In Sleepy Hollow’s return episode, Ichabod is kidnapped by the Freemasons and given the chance to get rid of the Horseman once and for all. The only catch is that he has to take himself out in the process. Along the way we’re given a weak reason for why Ichabod is connected to the Horseman (the first reason worked better); Cana doesn’t understand Abbie’s assertion that Death is the embodiment of sin, and we both figure that the Sin Eater has got to have the most disgusting and unfortunate power ever.
Quotes of the Podcast: “It’s unsanitary as hell, and how the heck do you even discover you can do something like that? Unless you had a kink for blood, how the heck do you just one day randomly drink someone’s blood and purge them of their sins?”-Alta
“What were some of the sins that he was absolving these people who were in prison for? I get that that’s what he was supposed to do, but I don’t know. I’m kind of side-eyeing and judging, ’cause I’m like maybe those people should’ve died with those sins.”-Cana
“His sin is not even a sin at all. I think it’s so ridiculous. [….]. I just feel like it wasn’t even his fault that happened. His White Guilt was so strong, basically. And so since [Cana] remembered, and I’m glad you did, Ro’kenhrontyes saying ‘your sins are not mine to judge.’ Of course not, because he didn’t actually do anything wrong! Literally, because the Sandman judges you for what you did wrong, and Ichabod did nothing wrong. He should have a clean conscious, but he decided to do the most with the guy’s death.”-Alta
“So what memory does the Horseman have that would connect him to Ichabod? Otherwise it’s one-sided. So he would’ve drank that stuff, and it would’ve been S.O.L ’cause the Horseman would’ve still been around like ‘Ha!'”-Cana