|Number in season:||9a|
|Original Airdate:|| April 8, 2010|
February 13, 2009
April 17, 2009
|Written by:||Jonathan Greenberg|
|Storyboard by:|| Nick Vallinakis|
"Prunella and the Haunted Locker"
"The Pride of Lakewood"
Baby Kate begins to learn to talk, but starts to not be able to understand Pal anymore. They go to the Dolly Llama for an answer.
The intro opens with D.W. eating her alphabet soup when she hears the ice cream truck, and asks Dad to let her and Arthur get some ice cream, to which he agrees.
The episode opens with Kate and Pal playing, when suddenly, Pal starts barking to Kate's surprise. Later, Kate is learning to speak much to her parents' happiness. Kate and Pal later discuss it, and then, it happened again. Amigo understands it, because it happened to Vicita. That night, Pal dreamed he couldn't understand a teenage Kate. Pal wakes up, remembering someone telling him about a wise llama. The next day, D.W. asks her parents to take her to the zoo.
At the zoo, Kate and Pal go through a log tunnel and up a mountain where they reach the Dolly Llama. Pal tells her the problem, and she answers that Kate is growing up.
Later, she threw her orange juice during breakfast. Then Dad tries to get her to speak. When Pal arrives, Kate reveals her plan to not do anything that makes her grow up. The plan was working well, until Pal barks, to Kate's dismay.
The next day at Grandma Thora's house, Pal and Kate talk to Killer about Thora understanding her. She understands Killer a lot.
Later at home, she was using her spoon well again, and she said ball to her parents' happiness, finishing the episode.
- The title is in reference to the epic poem by John Milton, which shares the same name. The poem is about the fall of mankind.
- Dolly Llama is a reference to the Dalai Lama.
- The running gag of Baby Kate's First Word appears frequently in this episode. She says "Uppie!", "All Done.", and "Ball.".