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Sleepy Hollow

Season 1 Episode 6

The Sin Eater

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 04, 2013 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Ichabod disappears and Katrina contacts Abbie in her dreams to warn her that the Headless Horseman is returning, and that she should seek out a reclusive man, John Parrish. Meanwhile, Ichabod encounters a figure from his past.

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  • Good solid episode

    Good solid episode, nice guest slot from John Noble
  • A comeback worth waiting for!

    This was an amazing episode with which to return from the 3 week hiatus. The show is really starting to build some mythology now, with the addition of the Masons and the Sin Eater. We finally get some solid backstory for Ichabod, both of how he first met Katrina and how he changed sides from the British to the Colonials (these two events being, as it turned out, inextricably linked). We also get to see and explore the depth of the connection between Crane and Abbie, with the Mills sisters desperately searching for a way to find and save Ichabod and, along the way, both Abbie and Crane baring their souls, to each other and to Jenny and Parrish, openly admitting/talking about their special connection and how much it means to them. Lots of interesting revelations along the way, with Crane realising that Katrina hid his body in the cave to prevent the Masons, of whom he was himself a member, from ending his life in order to kill the headless horseman, and with it being spelled out, and both Abbie and Crane seemingly coming to accept that, rather than just having been thrown together, their fate as Witnesses was predestined and that together they can and will fight the coming apocalypse. We also find in this episode that Katrina can communicate with Abbie as well as with Ichabod, and that the headless horseman, with the spell that linked their souls now severed, is now hunting Crane.

    Behind the scenes interviews say that this episode begins the start of a longer story arc that will continue to the end of the season, moving away from episodic "monster of the week" stories. It has also been confirmed that John Noble's Henry Parrish will return for a further 3 episodes, including some in Season 2.moreless
James Frain

James Frain


Guest Star

Tongayi Chirisa

Tongayi Chirisa

Arthur Bernard

Guest Star

Craig Parker

Craig Parker

Colonel Tarleton

Guest Star

Lyndie Greenwood

Lyndie Greenwood

Jenny Mills

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Despite Abbie's assertation to Crane that "That's the first time you ever called me Abbie", he did in fact call her Abbie in the pilot episode, when he told her, "But perhaps you were called to something, Abbie, to finish the work your sheriff started."

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Ichabod: I'd consider myself a sporting man, but why must you insult that gentleman for inciting a rule infraction? I fail to see the point.

    • Ichabod: Open your eyes, sir! Yes, you. basket face. I thought only horses slept standing up!
      Abbie: Good, feels good, exercise your hard-fought right, free speech. Just next time, wait for the ump to make a call.
      Ichabod: Right.

    • Irving: You know, there are two things in life I believe a person should hold on to for as long as possible: virginity and skepticism. Surprisingly, I already lost the first thing so I'm going to hold on for the second one as long as possible.

    • Ichabod: I don't believe in spirits and destiny...
      Katrina: You are a terrible liar, sir. It's quite endearing.

    • Henry Parrish: Let he who is without sin... (to Abbie) fairly certain that isn't you...

    • Henry Parrish: I don't do it anymore. Even if I explained, you wouldn't understand.
      Abbie: Try me.
      Henry Parrish: Imagine you had a pair of glasses into their hearts; what they've done. The parts that are locked down so deep, even they're afraid to see. But you see them. And you carried them. Until the only person you can't see anymore... is yourself. If I didn't stop, I would have disappeared completely.

    • Ichabod: I've lived on borrowed time, more than any man deserves. I've seen wonders beyond my wildest imaginings. And through these centuries, against the impossibility that we would find each other... we did. And I am most grateful for it.

    • Ichabod: Who are you?
      Henry Parrish: I have been called many things. Angel. Demon. Until now, I wasn't sure what was true. For so long, I've hoped for this day. To find the reason for what I've been given. And now I know. The reason is you.

    • Abbie: Next time, listen to me. I can't go through that again.
      Ichabod: My ears shall remain eternally open to your admonition.
      Abbie: I don't know what the hell that means. Just say yes.
      Ichabod: Yes.

  • NOTES (2)