Sleepy Hollow RECAP: Everybody Gets Horny, Especially Demons (S2:E8)

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Ah, another one of Henry’s devious plans. This, despite how all of his previous schemes have failed and left him groveling before Moloch. Still, what else is he gonna do? This week’s attempt starts with a human heart and an incantation.

This time, it's gonna work!

This time, it’s gonna work!

When the chant is done, a beautiful young woman appears before Henry and he tells her to get to work. No, not on him, but on some unsuspecting souls at a nearby nightclub.

The girl’s first victim is a nerdy guy who has apparently never seen a horror movie before, because when a random out-of-his-league girl comes up to him, starts talking in vague sexy terms, and is all too willing to join him in the back seat of his car, he does not suspect that she is a demon. Well, she is, and he dies.

When Ichabod and Abbie arrive to investigate, they immediately suspect Henry because, again, everything has been his fault for like three or four episodes in a row now. We, the viewers, get to see exactly what he’s up to back at Frederick Manor (his birthplace and current residence). We see the young woman arrive triumphant from her task and exhale the soul she sucked out of the nerdy guy into the very same jar where Henry caught Moloch’s essence when it was driven out of Katrina in the last episode.

At the Sunnydale High School Library archives, Ichabod, Abbie, and Katrina look through old books to try to match the wounds on the nerdy guy’s body with the modus operandi of a mystical creature so they can figure out what’s going on. But book learnin’ is hard, so Katrina decides to move things along by getting struck by a vision of a crying baby in a crib. The vision is unsettling and Ichabod is worried. He decides he needs to get Katrina back to the cabin right away since she doesn’t feel well. Plus, they haven’t had much time alone together since Katrina escaped from the Headless Horseman.

We need to, um, go finish that episode of The Bachelor we started earlier.

We need to, um, go finish that episode of The Bachelor we started earlier.

This leaves Abbie alone with her books when she gets a call about a second victim. This one is a young woman with a secret lesbian crush on a friend. She is wearing this t-shirt:

Someone please explain to me what this t-shirt says and why these people do not suspect anything amiss when hot girls hit on them.

Someone please explain to me what this t-shirt says and why these people do not suspect anything amiss when hot girls hit on them.

Our pretty monster sucks her soul too, and it joins the first one in the jar.

Abbie still doesn’t know what kind of creature she’s dealing with, and since Ichabod and Katrina are otherwise engaged, she decides to see if Hawley can figure it out. She shows up at the bar he frequents and asks him what he knows. He spends about two seconds looking at the crime scene photos, says he doesn’t know anything, and then tries to hit on her.

How YOU doin,?

How YOU doin’?

Hawley gets extra gross guy points since he just made out with Abbie’s sister two episodes ago. When Abbie shoots him down, he moves down the bar to chat up other girls.

Abbie decides that Ichabod and Katrina have had enough alone time, so she shows up at the cabin and begins telling them what a perv Hawley is. Since she has sex on the brain, she makes the connection to how the first victim was found in the back seat of his own car.

Wait a second...

Wait a second…

Way too late, everybody realizes what kind of creature they’re dealing with–a succubus. You don’t even have to explain this one to those of us out here; we’re familiar.

Being a witch and all, Katrina has a nice trick up her sleeve for tracking down the succubus. She says a spell and drips some wax on a map and viola! It falls in a circle around where the pretty demon is. Abbie recognizes the spot as the place where Hawley docks his boat. (That is not a euphemism. The succubus is headed toward Hawley’s boat.)

Abbie and Ichabod race down to the docks, where the succubus has already changed into full-on demon form with horns and everything and is trying to make Hawley victim number three:

SLEEPY HOLLOW RECAP: Everybody Gets Horny, Especially Demons (S2:E8)

Let’s suck face.

A fight ensues, and they manage to rescue Hawley and chase the demon off. Hawley says something like, “I can never get rid of the crazy ones. Heh heh heh,” and everyone rolls their eyes.

Abbie and Ichabod head back to the cabin to join Katrina, who has continued to have disturbing visions. She describes seeing Henry pouring the contents of the glass jar onto a demon baby in a crib and she recognizes that baby as Moloch. Due to her accurate description of the current state of Frederick Manor, a place she hasn’t been in two centuries, as “covered in vines,” Abbie and Ichabod realize that her visions are true ones and that Henry has been using the succubus to steal souls so that Moloch can be brought into this realm.

Everyone decides that this situation calls for… further study, so they head back to the archives. Soon, they find reference to a succubus called Incordata, or “heartless.” Its heart is separate from its body and the body can only be killed once the heart is destroyed.

Shown here in human form, this girl has a body that just won't quit!

Shown here in human form, this girl has a body that just won’t quit!

Katrina suspects that Henry is storing the heart on consecrated ground and a little computer hacking by Abbie reveals that Henry recently applied for some kind of permit allowing him to come and go at a nearby cemetery, so Abbie and Katrina head there to find the heart. Good thing Henry has such respect for local permit and zoning ordinances.

Ichabod’s in charge of finding the rest of the succubus, but since he doesn’t know what she looks like in human form, he has to enlist the help of someone who does: Hawley. Those two head to the club where the succubus found her first victim, reasoning that she’ll probably circle back and even if she doesn’t, they can at least score some Ecstasy and have a fun night out. (Sorry. That was a 90s reference. Do people even take Ecstasy anymore?)

While Abbie and Katrina are wandering around in the graveyard, they finally have it out. Abbie admits that she finds Katrina “condescending,” which honestly, I never thought of. Irritating? Yes. Boring? Of course. A compulsive liar by omission? Absolutely. But condescending? That one never occurred to me. Well, anyway, condescending is what she’s accused of being, and that’s what she apologizes for, so they sort of make up. Then, they spot a suspicious-looking crypt and go inside it to explore.

At the nightclub, the boys spot the succubus, but she disappears into the crowd. They split up to look for her, and Ichabod ends up following her into a storage room and then getting trapped inside it with her. She (of course) comes onto him and is just about to steal his soul when Hawley comes to the rescue. He and Ichabod fight the demon but cannot kill it.

Finally, the girls find the heart in a clay pot in the crypt. Together, they cast a spell that destroys the heart. This allows Ichabod and Hawley to kill the succubus.

Just when Abbie is starting to think Katrina might be a valuable addition to the team after all, she announces her intentions to return to the Headless Horseman. She thinks this will put her in a better position to fight Moloch. Then, Katrina totally level-jumps on her new friendship with Abbie by asking her to relay the news to Ichabod.

I don't see these two becoming besties.

I don’t see these two becoming besties

Katrina goes back to the Horseman as planned. As usual, Horseman #1 is hanging out with Horseman #2 at Frederick Manor. They beckon her over to look in the crib she saw in her visions. Because she is wearing the enchanted necklace Horseman #1 gave her (the one that allows her to see him as her old fiancé Abraham), when she looks in the crib, she doesn’t see an ugly demon baby, but an adorable human baby.

Baby Moloch is soooo cute!

Baby Moloch is soooo cute!

You can tell from the look on her face that she just wants to pick it up and cuddle it. Crap.

TV Show: Sleepy Hollow

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