When's It Back? Monday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. on Fox
Last year's surprise new hit, Fox's Sleepy Hollow, is back for its sophomore season after what we all can agree was Way. Too. Long. Seriously, it's been since January, so we imagine that you — like us — need a refresher course on all the ghoulish dealings between Abbie, Ichabod, and the other inhabitants of the East Coast town.
Where We Left Off: Zomg, the finale was crazy! Abbie is trapped in purgatory, Crane is bound by roots and buried alive, and Katrina — who's now back in the real world — has been tossed over the saddle of the Headless Horseman, who's been called by Crane's former ally, Henry Parrish. Oh, and did we mention that Henry Parrish isn't really Henry Parrish? He's actually Walter Bishop Jeremy Crane, the long-lost — and very evil! — son of Ichabod and Katrina.
As for our other Sleepy pals, Captain Frank Irving is being held by police after confessing to two murders he didn't commit, but not before he left Abbie a datebook, which led Abbie's sister Jenny into an investigation that has her currently maybe-dead on the side of a road, thanks to the Horseman. Andy (read: zombie John Cho) was trapped with George Washington's secret tomb (and, subsequently, he woke up in time to become the classy police on ABC's Selfie).
What We Know About Season 2: Photographic evidence makes it seem as if both Abbie and Ichabod will be out of their terrible situations and reunited rather quickly. But, if the title of the first episode — "This Is War" — is any indication, the reunion won't be sweet for long. We're also going to meet some more historical figures, namely Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold, as well as Abbie and Jenny's mother and a new sheriff. Of course, before you try to unravel whatever plans the show may have for those characters, keep in mind what wily executive producer Roberto Orci said at this year's Comic-Con: "Whatever you think is coming, isn't coming." Yeah, thanks for that.
Our Burning Question: No, really, is Ichabod ever going to wear modern clothes? We know they've briefly touched on this issue of his Revolutionary War-era garb, but we want to see him in a hoodie already. But on a (much) deeper level, we're dying to know how this surprise hit will fare in Season 2. Will it fall into the common sophomore slump, or will it continue to haunt all the other shows in its timeslot?
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