Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 1, Episode 23 - Zac's Choice - full transcript

Zac enlists Cam's help in his search for the trident. Rita gives the girls a lesson in camouflage. A worried Lyla goes to check that the trident is still hidden and watches as Zac and Cam find it. She attempts to wrestle it away from Zac but the trident zaps her into unconsciousness. Zac brings her to Rita's house where she, Nixie, and Sirena try to use Moon Rings to heal her but the rings are spent. Zac uses the trident to recharge them so they can save Lyla. Now realizing the extent of the trident's danger, Zac must make a choice.

♪ 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 ♪



He's searching everywhere

for it.

Yes, but was he

anywhere near it?


There you go.

Okay, there's

nothing to worry about.

It's a big ocean

and it's a pretty small trident.

We just need to keep an eye

on him, that's all.

He's not going to find it

before the next full moon.

And it's weeks away.

Let's hope so.

He's smarter

than you think.

I doubt that.

He won't give up.

Kind of sounds

like you're a big fan of his.

We just need to be careful.



What if it is hidden in that

secret little pool of theirs?

Too easy.


They're pretty smart cookies.

Particularly Lyla.

So you're just gonna search

the whole ocean?

Not quite.

Check this out.

Do you remember

how the trident affects them?

It sort of drains their energy

or something.


So when Lyla grabbed it

she couldn't have taken it

very far

before it started

affecting her.

She would have had

to stash it somewhere.



I figure they've got about

a five-minute window

after they touch it.

And I know what speed

they can travel at underwater,

so the trident should be...

Somewhere along this line.

It's a long shot.

If we keep searching,

we'll find it.

But I need your help.


I'm not a fish.


Why are you suddenly

so keen on diving?

Just wanted to ease

back into it.

Cam offered to buddy me.

Here's a list

of the equipment we'll need.

We really appreciate this.

So where are you diving?

Somewhere out on the reef.

Near Mako?


I'll go with you.


Not a good idea.

Why not?

I just wanted

to get my confidence back first.

And you've got to work.

Can't sell much stuff

if you're not here.

I can get Carly to cover.

Not this time, okay?

I guess so.

I'll line up the gear with Dad

and I'll meet you down

at the pontoon.



Today's lesson,

the power of the moon ring.

Sirena, can I use your ring?


I want to demonstrate its use.

But you've got a moon ring.

Can't you use that?

I don't like to.

I never wear my ring.

I took it off when I left

the pod and came to live here.

Well, can't you just go and--?

It's just a lesson.

Thank you.

So it takes years to master

the power of the moon ring.

Look at the aquarium.

Now focus on the seaweed.

I'm sorry,

is this about the moon ring

or about seaweed?

Mermaids have the power

to become invisible,

but we can't hold it forever.

Sometimes nature can provide

a little bit

of instant camouflage.


Let your energy

focus on the ring.

Meld your thoughts with it.

Above all, be positive.

Unleashing positive energy

is crucial.




That's incredible.

Wow. I could completely

disappear if I was a goldfish.

A mermaid

that can use the moon ring

can increase the size

of a kelp forest the same way.

Here. You try.


Yes. Come.


Hold the ring up and focus.

Now, let your energy

focus on the seaweed.

You killed it.

Okay, okay.

It was my first try.

Like I said,

it takes years of practice.

Wait, so this can

destroy things too?

You have to use the power

with great responsibility.

The trident has the same stone

as the moon ring,

but it's so much bigger.

Yes. It shares the same

power source. Moonlight.

No wonder it's a hundred times

more powerful.

That's why the danger from it

is immense.


Get that front rope for me?

Where's Zac?

He, uh, had to get

an ocean chart.

I'm picking him up

on the way.



We should be out

looking for Zac,

not just waiting for him

to turn up.

Will you relax?

Hey, Sirena.


I was wondering

if you knew where Zac was.

No, I haven't seen him.

I did see Cam

just before though.

We can't afford to relax,


You didn't see him

searching the reef.

It was like he had a plan.

Oh, come on.

You hid it in the ocean.

There's no way Zac,

of all people, is gonna find it.


Yeah, I'm pretty sure.

Well, pretty sure, or are you

sure? Where did you hide it?

Well, I was trying to swim

with it to Mako,

but then it started

affecting me,

so I couldn't hold

onto it for long,

so I hid it in this small cave.

It's tucked away pretty well.

Well, there's your answer.

If it's hidden,

how's he gonna find it?

Thanks a lot.


You almost took my head off

with the anchor.

Oh, sorry.

Are you sure

this is the right spot?

It's part of my grid.

Lyla would have headed

in this direction.

David saw Cam heading off in

a tinny with some scuba gear.

Was he with anyone?

No, he was by himself.

That doesn't make sense.

They don't dive alone.


What, it's not like he can

stay down there very long

with those silly tanks.

What if he's meeting someone?

What if he's meeting Zac?

You worry way too much.



Look, even if Cam

is meeting Zac,

there's no reason to think

he's anywhere near the trident.

It'll be weeks

before they find anything.

What if he is onto something?

What if he's figured out

that I didn't make it

the whole way there?

What if he's figured out

that it's somewhere

between here and Mako?

Okay, okay.

You might have a good point.

He might be a lot smarter

than I think.

Maybe we should check it out.

No, I'll do it.

I know where it is.

You don't want us

to come with you?

I'll be fine.






What have you done?

I don't know.

I found the trident.

We fought over it

and then there was a flash.

You did this?

Just help her. Please.

We need to move quickly.

Can you get me that shell box?

This is going to require

that we all work together.

Take this.


Hold your hands over her.

Focus on the rings.

They have the power to heal.

But remember what I did

to that seaweed?

I don't want to...

You have to trust yourself.


Now, let your thoughts

focus on Lyla.


Is it working?

Keep trying.

What happened?

The rings are spent.

It's been too long since they've

been exposed to the full moon.

Where's Zac?

I already dropped him off.

He wanted to jog home.

What a fitness freak.

Did you find anything


No, no. Just boring old coral.

What's that?

Uh, wet towels.

Gotta hang them up.

Aren't you forgetting something?


Scuba gear?

Oh, yeah. Thanks for the loan.

I need help to unload it, Cam.

Yeah, sure.

I'll be back in a minute.

You start without me.

Thanks a lot.

You see how stupid you've been?

And all for what?

There must be something else

you can do.

Without the power of the ring--

We don't have time to wait

till the next full moon

to charge them.

There might be another way.

The trident, it stores

the power of the moon.

You've got the trident.

You have to let us use it.

We have to save Lyla.

It's the only way, Zac.

I knew we couldn't trust him.

Why would he care?


Where have you been?

Where is it?

Don't worry. I was careful.

I'm taking it.


I need it to help Lyla.

You're taking it to

the mermaids? No way.

They'll take it off you again.

It doesn't matter.

Lyla is more important.

This doesn't matter?

Are you kidding me?

It's got

nothing to do with you.

It's got everything

to do with me.

I'm the one who helped get it,


That means I get a say

in what happens to it.

No, it doesn't.

Be reasonable, Zac.

Let's talk about it.

Think about

what you're giving up.

If I don't do this,

she might die.



What do I have to do?

Hold your rings out.


But this isn't seaweed.

I mean, how do we know

what he's gonna do with it?

I just want to help Lyla.

Like you just did?

Nixie. We have to do this.

The trident stores the power

of moonlight.

You need to use it to fuel

the rings with that light.

But last time it took

the moonlight from the rings.

How do I make it give it back?

Focus your mind on it

and what you want it to do.

So I just aim at them?

You're in control.

Remember that.


That's it,

you're doing it.

That should be enough.

Remember your lessons.



Are you all right?

Can you hear us?


Zac, you're here.

What happened?

She's gonna be all right.


How are you feeling?


but getting better.

We were so worried

about you.


All I knew is that I was...

I was so weak that

I didn't want to come back.

But then I...

I felt your energy

pulling at me...

urging me to return.

I wanted to fight it

and stay there,

but you guys

are pretty hard to resist.

Thank you.

I didn't mean

to hurt you.

I had no idea

I could do that so quickly.

Yeah. I know.

I should have never brought

the trident in the first place.

At last we agree

on something.

None of this

is what I wanted.

Then you have to put the trident

back where it belongs. Please.

What happened to me,

it's nothing.

It can do so much worse.



It's a mermaid's deepest secret.

He should know.

Hasn't he proven himself

trustworthy today?

If the trident is taken into

the moon pool on a full moon,

it'll destroy the moon pool


That's why mermaids

fear it so much.

That's why

you have to put it back.


You know we can leave

at any time.

And let the tunnel entrance

close over? Zac's not out yet.

So he gets stuck. Too bad.

Zac helped save my life.

Only after putting it in

jeopardy in the first place.

It was an accident,

I know it was.


He didn't realize

what the trident could do.

You heard him say that.

So now he does.

Who knows

if he'll put the trident back

or hide it somewhere

where it's easier to get at.

We can trust him.

I'm sure of it.



What happened to you today?


You were coming back

to help me unload.

Uh, sorry.

Got a phone call. Slipped

my mind. You know how it is.

Where's Zac?

I don't know.

I don't care.

What do you mean?


You both went diving,

didn't you?

Of course.

Well, one of those tanks

was completely full,

like it was never used.

How can that be?

I guess he wasn't down

as long as I was.

Are you having me on?

Evie, I've got no idea.

You don't have to worry anymore.

It's now locked away

and no one can get to it.

Except you.

I can't get in there

without you guys.

Except when there's a full moon.

He doesn't need us then.

Zac's kept his word.

I believe him.

Me too.


No, thank you.

For saving me, and doing the

right thing by putting it back.

It was locked away for a good

reason. I can see that now.

It has to be left there.

I don't want to have

anything to do with it anymore.


♪ 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 ♪