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SLEEPY HOLLOW Season 3 Fall Finale: Did that just happen?

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Hey, Sleepyheads! Are you still reeling from that doozy of a fall finale? I know I sure am.

The first half of season three has been a wild ride. Pandora’s box ain’t got nothin’ on our Witnesses — but it seems like, at least for now, she might have gotten the upper hand. We’ve had courting and combat and crossovers, but nothing could have prepared us for Abbie’s fate in “Novus Ordo Seclorum.”

I don’t know about you guys, but I am definitely in denial that what happened to our rookie FBI agent actually transpired. Or at least, that it transpired in the way the writers would have us believe. Maybe that’s what happens when your show is about a Revolutionary soldier who played dead for over two hundred years only to reemerge in 2013 to stave off the apocalypse, and a sheriff’s deputy who ended up in Purgatory and has traveled back in time in order to save herself and her comrades. You start to laugh off Death, because just as in The X-Files before it, nobody stays truly dead for too long in this universe.

So maybe that’s the false sense of security under which I have taken “Novus”, because I find it highly improbable that Agent Abbie Mills, Witness and ass-kicker extraordinaire, went out not in battle with the afterlife, but thanks to a nemesis we’ve only begun to unravel.

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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.

BONES 11×05 Debriefing: “I Shall Not Rest Until It Is Solved”

BONES:   L-R:  Tom Mison and Emily Deschanel in the special "The Resurrection in the Remains" BONES/SLEEPY HOLLOW crossover episode of BONES airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX

When I first heard the Bones world would cross with Sleepy Hollow‘s, I was apprehensive as they couldn’t be more different. Bones is grounded in science and reality, while Sleepy Hollow leans towards the historic supernatural. However, the fact it’s a Halloween episode makes it easier to digest — plus, both shows do have some similarities the writers have explored well in tonight’s episode.

And the truth is, the crossover couldn’t have been smoother. Splitting Ichabod and Abbie with their Bones-y counterparts was smart, and allowed for a better flow.

So what happened during “The Resurrection in the Remains,” Bones‘ first Halloween hour in eight years?

… is a young graduate student that has been way too passionate about television ever since she was little. While she insists she doesn’t have a specific type of show, they all usually have strong but flawed lady characters, some derivation of the stubborn friends-in-love/friends-to-lovers trope, and they all make her yell at her tv a lot. She just wishes she had more hours in the day so she could actually write about this.
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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.

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

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.

BONES 11×05 Stills: “The Resurrection in the Remains”

BONES: Cast L-R: John Boyd, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, Michaela Conlin, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. The 11th season of BONES premieres Thursday, Oct. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX

Yes, this is the infamous Halloween special crossover between Thursday night companions Bones and Sleepy Hollow and it looks incredibly and hilariously awesome. Here’s your first look at the first part’s stills!

What we know, from the press release: Abbie (who’s now a FBI agent, if you recall) and Ichabod travel all the way from Sleepy Hollow to  claim the 200-year old headless body the team is investigating. The new foursome will work together to uncover the headless body’s identity and how it’s linked to a contemporary murder victim. Meanwhile, Booth and Brennan are trying to come up with the ultimate Halloween pranks to play on each other. Never change, you two.

Both the Bones and Sleepy Hollow episodes air on Thursday, October 29. The Bones episode will air at its usual 8/7c time.

Check out the Bones 11×05 stills below!

… is a young graduate student that has been way too passionate about television ever since she was little. While she insists she doesn’t have a specific type of show, they all usually have strong but flawed lady characters, some derivation of the stubborn friends-in-love/friends-to-lovers trope, and they all make her yell at her tv a lot. She just wishes she had more hours in the day so she could actually write about this.
You can usually find her on Twitter, Tumblr, and at cassidy at thankyoulizlemon.com

SLEEPY HOLLOW 3×02: Ichabod Crane vs. the 21st Century

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

What a week for our favorite Witnesses! Pandora’s box may be metaphorical at this point, but it doesn’t mean she isn’t wreaking havoc amongst unsuspecting bystanders. Ichabod may defiantly refuse to share his secrets with her, but it seems pretty obvious she won’t be ignored, and our heroes better watch out.

What might be even more daunting? Ichabod and Abbie are forced to be roommates, and it’s as delicious as you’d expect. Sitcom hijinks ensue! But if it means we get the partners sharing a tender moment on the porch every week, revealing their innermost fears to each other one story at a time, then I think we’re going to learn a lot more than how not to burn our breakfasts.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (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 ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  1. Whistling while you work — or singing sea shanties — is always an acceptable way to pass the time while doing some spring cleaning. Just call him Ichabod Poppins!
  2. … Accidentally stumbling along Abbie’s lingerie while doing the laundry, on the other hand, is a decidedly more delicate matter. (Bet Betsy Ross‘ corsets didn’t look like that.)

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Betsy Ross (Nikki Reed) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Betsy Ross (Nikki Reed) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  3.  “Our first week as roommates, and I befouled the kitchen!” Ichabod trying to cook in Abbie’s (beautiful) kitchen is everything I could have ever hoped for, in that it ended disastrously. (Hey, at least he didn’t try to turn on the oven by lighting a match…)
  4. Ichabod gives as good as he got last week, prying into Abbie’s personal life.
    Ichabod: I sensed something between you [and Agent Reynolds] that was more than professional.
    Abbie: Yeah? Mind your own business.
    (BANTER!)
  5. Of course, what is the modern world without an existential crisis or two? Luckily for Ichabod (and Abbie), they have that Pottery Barn-inspired porch swing on which to ruminate over such matters.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  6. This moment totally counts, because it couldn’t have happened if Ichabod hadn’t woken up in 2013 to find Abbie Mills:
    “Of course, having you by my side is the greatest boon.”
  7. Ichabod might just find a second career as a therapist once he’s done saving the world, if his advice to Abbie about finding her father is any indication.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

    Anyone else getting VERONICA MARS flashbacks in this picture? // SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  8. Ichabod vs. bureaucratic red tape! Just because you think you can doesn’t mean you actually, you know, can. “I consider myself an American.” Well I consider myself a rock star, doesn’t mean I’m selling out arenas. (In other words, he better start studying, because in 2015, it isn’t enough to yell “I AM AMERICAN!” like Michael Scott to change your citizenship…)

How are you folks liking season 3 so far?

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.

SLEEPY HOLLOW 3×01: Ichabod Crane vs. the 21st Century in “I, Witness”

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They’re baaaaack! Oh Witnesses, I didn’t even realize how much I missed you until you came back into my life.

Nine months have gone by since Abbie and Ichabod saved the world, and life has definitely moved on. Ichabod’s gone on a walkabout to find himself, while Abbie made good on the promise she made in the pilot, and is now a bonafide “very special” agent in the FBI. (That seems like a rocket-speed rise in the ranks, but if anyone could do it, it’s Abbie.) But there’s nothing like a little  supernatural disturbance to reunite old friends, am I right?

Yet it’s not as easy said as done: Abbie’s moved on and is as skeptical as ever, refusing to believe Ichabod’s claim that a tablet he found in Scotland is proof that they’re onto their second bible-prescribed test, after defeating Moloch last year. Ichabod struggles to convince her, which is even harder given that they are without an adequate bunker.  Yes, Sleepy Hollow is paving paradise and putting up a mini-mall.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) try to come up with a plan in the "I, Witness" season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) try to come up with a plan in the “I, Witness” season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

In the end, Abbie can’t deny their mission for too long, and the partners are back in business. (Not in crime — that’s reserved for Ichabod’s old flame Betsy Ross, who we will learn more about later.) They share a drink and toast to their latest adventure — but the arrival of a mysterious stranger who happens to share more than one interest with Ichabod is sure to leave us wanting more next week.

But that’s not what we’re here for, right? What we really want is to see Ichabod make more scathing remarks on the modern world, and he didn’t disappoint tonight, folks!

  1. Orange is the new overcoat, everyone. Ichabod begins the episode in the pokey! Don’t mess with Immigration and Customs, everyone.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the "I, Witness" season three premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the “I, Witness” season three premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  2. But it does mean Ichabod makes friends with inmates and throws gang signs for fun, so there’s that.
  3. “I returned to your upright and locked position.” We missed Ichabod’s first flight, and I am forever sad about this. “Crane on a plane!” Indeed, Abbie!
  4. They seized his three-hundred-year-old relic! “A bureaucrat’s flight of fancy if ever I heard one!”
  5. Abbie’s not one to be left out of this game, when her time-traveler is getting arrested for illegal artifact-posessing:  “Something you picked up at duty free?” (Can you imagine Ichabod at duty free? OR ORDERING SKY MALL?!)
  6. Ichabod is so happy evil is back in town. Find your chill, man.
  7. “We need to tap into information of a less terrestrial nature.”
  8. Ichabod is enraged that their supernatural sanctuary is being razed for a mini-mall. Welcome to our disposable society, Crane.
  9. Ichabod is so happy to see Jennie! And is still so awkward about demonstrating affection towards her! (Which is a fun contrast to his very demonstrable affection for one Betsy Ross.)
  10. “We were not a thing!” But were you on a break, Ichabod?
  11. “She was my partner… Often in crime.” Oh I bet she was, Ichabod.
  12. Ichabod discovers Colonial Times Restaurant and he is not amused, but we sure as hell are. “The deeds of so many brave men and women, signposts of history, reminders of our sacrifice– they’ve taken it to decorate an eatery!” (Abbie: “There’s also mini-golf out back.”)

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) try to come up with a plan in the "I, Witness" season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) try to come up with a plan in the “I, Witness” season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  13. He will not stand for inaccuracies, no matter how commercial, and the young, poor-hat-wearing host suffers the consequences: “The corner goes in the front! You’re not a pirate!”
  14. Plus: “Eggs Benedict Arnold? For shame.”
  15. Learning about today’s legal system:
    Ichabod: No idea what a paralegal is.
    Former-paralegal Jennie: Me neither.
  16. What is more modern than having an existential crisis? Ichabod is more contemporary than he thinks he is. And he gets sauced at ye olde tavern like any of us would.

Welcome back, Leftenant and Crane.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) in the "I, Witness" season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) in the “I, Witness” season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

 

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.

SLEEPY HOLLOW Season Finale Debriefing: “Lieutenant, let us change the course of history again”

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You know, I was trying to write an “Ichabod vs. the 21st century” post for the Sleepy Hollow finale, but that’s kind of moot when the episode is all about rewinding two hundred years.

(That being said, Ichabod taking “slide to unlock” from Abbie’s cell phone literally had me howling, but that’s a whole other post.)

When last week’s episode ended with Abbie hitching a ride on the Time Traveler Express with Katrina, I was pumped, because I thought it would be so fun to see Abbie in the fish-out-of-water environment we’ve found Ichabod in for the past two years.

“Tempus Fugit” didn’t disappoint on that front, to me, except for the fact that it was too short, because here we are facing another season’s end, and so many more questions hang in the balance for next year. (Nudge nudge wink wink, FOX.)

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.

SLEEPY HOLLOW 2×12 Thoughts: Ain’t no party like a purgatory party

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(Yes, I know I used that in the previous post. I can’t help it, I didn’t think I’d be writing a second post this week!)

I know this usually falls outside my scope on this website; it’s not my weekly Ichabod-brings-the-laughs quote-of-the-week feature, but it’s not quite enough to write a full-out recap, either.

But I just wanted to take the time to highlight how much I’m enjoying how the writers of Sleepy Hollow are nurturing the friendship between Ichabod and Abbie this season. So consider this a little ode to our favorite apocalypse-fighting witnesses.

When you survive near-certain death with someone, you can’t help but form a strong union with that person, and Ichabod and Abbie are without a doubt the epitome of that. They come from two different worlds — two different centuries — yet they’ve forged a path together in spite, or maybe precisely because of it.

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.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane vs. the 21st Century, 1/05/14

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Sleepy Hollow came back tonight, and proved there ain’t no party like a purgatory party!

And there’s nothing quite like Ichabod having an existential crisis to bring on the quips. So here are some of the highlights from “Paradise Lost.”

  • Ichabod vs. the farmer’s market: “I should have thought all produce was organic by definition.”
  • … Part 2 — “Farm to table”: “I still fail to understand how that constitutes a movement.”
  • I take it he’s not a fan of mashups: “This era has reconstituted, reinvented every term.”
  • Ichabod doesn’t want to deal with Abbie questioning his and Katrina’s “break”: “This is a conversation for a day when we do not have a trail to follow.”
  • … But he is learning the value of having a friend by his side in Abbie when he and his wife hit a rough patch: “It’s what partners are for. No judgment.”
  • But it doesn’t make their break any less painful: “This reexamination of my marriage is very trying.”
  • Just don’t tell Abbie she needs a man to be happy post-Apocalypse: “I in no way meant to imply a point of view that was in any way offensive to the modern woman.”
  • “Without the threat of apocalypse, what is my place in the world?” We’ve all been there, Ichabod, am I right?
  • Special guest star Jenny in this column: “Egg of Haggis” re: Hawley’s demonology lesson.
  • Somewhat unrelated, but did anyone else dig Katrina’s new threads? And think she discovered some Kohl eyeliner post-purgatory? It’s very goth-chic.
  • Ichabod vs. The Women: “There is no need for tempers to flare!”
  • Abbie: “Things still upside down at home?” Ichabod: “Sideways. Things are improving, at least.”
  • You can always count on your partner: “No matter how many disagreements we might have, our bond cannot be broken.”
  • … To crack you up with his slang: “Witness represent.”
  • Honourable mention, thanks to SPOILER ALERT Undead!Irving: “Is this heaven or hell?” Convenience store clerk: “Either, man. It’s Sleepy Hollow.”

Talk about a surprise ending! More thoughts to come about tonight’s episode, but what did you think? Have we seen the last of Orion? Will Katrina and Ichabod make it through this rough patch? What’s going on with Irving?!

 

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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