TRUDY decides to take her depression into her own hands by drowning a bunch of sleeping pills and is discovered by SALENE, who chooses to do nothing about it. Although TRUDY regains consciousness, DAL suffers from guilty feelings for having having brought the pills into the mall to begin with. And the relationship between DAL and JACK is strained when DAL chooses to spend more time helping restore TRUDY to health than working with JACK on this homemade battery charger.
As the Mallrats prepare for the impending attack on the mall by the Locos, BRAY sets EBONY straight with the truth about ZOOT’s mysterious disappearance and comes to an agreement with the Locos’ new leader. Meanwhile ZANDRA learns of LEX’s indiscretions that led to EBONY’s escape and refuses to forgive him. Matters may not be improved when TAI SAN decides to make things more harmonious.
While in danger of being caught by the Locos in the forest, CLOE is rescued by a mysterious girl named TAI-SAN. BRAY finds himself deeper in the middle of the unwelcome feud between TRUDY and SALENE when TRUDY finds out that SALENE accompanied BRAY in their retrieval of water. Once CLOE and TAI-SAN make it back to the mall, a party is thrown to celebrate CLOE’s homecoming. But while it is a festive event for some, others it spells heartbreak.
With CLOE missing from the night before, LEX organizes a search party, but unfortunately they’re headed in the wrong direction. CLOE observes the Locos in there search for ZOOT and later finds herself in danger of bing captured herself. Elsewhere, JACK and DAL continue to work on purifying the recent rainwater and stumble across an ancient breakthrough.
Unexpected “guests” have been found in the mall, prompting a new method for assigning chores— now, if only there various tribe members can adhere to their assignments. An admission of love awkwardly puts BRAY between two jealous girls, while another rejects LEX’s advances once more. Meanwhile, the Locos have found a new leader.