SLEEPY HOLLOW 3×03: Ichabod Crane vs. the 21st Century

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What a ride, Sleepy fans!

Bounty hunters, demons and Jack the Ripper, oh my!

What another crazy episode tonight, guys. Pandora’s still running amok (amok amok), destroying everything in her path, and she seems to have a particular bead on Abbie this week. What secrets does our new FBI agent have that could interest Sleepy Hollow’s latest resident? Whatever they are, they seem intimately related to her feelings about Ichabod, and are sure to send our minds running in the coming weeks.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the "Blood & Fear" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

RANT ICHABOD RANT! // SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the “Blood & Fear” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

Undeterred by the bureaucratic red tape preventing him from saving his beloved vault, Ichabod makes a huge decision: he will become an American citizen, if only to file this petition! It’s sweet, but may also be motivated by his newest admirer, Emily. Yet, his studying is quickly interrupted by a crime spree of Pandora’s instigation, and it’s off to the races for the Witnesses. Including a near brush with death at her hands, but luckily our duo always have each other’s backs in the nick of time.  No matter how Pandora tries to come between them, I have a sneaking suspicion she’ll be no match for Crane and Mills’ might.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie, L) and Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, R) in the "Blood & Fear" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie, L) and Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, R) in the “Blood & Fear” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

Onwards with the more lighthearted moments tonight!

  1. Ichabod’s rant at governmental inefficiency was positively beautiful in its glory. Even more beautiful? That this clearly isn’t the first time, because Abbie knows the rant by heart and anticipates his salvos.
  2. What could possibly possess Ichabod to become an American citizen? Love of country? Pursuit of happiness? Dreams of freedom? No. Arcane bylaws which state that only citizens can file petitions for injunctions, that’s what.
  3. “Ichabod Crane, American. I like the sound of that.” So do we, Abbie.
  4. If the world-saving gets old, I think Ichabod’s got a future in the modern world as a college professor:
    Ichabod: No goal is worth much if it comes without a struggle.
    Emily: John Adams?
    Ichabod: Actually Ichabod Crane.
    [Kinda sounds like Frasier Crane to me, buddy.]
  5. Of course, a man as gallant as Ichabod couldn’t possibly ask for a young maiden’s help in his pursuit of American citizenship–
    Emily: My brother is a member of the senate subcommittee on  immigration–
    Ichabod: I would be honoured to accept your assistance!
    [I bet you would, buddy.]
  6. … And he knows it, too. “Oh please, as if Adams wouldn’t have done any different!
  7. Dude’s taking the right to bear arms thing seriously now:
    Abbie: I thought you were supposed to be hot stuff with a musket.
    Ichabod: I was always better with a flintlock pistol than a Brown Bess.
  8. This might be an odd 21st-century observation, Nelson Myers’ Ripper-esque rampage seemed like a metaphor for dangerous patriarchy, but that might just be me.
  9. Ichabod ends up on a (morphine?) drip in his living room, and if that’s not modern living, I don’t know what is. (Petition to see Ichabod get accidentally stoned at some point?)
  10. Nothing like a malaria joke about the civil war to date you, though.
  11. Witness Fist Bump!
  12. And above all, this must be Ichabod’s favorite part of the 21st century: “I am most grateful, lieutenant, that you and I have found each other once again.” (He must be high if he isn’t calling her leftenant though.)

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the "Blood & Fear" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the “Blood & Fear” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

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