"You're looking at four counts of murder. That's a death penalty crime in Ohio."
Roy Hardin to Frank Castle[src]

The Ambush at the Tides Motel was an open confrontation between Frank Castle and Marlena Olin.


"The only reason you're around right now is because of me. You see, they're comin' after us both now. That's where you got lucky. See, the way I operate, the way I handle situations like this I kill the enemy before they get to me. That's what I do."
Frank Castle to Amy Bendix[src]

Waiting for Sergei Konchevsky at the Lola's Roadhouse, Amy Bendix spotted Marlena Olin and her crew and headed to the bathroom where she attempted to escape. However, she was caught and beaten by Olin but before she could capture Bendix, she was saved by Frank Castle. After defeating Olin and her partners, Bendix convinced Castle to help her to avoid the hostiles.


Frank Castle protecting Amy Bendix

Walking through the crowd at the bar, Castle confronted mercenaries in the brutal fight. During the confrontation, mercenaries managed to kill Ringo and wound Beth Quinn. When all mercenaries were taken down by Castle, he together with Bendix took Quinn and Bendix to his van and drove away from the bar, killing the mercenaries who chased him.[2] Leaving Quinn under the care of paramedics in Ecorse Hope Hospital, Castle with Bendix left Michigan and drove to Ohio. Castle decided to take shelter in Larkville where they stopped in the Tides Motel.

Pilgrim learned about Olin's failure and arrived to Lola's Roadhouse where he ordered Ferrara to cover the incident and find Castle and Bendix. He personally visited Quinn in the hospital and forced her to tell him about Castle, threatening her son. Knowing Castle's alias "Pete Castiglione," Pilgrim's hacker managed to track down his van to Larkville and Pilgrim ordered Olin to deal with them.[3]


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Frank Castle fighting back against Davy

"Some people came after me, and I killed them for it."
Frank Castle to Roy Hardin[src]

Knowing the location of Frank Castle and Amy Bendix, Marlena Olin and her crew arrived at the Tides Motel. With a sniper covering their back of any og them were hurt, Olin and her crew broke into their hotel room and tried to find them. However, Castle predicted that they would kill them easily if they knew their location. Using the hole to another room where they hid, Castle ambushed Olin's crew, killing three of them once he was out of the closet. Castle then emerged into a gunfight with a mercenary that was armed with a sniper rifle, killing him after several unsuccessful attempts.

Meanwhile, Bendix hid in another hotel room and once there was unusual silence, she went over to check on Castle. However, when Bendix was about to go outside, she was ambushed by Olin who saw her attempt to fire a gun on her. Moments later, Olin was knocked down by Castle who finished with the last hostile and told Bendix that they need to go.


Frank Castle stopped by the Larkville Police

After Bendix took her belongings, Castle put the unconscious Olin into his van to interrogate her later, but Olin suddenly woke up and managed to grab Castle's gun, grazing him in the arm once she fired the gun. While she attempted to grab a rifle, Castle shot her in the leg and attempted to force Olin to talk. However, Bendix then used this opportunity to steal Castle's van and make her escape. Before Bendix could drive away, she was stopped by the Larkville Police Department, leading her and as well as Castle and Olin to be put under custody.[3]


"I didn't murder anybody, Sheriff."
"You telling me you didn't do it?"
"They died from terminal stupidity."
Frank Castle to Roy Hardin[src]

At the Larkville County Sheriff Station, Frank Castle and Marlena Olin were treated by Doctor Evans while Amy Bendix told Sheriff Roy Hardin what had happened to her and made Castle look like a kidnapper. Castle, Olin, and Bendix were then put under custody in the station due to the police officer's suspicions of them. Using his right to call anyone on the phone, Castle contacted Dinah Madani, asking her for help, however, Madani refused and did not want him in her life.[3]


Frank Castle and Marlena Olin put in custody

John Pilgrim was then informed about the arrest of Olin and arrived at Larkville to bail her out. However, Ferrara could not convince Hardin to handle his prisoners to him and Pilgrim realized that he had not another option. Telling Ferrara to escape, Pilgrim ordered the crew to assault the station and threatened to kill everybody inside.[4]


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