Maya and the Three (2021) s01e01 Episode Script

Chapter 1: Quinceañera

[Western movie music plays]
[man] Cha-chung!
- [adventurous music plays]
- [eagle shrieks]
- [roars]
- [thuds]
- [roars]
- [laughs]
- [yells]
- [roars]
[clangs, whooshes]
[dramatic music plays]
- [whooshes]
- [eagle shrieks]
[Maya] Long, long ago,
when magic turned the world,
in a time some cannot remember,
but our hearts will never forget,
in a kingdom past the ferocious pumas
of the Golden Mountains
[puma snarls]
just above the deadly skulls
- of the Jungle Lands
- [animals chittering]
and just below
the magical roosters of Luna Island
[rooster crows]
resting above an ancient secret lake,
was the legendary Kingdom of Teca.
There, the ancients told
of a great prophecy,
- that a Mighty Eagle
- [shrieks]
and three courageous jaguars
- [snarling]
- [shrieks]
would one day vanquish
the dark lords of the underworld!
- [snarls]
- But know this,
though prophecies may give hope,
- the battle will still be fought
- [roaring]
- [shrieking]
- for victory rides
- on the shoulders of heroes!
- [eagle shrieks]
[dramatic music continues]
[animals crowing and chittering]
[children giggling]
[gasps] Look! It's the Teca Eagle!
[eagle shrieks]
[snake rattling]
[eagle shrieks]
- [hisses]
- [shrieks]
[exciting music plays]
- [woman humming]
- [gasp]
- [music stops]
- [tray rattling]
- [weapons clang]
- Mm-hmm!
[exciting music resumes]
Jaguars, did you bring the package?
On my command, we engage. Ready?
Uno, dos
- [Jaguars] ¡Tres!
- ¡Tres!
[all] Happy Day of Coronation, Maya!
- [Jaguars gasp]
- Huh?
Hey, uh, perhaps a little louder.
[all shout] Happy Day of Coronation, Maya!
[blows party horn]
[King growls]
Lance, go!
Beloved sister, Maya,
your brother Lance
dove into the Cursed Ocean,
narrowly escaped the sea beast,
and brought you the Golden Pearl!
- Huh?
- [whispers] Daggers, go!
Move aside.
Your brother Daggers
invaded a burning pirate ship,
- fought the nefarious Bandit Queen
- [giggles]
- and stole her jeweled earring!
- [twinkles]
- Aw.
- [whispers] Shield, go!
Your most-courageous brother Shield
went deep into the Cursed Forest,
outran a deadly avalanche of doom,
- and found you
- [jaguar snarls]
this majestic turquoise bird!
[shouting] Oh!
- Behold its majestic majesty!
- [thuds]
- [smacking]
- [grunting]
- [clatters]
- [all laugh]
- [Queen] Ahem.
- [all gasp]
you're all late.
- But, mi amor
- [shushes]
And two
- [squawks]
- [all gasp]
[squawks, grunts]
- Oh my gods!
- A wizard turned
Maya into a turkey!
Husband, your daughter
has been out all night.
[sighs] These are not
the ways of a Teca princess.
- [shouting] Maya!
- [birds squawking]
[King's voice continues]
And on her day of birth.
[speaking Spanish]
[speaking Spanish]
Maya's rebel fire burns bright,
just like yours.
- [giggles]
- [smooches]
[Jaguars] Gross.
Órale. Off you go
to prepare for the coronation.
- You three smell like
- [Jaguars] Like victory!
- [bird chirping]
- [smacks, clangs]
- Vamos. Off to the baths.
- [laughs]
Maya's coronation cannot be delayed.
There's still time. [whistles]
- And I know just who can bring her back.
- [snarling softly]
[snarling softly]
Huh? [snarling playfully]
- [toy squeaks]
- [mewing]
Chiapa, por favor!
- You are a battle cat. Act like one.
- [spits]
Get Maya back here
as soon as possible, boy.
[sighs] Ay.
I think you know
where that girl ran off to.
- Ay, Maya. I just hope she's safe.
- [intriguing music plays]
- [blows landing]
- [all cheering]
This is going to be glorious!
If I survive.
Illegal Bare-Knuckle Fighting Pit fans,
please give a hand
to the undisputed champion,
Bear Killah!
[crowd cheers]
- [roars, speaks Spanish]
- [Maya] Challenge!
- [crowd gasps] Huh?
- Who dares challenge Bear Killah, man?
I do. [grunts]
- [crowd laughs]
- Oh, yeah.
[in low, growling voice] I do!
This is no place for a girl!
Go home, little niña!
Hey! You are not a man!
Oh yeah. You can do this, Maya.
- What's your name, girl?
- Eagle Foot!
[to herself] No, no, Claw. Claw's better.
[growly voice] Eagle Claw!
- [woman giggles] Ooh!
- [whip crack]
By the twitching of our ears,
a new challenger appears.
[knuckles crack]
You proved your bravery, girl. Stand down.
It's such a great honor to fight you,
Mr. Bear Killah!
[huffs, growls]
Whoever's the least dead at the end
gets the gold prize of gold!
Oh! I see what you're doing.
Triple Fist of Destruction.
[squeals] It's a classic!
Triple Fist of Destruction!
- Ooh, great combination, Bear Killah.
- [grunts]
Now, how about you taste some Eagle Punch!
[gooey pop]
[crowd cheering]
[growls, spits]
I liked that one, man.
Ooh! Oh, I'm so sorry.
Do you need a moment?
- [speaking Spanish]
- [laughs excitedly]
[grunts] Check out this Eagle Claw Kick!
- [tiny Mayas] Eagle Claw!
- [Maya] Oh, are you all right?
Is it o Huh?
The Bear cannot stand
before this mighty Eagle warrior!
[tiny Mayas] Eagle Claw!
Mighty Eagle Flip!
- [crowd cheering]
- Oh! [grunts]
And now, the Teca Family
- Elbow!
- [roars in pain]
- [grunts]
- [crowd cheers, whoops]
Oh my gods.
[high voice] I think I beat Bear Killah!
I won!
- [crowd chanting] Eagle Claw! Eagle Claw!
- [groans]
- [chanting continues] Eagle Claw!
- [growls]
- [chanting continues faintly]
- [roars]
[chanting continues]
[chanting continues]
This little eagle is not ready.
- Huh?
- [growls] Eagle Killah!
- [both grunt]
- [snaps]
- Ah!
- [crowd gasps]
- The Eagle is done!
- [crowd] Oh!
The Bear has won!
Call it, ref man.
- [Maya groans, whimpers]
- Stay down,
or I have to break the rest of you, girl.
Do you give up, Eagle Claw?
[crowd chanting] Eagle Claw!
[chanting] Eagle Claw!
[growls, huffs]
- [chanting continues]
- Huh?
[Maya groans]
The Mighty Eagle is not done!
- [growls]
- [knuckles crack]
- [growls]
- [knuckles crack]
- [yells]
- [snarls]
[Maya yelling]
[crowd whimpering]
[slow motion yelling]
- [squish]
- [slow motion grunting]
[sounds fade]
[Queen] Ay, for the gods' sake, Maya!
- This is how you found her, Chiapa?
- [gentle music plays]
- [Chiapa whines]
- [chuckles] I'm sure she'll be fine.
And what about
her dislocated shoulder? Hm?
Oh! Uh [chuckles nervously]
We wait for the healers?
- [Queen groans]
- [crunches]
- [dramatic sting]
- [grunts]
I didn't sneak out
to the fighting pits, I swear!
[Queen] Ay, Maya,
we were so worried about you.
You could have died in that ring!
[chuckles] Ho, ho, ho!
Please tell me you won.
- [gasps]
- [growls]
[stammers] Oh, Mama, I was trying
You know, I was trying to win
that gold for the orphanage.
[sighs] Don't use those kids as an excuse.
You were fighting
for nothing more than glory.
- There's nothing sweeter than glory!
- [heroic music plays]
[gasps] Which is not
the right thing to think.
Mija, I've dreamt of your coronation
for 15 years.
I don't want to be like you.
A A diplomat who does nothing
but sit around talking
while the warriors
get to have epic adventures.
Is that what you think I do?
- Um, yeah.
- Maya, respect your mother.
Mama, what happened to you?
You were a warrior once.
You trained me to fight.
So you could protect yourself,
not fight in the pits!
[sighs] It's the closest thing
I'll ever get to being
To be a a true Eagle Warrior.
It's not fair that my brothers
get to go on epic quests,
but I have to stay cooped up
in a palace because
[sighs]because I'm a princess.
Ay, mija, it's not because
you're a princess.
It's because your brothers
are the jaguars from the prophecy.
Ugh! [mocking] "The prophecy."
A Great Eagle King, me,
and his three jaguar sons, your brothers,
would one day battle the dark gods
to save the world of man.
[dramatically] Dun, dun, dun!
And what if the Great Prophecy
was just a made-up story?
[gasps] Maya!
- Papa, what if the gods don't even exist?
- [gasps]
[Jaguars gasp]
[sighs] Come on, mijos.
[snarls softly]
[sighs deeply] Being a leader
is more than just fighting.
It's about sacrifice.
It's just not fair!
No more of this Eagle Warrior nonsense.
Look at me, niña.
Maya will never fight again.
[quietly] I hate you.
I wish you weren't my mother.
- Mama, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to
- Maid, take Maya to my dressing room.
[groans softly]
Do what you must
to make her look like a princess.
[water dripping]
- [exhales] You're new, aren't you?
- [woman] Yes, my lady.
[woman humming "Bolom Chon"]
Hey, that's my favorite melody.
Mine too.
Some say it was here before the world
and will remain after it ends.
[clears throat]
Pardon me
for speaking out of turn, my lady,
but it's clear your parents love you
to the sun and back.
The gods have blessed you all.
[sighs] I guess.
Tu mamáonly wants what's best for you.
I shouldn't have said that to her.
It's just, I don't wanna be a diplomat.
If they would only give me a chance
[sighs]I could be a great Eagle Warrior.
Maya, the queen has fought many battles.
Maybe you should listen to her wisdom.
Oh, who asked you?
Niña! [gasps, stammers]
I'm so sorry, my queen.
Hold on. No, no, no. I'm sorry, I
- [groans] Can this day be any worse?
- [water dripping]
- [shrieks]
- [epic flute music plays]
[all chanting] Teca! Teca! Teca! Teca!
- Teca! Teca! Teca! Teca! Teca! Teca!
- [people cheering]
[spears thud]
Behold, mi amor, the other kingdoms
have all come to honor our daughter.
This is even better than I dreamt.
Look, look! The Gran Bruja
and the Wizard Council is here.
[calm drum beat playing]
Zapote, the air doesn't feel right.
- [groans]
- Sensing a great darkness around us.
Ugh, this again.
"Oh no! A great darkness."
"Oh, ho, ho, ho!"
"I'm sensing disturbances in the forces!"
So tired.
- [snaps fingers]
- [yelps] Ribbit.
Oh! And the King and the Princess
of the Barbarians actually showed up!
[groans] Barbarian King is hungry.
Ay, Papa, we just ate!
- Does daughter want king to starve?
- [stomach growls]
- [groans]
- [axes clatter]
By the gods!
The Jungle Lands' Widdle Queen is here!
Did you say Widdle Queen?
Yeah, 'cause she's so little and cute.
She's the Widdle Queen.
It's It's the Widow Queen.
Yeah, because all the men around her
- [dramatically]die mysteriously.
- [teeth chattering]
Look, Fabiola. The Teca princess
will be crowned right there.
And we get a front-row seat. [giggles]
- [stomach growls]
- [exclaims in Spanish]
Crown the Teca princess now!
- So we can food!
- Ay, Papa!
[playing royal fanfare]
In the name of all the gods,
I present to you our daughter,
- Maya!
- [all cheering]
[sighs] Yes, I know.
Perhaps Mama is right.
It's just, my whole life's about to change
and there's nothing I can do about it.
[Chiapa grunts]
Thanks for listening, Chiapa.
[breathes deeply]
All right. No more warrior.
I'm a diplomat for my kingdom.
- [people cheering loudly]
- [regal music plays]
[inhales deeply]
Here we go.
She looks
- Like a real
- Princess.
- [clatters]
- Ow!
- [all gasp]
- [music stops]
- Dang it.
- [Jaguars] Maya! Are you okay?
- Can we help you?
- [whispers] Oh, no. Gracias.
[regal music resumes]
I got this.
- Go, Maya.
- [people cheering]
Lo, a new day has begun.
Princess Maya will be the sun!
- [laughs happily]
- [people cheering]
[speaking Spanish]
- Yeah, yeah, yeah!
- [chuckles]
[distant growl]
[gasps] Oh no!
Fly away! Fly away! Fly away!
[regal music continues]
Are you ready to carry
the weight of the crown, mija?
If it is to be, it is up to me.
- [rumbling]
- [gasps]
[people screaming]
[loud booms]
- [people gasp]
- [thunder cracks]
[thunder rumbling]
- [gasps]
- Ay, Fabiola, coming here was a mistake.
See, Zapote? I knew something was wrong.
[mocking] Oh, ribbit, ribbit, ribbit.
- [shouts] Ribbit!
- Ooh! Maybe we do the fightings today!
[loud, warbling bellow]
- [all growling]
- [roars]
- [spears banging shields]
- [all grunting in rhythm]
[all chanting] Teca!
Teca! Teca! Teca! Teca!
- [sounds fade]
- [footsteps clicking]
Can this be?
The gods have sent their own emissary?
The prophecy
[gasps]it is upon us.
[thuds loudly]
- [wind gusting]
- [boots clinking]
- [thuds loudly]
- [thunder cracks]
[people gasp]
[warriors] For Teca!
[grunting rhythmically]
- Oh, get behind us.
- But
Get behind us, Maya.
[Chiapa snarls]
[Zatz] Great King and Queen of Teca!
Allow me to introduce myself.
I am Zatz, the Prince of Bats.
[dramatic whoosh]
[bats screeching]
- [people gasp]
- I am but an emissary for Lord Mictlan.
- [all gasp]
- [groans]
Why are you here now?
We have done nothing but honor the gods.
Please, allow me to escort
the honorable Princess Maya
to her rightful kingdom in the underworld.
My rightful kingdom?
And once in the underworld,
Princess Maya will be sacrificed.
- [all gasp]
- [groans]
[Jaguars] Sacrificed?
- [snarls uncertainly]
- Alas, Lady Micte,
Maya's true mother,
shall welcome her to the endless death.
[Jaguars gasp] True mother?
- Mama, what is he saying?
- Everything will be all right, mija.
Chiapa, stay to protect Maya.
Jaguars, on my command, we move.
[Zatz] Now, please allow me
to escort Princess Maya.
I promise you,
no harm will come to anyone.
But you resist,
and I swear you will all die.
[all gasp]
[gasps] Don't look.
In the name of Teca, attack!
[high-pitched battle cry]
[battle cries]
- [battle cries become snarls]
- [screeches]
- Lance!
- Daggers!
- Shield!
- [grunts]
I can defend our people too!
Listen to me, Maya. It is not our place.
Let your father and brothers handle this.
- [bellowing]
- [gasps]
- [people scream]
- [bellow reverberates]
- [gasps]
- [loud booms]
[people screaming]
- [loud thudding]
- [bats screeching]
[people gasp]
[dramatic music plays]
You left me no choice.
- [hand thuds]
- [gasps]
By the gods.
[stone giants snarling]
- [footsteps thudding]
- I can help!
Boys, get the Bat Prince.
[laughs excitedly]
- I'll take the stone giants.
- Got it!
Behold the might of Teca!
- Lance!
- Daggers!
- [battle cries]
- [clangs]
[King caws]
- [heroic music playing]
- [grunts]
[chuckles] Oh!
Ooh! Whoo, come and get some!
Ooph! You missed me! Ay!
Missed again!
[giant fist thuds]
Eagle Claw!
[laughs] D'oh!
[all gasp]
[mysterious music plays]
[stone grinds]
- [heroic music plays]
- [laughs]
Eagle Claw! [grunts]
Ooph! [laughs]
Too slow! [gasps]
- [stone arm thuds]
- Aha!
Taste the prophecy!
- [in high voice] Taste it!
- [Zatz grunting]
I will not fight you.
You'll never take our sister alive.
A bat is no match
for three supermacho jaguars!
Go back to whatever cave
you flew out of, vampiro.
Know the Kingdom of Teca
does not fear the dark gods!
- Even really handsome ones.
- [clangs]
- [shouts]
- [clangs]
My jaguar brothers and I
were born and trained our whole lives
to fight scum like you!
We are done here.
[gasps] Brothers!
That prince is good.
- Yeah. He fights pretty well too.
- Huh?
Hey! Over here, stone face!
- [stone crumbles]
- [yells]
[screams, laughs]
Ooph! [groans in pain]
- Papa!
- [all grunting]
- Ándale, Chiapa!
- [roars]
[stone crumbling]
[chuckles] Hey, niño vampiro,
is that all the gods sent?
- Teca!
- Teca!
That's impressive,
especially for an old guy.
Perhaps the Teca prophecy is upon us.
I will not fight you, King Teca.
It is clear you're hurt.
[laughs] Listen here, boy.
You tell your gods
that if they want my daughter,
they will have to rip her away
from my cold, dead arms.
Am I understood, boy?
- [grunts]
- [Chiapa snarls]
- Papa! Are you okay?
- [groans in pain]
I assure you,
the god of war will not be pleased.
Be well, Princess Maya.
[eerie music plays]
I'll see you soon.
- [all gasp]
- But the prophecy
[gasps, speaks Spanish]
[gasps] Your hand, my love.
Ah, I have another one just like it.
- [groan]
- [both gasp]
- Did we win?
- My gods!
- See how good family fight together?
- [sighs]
Teca princess
will be the end of her kingdom.
What a shame.
Bye-bye, Tecas.
- This is madness!
- [people gasp]
The god of war will be furious,
and it's all your fault, Princess Maya!
- [sighs]
- [King clears throat]
Brothers and sisters!
- This is war!
- [dramatic music plays]
- [people gasp]
- [Queen] Now more than ever,
we must stand together! [echoes]
I will lead us all to an epic victory!
[voice echoes]
Will the alliance join us?
[voice echoes]
[rooster chirps]
- We fight!
- [ax whooshes]
Ay. This is not our battle.
We not fight!
Brothers and sisters,
you know we would fight for you.
- At times like these, we must [gasps]
- You must fight for us! [echoes]
- [music softens]
- [Queen] Maya!
[people chattering uncertainly]
This is not how we ask for help.
[growls] Ah, we don't need
your help, cowards!
- [growls]
- Ay
Ah! Easy, husband. Rest.
- We'll figure something out, Papa.
- There's nothing to figure out.
We're going to war with the gods.
For you, Maya.
[Zatz' horn bellows]
- [snarls]
- [dramatic music plays]
[eerie sting]
[sinister music plays]
[flames whoosh]
[music intensifies, fades]
[doors thud]
[ominous whooshing]
[flames crackling]
- [thuds]
- [power hums loudly]
[exciting heavy metal music plays]
[Zatz] Hmm
[both shouting]
[beak thudding]
[growls, munches]
It is done, Lord Mictlan.
[dramatic whoosh]
Just as you planned, husband.
All of the Teca army are marching
through the Endless Forest, my lord.
[growls] I can already
taste their fear, mi amor.
[eerie whoosh]
[speaking Spanish]
[chuckles, speaks Spanish]
They do not know what they do.
Your half-breed daughter, she will be
a delicious sacrifice, beloved.
Anything for you, beloved.
- [speaks Spanish]
- [bats screeching]
Perhaps showing the humans mercy
General Camazotz,
the only mercy in war is death.
- [laughs]
- [gasps]
[Camazotz laughs]
- And I shall be relentless
- [grinds]
in my mercy. [growling]
Don't wait up, my darling.
For tonight, I pay a visit
to an old acquaintance of yours. [echoes]
[closing theme music plays]
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