An unseasonable February heat wave that's settled over Woodcrest has tempers flaring on Timid Deer Lane. When Riley opens a fire hydrant and invites all of his neighbors to join him, Uncle Ruckus threatens to call the police. But when Ruckus hops in his truck to look for help, he's set upon by three police cruisers and fired upon by their all-too-edgy cops. As the police and news crews investigate the shooting, Jazmine sets up a lemonade stand where, unbowed by the heat, Huey tries to convince the customers of a conspiracy to wipe out the black community. It doesn't take more than one look at Jazmine's success for businessman Ed Wuncler to offer to buy the lemonade stand in exchange for the pony she's saving for. However, only after she and her dad, Tom, make a deal for the stand does Jazmine truly see how ruthless a boss Wuncler can be. As Huey warns Jazmine that she's teaming up with a known corporate criminal, the investigation into the shooting ends when Uncle Ruckus refuses a big cash settlement in exchange for realizing a lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. The heat wave continues and Wuncler ramps up his pressure on Jazmine who, resolved to have a pony, refuses to listen as Huey urges her to end her exploitation. Although her dad decides that she's had enough, Wuncler's threats to let the pony die if she quits are enough to keep Jazmine on the job. And even when Huey enlists human rights protesters to liberate her, Jazmine remains committed to do whatever it takes to get her pony. Yet, her dream turns into a nightmare when, after Wuncler shows up with lemonade of his own to sell, she learns that there's no way that the deal would have ever led to her realizing her dream. Finally, after the crowd and the police turn ugly and burn the stand the ground, a cold snap puts the ever-optimistic Jazmine right back into business selling hot chocolate.