- "People always ask me how can we charge so much for what amounts to gradations of white. I tell them it's not about the artist's name or the skill required, not even about the art itself. All that matters is 'How does it make you feel?'"
"It makes me feel alone."
- ―Vanessa Marianna and Wilson Fisk[src]
Thirty-six hours ago, John Healy went to Turk Barrett to get a gun; he was hired to kill a man named Prohaszka. Barrett promised him that the gun would not jam since it was fresh from the crate. Healy goes to Whitestone Lanes where Prohaszka, with his two bodyguards, is bowling and asks him if he can play with him. Prohaszka refuses and orders his bodyguards to make Healy leave. Healy fights the men and sends them running before he fights Prohaszka. When he draws his gun on the bowler, it jams; Healy ultimately kills Prohaszka by smashing his face with a bowling ball. The New York City Police Department arrive; Healy hides the gun, surrenders, and asks for a lawyer.
Matt Murdock is still in pain from his fight with the Russians. He sits on a bench and Father Paul Lantom sees him; Lantom knows that he is the son of Jack Murdock. Lantom sees the scars on Murdock's face and asks him to talk over a latte that the church has a machine to make; Murdock refuses and leaves.
In the law office of Nelson and Murdock, Karen Page gets a letter from Union Allied Construction; she quickly hides it as Foggy Nelson arrives, reeling from the fun he and Page had the night before. He reminds her that she agreed to work for free, to her dismay. When Murdock enters, they see his scars, but when they confront him on them, Murdock lies about how he got them.
James Wesley knocks on the door and offers the lawyers to work for him and take the Healy case, giving a substantially large check as a permanent retainer. Murdock does not trust him and follows him as Wesley goes the car of his employer. Murdock starts to bleed from his wounds and lets them leave.
In the jailhouse, Nelson does not want to accept the case after meeting Healy who comes off a little too wise to the legal system. However, Murdock wants the case, citing that they need the money.
Meanwhile, Page meets with a lawyer representing her former job; he wants her to sign a non-disclosure agreement and take six months to pay for her trouble. She feels insulted because her "trouble" involved her nearly being killed twice. She does not sign the papers as a result.
In court, Murdock notices that a juror's heartbeat changes noticeably when Wesley enters. He follows her that night and learns that she is being blackmailed. Beating up the man blackmailing her, Daredevil learns nothing from him except that there will be another blackmailed to take her place. Murdock has Page research his employer but she finds that he works for a dummy company.
Ben Urich believes that there is a new power player in Hell's Kitchen, but his boss in the New York Bulletin, Mitchell Ellison, does not want him to pursue it because it does not sell newspapers. Urich is also concerned about the welfare of his sickly wife in hospice.
In court, Murdock tells the jury that, by the letter of the law, Healy is not guilty of murder; when they return with their verdict, Murdock notices that another juror's heartbeat increases when Wesley enters. There is a hung jury, setting Healy free. Daredevil meets Healy and they have a fight; Healy is skilled in turning anything around him into a weapon. Pinning Healy, Daredevil gets Healy to name Wilson Fisk as his employer; shortly afterward, Healy commits suicide, afraid of the repercussions that naming Fisk will have.
Page goes to see the wife of Daniel Fisher to give her condolences; she is not accepting and wants to be left alone to raise her children in peace. Page learns that Mrs. Fisher signed her agreement because she needed the money.
Wesley talks with Leland Owlsley who wonders what is keeping Fisk so preoccupied lately and learns that Fisk is now into art.
Page goes to Urich wanting his help against Union Allied Construction.
- Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil
- Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
- Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson
- Toby Leonard Moore as James Wesley
- Vondie Curtis-Hall as Ben Urich
- Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley
- Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk
- Peter McRobbie as Father Paul Lantom
- Rob Morgan as Turk Barrett
- Adriane Lenox as Doris Urich
- Geoffrey Cantor as Mitchell Ellison
- Wendy Moniz as Jennifer Fisher
- Alex Morf as John Healy
- Devin Harjes as Oscar
- Peter Claymore as Prohaszka
- Jack O'Connell as Silvio
- Suzanne H. Smart as Shirley Benson
- Gameela Wright as Norma
- Kit Flanagan as Judge
- George Sheffey as Prosecutor
- Barbara Haas as Elderly Juror
- Kate Grimes as Female Juror
- Liesel Allen Yeager as Young Woman
- Cody Albrecht as Frat Boy
- Eric Trautmann as Viktor (uncredited)
- Keil Zepernick as Bodyguard (uncredited)
- Mark Richard Goldman as Businessman (uncredited)
- José Báez as Prisoner (uncredited)
- New York City, New York
- Whitestone Lanes
- Clinton Church
- Nelson and Murdock Law Office
- 15th Precinct Police Station
- New York Bulletin Building
- Metro-General Hospital
- Kirschner and Brown Building
- New York State Supreme Court Building
- Scene Contempo Gallery
- Columbia University (mentioned}
- Wilson Fisk's Penthouse (mentioned}
- Karen Page's Apartment (mentioned}
- Florida (mentioned)
- Chattanooga, Tennessee (mentioned)
- Assassination of Mister Prohaszka
- Attack on John Healy
- Battle of New York (newspaper)
- Duel of Harlem (newspaper)
- Nelson and Murdock
- Russian Mafia
- Union Allied Construction
- New York Bulletin
- Confederated Global Investments
- Kirschner and Brown
- New York City Police Department
- Landman and Zack (mentioned)
- Jack Murdock
- Don Rigoletto
- Hulk (newspaper)
- Abomination (newspaper)
- Daniel Fisher
- Clyde Farnum
- Heckle and Jeckle
|Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 1 in B-Flat Minor||Arthur Rubinstein|
- Ben Urich's office features numerous newspaper clippings, including two that reference The Incredible Hulk (titled "Harlem Terror") and The Avengers (titled "Battle of NY").
- During the trial of John Healy, Matt Murdock paraphrases one of Justice Potter Stewart's quotes, "I can't define pornography, but I know it when I see it."
- James Wesley mentioned "Mr. Rigoletto" who recently "retired" from the business of organized crime. In the comics, Don Rigoletto is the name of the Kingpin of crime that preceded Wilson Fisk.