Emma's new rebellious and temperamental behavior gets her suspended from school. Jessie runs into Mr. Moseby, the manager of the Tipton Hotel in New York, and he tells her the best way to understand what is going on with a child is to talk to them. Meanwhile, a grueling assignment allows Luke to teach Zuri karate. Later on, Zuri gets nervous and cannot cut the board. Luke teaches her that fury will get her to break the board by calling her a "chicken".