Rosette, Chrono, and Azmaria are travelling by train across America from New York to San Francisco in order to find Rosette's brother Joshua, who is being held by Aion. On the way, a photo of Joshua is handed to Rosette by a fellow passenger, asking for a meeting in the dining car. In the second episode, our heroes find themselves walking to San Francisco through the desert until Satella gives them a ride, but there's another problem, Chrono has collapsed with a high fever and no medicine seems to work! In the last episode a demon shows up at Satella's villa but he's not there to fight. He's there to join forces with the Magdalene Order to put Aion back in his place.
While Chrono Crusade is still a great show, the balance between humor and drama is starting to grind a little. The plotline is becoming such that the underpinnings of tragedy and sacrifice are not lending themselves to slapstick comedy anymore. Another distraction is that the devils are not scary at all. In fact, they're almost laughable. To me, if you're going to do a story about devils, you should at least make them threatening looking. But the characters are still interesting and their relationships seem authentic. No extras of any depth here but many superficial, mainly conveying background information.