Mako Mermaids (2013–2016): Season 3, Episode 7 - The Job - full transcript

Rita and Mimmi visits Dr. Ross at the Marine Park. While they go off to do some paperwork, Mimmi takes a look around and meets a dolphin. A Marine Park worker named Chris finds her there and ushers her out of the restricted area. The girls try on dresses at the shop Evie works at and Mimmi decides that she wants to get a job to be able to pay for things. She gets a job selling souvenirs at the Marine Park. When she doesn't listen to Chris' advice about parking her cart on a slope, it gets away from her and tips over close to a dolphin area. The dolphin swims up and asks her is she has any fish or if she wants to see how high it can jump. She snaps at the dolphin and it splashes her causing her to have to dive into the water. While hiding under a small bridge in mermaid form, she overhears Chris plead with Dr. Ross for a spot in the dolphin training program. Unfortunately, it is full and he will have to wait until next year to apply again. Since everyone else has a job, Ondina gets one at the Café, as a casual while Carly is off. Erik trains her and urges her to do things as a land person would. The girls talk in the Moon Pool about their first days but Ondina isn't honest to Mimmi about how rough it was on her. Mimmi takes Chris to the Marine Park while it is closed to help him connect with the dolphins. After trying for a bit alone in the water with no luck, Mimmi asks him to close his eyes and she joins him. With his eyes closed and Mimmi's help, he is able to make a connection with a dolphin. After she is out of the water and dry, she lets him open his eyes. He comes out of the water to thank her and they kiss. Mimmi brings Dr. Ross to watch Chris interact with a dolphin and he is impressed. He lands a spot in the dolphin training program but will be gone for three months to train in San Diego. When Carly comes back to work, Ondina is fired.

♪ 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... ♪

[all screaming]

[crowd cheering]

[Rita] The marine research program
has been so well received.

-Dr. Ross, I can't thank you enough.
-[Dr. Ross] No, not at all.

It's wonderful to see how enthusiastic
the students are about our work here.

Well, the Marine Park is a special place.

Don't you think, Mimmi?

It's amazing.

Dr. Ross and I
have some paperwork to complete.

Why don't you have a look around?

[Dr. Ross] Feel free to go anywhere.

Thank you. I will.

[dolphin clicking]

Hello there.

[dolphin continues clicking]

[shushing] You can't tell everyone
I'm a mermaid.


Yes, legs do look silly,

but if you want to get around on land,
there's not much choice.

[mimics clicking]


[both clicking]

Hey, you can't be in here.

What do you mean I can't be in here?
I am in here.

-Then you'll have to leave.

I'm not doing any harm.
I was just talking to the dolphin.

Scientists have been trying for years
to talk with dolphins,

and you think that you can do it?

[Mimmi] Of course I... can't.

I meant I was talking to the dolphin.
It was a one-way conversation.

Uh, this is a restricted area.

Only employees are allowed in here, so...

we need to leave.


Don't go back there.
Are we clear?

[Rita] Mimmi!

Did you have a good look around?

[Dr. Ross] Chris,
I see you've met our guest.


Yes, we've met.

Yeah, I'd better get back to work.

Don't forget, if any of your students
are looking for work,

we've got plenty of jobs going here.

I'll pass that on.
Thank you, Dr. Ross.

-I'll see you next week.

-Did you have a good look around?

-[Rita] And the dolphins?

[gasps] You look great!

How's this?

That was made for you.
You have to buy it.

[Ondina] You're selling it.
You have to say that.

I don't have this much money.

Let me buy it for you.
I have money from my singing.

-I can't let you do that.
-I'd be happy to.

No. I want to pay my own way.

Maybe I should get a job.

Hmm, shouldn't be that hard
to find you one.

A job means working with land people.

You wouldn't last five minutes.

I think I could handle it.

I think that's wishful thinking.

[yawns] Mmm.

-Good morning.

Where's Mimmi?

We couldn't find her anywhere.

It's not like Mimmi to swim off
without telling us where she's going.

Mimmi's fine.
I saw her earlier.

Where'd she go?

-I'm surprised she didn't tell you.
-Tell us what?

Get your park souvenirs here.

$10, and I have change for you.


What are you doing here?

Isn't it obvious?
I work here.

Since when?

Since Dr. Ross gave me a job this morning.

-Is there a problem?

Mimmi, what are you doing here?

Working. I don't know
why you were so worried.

This job thing
is way easier than I thought.

There are plenty of places
you could've got a job.

But no, you had to choose the wettest one.

Ondina's right.
It's too dangerous.

-Can't you get a job somewhere else?
-[Mimmi] Like where?

How does "anywhere but here" sound?

These dolphins are so cute!
How much?


This working thing
is completely ridiculous.

Looks like I'm not the only one
who's surprised to see you here.

Don't you have popcorn to sell?

At least let me give you some advice.

Your cart, it's parked on a slope.
You need to move it.

If I need your help, I'll ask for it.

Suit yourself.

We tried to talk her out of it,

but Mimmi is obsessed
with keeping her stupid job.

Uh, sorry, I got to go.

Carly's got a day off,
so it's just me and David here.

Fine. Go do your job.
I'll be okay on my own.

I wish I didn't have to work,
but it's just the way things are on land.

I know.
Everybody's got to have a job.

And now that everybody I know does,
I've got nothing to do.

-You could get a job.

Cash is always handy,
and those juices don't pay for themselves.

I don't need to fit into
the land world that badly.

I get it, you're... scared.

Why would I be scared?

That you'll fail,
or make a fool of yourself...

or both.

You seriously think I couldn't handle it.

[scoffs] Fine.
You want me to work, I'll work.

How hard can it be?

There's your change and there's your toy.
Have fun!

I want one like his.

Wait! Take it easy.
One at a time.

-Don't push. There's plenty for everyone.
-[girl] Miss?

-Wait your turn.


No, stop!

-[children laughing]

I tried to tell you.

-Want a hand?
-I'm fine.

Come on, let me help.

Thanks. I should've
listened to you in the first place.

Uh, yeah, you should.

Dr. Ross!

Morning, Chris.
Another beautiful day in the park?

Yeah, can I speak with you
about the dolphin training program?

Yeah, sure.

[dolphin clicking]

No, I don't have any fish.

No, I don't want to see
how high you can jump.

[Chris] I think that dolphins are
the most amazing creatures ever.

I've read every book there is about them.

The reason I got a job here
is so I could see

the trainers working with them
and I could learn.


Hey, girl.

Come here.

Come on.

Come here.

Look, I really appreciate
your enthusiasm, Chris.

Working with dolphins
is the only thing I've ever wanted to do.

Please, Dr. Ross. I know I can do this.
Just give me a chance.

[Dr. Ross] Sorry, every place
in the program has been filled.

Maybe you could apply again next year.

Now, if you'll excuse me.

Are you sure you'll be all right?

She'll be fine.
I'll teach her everything I know.

Juicers here.
Fruit and veg are here.

Oh, you'd better wear these.


-[Erik sighs]

Maybe it's better to do it
the way land people do,

seeing as we're on land,
surrounded by... land people.

Fine. Gloves.

Ugh! What kind of sick individual
thinks carrot, apple, celery and ginger

makes a good combination?

-They're called customers.

[Mimmi] Thanks for your help
with the toys.

I heard you and Dr. Ross talking.
Sorry about the job.

[Chris] Just leave it, okay?

I might be new to working,

but I know what it's like
to have a bad day.

My cart falling over...
I mean, it's my first day.

Does it get much worse?

This isn't just a bad day.

Getting a traineeship
in the dolphin program is my dream,

and now it's gone.

I'm sorry about that.

I didn't realize
how much it meant to you.

I love everything to do with the sea.

Most of the world is covered in oceans.
We still have so much to learn from them.

[Mimmi] I agree.

There's still a lot of
secrets under the water.

Yeah, that's exactly how I feel.

We need to learn
to communicate with sea creatures.

They have incredible intelligence,
I'm sure of it.

Did you know that dolphins
actually work together to hunt?

Because they have
excellent hearing and vision,

they use sound to locate their prey.

They're very tactile too.

When they brush up against you,
it gives you a lovely tingle.

You've swum with dolphins?

Of course not.
I just read about it.

Well, in the dolphin program,
you get to work with them one-on-one.

Could you imagine
being able to communicate with them?

How amazing would that be?

Well, you know so much about dolphins.
How come you missed out on the program?


Like you say, I know a lot,
but I just can't make a connection.

Maybe I could help you.

-Uh, you sell dolphin hats.
-You can't judge a person by their hat.

-I don't think so.
-Fine. Just trying to help.

Mimmi, wait.

What could you possibly do?

Will you trust me?

Pineapple and mint.

Which one's the mint again?

Excuse me. We've been waiting,
like, 100 years for two juices.

Can you hurry it up?

You won't get them any faster
if you hassle me.

We'll be right with you.

Maybe you should go and charm
the customers while I catch up a little?

What do you mean,
"charm the customers"?

Introduce yourself.
Smile. Take orders.

You'll get the hang of it.


Well, what do you want?


[Sirena] So,
how was your first day at work?

[Ondina] Awful.

My feet were so sore from standing up.

And the customers,

they get so upset
if everything isn't perfect.

So, that's how it is.

You give me grief about getting a job,

then you go and get one too?

Don't get excited.

I'm just doing this
to prove a point to Erik.

At least the café is relatively safe.
Not like the Marine Park.

Have you managed to expose yourself
as a mermaid yet?

As a matter of fact,
things are going very well.

-Oh, really?
-Yes, really.

And to top it off,
I am having a lot of fun.

Well, so am I.


-Where are you going?
-To work.


I think she's really taking this too far.

The park's closed.
Now what?

This way.

In you go.

No, no. All of the trainers
always operate from right here.

If you want to connect with a dolphin,
you need to do it from in the water.

Makes sense, I guess.

Wow. They're a lot bigger
when you're in the water with them.

Don't worry. Keep a calm energy
and she'll come to you.

Call her.

Hey, girl.

Come here!

-It's not working.
-Try and relax.

She knows you're tense.

Come here.

Come here! Please!

It's no good.
I'm hopeless.

Stay there.

What's the point?

-Can I trust you?

Can I trust you?


-Close your eyes.

No questions.
Just close them.

Whatever happens,
keep your eyes closed.

You need to stop trying
to control the dolphin.

Let her choose to come to you.

She's here.

Talk to her like she's an old friend.

How are you?

Seen any good movies lately?

-[dolphin clicking]
-[Chris laughs]

Yeah, I didn't really
like that one either.

-[dolphin clicks]

-Give me your hand.

Like I said,
dolphins are very sensitive to touch.


Stroke her.
Let her feel your energy.

Let her know she can trust you.


Now we're going to swim.

You can open your eyes.


-How was that?

Everything you said was right.

All I had to do was just relax
and let her feel that she could trust me.

Told you.

How do you know all this stuff?
Who are you?

Just someone who
knows a bit about dolphins.

I get the feeling
I'm not getting the whole picture,

but you know what?

I don't even care.

That was truly
the most awesome thing ever, Mimmi.

Thank you.


Where have you been?

Oh, I woke up, had some breakfast,
went for a swim.

You should've come.
The light in the kelp forest was amazing.

You're an hour late.
Didn't you check the roster?

Oh, I thought the start time
was just for guidance.

Oh, and when do I get paid?
I've got my eye on these cute shorts.


[Mimmi] Dr. Ross!

[Dr. Ross] Oh, good morning, Mimmi.
How's the job going?

It's good, thanks.
Do you have a moment?

Actually, I've got a meeting to get to.

Please. You won't regret it.

[dolphin clicking]

Where did he learn to do that?

Ask him.

I'm going to.

-Have fun.
-Thank you.

Mimmi, hey!
I got it!

I'm in the dolphin training program.
Dr. Ross made space for me.

See? I knew you could do it.
When do you start?

I'm leaving on Monday.

Where are you going?

To America.

The dolphin training institute's
in San Diego,

so I'm gonna be gone
for three months.

I'm sorry. Didn't I say?

I'm really happy for you.

-I'll see you when I get back, right?
-Of course.

I've got to run.
I've so much packing to do.


Thanks, Mimmi, for everything.

-I'm back.
-I am so glad to see you.

-You miss me?
-You have no idea.

It's like when you left, everyone
in the world decided to come here.

If you're so busy,
why didn't you hire a casual?

We did.

[clears throat]
It didn't go so well.

I can feel you staring at me!

I don't respond well to pressure.

Thank you.

[Erik] Ondina...

I think that's enough.

Are you firing me?

Kind of.

You know what?

I will save you the trouble.

I quit.

-Thought you might like this.

-How was your day?

Anything interesting happen?

Not really.

-Chris kissed me.

Don't get excited.
He's going away on Monday.

-For three months.

-Are you okay?

All right, I admit it.
Work's harder than I thought.

I think I've had enough of it.

[Sirena] You quit?

Let's just say
there was a parting of ways.

You were fired?

Quit, fired...
they're just words.

Anything happen to you at work?

No, just another day.

♪ 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... ♪