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This week we started off with a short flashback with Ichabod to a time when he was part of a mission to steal some new weapon from the British prior to the start of the Revolutionary War. Ichabod wanted to be a part of the action, but George Washington had left specific instructions that Ichabod should be protected at all costs.

Luckily for Ichabod this meant that he was outside the blast radius that took out the rest of his group when a Hessian clearly speaking about demon type things lit up a bomb and killed himself. Cut to the present day and we joined Ichabod as he sat alone in the car reminiscing about his wife Katrina - leading me to desperately ask this question -

Anyway it turns out that Ichabod was regaling and consoling a Northstar customer service representative named Yolanda with his epic tale of true love.

This provided us with this week's

wherein Ichabod learned how to use the entertainment system in Abbie's car. At this point we were returned to the point where we left off last week where Jenny had just made her escape from the psychiatric hospital.

Abbie and Ichabod then went to talk to Captain Orlando as Jenny's escape kind of turned into a big deal. Abbie started off by asking Captain Orlando to let her track down Jenny because she wasn't dangerous - she was deliberative and liked to plan things. Anyway I broke it down like this:





Anyway, in the end Captain Orlando gave Abbie and Ichabod 12 hours to find Jenny before he issued an all out alert - mainly based on Abbie's argument that crazy things were happening and that they needed Jenny's help. Also I took some time to figure out Sleepy Hollow's murder rate in the last 2 weeks + 12 hours wherein 5 murders (non-cop caused deaths) have taken place. This would put Sleepy Hollow at 90 murders / 100,000 residents per year. According to Wikipedia there are still 6 cities in the world that are more dangerous than a demon-infested Sleepy Hollow. In other words the demons better step up their game.

Next we checked in with Jenny who was walking into a bar.

It turns out that she was just dropping by to pick up a bag of things that she had left with her friend the bartender.

Then we cut to the most evil of all the professions (at least that is what we all suspect growing up as children) the dreaded piano teacher.

All seemed normal until our piano teacher received a phone call concerning Jenny and her potential knowledge of something called item #37.

The sketchy voice on the phone gave the Piano Teacher the 411 on Jenny and her known associates leading them directly to the bar that Jenny had vacated in the previous scene. Needless to say it did not go well for Jenny's friend. If you ever find yourself at any point in your life with this POV:

Then we cut to the credit sequence where I would like to point once again and wonder:


Ichabod then did his best Kelsey Grammer impersonation as he asked Abbie about her childhood and parents:

Understandably Abbie wanted no part of this discussion and reacted like she has every other time Ichabod brought up her childhood or her sister:

However, Ichabod did point out that Jenny had spent almost a year at her last foster home which became the next clue in the episode puzzle. But, first a quick check in with Jenny where I was desperate to decipher the meaning behind the bathroom graffiti:

What does it mean???? O cruel world I must know the answer (best guess - absolutely nothing). Basically this scene just showed Jenny going through her bag of guns, money, and passports, but there was another throwback reference I was intrigued by:

Meanwhile, Captain Orlando spent the rest of his day discovering the body of Jenny's bartender friend:

Back to Abbie and Ichabod at Jenny's foster home. Abbie had a super serious problem with the conditions at the foster home and the foster mother's attitude, but shots were fired back:

The foster mother did give Abbie and Ichabod a lead to a cabin that Jenny used to go to that belonged to a friend. And that friend turned out to be:

It turned out that Jenny was friends with Corbin. Abbie was most upset about this development and Jenny's presence in the cabin.

Much like last episode, Ichabod had another *priceless* expression

He was starting to get fed up with the sisters bickering and told them both off:




After the situation was calmed down, Jenny revealed the item that Corbin had mentioned to her just prior to his death. It was a sextant that was marked with symbols that Ichabod had seen before in the flashback at the beginning of the episode. It was at this point that Abbie gave Jenny a quick 5 second recap about Ichabods past - and she was pretty cool about it, although she did give him a quick quiz to prove himself:

Ichabod revealed that Washington had heard about a secret weapon that the Hessians had obtained for the British. In order for Ichabod and his men to retrieve the weapon he had created a diversion - which turned out to be - naturally the Boston Tea Party. Jenny channeled every audience member with her reaction:

In any case the sextant could actually be turned into a projector that showed where the weapon could be found:

Before our trio could truly ferret out the weapons location they were interrupted by a hail of gunfire courtesy of the Piano Teacher and friends. Abbie of course presented the maximum possible target area for her assailants:

While Ichabod kept it old school and presented the smallest possible target area:

The assailants made off with the sextant, but left behind a captured Piano Teacher. After Abbie failed miserably at getting the Piano Teacher to talk, Jenny asked for a turn which did not sit well with Abbie forcing Ichabod to once again step in to break them up.

Ichabod quickly found that the Piano Teacher had a Hessian tattoo similar to the one on the horseman's head

Luckily for our trio:


Apparently Piano Teacher's boss (Moloch) wanted our trio to know his entire plan so his henchman filled them in with a long exposition. The weapon was the Book of Solomon which could be used to open a portal to hell where 72 demon had been banished. The book could be used to free them. Also there are Hessians everywhere and even he didn't know them all because they operate as sleeper cell units. His boss who is the kingpin is the demon from the woods named Moloch.

The Piano Teacher had a shrine dedicated to Moloch in his basement. There was also some writing on the wall that I was trying to read, but all I could make out was "So V _ _ _ A Ubel vom _ _ _ atan der" If anyone can fill that in please let me know. Anyway the Piano Teacher said that Moloch was inside them since the day in the woods, which:

After fulfilling his duty to tell our trio everything the Piano Teacher chewed a suicide pill and died. It was at this point that I noticed that for some reason Jenny was still rocking the shirt WITH THE MENTAL INSTITUTION LOGO ON IT:

Thanks to Ichabod's photographic memory he was able to recreate the map of Sleepy Hollow and they were able to determine where the book was hidden. In the car ride over to the church, Ichabod asked Jenny about her combat training.

AND THEN THE SHIP GOT STARTED - because Ichabod was all about Jenny being a freedom fighter upgrading from #TEAMJENNY to:

Abbie of course remain unimpressed by Jenny's international Jason Bourne style do-goodery - because she is a small town cop who in her last real investigation was looking into a disturbance in a barn:

The nameless bad guys successfully found the books and started the sequence for opening the portal revealing some demons who were stuck in a syrupy mess:

In the end Abbie was able to send the demons back to hell by throwing the book into the syrup where it burned up.

The episode ended with a scene that FINALLY made me like Abbie. She told Jenny that she and Ichabod were the two witnesses and that she felt like this was her punishment for not being there for Jenny:


In any case this was a sincere heartfelt scene where the two sisters at least started down the road towards repairing their relationship. However, I can't help myself here:


What did you think of this week's episode?

Is Abbie's ex or Captain Orlando a Hessian?

Are you on the good ship Jennabod?

What did the writing on the wall say (please help me out!)?

What will Moloch do next now that his symphony has been disrupted?

Which of Jenny's nicknames for Ichabod has been your favorite so far?

Why no Katrina dreams/visions in the last two episodes?

Why isn't Jenny in the credit sequence?

What is the deal with the mirrors?
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jenny and ichabod only as friends, the real shipping is ichabod and abby and who cares about katrina???
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Loved the episode. His consoling the North Star employee & that he was the instigator of the Boston Tea Party were like one of the best things a saw in TV world all week. Also another Crane modern lesson was about Somalia.
Abbie's ex is the Hessian.
I loved the scene in the car where Jenny & Ichabod "bonded" over freedom fighting. So yes I guess for Jennabod
My fave nickname was Prince William
Mirrors are portals for demons (that's why we've seen Moloch in it) and Ichabod pointed out they now know his name, very important because we have learned from every supernatural show that power is in the name. In some cases you can control or destroy a demon with his name.
I adore how the detail in keeping Ichabod being from 2 centuries ago believable, like the way he used the gun. Maybe Jenny will be in the credits from now on
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Awesome episode...i am definitely team Jenny!

Although, for the first time, my favorite quote came from Abby, not Ichabod. "...or so help me I will rain legal brimstone down on you so hard it will make God jealous!" i actually grinned and muttered, "Damn right." for the first time, while she's been brave, i considered her a bad@$$, and feared for the woman if she refused. it has to be one of my favorite quotes from any TV show.
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Also, I just noticed that the picture of Moloch looks suspiciously like a painting by William Blake, which is featured in another adaptation of another book on another network. Any guesses anyone?
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I am pretty sure they have referred to the Captain as "Irving" a time or two. But I can go with Capt. Orlando. Irving's work is only being bastardized in the most awesomely crazy, batshit bizarre way possible. This show is fantastic and I love it. Also loved the way Mison said, "Yolanda."
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The more I think about it, the more I think of the Captain like Tommy Lee Jones in Men In Black. He knows about what's going on, but his job is to make everyone else think its not happening. That doesn't mean he couldn't end up trying to betray or subvert Team Ichabbie (especially if a romantic tangle starts to develop between her and the Captain, especially if Abbie becomes convinced Ichabod is going to stay faithful to his wife.) It would make a nice counter-point to Ichabod's relationship with Katerina, if for no other reason than to show the two main protagonists that the best relationships don't have to involve struggle and antagonism.

What I don't understand is why anyone would think Ichabod's relationship with Jenny is anything more than casual flirting. He's as likely to betray his affections for Abbie as easily as he would start wearing baggy shorts and a backwards baseball cap...

I just had an insight. What if Jenny and the Captain fell for each other? Think about it: Jenny has a strong connection to Ichabod, the captain and Abbie have a strong social relationship, and yet the strongest emotional bond is between Ichabod and Abbie. But the captain being sent to Sleepy Hollow, and Jenny's decision to keep coming back, dovetails nicely not only with the supernatural happenings but their own emotional journeys. Even better, what if Captain MIB starts off playing for Team Moloch, but because he falls for Jenny, he decides to switch sides?

As for Moloch, the demon is hundreds of thousands of years old. I have no doubt that he has multiple irons in the fire, seven years worth, if the story is to be believed. I wouldn't even doubt that having some plans thwarted might not be part of his bigger plan. Just like playing chess, sacrifice some pieces in order to gain a better advantage. I think his biggest surprise is some sort of mind/body control over the sisters. Four day lapse in memory, with a demon skulking away afterwards; that screams some sort of equivalent of a spiritual roofie, Not Good. Would do alot to explain Abbie's insistence on trying to deny everything that happened.

Concerning the mirrors: human plot device. Outside of dream spirits, other spirits should be free to come and go as they please. Therefore, making them come through mirrors gives them a way to enter our world in a limited fashion while also allowing the viewer to 'see' into the spiritual world that they otherwise couldn't. Also, a mirror normally reflects a person's perceptions back at them. Therefore, being able to see beyond a normal person's perceptions would be a way to see beyond the 'mirror' of reality to the world beyond. In shows like this, metaphor trumps reality. And since Katrina is a prisoner in that world, it stands to reason that after a jail-break, her guards would be more attentive to her presence. More attention, less opportunity to get away. And lets not forget the fact that she's been a prisoner there for over 200 years. I'm not saying she's turned traitor but being the prisoner of a demon, for any length of time, probably does come with some MAJOR psychological scars, even in spirit form. What does the audience think happens to her when Moloch drags her back after she assists Ichabod; make her tea and draw her a bath? This is doubly true if she's assisting Ichabod in violation of her captivity. Not only that but the awareness of time might be more fluid in that world as well. It might be several episodes/weeks in the series but for her situation, she may think its only been a couple of days. Doubt Moloch has an atomic clock or a calendar stationed nearby.
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Abby was going Scully on Ichabod and her sister when trying to call in backup after bad guy telling them "we are everywhere, we are anonymous" and chewed on some effervescent antacid. So... What is the police radio code for requesting backup to prevent century old satanist fanatic sect trying to summon demons from the flaming maple syrup?

And now that super ninja slash freedom fighter guerrilla warfare and combat specialist, "I poke out your eyes or tear out jour yugular with bare hands if you mess with me" Jenny is in the picture, she overshadows Abbie's "finger biting off", "busting out patients from psych ward with fake papers" badassness, so she should quickly pick up the medium phone and call up Ichabod's not so dead yet wife and take some online dream lessons in voodoo and witchcraft if she wants to stay in the show as a sidekick. Or just dust off her Herry Potter collection and try to recite some spells maybe they would work...
And please someone tell her that she should drop the occasional Scully act and get on the crazy occult train with both legs. You are not in Kansas anymore, so if you or Mr. Hobo prince see a gruesome demon in your dreams you will probably meet them irl. And what kind of backup do you think you can call for demon fighting?
Did she thought they would send her Hellboy or Constantine?
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Much better dialogues than last week's episode. I only mind the monster-of-the-week format that could have been avoided in this episode. It all seemed to be a final part of a master plan until the very moment it was destroyed by throwing the book in the fire.

During the summoning scene, I was honestly praying to Moloch to kick off with the unleashing of Hell in this very episode. All these "stakes", and there were no real consequences in the end. We need consequences. We need a story that connects all the monsters of the weeks.
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I also wanted to know what the writing at the wall said and browsed through all the comments... but alas, I looked it up myself.
On the wall it says " So viele Übel vom Satan der", which means "So much evil of Satan of" (it's not a whole sentence).
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Ichabod is a seriously funny guy. That scene with him in the car was brilliant and it still brings a smile to my face. However, he lost points for his lack of loyalty to Abbie. I don't understand how he went from risking his life for her last episode to actual contempt and dislike for her in this one. Bad Ichabod! Jenny is cool (I like her too) and I have nothing against his infatuation with her, but I don't understand why he is so harsh with Abbie. The hate in his voice when he told her off during the sisterly fight broke my heart. Or when he made clear how he thought Jenny was superior to her in the car. WTF, Ichabod? I'm so disappointed in him!

And what's with the show and its penchant for punishing Abbie? Two episodes in a row. Enough already! Lying about the events in the forest was the only sensible choice. Abbie shouldn't feel guilty for being smart and protecting herself. I understand that the sisters chose different paths and that led to conflict. They'll have to come to terms with that, but Jenny and Ichabod ganging up on her to blame her, while making Jenny the wronged party is completely unfair.

Also, the part where "the wise white man" had to step in to put an end to the fight between the "bickering silly women" left a bitter taste in my mouth. Perhaps I was wrong in hoping this show would be better than that.
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First: Ichabod, in no way shape matter or form, has shown any contempt for Abbie. His tone during the fight was venemous towards both sisters because of what was at stake. Here are three people trying to deal with VERY SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES (i.e. supernatural forces,) and yet two out of those three people can't stop being bitter and angry towards each other. When the car is on fire, you don't stop to fight about who forgot to roll up the window. If anything, Ichabod realizes, more than the other two, that they are only strong together, that they don't have time to be at each other's throats.

Second: His admiration for Jenny was an attempt by him to a) help Jenny realize that she wasn't alone in her struggles or her feelings b) validate her concerns and efforts and c) help Abbie see how valuable she can be in their struggle. The fact that the demon has marked both sisters makes it obvious to Ichabod that they are both central to the 'greater plan.' Therefore, he is almost required to be nice to both, to admire both, to act as the firm but impartial go-between. If he is more openly agreeable with Jenny, it is because her attitude (and absolute acceptance of the situation) more closely dovetails with his own beliefs. That does not mean that his affection for Abbie is diminished in any way. He admires Jenny and sees how valuable she is; his affection for, and connection to, Abbie you might say is the source of his motivation.

Third: a major thematic for this show is that a mundane view of the world isn't going to cut it. Abbie's long insistence about sticking her head in the sand and trying to pretend everything is normal may seem like a good coping mechanism, but its actually putting her in danger by making her downplay the seriousness of her situation. She is being 'punished' in so much as a child is punished when it tries to touch the bright fire just because it looks pretty. It is no accident that Ichabod states, over and over, that he (just like Abbie) was once a firm believer in a rational and mundane explanation of the world. He does not believe just to believe, he believes because he has seen. He has become a 'witness' to what is beyond the mundane. He, more than anyone else, best understands the journey Abbie is taking because he took it himself. In addition, you might say that Abbie and Ichabod are actually teaching each other: he's teaching her how to accept the supernatural world, she's teaching him how to accept the mundane/modern world. Their relationship is all about resolving the dichotomy of similarity/difference between them. How can anyone see a relationship developing between a 18th century man and a 21st century woman and completely bypass the metaphor buried within that context, or completely ignore the fact that the 21st century woman is Black? This is not a relationship based on inequality. Those who see otherwise are sort of missing the point.
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Thank you; that was quite an agreeable, rational interpretation.
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Are you kidding? The fact that the show openly criticizes Abbie, while framing her flaws as such, makes her immediately distinctive from so many female protagonists, I can't even. What? You want Bella Swan Deification?
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I think it all adds up to create doubt Abbie is a witness, which worked for me: there were times in the episode I was convinced the witnesses were Jenny and Corbin, or Jenny and Ichabod since Corbin got killed.

I do believe Ichabod is a man of his time, and men of his time only scold the ladies in his family, so Abbie gets the short end of the stick for the time being.
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What is this bullshit? Ichabod's treating Abbie like he would anyone else; don't arbitrarily accuse him of misogyny. The fact that he calls her out on her mistakes just goes to show how sexist he's not.
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Its not about mysoginy/sexism, but the way Ichabod keeps eye contact with Abbie as if they were dancing some 18th century song only he can listen, or why he can't help but to be concerned whenever there're gunshots in her proximity, or place her between two gentlemen whenever they walk with the Captain in the street.

You can take the man out of the 18th century, but you can't take the 18th century out of the man.
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Why shouldn't he be concerned about her or keep eye contact? I don't understand what you're getting at.
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Only one thing to change about this show..Ichabod put some different clothes on dude...I bet you stink..Really they could start dressing him different now. He could put on something different than those hobo clothes that look dirty and smelly. He could dress in more modern attire and still remain Ichabodish...We get it we know who you are...just stop that stupid 1776 look, enough already.
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Noo the clothes & hair are great. And I am sure a lot of people agree with me
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I've got to hand it to you, Ichabod does look like the perfect mix of Prince Charming and Hobo chic.
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I have now been able to convince three people to watch this show. I am awesome.
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Excellent photo recap... Prince Hobo rocks... The casting for Ichabod Crane is perfect, the actor does a great job at showing him as a smart guy with some quirks due to his historical displacement but he always keeps his dignity no matter what ridiculous conversations he engages with (esp. with modern technology... Jennie the freedom fighter was badass which I preferred to her being a nutty sister... Abbie's ex is shady though not sure if a Hessian... Captain Orlando is kinda cute, I'll be sad if he is evil... Perhaps he is like Grimm's Captain Renard, a bit shady but not devil incarnate...
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Great comparison of Orlando & Renard, and I think the same
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Now that's what we're talking about. Brilliant opening (the Northstar thing) even if it did remind me of another scene with Damien Lewis in "Life". Briskly edited (less is more) and nicely paced. Loved the way the writers winked at us during all that lengthy exposition in the cabin -- "Five second recap ..." ; "Your NOT telling me this ..."; One story at a time"; "Are we all having the same conversation here?"

And is this one bad-ass pair of sisters or what? 'Cept, of course, when they're bickering like sisters and annoying the hell out of Ike. "Excuse me! I am TRYING to concentrate!"

Definitely some acting chemistry there from the three (let's hope) leads. That could be fun if Jennie sticks around and I figure she will -- too much character and plot potential to waste just for a tear-jerking demise.

Best episode so far, even if it did get a little overwrought with the demon ceremony thing. (Been there. Done that.) I think I may be hooked now that it's Ep 4 ...


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I rewatched the pilot to see how Ike could see Steve's tattoo, and the only way would be after Ike cut Steve's head off. The head fell face first onto the ground, so Ike could have seen it for a split second before he fell over and "died."

So the Big Bad is Moloch, eh? Looks like he survived getting his robot body fried in Buffy. However, the book of Revelation picture Ike showed Abby is inaccurate. That horned guy with the wings was Satan himself, not Moloch. the actual painting is called "The Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in the Sun" and was made by William Blake.

Oh, god I hope there's no romantic triangle between Jenny, Abbie, and Ichabod. Ike's MARRIED! I like the friendship between Ike and Abbie, but I feel that's all it SHOULD be... friendship.

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I agree Jennabod should be friendship
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The only thing I can say right now is: Crap! I am falling in lust with Mr. Mison...
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I've been falling since ep1
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LMAO at Two-Timing Mentor.

I was feeling that Jennabod, but I'm gonna be an lchabbes loyalist. Abby gets first dibs on entering an adulterous relationship with the Hobo Prince.

I'm #teammillssisters. Though I fear we won't get to keep Jenny, as Moloch is inside them (WTF? Pedo demon). Moloch was breathing down Jenny's neck in the asylum.

I can't imagine where Katherine is going to fit in this show, unless they spit her out of the netherworld (wait, what?) with diminished powers. A superpowered witch would not make for good storytelling.
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I'm having very unkind thoughts about Jenny. A not-nice part of me is with Abbie when she tells Icabod that after they saw the demon, she told her sister to not tell the cops they saw said demon because they wouldn't be believed and they'd be taken out of their nice foster home. The girls could have investigated on their own afterwards. The nicer part of my brain says Abbie should've said they saw something, but probably not a demon, so they could both go home. Maybe I just don't like the actress who plays Jenny or something.
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My take on the tension between the Mills is that they can't fight over Corbin's attention, so they used Ichabod as a surrogate for the Sheriff.

Either way, I'm just glad Crane didn't meet Jenny first or they would've ran off to save the world by now.
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And now, I remember Ichabod was supposed to end up in the same Asylum as Jenny in the pilot episode, and I'm worried Abbie messed up with fate big time.
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My clearest thought...who was that new cop with Iriving and Morales? Clearly by blonde hair and blue eyes, he might be a Hessian also...
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Blonde hair and blue eyes? Whatchu tryin' to say?

Another horseman's coming. Thats all I care about
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Germanic coloring...Hessians were German mercenaries in the Revolutionary war.
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It was a rhetorical question. You know most germans have brown hair & eyes, just like damn near everyone else. I don't even remember seeing the guy, the episodes fly by so fast.
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good call, it will be interesting to see if he pops up again next week
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Yes, talk about your front-and-center background actor. Why are you in the middle of the shot pretty boy?
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I know, I swear previous to a bunch of these type of genre shows, he would have screamed 'red shirt' and been a casualty along the way. Now, I am pretty convinced he is replacing John Cho actually on the force (not zombie John Cho, who I am actually weirdly concerned got caught in the gun powder explosion).
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