The episode opens with a freaky dream. A lot of people dream in this show, and it’s often indicative of what’s going on (or what’s going to happen). By the way, if anyone didn’t know, Abbie’s sister Jenny is in a psych ward for the same ‘vision’ Abbie had. I think there’s probably a little bit of survivor’s guilt involved as a result.
Regardless, the dream comes to fruition in a sense, and crime solving ensues. I think that I’m a little irritated that Crane won’t wear normal clothing, because he presumably has only one set of olden clothes – the set he was buried in. I do think it’s really cute that Abbie and Crane wear their hair the same way though.
Jenny, Abbie’s sister, is all kinds of wonderful. Sassy, a little bitter, but one of those lucid crazies. I’m really super enjoying that the characters in Sleepy Hollow are like, well balanced and stuff? Not a lot of archetypes to be had.
We soon learn that the monster of the week is the Sandman, hence the freaky dreaming, and also why eyeballs are turning into sand. And hey, how about a little history of America during your horror story? I hope it’s accurate, because I know very little about Native American history, to be honest.
I know, I know, suspension of disbelief happens at weird times (Headless Horsemen and time traveling soldiers I believe…) but I am doubtful that all Mohawk descendants just happen to have a bottle of dream-world-walking tea lying around. Scorpions, also not easy to come by in New York. So, despite a reasonably good job so far, we still get a ‘Stahp using stereotypes – but let me confirm them, just in case.’ moment. A minor complaint, perhaps, but, a complaint.
That being said, I am still convinced Crane wears a wig. HOWEVER the rest of the character design/prosthetics is so FREAKING cool I do not care. The Sandman design? Simple, classic, scary. Love love love. I hope they can keep the momentum.