- Directors: Lexi Alexander 1
- Producers: Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd
- Writers: Nick Santora 1, Lexi Alexander, Matt Holloway, Arthur Marcum
- Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
- Actors: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Wayne Knight, Dash Mihok, Colin Salmon, Doug Hutchison, T J Storm, Mark Camacho
Infamous vigilante and anti-hero Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson) is six years into his vengeance-driven zeal as the Punisher. When he brutally assaults a “beat the rap” party for notorious mob boss Gaitano Cesare, he is alerted to the fact that Billy Russoti (Dominic West) has escaped to his recycling plant hideout by Detective Saffiotti (Tony Calabretta) who along with Detective Martin Soap (Dash Mihok) were staking out the party. Castle infiltrates Russoti’s hideout and murders Nicky Donatelli (Romano Orzari) as he is exiting the bathroom. The ensuing gunshot alerts Russoti, and a brief fire fight between Castle and him ensues, ending in Russoti being thrown into a glass-crushing machine which ends up leaving the gangster hideously disfigured. Castle, who has taken cover behind the body of Donatelli, realizes that the man he killed was an undercover FBI Agent.
Agent Paul Budiansky (Colin Salmon), the ex-partner of the undercover agent, joins the NYPD’s “Punisher Task Force” and partners up with Soap to help bring Castle to justice, once and for all. Meanwhile, a facially mutilated Russoti recovers from his run-in with the Punisher with revenge on his mind and frees his deranged brother, Loony Bin Jim (Doug Hutchison) under his new alias “Jigsaw.”
Outside the building, Castle bids farewell to the Donatelli family. As Castle and Soap are walking past a church, Soap tries to persuade Frank to give up his role as the Punisher. Soap has a change of heart, however, when he is attacked by a mugger, who quickly becomes another victim of the Punisher.