The Veil of Diversity in ‘Sleepy Hollow’ | Bitch Flicks
Abbie, Jenny, and Frank took a back seat to the Crane Family Viewing Hour and we were treated to the angst of Ichabod's relationships with his. SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the “Whispers In The Dark” the lack of any kind of relationship for Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). She is an ally of Abbie Mills, Ichabod Crane, and Frank Irving against the Relationships She currently uses it to travel from Sleepy Hollow to Washington DC, and back in Season 4. While they were looking through Benjamin's arsenal in the Vault, she recalls seeing his portfolio months ago at a black-market auction.
Funnily enough, in the s most channels featured shows with a diverse cast. Cookie Lyon on Empire. Not every main Black character gets the treatment they deserve and debunk archetypes. Well, it seems that the bait and switch tactic never went out of style. Abbie Mills as the reluctant character who works hard and suppresses her own demons and deals with family concerns.
Of course her partner is a snarky, knowledgeable yet flawed British hero who fully believes in the mythology. Nevertheless, the chemistry between Mison and Beharie is electric and lured fans in to join the duo on their un believable journey. Season 1 was fun, period.
It was accepting of all the cheesiness and ran with it in order to create solid cult television. The diverse cast really made it work. In Octoberexecutive producer Heather Kadin even joked: Sleepy Hollow became the surprise freshman hit of the season.
Fox later upgraded the show to a total of 18 episodes for season 2. So, the showrunners had the time — there are 10 months between the first and second season — to focus on season 2 in order to make it bigger and better.
It was merely the alarm that showed us how season 2 would play out. The bait and switch was almost a self-fulfilling prophecy. She was touted as a powerful witch from the start. Instead she was only used as a plot device in the first season. They tried to flesh her character out in season 2 and failed. Lyndie Greenwood was promoted to series regular, but was most of the time nowhere to be found in favor of Nick Hawley. The show was at its best when Team Witness came together to fight evil and showed the underlying dynamic between the different characters.
The diversity of the cast gave the wobbly storyline that extra spunk. They go to the bar where Jenny works, and Ichabod finds a single word on the drawing: Jenny brings them free drinks.
Abbie assures Ichabod that he belongs there, and he figures that he has to accept the country just like he wants it to accept him. They drink to Abbie not being alone, and Abbie goes to settle their tab. He calls her to her trailer and shows her how someone tore the place apart. He says that he was delivering something from his father 's cabin and saw the mess.
Joe figures whoever broke in was looking for something specific, and realizes that Jenny is holding something back. He figures that his father was on a mission, and was killed before he could explain what it was.
Jenny promises to tell him if she finds out anything and leaves. After getting a call about Joe being captured, Jenny arrives and recognizes Randall. If Jenny hands the Shard over then she and Joe can walk. She kicks him in the leg and attacks him, and he threatens Joe.
Jenny agrees to hand over the Shard--the black stone--and Randall drives away. As Jenny unties Joe, he asks what is going on.
She refuses to answer his questions and say that they should just go back to their lives. Joe visits Jenny and asks for an explanation. Joe suggests that they go after the Shard and Jenny considers the offer. She explains about how Joe wants to talk up his father's secret occupation, and Abbie sympathizes with Joe. Jenny asks her to run a trace on Randall's car, and figures he's working for someone much bigger. Abbie warns her to take it slow with bringing Joe in, just as Daniel joins them.
He tells Abbie that the police need assistance with a homicide: Later, Abbie locates Randall's car. Jenny and Joe go to the motel where it's parked. They break into his room and find a woman, Sophie Fosterthere. She claims that she is hitching with Randall and he went for ice, and Joe and Jenny leave. As they go back to their car, Jenny realizes Sophie was lying and goes back just as Sophie drives off. They go in and find Randall handcuffed in the bathtub.
He admits that Sophie played him to get the shard, and points out that Jenny fell for it as well. Once they confirm the Shard is gone, Joe and Jenny leave Randall handcuffed and Jenny figures that Sophie is somehow connected to Corbin. Joe and Jenny track Sophie to a diner, and Sophie says that she already sold the Shard.
Jenny takes it out of her pocket and explains that she found it in a hidden compartment in Sophie's car. Corbin taught her the same trick, and Jenny figures that Sophie is new to the relic-recovery game.
She wonders who Sophie was going to sell it to, and Sophie tells Jenny that she doesn't want to know or why the Shard is so important. Jenny warns her that the life she's chosen isn't easy, and says that Corbin left it in her protection and she isn't going to give it up.
At the bar, Joe goes through his father's things and finds nothing explaining why the Shard is important. Jenny figures that Sophie is more than just a hired gun, but Joe doesn't believe that Sophie worked for Corbin. He tells Jenny that he's with her no matter where the trail leads, and Abbie figures that they need to learn who they're up against. At the hospitalAbbie and Jenny arrive and introduce themselves.
Jenny assures Saffron that she's very brave to tell people about the monster, and assures the girl that they're there to listen. Afterward, Abbie and Jenny tell Ichabod what Saffron described. He figures that Pandora is behind it and wants to avoid the widespread panic that she wants to spread. The next day, the sisters go into the house of one of the victims and into the bedroom and Abbie says that it reminds them of one of the houses that they lived in with their father.
She asks if Jenny ever thinks of their father, and she says that she never does and figures that it's mutual. Jenny doesn't believe that their father cared about them and has probably drank himself to death. While the sisters are serching the house, Ichabod talks to Saffron. They meet up after and Ichabod gives Abbie and Jenny the girl's sketch. Saffron says that the monster is the Tooth Fairy.
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As the trio leaves, Ichabod suggests that the myth of the Tooth Fairy is based on darker legends. He recalls a child's missing tooth as a harbinger of a tragedy that almost destroyed his associate Betsy. At the archives, Ichabod and Abbie figure that Revere used his dentistry as a cover for his magical abilities. Abbie points out that Ichabod hasn't seen a dentist since his arrival, and Ichabod admits that he had bad memories after Revere manhandling him. While Jenny does an Internet search for Revere's dentisty bag, Ichabod finds a reference to the Abyzou, which eats children's souls.
A child's open wound serves as a beacon for the demon, and takes 48 hours to complete so the girl has 36 horus left. The Abyzou are nocturnal predators and their one weakness is silver. Ichabod remembers revere giving Betsy's nephew a silver dollar, and figures that's where the tradition of parents giving their children coins for their teeth started. The legends says that the Abyzou is invisible, and Ichabod suggests that it's only invisible to adults, not children.
All of the victims lived within a five-mile radius, and there's only one elementary school in the location. Jenny suggests that they go there and find out which children are losing a tooth, and Jenny has an idea. Later, the teacher introduces Ichabod to her class as the curator of the new Hudson Valley Historical Society. As he talks about the Founding Fathers, Jenny takes pictures of the students.
Ichabod talks about how Revere was Washington's dentist and asks which of them has a loose tooth. Gregory doesn't say anything but one of the students asks him about his tooth.
After the students leave, Ichabod and Jenny talk to the teacher. She says that Gregory is close to losing a tooth. Jenny approaches Gregory and gives him a silver dollar for protection against the things that only he can see.
Once he leaves, Jenny tells Ichabod they need to watch the boy. She has learned that Revere's bag is at the Colonial Raleigh Museum and Abbie is trying to get it shipped to them. Ichabod suggests that a silver weapon can kill the Abyzou. Abbie finally tells Jenny that she found their father. Jenny says that she found him five years ago and has learned that he remarried.
Abbie isn't happy that her sister hasn't told her anything for five years, and Jenny points out that her father has a new family and Abbie wouldn't have been happy to find out.
They argue about which of them dislike their father, and Jenny says that she only hates their father because Abbie does. They hear a scream from inside. Jenny and Abbie hear him.
Gregory goes after it and tells Abbie and Jenny where to swing. Jenny manages to hit a sprinkler and outlines the creature momentarily. While Gregory runs inside to his sister, Jenny sprays the Abyzou with a garden hose.
A hooded figure emerges from the shadow and knocks Jenny down, and Abbie goes to help her sister. She stabs the Abyzou with a silver blade but it has no effect. The Abyzou knocks her into a tree and runs off, and Jenny runs to her unconscious sister. Ichabod assures Jenny that Abbie will recover, and figures that they were wrong about the Abyzou's silver weakness. He returns to the archive to do more research while Jenny stays with Abbie. Saffron comes in and tells Jenny that the doctors don't think Tessa will wake up.
She blames herself for her sister's condition, and Jenny says that she just think of the good times with her sisters. Jenny assures Saffron that Tessa loves her and no monster can change that. Jenny returns to the archive where Ichabod is examining the contents of Revere's bag. He realizes that some of the tools fit together to form a larger weapon. He describes the flash he saw beneath the door, and Jenny figures that Revere used silver nitrate to create a flash.
There are traces of it in water, which is why Jenny and Abbie saw the creature at Gregory's house. Jenny figures that the Abyzou has a weak spot that they have to see.
They set up a trap. Saffron goes to her treehouse, puts Tessa's teeth on the floor, and waits for the Abyzou. It drops in and starts to attack her, and Ichabod arrives and fires a shot of silver nitrate. The substance reveals the Abyzou, and Ichabod kicks it out the window to wear Jenny is waiting with an axe.
The monster runs off and Jenny goes after it. Ichabod sends Saffron inside as Jenny calls that the silver nitrate wore off. They head into the forest, and Ichabod manages to fire a shot, briefly revealing the creature. He reloads and prepares to shoot, and the invisible Abyzou knocks him to the floor. He spots the creature's footsteps and throws some silver nitrate on it, revealing its location.
Jenny manages to stab it in its weak spot, and the Abyzou collapses and then dissolves into dust. She's also learned that someone named Atticus Nevins paid Sophie. Jenny then apologizes for not telling Abbie about finding her father. Abbie assures her that it's okay, and assures Jenny that no fight will ever keep them apart again. Jenny wonders if Abbie wants to talk to their father, and she admits that she does.
However, she doesn't want to screw up his new life. Jenny says that the only thing that matters is that they have each other. Abbie is dressed as Beyonce, and Ichabod is dresses as John Adams. Abbie points out Zoe nearby, and she waves to Ichabod. With some encouragement from Abbie, Ichabod goes over to greet his friend.
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Back with the others, Ichabod says that the Celts believed that Halloween was a sacred time. As they tease him about Zoe, Ichabod gets a call and says that Dr. Brennan made arrangements to transport Howe's remains to the Historical Society.
However, the courier company reports that the body never arrived. Later, Joe and Jenny are at Jenny's camper unloading groceries, and Jenny says that she's connected a face to the Shard of Anubis: Joe recognizes him and explains that Atticus was a friend of his father's. He has an album belonging to Corbin and it has a photo of Atticus and Corbin together during the war. Joe wonders what his father was involved in, and Jenny says that they can get answers now that they have a name.
She assures Joe that Corbin was one of the best men she ever knew, and refuses to believe otherwise until they have proof. Jenny and Joe drive to an address that she connected to Atticus. Joe recognizes the place, and explains that he was there when he was a kid. He figures that Corbin was working with Atticus. Sophie comes out and Jenny approaches the thief. Sophie spots them and draws her gun, and Joe says that they want to meet with Atticus on a family matter.
In return they'll give her the Shard. Sophie agrees to contact Atticus and says that Atticus said that Joe and Jenny would come to her with the Shard. Once she drives off, Jenny complains about Joe's plan. He promises that he won't let anything bad happen, but Jenny warns him it's a promise he can't make. Ichabod has provided everyone with Cheirosiphones, designed to deploy Greek Fire which will kill them.
They'll draw the Draugur into the tunnels to contain the fire, and Ichabod will act as bait to lure Howe and his army. After leading the creatures down into the tunnels, the Draugur surround Ichabod. Joe and Jenny open fire, incinerating the creatures, and Abbie arrives in time to burn up one Draugur as it attacks Ichabod.
As the fire spreads, Abbie and Ichabod retreat and Howe confronts them. Howe steps into the flames rather than let Ichabod destroy him. Abbie refuses to discuss the details of the case, and orders Jenny to stay away from Atticus. Jenny warns that Joe won't be happy about it, but says that she'll break the news to Joe.
After finding something, they go to the others. Ichabod has discovered that the ditty is a list of ingredients that Grace used to treat Washington. Jenny goes with Joe to get the ingredients, and they visit a Trinidadian shop. As they wait for the owner, Joe worries that they got Abbie in trouble because of their investigation. He thanks Jenny for what she has done, just as the owner comes in. The man, Azzacafigures that Jenny and Joe together. She says that she doesn't have time to haggle, but Azzaca stalls until Joe says that they'll pay cash.
The Obeah man gets the herb but when he touches Jenny's hand to take the money, his eyes turn white and he says that she shall be claimed. Joe pries him loose and Azzaca warns Jenny that her fate has changed.
He tells Joe to protect her, and they quickly leave.
Later, Joe meets up with Atticus to try and get the Shard back. Atticus' men drag Joe out the back and Jenny puts a gun to Atticus' head. Atticus' men drop their guns, and Jenny takes the Shard. She and Joe lock Atticus and his men in a shed, and Joe explains about the bank accounts. As Jenny looks at the shard, it disappears in her hand. Atticus' men break out, and Jenny drives away as they open fire. That night, Jenny tries to sleep.
Her body is covered with red veins, and she dreams of skulls, flames, and ancient writing. Something looks at her in the darkness, and Jenny jerks awake. As they spar, Jenny remembers her nightmares. She punches Joe hard and knocks him to the floor, and her skin glows red as she stares off into space. She has a vision of runes and a hooded man, and then snaps back to normal.
Later, Jenny and Joe meet with Abbie and Ichabod and tell them what happened. They figure that it's related to the Shard, and Joe and Jenny admit that they met Atticus. Joe confirms that Jenny was the only one who touched it with bare skin. Recognizing the description, Ichabod explains that there are binding stones that transfer magical energy into those who touch them. He warns that mortal beings aren't meant to house such magical energy, and Jenny realizes that the Shard is going to kill her.
Jenny insists that she feels fine, and Joe suggests that they talk to Atticus again. As Abbie objects, Jenny hears something and tells them to be quiet.
The three creatures emerge from the woods and the group opens fire. As Jenny stares at the creature in shock, it heals and Joe yells that they have to go. The group runs to a hatch leading into the tunnels beneath Sleepy Hollow. Abbie points out that the creatures fed on the energy of their attacks, and that they were drawn to Jenny's energy.
They figure that Atticus is controlling the creatures and sent them to get Pandora, and Ichabod figures that Atticus is working for Pandora. Jenny wavers momentarily and they get her moving. At the archive, Jenny starts to glow red again. She speaks in a man's voice, saying that "he" is coming. Jenny wakes up and tells Abbie that she doesn't remember anything.
Jenny realizes that she's in the Masonic cell. She tells her sister that Ichabod and Joe are checking on something Ichabod believes can track the berserkers. Jenny reluctantly lies back and Abbie stands watch. Later, Joe takes some blood from Jenny. He assures her that she'll be fine and that they'll both be alive to discuss it in the future. Joe then takes Ichabod's advice and says that he needs to talk, and kisses Jenny. After a moment, she kisses him back. Not long later, Jenny breaks free and makes marks on the wall.
She then goes to the ruins and plunges her hands into the pool.Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills - Losing your memory
The water glows red, and Pandora and a hooded figure emerge from the tree. Pandora orders Jenny to kneel, and she kneels to the hooded figure and takes his hand. The figure, the Hidden Onesays that he has arrived. The Hidden One draws the energy from Jenny, gaining strength.