Near the end of Secret Six #12, the trio that object to their current employer (Jeanette, Scandal, and Bane) are preparing to leave when Scandal asks Bane to go back to the way he used to be, back when he first appeared. She's concerned about Catman's tracking abilities, which confused me because he already let them go, so is she worried he's going to hunt them down and kill them later? He's too conflicted for that, but I digress.
Scandal's insistence that they need the old Bane means Bane needs to get back on the juice, I mean, Venom. He might as well, since all the sanctimonious sportswriters have already condemned him for tarnishing their beloved game, wait, what was I on about? Right, Bane, Venom. Bane seems disappointed that she's urging him to use it, after she supported his decision to toss some down the toilet two issues earlier.
Originally, I was wondering who was carrying the Venom, since Scandal did flush those ampoules. Of course, Bane has more than one pouch on his belt, so maybe they're all full of vials of Venom. Yet, I couldn't shake the idea that Scandal might have held on to some of them, just in case. Still, Bane didn't seem very surprised to see them, so they were probably his.
That raises the question of why Scandal didn't destroy those too. Is she just being pragmatic, knowing they might need an amped-up Bane down the line? She asked Bane what should be done with them, and he wanted them gone, and she complied, so encourage him to backslide? Or is Bane receiving new shipments periodically, and if so, who is responsible for that?
For me, Bane is the most sympathetic character in the bunch. They all seem to have rules, but they all seem willing to break them whenever it's convenient*. It just so happens that Bane's rules make him more honorable than the others. He won't sell them out to Junior, he succumbs to the Venom to save Scandal, and by extension, his team, and when he won't stand with the team (or more particularly, Deadshot), it's for reasons that make me side with him**. It's a little odd.
* The exception might be Ragdoll, who seems to have no rules whatsoever, and thus nothing he does would really go against the standard grain of his character.
** Getting angry when Deadshot keeps threatening Tarantula, to the point he asks Floyd if he'd liked to try that on him. Or the disagreement over their current job.