10 years ago, Matt meets Elektra at a ballroom party. The two bond over their shared observational skills and thrill seeking before heading off into the night in a stolen car. They visit the boxing ring used by Matt's late father, where Matt discloses details about his father's death before the two spar and begin having sex midway. Sometime later, they break into the home of Roscoe Sweeney, the man responsible for ordering the death of Matt's father. Sweeney is restrained, and Matt beats him unconscious. Elektra urges Matt to kill Sweeney, but Matt is unable to, which prompts Elektra to abandon him. In the present day, Elektra requests Matt's help on her dealings with her father's company Roxxon Energy Corporation, which Matt refuses, though he spies on a business meeting. That night, he and Karen go on their first date together. Matt visits Elektra's penthouse, where Yakuza members begin to converge on the building. Elektra, who has stolen Matt's costume, advises him to prepare to fight.