It's the beginning of the rest of Luke Cage's life now that he's been acquitted of all charges against him. Luke no longer has to look over his shoulder as a fugitive from the law.
With a new crime-fighting partner in Iron Fist, things couldn't be much better for Luke. Until that is, his girlfriend, Claire Temple informs him that she is breaking up with him because she can't cope with his super-hectic life.
Warden Stuart's two errant sons, the super-villains Stiletto and Discus smash their way into the party being held to celebrate Cage's name being cleared. They believe Cage has somehow cheated justice and have summarily sentenced him to death.