Sleepy Hollow Has Probably Already Screwed Up Its Third Season

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Nikki Reed has been cast as legendary American flag seamstress and former Ichabod Crane love interest Betsy Ross for Sleepy Hollow’s third season, and even made her a regular—proving that Sleepy Hollow has almost certainly learned nothing from its troubled second season.

Genevieve Valentine, who recaps the series for us (while writing DC’s excellent Catwoman comic, among many other projects), laid out exactly why this is such a bummer in this 100% accurate Twitter rant:

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I agree totally. Anything, or anyone, that takes focus away from the show’s core strength—the relationship between Abbie and Ichabod—is nothing but a detriment to the story. And after the crushing narrative burden that bringing Ichabod’s wife into the mix caused, I don’t know why they’d add another love interest character for him—nor do I have any reason to hope that Sleepy Hollow will handle Betsy better than Katrina.

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Bleh.


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I agree with most of what she says. Except the part about AbbiBod or whatever the ship name is for them. The first season was good because they were friends and partners. They could be there to support one another without the extra hurdles a romantic relationship brings. And it made Abby a woman who was defined by more than her pining for a dude. That said I have no issue if they want to create a love interest for Ichibod as long as it’s handled better than Katrina was. If they did that and then brought back the angel dude that Abby had some chemistry with, have him try to get her forgiveness for his actions and become part of the team, that could make for an interesting dynamic for her as well. But they don’t need to and she is still a great character.