Sleepy Hollow: The Midnight Ride Review
Reviewed: by Tyler Olson
***The review below contains minor spoilers.***
It's been a while since the horseman of Death returned to terrorize Sleepy Hollow, but did anyone expect such a fantastic outcome of his arrival?
Right from the start, the action was fierce and exciting with a large enough trail of bodies to keep the coroners busy for a very long time. Sadly, some of those bodies were people who I had hoped to be a larger part of the story after they were first introduced last week, though. Did they really have to wipe out the Freemasons so totally?
At least all these deaths lead to a major revelation for Abby's boss. I still think it took him far too long to believe what was going on around him, but I guess it is better late than never. Could this be the beginning of a supernatural task force? The three of them definitely worked well together, especially with the trap they devised for the headless one.
With so many episodes left, I doubt that their trap is going to work out as well as it looked at the end, though. There are so many huge problems with using artificial light to trap something that something is bound to go wrong, so I don't understand why they even decided to use it to begin with. Even with using generators, it is only a matter of time before the horseman will escape again, and chances are he will make a v-line directly for his three captors, even if they send his head to a place where he can never get it.
But why haven't they sent the horseman's head out of the area yet? Now that they know that they can't destroy it, why not send it off to a place that the horseman will never find it? Space is likely a tad expensive for them unless they get a major government organization involved, but they can still send it to the other side of the world and hide it deep into a massive tomb buried under meters of rock and steel. It wouldn't end the horseman's reign of death, but it would stop his plans to call his brothers for a very long time.
Midnight Ride also brought back the undead officer into the mix, who is starting to behave rather oddly. Why is he trying to protect Abby? What is the purpose of forcing her ex away from her? Is he trying to win her over for himself, or is she part of a more nefarious plan to raise the other horseman and bring about the Apocalypse? So many possibilities...
Next to the series premiere, the Midnight Ride was undoubtedly the most exciting episode of Sleepy Hollow yet, but we still have lots more story left, so this week's adventures are likely just the beginning.