Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 1, Episode 11 - I Don't Believe in Mermaids - full transcript

Sirena paints a shell for her sister Aquata and shows it to Lyla and Nixie. Nixie tells her she'll never see her again so she shouldn't bother. A despondent Nixie meets a young boy named Ben and gives him "advice" which makes him run away. Zac researches tridents online. Cam looks at the computer's history but Rita catches him. Rita tells Lyla and Sirena about the trident and a pod of mermen that rose up out of Mako eons ago that took an army of mermaids from all five oceans to defeat.

♪ In this world ♪

♪ We're all alone ♪

♪ You know I love ♪

♪ My island home ♪

♪ We'll make this right ♪

♪ Find our way

Through this mystery ♪

♪ I just wanna be

Swimming in the sea ♪

♪ Now it's just you and me

Forever, ever, ever ♪

♪ I just wanna be

With you feeling free ♪

♪ It's my destiny

Forever, ever, ever ♪

♪ Together ♪

♪ Forever ♪

♪ Together lying in the sun ♪

♪ Together ♪

♪ And ever ♪

♪ Together ♪

♪ Just be you and me ♪

♪ I just wanna be... ♪


I finally finished.

What do you think?


It's beautiful.

I used a shell from in here.

I hope you don't mind.


Not at all.

There's plenty of shells around.

What's it for?


It's for my sister, Aquata.

I do one every year for her.

She'll recognize it instantly.

What's the point, Sirena?

It's not like

Aquata's ever gonna get it.

Why are you saying that?

Face facts, Sirena.

We've got a guppy's chance

in a whirlpool

of ever getting back to the pod.

We're never

gonna see them again.

I get that you're having

a bad day.

Don't feel compelled

to share it with us.

I don't care what you say.

I'm making this for Aquata

and it's going to reach her.

Who knows how far

a tide might carry it?

Not as far as the South Pacific.

I'm just telling it like it is.

We should get used to

staying here, maybe forever.

I think you're wrong.

You don't know that for sure.

Can you, uh...

Can you promise us

that we'll be back next week?

Next six weeks? Six months?

We're never seeing them again.


Where are you going?

Somewhere I can be alone.

Do you want us to come?

What part of alone

don't you understand?

Let her go.

I've had my quota

of doom and gloom for the day.


Do you believe

we'll ever see the pod again?


Sure. No way am I

settling down here.

We just have to stick

to the plan.

Remove Zac's powers, and the pod

will come back to us.

I just wish we knew how.

Order the prawns.

I'll be back.


I think we need to talk.

Me too.

I can't stop thinking

about that thing I saw on Mako.

Do you remember

what it looks like?

It's like the symbol

on the tunnel wall.

What does it mean?


I don't know.

I've got some free time

after my next class.

I'll see what I can find out.

I know where to start.

Where to start what?


Uh, where Lyla

can start looking.

Looking for what?

Chili sauce.

She came over here to ask you

where to buy chili sauce?

Okay, thanks.

Be seeing you.


She's a little weird, isn't she?

I think she's definitely got

a crush on you.

No way. Believe me,

I'd know it if she did.


I want to stay here,

with my friends.

You'll meet new friends.

And you'll have us.

You hate me.

Of course we don't hate you.

Then why are you making me go?


do you know

how lucky we all are

to have the opportunity

to do this?

You've told me

a hundred times already.

This will be such an adventure.

You'll get to sail

the South Pacific.

See amazing islands

like Fiji and Vanuatu.

We're not getting rid

of your things forever.

It will all be in storage,

waiting for you

when we come back.

In two years!

I'll be old by then!

I'm staying here.


Ben, come back.





What are you doing here?

What do you want?

Did my mum send you?

I don't know your mum.

What are you doing here anyway?

This is my special spot.

Well, I like it here too.

I can do whatever I want,

whenever I want.

Nobody ever listens

to what I want.

Welcome to the world.

Piece of advice.

You better look after

yourself, because...

nobody else will.

That's for sure.


Nixie should be here by now.

She's not coming.

How do you know?

It's two hours past

her sleep time.

And as I recall,

she said she wanted to be alone.

That's not like her.

Where could she be?

Don't worry about Nixie.

She's probably just stretched

out on soft coral somewhere,

happy as a clam.




Ben, are you awake?



Ben? Ben?


MOTHER: Excuse me.

You haven't seen a small boy

by any chance?

He's our son...

Okay, thanks, bye.

We're looking for our

little boy. Have you seen him?


He's run away. He's 10.

Blonde hair, freckles.

He'd be wearing his green

T-shirt and camo shorts.


He was gone when we woke up.

I'm sorry, I haven't seen him.




She didn't come home.




She didn't come back.

Maybe it was too late.

Or she just fell asleep

somewhere else and forgot.


She's found somewhere better.

First we lose our old pod...

and now

our new pod's breaking up.

What are you doing here?

Is something wrong?


I'll take that as a yes.

What's going on?

I said something

to this young boy.

I was trying to give him

advice, I guess.

I told him he should just

look after himself.

He doesn't wanna leave home

to go sailing

with his mum and dad,

and now he's run away.

And you think

it was your fault?

I was just trying

to make him stronger.

There are a few things

in the ocean that swim alone,

but most are strongest

when they're joined with a pod.

Alone, we're...

We're all vulnerable.




What's that you've found, Cam?

Oh, this?

Is that what they call

a trident?

Is that what they call it?

Do you have a particular

interest in them?

No, just doing some research

for history.

Hobby of mine.


I didn't know

you enjoyed history so much.

I love it. I'm actually

a bit of a history buff.

Genghis Khan and...

Jack the Ripper.

Well, I won't keep you

from your studies any longer.




Mind if I sit?


You know, your parents

are really worried about you.

They want you to go home.

I don't have a home anymore.

I know how that feels.

No, you don't.

You've never had to

leave everything behind.

What did you ever lose?

My family.

You know, you're so much luckier

than you think you are.

You have your mum and your dad

and they love you so much.

Then why are they forcing me

to go out into the stupid ocean?


Guess you've been wondering

what I've been up to.

Every waking minute.

I saw you

in the computer lab today.

You were locked into


Oh, yeah.

Just downloading a game.

Yeah, for sure.

Weird thing...

the principal came sniffing

around your work station

after you left.

What did she want?

Didn't say.

Don't worry,

I kept my mouth zipped.

I wasn't downloading a game.

Yeah, I know.

I found a website

you might wanna take a look at.

"The trident signifies

great power.

It has been associated

with the oceans of the world

for many thousands of years."


"It is said that the merman

who is given the task

of carrying the trident...

is at one with the gods."


A god?

Hey, don't get any ideas.

It's bad enough having

a fish for a friend.


I know I left my carving

right here.

Where could it be?

Don't look at me.

I haven't seen it.

I think we need to talk.

Why is Cam

so interested in this?

Maybe you should tell her.


It's not Cam, it's Zac.

When we went to Mako together,

we opened the land entrance.

And Zac saw

the trident there?

What were you thinking?

Why didn't you tell me?

We thought we could handle it.

Handle it?

The trident has powers that

you can't even begin to imagine.

Like what?

Okay, I should've told you.

But if we're gonna stop Zac,

you need to tell us everything.

She's right. We need to know.

Eons ago,

before men lived in cities,

a pod of mermen rose up

out of Mako

carrying the trident

before them.

The same trident that Zac saw?

Their strength and their power

was horrendous and destructive.

Finally, they were overcome

by an army of mermaids

drawn from all

the five oceans.

They seized the trident

and hid it

and commanded

that it never be unlocked again.

I've got a feeling things

just got a whole lot worse.

Why don't you leave me alone?

Okay, I will, but...

I want you to do me a favor.

Now, I have a lot

of family and friends

in the waters

of the South Pacific.

What do you mean,

"in the waters"?

Well, they moved there.


when you reach the reef,

I want you to throw

this bottle overboard.

Why? What is it?

It was made by

a friend of mine.

What will happen?

Something wonderful.

You mean, like, magic?

I guess you could call it that.

I don't believe in magic.

There's no such thing.

And I don't want

your stupid bottle.


No way!



So do you believe in magic now?

You're a mermaid.

A real mermaid.

How far can you swim?

I can swim all day and night

without stopping.

Have you ever swum

in the Pacific Ocean?

I've only swum here, but...

I've heard where

you're going is very beautiful.

You said your family

and friends live there.

Do you mean

they're mermaids too?


How many are there?

There's over a hundred

in my pod,

but there's other pods

in the oceans around the world.

There's mermaids everywhere.

No way.

Can I give that to them?

I'd like that.

What do you want me

to do with it?


You must wait until

you're in deep water,

far away from land.

And when the moon is full,

throw it as far

from the boat as you can.

It would mean a lot

to my friend

that her family gets it.


Now, you better go because your

mum and dad are missing you.

I won't let you down,

I promise.

Lyla. Perfect timing.

I've found a mountain

of stuff on that symbol.

It's a trident.

That's why I came

to talk to you.

I found out something too.

Like what?

It's powerful.

I'm getting that,

in a serious way.

Maybe we shouldn't mess

with this stuff too much.

What do you mean?

There are some things

that should be left

where they are.


We don't know anything about it,

for a start.

Not yet, we don't.

Look at this.

Pages and pages

of myths and info.

Where did you find all this?

Courtesy of Cam.

Does he know we know

about you?

No way.

I tell him

what I want him to know.

Show me everything.


Are you okay?

We were worried sick.


Don't ever do that again,



I'm sorry.

Your dad and I have decided

that if you really

don't wanna go...

we can stay here.

Your mum's right. There's not

much for you out there.

It's wrong to think

that it would hold

the same sense of adventure

as it does for me.

It's up to you, darling.

No. No, I wanna go.

Are you sure?

Then let's get started

before it gets dark.

What've you got there?

Nothing special.




I was so worried you weren't

going to come home.

One night at Rita's grotto

was enough.

Is that why you came back,

to get comfortable?

Well, why else?

What? Don't get any crazy ideas

that I missed the two of you.

I, um, took your carving.

You took it. Why?

I gave it to someone.

Someone I can trust.

I have a feeling

Aquata might get it after all.


Oh, thank you, Nixie.

I just wish I could be there

to see her face.

♪ Being alone in this place ♪

♪ Knowing that soon

I'll be home when I pray ♪

♪ As we share forever

And grow together ♪

♪ Facing so much everyday ♪

♪ I'm closer right now

But still so far away ♪

♪ But I won't surrender

'Cause I remember ♪

♪ Shine

Shine your light on me ♪

♪ This love we share

Will set us free ♪

♪ Though I'm far from home ♪

♪ And will always be ♪

♪ This is our destiny ♪

♪ In this world ♪

♪ We're all alone ♪

♪ You know I love

My island home ♪

♪ We'll make this right ♪

♪ Find our way

Through this mystery ♪

♪ I just wanna be ♪

♪ Swimming in the sea ♪

♪ Now it's just you and me ♪

♪ Forever, ever, ever ♪

♪ I just wanna be ♪

♪ With you feeling free ♪

♪ It's my destiny ♪

♪ Forever, ever, ever ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ♪

♪ Just be you and me ♪

♪ I just wanna be ♪

♪ Swimming in the sea ♪

♪ Now it's just you and me ♪

♪ Forever, ever, ever ♪

♪ I just wanna be ♪

♪ With you feeling free ♪

♪ It's my destiny ♪

♪ Forever, ever, ever ♪

♪ Together ♪

♪ Forever ♪

♪ Together lying in the sun ♪

♪ Together ♪

♪ And ever ♪

♪ Together ♪

♪ Just be you and me ♪

♪ I just wanna be... ♪