I must say that I am thoroughly loving Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow‘. Only three episodes in, the series is really becoming intense. Last night’s episode was called “For the Triumph of Evil” and boy was the episode titled perfectly.
Last night, some of the residents of Sleepy Hollow were having some pretty frightening, intense dreams. In these dreams, they are haunted by a dream demon with hollow eyes and frankly put, looks like a missing member of the Misfits. This dream demon is a vengeful sort that wishes to right the wrongs of the people he is haunting in dreamland. When Lt. Mills and Ichabod Crane look into this dream invader, not so lovingly nicknamed the Sandman, they find that he is linked to Lt. Mills and her past and is seeking vengeance for a past event that all those haunted were involved with that Lt. Mills knows all too much about.
With ‘Sleepy Hollow‘ taking a turn towards demons and the supernatural, the Horseman did not make an appearance in last night’s episode. “For the Triumph of Evil” was mostly based around the events that took place when Lt. Mills and her sister were lost in the woods, it would seem that those events have a lot to do with the chaos that is unfolding in the lovely town of Sleepy Hollow.
The previous episodes have been packed with a lot of humor to help balance out the horrors of the show, but last night, there was not nearly as much humor. There were still a few moments that were chuckle worthy, but there were far more dramatic moments filled with tragedy than funny ones.
Lt. Mills and Ichabod Crane strip down a bit and go into dreamland to battle “The Sandman“. In that moment, Lt. Mills comes to terms with her past wrongs when she comes face to face with the dream demon.
I’m all for crazy couples in television, and I say this because in last night’s episode, there seemed to be a bit of flirtation going on between Ichabod and Miss Mills. It is not insanely obvious, but if you pay attention, it is there. Speaking of crazy, Orlando Jones‘ character seems to be getting stranger and much more mysterious as the season progresses.
I don’t want to give away what it is, but at the end of the episode Lt. Mills goes to visit her sister, and when she arrives, something is up.
I know the show is called ‘Sleepy Hollow‘, and when I think of ‘Sleepy Hollow‘, I think of the Headless Horseman. The Horseman has not had much screen time in the series so far, but I do not mind that. The introductions to the paranormal and the supernatural the show is giving makes it that much more interesting in my opinion. In the ‘Sleepy Hollow‘ films, there was witchcraft, but the introduction of demons and apocalyptic horsemen give much more depth to the show and frankly makes the story makes more sense to me.
I am going to continue to watch this show. I think it is safe to say that I have been sucked into the drama and carnage of ‘Sleepy Hollow‘
If you missed last night’s episode, below is a link from Fox to watch the full episode (I know this works for US viewers, but I’m not sure about UK).
To watch “For the Triumph of Evil“, CLICK HERE
- Recap/Review of Sleepy Hollow The Pilot Episode (littleblogofhorror.wordpress.com)
- Recap/Review: ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Episode 2 ‘Blood Moon’ (littleblogofhorror.wordpress.com)