The episode starts with Bow, Glimmer, Kowl, Adora and a Twigget named Spragg in the kingdom of Brightmoon at a jewel-makers. A beautiful crown has been made for Queen Angela - a symbol of hope and freedom for the people of Etheria. Suddenly they are ambushed by Leech and some troopers. Glimmer is frozen and Bow is trapped in a magnetic shield. Adora transforms into She-Ra and quickly deals with the Horde, but the crown is taken in the process.
Glimmer is deeply upset - Peekablue argues that they should attack the Horde and retrieve the crown but Kowl argues this is a bad idea. Bow foolishly informs Kowl that if they get into trouble, She-Ra will come and save them. Glimmer, Spragg, Bow and Peekablue head off to retrieve the crown whilst Kowl informs Adora, Razz and Broom of what is happening.
Adora decides to go along as herself to try and persuade Bow to rethink the idea. However, Clawdeen attacks and the rebels are stuck between her and some cage mines. Bow calls for She-Ra desperately, landing Adora in a situation. However, she does transform - only to tell Bow that she won't help him or the others. Bow and Glimmer fend for themselves and succeed but Peekablue is captured by Catra, Entrapta and Leech. Bow and Adora devise a plan to rescue her without the aid of She-Ra.
Sneaking into Catra's lair, Adora creates a distraction whilst Bow and Glimmer stun the three villains. But Entrapta activates her traps. Adora, deciding Bow has learned his lesson, transforms into She-Ra again and deals with the situation. However when trying to rescue Peekablue, She-Ra and Glimmer are knocked out by some sleeping perfume. Bow and Kowl rescue the ladies and Bow reveals he has learned an important lesson - never count on someone else!