Eddy wants to garner respect from the other kids, so he lies about his brother returning to the cul-de-sac. In reality, most of the other kids are afraid of his brother, which Eddy doesn't seem to understand. Double D mentions that fear is not the same as respect.
The Plastics see Jason going out with a girl named Taylor, and Regina doesn't want them to be together. Regina calls Taylor's mom posing as someone from Planned Parenthood to insinuate that Taylor may be pregnant.
The Planeteers are called by Gaia to stop a new villain, Sly Sludge from polluting the Earth with another one of his trash dumping schemes. When the Planeteers confront Sludge, he tells them that he no longer dumps trash and has found the answer to the problem of waste management forever. He "demonstrates" by having a machine that shoots intense beams of light supposedly shrink the trash, but unbeknownst to the planeteers, it's all smoke and mirrors.
The Planeteers are tasked by Gaia to stop a war between two tribes initiated by two-timing arms dealers. Appalled at the sight, Ma-Ti comments on how it is too difficult for him to see such suffering. Gaia profoundly comments that only when people understand the consequences of war would they possess the wisdom to stop it.