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"Act 4, Scene 15" is the fifth episode of American Dragon: Jake Long.

Synopsis

Jake, Grandpa, and Fu Dog fight the Huntsman and Huntsgirl for a magical scarab beetle. Jake comes in, swinging from a rope, and knocks the Huntsman and Huntsgirl into the water, but he crashes into the wall. Grandpa grabs the scarab beetle from on top of the dead flowers and escapes. Jake asks him what is so important about that beetle, and it is shown that the flowers were revived.

At school, Jake tries to go talk to Rose, but Trixie tells him that he should just go right in front of her and ask her out. Jake tells her to just sit tight and learn. When Jake goes up to Rose, he says, "Hey, Rose! Haven't been able to dance with you since the talk… I mean talk…" and Rose replies, "It's cool. I know what you mean. Nice you see you too." Trixie is watching by the computers and says, "All that I'm learning is that Jake's Mac Daddy moves are whack!" At that moment, the drama teacher comes in and told Rose that she has to get ready to audition for the school play. Rose tells Jake that they will talk later, but the drama teacher says that she has to "drink, eat, sleep like Cleopatra". Jake gets the idea to audition for Mark Antony, but Trixie thinks that he should just ask Rose out.

Later, in Grandpa's shop, Jake daydreams about Rose and the play. Grandpa snaps him out of his daydream and asks him if he was listening. Jake replies, "Sure. You were… just… saying… some ancient Chinese proverb that holds the key to me learning a valuable lesson?" Fu Dog says, "Grandpa was saying that you have to guard the beetle until we find a way of returning it back to Egypt." Jake agrees and goes back to daydreaming about the play.

In school, Jake and Rose agree to practice. Jake says that they should go to Rose's place, but before Rose can speak, they head out. In Rose's "mansion", Jake is checking out the books. However, when he takes out one of the books, a secret wall appears, and Jake puts back the book without even noticing. Later, as they are about to practice Act 4, Scene 15, Rose's "uncle" comes and ruins everything. Rose rushes Jake out the door and apologizes.

The next day, they try to figure out where to rehearse. Rose suggests they go to his house, but Jake takes her to his Grandpa's shop instead, and they practice there. However, Jake gets nervous and starts acting weird, and accidentally lets the beetle loose.

The next day, they are practicing at Trixie's house. However, just as they are about to kiss, after Jake is finally cooled down, Trixie interrupts. Jake and Rose suddenly see the beetle and they both make up excuses to go to the roof without the other knowing. On the roof, Jake turns into the American Dragon, and Rose turns into Huntsgirl. The two rivals fight and make up excuses to go back. Huntsman arrives and retrieves the beetle, and Jake and Rose escape.

In Grandpa's shop, they discuss how to get the beetle back. In school, Jake and Rose come over and tell each other at the same time that they cannot make it to the play. Upon hearing this, the drama teacher faints. However, they say they might be able to make it back in time. Right then, Spud figures out the location of the Huntsman's lair and Jake, Grandpa and Fu go there. In the lair, as Jake, Grandpa and Fu are fighting the Huntsman and Huntsgirl, the beetle emerges into the light and resurrects everything. Jake stops them by burning the book and they get back the beetle, but unfortunately, Huntsgirl injures her leg. Rose can't make it to the play, and Jake ends up kissing Spud.

The next day, Rose, with her injured leg in a cast, apologizes for not being in the play, and Jake says it is cool and suggests that she audition for the next play, Romeo and Juliet. However, Trixie says, "Ahem!" and Jake says, "Or maybe we could go on a real date sometime?", to which Rose replies, "Yeah, I'd like that." Trixie and Spud congratulate him, but Jake just faints.

Allusions

  • The title is a reference to Act 4, Scene 15 of Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. At the end of the episode, another Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet, is mentioned to be the next school play.
  • The scene where the Huntsmaster's helmet is placed on his head is a reference to a similar scene with Darth Vader.
  • This episode reveals that Jake has a crush on Rose.


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Media
Television: American Dragon: Jake Long"Morpholomew" (Lilo & Stitch: The Series crossover episode)

Books: The Dragon HunterThe Gnome Eater
Games: All Star Skate ParkRose's Print ShopDangerous DescentJake's Dragon Tile ComboJake's Inferno PinballThe Huntsclan TrapsHigh Risk RescueAmerican Dragon: Rise of the HuntsclanAmerican Dragon: Jake Long: Attack of the Dark Dragon

Characters
Main Characters: Jake LongRoseTrixie CarterArthur SpudinskiLuong Lao ShiFu DogJonathan LongSusan LongHaley Long

Other Characters: Brad MortonHans RotwoodStacey WintergrinTraceyLaceyOlivia MearsCourtneyJasmineMarnie LockjellyDanika HunnicuttNigel ThrallFred NerkKyle WilkinsGregorySilverCarol St. CarmineFrederick ButtersleevesJoshuaTrishaAunt CathyRose's ParentsSara and KaraThe Dragon CouncilCouncilor AndamCouncilor KuldeCouncilor KukulkhanCouncilor OminaPatchouli LongSun ParkDolores DercetoMs. JenkinsMs. McGuireMs. BirchMrs. CarterColonel Hank CarterMs. SpudinskiOfficer MortonVeronicaBrocamasStan LipkowskiBerthaReggie the BrownieClooneySanta ClausJaren MacArthurShaniqua ChulavistaThad Rochefort-ChaiseJasma SancereRon SlamCoach SackersonJudge Glamis CutlerTommy KingThe Witches of WoodstockJack FrostPix McGeeQueen LilianaStrigoiMister KrunkersBennyPetite Messenger FairyHerbert the Goblin
Creatures: DragonsDwarvesTrollsPixiesElvesGoblinsBrowniesTooth MinionsGiantsSpritesUnicornsGremlinsGriffinsShade DemonsHairball MonstersHobgoblinsKrylockJersey DevilGuardian SerpentSea SerpentGnomesCyclopsShark PeopleNymphsKrakenDjinnKelpieThe Magical Community
Villains: The HuntsmanHuntsclanDark DragonShadow DragonsCouncilor ChangBananas B.Eli Excelsior PandarusNixHuntsboys 88 and 89Huntsgirl 18Sigmund BrockFuryEuryaleMedusa GorgonEvil JakeVicky FicklingYan YanShackles JackSolitary SamChain Gang ChuckPeg Leg PatHook Hand GhostGreen GhostKumoTiburónConey Island FreaksAvemetrusJohnny Wang
Guest Characters: Monty HallIngrid Third

Episodes
Season One: "Old School Training" • "Dragon Breath" • "The Talented Mr. Long" • "The Legend of Dragon Tooth" • "Act 4, Scene 15" • "Adventures in Troll Sitting" • "Fu Dog Takes a Walk" • "Professor Rotwood's Thesis" • "The Egg" • "The Heist" • "Dragon Summit" • "Body Guard Duty" • "Shapeshifter" • "The Ski Trip" • "The Long Weekend" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "Jake Takes the Cake" • "Hong Kong Nights" • "The Halloween Bash" • "Fu and Tell" • "Flight of the Unicorn" • "Keeping Shop" • "Ring Around the Dragon" • "The Hunted"

Season Two: "Bring it On" • "Half Baked" • "The Academy" • "The Doppelganger Gang" • "Something Fishy This Way Comes" • "Breakout" • "Family Business" • "Hero of the Hourglass" • "Dreamscape" • "A Befuddled Mind" • "Fool's Gold" • "Feeding Frenzy" • "Haley Gone Wild" • "Supernatural Tuesday" • "The Rotwood Files" • "Hairy Christmas" • "Switcheroo" • "The Love Cruise" • "Year of the Jake" • "Homecoming" • "Young at Heart" • "Siren Says" • "Shaggy Frog" • "Nobody's Fu" • "Magic Enemy Number One" • "A Ghost Story" • "Bite Father, Bite Son" • "Game On" • "Furious Jealousy" • "Being Human" • "The Hong Kong Longs"

Locations
New York City, New YorkNew JerseyAlabamaFloridaMillard Fillmore Middle SchoolIsle of DracoHong KongSubwayEmpire State BuildingChinaCamp MugwompMagus BazaarCanal Street ElectronicsIsland of AtlantisCosmopolitan Museum of ArtFamilio Festevedro
Objects
Mark of the Huntsclan13 Aztec SkullsHuntstaffMagical JournalsBrockiumRose's Dream Charm
Songs
The Chosen OneThe Hubba Hubba Hula
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