Wilson Fisk grew tired of his alliance with the Russian Mafia and sought to "buy them out", which would consolidate his crime cartel. Without their knowledge, Fisk talked about ousting the Russians with his other partners; all but Fisk feared a war with them. After Fisk assured Madame Gao that "Steel Serpent" would still be distributed without them, the Russians were offered a buy-out; they did not accept. However, the Ranskahov brothers accepted the offer after being defeated by the masked vigilante when they kidnapped the nurse Claire Temple. In his enthusiasm to accept the offer, Anatoly Ranskahov interrupted a date between Fisk and Vanessa Marianna; Ranskahov was violently killed for his trespass.
While working on another case, Matt Murdock heard the murder of Piotr in the New York City Police Department 15th precinct by Detective Christian Blake. By confronting Blake as the masked man, Murdock ultimately learned that something of significance would be occurring at each of the Russians' warehouses.
Each of the Russian's facilities received one of Madame Gao's blind Steel Serpent deliverers, which some found strange for not having been notified of a new load. However, they were revealed to be carrying explosives instead of heroin and acted as suicide bombers, blowing up the warehouses and most of Vladimir Ranskahov's men. Ranskahov himself became aware of the double cross a moment before the explosion occurred, and was capable of surviving it with his right hand man Sergei. Matt barely escaped the explosion as he was just outside Ranskahov's hideout at the time.
Meanwhile, Karen Page and Foggy Nelson were having a romantic dinner at Elena Cardenas' apartment, but it was cut short by one of the nearby explosions. After recovering from it, Elena appeared with a head injury and the three of them rushed to Metro-General Hospital. At another point of Hell's Kitchen, Vanessa Marianna and Wilson Fisk watched the explosions, with the latter reminding her of a boy who had been kidnapped days before, and remarking how the men who did so wouldn't cause any more harm to his city.
The policemen who worked for Wilson Fisk hunted down and killed the remaining Russians, including Sergei, while also searching for Vladimir. As they found him and the man in the mask, they attempted to execute both, but the Masked Man fought back, managing to defeat the cops who had found them and take Vladimir Ranskahov to a safer place with him, where he would subsequently interrogate the Russian and learn about Leland Owlsley. However, a surveillance camera had filmed his confrontation with the police, and the footage was used by Fisk to blame him for the bombing.
Detective Christian Blake was hospitalized after being shot by a sniper working for Fisk. Fearing that Blake would reveal their dealings when he awoke from his coma, Fisk solicited Carl Hoffman to kill his partner.
Claire Temple helped Karen Page, Foggy Nelson, and Elena Cardenas when they arrived in Metro-General Hospital. There, they also noticed Nelson had been wounded and had to be hospitalized as well. When the explosions occurred, Cardenas likened the sounds to the Battle of New York, screaming at how the sky was falling again.
- Daredevil Season One takes place before Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 2015)
- Karen Page states in Into the Ring that since the Battle of New York, "The last two years have transformed the business (Union Allied Construction)," referring, now that it is the beginning of 2015.
- Reconstruction of New York City began on November 2012.
- Union Allied plans for Spring 2015. The panels are before the events of Daredevil Season One.
- WHiH World News post on January 23, 2015.
- Daredevil: 1.04: In the Blood
- Daredevil: 1.05: World on Fire
- Translates from Spanish to: "The sky…The sky is falling again!"
- Daredevil: 1.06: Condemned
- Daredevil: 1.08: Shadows in the Glass
- Jessica Jones: 1.06: AKA You're a Winner!