Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 1, Episode 21 - Aquata Returns - full transcript

While swimming in the ocean, Zac sees Aquata. She immediately flees to the Moon Pool and is reunited with her sister Sirena. The girls get her up to speed with Zac, the trident, and their ability to walk on land. Zac and Cam discuss the appearance of this new mermaid and interpret it as a sign of reinforcements coming to help the girls take the trident. Aquata informs Sirena that the council has decided that she may return to the pod but Lyla and Nixie still may not. Zac uses the trident to find the Moon Pool. Rita, Lyla, and Nixie convince Sirena to return with Aquata to the pod even though she does not wish to. Lyla and Nixie confront Zac and Cam.

♪ 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 ♪




You've come back.

I've been hoping for this

for so long.

It's so good

to see you, sis.

Out on the reef,

I saw a merman.

Did he follow you?

No, I was too quick.

Is he the one?

Yeah, that's Zac.

Yeah, that's the land boy

that fell in here.

That new mermaid,

she must be a part of their pod.

Why'd she come back?

I don't know.

She could just be visiting.

Yeah, but why now?

You think they've

called in backup?

You only saw one, right?

Yeah, I only saw one.

But there could be more.

There could be a lot more.

They're after the trident.

Well, it must do something

pretty powerful

if they're sending

reinforcements to get it back.

I know, but what?


He's got it.

He unlocked the chamber.

The pod was right to flee.

The last time

mermen had the trident,

they tried to take over Mako.

He can't use it

if he doesn't have it.

And we're going to get it back.

That's your plan?

You're going

to take it off him.

We have to.

You'd be surprised

what we can do.


We've learned to go on land.

You mean...with legs?

We learned to mix

with land people.

They're actually quite bearable

once you get used

to the strange smell.

Look, what we're

trying to say is,

we've done a lot of things

that no one thought we could.

So who's to say we can't

get the trident back.

And when we do,

we can match his powers.

We'll get him back to normal.

And the pod can come back.

Especially now

you're here to help us.

Can my sister and I

please have a moment?


How many mermaids

in a pod?

Hundreds maybe.

How many pods are there?

No idea.

It's a big ocean.

How many mermaids could

they summon in an emergency?

We might be in

some trouble, mate.

That trident's mine.

I have to know

what it does.

Then you better hurry up

and figure it out,

because if there's enough

of them, they could get it back.

Santos let slip it's connected

to what happened to me.

When I fell into that pool

and got transformed.

Well, maybe that's where

you have to take it. To the...

What's it called?

The moon pool.

Maybe that's how I can work out

what the trident does.

But we've been all over Mako.

We've never found it.

Only because we don't know

where to look.

And now you do?

With the help of my own

personal mermaid detector.

The trident glows

every time it gets close.

It's gonna lead me

right to them.

Oh. Oh. Fantastic.


You got a new moon ring.

It took a long time

to convince the mermaid council

I was worthy again.

You took

such a risk for me.

I had to.

You're my sister.

And now you're here

to help us with Zac.

Sirena, I can't stay.

I have to return to the pod.

Well, when?



I was given special

permission to return.

But only after I pleaded

your case to the council.

They've reversed the decision

to banish you.


You're allowed to return

to the pod with me.

You did that for us?

Thank you. Nixie and Lyla

will be so thrilled.

It's not that simple.

I vouched for you, Sirena.

I promised the council

that I'd keep an eye on you

and keep you out of trouble.

I couldn't do that

for Nixie and Lyla.

They're not allowed

to return.

Aquata spoke up for you

at the mermaid council?

Many times.

That takes a lot of courage.

She's some sister.


Yes, she is.

Well, why are you crying?

This is good news.

We can return to the pod.

No, you can't.

Aquata could only vouch for me.

She couldn't vouch for you.

They didn't think she could be

responsible for all of us.

I'm so sorry.

This is just totally unfair.

They're right.

Yeah, it's true.


Yeah, it wouldn't be

fair on Aquata.

Who'd keep Nixie out of trouble?

Yeah. And who'd wanna be

responsible for Lyla?

Besides, we have to stay here

and get the trident back.

And that's what

I have to do as well.

I can't leave you guys

to do that by yourselves.

Yes, you are. This is your big

chance and you're taking it.

We know how much the pod

means to you.

And I know how much

it means to you too.

What about Aquata?

She put herself

on the line for you, Sirena.


You can't let her down.

You have to do this, Sirena.

What about you?

What about

dealing with Zac?

You know, there's still two

against one. We'll be fine.

I mean, probably do

a lot better without you.

I can't.

Yes, you can.

You have to do this, Sirena.

What about David?

What am I gonna tell him?


You just-- You go.


Avoid any questions.

Yeah, we'll figure something out

and explain it later.

I can't say goodbye.

Yes, you can.

You're going to. We know

how you feel about leaving us.

We'd feel the same way too.

But this is your big chance.

We're not gonna

let you miss it.









Great news. I got you some

lights for tomorrow night's gig.

A couple of spotlights

from a friend. It'll be cool.

I don't think I can do it.

Hey, don't worry.

They're only small.

Just for a bit

of atmosphere.

I don't mean the lights,

I mean the gig.

Something's come up.

My sister's visiting.


Bring her along.

It's not really

her kind of thing.

Do you think you could make it

for a couple of hours or so?

I've really been

looking forward to it.

Yeah. I'll try.


I'll see you then.

Hey, David.

Thank you.

What for?

Believing in me.

Well, of course.

♪ She is all ♪

♪ He ever wanted ♪

ZAC: There you are.


What are you doing here?

How did you get in?

Same way you did.

I've been expecting you.

Handy thing, this.

Uh-uh. I wouldn't do that.

Ah. Nice place.

So this is where

I got transformed.

This is our place.

Get out.

Not until I get answers.

I know this is connected

to here somehow.


We don't know what

you're talking about.

Yes, you do. Why else

would you and your friends

be ganging up on me

to get this back?

What other friends?

I know about your plan.

I saw your reinforcements.

Do you mean Aquata?

She's just Sirena's sister.

She's here to take her

back to the pod.

Now you know,

you can get out.

Not until you level with me.

Santos told me

there's a connection.

She what?

She wouldn't.

So you do know more.

Get out, right now.

Not until you tell me


It's not going to happen.

Then I'm taking over

the moon pool.

I'll figure it out for myself.

This place is ours.

We're not going anywhere.

You better be gone

by the time I get back tomorrow.


Oh, you did

the right thing, man.

You drew a line in the sand.

There could've been

hundreds here.


The whole pod

could've come back.

Mako's about to become

a mermaid-free zone.

Oh, man, I hope they are

still there when we get there.

Oh, I can't wait.

I can't believe

we've got our own island.


We've got no choice.

Nixie and Lyla have

to come with us now.

The council won't allow it.

Can't you make them listen,

like you did for me?

It won't work, Sirena.

What are they gonna do?

Where are they gonna go?

We'll be fine.

Lyla's right.

We'll manage.

But you can't stay here.

Not now a merman has invaded

the moon pool with the trident.

We'll stay at Rita's.

You mean live on land?

It works for her.

She won't mind.

Who's this Rita?

A mermaid who was forced

to leave the pod.

You've been

associating with her?

She helped us.

We wouldn't have coped

on land without her.

I think that's one more good

reason that you're leaving.

I'm not going.

Yes, you are.

We'll be fine at Rita's.


We will find our way

back to the pod someday.

This is your chance

to be with your sister.

We want you to take it.

We'll leave

at first light tomorrow.



Say hi to everyone for us.


I will.

Take care of yourself.

You too.

And don't fight.

Then you're just

taking the fun out of it.


I don't wanna go.

I don't wanna leave you.

It'll be okay.


How will I know?

We'll be able to get messages

to each other, won't we?

I'll find a way.

We know you will.

Sirena, we have to go.




Let's just get started.

I'm not staying at Rita's.

We don't have a choice.

I don't care.

This is the most sacred place

there is for mermaids.

I'm not abandoning it.

Zac knows about it now.

It's not safe anymore.

If he brought the trident here

on a full moon--

He's not going to.

We can't let him.


You're right.

So right.

We're not going anywhere

without a fight.

Come on.

Time to take over Mako.

I'll go scope it out.

Oh, they won't still be there.

Not after yesterday. They won't

have the guts to face us.



Zac. Get out here.


I hear

you're moving out today.

We'd love to help, but we're

too busy taking over Mako.

We're not here to talk to you.

Where is he?

What do you want?

We're not giving up

the moon pool.

It belongs to us.


Yeah, really.

We're not gonna get bullied,

not by you, not by anyone.

You're doing

the right thing.

It doesn't feel like it.

Just wait until you get to your

new home in the South Pacific.

The water over there

is always so warm,

and it's filled with

wonderful sea creatures.

Doesn't the pod

ever miss Mako?

We did at first.

But the mermaids there welcomed

us and made us feel at home.

They know

the most amazing songs.

I can't wait

to sing them with you.

I have missed that.

Come on. We've got

a long way to go.


This is your last chance

to tell me the truth about this.


Go on, Zac.


NIXIE: It's too strong.

LYLA: Keep going.


You've got them.

You're wasting your time.

Mako belongs to me now,

and there's nothing the two

of you can do about it.

There are three of us, remember?



Uh, I wouldn't do that

if I were you.


Hey, nice timing.

I wasn't gonna let you guys

have all the fun.


Okay, we need a plan.

We had one and I blew it.

So we come up with a new one.

Get the trident back

and try again.

Just like that?

You know their secret place now.

Just go get it.

As if they'd keep it

in the moon pool.

Lyla's too smart for that.

Forget it.



Are you okay?


I'm all right.

Where's the trident?

It's hidden.

Where Zac won't find it.

Now the trident's safe, you're

fine to go back with Aquata.

You're not coming

with me, are you?

No, I'm not.


This is your chance to go home.

No, it's not.

I am home.

I appreciate what you did,

standing up for me

with the mermaid council.

But it's our fault

the pod had to leave.

We have to make this right.

We have to make it

safe for mermaids

and prove we're worthy

of our moon rings.

You don't need to prove

anything, any of you.

My little sister's a grown-up

mermaid, and I'm very proud.

I'm gonna miss you again.

I'm gonna miss you too.

But we'll get to sing

together again someday.

I'm going to make sure

the whole pod knows

that Mako isn't

lost forever.

Because there are

three brave mermaids

who will never let

the moon pool go.



You're gonna be okay.

So you were right about not

telling David you were going.

He's probably wondering

where you are.


You made it.

I said I'd try.

What about your sister?

She had to go.


Are you okay?


Look, if you don't wanna sing,

I'd totally understand.

No, I really want to.



♪ Sittin' around

As the night is fallin' ♪

♪ Feel the soft breeze

Through the night air callin' ♪

♪ And I can't help this way

I'm feeling ♪

♪ You've got a smile

I could cross this town for ♪

♪ I'd run a mile

Just to see your face, boy ♪

♪ But I can't help this way

I'm feeling ♪

♪ Waitin' on a smile

Since we first met ♪

♪ Waitin' on a smile

From you ♪

♪ We belong as two ♪

♪ Every day and night

I dream of you ♪

♪ Now I know

My heart belongs with you ♪


♪ 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 ♪