Another episode of Sleepy Hollow, another monster to face. In this week’s “Insatiable,” Team Witness battles a hunger demon released by a puzzle box (a scary Rubrik’s cube of death) that kills by making them ravenously eat, then starve to death.
Besides our traditional monster hunt of the week, there was some development when it came to Diana and the Jake/Alex pairing the show’s pushing. And our villain Dreyfuss is getting the gang back to together a la working with the headless horseman.
Diana got on my nerves this week with her headstrong “we have to take down Dreyfuss right this second attitude because he laid eyes on my daughter” anger. She landed the team in hot water when she got Alex and Jake to go on a side mission tracking Dreyfuss, resulting in a phone call foiling Crane’s plan to capture the hunger demon (the demon crushes the puzzle box with its butt – yes, its butt).
Speaking of Jake and Alex, the show is trying to get me to ship them, and I just don’t. I don’t like Alex, so I’m not going to like Alex and Jake (who’s growing on me) as a couple. The show doesn’t need a love story right now unless it involves Crane because, right now, Crane is feeling more like a side character than our central protagonist.
Back to team witness’ hunger demon problem, it turns out that the Donner Party and the Gold Rush is involved in this week’s twisted history. This leads the team to the junk yard because apparently cars are filled with gold and, of course, the hunger demon’s weakness is gold.
So, hunger demon is dead. I wasn’t expecting anything less.
The episode ends with Dreyfuss (finally) revealing his master evil plan. He plans on resurrecting the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and only Team Witness alone can stop him. Oh, and Jenny has a super cool new job offer and might be leaving Team Witness.
While this week’s episode wasn’t bad per se (I was peeved at last week’s), but still there’s no stakes for me and, more importantly, not enough Crane! He’s the center of the show, and the writers seem to be excluding him more and more from the interesting plots and making more of a glorified side character.
Maybe it’s because him and Diana have zero chemistry and don’t seem to like each other at all. It’s episode like this that make me miss Abbie Mills and the quaint town of Sleepy Hollow, which begs the question: if the show gets renewed and Crane makes D.C. his permanent home, does that mean Sleepy Hollow will become Washington D.C.? It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it?
Sleepy Head Highlight: Crane’s house-party in the beginning of the episode because it’s Crane holding a house-party and, boy, is he awkward about it.
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