Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Apocalypse Is Coming (So Thank Goodness for Ichabod and Abbie)

Hey y'all!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and if you don't celebrate, Happy Holidays to you!! Hopefully, you are very happy with loved ones at the moment. I know I am :)

T.V. Thursday is upon us again and as many shows are in hiatus at the moment, and I can never watch anything when it actually airs, I've decided to start bingeing on my days off. That's what you'll be seeing over the next few weeks. This week is Sleepy Hollow, one of my absolute favorite shows from FOX.

It's already in its second season and man, it never gets boring. I absolutely love the premise as since my full, legal, first name is Katrina, I love that I get to be a witch and I look amazing with red hair :) I also have a pretty good-looking husband, no? And I know that pretty much everyone ships IchAbbie, but honestly, I'm a Katrina (we stick together). I'd like him to stay with his wife (me), thank you.

So here is (some of) Season 2, in its re-capped glory for you. Enjoy!

   "This Is War" - In the opening of Season 2 for Sleepy Hollow, we find Ichabod and Abbie a year after everything in Season 1. Henry is their captive and the two have lost both Jenny (Abbie's sister) and Katrina (Ichabod's wife). We know it's a year later because Ichabod and Abbie celebrate his birthday with a "surprise party" or Abbie turns off the lights and brings out a small cupcake with a candle on it, lit. Both are quite patriotic and it's a cute, little domestic scene. They find out about the key that Franklin made and when they question Henry, Abbie has a revelation. The duo walks away from him and then Abbie says that Jenny was the one who found the actual key or, at least, knows where to locate it. That is when Henry stops the illusion and we find a year has not passed, Moloch just wanted to know where the key was. Ichabod is still in the coffin and Abbie is in purgatory. Katrina, she's still captured by the Headless Horseman and, as we found out last season, he is her former fiance. She left him for Ichabod (obviously, the better choice, all around) and he hasn't gotten over that. Katrina is still putting up quite a fight. He places a necklace on her that allows me to see his face and converse with him. He tells me that Ichabod will be dead by midnight and that she should just be with him again. She politely declines, saying her heart has already been given. It's a lovely scene, really. The key Moloch needs because it is able to bypass the one law of purgatory, that for every soul that leaves, there must be a soul that remains. He wishes to leave purgatory, with a demon army, and begin his reign on Earth. Jenny was captured, since she had been in that car crash with the Headless Horseman, and led Henry to see the notebook and pages about the key. As Ichabod was Benjamin Franklin's apprentice, thankfully, he and Jenny were able to locate the key first and save Abbie by getting her out of there. Henry is visited by Moloch and given a suit of armor, equipped with flaming sword, that is his to command. (Season 2, Episode 1)

   "The Kindred" - So we went through all that in Ep 1 and now we've got even more crazy. There's a new sheriff in town and she's not messing around. I have to say, I understand where these types of characters are coming from, but nothing makes me angrier than having people in the way. So at the moment, I don't like her. She's messing everything up and because of her, Jenny is now in jail. She caught Jenny with all of the weapons. The three, before Jenny was jailed, decide to bring to life Franklin's creation, The Kindred. They believe the monster will fight for them and will be a helpful ally. Abbie visits former Captain Irving in jail to know what the location of the Headless Horseman's head is. He tells her and Abbie and Ichabod go to a bank. He is not overly fond of the place and it definitely shows. The witnesses then travel along to find the other part they need to give rise to The Kindred, the rest of the body. The spell to create The Kindred needed to have a piece of the Horseman in order to fully go against the Horseman. The Kindred is supposed to be a vessel that will defeat the Horseman. They also wanted to have The Kindred in order to come get me. Katrina has finally convinced Abraham (a.k.a. the Headless Horseman) to wait until she am ready to give myself freely. She convinces Ichabod to leave her at the safehouse so that she can be a mole. As for Frank Irving, he has been transferred to a psych hospital, the same one that housed Jenny for 13 years, and is now undergoing treatment, as per the sheriff's protocol. The Horseman of War, Henry (but his given name is Jeremy), goes to be his lawyer and retrieves blood from the former Captain. It is all a part of the newest plan for Moloch to rise, but Katrina has yet to gather all of the details. (Season 2, Episode 2)

   "Root of All Evil" - Episode 3 and we hit the ground running. The duo go to visit Irving and find out they are banned because Henry said so. Abbie and Ichabod set out to find out what the new plan is so they follow Henry. They find him at a bank and then there is a gunshot once he has left it. A teller is feeling unappreciated and so Abbie attempts to talk her down after requesting back-up. She continues talking to the teller until Reyes shoots her, as she's backup. They leave the bank and Abbie is convinced that the teller would never act like that. Figuring out about the coin, they leave to do more research. Jenny gets out of jail and meets Abbie and Ichabod in the archives. There, she accesses Reyes' files and finds out that through her testimony, their mother, Lori Mills, was put into the psychiatric ward where she later took her own life. Abbie confronts Reyes about this and she justifies her actions by saying she believed the treatment would help. Sheriff Reyes is really getting on everybody and Ichabod now has 24 hours to have his existence documented and for her to see. Now this coin has been circulating and it has already taken two victims plus casualties. The third victim turns out to be Jenny Mills. Abbie and Ichabod find this out when Jenny's friend Hawley calls them to let them know what's happened. Jenny has stolen a high-powered rifle and is on the loose. Ichabod and Abbie think that the next casualty will be Abbie but when she goes to see where her sister has gone, it seems Sheriff Reyes is the intended target. Meanwhile, Ichabod and Hawley go to a church to get consecrated glass to protect themselves from the coin's effects. They are able to apprehend Jenny before she kills Reyes but Hawley goes as soon as he has the coin in his grasp. Reyes gives Abbie her mother's file from Tarrytown, and Abbie discovers that her mother was tormented by demons. Ichabod goes to Tarrytown and is able to tell Irving who Henry really is. Henry, on the other hand, is now living in the manor where he was born and he sets fire to the bedframe where he was born. Hawley shows up and says the coin is in a safe place and he's going to look for the other 29 of them. He leaves an ID for Ichabod. (Season 2, Episode 3)

   "Go Where I Send Thee" - A little song to start this ep and a missing girl. Ichabod and Abbie try and get hi to learn how to drive and Ichabod learns quite rapidly. Then they receive the Amber Alert for the missing child and head out to the site. It turns out that the mother of the missing girl was Abbie and Jenny's caseworker when they first became foster kids. Ichabod and Abbie head to the woods to see if they could find her. They find a bone flute and Ichabod plays it, which sends Abbie into a trance. Once broken, Abbie questions what happened and Ichabod now has knowledge ofthe perp. He tells Abbie about a piper who played such beautiful music on the flute that he once was able to fool an entire British garrison and kill them. The two hatch a plan in order to go find the girl. Using modern technology, they record the sound of the flute melody and then head out into the woods. Ichabod trails Abbie and eventually stops her when he sees someone. They head over to where the person is and find Hawley. He is injured but insists that the girl can still be saved. The three head on to find her and encounter the Piper in his lair. It turns out that there is a curse upon the Lancaster family that each generation, upon a child's tenth birthday, they will be taken by the Piper and their bones used as a base for the Piper's flutes. They try and defeat the Piper but simply subdue him while taking Sara home. The job isn't over, of course, but Hawley bows out and demands his payment - the flute. Abbie breaks it and gives it to him. They give Sara back and then find out the intricacies of the curse. Ichabod and Abbie manage to defeat him entirely so that the Lancaster line can continue without the curse. We find out at the end that the buyer of the flute was Henry and he starts to pulverize it into dust.(Season 2, Episode 4)

    "The Weeping Lady" - Whew, we've come a long way but we're getting into the thick of it. Things start off with two teens in a car doing icky teen things and then they encounter what will be known as The Weeping Lady. Scared, they drive off. I'm able to use a bit of my magic and get a message out to Ichabod. Abraham inquires Henry to come and strengthen the wards so that I cannot use any magic. Caroline makes another appearance and brings Ichabod quite a few new things. Things are misconstrued and Ichabod hurts her feelings. He goes to her residence to reverse the damage and when Abbie and he leave is when Caroline is killed. Her body is found next morning and Ichabod is distraught. They find the tire tracks, question the teens, and then go to the library to conduct research on The Weeping Lady. Hawley is there, coincidentally, and so is The Weeping Lady as Abbie finds out. In the library, my message reaches its incipient and Ichabod is given courage and hope. Ichabod does manage to save her and pull her out of the water, but it is Hawley who administers the CPR that ultimately saves her life. The paramedics check over Abbie and then they head back to the archives to do research. Abbie has managed to grab a piece of the lace from The Weeping Lady and so Ichabod has new knowledge. The lace is from the shawl of a woman he was once promised to, Mary. She was insanely jealous and possessive and so they believe that Mary's soul is The Weeping Lady. The Weeping Lady's next target is me so they rush over to my place. When they get there, Abraham rides out and so they know I'm gone. Ichabod finds the letter inside one of the rooms and because Abbie has prior knowledge, they hurry to the river to find Katrina. She has managed to defeat The Weeping Lady and so Ichabod and Abbie find her. They have apprehended Mary and because of Katrina and Abbie's combined power, are able to converse with her now that she is not an enraged spirit. Ichabod then learns that the letter he previously received from Mary saying it was okay not to be with her actually came from Katrina, because Mary had asked for a meeting that evening and she died accidentally by falling. The Horseman comes soon after and Katrina leaves with him, once again. Ichabod laments to Abbie how there is no true trust between him and Katrina. They attend a memorial for Caroline that Abbie helped to coordinate. We then see Henry thrown around by Moloch because The Weeping Lady was something that Henry cooked up all by himself. Moloch needs Katrina alive because she is going to play an important part in The Apocalypse. The last thing seen is Henry on the floor, upset because all he wants is to be loved (I think anyways. I'm pretty sure he'll come to his senses and will help out his parents) (Season 2, Episode 5)

   "And the Abyss Gazes Back" - Ep 6 and we meet Corbin's son. It turns out that when everything happened with Corbin, he was in Afghanistan and is now home, honorably discharged. Abbie and Ichabod first are trying to do yoga in order to calm themselves and find out ale will help calm Ichabod more. At the bar they go to, Corbin Jr. is there and he has started a fight which gets him banned. They follow Joe out and then hear a police call about a disturbance in Pioneer Point where Joe's license plate has been spotted. Taking the call, they drive over there and encounter some sort of creature as they get there. It has run off but two victims have been taken and Joe is injured, talking about something his dad had said. Abbie visits Joe in the hospital and he tells her to just go away. In the archives, research is done to see what kind of creature the two encountered before Joe and it isn't found until Ichabod remembers Daniel Boone saying what he thought his brother might be afflicted with. As a Native American legend, the two now believe that Joe is a wendigo as what happened to his platoon overseas is exactly what happened in Pioneer Point. He wasn't there to kill and maim though. He was looking for something that his father wanted him to find. Abbie and Ichabod get to him as soon as he finds what he was meant to. They confront Joe and explain to him their roles in the upcoming war. Joe starts to run and when Ichabod gets hurt and bleeds, Joe changes into the wendigo creature. They run and escape Joe but then capture him and wait until after he changes. Ichabod and Hawley go to the Native Americans that will help them. Hawley isn't very well received but Ichabod, having his first-hand knowledge, is able to respect them and get the knowledge needed to help Joe. Henry goes to where Joe is being held and ambushes while Ichabod and Hawley are out. Joe goes with them so that Abbie and Jenny can stay safe. Henry causes Joe to undergo another wendigo transformation and if he doesn't get the correct treatment, he'll permanently be a wendigo. Ichabod and Abbie go on a hunt where they act as bait and Joe follows them as a wendigo, driven by the blood. It's because of Abbie's belief that Joe is able to be human again. Ichabod got a skull from the Native Americans and got some blood from Joe in order to have him become human again. It turns out that the bone pipe from the crazy Piper of the third episode Henry ground up and sent to Joe which caused the wendigo transformations in the first place.

Whoo, so much and that was only six episodes. I love this show.

"Trust is the only currency with any value."
-Ichabod to Abbie, Sleepy Hollow 

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