|Capture the Flag Part 5: The Game||Gallery||Transcript|
After Beth the Timekeeper blows her sousaphone the game starts and it begins with Paintball Benny leading a group through the tunnel and being surrounded by Acorn knights. Due to the rules, anyone tagged on the opposing team’s side of the creek is frozen for the duration of the game, so Benny’s group gets tagged and frozen as Benny radioes on the Walkie talkie for help. Mike goes to save his brother over Craig’s protests and Kelsey complains that the two of them don’t know how to listen. Mike and Benny are both tagged so Craig is forced to begin Phase 2 with the Junk Lord driving Toman out. Toman tells the Acorn Knights the ground is lava which makes them run away, but Toman is neutralized when the Cherry Blossom’s newest recruit, Paloma, manages to jinx him. Once all forward groups were frozen, stink bombs made by Wren were thrown over The Overpass making cover and taking out almost all the Acorn Knights Xavier sent out and clearing the way for the main offensive groups to proceed.
When they’re out of harm’s way, Craig goes over the plan with everyone present. Xavier’s flag is in either Wisteria Fort, The Maze, or Xavier’s Keep. They will be split into 3 teams with The Green Poncho, Sparkle Cadet, and Bobby going through the sewers to get to Wisteria Fort. The group going to the Maze will be Kelsey, Maney, and the 10 Speeds, and Craig will be going to Xavier’s Keep. Craig summons Wildernessa with the whistle she gave him and they head off to Xavier’s Keep while the others head to their destinations. Right after leaving, Kelsey gets scared when she senses Maya run past her, but she tries to dismiss it as nothing.
Back on the other side of the Creek, J.P. is keeping their flag on top of a cardboard structure made by Carter in the middle of the poison ivy grove. J.P. assures the little kids that are with him the flag won’t be taken.
Omar, Bobby, and Sparkle Cadet make it to Fort Wisteria where they get pinned down by Jackie “The Arm” throwing water balloons at them. At the Maze; Kelsey, Maney, and the 10 Speeders split up to cover more ground. Handlebarb has her bike quickly dismantled by Keun Sup “The Blur” before she’s tagged and frozen with The Blur tagging Warp Speed as well. Kelsey, Maney, and Cannonball go to where they heard the screaming and spot Handlebarb’s frozen body. The Blur tags Maney causing her to freeze as well before the Blur finally reveals himself before Kelsey and Cannonball.
While riding with Wildernessa, Craig bemoans the fact that this entire battle could have been avoided if the Council listened to him about Xavier and starts to think that maybe the Creek does need a leader. Wildernessa wonders if Craig is trying to convince her, or himself. Suddenly, Aggie “the Squashinator” appears in front of Xavier’s Keep. After Aggie makes fun of Craig and Wildernessa, Wildernessa retorts that if she thinks that Craig will back down from a bully, then she doesn’t know a thing about Craig and attacks with Cheesesticks.
Back at the Poison Ivy Patch, J.P. spots Maya and warns the Sewer Queen who was guarding nearby. Unfortunately, Maya manages to subdue her with her pool skimmer. At Fort Wisteria, Sparkle Cadet makes a bubble barrier to hide from Jackie, but Jackie retaliates by launching a barrage of water balloons. Bobby then asks Sparkle Cadet how big of a bubble she can make. At The Maze, Keun Sup taunts Kelsey and Cannonball with his speed, but Cannonball says the Blur isn't as fast as he is. Wildernessa has Cheese Sticks use an Alpha Howl to knock back Aggie. But Aggie retaliates by singing an Operatic Soprano so loud that it hurts Cheese Sticks' ears which causes him to buck Craig and Wildernessa off his back and run away whimpering. While Wildernessa tries to retrieve Cheese Sticks, Craig is defenseless against Aggie who is about to tag him. Wildernessa spots this and rushes back and gets tagged by Aggie in Craig's place. When Craig asks her why she'd do that, Wildernessa tries to say it's because she likes him, but she can't finish the sentence before being frozen.
When Aggie is about to tag Craig, an explosion happens nearby and it turns out to be the return of Deltron! His rapping manages to distract Aggie who dances along while Craig gets away and into Xavier's Keep. At Fort Wisteria, Sparkle Cadet puts Bobby in a giant bubble so that he can float above Jackie and on top of the Fort. Eating his candy gives Bobby a supernatural energy boost and he blasts Jackie (he's actually just throwing his candy at him). In The Maze, Cannonball says he'll show Keun Sup what fast really is and they ride into another dimension called Cannon space (Cannonball likely just sped away on his bike while Keun Sup followed him). Deltron's rap ends while Craig makes inside Xavier's Keep.
At the Poison Ivy patch, Maya defeats the Ninja Kids and J.P. is worried she'll get the flag. Carter assures J.P. that his cardboard fortress has a few surprises. Carter steps on a switch and reveals that he made cannons that fire packing peanuts. Maya manages to dodge the peanuts and J.P. tries to reassure the little kids they'll be fine, but gets worried when he can't find Lil' Chris. Chris gets fired out of the cannon and Maya knocks him back with his sense knocked back into him. Carter decides to use his final measure and reveals the cardboard fortress is actually another giant robot. Instead of fighting Maya, they decide to run away from her. J.P. makes fun of Maya saying that she's going to lose her BFF title, Xavier, and she'll be all alone. This infuriates Maya and she jumps on the trampoline and crashes through Carter's robot like a human missile and destroys it while getting the flag.
Omar's group and Kelsey communicate through their walkie talkies and report that neither of them found the flag, which means it must be in Xavier's Keep. J.P. reports that Maya got the flag and someone needs to stop her before she crosses the overpass. Omar tells Kelsey she's the closer to the Overpass than he is and she needs to get their to stop Maya from winning the game. Kelsey is scared since she never defeated Maya before, but Omar snaps her out of it since not going down without a fight is what heroes are made of.
At Xavier's Keep, Xavier is playing a keyboard and welcomes Craig and asks him if he wants any snacks or candy? Craig wants to know where the flag is and Xavier says he doesn't have it and that Maya will soon be back with Craig's flag. The wind then blows and Craig notices something rustling in between Xavier's jacket and realizes that Xavier had sewn his flag into the back of his jacket. Craig tries to rush for the jacket, but Xavier turns around and reminds him that all he has to do is to touch Craig to freeze him.
Maya rushes back to The Overpass with the flag when Kelsey blocks her path and claims she's going to try to stop her. Maya tells Kelsey she has no idea what she had to do to get the flag, her cape, and she had to even betray her only friend. Kelsey says she's still going to try and rushes at Maya. The fight interjects with Xavier trying to tag Craig and gloats that he outsmarted Craig and Craig will now lose his precious creek to him. Craig is cornered at the edge of Xavier's keep and Xavier says this all happened because Craig thought he knew better than a king. Craig tells Xavier he doesn't know anything about being a king because he's not on Cheyenne and Kenneth's level (which confuses Xavier about how he knows the names of his older siblings?). Craig bluntly then tells Xavier that he's a bully who gives out candy to make kids do what he wants. Because deep down he knows that the kids only want to be friends with the king, not Xavier himself. This hits a nerve with Xavier and he tries to punch Craig, but Craig dodges and Xavier nearly falls off the edge of the Keep before Craig pulls him back up and pulls off his jacket.
Kelsey is badly struggling against Maya, but she refuses to give up. Omar manages to make it back to support Kelsey which surprises Maya. Omar says he got a ride from a friend who turns out to be the original Green Poncho. Omar tells Maya they don't have to fight which Maya replies that it's because Omar doesn't have anything left to lose. Back at the Keep, Xavier tries to reason with Craig in that they both love the Creek and that he became King to lead over the kids so that they'd know what's best for them and that this entire battle could have been avoided with the right leader. Craig asks if Xavier is telling him he should be king which Xavier quickly shoots down saying he could never handle it along with the burden it carries. It's then revealed Xavier was just stalling for time so that Aggie could get up to the Keep and tag Craig. Aggie tries to tag Craig, but she's blocked by Sparkle Cadet's bubbles and she covers Craig as he escapes.
Craig manages to escape the Keep, but he's surrounded by Acorn Knights. Fortunately Cannonball arrives and gives Craig a ride to The Overpass. However, Xavier manages to cut them off and Cannonball crashes. Craig makes a dash for the Overpass while Xavier sprints after him. At The Overpass, the Green Ponchos combine their bows into one giant bow and fire Kelsey at Maya like a human arrow. Maya gets knocked down and Kelsey demands she hand over the flag. Maya refuses because she'd lose everything such as her status as BFF. Maya then starts to cry as she wonders if she would just be someone that betrayed her best friend for nothing if she wasn't the BFF? Omar comforts her telling her that they can't make up the summers they lost, but that doesn't mean they can't enjoy the time they have in the future. Suddenly, Craig and Xavier make it to the overpass and Xavier grabs the jacket. While tugging on the jacket, Craig tries to rip the flag off of it. Xavier tries to tackle Craig to freeze him before he gets the flag off, but Xavier ended up tackling him onto Craig's side of The Creek right as Craig ripped the flag off the jacket, thereby winning the game.
Beth blows her sousaphone announcing Craig's victory to The Overpass and everyone is unfrozen. Omar runs to Maya, but she disappears and leaves her cape behind. While on top of the overpass, Xavier's Acorn Knights bow to Craig, ready to accept him as the new king. Craig rejects the idea of having a King and that the creek should allow all kids to play how they want, not just one person telling them how to play. He tears up the flag and frees the kids of the other side so they can play how they want.
- The Green Poncho
- Old Green Poncho
- King Xavier
- Keun Sup
- Sewer Queen
- Sparkle Cadet
- Paintball Mike
- Carl (cameo)
- Carter Brown
- Scratchless One (non-speaking)
- Lil' Chris
- Frisboy (non-speaking)
- Scuba (non-speaking)
- Diane (cameo)
- Cherry Blossom (cameo)
- Jeremy (cameo)
- Cheyenne (mentioned)
- Kenneth (mentioned)
- "Capture the Flag Part 5: The Game" is the only episode of the series with five writer/storyboarders, more than any other episode.
- Deltron's song "Positive Contact" was released on May 23, 2000 which is the debut album of Deltron 3030 and featured in video games. This song is featured when Craig gets into the fort while his friends beat the champions.