Voltron (2016–…): Season 1, Episode 7 - Return to the Balmera - full transcript

We'll be arriving
at the Balmera soon.

Liberating these Balmerans
from Zarkon's grasp will not be easy.

So, what's the plan?

We go in there and just...
pow, pow, pow!

- And free the prisoners?
- What was that noise?

Laser guns.

No, Lance, I think you mean...

- Pow!
- That sounds like fireworks.

Technically, they're more like...
ba-choo, ba-choo, ba-choo!

Okay, enough with the bad sound effects.

Besides, it's more like...
blam, blam, blam!

- What?
- You're crazy.

- No way.
- Wrong.

Paladins, focus.

Besides, we can't just
shoot at the Galra.

This Balmera, it's, like, alive.

And from what we've seen,
it doesn't look very good.

Yes, it's an atrocity what the Galra
have been doing to this grand beast.

Stealing its crystals,
its very life force,

without ever performing the energy
rejuvenation ceremonies to heal it.

After seeing Shay's people enslaved,

it made me realize
how bad Zarkon really is.

And we're the only ones
who can stop him.

Okay, so we can't go into the tunnels
guns blazing.

Plan B. We figure out how to draw
the Galra up to the surface

and battle them out there.

I know. If we attack all of this
big mining stuff on the surface,

the Galra troops
will have to come out to defend it.

Then we beat them up, head down
to the tunnels, Voltron saves the day.

How will we know
how many are left in the tunnels?

We can track the Galra
and the Balmerans

using Biothermal Life Indicator
Point Technology.

Oh, BLIP tech!

- It's an acronym.
- One of you will need

to fly around the Balmera and drop sensors
into the shafts on each side.

Then we'll be able to see
where the Galra and the Balmerans are.

There are already sensors
built into your suits.

I can do it.
I just modified the Green Lion

with the invisible maze's
cloaking ability.

I should be able to fly around unnoticed.

That's their main power generator.

If you take that down,
it will severely weaken their defenses.

We'll stay in cloud cover
and give tactical support.

With the Castle's defenses
weakened from Sendak's crystal,

we won't be of much help to you.

I'll take out the power generator.
Keith, Lance, Hunk,

you take out these big mining rigs
around the area.

Yeah! Okay, let's do this!
Let's go kick some alien butt!

You think the Balmerans
will have a parade for us

after we've freed everybody?

It's not about the glory, Lance.
It's about freeing prisoners from Zarkon.

No, I know. I know. But still.
When they...

This is it. Get your heads
in the game. Remember,

the Balmera is a living creature.

Make sure you pinpoint only the Galra
installations and not its surface.

Initiating cloak.

How do I take this thing down?

What's that?

Jaw blade? Okay! Let's do this!

All sensors delivered.

Whoa! Did you guys just see that?
I got fire power!

Hey! I want that!

Oh, no!

Hey, we can't let this thing
hurt the Balmera.

I think my
lion knows what to do!

Aw, snap!
These rays are super cool, just like me!

Great job, team!

Where are all the troops?
They're not coming to the surface.

Yeah, I remember seeing
a lot of Galra guys down in the mines.

We've located a hangar full
of Galra fighters just below the surface.

Someone has to take those out
before they can launch.

They're luring us down,
but we have no choice.

Keith, Lance, you guys hit the hangar.

Hunk, head to the prison to rescue
Shay and the other Balmerans.

Pidge and I will track down
the Galra soldiers.

- Yes, sir.
- Ten-four.

- On it.
- Let's do this!

Commander Prorok, we have word
from the troops on Balmera X-95 Vox.

The informants were right.
Voltron is there.

Excellent. Everything is going
according to plan.

How do you wish to proceed?
Should we inform Emperor Zarkon?

Contact Subcommander Ylvik.
His fleet is awaiting my command.

Tell him it's time to attack.
I will update the Emperor.

The entire hangar's
only being guarded by a few sentries.

- Let's go!
- Whoa, whoa, whoa! Cool your jets, Keith!

Don't you remember that
stuff about this Balmera

- thing being a sensitive animal?
- Oh, right.

Yeah, so we can't just blow things up
like a psycho.

You got a better idea?

I do. We sneak into the control room
to shut down the bay doors.

- That'll trap the ships in.
- That...

actually is a better idea.

Allura, Coran, what's my location?
All these tunnels look the same.

I can't remember where the prison is.

You're on the right path.
Turn right at the next tunnel.

Once you get there,
you'll have to disable the energy doors.

Be careful.
It looks like it's heavily guarded.

No, no. It's over here.

I know what I'm doing.

Keep an eye out for those guards.

I'll see if I can find a way
to shut the hangar doors.

Uh... Hmm.
Nope. Maybe. Uh...

Uh... Mm...

I don't know what I'm doing here.

It's all Galra gibberish.

Let me see.

Whoa! How'd you do that?

I just put my hand on the handprint.


That was way too easy.

I definitely don't have
a good feeling about this.

Hunk, you have returned.

I promised I'd be back.
We're here to help. Where's Shay?

Our life may not have been perfect,
but our family was whole.

Your arrival has left us
imprisoned and torn apart.

As soon as your attack started,

they took her away
to the core of the Balmera.

For all we know,
she could be gone for good.

Paladins, are you there? The Galra troops
are moving down the tunnels.

It looks like they're going down
toward the center.

They must be headed to the core.

That's where they're holding Shay.

They're drawing
us into an ambush,

but we don't have a choice
if we want to save Shay.

We have to follow.
Lance, Keith, get to the core.

I think we're going to need
everyone together to get

- through this firefight.
- Copy that. We're on our way.

You're in an area where the
tunnels are too narrow for your speeder.

Yeah. Proceeding on foot.

There's someone here.

Looking into it.

Pidge, no! Those are Balmerans!


Don't worry.

Hey, team, be careful.
The Balmera is very unstable.

Their shooting is destroying the Balmera.
We gotta do something.

Well, we can't shoot back.
It'll just make it worse.



Shay! You're alive!

Where are the Galra?

If this is an ambush, they
should be here waiting for us.

Not an ambush.
More like a trap.

Whatever it is, keep your guard up.

The Galra, they gained knowledge
that you would return to the Balmera.

- How?
- I know not.

But they set this trap just for you.
I was the bait.

Who could have possibly known
that we were heading here to save Shay?

Rolo! Those liars must have told Zarkon.

We have to figure out
how to get out of here.

Wait! We have a giant Castle ship
hovering in the sky.

- Allura, can you please come get us?
- How do you expect her to do that, genius?

I don't know, maybe they got
teleporters or something.

We're quite occupied at the moment.

We're completely surrounded by
Galra ships and we're taking heavy fire!

Princess, our particle barrier
won't last much longer!

Paladins, you need to get out of there
as soon as you can!

This is it! We're going to die in here.
I can say bye-bye to that parade.

Get it together, guys.
Allura, we'll get there as soon as we can.

Perhaps my people can help us get out.

This is how we communicate.

The Balmera senses our vibrations

and sends a message
to those in the tunnels.

Are you sure someone
will be able to hear your... hand

from all the way down here?

The Balmera will deliver the message.

It's a message from Shay.

She's alive!

The Paladins of Voltron went to the core
of the Balmera to save Shay...

and now they are all trapped.

Then we are all doomed.

This is all my fault.
I conspired against them,

and, because of my actions,
Shay was imprisoned.

The big yellow one was right.

If we ever hope to be free,
we must take action.

But how can we rise up
against our Galra overlords?

What choice do we have?

They have stolen all of the crystals
from our Balmera.

Our lives are worthless to them now.

But Balmerans have never fought.

You taught me that without family,
we have nothing.

The Galra have taken Shay.

How can we do nothing while the paladins
sacrifice everything to save us?

We must do our part!

Lord Zarkon, I have news to report.

News that will likely please you,
my Emperor.


I have the Voltron Paladins trapped on
a Balmera in the Javeeno star system.

I've ordered a fleet to capture the lions
and destroy the Altean Castle.

You fool! You dare make plans
without informing me?

Forgive me, Emperor,
but I saw an opportunity and I took it

for the glory of the Galra Empire.

I suspect that you are seeking
your own glory, Prorok.

But you do not realize Voltron's power.

They're heading down into the tunnels!

They're going to steal the lions!

Paladins, the lions are in danger!

You must get back to them immediately!

Princess, something's locked onto us.

Paladins, do you copy?
There's a battle cruiser locked onto us.

If it fires with its ion cannon,
I don't know if we can survive.

We're trying, Allura.

Shay's pressing her hand against a wall,
which apparently sends vibrations

to the other rock people,
who vibrate back or something?

Hand talking? I guess the answer
to your question is, "Yes, we copy."

Shay, are you sure the Balmera
is sending your message?


We must make haste.
We know a shortcut through the tunnels.

Allura, stand by. We're on our way up.

Paladins, hurry!
They're taking off with the lions!

Guys, did everyone make it
to the lions in time?

Come on, Shiro.

Who you think you're dealing with,
a bunch of amateurs?

- Do you really want me to answer that?
- No.

Let's go!

Hunk, watch out!

Got you covered!

Thanks, guys!

It's charging its ion cannon!

Divert all shields to the bow.

Paladins, I need you immediately!
Five more ticks and we're finished!

Okay, team, let's form Voltron!


Right now is our chance, Princess!

Full power on the blasters!
Locked onto target. Fire!

- Yeah!
- Nice shot, Princess!

The parade's back on!

The Galra fleet and all sentries
on the Balmera have been defeated.

No! How could this be?

Lord Zarkon, I will do all that I can
to recapture Voltron for the Galra.

Silence, Prorok. I have plans
that you cannot comprehend.

Mission accomplished.

And just in the tick of time.

The Castle's defenses are battered
and will need to fully recharge.


There's an unknown object incoming!
It's about to crash into the Balmera!

What the heck is that?