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"Return to Wartwood" is the second segment of the thirty-second episode of Amphibia. It aired on March 6, 2021.


After realizing they forgot to get anyone a gift from Newtopia, the Plantars come up with a risky plan to keep the town from finding out.


The Plantars return to Wartwood, much to the delight of all the townsfolk who welcome them with open arms. They decide to throw a celebration with food for their return. However, Stumpy mentions that he cannot wait to try a Newtopian coral hand fragment that Hop Pop supposedly picked up on his journey. Mrs. Croaker adds that the party should also double as a special gift giving from the Plantars from their trip. A nervous Hop Pop and Polly drag Anne and Sprig back into the fwagon and reveal that before they left, they promised everyone that they will come back with gifts from Newtopia and made a list and hid it underneath the floorboards of the fwagon, but forgot about it. While Anne wants to be responsible and tell the truth, Sprig agrees with his family as they apparently promised Ivy a red sunshell to match his blue moonshell.

They collectively decide to create fake gifts and have them burned through some terrible disaster before the eyes of the townsfolk. Using a strange monster book made from skin, given to Sprig from Maddie, they settle on summoning a Chicka-lisk, a terrible golden gift-eating chicken beast capable of breathing fire and turning people to stone through its gaze beam, but doesn't eat amphibians and won't attack unless threatened. They collect the items to summon him, which ironically took little to no effort despite the ridiculous lengths to get them, and successfully perform the ritual before heading out to the party. Anne and the Plantars stall everyone until the Chicka-lisk arrives with Sprig feeling even more guilty when Ivy expects her gift.

The Chick-alisk appears, in a rather magnificent display, and immediately goes for the presents (which through subtitles reveal that he comically thinks they are for him). The townsfolk, not wanting to lose the "gifts" the Planters "worked hard to get" for them, team up and battle the creature with Anne and the Plantars ultimately joining in after the Chick-alisk retaliates. The gifts end up getting destroyed anyway the Chicka-lisk becomes offended by their "Chicka-lisk formation" and leaves ("Okay, that's just offensive, you guys. Chicka-lisk, out!"). Despite the plan working, Anne coaxes the Plantars to come clean. Everyone is angry and disappointed that they did not get any gifts, but admit that they are glad to see the Plantars being themselves again as life in Wartwood was boring without them. Ivy tells Sprig that he can make it up to her by going on a date with her and kisses him, much to Anne's delight.




  • This episode, as well as "Night Drivers", chronologically take place after the events in "A Day at the Aquarium" and before "The Shut-In!".
  • This episode, along with its sister episode, aired on February 16, 2021 in Greece, the Middle East, and North Africa. It was leaked online shortly afterwards.
  • At the beginning of the episode, Hop Pop partially recreates the "Just Right" meme, which originated from The Emperor's New Groove.
  • Sadie is more welcoming to Sprig, but finds his voice "irritating" referencing the episode "Cracking Mrs. Croaker".
  • Rosemary, Lavender, and Ginger, having previously made appearances in the theme song and "Civil Wart" are confirmed to be part of Maddie's family as of this episode.
  • One-Eyed Wally's history is still a secret to the rest of Wartwood.
  • There are tulips outside the Plantars' house as Chuck grew them ("I grew tulips").
  • The book of monsters that Maddie gave to Sprig resembles the Book of the Dead from the Evil Dead film series.
  • The Chicka-lisk is a combination of a Basan, a fire-breathing bird from Japanese folklore, as well as a basilisk and a cockatrice, both dragon-like creatures with a petrifying gaze from European folklore (all of which resemble chickens). Many of its actions are lifted straight from the Godzilla and Dragon Ball franchises. His theme, which is a chanting of "Chick-alisk", sounds similar to "Sephiroth's Theme" from Final Fantasy VII.
  • Mayor Toadstool claims that they have a formation for every predator. They previously showed off their mantis formation in the very first episode "Anne or Beast?"
  • Felicia Sundew and Chuck's voice actors are only listed under additional voices while Mona Marshall as Sylvia Sundew is not listed in the credits at all.
  • After the Chicka-lisk leaves, Anne says “Finger Licking Gone”. This is a reference to the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan, "Finger Lickin' Good".



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Season Two: "Handy Anne/Fort in the Road" • "The Ballad of Hopediah Plantar/Anne Hunter" • "Truck Stop Polly/A Caravan Named Desire" • "Quarreler's Pass/Toadcatcher" • "Swamp and Sensibility/Wax Museum" • "Marcy at the Gates" • "Scavenger Hunt/The Plantars Check In" • "Lost in Newtopia/Sprig Gets Schooled" • "Little Frogtown/Hopping Mall" • "The Sleepover to End All Sleepovers/A Day at the Aquarium" • "The Shut-In!" • "Night Drivers/Return to Wartwood" • "Ivy on the Run/After the Rain" • "The First Temple" • "New Wartwood/Friend or Frobo?" • "Toad to Redemption/Maddie & Marcy" • "The Second Temple/Barrel's Warhammer" • "Bessie & MicroAngelo/The Third Temple" • "The Dinner/Battle of the Bands" • "True Colors"
Season Three: "The New Normal" • "Hop 'Til You Drop/Turning Point" • "Thai Feud/Adventures in Catsitting" • "Fight at the Museum/Temple Frogs" • "Fixing Frobo/Anne-sterminator" • "Mr. X/Sprig's Birthday" • "Spider-Sprig/Olivia & Yunan" • "Hollywood Hop Pop/If You Give a Frog a Cookie" • "Froggy Little Christmas" • "Escape to Amphibia" • "Commander Anne/Sprivy" • "Sasha's Angels/Olm Town Road" • "Mother of Olms/Grime's Pupil" • "The Root of Evil/The Core & The King" • "Newts in Tights/Fight or Flight" • "The Three Armies/The Beginning of the End" • "All In" • "The Hardest Thing"

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See also
Welcome to AmphibiaNo Big DealCalamity BoxSuspicious IslandFwagon