Picking up where the previous arc left off, Calvin and company are set up in Gotham, and for once, have some down time, so Calvin goes back to practicing his escape methods... wrapped in chains... in a coffin... hung from a crane... with the line burning away... over Gotham Bay. Despite Calvin's best efforts, he isn't able to escape, and drops to the water below, and while waiting to be rescued by Casey's allies, has a startling realization.
When everyone heads back to the Securitas island, Calvin goes to clean up, noticeably a little off about something... Well, noticeable to Anya, at least. Anya follows Calvin into the showers, and despite what it looks like, she tells Calvin it's the only place they can speak without security systems hearing everything they say. Anya has some ideas about why Calvin failed to escape, and it's because he's dead. Calvin feels nothing anymore, thus lacks the finesse needed for his escapes, but it's not just that according to Calvin. Death was a motivator for Calvin during his escapes, but it was also what kept him calm, because if he failed, death would come and it'd be all over, he'd have nothing to worry about. Now, because Calvin is eternally dead, if he fails, there's no escape, and he's trapped forever, which naturally freaks him out a bit. You may ask, "What does Anya have to do with all this?" well, she is an ex-League of Assassins member, and while she has no friends left in the League, she has debts to be paid towards her, and may know of an escape from death for Calvin. Anya's one condition is that Casey must not know, because for her, Calvin being dead means she doesn't have to worry about him dying again.
Elsewhere, in a League of Assassins lab, Lord Death Man's blood is being harvested in efforts to manufacture the liquid that fills the lazarus pit, headed by an unseen Dr. Darrk, who apparently has also come back from the grave. Problem for the scientists is, Lord Death Man seems to have had enough, and uses his ability to stop his heart beat as an opportunity to play dead, and make his escape, leaving countless bodies in his wake.
Unaware of what's happening in the lab, Calvin and Anya have made their way to the Pakistani coast thanks to Anya's contacts, and swim to the secret entrance of the lab, below the sea. Unfortunately for Calvin and Anya, as they enter the cave system that leads to the lab, their timing is pretty poor because Lord Death Man's rampage has also lead him to the caves, while Dr. Darrk realizes his project has been ruined, and all those who failed him don't deserve to live. While being trapped in a cave system with Lord Death Man is pretty bad, things get worse when Casey hacks her way into Calvin and Anya's radio, asking where they are, and making just enough noise for Lord Death Man to hear.