The Falcon takes a pre-dawn flight, over the city of New York, to clear his head. The Falcon accidentally imperils an errant skydiver. The Falcon rescues the woman, Rachel, and after exchanging pleasantries, departs. Unbeknownst to the Falcon, his presence has reactivated a malfunctioning Sentinel. The Falcon, as Samuel Wilson, a social worker, is rudely awakened by New York Police Detective Sergeant Tork. Wilson puts in a full day at the office, then, as the Falcon, meets with Legion, a reformed street gang.
Legion asks the Falcon to clear a solidarity march, with the local authorities. Before the Falcon can do that, he is attacked, and subdued, by the Sentinel. The Falcon regains consciousness in a long-abandoned Sentinel base. The Falcon immediately escapes, with the Sentinel in hot pursuit. A riot breaks out between Legion, and the police. A panicked rookie policeman guns down a member of Legion. The Falcon leads the Sentinel into an active artillery range.
Despite heavy damage, the Sentinel continues it's relentless pursuit of the Falcon. The Sentinel grabs the Falcon, then explains it's resurrection. The Sentinel begins to crush the Falcon. The Falcon telepathically commands Redwing to disable the Sentinel's inner mechanics. Rachel wanders into the riot zone. The Falcon rescues Rachel, then quells the riot. The Falcon, though, has lost the trust of Legion, who vow to resume their more militant stance against the police.