Voltron (2016–…): Season 1, Episode 5 - Tears of the Balmera - full transcript

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Haxus! I want whoever's
in this ship found and terminated!

Commander Sendak,

I've received a transmission
generating from somewhere inside.

There's not much time
before they get the ship running again.

You must shut off the particle barrier
so we can get in.

You got it.
Tell me what to do.

The particle barrier generator
is beneath the main hull.

She's telling the intruder
how to take down our defenses.

Yes, but she's also giving away
his location.

Find that room. Kill the paladin.

Repair the engine.

Emperor Zarkon has commanded us
to bring him Voltron.

This ship will rise before day's end.

Okay, don't come any closer!
I don't know how to use this very well.

Wait a minute.
You're not Galra.

Nor are you.

A patrol!

Shay, we must take leave
from these ones, now.

Wait, please! We need your help.

- If the Galra find us, they'll kill us.
- Or torture us.

Or keep us as some sort of creepy pet
to play with how they please.

Not our problem, Hairy Lip.

Galra see us near you
and they kill both you and us.

Shay, exeunt!

No! These many years
only Galra have been seen here.

I will not turn my back on the skylings.


Grab a side.
In here. Hurry!

Thanks for saving us. I'm Hunk.

Shay. And this one, my brother Rax.
How did you fall to us?

Well, we came looking for something.

And you guys might be
the right people to help us find it.

Pidge, have you made it
to the generator room?

I'm in. This technology is so advanced,
I don't know if I can figure it out.

Yes, you can. The lives
of your fellow paladins are at stake.

You can't give up.

Hope you enjoy
this home-cooked meal, Matt.

After our launch to Kerberos tomorrow,

we'll be eating freeze-dried peas
for the next two months.

Don't lie.
I know you love those peas, Dad.

It's true.

Those Garrison chefs really know

how to genetically manufacture
a delicious vegetable.

I wish I was
going up with you guys.

Just you wait, kiddo.
Something tells me that

you're going to have
your own crew someday.

You're going to fly with them to worlds
so far away, we can't even imagine.

I bet my bottom dollar
you're going to be part of something

that makes the whole universe
sit up and take notice.

The Galaxy Garrison
mission to the distant moon of

Kerberos is missing, and all crew
members are believed to be dead.

The Galaxy Garrison has said the crash
was presumably caused by pilot error.

It is, indeed,
a sad day for all humanity.

You again? Get off my computer!
How did you get past the guards?

You said the spacecraft went down
due to pilot error.

I saw the video feeds from your probes.

There's no evidence of a crash
anywhere on Kerberos!

Those feeds are classified!

I could charge you with treason
for hacking into them.

Where's my family?

Escort Miss Holt off the premises
and make sure every guard knows

she's never allowed
on Garrison property ever again.

You can't keep me out!
I'll find the truth! I'll never stop!

Okay. Talk me through it, Allura.

Shutting down the barrier
from this room can be dangerous.

Remember, the barrier is also a weapon.
So, stay away from the energy arcs.

Don't touch
the giant lightning bolts. Got it.

Now, what I'm going
to need you to do is...

Pidge! Hello?
Are you there?

Pidge, what's going on?

Wait... the mice. Maybe they can help.

Friends, I need your help.

My only way out is two floors up?

Let's try this.


Whoa! Can't believe that worked!

You stay and guard the generator.

The invisible maze.
Let's see them get through this.

Rover. Nice save, buddy.

Thanks for the delicious soup.
Are these potatoes in here?

Grandma's special dish
for special visitors.

Cave-root for the skin.
Cave bugs for the soul.


Thank you for the bugs.

- Okay, I think that's too many.
- So, how many of you are down here?

There are thousands here on Balmera.
We work and live in these mines.

We harvest crystals for Zarkon.


That's so sad
that he's enslaved an entire planet.

Zarkon may rule, but we still have family.
That's where true happiness comes from.

Galra would tear our family asunder
if they found these ones.

Everyone comes to Balmera and takes,
but gives nothing in return.

In the past,

those who took the Balmera's crystals
would replenish her with energy.

It was an equal exchange.

But the Galra only take.

It is no wonder we can feel her suffering.

I'm sorry that we put everyone
in this situation,

but the faster we get the crystal
and get out,

the faster everyone is out of danger.

We're looking
for a battleship-class crystal.

Battleship-class crystal?
Those are most rare.

Galra soldiers guard them ceaselessly
until their harvest.

Your quest is in vain.

There is one, found only weeks ago.
It is almost excavated.


Even if they could steal
the crystal from the Galra,

battle patrols wait
to take down their ship.

These ones have no chance
of getting out of here alive,

with crystal or without.

Okay, so this crystal we need

is basically the hardest thing
in the universe to get.

I don't know about the hardest.

There is the scaultrite mineral found
only in the stomachs of giant weblums.

Collecting that stuff's no picnic.
But, yes, this seems very difficult.

You may stay here
until Balmera gives another crystal.

- One that is hidden from Galra eyes.
- We don't have that kind of time.

I got an injured friend who needs to get
into a magic healing machine, stat.

Hunk, you fix the pod.
I'm going to do some reconnaissance

and see if I can come up
with another plan.

First day of school.

Time for a haircut.

I made it! I'm a fighter pilot.

Hasta la later, Keith!
And look, you're my engineer.

Cool. Uh, can I do that from the ground?

And our communications officer is...

- Who the heck is Pidge Gunderson?
- Right here.

Welcome to the team, Gunderson.
I'm Lance, your fighter pilot.

- Hey, I'm Hunk.
- We got a lot of great times ahead,

so we should probably start bonding now.

Security for the Galaxy Garrison's
mainframe is our first priority.

It's been breached once.
And by a little girl, no less.

It cannot happen again!

Wrong arm, cadet.

Pizza? Girls? Astronauts?

Sorry, I don't have time to mess around
with you guys. See you in the simulator.

What's his problem?

You know, Rover, I haven't always
been there for my team.

But this time I will be.

Come on.

Tell me, what is the sky like?

The sky? You seriously have
never even seen the sky?

No... but, at night,
I sneak up as high as I dare,

trying to imagine what it is like.

Oh, lucky are you to fly in this machine
to worlds far from here.

Well, it doesn't have to be like this.
You can be free, too.

- Free?
- Yeah, free.

It means you can go where you want,
be what you want, do what you want.

No Galra masters to tell you what to do.

It makes no sense.
Zarkon controls everything.

Nope. No, things are changing.
Have you heard of Voltron?

A child's tale.

It's real. I'm one of the paladins,
and Voltron is going to defeat Zarkon.

You are?

Stop filling this one's head
with your shadow show!

The cavern is our home.
This will never change.


Powering sub panels.

Sub panel
energy transducer is go.

Aye, sir. Opening pathway
to link with bridge.

Initializing main cluster reboot.


Initializing complete.
I'm set for main power up.

- The bridge is go.
- Powering up.

And up, and up, and up.

I would not want to be touching
a metal surface when this thing overloads.

Sir, something is wrong.

You're the one causing
all this trouble? A child?

I'm not a child.
I'm a Paladin of Voltron.

Let me tell you something, child.

I'm a soldier of the Galra Empire.
Nothing stops me but triumph or death.

Nowhere left to run.
Nowhere left to hide.



Haxus, report in.

Haxus is gone, and you're next!

You've slowed me down,
but this ship is mine!

You will turn yourself
over to me immediately!


Well, then, maybe your leader
can convince you.

What do you want?

Your friend wanted to hear from you.

- Shiro?
- Pidge? Pidge, don't listen to...


You can make it stop.
Turn yourself in.

His suffering is in your hands.

Is your ship repaired
that you may depart our presence?

Uh, are you saying
that you want us to leave?


Well, it's working,
but we can't leave without the crystal.

You come up with any ideas
how to get it?

Actually, yes.

I can't believe
I'm the legs again.

I'm the one who took down the guard.
I should get to be the head.

Legs don't talk.

Oh, hello, gentlemen, shift's over.
Boss needs you back at the guard shack.

- Verify identification code.
- Right. I didn't want to have to do this,

but I'm going to have to pull rank.

You guys are in big trouble, right?

So, hand over those blasters
and ID badges.

Verify identification code
or be destroyed.

Okay, okay. I've got it right... here!

What are you doing? We got to hurry!

I'm not just going to pry this out of here
like some Galra monster.

The Balmera is a sacred being.
You have to communicate with it.

Let your life forces connect.
This is the way it was done in our time.

Whoa. You really know your Balmeras.

I think I'm broken.


Okay, guys!
All right, I hate to do this.

Blasters and badges.
Come on. Give them up.

I'm impressed
that you managed to escape.

Perhaps it would be worth
the trip to your planet

to see if the rest of your kind
have your spirit.

Of course, they will all end up broken,
just like you.

Now that we have Voltron, every planet,
every race, all share the same fate.

Quiznak! I can't believe
they saw through our disguise.

Someone's coming.


Make haste to your pod.
The crystal is prepared for departure.

How did you get the crystal?

I was assigned to take it
to the upper levels,

but instead I took it down.

Soon, they will discover my ruse.
Time is short.

Why are you helping us?
You'll get in trouble.

Because your words touched my heart.

I wish for freedom for all Balmera.
Perhaps your Voltron can make it so.

No. Rax, why?

These two bring only trouble
to our family.

It was the only way to protect you.

The Balmera will save us.

Shay, no!

- Shay!
- Go! Make haste!

- Let her go!
- No, Hunk! We have to go!

I'll come back for you, Shay! I promise!

If we can't shake these patrols,
we might be back here sooner than we want!

- It worked!
- They did it!

Shiro, wake up. It's me, Pidge.

You really thought your little
hologram trick would work with me?

Stand back!


Keith, now!

Lance, are you okay?

We did it. We are a good team.

We can't shake them!
We're not going to make it!

- Uh, it may turn us into a giant fireball.
- Maybe, but it's our only chance.

Fine. Fire in the hole!

We did it!

After a day in here,
he should be fully healed.

Pidge, we can't thank you enough
for all you did.

I can't help but feel that you were
meant to be a part of our team...

but I understand if you want to leave.

Dad used to tell me how close he was
with his crew members.

They were like family.

Now, I understand
what he was talking about.

I'm staying with you guys.
Let's stop Zarkon for all of our families.

Good to have you back on the team.