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"Taking Charge" is the second segment of the fourth episode of Amphibia. It premiered on June 20, 2019.


After one of the Plantars mysteriously runs out the charge on Anne's phone, the family embarks on a mission to try and recharge it.


Anne reveals to the Plantars that her phone automatically downloaded episodes of Suspicion Island. The Plantars, unfamiliar with technology or entertainment from Anne's world, react differently. Sprig and Polly become intrigued by the unusual series, while Hop Pop outright detests it. They end up binging the series at Anne's suggestion, but as it gets late, she ends it so that they can all go to bed with Hop Pop concurring and the kids disappointed. In the middle of the night however, somebody comes back into the living room to watch the rest of the show. In the morning, Anne sets up so that they can watch more Suspicion Island, but discovers that not only has someone watched all the episodes, but the battery has run out. The Plantars call begin blaming each other for the phone's battery dying out and Anne asks that they find electricity.

Hop Pop researches the Zapapedes, centipede like creatures full of electricity. They all agree to venture out to the misty peaks to search for the creatures and recharge Anne's phone, though they all begin to suspect one another. They make it to the top of the peak where they spot a zapapede. While a crossing a rickety bridge, Hop Pop and Polly believe that Sprig wore out the phone's energy while he suspects the two in return. As they fight, the rope bridge breaks and they land on a ledge that overlooks an entire bed of zapapedes. Sprig and Polly still suspect each other and fight with Anne jumping in when she get kicked in the face. Overcome with guilt, Hop Pop reveals that he was the culprit despite his claims that he disliked it, though the family is more impressed than angry.

In an effort to redeem himself, Hop Pop jumps onto the bed of zapapedes with Anne's phone and starts getting electrocuted. Anne, Sprig and Polly lower themselves down to rescue Hop Pop, but all four get electrocuted and are launched far from the sight and land in the middle of the forest. Hop Pop notices that the phone is now charged at 10,000% and apologizes to Anne for watching the entire season without them. Anne forgives him as he risked his life just to get the phone charged. Hop Pop happily asks them to finish watching the season as he feels the need to tell someone about it while almost spoiling the ending of the season for them.



"Suspicious Island"


Hop Pop: "What is this demonic nonsense?"
Anne: "Hop Pop, this show's got beautiful people doing dumb things while stuff explodes! It's literally perfect."
―Anne showing the Plantars to Suspicion Island


  • Suspicion Island is a clear parody of shows such as Lost, Survivor and shows commonly found on the CW.
  • This is the first episode where Anne starts calling Hop Pop "H.P." for short as he tells her not to call him that, but accepts it in later episodes.
  • This is also the first episode where Sprig is shown playing his fiddle.

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Season One: "Anne or Beast?/Best Fronds" • "Cane Crazy/Flood, Sweat & Tears" • "Hop Luck/Stakeout" • "The Domino Effect/Taking Charge" • "Anne Theft Auto/Breakout Star" • "Sprig Vs. Hop Pop/Girl Time" • "Dating Season/Anne Vs. Wild" • "Contagi-Anne/Family Shrub" • "Lily Pad Thai/Plantar's Last Stand" • "Toad Tax/Prison Break" • "Grubhog Day/Hop Pop and Lock" • "Civil Wart/Hop-Popular" • "Croak and Punishment/Trip to the Archives" • "Snow Day/Cracking Mrs. Croaker" • "A Night at the Inn/Wally and Anne" • "Family Fishing Trip/Bizarre Bazaar" • "Cursed!/Fiddle Me This" • "The Big Bugball Game/Combat Camp" • "Children of the Spore/Anne of the Year" • "Reunion"

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"

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See also
Welcome to AmphibiaNo Big DealCalamity BoxSuspicious Island