Lt. Abbie Mills — A “Sleepy Hollow” Character Profile

Written by Dede Taylor   // October 22, 2013

Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills 1x04 Lesser Key of Solomon

Lt. Abbie Mills — A “Sleepy Hollow” Character Profile


Unlike Ichabod, Headless and Katrina, who all appear (if somewhat….totally different) in the original telling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Abbie does not.   She has come strictly from the show’s very imaginative creators and writers.


She is a detective with the Westchester County Police Department and when we first meet her, she is one week away from going to Quantico to join the FBI.   Her partner, Sheriff Corbin wants her to be sure that’s what she wants to do.  And she is, until the sheriff is killed and Ichabod Crane shows up.


Abbie is a woman with a past. A past she has tried very hard to forget, or better yet, just pretend it didn’t happen (even trying to forget that she left her sister in a mental institution) because then she would have to face things that she knows should be impossible.   With the death of the sheriff and Ichabod’s sudden appearance, she is forced to face her past and what effect it is about to have on her future.


It takes a little prodding, but once she accepts that the impossible may very well BE possible, she’s all in.  She fights dream demons, Hessians, and biblical prophecies likes she’s been doing it all her life.


I am totally in love with her and with Nicole Beharie who is the wonderfully talented actress who is bringing her to life for us.


Here is Nicole Beharie’s take on Abbie Mills.


I am very excited to see where this story and this character take us in the coming seasons and I am on the Ichabbie train too, so there’s that.


Sleepy Hollow returns to FOX on Monday, November 4th 9p/8c with 1×06 “The Sin Eater” and I do believe Abbie will be meeting Katrina…what FUN!


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