The BEST Episodes of Sleepy Hollow

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2019

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.

Bad Blood

#1 - 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 8.49
722 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Mark Goffman
The Indispensable Man

#2 - 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 8.22
1,173 votes
Directors: Adam Kane
Writers: Damian Kindler, Heather V. Regnier
Tempus Fugit

#3 - Tempus Fugit

Season 2 - Episode 18

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

star 8.13
748 votes
Directors: Paul Edwards
Writers: Mark Goffman
Necromancer

#4 - 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
1,287 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Mark Goffman, Phillip Iscove
The Midnight Ride

#5 - 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
1,360 votes
Writers: Heather V. Regnier
Pilot

#6 - 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
2,246 votes
Directors: Len Wiseman
Writers: Phillip Iscove, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Len Wiseman
The Akeda

#7 - 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 7.98
831 votes
Writers: Mark Goffman
The Vessel

#8 - 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 7.97
1,240 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Mark Goffman, David McMillan, Melissa Blake
The Sin Eater

#9 - 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 7.95
1,352 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Mark Goffman
This Is War

#10 - This Is War

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 7.95
1,302 votes
Directors: Ken Olin
Writers: Mark Goffman
The Golem

#11 - 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
1,247 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Mark Goffman, Jose Molina
The Lesser Key of Solomon

#12 - 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 7.92
1,508 votes
Directors: Paul Edwards
Writers: Damian Kindler
John Doe

#13 - 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 7.88
1,425 votes
Writers: Melissa Blake
For the Triumph of Evil

#14 - 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
1,664 votes
Writers: Phillip Iscove
Sanctuary

#15 - Sanctuary

Season 1 - Episode 9

When Ichabod and Abbie investigate a missing persons case, the search leads to a colonial-era house which holds secrets from Ichabod’s past...and unleashes a long-dormant evil.

star 7.86
1,276 votes
Directors: Liz Friedlander
Writers: Damian Kindler, Chitra Elizabeth Sampath
Magnum Opus

#16 - Magnum Opus

Season 2 - Episode 10

Ichabod and Abbie set out to find the Sword of Methuselah, the only weapon capable of killing Moloch and ending the coming apocalypse.

star 7.86
854 votes
Writers: Donald Todd
Freedom

#17 - Freedom

Season 4 - Episode 13

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 7.86
1,109 votes
Directors: Russell Fine
Writers: M. Raven Metzner
Deliverance

#18 - Deliverance

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 7.85
911 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Sam Chalsen, Nelson Greaves
Awakening

#19 - 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 7.85
679 votes
Writers: M. Raven Metzner
Ragnarok

#20 - Ragnarok

Season 3 - Episode 18

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 7.85
1,071 votes
Directors: Russell Fine
Writers: M. Raven Metzner
Mama

#21 - Mama

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 7.83
860 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: Damian Kindler
The Kindred

#22 - 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
1,105 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Mark Goffman, Albert Kim
Heartless

#23 - 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 7.79
882 votes
Directors: David Boyd
Writers: Albert Kim
The Way of the Gun

#24 - 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
1,122 votes
Directors: Russell Fine
Writers: Bryan Q. Miller
Go Where I Send Thee...

#25 - 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
964 votes
Writers: Damian Kindler