Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 1, Episode 3 - Meeting Rita - full transcript

Attempting to capture Zac in his natural environment, Sirena, Lyla, and Nixie follow him to school. When their plan fails, the school principal, Rita Santos confronts them and confiscates Sirena's Moon Ring. In trying to get the Moon Ring back, the mermaids uncover Rita's secret - she too is a mermaid! Begrudgingly, Rita agrees to help the mermaids while they're on land.

♪ 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... ♪


Oh, hello. Where have you been?

Scoping the reef for Zac.

He wouldn't come out this far.

Would he?

You saw how he swam.

He's in our neighbourhood


SIRENA: You think?


That boy,

he's pretty reckless.

Enough to do anything.

Well, we better fix Zac

before he blows his secret.

Otherwise it'll be us next.

If that happens,

no pod will be safe.

Hey, you know,

I've been thinking.

What if it's only temporary?

You know, like a one-moon cycle

and his powers just disappear.

What if they don't?

We don't have time

to sit around and wait.

She's right, Nixie.

We've gotta do something now.

First, we get him alone,

then we draw out his powers.


Because that worked last time.

Only because I couldn't get

a clear shot at him.

But isn't that

like drying him out?

Mermaids have died

from drying out.

He's not a mermaid.

He's a land person.

He's supposed to be dry.

Well, then we'd better

get him on land.


Guess you're feeling

a tad nervous, huh?

Just another first day

back at school.

I'm not talking about that.

I'm talking about

the fish thing.

What if you get splashed

and turn into a tuna?

How am I going to get splashed?

School's a red zone.

There's hundreds of ways.

Name one.

Science class.

It's full of test tubes

and those fat bottles.

They're called beakers.

Don't stress.

I'm cool with this.

I'm not stressed.

A little worried,



Can we go now?

I'm starving.

Zac, I've never had a friend

that's half a fish before.

This is

a little weird for me.

Don't you feel weird?

Just hungry.

What are you doing?

You never eat prawns

for breakfast.

I do now.

I love them.

Do you want one?

A fruit salad to go

will do me fine, thanks.

There he is.

Let's grab him.

No, you can't just grab him.

Land people

have rules for this.

So? I'm not one of them.

Hi. I'm Lyla.

You're Zac.


You're a lifesaver.

I've seen you on the beach.

I really wanna be one too.

Can you show me how?

I guess,

but you'd be better off going--


let's go.

Hi, I'm Evie.

Is there a problem?

Actually there is one,

but I'd rather not

share it with you.


but go down to the surf club

and see the guard there,


Did I say something wrong?


Wanna hear the rules now?

I'm Cam.

I'm a lifesaver too.

You guys new in town?

You need advice,

or anything?

Where's Zac going?

Uh, school.

Suncoast High.

What about you guys?

What school?

That's where we're going too.

No way.

Oh, that's such good news.

We're like classmates.

Yeah, we just--

We don't know where it is.

Oh, problem solved.

I can take you.

Right now. Yeah.

Suncoast High.

Our prison

for the next year.

Just joking.


it's not that bad.

Hey, Cam, let's go. See you!

I don't want to go

to land school.

Mermaid school

was bad enough.

We just zap him

and we'll be out of here.

Do you want

the pod back or not?

This hall of insanity

is the locker area.


Yeah, for your books

and other stuff.


That's the general idea,


Where are yours?

Locker area.

I like that.

Who are those guys?

I don't know,

but they keep turning up.


It's okay.

I'm David.

It's Sirena, right?

I didn't know you went here.

What have you got up next?

Up next?

Your next class.

I've got Biology.

Is that painful?


How about you?

Me too. I've got the same.

Zac's just there.

You've got Biology?

My sympathies.

I'll show you?


What's Biology?



so we're turning to page 130.

Hurry up. Today we're gonna be

covering the human anatomy.

So looking at

what's inside all of us.

All right, so here we've got

your lungs for breathing in.

And if you actually

take this out here,

you can see

we have your liver.

And the stomach

which sits behind there.

Remember I was saying this

to you a few weeks ago?

And this actually

opens up like that.

Ah, empty stomach.

You need to eat something.

All right,

I'll just pop these.

Sorry, there.

That was not supposed to happen.



Can you believe they teach

their own children that?

It's primitive.



What kind of place

is this?

I am never complaining

about mermaid school again.

We've waited long enough.

Let's finish this and go home.

No. He's not alone.

He's never alone.

I'm over this school.

Hey, Zac. You okay?


I'm feeling kind of hot.

It's really warmed up.

Warmed up?

I don't think so.

Are you all right?

Yeah, you don't look so good.

Yeah, I'm okay.

All good.

I'm feeling kind of weird.

Must have been those prawns.

All right,

that's enough.

Zac, get out of here! Now!

Sorry. Sorry.

What is with you?

He just needs

to be alone right now.

You are so weird.

Well, that's great.

Nobody noticed.

It's time

we got out of here.

The three of you,

in my office, now.

We need

to have a little talk.

I'm Principal Santos.

I'd like to know what you were

doing on my school grounds.

We were eating lunch.

No, you weren't.

I was watching you.

And you were in Biology class

and you're not even registered.

Well, that's why we came.

To see if we wanted to register.


And your parents,

where are they?

No doubt they'll be


They're coming later.


What time?

I'd like to meet them.

We're not sure what time.

Whenever they feel like it.

Why don't you call them?

You can use my phone.

We can't.

Why not?

Well, they don't like to be

disturbed when they're working.

And where do they work?


Yes, what do they do?


They're biologists? Really?

How fascinating.

And am I to understand that you

all share the same parents?

I don't know what you did

to that fountain,

but I know it was you.

And if you think it was a joke

you are very much mistaken.


Definitely not around here.

We're wasting our time.

I want to know why

he ran off like that.

It was so weird.

Sunblock. I bet he remembered

he had to put on sunblock.

I don't even know why

I talk to you sometimes.


Zac? Zac!

Zac, where are you? Maybe

he's up here in the library.

He's probably

at his locker.

He might have gone home.

Maybe we should check there.


No, I saw him go this way.

Did you hear that?

Hear what?

Like something crashing.

No, that came from over there.

The storage room's off-limits.

And we'd need a key.



What are you doing in here?

Now, seeing as you can't call

your mysterious parents,

perhaps you can tell me

where you live.

Not far from here.

And the name

of the street?

Where did you get that?

It was a gift.

Mind if I have a look?

This can't be yours.

Well, it is.

No. You stole it.

I did not.

Give it back.

Be thankful

I don't have you arrested.

But she's done nothing wrong.

It's hers.

That ring

is very special to me.

You can go now.

I want it back.

I'm giving you

exactly three minutes

to get off school grounds.

That's 180 seconds,

to be precise.

One hundred

and seventy nine seconds.

Come on, Sirena.

Let's just go.

And don't come back.

This school

isn't for you.

My sister

gave me that ring.

Don't worry.

We'll get it back somehow.

This is your fault.

If you'd waited

until he was alone,

this wouldn't have happened.


just blame me.

You know we could be waiting

days, weeks even.

Try a couple of hours

for starters.

He's got to be in the building

somewhere. We should split up.


Zac can wait.

I'm going to get

my moon ring back

and you're both

going to help me.


What a day.

How many people get to have

a first day back at school

like that?

That was wild.


It was out of control.

You're so lucky

you didn't get caught.

What happened with the fountain?

What were you doing?

I didn't do anything.

You looked all weird.

Yeah, I didn't feel normal.

I don't know what it was,

but I feel better now.

You're not worried?

No. No one saw me

and I smoothed things over

with Evie. Drama over.

I'm going for a swim.

Why not?

You're a fish.



so we found where she lives.

Now what do we do?

I don't know.

I mean,

we can't just walk in there.




What can you see?

Come here.



Oh, what was it?

She has a cat.

It had fangs.

Did it have fangs?

I don't know, probably.

It was huge.

Why do people have them?

I'm not going back in there.

I don't care. I'm going to get

my moon ring back.

What? Sirena.

You have no idea

what it's capable of.

Then I guess

I'm going to find out.

Wait. I'm coming.



Why do they have

so many places to sit?

Well, it must really hurt,

having legs all the time.

Did you see the cat?


Where do you think

she put my moon ring?

It could be anywhere.

She's not here.

But people

don't just disappear.

What do we do?

Okay. First of all,

don't move.

Okay, done.

What comes next?

Don't show any fear.


Too late.

Don't look into its eyes.

Why not?

I don't know,

I just.... I just wouldn't.


I looked.

It's staring at us.

I'm out of here.

Oh, guys....


No. We've looked in every room,

there's nowhere left.

It's obvious.

The woman's left

and taken the ring with her.

She would have had

to go past us to leave.

I don't understand how she could

have just disappeared.


Why did she want

the moon ring so badly?

I mean,

she can't know what it is.

She's got a thing for mermaids,

that's for sure.

I didn't even know they had

books on us.


It's salty.

It's sea water.

It must be a tunnel

that links it to the ocean.

Why would she have a secret

entrance that leads to the sea?

Nice tail.

What are you doing here,

living on land?

It's a long story.

We've got plenty of time.

And we're not going anywhere

until you tell us.

Which pod are you from?

NIXIE: Mako.

Why aren't you

with your pod?

We've been cast out.

We let a boy from your school

fall into the Moon Pool.

That's why we were there

to get him.


Zac Blakely?

He's got powers now?

Do you realize what you've done?

Do you have any idea

what he'll become?

So now you know why we have to

remove his powers.

I don't think that's possible.

Well, that's what we're doing.

After you leave today I don't

wanna see any of you again.

That's not how it's gonna work.

You're going to help us.

I'm not going

to wreck my cover,

least of all for a bunch

of outcast adolescent mermaids.

Speaking of mermaids,

I can't help wondering

what your school would think

if they discovered their

principal had a tail.

You're not serious?

I think she is.

And I'll have my moon ring back.

See? I told you

it was gonna work out just fine.

♪ 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... ♪