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Synopsis for "Blood and Circuses"

In Dunfee, Illinois, Professor X tries to calm down the 10-year-old Ashley Martin who just used her mutant powers to rip a Sentinel apart. Initially she thought the Sentinel could be her friend, but the appearance of Xavier and Hank McCoy took that chance away from her. And now she is angry and uses her psychokinetic powers to put the Sentinel back together. Professor X sees not other option but to telepathically separate Ashley’s conscious from the mutated part of her brain. It is a stressful “brain surgery” with high risks for the girl, but in the end Professor X seems successful.

Meanwhile, some other X-Men and Candy Southern find themselves in captivity of Blob, Unus and Mastermind. The latter is trying some of his perverse mind-games on Jean but to the anger of the Blob she does not fall for it. Cyclops and Candy at least have reunited with Angel who tells them what happened to him and Avia after he was separated from the team. Now the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants puts Cyclops, Angel and Candy in a circus arena where they not only have to fight them, but also wild animals and other dangers. As Jean did earlier, this time Cyclops is quickly realizing that the arena is an illusion by Mastermind, and he orders the others to act accordingly. Somewhere nearby Jean is escaping her cell, but she runs directly into Stefan Krueger who immediately shuts her down.

At the same time, Iceman, Havok, and Lorna Dane return from the Savage Land to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Iceman is worried because there are some scorch marks on the ground and no other X-Men are present. Also, Cerebro has registered a powerful mutant signal in the Himalayas.

In Centerport, Long Island, Kathryn Worthington is talking to her brother-in-law Burtram Worthington about their upcoming wedding …

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