Sleepy Hollow Episode 11

Ichabod finally gets some modern garb. He hates skinny jeans. Ichabod is shaken from his encounter with Moloch in which Moloch threatened Abbie. Abbie thinks Moloch is bluffing, getting them to waste their time. Ichabod changes back into 18th century clothes (whhyy?!)

At the station they are interrogating the icecream vendor that was possessed and threatened Macy. But the spirit left him they call in the woman that he bumped into. That woman passes the spirit on to a cop and into another leaving Irving a step behind. Irving meets with Abbie and Ichabod and asks them to share Washington’s Bible to help defeat the demon.

Corbin had something on video about a possessed woman. He records her. Has her tied up. The woman is Jenny.

They didn’t watch any further out of respect for Jenny. She’s never seen it either. But they need to watch it in order to see how to take down the demon. Jenny would rather they just give the demon the Bible than face him. But Abbie reveals that the demon is after Macy and Jenny agrees to fight him. While possessed Jenny prophesied that Corbin who die at the hands of the Horseman. The demon said he would kill Abbie. Possessed Jenny flies through the air and Jenny storms out.

One of the men taking Macy and the rest of Irving’s family to the safe house is possessed. The other man passes the demon to Morales (Abbie’s ex -I smell angst! addendum: I was wrong!)

Ichabod finds Jenny still outside after her tantrum. Her car wouldn’t start. It also appears she’s been living out of her car. Jenny recalls being possessed.. how she did unforgivable things. It turns out that she would deliberately get arrested so that she’d be locked up when the demon left her with thoughts of hurting Abbie. Interesting twist! Ichabod appears to her again to help Macy.

A priest puts wards on the house. Possessed Morales tries to get the other man to break the wards.. he does. And Morales goes in. 

Abbie, Jenny and Ichabod rewatch the video. They notice the salt ring on the floor. A salt ring you say?! Was Corbin a fan of Supernatural?! J/K salt is said to bind bad spirits or demons much in the same was it is used to preserve food; purifying it and ridding it of contamination or decay. In Wicca it’s use in lieu of a blood sacrifice. However in the Bible salt was used to describe being a desolate wasteland and used as punishment not against evil. So I am not sure how it all works together. 

The demon is speaking backwards …in Ancient aramaic. Which Ichabod knows for some reason. They confirm that the demon is a minion of Moloch named Anticif. A french lantern from the 14th century helped cast out the demon. Ben Franklin had one, too. 

Irving arms himself, Macy studies while creepy Morales keeps an eye out. After Macy was hit by a car and ever since the accident Irving as been a protector, treating them as broken. His wife says that they are stronger than Irving gives them credit for. Irving takes a call from Abbie and then discovers that the demon is already in the house and already possessing Macy. 

Jenny reveals that the lantern is with some end of days whack jobs. Jenny helped arm them at one point. Macy tries to fight the demon that contorts her body, Possessed Macy snaps the neck of the priest and threatens Irving’s ex-wife. Irving calls Abbie and tells them he’s going to get the Bible and turn it over to the demon. So it becomes a race to retrieve the lantern and return before Irving can get back with the Bible. 

Abbie and Jenny get some sisterly snark about who is a better lock pick while Abbie is robbing the place. Ichabod spills the beans that Jenny committed crimes to keep Abbie safe (not your secret to tell, Ichabod). They get the lantern.. but the survivalists are waiting. Well armed is an understatement.

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They appeal to them. The battle of good vs. evil has resumed.. Ichabod says it’s best to act now before the demons get stronger. Jenny gets the drop on their leader, Chase and they have to choice but to give it up. 

The Bible isn’t there and the demon is PISSED, so Irving tries to appeal to Macy to get her to fight. She does briefly… but the demon reemerges and throws them around. Jenny enters: shaken but ready to fight, Abbie enters right behind her. Looking confident that they have the demon right where they want them and that he won’t get back inside Jenny’s head. 

“Hand over the Bible, Witness or I will take your sister when I am done with this Vessel.” Abbie antagonizes him. “Why do you prey on children? Try me.” She lures him into a trap -a salt ring and Ichabod shines the lantern on Macy. In a swirl of smoke, CGI fire and screaming the demon is cast out.

Macy is scared but ok. Jenny looks on as the family embraces. Abbie hugs Jenny happy to understand all the time wasted between them. Ichabod mixes some lemon juice and stuff to find the invisible message in Washington’s Bible. The page says “December 18 1799” but according to the history books Washington died on December 14th -might I add that NO ONE knows this off the top of their head… but just because it says a date doesn’t mean he was alive on that date… but Abbie and Ichabod are confused as to how he could have written it… ummm… what?!

So if I type: JANUARY 19TH 2140 but I’m dead by then: OMG HOW COULD I DO THAT?!?! haha

The Movement #6

(Why is this one so LATE?! …I’m so sorry!)

Our hacktivists, The Movement, left off last issue with Katharsis ready to give the cops they had hostage/on trial a beat down when they tried to escape (after knocking Vengeance Moth out of her wheelchair). Tremor caused an earthquake that knocked Katharsis off balance, (and somehow Ven.. who was floating) and the cops got away.

So Katharsis is facing down Tremor. Tremor says she close the tunnels and open new ones and the cops will never get back there. Katharsis, who sees her as a traitor (and she’s right, Tremor has been the mole, the snitch, if you will). The “ViewTube” Channel is broadcasting the soon to be brawl, with one, freyafourA commenting: “this just shows that two women can’t get along lol!” Because women have to be representing their gender all the damn time.

Vengeance Moth… ummm… is not glowing and floating as we’d seen her last, she’s on the floor, having been pushed from her wheelchair. Tremor and Katharsis start brawling, which scares the hell out of everyone, since they are underground, Katharsis is a bruiser wielding a sword and Tremor is literally a walking earthquake. So the humans flee.

Virtue and Ven calm the situation down and they prepare to perform an exorcism on Burden (who isn’t really possessed but has mental health problems and superprowers). 

Mouse, meanwhile, is fighting the Graveyard Faction and Cornea Killer. The Graveyard Faction was hired by the Wealthy inhabitants of Coral City when they got fed up with the Movement. The Cornea Killer is trying to wipe out poverty one homeless person at a time… by killing them… and taking their eyes.

The Graveyard Faction must be the strangest assemblance of villains… Anguish, Arson (who barfs fire), Monster baby, the Cornea Killer (who makes a single raincloud over his victims), and Pallas… 

But not this Pallas:

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Hmmm..

Anyway, the villain Pallas is a man. He looks big and durable… maybe he could be part Themysciran… wait, how does that work?

Anyway, Virtue gets an idea to take the fear from Burden so that he feels cured. She also baptizes him with vitamin water (with mango essence!). Katharsis and Tremor talk it out over sundaes and no one knows that Mouse is in danger until it’s too late.

Roshanna and Kulap walk out of Calvin’s and see Mouse strung up. 

Everything is going wrong, with the world watching, how will the Movement get back on track?

Calendar Man is still reporting for Channel 52 underground since the Crime Syndicate’s take over. So we get our little media update on Bane, the Penguin, et al.