Teddy realizes that there's just one person that he forgot to deliver a
gift to: The Hermit of Leekee Lake. Gimmick and Grubby offer to go with, but
Teddy insists that this is a journey he must make on his own, and he heads out into the driving snow.
At Tweeg's tower, the Bounders go on strike for the four years' worth of
back pay owed to them. When Jack tells the Bounders that his mother is his
only source of income, LB reluctantly offers (to the dismay of Buffy, his
girlfriend) to go to Eleanor's to beg for an advance on Jack's allowance in
order to pay him and the other Bounders, and also heads out into the
At MAVO HQ, Quellor gives his henchmen an ultimatum: bring back Tweeg, or be victims of his Black Box. The Understander of Legends approaches Quellor,and claims that the more important task is capturing Teddy and the Crystals, but the Supreme Oppressor brushes her off. This leads the Understander to call on Drudge, Sludge, and Trudge to help her overthrow Quellor.
Meanwhile, Teddy gets as far as Mizzly Meadow, when an elderly Elf
couple, Maple and Zeb, offer him shelter from the blizzard as it worsens. LB
finds Teddy's tracks, and follows them for a time. He steps out onto the ice-
covered river that flows through the meadow, which cracks. LB plunges into
the river, and contemplates death when he cannot climb out of the water.
However, Teddy hears what LB intends as his last words, and pulls the Bounder
from the icy waters and resuscitates him.
Back at MAVO HQ, Quellor is lured into an ambush, and is knocked
unconscious by Trudge. The Understander declares herself the new Supreme Oppressor, and has Quellor thrown into the dungeon. She declares that from this moment forth, all of MAVO's resources shall be devoted to capturing Teddy Ruxpin.
Teddy and the Hermit make their way to Gimmick's house. Teddy is eager
to get there, but the Hermit advises caution. Upon examination, they realize
that Gimmick's house is guarded. The two of them bump into Fuzz, who is also
on his way to Gimmick's. Teddy gives the Fob a message for Grubby and
Gimmick, and Fuzz proceeds on to the house.
Once the guard at the front door has fallen asleep, Grubby and Gimmick
sneak out, but are seen by a second guard, who alerts the MAVO camp near
Tweeg's tower. Teddy and the Hermit meet up with Gimmick and Grubby at
Wooly's house, the MAVO tracker right behind them.
Inside the house, the Hermit tells what little there is of his story,
prompting Gimmick to use the Crystal stethoscope on him -- which returns
nothing. Gimmick concludes that the Hermit has been a victim of the Black
Box, and postulates that he may have been sold to the Ying Zoo at some point.
Teddy remembers the names in the cage, and the pieces begin to fall into place in his mind.
The fire begins to wane, and so the Hermit volunteers to fetch more wood.
He steps outside, only to be spotted by Maggotheart's crew, who mistake him
for Teddy and capture him. Teddy looks outside to check on the Hermit, and
sees signs of scuffle in the snow and the Eclipse flying away. Wooly and the
Trio take the Airship in pursuit. At MAVO HQ, the Understander discovers that
they have the wrong Illiop, and she and Eleanor set a trap...
Louie delivers the latest issue of the Grundo Gazette to the Trio and
Wooly, which includes an article on the Hermit being held in the MAVO dungeon.
Teddy is horrified, and his resolve hardens. The Airship lands outside MAVO HQ, and Teddy announces that he's going on alone. He takes the Third Crystal and makes himself invisible, and sneaks inside. Teddy opens the Hermit's cell and makes himself visible, saying that everything will be fine... The Hermit pulls back his cloak, and reveals himself to be Sludge! Teddy recoils in
horror, and tries to make himself invisible again, but the Understander grabs the Third Crystal and the Crystal belt, and locks Teddy in the cell.
Meanwhile, Eleanor chains the real Hermit up in her kitchen, while
Gimmick, Grubby, and Wooly wait for Teddy in the Airship...
MAVO Costume Ball
Teddy fights his way through the storm, where he meets a group of Fobs who taunt him mercilessly. At the Airship, everyone is similarly effected: Gimmick becomes increasingly pompous and egotistical as he makes minor tweaks to his inventions; Grubby stuffs his face and makes mean-spirited remarks;even Wooly acts like he's got PMS. Teddy finally reaches the Airship, to discover that no one really gives a rat's ass about what's happened to him.
Meanwhile, at MAVO HQ, LB plans a costume party to celebrate the spread of evil across the land. Teddy finally convinces Gimmick and Wooly to go along with his plan to retrieve the crystals, and Wooly leaves to enlist the
help of Leota and the Woodsprites.
Eleanor leaves for the party, instructing Sparky (her pet) to watch the Hermit (who is still chained up in her kitchen). Sparky decides to follow Eleanor to the party instead, and the Hermit knocks over a pot of rather potent goulash, which eats through the chain holding him to the wall. He
leaves for MAVO HQ as well, to try to find Teddy. Speaking of MAVO HQ, the party there gets underway and LB sings a love song to Buffy as Gimmick and Teddy cover the windows of the structure. Wooly,Leota, and the Woodsprites arrive, but get pissed off and leave right away.
Gimmick complains that Teddy's plan won't work without the Woodsprites.
Teddy, obviously ready to tell Gimmick what he can go do with his screwdrivers, gets fed up and marches into the party, pretending to be in costume. He takes center stage and proclaims: "Hi! My name is Teddy Ruxpin. Can you and I be friends?"
This causes everyone to rush the platform, and a mosh party ensues. Teddy introduces one of the attackers to a support column, which knocks one of the crystals loose from the ceiling. Teddy nabs it and makes a run for the
exit as the sky clears over Grundo, restoring things to normal. Gimmick, Grubby, and Wooly begin making noise to fool the partygoers into thinking the
storm is still raging, while Leota and the Woodsprites sneak inside the building to get the other Crystals.
Quellor fetches the Black Box and storms into the party, and begins kicking ass -- literally -- by booting LB through a window. Sunlight comes pouring into MAVO HQ, and everyone realizes that the party's over.
Tweeg receives the latest copy of the Grundo Gazette, which reports to
his horror that both he and LB are wanted by MAVO -- dead or alive -- and that he is being hunted by MAVO agents. This prompts Tweeg to plot to build a Black Box of his own. He sends LB to steal one of Teddy's Crystals, but LB is more interested in spending time with Buffy. LB goes to Gimmick's House, and winds up visiting with Teddy.
LB mentions Tweeg's latest scheme in conversation, along with how Tweeg's
memory was restored by putting the Seventh Crystal in the Black Box backwards. LB returns to Tweeg's tower, and bumps into Buffy, who is wearing a large rhinestone. LB gives it to Tweeg as a Crystal.
Meanwhile, Teddy convinces Gimmick build a mockup of the Black Box as well (what a coinkydink!). Gimmick points it at the Hermit, and pushes the button... Everything slowly begins coming back to him... He recounts his life years ago as trader and explorer in Rillonia, and how he had a wife,Ilana, and a baby son... Teddy!
He goes on to explain how he crossed the sea to Grundo, only to be picked up by MAVO and interrogated about the whereabouts of the Crystals, of which he had no knowledge. This led Quellor to erase his memory and sell him to the Ying Zoo, until he had the opportunity to escape, and then settle on the island in the middle of Leekee Lake.
Meanwhile, Tweeg fears the worst when there's a knock on his door --
which turns out to be his own long-lost father, Elroy! He invites Jack to
come to take over the family tradition of gnarly surfing. Jack isn't enthused
at first, but warms up to the idea when LB plants the suggestion that it might
let him evade the MAVO mercenaries.
Back at Gimmick's house, Teddy and his father (whose name is Burl) talk
more of the 10 years that have passed, and Teddy suggests that it's time for
them to go home, to Rillonia.
The Journey Home
Elroy, Jack, LB, and Buffy arrive at Ben's Beach. Elroy begins teaching
his son how to surf, and LB and Buffy walk along the beach and talk.
Meanwhile, Teddy is eager to go home, and despite rather strong winds,
the Trio and Burl take the Airship out to sea, where the winds get
progressively worse. The Airship is tossed and turned, and they suddenly see the reason for the strong winds as a typhoon comes at them. They make it
through the storm, and Burl announces that they have reached the island of
At long last, the Airship lands outside the Ruxpin house. Teddy and Burl
find the house empty, and become concerned, until Digger, a childhood friend of Teddy's, comes to the house and explains that Ilana is in the nearby
village, preparing to dedicate a statue in memorial to her long lost husband.
Teddy, Grubby, and Digger head for the village, while Burl pulls Gimmick aside
and asks him for help with an idea he has.
Back at the beach, Jack starts to get the hang of surfing and begins
At the village, Teddy is reunited with his mother, and the ceremony
begins. Ilana unveils the statue, which looks remarkably lifelike, and of
course, really is Burl. Ilana and Burl embrace as the crowd cheers. The
Ruxpins walk off together to catch up on old times, and invite Grubby and
Gimmick to stay the night.