The X-Men visit Angel in New Mexico to ask him some questions about the Hellfire Club. They then return to New York with 4 invitations to a Hellfire Club event, sending Jean, Scott, Ororo, and Peter in as party-goers. Wolverine and Nightcrawler access the club via sewers. While Scott and Jean are dancing, Mastermind cuts in and bespells Jean with another dream-vision. She walks off with him upstairs and Scott follows, finally recognizing Mastermind for who he is. But he's too late because Jean has become the Hellfire Club's Black Queen, and blasts Scott. Storm and Colossus rush to his aid only to run into Sebastian Shaw. Wolverine and Nightcrawler run into Pierce and Leland. Fights ensue, Shaw bests Storm and Colossus while Pierce captures Nightcrawler and Leland drops Wolverine back into the sewers and thought dead. The Hellfire Club celebrates its victory and the addition of the Black Queen, but in 30 days its Wolverine's turn.