In the days since Prankster leaked all his information about the Mayor of Chicago, the city has taken a pretty rough turn, resembling a war zone in some parts. Nightwing is on the Prankster's trail, and apparently has found a thug who knows where he is, just turns out he needs to rescue a pretty red head first, then he can go find out the Prankster is hiding out somewhere on 25th street.
Elsewhere, Dick's roommate Joey is watching the news, with Zucco's face plastered everywhere, and being that this involves Dick's life story, she's concerned he hasn't shown up for a while, and calls Michael to ask if he'd seem him. Michael hasn't and is a bit busy, having tagged long with the detective who is trying to get him to get footage on Nightwing to paint him as something other than a hero. Turns out they're in the location Dick was tipped off to, and it's booby trapped with an explosion. Next thing you know, Michael finds himself being dragged off by some of the Prankster's men, and taken to a boat. Dick shows up, too late to save Michael, but finds the detective in the rubble, who says he heard Prankster say something about a boat.
Elsewhere, back in Gotham, Sonia arrives at her bank to find many reporters waiting for her, having somehow figured out her real last name is Zucco, and speaking of Zucco, his wife ain't too pleased. While on vacation, Zucco's wife saw him on the news, and despite him having some work done, recognized her husband. She wants to go back to Chicago to try and put a stop to all of this, something Zucco isn't very fond of. Leaving with or without her husband, Zucco's wife comments on the irony, after he had just spent a weekend telling their son the importance of taking responsibility.
While the Prankster's men are putting a bunch of people (including Michael) on a yacht, and setting a ring of fire around it, the Mayor is in his office getting chewed out by some of his advisors to put an end to it all. Dick manages to find the boat and save everyone on it, meanwhile there's no saving the Mayor's advisors, as they get shot, and the Prankster shows up.
As Dick is getting out of the water, a voice offers him help, telling him that there's more to the Prankster than he knows. Dick instantly recognizes the voice, and finds Zucco behind him, saying they need to work together to put an end to the madness.