Everyone is desperate to get off the planet. Cartman suspects that Butters is trying to steal his girlfriend. Cartman is certain Heidi can solve the problem of getting them to Mars because she’s really funny. Gerald tries to save himself by reasoning with the Troll Hunter while Garrison explores his new found military power.
As global panic over Troll Trace causes a large crowd to gather outside the barricaded SpaceX facility, Cartman confronts Butters over his advances on Heidi Turner. Butters reveals that he was doing so in order to get Cartman to break up with Heidi Turner before she can break his heart. An increasingly panicked Cartman repeatedly asks Heidi to tell more jokes, but she concentrates fully on using her "emoji analysis" technique to solve the problems required to launch a Mars rocket, as Cartman's panic makes him doubt his relationship with Heidi.
In Denmark, the Troll Trace CEO has Gerald Broflovski and the rest of the trolling team stripped naked and brought to a holding room where Gerald presumes they will be killed. However, the CEO then brings Gerald back to his control room where he explains that he is faking being a Dane and that he had really designed Troll Trace to set the entire world against each other just for laughs, as Gerald had done previously on a smaller scale. He then seals Gerald in the control room, as his locked-in Troll Trace workers and the trolling team watch each other simultaneously get rickrolled.
After being caught and brought back home by their mother Sheila Broflovski, Kyle and Ike Broflovski decide to rally a panicking South Park to take vengeance on Troll Trace. They manage to convince Mr. Slave to anger President Garrison into bombing Denmark. However, when Sheila informs Kyle that his father Gerald is still in Denmark, Kyle then angers Garrison into calling off the attack. Kyle and Ike eventually lock Sheila in the family pantry so they can use the computer against her wishes in order to take action.
- This is the first episode of this season where the Member Berries don't appear or get mentioned.
Pop Culture References
The scene where Heidi uses her emoji analysis to solve the Mars problem is a possible reference to The Imitation Game.