Sleepy Hollow: Season 3 (2015 - 2016)


Season 3
Sleepy Hollow

Critics Consensus

Sleepy Hollow's third season retains the series' gothic theatrics and the invaluable chemistry between leads Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, but this go-around shows signs of strain as it attempts to further flesh out a mythology that isn't substantial enough for viewers to lose their heads over.



Critic Ratings: 11


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Air date: Oct 1, 2015
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Air date: Oct 22, 2015
Air date: Oct 29, 2015
Air date: Nov 5, 2015
Air date: Nov 12, 2015
Air date: Nov 19, 2015
Air date: Feb 5, 2016
Air date: Feb 12, 2016
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In Season 3 of this modern retelling of Irving's classic, Ichabod Crane is left emotionally reeling after the death of his wife and a new visitor called Pandora arrives.


Tom Mison
as Ichabod Crane
Nicole Beharie
as Lt. Abbie Mills
Lyndie Greenwood
as Jenny Mills
Nikki Reed
as Betsy Ross
Lance Gross
as Daniel Reynolds
Zach Appelman
as Joe Corbin
Jessica Camacho
as Sophie Foster
Peter Mensah
as The Hidden One
Orlando Jones
as Capt. Frank Irving
Bill Irwin
as Atticus Nevins
James McDaniel
as Ezra Mills
John Noble
as Henry Parish
Katia Winter
as Katrina Crane
Michael O'Keefe
as Jack Walters
Emily Deschanel
as Dr. Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz
as Seeley Booth
Derek Mears
as The Kindred
Jason Looney
as Robbie Malone
Mark Ashworth
as Connor Dunne
Maya Kazan
as Zoe Cornith
Roy McCrerey
as Hans Christensen
Matt Lewis
as Drummer
Daniel Norris
as The Eternal Soldier
Anthony K. Hyatt
as Randall Martin
Sir Brodie
as Priest
Anthony K. Hyatt
as Randall Martin
Alexander Ward
as The Ghoul
Stephen Martin
as Dr. Hammond
Gary Jenkins
as Guitarist
Alexander Ward
as The Ghoul
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Critic Reviews for Sleepy Hollow Season 3

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Sleepy Hollow lives and dies by its cleverness and winking historical humor on one hand, and the rare emotional bond of its heroes: keep those two elements alive, and I'll pledge allegiance to this show anytime.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sleepy Hollow's decision to kill off l( ... )Abigail Mills in the third season finale shows that having a Black woman present isn't enough to justify every narrative choice.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

[The] third season had managed to get even worse after its impressive awful second season squandered all the show's promise.

Feb 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Yep, don't call it a comeback, but it's definitely call it a wake up call for the series.

Feb 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The original short story is too flimsy to sustain a series that isn't fleshed out with complex characters and involved storylines.

Oct 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Some shows benefit from their willingness to bump off main characters at a moment's notice, but this isn't one of them.

Feb 22, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

After a season 2 marked by complicated plots and hang-wringing, Sleepy Hollow hits reset and brings things back to basics.

Oct 4, 2015 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

It's too soon to say that Sleepy Hollow is fixed or that it's a great show once more... but the possibility of finding something worthwhile still exists within its story.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Sleepy Hollow is not the genre-bending action/sci-fi/buddy-dramedy show I thought it would be, but it's the straightforward supernatural cop procedural that I have. And I must accept it for what it is.

Oct 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This wasn't the most spectacular season premiere, but it wasn't the worst either.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sleepy Hollow: Season 3

  • Apr 17, 2018
    start with a handsome man, and a beautiful woman, man and wife, and put a little bit of romance and mystery. but end it in an awful way. curiosity might help hanging on, but finally you'll give up. no wonder season 3 ratings were at the bottom.
  • Sep 29, 2017
    Season 2 left with triumph yet utter tragedy with the deaths of Katrina and Henry Abbi saved the timeline, Crane was left in shambles after his wife's death, and Iriving's soul was saved Season 3 is a bit of a step down from the first two but still manages to keep things afloat with more mysteries unraveled 9 months pass and a lot has changed; Abbi now works for the FBI, Crane got out of immigration customs finding a Sumerian tablet, and a mysterious woman named Pandora has arrived with an ancient box so the battle isn't over yet new faces show up from Nikki Reed as Betsy Ross to Shannyn Sossamon as Pandora to Daniel Reynolds played by Lance Gross Jenni and Corbin's son also try to keep an artifact called the Shard of Anubis out of black market dealers' hands, little do they know that it contains a Binding Stone not meant for human hands Atticus Nevins also has a connection to Corbin from Season 1 we even to get to see the Mills sisters' father after all this time new monsters and spirits also come our way from a shadow creature to Jack the Ripper to John Howe to the Tooth Fairy; it's all a part of Pandora's plan to unleash something or someone more powerful there's even an unbelievable crossover with the characters of Brennan and Booth from the show Bones! who knew these two programs shared the same universe? Jenni and Corbin's son are also developing a sweet romance together while on their missions is the future an unbeatable enemy? to wage war fearing loss is giving into defeat, sometimes the things we think hurt us actually help us, victory often comes at a terrible loss, does the Earth truly need to be cleansed? can Abbi truly find solace balancing her professional career and supernatural one? what's a god without power and worship? what's a man without belief? Can Crane find his true calling in the modern world? this season is about everyone trying to move onto the next phase of their lives plus it's another path they set out on to save the world from total destruction the finale is ok and it says farewell to another supporting player but also a big departure for one of the main ones as well how will Season 4 fare? who knows for sure? definitely feels like a closing chapter at this point for one of the most beloved characters
  • Feb 27, 2017
    Whenever I have to watch a television series that consists of a mélange of several established genres by Nick that I go into it with a bit of trepidation. It is usually difficult to a single category straight as the series progresses but when the showrunner faced with balancing several distinct themes the chances of the show failing increase significantly. One series that has been dodging the odds has become a mainstay on the Fox network, ‘Sleepy Hollow.' On the surface, it is an unusual mixture of police procedural, time travel, the supernatural and good measure, inclusion of real-life distorted figures. One aspect of the series that has confused some people is that the title of the show in the name of the main male character, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) was involved with hunting the headless horseman. If this sounds more than vaguely familiar it should, it is one of the best-known stories from the American author, Washington Irving. You time travel aspect has become more direct during the second season but initially it balk for another one of Mr. Irving’s stories, Rip Van Winkle with Crane sleeping from the Revolutionary War to the year 2013. When I first started watching his three years ago was hopeful but felt that juggling such a significant number of highly popular themes the overwhelming. One ray of light that they pervade the experience was that one of the showrunners is was Alex Kurtzman was involved with such successful series as ‘Fringe ‘and ‘Alias’ as well as writing the screenplay and providing the story for the 2014 ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’. His partner in this endeavor, Roberto Orci was behind the current series ‘Scorpion in the brilliant but canceled ‘Limitless.' At least this demonstrated he had experienced unusual and often complex stories. ‘Sleepy Hollow’ soon became one of my favorite shows. One of the major pitfalls facing any serialized story is that what happens after the hero conquers his office nemesis? In the case of the series Ichabod and his modern-day partner, Detective Lieut. Abby Mills (Nicole Beharie) have been battling the forces of evil, the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. As it turns out the Headless Horseman, actually a contemporary of Crain’s Abraham Van Brunt (Neil Jackson), was liable for his wife back in the 19th century, Katrina (Katia Winter). Horseman of war is none other than the sun of the Ichabod and Katrina, Henry Parrish / Jeremy Crane (John Noble). As a result of supernatural influences Jeremy is still alive and an adult in the 21st century. Magic seems to be part of this family since Katrina is a very powerful witch. I know this may sound a bit confusing but the awful fashion in which it is presented combined with the superb acting provided by the entire cast, the shoulder captivate you and pull you in. After Abby and Ichabod vanquished the Horsemen in the demonic master Moloch (Derek Mears) writers had to come up with some reason to keep Ichabod around still fighting supernatural evil. Fortunately, the producers acquire the services of writers more than capable for this task. There is sufficient evil in the world chronologically challenged duo quite busy. A mythological figure, Pandora (Shannyn Sossamon), makes a deal with the Horsemen adding them to the infamous box containing all the evils of humanity providing a basis for the inclusion of a plethora of supernatural villains. For example, the first to make an appearance is a demon that causes his victims to experience unimaginable beer before the. Ichabod had been working as a professor of history, lauded for his ability to convey the material to his students in realistic terms. When he discovers that this demon is hunting to get back in touch with Abby was moved on to become an agent of the FBI. The continued success significantly depends upon allowing the characters grow in an organic fashion. The detective as successful as Abby would naturally want to join the FBI. As for Ichabod, a lot of the first season addressed his need to become acclimated to 200 years of history and technology. It was established that he was a highly intelligent man, a contemporary of such historical figures as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. To have Crane continue to be perplexed by this new period would become increasingly contrived. The writers do justice to the character by having him embrace the new technology although still longing for the old ways. It is the even method the use of a smartphone. Extending the principal cast was achieved by promoting Abby’s sister, Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) recurring character to the main cast. The extensive backstory had been talked up between the two sisters allowing there was some emotional involvement to permeate the storylines. A new character added to the cast, Joe Corbin (Zach Appelman), lauded the logical means to introduce various artifacts helpful to their battles and as objects that must be retrieved that all cost. Initially, he is a supernatural creature, a wedding, an evil creature that is part of the mythology of many members of the First Nation. In keeping with the methodology of the series this character is not overused or become a panacea when a plot point is required. Among the most significant strong points of the series relied on this use of second tier characters. The writers can properly utilize their characters never shying or having to kill or replace anyone, principles of excluded all course. As life continues within the context series individuals are introduced and depart in a very natural manner. One of the most entertaining aspects of the series is the involvement of real individuals from the American Revolution. It is a historical fact that Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were both extraordinary polymaths with expertise in an eclectic range of subjects. Many of the founding fathers, as well as Ichabod Crane, were members of the Freemasons. By leveraging the mystical and occult aspects of the society, the stories can introduce just a grain of truth regarding the men and women created our country as involved in an ongoing fight against supernatural evil. I realize that a lot of this comes across as affected but once again is the execution and presentation that makes all the difference. During the season time, travel is introduced allowing for historical figures from overtime periods to be included. Daniel Boone (Robin Strauss) and Francis Scott Key (Brad Ashten) find their way into the storyline. One of the only elements of the series that I found to forced was a healthy contrived crossover episode with another popular series on Fox, ‘Bones.' Thankfully, that was confined to the hosting series and did not affect ‘Sleepy Hollow.' It would’ve been disastrous to try to consolidate the ‘universes’ of both series into one. It appeared to have been just a one-off ploy by the marketing department of Fox as a sweep week stunt. I did have some concern that the search and acquisition of supernatural artifacts would overwhelm the carefully planned character development that has been crucial to the success of the show. There was a point that I felt that it was becoming too similar to the syndicated series ‘Friday the 13th: the Series’. Fortuitously, this never came to pass. The use of supernatural artifacts became a type of plot coupon that loosely combined to move the season’s story forward. The fourth season is about to start I’ve already added a season pass my streaming service.
  • Apr 29, 2016
    This was more consistent and enjoyable than the last season (except the ending!).
  • Apr 12, 2016
    The dynamic between Abby and Crane is what keeps me watching. That got lost this season. Now, after the finale, I have no idea how this will work.
  • Apr 01, 2016
    2 retools have taken this show from an interesting and fun show to a muddled mess that has no idea where it is going and jarringly changes its overall focus every season. The actors and characters are the shows saving grace but I now regret that Fox saved this show over Being Human that premiere the same season as Sleepy Hollow.
  • Mar 28, 2016
    Keeps repeating similar stories like on a loop
  • Mar 18, 2016
    A once great show is now clamoring toward mediocrity. Week plotting. They just don't know how to write cohesively. Fox appears to be meddling again.
  • Mar 11, 2016
    Lost interest this season. It's become another monster of the week. Poor and weak writing are to blame.
  • Jan 28, 2016
    Tom Mison makes this show fun. His interpretation of Crane, and his acclimation to the 21st century is worth watching.

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