Hilda (2018) s02e09 Episode Script

Chapter 9: The Deerfox

[birds chirping]
[theme music]
Hilda ♪
[kid] Where shall we go?
[calm music]
[chuckles, sighs]
Good morning to you too, Twig.
[Mom] Have you definitely got
all your books today?
Oh, your bag's behind the sofa.
- Don't forget your lunchbox.
- Thanks, Mom.
I'll see you later!
- [door closes]
- [thuds]
Twig, you know you can't go to school.
[Twig growls]
[tranquil music]
[door opens, closes]
Hey, boy. How was your day?
Oh, whoops.
I was going to take him out
but I guess I lost track of time.
Sorry, Twig.
- [Mom] How was school?
- [Hilda] It was fine, thanks.
Frida and David are downstairs.
I'm going to go play with them for a bit
if that's okay?
Just be back for dinner and,
you know, just don't get in any trouble.
Hat, scarf, Alfur.
- [Mom] Got everything?
- [Hilda] Yep! Okay, see you in a bit!
[Frida] There he is.
If you squint, you can just see him.
I still can't believe
you let this guy steal your shoes, David.
Let him? If you hadn't…
We don't need to get into that again,
I think we all know what happened.
Hmm. Actually, my records are
a little hazy on this particular incident.
Let's just stick to Hilda's plan. Ready?
This kind of thing never happened
before I met you.
[tense music]
Huh? You!
- [gasps]
- Oh, cruddlesticks.
[evil laugh]
- [evil laugh continues]
- [grunts]
Hey, give them back!
- [moaning]
- [grunting]
You snooze, you lose your shoes!
That didn't work, any more ideas?
[kid] Where shall we go?
[calm music]
[Hilda snoring]
- [groaning]
- [whimpers]
[clock ticking]
[calm music]
[tense music]
- [horn honking]
- [whimpers]
[thunder rumbling]
[rain pattering]
[Hilda] Twig? Twig?
Twig? Twig?
He's not in Nowhere Space.
Mom, he's not here.
Are you sure you looked under your bed?
The snack cupboard?
He must be in the house somewhere.
[Alfur] I wouldn't be so sure of that.
Antler scratches.
Made some hours ago if I'm not mistaken.
He went out in the night?
I've got to go and look for him.
Good idea.
I'll take the car and look, too.
[birds chirping]
[tense music]
Any luck?
He's never done anything like this before.
He'll turn up.
He's got a mind of his own, that one.
Uh-huh, uh-huh. I have news!
- Alfur?
- [grunting]
I've received word
from the Lost Clan that,
last night,
a deerfox was seen leaving the city!
Do you think it was Twig?
You don't see a deerfox every day.
In fact, the chances of seeing
a deerfox any day are really pretty low.
- He's run away.
- Oh, Hilda.
But where would he go?
Well, some animals have a homing instinct.
But this is Twig's home.
No, wait. Our old home. The cabin!
Exactly what I was thinking.
Things haven't really been the same
for him since we moved here.
Of course, he'd miss the wilderness.
The hills, the forests, the freedom.
The fantastic, rural town planning.
Mom, we have to go and find him, now!
Maybe not now. It's getting dark.
We can't risk breaking down
with all those trolls out there.
- But…
- Tomorrow.
We'll leave at sunrise, I promise.
Oh, I'll draw up a missing poster
and send it out
via courier-pigeon right away.
I hope you're okay, boy, wherever you are.
[stomach growling]
[ominous music]
- [rustles]
- [chitters]
- [whimpers]
- [growling]
[tense music]
- [panting]
- [rumbling]
- [rumbling]
- [clinks]
[somber music]
I can't believe he's out here all alone.
You know Twig. He can look after himself.
He's probably the scariest thing out here.
Mom, look out!
[tire screeching]
Oh, blimey!
These trolls
are getting bolder all the time.
[tranquil music]
I think I'm starting
to recognize some things.
I'm not surprised, we're not far now.
You never forget the place you grew up.
[laughs, grunts]
- [whimpering in distance]
- What's that?
[whimpering continues]
Oh, no!
- I'll get my mom.
- [barks]
Okay, just hold on. I'll help you.
- [grunts]
- [thuds]
What are you?
You're beautiful.
Look at these horns.
They're like little twigs.
[Mom] There you are!
You frightened me to death.
How many times have I told you?
You know you're not to go
too far from me while we're out here.
I'm old enough to look after myself, Mom.
Oh, are you now? So if I wasn't here,
I suppose you'd know
which direction we need to walk in
- to get home, would you?
- Of course, I would.
It's this way.
Oh, Hilda.
There. I wouldn't get lost that easily.
Home sweet home.
I forgot how little was left.
Twig? Twig?
[Hilda] Here, boy! Twig!
Oh. Well, this is new.
[Elf Official clear throats]
Excuse me. Hello?
So you can see me.
[clear throats]
You are the legal owner
of this creature, correct?
Yes, I am! Well, we are.
Have you seen him?
Seen him?
Why, we're still doing the paperwork!
Twig was here?
What happened? Did he look okay?
He looked all right to me.
But I wish I could say
the same for our rabbit cavalry.
You should keep that thing on a leash!
Is he still here?
Do you know where he went?
Unfortunately, my intel
is extremely limited.
The only thing my team's turned up
so far is this set of footprints.
But it's really too soon to say
if they're of any real value
to the investigation.
[birds chirping]
[dramatic music]
[wind blows]
[tense music]
[tense music]
You showed that wolf, Twig!
I think he went into the forest
but the tracks stop here.
Hilda, wait.
You know it's not a good idea
to wander into a forest
if you don't know where you're going.
But I do know.
We're going to ask for help.
[Hilda] Wood Man?
[jazz music playing]
So you really haven't seen him?
I'm afraid I have not.
But you must have a book about deerfoxes
or something that might help?
There aren't really
any books about deerfoxes
because no one
really knows anything about deerfoxes.
A lot of people
aren't sure they even exist.
But that's ridiculous. Twig exists.
So do I.
But there aren't any books
written about wood men either.
Nothing peer-reviewed anyway.
- Hmm…
- [Wood Man] Storybooks. Folktales.
That's where you'll get
the real lowdown on deerfoxes.
But I don't really go in for that stuff.
Well, this was very helpful
but we should probably be getting along.
Thanks for your help, Wood Man.
[Wood Man] Sometimes,
it's better to retrace old steps
than it is to forge new paths.
Did you know the eagles
are back in the valley?
Mm. Take care of yourself.
[somber music]
We're not going to find him. Are we?
We're not giving up, Hilda.
We keep looking. However long it takes.
Do you remember what happened here?
Come back a bit.
You don't need
to get so close to the edge.
They're beautiful, aren't they?
[birds chirping]
What are they doing?
They're catching food
to give to their babies.
[Mom] Their nests are in the cliffs.
[Hilda] Whoa.
Mom? Do you see that?
- [screams]
- [thuds]
Stay there, I'm coming for you.
I'll find a way down,
just, just… don't move.
I won't!
Nope, not that way.
At least I have you to keep me company.
- [bird screeches]
- [gasps]
Hilda, hold on!
[Hilda groaning]
- Hilda!
- [screams]
Where did you come from?
Follow him!
He's showing you a safe way up!
I don't know what would've happened
if Twig hadn't been there that day.
Mom, look!
[Mom] Hilda, for goodness sake!
Be careful, remember?
Of course, I remember.
I was looking at something when I fell.
It was that.
- What is that?
- I don't know.
But I bet it has something to do
with Twig and where he's going.
Hmm. I agree.
So, I guess we have to climb down there.
I guess we do.
But let's find somewhere
a little less steep.
[light music]
- This got steep fast.
- [rumbling]
Not worn out, are you?
Come on. Race you to the top.
Not worn out, are you? Mom?
Keep climbing, Hilda.
Just don't look to your right.
[Hilda gasping]
- It's okay, just watch your footing…
- Mom.
and move very slowly.
Just, whatever you do, don't…
- [Hilda screams]
- [growls]
- [rumbling]
- [groaning, grunting]
Hilda, no!
[panting, grunts]
- [panting, screams]
- [growls]
- [screams]
- [growls]
- [rumbles]
- Oh.
[Hilda] Twig, come to me!
You two are quite a team.
Oh, Twig, I'm so sorry
you felt you had to run away.
I promise, I won't take you for granted,
and Mom can take you out more,
and we could get
a cat flap put in, a deerfox flap!
Will you come home?
- But what made you come here?
- Hilda.
[light music]
[Hilda] Whoa.
Have you ever seen anything like this?
I don't think anyone has.
They look just like Twig did
when we found him.
Twig? Is this…
[Hilda] Is this where you were born?
[all howling]
- What's happening?
- I think they're leaving.
[calm music]
[Hilda] Mom!
[tranquil music]
- [screams]
- [groans]
Hey! Hey, wait!
You can't just run away again,
not after saving my life.
I've got to thank you at least.
Where did you come from?
Are you all alone, you poor little thing?
[Mom] Where are your parents?
[Hilda] It's okay, Twig.
I understand.
You've been the best friend
a girl could have.
You've always been there for me
and never asked anything in return.
If this is what you want,
then you should go.
But I'll miss you, boy.
[somber music]
Do you think he can come back
and visit one day?
I don't know.
Come on. It's time to go.
[light music]
[light music continues]
Everything's changed, hasn't it?
Yes. But it's the way
of the world for things to change.
It wasn't for nothing.
We'll always have
our memories of this place.
But that's all it is! Memories.
Our house is gone. The mountain's gone.
Our life here's gone. And now…
Now, Twig's gone too.
Oh, Hilda.
Twig, stop it, I'm not in the mood.
What are you doing here? I thought…
I thought you…
Looks like somebody
changed his mind after all.
Did you? Are you going to stay?
I thought I'd lost you.
All right. Let's go, everyone.
[Mom] I'd like to get back to Trolberg
before this snow piles up.
Things are going to be different
from now on. I promise.
- All right, Twig, you ready?
- [barks]
- Aha!
- [gasps]
Remember us?
Not so fast!
We're not leaving without David's shoes.
You'll never get these shoes!
What were you saying?
No! I'll get you for this!
You've got a lot of shoes between you!
- You haven't seen the last of…
- Oh, boo off.
- Thanks, Twig.
- [Frida] That was amazing.
Well, David,
aren't you going to put them on?
- I got new ones.
- What?
My parents wouldn't let me
just not have any shoes.
Then why did we
even need to get them back?
For justice.
I think we should give them to Twig.
I don't think they're his style.
[Mom] All right,
you've got your hat, your scarf,
there's sandwiches
and juice in your bag, and your compass.
Are you sure you're going
to be okay out there without me?
- I'm sure.
- Do you remember what I told you?
Uh, be back before sundown,
don't go further north
than the stone circle,
don't crawl into any strange holes.
And the most important thing?
Stay with Twig the whole time.
I'm counting on you to look out for her
when I'm not there, okay?
Will you do that for me?
Now, off you go. Have fun.
Our first adventure, Twig.
Just you and me.
Where shall we go?
[closing theme music]
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