Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph continues to scrutinize the confounding circumstances surrounding the night of the hug. Frustrated by their lack of progress, Ralph and GBI detective Yunis Sablo meet with Alec and Howie, who suggest bringing in unorthodox PI Holly Gibney. Jack has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found. Glory deals with fallout at her daughters' school and with Jessa's increasingly concerning nightmares.
When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome hug of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.