Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 3, Episode 3 - First Date - full transcript

Mimmi shows the girls that she can do a duplication spell with her Moon Ring. Erik finds a pearl while swimming that he gives to Ondina (he knew she liked them). Ondina shows Erik the sea entrance to Rita's house and the duplication spell. While making more pearls, she accidentally turns him into a duplication of Poseidon, Rita's cat. When Mimmi shows up, Ondina tries to change them back and winds up duplicating the two cats into four. Carly spends the day at the beach while Cam is on lifeguard duty. Since Erik has not shown up for work, Sirena and Evie help David with deliveries. Sirena and David arrive at Rita's house and accidentally let Poseidon (or Erik or a duplicate) out of the house. They leave the door open while trying to find the cat, so two more escape. Back at the beach, one of the cats approaches Carly and she becomes attached to it. Evie and Zac see another cat while delivering to her father's boat. Rita arrives home unexpectedly and the girls begin to panic when Mimmi reveals that if they don't turn Erik back soon, his transformation will be permanent.

♪ 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... ♪


-Do you want to see?
-Am I going to be impressed?


Scram, cat!
Go find somewhere else to haunt.

-[Poseidon meows]
-He's not doing anything.

He creeps me out and he smells.

Watch this.

[Ondina] Okay, I'm impressed.

Do it again.

[Mimmi] It's a duplication spell.

[both chuckle]

[Rita] That's one of my favorite spells.

When I was young,
we used to create whole forests of kelp

for the baby seals to play in.

[Mimmi] What are you doing?

This is my study project,
not your breakfast!

-[Ondina scoffs]
-I'm gonna leave you girls to it.

I've got a long day at school.

I need you to teach me that spell.


[Ondina] Oysters make me so thirsty.

I'm desperate for a juice.

Pineapple and coconut.


-Just in time to take our order.

I'm not on yet, technically.

I was thinking we could take a walk.

-Now would be good.

Weren't you desperate for a juice?

It can wait.

Hi, is everything okay?

Apart from slowly dying of thirst,
we're great.

Sorry, I'll have to get Carly
to take your order.

I've got so many deliveries to do.

-You need some help?

I'm not that thirsty anyway.


I'll just sit here
and wait for my juice... all alone.

[Erik] I found something
while I was swimming at the reef.

I thought you might like it.

Thanks, but I've had a few already.

It's not for eating.

How did you know I love pearls?

It's this merman power I have,
a sixth sense.

And I asked Mimmi.

You asked about me?

Is that not cool?

[chuckles] It's cool.

-How long did it take you to find it?
-Not long. Just a week or so.

I'm sorry it's just the one.

I was hoping to find enough
to make you a bracelet.

I guess you're hoping
I'm going to be impressed.

I know you probably have...
trust issues with me.

Okay, you definitely have
trust issues with me.

But I wanted to let you know
that you're special to me.

Anyway, I should get going.

My shift starts soon.


They can wait a few minutes.

What is this place?

The sea entrance to Rita's house.

Rita would not be thrilled
to see me here.

She's out all day.
She'll never know.

This place is something else.

Rita's spent a lifetime gathering it all.

-[Poseidon meows]
-You've got a cat!

[Ondina] Ugh, it's Poseidon.
Ignore him.

[Erik] I like cats.

What's to like?
He's a smelly fur ball with claws.

Is he this friendly
with all your visitors?

What visitors?

I've never brought anyone here before.

Um, remember what you said about
making me a pearl bracelet?

Sure. I need a few months
to find some more pearls.

Actually, there's a quicker way.

That's way cool.

New uniform, or off to the beach?

I'm not even supposed to be here.

As soon as the morning rush dies down,
I'm hitting the sand.

Erik missed another shift?

I swear, he needs a clock
implanted in his brain.

What do you think?

I think you could put the pearl
fishing industry out of business.


And now, for the rest.

-[Poseidon meows]
-Bad cat.

I've got him.

I don't think you're so bad.

-He's purring.

That's not purring, it's growling.

He's probably getting ready to attack.


[David] Thanks, Carly.
I owe you one.

You sure you don't need me?

It's fine. I'm helping.

-[Evie] Have fun at the beach.
-You got it.

Hey, Evie, any chance you could
drop these off to your dad?

-Sure, I can do it.

Ready to go?
First stop, your house.

Erik? Is that you?

-If it's you, give me a sign.


[chuckles nervously]

Okay, how to tell them apart?

Poseidon is a smelly fur ball.



-Ew! You're both putrid!

Oh, sorry, Erik.

Please say something, anything!

I don't think Poseidon's
going to answer you.

I can explain.

Hey, Carly.

Hey, Cam.

Hot day.

It sure is.

Going for a swim?

Uh, towel, swimsuit, water...

Do the math.

So, if I see you waving, should I come
to the rescue or just wave back?

You're the lifeguard.

-What were you thinking?
-[Ondina] It was an accident.

[sighs] It says "Golden Spider Coral
from the South China Sea."

Is that rare?

[Mimmi] You could say that.

Golden Spider Coral has been extinct
for over 150 years.

In fact, no one I know
has ever seen any.

Ah, help me! It's your spell.
You must know how to reverse it.

I've only ever made things.
I've never changed anything back.

What about the pink goop?
Couldn't you use that to turn him back?

It didn't exactly work last time.
We're going to have to ask Rita.

No! I should never have brought
Erik here in the first place.

I have to try to reverse the spell.

-Ondina, wait a second.

-[cat meows]


[Mimmi] How do we tell which one is Erik?

Whichever of you is Erik, raise your paw!

They're not reacting!

-That's because you're shouting.
-It's not shouting, it's talking loudly.

Poor Erik.
What are we gonna do?

-[cat meows]
-That's Poseidon.

[David] Is he allowed out?
[Sirena] No.

I better get him back inside.

Poseidon! Come here.

What if there is no more
Golden Spider Coral?

Then we're gonna need a lot more cat food.


[David] Poseidon?

Poseidon? Here, kitty.

[Sirena] Poseidon, where are you?

Erik's never gonna forgive me for this.

Turning your boyfriend into a cat
on your first date

probably wasn't the best move.

It wasn't a date,
and he's not my boyfriend.

How many cats do you see?


[Ondina] Where are the others?
[Mimmi] They can't have gone far.

Cats don't like to stray from their home.
I read that somewhere.

But Erik's not a cat.

Good point.



-[Sirena] Poseidon, where are you?
-Maybe he's scared and he's hiding.

What are you doing?
Why did you leave the front door open?

-We're looking for Poseidon.
-He's definitely not up here.

-We need to talk.
-[Sirena] Sure.

I'll just find Poseidon
and I'll be right with you.

As in, talk right now.

Can I come in?
But I've got your seafood delivery.

What was that all about?
David was only trying to help.

Have you seen them?

Sirena left the door open.
I think they've gone.

Now we've lost three cats.

What are you talking about?
What three cats?

Actually, there's four,
including Poseidon.

So who are the other three cats?


You turned Erik into a cat?

-I know you two had issues--
-Mimmi's duplicating spell went wrong.

-[Mimmi] Why am I to blame?
-If you hadn't have shown me

the spell in the first place.

-I never said you should try it.
-Hold it! Stop!

Will you please tell me what is going on?

[cat meows]


Where'd you come from?

You're lost?

Well, I thought I'd seen everything...

but you brought a cat to the beach.

He came out of nowhere.

Has he got a collar?

Yeah, but there's no name.

You must be a stray,
you poor thing.

Wasn't Erik supposed to deliver these?

He didn't show up for his shift again.
I don't know why David puts up with him.

-Your dad's still not back.
-He should be in soon.

[cat meows]

-That looks like Rita's cat.
-Yeah, kind of.

[Evie] Not kind of.
That looks exactly the same as Poseidon.

[Zac] What could Poseidon be doing here?

How would you like to come
and live at my house, hmm?

Great! You found Poseidon.
Thanks, Carly.

-Rita's cat. He ran away.

Are you sure?
There's no name on the collar.

Trust me, that's Poseidon.

Uh, what was he doing on the beach?


we were taking him for his walk
and he slipped the lead.

You take your cat for a walk on a lead?

Of course.
He has to get his exercise somehow.

Thanks again.


Here, Erik, Erik, Erik.

Here, boy.

Here, boy.

Come on!



Erik, this is not a game.

-[Zac clears throat]
-[Evie] What are you doing?

I'm looking for Poseidon.
Have you seen him?

Weren't you just calling for Erik?

[chuckles nervously]

No. Why would I be
calling for Erik? That's...

-Have you seen a white cat?
-We saw a white cat a few minutes ago.

It actually looked a bit like Poseidon.

Was it just the one?

-How many cats are you looking for?


three? Three?

What's going on, Ondina?


-Erik? Here, Erik.
-[Zac] Erik?

Erik? Erik?

This is a disaster.

-Don't worry, he can't have gone too far.
-[Zac] Erik!

Unless he swam.
I mean, he is a merman.

[both] Erik?

-Found him.
-[cat meows]

-[Ondina panting]

Here we go.

-You're welcome.

Promise you'll never turn me into a cat.

-Of course not.

I prefer dogs.

At least you're still here.

Poseidon, you're a naughty cat.
You can't leave.


-What are you doing here?
-I live here, remember?

I mean, I thought you were
gonna be out all day.

It's such a beautiful day,

I decided to bring my work home
and sit on the balcony.

You're getting on well with Poseidon.

[Ondina] Oh, yeah.

He looked lonely,
like he was missing you.

[clicks tongue] Aw!

That's good to hear.

I might take him up
to the balcony with me.

That is if you can spare him for a while?

Sure, of course. Yeah.

Oh, good boy.

Good boy.

[Mimmi] You found one!

Yeah. Two out of four.

Three. I found another one.

-So where is he?
-With Rita, upstairs.

[Sirena] Oh, great.

Uh, we really need to sort this out soon
before we run out of time.

What do you mean "run out of time"?

It might be nothing,

but these kind of potions
tend to be teeny bit, um, irreversible.


-[Mimmi] It means...
-I know what it means!

What does it have to do with Erik?

Well, Golden Spider Coral has what we call
a transformational deadline.


If we don't change Erik back
to his original form quickly...

the change will become permanent.

Erik could be a cat forever?

[Mimmi] Unless we do something.

Well, there's no time to sit around.
We're going to find Erik.

We just need to
put ourself in his shoes.


Where would he go?

[Mimmi] I'll go get the cat off Rita.

Hey, Poseidon.
You came back.



He must really like you.

And I really like you, too.

It's a pity you're someone else's.


[cell phone ringing]


Hi, Principal Santos.
It's Carly Morgan.

I just want to let you know that

Poseidon's with me on the beach
safe and sound.

I'm afraid you're mistaken, Carly.

Poseidon's sitting right here beside me.

This cat looks just like Poseidon.

Well, he's definitely with me.

-So, this must be a stray?
-I guess so.

Cool. Thanks, Principal Santos.


[Mimmi] One to go.

[Sirena] Okay, let's think.
Where does Erik like to hang out?

-The café!
-The café! I'll go.

It's a cat!

It's my new pet.

You can't have a cat in here.
It's against health regulations.

Well, I can't leave him outside,
it's too hot.

-It looks like Principal Santos' pet.

This poor kitty's a stray.

Thank you, Carly.
You found Poseidon.

I don't know how he keeps slipping away.
He's very sneaky.

This isn't Poseidon.

I talked to Principal Santos
and she told me it wasn't hers.

She made a mistake.

This is my cat and I'm keeping him.

Oh, good, you found Poseidon!
Rita's gonna be so happy.

But this isn't Poseidon.

Yes, yes, it is.

-[cat growls]

[Carly] Hey, what are you doing?

-[Zac] Yep, that's Poseidon.

-I found the last cat.

How is this great?
There is no more Golden Spider Coral.

-[Rita] Poseidon?

-[Mimmi] Stall her.

I don't know.
Just don't let her come in here.

What's the point, Mimmi?
It's over.

[Rita] Poseidon?

Rita, what are you doing down here?

I'm looking for Poseidon.
Do you know where he is?

-He's with Ondina.

But I wouldn't go in.

Why not?

They're making friends.

[Ondina] I'll make it up to you, Erik.

For the rest of your life,
you'll only be fed the finest fish,

straight from the ocean.

-Ondina, stop it.

And you'll always have fresh kitty litter.

Ondina, it's gonna be okay.

How? Tell me!
How is it possibly going to be okay?

-Do you hear shouting?

It's been a very emotional time.
For both of them.

But I really think
they're making progress.

-Maybe I should go down.

Poseidon will go straight to you.
You'll disrupt the bonding process.

All of the hard work they've done
will be wasted.

There is a way to change Erik back.
We just need to find it.

Where? Under the couch? In the cupboard?
In your imagination?

It's empty!

There is no more Golden Spider Coral!

-[Mimmi] Look.

It's just one speck.


Well, I wouldn't want to disturb them.

Yes, I think that would be best.

Why don't you go upstairs
and have a cup of tea,

and we'll let you know when it's over.

Mimmi, you're brilliant.

All clear.
She's gone back upstairs.

-You made more?
-[Ondina] Yep.

Everything is gonna be okay.

The only question is, is it enough?


I don't know how these things work.

It could turn him into eight cats
or one gigantic cat.

-[Ondina] No!
-Do it.


[cats meowing]

-[Erik] Ondina?

Did I miss something?

[both chuckling]

-And you're definitely feeling okay?

I'm not taking you to the grotto
ever again.

[laughs] Fine with me.

[hoarsely] Fur ball.

[gasps] Joking.

[Ondina laughs]

Hey, I got you this.


I thought you said it would take months
to find more pearls.

Not if you go to a shop and buy them.

[Ondina] I love it.

You taking Poseidon for a walk
in a box now?

It's not Poseidon.
Take a look.


Oh! It's a kitten!

[Mimmi] We got him at the vet.

[Sirena] He needs a home
and we were wondering...

He's beautiful.
I love him.

And I can keep him for sure?


In that case,
you're gonna need a name.

What about Erik?

[all chuckle]

♪ 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... ♪