A Link to the Past!! Sleepy Hollow Ep.9 Recap!!

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Stately Fredricks Manor, once belonging to Lachlan Fredricks, was abandoned after strange happenings took over the home

Stately Fredricks Manor, once belonging to Lachlan Fredricks, was abandoned after strange happenings took over the home

A woman named Lena Gilbert has gone missing. Crane and Mills are shown a letter with Katrina’s name written. Gilbert’s lineage is connected to her ancestor Lachlan Fredrick. They visit the Fredricks’ manor outside of Sleepy Hollow. Crane recalls Lachlan Fredricks as a wealthy land owner who took in free slaves from the south. They enter the home where they find the body of a man. Crane notices bloody finger prints on the floor. Unable to get a signal inside, Mills heads outside when the front door closes. Suddenly all the doors in the home close, trapping her and Crane inside. Mills sees a woman in the house but she is gone. Crane finds a letter he wrote to Katrina before he was killed by the Horseman. Investigating the house, they find more signs of Lena’s presence until the soon find Lena wrapped in tree roots inside a closet. Outside, a tree comes to life. Crane and Mills manage to free Lena from her confinements. Jennifer meets with Irving and invites him to dinner.

Katrina (Katia Winter) went to Fredricks Manor to give birth to Crane's (Mison) son. Abbie's ancestor served as Katrina's midwife

Katrina (Katia Winter) went to Fredricks Manor to give birth to Crane’s (Mison) son. Abbie’s ancestor served as Katrina’s midwife

At the manor, Lena tells Crane about Lachlan and his involvement in witchcraft. Crane tells her about Katrina being a witch and that they may have been a part of the same coven. Strange noises begin to fill the home. Mills, Crane, and Lena search for a way out. Mills is separated from Crane while running through a secret passage. Crane breaks through a wall and exits the passage with Lena. He reaches back for Mills but the tree monster comes to him instead. Mills soon finds her way out of the passage where she meets the ghost of a slave woman. Jennifer meets Irving’s daughter Macey. Irving talks with his ex-wife Cynthia who is upset of his absence in Macey’s life. Milles continues to search for Crane when she meets the ghost again. She enters a vision where she witnesses the birth of Katrina and Ichabod’s son. Resuming her search, Mills finds Crane where he tells her that the creature took Lena. Mills tells Crane that she had a vision of Katrina giving birth. She tells him the creature attacked the house the moment Crane’s son was born. Crane asks about his son when they hear Lena scream. They follow her voice to a dark room where she is being held by the creature. Mills begins shooting the roots which hurt the creature. Lena is rescued and Crane and Mills search for a way out. Mills has another vision of the midwife leading Katrina through a secret exit. While Mills gets Lena in her car, Crane grabs an axe and heads back into the house. He does battle with the creature and ultimately defeats it. Afterward, Crane muses over the fact that he cannot celebrate with his long lost family. He opens a package sent to them by Lena Gilbert. Inside is a family tree which shows that Abbie is descendant of the midwife who delivered Crane’s son.

The fates of Abbie Mills (Nichole Beharie) and Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) have been intertwined since the beginning

The fates of Abbie Mills (Nichole Beharie) and Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) have been intertwined since the beginning

Fate has a funny way of bringing people together. And we learn just how much the fates of Ichabod Crane and Abbie Milles are intertwined. For most of the season, Mills and Crane were thought to be the two witnesses foretold in the Book of Revelations. This turns out to be only a piece of a bigger puzzle. It was also thought that their connection was through their similar stories of encountering the demon Moloch in the woods and Sheriff Corbin’s research on the history of Sleepy Hollow. But no, let’s dig a little deeper. Crane and Mills are told about the disappearance of a wealthy woman named Lena Gilbert, who turns out to be the descendant of a man Crane knew named Lachlan Fredricks, who employed free slaves form the south and provided them sanctuary. One of the slaves served as a midwife to Katrina who gave birth to Crane’s son. This information was sent to Crane and Mills by Lena who knew about her own lineage to Lachlan Fredricks. Needless to say that this makes Crane feel better since from the start of the episode he has been feeling a sense of longing since everyone he has ever cared about is long dead. He is having a hard time dealing with the coming Thanksgiving holiday especially since Crane is reminded of how alone and out of place he is. It was nice to see Abbie trying to make Ichabod a little more comfortable. Crane understands a little better of the modern world yet he craves for the world he left behind or some kind of familiarity to it. He has Abbie’s company but he still longs for his wife Katrina whom he will free one day. But the curiosity is now peaked at the possibility of Crane meeting his own descendant now that it has been revealed that he had a son. Wouldn’t that be interesting? That is if Moloch hasn’t done anything with him first.

Family matters plague Frank Irving as well when his ex-wife comes to visit and she wants to keep their daughter for herself since Frank is much too busy with work. He obviously can’t tell her about a man who died while fighting in the Revolutionary War and awakens two centuries later to battle the forces of darkness and a Headless Horseman which he has come to realize is a heck of a work load. Irving’s ex gives him a shot at redemption; all he has to do is not miss another weekend. That’s kinda hard when some weird stuff just pops up in your face all the time.

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