The episode starts with Gumball noticing a package on their porch. He brings the package inside, asking if anyone ordered it, which everybody claims not to have. Gumball wants to open the box, but Anais stops him, saying opening other people's mail is a crime. Instead, the Wattersons come up with stories on the box's potential contents.
Gumball says that there is a teleportation gun. In a story, he uses the teleportation device to complete certain tasks, such as taking out the garbage, using the restroom without getting off the couch, and being able to move without walking. However, concern arises when a face appears on his nose. Nicole takes Gumball to a doctor, who explains the the device is causing a mutation in his DNA. Gumball, hoping to exploit the situation to get superpowers, attempts to teleport with different animals and objects only to deform and inherit less desirable traits. Darwin suggests that Gumball should get superpowers from animals that don't make him look like "that," and ultimately, Gumball teleports with a cockroach, much to Anais' disgust.
Nicole imagines that the box contains a briefcase full of money. While the family all fantasizes about what to do with the money, Nicole rushes Richard and the kids out of the house and into the car. Anais asks Nicole where she's taking them, after which she points out that the money is likely connected to a hitman, forcing them to go on the run. They try to lay low in a motel, but are ultimately caught by the hitman and pursued. However, Anais realizes that they're being tracked by the hitman through a tagging device in the briefcase, and she throws it off of a cliff. The hitman falls and crashes, then explains how the Wattersons will always be hunted and can never return back to their own lives. Nicole just replies that they are now millionaires. Hunted, fugitive millionaires.
Anais partially sides with Nicole, agreeing that there's something evil in the box. She then imagines that it unleashed the zombie apocalypse, as told in the form of a video log from a clipboard man. Elmore's infrastructure had collapsed and the majority of the population were now zombies. As he is dragged away, presumably to be consumed by zombies, he screams that he wished he knew how the virus broke out. It is then revealed that seven weeks prior, Richard opened up the box to find a biohazard gun. Presuming it to be a squirt gun, he proceeded to spray it on his family.
Richard imagines that the box contains a phone. It rings, causing him to confusedly pick it up, after which the person on the other side says "Lazarus." A flashback reveals that Lazarus is a secret codeword implanted in Richard's mind to allow him to use it to its full potential. He is then given the assignment of saving the president, who is about to be kidnapped. Richard uses his car to block a missile launched from a bazooka, uses his self-destructing phone to eliminate one of the thugs, and defeats the other with martial arts. He rescues the president and is about to kiss him, but Gumball interrupts, complaining that even if Richard's mind was set to its full potential, it wouldn't equate to anything. It then shows that Richard doesn't hang up the self-destructing phone, which subsequently explodes on him, he is still in the car when the missile was fired, and a thug got ahold of the president. Richard attempts to intervene by kissing the thug and hurting the president. Immediately after, though, he realizes he got the order wrong, but is quickly knocked out.
Darwin believes the box could simply be a box. Gumball replies how it would be a huge letdown. Darwin is about to break into song about the box's true potential, but Gumball stops him by grasping the camera as it begins to pan up.
The family ultimately fight over the box and whether or not they should open it, but accidentally throw it out the window. After almost being run over a series of times, the box is ultimately struck by lightning, effectively turning it to ash.
The next day, Mr. Robinson appears at their door, explaining he told the mailman to leave his mail at the Wattersons' if he wasn't home. He asks if they have it, to which they claim not to have seen it. As Mr. Robinson is about to leave, Gumball asks what was in the box. He replies that they don't want to know, but Gumball prods at him before he admits that the package contained butt cream. Gumball says Mr. Robinson was right about him not wanting to know, ending the episode.
The zombies dragging the Clipboard Man back references the 2007 horror film "REC."
Richard's codename, Lazarus, is in reference to the Biblical character of Lazarus of Bethany, who Jesus brings back to life in The Gospel of John. The name is frequently used in science fiction for characters who experience a similar restoration of life (in this case, the restoration of Richard's memory).
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A mysterious box
[The episode starts with the doorbell ringing. Gumball goes to the door, only to find a box on the doorstep. He picks up the box and goes inside]
Gumball: Did anyone order anything?
DarwinAnaisNicole and Richard: Nah.
Richard: This was the credit card company's answer when I asked if I can order things online.
[Insane laughter comes out of the phone handset]
Richard: It's been like that for three days. I think they're working in shift.
Gumball: Well, it was delivered to our door, so...
[Anais grabs both of Gumball's hands before he has a chance to open the box, then slaps him with a third hand]
Anais: Opening other people's mail is a crime!
Gumball: Oh, why is there always a law against everything I want to do?
Anais: Because the last thing you wanted to do was to move into the supermarket so you could eat for free.
Gumball: Uh, if the food enters your body and exits it while still in the supermarket, it's technically not stealing.
Darwin and Anais: Hmmm.
Gumball: Come on! Am I the only one who wants to open the box?
Richard: Opening other people's mail is like staring at the sun. The more people tell you you shouldn't do it, the more you just gotta.
Nicole: Richard, we're over here.
Richard: Oh, yeah. Sorry.
Nicole: Now, kids, there's plenty of fun things we could do to take our minds off opening the box. Just think outside the box. Play some music on the boombox. Maybe go watch a boxing match or just open the box, the box, open the box!
[Richard holds Nicole back from grabbing the box while, Gumball grabs the box and shakes it]
Gumball: Wait. I think I know what it is. It's a teleportation gun.
Anais: How could you possibly know what a fictional object sounds like?
Gumball: Uh, what does a laser sword sound like?
[Darwin, Nicole, and Richard mimic lightsaber sounds]
Gumball: Case closed. Box open.
Anais: We're not opening it.
Gumball: Oh come on. Think about how this can benefit society and enrich our lives...
["Lives" echoes as Gumball daydreams about it]
[Gumball is in his pajamas reading a book in his bed]
Nicole: Gumball, I told you to take out the garbage.
[Gumball uses a portal gun to shoot a portal in his room and outside over the trashcan. But the trash bag hits a kid on a tricycle on his head, and knocks him out]
[Gumball and Darwin are then playing video games on the sofa, and gumball has a portal under his butt]
Darwin: I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with this.
Gumball: Speak for yourself.
[The second portal is over the toilet, which then disappears and reappears in the kitchen with Gumball shooting another portal and shots portals one after another on the ground]
Gumball: Hi, mom.
Nicole: What are you doing?
Gumball: I just found a way... [Goes through portal] to avoid walking.
Nicole: Are you sure that thing is safe?
Gumball: I think so. [Goes through portal] What makes you say that?
Nicole: Uh, probably that weird thing on your nose.
[Camera zooms into Gumball's nose. A strange head is on his nose]
Bandage Doctor: It seems teleportation is dangerously affecting your DNA.
Gumball: So you're saying I'm getting superpowers?
Bandage Doctor: No. That's a rather specific interpretation of what I just said.
Gumball: But you're not saying that I wont?
Bandage Doctor: Indeed. But I would say that there is a 99.9 percent chance you will turn into a cyst-like pile of flesh with tongues where there shouldn't be tongues.
Gumball: Oh. Uh, right. I -- I understand.
Bandage Doctor: Good. Finally.
Gumball: So you're saying there's a 0.01 percent chance that I could get superpowers?!
[Gumball shoots a portal]
Bandage Doctor: No, no, no, no!
Darwin: Hey, dude. Whoa! Looks like you've been teleporting... a lot.
[Gumball looks mutated from teleporting]
[An egg comes out of a hole on the right side of Gumball]
Darwin: Whoa. What's that?
Gumball: I've been trying to get superpowers. I wanted to fly so I took a bird through the portal. But instead, now I can lay eggs. Then I tried to get invisibility, so I took a chameleon through. [Lays another egg] And now I can lay chameleon eggs. And then I tried to get super jump, so I took a frog through, and...
Darwin: Now you can lay...
[Gumball lays frog eggs, and some are unhatched tadpoles]
Gumball: Uh, yeah. So uh, I decided to take something that couldn't lay eggs, and ta-da!
Darwin: Ah! A laser pointer. Did it work?
Gumball: Sure did. Check this out. [Gumball has green lasers coming out of his eyes] Laser vision!
Darwin: Oh, great. Now i can see exactly where you're looking. But maybe you should focused some of your efforts on the aesthetic side of superheroes. You know, maybe look a little less like... that. [Points at him]
Gumball: You're right. I need to merge with something that looks super cool.
[Cuts downstairs to the dinner table. Gumball is merged with a cockroach, while the family look at him in disgust.]
[Richard interrupts Gumball's fantasy]
Richard: Okay, wait a minute. I'm just gonna say what we're all thinking.
Anais: Please do.
Richard: Are you gonna finish that fictional food that's on your plate.
Anais: What? No! Why did you choose to merge with a cockroach?
Gumball: Just imagine what I could do with the powers of a nuclear resistant parasite.
Anais: Repel girls even more?
Nicole: Oh, I still don't know what it is, but I know what I wish it was.
[The Wattersons open the box and look with delight]
Nicole: Oh, we're rich! [Nicole throws some money in the air] We never have to worry about the end of the month again!
Gumball: I could ride a submarine to school every day!
Darwin: But there's no water between here and school.
[Nicole starts carrying the kids out the door]
Gumball: We'll buy some!
Richard: I can finally call myself retired instead of unemployed!
[Nicole pushes Richard out the door]
Nicole: Come on, let's go.
[Nicole starts to drive away]
Anais: Mom, where are you taking us?
Nicole: You see, such a large amount of cash is bound to belong to somebody shady and it's very likely- [A car crashes on the Wattersons car] to send someone to retrieve it.
[The car follows them]
Gumball:Wait! So no we're on the run from a hit man?
[Nicole swerves and hits the hit man's car, causing him to hit another car; Nicole drives away]
[The Wattersons approach a railroad crossing gate that closed; before the train comes, Nicole drives through the gate. The hit man is stuck behind the railroad crossing]
[The scene cuts to a motel]
Anais: So now we have to live everyday like it's our last?!
Nicole: Yes. But isn't that a good philosophy to have? Carpe diem!
[After Nicole finishes her sentence, the hit man punches a hole in the door. The Wattersons scream]
[The Wattersons are running while simultaneously panting]
[The hit man uses a tracking device to track down the Wattersons]
Anais: I think I know how he's tracking us.
Richard: I'm sorry. I'm just so scared.
Anais: What the? Not that. There must be some kind of tracking device in the money.
[The Wattersons come to a dead end; they scream]
[Nicole scans a stack of cash and finds a tracking device in it. She trows the tracking device over the dead end]
[The hit man drives off of the dead end and his car explodes]
Hit Man: My employers will never give up. There will be another man after me. Then another, and another after that. You will never find peace.
Nicole: Yes, but we're millionaires.
Hit Man: You'll never get back to your old life. You'll be hunted.
Nicole: Hunted millionaires.
Hit Man: You will never be able to trust anyone. You'll be fugitives.
Nicole: Fugitive millionaires.
[Nicole's fantasy ends]
Anais: I agree with mom on one thing. [Takes box from Nicole] What's inside this box is clearly evil.
Darwin: What? Why?
Anais: Because history has proven that mysterious containers always bring misery, Pandora's box?
[Anais imagines Pandora's box]
Anais: The Lost Ark?
[Anais imagines The Lost Ark]
Anais: That Six Month old Takeout box in the back of the fridge?
[Anais imagines Richard screaming, holding a Takeout box with the noodles forming a hand]
Anais: My point is, what if this box was never meant to be opened? What if it was... [Anais imagines a Zombie Outbreak on Elmore]
Clipboard Man: It's been Seven weeks since the Infection began, and I still haven't found a cure, they've taken over everything...
[Cuts to a zoomed out shot of the burning city, cutting into Gary inside a Phone booth, with zombies surrounding him]
Clipboard Man: ... Or if the structures collapse, people are on their own...
[Gary puts a coin on the coin slot of the phone booth]
Phone: Hello! You've reached the mailbox of GLAURGHLARGH's main station, all our office's are really consuming flesh of the living at the moment [Zombie starts knocking on the glass of the booth] so please take the line at your own hands!
[Zombies brake the Phone booth's glass and attack Gary]
Gary: [Screams while Zombies are eating him] Oh! Wait up! [Puts the Receiver back on the Phone's cradle and change comes out] Ah! Cool! [Continues screaming]
[Cuts to the shot of a burning train]
Clipboard Man: Most of the population that was not contaminated, also happened that they're already zombies anyway. [Camera focuses on Neck Beard texting on the phone for a few seconds]
[Cuts to Tobias running into a school bathroom to hide from the zombies, he realizes that there's a zombie on one of the stalls, only to discover that it was a bottom half of a zombie, while the top half is seen washing his hands, the top half then attacks Tobias]
[Cuts to a Zombified Earth trying to bite the Moon while rotating around Earth]
Clipboard Man: The world as we know is coming to an end...
Clipboard Man: [Kneeling on the floor holding the camera] If only i knew that the virus got out, maybe the infection could have been prevented... [Gets dragged off while screaming]
[Cuts to Richard opening a box with Green Flasks]
Richard: Wooo! Squirt Gun! [Shows a picture of Richard, Nicole, Gumball and Darwin playing with the Squirt Gun, with Anais looking shocked]
Richard: Like an accordion made out of bread! Or a remote controlled Trumpet!
Darwin: Uh.. What?
[A phone is seen inside of the box. Richard picks up the phone, and it rings]
Richard: [Gasps, answers phone] Yes?
Man on phone: Lazarus
[The camera zooms into Richard's eye. A machine is attached to Richard]
Man: Our scientists have inserted an implant allowing you to use the capacities of your brain at 100%, making you the ultimate weapon. We will now erase your memory and place you under a false identity until it is time for your mission. Your activation code word is Lazarus
[Lazarus echoes as the Camera comes out of Richard's eye]
[Richard is on the Elmore expressway]
Man: [Through phone] Your mission is to save the president. Please hang up. This phone will self-destruct in 10 seconds.
[Richard shifts into another gear, making the car go faster]
[In another car, the president is seen with another man driving]