|“||Excuse me, umm... have you seen my best friend? She's about yay tall-- super bossy...||”|
|— Chelsea surprising Raven|
Ever since Chelsea started working at the cruise ship, Levi has been missing her so much that he starts wearing clothes and anything that reminds him of Chelsea. When he scares the entire family while dressed up as a chupacabra - a costume he got from Chelsea - Raven realizes that it is time to take Levi to see his mother. She calls Chelsea and organizes for Levi to come spend a couple of days with her at the cruise ship.
Additionally, Raven makes plans to take Nia and Booker on a road trip after dropping Levi off. Tess wants to come along but Raven asks her to stay behind watering the plants. During the road trip, Raven takes a scut passenger in the front seat, forcing the kids to share the backseat from where they keep fighting because it's overcrowded. They can't agree on what places they want to see for their road trip. After dropping off the passenger, the twins start fighting over who should use the front seat.
Shortly after, they get a flat tire. Raven calls for roadside assistance but is placed on hold. While waiting for assistance, Raven gets a vision of Chelsea falling into the sea. This puts a lot of pressure on her to get to Chelsea as soon as possible. Luckily, Nia had texted Tess who comes to their rescue with a new tire. She is dropped off by her uncle Jimmy. After that, Tess joins the Baxters for the road trip. A few miles later while the kids are asleep, Raven gets a call from Chelsea who reveals that she has been struggling at the cruise ship and wants to come back home. She had been unsuccessful selling her schmops, (her most frequent customer, Miss Bertha only attends for free giveaways of the product), making Chelsea's younger boss, Bailey Renn, disappointed with her progress. Nevertheless, Chelsea agrees to stick around at least for Levi to come over.
On arriving at Chelsea's cruise ship, Levi is so excited to see his mother that he mistakes another woman for Chelsea and follows her into the ship. Nia, Booker and Tess go after Levi in the ship while Raven remains on the dock. While Raven is staring at them, she is surprised when Chelsea sneaks up behind her. Raven and Chelsea are happy to be reunited. On the ship, Levi realizes that the woman he was following wasn't his mother.
Suddenly, the ship starts leaving the dock before the kids return to their parents. Raven and Chelsea call the kids and ask them to calm down as they come up with a plan to get to them. The parents consider meeting the kids at the next port but it will take five days for the ship to arrive there. Before their call is disconnected, Chelsea asks Levi to use his pass to let Nia, Booker and Tess into her room. Nia is worried because they're stuck at the ship for five days without personal effects or change clothes.
Back at the dock, Raven and Chelsea get the idea to take a Jet Ski and go after the children.
- Raven-Symoné as Raven Baxter
- Anneliese van der Pol as Chelsea Grayson
- Navia Robinson as Nia Baxter
- Issac Ryan Brown as Booker Baxter
- Jason Maybaum as Levi Grayson
- Sky Katz as Tess O'Malley
- This episode filmed on November 30, 2018, which coincided with the airdate of the Season 2 finale.
- This is the first episode of Season 3.
- First episode to air in the new time slot, 8:00 on Monday nights.
- The episode title is a play on the word "friendship".
- Production has shifted to Funny Boone Productions.
- As seen in Fears of a Clown, Raven still maintains concealed Baseball bats for home protection.
- Chelsea returns, after last being seen in "Raven's Home: Remix", from the prior season.
- Chelsea's history with the schmop from "Vending the Rules" is mentioned, and will become a recurring theme of the season.
- The characters are depicted as being outside Chicago for the first time.
- It is stated that Chelsea has been away for six months implying that she signed up for a third 60-day cruise after leaving for her first in "Just Call Me Vic".
- After six months away, Chelsea did not seem to recall the name of "that girl across the hall" (Tess).
- An Admiral Snuggles teddy bear from "The Bearer of Dad News" is seen on a lounge chair on the ship.
- Chelsea's stateroom is 4002.
- The story continues into the next episode, "Lost at Chel-Sea".
- Roz Ryan previously played Grandma Gayle King on K.C. Undercover.
- Tess mentions her dad is the "Chicago" Jimmy in her family.
- This episode required Anneliese van der Pol to perform wire stuntwork.
- The episode depicts the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and New York.
- Michael B. Jordan, Rihanna, and the Titanic are mentioned.
- Despite always having a Statue of Liberty displayed in his room, Booker had no desire to visit the monument in person.
- Raven still drives for Scüt.
- This episode reveals that Nia is older than Booker "by two minutes," according to Booker.
- So far, every season premiere has aired in the summer but technically, summer doesn't start until June 21st.
- It's a Laugh Productions debuts a new logo in the end credits.
- Starting with this episode, new transition music was introduced.
- In the original script:
- Bailey claimed "Lip Kitty" had made her a billionaire.
- It was an Entrepreneur Cruise instead of an Inspired Inventors Cruise.
- Bailey was impressed by an invention called the "Instant Abs" Cummerbund..
- Bailey had Chelsea sit through her Lip Kitty presentation.
- The special hook of Lip Kitty cosmetics was that they were flavored like food.
| The image gallery for Friend-Ship may be viewed here.