MUTANT LIVES HANG IN THE BALANCE — The team develops a risky plan to help mutants who are in Sentinel Services' custody. Reed reveals details to Andy and Lauren about the Struckers' family history that could prove to be a game-changer.
Reed tells his family about his history as a mutant, and about the von Struckers and their terrorist activities. He and Caitlin test Andy and Lauren to see if they could become as powerful as the twins; holding hands, the pair feel the power to destroy the entire building, and are only stopped by Reed separating them. Desperate to rescue her family from Trask, Esme uses her abilities to manipulate the rest of the underground into agreeing with a plan of attack: Blink, Dreamer, and the Struckers will take out a power plant supporting the Trask facility, which can then be attacked by her, Polaris, Eclipse, and Thunderbird. Turner predicts this, and organizes an unofficial SS task force to storm the power plant before it can be disabled. Blink and Dreamer are captured trying to allow Andy and Lauren to escape, as Reed and Caitlin watch in horror from a van outside. Trapped in the basement, Andy and Lauren join hands, but Andy stops them from using their combined abilities before they kill all the building's inhabitants. They surrender themselves to Turner.
During Andy and Lauren's research into Fenris, it's said that they were "rumored to be part of a shadowy international organization known as the Hellfire Club". Originally in the comics, it was only the Hellfire Club's small governing Inner Circle (comprised of a few mutants) that did any super-villany, facing off against the X-Men. The club itself was publicly well known, and was more of an exclusive "members only" organization for the rich & powerful.