Billy, in his time of need, takes a trip into his imagination where he meets his inner self. He shares his dilemma about his fear of clowns, and his inner self tells him that clowns aren't scary, they're just different. However, instead of teaching tolerance, his inner self teaches hatred, and this causes Billy to grab Grim's scythe and rage at Mandy and Grim in their clown costume.
It is discovered that Sly Sludge has been using the active volcano of an Island inhabited by people as a natural trash incinerator. The volcano begins erupting and trash that the volcano didn't erupted with it, scattering. Captain Planet tries to enter the volcano, but the fumes from the trash made the air inside the volcano too polluted for him to tolerate.