A dupe of Madrox is dying, but before he does, he attempts to make his way back to his original. Also on her way to the original Jamie Madrox is Wolfsbane, who finds him passed out on the floor. He explains to her that he's been sending dupes out all around the world to absorb knowledge and bring it back to him so that he might be able to figure out what to do with his life post X-Factor. When his monk dupe arrives early, he sends Rahne to the bar downstairs to see Guido while he reabsorbs the dupe. Things are relatively normal, until the dying dupe stumbles into Guido's bar. Madrox reabsorbs him hesitantly and sees flashes of the dupe's memory. He decides that it's up to him to solve his own murder.