It is the night of the Council of Wolves, but Akela is nowhere to be seen. Phaona prepares to the declare himself leader of the pack until it is discovered that Akela has been bitten by a snake. Ikki knows where some snake bite anti-dote is kept, and Mowgli volunteers to go to the man village to fetch the medicine. But, on his way back, he is met by Phaona who hastreachery on his mind. Mowgli thwarts him and gets the medicine back to save Akela's life. He doesn't betray Phaona but instead gets him to take the doctor's bag back to the man village.