The two central characters of the series are Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). Abbie’s partner finds himself in a dicey situation when he comes face-to-face with the headless horseman, which leaves Lt. Mills in a horrified state of mind. When Crane is awakened from a few centuries long coma, he finds himself lost in a world where technology and culture has dramatically changed. The town of
Crane has a fascination with the changing geographic make-up of the city, especially the countless Starbucks. It’s a jab at our culture. I mean let’s face it there is a Starbucks on nearly every corner in major metropolis cities like
Abbie divulges a bit of her past to Crane which piques his interest. She is not an open book; there are things about her past that will surely be revealed in each episode, as well as Mr. Crane himself. She is planning to resign from her post and leave the town of
Both Crane and Mills believe that they have been drawn together for a reason. In an interesting twist, she recollected memories from her past that involved her sister. As the siblings walked through the woods, they spotted four white trees and a voice that haunted them. The incident caused the sisters to be a bit rattled; Abbie regained her mental state, her sister not so much. The series is loaded with tons of mystery. That mystery is a driving force for the series which sucks the audience in within a matter of minutes; as a spectator you are drawn to want to know more. There are supernatural elements at work; there is suspense, action, drama and even comedy. It’s not easy for many series to incorporate so many various emotions in one show.
The episode concluded with an unexpected death involving Andy who received a visit from a ghostly spirit that snapped his neck, just as Mills and Crane entered the jail cell. She noticed the being in the reflection of the mirror before it shattered. The series is indeed off to a wicked start, looking forward to what spooky places it takes the audience. “Sleep Hollow” airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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