At the elementary school, Lincoln, Clyde, Liam, Zach, and Rusty are making deals so they can swap lunches. After swapping lunches, the boys discover that Stella, the girl Lincoln met on the bus some time ago, has arrived, and attempt to act cool. When Stella asks the boys if they want to swap lunches for some carrot sticks, the boys end up making an awkward impression, causing Stella to leave. After lunch, the boys are playing dodge ball in the gymnasium. When they get into snake position, Stella arrives, and asks if she can join them, but end up freezing out of anxiety. Later, during science class, Stella asks the boys if she could join them, but their anxiety kicks in, and end up dropping their experiment, creating an explosion charring them.
As the boys wait outside the nurse's office, Rusty theorizes that Stella likes one of them, taking note of how she asked all of them three times in just a single day. Thinking he's right, the boys decide to make themselves look good, so that the next time Stella meets up with them, they can deduce which one of the boys she likes. After primping themselves up, Stella walks up to Lincoln, and asks him if he wants to go to the Burpin' Burger, and Lincoln eagerly accepts. The next day, Lincoln is explaining his story to the others, when Stella arrives. Thinking he's going to be asked for seconds, Stella suddenly walks up to Rusty, and asks if he wants to go to the flea market, and Rusty accepts. Before long, Stella starts inviting each boy individually, making each one of them jealous.
Arriving home after school, Lincoln wonders why Stella is asking all of them. He learns from an episode of The Dream Boat his sisters are watching that he has to "blow her out of the water" to fully understand who she likes. Wearing his date khakis, Lincoln discovers that the other boys have seen The Dream Boat as well, and are taking the show's advice (Rusty is wearing a white suit, Zach had a teeth whitening, Liam applied cologne, and Clyde has ditched his glasses). Arriving to the cafeteria, the boys see Stella sitting alone, and attempt to race after her. During their chase, the boys attempt to sabotage each other so they can get to her first. However, despite their efforts, Stella leaves the moment they catch up to her. During gym class, the boys begin arguing with each other, leading them to go to the nurse's office again. As they heal themselves, the boys make amends when they realize that Stella is driving them apart. Later, the boys confront Stella, and say that they want no more of her business, saying that she keeps asking them out on "dates". However, Stella laughs at this, saying that she's not dating them. She explains that she just wanted to get to know them a bit more. She tried to do so when they were together, but because they kept getting anxious whenever she arrived, she thought getting to know them one by one would be easier. With the situation cleared up, Stella sadly leaves when she sees how the boys perceived her. Realizing they messed up, the boys decide to make things up.
During lunch, the boys apologize to Stella for perceiving her actions the wrong way, but Stella doesn't respond. Thinking she's still furious at them, the boys decide to leave, but Stella asks them if they would like to trade lunches, and they accept, successfully rekindling their friendship again.