'Sleepy Hollow': Has Abbie Found Someone Even Older Than Ichabod? … and Other Questions Answered
Lt. Abbie Mills, Ichabod Crane from "Sleepy Hollow." (Photo by Brownie Harris/FOX)
You can take a man out of 1776, but can you take 1776 out of the man?
In episode "John Doe," we see how a guy who "looks good for 200" is struggling to adjust to life in 2013. With Abbie's help, Ichabod moves into the Sheriff's old rustic cabin, with all its "modern conveniences." Our 18th-century hero feels more comfortable in the simple surroundings, where he can quietly figure out things like loofahs and that hermetically sealed plastic packaging that confounds even modern-day scissors.
Ichabod struggles with "modern conveniences":
Has Abbie found someone even older than Ichabod?
Ichabod might feel out of place in the 21st century, but his old-school Oxford education comes in handy when he and Abbie investigate the case of an unidentified young boy with an unusual illness. Who else could translate the child's native language of Middle English?
After gently quizzing the boy, Ichabod confides to Abbie that their John Doe might be from the lost colony of Roanoke, an early British settlement that vanished without a trace in 1590. Abbie wants to be skeptical, but these days she's learning to just follow the clues, wherever they might lead.
Ichabod speaks to the boy:
Ichabod's fox-hunting skills help him track young John Doe's trail through the woods, leading him and Abbie to an overgrown island. The water seems too deep to wade to the island, but Ichabod spies a path just under the surface. The "two witnesses" literally walk on water to get to the island, and they find the missing16th-century colony.