If you have not gotten a change to see last night's Sleepy Hollow Season 3 episode Ragnarok yet, suffice it to say, there will be /ghostbusters-2016-review-spoilers-story-cameos/spoilers below! Those who did watch were treated to the second shocking death of a key character in just the past two weeks! So what's going on? Well, Fox hasn't renewed Sleepy Hollow for Season 4 yet. And it appears the show is preparing for the worst.

Yes, while the fate of Fox's Sleepy Hollow hangs in the balance, show runners seem to be preparing for the possibility that they won't be coming back. This spring may mark a series ending for the cult show, which is beloved by many. But the surprise comes in the fact that the death blow delivered last night was to one of the show's two main characters.

The closing moments of Ragnarok saw Nicole Beharie's Detective Abbie Mills sacrifice herself to save the world from The Hidden One. Soon after this happened, it was confirmed that this was not a stunt. And that Mills was truly dead. In a statement to TVLine, actress Nicole Beharie confirmed that she is leaving the show for good. She had this to say.

"Sleepy Hollow has been an incredible experience in every way. I loved playing Abbie. It's been such a gift to have taken this wild ride... Alas, 'Abbie Mills has done all she was meant to do.' I'm excited about what the show has in store for us next. I'm rooting for my co-stars and crew... they have been my inspiration, my teachers, family, my friends, over the last few seasons. I want to thank the fantastic producers, writers, and directors who have worked tirelessly to bring this show to life. I want to thank Fox for their faith and support. But, most of all, [I want to thank the] Sleepyheads for all of your love - what an honor. I will never be the same. Stay tuned."

That wasn't all. Shortly after the East Coast airing of this episode, Fox, 20th Century Fox and the producers of Sleepy Hollow issued a statement of their own. They see this as a 'bold move'.

"[It's a] very dramatic ending and a bold move for the show, but Sleepy Hollow has always been known for its shocking finales. We feel we provided a wonderfully poignant conclusion for Abbie and showed some of the best moments between the Witnesses that we've seen on-screen. We thank Nicole Beharie for bringing Abbie and Sleepy Hollow to life. We are currently discussing Season 4, and should the series be picked up for another season, we have some exciting scenarios and new avenues we want to explore."

Nicole Beharie has been with Sleepy Hollow since its debut way back in 2013. Her character Detective Abbie Mills has remained a big part of the show's mythical arc. The show ended with a fitting tribute which saw Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie reliving their partnership from the past two seasons. Mills then gets to tell her partner she is at peace.

Ragnarok ends with Ichabod standing at Mills grave. Now, he learns, he's going to have to find himself a replacement before the FBI takes matters into their own hands. In last week's episode Delaware, series regular Zach Appelman, who plays Joe Corbin was killed off. So, how do you feel about these drastic changes to the show?

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