The BEST Episodes of Sleepy Hollow

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: FOX

Ichabod Crane awakes from the throes of death 250 years in the future where he must solve a mystery dating back to the founding fathers. Due to a blood spell cast on a battlefield during the Revolution, the infamous headless horseman is revived along with Crane, and the murderous rider embarks on a bloody rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod realizes that he must act quickly, for the headless horseman is only the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Detective Abbie Mills, a woman familiar with supernatural experiences, forms a bond with Crane as they try to stop an increasingly vicious cycle of evil.

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Tempus Fugit

#1 - Tempus Fugit

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 23, 2015

Familiar faces will perish and a key relationship will implode beyond repair.

star 8.06
1,264 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Mark Goffman
Bad Blood

#2 - Bad Blood

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 20, 2014

The battle between good and evil comes to an explosive head – sacrifices must be made, worlds collide, loyalties are tested and the town of Sleepy Hollow will never be the same.

star 8.06
1,441 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Mark Goffman
The Indispensable Man

#3 - The Indispensable Man

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 20, 2014

Ichabod and Abbie discover a massive secret buried within the pages of George Washington’s Bible and unearth the shocking true nature of the founding father’s death. Meanwhile, Captain Irving makes a near-impossible decision for the sake of his beloved family that drastically changes his future.

star 7.99
2,523 votes
Directors: Adam Kane
Writers: Damian Kindler, Heather V. Regnier

#4 - Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 16, 2015

Ichabod and Abbie fight against those who want to re-awaken a powerful witch coven and Jenny learns a disturbing truth about Frank Irving.

star 7.90
1,216 votes
Writers: M. Raven Metzner

#5 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 2013

After being resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time, Ichabod Crane finds himself in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, where he quickly realizes that evil has awoken with him. When Sheriff August Corbin is killed by the infamous Headless Horseman, Ichabod forms an unlikely bond with Detective Abbie Mills, a young cop who has her own childhood supernatural experiences. Together, the two embark on a mission to stop evil and uncover mysteries dating back to the founding of our country. Captain Frank Irving hesitates to believe Ichabod's tales of supernatural evil. But when Ichabod's former wife, Katrina, provides clues about impending evil, they all begin to realize that this town is anything but sleepy.

star 7.85
5,018 votes
Directors: Len Wiseman
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Len Wiseman, Phillip Iscove, Roberto Orci

#6 - Necromancer

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2013

Ichabod, Abbie, Captain Irving and Jenny Mills join forces and face the Headless Horseman. While staring down this nemesis, Ichabod is shocked by game-changing information about the Horseman’s true motive.

star 7.84
2,769 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Mark Goffman, Phillip Iscove
The Midnight Ride

#7 - The Midnight Ride

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2013

Abbie and Ichabod must find hidden clues to thwart the evil in Sleepy Hollow and Abbie gets an unexpected visit from the enigmatic Andy Brooks.

star 7.81
2,845 votes
Writers: Heather V. Regnier
The Akeda

#8 - The Akeda

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 1, 2014

Unforeseen sacrifices must be made and loyalties are put to the ultimate test in the fight against evil.

star 7.80
1,532 votes
Writers: Mark Goffman

#9 - Ragnarok

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 8, 2016

After a startling discovery, Abbie and Crane realize what they must do in order to make Pandora’s box complete again. Meanwhile, the team works tirelessly to stop The Hidden One, before he destroys all of humanity. Can the Witnesses succeed with the fate of the world in their hands once again.

star 7.78
1,261 votes
Writers: M. Raven Metzner
The Vessel

#10 - The Vessel

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 13, 2014

When Capt. Iriving's daughter, Macy, becomes the target of evil forces, he makes a desperate plea to Crane and Mills for help, and seeks answers that lie within Washington's Bible. Meanwhile, a frightening chapter of Jenny's past is revealed.

star 7.78
2,508 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: David McMillan, Mark Goffman, Melissa Blake
This Is War

#11 - This Is War

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 22, 2014

Ichabod finds himself buried alive in a coffin. Abbie is trapped in purgatory. Ichabod's wife, Katrina, is kidnapped by the Headless Horseman. Capt. Frank Irving is behind bars for a murder he did not commit. Abbie's sister is among the wreckage of a horrific car crash. Now, with Henry's emergence as the Horseman of War, alongside the Headless Horseman, Sleepy Hollow has never been so close to destruction.

star 7.76
2,221 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Mark Goffman

#12 - Freedom

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 31, 2017

Dreyfuss finally garners enough power to infiltrate the White House, and his group of minions grow strong enough to take action. Can Team Witness stop Dreyfuss in time?

star 7.76
1,277 votes
Writers: M. Raven Metzner
Kali Yuga

#13 - Kali Yuga

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 26, 2015

With the help of Ichabod, Abbie and Jenny, Nick Hawley faces off against his evil childhood caretaker, and Captain Frank Irving adjusts to his new... life(?)

star 7.76
1,210 votes
Writers: Heather V. Regnier, Nelson Greaves, Sam Chalsen
The Lesser Key of Solomon

#14 - The Lesser Key of Solomon

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 7, 2013

Lt. Abbie Mills and Ichabod Crane search for Abbie's estranged sister, Jenny, who has escaped from a Sleepy Hollow psychiatric hospital. In a game-changing episode, which includes flashbacks to the real Boston Tea Party, Abbie and Ichabod discover more about the evil they are facing... and finally learn its name.

star 7.73
3,562 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Damian Kindler
John Doe

#15 - John Doe

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 14, 2013

When an unidentified boy is discovered in Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane and Lt. Abbie Mills are called to the scene. After speaking with the child, they immediately realize that something sinister and sickly is afoot and the duo go on a hunt to discover his home and origins - and are shocked by what they find.

star 7.73
3,102 votes
Writers: Melissa Blake

#16 - Heartless

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 10, 2014

Crane and Abbie set out to take down a succubus whom Henry has sent out to drain the life forces out of its victims.

star 7.70
1,555 votes
Directors: David Boyd
Writers: Albert Kim
The Sin Eater

#17 - The Sin Eater

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 2013

When Ichabod Crane goes missing, his wife, Katrina, appears to Lt. Abbie Mills in a vision warning her that the Headless Horseman will return to Sleepy Hollow by nightfall. A frantic Abbie seeks help from the mysterious Henry Parrish, who holds vital clues about how Crane can vanquish his dangerous blood tie to the Horseman. Meanwhile, an encounter from Crane's past weighs heavily on him, and details about his first encounter with Katrina are revealed.

star 7.70
2,971 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Mark Goffman

#18 - Mama

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 17, 2014

A series of mysterious deaths at Tarrytown Psych leads Abbie and Ichabod to discover that an especially surprising spirit is involved.

star 7.69
1,563 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: Damian Kindler

#19 - Delaware

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 1, 2016

With a single day left before The Hidden One regains omniscience, Abbie and Crane must do the unthinkable in a last-ditch effort to save the world. Meanwhile, Jenny, Joe and Sophie devise a plan to stall as the Witnesses work.

star 7.68
1,199 votes
Directors: Marc Roskin
Writers: Damian Kindler
Dawn's Early Light

#20 - Dawn's Early Light

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 25, 2016

As The Hidden One grows stronger, Crane must examine his past with Betsy Ross to find the key to stopping him. Meanwhile, Jenny wonders if she can ever have a relationship with her father, and Abbie faces a hard decision as things with Reynolds become more strained.

star 7.68
1,080 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Leigh Dana Jackson, Nelson Greaves, Sam Chalsen
The Way of the Gun

#21 - The Way of the Gun

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

When a mysterious woman finds her way into the vault, the team struggles to understand who she is and with whom her allegiances lie. Meanwhile, Alex must come to terms with her complicated feelings when she finds herself in a tight spot. Can Team Witness handle what might be revealed?

star 7.68
1,340 votes
Writers: Bryan Q. Miller
The Golem

#22 - The Golem

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 9, 2013

Ichabod enlists Henry Parrish to help him communicate with Katrina, but in the process, a menacing danger is unleashed from purgatory.

star 7.67
2,515 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Jose Molina, Mark Goffman
For the Triumph of Evil

#23 - For the Triumph of Evil

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 30, 2013

Another soldier in the army of evil, the Sandman, seeps into the dreams of the residents of Sleepy Hollow. By infiltrating their minds at night, he tortures them to the brink - all because they, at one time, turned a blind eye to justice. When the Sandman seemingly sets his sights on Abbie, she is forced to begin to face her past - and her institutionalized sister Jenny. With Ichabod by her side, and her life at stake, the duo must try to defeat the Sandman and continue their fight against evil.

star 7.67
3,805 votes
Writers: Phillip Iscove

#24 - Deliverance

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 3, 2014

Abbie and Ichabod learn that Katrina is in imminent danger and race against the clock to help her.

star 7.67
1,617 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Nelson Greaves, Sam Chalsen

#25 - Incommunicado

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 18, 2016

After a supernatural event takes the Witnesses by surprise, both Crane and Abbie are forced to work alongside their most hated foes yet. Meanwhile, Jenny and Joe struggle to salvage their relationship, as they continue to battle their own internal demons.

star 7.66
1,099 votes
Writers: Heather V. Regnier, Shernold Edwards