Accepting Charles' challenge that the future is now in her hands, Mystique makes the decision not to kill Trask. Instead, she is heralded for saving President Nixon (Mark Camacho) and his cabinet, the Sentinel program is subsequently cancelled, and Trask is arrested for selling military secrets. At the same time in the future, the Sentinel attacking Xavier, Kitty, and the unconscious Wolverine suddenly disintegrates. Wolverine wakes up in his own bed at the Xavier School and is surprised to see Beast, Storm, Iceman, Rogue, Jean Gray, and Scott Summers all going about their business. Professor Xavier reminds him that he has a history class to teach, and Wolverine says he might need some help with his knowledge of history since 1973. Realizing that Wolverine has returned from the past, Xavier asks what is the last thing he remembers. 'Drowning,' he replies. The final scene shows Wolverine's body being pulled from the water. As he regains consciousness, Colonel William Stryker (Josh Helman) agrees to take custody of him. As the scene cuts away, Stryker's eyes turn yellow, an indication that it is actually Mystique.