Storm, Sprite, and Spider-Woman try to enjoy a night out together when a mysterious new mutant crashes the party. Meanwhile, the shipwrecked Cyclops and Lee Forrester explore a strange island that appeared out of nowhere.
After the death of Jazz, the mistrust of the government Sentinel program has reached a breaking point, and Absolon and some of the other mutants of the 198 decide they are better off leaving the Institute.
A riot by the 198 leads to a mutant jailbreak from the Xavier Institute. Bishop is recruited by the US government to track down the rogue mutants, but Cyclops is determined that the X-Men will find them first.