First things first: How the heck will Ichabod get un-buried and Abbie escape Purgatory — especially now that Henry (aka Jeremy aka the Horseman of War) is galloping around unfettered? “Look, Crane is brilliant,” says EP Mark Goffman. “He’s a very resourceful man and he uses that to his advantage – even six feet underground.” Lt. Mills, however, might have a tougher time returning from the hell realm, especially after Moloch engages in “more trickery… that’s going to be pretty mind-blowing for her.” Mrs. Crane, meanwhile, will use her expertise as a witch and a spy to deal with her headless former beau, who’s still holding her captive. Back at the precinct, Capt. Irving’s replacement, Lena Reyes (Sakina Jaffrey, House of Cards), will evoke very different responses in the Mills sisters… if they survive their end-of-Season 1 travails. “Both Jenny and Abbie have different recollections of Reyes” — who was acquainted with their mother — “and what she did to their family,” he says. Other newbies include Nick Hawley (Hellcats’ Matt Barr), a bounty hunter with eyes for Abbie, and Benjamin Franklin (thirtysomething’s Timothy Busfield), who mentors Crane and eschews clothing — sometimes simultaneously. “We’ll see him early and often and, well, quite a bit, as he’s scantily clad,” Goffman adds, laughing.
BONUS SPOILER | Capt. Irving “does not stay in prison very long,” Goffman teases, but “That doesn’t mean that he’s a free man.”
Irving better not get all tangled up with Henry and Moloch. That’s all I’m saying.