Sleepy Hollow Review ‘The Kindred’


The Sleepy Hollow episode ” The Kindred” was a return to the the monster of the week format after much playtime in purgatory. This week’s monster was created by Abbie and Ichabod in an attempt to save Katrina from the Headless Horseman. The rescue mission takes a strange turn though when Katrina decides not to leave with Ichabod.

There’s A New Sheriff In Town

With Irving locked away, Abbie has a new boss, Sheriff Leena Reyes (Sakina Jaffrey of House of Cards). Much like Irving was at the beginning of season one, Reyes looks at the crimes in Sleepy Hollow without thoughts of the supernatural. She wants to know why there are so many beheadings and what Irving is hiding.

What perhaps is most curious about her though is that she knew Abbie and Jenny’s mother. “Good people, bad luck. I heard your mother say that once,” she tells Abbie.

Not much is known yet about Abbie’s mother but the picture that has been painted of her is not a pretty one. We know she was insane, her husband left her, and her children were taken away from her. But like most characters in Sleepy Hollow, I suspect there is more we don’t know yet. Reyes could be the key to finding out more about Abbie’s heritage.

Franklinstein’s Monster

Desperate to save Katrina from the Headless Horseman, Ichabod decides to fight fire with fire or in this case monster with monster. Benjamin Franklin had designed something called a Kindred, a creature assembled by lost souls. Using a pre-made corpse and the Headless Horseman’s skull, Ichabod and Abbie conjured up their very own Horseman and sicced him on the other two.

The fight scene between the Kindred and the Horseman was not only pretty cool but served as a distraction so that Ichabod could free Katrina. Unfortunately, things don’t go as Ichabod had planned and in the end the two witnesses decide perhaps it’s best not to try to mimic the enemy.


The real demon of this episode was the green-eyed monster. The Headless Horseman plants the seeds of jealousy in Katrina. “Ichabod has moved on,” he tells her.

Katrina has not been oblivious to the fact that Ichabod and Abbie have grown close. When Ichabod comes to rescue her, she explains she must stay to learn what the Horseman has planned and to try to save Henry. Yet I suspect that Katrina’s decision was helped along by the faint idea that Ichabod could be in love with Abbie now.

Ichabod and Abbie do share a bond. They have grown quite fond of each other. Abbie notes that Katrina may be Ichabod’s weak spot and what the forces of evil can use against him. As for Abbie’s weakness – it’s Ichabod. “My faith in you is my greatest weakness.”

Written in Blood

One should never sign something without reading it first! Unfortunately Irving didn’t think of this when he accepted a contract from “Lawyer” Henry Parrish, pricked his finger on a pen, and signed it. What did he just sign?! Did he give away his soul? Is he a new “Andy?” Is he going to be a Horseman?

Some other notable moments:

  • Katrina’s necklace seem to be giving her some issues.
  • Ichabod has to do the incantation on the Kindred a few times before it works.
  • Jenny is in jail again.
  • There is a ceremony that the Headless Horseman can preform to bond Katrina to him/make her like him.
  • Ichabod is disgusted but the idea of credit cards and the “wedding industry.”


What did you think of the episode? Are Ichabod and Abbie becoming more than just friends? What’s going to happen to Irving now? Hit the comments to share your thoughts!

Jenn Bishop
Jenn Bishop was TVSource Magazine's Soap Editor. She's a thirty-something fan girl of soapy television and anything involving Joss Whedon. She began sharing her views on daytime soaps in 2012 with her blog Save Our Suds. A former philosophy major, she loves discussing different view points with fellow TV addicts and aficionados. When not watching television, she enjoys art, live music, exploring the Midwest food scene, and drinking too many lattes. Follow her on Twitter at @SourceJenn.

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