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5 reasons to tune in to 'Sleepy Hollow' season 3, in pictures

Who’s excited for season three of Sleepy Hollow? Fans are waiting impatiently, so much so that some are getting mad about it. It’s understandable; we’ve had a dry summer with no San Diego Comic-Con coverage. Personally, I was fine with the lack of coverage, since it seemed like proof that the writing and production team were adamant about getting this season right. And, from what I can glean from these new photos, I think they’re on the right track.

The first episode, “I, Witness,” finds Ichabod and Abbie coming back together after a large swath of time. During the time apart, Abbie has finished her Quantico training and Ichabod had gone back to England to find himself, especially after he was forced to see (and participate in) the destruction of his family during the second season. He also went back to find out more about what being a Witness actually means.

Now that the gang’s back together, they have to figure out how to work together again and, of course, fight evil by moonlight and save the world. There are some images from the episode, so let’s get out our teacups and read the tealeaves. We’ll start with the five things I think we can expect, at least from this first episode.

1. Ichabod is back to form

During the second season, Ichabod was beaucoup distracted. Between Katrina’s meaningless shenanigans and Henry trying to kill him, Ichabod couldn’t keep his familial responsibilities and Witness duties straight. It’s unfortunate that Abbie had to kill Henry and he had to kill his own wife in order for Ichabod to get a character reboot, but if these photos are true, it appears that Ichabod’s “Never Been to Me” trip to England really did do him some good. In these photos, he looks more focused than ever, ready to take on the duty that’s been placed on his life and finally find the answers to mysteries that have plagued him and Abbie.

Sleepy Hollow I, Witness first look 1

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2. The return of #Ichabbie (whatever that hashtag means to you)

A bit of a personal disclaimer: One of the more recent times I invoked the hashtag #Ichabbie on Twitter, I got mired in fandom wars I didn’t intend on being a part of, because one-third of the fandom supports Ichabbie as friendship, another third supports it as a pairing on its way to being a canonical romantic relationship, and another third hates the idea of them being together as anything more than work partners. So, in an effort to keep myself from having problems I don’t need, “Ichabbie” means whatever you want it to be, and whatever that is, we’re going to see more of it. We’ll see more of them as bibilcal co-workers, friends, and perhaps hints at whatever else people could see as a blooming romance. We were promised more Ichabbie togetherness, and whatever that turns out being officially, we’ll be getting a lot more kooky moments with Abbie and Ichabod. Can you just imagine what happened that prompted Abbie to give the “I don’t have time for your 1700s foolery!” look and for Ichabod to give her the concerned “Why are you giving me the side-eye right now?” look? Hilarity for us, certainly.

Side note: What do we think of this restaurant? Why doesn’t this exist in real life? I want a closeup of the menu.

Sleepy Hollow I, Witness first look 2

3. Abbie means business

As we can see in the picture below, Abbie is on her phone, looking simultaneously worried and business-like, wearing her new costume for this season: the black blazer. Abbie has always been a “business” person (to her own detriment sometimes, since she uses business to cover up her emotions). But now that Abbie is an FBI agent, she is CAB—Completely About Business.

It would seem that, similar to Ichabod, Abbie has gotten her life together too. She’s now finished her goal of going to Quantico, something that was put on hold when the Apocalypse decided to pop off, and it would seem from the photos that Abbie is not about fooling around with bad guys, demons, Betsy Rosses, and Ichabod’s “stuffy British guy” behavior. She’s clearly running the ship (in case people were in doubt about her abilities for the past two seasons), and Ichabod will just have to do his best to keep up with her.

Sleepy Hollow I, Witness first look 3

4. The Season of the Haircut

The first season was the Season of Orlando Jones. The second season was the Season of Annoying Family Members and Hawley. This season is starting off as the Season of the Haircut. Both Ichabod and Abbie have cut their hair, and true to their Witness #twinning ways, they ended up with the same haircut.

My hope is that their penchant for wearing the same hairstyles will finally come up this season in the form of Jenny teasing them about it. “You both had ponytails and now you both have lobs? You guys weren’t even on the same continent at the time!” Jenny would totally say this.

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5. We’re back to solving crimes

The most important thing, apart from the core relationship (whatever that means to you) between Abbie and Ichabod, is that Team Witness is back to actually solving crimes and solving mysteries. Last season was dragged through the mud of wheel-spinning in the form of Katrina not knowing how to be an effective good witch, and Henry believing Moloch really loved him like a father, and hating his own. (If Henry wasn’t the one whose viewpoint on life was from that of victimhood, he would have realized that Ichabod was a blameless victim in Katrina’s plot to keep the world safe, a plot that routinely backfired.)

This season seems like we are going to get back to the nitty-gritty of doing research, digging up clues, and doing practical police work. In short, we’re doing what should have happened during every episode of last season without the distractions the season brought. (Instead, we had several episodes involving Hawley’s lack of usefulness and Katrina’s damsel-in-distress shtick. The lowest point of the season was having one whole episode, “Pittura Infamante,” devoted to Katrina and Ichabod doing their own version of Nick and Nora Charles, with the mystery relying on sadly written flashbacks that were a disservice to the character of Abigail Adams, played by Michelle Trachtenberg.)

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Images courtesy of Fox

I’m pumped to see the first episode, and I’m sure fans are pumped too—especially after the release of these photos. What do you think about Sleepy Hollow? What are you expecting to happen this season? Write about it below!

Sleepy Hollow returns to Fox on October 1 at 9/8C.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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