And we're jumping straight into the shit, war has broken out, and one of Bane's lieutenants, Brute, is going up against Man-Bat, and his Man-Bats, which ends with a radio tower through Brute's chest.
With all hell breaking loose, Gordon and his lady cop friend, whose name I've forgotten, are held up in a out of service food truck, but have to shut up, as Penguin meets with Bane outside.
Bane seems to admire Penguin in a way, and knows that he is not like much of the scum in Gotham, but instead, has been part of it since the beginning, his family having help built it. Bane admires the self interest Penguin uses to get by, as he tends to do the same. So Bane offers Penguin a partnership, he'll provide order and structure to the city, along with protection, and Penguin will give him information when the Arkham residents come to him. Penguin agrees to this, under one condition, that Bane delivers Ogilvy or "Emperor Penguin" to him. Then Penguin proves himself useful to Bane, providing him with his first bit of info, that the Arkham inmates know of his plan for the Talons, and are in the process of abducting them as they speak.
As Bane leaves, Penguin heads towards the food truck, somehow knowing Gordon was inside, and offers up information on how to save their colleagues in Blackgate.
Speaking of Blackgate, shit's gone wild in there, as Gordon sneaks in, and dresses himself and the interim warden in prison uniforms, allowing them to slip but relatively unnoticed. Meanwhile, Scarecrow preps the Talons to be brought to Mr. Freeze's lab, via Man-Bats carrying them throughout he sky. Bane shows up to break things up, and manages to catch Man-Bat, and at least one Talon (who is probably William Cobb), along with noticing Gordon and the interim warden getting away.
Inside Gordon's getaway car, the interim warden is kicking herself for losing track of her assistant Donald, but Bane delivers Donald's injured body to the hood of their car, claiming to be working angles to his advantage, much like Penguin. Something that no one in the car seems to feel good about.