Voltron (2016–…): Season 1, Episode 8 - Rebirth - full transcript

As the Paladins scramble to ward off a Galra monster, Allura hopes that her ancient powers can heal the Balmera and save its people.

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Oh, no!

Please tell me there's not
a giant monster in there.

Please tell me it's empty!
Or full of space candy.

One of those two. Either one is fine.

I don't think it's a pi?ata, Hunk.

If it's the same kind of the monster
that attacked us on Arus,

we already know how to beat it.

Hold your ground!

- It's not candy!
- And it's not the same monster!

We need to draw its fire
away from the Balmera's surface!



- We can't hold out!
- My lion is weakening!

If the shield sustains structural damage,
we're done for!

Pidge is right!

Oh, Pidge is right. I'm the one
that said, "We can't hold out!"

Lance, watch your footing!

Okay, Team Voltron, disband!

Everyone, evasive maneuvers!
It can't shoot us all at once!

Okay, it can do that too.

Where does Zarkon get these beasts from?
And how do they keep finding us?

Princess, the particle barrier
won't sustain much longer.

It's still not at full strength
after the blast from the Galra ship.

Keith, try to draw its fire!

- I'm coming in from above!
- Roger!

We need to find its blind spot!



I don't think this thing has a blind spot.
It has a thousand eyes.

Laser eyes. Laser eyes!

What do we do? Fighting this thing
is like fighting an entire fleet at once!

I think we've got to aim
for those laser eyes

- and take them out.
- We'll cover you from up here!

We've lost the spectral generator!
Going to reserve!

There's a fire in VIN bay three!
Suppressors on! Suppressors out!

Princess, the ship is being torn apart!

We're taking heavy fire up here!
We're in trouble!

Princess, pull back!
Get out of its range, now!

We will not abandon you!

You're not abandoning us.
We're about to pull back anyway.

- We are?
- We can't hold out. We have to.

Lions, to the mine shafts! It's the only
place the monster can't get us.

Roger that!

Heading into orbit!

What is happening?

There's a monster up there
that Zarkon sent to destroy us.

A monster?
Will Zarkon's savagery never abate?

Perhaps our people were
never meant to be free.

Shay, don't give up. Zarkon's power
grows with every planet he conquers,

but he's weakened
by every being that fights back.

Fight back against a monster like that?

- How?
- I don't know, but we can beat it.

- Tell her, Keith.
- Can we?

Yes, we can! This is our first mission
and we're not going to fail.

We can beat it. We just need
some time to come up with a plan.

See? Told you we can.

Thanks, Shiro.

- Did you guys feel that over there?
- Yeah, we feel it.

It's that sound again. What is that?

That great noise comes
from the Balmera itself.

Our home crumbles beneath our feet.

The Balmera is dying.

- Coran, Allura, are you there?
- Shiro, we're here.

- The Balmera...
- We already know.

Our scanners are showing
the life energy draining from the Balmera.

How does that happen?

Removing crystals from a Balmera

is like removing a vital part
of the mighty beast.

The Balmera needs time
to regenerate itself to stay healthy,

but the Galra's greed may have
cost this noble Balmera its life.

So, what's going to happen?

Its core will collapse, destabilizing
the entire skeletal structure.

Anything or anyone remaining
on the Balmera at that point

will be crushed into dust.

- How long before its core collapses?
- Probably a matter of hours.

The mighty organism
willingly gives itself to all,

but not all return its kindness.

Then our time is short.
We'll evacuate the planet.

We need to get all the Balmerans
to the Castle of Lions

before the planet implodes.

Okay, that sounds like a good plan,

but how on earth do you plan
on landing the Castle

with that monster-thingy
on the surface?

- You'll need a distraction.
- We'll engage the beast in our lions.

With it distracted,

Allura and Coran will land the Castle
and load all of its citizens.

Or we could load Balmerans
into our lions a few at a time

and shuttle them to the ship.

No engaging ferocious laser-eye guy.
How long would that take?

- Days? Weeks?
- We only have hours.

Look, we don't need to beat this thing.

We just need to bait it away
from the ship. Provoke and evade.

Okay, here's the thing.

I'm worried that we're going to be really,
really good at the provoking part,

and then really bad at the evading part.

But if this is what it takes to save Shay
and everyone on the planet, then I'm in.

Can you contact the other Balmerans?

I can, but I know not what they'll say.

Leave the planet? Our home?

It's the only option. I'm coming down.

Princess, no! It's too dangerous!

Someone has to be there
to lead these people out.

You're coming down? That thing will
spot your pod and blow it to pieces.

Let me worry about that.

You just focus on keeping
the creature distracted.

Okay, we've provoked. Time to evade!

Princess, we've lured
the monster away. It's time.

I'll contact you all
when I'm on the ground.

Be careful out there.

Is that Allura?

We've got to protect the Princess!

I'm on the ground.

Hurry! I don't know how long
we can hold this thing off.

Shay, I'm going to need your help.

Princess?

Have you contacted
the other Balmerans?

What is it? What's going on?

All Balmerans give thanks for the kindness
you and the paladins bestowed upon us,

but, alas, we cannot take leave
of our home.

What?

If our great Balmera's life cycle
is over because of us,

then our desire is to stay with it
until the end.

But you'll never survive.

We contacted the others,
and all agree.

It's not right
that you risk your lives for us.

Please, away. We ask
for no more guilt and shame upon us.

It is our wish.
The wish of all Balmerans.

No. I won't give up on you.

I won't give up on any of you,
no matter the circumstances.

But we do not ask this of you. Please!

I have heard your words.
Now, let me speak mine.

I want to talk to the Balmerans.
Can you get a message to them from me?

There is no need to speak for you.

You have a unique power within.

The Balmera will carry your words.

Speak your heart, child.
All can hear you.

Balmerans, this is Princess Allura.
You don't know me, but I am here to help.

I know what it's like
to watch your home planet die.

For I come from planet Altea, a planet
that has long been destroyed by the Galra.

But I refused to give up.
And now, you all have the same choice.

You can decide now to devote your lives

to making sure this never happens
to another planet.

I am eternally sorry
for what has happened to the Balmera,

but I beg you,
do not let its dying be in vain.

Honor the Balmera's death
by refusing to give up.

Join me in my fight against the Galra.

Your words have touched our hearts.

Thank you.

No, thank you.

You've given us reason to hope again.

Everyone, head to the caves
just under the surface.

Princess, your speech must have worked.

The Balmerans are moving
toward the surface!

Coran, we're just beneath the surface.

Triangulate my position.
This is your landing zone.

Yes, Allura. Readying ship.

Castle of Lions, coming in!
Paladins, how are you holding up?

I think we've got him pretty distracted.
Are the Balmerans in position?

They're making their way to the top.

Bring them out!
Hurry, now!

No!

It's on the verge of collapsing!
We have to go!

- But the Balmerans!
- They're trapped!

What can be done?
Time is short!

Every hit weakens the Balmera.
Have you evacuated yet? What's happening?

The Balmerans are trapped.
Just keep distracting that beast!

Uh, do you want us
to distract it by dying?

Because that's what's going to happen!

Guys, remember when I said
we didn't have to beat it?

- Yes, I remember that.
- We might have to beat it.

We're lost! All are trapped
with no chance for escape!

We can't give up.

But what can be done?

The Balmera!

The ground beneath your mighty ship
appears healed.

Its essence thrives. But how?

The Castle!

Not just the Castle, but you, as well.

It's true. Your Altean energy
combined with the ship's crystal

has revitalized this part of the Balmera.

That's it! Maybe we can perform
the ceremony you spoke about.

- We can save the Balmera.
- What ceremony?

In the days of old, when Alteans were
given the gift of crystals from a Balmera,

we would repay its sacrifice
by performing a ceremony.

A sacred Altean would re-infuse
the Balmera with quintessence.

In this way, we had
a symbiotic relationship.

The Galra have only been taking.

It's time we give back.

I can connect
with the crystal in the bridge

and use the Castle's power
as an amplifier.

When your father performed the ceremony,
it was on a much smaller scale.

I beg you.

To heal an entire planet, it could take
more energy than you possess.

You may not live through it.

I know you're scared for me, Coran,
but I must try.

Guys, this isn't working. We'll never
take this beast down in our lions.

Well, forming Voltron didn't work, either.

Not without some way to shoot
all those laser eyes at once.

That's weird.
What are you trying to tell me?

Guys! Guys, something's happening here!

I-I think there's a way to take down
all those laser eyes at once.

Well, what is it?

Do you remember how Voltron
formed that sword with Keith's bayard?

I think my lion's telling me
I can do the same thing with my bayard.

- Are you sure?
- Let's find out. Form thingy!

- It didn't work!
- Because we didn't form Voltron yet.

Oh, right. Yeah, I know.

Guys, whatever we're planning,
let's hurry up and do it.

We've got to defend the Castle!
Everyone, follow me. Form Voltron!

It's not enough!

We'll have to try something else!

- Are you guys seeing this?
- Roger that.

Let's see what this thing can do.
Engage!

Guys, look!

Princess, are you all right?

Did it work?

Yes. The Balmera lives. It thanks you.

No!

No way.

The Balmera just saved us.

Look at the crystals!

Oh, who's a good Balmera? You are.
Who ate the big monster? You did.

Yes, you did. Yes, you did.

Dude, what are you doing?

What? It's alive,
and it wuvs my scwatches.

Thank you for honoring
your vow to return.

I should be thanking you.

You made me understand
what's most important.

Zarkon and his Galra Empire
are destroying lives.

I'm a part of a team that can
change that. I know that, now.

What is that?

It's the dawn of a new day.