Sleepy Hollow recap: 'The Weeping Lady'

October 21, 2014 3:32 AM

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"The Weeping Lady" opens with a singularly amusing scene: Ichabod is in his cabin with Caroline, the ginger-haired Katrina lookalike we first met when Crane stumbled upon Sleepy Hollow's local colonial reenactment society in last season's finale. She's there to bring him handmade 18th century-style clothing (cut from cloth woven on a heritage Saxony loom, whatever that means!), freshly-churned butter, and lingonberry preserves. And a little pillow—a not-so subtle indication that she'd like to show Ichabod how to do the Horizontal Headless Horseman, wink-wink-nudge-nudge-say-no-more.

It's a lovely cold open that perfectly encapsulates what Sleepy does so well, and re-introduces a fun character to boot: as a recurring presence, Caroline would bring plenty of opportunities for awkward humor. If the writers played their cards right, she could easily evolve into a viable alternate l...

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