Last week on Sleepy Hollow, our intrepid duo dropped down a literal rabbit hole to discover that Thomas Jefferson knew all those years ago that Crane was a Witness, built him a booby-trapped subterranean library, and then just waited for Crane and Abbie to come calling. It’s a short visit, though, as an ever-expanding town creeps closer to the tunnels where the room lies.
When an excavation advance team is taken prisoner by the demons guarding those tunnels, Crane and Abbie drop in, with a reporter, who happens to be the brother of one of the missing men, on their heels. Once they clear the first wave of demons and make it inside, they are met by a hologram of Jefferson (Steven Weber), and we dial back to his friendship with, and later freeze out of, Crane.
Over the years, Jefferson, and I’m guessing his descendants in the know, had stockpiled everything Crane and Abbie would need to study to avert the apocalypse. All of this if for naught, though, because they won’t let the demons kill the remaining two men — they were too late to save the first.
Jefferson tries to talk them out of it, but they come to the decision to blow the room after they rescue the men, sealing the tunnel and sacrificing all the work that went into it providing them a knowledge base. They’ve done just fine on their own until now, and are confident they will continue to. At least Crane got some peace about how Jefferson torpedoed their close friendship for the greater good.
Jenny gets mixed up with Frank when he asks her to help him retrieve his wedding band from evidence. She’s onto him that that’s a sham excuse, and after she spies tattoos on his arm, they throw down and he tells her that yes, he’s still serving Henry because he’s damned anyway, and that he doesn’t remember much about reviving other than that he is still dark. The explanation was too murky for me to wholly follow, but I was surprised that Jenny didn’t just shoot him, if he’s beyond help now.
As the episode closes, Abbie makes a handshake deal with the reporter, played by Sharif Atkins, that he will get the scoop when she can tell him the truth. Not sure why we’re possibly adding another recurrent character after Hawley was bounced … we’ll have to see.
We have two episodes left this season, and FOX conveniently left the latter part of that sentence off their preview last week, which makes me wonder if they’re going to quietly cancel it and then backhandedly mention it. I hope not. Show them, and us, a little respect.
I love this show, and I don’t want it to end yet, but I also want to just put the season to bed, see what we’re left with for a possible Season 3, and then have TPTB confirm one way or another whether they’re going to get to tell those stories. I really hope they do. Last week, on Twitter, I asked the creative folks what was up with the weird lack of “of the season” on the promo and whether a decision had been made. Nobody answered me, but I figured it was worth a shot to ask the question anyway.
Here are a few sneak peeks of “Awakening,” which airs Monday night on Global TV and FOX.
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