Sleepy Hollow wraps up the first half of the season with the start (and potential end) of the End of Days. As Henry and Moloch put their plan to raise Hell into motion, Abbie, Ichabod, Jenny, Katrina, and Irving look for a way to defeat them.
This week’s Sleepy Hollow restored everything I love about the series. It’s focus on Abbie, Jenny, and Irving is a much-needed respite after several episodes involving Katrina and/or Hawley. While both characters are present, they step back – along with an adorably ill Ichabod – to give the Mills sisters some room.
This week’s Sleepy Hollow rose from the smoking ashes of “Deliverance” with a more acceptable episode. Katrina, finally, is given a real chance to show off her skills and personality, making “Heartless” a worthy entry to the series even with the cliche’ succubus plot and the tiresome presence of Hawley.
This week’s Sleepy Hollow delves into the creepy, unfortunate world of mystical pregnancies. Does it manage to subvert this misogynist trope? Not really. While “Deliverance” does finally bring the underused Katrina into the modern world, it immediately sticks her with a horrifying demon pregnancy that drags down the rest of the episode.
This week’s Sleepy Hollow gets a little personal. A monster-of-the-week episode on the surface, “The Weeping Lady” dives into Ichabod’s personal past, as well as his current relationship with Katrina. The spouses have hit a hard patch in their relationship, but it’s unclear whether the damage done in this episode will linger.