Sofia is getting ready for another royal ball. As stated in the premiere, they have one every Friday. As her animal friends help her get ready, she asks what she would she do without them. Roland comes in, saying he has a suprise for her and Amber. He takes them to the jewel room where, as a treat, they can each pick out a piece of jewelry for the ball. While looking, Sofia comes across a baby griffin. They love anything shiny and must stay in the jewel room. While leaving, after the girls pick their gifts, Amber an elaborate necklace and Sofia a simple bracelet, the baby griffin follows without anyone noticing.
In Sofia's room, Amber has an idea to trade jewels for a tryout despite Sofia warning Amber she must not take it off. She soon gives in, for one minute. The baby grffin sees this and swoops down and takes it, leaving scratch marks. Sofia notices that it is gone and tries to find it. Amber says it might just have fallen on the floor. Amber goes to find someone who can help, while Sofia calls her animal friends. When they try to answer, she can't hear them, realizing that without it, she can no longer talk to them as she can't undestand them either. She hears a scream, and runs to where it was heard. When there, a maidservant says that when she went to set the table, the golden goblets she had settled there before leaving for other silverware went missing, leaving scratch marks and mysterious feathers. The constable comes in and when learning of this, says that there is a theif in the castle and they must find it before the ball.
After Sofia tells James and Amber that they should look too, they separated. Cedric, who finds out the griffin has the amulet while collecting flowers for his potions, tries to freeze him, but fails. Amber and James, when interacting, come close to finding the baby griffin, but he hides and flies away. Later, Sofia's mother, Miranda has a tiara that went missing. Amber implies that there have been things disappearing, and after a reply when Miranda asks what else is missing, has Roland worried, because the amulet was a gift from him to Sofia. Amber and Miranda go and greet the guests while Roland explains how he chose the amulet. He was about to choose a ruby when the amulet flashed, glowing faintly, and he remembered the stories that his mother, the previous bearer of the Amulet, told him about it, especially that it protects the princess who it chooses as bearer and Sofia has been chosen as the next bearer. Roland comforts Sofia about its loss by saying that since it's an item of power, like Thor's hammer, the Mjolnir, it returns to its bearer, whether they like it or not. Because as Sofia discovers when she has become reliant on animals for loyalty and she cannot speak to them without the Amulet, great power comes with great responsibility, hence those with the Amulet bear it, not wear it. Roland said that though he is furious at whoever took it, he would never be furious at her. They leave and go to the Ball. The King states that it will find it's way back. Meanwhile, the trap that Cedric set failed, leaving him in a cage. Cedric makes a flying machine, chasing the griffin around. Cedric is right on his tail as he drops many jewels, and they both crash into the ball room.
The guards think it was Cedric who stole the jewels, but it is clear that it's not when Sofia finds feathers and fur. She yells out that the theft is the griffin, which is hiding under a table. Putting two and two together all the shiny things that where missing had scratch from his claws and feathers from his wings, they find Sofia's amulet and it restores her powers. As for the griffin, he is to be taken back to his parents in the jewel room. Sofia runs pass Cedric and James asks for a ride in Cedric's machine, only it has a few bugs from when it crashed. Sofia speaks to her animals, inviting them to dinner and ending the episode.
- When they are in the jewel room, Sofia's princess test trophy is shown in the background.
- When Sofia knows Cedric tells the truth, Princess Clio and Prince Frederick from Royal Prep are shown.
- The episode's title may mark that it is a slight parody of The Pink Panther movies, since Sofia, like Inspector Clouseau, is seeking a titular stolen jewel.
- Roland almost discovers Sofia's secret twice in this episode: the first time was by catching her thanking the gryffin and the second was when Sofia said "I heard him!" after she heard what the gryffin was saying but fails both time thanks to Sofia's quick thinking getting it shrugged off as nothing.
- When Sofia runs to confront the theft, her amulet is shown on her for a moment and then disappears again.
Home Video Release
- Ariel Winter as Sofia
- Sara Ramirez as Queen Miranda
- Wayne Brady as Clover
- Darcy Rose Byrnes as Princess Amber
- Zach Callison as Prince James
- Travis Willingham as King Roland II
- Jess Harnell as Cedric the Sorcerer
- Ashley Eckstein as Mia
- Meghan Strange as Robin
- Jim Cummings as Wormwood
- Lyons Luke Mathias as Baby Griffen
- Harley Graham as Princess Clio