Violet recaps Season 1 Episode 10 of Sleepy Hollow, titled The Golem, in which the Sin Eater returns to help Crane contact Katrina, and Crane learns more about his long lost son! Following the recap, both Violet and Josh provide their thoughts on the episode.
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Sleepy Hollow, Season 1 Episode 10: The Golem Recap Overview
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- Parrish helps Crane contact Katrina. Katrina tells Crane about their son, Jeremy, and says that she had to give him up in order to protect him. A creature follows Crane back into the real world.
- Abbie, Crane, and Parrish go to the library to research the history of Crane’s son. The librarian is smashed to death in her car by the creature. Irving goes to New York City to spend time with his daughter.
- A demon possesses a vendor and threatens Irving about his daughter. Upon examining the personal effects of the librarian, the team finds out that she was a witch, and with Parrish‘s powers, figure out that Jeremy created a golem from his doll to protect himself. They then track members of Katrina’s coven to a carnival.
- Crane talks to “The Four Who Speak as One” who reveal that they killed Jeremy. They tell Crane that the golem can only be killed with Jeremy’s blood. Crane uses his own blood to kill the golem, who turns back into the doll.
- Moloch warns Crane about the End of Days, and about his and Abbie‘s deaths. Moloch also says he is coming for Abbie’s soul, and that Crane will deliver it to him.
Sleepy Hollow Episode Recap: The Golem, the Details
The Sin Eater Returns
Season 1 Episode 10 of Sleepy Hollow, titled The Golem, begins with Crane chopping wood. Abbie comments on his Scrooge mood, and sympathizes with the fact that he had a son that he never got to know. Crane wonders why Katrina never told him she was pregnant. He decides to try to contact Katrina to find out what happened to his son. Just then, Parrish, the Sin Eater, arrives by taxi, having been called by Crane.
Crane believes that Parrish has the ability to reach Katrina, but Parrish isn’t so sure. However, he agrees to try, though he warns Crane that he will have to put his life in danger in order to do it. Parrish also warns Abbie that this will frighten her, but Abbie chooses to stay. Parrish asks Crane to summon his wife with all his heart, then Parrish begins to strangle Crane, because the closer he is to death, the shorter the distance he has to travel to reach Katrina.
Crane blacks out and has a vision of a baby carriage with a creepy doll inside. Then Katrina appears, and he confronts her about their son. She tells him that their son’s name is Jeremy, and that neither she nor her coven knew she was pregnant when she buried Crane in the cave. Her coven sought to punish her for saving Crane, so she fled. After she gave birth, she realized that she could not keep him, so she gave him up to Abbie’s ancestor, Grace, in order to protect him. Katrina reveals that her own coven banished her to where she is now. Crane vows to find out what happened to their son, free her, and defeat Moloch. Just then, a creature bursts through the doors, but Crane awakens in the real world. Abbie promises they’ll do everything they can to find out what happened to Crane’s son. Meanwhile, in the woods, the creature who burst through the doors in Crane’s vision emerges from the ground.
A Trip to the Library
Crane and Abbie contemplate how many descendants Crane might have. Abbie has the idea to visit the Historical Society Library to search their records. Parrish is more concerned about catching his train, though. However, Abbie convinces him to catch a later train. As they drive off, the creature is watching from the woods.
Meanwhile, Captain Irving is at a church in New York City, speaking with a priest about the Two Witnesses. The priest tells him that the Two Witnesses are martyrs, destined to die, along with the people who follow them. The priest tells Irving to have faith in the Lord’s plan. Irving angrily leaves.
Abbie, Crane, and Parrish arrive at the library and inquire about records for Trinity Church, which took Crane’s son into its care, but the librarian isn’t very helpful. Regardless, they find records about Jeremy, who was able to start fires just by crying, and was responsible for starting a fire in which Abbie’s ancestors died. The townspeople thought of him as a monster. After the fire, he was sent to an orphanage, but there are no further records. Parrish tells them that the librarian knows more than she is letting on, as is able to sense that she was lying, since it’s a sin. They try to find the librarian, but she’s gone. They hear screams outside, and go outside to find that the librarian has been smashed to death in her car.
As Crane and Abbie go through the librarian’s personal effects from her office, Parrish does a crossword puzzle. Crane comments about the evolution of the English language. They find a box with the symbol of Katrina’s coven on it, which only a member of the Sisterhood of the Radiant Heart would possess. Parrish realizes that the librarian knew who Crane was. Crane opens the box, and Parrish comments that whatever is inside reeks of anger and pain. Inside the box, Crane finds a drawing of the doll that was in his vision. Parrish senses that the pain and misery belongs to Crane’s son. Parrish is able to see what happened to Jeremy as a child. The priest at the orphanage was abusive to Jeremy, and with a drop of Jeremy’s blood on his doll, the doll turned into a creature which killed the priest. Crane realizes it’s the same creature he saw in his vision, and that the creature is trying to protect Jeremy, and is what killed the librarian.
Crane and his daughter go for a walk at Central Park. While his daughter goes to pet a puppy, he stops at a vendor to get some hot chocolate, but it turns out the vendor is possessed by a demon, who threatens his daughter. Irving attacks the vendor, but the demon transfers to another body. A couple of policemen become aware of the disturbance, so he backs off.
In the contents of the librarian’s safe, all they find are ticket stubs from traveling carnivals for the last hundred years. Crane and Parrish have a heart to heart about fatherhood. Crane realizes that Washington’s Bible, which was buried with him, contains answers. They figure out that Jeremy’s doll became a golem, that Jeremy created a protector. Abbie glances at an old carnival poster and recognizes “The Four Who Speak as One” as the four veiled women from her vision, and concludes that the librarian must have visited them at the traveling carnivals. These were the women who banished Katrina to purgatory. Crane and Parrish reason that the golem could be after the four women next, and that it’s possible that the women can take Katrina out of purgatory, so they need to get to the women before the golem does.
The Traveling Carnival
They go to the location of the carnival of the most recent ticket stub, which happens to be right outside of town. Crane insists on speaking to the four women alone. When they read his palm, they realize he is Ichabod Crane, and tell him that they have been waiting on him for centuries, as it was foretold that his arrival would seal their fate. They will die tonight. When Crane offers to save them from the golem if they save Katrina from purgatory, they are surprised to hear that the golem is alive. They tell Crane how the golem became uncontrollable and they offered to let Jeremy join their coven, but he refused. The Sisterhood then invoked a hex to stop Jeremy’s heart. The women seem to embrace their fate. Crane asks how to kill the golem, and they tell him that Jeremy’s blood gave the golem life, so only Jeremy’s blood can end it.
The golem begins attacking the carnival, and the four women meet their fate. When a fun house mirror breaks, Crane is stabbed with a shard. He pulls it out, and Parrish points out that Crane’s son’s blood is his own blood, so Crane’s blood can destroy it. Crane tries to talk the golem down, but he attacks, so Crane stabs him with the bloody shard. Then Crane holds the golem’s hand as he dies. The golem turns back into the doll.
Moloch Gives Crane a Warning
As Parrish prepares to leave, he is grateful that fate brought Crane and Abbie into his life. Abbie gives Crane an early Christmas gift – a stocking with his name embroidered on it. After Abbie leaves the room, the mirror cracks, and Crane is transported to the in between. He finds himself in the woods. He hears Moloch’s voice give him a warning: “The saint’s name is a sign.” He goes on to say that when Crane knows his meaning, war will take form, then the End of Days begin, and that his death and the death of the second witness is assured. Moloch then steps out of the shadows and knocks Crane to the ground. He tells Crane, “I touched her soul once. Soon it will be mine forever, and you will give it to me.”
Crane awakens on the floor just as Abbie returns, and tells her that Moloch is coming for Abbie’s soul, and that he will deliver it to him.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 10 of Sleepy Hollow: The Golem
I was excited to see John Noble reprise his role as Henry Parrish, the Sin Eater, in this episode! I had thought we had seen the last of him, and that his previous appearance was his one and only guest spot, but thankfully, I was wrong. We got to know Parrish a lot better than we did last episode, and I’m sure Fringe fans will agree with me, that Parrish reminds them quite a bit of Walter Bishop. During this episode, Parrish seemed to have accepted his role of helping the Two Witnesses, and seemed to grow close to them as well, so I’m hoping that this is not the last we’ll see of him.
I was really hoping that Crane and Abbie would discover some descendants of Crane and meet up with them, but alas, it was not meant to be, since Crane’s bloodline ended with the witches killing Jeremy. I’m wondering if the witches also placed Jeremy somewhere in Purgatory and if we’ll come across him sometime down the road.
The Four Who Speak as One were pretty creepy. I wonder if they were always like that, or if they eventually turned into that as the centuries passed. For example, what was up with the pointy teeth? These were members of Katrina’s coven, yet Katrina was normal looking and looked nothing like them. Did other members of the coven look like that?
Overall, this felt like an anticlimactic episode. It builds up to finding the golem and figuring out what happened to Jeremy, but it turns out Jeremy was killed by the hands of Katrina’s own coven, and the golem was killed pretty easily. Not sure what’s going on with Captain Irving and that demon’s threat about his daughter. The very end when Moloch gave Crane the warning was probably one of the best parts of this episode, other than the heartwarming scenes involving Parrish. When Moloch said he “touched her soul once” I thought he was talking about Katrina, until Crane awoke and said it was Abbie. The only circumstance under which Crane would deliver Abbie’s soul to Moloch would be to save Katrina (or his son, if he happens to pop up at some point), so I see some drama coming soon. I’m still intrigued and want to see what happens next on Sleepy Hollow! Too bad there are only 3 episode left this season. But at least we know it has already been renewed for Season 2.
Josh’s Thoughts: Sleepy Hollow, Season 1 Episode 10: The Golem
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