Sonic Prime (2022) s01e05 Episode Script

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

You're just another Scavenger,
like the rest of them.
[battle cry]
[Sonic] Can I open my eyes now?
[Amy] No, Sonic, not yet.
[Sonic] Amy, you better not be tricking
me into the water again.
[Amy] No trick, Sonic.
Trust me. You're gonna love it.
Okay, open them!
You got me the Palm Tree?
So it is a trick.
No, Sonic, it's not a trick.
But I already have a palm tree.
That one. And that one.
And those over there.
The gift isn't just the tree.
It's all the memories
we've made around that tree.
Like that time when you bet me
I couldn't fly up to the top
by the time you
ran home and back.
You still owe me, by the way.
And the time we worked together
to make Amy
that coconut cream pie.
Or when I saw you
buy a coconut cream pie
and tell Amy you made it.
Or that time I laughed so hard,
chili shot out my nose.
[laughs] I still can't smell.
Yeah, really good times.
Right, Sonic?
Come on, guys, don't you think
you're all being a little too
I don't know
Look, I get it.
Tree. Friendship. Memories.
Chili dogs!
[chomping and slurping]
I guess you don't get it,
do you, Sonic?
[opening theme music playing]
Ahh! [grunts]
[Thorn Rose yells]
Yes! The power to regenerate
the jungle in a single strike.
Oh! I could get used to this!
Finally, I can shut them out.
All of them.
They'll never harm
the jungle again.
Uh, what was that now?
Let's see what
this hammer can do!
Not good.
[grunts] Thorn, wait!
How many times
do I have to tell you?
I'm not your enemy!
Come on, Thorn,
you gotta trust me!
Hand over
the pretty crystal thingy.
You're a fool
if you think I'd give you
the heart of the jungle
when I'm so close.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! So close to what?
Where are you going?
To do what I must
to protect the Green forever.
"Protect the Green"?
[gasps] The Scavengers!
Sorry, Thorny,
I don't want to hurt you,
but I won't let you
hurt anyone else.
Ha! Then you
don't have a choice.
Get in my way again,
and I won't be so forgiving.
Thorn! Wait!
Maybe it's not so bad.
The Scavengers
have dealt with her before.
They'll be fine!
It's not like they're just
sitting around eating bark.
- [chomping]
- Mmm. It's good bark.
I gotta get outta here!
There's no roof! Of course!
Wow, I really should have
thought of that sooner.
- [chirping]
- Hey, how's it going?
I'm free!
Gotta go fast!

You again.
Yep, me again.
Look, I don't want to hurt you!
But I'm taking that hammer!
The only thing you're
going to take is a beating!
- [groans]
- [grunts]
Wow, that's
some grip you have.
Have you Ahhh!
I could do this all day!
Yay! Oh! [grunts]
- Ow!
- [shrieks]
[grunts, strains]
Ha ha!
- [yells]
- Whaa! Hey!
- Whoa!
- Hi-yahh!
[Sonic] Ahh!
It'll take more than getting
a few splinters to stop me.
[Rose Thorn] Yahh!
[rumbling in distance]
See? I told you.
It's the trees coming to get us.
- [Rose Thorn grunts]
- Whoa!
[grunts] Ow!
No, no, no, no, no, no!
[groans, gasps]
Well, look what
the cat dragged in.
I did not.
It's an expression.
What are you doing here?
The last time we saw you,
you were with the monster,
betraying us.
You got it backwards, bud.
I didn't betray you.
I went to get the Shard,
the thing you were
supposed to help me get?
So you're not after our bark?
No one wants your bark!
What's your point?
My point is,
she's on her way here!
Whatever your beef is,
you gotta squash it, pronto!
What's all this about beef?
What I'm saying is, you need
to find some common ground!
"Common ground"?!
We live in the trees!
This guy's paranoid.
Are you kidding me?!
You don't understand.
There is no common ground.
Not anymore.
[soft music]
We used to be friends.
Now I can barely
remember a time
when we all got along.
Sharing the spoils
of the jungle.
Taking only
what we needed to survive.
[Prim Rouge] Then, one day
[Prim Rouge] she chose
the jungle over us,
chasing us up into the canopy,
where we've been ever since.
You can't find
common ground with a monster.
I can't believe that.
Amy has to be in there.
You have to
make peace with Thorn.
No. We're done with her.
Look, we talk to her as friends
and we try to get her
to listen to reason. Right?
Yeah? Are you with me?
- Uh
- [chitters]
Uh, you should have
listened to me!
[Sonic] Let's go, you two!
Do we have a choice?
- Nope.
- Finally!
Okay, here's the plan.
We go in gently
[battle cry]
[Sonic groans]
[falling cries]
[Prim Rouge] Attack!
Maybe follow my lead this time?
- I vote yes.
- [all] Yes.
All right! Follow me!
It's dark.
Too dark.
Or she's making us
think it's too dark!
Yeah, no, it's definitely dark.
Well, well, well
look what
the hedgehog dragged in.
Okay, be cool. Act natural.
Hey, Thorn. [chuckles]
We just want to
have a friendly chit-chat.
Remember those?
[imitating Prim] Hi, Thorn,
I love the bird you're riding.
[imitating Thorn] Thanks, Prim,
Birdie is one of a kind.
That's an excellent treetop
village you built.
Thanks, it does the job.
Why are we arguing again?
I have no idea.
Hugs? Huggsies!
[normal voice]
We start there, then move on
to a constructive conversational
volley about our issues,
minus the [grunts]
Oh, I'll get you!
Okay, look,
despite the last several
oh, I don't know how long
we're all really
good friends here. Yeah? Right?
So let's talk this through,
come to a peaceful agreement,
and who knows?
Maybe by the end of it,
we'll all be laughing.
What is there to talk about?
See? We're talking!
Now, Amy would probably say
we should talk about
our feelings.
Our "feelings"?
Feelings like a trap to me.
Ugh. Okay look, I'll go first.
I feel like, um
Like you don't know
what you're doing?
I'm trying!
I feel like this
would be easier
if you didn't
interrupt me all the time!
And I feel like this is
harder than it looks,
even though Amy
makes it look so easy.
- Now you go.
- Me?
Sure. Go ahead.
there's no wrong way to feel.
She's distracted! Now!
- [grunting]
- Hey!
You voted to follow my lead!
I feel angry!
Okay, I get it, you're angry.
But what happened to
the not-fighting part?
They've proven
they can't be trusted.
And now at last, it ends!
What did you do?
I I did what I had to.
This should keep
the Scavengers above the canopy.
Where they belong!
Thorn, You destroyed their home.
They'll starve!
If that's what it takes
to save the jungle
[sighs]so be it.
No, no, no!
Ugh, why are
none of you getting this?
You need to figure out
a way to live,
all of you, together!
What do you know
about togetherness?
Okay, open them.
But I already have a palm tree.
The gift isn't just the tree.
It's all the memories
we've made around that tree.
It's the tree that
binds us all together.
Thorn, everything is connected
you, me, the Green,
even the Scavengers.
We're all a part of something
bigger than ourselves.
[scoffs] What a bunch of
sentimental garbage!
But you told me that.
No matter.
With the Heart of the Jungle,
I have the power
to make sure the Green
never gets hurt again.
I'm done with you.
You're done with me?
Fine! I'm going to talk
to the Great Green!
You stay away
from the Great Green!
Faster, Birdie!
Give it all you've got.
Oh, Birdie! I'm sorry!
But you have to keep going.
He's probably at
the Great Green by now!

Ugh, not getting
much light are you?
Man, it's gotten so dark,
even Thorn has lost her way.
But don't worry,
I've got a plan.
You're in it.
I know, just trust me.
Get away.
From my tree!
Make me!
Whoa?! That thing can fly?!
Face it, Thorny!
You know I'm right!
How dare you disrespect
the Great Green!
There it is.
Don't worry, tree, I got this.
Here I am, Thorny!
Take your best shot.
[battle cry]
I think. We'll see.
What have I done?
How did this happen?
All I ever wanted
was to protect the green
and now I've ruined it.
We used to be friends.
- [chirping]
- There used to be balance.
[tree breaking]
But after a while,
all I saw was
the constant taking, taking.
Finally realizing that
they were depleting
our resources.
They take but never give back.
Never giving it rest.
Never giving it respect.
They were killing the jungle.
I couldn't take it any longer.
I snapped and became a monster.
[battle cry]
I couldn't sit back
and let it happen.
But I could never get back
to who I used to be.
- [grunts]
I I didn't see it like that.
I'm sorry, Thorn.
I didn't know. I

Go. Up there.
Stretch your wings.
Go ahead.
- [bright music]
- [cawing]
You, too.
You just gotta
spin your little tails.
It got so dark, I lost myself.
It was selfish to keep
Birdie from flying
while trying to shut
you all out.
You were right
to defend the jungle,
but the thing is,
this jungle is unnatural.
The Shard, it knocked
everything out of balance,
including your friendships.
How do we start over?
Well, my friend Amy would say,
"Talk to each other."
But she's a little corny.
I don't know.
She sounds pretty great.
You are.

We have to acknowledge
our part in this
if we're ever
going to live in harmony.
Me, too.
[frog croaks]
I'm not crying, you're crying.
Oh, snap! The Shard!
These two'll find it.
Sorry, friends, gotta go!
Gotta go fast!
Little Birdie told me
where the Shard is! Yes!
Speeding dogs don't lie!
Sonic! I'm lost in the void!
- Shadow?!
- You have to keep moving!
Ha-how could? Whoa!
I'm back in New Yolk City?
How did I end up back?
[battle cry]
For a better tomorrow!
Who's with me?
Oh, no.
[closing theme music playing]
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