This week’s episode picks right up from where “The Midnight Ride” left off. Crane and co. have managed to trap the Horseman and place him in chains, and Crane has questions her wants answered. Unfortunately, being headless the Horseman can’t speak, so Abbie and Crane go off to find the possessed Andy. Once they return with Andy, Crane can get down to his interrogation. One thing he wishes to know is the Hessian’s identity, and at one point simply asks the Horseman, “Shall I just call you Death?” Turns out, he might have wished to ask a different question once he discovered the answer.
The Horseman turns out to be Abraham Van Brunt, formerly the fiance of Crane’s wife Katrina, and also had been Ichabod’s best friend. We see how Abraham came to be under Moloch’s spell, and the Horseman, thorough Andy, tells Crane that he was hunting him on that fateful day just as Crane was hunting the Horseman. The Horseman wants Katrina’s soul, and Crane comes to realize that Moloch is holding her captive for the Horseman. The Horseman eventually breaks his chains, and he and Crane battle, with Abraham getting the upper hand. Just as the Horseman is about to stab Ichabod, Andy tells him to stop, as his master Moloch forbids him to kill Crane. Andy and a few of Moloch’s minions grab the Horseman, and they all vanish.
Crane tells Abbie that he’s the one responsible for making Abraham into the Horseman. Abbie argues, saying he made his own choice. The two realize that they are up against something that may well be beyond their ability to control (“Beyond beyond,” Abbie states). Crane realizes the key to everything is Katrina, and that he needs to find her, as she is the Horseman’s weakness. In other action, Jenny and Irving go off on their own task, taking on some modern Hessians who want to kill the power to turn off the UV lights holding the Horseman captive. They play off each other well, taking on an action hero dynamic, with Irving still coming to grips with the supernatural happenings in Sleepy Hollow.
The episode is once again a solid one, with a great mix of horror, humor, and action. The mythology just keeps getting expanded in a good way without becoming bloated, and it will be interesting to see where things go next. Just as it has been each week.
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