Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Episode 18 Review: Tempus Fugit

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That wasn't too shabby a finale, considering how uneven and disappointing Sleepy Hollow Season 2 was overall.

I do wish they had come up with the time traveler spell sooner and the characters had spent more time in the past. This was one of the best creative ideas the writers had all season and it came at the end, Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Episode 18.

Although I figured (and even wanted) Katrina to go all evil, it felt rushed and almost like fan service, didn't it? You want her to be bad and you want her dead, here you go. I'm not sure that was the original plan for the character but, c'est la vie.

If this turns out to be the final Sleepy Hollow ever, the series came full circle bringing us back to 1781. Ichabod kicked some major ass, didn't he?

I loved Tom Mison's performance this week; he was a strong and commanding presence. None of that whiny Crane we had been stuck with lately. I think this is the guy we all liked, and he had been missing far too long.

The way the soldiers treated Abbie was despicable. "Buy her at auction," the colonel told Crane. I can't even imagine living in those times, can you? It was a good thing Ichabod was smarter than those clowns, even back then.

Ichabod: You have no tangible information; good day.
Abbie: The Horseman is not working alone. He has an ally now, one equally as dangerous. A woman, to make sure you die on that battlefield.

Abbie was clever not to reveal the Horseman's ally. Look at how Crane reacted when he found out it was Katrina. Wasn't it beautiful the way our witnesses roles were reversed? In this reality, it was Abbie who was informing Crane all about the Horseman and his broad axe. She totally had the advantage, but screwed up the timeline big time.

For two season's Ichabod has been the fish out of water. It was so much fun to see Abbie in his shoes, fiddling with the curtains in the carriage. Nicole Beharie's expressions were great and, as always, the duo's chemistry was spot on. If the series continues, I hope the writers refocus and remember what made Sleepy Hollow a hit.

It was wonderful seeing Benjamin Franklin again, even though he lost his head. Though Jefferson's hologram was ridiculous and felt forced, Franklin's and Washington's appearances were organic and well written into the mythology.

How funny was it hearing Abbie point out the future Starbuck's locations? "People drink a lot of coffee," she tells Crane; priceless. It wasn't a stretch that Franklin believed Abbie's story. I loved hearing him list all his inventions that are still around to this day. That's not only great writing, it's fun, and boy have I missed those moments.

Abbie: You're even on the hundred dollar bill.
Franklin: A hundred! How about that Ichabod, a hundred dollar bill? What is Jefferson on?
Abbie: Two dollar bill.
Franklin: The two? The two, does anyone even use the two? Sounds cumbersome.
Ichabod: I think that's quite enough, thank you.
Franklin: No it is not. We're standing in front of a woman who's two centuries ahead of us; brilliant, educated, well spoken. What is your profession?
Abbie: Ah Sheriff Detective.
Franklin: Officer of the law, Ichabod. Everything we're striving for here. Fighting with our dying breath to create for this country. A free land of opportunity for all Ms. Abigail Mills represents. She is the American Dream.

I thought it was fun seeing The Kindred again, too; why wasn't he used sooner? Also, the fact Franklin picked up that Abbie didn't want to name the Horseman's ally was something a brilliant person like that might actually do. The scene was close to perfection and reminded me just show great this show can be when it tries.

It's a good thing Franklin recommended reversing the Traveler Spell before he lost his head. Can you imagine if that man died before inventing all the amazing innovations he gave us? By the way, Headless was scary again and I prefer him that way. Sorry, sympathizing with the monster killed the threat he posed. Anyway, Franklin's advice lead to a wonderful reunion between Abbie and her ancestor Grace Dixon. Was that sequence at Fredericks Manor special or what?

First, Ichabod had to realize Kat was indeed a wicked witch and that Abbie's mobile phone held the proof. A selfie of all things. Haha!

Ichabod: I'm here to save you. Though it appears Sutton is in greater need.
Abbie: Better late than never. What made you come back?
Ichabod: I viewed a moving picture, in which you and I attempted to create a still picture.
Abbie: A selfie.
Ichabod: Yes, as you said. Everything you said is true; we're partners.
Abbie: More than that, we're friends.

Did anyone wonder why Crane's birthday was Abbie's passcode? Is "Ichabbie" a possibility for a potential Sleepy Hollow Season 3? How would you feel about that? Again, is too much fan service a smart move?

In the end, Grace Dixon and Abbie work together to undo the Traveler Spell. Again, the scene was immensely touching. Both actresses absolutely killed it. Though Headless and Katrina showed up, I think we all knew the spell would work and time would go back to normal.

I will admit, though I did not like how the writers handled Katrina this season, her death bummed me out a bit. I understand it was inevitable, but part of me just wishes things had gone down differently for her. To die in Ichabod's arms was that much more heartbreaking. Jeremy's appearance didn't affect me as much as watching Ichabod suffer and Katrina disintegrate. It was rushed, sure, but emotional nonetheless.

Well, there you have it. What did you think of the Season 2 Finale "Tempus Fugit"? Are you glad that Katrina's gone? Did you enjoy spending time in the past? If the show continues, who is the next big bad? You're up Sleepyheads, share your thoughts with me in the comments. Look for our Sleepy Hollow round table later this week.

Remember you can watch Sleepy Hollow online via TV Fanatic if you want to re-watch the finale or start at the beginning.
 

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Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Episode 18 Quotes

Abbie: You're even on the hundred dollar bill.
Franklin: A hundred! How about that Ichabod, a hundred dollar bill? What is Jefferson on?
Abbie: Two dollar bill.
Franklin: The two? The two, does anyone even use the two? Sounds cumbersome.
Ichabod: I think that's quite enough, thank you.
Franklin: No it is not. We're standing in front of a woman who's two centuries ahead of us; brilliant, educated, well spoken. What is your profession?
Abbie: Ah Sheriff Detective.
Franklin: Officer of the law, Ichabod. Everything we're striving for here. Fighting with our dying breath to create for this country. A free land of opportunity for all Ms. Abigail Mills represents. She is the American Dream.

Ichabod: You have no tangible information; good day.
Abbie: The Horseman is not working alone. He has an ally now, one equally as dangerous. A woman, to make sure you die on that battlefield.