Recap/Review: ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Episode 4 “The Lesser Key of Solomon” (with link to watch the episode)

Sleepy-Hollow-Title-624x424Last night’s episode of ‘Sleepy Hollow‘ was titled “The Lesser Key of Solomon” which is explained later in the episode.  The show starts with a glimpse at Ichabod‘s past.  We join Ichabod at the Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773 on a mission against the British, the Boston Tea Party.  After seeing this glimpse at the past, the scene cuts to Ichabod sitting in Lt. Mills’ vehicle.  It would appear he was talking to himself, but he really just locked himself in and was having a conversation with the person that was assisting him to unlock the door.  This is about the only funny part of the entire episode.

The Lesser Key of Solomon” was quite a dramatic one indeed.  There is more into the investigation to find Jenny, Lt. Mills‘ sister, after she escapes from the mental hospital.  It would turn out that Ichabod, Lt. Mills and the police are not the only ones looking for Jenny.  There is a group of strangers in Sleepy Hollow with a very dark agenda. These men are aiding the demon that is controlling the Horseman and holding Ichabod’s wife, Katrina, hostage.

On their search for Jenny, Ichabod and Lt. Mills catch up to her in a cabin that was owned by an old friend.  After a standoff, Jenny explains that this old friend had sent her around the world to collect rare artifacts that could hold clues for what is in store for Sleepy Hollow.  She said that he knew something was coming for him, Death, which we previously learned was the name of the first Horseman of the apocalypse that was claiming heads in their fair town. Jenny presents an object to Ichabod and Lt. Mills that Ichabod quickly recognizes as an object devised by the British to help them during the Revolutionary War.  The object also holds a map to a book of black magic written by King Solomon called “The Lesser Key of Solomon“.  The men looking for Jenny attack them at the cabin and steal the object.  They capture one of the men.

While interrogating the man, evil gets a name, Moloch.  Moloch is the demon that Jenny and Lt. Mills seen in the woods when they were kids, the reason Jenny was locked up in a mental hospital.  Moloch is the demon controlling the Horseman and the apocalyptic events that are taking place in Sleepy Hollow.

At the end, Lt. Mills offers Jenny a deal, a way to make up for turning her back on her when they were younger. Ichabod does some research on Moloch and finds out that he is the god-demon of child-sacrifice, and that he presents a great deal of threat to Sleepy Hollow.

The Horseman did not make an appearance, only in Ichabod’s flashbacks.  As you can probably tell, this episode was again based mostly around the evil in Sleepy Hollow and black magic rituals.  While not being one of my favorites, this episode was still really good.  It is nice that they are taking the time out to go more into depth on the characters and are explaining more about what is going on.  I mean, let’s face it, if the whole show was just about the Horseman lopping off people’s heads, they would quickly run out of material and every episode would be the same.

I am definitely looking forward to next week’s episode of ‘Sleepy Hollow‘.  The series is really shaping up to be one of the best horror-based dramas on television.

If you have yet to see this episode, below is a link from FOX to watch “The Lesser Key of Solomon“.

To watch last night’s episode, CLICK HERE

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