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Hello, show! I missed you in all your cracktastic glory!

Franklinstein! The thirty coins of Judas! I am already anticipating more zombified members of the American Revolution.

Also, the Headless Horseman walking around topless, showing off his muscled torso (sans head), was weird.

I am always a little worried because the previews focus so heavily on Ichabod and Henry, so it was particularly nice to get this week's episode, with Abbie and Jenny relationship stuff in addition to more information about both Sheriff Reyes and their mother. I love that you can pass the women-of-color version of the Bechdel test multiple ways in this show! I like Reyes being a hardass, but I hope she's not evil.

Alas, Katrina's role is still pretty boring. At least she can do a bit more now? But it would be nice to see her not in captivity for once. And the show keeps defining her via her relationships with various men, from Henry to Ichabod to Abraham.

Mostly, I would like more episodes like today's, because I would like ALL MILLS SISTERS ALL THE TIME. I love the tiny bit of vulnerability Jenny gets around Abbie as well as how generally kickass Jenny is, and I adore Nicole Beharie's no-nonsense, "Fine, I'll talk about my emotions now but only because I have to now can we get back to the apocalypse," yet always warm Abbie. I've also really been enjoying her scenes with Reyes, which is also why I want Reyes to not be evil... she's much more interesting as an obstacle to our heroes while not being out and out demonic.

And Irving, oh dear. So far, he hasn't gotten too much to do, but I am hoping they bring Amandla Stenberg.

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Tue, Oct. 7th, 2014 11:56 am (UTC)
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Glad I'm not the only one who likes Reyes. Most seem to think she's only an annoying obstacle, whereas I think they've primarily focused on her being a connection for Abbie and Jenny to their mother, and all her "obstacle" actions have pretty much been what any responsible person in her situation would have done.

I'm also still really disappointed in how they've been using Katrina, but of the 3 female leads, if one HAS to get the short end of the stick for development and plot, then I would rather it be Katrina than Abbie or Jenny. (But I'd prefer it if it were none of them.)

From interviews, articles and promos, I get the impression that the network thinks the show is all about the Cranes and Ichabod/Katrina, and that's what all the fans are here for, but the writers of the show are much more interested in Abbie and Jenny, with Ichabod as the prissy exposition fairy sidekick.

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Tue, Oct. 7th, 2014 01:36 pm (UTC)
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yeah, the actors don't seem to think the show is about Ichabod/Katrina, either, including Katia Winters.

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