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"The Hard Way" is the second segment of the thirty-first episode of Star vs. the Forces of Evil. It premiered on February 16, 2017, and is the second segment of the eighteenth episode in the second season.

On February 17, 2017 the episode premiered alongside "Crystal Clear".

Synopsis

Ludo forces Glossaryck to teach him about the Book of Spells.

Plot

Ludo arrives at his new temple hideout on Mewni to see his "prisoner" Glossaryck. To his surprise, he is very cordial and carefree and is open to teaching him anything from the spell book that he stole from Star. Ludo asks if his training will be hard and Glossaryck answers if he wants it to be. He has him push the book around and is tired; confusing him as that is what he wanted. Ludo says he does not know what he wants and needs guidance for the first time in his life.

Glossaryck shows Ludo a page for the spell "levitato" and has him try it on an apple. After a couple of failed attempts, Ludo finally manages to get the hang of it. He asks if he is better than Star now to which he admits that he is at least following his directions and reading from the book. Over the course of the day, Ludo practices the spell with he and Glossaryck making progress. Afterwards, Ludo has him tuck him and the wand in bed at night.

Ludo later wakes up in the middle of the night excited and unable to sleep. The wand tells him that Glossaryck is holding back on him about a secret page. Ludo wakes up Glossaryck and demands that he show it to him. As he looks at it, a giant force of dark energy hits him and he is suddenly possessed by Toffee. He tells Glossaryck that he'll never get Ludo on his side, but Glossaryck says he doesn't have a side. In response to this, Toffee laughs and says, "Excellent."

Cast

Trivia

  • This is the second time Star and Marco do not make an appearance though the former is mentioned.

International Premieres

Gallery

External links


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StarVTFOE Logo
Media
Star vs. the Forces of EvilStar and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every DimensionComic Books
Characters
Star ButterflyMarco DiazPony HeadLudoRiver ButterflyMoon ButterflyGlossaryckFerguson O'durgusonAlfonzo DolittleJackie-Lynn ThomasJanna OrdoniaBrittney WongMr. and Mrs. DiazOskar GreasonMiss SkullnickTom LucitorLaser PuppiesJeremy BirnbaumBuff FrogBuff Frog's TadpolesMonster ArmPrincipal SkeevesPixie EmpressPrincess SmooshyToffeeMeteora ButterflyMina LoveberryEclipsa ButterflyHekapooOmnitraxus PrimeRhombulusLekmetKellyLove SentenceMariposa Diaz
Episodes
Season One: "Star Comes to Earth/Party With a Pony" • "Match Maker/School Spirit" • "Monster Arm/The Other Exchange Student" • "Cheer Up Star/Quest Buy" • "Diaz Family Vacation/Brittney's Party" • "Mewberty/Pixtopia" • "Lobster Claws/Sleep Spells" • "Blood Moon Ball/Fortune Cookies" • "Freeze Day/Royal Pain" • "St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses" • "Mewnipendance Day/The Banagic Incident" • "Interdimensional Field Trip/Marco Grows a Beard" • "Storm the Castle"

Season Two: "My New Wand!/Ludo in the Wild" • "Mr. Candle Cares/Red Belt" • "Star on Wheels/Fetch" • "Star vs. Echo Creek/Wand to Wand" • "Starstruck/Camping Trip" • "Starsitting/On the Job" • "Goblin Dogs/By the Book" • "Game of Flags/Girls' Day Out" • "Sleepover/Gift of the Card" • "Friendenemies/Is Mystery" • "Hungry Larry/Spider With a Top Hat" • "Into the Wand/Pizza Thing" • "Page Turner/Naysaya" • "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown" • "Raid the Cave/Trickstar" • "Baby/Running with Scissors" • "Mathmagic/The Bounce Lounge" • "Crystal Clear/The Hard Way" • "Heinous/All Belts are Off" • "Collateral Damage/Just Friends" • "Face the Music" • "Starcrushed"
Season Three: "The Battle for Mewni" • "Scent of a Hoodie/Rest in Pudding" • "Club Snubbed/Stranger Danger" • "Demoncism/Sophomore Slump" • "Lint Catcher/Trial by Squire" • "Princess Turdina/Starfari" • "Sweet Dreams/Lava Lake Beach" • "Death Peck/Ponymonium" • "Night Life/Deep Dive" • "Monster Bash" • "Stump Day/Holiday Spellcial" • "The Bogbeast of Boggabah/Total Eclipsa the Moon" • "Butterfly Trap/Ludo, Where Art Thou?" • "Is Another Mystery/Marco Jr." • "Skooled!/Booth Buddies" • "Bam Ui Pati!/Tough Love" • "Divide" • "Conquer"
Season Four: "Butterfly Follies" • "Escape from the Pie Folk" • "Moon Remembers/Swim Suit" • "Ransomgram/Lake House Fever" • "Yada Yada Berries/Down by the River" • "The Ponyhead Show!/Surviving the Spiderbites" • "Out of Business/Kelly's World" • "Curse of the Blood Moon" • "Princess Quasar Caterpillar and the Magic Bell/Ghost of Butterfly Castle" • "Cornball!/Meteora's Lesson" • "The Knight Shift/Queen-Napped" • "Junkin' Janna/A Spell with No Name" • "A Boy and His DC-700XE/The Monster and the Queen" • "Cornonation" • "Doop-Doop/Britta's Tacos" • "Beach Day/Gone Baby Gone" • "Sad Teen Hotline/Jannanigans" • "Mama Star/Ready, Aim, Fire" • "The Right Way/Here to Help" • "Pizza Party/The Tavern at the End of the Multiverse" • "Cleaved"

Objects
Royal Magic WandDimensional ScissorsMagic Instruction BookStar's Notebook of Spells
Songs
I'm from Another Dimension Closing ThemeShining StarSpace UnicornAwesome FeelingToo Little Too LateWaiting for MeJust FriendsThe Ballad of Star Butterfly
Locations
MewniEcho CreekEcho Creek AcademySt. Olga's Reform School for Wayward PrincessesDiaz House
See Also
Mewberty
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