Sleepy Hollow: Whispers in the Dark

Two weeks in, two episodes that have returned to form. I’m good with where we’re going so far in season three of Sleepy Hollow.

First up, I’ve said all along that I love that Crane and Abbie talk to each other. They don’t stew over things and let things slide. They get it out, get over it, and move on. We find out in the opener of the second episode that they’re roomies now, which is hilarious. Equally (unintentionally) hilarious is that Abbie is in a pretty nice house for a gal who’s essentially a starter Feeb.

They end up on the hunt for more things boogedy when people seem to be dropping dead because of the secrets they held, and thankfully, by hour’s end, they piece together that Pandora has been the common thread and is the likely responsible party who’s “throwing monsters at us,” which is an apt description of the entire show.

Jenny gets her own compadre in Joe Corbin, who resurfaces looking to get into the game that preoccupied his father for so long. Jenny is hesitant at first, until he’s used as leverage by another artifact collector (scavenger?). So it may well turn into “be careful what you wish for.” I like the idea that she will get to indoctrinate her own deputy, and have her own partner so she’s not tacked onto Crane and Abbie. My irrational self stomps her foot that we couldn’t have Hawley for that purpose, but Joe likely equals more flashbacks of Clancy Brown, which is a win for everyone.

Abbie gets a blast from her past in the form of Reynolds, the new director who was once upon a time her classmate and FWB. There’s definitely still a spark, which Crane immediately picks up on and Abbie shuts down when she tells him, “mind your business.” That part is cute.

What’s not so cute is Reynolds spinning his arrival as a stepping stone to bigger things and suggesting that if they play their cards right they can both move up and out of Sleepy Hollow. She shuts that down, too, but I don’t like the idea that at some point she might find the offer tempting when she’s finally made peace with staying home, reconciling with Jenny, and working alongside Crane.

At the end of the hour, she and Crane day drink on her fabulous porch and clear the air about their lingering secrets that almost got them killed. He admits that back in the day he was asked to give up his fellow turncoats, and while he allowed the thought to cross his mind, he ultimately refused. Abbie confesses that she found her father while Crane was gone, and has been paparazzi-stalking him but hasn’t worked up the courage to talk to him, nor has she told Jenny. Crane sets her mind at ease that finding him at all is huge, so … baby steps.

We also get a flashback to Betsy, who had a grasp on the supernatural that Crane missed earlier — it’s his clarified recollection that saves the day in the present when he remembers that Betsy defeated a spectral murderer, now returned, by calling him by his true name.

As for Pandora, she’s still watering some sort of monster with her gathered fear and secrets, so she’s definitely cooking up something full of not good. Luckily, we have a couple of Witnesses and Jenny and Joe.

Sleepy Hollow airs at 9 pm ET/8 CT on FOX in the US, and 9 pm ET/PT on CTV two in Canada . Here’s a sneak peek of this week’s episode, “Blood and Fear.”


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