"Mama" is the ninth episode of Season Two of Fox's Sleepy Hollow. It was written by Damian Kindler and directed by Wendey Stanzler. It is the twenty-second episode of the series overall, and debuted on November 17, 2014.
This was the first episode where Ichabod took a more minor role as he was suffering from a cold. Abbie and Jenny investigate a series of unexplained suicides at Tarrytown Psych, which brings up painful memories of their mother Lori (Aunjanue Ellis) for them both. While there they reach out to Irving for insight into the victims, but are unable to form a connection between them. When they review the security footage, they are shocked to discover the spirit of their mother in the room with each of the suicide patients prior to their death. That night, Abbie and Jenny along with Hawley return to Tarrytown and are forced to intervene to prevent a patient from committing suicide, however Abbie is transported to another part of the hospital by her mother, and Jenny while searching for her is left a message on a door which reads 'TPRJLMIL'. They learn that the message was a code for a video session, and together they watch their mother speak of her torment and of a nurse they had previously encountered called Lambert (Cynthia Stevenson). Believing Lambert to be behind the deaths, they return to Tarrytown and rescue Irving before he can commit suicide. They then learn of a journal with a hex that can banish Lambert, but Abbie is captured. With the journal now recovered, Jenny recites the hex that banishes Lambert. Abbie and Jenny then summon their mother, and learn that she has watched over them, and of a weapon that can stop Moloch. They say goodbye and watch as her spirit passes on. Irving rejoins the group after escaping Tarrytown Psych.
Like most titles in the Japanese telecast, this episode title refers to the monster-of-the-week in which rather than referring to Lori Mills with "Mama," this episode title instead refers to how Gina Lambert was named in the archived newspaper that reported her execution.