Sleepy Hollow Season 1 Review “For the Triumph of Evil”

If that’s the Sandman, I certainly don’t want him bringing me any dreams. The idea of the evil Sandman has always creeped me out. Probably because sleep is something that, no matter how you try, you cannot avoid. That’s why this episode of Sleepy Hollow was much more spooky to me than those that have come before.

This iteration of the Sandman seemed to function more like the Egyptian god Osiris than anything else. Much like Osiris, this Sandman weighed the conscience of the individual and killed those who it determined failed to do right by their fellow man. The Sandman was actually a demon and it came after Abbie because she lied about what she saw in the woods when she was a child. Actually, it came after her because Abbie’s lie meant that she had turned her back on her sister Jenny at a most crucial time. Two other people, Jenny’s psychiatrist and the farmer who found Abbie and Jenny in the woods, also knew that Jenny was telling the truth but they lied to protect themselves. Thus, the demon found them guilty and their sentence was death. After Abbie and Ichabod figured out what was after her, they sought help from a Native American shaman (who was a used car salesman/hustler) to figure out how to defeat the demon. After a bit of prodding from Ichabod, the shaman agreed to help them. There was some very nasty looking green tea and a couple of scorpions involved, but Ichabod and Abbie were ultimately able to destroy the demon.



Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!