Episode 7: Deliverance

So I am going to do a recap of the episode Deliverance.  This is my first attempt at a recap so it may be longer than usual.  Sorry bear with me I’m trying to get better at this.

For those of you who have not watched Sleepy Hollow, this is a recap of the current episode not something that will tell you what the series is about.

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This post may contain some spoilers

We start off with Crane and Katrina sleeping in a bed together (not having sex though they are probably naked) talking about their future children and what it would be like which turns into a nightmare where Katrina wakes up suddenly.

Cut to Ichabod and Abbie in line to vote.  There is typical Crane banter of how things are different now compared to how things were.  Crane attempts to follow Abbie into the booth to vote and is reprimanded by Abbie to stay out.  Instead he tries to get her to vote for the things that he wants and is shushed by a woman working there.

Back to Katrina, who is starting to look pretty sickly, as she is staring at herself in a mirror.  Abraham tries to get her to drink some water when Katrina tells him that she feels that this illness is something unnatural.  Abraham claims that it isn’t his doing and Katrina just looks at him as if he was stupid.  Henry and a bunch of random people burst in say that he is there to help her get better (and that it is also under Moloch’s orders) and takes her away against Abraham’s will.  Abraham tries to stop them from taking Katrina and Henry ends up opening the windows to burn him.  Katrina makes a break for it when Abraham provides enough of a distraction for her to go away and she passes out in the arms of gas station attendants.

Back at the voting booth, Ichabod is venting to Abbie about how ridiculous it is that he can’t talk about what he wants at the box. so she gives him an “I voted” sticker which appeases him.  As they are walking out of the gym, two cops tell them of a Jane Doe that was picked up and sent to a hospital (obviously Katrina) and they rush to the hospital.  Abbie speaks to the doctor who tells them they don’t know what’s wrong, but they will be kept informed.Right when she wakes up, she tells them that she ran away from Henry and then she starts screaming.  Ichabod lifts up her shirt to see that her side now has a blue vein-y look to it.

Katrina and Ichabod talk about what they can do and Abbie decides to get them both out of there.  Dressed in a random person’s clothing, Katrina, Ichabod, and Abbie rush out of the hospital.  Right before they get to the exit, two of Henry’s goons come in and the three are forced to split up and plan to rendezvous at the archives.

Katrina and Ichabod get to the archives where Katrina sets up a hex to alert them of Henry or his men if they were to enter.  Ichabod looks to the door (i hope to see if Abbie was there yet) and then talks to Katrina to see if she remembers anything.  She tells him of a notebook with a symbol on it which Ichabod recognizes as a secret organization called the Hellfire Club which was a group of scientists which did evil things.  There was a woman who had similar symptoms as Katrina but the book did not go into detail about what happened to her.

Abbie followed rhe men and then sneaks into the building where they are and spies on them.  The dude is on the phone talking with someone and talks about what is written on a tablet of stone.  She is able to take some pictures and before she escapes, accidently runs into a cart with a dead body on it.  Hearing the noise, the men go to look for whatever caused it so she looks for a new way out, finding a bed that looks like one that someone would use to go to an OB-GYN.  She takes more pictures and leaves.  She shows Ichabod and Katrina the pictures she took and Ichabod reads from a journal trying to find more clues.  They then discover that she isn’t ill… she’s pregnant.

Ichabod automatically assumes that it is Abraham’s child (someone looked really pissed off….) and Katrina tries to tell him that it isn’t something that a man did to her.  Abbie tries to calm everyone down but Ichabod is still angry and goes to read more of the journal.  They find out that Henry implanted a Jincan seed into her to grow a demon.  As they try to find out why, one of Katrina’s hex’s burst into flame alerting them that someone is near.  Abbie tells them to run into the tunnels and barely manage to escape.

They end up at the church where Katrina left her baby in hopes that Henry wouldn’t attack them there.  There, they argue about whether or not Henry is good, Katrina insisting that because he is a sin eater he can take the demon out (even though he was the one that put it there) and that he still somewhat cares for his parents, while Ichabod and Abbie insist that Henry can’t be trusted.  Katrina gets Ichabod to admit that he hasn’t given up on his son and Ichabod gets Abbie to agree to try to get Henry to take the demon out of Katrina.

Ichabod uses Captain Irving to get Henry into the mental institute so that they can have a chat, while at the same time, Abbie is with Katrina doing research when she finds something and tell Katrina that she thinks the demon is called The Horrid King which immediately sends the Katrina into a butt-load of pain and she yells that the thing is moving. They then find out that the Horrid King is another name for Moloch.

Katrina is upset (understandable.  I wouldn’t want Moloch inside me…) and tries to get Abbie to kill her so that Moloch can’t rise.  Abbie tells her that they will find a way to save her that doesn’t involve them shooting her.

And cut to Ichabod with Henry.  He tries to get Henry to choose to be good and to not be tempted by Moloch’s evil.  Henry kinda smirks at him and says no.  As Henry walks away, Ichabod grabs Henry’s arm and sees a boy running away in the forest.  He asks Henry if that was him and Henry doesn’t answer.

Ichabod comes back to the church to his now incredibly sickly looking wife and she begs him to never give up on Henry even if she were to die.  Abbie, giving them some time alone looks at a picture of the tablet thing that the Hellfire Club had and Ichabod looks at it and remembers a paper Franklin wrote about it and exclaims, “I must internet immediately” (oh, Ichabod….) They find the paper he was looking for and in it, they find the cure to save Katrina.  Inside the tablet is a prism made by Franklin that if sunlight is shone on the vessel, Moloch will be killed.  Ichabod hands Katrina a radio and gives her instruction on how to use it before he leaves to find an army

Abbie and Ichabod go to the new Captain, Reyes, to ask for a tactical team to take out a supposed “cult” that had illegal firearms and tortured human experiments.  They used the pictures that Abbie took earlier to confirm their story.  and she grants them that.

They go in and there is a gun fight.  Ichabod opens a locked case that holds the tablet and Reyes starts to trust Abbie a little more.  As they were leaving, Katrina radios Ichabod to hurry because she was in the process of birthing Moloch.

Ichabod and Abbie get back to the church where Katrina is screaming and the demon child is sticking its hands through her stomach.  Ichabod breaks the tablet and gets the prism and destroys the demon before it is birthed.  Katrina, at the end of all this stopped breathing and Ichabod resuscitates her.  Abbie gives them some time alone.  Ichabod joins her outside and they talk about how everything happened was too close.

At the very end you see Henry in the house he was born in with a device that captured some lightning in a jar as he smiles and watched.

I know this was long and switched from present to past.  I will try to fix that next time.  Again this is my first attempt and next time I will try to make this shorter and stick to either present or past tense.