Sleepy Hollow is a great show for a ton of reasons and Abbie and Jenny Mills are two of them!
They probably have the most interesting and complex sister relationship on TV today. They have a complicated history, but that’s something that the show actually spends time on. And it has nothing to do with fighting over a man!
A considerable amount of time is given over the season to explore their childhood and how it effects their relationship in the present day. It becomes a process that they’re able to work through, and it was awesome to watch them throughout the first season on their road to understanding each other better and eventually getting to a place of mutual understand, respect, and love.
And I love that this depth saves them from the Strong Female Character trope. I love that they’re two individual women whose intelligence and value as individuals are central to the plot of the show and that they are able to exist with each other and work together as a united force.
It’s even more awesome to see this relationship, not just as sisters but as two developed female characters, embodied in black women. Representation is, in my opinion, Sleepy Hollow’s strongest asset and a major reason for its popularity.