Television: Sleepy Hollow, "The Vessel"

Finally. Modern clothes. Though I don't know I would have gone for skinny jeans.

Alas, no, he's gone back to the Revolutionary threads. They can't possibly last much longer, can they?

Anyway, Abbie thinks Moloch is trying to distract them from more important work. And Captain Irving is in trouble—something evil wants George Washington's bible and expects Irving to fetch it for him. Else this demon will take Irving's daughter Macey.

Dude, though, Irving is seriously going to have to stop attacking people.

The bible in question was buried with Crane. Irving takes his family to a safehouse and tasks Crane and Abbie with finding a way to thwart this demon. Ostensibly this bible has the answers to that, which would be why the demon wants it. But luckily Sheriff Corbin has a handy video of a possessed Jenny (aged 19) as a tutorial?

Turns out Jenny has a history of getting herself locked up in jail every time "the voices" (the demon) would start . . . Because she was always afraid she might hurt Abbie otherwise.

So rosaries don't have much of an effect. Salt on the threshold seems to work pretty well, though. Too bad the safehouse is not protected by that. It would be, except Irving didn't bother to try and screen any of the officers? Bad planning? Cuz now Morales is possessed.

Oh, but there's salt in Corbin's tutorial! So now we know the salt can restrain the demon. And we also know, from rewinding (and also having grown up listening to records in reverse), the demon speaks backward. At least sometimes.

Okay, Ben Franklin and I have a personal history that prevents me from being objective when he's around. So let's just skip to the whole "there's a really old lantern that will help expel the demon" thing.

Unfortunately, Morales passes the demon to Macey before the lantern thing can pay off.

The lantern is being kept by a weird group of "Patriots" who know it will be an important weapon in the End Days. Crane tries speechifying, but it takes Jenny's connections to this rag-a-band group to get them the lantern.

And then the ultimate, predictable conclusion of saving Macey. That's been Sleepy Hollow's biggest issue in my opinion—the finish is always quick and relatively simple in proportion to all the buildup.

Now time to look for glowing invisible ink in George Washington's bible. What these kids do for fun, I tell ya.

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