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SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the “Whispers In The Dark” the lack of any kind of relationship for Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). Abbie, Jenny, and Frank took a back seat to the Crane Family Viewing Hour and we were treated to the angst of Ichabod's relationships with his. The chemistry between Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane) and Nicole Beharie (Abbie Mills) is unmistakable, whether you see them in person or in.
Despite living in Sleepy Hollow her whole life Abbie had not one friend to go to. With the exception of her sister, Jenny, Abbie was denied having real outside relationships with anybody throughout her run. That was despite the immense thirst coming from: But, like a thirsty man in the desert, fans hoped beyond hope that season three would be different.
With Katrina dead and Hawley gone it was time for Abbie and Jenny to get their screen time back. Then everything changed when Betsy Ross appeared. Betsy Ross will go down, in my humble opinion, as one of the stupidest things this show did.
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 continued to struggle with what she saw in the woods that day and her feelings of resentment and guilt towards her sister.
By the time she was sixteen, she was using drugs and pursuing a life of crime. After a botched attempt at robbing a pharmacy, she is taken into custody by Sheriff August Corbin but instead of arresting her he offered her a chance to change. She accepted, and under Corbin's tutelage; took a class in Latin, graduated high school, went to college, rose to the rank of Lieutenant as a police officer and was accepted into an elite FBI entrance program at Quantico to become a criminal profiler.
Despite her success, Abbie was still marked by her tumultuous past. She never told Corbin about the demon she saw in the woods or that the experience still haunted her, making her doubt her own perceptions, feel out of place, and struggle in finding purpose.
Some of Corbin's last words to her were to ask if her joining the FBI was really about her running away. Edit We are first introduced to Detective Abbie Mills as she is having a conversation with her mentor and partner, Sheriff August Corbin. Abbie, being the headstrong woman that she is, has set her sights on transferring to the FBI Academy located in Quantico, Virginia. Sheriff Corbin is convinced that Abbie has only considered this training position as an attempt to escape certain aspects of her life that she has yet to deal with.
This conversation, which takes place in a quaint diner, is cut short when the two are radioed by the police station to tame a few spooked horses at the Fox Creek Stables. Once they have arrived at the stables Abbie realizes that something seems a little suspicious. This is when the Headless Horseman makes his first appearance in modern day Sleepy Hollow. Sheriff Corbin, while inspecting the area, comes face to, well, no face, with the Headless Horseman and after a few ineffective shots at the Horseman, gets his head chopped off.
Abbie is transfixed, as she sees her partner's decapitated head lying on the ground. As the Horseman makes his exit, Abbie is able to catch a glimpse of him and, in that moment, is in disbelief. After having a brief discussion, Abbie realizes that, Ichabod not only knows who the Headless Horseman is, but that he is responsible for cutting off his head.
Abbie, though reluctant, decides to defy orders [that she immediately take Mr.
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Crane to a psych ward], hoping that Ichabod can provide answers. Retracing his steps, Ichabod reveals to Abbie the cave in which he was resurrected.
According to the Bible, the two were brought together for seven years of tribulation. She is poised to leave the town in a week for the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, but with the slaying of her mentor and partner, by a headless horseman, her plans are derailed.
Unwilling to divulge the more supernatural elements of partner's murderer without further proof she is forced to team up with Ichabod Cranean unwilling fugitive from the past who claims to be a soldier in the Revolutionary War and the only person that can corroborate her story.
Together they learn they are the Witnesses foretold in the book of Revelation to fight against the coming apocalypse. Throughout the season, Abbie struggles with the death of her mentor, her skepticism, her partnership with Ichabod, rebuilding her relationship with her sister, and accepting her role as a witness.
Edit The arrival of the new Sheriff has Abbie delving deeper into the mysteries surrounding her childhood. Sheriff Reyes had responded to some the domestic disturbance calls at Abbie's home when she was still very young and was directly responsible for Abbie's mother being placed in Tarrytown Psychiatric. 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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.