Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” is probably one of the few shows on TV where a three-way sword fight between supernatural beings can come off as normal.
In this exclusive clip from Monday’s episode (above), the Horseman of Death — easily recognizable as the Headless Horseman — battles a Frankenstein-like skull-faced foe, raised by Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) for this very purpose.
Ichabod and Abbie returned to Season 2 with a renewed quest to rescue Ichabod’s wife Katrina from the clutches of their Headless enemy, and raising their own monster seems to be the latest bad idea on the table.
An armored knight gets in on the action too, revealed to be a shell controlled by Henry (John Noble), Ichabod’s son and the Horseman of War who’s sitting alone at a desk, safely far from the action.
The three-way duel is interrupted by Abbie, toting a good old-fashioned shotgun. The modern day detective gives it her best shot, but the blasts have no effect on the knight, who turns and advances on her.
Ichabod and Abbie’s continued fight against evil is going to be filled with all kinds of new monsters. Showrunners told reporters at TCA over the summer that creatures including a Wendigo, a succubus, a kindred, and a pied piper are all set to feature on the show’s second season.
“Sleepy Hollow” airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.