Season 4 Episode 17

Family Ties

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM May 04, 1996 on FOX

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  • A little plot twist here, other than that nothing special.

    Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch have been revealed that their dying father isn't actually their father. They head towards a citadel in order to discover their true parents. Sources lead them to Magneto, but in the end it was all a trap in order to lure Magneto back into the citadel, where High Evolutionary uses the DNA of Magneto and his son and daughter to accelerate the evolution of his half beast half human creatures. The X-Men however, raid on his party, and is forced to retreat. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch refuse to forgive their father for ultimately destroying their mother, and Magneto has no words to defend himself with.

    An average episode, some shallow drama. It felt like those long winded drama movies, but condensed into just thirty minutes, which actually might be a good thing. They have the little plot twist that is a bit predictable, the antagonist who is the one responsible for breaking the little plot twist between the family members, and Wolverine to act as comic relief. Wolverine was funny in this episode by the way, like he has been in every episode. All in all, average episode at best; don't watch if you're expecting big things.