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Monique’s “Sleepy Hollow” Recaps Now Exclusively at Black Girl Nerds

If you remember a few months ago, I talked about some remodeling I was doing to the site. You can read about it at length here, but one of the changes was no more focus on recaps. The only recap I wrote I’d continue was Sleepy Hollow, and that those recaps would be exclusively for the Black Girl Nerds community. In case you are new to the site and heard about me and my recaps and are surprised not to see any new recaps here, just head over to Black Girl Nerds to read what I’ve got to say!

The latest recap is of the midseason premiere, and I have a lot to say about everything that went down, including Ichabod basically proposing to Abbie without Abbie even being in most of the episode. Here’s a snippet:

I had been waiting to see Ichabod finally be beside himself with grief, and I got what I was looking for. Ichabod has finally let go of some of his decorum and is now outwardly showing his feelings for Abbie. Well, by “outward,” I mean telling wedding vows he usually reserves only for talks with Abbie to someone else. It’s probably because Foster indirectly reminds Ichabod of Abbie that he was able to say how he actually feels about Abbie, and it could also be because Foster’s a stranger; I still think he’d have enough decorum to not blurt this private talk to Jenny. But the fact that he’s willing to confess to someone else that he truly believes Abbie is his better half, the person that makes him better just by being in his life, means he’s got a more complete handle on what his feelings for her are. Sometimes the person you love has to go away in order for you to realize what they mean to you, and even though Ichabod has generally shown how much he appreciates Abbie, this seems like the first time he’s realized exactly how important she is to him. It’ll be highly interesting to see how he acts when they finally get back together[.]

…Their relationship down the road will get really, really fascinating, seeing how he still hasn’t broken up with Zoe. We completely forgot about Zoe in this episode. That says a lot about her character. (Full admission: I had to go back and edit this article to write “Zoe” instead of “Caroline.” That shows just how much I forgot about Zoe and how much of an impact Caroline made. She’s still effective, and she’s been dead since Season 2. We still miss you, Caroline! Zoe’s an evil replacement!)

Read the rest at Black Girl Nerds, and make sure to catch me and Black Girl Nerds’ Jamie Broadnax on the Sleepy Addicts’ Hollow Hangout event this Friday, Feb. 9, at 9 p.m. ET, right after the airing of the latest Sleepy Hollow episode!

"Sleepy Hollow" recap: "Tempus Fugit"

Grace Dixon, in her infinite wisdom, said, “Sometimes, all it takes is to put pen to paper to make a difference.” I feel like whoever wrote this line wrote it with their tongue in their cheek.

There have been all sorts of things happening this season of Sleepy Hollow because someone put their pen to paper, but while there have been a lot of good, there’s been a heck of a lot of bad, chief among them Katrina and Henry weighing down Ichabod’s storyline. But while “Kali Yuga” got rid of Hawley and “Awakening” saw the death of Henry, “Tempus Fugit” rights the last wrong left standing—Katrina. This difference is one that can be felt like a wave throughout the Sleepy Hollow fandom. I’m still in shock that the writing staff actually did it.

"Sleepy Hollow": The Lesson Fox Learned about Viewers' Love for Diversity on TV

I’ve been following Sleepy Hollow since the beginning (from my first website, Moniqueblog.net), so I’ve followed the fans ups and downs, whether it came to the first Ichabbie hug or when Katrina finally got out of Purgatory. I’ve loved seeing what meta critiques the fans have, and, to be fair, I’ve tried to do my part to stop needless worry about upcoming storylines, whether I helped or not. To say the least, my relationship with the fandom has become as layered as a relationship with fandom can become. Today, I’m writing this piece to give the Sleepy Hollow fandom the props they deserve.

"Sleepy Hollow": Four Storylines to Use in Season Three (and Two That Need Wrapping Up)

I’m still in the belief that Sleepy Hollow will be renewed for a third season (probably with some changes which can be read about here and here). Because I believe it’s coming, there are some storylines I hope the writers use. These storylines will not only keep the show focused, but it’ll also make the viewers really happy (I think so, anyway). Let’s take a look.

"Sleepy Hollow" recap: "Awakening"

WHAT AN EPISODE. Also, it’s a strange (and, in many ways, fitting) to go into this episode, “Awakening,” with an already heated mindset from watching The Book of Negroes, since Abbie gets sent back to that time period. At the very least, we can hang our hats on the fact that Sleepy Hollow is on standard television and also is not a faithful rendering of the horrors of the 18th century, so we won’t see Abbie beaten or worse. But Abbie just being back in the 18th century is trying enough on the nerves, not to mention the worry of how she’ll convince 18th century Ichabod that she’s trustworthy.