Hellfire goons driving a car are trying to run down Kitty Pryde when Phoenix trashes the car and them with it. They find Kitty, and take her and some prisoners to the blackbird, where Phoenix telepathically finds out what they need to know. They sneak into the compound pretending to have captured themselves. Kitty sneaks up to where the captured X-Men are and frees Wolverine. The other X-Men strike, battling their way inside, and Phoenix thrashes the White Queen and leaves her for dead. Back in Deerfield, Dazzler passes on joining the team, but Kitty Pryde joins.