Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 3, Episode 12 - The Trident Stone - full transcript

Erik learns that the stone from the trident is all he needs to activate the chamber.

♪ 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... ♪


[Erik] Relax, I'm not here
to ask for my job back.

Good, because you know
what the answer would be.

So can I get a juice?

Take a seat.
I'll be with you when I can.

-That might take a while.
-I've got nothing else to do.

Where's Ondina?

I thought she'd be here.

She must be swimming somewhere
with Mimmi and Sirena.

You guys need some sort of sonar
to keep track of each other.

That would be handy.

It's a pity you never saw the Trident.

It had this stone that glowed
whenever mermaids were around.

The stone glowed?
Not the Trident?


-And you saw this?

Well, actually, I was kind of there
when the Trident got broken.

I thought the Trident was destroyed.

Well, strictly speaking, no.

[Erik] So I'm thinking it doesn't matter
if the Trident's broken.

It's the stone that's important.

Remember how it glowed
in the hologram in the chamber?


So, maybe the stone is
all you need to activate it.

The next full moon is tomorrow night.
Come on, Zac.

We find the stone, we can do this.

The mermaids took
what was left of the Trident.

My bet is they would've destroyed it,
including the stone.

But you don't know for sure.

If there is even the slightest chance
we can get the chamber up and running,

we should take it.

We've got to do it.
We owe it to all mermen.

I'm sorry...

but as far as I'm concerned,
the Trident is gone.

You should move on.


If that stone's out there,
I'm going to find it.

You guys inspired me to invent
a new juice for mermaids,

coconut and seaweed.

And I added a little salt water,
ocean fresh.

Thank you.
That's so nice of you.

Mmm, this is lovely.

[clears throat and chuckles]


When the Trident got zapped,
what did you do with the pieces?

There was a stone in it, remember?

Just like the one in the moon ring,
but much bigger.

How could I forget?

[Zac] What happened to it?

What was left of it, I hid.

The Trident wasn't destroyed?

Why didn't you tell us?

The Trident was broken.
The stone wasn't active.

There is nothing to worry about.

[Zac] Are you sure?

I just...
I need to know it's safe.

Trust me, it is.

The pod won't come back to Mako

if there's any possibility
the chamber can be activated.

[Zac] When was the last time
you checked it?

It's been in here the whole time?

-I thought it was the safest place.
-And I agreed.

Not many people know
what lies beneath my house.

It's okay.
It's harmless now.

It is like the moon ring stone.

It's hard to believe
how much trouble that's caused.

So, nothing to worry about.
It's safe and sound.

[Sirena gasps]

-[Mimmi] What did you do to it?

[Zac] I...
I just touched it.

-[Rita] Mimmi!
-[Mimmi screams]

[Rita] Help me get her to the couch!

And don't touch that stone.

[Sirena] Mimmi, are you okay?

I never want to feel like that again.

It felt like the life was
being sucked out of me.

[Zac] I'm so sorry.
That has never happened before.

It's only glowed
around you guys, not me.

You hadn't been through
the seventh moon cycle before.

It's when your connection to Mako
grew stronger.

The stone seems to be connected to you.

It's reaching out to you.

That can't be good.

Maybe the stone is the key
to starting that place up.

And you just turned
the stone on again.

If the stone steals
our power, our magic...

maybe that's what the chamber does.

[Zac] These are the symbols
on the pedestal.

And that represents
the moon pool, right?


I think the chamber was designed
to draw the magic from the moon pool.

It amplifies the effect of the stone
to take all power from mermaids.

So my destiny is to activate the chamber
and suck magic out of you?

I don't think so.

I'm gonna put this somewhere
it will never be found.

None of this would be happening

if I'd destroyed the chamber
when I had the chance.

[Mimmi] It's okay.

Zac will get rid of the stone
so the chamber can never be started.

He's the chosen one,

and now he has the power
to control the chamber.

Don't you think even part of him
might be tempted?

[Erik] There have been a few developments
since we last spoke.

Oh, yeah?

The mermaids did destroy the Trident,
but not the stone,

and I think that's what
makes the chamber run.

You're kidding.

We just have to find it.

-What do you mean by "we"?
-[Erik chuckles]

Help me get it,
and when I start up the chamber,

you get what you've always wanted.

Hang on.

Even if you did have the stone,
you can't open the chamber.

Only Zac can.

All that "chosen one" stuff, remember?

Let me worry about the details.

This is a one-time offer.

Don't make the wrong choice, Cam.



You know that juice
I asked for a while ago?

We're busy.
I'll get to you when I can.

-Hey, what's up?
-[phone ringing]

You won't believe the day I've had.

-I really need to talk to you.
-[Evie] Hi, Zac.

-[Ondina] Erik?

-[Ondina] Erik?
-Zac, it's okay.

Calm down.
Bring it round to my place.

-I... Right now?
-What's wrong with now?

I'm a bit busy.

-Doing what?
-We'll talk later.

There's something I've got to do, okay?

I wanted to hide it, but it was like
the chamber was calling to me.

But you've resisted that before.

I know, but this time...
with the stone

right here, switched on again...

[Evie] You mean...

you wanted to start the chamber?

[sighs] I know that could hurt
the mermaids,

and that's the last thing I want.

Being totally honest...

yes, I was tempted.

[Evie] So, what are you gonna do?
[Erik] Yeah, Zac,

what are you going to do?

I thought you said this was gone.

-It's not your concern.
-I beg to differ.

The merman chamber
is not just your destiny,

it's mine and every merman's.

Leave it, Erik.

Part of you wants to
start the chamber.

Am I right?

Ignore him, Zac.

You don't know
what you're talking about.

Hundreds of years ago,
mermen wanted to start up the chamber,

but your royal ancestor wouldn't.

He walked away,
just like you're doing.

Who's to say he was right?

The chamber drains magic from mermaids.
That's what it's for!

So that's all mermen have ever wanted,
to destroy mermaids?

I'm not like that.
My ancestors weren't either.

That place has to be something more.

Because you say so?

Being royal doesn't make you
the only good guy.

If you're not gonna take your shot,
let someone else step up and do it.

Give it up, Erik.

Cool it.
Both of you.


Not without the stone.

[Evie] No! Stop!

-[Doug] Everything okay here?

[Zac] Yeah, all good.
[Erik] Yeah, no problem.

[Doug] That's the way.
Hot, eh?

[Zac] Mmm.
[Doug] Cold drink, anyone?

[Evie] Uh, sure, Dad.

There's fresh OJ in the fridge.
I'll be right back.

You're selling out mermen, Zac.

I'm not gonna let you do it.

[Zac sighs]

I had no idea
he could be like that.

[sighs] This stone really needs
to disappear for good.

[knocking on door]

[Cam] What's up?

[Zac sighs]

I need your help.

I've never asked you for anything
more important than this, Cam.

Sounds heavy.

How did you get it?

Long story, but it's not safe now,
Erik knows I have it.

I need it hidden,

somewhere no merman
or mermaid will ever find it.

That includes myself.

I don't want to know,
no matter what I say.

-Have you got that?
-Yeah, you want me to lose it.

-Cam, I'm serious.

I can't know and neither can Erik
or the mermaids.

Okay. I get it.

We have been friends for a long time.

I know I can trust you to do this.

[Carly] Hey.

What's up, grumpy face?

You're into the whole
mermaid thing, right?

How could I not be?

You seen how fast they can swim?

Maybe they even talk to fish.

Not sure there'd be
a whole lot to talk about.

But still,
what an awesome thing to do.

Not to mention the magic powers,
that must be so cool.

Okay, I'll take that as a yes.

So let me give you a hypothetical.

What if I could be a mermaid?


Let's say I could do
all the things Zac can do.

Wouldn't that be cool?

Not really.

But you just said
how cool you thought they were.

I know, but it doesn't mean
I want you to be one.

I like you the way you are.

Why change that?

Yeah, you're right.

You have some strange ideas.

Lucky it's one of the things
I like about you.

[Ondina] What happened to you?

-I said I had some stuff to do.
-For so long?

I heard something interesting from Cam

about the Trident having a stone
that glowed when mermaids were around.

Yeah, we think it might be the key
to starting up the chamber.

You knew?
Why didn't you tell me?

Because you ran off before I could.

So this is our chance
to find out what it's really for.

Rita thinks it's to drain the magic
from the moon pool.

What if she's right?

What if she's not?

What if it's not about draining magic,
but harnessing it?

What if it's there to
combine our powers?

So, why didn't Zac's ancestor do that?

I don't know,
but the only way to find out

is to start it up
and learn how to control it.

It's the only way to make Mako
safe for mermaids again.

Even if you're right,
we'll never find out.

The stone's gone.
Zac took it away.

No one will ever see it again.

[Evie] So what did you do
with the stone?

I gave it to Cam.

-It'll be all right.

I trust him.

[Evie] You know he's always wanted a tail.

What if he thinks that starting
the chamber is the way to get one?

[Zac] He won't.

He'll do the right thing.

So, any news?

You know me,
I've wanted a tail for a long, long time.

So we're doing this, right?

I had to give it a lot of thought.

The stone's got a lot of power.

It'd be irresponsible for me
not to think about

what might happen
or where it might end up.

I'm not going to hurt the mermaids.
I'm trying to protect them.

You say you wanna keep them safe,
just like I do.

So, we're in agreement.

We sure are.

That's why I had to think about

where the safest place
for the stone would be.

You've already got the stone?

[Cam] I had a lot of options,
I weighed them up.

Because I don't want a tail if it means
using the stone against the mermaids.

I won't hurt them.
I told you that.

[Cam] I know.

But I still needed to feel okay about it.
About them.

So, now you do.

Actually, I don't.

That's why I hid it.

Somewhere you'll never find it.

So you're giving up
the chance of a tail?

I used to think having one
would be the best thing in the world.

But I lost a good mate over it.

And you know what?

It wasn't worth it.

-I've moved on.
-Are you crazy? [laughs]

Not crazy enough to risk
someone that I care about.

What did Ondina think about
you starting up the chamber?

You leave her out of this.

Have you even told her?
I wonder if she'd agree.

Not that it's gonna happen.
The stone's gone for good.

Just tell me where it is.

This isn't over.

[Sirena] What will we do with the stone?

We could bury it.

Or drop it off an ocean shelf so that
the only living thing

that can ever touch it again
is a giant squid.

Let's go with that.

Should we go and suss out
a possible drop-off point?

[Mimmi] You two go ahead.

I'll check Rita's ocean charts
in case something stands out.

[Erik] Zac?


Ondina's not here.

I'm not here to see Ondina.

I know the Trident stone is here.

I'm not going to leave without it,

so why don't you
make this easy on both of us

and tell me where it is?

I can't do that.

I'm going to find it anyway.

Am I close?

How about now?




Erik, please.

Think about what you're doing.
Think about Ondina.

Don't you get it?

I'm doing this for Ondina.

You activate the chamber,
Ondina will never forgive you.

You can't have her and Mako!

-You have to choose.
-No, I don't!

I can make it safe,
I know I can!

[Zac] That's never going to happen.

Give me the stone.

I'm a merman. That chamber is mine
as much as it is yours.


It's mine.

-My ancestor built it.
-And he was too scared to use it.

But I'm not.

You can't activate the chamber.
I'm the only one that can.

Give me the stone!

[Zac groaning]

-[electricity crackling]
-[Mimmi] No! Erik, stop!



[Rita] Here.

This will make you feel better.

We found a good drop-off point.

What happened?

Erik took the Trident stone.



What has he done to me?

The Trident stone has taken your magic.

[door rumbling]

[Zac] And what happens if he takes
the stone into the chamber?

[Rita] It'll be as if
you were there yourself.

[Mimmi] Erik will be able
to start the chamber up.

And the full moon is tomorrow night.

We'll lose Mako forever.

♪ 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... ♪