X-Men: Evolution

Season 3 Episode 3


Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Sep 28, 2002 on The WB
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The X-Men and the Brotherhood go back to school which causes some chaos, when nobody wants them there...

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  • The X-Kids deal with trying to assimilate back into high school, in a profound examination of what it's like to be an outsider.

    Still running strong, the fallout from Day of Reckoning continues. The students are finally allowed to return to school and the interesting development is that now the dynamic of mutants in High School has changed. They are frowned upon as outsiders, and dealing with more bullying than ever. Particularly interesting is Kurt, who still has the image inducer to keep his real identity a secret. I think this was a great example of exploring his attitude vs his loyalty towards his team. (he has another great line with Kitty about one step at a time) With the restraint of not using their powers, the X-Men are able to overcome principal Kelly, who is emerging as a villain on the show.moreless
  • The X-Men return to school, but nobody wants them there. Also the Brotherhood returns, only because now they know they will be feared by everybody in school.

    I thought this episode was great. The X-Men return to school, but nobody wants them there. They are all afraid of what mutants can do, and recognize them. Even their old friends now ignore them and try not to talk to them. Kurt however tries to lead a normal life (since now he can finally look like a human), and says he used to be friends with the other X-Men but not anymore. This enrages Kitty and the others.

    Principal Kelly convinces the members of the Brotherhood to return to Bayville Highschool as well, telling them that now nobody will bother them, since they will all be afraid of them. They accept. However Lance still wishes to fight with Cyclops one more time.

    Professor Xavier wishes that Jean will take his place and read his speech in front of all the parents who wish to take back their children and not let them come to this school anymore because of mutants. Her speech towards the end is superb, and really touching. She manages to convince everybody that they should not fear them as mutants.

    Meanwhile, outside the other X-Men are fighting the Brotherhood, and manage to save some innocent bystanders. This impresses the people in the conference room even more. And Kurt decides not to hide anymore and turns into Nightcrawler in front of everyone to save Principal Kelly's life.

    In the end, everything works out for them, and now they are all accepted back into school. The end of this episode is a little more optimistic compared to the last few ones.moreless
Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Eric "Magneto" Magnus Lehnsherr

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Scott "Cyclops" Summers

Venus Terzo

Venus Terzo

Jean Grey

Brad Swaile

Brad Swaile

Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Kitty "Shadowcat" Pryde

Neil Denis

Neil Denis

Evan "Spyke" Daniels

Vincent Gale

Vincent Gale


Guest Star

Michael Adamthwaite

Michael Adamthwaite

Colossus (Piotr Rasputin) (voice)

Guest Star

Moneca Stori

Moneca Stori


Guest Star

Matt Hill (III)

Matt Hill (III)

Alex Summers/Havok

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Trivia: As impossible as it seems, The Brotherhood house on the inside looked a bit cleaner.

    • Trivia: Wolverine owns a new motorcycle.

    • When the electricity stand falls in the fight, why is it that the house's electricity you see for a second stayed on?

    • During the auditorium scene, Professor X's wheel chair seems to take the place of where a normal seat should be. When Jean is speaking, the professor is suddenly out in the aisle, near a different person. He's clearly in the aisle. However, in the wide shot of the audience (which pans across showing BOTH aisles) he is no where to be seen. Furthermore, Kurt is shown earlier leaning against the back wall of the auditorium near the doors. He is also not shown in the wide shot.

    • In the basketball scene, number 3 is dribbling the ball with her left hand. Her right side is covered by two other players. Jean comes up on the left side to steal the ball. Suddenly, as the scene changes, number 3 is now dribbling on her right side, Jean is coming up on the right side, and the players blocking the right side have vanished.
      Furthermore, number 8, who is previously shown immediately under the hoop, now is seen at half court. The scene cuts back to the hoop and there is number 8 again, under it.

    • Near the beginning where Professor X is showing the students the newspaper, he folds it up with the top of the front page facing down toward the table. The front page has a big picture on it. Kurt grabs and opens the paper, exposing the front page. The picture is no longer there (it is replaced with text). As the scene continues, the front page's design changes from scene to scene. Additionally, there appears to be a blue line along the top of the back page. In a close-up shot this line suddenly appears red.

    • A couple scenes after Toad spits on Rogue shirt, the splat on her shirt disappears.

    • In the beginning of the episode when walking to the kitchen to get a mid-night snack Kitty has her hair down but when you see her eating her hair is up in a ponytail.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • (At the Brotherhood house)
      Kelly: If you do come (back to school) I'm certain you won't be bothered by anyone. In fact I think they're all afraid of you.
      Blob: Oh yeah?
      Toad: Hey, if you can't be cool, be feared. My mama always told me that!
      Lance: We'll be there!
      Kelly: Wonderful!

    • Student: Hey, don't you live at that mutant place, too?
      Kurt: Huh? Oh. No, no, no.
      Student: But you're friends with the mutants, right?
      Kurt: Uh, well, I used to be. Listen, I'm late for class. (runs into Kitty and Rogue)
      Kitty: Used to be! Thanks, Kurt.
      Kurt: Oh, Hello Kitty. Bye Kitty. Busy Busy.

    • Duncan: You've had it, Summers!
      Scott: Bring it on! I don't need any powers to handle punks like you!
      Kitty: Got it Scott!
      Rogue: Yeah! Dropping these losers just might be worth getting expelled!

    • Rude Kid: Hey what's your power? Can you, like, read my mind?
      Rogue: Like I could find it!

    • Blob: She won't even come near you
      Toad: Hey yo, I bet I can get her to come to me... here Kitty,Kitty,Kitty
      (Blob joins him)
      Together: Here Kitty,Kitty,Kitty
      (Lance makes a small earthquake to make the roof fall on them)

    • Kurt: (Grabbing the milk carton in Kitty's hands) I knew it! You drink straight from the carton!
      Kitty: Hey! I was gonna like, finish the whole thing.
      Kurt: Okay then, drink up! There's only half a gallon left.

    • Toad: Hey, if you can't be cool be feared! My mum always taught me that.

    • Kitty: So I guess this is the real you, huh?
      Lance: Yeah, never good enough for you.

    • Kitty: (Holding Kurt's wrist) It's time to show who you are.
      Kurt: One step at a time, please?

    • Kurt: Oh great, Avalanche.

    • Blob: We don't go anywhere we're not wanted!
      Toad: Since when?

  • NOTES (4)

    • The graffiti mural in the opening scene has distortions of Wolverine, Rogue, Cyclops, and maybe Jean.

    • One of the masks worn by the vandals at the beginning of the episode bears a suitable resemblance to the classic Marvel Comics monster, Fin Fang Foom.

    • For now, some of the younger X-Men are taken out of the Xavier School, namely Jubilee and Wolfsbane.

    • Indeed, all trophies Jean has won are removed.
      Principal Edward Kelly, who removes the trophies, is now shown as the mutant hater Senator Robert Kelly is in the comic and movie.