While the nephews are watching an Ottoman Empire marathon, Webby attempts to bond with Scrooge. Mrs. Beakley, while doing dishes in the kitchen, is attacked by a hooded assailant whom she eventually recognizes as Black Heron. She is knocked out by her attacker, and Webby and Scrooge later enter the kitchen to find it in disarray. Scrooge dismisses Webby's suspicion that Donald was attempting to cook again, as he's still locked in the cupboard following his last effort. He then comes across a black feather, which he clearly recognizes.
A flashback shows a younger Beakley in S.H.U.S.H. headquarters, where she is to receive a debriefing from director Ludwing von Drake but has already familiarized herself with the mission details. However, to her dismay, Ludwig informs her that she'll be working with Scrooge McDuck, fresh off his defeat of Jack the Tripper.