The family must defeat an entire ant army before they can enter Newtopia.
Alternate Synopsis: The family arrives at Newtopia but the gates are closed due to a giant ant invasion; they'll have to defeat the entire ant army before they can enter the city.
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- Brenda Song as Anne Boonchuy
- Justin Felbinger as Sprig Plantar
- Bill Farmer as Hop Pop Plantar
- Amanda Leighton as Polly Plantar
- Haley Tju as Marcy Wu
- Keith David as King Andrias
- Michelle Dockery as Lady Olivia
- Anna Akana as Sasha Waybright
Characters like Maggie, and most of the students from Saint James Middle School have no lines.
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- Alien: When the queen ant's egg hatches, the larva pops out and attaches itself to Sprig's face. This references the alien facehuggers that attack the same way.
- Dungeons & Dragons: Marcy's favorite tabletop game, Creatues and Caverns, is based on the fantasy role-playing board game.
- Nintendo Switch: in the flashback, Marcy is seen playing on a console in similar style to the Nintendo Switch.
- Dragon Quest 2: The cover of Marcy's favorite video game, Vagabondia Chronicles, is reminiscent of the Japanese cover of the second game in the Dragon Quest series, created by Enix (now Square-Enix).
- Hop Pop puts on a sweater when his clothes get destroyed, but in the next shot, Hop Pop wears his usual clothes again.
- It is the first of the four 22-minute specials in Season 2.
- This episode has the official debut of Marcy.
- This episode reveals a few things about Marcy.
- She's smart
- She's clumsy and oblivious
- Her last name is Wu
- In two months, Polly will be a froglet.
- Marcy's Phone first appears in this episode.
- When Marcy saves Sprig, her eyes glow green. Anne's eyes have previously glowed blue in the series premiere and the Season 2 premiere.
- Running Gag: Marcy's cloak catches on fire multiple times during the episode, even when there isn't any fire present.
- This is the first special of the series with the full intro and the normal credits sequence. The previous special "Reunion" has only the logo in the intro, with an alternate version of the end credits sequence.
- The events of "Best Fronds", "The Domino Effect" and "Reunion" are mentioned in this episode.
- Anne mentions Domino 2 from "The Domino Effect" and getting attacked by a snake at the lake in "Best Fronds".
- Sprig is suspicious of Marcy due to the events of the season 1 finale "Reunion", with Sasha's actions towards Anne.