Sleepy Hollow was back for another episode this week, with its fourth episode of season two Go Where I Send Thee. While the story of Ichabod Crane continued, the story incorporated another tale. This time it was the tale of the Pied Piper, who was tormenting the Lancasters, a clan that dates back to the Revolutionary era in New York.
The backstory was explained throughout the episode. Daniel Forbes Lancaster let redcoats stay within his estate in Sleepy Hollow, until they got too friendly with the women in his home. Instead of telling them to get out, he hired the Pied Piper to lure them out of the house and kill them. After Lancaster succeeded, he killed the Piper.
The problem for Lancaster was the Piper had made a deal with a demon. He came back and vowed that on the 10th birthday of a girl in each generation, he would lure the girl out and leave her to die. He can then use her bones to make musical instruments.
For those worried about Sleepy Hollow going off track and jumping ship, the Pied Piper seems to play a part sometime in the future. John Nobel was seen using the flute and crushing down into a powder. It opens the door for other fairy tales to come into the show, but hopefully the writers will bring it all back to the overall storyline in some way.
Sleepy Hollow’s fourth episode Go Where I Send Thee makes it clear that the Pied Piper’s flute is somehow enchanted. When Ichabod played it, Abbie was sent into a trance. He stopped playing it once he realized, so it is going to be dangerous in the hands of Nobel.
There are still questions about new guy Nick Hawley. He just happened to be in the woods the night that 10-year-old Sarah Lancaster was lured out with the flute. He claims that he has been hired to get the musical instrument and tried to save Sarah. However, the Pied Piper turned up. Hawley still seems completely oblivious to the fact that demons exist, but that could just be a rouse.
However, it is a good job that Nick is there. It is his explosives that save the day, along with little Sarah.
With 20 minutes of the show left, many started to wonder what could happen. Was the big bad Piper really dead? It turned out that the victim was never supposed to survive. Every time the Pied Piper has taken a girl in the past, she has had to die. Only once was the victim saved, and that led o the victims siblings dying of some type of illness. It is no wonder that Sarah’s mother Beth was not too happy about Sarah’s return to Sleepy Hollow.
Beth makes the agonizing decision to sacrifice her daughter to save her sons, but Ichabod and Abbie try to stop her. In the end, the two work together to kill the Piper for good, so the Lancasters can live on in peace. However, Go Where I Send Thee has left for some interesting questions for the rest of this season’s Sleepy Hollow.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham