Gao used the Russian Mafia leaders Anatoly and Vladimir Ranskahov to distribute Steel Serpent, a type of heroin Gao produced. The Ranskahov brothers also had their own criminal enterprises; they kidnapped women to be sold into sexual slavery. This brought them to the attention of a masked vigilante who made a habit of thwarting their shipments.
Fisk grew tired of his alliance with the Russians 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 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.
BombingSergei. Matt barely escaped the explosion as he was just outside Vladimir'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 and Wilson 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.
Detective Christian Blake was hospitalized after being shot by a sniper working for Wilson 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 Foggy 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Daredevil: 1.08: Shadows in the Glass
- ↑ Daredevil: 1.01: Into the Ring
- ↑ Daredevil: 1.04: In the Blood
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Daredevil: 1.05: World on Fire
- ↑ Translates from Spanish to: "The sky…The sky is falling again!"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Daredevil: 1.06: Condemned
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 1.06: AKA You're a Winner!