Elena of Avalor (2016–…): Season 3, Episode 20 - Shooting Stars - full transcript

Elena and Isa learn what it takes to succeed at science when they must fix a telescope in time for their grandfather to see a rare comet.


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Season 03 Episode 20

[ELENA Reads] Episoade Title:
"Shooting Stars"

Are you sure you
don't help, mijita?

I've just about...

got it.

so close that time.

How's the new
observatory coming along?


Professor Ochoa asked me
and the other students

to help set up for
the grand opening tomorrow.

How about you, Abuelo?

Looks like you could use
some help with that pan dulce.

[mouthful] Hmm.
You barely touched it.

I'm just, um...
not hungry.

[all gasp]

Francisco, what's wrong?

Are you sick?

Someone call the doctor.

Ay, mi amor.

I am not sick.

Then what is it?

[deeply sighs]


So, back to
the grand opening...

Okay, okay.

If you must know,

there is a comet passing
over Avalor tonight.

Oh, cool!

What's a comet?

Oh, a comet's basically
a big ball of ice and rock

that zips through space.

Oh, I wish
I were a comet.

Abuelo, I thought
you'd be excited.

You're the founding member
of Avalor's Astronomy Club,

The Celestial Beings.

Yes, but my telescope
isn't powerful enough.

And um...

Aww man.

The comet will not
appear again for 117 years.

I've never seen
abuelo so down.

I just wish there was
something we could do.

[clock chiming]

Oh, I have to get
to the observatory!

Just wait until
you see the new telescope.


It's the most powerful
one in the hemisphere!

The sky's the limit!


Should we tell her?

Wait for it...

I know how abuelo can
see the comet tonight!

- Really?
- No.

♪ Life is but a road
of shattered dreams ♪

[guitar string snaps]

Oh, just as well.

Abuelo! You can use
the observatory's

new telescope
to see the comet!

It's more than
powerful enough.

But it's not open yet.

I'm sure Professor Ochoa

would let you
take a sneak peek.

We can go ask
her right now.


You are the most
wonderful nietecitas

in the whole galaxy.

Where are you going?

To the kitchen
of course.

I just got
my appetite back!

Out of my way, floor!


Whoa, it's incredible.

There she is.

Professor Ochoa!

Well, Crown Princess Elena!

We weren't expecting
you until the

grand opening tomorrow.

[laughs] To what do
we owe this honor?

As I'm sure you know,

there's a comet passing
over Avalor tonight.

And our abuelo is
a huge astronomy buff.

Oh, yes!

I hear your grandfather's
passion for astronomy is...

out of this world.


Out of this world!

Good one!



his dream is
to see the comet.

But his telescope
isn't powerful enough.

So we'd like to use

the observatory's

Oh, of course.

I'm not about
to get in the way

of an astronomy enthusiast.


Or the Crown Princess.

- Eh.
- And don't worry,

the viewing conditions
should be perfect.

Once the storm has passed.

- Storm?
- [thunder rumbling]

[Professor Ochoa]
Oh, yes,

it's going
to be a big one!

That's why
we're all leaving.

In fact, you should
probably be heading

back to the
palace yourselves.

We will,

right after we set up
the telescope for tonight.

Okay then,
but you better hurry.

The storm's moving fast.

[thunder rumbling]

Isn't she gorgeous?

Twenty four inch
glass mirror,

reflector style

with 1,200
magnification power.

[marveling effort]

You took the words
right out of my mouth.

- [chuckles]
- [gasps]

Crown Princess Elena?!

Good to see you again.

Ah, she remembers me!

[giggles] I mean...

What's up Elena?

I just want you
to know that I'm

totally past that whole

royal obsession of mine.

I barely think
about you at all.

Or draw you,

or wonder whether we like
the same snacks or not.

I'm much too busy making
amazing stuff like this!

Is that... me?


Well, maybe inspired by you.

It's for the
grand opening tomorrow.

Unlocking the future!

- Get it?
- [laughing]

Oh, she gets it.

Unlocking the future!

So what are you
guys doing up here?

We're setting up
the telescope

so our abuelo can
see a comet tonight.

Wanna help me calculate
the coordinates?

Do I?! [chuckles]

Are electrons
smaller than atoms?


Checking declination first...


Plus 16.52 degrees.

[Isabel] Plus 16.52 degrees,
got it.

Wow, I could never
figure this stuff out.

Sure you could,

if you ever gave it a try.

Right ascension.

Four hours, 35 minutes.

Four hours, 35 minutes!


Well, that should do it.


Now let's get home
before that storm hits.

Well, at least

never strikes
the same place twice.

- [screams]
- [glass shattering]

- Is everyone okay?
- I'm all right.

Yep, yep, all good.

Uh, any chance
that wasn't

an important part
of the telescope?

[thunder rumbles]

Oh, no! the lens is
completely shattered!

But you guys can whip
up a new one, right?

You want us to fabricate
an entirely new lens

in a matter of hours?

No sorry,

I guess that was
a silly idea.

Then again, we do have all

the necessary materials out
in the storage building

since they made the
original lens on site.

Well sure,

but... even with
the materials,

how do we forge the reaction
to make the glass?

Then how do we actually
grind it properly

and then polish it, and...

Here's a question,

what do we have to lose?

We're stuck here until
the storm passes.

I suppose we can try.

I mean with the three
of us working together

maybe we have a shot
at pulling this off.

The three of us?

Yep, we're talking
about a huge job

in a short window of time.

We'll need your help too.

- But...
- It's all hands on deck.

- [lightening strikes]
- [Tomiko screams]


Okay, before we
do anything

- we need to...
- Build a lightening rod?


Maybe something like... this?

Wow, you still draw fast!

But what exactly is
a lightening rod?

It's a long
piece of metal

you put on top
of a building

that absorbs lightning

and redirects it
into the ground.

So there's no further
damage to the telescope.

Or us.

I'll just clean up
while you guys... do that.

We could move it
over there.

We need to find a piece
of metal long enough.

- No!
- Stop!

What, what'd I do?

Put down...

the dust pan.

I was just trying
to help clean up.

We need that broken glass

to combine it with
silicon dioxide

to make the new lens.

The old glass
acts as a flux.

Oh, well of course,

it acts as a flux.

What is a flux?

Something that lowers the
melting point of the reaction.

Without the flux
we'd never be able to produce

enough energy
to make the glass.

No flux.
No new lens for abuelo.

Right, so I'll just...

not touch anything then.

- [lightening striking]
- [screams]

Uh, we'd better get
that lightening rod up

before there's more damage.

But where in
the observatory

can we find enough metal
to make a rod?

What if...


Oh, never mind.

Oh, what is it?

For the lightening rod,

what if we just use that?

It's long and metal, right?

That is...

Silly idea.
I shouldn't have said anything.



Now all we need to do
is attach a wire to it.

And get it on the roof.

But how are
we gonna do that?

Leave that to me.

"Leave that to me."

what was I thinking?

- [groans]
- [lightening striking]

- [screams]
- Be careful, Elena!



Now where should
I attach this?

[thunder rumbling]



Here you go!

Okay, I'm officially
obsessed with her again.


All good!

[thunder rumbles]

All right,
the next step

is collecting the materials
to forge the new lens.

But we have to start
heating the flux.

Right, uh...

Elena, can you gather
the materials?

Sure, gathering stuff,

I can do that.

Oh, on second thought,

these things
look really, um...


Are you sure I should
be the one doing this?

You just scaled
a building and installed

a lightning rod in a storm
without breaking a sweat.

Any chance I can
just do that again?

Just think of
it like a recipe.

We're... baking a cake

and this is your
list of ingredients.

But I'm a terrible baker!

Remember when I tried to
make that Tres Leches cake?

I didn't even make
it to one leche.

Look, if we want abuelo
to see his comet,

you need to do this.

You can handle it, Elena.

[sighs] Absolutely,
you're right. I'm on it.



Just like baking a cake.

No big deal!

"Three quarters of a
cup of silicon dioxide."

Okay, let's see.


silicon shells,
sodium dioxide.

Ah, ah-ha!

Silicon dioxide!

They could have just
said it was sand.

Okay, one half beaker.

No... Ugh!

No, too much.

Ah, that's too little.

Oh, come on.

Got it!

Next, titration flasks.


What are titration flasks?

I'll just take them all.


"Sodium oxide."


Sodium peroxide,

sodium hydroxide.

How many oxides are there?

Disodium oxide?

Oh! I think this is it!



What is that?

[gasps] My dress!


What emotion is that?

No, no, no, no!


Oh, what's happening?

[metal crashing]


It's almost ready!

What's taking
Elena so long?

Oh, maybe I should
go check on her?

- See if she needs a hand?
- Okay.

[metal crashing]

No, stop shrinking!

Stop growing!






Isa come quick!

What is this stuff?



Elena, you need
to calm down.

[deep breaths]
Baby jaquins, baby jaquins,

baby jaquins.

Baby jaquins,

baby jaquins,
baby jaquins.

[sighs in relief]


Close one!

- [metal crashing]
- [screams]


Is anyone out there?

- [Isabel] Elena?
- [Tomiko] What happened?

I have no clue
what I'm doing

is what happened.

Can you be
more specific?

My new magic
acted up again.

I thought you had
that under control?

So did I,

but my dress
turned a new color.

I think it was
a new emotion

but I can't
quite place it.

I just felt
totally overwhelmed

like I wasn't sure
what to do next.

I think maybe it was...

self doubt?

That's a new
emotion for you?

I was nervous about
getting the right materials

and then I just melted down.

Hmm, melted?

I got an idea!


Stand back, Elena.

Oh, thank you.

I've got the supplies.

How's the flux coming?

- The flux!
- I totally forgot about it!



What's the matter?

We let the
flux heat too long.

And that means...

what exactly?

It means we just
lost the one ingredient

that would allow us
to make glass with fire.

Now the reaction
will require

even more energy.

Which we don't have.

So what do we do?


except tell abuelo
he won't be seeing

his comet tonight.

Oh, I'm sorry, Isa.

This is all
because of me.

I shouldn't have
tried to help.

I'm just no good
at science.


Never say that!

Do you think I was born
knowing the difference

between magnesium
and manganese?



I had to study
and learn and practice.

Elena, anyone can
be a scientist.

You just need
to put your mind to it.

♪ I know you can do it ♪

♪ If you put
your mind to it ♪

♪ It's hard
I will admit ♪

♪ But still
you cannot quit ♪

♪ Please listen
to me for a bit ♪

♪ You see all these
strange symbols ♪

♪ And your pulse
begins to race ♪

♪ The unfamiliar
terms are making you ♪

♪ Feel out of place ♪

♪ But if you start
to feel like ♪

♪ You're a boat
about to sink ♪

♪ Just summon
all your courage ♪

♪ 'Cause you're better
than you think ♪

♪ I know you can do it ♪

♪ If you put
your mind to it ♪

♪ It's hard
I will admit ♪

♪ But still
you cannot quit ♪

♪ You must believe
you have the wit ♪

♪ You're good
at problem solving ♪

♪ So please don't
you get unglued ♪

♪ All you need
for science ♪

♪ Is a gung ho attitude! ♪

♪ So if you fail
the first time ♪

♪ Simply learn
from your mistake ♪

♪ The trick is
sticking with it ♪

♪ And you'll soon
have your big break! ♪

♪ I know you can do it ♪

♪ If you put
your mind to it ♪

♪ It's hard
I will admit ♪

♪ But still
you cannot quit ♪

♪ You'll triumph if
you have the grit ♪



How hot does metal
have to get to melt?

Extremely hot,
why do you ask?

Well, if lightening
could melt this cup

could lightening
provide enough energy

to make the new lens?

I mean we have
a lightening rod

to collect the energy,

so what if we
just re-routed it

into the lens
making thingy?

Could that work?

Two scientific
breakthroughs in one day?

I am so proud.

Is that a yes?

That's an absolutely,
positively, one-hundred percent,

I can't-believe-it-


♪ Oh, I know
I can do it ♪

♪ We know
you can do it ♪

♪ If I put
my mind to it ♪

♪ If you put
your mind to it ♪

♪ It's hard
you must admit ♪

♪ But still
you did not quit ♪

♪ You more than proved
that you're legit ♪

♪ I'm a hit ♪

- ♪'Cause now ♪
- ♪'Cause now ♪

- ♪ It's clear ♪
- ♪ It's clear ♪

- ♪ To see ♪
- ♪ To see ♪

- ♪ If you put your mind to it ♪
- ♪ If you put your mind to it ♪

- ♪ Anyone can do it ♪
- ♪ Anyone can do it ♪

♪ Even me! ♪

So, Elena,
what do you think?

What are waiting for?

Let's do some science!

Silicon dioxide.


Titration flask?

250 or 300 milliliters?


Tomiko, can you...

Running the wire to
the reaction point now.

All that's left to do

is wait for the next
lightning strike

to see if it works.


[wind blowing]

Oh, sure,

lightening never strikes
when you want it to.

Okay, I have to
tell you a story.

So last summer,
at science camp...

[thunder booming]



It worked!

- It worked?
- Of course it worked!

You're a genius!


I did science!

Okay, now what?

Now, we make
the new lens.



The storm cleared.

Professor Ochoa
was right.

Look at that sky!

Perfect comet
viewing conditions.


All that lightning!

Is everything okay?

Yeah, we're fine.

I mean...
with the telescope!

Oh, well,

there were a few hiccups.

But nothing
a few scientists

couldn't handle.

Everything's ready inside.

Come on abuelo.



Well, Abuelo?
Do you see it?

Madre mia!

I'll take that
as a yes.

Qué maravilloso.

Ay gracias,
mis nietecitas.

This is the best day
of my life.

[clears throat]

Other than the day

I married your abuela,
of course.




I have never
seen so many stars.

Me neither!

Total royal overload!



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