Sleepy Hollow: Whatever Happened to Abbie Mills?

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Sleepy Hollow returns from its ridiculously long break tonight, and I’m glad to say I’m looking forward to it. Last season was kind of shaky, but the show has taken great strides this season to correct what went wrong. They’ve got Ichabod and Abbie back on the same page, introduced some interesting supporting characters, and the story is much more focused. I couldn’t be happier. The mid-season finale left us with a big explosion and Abbie sacrificing herself to save Jenny. What I’ve been wondering the entire time Sleepy Hollow has been on break is: where did Abbie go?


The most obvious answer is that she got sucked into Hell. It looks like that’s where Pandora’s door led, and it’s a safe bet that’s where Abbie went. It would make sense given everything that happened in the midseason finale, and it would also provide a lot of dramatic ground to mine if that’s where Abbie has been for the last month. How long did it feel like for her? What happened to her while she was there? How much will this experience change her? Will Abbie come back whole? Those are just a few of the questions I have if Abbie went to Hell.

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There’s also the possibly that Abbie is stuck in the Underworld. The Underworld doesn’t necessarily have to be Hell. It could just be the place souls go when they die. Not necessarily Hell but maybe Hell-adjacent. Pandora’s whole plan was to bring back her dead husband, and she had to grow that tree and open that door in order to do so. It’s not unreasonable to assume that Abbie took the Shard back to the Underworld in the hopes it would counteract its power.


Admittedly, this is a rather unlikely suggestion. Abbie already got stuck in Purgatory back in season one, and it would be kind of redundant for her to be stuck there again. Although, you never know. Pandora’s husband may have been tossed into Purgatory as punishment. From what I remember, there were a lot of souls trapped there for various reasons. Some of them had made deals with devils (like Officer Andy) and some of them were bound there because they were being tortured (like Katrina). Although, if Abbie is indeed in Purgatory, maybe it’ll be a chance for us to see Officer Andy again. He helped her out last time. Maybe he’ll do it again. The truth is, I just love John Cho and I’ll take any excuse I can get to see him back on my screen.


There is also the possibility that Abbie is just stuck in between worlds. She not in this realm, but she’s not exactly in any of the other known realms either. She’s not dead but not alive either. She’s basically nowhere. I don’t know just how feasible this option is either, but it would be something different and pretty unexpected. If the show does decide to go this route, it would be interesting to see what kind of effect staying in what is the equivalent of empty space would have on her.

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Ok. So those are a few of my theories about what happened to Abbie. I know. Some of them are pretty far-fetched, but hey, you never know. I have faith this show could still surprise us. I don’t know how long we’re going to have to wait to actually get Abbie back, but I imagine Ichabod, Jenny and Joe aren’t having the easiest time dealing with Abbie’s absence. I’m looking forward to what Sleepy Hollow has in store for us for the rest of this season. Fingers crossed it’s good.