Sleepy Hollow recap: 'The Akeda'

December 2, 2014 6:07 AM

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Sleepy Hollow's first season finale—which aired as the series' 13th episode ever—was a game-changer in every sense of the term. It revealed that a trusted ally was actually an exceedingly dangerous enemy; it exponentially accelerated the coming apocalypse; it separated all of our heroes from one another, leaving each one in a state of mortal peril. The episode exemplified everything that made season 1 such an exciting ride—its breakneck pacing, its go-for-broke attitude, its prevailing tone, which I've heard more than one of the show's staffers call "batshit crazy."

Perhaps it's unfair to compare that hour to tonight's midseason finale, which airs as the current season's 11th episode. After all, this one—"The Akeda"—isn't meant to wrap up a season's worth of story; we've got seven additional hours still to come next year. Even so, it does seem like Team Sleepy ...

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