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Two men are attacked by a frightening creature. Abbie, who is now with the FBI, is called to investigate. Crane, after being sprung from jail by Abbie, joins her where they discover that the men were killed by a demon. They return to Sleepy Hollow, to the archives in search of a book about demons. Jenny joins them and helps with the search. Crane finds the book and learns that they are dealing with a battlefield demon. Crane tells them the story from Ben Franklin’s notes about a Yaoguai and battle in which Betsy Ross was a part of. Crane mentions that Ross had a satchel. Jenny tracks the satchel down to a restaurant called Colonial Times. Abbie and Crane head to the establishment Abbie takes the satchel from the display case. Crane returns to the archives where Jenny is still sorting things out. He manages to decipher the encrypted message of Betsy Ross. The Yaoguai is attracted to aggression and gunpowder. They immediately suspect that the demon will show during the conflict between the FBI and a drug ring. When the Yaoguai appears, Abbie drives it away with gunfire but not before it kills an agent. A drug dealer is blamed for the attack. Abbie meets at the warehouse where the man is. She tells him that the demon is real, distracting the man long enough for the hostages he has to escape. The Yaoguai arrives and Abbie and Jenny confront it, only to be taken down by it. The demon pounces on Crane but it is destroyed by Abbie. Later at a bar, Abbie and Crane renew their mission in the fight against the supernatural. Unknowing to them, they are being watched very closely.
Ichabod Crane and Abigail Mills returns for another season of monster hunting. The series seemed left in limbo following the deaths of key characters (Katrina, Henry, and Moloch), wondering the series’ fate. Well, wonder no more. A new player is in town. Sleepy Hollow taps into mythology with the introduction of Pandora and her box of evils. She makes her entrance by capturing the Horseman of Death within her box in order to summon a Yaoguai. The Yauguai is a Chinese demon. They usually represent animal spirits but this being Sleepy Hollow, it was given a makeover. Okay, so a lot has happened since Katrina was killed in the first season finale. Crane has gone in search of his descendants, feeling alone in the modern world. However, his trek leads him to finding a tablet that holds the key to his purpose. But when he tries to bring the tablet back to the U.S., he is taken to jail. Abbie bails him out where she reveals that she is now an FBI agent, just like she wanted back in Season One. The chemistry between them is still as vibrant as ever. They do not skip a beat with Abbie still teasing Crane for his ineptness in modern times. He is easily flustered when he enters a restaurant themed after his Colonial time period. Crane even corrects an employee on how to properly wear a hat which makes for the subtle comedy the show has become recognized for. Lastly, the episode is back to doing its Assassin’s Creed like history rewrite (Yup, I will keep using that reference), making the seamstress of the first American flag into one of George Washington’s most rusted spies—Betsy Ross. It has been hinted several times that Crane and Ross had a fling, which Crane has an awkward time discussing. With Pandora and her deadly box of tricks in town, Ichabod Crane and “Lufftenant” Abbie Mills must stand again to overcome this new evil, together.