Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 1, Episode 19 - Where's the On Button? - full transcript

The girls must get the trident out of Zac's possession. Meanwhile, Zac and Cam attempt to use it but can't seem to get it to do anything. Lyla keeps trying to warn Zac of it's potential danger and when Evie sees them talking, she becomes suspicious of them again. David informs Evie that they need an article for the school's magazine and Zac suggests interviewing Principal Santos at home. The girls search Zac's house for the trident while he's at school but with no luck. Evie interviews Rita about her background but when the girls arrive, she shifts the focus to them and it becomes more like an interrogation. While David photographs them, Zac snoops about the house and discovers the secret room. He sneaks back in later through the ocean entrance but the girls are waiting for him.

♪ 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 ♪

♪ Forever ♪

♪ Together ♪

♪ Just be you and me ♪

♪ I just wanna be... ♪


Maybe Zac didn't get

the trident.

We never saw him with it,

so maybe he was too late.

Yeah, right,

wishful thinking.

It's not.

You always think he's smarter

than he actually is.


We couldn't stop him

giving us the slip,

so either he's smart

or we're really dumb.

Well, that still doesn't mean

he actually got it.


There's only one way

to find out.

Don't be too long in there.

I never thought

I'd say this,

but I really hope

you're right and I'm wrong.

Yeah, me too.


So, what does it do?

Well, most websites say

the same thing.

It's a mythological weapon

of great power and magic.

Used to create earthquakes,

tidal waves, storms.

And how'd they do that?


It doesn't say.


this one doesn't seem to work.

It's just a


That's great, we pull off

the perfect heist and for what?

A useless antique.

Maybe we can sell it.

They're used by gods

who live underwater

who have power over the ocean

and the weather.


So maybe it has to be wet.




Maybe there's, like,

a magic word.

You read too many

fairy tales.

Oh, and mermaids

aren't real.

Maybe you have to

speak mermaid.

Is that even a language?

LYLA: Zac?

Guess what they're after.

If it's that important,

there's no way

I'm giving it back.


Zac, we have to talk.

What do you want?

Where is


Where's what?

You know exactly what we mean.

Sorry, I don't know

what you're talking about.

Do you, Cam?

It's dangerous.

You're messing with power

you can't understand,

let alone control.

Have you been eating


I think the mercury's starting

to mess with your brain.


You stay out of this,


We weren't hatched


Zac, please.

I know you don't believe this,

but we're on your side.

You have to trust us.

Yeah, right,

like that's gonna happen.

I bet it's inside.

We'll take it

if we need to.



Shouldn't you all

be getting ready for school?


Just on our way.

Well, off you go,


We'll be seeing you around,


They mean it.

They'll be back.

Got to find a good place

to stash it.



Why even bother pretending

that he hasn't got it?

See, Lyla?

I told you he wasn't smart.

He's still got the trident

and we don't.

So how do we

get it back?

Well, we wait till

he's gone to school

and then we turn his place

upside down.

I'll meet you there


Where are you


To try

one last time.


Hey, Zac.

Not again.

Go away, Lyla.

I'm telling the truth.

It really is dangerous.

You'll try anything

to get your hands on it.

No, I just didn't want

to see you get hurt.

Please. You have to

believe me, I'm not lying.

Evie? I need to talk to you

about the school magazine.

Please. If you won't

give it back to us,

just return it to Mako.

I've got to go.

What if she's telling

the truth?

She's not.

It's a trick.


I'll tell you one thing,

she's not gonna help you turn

it on and show you how it works.

She probably doesn't know.

It's got to be a mermaid,


An older one.

One who knows more mermaid stuff

than they do.

Who might've been taught

about tridents.

You mean Santos.

Do you know

any other older mermaids?

I don't think she's

gonna tell you anything.

We don't have enough articles

for the online edition.

The deadline's

in a week.

Okay, what about annual

teacher profile?


We interviewed the sports coach

last year.

She was boring.

Who else

is there?

How about



what about her?

I don't know,

Principal Santos,

she likes to stay

distant and scary.

Mysterious is good.

Exactly why you should

interview her.


what's her angle?

"Who's the real Rita Santos?"

We could even interview her

at her house.


That's true.

We could even ask her

about those weird nieces.


They're not that weird.

Besides, good luck trying

to convince Principal Santos

to let us interview her

at home.

Trust me,

I can do that.


Well, have you found it?


It's got to be

here somewhere.

He didn't have it

with him at school.

We'll have to check

his pod house.


Ms. Santos?

I was hoping to interview you

for the online school magazine.

Of course,

come to my office after school.

Actually, I was hoping

to interview you at home.

I'm not sure

that's appropriate.

But important.

The angle I'm going

for is the human face

behind the stern mask.

How flattering.

And I did a survey.

All the students want

to know

who the real

Principal Santos is.

Unless, of course,

you've got something to hide.

No, no,

I'm happy to help.

Come round to my house

after school.


How did it go with Santos?

Yeah, all good.

She agreed to an interview

at her place this afternoon.


So we'll go straight

after school, yeah?

What do you mean,


Well, I thought I could

give you a hand.

Since when has the school

magazine been your thing?

I know you're running behind

with the deadline,

so I want to help out.

And, you know,

the interview was my idea.

Now I get it.

You want a credit,


No way,

I'm only doing this for you.

Why else would I want

to hang out

at the principal's house?


But I'm the editor.

I do the talking.


It's definitely not

in there.

It's got to be

around here somewhere.

Maybe he buried it.

And risk his parents

digging it up? No way.


We can't search here forever.

We better tell Rita.



Let's start with the basics.

Where were you


On the Barrier Reef.

My parents were sailing

around the world.


I've never seen you swim.


A waterlogged childhood

made me keen on dry land.

Most of my education

was conducted overseas.

The Caribbean, Fiji,


What are you

doing here?

We're interviewing your aunt

for the school magazine.


To clear up the mystery

of her life.

It was Zac's idea,


It's perfectly okay,


The kids at school

are dying to know

how you came to live

with Principal Santos.

I think we'll leave

you guys to it.


Seriously, we'd love

to involve you in the article.

You're such a big part

of your aunt's life.

You know,

we'd really just get in the way.

I'm used to that.

I'm sure it won't take

too long.


can I have a word?

Are you insane?

What are you doing?

Since when is it illegal

to interview someone?

This is a dangerous game

you're playing.

You know we don't live here.

You know Rita's not our aunt.


So be careful,

or Evie's going to blow

our secret.

And when I say our secret,

I'm including you.

Keep your girlfriend

under control,

or we all lose.

Then I came back

to Australia

and ended up as the principal

at Suncoast High.

And then your

nieces arrived.

Let's talk

about them.

So where are your parents?


All of them?

It runs in the family.

It's a real passion.


Why don't they go

to Suncoast High?


Well, they're just visiting,

so I'm home-schooling them.

They've been here

for a long time.

I thought this interview

was about Principal Santos.

It is.

All aspects

of her life.

How old are you?

We're 16.

All of you?

I thought you were sisters.

Cousins, right?


We were all just born

around the same time.


You're lucky your aunt has

such a big house.

Do you share

a bedroom?



Excuse me?


I mean yes.

We used to share,

but now we don't.

I think we've got enough

for the article, right, Evie?

I haven't finished

my questions yet.


No one at school cares

where they sleep.

I think they do.

So, David,

let's go get some photos now.


Excellent idea.

Shall we go up to the roof?

Evie, come on.

What's going on?

Zac tricked us.

He's got the trident.

What? Well, that's terrible.

It's dangerous.

We're not sure

if he knows how to use it yet.

Trust me, when he figures

it out, we'll all know.

We should go, before Evie

gets any more suspicious.


Just look natural.

Nixie, maybe if you could

smile or something?

Yeah, beautiful, guys.


I'll just use your bathroom,

if that's okay.


I won't be long.

Just move to the left

a little bit.

Yeah, really nice, guys.




So you guys are doing

a great job.

Team effort.

It's nice.

Yeah, really nice, guys.

That's awesome.




David, is this gonna take

much longer?

Just trying to get

the lighting right.

It'll be


I want the best pictures

that we can get.

Ms. Santos always says

how much she admires

the high quality of

the magazine.


Ms. Santos, could you

just move across,

to your right

a little bit?

And you two girls,

could you move

across a bit as well?

Keep going, keep going,

keep going. Stop.

Keep going, keep going,

stop. Thank you.


And angry.

Show me how angry you are.

Why are you so angry?

Why are you so angry?




Zac should be back

by now.

He's up

to something.


Last one.



Maybe David could get

a few photos of the house?


Just to get a feel for

who you all are.

I'm sure you've got more than

enough to write your article.

Did you find

the bathroom?

Yeah, thanks.

We better get back.




Evie, wait.

Yeah. So much for

wanting to help me.

I told you to let me

do the talking.

I thought you went a bit far

in there, that's all.

The interview was

your idea.

My idea was to interview Rita.

Not the girls.

That was all you.


Because I'm the editor

and I'm the one

writing the story.

Rita's totally covering

for them.

Covering what?

Come on.

I'm just gonna go,


I haven't figured

it out yet.

But I'm starting to think

they might not even be

related to her.

Whoa. Hang on.

So the girls don't go

to our school.

You took their side.

You tried to shut me up.


I was only trying to

protect you in there, okay?

Well, next time,


One thing's for certain,

Evie's a very smart girl.

We'll all have to be careful

of her from now on.

It's not just Evie.

There's Zac too.

Where did he go while we were

being photographed?

And what was he doing

all that time?

I don't know,

but I don't trust him.

You don't think

he could have gotten...?

I don't think he could possibly

have made his way down here.

He was searching

near the bookcase.

The moon rings are safe.

They're the only truly

valuable thing down here.

Everything else seems

to be in place.

Is that

your mermaid intuition?


You should see this place under

Rita's, it's like a pirate cave.

Or an antique shop.

I've got to get back in there

and check it out properly.

Yeah. And borrow

some of those gold coins?

One, she's a

very powerful mermaid.

And two, she's our

very powerful principal.

Bad idea.


I said borrow,

not steal.

I'm more interested

in finding out

what else she's got

down there.

Like a way to turn

that on?

All her secrets are there,

I just need more time to look.

She's not gonna let

you wander

all through her house

by yourself.

I don't have to,

there's another way in

from the sea.

I saw it.

I could smell

the salt water.

Well, that's one disadvantage

to being a mermaid.

They have back doors

they can't lock.


Thought so.

Just give us the trident

and get out.

It doesn't belong to you.

Since I'm the one holding it,

I'm kind of guessing it does.

You don't know what it can do,

you don't understand its power.

Why do you think I'm here?

And it's not to get a lecture

from you lot.

This isn't a game, Zac,

it's serious.

So am I.

Hey. Three on one,

you're gonna lose.


I'm not doing


I can't turn it off.

What's happening?




Rita, we're really sorry

that Zac found out

how to get in here.


it's not your fault.

It is.

Because of us,

Zac knows more about you,

and Evie's

asking questions.

I can handle Evie.

All we've done is

cause trouble for you.

I'm more worried about

the trouble Zac's gonna cause

now that the trident's

been charged up.

I couldn't stop it, it just drew

the energy out of my ring.

It's the way

the trident's designed.

It stores the power

of moonlight,

but if there's no moon,

it will take that power from

wherever else it can find it.

We tried warning him,

but he just has no idea

what he's messing with.

If Zac uses the trident,

he'll unleash forces

well beyond his control.

And ours.

Did it work?

Let's see what it can do.


I want one.

♪ 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 ♪

♪ 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 ♪

♪ Forever ♪

♪ Together ♪

♪ Just be you and me ♪

♪ I just wanna be... ♪