I’m going to be honest, I don’t know if I still consider myself a Sleepy Hollow fan. I still have affection for the show and its characters, but because my third eye stays open like a muthfucka, I tend to be able to see things others can’t until it is too late.
Case in point, I first had concerns about the treatment of the Abbie Mills character back in October of 2014. We were only about four or five episodes deep into the second season, but I could already see that Abbie was being sidelined so the show could focus on Crane and his wife Katrina.
Now, here we are in season three, Katrina is dead, but my fuckery is afoot senses are still tingling. Here’s why. Two episodes in a row have been solved thanks to Betsy Ross and her work with Crane in colonial times. Though Crane and Abbie are the Witnesses, it once again appears that Crane does not need Abbie unless something needs to be shot at.
The key to solving all of Sleepy Hollow’s supernatural problems seem to lie in colonial times and usually between the thighs of whoever Crane is involved with at the moment. The diminishing of the second Witness’ importance is what tanked season two and what will ultimately tank season three if someone isn’t smart enough to nip it in the bud NOW.
As for tonight’s episode, it was aight. I loved the opening scene with Ichabod cleaning Abbie’s house as payment for her allowing him to live there. Seeing Abbie in her own home has been a longtime wish of mine. The two of them being all domestic was adorable and pure gold. As always, when Ichabod and Abbie are together, the show just can’t can’t go wrong. Kudos to
Leigh Dana Jackson M. Raven Metzner who I believe wrote this episode.
Another high point of tonight’s episode was Abbie discovering Daniel Reynolds, her former flame, is now her new boss and Crane’s reaction to the news. It was pure shipper baiting gold and fans fell for it hook, line and sinker. Ichabod’s jealousy was everything the Icahbbie fandom asked for and more. No complaints from me. It’s what fans wanted and the writers delivered. Good fucking job.
The night’s low point was of course that too long ass scene between Crane and Betsy Boobs. Writers need to let it go. Nikki Reed isn’t sexy (yeah, I said it). Her teeth are big and what the hell is up with her voice? Who cast this woman and why? She cannot act. Her one scene had me embarrassed for the writers and many fans on Twitter seemed to agree. Like Katia, her beauty (WTF?) seems to be the only thing fans who are on board with her character appear to notice. Go figure.
I was over Whispers in the Dark thanks to that mess, but outta nowhere
Leigh Dana Jackson M. Raven Metzner knocked this episode outta the ballpark with news that Abbie has found her and Jenny’s father. I almost screamed when Abbie confessed her secret to Crane, and as always Nicole Beharie played the scene beautifully. She truly is this show’s most undervalued asset. More of this, writers. Please give us more of this. Keep your slave loving colonial heroes and your flat chested, big tooth pseudo-heroines and give us more of Abbie Mills looking the fuck out for Abbie Mills.
Searching for her father, going to Quantico, building a life for herself that has nothing to do with Crane and fighting the apocalypse is what I am here for. Go, Abbie. You go, girl. Now make Crane get a job and charge his ass rent.