After the strength of the last issue, I was actually a little let down by this one.
It turns out that the Sentinels that the Kade Kilgore sold are, in fact, purposefully defective and are just as likely to attack humans as they are to even activate properly. This gives Scott the opportunity to send out the X-Men to attempt to undo some of the damage done by Quentin Quire. He does not, however, send out the proverbial A-Team, much to the consternation of Logan, who feels useless and particularly unpleasant.
Speaking of Quire, during a tense conversation between Logan and Scott, Kid Omega returns and officially requests sanctuary on Utopia. Scott gives it to him, even going so far as to lie to Steve Rogers to keep the Avengers at bay while promising both Quire and Logan that he will be given a trial by his fellow Mutants.
Meanwhile, Kade and a group of equally ruthless and rich little kids have made a deal with some interstellar arms dealers for a Badoon brain slug, though for what purpose is not said.
While Logan departs Utopia for a bar to cool off, Scott learns that Mayor Sadie is moving up the opening of a Museum of Mutant History to that very night. Sensing a trap, Scott sends in Emma, Colossus, Magneto, and Namor, while both he and Wolverine watch from their respective positions. Unfortunately, Kade and his Hellfire Team have planed a trap... and Cyclops has walked right into it, it seems.
Now don't get me wrong: the writing here is superb. All of the voices are just right. Heck, even the two or three pages that Quire gets are fan-freaking-tastic. But my gripe is that here we are in a five part miniseries and it feels like so far not a lot has happened. I mean, this whole thing was billed as seeing the split between Logan and Scott (go Team Cyclops, by the way) and so far, we've seen nothing that seems out of the ordinary for their relationship. With only three issues to go, I'm very much concerned that Aaron, for all of his skills, will not be able to wrap things up in a satisfactory manner.
Also, whilst on the subject, the art in this issue was just hideous. Scott looked downright deformed most of the time. It really was an eyesore.