By: Jennifer Schadel
Talk about going out on a cliffhanger. Thank goodness SLEEPY HOLLOW has already been picked up for its second season or fans would be mailing mini Bibles to FOX begging them to bring our beloved show back. Luckily, SLEEPY HOLLOW will be returning this fall to, hopefully, answer the questions that are now burning in our minds. Will Abbie get out of purgatory? Will Ichabod be buried for centuries? Does Jenny survive the crash? And, what on earth is going to happen to Katrina? Not to mention Captain Frank Irving and poor Andy Brooks. Will Sheriff Corbin remain in flash-backs and dreams, or will he come back from the dead? Is Moloch down for the count? And, finally, now that we know who the second horseman of the apocalypse is…what more hell-on-earth is he going to bring?
SLEEPY HOLLOW has been the series to watch since it debuted last fall. Starting off with its pilot that was written, directed and produced by four of the biggest heavy-weight names in Hollywood. Len Wiseman, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Phillip Iscove are the respected talents behind this show. Many pilots start off with a bang and then go downhill from there. Not so with SLEEPY HOLLOW. It has continued to be as entertaining, dramatic, nail-biting and on-the-edge-of-your-seat thrills and spine-tingling chills. With its talented cast, creative writers, creepy villains and some of the best visual effects on television, this show has left us with anticipation and eagerly awaiting for SLEEPY HOLLOW to return this fall. It will be eight agonizing months.
The series finale had all the twists and turns which we have come to expect in SLEEPY HOLLOW. The biggest was the revelation that Henry (the amazingly-talented John Noble) was, in actuality, Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Katrina’s (Katia Winter) long-lost son, Jeremy. I was enthralled with what Henry said to Ichabod and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) right before they went into purgatory: “I’ve come to care deeply about you both. You gave me reason to hope again. And now I implore you to cling to that hope. Remember you’re link with each other. Purgatory will try to make you forget it but hold on to each other in your hearts and nothing can separate you. You were chosen for this moment. I look forward to meeting your wife.” It was one of the most beautiful speeches heard on television. At first it seemed it was just a slight glimpse of hope for all the Ichabod/Abbie shippers who oh-so-dearly want to see these two together as a couple (and, for you shippers, how was that parting line Ichabod said to Abbie in purgatory, “Remember our bond. I’ll come back for you. Have faith.”). But, it didn’t make much sense to me why the writers added on the “I look forward to meeting your wife.” It wasn’t until we discovered that Henry is Jeremy and we realized he was looking forward to meeting his mother. It was just another little nugget of Henry revealing who he truly was. Henry was reunited with his parents and it was not a warm welcome for poor Ichabod and Katrina. This grudge-filled son is out for revenge and is doing it on quite a spectacular level.
So for now, thank you SLEEPY HOLLOW for the thrilling ride of the first season. We cannot wait to see where the journey will go next season.