With their old pal Todd Snap back with them, Ash and co. decide to postpone going to Olivine City and help him get a picture of Articuno. During the trip A Swinub appears and chows down on Misty's Rice Cake (Uh oh). After following it, they find out it was one of three beloning to a man named Rory and his daughter Peggy, both of which are water prospectors. This gives Meowth an idea: Use the Swinub, have them locate hotsprings and open a spa service. Will this latest plan succeed? And where is Articuno going now?
This is the first of many episodes whre "To Be Continued..." actually appeared onscreen. This wasn't the only change to happen however.