As Mercury’s torture continues, X-23 and Hellion discover the horrific agenda behind their teammate’s abduction. What is Predator X? The New X-Men are about to find out in the most painful way possible as they put it all on the line to save their friend from the Facility that created X-23. The fallout from ‘X-23: Target X’ continues here! Part 3 (of 4)!
Surge and Prodigy‘s initial recruitment drive for new team members is cut short by a summons from ONE due to the recent destruction of the Grind Stone Café and the disappearance of X-23 and Mercury. Elsewhere, Anole suggests to Elixir that he skip book-learning more about his powers and human anatomy by having the Cuckoos mind-dump the information directly from Dr. McCoy’s brain. Hellion and X-23 try to strongarm information about the Facility from New York’s underworld scum which leads to a confrontation with the Owl. Meanwhile, the scientists at the Facility run excruciating tests on Mercury and manage to separate a live sample of her mercury form. They successfully bond it to the Predator X creature they’ve created on behalf of the Purifiers. Hellion begins to question X-23’s methods despite the success of their efforts and realizes he knows nothing about her. The X-Men and ONE work together to locate their errant students and do so, just as Hellion and X-23 attack the Facility in order to rescue Cessily.