While Gordon and his allies attempt to sneak prisoners (the good people) off of Blackgate's island, inside Gotham, a war between the Talons and Bane's forces rages on. Bane and William Cobb eventually show up for the fight, and lead the Talons into a trap of sorts. When things look bad for Bane, surrounded by Talons in a back alley, Cobb hops down from above with a helicopter blade, cutting many of his brethren in half. The thought is that the healing factor needed to fix such extreme damage would overload whatever mind control the Talons were placed under. And with that, Bane's mission is complete, he has his Talons, and prepares for the final battle.
Meanwhile, in Scarecrow's stronghold, with no Talons reporting back, he seems to realize things have gone poorly for his faction, so he must fall back on his back-up plan, which he came up with after getting a venom sample from Bane.
He meets with many of his allies in a banquet room, handing them glasses of wine... then telling them his plans to dose them with venom in order to fight Bane. No one is receptive to this idea, not wanting to become as crazy as Bane, nor as much as a monster, so they dump their wine... But, the wine isn't what had the venom in it, Scarecrow actually aerosolized the venom into the air everyone is breathing, and sure enough, against their will, everyone venoms out, as Scarecrow leads them to attack Bane.