Sleepy Hollow

Season 1 Episode 2

Blood Moon

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 23, 2013 on FOX
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Episode Summary


While still adjusting to his 21st century reality, Ichabod and Abbie continue on their quest to clear up Sleepy Hollow's mysteries. After a vision from Katrina, the two set out to look for a witch from the 1700s. The witch has been awakened and is intent on destroying Sleepy Hollow. Despite what happened to him, Andy Brooks is back and pursuing his own agenda.


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  • A great mix of horror and comedy.

    A great mix of horror and comedy, this episode was easily as good as the pilot, although I don't know what we'll do when Ichabod runs out of modern day things that confuse him, as this is the best part of the show!
  • Awesome

    just awesome
  • Still not quite coming together

    While I was watching this episode, I wished that a series had the ability to skip over the second episode and move to the third or fourth episodes. It's in those future episodes that a series is able to show what it can do. An episode like "Blood Moon" has to spend its time re-hashing the premise of the pilot episode because the writers are looking to get more viewers who didn't necessarily catch the pilot on first run or even understand what they were setting up.

    Given that Sleepy Hollow's pilot was a fast-paced, fun mess, there was the very real possibility this episode would continue to be a mess. It contains fleeting moments of inspiration, points where the show could break out of its shell to be more than what it is, but what remains are typical staples of the genre. There is the monster that drives the episode's story, which then turns it into a supernatural procedural, and how it ties to the show's overall mythology. I should come to expect that the mythology is just going to cease to make much, if any, sense by episode five. The material thrown at the audience in the first two episodes is overwhelming at times. What's going to make the series work is how the writers will rein in their focus to make most of its elements compelling as each episode airs.moreless
  • Loved the Pilot, Bored with episode 2

    where the pilot impressed me by being modern,fresh,fun and updated, the 2nd ep was just dull ,cliche and corny,

    like seriously!!! who didnt predict all the moments and the entire trajectory of the entire episode?. The witch was resurrected at the end so she didnt even do much. i was initially glad John chou's character was back but c'mon he is so boring. why did that witch even need him?

    the sister reveal was lame and predictable. the flash backs are overly DRAMATIC. the mythology is kinda lame .i don't mind witches , but just update them a little, like in the pilot who didn't scream when the headless horseman showed up with freakin guns!!!!!

    in the pilot i was also really exicited when they said we are dealing with the APOCALYPSE, C"MON the world is ending!!!! and it seems the show wants to take baby steps to get there. if its gonna be a monster of week thing atleast make them COOL and interesting, its 2013 most of this stuff we've already seen on Buffy, Charmed, supernatural and many other shows. the writers need to shake it up and play with audience expectations.moreless
  • Second time around

    Another well paced episode that was very entertaining. Not as good as the pilot, but it is the second week some things aren't so novel anymore. Icabad discovers donuts, lights,coffee machines, indoor plumbing, hair dryers, and guns that have more than a single shot. Isn't it about time for Icabad to get some modern clothes. I still can't believe nobody notices how he is dressed and how easily he can walk around crime scenes.moreless
Henry Bazemore Jr

Henry Bazemore Jr


Guest Star

Claire Bronson

Claire Bronson

Denise Hemmington

Guest Star

Jason Davis

Jason Davis

Jeremy Steven Furth

Guest Star

John Cho

John Cho

Andy Brooks

Recurring Role

Nicholas Gonzalez

Nicholas Gonzalez

Luke Morales

Recurring Role

Lyndie Greenwood

Lyndie Greenwood

Jenny Mills

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Andy Brooks is revived in the morgue it is said to him in Greek "Ο θάνατός ήταν μόνο η αρχή σκλάβος, η ψυχή σου είναι δικό μου" when what should have been said is "Ο θάνατός ήταν μόνο η αρχή σκλάβε, η ψυχή σου είναι δική μου". Incidentally Google Translate does the exact same error when translating from English to Greek. The meaning of the phrase is "Death was only the beginning slave, your soul is mine". Also what the demon said afterwards was incorrect. "Απελευθέρωσε την" (apeleftherose tin) should be the correct sentence and instead it was "apletherisetis".

    • Ichabod says that the bill is $4.95 plus an additional 41 cents tax. A minute later he says that it's a 10% tax. Ten percent of $4.95 is 49 cents, not 41 cents.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Irving: We've been over this. The circumstances surrounding Sheriff Corbin's murder are opaque at best.
      Abbie: That's one way of putting it. Another way would be to say that he was killed with an axe by a man with no head, but that would make me sound crazy.
      Irving: You said it, not me.

    • Irving: We sent his test in for further pysch evaluation. The doctors say our man suffers from a disorder known as "objective transference." He may really believe that he decapitated a Hessian soldier during the Revolution War, that his wife is a witch who put a spell on him and now he woke up two centuries later in Sleepy Hollow. The details, the personality, they're all wildly specific and impossible. You know why? Because the human brain is limitless in its ability to trick itself.

    • Ichabod: No, what's insane is a ten-percent levy on baked goods. You do realize the Revolutionary War began on less than two percent? How is the public not flocking to the streets in outrage? We must do something.
      Abbie: Here's what we can do: no more firsthand accounts of witches or founding fathers or donut tax outrage unless you want to be sent back to the asylum.
      Ichabod: Point taken.

    • Abbie: We broke up when I was leaving for the FBI.
      Ichabod: But you didn't leave.
      Abbie: Nope.
      Ichabod: Then theoretically you could rekindle the relationship.
      Abbie: I will literally pay you to stop talking.
      Ichabod: I would happily accept because I am in need of currency.

    • Ichabod: Mind the rats.
      Abbie: Yes, I do.

    • Ichabod: My memory's eidetic. I retain what I see with near-perfect precision.
      Abbie: You have a photographic memory?
      Ichabod: Sights, sounds, even smells. Except, ironically, for the 250 years I can't seem to recall, which makes it of little use.

    • Ichabod: We must find her before she completes her resurrections and return her to the ashes from where she came.
      Abbie: Meaning we burn her to the ground.
      Ichabod: Oh, with great enthusiasm.
      Abbie: Jolly good. Let's set her aflame and bury her bone where she'll never find them.

    • Abbie: What are you doing? You dropped your gun.
      Ichabod: It was empty.
      Abbie: You only fired one shot.
      Ichabod: It has more?
      Abbie: Yes, Crane, a lot more.

  • NOTES (5)


    • Abbie: I am so far down the rabbit hole here.
      Referencing the 1865 novel Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (b.1832 - d.1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Alice enters Wonderland by chasing the White Rabbit into his rabbit hole and falling for thousands of feet before landing in the strange reality.