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Review/Recap Sleepy Hollow | ‘Root of All Evil’

By: Cynthia Ayala

“Following a violent bank robbery, Abbie and Ichabod begin searching for a mysterious coin that may be more powerful than it seems; Irving must choose between his family and the greater good; Abbie and Jenny find their relationship tested.”

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Tom Mison is such a brilliant actor. I have to say, the ties-ins to the past are creatively written and drawn out. The scenes between the characters and the connectivity between the past and the present is ingenious. The creativity behind the show is amazing and so well structured that it makes the show stand out among the throng of supernatural shows.

The episode goes back to build the story behind the coins that made Judas fall and explains the full measure of their evil and the path of evil they have wrought. It was an emotionally dependent episode that took a look into the darker sides of a person and what humans are capable of.

Lyndie Greenwood took the spotlight in this episode when the Horseman of War, John Noble, takes a hold of her darker inhibitions and seeks to test the limits between the sisters. Greenwood also gets the opportunity to play a darker character here, highlighting her acting talent. Greenwood is a very talented actress who I hope will get more screen time this season.

Finally, there is the bond between the characters and the evolution of the plot line. Both are strong, well developed aspects of the show that keep the drama from being too heavy while the humor continues to light up everything in very small controlled bursts. It’s a very cohesive show, fun, entertaining and very well written.

Directed by:
Jeffrey Hunt

Written by: Melissa Blake & Donald Todd

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

Genre: Supernatural/Police Drama, Horror

Original Air Date/Time/Channel: October 6, 2014 | 9 PM EST | FOX

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