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"We don't have much time, Crane. Abigail's death has set wheels in motion, and you need all the information I can give you. There must always be two Witnesses. When one dies, their soul does not move on. It's eternal."
—Ezra Mills to Ichabod Crane[src]

Ezra Mills is the husband of Lori Roberts and father of Abigail and Jennifer. He knows that Abbie is one of the witnesses.

HistoryEdit

Early LifeEdit

At some point in Mr. Mills life, he married Lori and gave birth to two daughters. A couple years later, he walked out of the family.[1]

His daughter, FBI agent Abbie Mills, monitored his whereabouts.[2]

Getting to know his DaughtersEdit

Joe knocks on the door of Ezra's home and chats him up, not knowing who he really is, using the excuse that he's considering moving into the neighborhood. While Joe keeps the man occupied, Jenny goes in through the back and after rifling around in his desk, discovers a lighter with the name E. Mills on it and makes her way back out. Joe, not wanting to linger and make the guy suspicious, makes his excuses for ending their conversation, but not before he learns the man's name is Ezra Mills, Abbie and Jenny's father.[3]

Jenny decides to meet with her father, Ezra. He's fully prepared to get taken to the woodshed for abandoning his family, and after years of wondering why he left, Jenny gets an answer. When her and Abbie's mother's illness kicked in, Ezra couldn't handle it, and the only way he knew how to cope was to drink. He wound up joining the Navy both for the medical benefits and to sober up. He was shipped overseas and stayed for three-consecutive tours. By the time he returned, everything had changed. His wife was dead and his daughters were in foster care, but Ezra didn't step up and fulfill his fatherly duties. He knows it was a crappy thing to do, and he's regretted it ever since. But Ezra isn't looking for forgiveness, he just wants Jenny to know that it wasn't anything she or Abbie or their mother did wrong. He also expresses to Jenny a desire to see Abbie. Later, Abbie decides to meet up with him, but she's not looking to reconnect, she wants details on their mother's descent into madness. Ezra tells Abbie that it came on suddenly. One minute she'd be fine, and the next, she'd be having hallucinations. This can't be comforting to Abbie who's going through the exact same thing right now. Ezra says it was as if Abbie's mom was living in two different realities. Also not good news. Abbie's worried that she's destined to suffer the same fate as her mother, a Mills' family curse. Ezra offers to be there for Abbie if she needs him, but she's not ready, but I think dad is going to be a key player as the season rolls on.[4]

Abbie and Jenny's father pay them a visit. He brings with him a photo album full of pictures from their childhood. Abbie's warming up, but Jenny isn't ready to forgive and forget just yet. Crane arrives and meets Ezra, but there's tension in the air, and Ezra leaves. Crane's a bit thrown off by the dysfunctional family dynamic, but Abbie and Jenny don't bother to fill him in on all the details.[5]

While trying to stop the Hidden One, Joe gets to the trailer, finds the map and sends the coordinates. He's on his way out when he runs in to Ezra who has stopped by unexpectedly to see Jenny. Joe lets him know Jenny's not around, but suddenly grips his chest. He warns Ezra to run, but Jenny's father finds it hard to look away as Joe turns into a Wendigo. Jenny arrives in time to save her dad, and she tries to reason with Wendigo Joe like she did the last time. No such luck this time around, so Jenny shoots Joe with a tracking bullet and takes off with her dad. He's got a goody closet full of stuff to battle mystical bad guys. Jenny wants to know how much Ezra knows about her and Abbie and Crane. He shows her a picture of Corbin and Nevins that he took. He promises to answer all of her questions after they save Joe. He owes August that much. As they track Joe, Ezra fills Jenny in on why he left. It killed him to leave them, but that was part of some deal. He ditched his family for their own protection. They're interrupted by Joe, and Abbie starts speaking some incantation. It doesn't work, and they have to shoot him. He returns to human form for just long enough to tell Jenny he loves her and then dies.[6]

Upon returning to the archives, Jenny and Ezra wait for Ichabod and Abbie to return. Once they do, Abbie is confused as to why her father is there. Jenny tells her that Joe had turned again and they had to put him down. Jenny's been looking for ways to modify their arsenal by researching myths where gods are killed like the Norse Ragnarok, "Twilight of the Gods," a battle in which all existence was destroyed and remade. Ezra is jumping right in. He finds a tome in the Archives called the Elder Edda. If there's a clue in the Ragnarok myth, they'll find it in there. They've got the box, but Pandora is missing. The Hidden One took off with her once his power was restored. Abbie and Crane head to FBI headquarters. After a confrontation with the Hidden One, Abbie was taken and killed. Upon hearing the news, Ezra returns to the archives and asks Jenny is it is true. When she confirms it, Jenny, Crane and Ezra plot to overthrow Pandora. Crane plans to use the Blavatsky Map, which locates monsters, to battle Pandora. Once Pandora is taken care of, Crane pays a visit to Abbie's grave. Ezra shows up. Abbie's death has set wheels in motion, and Crane needs all the information Ezra can give him. There must always be two witnesses. When one dies, their soul doesn't move on, it's eternal. The essence passes on to someone from their extended bloodline, turning them into the next Witness. Crane has to find her before "they" do. Ezra gives him a letter from George Washington dated 1789. A flashback shows Washington and Betsy discussing Crane's future. They know that hundreds of years in the future, Crane will be carrying on what they have built. It would be Crane's duty to head a secret organization founded by Washington to battle the supernatural. Ezra says not all of the men in the organization are bad, but some have lost their way. It seems FBI guy Jack Waters is one of those men because he shows up, and Ezra takes off. Crane is off to Washington DC.[7]

AppearancesEdit

Season Three
"I, Witness" "Whispers in the Dark" "Blood and Fear" "The Sisters Mills" "Dead Men Tell No Tales"
"This Red Lady from Caribee" "The Art of War" "Novus Ordo Seclorum" "One Life" "Incident At Stone Manor"
"Kindred Spirits" "Sins of the Father" "Dark Mirror" "Into the Wild" "Incommunicado"
"Dawn's Early Light" "Delaware" "Ragnarok"

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