Norman Osborn is holding Professor X and Beast captive at a H.A.M.M.E.R. base where Beast is suffering from physical decomposition due to the side affects of the Omega Machine's power dampening abilities.
Cyclops pays Norman a personal visit to demand a withdrawal from San Francisco. Threats are made.
The Dark X-Men score a very public win against the rioters. Emma Frost works with them, but makes it extremely clear to Osborn that she will not tolerate inhuman treatment of the prisoners. Xavier contacts her, and her opinion of Osborn's team starts to change.