Still in Moscow after shutting down Ransome Sole's operations, the X-Men turn over one of Ransome's customers to Gambit's KGB friend but this creature is too cool to crack. Jean is about to mind link with the creature when she receives a message from Cerebra and Wolverine. As Jean speaks with Wolverine, the creature uses the moment to enter the Astral Plane and take over Wolverine and Jean must break Wolverine out before he is turned. Cable tries to help but he is converted by the creature as Jean fights for her life on the Astral Plane. On the outside, in the real world, the Crimson Pirates arrive to break one of their own out as Cable turns on the X-Men.