All right, Trashians, here’s a down and dirty minicap. I’m wicked tired and can’t keep my eyes open to bring you my usual high quality minicap of hilarity. But I can give the Katrina fans (well, the one Katrina fan that fessed up in the comments of the last recap) this.
Ich and Katrina touched!
A young boy lost in the woods followed a girl while one of the Four Horseman followed him. The girl disappeared and the boy ran onto a road in Sleepy Hollow which made the Horseman scatter like dust in the wind.
Ich has moved into Clancy Brown’s cabin and is concerned about fitting in with modern life. He’s also irritated with those stupid vacuum sealed plastic packages so I say he’s fitting in just fine.
The boy was found unconscious in the middle of town. When Ich and Abbie come to investigate they discover he’s got black veins, clothes older than Ich’s, and a fondness for dead languages. As the boy declines the disease spreads through Sleepy Hollow and one guy dies a pretty awesome death. The boy tells Ich he is from Roanoke. Not the current city in Virginia but the lost colony of North Carolina. Abbie somehow never heard that story but Ich does his usual professor exposition thing.
Crabbie follow the boy’s path through the woods to an island. They discover a hidden path that lets them walk across the water like Ric Ocasek in that one Cars video from the 80s. The island is hiding the Lost Colony. They are all infected but not dying. The Horseman of Pestilence cursed their colony with a disease which killed Virginia Dare, the first colonist born in America. Her ghost led them to the island which stopped them from dying. (Please note that I said in the first episode recap that the Horseman they were calling Conquest is better known as Pestilence or Disease. I AM PSYCHIC!) Leaving the island removed the protection so the boy started to die and spread the disease.
Crabbie head back to the hospital to sneak the boy back to the island. Before they can Ich realizes he’s been infected and is sedated so he can be forcibly quarantined. (The single time when “no means no” doesn’t apply.) Under sedation he’s able to visit the Dreamland Katrina is trapped in and they have a yawn-inducing reunion with a single chaste kiss. Though he does do that “cup the lady’s tiny face in his manly hands” thing which is always a hit. Turns out Dreamland is really Purgatory (or a Purgatory) and Katrina is trapped there with other souls until Moloch decides their final destination.
Abbie tries to convince Irving to let her take Ich and the boy out of the hospital but he continues his streak of actual Captaining and shuts that right down. While hiding from Luke she ducks into the hospital chapel, has a little talk with God, and realizes the spring water at the island is what is keeping the Roanokens alive. She and Irving work together to get them out.
The Horseman chases them through the woods but is defeated at the last moment after Ich plunges into the waters with the boy. The whole island changes instantly and they realize the Roanokens were doing their best Bruce Willis imitation. Spoiler alert for a really old movie: he was dead the whole time. The boy came back to life when he left the island. All the infected townies are miraculously healed. Yay! Crabbie have a sweet moment wherein she assures him that he most definitely belongs in the here and now. And by “here and now” she means “my bed.”
In minor plot/annoying ex-boyfriend news, Luke questions Irving about why Ich is still around and Irving shuts that right down. Luke tries to be clever by calling Oxford to prove Ich is lying but a lady with a really bad British accent backs up his story. Irving, you evil hot man, hire a better actress next time.
Full recap up later in the week. I will reveal to you the brilliant insight I had about Irving while driving to bowling tonight.