In this episode, we learn of the pink
horse named Sunriser that lives in the mountains of Rainbow Land.
She's a beautiful horse that knows every inch of the mountains and
likes to come out in the mornings to look down on Rainbow Land and
On this particular morning, everyone is
getting ready for the big Sprite Fair! It's an annual event with
games and rides. Everyone has a marvelous time :)
There's also a big horse race! Starlite,
Skydancer, and On-X always enter. And, of course, Starlite wins
every year ;)
But this year, there's a new entry.
Murky and Lurky have devised a way to take over Rainbow Land by
making their own robotic horse to enter the race with.
Murky is in disguise, so nobody knows
who the new rider is - although they are suspicious. The race begins
and all the horses are off.
But it isn't long before Murky puts his
plan into action. Gloom-filled smoke starts coming out of the
robotic horse's ears and fills the stands and the track.
Rainbow tries to fight the gloom cloud
with her Color Belt, but the smoke surrounds her and makes her
The only person not affected by the
gloom cloud is Stormy and her horse Skydancer.
She calls down lightening on Murky and
Lurky, but she can't see through all the smoke to aim, so she misses
them. She runs through the smoke searching for Rainbow, but she
can't see anything. Everyone is knocked out cold from the gloom.
Meanwhile, Murky and Lurky tie up Starlite and On-X, put them into
the Grunge Buggy and run off with them! When Rainbow wakes up, Twink
and Krys tell her about the kidnapping of Starlite and On-X. She's
determined to get them back!
But there's one problem - she doesn't
have a horse to ride, so how can she go after them? It's a long walk
to the Pits! Then she sees that Stormy and Skydancer are still there
and asks Stormy if she can ride her horse. Stormy agrees, and they
take off towards the Pits.
In a cave up in the mountains, Murky is
fulfilling the rest of his plan. He's hooked up a gloom machine to a
big wheel, and tied Starlite and On-X up to it. He forces them to
walk around, turning the wheel, which turns a fan overhead and
sprays gloom out all over Rainbow Land!
Rainbow and Stormy search all over, but
they're having trouble finding where Murky and Lurky ran off to!
But then they see hope! In the distance,
Sunriser is approaching. It appears that she knows where they've
taken Starlite and On-X!
She's never let anyone ride her before,
but this time she lets Rainbow get on her back so that Rainbow and
Stormy can split up.
Sunriser knows every inch of the
mountains, and takes Rainbow directly to where Starlite and On-X are
Rainbow sees the smoke coming out and
knows they need to do something fast. Sunriser kicks over a rock and
redirects the stream that was flowing past them. The water runs down
into the cave and stops the gloom machine from producing anymore
Rainbow shoots a rainbow down into the
cave that sends Murky and Lurky running and frees the two horses.
Rainbow rides into the cave on Sunriser
telling Starlite how wonderful Sunriser was for saving them.
But Starlite gets super jealous when he
sees Rainbow riding another horse. He boasts that he was just about
to break himself out and that he didn't need Sunriser's help. He
makes Sunriser feel bad and then runs off to Rainbow Land.
At the same time, Murky and Lurky have
run to Rainbow Land as well! Their former plans were ruined, so
they've decided to take over Rainbow Land a different way!
But Starlite is hiding behind a Sprite
house and he hears their plan. He vows to win Rainbow's favor back
by capturing Murky and Lurky all by himself.
Starlite runs after them and scares them
half to death. Murky and Lurky run and jump onto the roller coaster
thinking they'll be able to escape that way. But Starlite follows
them still, running along the ground.
Murky and Lurky decide to jump off the
roller coaster onto a tall wooden stand, but they didn't realize the
stand wasn't strong enough to hold both of them! They both fall down
into a house of mirrors.
They can't figure out where they are or
how to get out! But Starlite sees them fall in there and goes in
after them to save Rainbow Land. He pulls them out for everyone to
Rainbow and the Color Kids get back just
in time to see the capture. Starlite tells Rainbow that he did it
all by himself. She's proud of him, but cares more that he's
alright. He finally admits that Sunriser did help him escape the
cave and discovers that he likes her after all ;)