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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