The Best Episodes of Sleepy Hollow

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2019

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.

Necromancer

#1 - Necromancer

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 8.11
1,284 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Mark Goffman, Phillip Iscove
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The Midnight Ride

#2 - The Midnight Ride

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 8.05
1,355 votes
Writers: Heather V. Regnier
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Pilot

#3 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 8.03
2,233 votes
Directors: Len Wiseman
Writers: Phillip Iscove, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Len Wiseman
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Awakening

#4 - Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 17

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 8.00
19 votes
Writers: M. Raven Metzner
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Tempus Fugit

#5 - Tempus Fugit

Season 2 - Episode 18

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

star 8.00
18 votes
Directors: Paul Edwards
Writers: Mark Goffman
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The Vessel

#6 - The Vessel

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 7.96
1,235 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Mark Goffman, David McMillan, Melissa Blake
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The Sin Eater

#7 - The Sin Eater

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.96
1,347 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Mark Goffman
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The Golem

#8 - The Golem

Season 1 - Episode 10

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

star 7.94
1,244 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Mark Goffman, Jose Molina
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Kali Yuga

#9 - Kali Yuga

Season 2 - Episode 14

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 7.90
21 votes
Writers: Sam Chalsen, Nelson Greaves, Heather V. Regnier
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John Doe

#10 - John Doe

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.89
1,420 votes
Writers: Melissa Blake
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For the Triumph of Evil

#11 - For the Triumph of Evil

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 7.88
1,655 votes
Writers: Phillip Iscove
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The Kindred

#12 - The Kindred

Season 2 - Episode 2

Ichabod and Abbie concoct a daring plan to try to rescue Ichabod's wife from the Headless Horseman by resurrecting a Frankenstein-like monster created by Benjamin Franklin. Frank faces new trouble after revealing the true details of his encounter with a demon. Jenny finds herself at odds with the new sheriff in town.

star 7.82
1,104 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Mark Goffman, Albert Kim
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The Indispensable Man

#13 - The Indispensable Man

Season 1 - Episode 12

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 7.80
49 votes
Directors: Adam Kane
Writers: Damian Kindler, Heather V. Regnier
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Heartless

#14 - Heartless

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 7.78
880 votes
Directors: David Boyd
Writers: Albert Kim
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Go Where I Send Thee...

#15 - Go Where I Send Thee...

Season 2 - Episode 4

Abbie and Crane's search for a missing Sleepy Hollow child reveals a creature akin to the Pied Piper, whose legacy with the child's family extends back to a centuries-old curse.

star 7.78
961 votes
Writers: Damian Kindler
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The Way of the Gun

#16 - The Way of the Gun

Season 4 - Episode 11

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 7.78
1,113 votes
Directors: Russell Fine
Writers: Bryan Q. Miller
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Delaware

#17 - Delaware

Season 3 - Episode 17

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 7.75
1,005 votes
Directors: Marc Roskin
Writers: Damian Kindler
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Root of All Evil

#18 - Root of All Evil

Season 2 - Episode 3

After a bank robbery turns violent, Abbie and Ichabod embark on a hunt for a mysterious silver coin that has more power than meets the eye. Captain Frank Irving is put in the position where he must choose between his family and the greater good. The Mills' sisterly bond is put to the utmost test.

star 7.71
1,024 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: Melissa Blake, Donald Todd
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The Lesser Key of Solomon

#19 - The Lesser Key of Solomon

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.60
75 votes
Directors: Paul Edwards
Writers: Damian Kindler
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Bad Blood

#20 - Bad Blood

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 7.60
26 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Mark Goffman
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The Akeda

#21 - The Akeda

Season 2 - Episode 11

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

star 7.60
25 votes
Writers: Mark Goffman
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Pittura Infamante

#22 - Pittura Infamante

Season 2 - Episode 13

After the mysterious death of an art restorer at the Sleepy Hollow Historical Society Soiree, Ichabod and Katrina are reminded of a dear friend from their past - Abigail Adams. Meanwhile, Abbie is shocked by someone's visit to the police precinct.

star 7.60
23 votes
Directors: John Leonetti
Writers: Melissa Blake
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Spellcaster

#23 - Spellcaster

Season 2 - Episode 15

After escaping Purgatory, a warlock who triggered the Salem witch trials returns to find a dangerous book of spells. Meanwhile, Abbie attempts to trust Frank Irving again, while Henry struggles to find his identity.

star 7.60
22 votes
Directors: Paul Edwards
Writers: Albert Kim
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What Lies Beneath

#24 - What Lies Beneath

Season 2 - Episode 16

Ichabod and Abbie face demonic creatures that guard a secret crypt and encounter Thomas Jefferson in their quest to fight evil. Meanwhile, Jenny learns a shocking secret about Frank Irving.

star 7.60
22 votes
Directors: Dwight Little
Writers: Damian Kindler, Phillip Iscove
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Incommunicado

#25 - Incommunicado

Season 3 - Episode 15

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 7.60
7 votes
Directors: Russell Fine
Writers: Shernold Edwards, Heather V. Regnier
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