Voltron (2016–…): Season 8, Episode 1 - Episode #8.1 - full transcript



Hold it, I'm getting all shook up!

I don't really sound like that,
do I, Bae Bae?

[Bae Bae grunts]

[computers beeping]

You know, back on the colony,
Luca and I didn't always get along.

But despite that, I always respected Luca.

She had an inner strength
that many did not

and a desire to be a part
of something greater than herself.

If she was so desperate
for something to believe in,

it may have made her susceptible
to being manipulated.

All right, that's all of it.

Here's all our family recipes.

And this is something special
just for you.


Banana cake.
Mom, you're the best!

Well, your father and I
are just so proud of you,

saving the universe and all.

We love you.

[Hunk] Launching tomorrow.

The big day.

It seems like it was forever ago
when we piled into the Blue Lion

and blasted out into space.

Man, we had no idea
what we were getting into!


But now it's different.
We've seen it all.

We're rugged veterans now,
going back into battle one last time.

Mm, yup.

Guess that makes us heroes or something?

Like the type of heroes that would have
their own TV show! [laughs]

Did you watch it, Lance?
Ah, it's so cool! It's so cool.

They got you spot-on, but Coran is like,
he's all superserious and stuff.

And Allura is a little...
I don't know, she's different.

Keith is friendly! [laughs]
He's happy all the time.

I mean, they got it so wrong.

Plus, they're hinting at some romance
between him and Allura.


Keith and Allura?

No, it should be Lance and Allura!

Ooh, a love triangle.
I like where you're taking this.

No, no. It's not about that.

Wait, that's right.

You said you were gonna ask Allura
on a date.

You asked her, didn't you?
Oh, and she said no.

[laughs] Oh. Oh, man.

-Here I am, rubbing your face in it.
-She didn't say no. I...

Well, I never asked her.

You chickened out?

I was going to ask her,

but she's been spending, like,
every day in the med bay.

Maybe this just isn't the right time.

No, Lance. What?
It's the only time.

After tomorrow, we're back in space
fighting the Galra.

There is no other time, literally.

You're asking her today,
and that is final, young man.

Everyone, welcome to our final briefing
here on Earth.

It's been several months
since we began to rebuild,

and tomorrow we launch
and continue our liberation efforts

across all planets still under Galra rule.

Commander Holt,
what's the latest from your team?

We've confirmed
that there's still no Galra activity

within several galaxies of the Milky Way.

It appears Earth was Sendak's only target.

Where are we with Earth's defenses?

I've finished my check-in with all
the garrison facilities around the globe.

All defenses are up and running.

Earth has everything in place
to keep itself safe.

And Atlas preparations?

Repairs to the IGF-Atlas were completed
early last week

and it has since passed
every test protocol we've put it through.

Any updates on the Altean pilot?

Still unresponsive.

But she could wake any day now.

Perhaps if we had a little more time,
we could find out who sent her.

There's no way to know
when or if she'll regain consciousness.

We can't wait any longer.
We need to get back out there

and end this war
before the Galra can reorganize.

Keith's right.

We'll be in constant communication
with Earth.

When the Altean wakes up, we'll know.

I have one more item to discuss.

It's our last night on Earth

and we've got a lot of hard work
ahead of us.

We may not be back home for years.

So I'm ordering you...

to take some time for yourselves.

Be with the ones you love.

You've earned it.

Hey, uh, Allura?

What is it, Lance?

Oh, nothing much.
Just, uh, checking in.

So, how are things?

I'm sorry,
but I really need to be getting back.

Oh, right, yeah. Okay.

[stammering] Um, well,
I don't want to keep you, so...

[Lance] Oh!

Uh, actually, I was wondering if--

Maybe, if you want to,
you could have dinner with me tonight?

[stammering] And my family.
Dinner with me and my family?

My mom's cooking
for our last night together.

I-- I just thought you could join us.

-[Hunk's teeth chattering]
-That sounds wonderful, but I can't.

Allura, I know you're worried about Luca,
but we're worried about you.

It'll be good to get away for a night
and clear your head.

Right, yeah, all that stuff
she's saying. Totally.

Perhaps dinner would be nice.

I'd love to.

Really? Awesome!
Dinner tonight. Us. Yes.

Okay, Loverboy Lance.
Now walk away before she changes her mind.

Pidge, do you have a moment?

Sure. What's up?

Well, you see, I, um...

-I have a--
-She has a date... with pointy chin!

Where are proper courting vestments
obtained on your planet?

Wait. A date? With Lance?

-[robot squeals]

I was hoping that you might be able
to accompany me

as I choose my proper attire
in accordance to Earth's custom.


Katie? Fashion?
That's a good one.

Well, I heard the mall has reopened.

I've been wanting to check it out,
but I'm grounded.

Grounded? I wasn't aware
humans could float.

No, no.

It just means I'm not allowed
to leave my mom's supervision.

-It's a form of punishment.
-What are you grounded for?

She's grounded because apparently
my daughter thinks

that running away from home
and gallivanting off into space

without her mother's permission

is an acceptable activity
for a 15-year-old.

Well, apparently, finding my brother
and saving my father

[voice distorts] from an intergalactic
tyrant doesn't get me a pass!

[voice distorts]
Not on your life, young lady.

[robot squeals]

Please, Colleen.
I could really use her help.

We will not let her leave the ground once.

All right.

But only because I know how much
Katie hates shopping for clothing.

-[Pidge growling]
-Thank you.

[robot beeps]

What is it?

[doctor] She's stabilized, but we need
to be careful about how we proceed.

[monitor beeping]

[people chattering]

Okay, "Operation Find Allura
a Date Outfit" is go.

We're gonna take it one store at a time
till we come out of this place successful.

Let the hunt begin!

[Rizavi sighs]

I love shopping. Don't you, Ina?

It's a primal urge from when collecting
and gathering was a means of survival.

It just calms me.
Like skydiving.

Now come on,
I'm gonna shop this mall so hard.

Killbot Phantasm 26: Revengifiance!

This is out?

Oh, my gosh! It came out
a few days before the Galra invaded.

No one was ever able to reach the end.

That's right. I have one
of the few undamaged units left.

[both] We'll take it!

Okay. Great to meet
such passionate KBP fans.

What have you got to trade?


I, uh...

I don't really have anything.

I'm sorry, but no trade, no game.

[Pidge groans]

Well, that's some way to treat
a Paladin of Voltron.

Wait, what?
You mean, like, from the show?

Show? Well, kind of.
It was based off me.

My kid loves that show.

The game is yours if I could just get
an autograph for my daughter.

Sure thing!
Anything for the kids!

Ah! Ooh? [chuckles]


[Pidge, high-pitched]
We're space explorers!

You got it, Chief! Far out!


[Coran] Yes?

Oh, Lance!
To what do I owe this visit?

Hey, Coran.
I wanted to ask you about Allura.

Sure. What is it?
No one knows her better than I do.

Except for maybe the mice.

They do have a telepathic connection
to her, which seems like cheating to me.

Right, yeah. Well, I'm going on a date
with her tonight and--

What?! But you're not even royalty!
Or Altean!

And you're definitely not Altean royalty!

Whoa, Coran. Chill!

I don't think Allura even cares
about stuff like that.

It's not just about Allura.

Did you even acquire permission
from her primary guardian?

Well, who's that?

Well, let's see.

Ah, me!

Now count to zingor, then knock.

But Allura already said... Ugh!

[tools whirring, buzzing]

[clears throat, exhales]

-[buzzing and whirring continue]

[soft piano music playing]

Ah, Lance.
Please, have a seat.

[pipe bubbling]

Exactly what makes you think
you're qualified

for such a prestigious position?

For example, who are your references?

Position? References?
What are you talking about?

You see, I'll need at least two
notarized certificates of commendation

speaking of your greatness
from reliable sources

before I'll even consider
giving you my approval.

And... [laughs] you must do something
about that outfit.

Altean courting vestments are essential.

Seeing as we're not on Altea,
we'll just have to make do.

[Rizavi] Oh, I've got a good feeling
about this place.

Allura, leave this to us.
Ladies, divide and conquer!

[both giggle]



I think we've done it.

Well, hello there.
Is this everything?

Yep. Mission complete.

Let's see, what have we got?

A decorative tarp with casing,
one foot container and its mirror match,

and some miniature chain binding.

That'll be one phoeb of servitude
from your small friend there.

What? A year?

A month. I got this.

How about you give us all this
and I give you an autograph

from a world-famous Paladin of Voltron.

No! Price just went up to three phoebs.

[Pidge whimpers]

I could give you a royal decree of service
from the Crown Princess of Alte...

[sighs] Oh, right, I, um...

I can bake you a deca-phoebs' worth
of blomfruit pies.

I just need blomfruits.
You wouldn't happen to sell any?

Shipping will cost you ten phoebs
of servitude alone.

Perhaps this was a bad idea.

I don't need the dress.
Let's just go.

Wait! I'll give you a friendly deal.

You can have this,
for Killbot Phantasm 26: Revengifiance.

No deal!
What could you possibly need it for?

I've been looking to get my claws
on that game for deca-phoebs.

I'm a huge KBP fan.

[Rizavi] Mm-mm, sorry.
No can do.

I've waited three years
to get to the end of this game.

Fine, you can have it.
We don't have any time to play it anyway.

[Pidge grunts]

[Allura] Thank you, Pidge.

She's stabilized, but she won't speak
to any of the doctors.

I was hoping a familiar face
might put her at ease.

Maybe Romelle can help.

I'll see if I can find her.

[monitors beeping]

[Lance grunting] Man, you can be
a real hard guy to find when you wanna be.

-[metal clattering]
-Hey, Lance. Whoa!

-What are you wearing?

Coran made it for me
for my date with Allura.

A date with Allura?

Wow! Well done, Lance.

Thanks, but it could be our last.

I can't keep
all these Altean customs straight.

Listen, if she's going out with you,
it's because she likes you.

The annoying, stupid,
Earth version of you.


[Lance] You watching the sun set?

[Keith] Yeah.

Might be a while
before we get to see it again.

[Lance] Man,
I'm really gonna miss this place.

That's why we've gotta end this war.

And we're gonna do it with the Lance
that's the Paladin of the Red Lion.

The Lance that's always got my back.

And the Lance who knows exactly who he is
and what he's got to offer.

[doorbell rings]

Come in, come in, my dear!

Oh, you look wonderful!
Doesn't she look wonderful, Lance?


You look amazing.

Thank you.
You look nice, too.

[chuckles] Well,
it's no Altean vestments, but...

[Allura giggles]

Imagine you in a Forlongian brill hat.

[both laugh]

Oh, Allura, this is my mom and Pop-pop.

You know Veronica.

That's Rachel, my brother Marco,

other brother Luis, his wife Lisa,
and their kids, Silvio and Nadia.

[Marco] ...or the time when we were kids
and Veronica mixed dirt with water

and told Lance it was chocolate milk.

[all laughing]

Oh, yeah!
I still can't believe he fell for it.

[Allura laughs]
What did he do?

He told on me, of course.

Then Pop-pop gave him ice cream
and I got none.

Yeah, Lance was always
the baby of the family.

It only took you coming to dinner
to graduate him to the adult table.

Speaking of dates,
maybe you can put in a good word for me

with that long-haired friend
of yours, hmm?

What, Keith?! No, no, no!

[laughing] No way. No.

Lance never brings girls home.
You must really mean something to him.

That's strange.

He always gave off the impression
of being rather popular with women.

Oh, he gets that from his father.
It's all talk.

But if you can get past that,
you'll find a good boy with a big heart.

[Veronica] A toast...

to family.

Though we may be apart after tomorrow,

we'll always remain close at heart.

Family is forever.

[all] To family!


[door opens]

I'm so glad to see you're all right, Luca.

We can help.

What happened to you?
Where's the colony?

So you can betray them yet again?


You abandoned us, Romelle.

And for the Paladins of Voltron,
the very ones who killed our savior Lotor.

No, it's not like that!

You've sided with the great destroyers!

She told us of their lies.
She's going to fix it all.

She'll reunite us with Lotor, with Altea.

You don't stand a chance
against Honerva-- [gasps]

[flatlining tone]

[alarm buzzing]

[crickets chirping]

[Lance] This place
used to be so beautiful.

It's all my fault
the Galra did this to your home.

No, it's not your fault.

Besides, meeting you is the best thing
that ever happened to me.

When we were out there,
fighting against the Galra,

I somehow felt like...

like we were a family.

Each of us was alone,
but we were alone together.

But now, here on Earth,

I see that everyone already has a family

and a home to return to
once the war is over.

Everyone except me.

And for the first time, I feel uncertain
about what my future holds.

It's silly. I used to think
that the team relied on me.

That I needed to be strong
for everyone else.

But now I see
it was I that needed all of you.

You are my strength.

Allura, you are not alone.

And if I have anything to say about it,
you'll never be alone.

I-- I don't care if this is
only our first date. I...

Allura, I love you.

I have for a long time.
I wanna be your family.

Earth can be your home,
or anywhere you wanna go.

It doesn't matter.

I would follow you across the universe.

You truly feel that way?

With all my heart.

[squeals, beeping]


[beeping, squealing]

[chuckles] I think he wants us to smile.

[powers up, camera shutter clicks]

If Honerva sent that beast,
then our mission must change.

No, we have a plan
and we need to stick to it.

If Honerva's really behind this,
I'm sure we'll find her along the way.

Or she'll find us.

[crowd chattering]

This will be perhaps
the most defining moment in our history.

The day humankind
reaches beyond its home world

to help the immense universe
of which we inhabit such a small part.

In the blink of an eye,
the world as we knew it

became much larger
than we'd ever thought possible.

And now we rise up to join the fight

alongside so many others
different from us...

-...but of like minds,

to stand firm in the face of tyranny.

[Allura] For all deserve
to decide their own future

as we have decided to spend ours
ensuring the freedom of the universe.

[Shiro] Each and every one of you
has given something to this fight.

Many have been lost, but not in vain.

Because through their sacrifice,
many more will live on.

I make you this promise now.

We will return triumphant.


[Pidge, high-pitched]
I'm descended from a clan of ninjas!