'Sleepy Hollow': Ichabod and Abbie's Relationship | Blogcritics
The chemistry between Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane) and Nicole Beharie (Abbie Mills) is unmistakable, whether you see them. Sleepy Hollow fanart! Artist wrote: "Sleepy Hollow fanart! Ichabod represents my reaction on learning that Katrina made that doll and handed it to their baby. Abbie Mills and Ichabod Crane were the lovable odd couple pairing. like quality between the witnesses to attain their goal of saving the world.
For a show that was celebrated in season one for its diversity, it continued to peel back its characters of color and add the most irrelevant white characters they could dust up. Betsy Ross was the cream of the crop, second only to Hawley, in being a huge waste of time. Plus, guess who got a relationship story again?
One in the past with Betsy, and one in present day with a colonial history-buff Zoe. Well, she got sucked into a tree once. After being brought back into reality with help from Ichabod, Abbie did have a fairly good storyline dealing with her PTSD from being in a world devoid of time, but even that in the larger picture was too little too late.
Even her eventual relationship with Daniel, her boss and former flame, got very little development and the timeline itself is wonky at best.
Excuse me while I go scream into my pillow. The actress wanted to leave, and rightly so, considering the material she was getting, but that is the problem—the story made her want to leave. There are people who, despite the poor second season, still stuck with the show because they wanted to see Nicole as Abbie Mills. The sad reality is that hunger, that need to see ourselves, still exists in media and with every step forward, there are several steps back that only reinforce the need to see the few that do it well survive.
Abbie Mills was supposed to be our Buffy, our Scully. Or did he have a romantic, unrequited love? I think their love is very true and very real. We want to attribute feelings of love we're all familiar with to that relationship, and we don't have that right. That's a relationship that belongs to the two of them. I would hope our fans—even our hardcore 'shippers—would respect and appreciate that with a great deal of thought, we drafted and created a relationship that does supersede the physical.
And appreciate the intimacy…and the, albeit, deep love they have for each other. There were also great callbacks to the series as a whole. It wouldn't be full circle for Abbie if we didn't have front and center, some of the things that brought her into this incredible weird world. Her father figure in August Corbin is certainly key to signaling to the audience that her world, her life, has come full-circle.
On the other end of the spectrum, Headless. Having them be in the mix in the very end allowed us, in a very short amount of time, give the fans the greatest hits of Abbie Mills. And Nicole was all on board and loved it, and totally understood, and got it.
She was very excited to give that to us. Abbie Mills, at peace. When did you know that you wanted to have that beautiful Joe and August moment? When we brought Zach Appelman back, we started to give Joe Corbin some legs of his own. During that arc where he was in search for what his father was really up to; we thought how great it would be if we could have the two of them together.
We have a lot of respect and parameters with the mythology, so that didn't seem way off In fact, his father's greatest sense of honor and duty was to sacrifice, which is what they both did for the cause.
It's a wonderful moment at the very end, that just happens deep in this realm. You have a simple father-son moment. We were very excited about that. Or if anything you would have altered if you knew, for sure, this was the end?
We understand what the studio and the network are up against in making decisions. We've had incredibly positive conversations about the creative direction for Season 4 in the last few weeks and up to today. A decision has not been reached. But these conversations goes back far enough that they influenced what we did in the last few episodes; we wouldn't change a thing. Looking to a hypothetical Season 4, do you see there being a time jump? Or do you want to play in the immediate aftermath of what we last saw?
No real sense of the time yet; I don't personally think it would be long [if there's a jump]. I think we gave the audience a very interesting peek into how the world is opening its eyes to what's been going on.
Being able to hand off some key information to Ichabod in those last moments. But beyond that, there's still certainly conversations, we're still in talks [about the show's future]. When you were crafting the idea or a new Witness, did you have someone particular in mind?
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Was it perhaps someone we've already met? Or are you still waiting to see where the story takes you in Season 4? As a peace offering of sorts, Reyes allows Abbie access to her mother's files where she finds out that Lori wasn't mentally ill after all but actually plagued by demons. After confronting a violent haunting at Tarrytown Psychiatric, Abbie and Jenny have a touching moment with the spirit of their mother who reveals that she always knew Abbie was a witness and Grace Dixon had passed down a spell book that contained clues to a weapon that could destroy Moloch.
While pursuing the weapon, Abbie realizes she is one in a long line of women tasked with fighting against the end of days and her legacy gifts her with a renewed sense of self and purpose.Ichabod Crane & Abbie Mills - If You Can't Forget
After the defeat of Moloch, Abbie and Ichabod spend time cleaning up the remnants of the demon's evil and repairing a rift in their relationship. Frank Irving's return creates conflicting feelings in Abbie. Eventually it's revealed that her initial hunch is correct and that he is still under Jeremy Crane's control. Jenny pleads with her to try to help Frank and Abbie agrees to look for a way to free him.
She later expresses concern that she and Ichabod seem to be fighting a battle with no goal and Ichabod tells her to simply have faith.
They come across an underground library compiled by Thomas Jeffersonand find a sentient hologram of the third US president that tells them that the library was made to provide the Witnesses guidance in their mission.
Ultimately, Ichabod and Abbie decide to destroy the Fenestella and the tunnels around it to keep the creatures that guard the area from attacking more people. Eventually, Katrina joins forces with her son to awaken the magical blood within the residents of Sleepy Hollow using the Grand Grimoire. Understanding the risk evident in such an endeavor, the Witnesses stop them and Abbie kills Jeremy in the confrontation.
Katrina goes into the past to correct the mistakes she made so she can raise her son and Abbie follows her to prevent her from killing Ichabod and permanently changing history.
Abbie meets her ancestor Grace Dixon and together, they succeed in returning her and Katrina to the future.
Katrina attempts to kill her as revenge for the death of her son and Ichabod stabs her to save Abbie, leading to Katrina's death. She ultimately returns to Sleepy Hollow when she is stationed at the White Plains regional office. After busting Ichabod out of an ICE detention center, she is confronted with the possibility that their mission as witnesses is not truly over in the form of a mysterious Sumerian tablet Ichabod found in his family's crypt.
After witnessing her boss's demise at the hand of a demon, Abbie is surprised to find that her old flame from Quantico, Daniel Reynolds, is his new replacement.
Ichabod senses that their relationship was more than professional prompting Abbie to warn him to mind his own business. Ichabod concedes in an attempt to be a good roommate but later they both confide in each other secrets that they had been holding onto after a run in with a secret sucking demon.
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Abbie discloses that a lot of personal stuff had come up in Ichabod's absence and she had ended up finding her father. She had not however worked up the courage to confront him. Things started to turn from bad to worse, as Reynolds always questioned her motives. He forces her to explain about the war, but she kept holding back as he wouldn't believe her.
She resigned as an FBI agent and went after Pandora in an attempt to save her sister from the Eye's destruction.
She was able to contain the energy before the Hidden One can have it, and she escaped through the tree just seconds from exploding. After spending what seemed like several months in the Catacombs, Abbie was visited by Crane's Astral Form who was able to discover that the Eye had the power to send her back to the real world.
Pandora cuts Crane loose from the tether to his body and tries to persuade Abbie to give her the Eye in exchange for Crane's life and her freedom from the Catacombs. Abbie, furious at Pandora, smashes the Eye to prevent Pandora from using it and Pandora left Abbie to rot in the Catacombs.
Abbie was able to escape the Catacombs through the well, leaving the remnants of the Shard of Anubis and the Eye of Providence behind in the Temple of the Gods. Moments later Crane followed suit when he heard her voice in the dark, and he said the Witnesses must always stick together no matter what.
Trouble was still brewing as she became obsessed with a mysterious symbol she found at the Catacombs.
It distracted her from many things, even when Ichabod's life was in danger. He tried to keep her occupied from it before she would drift away and her consciousness would be stuck between worlds, much like her mom. They soon discovered that the Emblem of Thura wasn't as harmful as they thought, as it gave them the ability to telepathically see each other.
It was a driving force to unite as one, especially since the symbol split into two. Eventually, Reynolds came to terms with her mission and she retained her career. By the time the Hidden One was able to regain his lost strength, Ragnarok began. She and Crane were crossing the Delaware river and approached a portal back to the Underworld.
They met Betsy Ross and she lost consciousness when a shadow touched her. Abbie accepted this fate as she gave up her life force, trapping it inside the box indefinitely. She actually ended up in a waiting room between life and death, instead of being imprisoned. There, she reunited with her mentor, August, and his son, Joe.