Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 2, Episode 4 - A New Tail - full transcript

Erik investigates Mako Island. Sirena shows Ondina and Mimmi how to fit in with land people and about social interaction. Cam tries to recruit Erik as a beach lifeguard. Zac tries to convince Evie that there are good things about having a tail. Erik takes a seafood delivery to Rita's house and questions Ondina about Mako Island. They go for a walk and talk. A fisherman accidentally sprays her with a hose, revealing her secret to Erik and swimming away. With Ondina very upset, the gang discusses what to do. Ondina confronts Erik and asks her to keep her secret. He agrees and reveals a secret of his own.

♪ 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... ♪


[Mimmi] Why do we have to wear shoes?

[Sirena] Well,
otherwise we'd see our feet.

[Ondina] Hey!
[Sirena] It's okay.

This is what land people do for fun.

It's so hot out here.

Why aren't they in the water?

On land, it's not
always about the sea.

-Hi, guys.
-[man] Hey, Sarah.

It's about... social interaction.

Ah! Just the guy I wanted to see.

You would look so good... in this.

If this is some weird
clothes-swapping thing...

-I'm not interested.
-I'm recruiting.


It's a very prestigious job and you,
my friend, would be perfect.

A little bit of training,

and we'll have you as
über-rescue man in no time.


What do you know about them?

I'd stay away.

Unless you like your chicks
with a side of weird.

How do you mean?

Plenty of other fish in the sea.

There's that boy
who found you on Mako.

I think he's watching you.

Is staring another thing
land people do for fun?

Lighten up, Ondina.
We're trying to fit in.

In case you've forgotten,
we're not here to fit in.


Sitting in this tower
like a king on his throne,

lord of your own sandy domain.

What do you say?

[chuckles] I'll think about it.

Chicks love a guy in a uniform.

Guess who?

If it's not my boyfriend,
I start screaming.

-Oh, lucky me.

-[Zac] So, I've been thinking--
-Well, that's dangerous.

[Zac] And you've only seen
the downside of having a tail.

I want to show you the good side.

Is there one?

Yes... and it's time you saw it.

No thanks.

You may be comfortable
with that part of your life, but...

nothing good has
happened to me since.

I know it seems like that now,
but it gets better.

I don't want it to get better.

I just want to know
when I get in the shower,

that my legs will stay my legs.

Don't you miss the sea?

I know you do.

You can never get enough of diving.

And you don't know
how long you've got the tail for,

so, why not have fun with it?

That's easy for you to say,
but I've got responsibilities.

[sighs heavily]

[Erik] Sorry I'm late.

You should get an alarm clock.

Next payday.

Would you mind
holding the fort for a while?

I've got to take this delivery
to Principal Santos.

That's a lot of seafood.

She's got those girls living with her...
Sirena and her cousins.

Ondina and Mimmi?

They like their seafood.

-Oh, why don't I take it up?
-Oh, it's okay.

I've got to talk about
rehearsing with Sirena anyway.

Oh, there's a backlog of orders
and you're the fastest juicer.

It'll be easier if I go.

Okay, I guess.

Morning, girls.

[doorbell rings]

[approaching footsteps]

Hey, David...

You're not David.

Uh, we're pretty slammed at the café,
so he asked me to come instead.

-Is Ondina home?

She lives here, too,
doesn't she?

[chuckling] She does?

Shouldn't you know?

I suppose I should.

I just wanted a word with her.

Let me get back to you on that.

-Why didn't you tell him I wasn't here?
-But you are here.

He doesn't need to know that.

-I can't lie to him.
-Why not?

It's not like he matters.

I don't think that lying
to Erik is a good idea.

He did find you on Mako.

Maybe he saw something else.

There wasn't anything to see.

We don't want to
make him suspicious.

Just find out what he wants.

-Uh, hi.

David tells me that
you're Sirena's cousin.

We're related.
What do you want?

I thought we could talk.

About what?


What about Mako?

Well, it was pretty weird
the way I found you.

Was it?

And there was that flash of light.

I didn't see anything.

[chuckles softly]

-Are you always like this?
-Like what?

Okay... if you want
to play it that way.

But I'm going to find out
what's going on.


There's nothing going on.

Doesn't it feel good
to stretch your legs?

What's wrong with my legs?

You've got great legs.

They do the job.

Yes, very practical things, legs.
Something we have in common.

What were you doing on Mako?

Same as you, right?

Guess that's something else
we have in common.

We have nothing in common.

[chuckles] You really like
to argue, don't you?

Stop being annoying and I won't.

I knew you'd like me.

[rock music playing on headphones]

Let's do this.


The tail thing.

I want to know what it's like.


-Yeah, let's go.
-[turns off music]

-This is gonna be awesome.
-[knocking on door]

Hi, kids.

We're heading off to the club
to have some lunch. You want to come?

We were just on our way out.

[Mrs. Blakely] Where to?

-The café.

So, which is it?


We're gonna go swimming and
then we're gonna go to the café.

[Zac] Yeah, Sirena's singing

and then we're gonna meet up
with some friends.

I feel like we never
see you anymore.


Maybe... we should go swimming with them.

Nah, I think Dad's hungry.

Have fun, kids.

[Zac sighs]

You are so gonna love this.

I want to make this perfectly clear.
I am not interested in you.

I get that.

Good. I didn't want there
to be any misunderstanding.

There's no misunderstanding.

We're just two people
out for a walk together.

-We are not together.

Right. We're just two people
who happen to be walking

in the same direction
at the same time.

Why were you on Mako?

Same reason as you.
Sightseeing, wasn't it?

We were just looking around.

You don't have to play
that game with me.

I know you're special.

-You don't know me at all.
-I do, Ondina.

I really do.

That's it.
We're done here.

-And another thing...
-[hose spraying]




[man] Hey!
What are you doing?

Uh, nothing... nothing.

It's all good.

[water splashing]

That was amazing.
Thank you.

-[Evie] Are you okay?
-Go away.

-[Zac] What's wrong?

Can't you land people
just stay on land?

Do you want me to go
and get one of the others?

No! I don't want to see anyone.

Please tell us what's wrong.

Whatever happened,
it can't be that bad.

[voice breaking]
He saw me.

-[sobbing] Erik.

He saw my tail!

[Mimmi] Poor Ondina.
[Sirena] How did it happen?

Uh, we didn't get a chance to ask her.

All she said was that Erik saw her.

What are we gonna do?

In the old days, we might
have lured him into the ocean.

You mean like...
drown him?

As they say,
"Dead men don't tell tales."

That's not funny,
and you're not helping.

Well, maybe we could talk to him.

Convince him not to say anything
about what he saw.

If you tell Erik that
you know Ondina has a tail,

he's gonna want to know
how you know,

and... what else you're hiding.

[sighs] Well, we have to do something,

'cause if he doesn't keep quiet,
we're all in trouble.

[Mimmi] Ondina?

What's the first thing they tell us
at mermaid school?

Don't show yourself
to land people.

Being a mermaid
is our greatest secret.

I broke the most
important rule of all.

It was an accident.

You know that won't cut it
with the mermaid council.

Erik saw me.
All of me.

We should never have come here.

I'm sorry I dragged you into this.

You're my best friend.
I would have come anyway.

What are you gonna do?

Go back to the pod.

I have to tell them what happened.

It's over, Mimmi.

The Ondina I know wouldn't give up.

What other option do I have?

Talk to Erik.
Ask him to keep quiet.

He's a land boy.

This is probably the most exciting
thing that's ever happened to him.

He won't keep quiet.

If you don't give him a chance,
we'll never know.

[Sirena singing]
♪ And I'll be yours ♪

♪ Today ay-ay-ay ♪

♪ And I'll be yours today ♪

-Perfect. You're a star.

How's Erik working out?

[David] Fine, when he's here.

He's always arriving late
or leaving early.

What do you know about him?

-Nothing, really.
-He's never said where he's from?

Why are you so interested in Erik?

Maybe we should go through it again,
just to be sure.

[David playing guitar]

[Sirena vocalizing]


Don't say anything, okay?
Just listen.

What happened today
was an accident.

You were never meant
to see me like that.

I mean, the real me,

which I can guess probably
has you a little freaked out...

because, trust me,
the first time I saw legs...

it's a pretty big shock for me, too.

-No offense.

The truth is... mermaids exist.

And there's a whole world out there
that land people don't know about.

And this world will be in danger
if you say anything to anyone.

Do you understand?

You can't tell anyone what you saw.

Please, Erik.
I'm asking you to keep this a secret.

Can I say something now?

I will never tell anyone about you.


How could I sell out
the cutest mermaid I've ever seen?

I'm the only mermaid
you've ever seen.

Ah, you might be surprised
by what I've seen.

There's, uh... something
I've been wanting to tell you.

-Stop. It's-- It's never gonna happen.

Land boys and mermaids
are not meant to be together.

[laughs] Ondina, I'm not a...

I'm sorry, Erik.

From now on, stay away from me.


Ondina, wait!

I told you we had things in common.

[Mimmi] Erik's a merman?

[Sirena] Are you sure?

The tail is a real giveaway.

[Rita] After no one's seen
a merman for years...

now we have two?

This can't be good.


He said he'd keep our secret.

[Mimmi] And you believed him?


Aren't you the one
who's always saying,

"Mermen are our enemies?"

Erik could've blabbed about my tail,
but he didn't.

Instead, he showed me his.

I'd say that's a fair
demonstration of trust.

Does this mean...
you're not going back to the pod?

A good friend reminded me
I came here on a mission.

I wouldn't want to let her down
by not finishing it.

[Mimmi laughs softly]

[Ondina laughs]

You mean, like me?
With a...

Exactly like you.


What up, dudes?



Looks like some serious chinwagging
going on over here. Spill.

We were just discussing whether

watermelon juice or
pineapple juice is better.


I prefer pineapple juice.
How about you?

You're hilarious.

So what's Erik doing here?

Ondina's trying to find out.

Aren't mermaids and mermen
supposed to be enemies?

Then it should be
an interesting encounter.

Hey, guys. It's great to see
so many of you here.

It just confirms my belief
that we have a major talent here.

Let's put our hands
together for Sirena.

[all applauding]

One, two, three, four.


♪ We were caught today ♪

♪ In the haze of your eyes ♪

♪ We were so sure ♪

♪ We run, we hide in the moment ♪

♪ And I am so afraid ♪

♪ My heart is empty
Unless I'm with you... ♪

What are you doing here?

I'm a sucker for a sea view?

You know what I mean.

Why did you come to this place?

I move around the country,
checking out the coast.

I saw signs of mermaid activity.

You guys weren't exactly subtle.
Your moon ring was a clincher.

Why did you leave your pod?

Mermen don't have pods.

-We're brought up on land.
-On land?

In a foster family.

Sometimes I really miss them.

Keeping our secret is hard.

It's... why I never stay
in one place too long.

Then why didn't you
tell us who you were?

I didn't want to scare you off.

Things haven't always gone well
between mermen and mermaids.

How are we doing,
by the way?

I'm still making up my mind.

♪ Can we fly away to a place ♪

♪ Where our dreams
become so real... ♪

What's your interest in Mako?

What's yours?

Were you born infuriating
or did you take classes?

[chuckling] See, I knew
you had a sense of humor.

Well, are you gonna
answer my question?

I get the feeling that Mako's important.

It certainly is to mermaids.

No, it's something more.

Mako's... special.

Maybe we could join forces?

Find out why?

♪ And I'll be yours today ♪

♪ If you just can stay ♪


♪ 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... ♪