While Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Episode 13 was one of the slower episodes this season, the visual effects team sure did knock it out of the park. The transitions between the painting and live actors was fantastic, as were the camera angles and direction this week.
Join TV Fanatics Jim Garner, Whitney Evans, Stacy Glanzman and Hank Otero as they discuss this week's "killer' artist, Katrina and Ichabod's team up and plenty more. Hit the comments section with your feedback!
Share your thoughts on this week's killer artist, Colby. What did you think of the visual effects?
Jim: I didn't understand why Colby was walking around outside the painting covered in blood. Also, they seemed to have used same image of his face both in the brochure Ichabod and Katrina looked at and the painting when he looked at them.
Whitney: The visual effects were pretty cool and probably the best next to the Weeping Lady earlier in the season.
Stacy: He was okay. It kind of reminded me of a Charmed episode in which the sisters were trapped in a painting with an evil warlock. I thought the visual effects were pretty good though.
Hank: Personally, I like monsters like the wendigo or Pied Piper. I think the only reason Colby was covered in blood was to make him look more menacing Jim. The Dorian Gray "idea" probably seemed great on paper, but as an episode it didn't work for me. I agree that the visual effects were spectacular though.
Did you enjoy the Abigail Adams flashbacks? Or did they feel forced into the story?
Jim: I really enjoyed them. It was cool to see Katrina rely on her memory instead of witchcraft for a change of pace.
Whitney: I was not a fan of the Abigail Adams flashbacks at all. I don't know if it was Michelle Trachtenberg or me just not liking the character, but it did seem forced to me. I was zoning out during them.
Stacy: I like Michelle Trachtenberg but I think she was miscast in this role. I thought they felt a little forced.
Hank: While I did appreciate that Abigail was a friend of Katrina's this time around, I agree with the ladies that the flashbacks felt forced. I mentioned in my Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Episode 13 review that Michelle Trachtenberg pulled me out of the story a bit. She was definitely miscast in this role.
What do you think of Katrina and Ichabod teaming up this week to solve the mystery and stop Colby?
Jim: First, I'm glad she wasn't dressed in her "witch hooker" outfit they've had her in. Second, it's kind of nice seeing Ichabod mentor her through the first stages of adapting to the 21st Century. I think there will be some nice "bits" they can delve into that will really help fill out Katrina's character.
Whitney: She was definitely more tolerable this week, but I think this was my least favorite episode of Sleepy Hollow ever and I think that had to do with Katrina's increased screen time and the lack of Ichabod/Abbie. I keep wanting to find something to like about Katrina, but I'm just not finding it.
Stacy: Katrina and Ichabod will never compare as partners to Abbie and Ichabod, that's for sure. I wish they'd give up on the Katrina/Ichabod pairing, but if they're going to insist on keeping it, it makes sense to have them actually share scenes together. This was probably the most chemistry I've seen between them in the series so far.
Hank: Like Jim, I thought it was great to see Ichabod mentoring his wife and helping Katrina adapt to modern times. That said, I agree with Whitney and Stacy that what made this show work was the chemistry between Abbie and Ichabod. Sure, it's fine to switch it up a bit, but they've been kept apart too many times this season. I feel that's just one of the things that has caused fans to tune out this year.
When Captain Irving reappeared, Crane immediately mentioned Andy Brooks... Is Irving a zombie?
Jim: Given that Abbie relayed to Jenny that the doctor said Irving was perfectly healthy, I doubt he is a zombie. Though if he _is_ a zombie, and the doctor missed it, he should be fired.
Whitney: He died, they buried him and he came back to life. If he's not a zombie, then what the heck he is?!?!
Stacy: Last week my friend asked me what I thought about Irving being alive and my response was "are we sure he's alive? It could be another Brooks situation." As Jim said, the doctor makes me think Irving actually is alive, but who knows what it all means. Abbie is right to be skeptical of him. What if he turns out to be the third horseman or a minion of Henry?
Hank: I had that same thought Stacy, is it possible Irving's the third Horseman now? The man inadvertently signed his soul away to Henry and he had those visions. I just can't imagine anything good will come of his predicament. He's been brought back thanks to dark magic, therefore, whether a zombie or not Captain Irving is pretty much screwed.
Was putting the apocalypse arc on hold a good idea? Do you miss Henry and Headless?
Jim: While this episode had a different pace than the others. I enjoyed it over all. From Jenny recovering the bullets and having to put one back quickly, to Katrina's relationship with Abby Adams, I thought it was a refreshing change of scenery.
Whitney: You're making me think I should re-watch this episode, Jim. I kept zoning out a lot and I think that was due to a combination of the flashbacks and not enough Ichabbie. Jenny was a welcome sight this week and while I'm not quite sure what Irving is, I'm glad he's back. I think I may miss Henry a bit, but Headless can stay away for a while.
Stacy: I didn't like this episode as a whole, but agree with Jim on Jenny. She was the saving grace. I don't know if I necessarily miss Henry, but I am curious where he and Abraham are.
Hank: Totally! In the pilot we were told the witnesses task was to stop the end of times. The angel, Orion, recently told Abbie her job was to observe, but not get involved. Suddenly Moloch is dead, Henry and the horseman have vanished and our Scooby gang is fighting demons released from purgatory when the big guy fell. Though I love the cast, I honestly feel the writers dropped the ball this season and the show's lost its way. At this point, a cancelation announcement would not surprise me in the least.
NOTE: Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Episode 14 will be titled "Kali Yuga" and air on January 26.
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