The two men being held hostage by Man-Bat are, well... still hostages. The woman who has been seen with Langstrom recently comes in to give them their food, and as she does, one of them recognizes her. Apparently, her name is Tey, and she was kidnapped a couple of years ago; big story, all over the news. The two men plead to know why she's doing this, but turns out Tey isn't much of a victim anymore, because she wants this.
While Terry and Bruce start their uneasy team-up, the new Mayor is already breathing down Barbara's neck, wanting to send his own team in, and knocking a couple of hours of Barbara's time window to get something done. She and Dick Grayson talk a bit, hinting at when things went wrong for everyone, telling each other they miss just talking to the other. Meanwhile, a brooding Kirk Langstrom is thinking about his lost wife, and we find out Tey has replaced Francine as Kirk's new lover. Sorta gross, but okay.
Things aren't going well with Bruce and Terry in the sewers, lots of passive agression, lots of "You never trusted me" from Terry, aimed towards Bruce. The only thing that breaks the tension is a brief fight that breaks out when they come across some guards, but things go from bad to worse when the next set of "guards" the duo finds are a whole bunch of Man-Bats.
Sometime has passed since last we saw the Mayor, and surprise, surprise, he's got an itchy trigger fringer, wanting to send in a special ops team, which Barbara claims will end up in a bloodbath, reminding the men she still has time left, and a lot can happen. A lot can happen, indeed, as Bruce and Terry do their best to fend off all the stronger, new formula Man-Bats.
Terry Manages to grab the attention of most of the Man-Bats, leading them away from Bruce, who despite his old age, still has a few tricks up his sleeves, and deals with the rest. When Terry returns to Bruce, they start bickering again, only to be interrupted by Langstrom's opinion that Bruce's M.O. is to always jump into other's affairs. Terry wastes no time grabbing Tey, trying to trade her for the hostage and weapon, but things don't go that easy. Tey too has been injected with the Man-Bat serum, and turns on Terry. Before Bruce can do anything, many of Langstrom's regular guards who up and disarm Bruce, then begin to beat all up on all of them.