Saturday, February 25, 2017
--In case anyone was wondering where this season was going, we had quite a few visions of Ichabod in Dreyfus's America.
--Compare Dreyfus's speech about people being animals in need of shepherd to just about anything Napoleon says in "Animal Farm." Then cross reference all that with recent speeches or press releases from President Trump. Like I said: not subtle.
--Peter Pan continues to be evil no matter what show he's in! Though, it's always nice to see Robbie Kay.
--Of course Uncle Sam, Davy Crockett, and Sacagawea were genie and demon hunters.
--I would probably be more moved by Alex and Jake's blooming romance if they had been developed as characters at all.
--Molly is destined to be an Oracle. Cool.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
--Honestly, who goes into a church graveyard in the middle of the night? You're obviously going to die.
--Ichabod is in awe of "dolls that talk, robots that transform. Putty that is silly..." This is because "all I had in my day was a hoop and a stick and woe the day the stick broke."
--So, Jenny spent the entire episode hanging out with a half naked demon. No judgement; Joeb looked good.
--I didn't even notice Alex and Jake were missing from this episode until someone pointed it out in the show.
--Dreyfus wants to help the world be reborn. I'm sure that will go well for all of us.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
--Ichabod with a giant blue Slushie (and then a brain freeze) feels very much like classic Ichabod.
--Jenny, regarding Ichabod and Abbie: "They had something special."
--Jenny's emotional journey this episode was also well done. She's right that there are "lots of ghosts in this place, but all ones I adore." In the end, she's able to see Alex and Jake as valuable teammates, who will fight by her side just as much as Abbie and Joe did.
--Making a Faraday cage is a total shout out to LOST, right?
--Look, I'm pretty familiar with ancient Egyptian mythology and that wasn't a sphinx.
--Ichabod at Abbie's grave was an emotional gut punch but it was perfectly acted and written. The Headless BobbleHead was a nice touch.
--I'm not sure I'm on the new #TeamWitness all the way yet but damn it if the show isn't selling it to me slowly, week after week.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
--Ichabod gave a rather rousing speech on the very bloody history of soccer. To a bunch of 13 year old girls. Bless.
--"A Witness is no different from any other person." Is that actually true? I would say the three Witnesses we've met--Ichabod, Abbie, and Molly--defy that rule.
--Apparently Dreyfuss was trying to drain a literal swamp at one point. Once again...subtle, writers. Subtle.
--I am a broken record but when it comes to Jake and Alex, I'd rather the show just...not. Surprisingly, Alex was more likable this week as Jake got creepy in his instance that the only reason why Jenny isn't "in to him" is because she doesn't know him. That's not okay! Also, Jenny not only lost her sister but also Joe. Do the writers have to force a romantic relationship on her so soon?
--"We will not stand idly by while innocent men suffer for your sins."