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This week's SLEEPY HOLLOW [Jan. 14th, 2014|12:00 pm]
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A straightforward plotline; moved fast, but had a few moments of "fridge logic."

 

("Fridge Logic": something happened in the show, movie, book, or whatever, that, when it happened, you didn't really notice, but later, when you're looking in the fridge for a snack, it suddenly occurs to you that, waitaminute -- that was pretty stupid, wasn't it?)

 

First, the "skinny jeans" scene.  When he comes back from changing out of the all-black outfit with the skinny jeans, I said to Lis, "Those earth tones are a MUCH better look for him," and only AFTER he put the jacket back on did I realize that he was back to his original outfit.  So count me a fan of his usual clothes.

 

If you're dealing with a demon who jumps from body to body, and who you KNOW was in the police station jumping from officer to officer, you really should have some way of checking to make sure that your safehouse protection crew doesn't include the demon you're trying to safehouse against.

 

Detective Blondie Redshirt really Darwin Awarded himself, didn't he?  Even if you're not superstitious, if you find out that the priest put a thick line of salt over the doorway on PURPOSE, isn't it just rude to brush it aside without asking first?  And, well, you'd hope that, by this time, what with the zombie co-worker and the headless guy with the machine gun and all, most of the police department might consider being superstitious, anyway?

 

Honestly, Craine ought to have been a little more sympathetic to the militia's way of thinking.  I mean, he JUST came from fighting a war against his own oppressive government; whatever Abbie or I think about it, Craine ought to have been in general agreement with them.  As such, I can't help but wonder what would have happened if they came in openly and asked to use the ghostbuster trap, on the argument that, "Hey, you know how you've got that thing just in case that demon shows up, so you can trap it, and the whole reason you have it is so that you can trap that demon when it shows up?  Yeah, that demon just showed up, so if you could let us use it to do exactly the thing that you want the thing to do, that'd be great, thanks."

 

No real plot twists or turns, although there was character development and we don't know if Abbie's ex is still alive after the.demon jumped from him.  But still, basically straight ahead plotline.  Still, I think it's fine for a roller coaster to have a downhill straightaway to build up speed before the loop-de-loop.

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[User Picture]From: stitchwhich
2014-01-15 04:40 am (UTC)

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Your post makes me very grateful that I stopped watching the show about the time they captured Death and put him in chains. (Or thereabouts. Mu husband kept watching it and I wandered in during that episode after having skipped a few between.)
[User Picture]From: xiphias
2014-01-15 12:34 pm (UTC)

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Really? Because I think it's the best thing on television.
[User Picture]From: browngirl
2014-01-15 09:07 pm (UTC)

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If you're dealing with a demon who jumps from body to body, and who you KNOW was in the police station jumping from officer to officer, you really should have some way of checking to make sure that your safehouse protection crew doesn't include the demon you're trying to safehouse against.

What would you suggest? (Real question -- I tried to figure out a plot like that recently nd got stuck on this issue.)
[User Picture]From: xiphias
2014-01-16 12:16 am (UTC)

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Well, my first couple thoughts include:

1. Make sure everyone knows that this is what's happening. Fighting demons when your team is unaware that demons exist is a bad idea.

2. Make sure everyone stays in teams of at least three, and no physical contact.

3. In this case, the demon can't cross salt. Put down frequent lines of salt and require everybody to cross one every fifteen minutes.
[User Picture]From: browngirl
2014-01-18 02:09 am (UTC)

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*takes notes*