Wolverine visits Canada and finally finds peace…only for Sabretooth to spoil it. Storm, Gambit, and Jubilee visit an island that supposedly welcomes mutants.
Wolverine has left the X-Mansion and gone back home to Canada to be alone. Sabretooth follows him there, and they have a quick fight; the ice under Wolverine collapses and he falls into the water.
Wolverine is soon rescued by an Inuit tribe that knows nothing about mutants. They nurse him back to health and allow him to hang out with them in their village. He has a great time and seems to have finally found inner peace.
However, one of the villagers (Kiyoek) is jealous of all the attention Wolverine’s getting, and wanders off during a party. Kiyoek runs into Sabretooth and the two form a partnership based on their mutual hatred of Wolverine.
Sabretooth Spoils the Party
The next day, Kiyoek takes Wolverine away from the tribe on Sabretooth’s orders. When they return, they find the whole village in ruins. Kiyoek feels really bad and had no idea that was Sabretooth’s plan.
Wolverine and Kiyoek find all the villagers strapped on an ice bridge with explosives, courtesy of Sabretooth: “You’ve got one minute to save ’em. All you gotta do is come through me.” Wolverine fights Sabretooth and, with Kiyoek’s help, pushes him off a cliff.
Later, Wolverine apologizes to the Inuit for what transpired and offers to help rebuild their village, but the leader’s like “nah it’s fine, guess we’re just going to have to go to the city.”
Journey to Genosha
Meanwhile, in this episode’s B-plot, Gambit learns of a country called Genosha that’s welcoming to mutants, and he wants to go on vacation there.
Professor Xavier orders him, Storm, and Jubilee to check it out. When they arrive, everything seems innocent enough, until they’re attacked by a bunch of guys and captured by a Sentinel.
I like stories where people get what they want and find happiness, only for it to be taken away – they’re full of good drama and character moments, and this episode was no exception. As usual, Cal Dodd shines in his role as Wolverine.
I would have liked to have seen Wolverine lose more, though, like have Sabretooth kill all the villagers, but that would have been too much for a kids show.
The B-plot serves its purpose of setting up the next episode. I approve.