SLEEPY HOLLOW 3×05: Ichabod Crane vs. the 21st Century

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Apologies for the impromptu absence last week, Sleepyheads! (Perhaps I will be able to recap last week’s favorite moments this weekend, because Ichabod playing video games and eschewing standardized testing is every bit as delightful as it sounds.)

We’re back swinging this week, because it’s the great FOX crossover event! How do two FBI agents, a forensic anthropologist and a two-hundred-and-fifty-year-old soldier manage to share the screen? Through a couple of plot devices and a lot of Hollywood magic!

SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, guest star Emily Deschanel from BONES and David Boreanaz from BONES in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, guest star Emily Deschanel from BONES and David Boreanaz from BONES in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

It matters not, though, dear friends, because our Witnesses get to go on two (!) road trips to Washington, D.C. to solve a murder, and end up fighting Pandora again in the process. Cassidy will have your Bones recap up soon detailing Booth, Brennan, Crane and Mills’ Scooby adventures, but in the meantime, there’s nothing quite like a lab full of scientists to throw Ichabod out of his element — and we reap the rewards!

Here are some of the highlights from “Resurrection in the Remains” and “Dead Men Tell No Tales”

  1. Ichabod is genuinely stoked at visiting the Smithsonian Jeffersonian Institution, a center which embodies everything the Founding Fathers strove for. It’s beautiful. And hilarious, because he also has to explain to a bunch of strangers who aren’t aware of his, er, unique perspective.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Guest star Emily Deschanel from BONES and Tom Mison in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Guest star Emily Deschanel from BONES and Tom Mison in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

  2. NO TOUCHING THE BOOK OF SHADOWS, Dr. Hodgins!
  3. Look at that — Revolutionary-era Ichabod helped solve a modern-day murder! Who needs computers and DNA when you have ancient parchments and porcelain teeth.
  4. “He called it Fondle in the Forest.” I want to know Ichabod’s old-timey cocktail names right now. Also, I want to go drinking with Ichabod right now.
  5. Ichabod goes bowling. I repeat: ICHABOD GOES BOWLING.
  6. “All up in your faces!” Ichabod tries so, so hard with the colloquialisms, like a precious cinnamon roll. (Hmm, more in common with his Washington counterpart?)
  7. However, he might need a slightly-less-conceptual costume next year for Halloween. (Maybe he can try Ben Franklin?) These 21st-century citizens just have no appreciation for his finery.
  8. “Miss Corinth wants me to peruse her Instant Gram. Apparently I’ve been ‘tagged’.” Everything about this sentence.
  9. #CraneOnTheBrain
  10. “Now might be the time for [Brennan] and Agent Booth to ‘throw down’.” Is it wrong to say I want to witness whoever is clearly conduction Slang Indoctrination with Ichabod?
  11. Brennan invites herself onto the case because she apparently “does not negotiate,” and Ichabod learns what contemporary Booth lives with on a daily basis.
  12. Modern skepticism is no match for Ichabod’s arched eyebrows: “[Brennan] dismissed Moloch as a man with a skin condition.” Some people have no respect for supernatural demon-fighters!
  13. Ichabod is flummoxed over dating in the present day, which is why he has Abbie as the best wing woman ever to help him navigate the treacherous waters.

    Can you say BADASSES?! // SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

    Can you say BADASSES?! // SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

  14. “Caller identification is a marvel.” Poor Ichabod, how can a gentleman caller present himself suitably when his intended calls him out on it first? Talk about a mojo killer!
Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

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