This article is about the Season Two episdoe, "The Weeping Lady". For the character with the
same name, see Mary Wells.
"I relish any opportunity to cause my parents pain."
Jeremy Crane about Ichabod Crane and Katrina Crane

"The Weeping Lady" is the fifth episode of Season Two of Fox's Sleepy Hollow. It was written by M. Raven Metzner and directed by Larry Teng. It is the eighteenth episode of the series overall, and debuted on October 20, 2014.


A woman from Ichabod Crane's past comes to Sleepy Hollow in the form of an un-dead Weeping Lady, aiming to harm anyone in her path. Meanwhile, Kartina and Crane learn unsettling things about each other's pasts, and Abbie has some unexpected flirtatious encounters.[1]


Katrina draws Abraham's suspicions when she reaches out to Ichabod with a letter carried by a bird. Meanwhile Ichabod befriends a woman called Caroline and is distraught when she turns up dead in a river moments after he had last seen her. When Ichabod and Abbie investigate her death, they learn of a creature called the "The Weeping Lady", a local legend of a spirit of a woman who had drowned. However, when the Weeping lady attacks Abbie in the library almost drowning her, she is rescued by Ichabod and is able to grab a clue that Ichabod recognizes. He believes the creature to be a woman from his past called Mary Wells, who he had been promised to as a child. He tells Abbie that he had broken off the engagement to Mary because of her jealously and believed that she had returned to England after he had received a letter from her. Abbie believes that Mary is targeting people connected to him through jealousy and that she believes Katrina may be next. That night, Katrina is attacked by Mary and is able to escape with the help of her magic, and reunites with Ichabod and Abbie. Together, Abbie and Katrina are able to release Mary's soul. With Mary now freed, Katrina confesses to Ichabod that she knew the details behind Mary's accidental death, but he is angered by her deception. Meanwhile, Moloch punishes Henry, and tells him that he wants Katrina alive as she is a "Hellfire Shard" a chosen vessel.



Guest StarringEdit






  • Both the US and Japanese titles refer to the monster-of-the-week but the Japanese title can also be seen as an extended description on how Mary Wells met her demise.

Body CountEdit

  • Mary Wells - accidentally fell down a cliff by the river after trying to attack Katrina.
  • Caroline - drowned by the Weeping Lady.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • This is based on the Mexican folklore called La Llorona.

International TitlesEdit