The episode begins with Darwin alone in his bedroom, staring at his computer screen as he breaks into a heartbreaking song. Before long, Gumball appears and inquires what was on his mind but Darwin refuses to tell him and storms out in embarrassment. Riddled, Gumball checks the computer Darwin was staring at and finds a photo supposedly of Teri and concludes his brother has a crush on her. Determined to help him out, he enlists Carrie to set Darwin up with Teri. Although Carrie is saddened by this request, as she was already in love with Darwin, she accepts.
At school, Darwin is writing a poem as Gumball and Carrie look on. Seeing how desperate he is, Gumball suggests going into more extreme methods to set him up, such as making a love potion, which Carrie quickly declines to. Unbeknownst to Gumball, Carrie is still somewhat jealous and secretly plots to sabotage his plans. Their first plan involves trying to trick Teri into entering a quarantine, but Carrie sabotages this plan by throwing out the soda bottle meant to be a "deadly chemical." For the second plan, Gumball tries to convince Darwin to shout out his secrets to Teri, which only upsets Carrie more.
Later at the library, Gumball tells Carrie his next plan: Marry Darwin and Teri online. Finally, the guilt-ridden Carrie admits she was trying to ruin Darwin's chances with Teri because of her feelings for him. Gumball gives her his sympathies but tells her that Darwin no longer has romantic feelings for her and there is nothing they can do about it but help him find his love. Carrie sadly agrees and decides to make the love potion that will bring Teri and Darwin together, using Darwin's shoe, a piece of Teri, and her own tear as ingredients. Once the potion is ready, Gumball dips arrows into it and shoots both Darwin and Teri, making them instantly fall in love.
Back home, Darwin is getting ready for his date. Gumball is expecting him to show his gratitude after setting him up, which only confuses the latter. Gumball explains that he saw Darwin's photo of Teri and that he and Carrie were his matchmakers. Darwin explains that the photo was not of Teri, but of Carrie, who, being a ghost, does not show up on photos. Realizing his grievous mistake, Gumball summons Carrie and tells her they have to break up Teri and Darwin as their love is not true after all. Once again, the two resort to extreme methods to break them up. They go from forcing Alan onto Teri in front of Darwin, to making Darwin obese and unattractive, to introducing Teri to Richard and his gross habits, to making Teri think she has cooties as a result of Darwin kissing others in the past. Unfortunately, none of those methods work and only bring them closer together.
Heartbroken, Carrie begins to cry. However, Darwin notices her tear, which breaks the spell. Carrie then sheepishly asks Darwin if he would like to go on a date with her. Darwin gladly accepts. Suddenly Teri, still under the spell, rises up. Gumball then shoots another arrow at Teri's spray bottle, which she promptly falls in love with. After this, Darwin and Carrie then share a kiss as Gumball happily watches them, ending the episode.
One of the faces Gumball makes is similar to one of the faces of Joey Wheeler from Yu-Gi-Oh!.
Gumball melting from a "chemical spill" may be a reference to Robocop, in which Emil Antonowsky suffers a similar and equally gruesome fate.
Gumball using a bow and an arrow with the love potion on it is a reference to Cupid.
According to Carrie in "The Mirror," one can summon a ghost by saying its name five times, but in this episode Gumball only had to say Carrie's name three times to summon her.
In this episode, Darwin can kiss Carrie while in "Halloween" he has to be a ghost to kiss Carrie.
Carrie was even able to slap Gumball despite him not being a ghost.
The spray bottle Teri was holding disappears after the camera zooms into Darwin's lips and remains missing during the kissing scene. It then reappears after Darwin breaks the love potion's spell when Gumball shoots it with the arrow to make Teri fall in love with it.
[The episode starts with the camera looking at the window of the Watterson brother's bedroom before it switches to Darwin, whom is looking wistfully at his computer's screen.]
[Darwin turns on his boombox. The boombox begins to cry tears through the speakers. As an electric guitar piece begins to play, Darwin walks back, takes his seat next to his siblings' bed, and begins to sing.]
Darwin: Your smile answers my silent scream,
Your photo on the screen.
My eyes well up, I vent my spleen,
Your photo on the screen.
[The bedroom begins to flood even more, eventually causing Darwin to be submerged in the water.]
Darwin: Your chair a throne, you're like a queen.
My heart is drenched in gasoline.
You look at me, yet I'm unseen,
Your photo on the screen.
[Darwin starts to sink himself down into the water.]
DarwinWithout you, I can't breathe!
Without you, I can't brea--
[Darwin is interrupted by Gumball, whom is curious on to what Darwin's troubles are. The music also stops.]
Gumball: [With subtitles] What's going on, bro?
[The bedroom's water is suddenly drained out in a millisecond. Gumball and Darwin land face-first on the floor.]
Gumball: Then, whose photo are you singing about?
Darwin: [blushing] No one's! Now if you'll excuse, I'm going to go look wistfully at the sunset.
[Darwin heads for the door and leaves the room.]
Gumball: Dude! It's two P.M.!
[Darwin quickly returns to the room and grabs a pair of sunglasses before heading out again.]
Darwin: Then, I'll be gone for a while.
[Curious, Gumball gets on the computer and looks at Darwin's secret photo, which is supposedly focusing on Teri.]
Gumball: [Confused] Teri? [Gushes mockingly] Aww! He wuvs her, but he doesn't know how to tell her! [With an anime-styled face and a gruff voice] This kid needs help, badly! And there's only one person who can help him badly enough!
Planning a Series of Bleak Events
[Cut to the next day. The school bus is seen passing the camera. The camera then cuts on Gumball discussing his plans with somebody within the bus.]
Gumball: Okay, so the plan is we make her fall in love with you, then you guys date, become high school sweethearts, go to separate colleges and probably experiment more, break-up after a massive argument because one of you cheated, then, you'll have to marry someone else and have kids because you'll want to feel normal, but one day, you'll do an online search to see if either of you got fat or bald. Next thing you know, you'll be paying a ton of money on divorce and alimony, but don't worry because the time you realize your mistake, you'll be in your winter years where all that matters is having someone to fight with.
[The camera angle changes revealing that Gumball has been talking to Carrie the entire time.]
Carrie: [confused] What are you talking about?
Gumball: Sorry. Normally, I would talk through my plans with Darwin, but he can't really know about this one.
Carrie: [deadpan] That wasn't a plan. That was just a series of bleak things that will probably happen.
Gumball: Yeah, but still. Will you help me make her fall in love with Darwin?
Carrie: [blushing] Well, it depends. Who's the "her" in this conversation?
Gumball: Teri! Darwin's into Teri.
Carrie: [Surprised, then disappointed] Oh, really? I see...
Gumball: I know! Weird, right? I thought he was into you, but, nope, it's definitely Teri! There's photographic evidence if you want to see it. [Gumball pulls out his smartphone with Teri's photo and begins to rudely shove it in Carrie's face, much to her annoyance and disappointment.] Look! Look! Look! See? It's her! It's Teri! Can you see? Look! Look! Look! Look! You're not looking!
[At the sports field, Darwin is sitting in the bleachers with his notepad in his lap, writing a love poem.]
Darwin: [Quietly while writing in his notepad] The only difference between love and pain is the spelling. The only difference between me and you is...is...
Gumball: [Poking his head out from behind the bleachers, whispering] ...the way I'm smelling! [Gumball, who is still with Carrie, laughs immaturely until he realizes Carrie is not amused and he stops.] Can kids buy potions?
Carrie: What do you mean?
Gumball: You know, some kind of love potion that tricks you into thinking everyone is beautiful.
Carrie: That sounds more like a mistake potion and we need a fake I.D. to buy one.
Gumball: Well, do you know how to make one? We need to help him out before he grows a fringe.
Carrie: No. Sorry, I don't... and what's wrong with emo hair?
Gumball: Uh... [Points to his left. The camera quickly shifts focus to Darwin, who has grown a decent amount of black hair with streaks of magenta dye.]
Carrie: I suppose it's not for everyone.
Gumball: [Excited] I got an idea! They say the feeling of falling in love is similar to experiencing a life-or-death situation.
Gumball: So, let's give Teri a little adrenaline rush! [running down the stairs] Come on, I'll need your help!
Carrie: Oh, sure. I'll help you.
Carrie: [To herself, with a deep voice] I'll help you fail!
Get to the Quarantine Room!
[The school bell rings and Teri is seen in the hallways opening her locker. Suddenly, a deformed Gumball covered in a green liquid crawls out of the closet across from her. Teri backs away, horrified.]
Gumball: [struggling to move] Quick, save yourself! There's been a poisonous chemical spill! Get to the quarantine room!
[The camera now shows Carrie pouring a green soda to imitate chemicals in the broom closet. She has a mischievous grin.]
Gumball: MY SKIN! IT BUUUURRRRRNS!!!
[Carrie "accidentally" throws out the soda bottle, revealing Gumball's plan.]
[Gumball and Teri stare at the soda bottle.]
Teri: Hmm... kind of looks like soda...
Gumball: [Swiping the bottle away] NO! It's a lethal cocktail of chemicals that will completely destroy your metabolism, and deform your body until your butt crack reaches your shoulder blades!
Teri: Yup, that's soda. Oh, Gumball, you're such a hypochondriac.
[Teri pulls out a disinfecting spray from her locker and proceeds to walk away from Gumball, spraying the floor in front of her before each step.]
Gumball: NO! The quarantine room is right there! [Shakes off the body damage and sighs] Well, I guess we better get Darwin out of the quarantine room before the nurse gets back.
[Cut to inside the nurse's office. Darwin is seen pinned to the wall with a rose in his mouth. The wall has a painting of heart and there are candles surround the area. Romantic music is playing in the background. The school nurse then enters the room.]
School Nurse: [Deadpan] I don't think there's a cure for that. [Quickly walks out.]
[The school bell rings once more, and the camera focuses on Darwin hastily eating a burger and drinking some water in the cafeteria. Gumball then sits next to him.]
Gumball: What are you doing?
Darwin I'm eating as much as I can before it comes back.
Gumball: Before what comes back?
[Darwin suddenly regurgitates the burger he just ate in perfect condition. He also spits out the water he was drinking directly into the cup he just drank it out of.]
Darwin: The knot in my stomach.
[Under the table, Darwin has a literal knot in his stomach.]
Gumball: [With a playful facial expression] Okay, you know what all girls like?
Darwin: Being treated like they're all the same and having generalizations made about them?
Gumball: What? No. They all hate that... [In a sentimental voice] ...but they all love a guy who's not scared of being vulnerable. Share your secrets. She'll love you for your imperfections.
Darwin: I don't think she's going to fall for a guy who pees in the fish bowl when the water's cold.
Gumball: [Apathetically] Fine. Whatever. It wasn't my idea. It was hers.
[Teri and Carrie are seen laughing in the foreground. Darwin blushes, but then stands up, looking determined.]
Darwin: OKAY! IF SHE WANTS ME TO EXPOSE MYSELF, THEN I'LL EXPOSE MYSELF!
Darwin: [Slouching] V-verbally.
[Darwin walks over to Teri and Carrie, and starts shouting embarrassing things.]
Darwin: I HAVE A CLOACA BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS AND I'M TOO SCARED TO LOOK IT UP! ONE TIME I HAD A BIT OF MEAT STUCK IN MY TEETH FOR A WEEK, I SWALLOWED IT INSTEAD OF SPITTING IT OUT, AND IT TASTED LIKE TOOTHPASTE! AND WHEN I FEEL AWKWARD, I FORGET HOW TO WALK! OKAY, BYE! [Darwin begins to awkwardly stagger away as Teri and Carrie stare at him. Teri's expression is rather bemused.]
Teri: [To Carrie]Huh! What was that?
[Teri and Carrie laugh but Carrie's expression changes to disappointed.]
I Guess He's Not Into You...
[At the library, Gumball and Carrie approach the computers.]
Gumball: Right! Plan C! We secretly marry them online, and hope that Teri's love will grow over time.
Carrie: [Sighs] Great plan...
Gumball: Thank you.
Carrie: [Angrily] If C stands for "SERIOUSLY STUPID"!
Gumball: [Sarcastically] That's not even how you spell "serious," so that doesn't even work. And we're not even on plan "S", so... "Shh..." That starts with an "S".
Carrie: [Upset] Why did you even have to drag me into this? You know very well that I like Darwin. It's written all over my face.
Gumball: Your face is literally two dots and a line. It's like Morse Code! What does that expression even mean? Are you intrigued? Skeptical? Hungry?
Carrie: [Sighs] I'm disappointed.
Gumball: [His expression softens] Oh...look, I'm really sorry. He's just not into you I guess.
Carrie: I meant I'm disappointed in myself. If you like someone, you're supposed to help them find happiness, not ruin their chances.
Gumball: Aww...come here. [He tries hugging Carrie, but he goes through her since she's a ghost, so he falls face-first on the floor.]
Carrie: [Sighs] Also I lied.
Gumball: [Lifts his face off floor] About what?
Carrie: I do know how to make a love potion.
Concocting a Love Potion
[In the school science lab, Carrie is seen throwing a shoe (like the ones Darwin wears) and a piece of paper symbolizing Teri, into a pot full of acidic green liquid.]
Carrie: A part of him, a part of her, and one last ingredient: the tear of someone who loves him.
[Carrie floats to the pot and sheds a tear into it. The potion turns a bright pink color, and romantic, slow R&B music starts playing. Gumball's face becomes perplexed.]
Gumball: Uh... where's that music coming from?
Carrie: [Upset] It's just what happens when you stir a love potion. [Sniffs]
I Can See It
[At the schoolyard, Darwin and Teri are seen eating lunch and cleaning herself, respectively, on separate benches. The camera cuts to Gumball and Carrie.]
Gumball: [Feeling sympathetic and sad for Carrie] Mmm...
Carrie: [Sighs] It's fine. This is all for Darwin.
[Gumball grabs an arrow, sticks it in the love potion and grabs an bow]
Carrie: [Surprised] Wait, what are you doing?!
Gumball: Well, I thought it would be more romantic than putting it in their drinks when they're not looking.
Carrie: [stammers in protest, but then sighs]
[Gumball shoots the arrow at Darwin off-screen.]
Darwin: AHH! I LOVE YOU, TERI!
[Gumball shoots another arrow at Teri off-screen.]
Teri: AHH! I LOVE YOU TOO, DARWIN!
[Gumball and Carrie look at each other and shrug. They then look back at Darwin and Teri giggling and kissing off-screen. Gumball and Carrie, repulsed, cover each other's eyes. However, due to Carrie being a ghost, Gumball sees through her hand.]
Gumball: [Whispers, horrified] I can still see!
It was Carrie, not Teri!
[In Gumball and Darwin's bedroom, Darwin is seen spraying pink cologne in excess everywhere. He is humming happily while doing so. He then drops the cologne and looks at himself in a mirror, winking at his reflection.]
Gumball: [Walks into the room, coughing and wafting] WHAT THE--? Dude, are you NUTS?!? [He runs to the window and opens it. The camera zooms out, revealing a hole in the sky.] I'm pretty sure you just punched a hole in the ozone layer, man...!
Darwin: I just want to smell my best for my date!
Gumball: [Clears throat] Hmm?
Gumball: Well, I think I'm owed a little "thank you--"[starts coughing] A little "thank you for--"[coughs again] Dude, there's still way too much deodorant. [coughs then stops] I think I'm owed a little "thank you" for fixing your love life.
Darwin: What are you talking about?
Gumball: Darwin, I saw it.
Darwin: Saw what?
Gumball: [Gumball turns on the computer] Your photo of Teri. Let's just say, Carrie and I lent a "helping hand," and let's just say that this "helping hand" involved the dark arts and a dangerous weapon. Because it did.
Darwin: Ohhh... That's not a photo of Teri. It's of Carrie! But she doesn't show up on film.
[Camera zooms in on the photo and a transparent outline of Carrie is shown.]
Gumball: [Blushing] What?
Darwin: Yeah, she used to be the girl of my dreams. Anyway, gotta go. Don't want to be late for the date with the new love of my life! [He walks out of the room. The door is heard shutting off-screen.]
Gumball: Carrie, Carrie, Carrie! [Responding to Gumball's summoning, Carrie appears in front of Gumball.]
Gumball: Give me a gentle slap on the arm.
Carrie: [Carrie gently slaps him on the wrist.] What was that for?
Gumball: I, uh, got it all mixed up. Darwin never loved Teri... he loved you!
[Carrie gets angry and prepares to hit Gumball with all her force.]
Gumball: BUT YOU SLAPPED ME ALREADY SO YOU'VE HAD YOUR REVENGE!
Carrie: [Puts down her hand] UGH! So what now?
Gumball: Instead of playing Matchmaker, we're going to have to play Matchbreaker!
[At the schoolyard, Teri is seen lovingly texting Darwin. Carrie then takes possession of Teri and texts Darwin. Meanwhile at the library, Darwin is on a computer. He suddenly receives a strange message.]
Darwin: [Reading] "Teri invited you to an event: your wedding?" [The potion takes over and Darwin makes a "love" face, sighing lovingly.] Attending.
[Gumball and Carrie look at him. Gumball then sees Alan nearby, humming while reading a book. He grabs Alan and rubs him on himself.]
Alan: AAH! What have I done?!
[Gumball pushes Alan towards Teri; due to the static electricity, Alan and Teri's heads get stuck together. As Darwin looks on in surprise, Carrie appears behind Darwin, holding a bat. She holds it out for Darwin to take.]
Darwin: What's that for?
Carrie: A crime of passion.
Darwin: [Lovingly, sighs] She's too good not to be shared.
[Carrie looks surprised at first, but then sighs and turns away, throwing the bat over her shoulder. The bat clonks Gumball on the head, knocking him down.]
[Scene cuts to the Watterson brothers bedroom. Gumball and Carrie feed Darwin fish flakes while he's sleeping. Mischievously, they dump all the fish flakes into Darwin's bowl. The scene then cuts to school.]
Teri: Hmm, you're not quite the same as when we met.
[The camera zooms out to reveal Darwin has grown really fat from being overfed.]
Teri: [Lovingly, gasps] That means there's more of you to love!
[Teri and Darwin kiss. In the background, Gumball and Carrie face-plant their heads on the desk, but Carrie goes through her desk, yelping in surprise as she falls through.]
[Scene cuts to the Wattersons house; Gumball, Teri, and Richard are in the kitchen.]
Gumball: Teri, meet your future father-in-law.
[Richard is drinking milk from the carton but then drops it on the floor when he sees Teri. Seeing the mess he made on the floor, he then proceeds to clean it with his sock.]
Richard: I'm sorry, please don't judge me.
Teri: Mmm, it was unhygienic, but I guess you cleaned it.
Richard: Not for that, for this.[Richard takes his sock, squeezes out the milk, and drinks it.]
Teri: [Lovingly, gasps] Can I call him Dad?
[Gumball gets irritated. Scene cuts to the schoolyard. Darwin is eating his lunch as Teri runs up to him, looking panicked.]
Teri: Darwin, I've just seen the nurse! Apparently I have cooties![Sprays her hand with disinfectant and frantically wipes her face with it]How?! Who else have you kissed?!
Darwin: [Thoughtfully] Hmm..
[As Teri lists each of Darwin's past kisses, scenes from "The Party," "Halloween," "The Prank," "The Pressure," "The Dress," "The Responsible," "The Finale," "The Dream," "The Traitor," and "The Burden" are shown.]
Teri: Rachel? Carrie? Gumball? Gumball?Gumball?! OK, what's up with you guys...? Penny? Sussie? Alan's balloon knot? Chris Morris?
Teri: [Interrupts the flashback, disgusted] Alright, ENOUGH!
Darwin: [Close-up of his dirty teeth, with his mouth still full of food] What? What's wrong?
[Teri screams, but then sighs lovingly, imagining that Darwin looks extremely handsome. They join each other on the bench and begin kissing.]
[The camera cuts to Gumball and Carrie, who watch the infatuated couple with disappointment.]
Gumball: I'm sorry.
[Carrie, watching Darwin and Teri, sniffs and begins to cry. Darwin and Teri separate and look at each other with "love" faces. Darwin, however, looks over Teri's shoulder and sees Carrie breaking into tears. Suddenly, the effect of the love potion is nullified and Darwin returns to his normal self. Darwin gasps, pushes by Teri, and rushes to Carrie, who is still crying. Upon seeing Darwin rush up to her, she is surprised. Gumball is equally in awe.]
Gumball: [Gasps] True love broke the spell.
[Carrie wipes her tears.]
Gumball: [Nudging Carrie with his elbow] Come on...say something.
[Carrie approaches Darwin. Both are blushing and smiling.]
Carrie: Uh, hey. So, would you like to go out somewhere sometime and do...something? Or--or we could go somewhere else sometime and do some...other thing.
Darwin: Mmm...they both sound great.
[Teri suddenly gets up, still love-struck, and begins growling.]
Gumball: Hold on a second. [Taking his bow and arrow from earlier, he shoots a love potion spiked arrow at Teri's spray bottle. Teri gasps in surprise as the arrow impacts, but then she forms another "love" face as she falls in love with her own disinfectant spray bottle.]
Gumball: Please, continue.
[Darwin and Carrie tentatively inch toward eachother, then take eachother's hands and kiss. Carrie cover Gumball's eyes with her arm. Gumball, however, can still see through her arm.]
Gumball: [Smiles] Yeah, I can still see...but I don't mind.