Kwazii: Captain For a Day! is the 37th episode of Disney Junior: The Animated Series.
When Captain Barnacles catches a cold and starts sneezing and coughing, he asks Kwazii to be in charge of being the captain while he rests, but Kwazii learns that being the captain of the Octonauts is not always easy than he thinks.
The episode starts with Captain Barnacles walking in the hallway rubbing his nose which seems to be dripping and sniffs the snot back in. Just then Kwazii comes out of the Octo-Hatch with his helmet and pads on and holding his skateboard. He asks if the captain is ready to go to a carnival with their friends, but Barnacles just coughs a yes and goes back to his room to grab his roller skates and safety pads and helmet. With a confused look on his face, Kwazii heads to the Launch Bay to meet Peso who was waiting for him and Captain Barnacles. In the Gup-A everyone noticed that Barnacles was more sleepy than normal because he fell asleep in the gup. Peso and the others think the captain might have a cold, but after they said that they woke the sick polar bear who denied he was sick.
Later, Jake, Izzy, Cubby, Skully and the three Octonauts spin their wheels to the carnival when suddenly, Captain Barnacles sneezed and then crashed into a rose bush. The friends rolled over to him and Peso and Kwazii decide to take him to the Sick Bay in the Octopod.
When they entered the Octopod, Peso asked Barnacles why he was shivering. Barnacles replied it was freezing inside the ship. Peso suspected the captain must have a high fever so Kwazii whispered to Peso that they'd better escort the captain to the Sick Bay quickly.
After taking the captain's temperature, Peso discovers that Barnacles has a fever so he tells him that he needs to drink warm liquids and go to bed. But Captain Barnacles, struggling to get up, asks who will be the new captain while he rests. So without further or do, Kwazii steps in to volunteer to be the new captain for a day. Captain Barnacles was unsure and concerned about this solution as he asks Kwazii if he is up to the challenge and Kwazii replied with a smile that it'll be fine, because he'd seen the captain do so many of his work. This'll be easy, Kwazii said, as Captain Barnacles was still unsure, but decides that maybe Kwazii should take over. Captain Barnacles concedes and admits he is feeling tired so Peso helps him to his room. After the captain heads into bed, "Captain'' Kwazii heads into the HQ for the first mission. The first mission was helping the crew clean the ship. When he sounded the alert he nearly woke up Captain Barnacles! But Peso decided to stay with Barnacles in case he got worse. After the rest of the missions, Kwazii thought it was time to rest until the friends gathered in Barnacles' room to cheer him up. Barnacles was disappointed he couldn't go to the carnival, so Kwazii decides to cheer him up with some treats as he goes into town on his skateboard to buy some, plus some flowers and a balloon that say, “Get Well Soon.” When he got back to his room he found Captain Barnacles taking a nap so Kwazii decided to leave his gifts next to his bed for when he wakes up. But Captain Barnacles wakes up sneezing to ask Kwazii if he would come and sit with him. Shrugging, Kwazii sits on the captain's bed and Captain Barnacles asks him how things are going as the lieutenant replied that things are okay and everything’s under control. Being a captain seems to be very easy, Kwazii said, but Captain Barnacles tells him to not think how easy it is, because tomorrow might be a bit complicated. Captain Barnacles also notes that he's feeling better and should be ready to lead in about another day or two. Barnacles said with a yawn he should get some more sleep because he has another dosage of medicine in 1 hour and went back to bed. Not wanting to wake him up Kwazii went to his own room for a nap himself.
The next morning, Kwazii was already up and at em, early in the morning to start a new task. He decided to complete some of the easy tasks by himself and do the hard tasks with his friends. Just, Jake, Izzy, Cubby, and Skully called and asked Kwazii if he and Peso would like to come out and play, but before Peso could reply that they'd love to, Kwazii says that they're too busy right now, because they've got so much work to do in the Octopod right now. Jake shrugs and asks Kwazii how Captain Barnacles is doing as his friend says that he's doing fine, then he whispers to Peso if he is. Peso then tells them to come see for themselves how Captain Barnacles is doing and asks them to follow him. Peeking in Captain Barnacles' room they saw him lying in bed fast asleep with a smile on his face. Peso whispers his fever is persistent but he's recovering wonderfully. He also added that he'll be better by this coming weekend. Izzy replied that's good and soon he'll be back on his feet leading his crew. Just then Peso's alarm went of to remind him that it was time for Barnacles to take his next dosage of medicine.
Later, Peso was talking with Barnacles to cheer him up because he felt upset he had to stay in bed. After Barnacles fell asleep from his medicine, the whole Disney Junior Club decided to bring him some gifts to cheer him up.
- Kwazii becomes the substitute captain of the Octopod for the first time.
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