Hilda (2018) s03e08 Episode Script

Chapter 8: The Fairy Isle

[uplifting opening theme music playing]
[tense music playing]
[locomotive huffing]
Here we are, back in Tofoten.
[tense music playing]
[inhales] I can already smell
your aunt's potato cakes.
We've been through this, David.
We're not going to Auntie Astrid's.
What? Why?
Because she'll stop us
from doing what we're here to do.
Yep. That's kind of what I was hoping.
[music fades]
[birds chirping]
- [doorbell ringing]
- [gasps]
- [doorbell ringing]
- [sighs]
I want to borrow a suit.
A suit?
A smart suit. And shoes.
[Johanna] Come on. Pick up. Pick up!
I can't believe you told her.
I had to help Hilda,
but I couldn't lie to Johanna.
There's no clause in either agreement
that navigate
divided loyalties on this scale.
She's not answering.
I am gonna have to just go there myself.
- Fantastic idea.
- [Tontu] I'll ride shotgun.
Not you two. You are the ones
who let her go in the first place.
You can stay and watch the house
and think about what you've done.
- Aw.
- I told you not to tell her.
- Come on, come on, come on.
- [engine, starts, roars]
Ah! Yes.
[tense music playing]
This way.
What is it?
I I I don't think
I want to get any closer.
There's something about that thing.
You're not the one going into it, David.
Hilda is.
David, I need you.
[exhales] Okay.
[eerie music playing]
- [Hilda] Weird.
- What's weird?
The holes from where we were dug out.
They're gone.
Maybe someone filled them
'cause they looked messy.
A gardener or a soil person?
Come on. Let's get to work.
We need to take all of these out.
All of them?
- Every last one!
- [loud bang]
[Astrid] Oh!
[Johanna gasps]
[eerie music continues]
This is different than last time,
isn't it?
It is, but I've got my auntie's charm.
As long as I have that, I'll be fine.
[exhales] Hand me a walkie.
We'll be right here.
You guys are the best.
All right. Remember the plan?
[Hilda grunting]
[Hilda] Can you hear me?
We can hear you.
[Hilda] How about now?
Still hear you.
Actually, we can see you.
Oh. [chuckles]
- [David] Yep.
- Now? Now?
[wind blowing]
[walkie crackling]
Guys? Frida, are you there?
[Frida] We're here, Hilda.
You stopped answering. [static]
I think I'm through.
[eerie music intensifies]
- [David] Are you all right?
- I'm fine. I'm good.
[Hilda over the static] I'm going now.
You'll hear from me
when I need to be dug out.
[signal ends]
All right, David. Now we just
What are you doing?
Making sure that
I don't accidentally wander in there too.
I'm not letting go of this for anything.
[adventurous music playing]
[engines clanks]
No, no, no, no, no! Not now.
[music ends]
[engine starts and stops]
[adventurous music resumes]
[music turns eerie]
I know, boy.
This place gives me the creeps too.
I can't tell
if we're getting anywhere or not.
I thought something
would've happened by now.
You hungry?
Here you go, boy.
[eerie music intensifies]
It's this charm.
It's protecting me
from the thing that I'm trying to reach.
This might be a terrible idea,
but it's the only one I've got.
- [roaring noise]
- [grunts]
Ow! Oh!
[sighs] What was that?
- [bubbling]
- [gasps, sighs]
[ethereal music playing]
[mysterious music playing]
[Hilda grunts]
- [music fades]
- [screaming, grunting]
Evening, ma'am.
[mysterious music playing]
[grunting, panting]
[eerie music playing]
[gasps] It is so eerie out here.
Where is this thing taking us?
A net? I wonder who put this here.
- [loud thud]
- [screams]
[Hilda grunts]
[grunting] Get off.
[gasps] Twig!
- Get off! Let me
- [man] Hilda! Hilda! Hilda!
It's me.
Dad? Dad!
- Oh!
- [whimpering]
[gasps] Twig! We've got to get him!
Victoria Van Gale.
Yes, you did very well.
I'll brush all of your teeth later.
Imagine my surprise when,
through my spyglass,
I spotted your blue little head
bobbing towards me.
And then Anders here telling me
that you're his daughter.
What on earth are you doing here?
I came here to rescue you.
You mean you came by yourself?
You weren't brought here?
What? I came through
the borderlands and took that boat.
The borderlands?
Through the fairy mound.
I came on the train to Tofoten.
You got here from Tofoten?
Now is not a good time for catch-ups
or dillydallying. Choppity-chop.
[tense music playing]
Quickly, quickly. Everyone through.
Welcome, welcome, welcome.
[exhales] That was a close one.
[Hilda] Ew.
What are they doing?
[Victoria] I don't know.
They seem harmless enough, if a bit icky.
But if they see you, the others come.
- Who are the others?
- [Anders] The ones who brought me here.
That night at the castle ruins,
when the troll came for me,
I thought I was a goner.
There was really nowhere for me to go.
But just before
that big old troll chomped me,
I felt arms around me,
like I was being pulled backwards
away from the troll.
Away from everything.
Then I was here.
Soon after that, I met Victoria.
She's managed to set up
a makeshift broadcasting system,
and we've been trying
to contact the outside world.
Or at least that's what I've been doing.
I got your message. That's why I'm here.
So you didn't just get dumped here?
No. I told you.
I came through the fairy mound.
My friends are
on the other side to dig us out.
It's a good thing
you brought a boat, then.
Uh [clears throat] Listen, Hilda
I know I haven't been there
for you and your
It's okay, Dad.
You don't need to do this right now.
Thank you for coming for me.
Um does your mum know you're here?
[sighs] No, but she's probably
figured it out by now.
Ah. Even more
of a reason to hurry up then.
You sit tight.
I'll go make sure that boat is seaworthy.
[howling sound]
[howling intensifies]
Oh! [chuckles] Hilda.
I didn't mean to disturb you.
I just wanted to say thank you
for rescuing my dad.
Oh, don't mention it.
I wasn't going to let
a fellow castaway drown at sea, was I?
I guess not.
But also, I can't help but feel
that you being a castaway
in the first place is partly my fault.
My girl, coming here was the best thing
that could have happened to me.
A strange new world full
of scientific mysteries to be unraveled.
Nope, no, it was fate
that brought me here.
And no doubt fate
that has brought us together again.
What is this tower?
It's fascinating, isn't it?
I thought it was a temple at first,
but it seems to be
a receiver of some kind.
I've managed to augment it
to transmit my broadcasts.
Though its actual purpose still eludes me.
But it makes for a wonderful spot
to observe the weather.
- Don't you think?
- Hm.
[tense music playing]
Ha! That was easier than I thought.
It's so desolate.
I don't know what I imagined this place
would be like, but it wasn't this.
Where is it exactly you think we are?
You don't know? This is Fairy Country.
Fairy Country? I beg your pardon.
I think you'll find
you are one of the first visitors
to the great island republic of Van Galea.
Oh no.
[thunder rumbles]
[both gasp]
I think that might be Fairy Country.
[Anders grunting]
Hilda! Hilda!
- Come on, boy.
- Wait! You can wait it out here.
Leave when it's safe.
No. We have to go now. I just know it.
[Anders] Hilda!
[grunts, gasps]
We should get to the beach.
Is the boat okay?
It'll have to be.
I'll give you a push.
Wait, you're not coming?
There's no room for me.
Yes, there is. We can all squeeze in.
And go back to what?
I think we both know
that's not going to work.
Besides, Van Galea needs me.
Needs us.
Till the next time we meet, then.
Listen for me on the radio.
I will.
I can't tell you how glad I am
to be away from that skull.
Does it have two legs?
[Frida] No.
Three legs?
Uh does it have a long,
slathering tongue?
David, I said it was a vegetable.
Does it have a short, dry tongue?
[sighs] No.
Is it [gasps] Hilda's mum!
I'm not sure you understand this game.
[Johanna] Frida! David!
[pants] Of course you're here.
Sorry. Uh Hilda said it was the only way.
Did she
Uh-huh. She went inside.
[gasps] We have to dig her out.
[both] No!
Uh, we have a plan.
When she's ready to be dug out,
she will let us know with this.
We are digging her out now.
I'm not sure you realize
how serious this is.
Just keep paddling. [grunting]
Just keep paddling.
[adventurous music playing]
You're the ones from my dreams,
aren't you?
[cloak spirits in ghostly voice] Hilda.
Are you fairies?
Is there anybody in there,
or are you just a couple of empty cloaks?
[cloak spirits] Hilda.
Ah! What do you want with us?
Hilda! We're getting there. Come on.
Let's give it everything we've got.
[gasps, grunts]
[Anders] Hold on tight.
[both screaming]
[both laughing]
[Hilda] There's the shore.
We're nearly back.
[Anders grunts]
[both grunting]
I get the feeling someone
or something doesn't want us to leave.
We might not have to go much further.
[roaring, muffled sound]
[Hilda over static] David! Frida!
Hilda, is that you?
Can you hear me?
I'm back. I've got my dad.
Dig us out now!
[both grunt, scream]
Frida! David! [screams]
Oh no.
We can't dig her out.
What are we gonna do?
Give me my bag.
- Do you know a spell for this?
- No.
I thought making up spells was
a reckless and dangerous rule breach.
It is.
Gatt Grund Bregoa!
Is something meant to be happening?
We should have been pulled out by now.
I don't think they got my message.
- [Hilda screams]
- [Anders grunts]
It's getting stronger!
Where is she?
I don't know!
[both scream]
[screams, grunts]
[grunting] Gatt Grund Bregoa! [echoing]
[Hilda grunts]
I've got you!
[Hilda] Come on!
[all grunting]
[grunting] Oh!
[all grunt]
[Frida] Hilda!
Close that thing up! Now!
I can't!
Your mum!
What about her?
- She's not with you?
- Why would she be?
She wanted to dig you out.
We tried to stop her,
but she went through.
No. No!
Hilda, wait. I know what you're thinking,
but I'm sure
your mum will be back any minute now.
Guys! Ah! I don't know how much longer
I can keep this up.
[grunting] Til Mottuku!
[ghostly voice] Til Mottuku.
- Frida!
- Frida!
Frida, wake up. Come on. Come on.
I'm sorry.
Hilda! Hilda, no!
[grunting] Come on. Let's dig!
[eerie music plays]
No. No!
[Twig whimpering, howling]
[eerie music plays]
Well, I guess this is it, then.
[ethereal music playing]
[panting, grunting]
[ethereal music intensifies]
[screaming] Mum! [echoing]
[music fades]
If that's that Pooka again,
asking for a bow tie.
- [Frida panting]
- We need some help.
And some potato cakes.
She just needs a bit of a rest
to bounce back.
[Frida moans]
A few grams of dried nutweed,
a couple of mint leaves,
a teaspoon of purple thistle powder.
You can find that in the cupboard.
That'll sort her out.
I think I've got it.
You're a good boy.
You're in charge while I'm gone.
W Wait. You're going?
If you need anything else, just ask Loam.
Hmpf! Anders.
- [door opens, shuts]
- Wait. Should I
[mystery music plays]
[ethereal music playing]
[sobbing continues]
Are you okay?
Are you a fairy?
No. I I just got here, actually.
Oh. Then you probably can't help me.
[Hilda grunts]
Help you with what?
This place is so big.
I keep losing my way.
I I don't know where to look.
It's okay. Looking for what?
[sobbing] My parents.
Are you kidding me?
I'm here for the same reason.
I'm looking for my mum.
Strange. But all that
really means is that we're both lost.
Why don't we be lost together?
Seems we're in the same boat.
Did your mum try to leave you behind too?
Try to sneak off into the fairy kingdom
without even saying goodbye?
- No, it wasn't like that. She
- Well, then, we're not in the same boat.
But I'd like that.
- [ethereal music playing]
- [Hilda grunts]
- [Hilda laughs]
- [girl grunts]
[grunts, sighs]
Aha! [chuckles]
- Where do you think all the fairies are?
- Maybe we're scaring them off.
New arrivals would've been
a regular sight once,
but not since
the island went into decline.
Into decline?
[eerie music playing]
[indistinct ghostly whispering]
The island doesn't want us to go that way.
[Hilda] Never mind fairies.
Apart from flowers,
and mushrooms, and whatever this is,
I haven't seen a single living thing here.
All magical creatures
came from here originally.
That's what they say.
But the fairies drove them away.
Well, most of them, anyway.
How do you know so much about this place?
[sighs] I don't know.
[both grunt]
Do you think it's safe to eat?
I really hope so.
This is incredible.
- Mm. [blows a kiss]
- [both laugh]
[both laughing, panting]
I like your cloak. It's really pretty.
Thank you. It was a birthday present.
I like your jumper.
Thanks. My mum knitted it for me.
Oh, my mum.
[girl] Look.
[tense music playing]
Excuse me?
- [gasps]
- Hi.
Well, thanks for nothing.
- Listen.
- [muffled percussion music playing]
[music intensifies]
[all laughing]
[music continues]
[grunting, laughing]
[muffled voices and laughter]
[music fades]
- [chuckles] That was fun.
- I was exhausted just from watching you.
[sighs] This'll do.
It's not really getting any darker.
[yawns] Well, they say
the sun never truly sets on Fairy Country.
I wonder what we'll do tomorrow.
- [grunting]
- [Twig barking, howling]
Look, can you knock it off?
It's not helping.
[sighs] Hey, I'm I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
[howling continues]
Twig, can you please stop that?
I'm sorry, pal.
But that's not gonna bring her back.
[eerie music playing]
[moans, sighs]
- Hey!
- [gasps]
Are you okay?
My mother was here.
That was? Come on.
[both grunting]
Mum! Mum!
[leaves rustling]
Auntie Astrid? How are you here?
- Shhh!
- [girl] Mum?
Mum? Dad?
I'm sorry, dear.
Please! Please, don't leave me again!
- [crunch]
- Ow!
- [grunts]
- [gasps] Hilda!
- [adventurous music playing]
- [grunts]
- [gasps]
- Grab on!
[both grunting]
[screams, grunts]
[grunts, pants]
[tense, mysterious music playing]
- [gasps]
- What is it?
I know this place.
[Hilda gasps]
[eerie music playing]
[music fades]
Who are you?
Mum? Dad?
Oh! [chuckles]
Our little girl.
[girl laughing]
[gasps] Mum?
Who? What?
These are your grandparents.
My grandparents?
But you never said anything.
No, I never did.
I forgot. How could I forget?
You left me. You abandoned me.
- Johanna.
- It wasn't like that.
I was ten years old,
and you left me to come to this place.
[tense music intensifies, fades]
- You!
- Johanna, I
You did something. Some fairy magic.
To make me forget.
To forget everything about who I was.
We Uh
We can explain.
If you'll let us show you.
[gentle music playing]
[magical chimes]
[magical, nostalgic music playing]
[music fades]
[birds chirping]
[mysterious music playing]
[gentle flute music playing]
Phin, what are you doing?
Come on, before she hears us.
[music intensifies]
- [grunts]
- [gasps]
We need to go.
She's already seen us.
You look funny.
I'm Lydia. What's your name?
[laughs] That's a funny name.
This is my sister, Astrid.
There's two of you.
I've never seen anyone like you before.
Would you like to play with us?
From that day,
though we were forbidden
from interacting with humans,
we'd play together,
whenever we snuck into the overworld.
It was a secret friendship.
[uplifting, inspirational music playing]
[screams, laughs]
[all laugh]
[all laughing]
[all laughing]
[Astrid cheering, laughing]
[Astrid] And time went by.
[music fades]
[inspirational music playing]
Eventually, I stopped coming.
But Phinium would stay in the human world
for longer and longer periods.
It's been months.
Why didn't you come back?
[Astrid] How could you have done this?
It's getting harder
to come and go as we please.
Soon we might not be able to.
How are you going to care for the child
if you can't leave the island?
I'm not going back to Fairy Country.
It's like you say.
If I go back there,
I may not be able to return.
And I can't bring Lydia with me.
If you stay here,
I may never see you again.
You could stay with us.
We've always liked it here,
and the way things are going back there
We'd be exiles.
We'd be together.
I miss you, Astrid.
We will have to find a bigger place.
And so, Johanna, you were born.
And, for a little while, things were good.
[cooing, laughing]
But you became sick.
[baby crying]
She's getting worse.
We don't know that.
We're doing what the doctors told us.
But it's not going to work, is it?
- This sickness, it isn't normal.
- [crying]
They've tried everything.
[Astrid] Not everything.
It was my idea.
Your parents asked the island for help,
and the island replied.
[tense music playing]
[island spirit] I will save the girl,
on one condition.
[island spirit] In ten years I'll return,
and you will give the girl to me.
We can't!
[loud screech]
[island spirit] That is the bargain,
and fairer than you could possibly expect.
[Lydia] Against all our better judgment
we agreed.
[Phinium] But the ten years
passed quickly.
We couldn't let them take you.
[gentle music playing]
[Phinium] So we made another bargain.
- We would go in your place.
- [gasps] Mum? Dad?
[Phinium] You'd stay
in the human world with Astrid.
[Lydia] But we knew
you would try to come after us. So
So you made me forget.
Ten years.
How could you keep that from me
for so long?
I wanted to protect you,
so you wouldn't have to carry
the pain of losing them.
I was wrong.
[gentle, melancholy music playing]
[music fades]
I remember everything.
I'm truly sorry, Johanna.
[gentle, melancholy music resumes]
So, what you're saying is I am a fairy.
You're part fairy.
[laughs] I'm a fairy!
I am a fairy.
I'm a fairy! I'm a fairy!
Emphasis on the "part," Hilda.
I can't wait to get back
and tell the others I'm a fairy.
An actual flipping fairy, and
What's wrong?
There is no going back, is there?
The bargain has been broken.
Parent and child are reunited.
What do you mean?
You'll never be allowed
to leave this island.
[music fades]
Don't worry, Mum.
We'll find a way out of this.
Just like we always do.
We'll find that thing that controls
this place and reason with it.
Or we'll find a secret route. Or
No, Hilda. We won't. Not this time.
But we have to try.
[gentle music playing]
Do you ever still miss the wilderness?
Not as much as I used to. Do you?
More than I'd ever admit.
Something about that life called
to me once, and it still does.
It always has.
Hilda, look at this place.
It's incredible, but it's also
like going back to a simpler time.
To those days
we spent wandering the hills,
and discovering the streams,
and the woods, and the rocks.
Just you and me.
Only this time,
we can do it as a proper family.
Huh. Weird.
I swear that wasn't there before.
[Frida moaning]
Twig? Twig?
[Frida sighs] David?
How are you feeling?
Not bad. [yawns]
I was having a dream.
Where's Twig?
[gentle, ethereal music playing]
[yawns, sighs]
That smells good.
It's your mum's favorite thing to eat
in the morning. Pancakes.
Since when?
Mm! Where do you get the ingredients from?
The island provides.
Come on.
These are for the breakfast picnic.
[gentle, ethereal music continues]
[eerie music plays, fades]
[Phinium] Here.
[gentle, ethereal music resumes]
The cheek!
I do believe they've started without us.
[Lydia] You've got your appetite back.
Oh, I'm sorry.
Could I learn to do that?
In time.
I see it's all coming back to my sister.
[gasps, sighs, laughs]
- I'll give you a lift up.
- No. Go ahead.
I like climbing things.
Ah. An adventurer, just like your mother.
I've got pancakes.
- Ooh! My favorite. Give 'em here. Great.
- Whoa! All right. Come on.
[both laughing]
[Johanna] Can't wait.
[eerie music playing]
I don't know what you're expecting
to find here or what you're planning,
but I advise against it.
I know you don't trust me very much now,
but let's wait,
at least until after breakfast,
before doing anything rash, eh?
[both cheering, laughing]
Why do they look like that?
They should be older.
Nothing here is exactly as it appears.
We see everything through the haze
of what the island thinks we want to see.
[David] Twig.
[Frida] Twig.
I think I upset him last night.
Hope he hasn't run away.
We've got to find him.
Do you remember the time you insisted
on choosing a picnic spot for us?
And it was right on top
of a vittra hole. [laughs] I do.
I've never heard
such a foul-mouthed picnic blanket.
[all laughing]
Are you all right, Hilda?
Yeah, I'm fine.
Struggling with the idea
that I'll never see my friends again.
That isn't exactly true.
[sighs] Let us show you something.
[Phinium] Most of the fairies here
have forgotten where they came from.
Whether they were born here
or taken from the mainland.
How long it's been. Who their family is.
That's terrible.
Some of us learned techniques to hold on
to memories and connections.
And as such, held on to some knowledge
of this island and its workings.
Which is why we know of this place.
A watchtower.
What is this place?
Step up. It's okay.
This was a tool of the fairies
in ages past for abducting people
without ever setting foot on the mainland.
As need for new arrivals dwindled,
the watchtowers fell out of use,
and their function was all but forgotten.
[dramatic music playing]
[howling sound playing]
Oh my.
[gentle music playing]
[gentle howling]
Frida? David!
Any sign of him?
Why are we seeing this?
She's seeing those
who are foremost in her mind's eye.
It was only
when you first entered the borderlands,
that we knew where to look.
But this is how we were able to see you.
[Lydia] And also
how we brought your father here.
[Phinium] We didn't plan
to take that step, but he was in trouble,
and we saw an opportunity to help.
Are you saying we can use this
to travel between worlds?
[Astrid] It's a machine of abduction.
Its only function is to take.
[gasps] Twig. He's with Loam.
He's inside.
[Johanna] Could we bring him here?
If that was your desire.
What do you say?
Maybe that's what it would take
for you to feel okay with all of this?
No. No!
We shouldn't be finding ways
to bring people here.
This isn't right, Mum.
I know why you'd want to stay. I get it.
But it's all wrong.
They're all looking for us.
We have to honor that and do everything
to get back to them on the other side.
Um, Loam, can we speak to Twig, please?
We know he's in there.
I'm sorry I shouted at you.
I know you just want Hilda back.
That's why we're here. We need you.
- [whimpers]
- Let me show you.
[gentle music playing]
[loud howling sound]
[adventurous music playing]
Okay, Twig. Do your thing.
What are you doing?
I'm just making him a little louder.
Latta Hatt!
[loud howling]
[music fades]
Hilda, where are you going?
I'm going to talk to whoever
or whatever it is that runs this place,
and I'm gonna persuade them to let us go.
It won't work like that.
You can't reason with it.
I'll talk to her.
[Johanna] Hilda?
I know this is a difficult situation.
[sighs] Mum, this place is a dream.
It's not real. And them?
They seem lovely, but they're a memory.
Nothing has changed for them
since they arrived here.
And if we stay here, this is it.
[melancholy music playing]
Nothing will be new.
This is everything
there will ever be for us.
Is that really so bad?
Think about what you're saying.
[sighs] She's 13 years old, Johanna.
Wha [gasps]
What's that?
Is that normal?
No, I've never seen anything like that.
I have.
[magical music playing]
It's the deerfoxes.
How can they be here?
You said yourself
that most magical creatures
are native to Fairy Country.
They must still be able to cross
between worlds.
This is our chance to leave!
Whoa. Whoa!
Whoa! [grunts]
- Hey.
- That wasn't scary at all.
- Do you think Twig made it?
- [Frida sighs] I'm sure that he did.
The thing I'm more worried about
is whether any of them are coming back.
[tense music playing]
[machine clanking]
[loud bang]
[suspenseful music playing]
The island will never allow them to leave.
Not while it has a claim on Johanna.
Let me deal with that. I have a plan.
- Huh?
- What?
Hilda's right. You've got to go.
[sobbing] I just found you.
I don't wanna lose you again.
[young Johanna sobbing]
[Johanna] I found so much here.
I've regained my past.
But I'm not going to rob you
of your future.
Our future.
You mean? [laughs]
[gentle music playing]
Astrid? What's your plan?
I can go with you.
You have to help them.
They're going to need you.
I'll see you again, brother.
What are you waiting for?
Get your bums in gear and go.
- [adventurous music playing]
- [Johanna] I guess this is it, then.
You ready?
Stay close to me, no matter what.
We should move fast.
The island will try to stop us.
All right.
Let's go home.
[adventurous music playing]
[both grunting]
[both gasp, scream]
[both gasp]
- [roars]
- [screaming]
[music fades]
[muffled vibration reverberating]
[eerie music playing]
[unnatural humming]
[fairy entity in ghostly voice]
The missing child returns.
It is not often
that one of my own is brave enough
to venture so far out of the sun.
[eerie music continues]
You don't look well.
[fairy entity] The land weakens.
Yet you return.
What do you seek?
[adventurous music playing]
[both scream, gasp]
[grunts, gasps]
I request that you switch your life claim
from Johanna to myself.
[fairy entity] Hmm. A trade.
Actually, I demand it.
[fairy entity in deeper voice]
Your request is denied.
Your demand is greatly unappreciated.
[eerie music playing]
[music fades]
[hopeful music playing]
[adventurous music playing]
[Phinium grunts]
[Phinium grunts]
[panting, gasps]
- [grunting]
- [fairy entity] Stop them!
- [growling]
- [screams]
[fairy entity] A claim is a claim.
It's the way of things
for our bargains to be upheld.
Look at you. You're dying.
You have no need of new blood.
You don't even want it.
These rules only apply
because you're stuck
in some twisted, ancient routine.
[fairy entity screaming] Enough!
The way is the way.
You have nothing to bargain with.
I have one thing. My life.
[screams, laughing]
[both scream]
[both grunt, gasp]
[Hilda gasps]
Hilda, we're
We're flying!
[adventurous music playing]
[laughing, sighing]
What are they doing?
They were never gonna
be able to come with us.
[panting, sighing]
Thank you.
[music fades]
[shimmering sound]
- Frida.
- What?
Come on.
[magical music playing]
[both chuckle]
Thank you!
- [Johanna sighs]
- We made it. Mum, we're really back.
[Johanna coughs]
It's okay. I just I don't feel so good.
Mum, what's wrong?
I'm fine. I'm okay. [gasps]
The sickness from when you were a baby.
What should I do?
[eerie music playing]
[fairy entity] Your life.
A willing blood sacrifice,
the oldest of all bargaining chips.
A soul for a soul.
You can't deny your desire for that.
[fairy entity] You're right.
I cannot.
There they are!
[David] Hilda!
Hilda, you made it back!
Johanna? What's happened?
I should never have made us leave.
[tense, sad music playing]
I'm so sorry, Mum. This is all my fault.
[Johanna] No, Hilda.
It's only a little bit your fault,
and mostly your dad's.
[emotional music playing]
You really had us going there.
Are you? How do you feel?
I feel fine.
Great, actually.
Auntie Astrid did it. Somehow she did it!
[giggles] How do you think she did it?
You okay?
It's weird to think
she isn't going to be there.
[gentle, sad music playing]
[Hilda] Uh, Mr. Pooka?
- My Auntie Astrid isn't in.
- Ah.
She's not going to be answering
this door anymore. I'm sorry.
Well, do any of you have
a big wooden hammer?
- And a pineapple?
- [door opens]
No. I doubt they do.
And neither do I,
so you can clear off my porch.
Auntie Astrid?
Glad to see you both made it back safely.
How are you here? What happened?
Well, I'm not going
to explain on the doorstep.
Come on. Everyone in.
I'll get the oven on.
[David] That's the best thing
I've heard all day.
[indistinct chatter]
[gentle music playing]
I wish we could've brought them with us.
I feel like I gained
and lost grandparents in a day.
We haven't lost anything.
There was a part of me
that would've stayed there forever,
but at least we know
that they are there now,
watching over us.
You still haven't told us what happened.
We kind of thought you traded
your life for our freedom.
I did. Or at least I tried to.
Pardon me. My apologies.
I wasn't eavesdropping,
but I couldn't help but overhear.
Am I right in thinking
someone's looking to swap places?
[fairy entity growls]
Well, I'm looking for new lodgings.
Would you, by any chance,
partake in a bargain?
[Astrid] So, the claim was passed on
to a willing volunteer,
and then I was given the boot.
Banished forever.
Well, that's what you get for talking back
to your elders, I suppose.
Victoria Van Gale.
Fairy Country doesn't know
what it's in for.
- [growls]
- [barks]
- [David gasps] Finally!
- That smells good.
Anyone want tea?
Hm. This looks delicious.
How are you feeling?
Like everything's going to be okay.
Don't mind if I do. Mm!
[all laughing]
[happy music playing]
[happy music continues]
Well, it's about time.
[gentle music playing]
- C'mon. We're gonna be late.
- Just a second. I can't find my keys.
I'll check my notes.
Got 'em.
All right. Let's go.
- [chuckles]
- Hi.
[all cheering]
[crowd applauding]
[happy music playing]
Good to see you, kid. What did I miss?
- [kids laughing]
- [grunts]
Looks like your stop.
[fireworks crackling]
[fireworks continue]
["Uncrossed Path"
by Frankie Cosmos playing]
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