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"Raid the Cave" is the twenty-eighth episode of the second season of Star vs. the Forces of Evil.[1]

It premiered on February 6, 2017.[2][3]

Synopsis

Star tries to rescue Glossaryck and the Book of Spells from Ludo.[4]

Plot

Soon after the events of "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown", Star frantically packs numerous weapons and supplies into a backpack—to the point where it's too heavy for her to carry—for a rescue mission to save Glossaryck from Ludo and retrieve her book of spells. Marco comments on her going overboard and suggests informing her mother, but Star refuses out of fear of being harshly disciplined and resolves to clean up her own mess.

On Mewni, Buff Frog reads a bedtime story to his tadpoles when Star and Marco suddenly arrive through a dimensional portal. When Star mentions to him that Ludo is planning something, Buff Frog says he already explained it to her in his letters—which were too illegible for them to read. He shows Star a map he made of Ludo's lair when he previously infiltrated it and says she will not need any of the supplies in her backpack; all she needs is her magic wand.

Star and Marco storm Ludo's lair on the back of a warnicorn and fight their way past the monsters standing guard. However, the monsters don't put up a fight, calling themselves "alternative monsters" instead of fighting monsters, and they don't know where Ludo is, having moved into the cave after it was abandoned. When Star again refuses to call her mother, Marco warns that she's not "seeing the situation clearly". This gives Star the idea of using the All-Seeing Eye spell to find Glossaryck. After a little bit of difficulty with her magic, Star uses the spying spell to locate Glossaryck, who is eating a large tub of pudding in an unknown location.

Star tries to reach through the eye to grab Glossaryck, but Glossaryck says the spying spell doesn't work that way. Despite this, Star manages to "dip down" and reach her hand through the All-Seeing Eye—something Glossaryck had never seen before. Star tells Glossaryck to grab her hand, but Glossaryck explains he belongs to the book, and the book belongs to Ludo now. Regardless of Star's efforts, Glossaryck is indifferent, even questioning the concept of "friendship" between Star and himself. The All-Seeing Eye soon collapses, and Star laments to Marco that "Glossaryck is no longer on the team". The monsters from earlier come in and remark that they are big fans of Star's rebel princess reputation.

Star finally agrees to call her parents and tell them what happened. Back at the Diaz Household, she explains the situation to them over her interdimensional mirror and apologizes deeply for messing up. King and Queen Butterfly, while very shocked at first, forgive Star and say they'll handle it. After hanging up and saying goodnight to Marco, Star takes out her notebook and starts writing a new book of spells.

Characters

Major characters

Minor characters

Production notes

Songs

Transcript

View the episode transcript here.

Gallery

S2E28 Star Butterfly 'my mom is gonna ground me'
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Trivia

  • This is the first single episode to premiere in one day instead of two episodes in a day.

Revelations and continuity

  • The musical score that plays when Star's cheek hearts glow is the same score that plays during the climax of "Storm the Castle".

Allusions

  • The scene in which Star and Marco ride up to Ludo's cave on the back of a warnicorn, and to a pair of monsters they don't appear to get any closer until the last second, is a reference to a similar scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • When Marco tells Star she should do some breathing exercises, she replies, "I don't have time to breathe." This is a reference to a similar line in the movie Predator.

Errors

  • When Star accidentally spies on Rafael and Angie through the All-Seeing Eye, they almost kissed in the first shot but in the next one, they were about to start the kiss.
  • As Rafael and Angie are about to kiss, the patterns on their shirts are missing although they appeared in an earlier shot.

References

  1. Bryan (2017-01-09). “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” Gets Weekday Premieres in February. Nick and More. Retrieved on 2017 March 5.
  2. Star vs. the Forces of Evil : Raid the Cave; Trickstar. Screener. Retrieved on 2017 March 5.
  3. Disney Channel PR (2012-01-12). Season 2 of #StarvsTheForcesofEvil returns on Feb 6 on #DisneyXD. #Starco is back with new episodes debuting throughout the month.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 March 5.
  4. Raid the Cave. Disney XD Press. Retrieved on 2017 March 5.

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