Eddie shows Bronson that he has done his homework and can be quite persistent. The Norwegian team tease them both, and Bronson decides to fight back but is knocked out by their coach. Regaining consciousness, Bronson has a change of heart and takes Eddie to see the Norwegian training area. Later, Bronson shows off by tackling the 90-metre jump. Eddie is inspired and tries the 40-metre jump again, heeding Bronson's words.
Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how amino acids interact in a protein, what a "folded protein" means and what happens to the three dimensional structure of the protein when it's tenderised or cooked.
Chihiro's father makes reference to the "abandoned theme parks" built in the 1990s after they stumble into the new world. Hayao Miyazaki's films make continued reference to the destruction of the environment through human interference and industry.
Li, determined to prove himself, practises split jumps after dark. When teacher Chan interrupts, Li explains his concerns about ballet, his future and his family. The next day, the Beijing dance troupe must perform before Madame Mao, who criticises the lack of revolutionary imagery. Chan argues for subtlety but is accused of challenging the revolutionary path. Chan seeks out Li, telling him a parable that inspires Li's resilience. Li proves himself to teacher Gao. Chan is arrested.
The family begin preparing for the migration south and training the geese. Igor, with a little extra encouragement, manages flight but gets into an accident and goes down in the forest. While looking for Igor, Glen the game warden steals the rest of the flock. Amy, Thomas, Barry and David plot an elaborate escape for the birds, and begin their migration early.
Edward performs activities for the neighbours and family. Over dinner, Bill Boggs suggests Edward charge for his services, and Kim and her friends' behave coldly to Edward's differences. The next day the community begins to accept Edward for his unique talents, and his list of jobs grow from topiary to dog grooming to hair cutting. Before long, every neighbour has a new individual haircut.
Thomas and his brother, David, consider the flight speed of geese and test a new engine on Thomas' ultra-light craft. Back in the barn, Amy teaches the geese to chase her, and starts to bond with Uncle David. That evening, Thomas suggests they work together to prepare the geese for flight. David and Thomas' characters are based on the work of Bill Lishman and Bill Carrick, co-founders of Operation Migration, a not for profit that sought to teach captive-raised birds to migrate.
Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell speaks about the controversial decision of brother Greg to instruct younger brother Trevor to bowl the last ball of a match underarm, in an effort to prevent New Zealand winning a 1981 one-day international. Ian Chappell notes that Trevor was unfairly blamed for Greg's decision.
Astrid reminds Hiccup that his "differences" have led to his greatest achievements, reminding him to be brave and trust himself. The young recruits join forces to help Hiccup to rescue Toothless. At the nest, Stoick the Vast realises he's been a fool. Together, Astrid, Snotlout, Ruffnut, Tuffnut, Fishlegs, Toothless and the other dragons work together to save everyone from a colossal red death dragon.
Boohoo Boone asks Omri what will happen when they return home, hoping they will have moved forward in time. Little Bear tells Omri and Patrick about the traditional rite of passage in Iroquois culture and of the concept of harmony with the world. Before leaving, Little Bear asks Omri of the plight of the Onondaga people, and Omri tells him the truth. The Onondaga are great, but it is not always great for their people.
Hiccup is more brains than brawn, a smart, funny and savvy kid desperately looking to prove himself to his father, Stoick the Vast. While the villagers, who tower over Hiccup in height and girth, battle the dragons destroying their crops, Hiccup is relegated to the blacksmithing workshop. Once alone, Hiccup takes his newly invented weapon outside and attempts to take down the most feared dragon of them all, a night fury. Things don't entirely go to plan, and his father admonishes him publicly.
Students discuss their emotions, equality and the nature of power with program facilitator Bernadette Wright. Casey brings up an example of intimation involving her father, and the other children are reminded to respect group confidentiality. Privately, Bernadette talks with Casey about her problems at home and some of the related issues at school. Together they practise talking to her father, and Bernadette explains the importance of emotional intelligence.
The class learns about trust, confidentiality and secrets. Program facilitator Bernadette challenges students to consider the ethical boundaries of good secrets versus bad secrets, and the responsibility we all have to protect others from harm.
Before Li's performance in The Rites of Spring, Li talks to a television journalist about his freedom, his separation from his family and dancing for his parents. Backstage Li and Mary hear unexpected applause in the audience. Outside the theatre, Cynthia welcomes Li's parents, and Ben invites them to their seats. After the performance, Li sees his mother and father in the crowd and they are invited onstage for an emotional reunion.
The princess finally decides to tell Shrek her secret, but Shrek is already hurt. Shrek rejects her and Lord Farquaad arrives to ask for her hand in marriage, she accepts, thinking it will break the spell. Donkey tells Shrek to go after the princess, but Shrek yells to leave him alone. Everyone is sad and isolated. Donkey arrives at the swamp and confronts Shrek about his behaviour. The two friends reconcile and head to the kingdom to stop the wedding.
After narrowly completing the 90-metre jump, Bronson and Eddie share a victorious hug. Back in the change room, Warren Sharpe makes a surprise visit. Congratulating them both on their personal victory, he also admits he was wrong in his comment about Bronson's Olympic spirit. Archival footage of the closing ceremony shows the president of the Organising Committee reference Eddie Edwards' contribution to the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. "You have broken world records, and you have established
Bronson surprises Eddie as he contemplates the 90-metre slope. Eddie is surprised and Bronson tells him an old friend helped him see things differently. Eddie asks what happen Bronson's "other jacket", alluding to Bronson's alcoholism. Bronson tells Eddie that without the alcohol he was never brave enough to jump the 90-metre, but that Eddie has more heart, bravery and spirit than any of the other Olympians.
Lines from Edgar Allen Poe's 1849 poem A Dream Within a Dream, “what we see and what we seem are but a dream; a dream within a dream” is whispered by the narrator. The introduction of Allen Poe, famous for his mysterious and often macabre stories, situates the enigmatic, dream-like qualities that punctuate the film and suggests the incompatibility of Victorian ideals and the Australian landscape.