I was rewatching this episode just a few days ago. I so enjoyed that old X-men series. It was in the time of heroes, when Spider-man, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Hulk, and alot of others shows were getting a cool rehaul.
This is one of my favorites, preferably:
1) Its nice to see how the X-men react, even when powerless
2) The romance between Gambit and Rogue was wonderful!
I love Gambit's character, He and Rogue were a match made in Heaven!Their powers are almost alike. Gambit can blow up things with his hands, Rogue can kill or weaken people with hers.
I can't remember how far their relationship got, but, I hope they got together.
and 3) The X-Men's payback at the end was awesome! The opened a big can of beat-down, after being captured and tortured by Sinister and his goons. Gambit, Wolverine, and Cyclops stole the ending. It was as if they were saying, "We're baaack!"
An excellent episode.