- "True Bromance" redirects here. For the song, see True Bromance (Song).
At the throne room, Maurice has gathered papers for King Julien to sign, but Julien is messing around on a roomba. When he finally decides to sign the papers, he writes his name with each letter a different color, taking ages. Julien falls asleep. Maurice, frustrated that all Julien had to do was sign a few papers, finishes it for him. With Julien still asleep, Maurice sneaks out. When Julien wakes up he sees Maurice is not there.
In the jungle, Julien is deciding on the way to write his royal signature, and Clover has no advice to give him. Maurice shows up with a happy smile on his face. Julien complains that he did not know where he was, and asks him to help. Maurice suggests he use the first signature, so Julien decides to use the second one. Maurice acts cool, and heads to his hut for a nap. Julien gets suspicious of Maurice's unusual relaxedness and happiness and tells Clover to investigate.
Clover expertly follows Maurice and discovers what he's been up to, shocked with what she saw. Clover returns to Julien and reports that he will not like why Maurice is so happy. Clover shows Julien what Maurice is up to. Maurice is working as an advisor for the rats. King Julien confronts Maurice for being a traitor and asks him to explain himself. Maurice explains that after the events of "One More Cup", the rats were in chaos. With his advice, he helped them set up a working kingdom with King Joey as the first rat king. King Julien tells Joey that it is time for Maurice to come home, but Maurice insists that he's staying since the rats respect his opinion, while Julien doesn't. Julien and Maurice get into an argument which ends with Maurice quitting his previous job and Julien banishing him from the Lemur Kingdom.
In Julien's hut, Julien is watching a romantic-comedy starring Ted and Mort. When Ted says the show is like Julien and Maurice, Julien gets frustrated and storms off.
The next day, in the throne room, Julien is sobbing and talking to Amelia. After a chat with Amelia, Julien decides it's time for a rebound advisor. Julien goes through the first candidates, Mort multiple times, Horst and Willie. Julien does not like any of them.
In the Rat Kingdom, Maurice is supervising the rats installing a pipe and tells them they are doing a bang up job. The rats start destroying the pipe with hammers since Maurice said "bang up" job. Then the rats start talking about building mazes and being hungry, which makes Maurice annoyed.
At the Baobab Tree, Julien confesses to Clover that he's worried about Maurice. But, instead of telling him how he feels, he decides to stalk Maurice to make him feel better.
Back at the Rat Kingdom, Maurice is getting bored of the Joey not having any crazy ideas besides mazes and starts to miss Julien. Julien then falls out of a tree right beside Maurice. Maurice asks if he was stalking him and Julien says he was and that he brought the entire kingdom with him, except Mort. The two argue again, and Maurice says he has to let him go, calls Julien pathetic, and asks him to disappear. Julien lies to Maurice, saying that he's happy without him and tells his kingdom that they are leaving.
Back at Julien's hut, King Julien is sad and misses Maurice. Julien sobs as his tears blot the picture of him and Maurice, causing Maurice to fade. Pineapple comes to help Julien, because he hates to see true friendships die and because of his debts. Pineapple suggests Julien tell Maurice how he feels through a song. Julien and Maurice start to sing about how they miss each other. Mort plays the saxophone in the song, even having a solo portion. At the end of the song, Julien realizes what he has to do. He has to go to Maurice, and say he's sorry and that he misses him. Before he can do that, however, he gets knocked out by a rat.
Back at the Rat Kingdom, Joey asks Maurice why he's sad. Maurice says he realizes he misses Julien and wants to go back to him. Joey gives him the good news that he doesn't have to go because Julien is dead. Maurice asks why, and King Joey says that's what Maurice wanted, to make Julien disappear. Maurice tells Joey to call it off, saying that's not what he wanted. Joey apologizes, saying they can stop it since he gave Lazy Doug the job. But, when they ask Lazy Doug, he says he gave the task to Efficient Charlie since he overslept. Maurice grows more worried and asks Joey to tell him where he is.
On a cliff, Efficient Charlie is telling Julien that he's just doing his job, hoping he understands. Julien doesn't understand, but Charlie kicks him off the cliff since he's out of time. Just then, Maurice comes with rope, jumping towards King Julien and saving him. Julien accepts Maurice's apology for leaving him. Maurice is a little annoyed as he did not apologize, but is happy to. However, Julien shushes him and gives him a hug. Julien and Maurice walk back to the kingdom, with Maurice confident that the Rat Kingdom will be fine without him.
In the Rat Kingdom, everything is on fire and King Joey wants to build another maze, but gets crushed by a pipe.