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Divide and Conquer is the is the forty-second episode of The Lion Guard and the sixteenth episode of Season 2.[1]

Synopsis

The Guard faces two attacks, so Kion enlists the help of Tamaa the Drongo to help them be in two places at once.[2]

Summary

Janja's clan are in the Pride Lands, chasing Twiga and Juhudi with the Lion Guard hot on their trail. Ono then spots Reirei's pack pursuing some pangolins on the Chakula Plains, and the Guard is forced to split up. Kion sends Fuli and Bunga to deal with the jackals with Ono leading them whilst he and Beshte take on the hyenas.

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Kion tries to deal with Cheezi and Chungu

Janja notices the pair gaining on them and orders Nne and Tano to deal with them. They are effortlessly knocked over by Kion and Beshte (though they quickly get back up), prompting Janja to send out Cheezi and Chungu as well. This leaves the pair outnumbered, with Beshte suggesting that Kion uses his Roar. But Kion worries that he will hurt the giraffes in the process. With Janja getting closer to the giraffes, Twiga takes action and kicks him away. Despite outnumbering the Guard, Janja picks himself up and calls for his clan to return. After checking that the giraffes are okay, Kion and Beshte follow the hyenas to make certain that they leave.

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The jackals and the pangolins

Meanwhile, Reirei and her pack chase the pangolins to a cliff edge, forcing them to curl up in balls. After scolding her youngsters for playing with them, Fuli and Ono arrive. Reirei calmly commands her family to scatter, rendering Fuli and Ono unable to catch any of them. Reirei then disregards her former advice to her kids, and the jackals attack Fuli by throwing the pangolins at her.

When the pangolins land, they uncurl. But when the jackals charge at them, they use their flatulence to ward them away. Reirei signals defeat, and the jackals retreat. After checking the pangolins are okay, Bunga finally arrives, exhausted. Ono scans the area, noting that the jackals are returning to the Outlands. Fuli speeds away, leaving Bunga to catch up again.

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Kion grows concerned

The Lion Guard regroup and watch as the jackals flee into the Outlands. Kion is especially concerned at the events, admitting that they are weaker when split up. When he learns that the jackals surrendered as quickly as the hyenas, his concern grows larger. While Beshte tries to get him to consider the possibility that it was a coincidence, Ono witnesses the hyenas meeting up with the jackals in the Outlands. Bunga does not share Kion's concern and comments that they need to be in two places at once. His words give Kion an idea.

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Tamaa speaks with the Guard

Back in the Pride Lands, Tamaa is presenting a show, impersonating Thurston and Twiga. When the Lion Guard interrupt, he explains to them how the animals give him food for making them laugh, reminding them that his life of crime is over. Kion informs him that they're not checking up on him and that they need his help. Tamaa announces that the show is finished to focus on the Lion Guard, where Kion explains that it's for a serious situation. Although Tamaa is a little cautious, since he usually dabbles strictly in comedy, he is willing to give it a go. He leaves with the Lion Guard, who explain the plan more thoroughly. When Tamaa expresses worry, Beshte assures him that they'll keep him safe, and Fuli also states that neither jackals or hyenas are that smart anyway.

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Scar's new plan

Back in the Outlands Volcano, Janja and Reirei speak with Scar about how well the plan worked. Scar explains that their first mission was merely a test and that their main objective would be in the next mission - eliminating Rafiki. When Janja and Reirei show confusion at this plan, Scar continues to inform them that Rafiki can sense all the Lions of the Past, including himself, something he does not want the Pride Landers to discover yet. Janja and Reirei start to squabble over who will take out Rafiki and who will cause a distraction, but Scar grows tired of their pettiness, and sends Janja's clan out to take down Rafiki, who he informs them is meditating at Mapango Cliffs.

Outside, Janja taunts Reirei over Scar's decision. When Reirei states that jackals are the smartest, the two leaders start to claim that their kind is the smartest, while the rest of their groups mess around.

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Kion's orders

Back in the Pride Lands, Ono discovers the jackals chasing some gazelles. Not wishing to take any chances, Kion orders Ono to keep an eye out for the absent hyenas, while the rest of the Guard and Tamaa take on the jackals. Shortly after Ono leaves, he locates the hyenas stalking Rafiki. He reports back to the Guard, and Kion calls for Tamaa to distract the jackals until they get back.

When Reirei's pack cross a dense opening, Tamaa starts to impersonate the Lion Guard just outside, flying across give a false impression that they are surrounding the jackals. Although Reirei takes comfort in the fact that none of the Lion Guard members are with Janja's clan, Goigoi reminds her how bad it is for them.

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Rafiki takes on the hyenas

As Rafiki meditates, Janja's clan start to move in. When a fireball starts a blaze nearby, Cheezi begins to panic, only for Janja to tell him that it's all part of Scar's plan. When the hyenas surround the mandrill, Rafiki performs some martial art tricks on the hyenas, defeating them with ease. In the distance, Janja notices the entire Lion Guard approaching, and comments on how their mission is not going as planned.

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Reirei discovers Tamaa

Back with Reirei's pack, Tamaa continues to frighten the jackals into submission. When he proceeds to imitate Kion's Roar, the jackals are shocked to find themselves still standing. During this time, Reirei notices Tamaa's tail feathers just outside the clearing and pins him down. It doesn't take long for Reirei to realize that Kion has tricked them, and the pack leaves to assist Janja's clan. Tamaa leaves to warn the Lion Guard.

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Kion sees Scar's spirit for the first time

The Lion Guard take over from Rafiki, continuing to defeat the hyenas with little effort. Janja retreats into the growing fire, and Ono warns Kion, who enters the flames to search for him. Before Janja can leave, Scar appears in the fire, ordering Janja to finish the job. Janja expresses his concerns over being outnumbered, but Scar responds with 'not for long'. As Kion discovers Janja, he catches a glimpse of Scar just before he vanishes. Before he can question anything, Tamaa arrives to warn him of Reirei's pack. Kion orders him to reach higher ground, while he and the rest of the Guard regroup.

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Ready for the finale

They approach Rafiki, who has returned to meditating. He is mildly surprised to learn that the fight is still going. When Reirei's pack and Janja's clan approach, the Lion Guard refuse to hand over Rafiki, who joins the Guard along with Tamaa . A battle ensues, with everyone chiming in. Tamaa assists Kion by feigning Beshte's voice to Janja as a distraction, allowing Kion to win. The jackals and hyenas retreat, and Tamaa, proud to have won his first and only battle, decides to stick to comedy and leave by saying “panic and fly” in Thurston's voice.

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The ominous burn mark

Rafiki thanks the Lion Guard for helping him embrace his inner warrior, but when he turns to see Kion, the cub has wandered off, gazing with concern at a strange burn mark on the ground. Rafiki asks what he's thinking about, but soon notices the mark himself. Fear strikes the mandrill, having seen the mark before. Beshte questions if it could be a coincidence again, but Rafiki has his doubts, leaving to consult the paintings of the past. Kion hopes that it is a coincidence, peering down at the ominous burn mark.

Appearances

Characters

Juhudi-profile
Juhudi
Twiga-profile
Twiga
Janja-profile
Janja
Cheezi-profile
Cheezi
Chungu-profile
Chungu
Nne-profile
Nne
Tano-profile
Tano
Kion-profile
Kion
Bunga-profile
Bunga
Fuli-profile
Fuli
Ono-profile
Ono
Beshte-profile
Beshte
Reirei-profile
Reirei
Goigoi-profile
Goigoi
Dogosbros-profile
Dogo's Siblings
 
Tamaa-profile
Tamaa
 
Sableantelope1-profile
Sable Antelope 1
Boboka-profile
Boboka
(silent cameo)
Thurston-profile
Thurston
 
Simba-profile
Simba
(mention)
Scar-profile
Scar
 
Rafiki-profile
Rafiki

Groups

Scarsarmy-profile
Army of Scar
Lionguard-profile
The Lion Guard
Shingosherd-profile
Twiga's Herd
Thurstonsherd-profile
Thurston's Herd
Bupusherd-profile
Bupu's Herd
Janjasclan-profile
Janja's Clan
Reireispack-profile
Reirei's Pack

Locations

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Pride Lands
Priderock-profile
Pride Rock

(mention)

Mapangocliffs-profile
Mapango Cliffs
 
Rafikistree-profile
Rafiki's Tree

(mention)

Chakulaplains-profile
Chakula Plains
 
Outlands-profile
Outlands
Janjasvolcano-profile
Outlands Volcano

Animals

Lions-profile
Lions
Honeybadgers-profile
Honey Badgers
Cheetahs-profile
Cheetahs
Hippos-profile
Hippos
Egrets-profile
Egrets
Drongos-profile
Drongos
Jackals-profile
Jackals
Hyenas-profile
Hyenas
 
Gazelles-profile
Gazelles
 
Butterflies-profile
Butterflies
 
Pangolins-profile
Pangolins
 
Giraffes-profile
Giraffes
 
Zebras-profile
Zebras
 
Sableantelopes-profile
Sable Antelopes
 
Unknown-profile
Grass Rats
(mention)
Skinks-profile
Skinks
 (mention)

References

  1. [1]
  2. http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/the-lion-guard/tv-listings/891685/
The Lion Guard Episodes
Special Episodes
Return of the RoarThe Rise of Scar
Season One
Never Judge a Hyena by Its SpotsThe Rise of MakuuBunga the WiseCan't Wait to be QueenEye of the BeholderThe Kupatana CelebrationFuli's New FamilyThe Search for UtamuFollow That Hippo!The Call of the DrongoPaintings and PredictionsThe Mbali Fields MigrationBunga and the KingThe Imaginary OkapiToo Many TermitesThe Trouble With GalagosJanja's New CrewBaboons!Beware the ZimwiLions of the OutlandsNever Roar AgainThe Lost GorillasThe Trail to UduguOno's IdolBeshte and the Hippo LanesOno the Tickbird
Season Two
Babysitter BungaThe Savannah SummitThe Traveling Baboon ShowOno and the EggLet Sleeping Crocs LieSwept AwayRafiki's New NeighborsRescue in the OutlandsThe Ukumbusho TraditionThe Bite of KengeTimon and Pumbaa's ChristmasThe Morning ReportThe Golden ZebraThe Little GuyDivide and ConquerThe Scorpion's StingThe Wisdom of KongweThe Kilio Valley FireUndercover KinyongaCave of SecretsThe Zebra MastermindThe Hyena ResistanceThe Underground AdventureBeshte and the BeastThe Ultimate Showdown