So while Calvin is surrounded by a number of Talons, elsewhere, Sebastian Clarke is freaking out about how he's going to run into John Wycliffe, the current Grand Master of the Court. Casey is a bit suspicious of how Sebastian is acting, as Wycliffe isn't listed anywhere in the documents she has seen, but Sebastian reassures her that Wycliffe is bad news... hmm.
In the tunnels Calvin is trapped in, turns out the three Talons are a Grandfather, father and son, the O'Malley family, only grandpappy is a bit of a dick, and unhappy with his grandson for never producing an heir, thus having the Court resort to finding Talons outside their bloodline. While family feud goes down, Calvin uses some tense ass wire, strings two of them up, and perches on the line, releasing the pressure on the plate that trapped him, freeing him from the cage. Calvin makes his escape, but the Talons figure that the turbines will soon kick in, and the water will flood him out. Nathaniel, the youngest, wants to prove himself, and goes after Calvin anyways.
Elsewhere, Casey decides to do some digging, and tells her daughter to stay away from Sebastian for a little while.
In the tunnels, sure enough, the turbines kicked in, and the water flooded Calvin and Nathaniel-Talon out. As Calvin tries to climb up through an exit ladder, Nathaniel, hops on his back, telling him it's a dummy exit, where the rungs eventually become electrified, while casually stabbing Calvin in the shoulder.
Calvin tries to reason with Nathaniel, pointing out that he knows how the Court operates, and just wants their Talons to find whoever and produce a child for them, pretty easy... But Calvin figures that Nathaniel knows how horrible the life is, and didn't want to subject any child to that. Sure enough, Calvin is right, and pleads for Nathaniel to help him
Elsewhere in Gotham, Felix Harmon checks in with the Court, telling him that he's found even larger prey, the Batman (who is investigating Harmon's crime scene with Gordon). The Court freaks out and tells Harmon not to engage, threatening to detonate the cryobombs they put into his skull. Harmon has to agree, then cuts off his communication with his masters... then he follows that up, by digging his own fingers through his eyes to reach, and take out the cryobombs... damn.
In the tunnels, the two other Talons begin to ask if they'd even bother reviving Nathaniel, if he got frozen. Grandpappy of course doesn't, but Nathaniel's father goes the "family is family" route. Much to both of their surprise, Nathaniel eventually shows up with Calvin on his back.
As Casey snoops around Sebastian's building, Calvin wakes up to find himself in front of John Wycliffe, the Grandmaster of the Court. Things get weird, as Wycliffe commends Calvin on all the work he's done for the Court in the recent months. Calvin doesn't get the gag. Wycliffe asks why he's dressed up like a Talon then, and sort of laughs off the "I was sending a message" response.
You see, Wycliffe doesn't see Calvin's actions as "depleting" Court resources, it's more of a reacquiring for other individuals. Wycliffe himself hasn't been the Grandmaster for all that long. Recently, the previous Grandmaster aligned himself with another member who ended up pitting the Court against Batman, then killed twenty or so ranking Court members (this should sound familiar). When the Court laid low, they decided it was time for a leadership change, but the Grandmaster had escaped before the Court could kill him.
WHO is this Grandmaster you ask? Well, maybe the owl mask that Casey finds in one Sebastian Clarke's safe will give it away!