The Dragon Prince (2018) s03e02 Episode Script

The Crown

1 Ba-bum.
Previously on The Dragon Prince I'm not going with you to Xadia.
I have to face my responsibility.
Now that I'm king, I have to go home.
Maybe I can help the world better from the throne.
I can do whatever I can to stop the war.
This is it, Callum.
Soren, what did Dad ask you to do? Kill the princes.
They must be in Xadia by now.
Someday, we'll make it there.
I don't know if I'm ready for this, Bait.
Oh Oh, man.
This is crazy, Rayla! Everything here radiates with Primal Energy.
- Yup.
That's Xadia.
- Wait.
What? You're kidding me.
You are kidding me! Magic dirt? What? Save some of that googly-eyed amazement for later.
We still have a mission.
I'm taking you to my home.
The other elves will help us get Zym to the Dragon Queen as fast as possible.
And if we get home by dusk, I can show you something special.
- Really? What is it? - It's a surprise.
You're home now, Zym.
May I offer His Majesty a freshly baked jelly tart? Uh, really? It's okay? Um, sure.
The king requests a tart of jelly! Of course.
May I have another? The king requests another tart of jelly! You don't have to repeat everything I say.
The king requests that you stop repeating! Uh I realized as soon as I said it.
You may have as many tarts as you care for.
Corvus! All packed for your journey to the throne? Would you like a tart of jelly? No, thanks.
Don't worry, we can have as many as we want! I wasn't worried.
Good morning, King Ezran.
High Council meetings are attended by the council itself and necessary security, and no others, unless specifically requested by the king.
Oh, well, I'd, uh I'd like to request Corvus to come.
That checks out.
Well, what do we do now? The first order of business is to review messages received by the kingdom.
Crow Lord? Crow Lord! Oh! Sorry, the Crow Lord isn't here.
He's taking a personal day.
And you are? The Crow Master.
It's similar, kind of like his number two.
If the Crow Lord were to die, or to be otherwise incapacitated Okay, yes, I think we understand.
Can you please read the king his messages? It's so small.
There can't be too much stuff, right? You have 417 unread messages.
Your Majesty, if the king so desires, we could begin with the messages marked "urgent.
" Uh I do so desire.
That checks out.
It plays music! Yup.
It's a melodaisy.
You're pushing us to move too fast.
You know, there's a human saying, "Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses.
" Or listen to them, or whatever.
Maybe you're right, Callum.
Did you know there's a Xadian flower with a more fascinating scent than anything in the human kingdoms? Go ahead, stop and smell this one.
Ugh! What was that? Some call them flatu-lillies, toot-lips, peri-stinkles.
They go by many names, but at the end of the day, it's a fart flower.
Zym, no! Ugh! It's even worse.
I wish Ez were here to smell this.
He'd love it.
Oh, dear.
Um uh What's wrong? I'm not really comfortable reading some of these things out loud.
Well, can you summarize? There have been some bad events.
Maybe we should just wait for the Crow Lord to return, so he can, uh Ugh, give me that.
This one also has similar bad events.
What? There have been attacks in other kingdoms.
Successful attacks.
King Florian and Queen Fareeda are dead.
King Ahling is gravely injured.
It appears that Xadia is waging war on all of humanity.
We are in the middle of an important discussion! We've arrested two traitors.
We need the king's judgement immediately.
- How are we going to get down? - To go down, we need to go up.
This must be the biggest tree in the world.
- What do you call it? - A tree.
Up we go! Uh What's going on? Why are they chained up? Your Majesty, they're Lord Viren's children.
- So what? - The high mage is in prison for treason.
We suspect they were involved in his conspiracy.
No, you've got it all wrong.
When Dad sent us after the princes Viren sent you after the princes? Uh Uh "Sent" is a strong word.
My point is, he wanted us to rescue the princes, not kill them! "Kill them"? Who said anything about killing the princes? No one.
That's what I'm saying.
Or not saying.
Ugh, Soren, help! Tell them we didn't do anything wrong.
King Ezran, they need to be locked away.
Give the order.
But I'm not really sure what they were trying to do.
Ezran, please, we talked about this Silence! My king, you need to make a decision.
Okay, but let them rest while I decide.
Get them some food.
Thank you, Ezran.
This is a mistake.
They're too dangerous.
You can't just release them.
Fine, fine, keep the chains on.
Until I can make up my mind.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
Ugh! How long are they going to keep us like this? We're prisoners in our own home.
Well, at least we have bread.
They're still going to give us bread in the dungeon, right? We're not going to the dungeon, Soren! We didn't do anything wrong.
Claudia, I told you, Dad wanted me to kill the princes.
That means we're guilty.
At least I am.
No, you're not.
I don't know if you misunderstood, or mis-remembered, or mis-listened, but there's no way Dad would tell you to do that.
It doesn't matter anyway.
Dad's in prison, and everyone's telling Ezran we're guilty, too.
Ezran thinks for himself.
He'll see through this mess, and he'll do the right thing.
Why are you stacking the bread like that? It's a bread sandwich.
Ugh! King Ezran, a visitor has arrived.
Prince Kasef of Neolandia, eldest son of King Ahling.
Prince Kasef, I heard about what happened to your father.
I'm so sorry.
Thank you for your condolences.
And the tragedy of your father's loss breaks my heart.
But the important thing is that we're here now.
I'm happy to meet you.
My army stands outside your city gates, at the ready.
At the ready? What do you mean? Forgive me, but was it not a week ago your regent called on us to unite against the rising Xadian threat? Uh I'm not sure.
Xadia has attacked the human kingdoms.
All of us.
There must be a proportionate response.
I'm sorry, but, um, I'm kind of new at this.
I'm not really sure what you mean.
What kind of response? War.
What? No.
The people of the human kingdoms and Xadia want peace.
Am I missing something? Why is the child on the throne now? Isn't there an adult advisor I can speak with? I'm right here.
You can speak with me.
If you can't take action against Xadia, you have failed as a king.
And you have failed as a son.
Enough! You have a disagreement, but you are in the court of King Ezran.
Who are you to interrupt a royal discussion? I'm Corvus.
I was specifically requested.
I'm sure once King Ezran has had proper council, he will make the correct choice.
I will remain in Katolis awaiting your decision.
Get ready.
Hold on tight.
- Uh, are you sure this is safe? - As long as you hold on tight.
- Oh, sorry.
I didn't mean to - It's okay.
It was a bumpy ride.
May I join you? Sure.
Have a seat.
- I noticed you aren't wearing it.
- Wearing what? Ezran, the crown is a heavy burden to carry.
There's so much happening.
I don't know what to do.
There's no shame if you aren't yet ready.
No one blames you for being a child.
I feel like I'm letting everyone down.
- There may be a way out.
- What? There are capable people around you who can take up the burden of ruling for a few years, while you just focus on growing up.
You're saying a regent? Yes.
Someone you trust.
You choose who it is.
For a few years.
The crown will be here for you when you're ready.
Just think about it.
This is so much to handle.
So what do you say, Bait? Be my regent? I agree.
You'd be a tyrant.
We made it just in time.
So, what did you want to show me? I used to come to this meadow when I was a kid.
I would spend hours on my own, exploring and making all kinds of colorful little friends.
Friends? What is it? It's an adoraburr.
They're so cute! Look! They stick together.
I thought you'd like them.
I love them.
That's nice.
No, really, that look suits you.
Hey Hey, these things come off, right? Have you given thought to what we discussed? I have.
And I have something to say.
All of you knew King Harrow as a great king.
He was a leader, a warrior, and a champion.
But I knew him as my dad, who loved me and my brother and our mom.
And sometimes told really bad jokes.
I didn't see everything he had to do as king, but I do know that my dad had to make very hard decisions.
I'm just a kid.
I haven't fought in any battles.
I haven't read many books of wisdom.
I haven't gone through the things that made my father the king he was.
So, I've decided that I don't have to be the king my father was.
My father made choices to keep fighting battles that started hundreds of years before he was born.
To punish enemies for crimes their parents committed.
I don't want to be that kind of king.
Set them free.
Soren and Claudia will not pay for the mistakes their father made.
But Your Highness, they are criminals.
Take their chains off! Katolis will not go to war.
I'm sorry about what happened to your father, and what happened to mine, but we don't have to avenge them.
We don't have to strike back.
We can choose peace.
King Ezran, I admire your courage.
But peace will require just as much strength as war.
Are you prepared to defend it? Yes.
I am.