As we left off, the Red Hood gang blew Bruce's apartment to hell, but he managed to shield himself from the blast, only to find the gang hovering above him, followed by a pretty big beating. The Red Hood tells Bruce that he should never have come back, but also thanks him for leading his parents out of the theatre that night, as it was that random act of violence which inspired him to create his gang. He talks a bit more about his and the gang's philosophy, but once the fire gets too bad, he quickly wraps up by telling Bruce he hopes to inspire someone they way he was inspired, and shoots Bruce twice, giving cheers to symmetry.
Boy Zero Year sure is crazy!
...okay, he didn't die. Because Bruce Wayne is (or will be) the god damn Batman, he doesn't die, and manages to crawl all the way back to the manor, all while having flash backs to his father rescuing him from the cave.
Elsewhere, Philip Kane has a gun pointed at Edward Nygma, enraged that he sent the Red Hood gang after his nephew. Edward tells Philip he was doing him a favor, but Philip doesn't buy it. Edward continues, saying that if he ends up on the pavement, Philip wouldn't want the cops investigating his involvement in the company, but Philip has plan... He never let any of Edward's information leave his server, and without Edward's knowing, had a giant electromagnet installed beneath the floor, that could wipe all his hard drives and information clean, which can only be activated by a password only he knows. So, with all that laid out, Philip asks his former Strategist, given his contingency plans and his family's history in Gotham, is there any doubt he won't pull the trigger?
Well... too bad for Philip, Edward does know the password, which is "Cain." As soon as he says it, the magnet turns on, and Philip, who has an older metal plate in his skull, hits the ground. Edward then grabs a few things and offers his resignation, saying he may offer his services to the Powers family. Philip doesn't let Edward have the last laugh, pointing out with his history, he can only be an anonymous figure behind the scenes, and whats the point of all his intelligence then. He tells Edward that he'll always be "nothing but an empty question mark."
Bruce later wakes up in the manor, having been operated on and patched up by Alfred, who levels with Bruce. He tells the soon-to-be-Dark-Knight that they'll disagree, they'll fight, but no matter what he'll always be there to patch him up. That's his promise to Bruce.
Next is a familiar scene, Bruce, beaten to shit, alone in the Manor's study, speaking to his father about how he has failed, only this time, he's grabbed a few personal effects, one of which was that camera he had dropped down the cave all those years ago. The camera activates and starts to project the image of the cave within the room, bats and all.
Bruce sits down, and puts the camera on a table, where it rolls off and breaks. With the room returning to normal, a single (real) bat remains, and...
"Yes, father I shall become a bat."
This is followed up by the back-up where Bruce is in a king of the hill style fight for over 24 hours, with his master not allowing it to stop until he understands he must kill to finish it. Bruce obviously doesn't obey by this teaching, and it gets to the point that no other man will face him, because they all believe him to be crazy or some sort of demon.