NIcole Beharie, Tom Mison

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Couldn't get enough of Sleepy Hollow's most recent episode "The Sin Eater," which was easily the new Fox drama's best yet? Good, because we've got a nice little treat for you. 

In the episode, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) was this close to sacrificing himself to take out the Headless Horseman, whom he was linked to. Abbie (Nicole Beharie)? So not down with the idea, which lead to a hugely emotional scene between the pair that pleased "Ichabbie" shippers to no end. 

Of course, our hero lived to see another day, but the scene definitely signified a turning point in the odd couple's relationship. In an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The Sin Eater," Beharie reveals how surprised she and Mison were by how much impact Ichabod and Abbie's scenes had on them...

In an attempt to stop the apocalypse and Headless, Crane is about to down some poison, a move Abbie, who has lost a lot of people in her life, begs him not to do. "The scene, it was just sort of dive in and figure out what this person means to you," Beharie explains of the pivotal moment. 

Director and executive producer Ken Olin says the moment represents the balance Sleepy Hollow strives for: "Fundamentally, there's this relationship between Abbie and Crane that's very complicated and I think the thing that was great was it combined high-stakes emotion with the supernatural."

The scene, of course, launched an Internet frenzy, with "Ichabbie" fans tweeting their feels and .giffing the crap out of the pair's intense dialogue and , but it wasn't just viewers who were impacted by "The Sin Eater," as Beharie admits, "I think we were all surprised by how much it meant to us in the moment." 

For more behind-the-scenes scoop on Sleepy Hollow, including dish from guest star John Noble, watch our exclusive clip above!

Sleepy Hollow airs Monday at 10 p.m. on Fox. 

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