Sleepy Hollow recap: 'And the Abyss Gazes Back'

October 27, 2014 5:39 PM

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Sleepy Hollow recap: 'And the Abyss Gazes Back'

I keep starting these recaps by raving about Sleepy's opening moments—and this week will be no different. Seriously, though, I have to ask: Has any show currently on TV mastered the cold open quite as well as Sleepy Hollow?

Take tonight's inaugural scene. We begin with two extreme closeups—one on Ichabod, one on Abbie. Crane is moaning to his "leftenant" that he "cannot withstand this torture"; Mills is breathily urging him to fight onward. The shots are artfully blurred; the lighting is dreamy; there's lots of heavy p...

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