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Kelly Connolly
April 08, 2016 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Warning: This story contains spoilers from the season 3 finale of Sleepy Hollow.

One of Sleepy Hollow‘s original Witnesses paid the ultimate price in Friday’s season finale. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) sacrificed herself to stop power-hungry god the Hidden One (Peter Mensah) from destroying the world, leaving Crane (Tom Mison) to carry on their work with the next Witness in line. The executive producers, studio, and network released this statement to EW:

“The finale featuring the tragic death of Abbie Mills was 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.”

Stay tuned for a full postmortem with showrunner Clifton Campbell.

UPDATE: Read Campbell’s conversation with EW here.

Beharie addressed the news on Twitter, thanking the network and fans for their support and adding, “I will never be the same.”

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