I really liked the episode. It reminds me of Fringe as well but that's only natural considering the content and the same people working on both projects. I think Ichabod and Abbie's relationship is progressing nicely. I feel like their interactions and banter is easy for knowing each other for such a short period of time. If Ichabod is willing to go so far for Abbie now, I can't wait to see what it will be like when they know each other even better.
I didn't miss Katrina but I didn't not miss her either if that makes sense. I just think her connection is with Ichabod and this episode wasn't really about him so it makes sense that she wasn't needed. I too found the Sandman's line about not being the one to judge Ichabod for his sins very intriguing as well. I wonder what that is foreshadowing?
The only think that bothered me as a black person is how different Jenny looked as an adult compared to when she was a child. Black people get darker as they get older and she got lighter. Abbie's younger counterpart was spot on but I found Jenny's very distracting.