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The Robeast Drazil
- PIDGE: "Oh, no!"
- HUNK: "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."
- SHIRO: "Hold your ground!"
- HUNK: "It's not candy!"
- LANCE: "And it's not the same monster!"
[Frantically, Voltron dodges the chest cannon blasts.]
- SHIRO: "We need to draw its fire away from the Balmera's surface!"
- LANCE: "We can't hold out!"
- PIDGE: "My Lion's weakening! If the shield sustains structural damage, we're done for!"
[The Paladins groan from the fall.]
[The Lions split apart.]
- SHIRO: "Everyone, evasive maneuvers! It can't shoot us all at once!"
[Unfortunately, Drazil spreads its arms, which are covered in laser cannons, and fires all of them to assault the Paladins with laser fire.]
- SHIRO: "Okay, it can do that too."
- CORAN: "Princess, the particle barrier won't sustain much longer. It's still not at full strength after the blast from the Galra ship."
- KEITH: "Roger!"
[KEITH uses the Red Lion's heat ray to draw the Robeast's attention while SHIRO sneaks in from behind with the Black Lion, prepared to fire its mouth cannon. Drazil is able to rotate an eye cannon around and blast the Black Lion. SHIRO pulls away at the last second to avoid being hit.]
- LANCE: "We need to find its blind spot!"
- PIDGE: "I don't think this thing has a blind spot. It has a thousand eyes."
[HUNK is frantically dodging the lasers in the Yellow Lion.]
- HUNK: "Laser eyes. Laser eyes!"
- PIDGE: "What do we do? Fighting this thing is like fighting an entire fleet at once!"
- KEITH: "I think we've got to aim for those laser eyes and take them out."
- Allura: "We'll cover you from up here!"
- CORAN: "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!"
- Allura: "We're taking heavy fire up here! We're in trouble!"
- SHIRO: "Princess, pull back! Get out of its range, now!"
- Allura: "We will not abandon you!"
- SHIRO: "You're not abandoning us. We're about to pull back anyway."
- HUNK: "We are?"
- SHIRO: "We can't hold out. We have to. Lions, to the mine shafts! It's the only place the monster can't get us."
- PIDGE: "Roger that!"
- Allura: "Heading into orbit!"
[The Paladins fly the Lions into the mine shafts while Castle of Lions flies into space.]
[SHIRO, KEITH, and HUNK meet SHAY's family at the bottom of a mine shaft. LANCE and PIDGE are in a different mine shaft.]
- RAX: "What is happening?"
- SHAY: "A monster? Will Zarkon's savagery never abate? Perhaps our people were never meant to be free."
- HUNK: "Shay, don't give up. Zarkon's power grows with every planet he conquers, but he's weakened by every being that fights back."
- SHAY: "Fight back? Against a monster like that? How?"
- KEITH: "Can we?"
- SHIRO: "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."
[The Balmera groans and the planet rumbles.]
- HUNK: "Do you guys feel that over there?"
[LANCE and PIDGE are in a rumbling mine shaft.]
- LANCE: "Yeah, we feel it."
- PIDGE: "It's that sound again. What is that?"
[SHAY's grandmother places her hand on the ground cracking apart. The Balmera stills.]
- RAX: "That great noise comes from the Balmera itself. Our home crumbles beneath our feet. The Balmera is dying."
[SHIRO speaks to ALLURA and CORAN over the communication channel.]
- PIDGE: "How does that happen?"
[CORAN speaks to the Paladins through the communication channel as PIDGE and SHIRO show the other Paladins the scan of the Balmera.]
- CORAN: "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."
- HUNK: "So, what's gonna happen?"
- CORAN: "Its core will collapse, destabilizing the entire skeletal structure. Anything or anyone remaining on the Balmera at that point will be crushed into dust."
- SHIRO: "How long before its core collapses?"
- CORAN: "Probably a matter of hours. The mighty organism willingly gives itself to all, but not all return its kindness."
[On the Castle of Lions, ALLURA stands at the Bridge.]
- Allura: "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."
[SHIRO and HUNK appear on the Castleship's screen.]
- HUNK: "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?"
[PIDGE appears on the Castleship's screen.]
- PIDGE: "You'll need a distraction."
- SHIRO: "We'll engage the beast in our Lions. With it distracted, Allura and Coran will land the Castle and load all of its citizens."
- LANCE: "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?"
- CORAN: "Days? Weeks?"
- KEITH: "We only have hours."
[In the mine shaft.]
- SHIRO: "Look, we don't need to beat this thing. We just need to bait it away from the ship. Provoke and evade."
- HUNK: "Okay, here's the thing. I'm worried that we're going to be really, really good at the provoking part, and then like really bad at the evading part. But if—if this is what it takes to save Shay and everyone on the planet, then I'm in."
[KEITH turns to SHAY.]
- KEITH: "Can you contact the other Balmerans?"
- SHAY: "I can, but I know not what they'll say. Leave the planet? Our home?"
[In the Castle of Lions.]
- Allura: "It's the only option. I'm coming down."
- CORAN: "Princess, no! It's too dangerous!"
- Allura: "Someone has to be there to lead these people out."
[PIDGE speaks to ALLURA through their video transmission.]
- PIDGE: "You're coming down? That thing will spot your pod and blow it to pieces."
- Allura: "Let me worry about that. You just focus on keeping the creature distracted."
The Princess Descends
[The Paladins launch their Lions from the mine shafts and attack Drazil, who gives chase.]
- HUNK: "Okay, we've provoked. Time to evade!"
[ALLURA is preparing to launch from the Castle of Lions on a drop-sled. SHIRO speaks over their communication channel.]
- SHIRO: "Princess, we've lured the monster away. It's time."
- Allura: "I'll contact you all when I'm on the ground."
[CORAN speaks over the Castle intercom.]
- CORAN: "Be careful out there."
[ALLURA launches from the Castleship; LANCE sees her descent.]
- HUNK: "We gotta protect the Princess!"
- Allura: "I'm on the ground."
- SHIRO: "Hurry! I don't know how long we can hold this thing off."
[ALLURA runs over to SHAY and her family.]
- SHAY: "Princess?"
[ALLURA places her hand on the tunnel wall.]
- Allura: "Have you contacted the other Balmerans?"
[SHAY and her family look dejected.]
- Allura: "What is it? What's going on?"
- SHAY: "All Balmerans give thanks for the kindness you and the Paladins bestowed upon us, but, alas, we cannot take leave of our home."
- Allura: "What?"
- SHAY: "If our great Balmera's life cycle is over because of us, then our desire is to stay with it until the end."
- Allura: "But you'll never survive."
- RAX: "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."
- SHAY: "It is our wish. The wish of all Balmerans."
- Allura: "No. I won't give up on you. I won't give up on any of you, no matter the circumstances."
- SHAY: "But we do not ask this of you. Please!"
- Allura: "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?"
- SHAY'S GRANDMOTHER: "There is no need to speak for you. You have a unique power within. The Balmera will carry your words."
[SHAY'S GRANDMOTHER points to ALLURA's hand on the wall, which is glowing. ALLURA recoils at the sight.]
- SHAY'S GRANDMOTHER: "Speak your heart, child. All can hear you."
[SHAY'S GRANDMOTHER takes ALLURA's hand and places it back on the wall. ALLURA focuses and speaks aloud, but her words are transmitted to all Balmerans.]
- Allura: "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 refuse 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."
[SHAY'S GRANDMOTHER places her own hand on the wall to hear the response.]
- SHAY'S GRANDMOTHER: "Your words have touched our hearts."
- Allura: "Thank you."
- SHAY'S GRANDMOTHER: "No, thank you. You've given us reason to hope again."
- Allura: "Everyone, head to the caves just under the surface."
- CORAN: "Princess, your speech must have worked. The Balmerans are moving toward the surface!"
- Allura: "Coran, we're just beneath the surface. Triangulate my position. This is your landing zone."
[KEITH is fighting Drazil.]
- KEITH: "I think we've got him pretty distracted. Are the Balmerans in position?"
- Allura: "They're making their way to the top."
[All the Balmerans slowly climb towards the surface. The Castle of Lions lands just outside a mine shaft. CORAN descends to the surface in a transport pod and motions for Balmerans to enter.]
- CORAN: "Bring them out! Hurry, now!"
[The Balmera suddenly rumbles violently, causing the mine shaft to start crumbling and rock slides to occur.]
- Allura: "No!"
[Balmerans are in a panic but not injured.]
- CORAN: "It's on the verge of collapsing! We have to go!"
- Allura: "But the Balmerans!"
- RAX: "They're trapped! What can be done? Time is short!"
[CORAN speaks over the communication channel.]
- CORAN: "The Balmerans are trapped. Just keep distracting that beast!"
- HUNK: "Uh, do you want us to distract it by dying? Because that's what's going to happen!"
- SHIRO: "Guys, remember when I said we didn't have to beat it?"
- HUNK: "Yes, I remember that."
- SHIRO: "Well, we might have to beat it."
[ALLURA looks over the mine shaft.]
- SHAY: "We're lost! All are trapped with no chance for escape!"
- Allura: "We can't give up."
- SHAY: "But what can be done?"
[SHAY notices the ground glowing underneath the Castle of Lions.]
- SHAY: "The Balmera... The ground beneath your mighty ship appears healed. Its essence thrives. But how?"
- Allura: "The Castle!"
- SHAY'S GRANDMOTHER: "Not just the Castle, but you as well."
- CORAN: "It's true. Your Altean energy combined with the ship's Crystal has revitalized this part of the Balmera."
- RAX: "What ceremony?"
- CORAN: "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."
- Allura: "The Galra have only been taking. It's time we give back."
- Allura: "I can connect with the Crystal in the Bridge and use the Castle's power as an amplifier."
- CORAN: "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."
[ALLURA begins the ceremony with SHAY's family and the other Balmerans.]
Rip Vol Winkle
[The Paladins are scrambling to avoid Drazil's laser fire.]
- KEITH: "Guys, this isn't working. We'll never take this beast down in our Lions."
- LANCE: "Not without some way to shoot all those laser eyes at once."
[The Yellow Lion displays the keyhole console for HUNK's Bayard.]
- HUNK: "That's weird. What are you trying to tell me?"
[HUNK summons his Bayard.]
- HUNK: "Guys! Guys, something's happening here! I-I think there is a way to take down all those laser eyes at once."
- PIDGE: "Well, what is it?"
- HUNK: "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."
- KEITH: "Are you sure?"
- HUNK: "Let's find out. Form thingy!"
[HUNK inserts his Bayard into the keyhole console; nothing happens.]
- HUNK: "It didn't work!"
- HUNK: "Oh, right. Yeah, I know."
- PIDGE: "Guys, whatever we're planning, let's hurry up and do it."
- SHIRO: "It's not enough!"
- HUNK: "We'll have to try something else!"
[HUNK is able to deflect the blast away from the Castle of Lions. Voltron takes flight, drawing Drazil's attacks away from the Castleship. HUNK's computer shows Voltron has locked on to all of the Robeast's laser eyes.]
- HUNK: "Are you guys seeing this?"
- KEITH: "Roger that."
- SHIRO: "Let's see what this thing can do. Engage!"
[The shoulder cannon fires a shower of energy bullets at once, hitting all of Drazil's eyes and rendering it still. Meanwhile, ALLURA performs the rejuvenation ceremony and Quintessence spreads across the Balmera.]
- SHIRO: "Guys, look!"
[The Quintessence is absorbed. Drazil suddenly begins attacking Voltron again. KEITH punches Drazil using the Red Lion. The Robeast falls to the ground in a heap, lying still. ALLURA is released from the energy of the Castleship. SHAY gathers ALLURA in her arms.]
- SHAY: "Princess, are you all right?"
[ALLURA appears unconscious, but wakes up.]
- Allura: "Did it work?"
[RAX has his hand on the ground.]
[The Paladins leave their Lions and arrive to check on ALLURA. Drazil suddenly reawakens a second time, preparing to attack them.]
- Allura: "No!"
[The Balmera suddenly courses its Crystals though the Monster, destroying it and encasing its body.]
- HUNK: "No. Way."
- Allura: "Look at the Crystals!"
[Crystals begin forming across the Balmera. HUNK begins petting the planet's surface.]
- HUNK: "Oh, who's a good Balmera? You are. Who ate the big monster? You did. Yes, you did. Yes, you did."
[SHIRO, KEITH, and LANCE look unamused.]
- KEITH: "Dude, what are you doing?"
- HUNK: "What? It's alive, and it wuvs my scwatches."
To See the Sky
[After the battle, HUNK sits with SHAY atop the Yellow Lion at night.]
- SHAY: "Thank you for honoring your vow to return."
- HUNK: "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."
[HUNK and SHAY smile at each other. SHAY notices a sun rising on the horizon. She has not seen such a thing before.]
- SHAY: "What is that?"
[HUNK is smiling.]
- HUNK: "It's the dawn of a new day."
[Episode ends with HUNK and SHAY watching the sunrise.]