[WARNING: The following contains many juicy spoilers from Monday's Sleepy Hollow. Read at your own risk!]
Sleepy Hollow was an exercise in Murphy's Law this week. Everything that could go wrong, did. So where does the Fox drama go from here? Stars Tom Mison, Orlando Jones and Lyndie Greenwood preview what's next as the countdown to the apocalypse continues.
Where we left Jenny: Arrested for illegal possession of firearms by Sheriff "I'm not here to make friends" Reyes
It feels like just yesterday Jenny was busting out of lock-up, and now the other Mills sister is right back where she started: behind bars. "It's shitty," Greenwood tells TVGuide.com, "but she knows it's the best thing for the cause. She's a fighter. She's a warrior. She'll do what she has to do. But she's angry and she wanted Abbie to know that she was angry."
However, Greenwood hints that Jenny won't be locked up for too long. "She's got a sister in law enforcement, so she's going to be alright," she teases. "I think Jenny and Abbie have fought really hard to get back in each other's lives and they're not going to let that go very easily."
But just because Jenny and Abbie love each other, doesn't mean it's easy for Jenny to accept her designation as second string within the team. Whether it's who gets to decide whether or not to raise the Kindred or who's disposable enough to go to jail, it's clear that as talented and smart Jenny is, her voice will never count as much as Abbie or Ichabod's. "What would one think if their sibling was the chosen one and they were not? And after all these years and all she's done, she's kind of just not the one," Greenwood says. "And I think she respects her sister and she wants to help her sister on this journey and be part of the team. But I would imagine, I know, she does feel a little bit of resentment and a little wonder over why it wasn't her."
While Jenny wonders why she wasn't chosen, there is one thing she'll begin to understand more: WTF was up with her mother all those years ago. Monday'sepisode included more than a few ominous hints that Mama Mills was more than a little off her rocker. But in Sleepy Hollow, where a Revolutionary spy is wandering around building a zombie Frankenstein monster, crazy might just be truth we don't know how to interpret yet.
"It does seem to be sort of a recurring theme," Greenwood notes. "People have their reasons. And I think that's true in general. When you really get down to it, things are done for a reason. They had some sort of thought behind what they were doing. They had some sort of purpose. If you take the time to really look."
Where we left Crane: Leaving his wife with her ex-fiancé, the Horseman of Death
Can these two just ever be happy? ("Never!" scream a thousand Ichabbie fans in perfect, harmonized unison.)
Crane, once again, does everything in his power to rescue Katrina. But this time she's the one who forces them apart by choosing to stay with Abraham so she can act as a mole. While it was nice to see Katrina get some agency, Mison sums up the situation perfectly: "That's annoying! That's really annoying."
"Two hundred and fifty years they've been waiting. He went to Purgatory trying to get her back. And then we're together for two seconds and she's,' No, no, no, I'm sticking around with the ex,'" Mison says. "Yes, that gets on his wits to no end."
Not to mention the fact that Crane created a monster out of the Horseman's head all to get her back. A monster who, lest we forget, is now on the loose doing God knows what. "I think it went really wrong. It was a bad idea," Mison says of raising the Kindred. "She f--ked it up, Katrina did, by not coming."
Somehow, things will get even messier for the star-crossed lovers as the season progresses. With no one else to speak to, plus their romantic history together, Katrina will understandably develop a slight case of Stockholm Syndrome with the Horseman. "I think we will see him occasionally succeed in twisting Katrina's view of Ichabod," Mison says, adding, "I think it's about time someone spoke up against Ichabod.
"There have been times when we've been shooting when I say, 'Have we reached the point now where he's just being a dick? Being a contrary dick?' Because he is," Mison says. "He's moody and he's headstrong and will do his own thing blindly. I wouldn't like him ... and it's nice to have a character say, 'He was my best mate and he stole my fiancée.' Which is what happened. It's nice to see a negative side of him."
Where we left Irving: Selling his soul to Henry, the Horseman of War
If you're ever signing a contract and you start bleeding on it, stop what you're doing because there's about a 90% chance you're about to sell your soul.
Of course, Irving was a little distracted by the imminent possibility of electroshock therapy and life in a psychiatric facility to be focusing on such trifles. In fact, the former police captain doesn't even realize what he's done — but that doesn't mean he isn't responsible, Jones insists.
"He made a choice to confess to murders that he did not commit. He made a choice to reveal that a demon was responsible, knowing that they would not believe that. He made a choice to sign that contract and not do what lots of people don't do when they read contracts, because we all agreed to that f--king iTunes contract and we never f--king read it," Jones explains. "My point is, all of those are choices. They are decisions that we make that we often take for granted. He is about to be faced with the repercussion of those choices. But he's still making choices that put him this position."
While Irving signing his soul over to Henry is bad news for our heroes, Jones was thrilled when he found out what the producers had planned. "I don't even know what the f--k I've done," Jones says. "I really love that wrinkle because I think it underscores to me what Irving is really about. Which is he's a disciple and his faith has been questioned and ... to be questioned with your faith under these circumstances is just destructive on so many levels."
With his back truly against the wall now, Irving will be forced to question exactly how far he'll go to survive — and what his survival is worth. "I think he is very much who he is, but the circumstances are so heightened he's not able to react in a way that allows him to behave as if he has choices," Jones says. "So will he make the elevated choice or will he make the choice to save his own ass? I think that's his conflict."
Sleepy Hollow airs Mondays at 9/8c on Fox. What did you think of this week's episode?