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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.

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!
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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.

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.

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

 

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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.

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: Ichabod Crane vs. the 21st century, 2/16/15

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I’m finally caught up, people!

Just in time, too, because tonight’s episode of Sleepy Hollow was off the hook! In a totally awesome way, mind you. (Is there anyone on this show who won’t time travel a some point?!)

I love how all the arcs that have been percolating all season are coming to a head. Some things are totally predictable (e.g. the rift between Katrina and Ichabod over Henry) and some are totally not (e.g. what happened to Abbie in the tag). I’ve got more thoughts brewing about how the end of season 2 is shaping up, but let’s break the ice and mull over some of tonight’s gems, shall we?

(Warning: there are some spoilers for “Awakening” in the following post.)

This is all I need in my life right now. / Courtesy FOX

This is all I need in my life right now. / Courtesy FOX

 

  1. Don’t be that person, Abbie:
    Ichabod: “It seems absent any definitive guidelines to our role as witnesses, we must continue to define the roles as we see fit.”
    Abbie: “We can get more specific. For instance, a witness always tips the bartender. We never fight a land war in Asia…”
    Ichabod: “… We must refrain from spoiling the end of motion pictures. Thank you, Rosebud.”
    (I want in on an Ichabod-Abbie movie night.)
  2. Speaking of spoilers: “The articles of Confederation were written on a bar napkin.”
  3. More importantly, though?
    Abbie: “You cracked the Liberty Bell?”
    Ichabod: “A little.”
    In other words, ICHABOD CRACKED THE LIBERTY BELL because of course he did. (I love this show.)
  4. Ichabod shopping at a hardware store. Possibly the greatest scene ever.
  5. Especially when he discovers power tools: “If only we had such a wealth of tools whilst building a nation.”
  6. “What, pray tell, are seasonal items?”
  7. Ichabod and the bobble head is as amazing as you’re imagining right now. (Please tell me there is a .gif of that on the internet somewhere.)
  8. Ichabod: “What holiday requires monopedal pink birds and a band of barbate pygmies?”
    Abbie: “Arbor Day.”
  9. Ichabod is also a little too excited about blowing up another bell. Does he have a problem?
  10. “I appreciate the modern world, but sometimes old school is the best school… Ooh, batteries!”
  11. I’m not sniffling, it’s just dusty in here:
    Abbie: “One thing’s for sure, I’m glad I’m not in this alone.”
    Ichabod: “I echo that sentiment, leftenant.”
  12. And SPOILER ALERT, we might need to start an “Abbie Mills vs. the 18th century” feature based on this ending! She’s right, this is wrong on so many levels, and I can’t wait to see her get out of it. (Though I fear for her sassiness given her new environment.)
  13. (This isn’t really a fish-out-of-water moment, but I loved the callback to the pilot with the orchestral arrangement of “Sympathy for the Devil” in the last scene tonight.)

I am so on board with this latest plot twist, guys. We’ve spent two seasons watching Ichabod adjust to the modern world, so it’s only fair for he and the leftenant to play a little Freaky Friday back in colonial times, right?

As I mentioned in the intro, I’m loving how all the seeds planted this season are coalescing right now. Those thoughts will have to wait for another post (possibly tomorrow), but there’s so much to chew on as we draw closer to the season finale. In many ways, these developments — Henry’s demise, Katrina’s turn, Frank’s salvation — have been a long time coming, yet the writers are still coming up with new spins on the classic tale.

I don’t think I’m ready for this season to end, but I’m sure going to enjoy the heck out of it while I still can.

What did you think about tonight’s episode?

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, 2/9/15

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Or, Ichabod Crane and the Chamber of Secrets

Yes, I realize the newest episode is airing as we speak, but like I said, I’m behind the times, folks.

(Expect a post about “Awakening” later tonight.)

The end of this season is shaping up to be a real doozy, and I’m loving the ride so far! I can’t wait to see what this crazy show has in store for us.

And it confirms one thing: That I could watch Ichabod Crane jauntily stroll along a boardwalk and offer commentary on modern society anytime, any place.

Onwards for some amusing moments from last week’s “What Lies Beneath”!

This is better than that time they were going to hologram Michael Jackson / Courtesy FOX

This is better than that time they were going to hologram Michael Jackson / Courtesy FOX

 

  1. Ichabod: “Is it possible, leftenant, that I am fully assimilated in this era? A man entirely comfortable in this time, this place?”
    *Cue selfie-takers*
    Abbie: “… And go.”
    (In other words: RANT ICHABOD RANT!)
  2. In that vein: “Instant-Gram.” Hee! “What happened to experiencing life, rather than posting it?” (In other words — Ichabod sounds disturbingly like a baby boomer?)
  3. “One: stop looking at my face.” Abbie “Take No Prisoners” Mills, everyone.
  4. Ichabod pulls the ultimate trump card, time and time again:
    Abbie: “I have to say, I’m kind of sick of heading down small, scary spaces.”
    Ichabod: “I was the one buried alive!”
  5. If Mean Girls was about men in the American Revolution: “If by ‘BFF’ you mean Washington was my mentor and Franklin was a… harsh taskmaster, then yes, BFFs.”
  6. See? “To use common vernacular, Jefferson unfriended me.”
  7. But you can’t blame these guys for everything: “We did not predict the 24 hour news cycle!”
  8. What I’m getting out of this episode thanks to all of Jefferson and Ichabod’s repartee is that Benjamin Franklin was the Gerry Gergich of colonial times.
  9. Ichabod discovers holograms! And sticks his hand through Jefferson and it’s totally not dirty!Jefferson: “Must you?”
    Ichabod: “Apologies.”
  10. “All that knowledge lost. But I suppose, we have the internet.” Maybe he can Wiki how to vanquish these evil dudes?

I’m loving all the themes the writers are setting up for the season finale. Good vs. evil, and what exactly makes one evil. Allegiances are being formed, tested, and broken all over the place, and it’s going to be so much fun to watch them blow up!

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, 2/2/15

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Yes, I know I’m hopelessly behind on Sleepy Hollow. But I can’t pass up the opportunity to relive some of Ichabod Crane & co.’s wonderful lines from the past few weeks!

As an aside, I can’t get over how great a mix this season is of the absurd and the haunting. It’s as though the writers are saying, “We’ll take your fantasy yoga retreats and karaoke jams and house hunting, and raise you undead beloved characters and battles for their souls, week after week.” And I love it. I have so many thoughts about these past few episodes, but alas, they will have to wait for a little longer.

Whew, I’m going to stop myself there, and  take a stroll down memory lane from two weeks ago to relive some of Sleepy Hollow‘s best moments!

Like this. / Courtesy FOX

Like this for example. / Courtesy FOX

 

  1. Ichabod approves of modern interior decorating:“It’s just like a candle!” (Re: candlestick-shaped lightbulbs in a chandelier.)
  2. Ichabod discovers house-hunting. And we couldn’t be happier it’s with Abbie.
  3. Realtor: “[The bathrooms] are in their original condition.”
    Ichabod: “Older than me.”
    Abbie: “You’ve figured out the real code!”
  4. But that doesn’t mean Ichabod approves of marketing practices:”One cannot even buy a home without being bombarded by modern-day hucksterism!”
  5. … Yet, he does fall for the fresh-baked-cookies trick to warm up to the house.
  6. “Call this an exercise in optimism.” Oh, Ichabod, we’d house-hunt with you any day of the week. (How does Ichabod manage to pay for anything, anyway?)
  7. “Sooner or later I must find a place of my own. Preferably with granite countertops.” Can Ichabod get his own show on HGTV?
  8. Ichabod discovers what pixels are… and the magic Abbie can do with them.
  9. Ichabod quotes Edward R. Murrow about the Cold War and if that doesn’t make him ten times hotter, I don’t know what will.
  10. “If Kent is near, {Katrina’s] spidey senses will be tingling.” I want Ichabod to speak to me at all times.
  11. “How heartening, you compare me to a warlock!” Ain’t no sass like Ichabod sass.
  12. “We do not fight against something. We fight for something. For love. Family. A life.” Oh Ichabod, you are too good for this world. (Cue thoughts about this show’s overarching theme, right now.)
  13. Shallow note: why is Katrina allowed to wear flirty twenty-first century clothes, but Ichabod’s still stuck in colonial times? Not that I mind, I’m just asking.
  14. Ichabod’s trash talk is made of win: ” Curb thy foul stench, unholy minion!”
  15. “In the twenty-first century, we have lighting!” Ichabod is a liiiitle too excited to be channeling his inner Thor while battling a warlock.
    (Did anyone else get Back to the Future flashbacks at that scene?)
  16. Ichabod: “I think the epithet I hurled at Kent during battle, that was good trash talk.”
    Abbie: “For some real practice, I’m going to have to take you to a hockey game.”
    Ichabod: “Hockey?”

    Writers — I need to see this on my screen now, please and thank you.

  17. Henry’s back to prove the sass runs in the Crane genes:“I know you’re all very busy destroying your lives day after wretch day,” to the delinquents accosting the motel staff.

I might still be catching up, but I can’t wait for tonight’s episode! What do you think about how the end of this season is shaping up?

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, 1/26/15

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Sorry I’ve been so neglectful about this, everyone. (Darn real-life commitments on Monday nights, now.)

In any case, I’m back just in time for what might be the ultimate revolutionary war culture clash for our heroes: Karaoke! Not going to lie, I could probably watch an entire show about Ichabod and Abbie running a karaoke bar and be totally into it, so if the writers are ever thinking about a new direction for season 3… But I digress!

Here’s how our special snowflake saw the world around him this week:

  1. Did I mention ICHABOD CRANE IN A KARAOKE BAR?!
  2. “Huzzah!” – Best way to celebrate Abbie’s performance, am I right?
  3. Meanwhile, Jenny and Ichabod have a little Girl Talk about his relationship with Abbie, because whisky solves everything.
  4. The mere idea that Ichabod could choose “Oops I Did It Again” from the catalogue and didn’t makes me sad. Doesn’t that make you sad? Time for a sequel, writers!
  5. … But he did clear the room with his A Cappella sea shanty. “Perhaps I should have done the one about the bass, about the bass.” (This show is so beautiful.)

    Just the ladies now! / Courtesy FOX

    Just the ladies now! / Courtesy FOX

  6. He might quote Phillip the Second, but Ichabod still needs his venti latte and takeout to successfully take on a case.
  7. He’s been using this recent lull in demonic activity to catch up on his cinematic education:
    Ichabod: “So she turns the task into a leisure activity, with a rather lively ditty. So she sings, she cleans, she travels by parasol.”
    Katrina: “A modern witch specializing in housework? It hardly sounds progressive.”
    Ichabod: “Oh no, no. Miss Poppins seems quite fulfilled.”
  8. And also, taking driving lessons, and loving them, especially with an impromptu chase behind the wheel of Hawley’s Mustang: “On the subject, is said [horse] power referring to an Arabian, Turkoman or Barb breeding? There is a difference.”
  9. Don’t let a little something like forced confinement prevent you from being witty, Ichabod: “It means the roster of our missteps is growing to karaoke-catalogue sized proportions.”
  10. “I’ve developed rather a distaste for being trapped in small spaces.” We hear ya, Ichabod.
  11. On the other hand, Abbie and Ichabod talk it out while they’re trapped in their own Fort Knox, and that’s definitely a blessing of this century.
  12. We all jump the gun sometimes:
    Ichabod: “I admit. I was excited. I may have acted rashly.”
    Abbie: “I’ll make sure to put that on your tombstone.”
  13. Abbie: “We seriously named Fort Knox after a dude who died in debt?”
    Ichabod: “Well, he had other redeeming qualities.”
  14. Let’s play a game of “who had it worse”:
    Jenny: “Hawley locked me in a closet!”
    Ichabod: “He locked us in a death trap.”
  15. Just because you can drop some knowledge doesn’t mean Ichabod likes it:
    Abbie: “Thank you, yoga class!”
    Ichabod: “I’m still not going back.”
  16. Finally, Ichabod and Abbie get a chance to duet at Karaoke Night, and seeing Ichabod sing “Proud Mary,” despite the fact that “this [song] makes no sense!” tickles me pink. Yay partners! (There is absolutely nothing wrong with this show, but that is a whole other article.)
Rollin' (rollin') / Courtesy FOX

Rollin’ (rollin’) / Courtesy FOX

I love that Ichabod and Abbie are back on track, but just what kind of shady business is Katrina up to? Speaking of shady, everything is going to hit the fan for Irving, because it’s too good to be true, right?

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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