Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 2, Episode 5 - Bad for Business - full transcript

Evie discovers that her father Doug has decided to branch out with his tourist diving charter... to Mako Island. Erik asks Zac to hang out since they both know each other's secrets now. Evie tells the gang about her father's new diving destination and the girls are not happy, especially Ondina. When the air compressor on Doug's boat suddenly breaks, Zac suspects Ondina. After learning that she was trapped in the Moon Pool with Sirena and Mimmi, Zac figures out who the culprit really was.

♪ 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... ♪



You're up early, Dad.

Even for you.

You know what they say
about the early bird.

He spends the rest of the day
yawning and cranky.


So, what's all this? Hmm?

Well, I've been taking tourists
to the same patch of seaweed for years.

It's getting old.

These days the punters expect
a lot more bang for their buck.


So I've decided to shake things up.


I've got it nailed this time, Evie.
Trust me.

Mako Island dive tours.


Coral reefs, beautiful marine life.
Tourists will lap it up.

Mako's one of a kind, sweetheart.

I'm going to make sure
the whole world knows about it.

[Erik] You're a hard man to track down.

Want to hang out?

[Zac] Above or underwater?

[Erik] I'm sorry I didn't tell you.

I wanted to,
but what was I supposed to say?

"Hey, everyone. I'm Erik,
from an ancient line of mermen.

Who's up for a frozen yogurt?"

You went out of your way
to keep it a secret.

Of course I did. I've spent
my whole life keeping it a secret.

So why didn't you say something
when you knew what I was?

I have to be as cautious as you guys.

It's like a reflex.

Ondina told me how you got your tail.

A land boy with merman powers.


And you're the real deal.

-Bet you're pretty fast in the water.

How about a race to Mako?

I've got to catch up with Evie
in the café soon.

And I've got a shift.
We won't be long.

Come on.

It'll give me a chance
to check out the competition.

Unless you're not up for it?

You're on.

[Doug] Great day for a dive, Evie.

Are you sure you thought of everything?

I mean, Mako's a marine reserve, Dad.

You need a permit to dive there.

Yeah, I got it online.
It was a breeze.

Well, you could end up
losing your old customers.

I need new customers, Evie.
That's the point.

It's still a really big risk.

Look, I put ads in the paper.

I've got a website
with stunning underwater pictures,

and bookings are up from last year.

The risk is already paying off. See?

Change isn't always a good thing, Dad.

What's up with you?

I'm just concerned.

Your plans haven't always
gone so well in the past.

Well, that's very sweet,
but you don't need to worry.

This time your old man knows
exactly what he's doing.


Good morning, folks.
I'm Doug McLaren.

Welcome to Mako Dive Tours'
inaugural cruise.

Zac, Dad's taking his dive boat to Mako.
Call me as soon as you get this.

[Erik laughs]

I thought I was fast.

I've been doing this
a little bit longer than you.

I had you at the first trench, though,

and then you hit the gas,
and I was like, "Where'd he go?"

Well, for a rookie, you got real speed.


You want to keep going?

There's a deep trench around here
with a radical drop off.

Unless you're too tired?

You wish.

[David] Hi, Sirena, girls.

What can I get for you?
We've got fresh blueberry muffins--

[Ondina] Is Erik here?

Um, no.
We've also got apple and cinnamon--

When will he be here?

His shift doesn't start for another hour.

I'll wait.

So, what'll it be?

Hi, Evie.

There's something I need to tell you...

[man] Excuse me.

-How's that for a wicked drop off?
-That was pretty cool.

[laughs] Stick with me.

I've got a whole lot more to show you
about being a merman.

We got company.

[Erik] That was way too close.

That's Evie's dad.

[Erik] You sure?

[Zac] I'm certain.
I wonder why he's here.

He's never run a dive tour to Mako before.

This is not cool.

We better get out of here.

I tried to talk Dad out of it,
but he wouldn't listen.

[Mimmi] Mako is so beautiful,

I mean, you can understand
why people would want to go there.

Mako is our home,
not a place for gawking tourists.

Did you get my message?

Yeah, after your dad's boat
almost ran us down.

The two of you were at Mako?

Just in the water.
Don't worry, he didn't see us.

We have to stop your father
taking people out there.

If we stay away, there's nothing to see.

If you need to go out there,
you can always cloak yourselves.

Making ourselves invisible
is not the solution.

He's your father.
Keep him away.

Ondina, wait!

I can't believe you didn't back me up.

You were doing fine without me.

Why am I the only one
that can see how dangerous this is?

Stopping Evie's dad
could draw attention to us.

Do you want to blow our secret?

I have to protect Mako.

There are other islands.

Find some away from the tourists.

Swim up the coast with me.

I'll show you islands
you won't believe.

You don't get it.

Mako can't just be swapped
for another island.

Our pod has one home.
We live there and we're not leaving.

It matters that much?

Yes, it matters that much.

Are you going to help?

Right, I get it.

You're a merman.
Why should you?

You're right, this isn't my fight.

I waited for you this morning.

I'm not waiting anymore.

Mermen are different, Ondina.
You can't expect him to understand.


This isn't about mermaids versus mermen.

It's about merpeople versus land people.

Why doesn't he see that it is his fight?

He's really gotten under your scales,
hasn't he?

[scoffs] Of course not. I'm just--

I'm angry for wasting time talking to him.

I should have known it was pointless.

So, what are we going to do
about Evie's dad?

What mermaids have always done,
look after ourselves.

What were you doing with Erik on Mako?

Not you, too.

We were just going for a swim, okay?
Nothing else.

Okay. Sorry.

It's just that we don't know
what he's doing here.

Well, now that we're buds, I'll ask him.

[Doug] Dinner won't be long.

I hear you've got a new location
for your dive tours, Mr. McLaren.

News spreads fast.

Mako's great, but do you really think
that's the best place?

What is it with you kids and Mako?
It's just an island.

It's not just an island, Mr. McLaren.

We have sudden underwater currents,

rogue waves,
storms that blow up out of nowhere.

Mako's like the...

Bermuda Triangle of the Gold Coast.

Well, it was perfect out there today.

Today, yes.
But tomorrow, who knows?

I could show you some terrific dive spots
further up the coast.

Thanks, Zac, but I've got a full boat
tomorrow and the rest of the week.

Things couldn't be better.

We caught this fellow
off Mako this morning.

Who wants the tail?

[knife thudding]

[machine whirring]

Wish we could go for a swim.

I hope she's got good news.

The divers are still out there,
all over the reef.

They can't stay down there forever.

There's a machine in the boat that
pushes air into their breathing tanks.

They can stay underwater all day.

So we're prisoners in our own moon pool?

This is not acceptable.

[steam hissing]

Grab the extinguisher!



-I got your message. What's up?
-I don't know.

Got a call from Dad
saying to meet him here.

I'm so sorry, folks.

You'll all get a full refund, of course.

What happened?

Oh, the compressor cooked itself.

I don't know what happened.
It was working fine, then just... stopped.

No air for the tanks,
so we had to stop diving.

Can you fix it?

I've got no choice.

I can't afford to be off the water
even for a day.

A little bit of elbow grease,
a few dollars for parts,

I'll have it fixed...

I hope.

So much for your dad's big plan.

Better make a start.

-You'll have to make your own dinner.

I'll bring you something.

You thinking what I'm thinking?

-I can't believe you did that!
-Did what?

You sabotaged Evie's dad's boat!

I have no idea what you're talking about.

This morning,
you wrecked his air compressor.

As I have no idea
what an air compressor is,

I don't see how you can accuse me.

You can't just destroy a man's business
because you think Mako belongs to you.

A land boy with an accidental tail
doesn't get to lecture me about my home.

You're not just hurting Evie's dad,
you're hurting Evie,

and I can't let you do that.

Can he fix it?

He's still stripping it down.
Then he'll know how much damage there is.

It could have been an accident.

Our friends from the sea
don't want anyone near Mako...

and then your dad's compressor dies.

Do you really think that
that was an accident?

Better get this food to Dad.

He could be there all night.

[Zac sighs]

See you later.

Hey, feel like hitting the water?

Beating me twice wasn't enough?

I could give you a head start.

Have you forgotten the little problem
we had on the reef yesterday?

David said the boat was out of action,
so we're good.

For now, yeah.

Except Evie's dad's at the marina
working on it.

-Might even have it fixed by tomorrow.

So we'll go somewhere else.
There's plenty of ocean, so don't stress.

Hey, you know what you need?

I'm sure you're going to tell me.

Pineapple juice with a hint of ginger.
On the house. Peps you up.

Might even give you an edge in the race.

Ondina didn't do it.

Of course you'd say that.

We were trapped in the moon pool
all morning by divers.

Ondina was with us the whole time.

I know Ondina can be frustrating,
but she wouldn't damage anything.

[Evie] Where's Ondina?

She went swimming.

It's impossible during the day
with all the divers.

Ondina didn't do anything
to your dad's boat.

She was with us.

I know. Zac told me.

I just thought we could come up with a way
to keep my dad away from Mako

without him losing his business.

It's like Mimmi said, it's easy to see why
the land people would want to come here.

The fish, the reef.
What's not to love?

True. Land people
can't get enough of marine life.

If it's not scuba diving,
it's snorkeling or whale watching.

Whales are such show-offs.
They love the attention.

And they love to gossip,
especially humpbacks.

How do you know that?

I speak whale.

Blue whale is pretty difficult,
but humpback is easy.

Forget something?

[nervous chuckle]
You gave me a fright.

Didn't do a good enough job
wrecking the compressor?

When did you know it was me?

I suspected at the café.

Then Mimmi and Sirena told me
Ondina was with them when it happened.

It had to be you.

Smart man.

We're not ordinary people, Zac.

We're special.

We need to protect our secret.

It doesn't mean we can go around
doing whatever we want.

You're not a real merman.

You got your tail by accident.

But you're still one of us.

[sighs deeply]

You have to decide
where your loyalties lie.

I already have.

Well, what are you gonna do?

Nothing for now.

But you're going to pay Evie's dad back.

You're going to do more hours at the café

and you're going to make
an anonymous donation on his website

and make up for the damages
that you've done.

It was you.

[Erik] What? No small talk?

You sabotaged the boat.
Why did you do it?

I wanted to help.

I thought you didn't care.

I'm unpredictable.
It's part of my charm.

You said it wasn't your fight.

I want to know why you tried to help
when you were so obviously not interested.


If you don't want to tell me, fine.

I did it for you.

[man] Humpbacks!
There's heaps of them.

[woman] They're beautiful.

[Doug] Amazing, isn't it?

Only filmed this this morning and already
I'm booked up for the next two weeks.

I might have to hire another boat.

That's fantastic, Dad.

So, the dive tours to Mako--

Well, Mako's lovely, but...
this is the opportunity of a lifetime.

You know the really amazing thing?

No one has ever seen whales
so close to this part of the coast.

You know, sometimes you just get lucky.

Honey, I know you must think I'm a flake,

flip-flopping from
one venture to another--

No, Dad. I think you've really
hit the target with this one.



-[cell phone ringing]

I've got to take this.
Probably another booking.

Doug's Whale Watching Tours,
Doug speaking.

I still can't believe you pulled this off.

Whales love to put on a show.

When I told one that there'd be
some people who were keen to see them,

she told a few friends
and then they told a few friends--

News travels fast in whale world.

Mimmi speaks fluent humpback.

No way!

[imitates whale singing]

-What did she say?

"I'm hungry.
Does anyone have food?"

[all laughing]

How do I say...

"Ondina, I'm really sorry I blamed you"?

[imitates whale singing]

[imitates singing poorly]

[all laughing]


You said, "Ondina, you have cute feet."


Let me try again.

[singing poorly]

Don't. My ears can't take anymore.

Apology accepted.

But I can do it properly.

-[singing poorly]
-[all laughing]

♪ 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... ♪