Great episode. Although Magneto is often seen as the crazed villain these type of episodes show why Magneto is not as crazy as they make him out to be.
Humanity hates and discriminates against Mutants. Xavier is the ultimate pacifist who thinks the answer is peace without force. Eric, Magneto, knows that humanity will never embrace mutants. Magnet's ultimate decision is to destroy all mankind. It's an extreme answer, but you can definitely see why Magneto feels this way.
We see the mistreatment that Xavier, Magneto, and in this episode Hank receives. The trial for Beast is nothing but a joke. Sabretooth comes out to start carnage in the courtroom. Wolverine would like to see Sabretooth dead, but Professor is going to take him a really stupid decision that would be disastrous.
Highlight of this episode is Magneto having his first of many fights with X-MEN. It's clear Magneto is stronger than any other mutants making him a strong adversary for many times to come.
X-MEN finally stop the missile attacks, but it's only a sign of things to come.