Still, I think Sleepy Hollow fans should remain hopeful. I’m sure the demo will rise, and the fact that the show did not lose viewers is beyond excellent news. Friday nights may turn out to be just what the show needed to stabilize itself and grow a loyal fanbase. Stay hopeful, Sleepyheads.
Now, on to the really good stuff.
Fox didn’t make last night’s episode (The Incident at Stone Manor) available for previewing in advance and I did not watch live. I did however follow the happenings via Twitter, and most fans appeared pleased with what they saw. So pleased, I stayed up until 4am waiting for Hulu to add the show to their rotation.
I read so many great reviews of Nicole’s performance, I had to watch, because while I can’t stand the show, I loves me some Nicole Beharie. And while I wasn’t as wowed as other fans were, I was pleased to see her character return, and boy did she look amazing. Abbie was trapped in the Catacombs for ten months and clearly she must have found a stash of coconut oil and shea butter, because her hair was everything.
Nicole Beharie once again proved that she is irreplaceable. No one will ever bring to the show what she does and fans will never accept the writers trying to drop another broad in her place. She and Tom Mison continue to be the best thing about this show. Though clearly tested, their chemistry remains unmatched and the sooner everyone involved in the show accepts that (I’m looking at you, Lyndie Greenwood), the better off they will be.
If ever the writers should play the Ichabbie card it is now. Your ratings have stabilized, now bring back your younger viewers by focusing on the one thing fans have always responded to: Ichabod and Abbie being Ichabod and Abbie. And I don’t mean the two of them just fighting demons. That was never the show’s strength. It was those quiet moments in which they bonded and relied on the other for strength and sustenance that roped fans in. Focus on this. Put everything you have into the Ichabbie ship and mark my words, your demo will rise.
Next week’s episode is titled Kindred Spirits and sees the return of the Kindred and that Zoe Corinth chick. Apparently the Kindred wants a bride. Hopefully Zoe will be scarified, but something tells me Crane and Abbie will be forced to save her like they did Katrina over and over and over and over again during season two. So while Abbie had to rescue her own ass this week, along with Crane, next week will more than likely feature them both rescuing another one of Crane’s precious snow bunnies.
FYI: Tom Mison referred to Zoe and Crane as “kindred spirits” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly last year. Interesting, don’t cha think?