Sleepy Hollow

10 Best Episodes of Sleepy Hollow - Season 1

Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 30, 2023.

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#13 - Blood Moon (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Still adjusting to his 21st century reality, Ichabod Crane and Det. Abbie Mills move forward in their mission to unravel the mysteries lurking in Sleepy Hollow. A frightful vision from Ichabod's former wife Katrina, sends the unlikely duo on the hunt for a vengeful witch from the 1700s who has been awoken by unknown evils and is on a path of destruction in the quaint town. Meanwhile, despite all odds, Officer Andy Brooks is back and on a questionable mission of his own.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 1749 votes.

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#12 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 1236 votes.

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#11 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 1385 votes.

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#10 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 1609 votes.

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#9 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 1454 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 1217 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 1309 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 1212 votes.

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#5 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 2185 votes.

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#4 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 1325 votes.

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#3 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 1249 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 1140 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 8.52 from 704 votes.

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