Madelyne survives, having thwarted the Goblin Queen's attempt to kill her baby. Scott, overcome with guilt, leaves X-Factor and returns to Alaska with his wife. But neither of them is happy: Scott's conscience won't let him leave his wife again, but she knows that whenever he looks at her he's yearning for Jean. To make matters worse, Maddie's having recurrent visions of the Goblin Queen, urging her to kill Scott or Jean or both. Since Scott won't leave her, she decides it would be best for everyone if she left him. She can't bear to be separated from her son again, so she takes him with her and flies away to start a new life. Passing through a cloud cover, she emerges on the other side to find a strange, eerie landscape spread out below her.