"One thing I know is that my allies and I had just obliterated the largest horde of rabid zombies I'd ever encountered and then suddenly, out of nowhere, ChiefWiggum49 and Haloismybitch12 decided to frag me!"
Ichabod Crane

"And the Abyss Gazes Back" is the sixth episode of Season Two of Fox's Sleepy Hollow. It was written by Heather V. Regnier and directed by Doug Aarniokoski. It is the nineteenth episode of the series overall, and debuted on October 27, 2014.


Sheriff Corbin's son returns from war, but his strange behavior leads Abbie and Ichabod to question his intentions.[1]


Abbie learns that Joe Corbin has returned to town from Afghanistan after being honorably discharged from the army. When she attempts to reach out to him, he doesn't want to know as he resents her and blames her for his father's death. However, when Abbie along with Ichabod are called out to a noise complaint, they are attacked by a creature and discover dead bodies everywhere, and that Joe is the only survivor. Meanwhile, Henry tells Irving that he will need to kill the man who crippled Macey to reclaim his soul, but he refuses. Ichabod and Abbie learn that the creature responsible for the deaths is a Wendigo, a monster who feeds on human organs when it smells blood. Believing Joe to be the Wendigo, they manage to track him down in the woods, but when he transforms into the Wendigo they capture him and feed him organs to return him to normal. They learn that Joe was cursed by Henry when he was sent a letter, and that he wants a powerful poison in exchange for the cure. Joe listens on as Abbie reminisces about his father, but they are interrupted by Henry who demands the poison. Joe hands it to him, and is later tricked when Henry cuts his arm and he transforms again. Ichabod then recites a Shawnee incantation to return Joe to human form forever. Meanwhile Irving makes a dangerous choice, and Henry unleashes a deadly spider on Katrina that enters her mouth.



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  • The US title is a quote mentioned by Henry to Irving upon revealing that the former had taken the latter's soul. The Japanese title, on the other hand, refers to the Wendigo curse.

Production NotesEdit

  • The gamer tag, ChiefWiggum49, is an allusion to The Simpsons character Chief Wiggum.
  • Ichabod's gaming username, IchabodCrane1749, suggests that he was born in 1749. This makes him 32 during his death in 1781, which was also his age when he was awakened in 2013.
    • This would make him over 232 years old.

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  • "Barnyard Blues" - 13th Floor Elevators
  • "Trainwreck 1979" - Death From Above 1979



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