I cannot believe they're making Abbie a slave. This show is trash. I'm not watching this finale. Fuck Goffman
I feel you, anon. Don’t blame you one bit if you leave the show.
I’m gonna watch the finale. I’ve tolerated far worse on other shows, so this isn’t a breaking point for me personally. If I can tolerate S3 of True Blood and the absolute shit storyline they had for Tara Thornton and how horribly she was treated, I can deal with this. I sure as fuck don’t like it, though.
It’s so baffling why they would even go this route. I mean, I get it from a “this is the series of events” sort of way. Katrina gets it in her head to “make things right” and undo her mistakes in the past. Abbie and Crane try to stop her because that’s a terrible fucking idea. They get sent back in time in their attempt to stop her. I understand Abbie being mistaken as a runaway slave and potentially why she’s arrested (no papers verifying her freedom, weird outfit, etc.). And so on. The dots are rather easy to connect.
It’s just so fucking unnecessary.
Like why is this the way you choose to get to the conclusion you want? Just have Katrina and Henry kill each other in a magical duel or some shit and leave it at that. Or drown. Or fade into the ether. Ugh.
Why this when it’s so obviously problematic?
Granted, I doubt they’ll really go that far into the slavery aspect of it. The show is seemingly determined to show how awesome the white dudes were in colonial times. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the most we saw was Abbie being confronted by a soldier, arrested for…well, for any number of reasons, really…and then “saved” by Crane, the most progressive man of his time. She might meet her ancestors or see some in passing, but I don’t think the show has the courage to really go further than that because white people. And I’m not interested in seeing Abbie go through any of that shit, though I swear to God if they try to paint a rosy picture of slavery like they did in Sanctuary, I might reach through my TV and choke the shit out of someone.
It’s just…yeah. I don’t know. Why, Sleepy Hollow? JFC.
There are so many other choices. Not even necessarily better - just different. Like…y’all had this elaborate ass plan about turning someone into a Wendigo using a 10 y.o. girl’s bone flute (of Chinese origin that was made by a white ninja) as an act of bio-terrorism to get some Jincan to make a spider to impregnate old dude’s mama with a demon baby that was almost aborted with the Aurora Borealis rock.
Y’all came up with that stupid, convoluted ass shit, but you’re telling me you can’t come up with anything other than sending Abbie back in time and being mistaken for a runaway slave?