Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 1, Episode 12 - Close Call - full transcript

Evie learns Zac is researching tridents while doing algebra homework together. Lyla tries to get Nixie and Sirena focused on keeping Zac from finding the trident. Rita won't keep giving the girls money so Nixie makes a deal with Evie to sell Sirena's handcrafted shell bracelets at the Ocean Café. Zac catches a glimpse of the end of Sirena's tail while she's gathering shells.

♪ 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 still don't get it.

Why do we need to know

how to work out what X is?

Maybe they figure

we're gonna be pirates.


This is good.


Being with each other.

Like, you know,

boyfriend and girlfriend.

I know. I've been busy.

I noticed.

Just something

I need to sort out.

So let's sort it out together.

Tell me what it is.

There must be

something I can do.

That's a great idea.

But we definitely need

to finish this first.

You don't wanna tell me.

I do.

Just right now, my mind's on X.

Miss Santos

would be impressed.

Not if my grades

don't improve.

They will, if you study.

But you've got

some catching up to do.

Thanks for helping me.

You're welcome.

I'll save what we've done.

I'll do it.

What's this?

Nothing. Just something I found.

Tridents as symbols

in aquatic mythology?

It sounded interesting.

You think?

Okay, I got distracted.

Too many distractions

and you'll flunk Algebra.

I'll try harder.

I promise.

So Rita thinks the trident

that you and Zac saw on Mako

is the same one

as in the mermen legend?

She doesn't think, she knows.


Not disturbing you, I hope?

All this talk about tridents

that could change the world

as we know it

not putting you off

your threading?

Hey, I'm listening.

I can do two things at once.

Just do one.

Your jewelry can wait.

Hey, actually, you know what,

you should put some green

tortoise shell on there.

Not really the look

I'm going for.

Why not?

It's old fashioned. That's

something Rita would wear.


It would be so cool.



LYLA: Nothing.

If Zac gets hold of the trident,

mermen could rise again

and conquer the oceans.

But, hey, as long as we've got

the right accessories--

All right. Okay, we get

the message, all right.

If Zac gets the trident

that's a bad thing.

But it's locked away on Mako.

He's gonna be looking for it.

And you'll be watching him,

making sure

he doesn't find it, right?


Hey, girls.

What are you up to this morning?

Oh, nothing that'll get us

in trouble.

That's what I like to hear.

I love the bracelet.

I've got one just like that.


Only in tortoise shell.


We have to go.

RITA: Where're you heading?

To the cafe.

Oh, yeah.

We're gonna need some money.


Yeah, we're all out.

It doesn't seem

to last very long.

You don't say. I find that too.


What? Hello.

What about all this?

You tried that once before.

We all know how that ended.

Surely we can do

something with it.

People would ask questions.

I don't wanna draw

attention to myself.

Well, to be honest,

if you're out of money,

you should really

just go pick some up.

It's not just lying around out

there. I have to work for it.

That's such a dumb system.

Well, it's the only

system we've got.

So you're just gonna

have to make do.


Hey, guys. Hey.

Has Zac been in?

Not yet.

We've got a great special today.

Seafood wraps.

Sounds perfect.

I thought you'd like it.

Yeah, we'll take

three seafood wraps, thanks.

Minus the wraps.

Coming up.

Wow, that's so cool.

Where'd you get it?

I made it.


I've never seen anything like it

on the coast.

It's really different.

I'm gonna see if Zac's at home.

I'll be back.

Come check this out.

Oh, really nice.

I reckon we could sell them

here in the shop.

SIRENA: Sell them?

For money?

Can I have a look?


Yeah, I--I think

this could really work for us.

I'll clear some space.


How much space

are we talking about?

Uh, let's try, say,

20 to start with.

NIXIE: Make it 50.


I don't have room for 50.

Well, we'll leave you

to think about it.

There's nothing

to think about.

I don't want 50.

It's 50 or nothing, sorry.


I don't wanna make 50.

Yes, you do.

Think of the money.

No more having to beg

Rita for it.

We don't beg her,

we just take it.

Well, there's no more to take,

so we have to make some.

You mean I do.

Yes. Now you get the idea.

I'll take 30.




Okay, 36.

But I want them today.



No problem. They'll be here.

I don't have enough pieces

to make 36 bracelets.

Well then, you'd better go

find some, friend.

But it'll take forever.

Sorry. Better get started then.

I haven't even eaten.

Yeah, she'll have hers to go.








Zac, you there?




How can you not be worried?

Look, land people have a lot of

information on heaps of topics.

Doesn't mean he's found

anything useful.

It means he's still looking.

And if he doesn't find it there,

where's he gonna look next?




Okay, okay. Let's go.

Wait a minute. Where's Sirena?

She's gathering starfish

and shells to make bracelets.




What do you mean,

he saw something?

Something of what?

Something of me. In the water.

He saw you?

A bit.

I think. I don't know,

I swam away.

Oh, well, that's all right then.

A mermaid swimming off,

there's nothing to notice

about that.

What are we gonna do?

Maybe nothing.

We don't know for sure

he saw anything.

And even if he did,

there's no reason

he'd automatically

think mermaid.

Hmm. No reason at all.

Don't panic.

That's right.

He might have thought

it was just a fish.


No way it was a fish.

But you said

you only saw the tail.

Yeah. And I've never seen

a fish with a tail like that.

Maybe it was a dolphin.

That was no fish

and it was no dolphin.


What else could it

have been?

There's only one place

I've seen a tail

anything like that before.

On me.

There's another merman

out there.

I really doubt that.


Why would I be the only one?

No one's seen me.

What's to say

there aren't others?

Think about it. You've got

the trident on your mind,

and suddenly

you're seeing mermen.

That wasn't a myth I saw.

It was real.

He thinks he saw a merman.

He said that?

Well, technically

he didn't see a merman.

We don't even have

the same color tails.

This is all because

of your crazy jewelry idea.

It's a great idea.

We can earn a bunch of money.

And when our secret's out,

we'll be

the richest exhibits

in the display tank.

So what do we do now?

Watch him and see

what he does next.


♪ There, there ♪

♪ Blowin' with my head up... ♪



last night, today, suddenly

you can't keep away from me.

I really need to talk to you.

Sure. What is it?

It's when you guys

go out diving.

Do you wanna come with us?

If you do, dad's got a group

going out next week.

No, no. It's not that.

I just wondered,

when you've been out around Mako

if you've ever seen

anything strange?

What do you mean by strange?

Something you didn't recognize.

We're pretty much across

all the species out there.

Not that there's many.

You ever heard of anyone

reporting anything?


a creature?

A creature?


I've kind of heard stories.

There's heaps of stories

about Mako.

But I don't know anyone

who's ever seen a creature.

It is pretty random.

Just thought I'd ask.


That's it?

Yeah, I'll catch you later.

♪ Everybody knows the world...♪


Have you seen Zac today?


He was in kind of a weird mood.

I'm sorry

if I don't seem surprised.

He was on about Mako.

What about it?

He was asking if I've ever seen

anything strange out there.

Like creatures.



Seemed kind of hung up about it.

And he's been checking out

all these sites on mythology.

Yeah, he's got a thing

about Mako at the moment.

That's why he's always dragging

me over there to go camping.

What's so special about it?

Beats me.

There's nothing out there,

is there?


the place is deserted.

I thought so.

I haven't been there for ages,


Dad and I used to dive

the underwater caves.

There's underwater caves?


All around the island.

Most of them

have never been charted.

You don't know

what Zac's talking about?




It's really nice.


Who made it?

So how about this?

We've got orders and we haven't

even got them in stock yet.

There's not gonna be any stock.

I don't think I can do this

after all.

Well, why not?

Well, I've made bracelets

for myself and my friends,

but I've never made any to sell.

Hey, there's no need

to be nervous.

People are gonna love them.

It's not just that.

Nixie dragged me into this,

and it takes ages

to collect all the pieces.

I can't possibly fill the order.


maybe just make

as many as you can.

Evie won't mind.

She did only want 20.

Could you manage that?

I'm not sure.

You'd do an amazing job,

I know you would.

Well, maybe I could do it with

the stock I've got put away.

All right.


I'll get to it.



Underwater caves?

That's what Evie said.

There could be anything

down there.

You know, she's

kind of worried about you.

You haven't told her anything?

About what's going on with me?

Of course I haven't.

All that stuff about

the creatures, I just told her

you were having some kind of

obsessive-compulsive meltdown.

As long as

you covered for me.

Hey, you can count on me.

I know I can. Thanks, man.

You got it.

CAM: Come on in.


I'll catch you later.

LYLA: What's happening?

I'm actually just on my way out.

Oh. Anywhere interesting?

There's underwater caves

out around Mako.

No one knows what's down there.


So anything could be

hiding in there.

Or anyone. I'm gonna find out.

You really think

that's a good idea?

I have to do this.

Oh. Grab the door

on your way out?

There's a lot

of caves out there.

Only one of them

leads to the Moon Pool.

What are the chances?

We have to go out there.

Where's Sirena?

Sirena just left.

Well, do you know

where she went?

Not really.

We don't have any more time

to look for her.

All I know is that she went

to get more stock.





I was out looking for caves.

I couldn't find anything.

No mermen?


Guess it must have been

a dolphin I saw.

So you gonna say I told you so?


Oh, would've been nice to have

found someone else like me.

Just to have

someone to talk to

who knows what it's like

having a tail.

I'm happy to talk about it.

If you've never had one,

trust me, you don't know.

I guess not.

Hopefully I'll have

better luck next time.

Next time?

Next time I go out there.

EVIE: There you are.

Um, I better get going.

See you around.

Thanks for coming over.

What's up?

I went through the algebra

we did the other night.

Made some corrections.

You need to see

where you're going wrong.


Obviously too many distractions.

Aren't you gonna...





Here's your profit.

I told you they'd like them.

Well, that's the last of them.

My supply has dried up.

Doesn't matter.

You did a great job.

Well, I didn't wanna let anyone

down, especially you.

You could never let me down.

It's amazing what you can do

when someone believes in you.

And I do. Completely.

But I have a confession

to make.

When I set

this whole thing up...

it was really just an excuse

to keep you coming in here.

Well, I'll make sure

I do, then.

Then it was worth it.

♪ I can't wait... ♪

They're special...

just like you, Sirena.


Okay, so he definitely bought

that it was a dolphin in there?

Only just.

I don't think we'll be

so lucky next time.

There can't be

a next time.

I'm sorry there was a this time.

He just caught me

off guard. Twice.

Well, it's a big reef.

You're lucky

one of us found you.

The message is,

this can't happen again.

He's gonna be out there looking.

NIXIE: So...

from now on,

we have to be on guard.

On guard. All the time.


♪ 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... ♪