Sleepy Hollow

Season 1 Episode 6

The Sin Eater

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

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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.