Dick gets a call from Irving at the circus. One of the acrobats has seemingly committed suicide, but the death is decidedly suspicious. He asks Dick to fill in for the deceased performer for a performance or two, which he agrees to despite his shoulder injury, which still troubles him. But in the midst of the performance, Firefly sets fire to the big top. Dick works hard to save as many people as he can, but there are still multiple casualties and the circus will probably not recover. He stumbles back to Gotham and collapses at Barbara's door.