Sleepy Hollow: Season 4 Wrap Up

 

 

The finale of a creatively resurgent Season 4 of Sleepy Hollow has been in the books for a month already, but we still might have to wait until the end of next week before we learn the fate of the series.

That last episode brought to a close the Malcolm Dreyfuss storyline, but did leave room for some interesting storytelling if they do get picked up for a fifth season. After all, who could be a bigger bad than the devil himself? The episode's writer, Raven Metzner, was asked by Marisa Roffman at TVInsider about the episode and how it leaves our intrepid team with a satisfying end if it is the series finale, but leaves open the door if the show gets picked up once again.

I think we wanted to make sure we were able to, in a satisfying way, bring Ichabod Crane to a place where he had reached a landmark goal. We had always talked about Crane becoming an American citizen. And the idea that he would finally find both a family and a larger place for himself in the world.

But at the same time, we wanted to complicate that, and messy it up a little bit, because if we were able to come back, we'd have something to look forward to Crane having to figure out. That's where the whole idea of the deal he makes, that puts him in jeopardy. And also, in writing that last scene, we had to write a careful line, because we understand that if the series comes back, that's a real awesome problem. But if it doesn't, I think we all believe and know as Crane says, he will find a way to figure it out.

If that was the last episode of the series, Metzner told EW what he'd like the fans to take away from it.

I hope they look at it as Crane has, which is that he’s come a very long way in the course of the series. He came out of the ground with no one and no idea about how this modern world works and what his place in it would be. He found friends and people who were incredibly important to him. He partnered with Abbie Mills and met her sister and her extended family and friends and over the course of the seasons, he blossomed and learned his place was in the world, in this modern world. By the end of this episode, it was really important to us that regardless of whatever other plot issues might await him, he really has found a place in the world. He’s become an American citizen. He has found a family and created a family around himself that includes pieces of the world he’s known and people who have really mattered to him, and he’s made these new connections in Diana and Molly [Oona Yaffe] and Jake and Alex.

I really hope that fans see that and that they are happy with it and that they feel like his journey has come to a positive place of fruition. I love the character and the world around him, and I really hope it does continue. I think there are many, many, many stories yet to be told. But if not, I hope that everyone knows that Crane is in a really good place. The moment he has with Diana where they’re walking toward us with this determined step — I hope that fans take that with them as a positive moment that either will be built on or is a great place to leave the series.

He also offered a peek behind-the-scenes to TVLine, at a couple of brilliant contributions that Tom made to the episode.

Metzner says star Tom Mison added a few touches to the episode, during the speech at The Vault (“He came in that day and said, ‘Hey, do you mind if I throw in this extra little bit here? He put in this line of poetry that is just so beautiful and so heartfelt.”) and in Crane’s farewell to Lara (“He ran out to me in the middle of shooting and said, ‘I think I want to bow.’ I didn’t want to ask. Tom’s very careful about who Crane bows to, and when.”).

Metzner also posted this wonderful photo, taken during the shoot for the opening scene of the episode.

 

 

Whatever the FOX executives decide, we should hear before the upfront presentation to their advertisers on May 15th.

 

Photo by Tina Rowden/FOX

 

Sleepy Hollow: Season 4 Finale Tonight!

 

 

The season has flown by and already we are faced with the Sleepy Hollow Season 4 finale. As most Sleepyheads know, a Sleepy Hollow season finale is never dull, so brace yourself for some crazy twists and turns. To wit, Terrance Mann guest stars as Beelzebub himself tonight, so this should be quite the show down. Crane matching wits with the devil? Count me in. Tonight's episode was written by Sleepy Hollow writers' room vet, executive producer Raven Metzner and is directed by another regular, executive producer Russell Fine.

The official press release:

ALLIANCES ARE TESTED ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON FINALE OF "SLEEPY HOLLOW" FRIDAY, MARCH 31, ON FOX

Dreyfuss finally garners enough power to infiltrate the White House, and his group of minions grow strong enough to take action. Can Team Witness stop Dreyfuss in time? Find out in the all-new "Freedom" season finale episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Friday, March 31 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SLH-413) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane; Janina Gavankar as Diana Thomas; Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills; Jeremy Davies as Malcolm Dreyfuss; Rachel Melvin as Alex Norwood; Jerry MacKinnon as Jake Wells; Oona Yaffe as Molly Thomas

Guest Cast: John Noble as Henry Parrish; Kamar de los Reyes as Jobe; Seychelle Gabriel as Lara; Terrence Mann as the devil.

 

And the promo:

 

No word yet as to whether the show has been renewed or not. The network has until their upfront presentation to advertisers in May to set the schedule, so there might be no decision until then. The news will be posted here either way as soon as it is announced.

Watch "Freedom" tonight at 9/8c on FOX.

 

Photo by Tina Rowden/FOX via farfarawaysite.com

 

 

Sleepy Hollow: "Tomorrow" is Tonight

 

Tonight, tune in for the penultimate episode of Sleepy Hollow Season 4, written by showrunner Albert Kim and directed by Marc Roskin. "Tomorrow" finds the gang racing to save Crane from the fate that was set in motion by his sacrifice at the end of last week's episode. According to the press release below, it seems we'll also learn more about the unsettling visions of the future that Molly and Dreyfuss have had.


TEAM WITNESS GETS A GRIM LOOK INTO THE FUTURE ON AN ALL-NEW "SLEEPY HOLLOW" FRIDAY, MARCH 24, ON FOX
Guest Star John Noble Returns!
With a glimpse into the dystopian world that could be if Dreyfuss comes to power, the team learns more about Lara (guest star Seychelle Gabriel). Knowing what is at stake, can Team Witness put a stop to the billionaire mad man before it's too late? Don't miss the all-new, epic "Tomorrow" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Friday, March 24 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SLH-412) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane; Janina Gavankar as Diana Thomas; Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills; Jeremy Davies as Malcolm Dreyfuss; Rachel Melvin as Alex Norwood; Jerry MacKinnon as Jake Wells; Oona Yaffe as Molly Thomas
Guest Cast: John Noble as Henry Parrish; Kamar de los Reyes as Jobe; Seychelle Gabriel as Lara; Antoine Williams as Carlos; Jacob Langa as Young Boy; Jun Ogden as Young Girl  Source: FOX

 

 

Albert Kim has tweeted a few nuggets of info about this ep. When asked about the shot in the above promo with Crane and Henry both in uniform (How? WHY?), he revealed that is actually a shot from next week's episode. Will they aided or hindered by the reappearance of Henry? So many questions! Albert promised some answers and also posted this script tease:

 

 

There were no episodic photos made available by FOX that included Tom, so let's hope that just means that they are too spoilery to release ahead of the episode.

"Tomorrow" airs tonight at 9/8c on FOX.

 

Sleepy Hollow: Episode 4.11 "The Way of the Gun"

 

 

The stress level is rising as the gang tries to figure out how Malcolm and Jobe intend to raise the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, deals with an intruder in the vault and watches Molly in what looks to be a historical play, whose accuracy Crane will no doubt take issue with. This episode was written by Bryan Q. Miller and directed by Russell Fine. Seychelle Gabriel (Falling Skies) joins the cast as the aforementioned intruder, and looks like she'll be sticking around, since she is listed as appearing in the press releases for all three final episodes of Season 4.

 

AN IMPORTANT CONNECTION IS REVEALED ON AN ALL-NEW "SLEEPY HOLLOW" FRIDAY, MARCH 17, ON FOX

When a mysterious woman finds her way into the vault, the team struggles to understand who she is and with whom her allegiances lie. Meanwhile, Alex must come to terms with her complicated feelings when she finds herself in a tight spot. Can Team Witness handle what might be revealed? Find out in the all-new "The Way of the Gun" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Friday, March 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SLH-411) (TV-14 V)

Cast: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane; Janina Gavankar as Diana Thomas; Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills; Jeremy Davies as Malcolm Dreyfuss; Rachel Melvin as Alex Norwood; Jerry MacKinnon as Jake Wells; Oona Yaffe as Molly Thomas

Guest Cast: Kamar de los Reyes as Jobe; Seychelle Gabriel as Lara; Lionel Fine as Geoffrey; Dheeba Donghrer as Parent; Bailey Tippen as Kendra; Sash Morfaw as Classy Guy; Onye Eme-Akwari as Classy Girl; Hayley Lovitt as Bryce

 

 

Sleepy Hollow airs at 9/8c on FOX.

 

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