Monday, January 27, 2014

Sleepy Hollow 2013 Finale

Does anyone else watch Sleepy Hollow? Despite playing wild and loose with history, I love this show. It's clever and fun. Something is bugging me to death about the huge revelation regarding Henry Parrish, the Sin Eater. Don't read any further if you haven't watched the season finale yet.  I'm on a rant.

I love John Noble as Henry Parrish in this show, but to see him as thirty-something Icabod Crane's son is ridiculous. Stay with me here, we're in alt time now. Icabod cheats death in the Revolutionary War and wakes up in 2013 Sleepy Hollow, not having aged a day since his "demise." Ok. I can live with this.  He's dashing and that helps.

But in the season finale, Crane's son is revealed to be the sixty-five-ish Henry, who we also know was killed as a teenager or at the very least early twenties young man. We also learn that Henry came back to live approximately twenty years earlier, so in theory he could have aged during those years and now be about the same age as his father, Icabod Crane. I like the twist of the Sin Eater being Crane's son, but either the casting or the timeline is totally off.   Apparently, this twist was in the works for a long time, according to this interview with executive producer Mark Goffman.  Which makes me wonder how everyone overlooked this odd bit of casting.

What were they thinking?