Review/Recap Sleepy Hollow | ‘The Kindred’

By: Cynthia Ayala

“Abbie and Ichabod plot to resurrect a monster created by Benjamin Franklin as part of a plan to rescue Katrina; Frank faces the consequences of revealing the truth about his encounter; Jenny clashes with the new sheriff”.

    -Synopsis provided by Shazam

Definitely not a fan of the new sheriff in town.

Katia Winter is a beautiful woman who has a strong connection with her fellow cast members, but there are times throughout her scenes that need a bit of work. Her acting is reminiscent of Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – overacting. She’s not a bad actress, it just seems like she has no idea how to capture an moment in a down to earth manner while also expressing the gravity of the situation.

That being said, I still like her and her connection to her fellow cast members. But onto the rest of the show. It was a well-developed episode that brings in a new sheriff in town, someone who has a past connection to Abbie, her sister and their mother; a connection has made Abbie uneasy and puts a strain on the task to stop Moloch. I find her suspicious.

Still, it was a very well written episode, especially in regards to the humor. I know I said this last week, but that humor was brilliant. Ichabod goes into a bank and he says true statement after true statement in regards to finances and how it all works that it was hilarious. Tom Mison’s delivery of his part, from facial expressions to the way he speaks and interacts with others is so brilliant. All he does is act so exasperated that the pen is latched to the desk at the bank that it makes him go into a tirade of how the banking system works. This world is so different from what he fought for, than what he gave his life for that it makes everything he does so incredible as he continues to adjust to the world around him.

Nicole Beharie has also grown as an actress so much since the first season. She was never bad but looking back you can tell that her delivery of her lines is stronger, packed with just the right amount of emotion and bemusement.

As the show continues to develop and the story grows, it still remains grounded and continues to develop the characters and their dynamics. This really is a great and fun show.

Directed by: Paul Edwards

Written by: Mark Goffman & Albert Kim

Starring: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood & John Noble

Genre: Supernatural/Police Drama, Horror

Original Air Date/Time/Channel: September 29, 2014 | 9 PM EST | FOX

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