In shocking turn of events Draven is set free by Judge Morrison but life on the outside is still bleak. Albrecht has been demoted to a beat cop and Draven feels terribly alone without Shelly until he meets another Spirit Crow.
Citing that the jury ignored his instructions, Judge Morrison overturns Draven's conviction and sets him free in a dramatic reversal of fortune. But a cloud of suspicion still hangs over Draven, and, because of his association with Albrecht, over Albrecht as well. As if that weren't enough, Albrecht's girlfriend Cordelia, leaves him.
Adding insult to injury, Albrecht is demoted to beat cop and Capshaw assumes his desk in the detective division. Treated as a pariah by the public at the Blackout, Draven goes outside where he sees a woman demolish two strong attackers in an alley fight. To his shock, Draven discovers that, she, too, is a Crow. He befriends the angry, confused woman and helps her learn the truth about her former life.
She was the happily married, successful doctor, Hannah Foster (Bobbie Phillips), who along with her young daughter, was kidnapped by a colleague and left to die a horrible death. She has come back as Talon, a female Crow, but doesn't understand that her newly found powers cannot be used for revenge without unleashing something more terrible. Evenly matched in strength and force, Draven cannot stop her from killing her murderer, Slaughter (Mackenzie Grey), turning him into evil incarnate as a supernatural snake. The Crow saves Talon from destruction at the hands of the snake, but Talon learns that there is no escaping the terrible sadness that brought her back to Earth.