|Original broadcast||November 3, 2012|
|Series||Ben 10: Omniverse|
|Overall number|| 158 (U.S. Airing Order)|
157 (Production Order)
|Written by||Stan Berkowitz|
|Directed by||Jae Hong Kim|
|Previous episode||So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies|
|Next episode||Of Predators and Prey: Part 1|
Hot Stretch is the eighth episode of Ben 10: Omniverse.
The police are chasing an elastic like alien, who is carrying a Nuclear Fusion Device through the streets of Bellwood. She takes to the roof tops, and Ben with Rook arrive to help. While Rook pursues on foot, Ben turns into Crashhopper to chase her on the roof tops.
Crashhopper corners the alien in a construction site, where she tricks him into jumping at her while she uses her elastic powers to save herself. The pair chase her into Undertown, where Ben turns back to normal. Rook comments that the alien seems to have a crush on Ben, as the pair use Rook's scanner to look for the device.
The pair instead picks up an old thermo electric generator. Luckily, Ben spots the alien and the pair chase her into a section of Undertown that is under construction. There the pair encounter a tribe of the aliens, who identify themselves as the Kraaho and the Kraaho that they were chasing is known as Ester. Ester gives the other Kraaho the Fusion core, and afterwards their leader Seebik orders the others to kill Ben and Rook.
Ben's attempt to use Gravattack to stop the aliens fails when the Omnitrix times out early. Luckily, Ester turns on some water pipes and hits the Kraaho with water, freezing them. Ester leads the pair to the safety of the surface, which according to her is too cold for the tungsten-based Kraaho to follow. The only reason why she is able to go to the surface is because she's only half Kraaho.
Ester also claims that the Kraaho only wants to use the fusion core to power a heater to make their home more comfortable. While Rook wants to arrest Ester as a thief, Ben tells him to drop it and he joins Ester in a game of street hockey with her Kineceleran friends. Greatly outmatched by the stretch and speed based aliens, Ben turns into XLR8 and easily scores a goal on Ester.
Realizing the heat is starting to get to the others, Ben turns into Water Hazard and sprays them all with water and playfully does the same to Ester. Rook comes in and informs Ben that he has to leave before he arrests Ester. Meanwhile, the Kraaho uses the fusion core to power a laser drilling rig, creating a volcanic eruption in the middle of Bellwood with intentions to do the same to the rest of the Earth.
Ben turns into Arctiguana in order to contain the lava flow. Horrified at what her people are doing, Ester reluctantly leads Ben and Rook to the "hot spot", an undeveloped section of Undertown that is naturally hot where the Kraaho lives. Failing diplomacy, Ben instructs Rook to distract the Kraaho while he as NRG sabotages the laser drill. Unfortunately, the heat soon exhausts Rook and Seebik is onto NRG, ordering the other Kraaho to attack him.
Luckily, NRG tricks the Kraaho into freeing him from his suit and before they can stop him, NRG eats the energy core and uses its power to destroy the drill. Since Ester defeated them, Seebik submits leadership of the tribe to Ester and thanks to the lava already brought up, the Kraaho will be able to live down there for generations to come. According to Ester, the Kraaho will now live in peace with both Bellwood and Undertown.
While getting some lemonade to cool off, the Kineceleran children pass by and calls Ben Ester's boyfriend, and likewise, Ben asks Rook if he has a shot with her.
- Eatle and Arctiguana make their Omniverse debuts.
- XLR8 makes his Omniverse debut (by 16 year old Ben).
Omnitrix Aliens Debuts
- Eatle (Omniverse debut)
- XLR8 (Omniverse debut by 16 year old Ben)
- Arctiguana (Omniverse debut and first appearance by 16 year old Ben)
- Ben Tennyson
- Rook Blonko
- Alien Kid (cameo)
- Kineceleran Kids
- Eatle (first re-appearance)
- XLR8 (first re-appearance by 16 year old Ben)
- Water Hazard
- Arctiguana (first appearance by 16 year old Ben)
Naming and Translations
|Arabic||أزمة متمددة||Stretching Crisis|
|Hungarian||Forró láva||Hot Lava|
|Portuguese (Br)||Beco do Calor||Alley Heat|
|Spanish (HA)||Punto Caliente||Hot Spot|
|Spanish (Spain)||Calor y Estiramientos||Heat and Stretching|