Sleepy Hollow RECAP 9/16/13: Season 1 Premiere “Pilot”

Sleepy Hollow RECAP 9/16/13: Season 1 Premiere “Pilot”

Tonight on FOX their new mystery-adventure drama SLEEPY HOLLOW premieres with its pilot episode.  The show is a modern-day twist on Washington Irving’s classic, Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and only one of the many formidable foes that Ichabod must face to protect not only Sleepy Hollow, but the world.

As Ichabod finds himself in 2013’s Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town he no longer recognizes and grapples to understand. Teaming up with Detective Abbie Mills, a young cop who has her own supernatural experiences, the two embark on a mission to stop the evil that has awoken along with Ichabod and that now is seeping into this once-sleepy town.

On tonight’s show After being resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time, Ichabod Crane finds himself in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, where he quickly realizes that evil has awoken with him. When Sheriff August Corbin is killed by the infamous Headless Horseman, Ichabod forms an unlikely bond with Detective Abbie Mills, a young cop who has her own childhood supernatural experiences. Together, the two embark on a mission to stop evil and uncover mysteries dating back to the founding of our country. Captain Frank Irving hesitates to believe Ichabod’s tales of supernatural evil. But when Ichabod’s former wife, Katrina, provides clues about impending evil, they all begin to realize that this town is anything but sleepy.

Tonight’s Sleepy Hollow premiere is going to be exciting, and you won’t want to miss. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of Sleepy Hollow — tonight at 9PM EST!

RECAP: There’s a war and was see Ichabod Crane in the middle of the fight; a man with a mask on a horse and with an axe goes after him. He shoots the man in the face but he doesn’t go down; the man cuts his chest and he slices the horse mans head off. Crane falls down. Crane wakes up in some weird room, he crawls out of the ground and is covered in some dirt with a blue glow on his chest. Crane walks around and sees the ceiling have a hole appear; Crane crawls out and starts roaming around in the forest. He goes out in the middle of some road and a truck nearly hits him and a car swerves off the road bumping him a bit. Crane then runs away into the town of Sleepy Hollow. We see Abbie and the Sheriff in a diner; the two are just talking about they cases they receive. Abbie says their meal is on her and the two leave with the Sheriff giving a greeting to the priest. The two get in their police car and get a call, they drive to some house isolated by itself. The two get out of the car and Abbie knocks on the door; nobody answers and the Sheriff heads to the barn. The Sheriff opens it up and sees the horses looking really antsy; Abbie is looking around the grounds and notices an abandoned truck with a gun near it. Abbie finds a corpse with it’s head missing, The Sheriff sees a man come out from the stable with no head and an axe; The Sheriff shoots him several times but the headless man does not stop; The Sheriff has his head cut off. The headless man rides out of the barn on a horse and Abbie finds the Sheriff with his head chopped off. Crane is arrested by the police and thrown into a cell, Abbie comes in and says it isn’t the man she’s looking for. Abbie says the man was wearing a red coat and had a brand on his hand; Crane asked if he carried an axe and had a bow on his hand; Abbie asks why he knows that and Crane says he last saw him after cutting off his head.

Crane is being interrogated and is hooked up to a lie detector and is confused with everything going on; he tells them his name and that he was a spy under his commander George Washington. He admits having beheading the horseman, he was taken to medical place and was dying; he lost consciousness and woke up in a cave. He has no idea why he’s here and asks where he is; the detective tells him he won his war but it was several years ago. The lie detector didn’t spike at all, they assume he’s crazy or telling the truth. Abbie asks to interrogate Crane because he described the murderer she saw; she explains how the blade had to be heated because there was little blood with the decapitation because it seared the wound. Abbie begs again and is given a chance to talk to him, she introduces herself to Crane. He calls her a slave and she gets annoyed with his act; Crane mentions how he is not with slavery. Abbie takes Crane out of his cell and he says she told him everything he needs; Crane says it’s no irony that him and the horseman have come into the same world at the same time. Abbie is taking Crane to a insane asylum thinking he’s completely acting; Crane rolls up the window and brings it down amazed at it. Crane says he can’t believe how everything has changed so much, Abbie gives him some sarcasm and she questions Crane about his cave he awoke in. Crane goes into the forest with Abbie and brings her to where he awoke from, she hands him a flash light and Crane is amazed at the light it produces. Crane finds a Bible that was buried with him; the passage highlighted was the one about the 4 horseman of the apocalypse. Crane mentions how Washington gave him a mission to kill a man with a mark on his hand of a bow; Abbie says it’s all over and they should go. Crane tells her she is not willing to accept anything; Crane says the horseman is death himself and is in Sleepy Hollow to finish what he started.

The priest is locking up the church and is in the grave with a shovel; he hears galloping and starts running away; the horseman finds the priest and walks on over to him; the priest summons chains around his arms and the horseman cuts them with his axe. The headless horseman swings his axe and cuts off the priests head.

The police arrive at the scene of the crime; Abbie tells Crane to stay inside and he doesn’t know how to get out of the car. Crane sees a bird land on the car and fly off; Abbie sees the reverend with his head missing and she says it’s the same as the farm. Crane is walking away, Frank gets mad at Abbie for not taking him to a padded cell. Andy tells Abbie to walk away and that it’s not worth the risk; Crane runs into a graveyard following the bird. The police stop him but Abbie tells them he’s fine, Crane says he’s insane and followed a bird. The bird led him to his wife’s grave and she was burnt for witchcraft. Abbie mentions how she is leaving Sleepy Hollow and Crane tells her she can’t run away from what’s happening right now; she says they have to go and can’t deal with something she can’t explain again. Crane keeps poking at her about the unexplained issue but she tells him to back off. Crane is brought to a room which is a cell; Abbie says it must all be scary. Abbie tells Crane the back in high school that her sister and her were walking in a forest and they saw 4 white trees and there was something wrong with them; a voice they heard talked and they blacked out. Her sister was sent to a mental hospital kind of like how Crane is now, Crane says farewell to Abbie and says he’s sorry about her partner.

Abbie is in an office trying to open up a file cabinet; she gets it open and hears a voice recording about witches being killed years ago and that there are witches everywhere. There are cases of several disappearances; she hears her case in the recording and a farmer saw the same thing years ago and believed the demon was to raise the horses of the apocalypse. Abbie keeps going through each file and Frank walks in; she says she was looking through old case files and found nothing. Frank tells her to get some rest.

Crane sees the bird once again in his room, he then sees his wife Katrina in a mirror; she says it’s the only way to reach him. Katrina says that the horseman and Crane were both bound by blood; the horseman awakened and it force Crane to wake up as well. The white trees are behind Crane and Katrina says that the horseman can’t get his skull or one after the other the horsemen will brings the end. Crane was about to be injected and Abbie goes in to take him back into custody before he was injected, Crane says he knows what the Horseman wants. At the bottom of a paper from the past there was a signature of Washington on it, Abbie believes that her partner believed everything she saw. Crane tells Abbie he believes it as well; the headless horseman rises from the water and his white horse waits for him. Abbie calls Andy and tells him the graveyard is the place where the headless horseman is going to strike again and he calls it in. Andy notices someone break into a room and goes in with his gun, he sees a cabinet open and the headless horseman rises from behind a sofa; Andy tells him he knows where it is and the horseman pulls out a gun.

Crane and Abbie are at the grave digging out the horse mans skull; Crane finds it inside a jar ; the horseman rides over and starts shooting off a shotgun at Abbie and Crane. The horseman walks over to the grave and aims at Crane, Abbie shoots the horseman and Crane gets him with a shovel. Andy arrives and Abbie goes to grab a gun in his trunk, he knocks her out and Crane is left in a fist fight against the Horseman. Crane almost gets hit by an axe and Andy says he’s going to protect her but she bites his thumb. She pulls out his gun and aims it at her; Crane is on the run with the head. Andy says they can’t kill him, the cops arrive and the sun starts coming out. The horseman unloads the gun at the cops and then the horseman rides off away from the scene. The cops shoot at Crane and almost hit him; Abbie gets back to the department and frank then believes her seeing the head in a jar. Abbie then says that she will not be leaving Sleepy Hollow anymore and believes she belongs here now; he puts Crane on the case with her. Crane then tells Abbie that he is the first witness but there was two; Crane believes she is the second witness in the wood that day.

Andy is told he failed by the demon, the demon walks into his cell and breaks his neck; Cran and Abbie find him dead; the demon then walks into the forest with some creepy movement.