a real person and not just some demon. It's an important distinction as even though he's a villain, he still has human weakness, and Katrina is working hard to exploit it (and was successful this week in getting him to spare Ichabod's life). Jim, to be honest, I hadn't noticed that, but I'm sure it will stand out from now on!
Whitney: Giving Abraham a face definitely humanizes him and it'd be really hard to take that storyline super serious if he was just clunking around headless all the time while Katrina was talking to him.
Hank: Totally agree with everyone else's comments. Without a head the writers were extremely limited as far as the stories they could tell. Last season Headless basically rode around terrorizing Sleepy Hollow. Now, I'm sympathizing with him much more. I also love when Abraham and Henry butt heads, it's an interesting big brother dynamic. Jim, I did notice Headless seems much more imposing than when Neil Jackson (Abraham Van Brunt) plays him. Definitely different performers.
Share your favorite Ichabodism of the week.
Jim: For me it was an Abbieism - "Anyone could tell that girl had Crane on the brain". This made me laugh enough to rewind and watch it a couple of times.
Stacy: I think I have to go with his comment on "the mobile doctors" after the paramedics checked out Abbie. Also, now that he knows how to drive, maybe CPR should be the next skill he learns.
Whitney: Icahbod does not like emoticons. I believe he called them "a grimacing lemon caricature". Hilarious.
Hank: I loved the "lemon caricature" bit as well Whitney. "A missive composed by thumb can not adequately convey emotions." The Abbieism "Crane on the brain" was great too Jim. She's been hanging out with Crane too long Ha!
How do you feel about Katrina's lies continuing to surface? Can Ichabod truly trust his wife?
Jim: She's done what she thought was right for a while, that included keeping Ichabod in the dark. That being said, I really hope there aren't any more major deceptions or Ichabod will lose faith in her.
Stacy: They really seem to be trying to drive a wedge between Ichabod and Katrina. I know most fans out there want Ichabod and Abbie together and probably aren't complaining too much. I personally love their relationship as is and don't really *need* them together, but I also don't feel like they've done much to make us care about Ichabod and Katrina either. They're apart so much and barely get any screen time together, so their chemistry pales in comparison to our witnesses.
Whitney: I agree with Stacy here. We've barely seen Icahbod and Katrina together so I find it hard to root for them as a couple. But I do think Katrina tries to protect Ichabod and she lies if she must in order to do that. Doesn't make it right but I do think she loves him and wants to keep him safe.
Hank: I'm not an "Ichabbie" shipper, as Stacy says their relationship is great the way it is. However, I do think Katrina's got more lies coming which will inevitably cause Ichabod to mistrust her. I have a bad feeling that relationship was doomed from the start. Either way, it should be interesting to see how things play out.
Moloch was furious with Henry. Any guess as to what being "one of the Hellfire Shards" means?
Jim: Isn't that one of the items Link needs to assemble the Triforce to defeat Gannon? Maybe Moloch is just a Legend of Zelda fan.
Stacy: Maybe some powerful coven of witches? Jim's guess is as good as any.
Whitney: I have to admit I googled hellfire shards after watching this episode but I found nothing. So thanks a lot Internet! Now I have to answer this question with the dreaded I have absolutely no idea.
Hank: Haha Jim, that's awesome! Funny that you mention a video game because like Whitney I too googled "hellfire shard," and the only thing that popped up was a reference to Diablo III. I'm thinking it's just the name Moloch gave his "chosen vessels." Now I'm wondering how many of them there are out there.
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