I have to say, it feels like it’s been forever and a half since we’ve had an episode, but, here we are. And next week is the finale! Whoo! Also, you may or may not have noticed that bossman put up a handy little page of all the Recaps going on, so you can see all the Sleepy Hollow ones in one place!
OH MY GOD ICHABOD WEARS NEW CLOTHES. And he isn’t happy about it. Probably because of the stupidly skinny jeans. Like, jeeze, Tom Mison. This is officially my favorite episode because, y’know, makeover. Of course, it doesn’t last long.
In the meantime, Irving is trying to deal with the possessions of last week. I’m actually kind of impressed that he choses to act on his impulses instead of just slowly growing crazier by himself. He even gets the church involved! Moloch appears to want the George Washington Bible, which Ichabod has. The demon, in the meantime, can body leap. They unearth a video of the old sheriff exorcising the demon, and lo and behold – it had been in Jenny. That would explain a lot about her criminal past, I suppose. The possession itself is pretty violent. Back in present day, the demon has made it with the Irving family to the safe house, making it not so safe.
Some more investigation reveals the same old old same old, Ichabod knows everything and speaks a zillion languages, blah blah he knows how to beat the demon. Irving, in the meantime, hasn’t yet figured out there’s a missing guard. So, there’s that. And, as such, Macy (Irving’s daughter) gets possessed, as promised.
Honestly, a bunch of stuff then happens, like, Jenny and Abbie and Ichabod find out how to kill the demon (a lantern given to Ben Franklin), Jenny and Abbie have some banter and quiet character progression, Ichabod does some smart stuff, Irving acts impulsively to save his daughter. Salt saves the day, because demons (any good Supernatural fan will tell you about salt).
I think they tried to build some angst up regarding Jenny’s possession, but really it felt like a cheap ploy to get her to be a little more relatable and/or likeable? Which is fine, but I already loved Jenny, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.
Next week is the finale, and it’s two hours long, and I have no idea where we’re going to end the season. Should be an interesting time.