Magneto and Scott drinking coffee out of mugs in the X-Men

Here Is Your Guide to Every Episode of ‘X-Men ’97’

X-Men ’97 dives into the world of the mutants from the team’s ’90s animated series, so if you’re behind, don’t worry! We have you covered with the complete list of episodes for X-Men ’97, to ensure you haven’t missed anything.

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The return of the X-Men means a lot to us ’90s kids who grew up watching X-Men: The Animated Series. But again, it can feel like a lot if you are just diving into the rebooted series. You can, however, watch X-Men ’97 completely on its own because as long as you know your heroes, you won’t regret it. Each episode reunites us with our beloved mutants, catching us up on their drama. So let’s dive into every episode!

Episode 1: “To Me, My X-Men”

Scott Summers standing with the wind blowing his hair
(Disney+)

The first episode of the series is titled “To Me, My X-Men.” It is a line that Charles Xavier has said, and then Scott Summers said it before … Magneto does. We’re back with the team, and the pilot mirrors that of The Animated Series. With Roberto Da Costa (Sunspot) needing the team’s help and Jubilee here to try to help him, it was a strong return for the mutants, especially when it ended with the return of Magneto!

Episode 2: “Mutant Liberation Begins”

Magneto surrounded by lightning.
(Disney+)

The reveal at the end of “To Me, My X-Men” led to us learning about Charles Xavier’s plans for the X-Men. Magneto is in charge of the team, which comes at the perfect time since Scott and Jean are thinking of leaving to raise their new baby boy. But Magneto suddenly being on the good side of the mutants doesn’t sit well with people, and we get to see the trial of Magneto unfold. It does, unfortunately, end with Storm losing her powers, the real Jean Grey showing up, and the other Jean giving birth to her son.

Episode 3: “Fire Made Flesh”

Madelyne Pryor and Scott Summers about to kiss each other
(Disney+)

Madelyne Pryor took the forefront of this episode as Mister Sinister came to torment the X-Men. Jean Grey and this clone of her trying to navigate who is the “real” Jean is quickly solved by the appearance of Mister Sinister, who reveals that Scott had a baby with the Goblin Queen. With nightmares haunting the team and Scott trying to navigate his own feelings, the episode results in the turn from the Goblin Queen to Madelyne Pryor and her son with Scott, Nathan, needing to be sent to the future to cure him from Mister Sinister’s tricks.

Episode 4: “Motendo/Lifedeath Pt. 1”

Mojo in 'X-Men '97'
(Disney+)

Remember Mojo?! Well, he’s back, baby! This time, to torment Roberto and Jubilee. It is Jubilee’s birthday and she wanted to go play games, but Magneto was less interested in that and more concerned with deal with the rest of their issues. Motendo presents itself as a game system and puts Jubilee and Roberto at different levels, and the two have to fight their way back out, yet again taking down Mojo.

Episode 5: “Remember It”

Nightcrawler reunites with Gambit and Rogue in 'X-Men '97'
(Disney+)

Episode 5 of X-Men ’97 brought us to Genosha. It also made us worry about everyone. While Scott, Jean, Logan, Hank, and those left back at the school were on a documentary of sorts, we saw as Magneto took a team to Genosha with him. Gambit, Rogue, and Magneto were confronted with a world that was for the mutants and Rogue thought about becoming its queen. But when Sentinels disrupted their peace, we were left wondering who even survived the trip.

Episode 6: “Lifedeath – Part 2”

storm flying in her new suit in the sky
(Disney+)

“Lifedeath – Part 2” did what we feared might be impossible: It brought us back mutant Storm! Towards the beginning of the season, she lost her powers thanks to mutant protestors. While she struggled to feel the power of the weather on her side, this episode had Storm and the Adversary together and resulted in Storm coming back into her powers with a brand new suit! And if that wasn’t enough, we also got the return of Charles Xavier! He is on another planet and struggled with being told he had to forget the X-Men but hey, at least he’s back!

Episode 7: “Bright Eyes”

Bolivar Trask as a Prime Sentinel in 'X-Men '97'

“Bright Eyes” showed us the pain that exists in Rogue now that Gambit and Magneto (in her eyes) are gone. She is a woman on a mission to take out Trask for the pain that he has caused her. The issue is that once she goes so far in her grief that she refuses to even save him when death is in her hands (meaning she drops him to his death), he becomes a living sentinel and shows the X-Men what is really possible.

Episode 8: “Tolerance Is Extinction Pt. 1”

cable, scott, and jean all standing together as a family
(Disney+)

The X-Men learned a valuable lesson in this episode: Bastion will do whatever it takes to destroy the X-Men. A being who was born as a living sentinel and fueled the creation of them has an evil plan to turn regular civilians into their own mutant selves (aka, living sentinels). The team has to fight back with Wolverine and Kurt tag-teaming the lot of them only to realize they can put themselves back together. With Cable working alongside his father Scott and Jean, the team is all trying to just survive as Magneto escapes. Oh and Charles comes back but comes back almost too late.

Episode 9: “Tolerance Is Extinction Pt. 2”

The X-Men, Magneto, and Asteroid M in 'X-Men '97'
(Disney+)

The war between mutants has begun as those behind Charles Xavier must decide whether Magneto was right all along. After the attacks on Genosha and Bastion’s plans being revealed, Magneto is set in his belief that there cannot be an existence where mutant and human co-exist. Charles is still trying to keep that hope alive and it results in the X-Men all fighting with each other. Who will survive? We do not know.

Episode 10, “Tolerance Is Extinction Pt. 3”

Rogue standing in front of the team in X-Men '97
(Disney+)

The finale for X-Men ’97 had the team all trying their best to stop an all out war (while also taking on Bastion). Asteroid M is heading towards the East Coast and Charles is in Magneto’s mind trying to reason with him. Meanwhile, the rest of the team is trying to figure out what to do with Bastion and everything is a battle (all while Wolverine tried to recover). Leaving the team separated and lost, the finale really gave us a great start for season 2.

(featured image: Disney+)


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