WARNING: Mild spoilers for Sleepy Hollow premiere
The story of Ichabod Crane continues tonight when Sleepy Hollow returns to FOX.
For the show’s fourth season, almost everything is new.
- New location (Washington D.C.)
- New partner (played by Janina Gavankar)
- New lair (The Vault)
- New team (played by Jerry MacKinnon, Rachel Melvin)
- New potential Witness? (Yes)
What remains the same is Crane. He’s still adorable. History is still his thing. He’s still fighting the supernatural as the lone (for now) witness. WhatÂ we’re seeing in the premiere is how he’s forced to deal with all these brand new factors thrust upon his very existence.
Abbie has a presence in the premiere as well. She’s not forgotten, thankfully. She was such a force on the show for the past three seasons that there’s no way her spirit will ever truly be gone entirely.
But that also makes it difficult to deal. I was so attached and invested in Nicole Beharie’s character that it’s going to take a while for me to let Abbie Mills go. I know this is just a TV show, but there are certain characters that you can’t quite shake and, for me, she’s one of them.
What made dealing with the loss of Abbie a little better is the fact that her sister, Jenny, is still a part of the action. I could have used more of her in the premiere, but honestly, the quality Jenny/Ichabod time we did get was very welcome. Tom Mison and Lyndie Greenwood continue toÂ share a wonderful friends-type chemistry. Ichabod and Jenny are the ones that knew Abbie. They share in their grief. And they both are trying to find a way to live in a world without her.
The first episode back sets up what I assume the season is going to be about including Ichabod’s purpose for the foreseeable future. What this show likes to do is give American history a supernatural twist and it accomplishes that. Plus, Crane gets to tackle the supernaturalÂ in a settingÂ ripe with history. There’s a potential big bad in play right away. And Ichabod gets to show off his current pop culture knowledge with jokes about the Real Housewives franchiseÂ and Hamilton.
Here’s what else you need to know about the premiere:
Official FOX Synopsis:
Crane and Jenny begin to navigate life following the unexpected death of Abbie Mills. When he finds himself in the nationâ€™s capital, Crane must forge unlikely partnerships in his quest to find the next Witness, as he discovers that there is more evil at play than he realized was possible.
The First Look:
Photos of The Season 4Â Characters/Cast
Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison)
Jenny Mills (Lyndie Greenwood)
Diana Thomas (Janina Gavankar from True Blood and The Vampire Diaries)
Malcolm Dreyfuss (Jeremy Davies from Lost and Justified)
Alex Nodwood (Rachel Melvin from Days of our Lives where she played Bo and Bille’s daughter, Chelsea)
Jake Wells (Jerry MacKinnon from Empire)
Molly Thomas (Oona Yaffe from Masterchef Junior)
Will this new configuration of the show win you over? Discover for yourself when Sleepy Hollow returns with Season 4 tonight at 9/8c on FOX.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
John Griffin and Harold Perrineau Talk From on EPIX Season 1 Finale
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] How are we doing, #FROMily? In case you missed it this morning, the very good news is that that cliffhanger will be followed by a second season, which was gifted this morning ahead of the linear broadcast of the finale. I always legitimately appreciate when we…
Elizabeth Saunders Talks EPIX’s From
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] One of the things that makes EPIX’s From such a fun ride is the abundance of Canadian cast members. Elizabeth Saunders, who plays Donna, is a favorite from her turn on the third season of Mary Kills People, which US audiences still have not been able…
Corteon Moore Talks From “Broken Windows, Open Doors”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Tonight’s episode of From had us all in our feels as we learned through flashbacks about the Sophie’s Choice Boyd had to make to save his son, and back in the present as Boyd said his piece with Ellis before heading into the woods with…
Pegah Ghafoori Talks From “All Good Things…”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode] Tonight on From, Fatima’s anniversary celebration turned into a Colony House of horrors when a misguided Kevin let his monster bae in and she promptly killed him and left the window open for her crew. While the party devolved into terror and sent everyone running,…
Shaun Majumder Talks From “Book 74”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Tonight on EPIX’s From, Father Khatri made a bold move, kidnapping Sara instead of turning her in, and then recognizing her as a vessel for some big messages. That startling realization speaks to him on multiple levels–as a man of faith, a man trapped in…
Avery Konrad Talks About Sara’s Struggle in From “Silhouettes”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Over the course of the season so far on From, we’ve witnessed Sara’s battle against the voices telling her to to do terrible things, and tonight we saw her unravel further, threatening the Matthews and lashing out in a moment of terror with horrifying results….
Hannah Cheramy Talks From “Choosing Day”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Tonight, on EPIX’s From, the Matthews participate in the show’s version of the sorting hat, choosing where to call home–the town or Colony House. At the end of the episode, Julie makes the decision to split from her family and instead settle in with Fatima…
Ricky He Talks From “The Way Things Are Now”
[Warning: Spoilers for episode 102 of EPIX’s From.] Epix’s new series From is two episodes in and it’s already laying the groundwork for a seriously spooky season. Tonight’s episode demonstrated the careful balance of relief and horror that the show hits, with our characters’ worst fears realized, just not when…
Catching Up with Ted Lasso and Previewing Season 2
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] The not so dirty little secret about how I approach a new series is that I sometimes make a call based on the headspace I’m in at the time. It’s been a minute since I’ve picked up a show after the first season and then binge…
What They Said: Three Revealing Conversations from Survivor’s Remorse “Closure”
WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor’s Remorse “Closure” The latest episode of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse featured conversations that showed characters really digging deep into their thoughts, emotions and motivations.
Two Takes: The Catch “The Knock-Off”
Who can you trust? If this episode of The Catch was any indication, the answer is just about nobody. Betrayal was running rampant as Felicity (Shivani Ghai) arose from the dead to seduce-con Margot, Gretchen (Maria Thayer, Gotham, The Mindy Project) played gold-hearted Alice 2.0 before swindling Ethan, Tessa jumped…
What They Said: Top 3 Quotable Moments from Preacher “El Valero”
Both Quincannon and Jesse refuse to give up on what they each think is rightfully theirs. While Jesse is struggling to face the consequences of his actions, Quincannon has laid his past demons to rest and is hellbent on moving forward and putting Annville on the map again. Despite a…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Supergirl “Worlds Finest”
Oh, Supergirl. That ending was cold. But I can’t hate on you because the latest episode has quickly become one of my favorites.
What They Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Black Sails “XXIII”
The dialogue in “XXIII” is phenomenal. It’s always a fun ride when Black Sails carries its viewers along without giving them the chance to catch their breath. When an episode moves at this unforgiving pace, there is no chance for a breather nor is there a respite from the information…
What Lucifer Said: Favorite quotes from Supernatural “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Supernatural episodes are almost always funny but thanks to the dialogue and a certain man speaking said dialogue, I laughed a lot during “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” You know, when I wasn’t busy fearing for Sam’s life or wondering what in the world was going on with Dean and…
What They Said: The Flash, “Legends Of Today” and Arrow, “Legends Of Yesterday”
Two nights of Arrow +Â The Flash = what more could we ask for?! I don’t know what it is about blending these shows, but I canâ€™t help but feel that every time they come together, they somehow become greater than the sum of their parts. And thatâ€™s saying a lot…
What they Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Graceland “Little Bo Bleep”
Shoot outs. Fake outs. And long-awaited revelations. “Little Bo Bleep” was a jam-packed episode that wrapped up some loose ends and totally frayed others. Â It finally gave us one Sarkissian in jail and pulled back the curtain on Briggs’ master plan, but it also set up Jakes for a world…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Poldark “Part 4”
â€œWhat have I told you, I don’t require my wife to crochet and sip tea, but I do require her to remember she’s not a beast of burden.â€ No, Iâ€™m not talking about The Rolling Stones! I have to admit though, just for a second, the lyrics popped into my…
3 Moments of Goodness from Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Johnny and Dora”
The most satisfying part of this season’s finale has to the Jake and Amy kiss. Well, they kiss three times but the last one is the best one — and it means something. The Charles and Rosa dynamic was also great. I love how she’s convinced he doesn’t know anything…