Jake, Grandpa, and Fu Dog fought the Huntsman and Huntsgirl for a magical scarab beetle. Jake came in swinging from a rope and hit the Huntsman and Huntsgirl into the water but he crashed into the wall. Grandpa grabbed the scarab beetle from on top of the dead flowers and left. Jake asked him what was so important about that beetle and it was shown that the flowers were revived.
At school, Jake tried to go talk to Rose, but Trixie told him that he should just go up right in front of her and ask her out. Jake told her to just sit tight and learn. When Jake went up to Rose, he said, "Hey, Rose! Haven't been able to dance with you since the talk… I mean talk…" and Rose said, "It's cool. I know what you mean. Nice you see you too." Trixie is watching by the computers and said, "All that I'm learning is the Jake's Mac Daddy moves are whack!" At that moment, the drama teacher came in and told Rose that she had to get ready to audition. Rose told Jake that they will talk later, but the drama teacher said that she had to drink, eat, sleep like Cleopatra. Jake comes up with an idea to audition for Mark Antony. Trixie thought that he should just ask Rose out.
Later, in Grandpa's shop, Jake daydreamed about Rose and the play. Grandpa snapped him out of his daydream and asked him if he was listening, Jake said, "Sure. You were… just… saying… some ancient Chinese proverb that holds the key to me learning a valuable lesson?" Fu Dog said, "Grandpa was saying that you have to guard the beetle until we find a way of returning it back to Egypt." Jake agreed and went back to focusing about the play.
In school, Jake and Rose agreed to practice, Jake said that they should go to Rose's place, but Jake did not let Rose talk and they went anyway. In Rose's "mansion", Jake was checking out the books. However, when he took out one of the books, a secret wall appeared, and Jake puts back the book without even noticing about the wall. Later, when they are about to practice Act 4, Scene 15, Rose's "uncle" came and ruined everything. Rose rushes Jake out the door and apologizes.
The next day, they tried to figure out where to rehearse. Rose suggested to go to his house, but Jake took her to his Grandpas' shop instead, and they practiced there. However, Jake got nervous and started acting weird, but he also accidentally let the beetle loose.
The next day, they were practicing at Trixie's house. However, just as they were about to kiss, after Jake was finally cooled down, Trixie interrupted. Jake and Rose suddenly saw the beetle and they both made up excuses to go to the roof without the other knowing to retrieve the beetle. On the roof, Jake turned into the American Dragon, and Rose was back to Huntsgirl. The two rivals fought and went back down to the room. However, they made up excuses again and battled. Huntsman arrives and retrieves the beetle and they left.
In Grandpa's shop, they discuss how to get the beetle back. In school, Jake and Rose came over and told each other at the same time that they cannot make it to the play and upon hearing this, the drama teacher fainted. However, they said they might be able to make it back in time. Right then, Spud figured out the Huntsman's lair and Jake, Grandpa and Fu went there. In the lair, when Jake, Grandpa and Fu were fighting the Huntsman and Huntsgirl, the beetle emerged into the light and resurrected everything. Jake stopped them by burning the book and they get back the beetle, but unfortunately, Huntsgirl gets injured. In the play, Rose did not make it, and Jake ended up kissing Spud.
The next day, Rose apologized about not being in the play, and Jake said it was cool and mentioned about her auditioning for the next Romeo and Juliet play. However, Trixie said, "Ahem!" and Jake said, "Or maybe we could go on a real date sometime?" and Rose said, "Yeah, I'd like that."
Trixie and Spud congratulated him, but Jake just fainted.