Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 1, Episode 20 - Nowhere to Hide - full transcript

Zac tries to keep the trident hidden from the mermaids. Evie's article on Rita and the girls doesn't go over well, especially with David. Rita warns Zac about the dangers of the trident. Lyla attempts to enlist Evie's help on locating Zac to no avail. Zac practices controlling the trident in the Ocean Cafe & Seafoods warehouse. The girls follow Cam there but get discovered. Rita reveals more secrets about the trident to the girls.

♪ 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 ♪







No, Mom. Wait.

What's going on?

Zac, I can't--


What have you done to your room?

It's a complete and utter mess.

I know, Mom, sorry.

I'll clean it up.

Leave it, it's vacuuming day.

It's my room,

I-- I'll fix it.

Zac, I have to clean

the room anyway.

I'll do it later.



The trident belongs on Mako.

He shouldn't even have it.

Fine, just tell me

where he keeps it.

If I knew that, we wouldn't be

having this conversation.

He's not dumb. It's going to be

somewhere he thinks is safe.

It's not where he lives.

We've already searched there

and his pod house.

Hello. Wouldn't that be

the least expected?

That would make it

the smartest place.

That's way too risky.

Well, then where else?

It's not like he can just carry

it around with him.

Why not?

If I knew the three of us

were desperate to get it,

I wouldn't leave it,

I'd keep it with me.

Real subtle disguise, man.

What did you bring that for?

Mom's vacuuming.

And I made it work again.

What'd you do?

Blasted my coffee table.

Knocked it right over.

You're kidding.

What if your locker

gets searched?

What are the odds of that?

Hey. What are

you two up to?



Yeah, right.

Then what are you talking about

so secretively?

Guy stuff.

Because, if you must know, Evie,

I've got a rash

and it's hard to sleep and--

Ooh. Too much information.

Tried to warn you.

Ugh. We better

get moving.

Hey, where are your books?

I, uh, left them

at home.

You can borrow

one of mine.

Come on, we'll be late.


Can you see him?

Not yet.

He's gotta be here


Let's do it.

Just be careful.


Why are they

staring at us?

They're still staring at us.

Maybe we need books and bags

like they have?

Let's just find Zac.

You've gotta be

kidding me.

I thought you were going

to tone this down.

You take the pictures,

I write the articles.

I won't be taking more if you

keep writing stuff like this.

What's the big deal?

Evie let loose

in the school newspaper.

"Why does Ms. Santos

homeschool her nieces

"when she runs

a well-respected high school?

"I never really got an answer.

"Perhaps they expect

to go home soon,

"but I got no answer to that

or where they're actually

from, either."


So you're making it sound like

they've done something wrong.

Look, haven't you ever wondered

why they suddenly turned up?

Ms. Santos never mentioned

any family before then.

Why would she?


I'm just glad

they did turn up.

Looks like you're not the only

one who hated that article.

I warned you not

to get so personal.

Zac, a word, please.

It's not my fault, Ms. Santos.

I can explain.

No need.

Very well done, Evie.

I was only doing my job.


A good journalist

can't be afraid

to ask the difficult questions,

no matter who their subject is.

Huh. Well, um...

Yes, exactly.


A good journalist also knows

where to draw the line,

and if they don't, their subject

will draw it for them.

That's a private word, please.

This won't take long, but it

needs to be said: the trident.

Had a feeling

this would be the topic.

Don't make light

of this, Zac.

Even just being in possession

of it is a danger.

I've heard all about the nasty

things it's meant to do.

It's a dangerous

and powerful weapon.

The trident is

so much more than that.

Look, you just have

to take my word for it

and put it back

where it belongs.

What do you know

about it?

I can't tell you.

Why not?

If this is all about

protecting me...

You just have

to take my word for it.

If you understood the origins

of the trident, you would.

That's the thing. No one's

telling me the full picture.

Does it have something to do

with how I got like this?

Look, I can't tell you

the details,

but if you use it

the wrong way,

there's no chance

of being turned back.


Zac, please, you just have

to do the right thing here.

Then it does have something

to do with the way I am.



You really just

have to lis--

Are--? Are you okay?

Yeah. Um...

Sorry, we can--

We can finish this later.


What's going on?

I don't know,

but this thing's sure

got it in for our principal.



Are you okay?

What happened?

I don't know. I just

was talking to Zac and...

I just felt weak.

It's almost like the life

was being drained out of me.

Well, what are you girls

doing here?

Let's get you

to your office first.

As you introduce the gas

to the flask

and start to slowly heat it,

and I mean slowly heat it,

it will of course expand.

As you should all know, the law

describing the relationship

between temperature and volume

is Charles' Law, or...


TEACHER: Amontons' Law.


But what are you--?


So as the gas slowly

heats up and expands,

the glass syringe holding

your gas will be pushed out.

Now, also remember that

while this law holds

for ideal gases

at atmospheric pressure...

[WHISPERING] Mermaids.




Oh, thank you.

What are you girls

doing here?

We think Zac might have brought

the trident to school.


It's possible.


to stop us getting it.

Well, I wonder if that's what

could be affecting me.

We've gotta find him.

His first class is chemistry.

Block 4, Room 18.

I'll come.

No, you need to rest.

We can't leave her like this.

You guys go and I'll stay.

Are you sure?

Of course. Now go and get Zac.

Where exactly were you

when it happened?

Um, at the lockers.

So, what we're trying

to determine

is whether the deviation

from ideality...

I have to skip school.

Gotta find somewhere

to stash that thing.


I don't know.

But the mermaids

are after it.

And you saw what it did.

I can't leave it in my locker.

Cover for me.

You're leaving now?

Just say I'm sick.

What sort of sick?

I don't care, I've gotta go.


Oh, sorry, sir, I've gotta go.


What is the volume of the mass

inside the apparatus?

And what is the best way

to measure

the temperature of the gas,

both of the gas and of the water

around it?


This is it.


It's empty.


Sixteen, 17.

Here it is.


I don't see him.

Where is he?

Well, if anyone knows,

then I guess Cam will know.

LYLA: Good idea.

Lyla. Nixie.

I know why you're here. It's

about the article, isn't it?

I'm so sorry. Please tell

Sirena I had no idea.

It's not my fault.


You do believe me, don't you?


I just want her to know that

I had nothing to do with it.


It's my brother.

You will tell her, won't you?

Uh, yep.

I'm at school, Joe.

I can't help you pack fish.

Well, then work later.

Sorry, it's still not

my problem. I can't help you.

Get this, my brother Joe

expects me to help him

pack fish at the warehouse.


Because he's running late

and he's too stingy

to pay overtime.

And he wonders

why I won't skip school.

Why would I wanna go

into a business

that starts before dawn

and ends at noon?

The warehouse?

Yeah, I know it.


Yeah, cool, I got that.

All right.


You think he's meeting Zac?

In there?

Don't know.

I'll just go in.


Hey. What are you doing in here?

Get out!


Uh, nope.

Zac's not in there,

so don't ever ask me

what I just saw.

Where is he?

He was going to the library.

Or was it the gym?

Or was it the assembly hall?

Gee, he's such busy guy.

No, it's definitely the library.


Come on, it's just

the two of us,

but we've still got

to get it done.

Keep moving.


Sorry to disturb you,

Ms. Santos,

but I have to talk to you.

Not now, Evie.

You'll have to make

an appointment

with my assistant, Anna.

Is Zac in trouble?

I know you two are close, but

I can't discuss this with you.

Something is going on

and I want to know what it is.

Aren't you due

in class shortly?


First your nieces turn up

and then Zac vanishes.

What is going on?

You have had your chance

to ask questions.

You wrote your article.

Now please, just go to class.


Here, let me handle this.

Hey, Evie. How are you?

What do you want?

Okay, I get that

we don't really get on--

I meant what I said

in the article.

Okay, fine.

We need your help. We've gotta

find Zac. He's in trouble.

What sort of trouble?

It's too hard to explain.

You're just gonna have

to trust me, okay?

Me, believe you?

Evie, where is he?

Just tell me what is going on.

I already told you,

it's too hard to explain.

Do you really think I'm

stupid enough to fall for that?

We have to know.

You'd do anything

to get close to him.

It's not that.

I know you like him,

but you don't belong here.

He's my boyfriend, so give up

and leave us alone, all right?

All right.

That'll do.

Let's get this last one in.










Cam. Where's Zac?

Search me. He must have

felt sick or something.

Well, why didn't he

say anything to me?


Hi, Mom.

Uh, Cam, it's me.

Yeah, I know, Mom.

Hey, I've got good news for you.

The birds are flying off course.


The dolphins

are after the wrong worm.

Seriously, I'm counting to three

and then I'm hanging up.

Yeah, I'm trying to tell you

it's all good.

I put your fishy friends

off the scent.

Does it still work?

Like you wouldn't believe.

It's seriously awesome.

Okay, cool.

Stay there, I'll join you.

No, no, don't.


Let's get Sirena.




Watch this.





That is so cool.

And that's just the beginning.

Imagine what it can really do

when I figure it out.

How'd you do that?

I didn't.

The last time it started

by itself was in my locker

when Santos was close.

So? She's not here now.


What are you--?



Thought as much.








Come on, girls.

Where are you? Mermaids.





Sirena. Are you okay?


I guess this thing

doesn't like mermaids.



Hey, the doors are open.


Not again. Great, thanks.


Someone's broken in.

What the...?



MAN: Who's there?

I said who's there?

Go on, check the back.


Now I know why you're

all so scared of it.

This isn't over, Zac.


Oh, I think it is.

Come on.


You feeling any better?

It was weird.

It was like all the life

was being drained out of me.

That's exactly

how I felt at the school.


Every time we tried to use our

powers, it counteracted them.

And it made us visible.

What is this thing?

It's like none of our powers

work against it.

That's why it was locked away

all those years ago.

It's designed to override

everything we do.

And worse.


So it's more than just a weapon?


Is there something

you're not telling us?

Because now

would be a good time.

The trident

was designed by mermen

who tried to seize Mako

from the pod

over a thousand years ago.

Now that it's alive again,

if it's taken to the moon pool

during the full moon,

it'll destroy the pool

and the source of all our power.

I'm sorry

I didn't tell you before.

I never thought Zac

would manage to activate it.

Or control it.

No wonder there was a war.

We have to get it off him.


I don't know.

But we are going to find a way.

You see the look on their faces?


With this thing,

they can't even hide from you.

They can't even use their

powers. They've got no chance.

And there's nothing

they can do about it.

Nope. But it does a lot more.

It's somehow connected

with the island.

And I'm gonna

find out how.


♪ 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, 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 ♪