Sleepy Hollow recap: 'Magnum Opus'

November 25, 2014 3:08 AM

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Season 2A's penultimate episode—focusing on an appropriately ridiculous treasure hunt bathed in appropriately epic Old Testament references—played like an old-fashioned Sleepy-style caper. There were delightful Ichabod/Abbie shenanigans (who else wanted 10 more minutes of the Witnesses playing Heads Up?); there was the return of Badass Gun-Toting Headless; there was an abundantly insane explanation for a real historical event (hey, didja know all those explorers actually came to the New World because they were searching for the Sword of Methuselah?); there were quaint flashbacks and sword fights and multiple utterances of the word "ouroboros"; there was even a real, live plot for Jenny and Irving. And there was, of course, an instance of Katrina screwing everything up. Maybe some things don't change.

More importantly, "Magnum Opus" brought with it a true burst of forward momentum, ending on a note that all but begs future binge-watchers to commit to just one more episode. Unfortunately, plebeians who watch the show live will have to wait seven days and at least three turkey dinners to see how ev...

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