Sleepy Hollow: Whispers In the Dark

In scenes straight out of the fluffiest fan-fiction, we were treated to the adorableness that is an Ichabbie living situation in Sleepy Hollow’s second episode. Honestly, does anyone have lip prints on them too? Because I feel like this show is seriously kissing my arse. Not that I mind. I take my Ichabbie cuteness wherever, however, and whenever I get it, thank you very much. I mean, it doesn’t get more adorable than a singing domesticated Crane. It doesn’t surprise me that he’s a bit of a neat freak. Among other types of freak, because he was eyeballing the hell out of Abbie’s unmentionables. Before he proceeded to mention them, awkwardly and in that bumbling idiot way of his, when he was caught by Abbie.

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She seemed amused by it. Even told him to layoff the flap jacks if he ever wanted to fit into her negligee. Am I the only one whose mind drifted somewhere else? Nevermind. I get it. It’s then, we’re told that they’re rooming together at Abbie’s new digs until he can find a place of his own. Which of course means he has to find a job of his own that actually pays, because dude has been unemployed since pre-revolution. It’s a living arrangement that bears few complaints, I’m sure. I mean, think of all the impossibly fun odd couple moments to be had? Like, Crane burning the meal he made for his treasure, Abbie, because he still hasn’t quite caught on to how to use a modern oven. Speaking of modernity, Crane has notoriously been progressive, to the point of being a Mary Sue, so I shouldn’t be surprised that he didn’t put up any sort of fight or clutch his invisible pearls at being a widow shacking up with his brilliant, beautiful, buxom, unmarried soulmate bestie. I shouldn’t be. I might have wanted to see how that conversation went down regardless though.

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Abbie is entirely unfazed by the whole ordeal, even though Crane is clearly trying to do whatever he can to help around the house and not overstay his welcome. Ichabbie. They are precious, you guys. It leads to an acknowledgement of respecting boundaries, something about hedges (listen, I was trying to bite back a few dirty jokes by then), and essentially staying out of each other’s business, which sets up the rest of the episode where they pretty much did the complete opposite of that. (I’m looking at you, Crane).

Their scene is followed by another glimpse of Pandora huskily talking to herself, or her box.Whatever. I should be annoyed at how utterly ridiculous it is, because how much is Shannyn Sossamon being paid to talk to props? But the thing is, I like Pandora. I just do. So I don’t care that every time she’s talking to herself (or the box) she sounds like she’s practicing vocal exercises. I don’t even mind that the shading is so dark and melodramatic or that she glides across the floor in a dark hooded cloak. I’m not even annoyed yet, that she’s essentially summoning and sending random demons out into the world, like an evil queen sending out minions. This week we’re graced with a wraith that starts out looking like the black smoke monster from Lost, before shifting to the Grimm Reaper. Whatever man. Pandora could summon FAFSA and I’d still go along with it.

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Somehow she magically appears at Sleepy Hollow city hall, dressed like the sexy librarian/school teacher and I’ll take that over sexy pirate/busty buccaneer any day. Sorry, Breasty. I mean, Betsy. Her mission for the day is to apparently phish out those harboring dark and twisty secrets and then sending her dark and twisty wraith to hide out in the shadows and feed off of these people’s fear. I don’t know. The thing is, Pandora is a mystery but not one that I imagine will ever actually make sense. Yet, I like her. It’s probably because of Shannyn Sossamon who seems to do a remarkable job of keeping me invested in a character that on paper shouldn’t hold my interest much. Let’s be honest. It just goes to show that if you cast the right person in the right role, the role itself and writing could kinda suck, but if they have a certain effervescent quality that transcends any and all suckiness, they’ll still somehow be engaging.

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So the poor guy who was calling the Feds at the time he chose to brush off the strange librarian chick with the raspy voice, is our first victim. He never stood a chance.

Our dynamic duo engage in some more deep discussion over a carton of Kung Pao chicken. Abbie mentions her former boss killed by a demon, with all the casualness of a woman who has seen some seriously effed up, inexplicable ish one too many times. And so begins the prodding and prying of Ichabod Crane. He casually mentions that Abbie has always done a great job of balancing her supernatural crime fighting with her real crime fighting, and Abbie admits that it’s not something she wants to keep doing. She tells him that she’s been building the life that she always envisioned for herself, and it’s another one of those moments when it’s evident that Abbie understands her duty as a witness but she has other goals and plans outside of that, that should be top priority for her. It’s once again those type of statements that easily leave Crane wondering what that means for their work together and his place in her life and in general.

I love that this is an issue between them that isn’t going away any time soon. It’s not being swept under the rug or shelved for later. It’s recurring. I also love that Abbie is standing firm in her position on the matter. No matter how much Crane is prodding and prying and trying to suss out what that means or he tries to get her to succumb to her witness duty first and foremost. She isn’t. She’s firm in her stance, while also letting him know that it doesn’t have anything to do with him. She cares for him. He’s still her friend. She’s not trying to cut him out of her life, if anything she’s letting him deeper into it, but she’s putting what she wants and needs first. She’s focused. She’s found the path that she wants to go down and the plan that she wants to abide by and she’s sticking to it. It was prominent in the premiere, and it seems like it’s something that will continue on.

Naturally, heartfelt discussions and dinner must be put on hold, because work comes first. Agent Mills is called to the scene, because the victim was calling the F.B.I at the time of his death. Definitely a weak reason for the Feds’ jurisdiction, but I’ll roll with it. Just like I’ll roll with our beloved Crane being there with her. Have we established what his role is supposed to be now that Abbie is in the F.B.I? Does he just liaise his way into being a federal consultant now? How does this work?

Crane’s input on the victim’s demise is interrupted by no one other than Abbie’s new boss and former beau Agent Reynolds. I don’t know what dominated the next couple of minutes, the awkwardness or the attractiveness of everyone involved. Agent Reynolds is yummy! He tells Abbie that he’s the new replacement, and you can tell she has no idea how to respond. Crane on the other hand, suddenly pulls himself up to his full height in some Alpha male posturing that lasted until he was dismissed. But not before, breaking the awkward silence by introducing himself and giving his former credentials like they somehow mean something.

They don’t Crane. They really don’t, brother.

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Agent Reynolds all but points that out, when he says he doesn’t see what their dead victim has to do with Crane’s historical knowledge. To which Crane responds with his new favorite trump card that he will play to infinity until he can’t anymore. “Lieutenant-Agent Mills and I were at home having dinner. She was called here so…” I may have paused at that point to giggle to the point of snorting, because we all know Crane is going to use the hell out of this living together situation and I will enjoy it every single time. I couldn’t tell if Crane was being so territorial because he was jealous of Reynolds, or because he truly thought he was rescuing Abbie from the awkwardness (in that way guy friends pretend to be your significant other to ward off unwanted advances from cads) but either way I was thoroughly amused. Ichabod was not.

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To Abbie’s credit, and my surprise, she was aware of the impression that Crane was trying to give off, and that Reynolds was likely inferring, but instead of shutting it down completely she just barely corrected it. She promptly dismissed Crane, sending him to their shared home, and the male posturing and measuring of members so to speak is temporarily put to an end. Until next time, boys!  Crane leaves with a completely fake and passive-aggressive “pleasure to meet you” like the petty child that he is. I love Crane so much! Which leaves hunky new Agent Reynolds to “fill” Abbie in on the crime scene. Yes, by all means fill her in. If not her, than I happily volunteer as tribute!

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Crane notices that a new threat may be lurking in the shadows when he’s looking up at the skyline. I have noticed that the show is really loving using that blue filter. Anyway, Pandora mysteriously pops up and says something to him before conveniently disappearing before Abbie walks up. Crane tells her that their killer is of course due to some supernatural business going on around these parts and if Abbie’s eyes roll any harder they may just pop out of her head. She’s not here for it. She’s so over it.

To the archives!

Abbie can’t figure out if the supernatural returning is worse, or her former paramour coming back as her boss is worse. Which prompts Crane to inquire about the nature of Abbie and Danny’s relationship. He sensed that there was something between them. Of course he did. Everyone could sense it. It was electric, but then again Abbie has a remarkable way of having chemistry with everyone all thanks to Nicole Beharie. More than the fact that he was her former classmate, and that he was the one who pushed her to do her best in a bit of healthy competition. Abbie flat-out told him to mind his business.

Crane moves on to his new side project of preserving the archives by having it declared a historical landmark. He starts a mini-rant about preserving their history and Abbie cut to the chase and asked if it was about preserving history and their archives or was it about him. I love this. She does not mince words when it comes to calling him out on his essentially feeling lost and inadequate. It’s such a visceral reaction for him to have and their conversations are deep and intimate.There is no denying that they are close to one another because jesting about minding each other’s own business aside, they call each other out. Crane says he will find his place in their modern world, but not at the expense of his colonial soul. We wouldn’t have it any other way, Crane. I doubt Abbie would either. If the previous seasons were about Crane adjusting to the modern world, this one is about him balancing who he is with where he is. This is the honest to God journey of self-discovery that should have been explored from the beginning.

Abbie would not begrudge him his side project, because she recognizes that in the event that their current evil wasn’t just an “isolated incident” then the archives are crucial. It’s another little moment that has Crane raising his brow, because Abbie wants it to be an isolated incident. She doesn’t want to be troubled with the apocalypse and it shows, as well as a year’s worth of skepticism built back up. I mean, it’s enough to make one wonder, if their being separated meant a break in the apocalypse then wouldn’t the natural reaction be that whenever they’re together evil just comes ten-fold? I can see her not necessarily blaming Crane, but feeling like he sort of brings the apocalyptic drama himself. I mean, she didn’t face evil again until he was resurrected, and it didn’t come back full force again until he landed back on American soil.

With the F.B.I comes better access to tech. Crane can’t deny that much. A voice recording of the vic led to them picking up on another voice on another wavelength.  This prompted Crane to recall something he read in Grace Dixon’s journal. Remember Grace Dixon? She would have been a pretty awesome addition. He determined that it was a wraith, linked to that of some general Crane had some serious beef with, who raised a wraith to filter out treacherous spies. Yup. Typical, because Crane has so many beefs he could feed a poor and starving village in China.

We’re graced with another lovely flashback. This time Busty Betsy has traded in her sexy pirate gear for some risqué renaissance. Crane was sent to extract her from one of those parties where they had to do some fancy footwork, before not so subtly disappearing. Can I just say it? Betsy and Crane were terrible spies. Terrible. No stealth. No subtlety. No nothing. What Busty did have down though? The honey pot routine. She had that down to a science, as she seduced some general  out to the barns and then left him, sated, I imagine, as she met Crane outside in her undergarments and the general’s coat saying that she handled him. I bet she did. I’m not mad that she uses her sex appeal. I’m just annoyed that, that is all there seems to be to her. It’s frustrating to watch. It’s already bad enough that I honestly have yet to understand why these particular flashbacks and her presence is essential to the plot. She feels shoehorned in. But, you know, sexy Betsy. Anyway, Busty discovers that their colleagues are dead and that the black smoke monster wraith thing was hanging out in there. She called him a treacherous bastard and said his real name, and I guess it left her alone giving her enough time to retreat with Crane in a horse and carriage for a getaway. Yeah, okay. Whatever.

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Abbie and Crane figure that the wraith is looking for secrets and that it has something to do with their dead victim and his coworkers and the F.B.I and whatever secrets they held regarding work or something. I don’t know. I stopped paying attention at some point to the wraith business because…well, I just didn’t care.

Finally we get to the other Mills sister. Jenny is at the bar where she works at, sometimes, and she’s researching the shard of rock that she found in her Corbin box, when her faux bro (potential beau?) Joey calls. JOEYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t blame Joe. In the event that I were in trouble, Jenny would be first on my speed-dial. Probably even before Abbie. Anyway, like the good bro that he is, he was bringing over some more of her goodies from Corbin’s cabin when he noticed that her trailer in the middle of nowhere had been broken into and ransacked.

She spends a moment studying a black and white photo of Corbin and I might have teared up a bit, if I were the type of person who did that sort of thing. I love this too. I’m loving that fact that the mourning of Corbin is being seen and felt now. They never got around to it before, and I love that it was prevalent in the premiere and now in this episode too. Jenny thanks Joe for bringing it, and he makes a remark about how Corbin was just as much her father as he was his, and while it’s a genuine and true statement there is a hint of resentment and bitterness there too.

I don’t doubt that Joe loves Jenny and Abbie. They are his family. They’re the only family he has left. But I can understand what it must feel like for him as an only child to have a father who spent an exceptional amount of time dedicated to his job, his supernatural work, and playing father figure to other kids.His loving the Mills sisters doesn’t make it hurt any less. There is a gold mine of unresolved issues and interesting dynamics that can be explored with Joe Corbin back into the fold.

SLEEPY HOLLOW:  Joe Corbin (Zach Appleman) and Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) ) in the “Whispers In The Dark” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

Joe points out that it doesn’t look like a breaking and entering but it looks like someone broke into Jenny’s trailer specifically looking for something. He makes another heavy-handed comment about how the Mills sisters may have been his father’s protegés but he still inherited his father’s cop instincts. I really like Joey. He’s pretty blunt and straightforward. He’s not a bitter person, but his past still affects him. He’s not cruel or mean or even standoffish with the Mills sisters, but he doesn’t hide the fact that he feels like his father valued and cherished them more. Plus, he knows them. He really knows them. He immediately calls out Jenny for looking as if she knows exactly who broke into her place and why, and the rest of the time they spent together he stayed on her case like a dog with a bone, because he knows her well enough to know she’s hiding something from him.

He calls her (and Abbie) out for keeping him in the dark. Jenny’s argument is that she and Abbie were already on the path to the supernatural and that it wouldn’t be right to drag him in it, but it’s a weak argument. It’s the same weak argument that comes up in every supernatural show.  You are never protecting a person by keeping them in the dark. That doesn’t keep them safe. In addition to that, Joe would be a welcomed ally and asset with his own set of skills, and he’s already been exposed. Plus, how horrible is it that all he has left of his father is his father’s dealings with the supernatural and the Mills sisters are keeping that from him? They mean well, but it just reinforces the child like resentment that Joe clearly harbors, because once again the connection the Mills sisters have to his father seems stronger than the one he has. Absolutely nothing that came out of Joey’s mouth was a lie, when he was laying into Jenny. I really felt for him. I’m so happy to have Joey. So freaking happy.

Ichabbie hit the trails and track down one of the other coworkers. The wraith appears at the person’s house, and once again Abbie Mills hasn’t found a single thing she won’t shoot the hell out of. Oh Abbie. Our duo is brought to their knees by the wraith hunting them with their secrets. Crane’s is rather boring to be honest. A black and white flashback of him being asked to betray the cause during the war. He didn’t of course. Abbie’s is more intriguing. She’s doing surveillance, taking pictures of a man on a bench. The wraith takes off after their new victim until it drives him off the road, killing him.

Abbie goes solo to investigate the victim’s house and in true Abbie fashion almost shoots Danny, who startles her. She spins a more believable theory to Daniel, and he agrees. He basically tells her that they should be able to work together despite their change in dynamic. What I like, is not only does Danny seem to genuinely know Abbie and respect her and acknowledge how great she is at what she does. He also trusts her enough to give her leeway to do her own thing. She can’t truly ask for anything better in a boss,whom she has to keep supernatural business away from. It’s the perfect arrangement. I really enjoy Daniel. He’s good for Abbie. His presence is good.

In the next scene, my precious Joey is kidnapped by a Mr. Tall, Dark, and Deadly donning leather, and driving a beat up car with calaveras and an 8 track. This must be the man who was staking out Jenny’s trailer while Joey was leaving.

Back at the archive, Crane reveals the nature of the secret the wraith was trying to bring out of him. He was offered a full pardon if he released the names of Washington’s spies. He feels guilty because before he escaped, he thought about actually doing it. Crane is such a Mary Sue. He then inquires as to what Abbie’s secret was, because Crane has never been known for possessing anything remotely close to chill, but he was especially curious this episode. Abbie shut it down and directed them towards the case at hand. In a way it seems like Crane is not just curious, but trying to make good on being back. It’s as if he’s trying to, in his own way, confirm that he and Abbie are actually on good terms. He doesn’t quite know where he stands with her. It’s as if he’s waiting for the other shoe to drop, and part of him is walking on eggshells. It’s a rather fascinating aspect of their dynamic.

We get a quick glimpse of Pandora literally stirring up more supernatural ish while reciting another lullaby, before we’re back to the A team, determined to keep the one co-worker alive. It involves lights. So many lights. So many bright lights. I don’t blame the woman they’re trying to keep safe from looking at the pair of them like they are insane. As long as she stays in the light and out of the shadows, apparently, she’ll be okay, because “danger lurks in the shadows” according to an entirely way too dramatic Crane. It didn’t seem like being anywhere within the light saved the last two guys, but I’m not questioning it.

Back to the B-team, Joey is the most snarky, hostile hostage ever and I love it. He has already surmised that the guy who kidnapped him was connected to whomever ransacked Jenny’s trailer. He tells the guy that Jenny will never give him what he wants. Jenny appears, knowing who the guy is, from the sounds of it, he’s a friendly in the same line of work as her. A retrieval specialist, if you will. Joey seems done with everything after hearing that Jenny knows him. Randall, the friendly, accuses Jenny of going soft. Ha! Like Jenny Mills could ever be soft. He wants the shard that Jenny has been looking into. Or rather, a third-party he’s working for wants it. He comments about Corbin sending her to retrieve it and seems amused that Jenny is still close to Corbin’s kid. He tells Jenny that if she hands over this season’s new macguffin, then he’ll let her and Joey walk. And in superhero fashion, she makes a cheeky comment about how she can walk already and that he’s the one with the limp before she effectively kicks his ass. It would  be cheesy if not for the fact that Jenny Mills is a badass and I would happily watch her kick anyone’s ass any day, all day for forever.

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Randall gets the jump on her eventually and holds a stick to a very irritated Joey. Jenny reminds him that she kind of had to kick his ass for calling her soft because their reputation is everything. Sure, sure. they strike a deal. Jenny gives him the shard and Joey lives to see another day. He once again gets justifiably irritated when Jenny refuses to give him any information as to how Randall knew his father or what the hell the shard is. I feel you Joey. It’s ridiculous.

Back at the warehouse of glow sticks, their new potential victim is side-eying them hard over the safe-house arrangement. I’m kind of with her. Especially when the lights get cut, which is pretty much what I thought would happen, which had me laughing hysterically, because how did they not see that coming? Oh Ichabbie. Get it together.

Crane heads out to confront the wraith solo, because part of him finding his purpose is proving that he can be badass on his own without Abbie. He tries to impale the wraith, because impaling something that manifests into mist totally seems legit. But the wraith is totally trying to kill him, until Abbie comes in with her trusty flash-bombs and trusty advice as to how to get rid of the damn thing. So much, for proving he can be  badass without Abbie. Anyway, he figures that based on his Busty flashback, he merely has to call the wraith by his true identity. That leads him to antagonizing calling the wraith by his name much like one recites Beetle juice, and  after some Ichabbie vs Wraith tussling, Crane successfully impaled him this time. Fair enough. New demon is down. Crisis is averted.

How does Ichabbie celebrate? By chilling on their sun porch talking about Crane’s brush with almost betraying the country he pledged his allegiance to, beneath the American flag. Nice placement of the flag. He says that moment was part of the reason why he feels settling in the country in the modern time is so important to him. He acknowledges that Abbie’s presence is important and crucial to him doing that, before saluting her with drink. He always has a way with words by talking about their bond with so much meaning despite using so few words. He’s being honest and genuine, of that I have no doubt, but it also feels like he’s throwing it out there to see how she’ll respond back. He’s in limbo with Abbie with not knowing quite where he stands.

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He makes a big show of how relived he feels after talking about this huge secret that has weighed him down for centuries. A secret that just doesn’t carry any weight for me. Honestly, if it were something worthy of centuries of regret and guilt, it should have been because he actually gave the names up but then stopped any ill from happening as a result of that. Eh. Thinking about doing something just doesn’t quite have the same effect. Some of the sweetest people I know, think about killing another human being during gridlock traffic but they don’t actually do it, or feel guilty about it for decades.

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It makes Crane’s prodding so unbelievably obvious at that point, because he’s back to phishing and trying to figure out what it was that the wraith had subjected Abbie too. Or he’s trying to figure out what it is between Abbie and Daniel. It seems like dealer’s choice to him, he’s just looking for anything, really, as he’s just being genuinely and unapologetically nosy. Abbie finally relinquished, and much to his delight she actually starts it off by saying that it’s something that she hasn’t been able to tell anyone. I mean, he couldn’t ask for anything better than to be privy to something that she hasn’t shared for another soul. Because part of him is still trying to solidify their bond as witnesses and the other part of him is stuck so hard on the whole, “we’re besties, right?” thing.

Abbie confesses that while he was away she was looking into her family. She even tracked down her father. A man she never so much as mentions before. I can imagine just how difficult that must be, and all the questions that go along with it. Because what kind of man abandons his family? Or how does a man leave his two children with a mentally unstable woman? Or where was he when she and Jenny were bounced around from foster home to foster home? Or how about when Abbie was getting into trouble as a kid before she was put on the right path, or Jenny was getting into trouble until she got put away? I mean the questions are endless. I love this moment, because Crane is genuinely concerned and being her ear to listen, and even though he could make connections about how they are both searching for their family, he doesn’t. He blessedly keeps his mouth shut. The entire scene is Abbie Mills being able to talk about herself and give us more background on her character, and just be open, honest and vulnerable without being interrupted. I don’t think that has ever happened once in the entire series so far. It’s a truly special moment.

She tells Crane that her father is alive and that he lives nearby, and that she wonders what his life is like and why he left. She takes pictures of him and watches him from a distance and she tries to will herself to go up to speak to him, but she just isn’t ready for it yet. She confesses that she hasn’t told Jenny because, our beloved impulsive, all action, Jenny Mills would want to do something about it right that second, and Abbie isn’t ready for it. She’s doing something for her. It’s…beautiful to hear her say it.

The entire moment is beautiful. It’s definitely an amazing scene for Abbie because it was solely about her, and she desperately was in need of something being just about her. But it was also a beautiful moment for Ichabbie, because when has Abbie ever been this vulnerable and open? Crane has been tiptoeing around her like he’s afraid that her disillusionment, frustration, and skepticism with their work as witnesses somehow means that she doesn’t want to be bothered with him. She’s been so laser-focused on her job, that she loves, and prioritizes over most things. He mistakes that as him as an individual, and his friendship with her not being a priority for her, which is not the case. If anything, their time apart be damned, they’ve been even closer than ever. She’s showing him that with her actions. She’s been more affectionate with him. She’s moved him into her house and seems unfazed by his presence there and doesn’t seem in any rush to have him out of it. She doesn’t tell him things when he wants to hear them, but she eventually does confide in him when she’s ready. And she really confides in him. She’s told him more things about herself in the past two episodes than she probably did in the first two seasons. She’s been letting him know along the way that while she has no interest in the apocalypse and she’s frustrated with it interfering with her life, that has no bearing on him. She wants him in her life. He’s every bit of a permanent fixture in her life at this point, as Jenny is. She’s a person who tends to lose the people she cares about, so she’s been holding on tightly to the ones she has left,and he’s part of that.

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The following scene, is a sweet Danabbie scene, where Danny commends Abbie for a job well done, and she thanks him for giving her space to do what she needs to do. It’s a great partnership.  Daniel is ambitious. Part of his being at Sleepy Hollow is him having some experience to pack onto his resume so he can continue to climb the ladder. He reminds Abbie that she’s an ambitious person too, and that he knows that she wants more than Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow was not part of the career ambitions they spoke about over their breakfasts. No doubt, after some really hot nights spent together.She tells him that she has responsibilities and he tries to figure out to whom and what, her family? Her sister? Her British roommate? He promises that they can both get what they both want out of their arrangement, out of pushing each other and maybe climbing the ladder together. It’s a sweet offer. I like what Danny does for Abbie.

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Joenny are chillaxing at Jenny’s trailer, drinking beers like old buddies. But Joe is relentless. I’m glad he is. He wants to know what he almost died for. He wants to know what the Mills sisters are involved in. He wants to know what his father dedicated his life’s work to. He has every right too. If his father dedicated his life to that type of work, like any good son, he wants to be able to pick up where his father left off and complete it in his honor. Joe’s making all the right arguments. He wants to know more about the parts of his father that only Jenny got to see. Which is fair. I mean, Jenny got all of his father, and he only got some. He wants to be closer to his father through Corbin and Jenny’s work, and he proposes that he and Jenny go after the shard together. I cannot be more excited. Jenny admits that it’s a part of her life that she’s never shared with anyone before, and Joey tells her that it’s about time that she did. I agree. I love that each of the Mills sisters have someone who they can confide in now. I love that they each have their own person. They both needed that so much, and it is risky being that vulnerable but it’s necessary too.

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Back at Sleepy Hollow city Hall, Crane continues his quest to keep the archives open by consulting with a nice woman who seems totally enamored with him, because every woman under 40 in Sleepy Hollow seems to be. She tells him that his being a British citizen can pose a problem. I’m a bit confused. I thought, that among all the forged documents that Hawley provided for him, dual citizenship was part of the deal. Otherwise, would he have just been here on a work visa? Whatever. Crane is distracted by the coffeehouse that used to be there, not being there, and does the most awkward bow ever, before scurrying away to investigate. He and Abbie figure out that the coffeehouse was a hoax and that the barista was too. Surveillance shows Pandora, the woman Crane briefly spoke to that day. Abbie recognizes her as Pandora, and tells Crane about the encounter at the bar. The side-eye that Crane gives her for bumping into a woman named Pandora, without immediately assuming she was evil, or immediately telling him about it, was nothing short of comical. It was also justified. I mean, c’mon Abbie.

Now Ichabbie knows that Pandora is their evil villainess and that she has a box filled with evil to throw at them left and right. Now things are starting to pick up.


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