This week's Song is Frankie Valli's "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)", which was featured on the Supernatural episode, "Meta Fiction" (9x18) at the end, when Metatron continues to type his story as Castiel tears down his hotel research and steps out to lead the angels. Sam and Dean drive on...
Abbie and Ichabod decide to go a dangerous route in raising their own Franklinstein monster (a.k.a. a Frankenstein-like monster created by none other than Benjamin Franklin from fallen soldiers’ body parts and the Headless Horesman’s head) to fight the Headless Horsemen in order to try and save Katrina. Meanwhile, Irving deals with life in prison, Jenny and the new Sheriff butt heads, and Henry tries to come up with a new plan to get Moloch out of Purgatory.
Ichabod: It describes a ceremony in which a harbinger of the Apocalypse takes a human bride through a gruesome, binding ritual. This is undoubtedly what Abraham has in mind for Katrina.
Abbie: Not exactly up to Martha Stewart standards.
Ichabod: Martha who?
Abbie: She's, uh, big in the wedding industry.
Ichabod: Wedding... industry. So the blessed rites between a man and a woman...
Abbie: Has become a billion-dollar business, and some... great guilty-pleasure TV.
Abbie: This is insane!
Ichabod: Most of my life can be characterized under those auspices.
Ichabod: Thomas Jefferson once said banking establishments are more dangerous than a standing army.
Abbie: Just stand in line and go with the flow.
Ichabod: Two statements that are indeed complete opposite.
Abbie: You founded a country. Figure it out.
Banker: Good afternoon sir, welcome to Sleepy Hollow Savings and Loan.
Ichabod: These people entrust you with their fortune, yet you cannot entrust them with a simple ink well?
Ichabod: Credit without collateral?
Banker: So you can get that special someone in your life everything her heart desires. Perhaps an engagement ring?
Ichabod: Are you part of the wedding industry?
Banker: No sir, I’m just here to offer you our lowest rates of the year. You can get a five-thousand-dollar credit fee—no fees.
Ichabod: It is this kind of gross invitation to indulgence that mocks the power of the invisible hand to foster the true well of nations. A boon to your industry, I’ll grant, yet cementing your and—it pains me now to say it—our lot, as an insolvent flock of debtors, destined to—
Come on. (Ichabod goes with her, to the banker) Thank you.
Banker: Have a good day.
Abbie: We've never been in this section before. You sure you know where we're going?
Abbie: It's nice to know that even a man from the 18th century won't ask for help with directions.
Abbie: Are we supposed to light candles or something?
Ichabod: Only if you wish to set a mood.
Abbie: That's what scares me. My faith in you is my greatest weakness.
Abbie: Is there more?
Abbie: Did you do it right?
Ichabod: Did—I followed the instructions…What? I’m not the witch in the family. The pronunciation may be a little off, there are words I’ve never spoken before. I’ll do it again.
Abbie: You might want to do it fast.
Katrina: If you take me now, you will live an eternity knowing that I’m not truly yours. Let me accept of my own free will.
Katrina: You must leave here without me.
Katrina: Our son. He’s still our son.
Ichabod: You are forever in my heart.
Ichabod: The way we fight monsters cannot be to create monsters. We must be better than them.
Jenny: Just don't take 13 years to come get me this time, OK?
Irving: I used to be just like you. I thought I had it all figured out but then I came to Sleepy Hollow. And now that I've seen what I've seen, I'm not going to pretend to be blind again. The end is near.
Picking up immediately after the spellbinding events of the Season One finale, Ichabod finds himself buried alive in a coffin; Abbie is trapped in purgatory; Ichabod’s wife, Katrina, has been kidnapped by the Headless Horseman; Capt. Frank Irving is behind bars for a murder he did not commit; and Abbie’s sister, Jenny, is among the wreckage of a horrific car crash. These events were due, in large part, to the shocking revelation that Henry Parish, the trusted friend of Ichabod and Abbie, is actually Ichabod and Katrina’s son and the Second Horseman of the Apocalypse. Now, with Henry’s emergence as the Horseman of War, alongside the Headless Horseman, Sleepy Hollow has never been so close to destruction. - FOX
Abbie: It's a surprise party. Gotcha.
Ichabod: A surprise party. And why must your era celebrate terror with dessert?
Abbie: I'm sorry, I couldn't find a cupcake big enough for two hundred and fifty-one candles. Happy birthday.
Ichabod: Well, then, I shall consider myself "punk'd."
Abbie: Make a wish.
Ichabod: Oh, a wish.
Abbie: Another modern tradition.
Ichabod: And here I thought science had won over superstition in modern America. Very well. A wish. I wish...
Abbie: Not out loud.
Ichabod: Is there no end to this birthday madness?
Abbie: This is what we've been training for. You ready?
Ichabod: I've been ready for 200 years.
Ichabod: Hear hear for fire and brimstone.
Ichabod: (into his cell phone) If I do not survive, Lieutenant, I want you to know that I never stopped fighting. (Phone reads: Error - memory full) And, none of that recorded. Wonderful.
Ichabod: Where to begin. My wife has been captured by the Horseman of Death and my son is the Horseman of War.
Abbie: First Among Founders: Benjamin Franklin's Impact on Colonial America.
Ichabod: Impact? On the scores of strumpets he crushed beneath his girth, perhaps.
Ichabod: The man was insufferable.
Abbie: We are talking about Benjamin Franklin? The editor of the Declaration of Independence.
Ichabod: Blowhard, braggart, blatherskite. And gasbag. He had an insatiable need to prove he was the sharpest intellect in the room.
Abbie: I could see how that would be hard for you.
Benjamin Franklin: You still haven't learned my alphabet, have you?
Ichabod: There are only so many hours in the day.
Benjamin Franklin: Rise earlier. The key to success lies under the alarm clock.
Jenny: This is the only statue of Franklin in Sleepy Hollow.
Ichabod: Wait, there are more?
Jenny: All over the country. Plus the Franklin Mint, the $100 bill. It's all about the Benjamins.
This week's Scene is one we've all been waiting for for a very long time. It's THE Beauty and the Beast dance, a.k.a. Rumpelstiltskin and Belle's first dance as a married couple. Love how they incorporated this in Once Upon A Time!
This week's Song is "All Alone" by David O'Dowda, which is often heard on show promos or as a track in behind-the-scenes featurettes, but I feel like it deserves to be center-stage for it's haunting sadness
Take a deep breath Bones fans, for that was just a lot to take. If you've not seen last night's Season 10 premiere, then I highly suggest not continuing in this post, because I don't think anybody expected the last ten minutes of the season opener to be as shockingly horrible as it was