Sleepy Hollow Recap: Deliverance
"Sleepy Hollow" Season 2 Episode 7 “Deliverance” aired on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on FOX. Read on for the full recap of this episode.
It’s voting day, and Ichabod and Abbie line up the voting stations while discussing exercising privileges that the forefathers had fought for. It’s certainly rather entertaining and, at the same time, amusing to hear it from a Revolutionary War soldier.
Backtracking a bit from the previous episode, Henry obtained a powerful eastern poison called Jin-kan, transforming it into a bug that crawled into Katrina’s mouth as she slept. We find Katrina waking up from a horrid dream into an inexplicable sickness.
Katrina knows something unnatural is happening within her body, and she suspects that Abraham might something to do with it, to which the headless rider swears having no connection to whatever it is. Suddenly, Henry and a bunch of men burst out through the doors, grabbing Katrina and giving her a check-up of sorts — doctors these days sure are convenient. It seems that whatever’s happening with Katrina is part of Moloch’s new scheme. Abraham begs Henry to stop this madness and to give him time so that he can speak to Moloch, but Henry declines. As soon as the men begin taking Katrina away, a fight ensues between the Horsemen, allowing a window of escape for Katrina. Katrina manages to flee Abraham’s home, successfully reaching the outskirts of civilization as she cries for help.
Back at the voting booths, Ichabod and Abbie bump into Sheriff Reyes; and some of her men, learning of a distress call involving a red head in a colonial dress. “Colonial,” “Redhead,” need I say more? Ichabod and Abbie clearly know who they’re talking about, and so both rush out to find Katrina.
Ichabod is reunited with his wife, who tells him of the recent events. Ichabod and Abbie decide to bring Katrina back at the archives. As they approach the exit door, the men from earlier barge right in. Katrina recognizes them, prompting the trio to go the other way. Abbie follows the men, while Ichabod brings Katrina into the archives.
At the archives, Ichabod and Katrina try to find out what might be the cause of this sickness. She tells Ichabod about a seal she have seen, learning that it was the seal of the Hellfire Club. Her symptoms match something from Benjamin Franklin’s notes, but there were no further details on the matter.
Meanwhile, Abbie manages to infiltrate the Hellfire Club’s warehouse, where she manages to take photos of what seems to be medical apparatuses and stuff and a mysterious artifact, a stone tablet if you may.
Back at the archives, Ichabod and Abbie manage to figure out what the problem is — Katrina is pregnant.
Not your normal pregnancy or what can call an “immaculate” pregnancy. Rather, it seems she’s carrying a demon inside her. By sunset, the demon, whether they like it or not, will be delivered. They are then again attacked by the Hellfire Club, managing to escape from their clutches and finding their way into an abandoned church, St. Henry Parish, the very same place where Jeremy took the name Henry. Without any clues how to get rid of the demon spawn, Katrina urges Ichabod to talk to his son, Henry, and try to convince him to save his mother. With two votes against one, Abbie is left to go along with the couples’ plan.
With Irving’s help, Ichabod manages to arrange a meeting with his son. Ichabod believes that there is still good in his son and tries to reason with him. But alas, Henry decides to side with Moloch. Moreover, we learn that this demon spawn, also called the horrid king, is actually Moloch. Katrina will be giving birth to their very enemy itself — oh the irony. Before leaving, Ichabod manages to grab Henry’s hands, giving him a fleeting glimpse of a young Henry in the woods calling out for help.
Ichabod returns to Katrina’s side, unsuccessful of his attempts to sway Henry. With no Henry to help them, Ichabod and Abbie manage to figure out what to do next. A study from Benjamin Franklin reveals that the only thing that could save Katrina is an Aurora Borealis. It seems that Franklin has crafted a stone that when brought in direct sunlight will be able to create an Aurora. Pretty convenient, right? The stone is crafted in the very artifact, the stone tablet, which explains Moloch’s incarnation, which is also in the possession of the Hellfire Club. So Ichabod and Abbie set out to retrieve the tablet, but they will need an army for this one.
So Abbie goes to get the Cavalry. Ichabod and Abbie meet up with Sherriff Reyes, explaining to her the existence of the Hellfire Club, an ancient “Doomsday” cult that has plagued Sleepy Hollow for ages. While though their magical practice might not be of the Sheriff’s interests, photos of human experiment and firearms prove useful to convince the sheriff to send out a tactical team.
Cavalry in tow, Abbie and Ichabod infiltrate the warehouse obtaining the stone tablet. However, before they go, Reyes commends Abbie for her work, to which she replies that her part was only half of the team effort. Reyes asks Ichabod what he exactly does, replying, “Criminal profiler, with an emphasis on active historical imitation.” Reyes tells her to keep in touch. Looks like Sheriff Reyes is warming up to old Ichabod. Nice.
Ichabod rushes back to Katrina, using the stone to banish the demon within his spouse. All’s well that ends well, or so we think as final scenes reveal Henry’s preparation for the next “Monster of the Week.”
There you have it for the recap on "Sleepy Hollow" Season 2 Episode 7 “Deliverance,” which aired on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on FOX. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps.