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Have you caught your breath yet, Sleepyheads?
Good. Because when EW spoke to Sleepy Hollow showrunner Mark Goffman a few weeks ago, we also had a chance to chat about the biggest moments in tonight’s midseason finale—namely, the untimely death of you-know-who (R.I.P.!) and that game-changing final twist. Read on see what Goffman has to say about the episode—and what we can expect from Sleepy when it returns in 2015.
Has Sleepy Hollow lost its groove?
The answer to that question depends on who you ask. Ratings for season 2 have been down across the board; fans (and, er, recappers) have become fond of grumbling about the show’s perceived shortcomings, from the unfortunate marginalization of Nicole Beharie’s Abbie Mills (Sleepy‘s co-lead, though she’s largely taken a backseat to the action this year) to the mishandling of Katia Winter’s Katrina, a witch who’s always in need of rescue.
That said, plenty of folks would argue that season 2 is as bonkers-brilliant as ever—chief among them Mark Goffman, the supernatural dramedy’s showrunner. EW chatted with Goffman, briefly about last night’s episode—an hour that had the breakneck pacing, urgency, and “twistory”-based shenanigans of vintage Sleepy Hollow—but mostly about season 2 as a whole, and specifically how fans have been responding to it. Goffman’s main takeaway? “If people just trust us—if you keep watching, things will change in a way that you won’t expect.”
See the first part of our conversation below—and check back after Dec. 1’s midseason finale for more intel from Goffman about a few shocking twists and what’s coming up next.
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Your prayers have been answered, Sleepyheads: This week’s episode is all about the Sisters Mills.
“Coming into season two, one of the things we really wanted to do was explore and open up Abbie’s backstory—fill in some of the blanks for her character, her role as a witness, her family’s history,” Sleepy writer Damian Kindler explains to EW. (You can trust him; he’s the guy who invented Yolanda.) The show will dive into those questions on this week’s episode, in which Abbie and Jenny investigate a series of mysterious deaths at Tarrytown Psychiatric—the same hospital where their mother, Lori Mills, died 15 years ago.
Lori Mills, you’ll remember, didn’t go quietly: “She was insane and she killed herself,” Kindler reminds us. “So I think that gave us a lot of mystery to uncover. And we also wanted to tell a cool ghost story. We’ve got the psychiatric hospital where Jenny was, where Irving is—which leads to the revealing potential involvement of Abbie’s mother, which uncovers another mystery. And it’s all happening around the time when Moloch is rising. It’s a story that had to service a lot of different masters, but ultimately the biggest aspect of it was revealing who Lori Mills was, the truth of her life and her struggle to protect her daughters from evil.” See Abbie and Jenny try to tackle some of those questions in this exclusive clip from the episode. READ FULL STORY
Beets, bears, Battlestar Galactica… Backstrom?
The Office’s Rainn Wilson is returning to TV in Fox’s dramedy Backstrom, in which he plays the titular self-destructive and bigoted detective. Fox released the first promo for the series, which also stars Dennis Haysbert and Kristoffer Polaha:
First, let’s make one thing clear: I love Sleepy Hollow. I love its bonkers kitchen-sink sensibility, and its genuinely scary, tactile, non-computer-generated monsters, and its strong, diverse ensemble, and, most importantly, its delightfully daffy sense of humor.
That being said…
Sleepy shocked everyone when it debuted to huge ratings last year, attracting nearly 14 million viewers and becoming the first new show to be renewed for a second season. Yet that second season—which promised to be bigger, better, and in every way more epic than the first—has struggled to replicate season 1’s success. Ratings are down across the board; last night’s episode drew just 4.6 million viewers and a 1.5 demo rating, matching the series low set the previous week. Meanwhile, comment boards are filled with grumbling fans complaining that this year just doesn’t pack the same punch as last year. And while I do think many of those complaints are overstated, it’s hard to deny that while it’s still eminently entertaining, this series is in a bit of a rut.
Dr. Hodgins will soon find himself the suspect of an investigation… again.
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