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Under Wraps is the eighth episode of the third season of Ben 10, and the thirty-fourth episode overall.

Synopsis[]

When Ben and Gwen are sent to a farm to learn the value of hard work, what they really learn is that an evil alien mummy has arrived on Earth.[CN 1]

Plot[]

The episode begins on a farm where purple lightning strikes as three boys go cow tipping. One of the boys, Todd Maplewood, is uncertain about tipping the cows at night, and the others make fun of him. Todd tries to tip a cow, but he's not strong enough and slips. The other boys laugh at him, but they run as it turns out he was pushing an angry bull. Todd faces him, and the bull flees, Todd finding out it was out of fear of a Mummy.

In the Rustbucket the next morning, Max is angry at Ben and Gwen because they have not been completing their chores. He hears a radio ad for farm camp at the Maplewoods' farm and signs Ben and Gwen up to teach them about the value of hard work like he had done as a kid. Joan Maplewood, who is Todd's mother, welcomes them and they are immediately put to work. Ben tries to activate the Omnitrix and transform, but Max stops him and tells him that Ben - and only Ben - must complete the work without the use of his aliens. At dinner, Todd starts to tell Ben and Gwen something, but his mother tells him not to. Later, Todd tells Ben and Gwen about seeing the Mummy and the group goes to bed early, but Ben and Gwen sneak out and into the fields, in search of the Mummy, finding purple footprints leading to a crater. Purple, mutant cows arrive and attack them. Ben transforms into XLR8 to fight them. XLR8 ties them up with barbed wire and runs off, following the purple footprints. He finds the Mummy digging for a glowing purple rock. The Mummy sees him.

The Mummy attacks and XLR8 fights him, but XLR8 reverts back into Ben. Then, the Mummy pulls down a silo on him, but Gwen knocks him out of the way. Ben and Gwen return back into the farm just as it's time to wake up and they are told to milk the cows. Ben wants to transform Four Arms and Gwen tells him not to, but he convinces her to let him. Ben transforms Four Arms and milks the cows and then uses aliens to do all of his chores: he transforms into Wildvine to feed pigs, then transforms into XLR8 again to harvest eggs, then transforms into Wildmutt to plow a field, and then transforms into Diamondhead to plant a fence. Later, Todd tells Ben and Gwen about the flash of purple lightning, and they speak about it to Max, it was just like the purple lightning they saw when they encountered that alien werewolf, who takes them to search for the Mummy. Max scans the cows and finds that they were mutated by Corrodium, a toxic mineral that mutates life, and says that the Mummy is searching for more Corrodium. They track the Mummy to the Digby Dairy factory and they enter in searching for him. They discover a large deposit of Corrodium buried beneath the concrete and Ben transforms into Diamondhead again to dig it up. Diamondhead discovers the Corrodium, but the Mummy arrives.

Diamondhead and the Mummy fight, but the Mummy grabs the Corrodium and mutates a security guard. Gwen and Max wear suits to protect themselves from the Corrodium, and Max says that Ben is safe as Diamondhead. The mutated guard attacks Max and Gwen and Gwen tries to use a spell, but it inflates her suit instead and she is sent bouncing around. Max and Gwen fight the guard and tie him in packing tape while Diamondhead and the Mummy continue to fight. After Diamondhead reverts back into Ben. Max gives Ben a hazmat suit. The Mummy chases Ben, but Ben trips him with pink ice cream. He blasts him with a marshmallow hose and Gwen dumps peanuts on him, sending him into a fan and tearing him up.

The Mummy survives and grabs Ben and He tears Ben's suit to expose him to the Corrodium. The Mummy touches the Omnitrix, and it scans his DNA, which unlocks Snare-oh. Ben tries to transform into Snare-oh, but he transforms into Upgrade instead. Upgrade merges with some liquid nitrogen tanks freezes the Mummy. Then they bury it under the ground. After reverting, Ben asks about the cows and the security guard. Max says they weren't exposed long enough to be permanently mutated, so they will transform back into normal. Ben and Gwen beg Max to not take them back to the farm since they now learn their lesson and promise to do their chores for now on, and he agrees after remembering how much he used to hate working on the farm when he was a child.

Noteworthy Events[]

Major Events[]

Character Debuts[]

Minor Events[]

Characters[]

Villains[]

Aliens Used[]

Spells Used[]

  • Mulcha Objectia

Quotes[]


(Ben sneaks out of the building, the moon now high in the sky. He runs round the corner and past Gwen waiting for him.)
Gwen: Going somewhere?
Ben: Same place you are.
Ben & Gwen: Mummy hunt!




Ben: (Groans) This is gonna take forever! ...Unless we get a little, special help.
Gwen: Ben, Grandpa told you specifically not to go alien to do this stuff!
(Ben primes the Omnitrix.)
Ben: Yeah, I guess you're right. You wouldn't want to miss out on the experience of milking all these cows?
(Gwen turns to a cow mooing, as she shudders.)
Gwen: So, what are you waiting for? Change already!




(The mutant guard growls at Max and Gwen. Gwen looks down to see Max has put a self-fitting suit onto her, as he puts one on himself.)
Max: Level 10 Hazmat suits. Don't think your parents would appreciate me bringing you home all mutated.
Diamondhead: Hey, what about me?
Max: As long as you're in alien form, you should be safe from the mutation effects.
Diamondhead: "Should be"?




Gwen: Well, here goes nothing. (Chanting a spell.) Mulcha Objectia!
(Gwen shoots her hands toward the mutant, but from the gestures, the hazmat suit expands like air filling it up, and Gwen ricochets herself, launches across the different walls.)
Gwen: Uhh! Aaaaahh! Ugh!
(Gwen ricochets into the approaching mutant as it swipes at Max. Her suit returns to normal.)
Gwen: Okay. Mental note -- never try to perform a spell from inside a hazmat suit.



Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
Croatian Pod Velom Tajni Under The Veil Of Secrecy
French Le Secret de la Momie The Secret Of The Mummy
German Die Mumie The Mummy
Hungarian Cenzúra Alatt Under Censorship
Italian La Mummia Aliena The Alien Mummy
Polish Kosmiczna Mumia A Space Mummy
Portuguese (Br) Enrolados Wrapped
Romanian Sub Acoperire Undercover
Russian На Ферме On the Farm
Spanish (HA) La Momia Mutante The Mutant Mummy
Spanish (Spain) Liados Y Envueltos Bundled And Wrapped

Cast[]

Voice Actor Role(s)
Tara Strong Ben Tennyson
Upgrade
Meagan Smith Gwen Tennyson
Paul Eiding Max Tennyson
Jim Ward XLR8
Diamondhead
Security Guard
Richard McGonagle Four Arms
Khary Payton Boy #1
Kath Soucie Joan Maplewood
Boy #2
Cowgirl
Rob Pinkston Todd Maplewood


Continuity[]

  • The Werewolf and the purple lightning from Benwolf are mentioned in this episode.

Errors[]

  • In many shots, the Omnitrix's dial faces the wrong way.
  • When Max puts the last of the feed bags down in the barn, the sky is still bright blue behind him, but in the subsequent shots of Joan at the house, it's much darker and warm.
  • Wildmutt's lips are orange in a few shots.
  • When Gwen goes out of the machine, the sides of her hazmat suit are miscolored.
  • When the Omnitrix scans the Mummy's DNA, Ghostfreak's silhouette can be briefly seen even though he is no longer in the Codon Stream.
  • When Upgrade upgrades the tank of liquid nitrogen, the Omnitrix emblem that appears before turning into an ice beam has green sides instead of grey.
  • After Upgrade times out, Ben is not wearing his hazmat suit, ripped or otherwise.

Trivia[]

  • The episode's title is listed as Underwraps on iTunes.
  • It is revealed Ben's favorite ice cream is made by Digby Dairy.

References[]

Kersti Myrberg[]

Cartoon Network[]

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