Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 1, Episode 2 - Getting Legs - full transcript

Sirena, Lyla and Nixie must turn Zac back into a land boy. Using Sirena's Moon Ring, they give themselves legs and walk on land to begin their task.

♪ 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... ♪






Somebody should have gone

with her.

She's your friend.

Right now, we're

the only friends you've got.


Did you find them?

The pod's gone.

I hope that boy is feeling

as bad as we are.


Zac, it's time to get up.

Zac, it's time to get up.




No, Dad! Wait!

You're cutting it a bit fine,

aren't you?

It's Saturday.

Great. I get to sleep in. Bye.

Zac, life saving?

You only do it every weekend.

Oh, yeah. Right. I'm coming.

Are you okay?

Yeah, fine, good.

Well, come on then.


Zac, I'm a doctor.

It's nothing I haven't

seen before.


It's time you weren't here.

I love what you're doing

with the place.

Whatever powers that boy has,

we can take them away.


We'll zap him with ours.

You really think that'd work?

Do you have a better plan?

First we need to find him.

Like on land?

It's against every mermaid law

there is.

We've already been cast out.

What've we got to lose?

Anyway, we're mermaids.

We can't go on land.

We can if we have legs.

How do we get legs?

Well, we have powers.

That kind of magic

isn't possible

unless it's a full moon.

Or unless you have something

that captures moonlight.

Dad didn't see anything,

so you're still the only one

who knows.

Yeah, that's gonna change

pretty fast

if you have to pull anyone

out of the water.

That's my point.

How can I do surf patrol

if I can't even go in the water?

Okay, stop stressing.

Let's just get through today.

Then what?

You're not helping.

You don't know what this is.

It could be like

the 24-hour flu.

Oh, yeah, right, the famous

24-hour merman tail flu.

You have to make the most of it.

It's like this incredible gift.

You can share with people.

For money.

I'm not gonna be

some kind of freak show.

Zac, the cash benefits here

could be tremendous.

I'd take a small percent.

You just don't get it.

This is really happening to me.


How do you know we won't end up

with octopus legs?

We won't if we think clearly

of human legs.


Not bad.

I can make footprints.

This is disgusting.

Tell me I'm not gonna be

stuck like this forever.

As soon as any water hits us,

we get our tails back.

We only have legs

when we're dry.

Let's just get on land,

get the boy

and get it over with.

And then we tell the pod,

and everything goes back

to how it was.

We can't go on land

looking like this.

We are about to enter a world

of chaos and danger.

Follow my lead.

So the plan would be

to hope the boy trips over us?


I can't believe land

people move this way.

We'll be okay.

We just need practice.

This is not something

I want to get good at.


Coming through.


This is never going to work.


No, it will. It has to.

I want the pod back.

See, it gets easier.

Every part of my body hurts.

Even parts

I never had before.

This is why mermaids

don't do land.

Guys, just keep going,

it'll be fine.

So your feet aren't sore

and burning up?

Nope. Totally fine.




Now what?

We cross.

Past those?



Yes. We did it!

We can do this.

You feeling it, Zac?

You should take a swim break.

Cool off.

No, I'm good.

You're no good to anyone

with heatstroke.

Go swap with Cam.

Zac, get in there. Go on.

Hey, Mick.

Zac and I had a deal.

Me in the water,

him in the chair.

Yeah, that's the deal.

And if you can't rely

on your friends

to stick to their deals...

Who can you rely on?

I'm not interested in any deals,


You're both on duty.

One in the chair,

one in the water.

You take it in turns.



This is the boy's place.

At last.

I can't believe

they live in these little boxes.

How does he fit in there

with his pod?

There's another box

over there.

Maybe the rest of the pod

live in that.

It must be so awful.

How do they see the stars

at night?

All right, come on,

let's just do this.

And just remember

we've gotta be really careful


we don't wanna spook him.

Hello, boy! Are you in there?

What are you doing?

So much for not spooking him.

Seeing if he's here, obviously.

We've got to sneak up on him,

and you've just wrecked any

chance of that.

As if we'd get close enough

to zap him without him noticing.

You don't know that.

Guys, there's no point arguing,

I don't think he's here.



I can't see him.


Definitely not here.


There might be something inside

that will tell us where he is.


Let's check it out.

How do you get in these things?

Why don't they make them

any bigger?

But how?

Is this is how they live?




A merman.


No one's seen one for centuries.


Until now.

Hello. We're not here

for a history lesson.


Make it stop! Turn if off!

I'm trying!

♪ I gotta say ♪


Oh, yeah,

I'll drop these off and--

I thought Zac

was at the beach.

He's supposed to be.


♪ So we stay up all night ♪

You in there?

People are coming.

A man and a woman.

Maybe he's sick

and came home.

Well, if he isn't,

he better have a good excuse.




Not here.

Then how'd the music get on?

That's where all

the mugs are.

Leave them.

Zac's gotta learn

to clean up after himself.

Tell me that

when you're complaining

there's no mugs for your tea.


Okay, so that's the boy's name.

Oh, well,

that's so helpful.

So, what do we do now?

Well, Zac should be home

sooner or later.

So I think we just wait.

That's it? That's the plan?

We wait for him?

You got a better one?


I say we go find him.

And then what?

We gave him magic.

We can take it away.

I can't do this.

Go home.

I'll handle Mick.


I've got a kid

with heatstroke.

Cam, go to the cafe,

get some ice.

You hold the fort.

I can get the ice.

Zac, do as you're told.

I'll be as quick as I can.

We're not just going

to run into him, you know.



I know this place.


This is where Zac tried to show

his friend his powers.

Can I get you anything else?

No, thanks.

What time are you gonna

be there?

About 4-ish.

Not here.

Lyla, wait.

Don't spook him.

Unlikely. I've seen her scare

off sharks.

Not here either.

Somebody might know where he is.

Something to eat, ladies?

We'd rather just sit.

We've been walking all morning

on legs.

Okay. Are you guys new in town?

You could say that. Yes.

We don't visit

a lot of land people.

Dave, medical emergency.

We need some ice.

How much?

Couple of bags should do.

Come on.

Hey, that's Zac's friend.

He might know where Zac is.

Can I help you with anything?

You're in that picture

with Zac.

I'm his girlfriend.

Do you know where Zac is?


None of your business.

Fine. Find him yourself.

Please. It's important.

Well, if you must know,

he's at the beach,

on lifesaving duty.




Isn't it strange being on land

and looking out to sea...

instead of the other way around?

There he is.

And you were gonna wait

for him?

What are you gonna do?

Like I said,

take away his power.

Don't hurt--

I know what I'm doing.



you made him itch.

I'm just getting the range.

Now I'll intensify it.

What's he doing?


Help, Mommy!

Oh, no! Hold on, baby!

Please, hurry!

They'll see his tail.

Who cares? He doesn't know

the water like we do.

We can take him there.

He's saving that little girl.

It's okay, sweetie.

I've got you.

You're a fish.

Hang on.

You'll be okay now.

Oh, honey, I told you not

to go in the water without me.

Oh, you're safe now.

What's going on?

That lifesaver rescued

my little girl.

He did what?

You didn't listen to me.

I told you not to go out

without me.

There he is.

He's a fish.

He had a tail.

No. I just kick really fast.

Thank you so much.

You went in the water?

You better get that ice

where it's needed.

Good one, Zac.

Nice work.

MOTHER: He's a hero.


Just doing my job.


My tail just sliced through

the water.

I sped straight

for that little girl and boom,

I was right there beside her.

Well, if I hadn't had

to get the ice,

I could've got to her

just as easily.

No way.

This is nothing like swimming

with legs.

I should do all the rescues

from now on.

Are you insane?

Come on, it makes sense.

Like you said.

It's an incredible gift.

And that's how I can share it.

So now you're a super hero?

What's your problem?

You're gonna get found out.

That, and the big head

you've suddenly got.

Someone's been in here.

My stuff's been moved.

Probably just your mum

cleaning up.

She said she wasn't gonna

bother anymore.

They always say that.

Zac, you took a big risk today.

And got away with it.

This time.

Next time you might not be

so lucky.

I know what I'm doing.

I can handle this.


Oh, this feels so much better.

No wonder land people

are so grumpy.

My feet really hurt.

You don't have feet anymore.

Feels like I do.

Zac was so stupid,

diving in the water

in front of everyone.

He was careful.

He kept his secret.

He told that other land boy.

But no one else.

How do you know?

Because no one else

thought it was weird

he risked getting

into the water.

And he did,

to save that little girl.


So I'm saying he's not all bad.

That's all.

Well, maybe,

but how long will it be

before he makes a mistake?

When land people realize

that mermaids exist...

how long will it be

before they come after us?

♪ 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... ♪