Nov 19 2013 1:15pm

Sleepy Hollow 1.08 Thoughts: Shippin’ Ain’t Easy!

Abbie in Sleepy Hollow 1.08**This post contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Sleepy Hollow, including last night’s episode, 1x08, “Necromancer.”**

Well, there is not too much in regards to any Shipping News between Abbie and Ichy. Not as much as I’d like anyway. They were far too busy trying to keep that demon without a head, aka, the Headless Horseman, trapped in the basement of their secret layer. That said, the opening scene has a tender Ichabbie moment: elated over the capture of said headless menace, Abbie teaches Ichabod the fist tap. He grins in that way only he can and she returns with that smile that’s almost a giggle. Funny, they only do that in each other’s presence. Sigh…

In other places, Irving and Jenny team up to stop those endless supply of minions from cutting the power to what’s keeping NoHead from escaping, the ultraviolet lights. Was it me or were there some sparks between Irving and Jenny? Wishful thinking, maybe, or perhaps it’s withdrawal from the lack of shipping this week with Ichabbie. I’m not sure, but I sense something may happen there. Skeptic Captain and Certifiable Sister? Could be one hell of a couple.

Katrina played a big part is this week’s episode. Apparently she was betrothed to Ichabod’s BFF but called it off because she loved Ichy. Ichabod and said BFF Abraham are sent on a mission when poor Abraham finds out it is Ichabod Katrina loves. I mean really, Ichy, you felt the need to confess while on a mission? I’m all for honor and truth and all but your timing sucks! It led to a duel but some of those demony Redcoats showed up and shot Abraham. Ichy had to leave to finish the mission. He left his buddy to die at the hands of the enemy. Buzz kill.

Back in the present, Ichy is trying to interrogate NoHead before he comes to full strength. Yeah, because the power has been cut. Then Ichabod learns NoHead is Abraham! What the what is right! I didn’t see this one coming. While Abraham lay dying he sold his soul to fight for evil for the sole purpose to seek revenge on Ichabod and resurrect Katrina from purgatory and make her his forever! (Insert maniacal villain laugh here.)

At the end, Ichabod and Abbie are at their table in the library sitting by candlelight. Pondering the loss of NoHead—yeah, he got away. Lights flicker on and Ichabod mentions he prefers candlelight. Abbie says something like it does add to a certain mood. They both smile again. Ahh, some shipping satisfaction! But it doesn’t last long. They realize they must find a way to get to Katrina before NoHead. Something neither of them seems to be okay with, for many reasons.

We got a fist tap, an acknowledgement of enjoying candlelight, and not looking forward to finding dead wife in limbo. Shipping ain’t easy!


Charli Mac writes Women’s Fiction and YA Paranormal set in Philly and the South Jersey Shore. Snorts & screams are probable and fist-pumps are highly discouraged at www.charlimac.com. Twitter her @charlimacs.

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Jennifer Proffitt
1. JenniferProffitt
Can I just say how much I love that they fist-bumped at the beginning of this episode?
Kiersten Hallie Krum
2. Kiersten
The fist bump was so much fun and became epic with Ichabod's "that makes no sense at all." HA!

That was a damn fine episode. I got so caught up with the end, I actually stopped tweeting! I KNOW!

FTR - TOTALLY 'shipping Irving and Jenny. Now *there* were some sparks!
3. Travelover
I loved seeing more of the backstory between Ichabod and Katrina (loved the costumes, the musical instument played at the party, the sword fighting, the interrogation scenes, the little "comedic" touches - i.e. going in the wrong direction in the tunnel, the comment about the French lol). I STILL see this as a very romantic love story between Ichabod and Katrina. I view Ichabod's "relationship" with Abby as "paternal" rather than romantic. I DID see a DEFINITE "spark" between Irving and Jenny. The moment they introduced Abraham as Katrina's fiance - I KNEW he HAD to be Headless. I LOVE the show.
5. Barbara1017
"Neither of them seems to be okay" with finding Katrina? That's not the impression I got, at all! Ichabod was more eloquent and more passionate in expressing his feelings for Katrina in the final scene of Monday's episode than I've ever seen him. Abbie looked maybe a little disappointed, but only a little. I've never seen any ship but friendship between Ichabod and Abbie.
K.M. Jackson
6. kwanawrites
Think my post vanished. As I was saying.... I was moaning with the rest of the world when Ichy said they needed Katrina at the end. Blah. What for? Keep her where she is all warm and cozy. I'm not trusting her anyway, breaking engagements and friendships. She really is a witch. I could get totally behind Irving and Jenny. They are all sorts of fun trouble. Orlando Jones posted this on his tumblr:
7. AmyM
Glad I'm not the only one who saw the sparks between those two!
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