Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 2, Episode 11 - Only as Young as You Feel - full transcript

Evie is going to write an article on the new marine biology elective at the high school. The program sponsor and director of the Marine Park (Dr. Ross) suggests a tour to the park with the interested students for the following day. Sirena helps Mimmi make a moisturizing lotion that helps keep you young. When the two leave the room, Ondina uses it all so she makes a slapdash batch to replace it. The next morning Rita tries some before heading to the Marine Park for the class trip. Sirena and Mimmi find Ondina's sudden childish behavior strange and figure out that Ondina put way too much jellyfish extract in her batch of lotion. Rita begins acting silly at the Marine Park and goes for a swim where she finds a depressed dolphin named Heidi. Can the gang keep her concealed until the lotion's effects wear off?

♪ 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... ♪

-[knocking on door]
-[Zac] It's open.

You said you'd be ready.

I'm just finishing up
my English assignment.

Well, you've had a whole week to do that.

I know. I work better
when I'm panicking.

Well, hurry up.

Rita and I have a meeting
with the new director of the Marine Park.

What for?

Well, Rita's persuaded him to sponsor
a Marine Biology elective...

and I'm writing an article
encouraging students to sign up.

Good luck with that.

[Zac typing]

I am done.

[sighs] Any idea what this guy's like?

Judging by the number of degrees he's got,
he's probably, like, 100 years old.

-Principal Santos?
-Dr. Ross.

Welcome to Suncoast High.

It's a real pleasure to meet you.

This is Evie,
the editor of our school magazine.

She'll be writing
an article on the program.

Sorry I'm late.

I had to charge the batteries
and then I forgot to put them in.

-This is David, our photographer.
-Good day.

This is gonna be so great, Dr. Ross.

I... I cannot wait until next term.

And neither can I.

Principal Santos, why don't you
bring the students for a tour this term?

Break the ice, so to speak.

-When did you have in mind?
-How about tomorrow?

That's very short notice.

I'm sure the students won't mind. Right?

Try and keep us away.

[Rita] All right, then.

Let's head to my office
and we'll sort out the details.

-This way.
-Right now,

Dr. Ross,
as the director of the Marine Park,

can you tell me why
students should enroll in this class?

You never said this stuff
would be so hard to find.

I guess it's less common
in southern oceans.

-I hope we have enough.
-It should be plenty.

Now, all we need
is the secret ingredient...

jellyfish extract.

And how do we get that?

We milk jellyfish.

Jellyfish sting!

That's the tricky bit.

And there will be hands-on experience

with our dolphin
and whale rescue operations.

It'll be the first program
of its kind in the country.

Well, there are a lot of schools
on the Gold Coast.

What made you choose ours?

Well, I could say it was
the quality of the teaching,

and that would be true,

but my main reason
was because of your principal.

[nervous chuckle]

Principal Santos,

I've been wanting to meet you
ever since I read your Master's thesis.

-My thesis?
-On dolphins.

Until I read that, I had no idea
that dolphins were such complex creatures.

It was absolutely fascinating.

Thank you. I'm flattered.

I do have one question for you.

Your thesis reads like you were
actually living with the dolphins.

How did you get so close to them?

My family had a yacht.

I spent a lot of time in the water.

Perhaps in time I could
persuade you to tell me more.

Would I be able to get
a shot of you and the principal

out the front of the science room?

-[shutter clicking]
-Could you look more... science-y?


[shutter clicking]



On your own?

Mimmi and Sirena
are collecting seaweed.

Sounds like fun.
Why didn't you go?

Because I'd rather
go swimming with you.

When do you finish?

We could go out to the reef,
pick up a couple of tasty lobsters.

Sorry. School day.

We'll go swimming
when I get back, okay?

[Sirena] Can't we use one of
Rita's kitchen machines to do this?

The recipe says the seaweed
must be hand-ground.

Well, by the time we finish,
we'll have no hands left.

So the intrepid adventurers have returned.

Was the seaweed gathering exciting?
Did it put up a fight?

I thought you were
going swimming with Erik.

He's busy.

Then you can help us.

[Ondina] What are you doing?

Our skin dries out when we're on land,
so we're making a moisturizing lotion.

It's supposed to
make you look younger, too.


We're here to find out
a way to get our home back,

and the two of you are
entering the cosmetics business.

Now for the secret ingredient.

Is that all?

Jellyfish extract
is very powerful.

Try it.

Feels nice.



No, thanks.

Smells good.

Erik might like it.

I am not rubbing gunk on my skin
to make myself attractive to a boy.

What is with you two?

I think somebody
needs to eat.

Rita had fresh prawns delivered.

Maybe we should eat them
before they go off.

Looks like you girls
have been busy.

We made skin lotion.

It's a northern mermaid recipe.

I'm going to be outside
all morning at the Marine Park.

Maybe I should try some.

Why are you going to
the Marine Park?

The school's starting a new course
to teach students about the ocean.

Any chance you could teach them
to stay out of the ocean?

This is lovely.

Well done, girls.

Clean up while I'm gone.


Are you sure you don't want to try some?

How can I put this
without hurting your feelings?



You look younger already.

Okay. Listening up, everyone.

I need you all to remember that
you are representing the school today,

so I need you all
on your best behavior.

I'm looking at you, Cam.

What? I didn't do anything.

It's early.

Come on, everyone.

[Evie] The article is going to talk about
how exciting it is to be learning here.

So I want your photos to reflect that.

So you want a visual representation

of the intersection
of the school and the Marine Park?

A what?

A shot of you and the dolphin.

David, we're here to learn, not have fun.

But this place is fun,
so why not show it?

Zac, why don't you
get on the dolphin?

Sorry. I'm with Evie.

You guys have no imagination.

[Dr. Ross] Come on, Heidi.

What's wrong?

-[dolphin clicking weakly]
-We just want to help you.

What can we do, huh?

You're going to be all right,
you know that.

I wish you could tell me what's going on.

[sighs deeply]

Principal Santos.

I'm sorry I couldn't meet you,

but we've got a problem
with our newest dolphin, Heidi.

She was rescued recently and
I'm hoping she would have settled,

but she's not adjusting.

To tell you the truth,
I'm a little bit worried.

Perhaps you could
give me some advice?

I really don't think I'm qualified.

Now, now, don't be modest.
Remember, I have read your thesis.

I think Rita has an admirer.

[Sirena] Is there a northern mermaid
recipe for getting rid of seaweed stain?

I know one that would
get rid of the table.

I don't think Rita would appreciate that.


Wasn't that funny.


Instead of laughing,
you could help.

I didn't make the mess. So there.
[blowing raspberries]


[Mimmi] What are you doing?

Not telling.


[Ondina] Ugh!


I can't find it!

The oceans cover almost
three-quarters of the Earth's surface,

so that's 300 times
the terrestrial habitat.


What that means is that

there are many more sea creatures
than there are humans.

So we're going to have to
learn to treat them with respect.

-[boy] That wasn't funny.

That line doesn't normally get a laugh,
but thank you.

I'm so sorry.
Please, go on.

So, the... the sea
holds many secrets.

-[laughing] You are not wrong.
-[boy] What?

He's really smart.

Any questions?

And so when I turned around,
there was a blue whale swimming past.

It was so close
you could touch it.

Wow. I want to go to Antarctica
to swim with the whales.

[Dr. Ross] You stick with
this program and you might.

It's just like sea foam on a stick!

Principal Santos,
shouldn't we be going with Dr. Ross?

Rocket ride!

Ms. Santos?

"Little fishy in the sea

Please swim all the day with me

Little fishy, come and play

Around the point
and through the bay"


Ondina! Are you all right?

I'm not Ondina.

I'm Princess Ondina,
ruler of all the seas in all the world.

And I proclaim you my handmaidens...

Mimmi and Sirena.

-Why is she acting--

You will brush my hair,

and you will rub my feet.

No, I won't.

Obey or I'll scream.

Go ahead.

[screaming and laughing]


Way to go,
Principal Santos.

[Ondina] Oh.

Your hands are dry.

Use some of my lotion.

-Your lotion?
-Yes, my lotion.

I don't think so.

A handmaiden does not
contradict a princess.

If it's your lotion,
when did you make it?

Last night.

I used up all of yours,
so I made more.

See? You're wrong and I'm right.

[laughing mockingly]

-Say it properly!

Princess Ondina of All the Seas.

-Princess Ondina of All the Seas.


When you made your lotion,
did you use this?

Don't remember.

[Mimmi] Try.

Might have.

How much?

I'll tell you...

if you catch me first.

How much?


Lots and lots and lots
and lots and lots.

I think I get it.

When I get it,
I'm not going to like it, am I?

If you use too much jellyfish extract,
it just doesn't make you look younger,

it could make you act younger.

Is she going to be like this forever?

I don't know.

Rita used some!

That was so much fun!
I want to go again!

What about the tour?
We were going to start with the aquarium.

Where all the fish are!

Yes. So, we'll start there and then
we'll head up to the dolphin pool.



Come on, guys.

Rita, are you feeling all right?

I'm having the best time.

This place is so much fun.

[Evie laughs]

Wow, Ms. Santos is really
getting into it.

[shutter clicking]

We'd better keep an eye on her
or she'll end up front page news.

[Dr. Ross] ...having a main
underwater exhibit here.

[boy] Look at that fish.

Sharks look scary,

but they're probably the most
misunderstood creatures in the sea.


Ms. Santos,
you all right?

This shark chased me once.
I had to hide in a cave.

Well, when you're diving,
you can certainly feel vulnerable.

The dolphins came
and chased it away.

I'm going to see the nice fish.

What's up with her?

She must have needed some air.
Shoot the sharks.

-Why is Rita acting like a 10-year-old?
-Beats me.

We need to get her out of the park before
she does something that we can't explain.

Well, she likes fairy floss.
Maybe we can lure her with that.

You keep everyone here.

Yeah. How?


Whenever someone needs a distraction,
they come to the Camster.

Why is it always me?

Everybody's good at something.

The doc likes to talk.
Ask him a question.

I think it might be
a bit late for that.

There are 400 known species of sharks,
but due to overfishing and--

There's no fish here.

There's heaps of fish.


[Carly] It's gorgeous.

[Dr. Ross] Have a look at these
vertebrates and invertebrates up in here.

You can notice a real difference.

-I can't find her anywhere.
-And neither can I.

Where would she go?

The rocket ride.
She liked the rocket ride.

-[dolphin clicking]

What's wrong?


[Rita clicking]

She could be anywhere.

What do you think is wrong with her?

Where's Rita?
We've got to get her out of here.

I know. She's been acting like a child.

Too much jellyfish extract.

-Jellyfish extract?

Where is she?

Come on.

Have you seen Ms. Santos?

She had to take a phone call.

You know how it is.
Principals. Always on call.

A lot of responsibility.
Always some crisis... or other.

She said to carry on without her
and she would catch up.

All right, everyone, this way.

Where is handmaiden Sirena?

She hasn't finished
brushing my hair.

[Mimmi] Uh...

She had to go and get something.



I love surprises.

What is it?

If I told you,
it wouldn't be a surprise, would it?

You're very clever,
handmaiden Mimmi...

but you're not very beautiful.

I'm going to put lotion on you.

Wouldn't you rather play a game, Princess?

Yes, but I can't play with you.

Why not?

Because you're not dressed properly.

Put this on.


Put it on or I'll scream.

This place is huge.
We're never going to find her.

[dolphin clicking]


[clicking continues]


[both clicking]


Hey. This is my friend Heidi,
but her real name is... [clicking]

[Evie] Rita, get out of the pool.


Rita, please.

Catch me.

We'll have to go in.
What else can we do?

Wait, wait, Evie.

What am I doing in here?

Oh, no.

The jellyfish extract
must have worn off.

Quick. Get out and dry yourself
before anyone sees you!

Dr. Ross said he was coming to
the dolphin pool after the aquarium.

[Dr. Ross] The more we study dolphins,
the more complex

we realize how these creatures really are.

Dr. Ross. Hi,
can we get a group photo?

Here. For the school journal.

I don't think we've got time.

It will only take a sec. David.

Why use fake dolphins
when there's real ones over there?

Editorial decision.
We're doing it here.

Well, shouldn't we wait
for Ms. Santos?

She hates photos.

-Since when?
-Just take the photo, okay?

Now, everyone,
come up here.

We'll grab a photo all together.
Group shot, nice and tight.

Now, get in close.

-Where's Rita?
-You don't want to know.

Okay, now smile and say "fish."

[all] Fish!

So we'll need to be careful here.

As I said earlier,
we've got a dolphin who isn't adjusting.

Ms. Santos?

Dr. Ross, about my behavior earlier,
it was completely inappropriate,

and I just need you to understand that...


That is incredible.

Just an hour ago,
she was non-responsive,

and now she's fine.

You couldn't help yourself, could you?

Why, you knew that Heidi had a problem
and you knew how to help.

What did you do?

I'd rather not say.

You are a woman of secrets, Ms. Santos...

and I love a mystery.

[Ondina giggling]


I'm hot. I'm going for a swim.

No! Princess, it is time for your nap.

But I don't want a nap.
I want a swim.

The water's too cold.
You'll get a chill.

If you let me go,
you can have some of my lotion.

No. Thank you, Princess.

But it will make you beautiful.

I don't want any.

Why not? What's wrong with it?


Now you'll be beautiful.

[Ondina giggling]

[Rita] Today could have been
the end of us.

You girls need to be more careful
with your potions.

I'm really sorry,
but at least nobody saw you with a tail.

What about those pictures David took?

Yeah, I just told him that
Rita and I had set them up...

to show how much fun learning can be.

Clever girl.

[Mimmi] I'm Princess.
[Ondina] You're the handmaiden.

[Mimmi] No, I'm the newest princess.

You're an old princess,
and my dress is prettier than your dress.

[Ondina] My dress is
prettier than yours. It is.

[Mimmi] Don't-- Don't--
Give me the tiara.

-No, it's mine. It's mine.
-I want the tiara.

I said you could play with me
if you were the handmaiden.

You said I could play
and then you gave me the princess dress.

[Ondina] No, I didn't.

Should we do something?

It'll wear off soon.

Anyone for tea?

[Mimmi] Mine's the most beautiful dress--
[Ondina] No, it's not.

All it needs is a nice tiara,
so give me the tiara now!

-No, because it's my tiara!
-No, it's mine!

-Stop it!

♪ 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... ♪