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"The Ethereal" is the 84th episode of Aladdin originally aired on November 4, 1995 on CBS.

Plot

When Jasmine is at the marketplace, which is empty, and goes to a jewelry stand, she sees a golden mask called the Ethereal. When she picks it up, she hears a woman's voice coming from it. The Ethereal says that ice shall fall from the sky, causing it to hail, the earth shall move, causing an earthquake, light shall become dark and creatures of destruction shall bring forth their wrath, causing everything to turn black and glowing eyes to appear, and she will come and "the day of reckoning shall be at hand." Jasmine sees a wind blowing over the Sultan's model of Agrabah, wearing it down to nothing. When darkness lifts, she sees the ruins of the city buried by sand. It then turns out Jasmine was dreaming. After her father wakes her up, they see hail falling, making Jasmine remember the first thing the Ethereal said in her dream.

The next morning at the marketplace, everything is covered in snow. Aladdin and Jasmine are talking about the hail. Abu and Iago show up with a bag of scrolls. Aladdin picks up a scroll and reads "The Bird's Eye Tour of Agrabah." Iago tells them that those are guide scrolls for a price and he's going to add a "fun in freakish weather" section because of the hailstorm. Then an earthquake starts, making Jasmine remember the second thing the Ethereal said in her dream. She then tells everyone all the other things the Ethereal said and Aladdin says that it's just a coincidence. Everyone then sees a little boy named Tanti and his mother with a cart full of textiles, with one of the wheels fallen off the cart. While they are helping them, Jasmine takes a handkerchief out of the cart, with Tanti telling her that he made one with his mother. She buys it and gives Tanti a sack of coins.

After Tanti and his mother leave, light becomes dark, making Aladdin start to think that Jasmine's right. The gang sees glowing eyes, which reveal to be giant scorpions. The scorpions start to attack the gang. Genie turns into a chef, creates a giant cooking pot and dumps the scorpions in it. After Genie eats the scorpions, everyone sees the Ethereal, who is wearing a long white robe. She tells them that it is the day of reckoning of their civilization and if she dislikes what she sees, she will destroy Agrabah. She tells Jasmine to show her what makes Agrabah great. Iago gives the princess the scroll and she decides to guide her while Aladdin suggests that they should know more about the Ethereal.

He, Genie, and Abu go to Jafar's lab and look up information about the Ethereal. When Genie picks up a book, it shows a picture of a spear called the Spear of Agamota. It says that two people gave it two thumbs up and they don't rate spells unless they are really good. Aladdin decides to go for it. Meanwhile, Jasmine, Iago, and the Sultan show the Ethereal Agrabah's library. The Ethereal likes it but tells them that Atlantis also had a library stocked with many wonderful tomes that was of no consequence when she delivered her judgment. Dark clouds start to appear outside.

Meanwhile, Aladdin and the others are working at a forge. Jasmine and the others then show the Ethereal the marketplace. The Ethereal is not satisfied and the clouds begin to thunder. Meanwhile, Aladdin is pouring the molten metal into a spear-shaped mold. He then sees thunder and lightning outside and starts to rush the others. Jasmine and the others now show the Ethereal the arts in Agrabah, but still she is not satisfied and the clouds begin to swirl. Then a giant cube with an Ethereal mask on each face descends from the clouds and lighting starts shooting from it, destroying Agrabah. Aladdin and the others are done creating the spear. Aladdin and Carpet fly out of the palace with Genie in the form of a fighter plane with Abu as the pilot. They fly close to the cube, but a lightning bolt hits Genie and knocks one of his wings off.

After Genie and Abu crash, Aladdin sees red sparks coming out of the spear and tries to make it work. When a lightning bolt hits the spear, it is undamaged and it starts to glow red, meaning it's working. Aladdin makes Carpet get him close to the cube and he throws the spear through the mouth of one of its Ethereal masks. It stops and smoke starts coming out of it, with everyone cheering. But the cube suddenly starts to work again and continues to destroy the city. The gang decides to rescue everyone. Tanti and his mother are looking for each other. When they find each other, Tanti runs to her, but lightning strikes a building in front of him and the boy is knocked to the ground unconscious. A tower next to the building that fell starts to crack and is about to fall on Tanti. Jasmine sees this and rescues the boy, but gets hit by the falling tower herself. Everyone sees that Jasmine is dead.

The Ethereal says that she saw everything she needed to see. She then magically restores the destroyed buildings and brings Jasmine back to life. Jasmine realizes that it's the people that make Agrabah great. The Ethereal tells everyone that the lesson was for them to cherish their people or she will return if they forget. The city cheers while Abu and Iago tear up the guide scrolls.

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Media
Films: AladdinThe Return of JafarAladdin and the King of ThievesDisney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your DreamsDescendantsVideoAladdin (2019 film)

Television: Aladdin: The Series • "Hercules and the Arabian Night" • Great Minds Think 4 ThemselvesHouse of MouseOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandSofia the FirstA Poem Is...Once Upon a Time
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic StorybookComic bookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Look-Look BookGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookAladdin's QuestAbu and the Evil GenieJasmine and the Disappearing TigerA-Mazing AladdinThe Magic Carpet's SecretDon't Bug the GenieJasmine's Magic CharmJasmine's Royal WeddingAladdin: One True LoveJasmine: The Missing CoinJasmine the MatchmakerDisney Princess Beginnings
Video Games: Video gameNasira's RevengeDisney's MathQuest With AladdinDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts codedKingdom Hearts χKingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χDisney Enchanted Tales

Disney Parks
Arabian CoastArt of AnimationCaravan CarouselDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldLe Passage Enchanté d'AladdinMickey's PhilharMagicSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseStorybook Land Canal BoatsThe Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management)The Magic Carpets of AladdinVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Aladdin's Great AdventureAladdin: A Musical SpectacularAnimazment - The MusicalCinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's Summer Oasis SplashDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicFeel the MagicGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the MagicianMickey and the Wondrous BookThe Magic Lamp TheaterVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Aladdin's OasisSultan's Oasis
Shops: Adventureland BazaarAbu's BazaarAgrabah Marketplace
Parade: Aladdin's Royal CaravanCelebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Magical Moments ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeStitch's Summer Dance BashThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Disney Dreams!Disney in the StarsHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightWishesWorld of Color
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Villains WorldVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!

Characters
Original Characters: AladdinGenieJasmineAbuMagic CarpetThe SultanRajahJafarIagoThe PeddlerRazoul The Royal GuardsGazeemPrince AchmedHarem GirlsFaroukTwo Hungry ChildrenSultana

Sequel Characters: Abis MalCassimSa'LukThe Oracle
TV Series Characters: SadiraMercQueen HippsodethScaraKing PectorThe MukhtarEdenSultan Pasta Al-DenteDhandiHamedPharabuPrince UncouthmaGeneral GoudaBrawnhildaBudRuntaThundraQueen KimblaBrisbaneKoala KidMachanaFasirRiders of RamondSamir the "Destroyer"SquirtCaptain Al BahtrossPrince WazooAjed Al-GebraicAmalAbnor MalMechaniclesScooterZarasto the MarauderMaraudersZorastoMozenrathXerxesKhartoumSiroccoShamanMirageHaroud Hazi BinFashoomSaleenArmandAyam AghoulEvil AladdinCaliph KapokSootinaiDaru TavelevilMalchoDominus TuskAl Muddy SultanAl MuddyAzizMinos and FatimaNefir HasenufNefir's ImpsArbutusMagmaAmuk MoonrahChaosEvil GenieScourge of the DesertAmin DamoolaNasiraFrigeedAnubisSahkata, Razili and FaridaSand MonsterSand SharkMothiasDing and OopoQueen DelucaKing ZahbarQueen Deluca's BrothersThe Great RiftMamluksKileemThe EtherealZin and ZangKutatoUnkbuutDestane
Enchanted Tales Characters: AneesaHakeemSaharaSharma
Video Game Characters: NasiraBizarrahVery Ankh-Amman
Deleted Characters: Aladdin's MotherGenie of the Ring

Episodes
Season One: Getting the Bugs OutMudder's DayFowl WeatherThe Prophet MotiveMuch Abu About SomethingMy Fair AladdinTo Cure a ThiefNever Say NefirRaiders of the Lost Shark

Season Two: "Air Feather Friends" • "Bad Mood Rising" • "Do the Rat Thing" • "The Vapor Chase" • "Garden of Evil" • "Some Enchanted Genie" • "Web of Fear" • "Plunder the Sea" • "Strike Up the Sand" • "Sneeze the Day" • "I Never Mechanism I Didn't Like" • "Forget Me Lots" • "Scare Necessities" • "SandSwitch" • "Lost and Founded" • "Moonlight Madness" • "The Flawed Couple" • "Rain of Terror" • "Dune Quixote" • "That Stinking Feeling" • "The Day the Bird Stood Still" • "Of Ice and Men" • "Opposites Detract" • "Caught by the Tale" • "Elemental, My Dear Jasmine" • "Beast or Famine" • "Smolder and Wiser" • "The Game" • "Poor Iago" • "The Spice is Right" • "The Animal Kingdom" • "Power to the Parrot" • "The Sands of Fate" • "Hero with a Thousand Feathers" • "The Citadel" • "Snowman is an Island" • "The Secret of Dagger Rock" • "In the Heat of the Fright" • "Witch Way Did She Go?" • "The Seven Faces of Genie" • "The Wind Jackals of Mozenrath" • "A Clockwork Hero" • "Mission: Imp Possible" • "Stinker Belle" • "Sea No Evil" • "Shadow of a Doubt" • "Smells Like Trouble" • "The Way We War" • "Night of the Living Mud" • "Egg-stra Protection" • "A Sultan Worth His Salt" • "Heads, You Lose" • "The Love Bug" • "When Chaos Comes Calling" • "Genie Hunt" • "Armored and Dangerous" • "The Lost Ones" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "Shark Treatment" • "Black Sand" • "Love at First Sprite" • "Vocal Hero" • "The Lost City of the Sun" • "As the Netherworld Turns" • "Seems Like Old Crimes" • "From Hippsodeth, with Love" • "Destiny on Fire" • "The Return of Malcho"
Season Three: "The Hunted" • "Riders Redux" • "The Book of Khartoum" • "While the City Snoozes" • "Two to Tangle" • "The Ethereal" • "The Shadow Knows" • "The Great Rift"

Locations
AgrabahCave of WondersCrazy Hakim's Discount FertilizerThe Sultan's PalaceThe Vanishing IsleOdiferousThe Isle of GalifemMorbiaVery Ankh-AmmanThe Land of the Black SandOld Wizard's Lab
Objects
Golden Scarab BeetleJafar's Snake StaffGenie's LampJafar's LampEden's BottleMozenrath's GauntletCrystal of IxBlue Rose of ForgetfulnessTree of RenewalThe Oracle's ScytheHand of Midas
Songs
Original: Arabian NightsOne Jump AheadFriend Like MePrince AliA Whole New World

Return of Jafar: I'm Looking Out for MeNothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend)Forget About LoveYou're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves: There's a Party Here in AgrabahOut of Thin AirWelcome to the Forty ThievesFather and SonAre You In or Out
Enchanted Tales: More Than a Peacock PrincessI've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted songs: Humiliate the BoyProud of Your BoyWhy Me?Count on MeCall Me a PrincessBabkak, Omar, Aladdin, KassimHigh AdventureMy Finest HourTo Be Free
Broadway: A Million Miles AwayThese Palace Walls

See also
MusicalFriend Like IagoThe Disney AfternoonDisney RenaissanceAs Told by Emoji