Bunga stops a herd of zebras from drinking water from the giraffes to which Thurston, the lead zebra, decided that they wanted a drink of water to which Bunga explains to wait after the giraffes finish drinking. However, everything is peaceful after telling the zebras to wait their turn until a nearby gorilla arrives, introducing himself as Shujaa. The zebras and giraffes run away from the powerful gorilla in panic. While Beshte and Ono get the zebras and giraffes to safety, Kion, Fuli, and Bunga decide to stop the powerful gorilla. Kion then explains to Bunga that Shujaa, the powerful gorilla, is a friendly giant. Asking Shujaa if he is to cause trouble, he explains to Fuli that he is to help the Lion Guard conserve the water between the zebras and giraffes who which Kion tells him that he just misunderstood. Ono and Beshte arrive telling the trio that the zebras and giraffes are safe. Shujaa introduces himself to Ono and Beshte to which he explains that he is sent by King Sokwe, the gorilla king of the Theluji Mountains. Shujaa explains to Ono that King Sokwe heard bad news of Scar who sent the Outlanders to destroy the Pride Lands. Shujaa explains what King Sokwe tells him of what Shujaa does best as a gorilla. Shujaa sings to the Lion Guard of what he does best, explaining he has the ability to smash rocks and lift heavy things as a gorilla.
After singing, Ono explains that adult gorillas can pick up ten times their body weight. Shujaa tells Beshte to know how strong he is to which Beshte decides not to show off. Beshte shows off to Shujaa to know how strong he is by flipping a rock toward him. Kion explains that King Sokwe was right all along as the Lion Guard decides to get help from him to which Ono tells him to get help from Shujaa sooner. Meanwhile, Ono sees a group of hyenas, crocodiles, and jackals attacking Big Springs trying to fight against Basi, Beshte's father. The Lion Guard, with help from Shujaa, decides to fight off the Outlanders.
Meanwhile at the hippos' territory, Shujaa fights off the hyenas, crocodiles, and jackals to defend the hippos' territory. Fighting off the Outlanders, Shujaa inadvertently causes a rockslide just as the gorilla wards off the Outlanders (also causing a bit of damage towards the aardvark burrows). Thanking Shujaa for helping the Lion Guard, an aardvark named Muhangus, a hare named Masikio, and a herd of oryxes tangled up are upset of what Shujaa did while trying to fight off the Outlanders, noticing the decimated landscape around them. Meanwhile at the Outlands, Scar scolds Janja, Kiburi, and Reirei that the Lion Guard and Shujaa defeated them once again. Reirei tells Scar that she and the Outlanders saw a powerful gorilla defeating them. Explaining to Scar about their encounter with the powerful gorilla to which he explains about the gorilla they encounter, Scar explains that all the Outlanders need to do is to keep practicing on fighting against the Lion Guard and Shujaa can do massive damage in the Pride Lands in an attempt for him to join his side.
Back at the Pride Lands, Bunga apologizes to Muhangus about what Shujaa did to his den, the aardvark explains that the hippos are huge animals that do not need help as they can help fend off the Outlanders to which Ono explains that the oryxes are now untangled and the hares are out of the dens just as the Lion Guard helped out the animals effected by Shujaa's power. While Shujaa tries to help clean up Muhangus' burrow, he does not notice a nearby termite mound to which Shujaa suggests the Guard should clean up instead.
Meanwhile, the Outlanders return to the Pride Lands on the savanna at Nyani Grove just as the Lion Guard plans to fend off the Outlanders just as Shujaa comes along. Noticing the Outlanders approaching the antelopes, Kion tells Shujaa to stop cutting through the forest as it is the baboons' home just as the Shujaa doesn't listen to him as the baboons scatter across a herd of buffaloes. Kion tells Fuli and Beshte to take care of the baboons and buffaloes while he, Bunga, and Ono take care of Shujaa clearing a path for the Guard. Approaching Janja, he explains to the Guard that the gorilla he encountered is a menace to the Pridelanders just as the Outlanders prepare to stalk a herd of antelopes. Kion tells Ono to tell the sable antelopes to hide for shelter in Nyani Grove. Ono tells the sable antelopes to follow him into Nyani Grove just as the Outlanders prepare to stalk the herd of antelopes. Kion then uses the Roar of the Elders against the Outlanders to fend them off once again. Beshte and Fuli arrive telling Kion, Bunga, Ono, and Shujaa that they have taken care of the baboons and buffaloes. Upon noticing the mess around Nyani Grove, Shujaa decides to clean up the decimated grove but only causes mess again. Beshte explains that although Shujaa does help the Lion Guard, he explains that Shujaa has to control his own strength when helping similar to Beshte's strength to which Ono compares Beshte's strength to Shujaa's that Beshte's does not cause damage unlike Shujaa's strength. Beshte decides to tell Shujaa how to control his strength.
Beshte takes Shujaa to control his own strength. Meanwhile, a galago named Laini arrives and is frightened upon seeing Shujaa. Beshte introduces Shujaa to the galagos to which Laini explains the reason why she is scared is because of a nearby serval in their tree that refuses to leave, thinking the serval wants to eat the galagos. The serval explains that he tried to catch a bird, but he flew away to which he explains to the galagos that he is not as good when jumping down as he is good when jumping up. Beshte teaches Shujaa of what to do when dealing with a serval at a tree. Shujaa decides to tear it down to which Beshte tells him that the tree is the galagos' home. Beshte tells him to think first then act. Thinking of what to do, Shujaa gently lets the serval down the tree to which the serval praises Shujaa for helping him get down the tree just as the serval bids a farewell to the galagos. Beshte praises Shujaa for his good thinking in helping control his strength, not noticing the tree launching the galagos into another tree in Ndefu Grove. Laini explains that the galagos can return to their tree by themselves. Beshte gives Shujaa another chance to try again in controlling his strength, explaining that even the smallest of all the Pridelanders (especially butterflies) also need help. Beshte tells Shujaa to be gentle in helping free the butterfly stuck. Shujaa gently removes small rocks to rescue the butterfly from the rocks (the big rock also falls when Shujaa is trying to help). Beshte tells Shujaa that the big rock never landed on any Pridelander now because he saved the butterfly. Meanwhile, Beshte hears a rhino named Kifaru having trouble finding his way out. Asking to know where his tickbird is at, he tells Beshte that he gave his friend Mwenzi a day off and has trouble finding his way to the watering hole. Beshte explains that rhinos can't see too well to which Shujaa helps Kifaru find a way out of the dead end by punching a wall through it so that Kifaru can find the watering hole. Thanking Shujaa for his help, Shujaa did not notice that he smashed the rock hyraxes' home. Upset about what he did with the hyraxes, Beshte and Shujaa decide to find the rock hyraxes a new home. Helping the hyraxes a new place to him, Shujaa feels upset about himself about the wrong things he did when helping the other animals.
Arriving towards a sulking Shujaa, he explains that he helped the hyraxes find a new home to which the hyraxes like it, Ono warns the two that the Outlanders have attacked Big Springs once again causing a wildfire there. Fending off the Outlanders, the Lion Guard arrives just in time to fend off the Outlanders. Escorting the hippos into the Big Springs, Kion tells Beshte to take care of the fire just as he, Fuli, Bunga, and Ono plan on fending them off. Beshte, however, is injured during battle and the wildfire. Kion escorts Ono to recruit Shujaa and tell him that he needs their help due to Beshte's injury immediately. Ono tells Shujaa to help out but he refuses. Telling him about Beshte, he and Ono arrive at the spot where the Guard is fighting off the Outlanders. Shujaa puts out the fire as he rescues Beshte by gently holding him in controlling his strength. Shujaa believes in himself in trying to help the Lion Guard fend off the Outlanders just as Shujaa grabs the crocodiles Kiburi and Tamka and the hyenas and jackals notice this just as they retreat back to the Outlands thinking Shujaa is far too powerful to challenge, along with the crocodiles to which Shujaa tosses them into while retreating back to the Outlands.
Banishing them back to the Outlands, Shujaa helps put out the fire as Kion praises him for his assistance in putting out the fire. Beshte even praises that he didn't just fight back but also thought first before fighting. Kion explains that the Guard feels lucky that King Sokwe sent him to the Pride Lands to which Shujaa explains that Sokwe never saw him think as he needs to show how thoughtful he is before doing an action to impress King Sokwe. Shujaa then promises to come back to help the Lion Guard only if they need help. Kion accepts his promise just as Shujaa bids a farewell to the Guard and Beshte just as Shujaa returns to the Theluji Mountains to talk to King Sokwe about what he did when meeting the Lion Guard for the first time.
- Christopher Jackson as Shujaa
- David Oyelowo as Scar
- Andrew Kishino as Janja
- Kevin Schon as Thurston and Chungu
- Vargus Mason as Cheezi
- Common as Kiburi
- Nolan North as Tamka
- Ana Gasteyer as Reirei
- Phil LaMarr as Goigoi and Shingo
- Max Charles as Kion
- Joshua Rush as Bunga
- Diamond White as Fuli
- Atticus Shaffer as Ono
- Dusan Brown as Beshte
- Khary Payton as Muhangus
- Meghan Strange as Laini
- Maurice LaMarche as Kifaru
- Dee Bradley Baker as Hyrax and Masikio
- Cam Clarke as Serval
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Basi
- This episode's title is a reference to the Disney film, Beauty and the Beast.
- This marks Kifaru's second appearance.
- This episode marks the first time Kiburi and Tamka make an appearance without Nduli.