Karen Page: How long have you been practicing law?
Matt Murdock: What time is it?
Foggy Nelson: It's 12:22 AM.
Matt Murdock: About seven hours.
Foggy Nelson: Well, if you go from when we passed the bar...
Matt Murdock: I was going from when we got our own desks.
Foggy Nelson: Oh, then, yeah. Seven hours.
Matt Murdock: Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It's been, uh... it's been too long since my last confession. My dad, he used to come to this church back when I was a kid. He was a fighter. Old school. Boxer. Lost more than he won. Had a 24-31 record before he, uh... But he could take a punch. Jesus, he could take a punch.
Father Lantom: Language.
Matt Murdock: Sorry, Father. Yeah, guys he went up against used to say it was like hitting oak. And nights when he was outmatched, my dad's strategy was to let 'em hit him till they broke their hands. Never got knocked out, my dad. Knocked down, sure, but he, uh, always got back up. He was always on his feet when he lost. Every now and then, though, uh... Every now and then he'd get hit and something inside him would snap. My grandmother, she was the real Catholic. Fear of God ran deep. You'd have liked her. She used to say, "Be careful of the Murdock boys. They got the devil in 'em." And you'd see it sometimes in the ring. His eyes would go dead... and he'd start walking forward real slow, hands at his sides like he wasn't afraid of anything. And the other guy, he'd see that look, and he'd try to get away from him. Nah. My dad, he'd catch him and trap him in a corner. Let the devil out. Yeah. Now, I didn't understand it, you know? What he was feeling deep inside, I didn't understand it. Not back then.
Father Lantom: But you understand it now? Perhaps this would be easier if you tell me what you've done.
Matt Murdock: I'm not seeking penance for what I've done, Father. I'm asking forgiveness... for what I'm about to do.
Foggy Nelson: I gotta go bribe a cop.
Matt Murdock: Ugh. Foggy.
Foggy Nelson: Kidding, NSA, if you're listening! But seriously, yeah, I gotta go bribe a cop.
Leland Owlsley: Heroes and their consequences are why we have our current opportunities.
Matt Murdock: I'm not seeking penance for what I've done, Father. I'm asking for forgiveness... for what I'm about to do.
Susan: As I was telling your associate, this office was barely touched by the incident, which is why it's on the market already. The neighbors weren't so lucky.
Matt Murdock: "The incident"? Is that what we're calling it?
Susan: Well, it sounds so much better than "death and destruction raining from the sky, nearly wiping Hell's Kitchen off the map."
Matt Murdock: Shorter, too.
Karen Page: Who the hell are you guys?
Matt Murdock: I'm Matt. He's Foggy.
Karen Page: Who sent you?
Matt Murdock: No one sent us.
Karen Page: So, what? You're just a couple of Good Samaritans? Today's just my lucky day.
Foggy Nelson: I bribed a desk sergeant with a box cigars for his mom.
Matt Murdock: Our practice is relatively young, Miss Page, and we are aggressively pursuing new clientele. You gotta stop giving Bess cigars.
Foggy Nelson: She likes to smoke, Matt. It's a free country.
Foggy Nelson: All right, I'm just gonna say this once, and we can move on. You don't necessarily show the best judgment when beautiful woman are involved, Matt.
Matt Murdock: How would I even know she's a beautiful woman?
Foggy Nelson: I don't know. It's kinda spooky, actually. But if there's a stunning woman with questionable character in the room, Matt Murdock's gonna find her and Foggy Nelson is gonna suffer.
Foggy Nelson: Good morning, sunshine.
Matt Murdock: What time is it?
Foggy Nelson: Half past get the hell up. Let's go. We gotta meet the real estate agent in 45.
Foggy Nelson: What was that? Was that a moan? Do you have somebody in bed with you? The paralegal. Is it the para over at... never mind, I don't wanna hear about it. No, I do wanna hear about it. What was she like?
Matt Murdock: Violent.
Foggy Nelson: I gotta get the blind thing going. It's so unfair.
Foggy Nelson: Hey, buddy.
Brett Mahoney: Homicide. Female suspect found at the scene. Definitely qualifies as interesting.
Foggy Nelson: She's been charged yet?
Brett Mahoney: Assistant DA hasn't made the call yet.
Foggy Nelson: Do you have a name on the suspect?
Brett Mahoney: Yeah. Page. Karen Page.
Karen Page: Can I ask a personal question?
Matt Murdock: I haven't always been blind.
Karen Page: I guess that's what everyone wants to know.
Matt Murdock: That or "How do you come your hair?".
Karen Page: How do you comb your hair?
Matt Murdock: Honestly, you just... you hope for the best.
Matt Murdock: [fighting a goon trying to kill Karen for the pension file] I'll get this into the right hands.
Karen Page: No, you can't. You can't take it to the police. You-you can't trust anyone.
Matt Murdock: Then we tell everyone.
Susan: You've got a reception area, a conference room, and two offices. Corner suite has a view of the Hudson. You can flip a coin with your partner for it.
Matt Murdock: Uh, he can have the view.
Susan: [realizing he's blind] I'm so sorry. I-I didn't mean to...
Matt Murdock: Of course not.
Foggy Nelson: Okay, can we please take the handcuffs off the 110-pound woman?
Detective Blake: Ms. Page, can you tell me who these men are?
Matt Murdock: We're her lawyers. Uncuff our client and give us the room, please.
Matt Murdock: Tell me, how did you know Mr. Fisher?
Karen Page: We worked together.
Foggy Nelson: And your place of employment?
Karen Page: Union Allied Construction. I'm a secretary. Daniel worked downstairs in Legal. I-I didn't know him very well. But he was always nice, you know? But it's hard to meet people in the city, so I-I asked him if he would have a drink with me.
Matt Murdock: You asked him?
Karen Page: Like I said, he was a nice guy. We met at the Three Roads bar on 49th Street. We had a few drinks, and the next thing that I remember is waking up on the floor of my apartment covered in blood. His blood.
[seeing Foggy react]
Karen Page: No, I'm not stupid. I know how that sounds. But I am telling you we met at the bar. We had a few drinks. And I don't know what happened after that. It wasn't me. Please. Please, you have to believe me. I didn't kill him.
Matt Murdock: [listening to her heartbeat] I believe you, Ms. Page.
Foggy Nelson: I'm friends with Gary Feinstein in the D.A.'s office. I'll give him a call first thing in the morning, see where their heads are at. I'm guessing they're gonna puff their chests, but they have to know murder two's a risk. We end up at manslaughter, we get the right judge, maybe she's out in five to ten.
Matt Murdock: We're not taking a deal.
Foggy Nelson: No, this is why they have deals, Matt. So the straightforward cases don't waste everybody's time.
Matt Murdock: I don't think she did it.
Foggy Nelson: She's the sole suspect, found at the scene, covered in blood, with the murder weapon and no defensive wounds. If they offer anything it'll be a gift, and we will take that gift. We do not want this to go to trial.
Matt Murdock: They don't want this to go to trial, either. Why hasn't she been charged yet?
Foggy Nelson: They have 24 hours. And it's the weekend. They're gonna take every last second to collect the evidence before they move.
Matt Murdock: They've got the evidence. You just laid it out yourself. This is a good arrest, Foggy. We should already be reading about it in the papers. There's something not right about this case. I can feel it.
Matt Murdock: I'm gonna make this easy, Detectives. Get the ADA in here to release Ms. Page and we'll recommend to our charming, media-friendly client that she not plaster the airwaves with how she was nearly killed in your custody.
Foggy Nelson: And I'll agree to not making cooing noises for the rest of this meeting when I think of the civil suit that we have on our hands.
Detective Blake: How do you know they're not charging her?
Matt Murdock: Besides the fact that you were required to do so four hours ago... if you were gonna do it at all?
Foggy Nelson: That's an excellent question. Along with how the security cameras on Ms. Page's detention area went on the fritz right before the assault.
Matt Murdock: Yeah, we'd like to speak to Mr. Farnum about that, as well as what...
Detective Hoffman: Get in line. He'll be arraigned in the morning.
Matt Murdock: Get my client released. Don't make me ask again.
Detective Blake: [Hoffman whispers to him] I'll call the ADA.
[they stand to leave]
Detective Blake: But if you take that tone with me again, I don't care if you're blind. I'll kick the shit out of you.
Foggy Nelson: [bringing Karen a cup of tea] Couldn't find any milk. I hope it's okay.
Matt Murdock: We have tea now?
Foggy Nelson: I stole it from the financial office next door.
Karen Page: I, uh, work... worked in the financial department at Union Allied. They're overseeing the bulk of the government contracts for the West Side reconstruction.
Foggy Nelson: I've seen their signs all over Hell's Kitchen.
Karen Page: The last two years have transformed the business. There's new owners, new grants, new contracts.
Matt Murdock: Yeah, the world watched half of New York get destroyed. That's a lot of sympathy.
Karen Page: And Union Allied benefited from every dollar of it. I was the secretary for the chief accountant. And one of my jobs... was to coordinate the pension claims for the company. About a week ago, I was e-mailed a file called "Pension Master". It must have been meant for my boss, but I made the mistake of opening it.
Matt Murdock: I'm guessing it wasn't the pension fund.
Karen Page: It wasn't the size of the pension fund. I couldn't believe the numbers. But it was still being designated as company pension. And it-it was constantly adjusted. Money coming in and-and money going out.
Foggy Nelson: Going where?
Karen Page: I don't know. It was coded routing numbers, but we are talking a lot of money.
Matt Murdock: What did you do with the file?
Karen Page: Well, I told my boss, Mr. McClintock, about it, and he laughed it off. He said that it was a theoretical model that they were screwing around with. I knew something was wrong. I just... I thought maybe it was just him, you know? Embezzling or whatever.
Matt Murdock: So, how did Daniel Fisher figure into this?
Karen Page: Danny worked in the legal department. And I didn't... I didn't know him very well. But he was nice, so I asked him to meet me after work. I don't know how they knew. They must have people watching me. They must have people everywhere. All I did was ask him for a drink. And I start to tell him about what I found and things got blurry. Like I-I was drugged. And the next thing I know, I wake up... back in my apartment, covered in blood. They killed him... because of me.
Karen Page: [seeing a bright billboard outside Matt's apartment] Holy shit.
Matt Murdock: Went up a year ago. I'm told the co-op nearly rioted, some oversight from the developer's agreement. Upside is, nobody wanted it and I got a corner apartment at a hell of a discount.
Matt Murdock: Here's what I don't understand. I'm the man in charge of the pension funds, and I find out one of my secretaries has discovered my illicit activity. To make matters worse, she's now telling people about said activity. Which, obviously, I can't have. So I decide to take action. But why don't I kill you?
Karen Page: They tried.
Matt Murdock: Yeah, the second time. In the jail. But the first time, they left you alive. Why? What were they trying to do? Frame you? Now, the second time, maybe that's a change of plan. Something doesn't go their way, something sloppy at the crime scene. Two lawyers show up out of the blue before their people can get to you. So they figure okay, maybe Karen hangs herself in her cell, and this thing gets swept under the rug. But the first time... the first time, they're not trying to kill you. They're trying to discredit you. They're trying to scare you. And the only reason that they would do that... is if you have something that they want. So, I've been trying to think about what that could be, and the only thing I've come up with... is the Union Allied pension file. Did you keep the file, Karen?
[at the mention of the file, he hears her heartbeat increase]
Karen Page: No. As soon as I asked my boss about it, he took it away from me. The IT guys, they came and they wiped the computers. Believe me, a part of me wishes I'd made a copy for myself, but... I guess I'm just not that smart.
Matt Murdock: [choosing not to pursue it further] Ah, well, it was just a thought.