Finn: The Tree of Blight.

(The tree roars in the center of a dark forest; the camera pans out to show Finn, Fionna, and Edana.)

Finn: Every hundred years, it spews evil spores across the land.

Fionna: Then let's burn its butt down to the roof rubbin's. (The trio walks forward.)

Edana: Finn, I can feel a bunch a' eyeballs peepin' us from the woods.

(The Alpha Hug Wolf suddenly lunges out and Finn and Jake gasp. She lands next to the trio and punches Finn rather softly.)

Alpha Hug Wolf: Hhyuuugs!

Finn: What the?! Is this an extra butt?! (Pushes her away.) Quick, Edana! Burn the tree!

(Edana starts blasting.)

Alpha Hug Wolf: Huuuugs! (Finn grunts and they begin circling each other) Gonna cut you up, boy! I'm gonna snuggle you to pieces!

Fionna: Bro! The tree's about to 'splode its evil juice all over!

Finn: No! (Gasps as the Alpha Hug Wolf makes a roaring charge at him. The Alpha Hug Wolf embraces Finn and howls.) Edana, hurry! Lock on!

Fionna: Is he crushin' you, bro?!

Finn: (Lowering his voice slightly) No, he's just... hugging me gently!

Fionna: Oh...!

(Edana turns and talks to tree)

Edana: Hands off my man! When you see the wicker devil in tree afterlife, tell 'im ex-Flame Princess says, "Hello."

(Edana sets the tree on fire which makes it explode; a piece of the tree lands on the Alpha Hug Wolf and she runs off screaming. Finn is violently coughing.)

Fionna: Hey, bro, you okay?

Finn: Didn't even tell me its name.

Edana: Wha?

Finn: (Noticing the tree is burned down) Oh, sweet! Hahaha!

Finn, Fionna, and Edana (In unison): Hot to the touch!

(Scene cuts to the Tree Fort. Fionna is whistling and playing Sid Meier's Civilization IV on BMO. She notices Finn is hugging BMO and stops playing.)

Fionna: Hmmmm... Bro, why're you so huggy?

Finn: I just feel affectionate, I guess. Hugging helps.

Fionna: Hmm... (Feels Finn's forehead) You got a fever, bro.

Finn: I feel hot. (Holds BMO tighter)

Edana: Oh my...

BMO: Finn, you're hurting me.

Fionna: I think you need a good night's sleep.

Edana: Should I call Doctor Ice Cream?

Fionna: Hmmm.... I'm not sure.

(Scene transition to the bedroom. Finn is seen hugging a pillow and Fionna blows out a candle. Finn whines like a dog in his sleep. Cut to the next day; Finn and Fionna are picking up litter in the Candy Kingdom, which they put in a bag, and Edana incinerates the trash.)

Fionna: You feelin' better today?

Finn: Yeah. I feel like a million dollars.

Fionna: Good. Hey, you think we have enough candy litter? (Eats some of it) Litter for lunch! Mmm!

Edana: One of the advantages of coming here.

(Finn continues picking it up and Cinnamon Bun enters and runs into Finn.)

Cinnamon Bun: Huh? Not again!

Finn: What's the matter, Cinnamon Bun?

Cinnamon Bun: Please, Finn. If you're gonna hug me again, don't make it as hard as you hugged me last night.

Finn: Uh... I didn't hug you last night.

Cinnamon Bun: Yes, you did! My love handles still hurt! You came into my room around midnight and gave me a squeeze—a really strong one! (Groans in pain)

(Fionna and Edana joins in.)

Finn: CB says I hugged 'im. Haha. Cinnamon Bun, you got some crazy notions. I tell ya. (Laughs; Cinnamon Bun also starts to laugh. Fionna and Edana just makes worried faces. Cinnamon Bun exits as his laugh faints. The trio sits down.) Oh, Cinnamon Bun. (Eats some candy litter) (Muffled) What a crazy story, guys.

Fionna: Yeah, bro, but you were pretty huggy last night... bro.

Finn: Wait. You don't think I actually snuck into Cinnamon Bun's room and hugged him, do you?

Fionna: I'm just sayin' you were really clingy.

Edana: I've never known him to be clingy.

Finn: (Eats more litter) (Muffled) But no. Why would I? And don't tell me it's because I have repressed emotional feelings for Cinnamon Bun. Because I would never cheat on Edana!

Fionna: No. I have a theory, ...but I don't like it.

Edana: I hate it when you say that!

(Scene cuts to what looks like a museum of sorts.)

Fionna: Your questionable behavior started about an hour or so after you got hugged by that wolf man, right?

Finn: ...So?

(Fionna pulls out a book and drops it on the ground. The cover reads "BESTIARIUM VOCABULUM (BEAST COMPENDIUM) ((ANIMAL BOOK))". Fionna opens it.)

Fionna: Well, I've been thinkin' that maybe that wolf man wasn't what he seemed. Maybe he was some sort of hug wolf. Yeah, here it is. (Reading book) "Hug wolves—a subset of wolf men which roam the countryside with a fervid hug lust. Every night, hug wolves must go out and hug people to satisfy their insatiable craving for hugs. To become a hug wolf, one must be hugged by an alpha hug wolf on the night of a full moon!"

Finn: Like last night!

Fionna: Yes. So you must be a beta hug wolf. A lower-level creature.

Finn: Well, how can I get uncursed?

Fionna: Lemme, um... read the book a little more. (Does so) Says there's no known cure.

Edana: Oh no!

Finn: Uh... I'm scared, Edana... (Attempts to hug Jake but he slaps him away)

Fionna: No hugs!!

Finn: I'm sorry! (Grunts) I feel hot! Rrrrr!!

(Fionna and Edana look worried. Cut back to the Tree Fort where Fionna is covering Finn with packed frozen peas. BMO is wimpering.)

Fionna: What's wrong, BMO?

BMO: I am terrified of Finn.

Fionna: Hmm. Well, that plant's not gonna protect you. (BMO stops shielding himself in disbelief) You can get this under control, bro. ARE YOU READY TO OVERCOME THIS THING??

Finn: I think so.


Finn: Yeah. I heard you. I said I think so.

Fionna: I'm tryin'a' getcha to shout.

Edana: Please don't. I'm trying to soothe my nerves because Finn will never be the same again.

Finn: Oh. Okay. IS THIS GOOD?!?

Fionna: Nevermind. Now. I want you to think about hugging a cactus. How would that feel?

Finn: Prickly and painful. I'd be Swiss Cheese before you know it!

Fionna: Good, good, you're doin' great!

Finn: Cool. So, can I hug the cactus now?

Fionna: No, you can't hug anything or anyone.

Finn: But that poor cactus! It... it... NEEDS ME! (Stands up and knocks packed peas off body, knocking Fionna down. He pants heavily then growls.)

Edana: Finn!

Fionna: Oh, no, the hug lust is already takin' over your brain!

Edana: Don't do this, Finn! This isn't you!

Finn: (Growling fiercely) I want to hug you, Edana! Close!

Edana: I'd actually like that.

(Fionna ties Finn up with rope then chains him down.)

Fionna: Finn... say something to reassure us.


(Fionna makes a frightened noise and backs away quickly. Edana starts crying.)

BMO: Guys! We need the silver baseball!


(The full moon outside is shown and shines from behind the clouds. Finn completes his transformation.)

Finn: Hrrugs!! HUGS FOR BUDDIES! (?) (Howls)

BMO: Oh, Glob! Oh, my Glob, Fionna! Mama!

Finn: Bring it in, guys! (?)

BMO: Screamoooo! (?)

Fionna: BMO! Strobe light mode! (BMO activates his strobe lights.) Back, beast!

Edana: I really wouldn't mind a hug, actually!

(Finn busts out of a window howling and runs to the Candy Kingdom. The scene cuts there.)

Mr. Cupcake: Surely this frosted drink will soothe my fevered tempers. (Finn pants heavily and his POV is viewed as he watches Mr. Cupcake and goes towards him.) Hellooo? Good heavens! A lycanthrope! AAAAH!!

Finn: (Hugs him) Pucker up, bro! (Grunts and roars as Mr. Cupcake groans)

(Finn goes off to the Gumdrop teenager's room and goes towards her in bed)

Gumdrop teenager: Andy Ristaino? AAAAH!! Eeee!!

Finn: (Roaring) HUUUUGS!!

(The Gumdrop Dad busts in.)

Gumdrop dad: Get away from my daughter, ya hairy teenager! (Wielding an M-4,' shoots the teenager's mirror.)

Gumdrop teenager: Aaah!!

Gumdrop dad: Ch-ch. (Sprays bullets; 'Goes towards window) Eh... eh... SHE'LL NEVER MARRY! (Chases Finn away with more gunfire)

(Transition to the next day; Fionna and Edana are walking with BMO in the Candy Kingdom.)

Fionna: Finn? Finn?

BMO: There he is!

Edana: Oh no, Finn!

(Finn is in a river. Fionna shakes him awake.)

Finn: Huh? Huh? (Princess Bubblegum chases a cat in the background for some reason.)

Princess Bubblegum: Whatever it is you guys are up to, I'm not helping! You guys are on your own this time!


Finn: What... What happened? Fionna... what happened to me last night?

Fionna: You hugged... everyone.

Finn: NO!

(Candy People appear and shout angrily)

Upside-Down Ice Cream Cone: We're mad, but we're not gonna go down there because we're lazy.

Taffy Girl: Burn him at the stake!

Dr. Ice Cream: Next time you get sick, you can die!

Lollipop Girl: Stop! We must be peaceful! Otherwise, Edana will destroy the world!

Edana: I would, then take my own life!

Finn: People of the Candy Kingdom, all I've ever wanted was to keep you all safe, ...and because I can't undo the hugs I've caused, my sole wish is to be locked up forever in the Candy Dungeon.

(Scene cuts to the candy dungeon.)

Candy Baby: Why's Finn in the cage, Mama? Isn't hugs nice?

Candy Mother: Oh, baby... (Hugs it in concern)

Lemongrab: I have waited a long time for this!


Starchy: That freak has no authority to be a dungeon-keeper!

Fionna: Candy People, let's make sure that alpha hug wolf pays for what he's done!!

Candy Person #29: Yeah!

Candy Person #33: Yeah, I agree with the last guy!

Fionna: Cinnamon Bun, you watch over Finn!

Cinnamon Bun: Uuuuuhhhh...


Fionna: Lemongrab, go throw yourself off a cliff.

Lemongrab: That's the way the world goes, I guess.

Fionna: Let's go, boys!!

Cinnamon Bun: Uh... bu-, bububut...

Crowd: No more hugs! No more hugs! No more hugs!

Random Candy Person: Without consent!!


Cinnamon Bun: Uh...

Finn: Huh? (Watches full moon appear from behind clouds and gasps) HUUUGS!! (Growls)

Cinnamon Bun: Finn? (Finn keeps growling as he transforms.) Uh...

Finn (Fully transformed): Cinnamon Bun... let me out...

Cinnamon Bun: I-I-I-I'm not supposed to.

Finn: Don't you want a hug?

Cinnamon Bun: I can't, man!

Finn: Not even a little one?

Cinnamon Bun: Uuuuhhh...

Finn: You wanna hug?

Cinnamon Bun: (Mutters) YES!! HUG ME!!!! (To himself) C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon... (Unlocking door) Which way does this turn?!? (Finn lunges out with a roar and tackles Cinnamon Bun.) Owww! Ow, my sides.

(Scene cuts to the forest from the beginning of the episode.)

Candy crowd: SAY NO TO HUGS!

Fionna: I sense someone bein' hugged right now! (Spots alpha hug wolf hugging an antelope.)

Antelope: Uh... I have a wife.

Fionna: That hug be your last, demon!


(Edana switches to Fire Form and repeatedly punches the alpha hug wolf)

Alpha Hug Wolf: Rrr...still love you! (Attempts to embrace Edana but misses) Raaah! Come here, baby!

Fionna: No huggies! (Alpha hug wolf lands in front of Fionna and the crowd. The crowd mutters, frightened.) Eh... Finn... I've failed you.


(Suddenly, Finn lunges out in the same way the alpha hug wolf did at the beginning of the episode and tackles the alpha hug wolf. They commence their "hug battle".)

Edana: Finn?

Alpha Hug Wolf: I'm gonna hug you up.

Finn: You call that a hug?

(They continue their battle.)

Fionna: This is the biggest hug that's ever existed!


(Finn and the wolf begin sparking as they battle. The alpha hug wolf forces Finn near a cliff, but Finn gets a hold of her before she can push him off. They both start glowing; soon an explosion occurs and forms a heart-shaped cloud. The smoke clears.)

Finn (Back to normal): Uuuugghhh... Huh? (Finn notices that the alpha hug wolf is also back to normal; she lets out tired groans) You... You stopped hugging me.

Alpha Hug Wolf: Yeah... You stopped, too.

Finn: I just... didn't feel like I needed any more hugs.

Alpha Hug Wolf: Me neither.

Candy Person #29: The curse is broken!

Fionna and Edana: FINN!

(Edana hugs Finn so tight it could break bones.)

Edana: You're back!

Fionna: We thought you were gone forever!

Finn: Aw, heck. Nothing keeps me down forever!

Jake: Could I have a hug?

Finn: Wha-JAKE?! Where did you come from?!

(Suddenly, the girl turns into another screeching Tree of Blight)

Jake: AAAH—! (The scene cuts to the studio. Pendleton Ward looks displeased again.)

Pen: Really? THAT'S the best ending you could come up with?

Bert Youn: We wanted to leave the ending to the audience's imagination.

Pen: C'mon people! Get creative! I wanted to see a battle with blood and swords, regardless of what the Cartoon Network censors say!

(The episode ends.)