Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The "hallucination" experienced by Professor X in the previous episode "Dark Shroud" turns out to be quite real. It is Lilandra, the sister of evil Shi'ar emperor D'Ken. She has returned to beg the X-Men's help in resolving the conflict over the all-powerful M'Kran crystal. Before Professor X can render his decision, Lilandra is kidnapped -- and worse, the professor is unable to convince anyone that she ever existed. Meanwhile, Jean Grey is still in thrall of the Phoenix Force. "Cry of the Banshee" was the third chapter of X-Men's "The Phoenix Saga."