Surrounded by the Acolytes Cable is in trouble. He manages to escape and finds his way to the center of Magneto’s citadel where the mainframe is located. He’s able to see where all the Acolytes are and what they’re up to. He eventually leaves to go after some of the Acolytes. After capturing Milan and one of the Kleinstocks, he is caught by Cargill, Voght and the other Kleinstock. They reach an impassé; Cable wants to know what Omega Red is up to and the Acolytes want their teammates back. Cable finds out that Omega Red is undergoing the process to rid himself of the death spore virus inside the base because his access to Avalon was destroyed. Knowing that if the process completes on Earth it will destroy the world’s population, Voght transports herself and Cable out of there to go look for Omega Red. The only person standing in their way is Colossus and he and Cable go toe to toe. Cable eventually defeats him and moves on to Omega Red. They battle for a bit, but the virus overcomes Cable. Katu teleports in behind Omega Red right before the procedure finishes and tries to override the base’s teleportation unit to take them into space, but Cable stops him. Instead, Katu turns his powers inward and implodes both him and Omega Red. Meanwhile in Florida, Lee Forrester’s first mate, Paolo, meets an untimely demise as his body is sucked dry under the dock.