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.
Following her encounter with LEX, EBONY escapes the mall, leaving the Mallrats to wonder if they’re safe in staying. Meanwhile PAUL’s disappearance has PATSY worried, and TRUDY finally comes clean to AMBER with her feelings about BRAY and SALENE’s budding romance.
Much to ZANDRA’s chagrin and LEX’s relief, the wedding is interrupted when EBONY is discovered within the mall and imprisoned by the tribe members. But EBONY’s capture may be short-lived if she can bait the right person into letting her go.
BRAY’s been captured by the Locos, and their new leader, EBONY, wants to know everything he has to tell about ZOOT’s whereabouts. Meanwhile its’s wedding day for ZANDRA and LEX— but can all possibly go off without a hitch?
ZANDRA is ready to take things to the next level with LEX, but when their date goes horribly awry, the other girls in the tribe feel LEX should be punished. And now, with ZANDRA single, would an advance by RYAN finally be welcome?
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.
Despite having won the election, LEX appears to be losing his war against AMBER as the boys begin to help the girls with their assignments, and he takes it out on BLUEBELL. Meanwhile, JACK and DAL are hard at work trying to solve the problem of purifying the tribe’s water supply.
Frightened by ghastly sounds coming from beneath the mall, the guys accompany LEX into the sewers to investigate— that is, all but BRAY, who seems to know what the others are after. But the group may have an even bigger problem when a leak in the water tank is discovered.
It’s up to LEX to get JACK off the hook for hiding food from the rest of the tribe— otherwise, LEX’s own secret supply of water may be revealed as well. Meanwhile, displeased with LEX’s sexist work assignments, the girls decide to band together, refusing to work until fairer tasks are assigned.
The tribe holds an election to determine their leader, choosing between AMBER and LEX. Meanwhile, JACK’s secret food stash is revealed after PATSY and PAUL find themselves losing big to RYAN in hands of poker. As a result, JACK himself is on trial for hoarding the food.
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.
Upon learning that he is the father of TRUDY’s baby, ZOOT is strongly encouraged by BRAY to give up his leadership of the Locos. But before her can make his decision, the rest of the tribe is alerted to the secret meeting, and a struggle puts an end to the conversation sooner than expected.