Can love save “Sleepy Hollow”?
Salon.com - over 3 years
During last night's episode of "Sleepy Hollow," displaced Revolutionary soldier Ichabod Crane and small town police officer Abbie Mills bonded over baseball. Crane listened, bemused, as the diminutive lieutenant expounded upon the beauty of the game. "It's about teamwork," she insists. "The players have to have faith in each other and watch each other's backs because without that, the team don't work." Mills, who is black, went on to laud the egalitarian nature of the sport, explaining that baseball "does not discriminate." Sure, her idealism sounded a little hokey, but Nicole Beharie, who plays Mills, is admirably adept at animating even the most rote exposition. Beharie's scene partner, the lithe, handsome Tom Mison, sopped up her earnestness with those mischievous green eyes of his and the barest of smiles before thanking her for the outing and bowing politely before her as befit a man of his time. This adorable moment was charged with the potential for romance with which the crea