Voltron (2016–…): Season 8, Episode 2 - Episode #8.2 - full transcript



[Haggar] Commander Mar,
the emperor has been taken.

The Voltron Paladins have betrayed him.

-Track him down and return him to me.
-Vrepit Sa.


[door opens]

[door closes]

-Have you any word from Commander Mar?
-[Macidus] Nothing, High Priestess.

Communication with Commander Mar
has been lost.

-What of Emperor Lotor's whereabouts?
-[Macidus] Still unknown.


[monitor beeping]

[Zarkon] I don't see anything.

Can it be true?

-I am to be a father?

And you, my queen...

will be the mother
to the heir of the Galra throne.


There is much to do.

First, we must continue
to harvest the Quintessence.

It will be needed for your son's empire.

He will be the best of both our people.

I will find you, my son.

High Priestess, I am sorry to disturb you.

Have you located Emperor Lotor?

We still have not been able
to ascertain any information

regarding Emperor Lotor,
Commander Mar, or Voltron.

It has been phoebs
since Emperor Lotor disappeared.

The empire is in a state of chaos.
The Blade of Marmora still challenges.

We need a strong leader.
The Druids look to you, High Priestess.

[Haggar] Tell them to look elsewhere.

The Druids are but ash
in the winds of infinity.

Let them be led
by someone of equal esteem.

-Depart my presence.

What shall we name the boy?

I was thinking a name
that has deep Altean history.



He was one of the ancient Alteans
believed to have established

much of the foundation
of the engineering that built our world.

Interesting. I was considering
a name from mythology.

Kaltor. But he did not build the worlds,
he conquered them.

Perhaps we can honor both traditions.

High Priestess, apologies. I was ordered
to notify you when Commander Mar returned.

[heart monitor beeping]

[Haggar] What happened to him?

[Drick] I found him like this, near death.

-What does he know?
-His vitals are weak.

He has yet to regain consciousness.
We may never find out what he knows.

There may be a way. Leave.

[door opens, closes]

Do you have news of the emperor?



-I located Lotor's generals.
-Where are they?

They... they attacked me and took over
my ship, leaving me stranded.

And what of the emperor?

-[grunting, screaming]
-[monitor beeping rapidly]

[screaming continues]

And what of the emperor?

The generals said Emperor Lotor
accessed the Quintessence Field.

-He pierced the veil.
-But then Voltron attacked.

The fight ended.
There was an explosion.

Lotor and Voltron perished.




I must find him.

Call forth the Kral Zera.

[Zarkon grunts]

Who... who are you?

You do not recognize your emperor?


am I?

-Where am I?
-Aboard your ship, sir.

Take us home.

I can't, sir.

Daibazaal has been destroyed.

Get a doctor to this room immediately.

Excuse me, my empress.

I just need to--
[gasps] What are you doing?

I need you to let go of me.

Please! Let go! [grunting]


[door opens]

Haggar! Haggar, can you hear me?
Haggar, answer me!

Oh, no.

Help! Send help now!


[doctor] Sire, the birth was difficult
but successful.

Your son is healthy and in good shape,

though we seem to be getting some
strange readings coming from him directly.

Similar to those that, well...

Similar to those of the empress
and yourself.


Your son, sire.

Take him away.

-I said take him away!

[Zarkon] And what of her?

[doctor] I'm sorry, sire.

We have her under constant watch,
but she remains in this state.

She only seems to become aware
when we administer her Quintessence.

I'm hopeful her condition
will improve with time, but...

Sire, we're gonna have to face the fact
that our Quintessence supplies are finite.

The empire cannot continue to run
on what we have.

And you and the Empress...
without it, you'll--

Give me the room.

[door opens, closes]

Do you know who I am?

You are emperor.

And you?

Ha-- Haggar?

Do you know of Quintessence?


Can you find me Quintessence?

Yes, my emperor.

I am lighting the flame.

Bow now,
and your allegiance will be remembered.

My fleet would crush yours in an instant,

raining fire and death
upon you and your clansmen.

What makes you think
I would ever bow to you?

Because I have the witch's favor.


It matters not.
Power rules absolute.

I invite you to challenge me
once the ceremony has begun.

A display of the witch's magic

will bolster my claim
as nothing else could.

The Archivist!

And your witch is nowhere to be found.

[gasping, groans]

This flame represents Lotor,
son of Zarkon,

prince turned emperor,
emperor that pierced the veil.

And my Altean blood
coursed through his veins.

But the Galra Empire failed him.

It was the Galra blood,

deeply boiled in traditions of evil,
that tainted him.

Your ways weakened a god.

-That treacherous witch!
-[all yelling]

The empire is weak.
And now, I will end it.

What's this?



[all screaming]

Dayak, update me on the prince's progress.

Yes, sire. Prince Lotor completed
the Agotian Trials as you requested.

He was successful, even though
they were advanced for his age.

What else?

His physical stature is below expectation

for the blood lineage
of the Galra royalty,

but his tactical scores
are the highest we've ever measured.

All I do, I do in the name of Galra.

Father, there's a question
I've been wanting to ask you.

Greatest apologies, sire.

This one should not be speaking
out of place.


I would like to know about my mother.
Please, Father, what happened to her?

I will tell you this and no more.

She was my only weakness.

But now she is gone.

-What was her name? What was she like?

Please, Father,
I must know who I come from.

I said enough!

If you do not remove his impurities,
then I will find a Dayak that can.

He will be punished accordingly.

We will sear him down to his inner fire
so that he may burn the universe.

Vrepit Sa!





My son.

Sire, your audience is requested
in the Kandar Wing.

Father, may I accompany you?

You will stay here.

But I want to join you.

-I have learned much of our--
-You are an insolent boy.

You may be the prince,
but I am your emperor.


Do not touch him. He will hurt you.

What is his name?

He has no name.

Then I shall name it. Your name will be...

[Honerva] It is only Kova.


His name is Kova.


This creature pleases me.
It will be mine.

My lord...

You may be the high priestess,
but I am your prince,

and you will do as I say.

-Isn't that right, Kova?

Yes, my lord.

What are you doing here?

Answer me!

I am Honerva of the planet Altea.

That is impossible.
Altea was destroyed over 10,000 years ago.

A powerful portent that is shared
with the birth of my son Lotor.

Lotor's mother?

Lotor is gone.

[all gasping]

How did he die?


To all of you who believed in my son
so justly,

your faith will be rewarded.

I have come here today
to continue my son's mission.

And for that, I need you all.

We are your humble servants,

as will be the members
of our sister colony

once we inform them of the news.

Do you know of their whereabouts?

Unfortunately, they have also fallen
to the evils of Voltron.

Voltron and the Galra will pay
for what they have done.

With your help,
I will resurrect my son's dream.

We pledge our allegiance to you,
Honerva, mother of Lotor.

[Honerva] This ancient land was created
through powerful magic.

Alteans would travel here
to learn the secrets of our race.

We have a long
and difficult road ahead of us,

but our path is true.

We will do anything to bring Lotor back.

I know.

[Merla] The acolytes have worked

-The prototype is ready.
-Excellent work.

Find me the most faithful amongst us.

Yes, my queen.

-Are you nervous?
-No, Ven'tar.

This is my chance
to finally make a difference,

to show my father what we are capable of.

[crowd cheering]

Update me on your progress.

Our Quintessence yields
are some of the highest in the empire,

and we've been more efficient
than any other.

By working alongside the denizens
of this planet, like Ven'tar here,

we've outsourced--

You dare work with this pitiful race
as if they are your equals?

It is working. We have outpaced
even the most generous projections.

The heir to the Galra throne
should not sully our honor

by working with his subjects!

It is the way my mother's people
would have done things.

You thought I couldn't find out
about my own mother? About her people?

You thought you destroyed
every remnant of Altea,

but you cannot unless you destroy
your own son as well!


You are to crush this planet
beneath your heel!


Then I will!

You wouldn't.

You can't! Father, wait!

No, please do not do this, Father.

Do not make these people suffer
for my actions.

It is already done.

I will do as you ask.
The people will serve the Galra.





You are hereby banished from the empire.

Forced to live out the remainder
of your days

remembering your failure here.

Have you nothing to say, witch?

Surely even you can see the folly
of your master's actions.

Commander Sendak.

The Lions of Voltron have arrived
as you suspected.

Shall I capture them for you,
High Priestess?

No. Destroy them.

Vrepit Sa.

[door opens, closes]

Voltron has been found.

It is time to test
our first Altean acolyte.

Today, the light of the universe
shines inside our most brave.

The dream of life is realized
through her actions.

For Luca, the first acolyte,

we shine in Lotor's bright luminescence!

Voltron will pay for what they have done.

May the light guide you.

Rise and avenge my son.