Marcy at the Gates.
The family finally arrives at Newtopia, only to find that it is closed to all outsiders until the army of giant ants called barbari-ants are gone. They encounter a hooded figure, who turns out to be Anne's other human friend Marcy and rejoice. They decide to take out the barbari-ants together with Anne wanting to protect Marcy, as she had always been a bit clumsy, while Sprig is suspicious of her after their encounter with Sasha. Marcy proves her own capabilities by defeating the queen barbari-ant; pleasing Anne and relieving Sprig...