Heavy is the Crown is the seventh episode of the third season of Meerkat Manor.
The Whiskers have been apart for a month and the rains have still failed to fall. Flower takes her half of the Whiskers to their old territory and visit a water trough. Not far away the Commandos are foraging. Hannibal steals a tortoise from his son Wilson and eats it before leading his family towards their water trough. They discover the Whiskers and a fight breaks out, the outnumbered Whiskers are eventually forced to retreat.
Some distance away the other half of the Whiskers led by Rocket Dog struggle to find food. Rocket Dog and her sisters Daisy and Maybelline are all pregnant, causing chaos among the family. The stress of managing the mob, her pregnancy and the lack of food forces Rocket Dog to go into an early labour. She gives birth to a premature pup who quickly dies. Afterwards the rains finally arrive bringing food to the surface. Only three days later the Kalahari is transformed, yellow devil's thorn flowers cover the desert. Rocket Dog's half discover a bountiful breakfast but are interrupted by an alarm call. A rival group suddenly appears and charges at Rocket Dog's group, who accept the challenge. However upon meeting it's reveal that the rivals are actually the missing half of the family. Rocket Dog submits to Flower and life returns to normal for the Whiskers.