War, 30 pieces of silver, Judas, and Benedict Arnold all lead to another exciting Sleepy Hollow!
As a history teacher I always love the leaps that Sleepy Hollow makes with history. I have been teaching students about the turn of Arnold for the past 4 years, and to think it may have been supernatural in origin is just cool. Then you connect it to the story of Jesus and Judas and you have a history teachers dream storyline.
This week’s episode has Crane and Mills looking for a cursed coin, part of a set that was being used by the British to turn some of the big names in the Continental Army. Crane was able to take down the shipment stopping the turn, but not before Arnold was affected. The coins went missing for past 200 years until Henry pulled them out to create chaos in Sleepy Hollow. The first was in a bank, then a flower shop, before the coin was finally used on Jenny.
To help Mills and Crane use one of Jenny’s shady second hand merchandise dealers, Nick, who is intrigued at first and help the duo to identify the coins. It turns out that they are the same that paid Judas to betray Jesus. After learning of the coins they are in race to stop Jenny before she kills the new sherif. They are able to stop her just in time, but the coin went missing with Nick at the end.
Meanwhile Irving is willing to help the duo, but wants out more, so he is willing to trust Henry. It is troublesome that the Witnesses best ally in the last year is willing to trust their biggest enemy.