The X-Men are horrified to find several former students have been attacked and left for dead on the mansion's front lawn. After a dressing down by Cyclops, Nightcrawler finally realizes that the last several months may not have gone has he remembers.
It is supposed to be a happy time for Lorna and Alex, but will they make it to the Altar? Alex continues to have doubts about their relationship, while Lorna's behavior at her bachelorette party turns heads.
Without telling his teammates, Nightcrawler leaves the mansion and flies back to the remote island he visited a few weeks ago with Havok and Polaris. Sensing their friend may be in trouble, the X-Men decide to go after Kurt.
After being forced to leave the school, Squid Boy has returned home and finds himself at the mercy of an abusive father. At Xavier's, Professor X and Annie journey into Polaris' mind to find the cause of her violent behavior. Meanwhile, the X-Men try to rescue Nightcrawler, and find themselves in more trouble than they can handle.
Nightcrawler finally learns the truth about his birth when Azazel shares his connection to the X-Man. Juggernaut arrives in Vancouver to visit Sammy, and the sight of his young friend's injuries sends him into a rage.