Don’t let them pretend that the fans just imagined all of this with a bunch of mumbo jumbo about the nature of the relationship.
Constantly name-dropping founding fathers wasn’t working on Abbie so Crane had to up his game with a romance language.
No, The Hidden One, you do not get to talk that way to Pandora. She went to so much trouble to raise him from wherever he was and she gets nothing but verbal abuse. I seriously want Pandora to ask Ichabod for help with a quickie divorce. He can give her the shiv he used to get rid of his first wife.
Agent Grace Abigail Mills and Ichabod Crane are fighting the Hidden One, a cranky god who hates humanity and harbors a severe dislike for the Witnesses. The battle to defeat the Hidden One led to Abbie stranded in a desolate dimension. It was a different time zone: ten months in that dimension but just a few weeks in our reality. Abbie is secretly obsessed with a mysterious symbol and her head is not fully in the Witnessing game.
Apparently, Abbie now keeps a journal as therapy to cope with her time stranded in that other realm. She claims it’s a boring read, which it probably is since she’d rather spend time by herself at the shooting range then at home being pampered but let’s just pretend that she practices writing her name as “Mrs. Ichabod Crane” and doodles hearts. Crane probably sneaks peeks at it so that he can see if she mentioned anything about him.
Abbie says she doesn’t need to be pampered. Shut up, Abbie. You do need to be pampered. What is the matter with you?
Agent Grace Abigail Mills disappeared to a dimension in another time zone. In our world, she was gone for a month but for Abbie time passed more slowly and she was the only being in that place for ten months. Ichabod Crane found her via astral projection and they both made it back to Sleepy Hollow. As far as her ex-boyfriend, Agent Daniel Reynolds, knows, Agent Mills tendered her resignation and left town for a while.
Abbie is still dealing with the effects of being in a remote otherworldly hellscape for ten months. Very good. She can’t just bounce back from that sort of thing. Ichabod disappeared for nine months or so after he shivved his first wife, so they have spent more time apart than they have together. She may not be enthused about returning to the FBI now, but she better go back to work.