Unicorn Academy (2023) s01e01 Episode Script

Episode 1

[magical tinkling]
[unicorn neighs]
[magical music plays]
[fate fairy] It's time.
[uplifting music plays]
[unicorn neighs]
[unicorn neighs]
[unicorn neighs]
[uplifting music continues]
[unicorns neigh]
[uplifting music continues]
[music fades]
[gentle music plays]
[lively music plays]
[laughs] Attagirl!
-Hyah! This way. Let's go.
-[horse neighs]
[lively music continues]
Last jump. Let's make it a good one.
[strains and grunts]
[gentle music plays]
[music fades]
[boy] Aw, man.
Mom's gonna freak when she finds out
you took Mary Lou off the ranch.
Just guessing since she said,
"Don't even think about
taking Mary Lou off the ranch."
Luckily, Mom never has to find out.
She's making dinner. You know
lasagna always gets the better of
-[Mom coughs]
It did. I ordered pizza.
Which I will bring inside.
Hey, Mom. Whoa!
Uh-uh. No, don't "Hey, Mom" me.
How many times have I told you
not to go riding off the ranch?
But Mary Lou needed to stretch her legs.
I just took her out on the trail.
Dad and I used to ride it all the time.
Sophia, I'm just trying to keep you safe.
I'm a good rider, Mom.
You don't have to worry about me.
[scoffs] Really? Last week
you rode in a thunderstorm
to catch a chicken that got out.
The week before,
you played tag with a bull.
-Fair point.
-[Mom chuckles]
Why can't you ever do some
non-dangerous, typical teenager stuff?
You could make some friends,
go to the movies, have sleepovers.
Friends are overrated.
I'm more of a likeably rebellious loner
with a love of adventure
that drives her mom nuts.
You've got that right.
Oh, and about you sneaking out?
[Sophia] Grounded?
-[Mom] Yep.
-[Sophia] I figured.
[Sophia yawns]
-Morning, Dad.
I got it.
[suspenseful music plays]
[magical music plays]
[music fades]
Better hurry if you want pancakes.
Your brother's a flapjack fiend.
What's that?
I don't know.
[magical music plays]
[cogs whir]
[Sophia] Oh!
"We are pleased to invite you
to attend Nuncior Academy,
the world's leading school
for promising equestrian riders."
A school where I get to ride all day?
It looks amazing. Can I go?
-Can I have her room?
-[Sophia laughs]
What about your school here?
They don't let me bring a horse to class.
And it's not like anyone would miss me.
But I would miss you.
Marco would miss you.
The new bedroom would heal the pain.
I'll go finish my pancakes.
Mom, I know you worry about me,
but I just have this feeling
that I'm meant to do this.
I'm sorry, but I don't think
this is a good idea.
Wh what? Seriously?
Mom, this is a riding academy.
This is my dream. Dad would want me to go.
-If he were here, he'd
-But he's not.
Our family has lost enough.
I don't want you leaving, Sophia.
[melancholy music plays]
[Sophia sighs] I hope
I didn't get you in trouble yesterday.
Mom doesn't get how much
we need to run sometimes.
-Remember our rides with Dad?
-[Mary Lou whinnies]
He always said I was destined
for something extraordinary.
I just wish I knew what it was.
[sighs] Do you ever feel like
there has to be more out there?
Like there's something inside of you
that's bursting to come out?
[chicken clucks]
[giggles] You too, huh?
[magical music plays]
[Sophia] It feels like the light burning
Brighter and brighter ♪
A feeling I just can't ignore ♪
A pull to keep riding
Towards the horizon ♪
To places I've not been before ♪
A world to explore ♪
I've got to explore ♪
You know in those books
Where they're chasing adventure? ♪
That story is calling to me ♪
If I know one thing ♪
It's that staying in one place
Won't teach a girl anything ♪
I need to explore ♪
I'm ready for more ♪
I have this dream of what could be ♪
A fire that's burning to be set free ♪
There's a light inside of me ♪
I feel the powerful winds of change
Guiding me somewhere ♪
I know. It sounds strange.
Could this be fate calling for me? ♪
My destiny? ♪
And should I just follow this light
Inside of me? ♪
There's got to be more ♪
Got to be more ♪
I have this dream of what could be ♪
A fire that's burning to be set free ♪
There's a light inside of me ♪
Who am I meant to be? ♪
The light burning inside of me ♪
Is that what they call destiny? ♪
[melancholy music plays]
[Sophia] Oh.
Uh, uh
[Mom] I miss him too.
I can't believe it's been five years.
[gentle music plays]
He'd love that you still
wear the necklace he gave you.
You were his shining star.
[chuckles] He'd also get a kick
out of you wearing his old shirt,
but it's definitely due for a wash.
When we'd ride together,
it felt like I could do anything.
Like the whole world
was there in my reach.
[sighs] Sometimes I just want
to try and feel that again.
He loved you so much, Sophia.
He had so many dreams for you.
He would tell me you were destined
for something
[both] Extraordinary.
You remind me so much of him.
Do you know your dad
also went to a riding academy?
Really? Wait.
What do you mean "also"?
[Mom chuckles]
[gentle music continues]
Better get some sleep.
We've got a lot of packing to do tomorrow
if you're going off to a new school.
[laughs] Thank you, thank you, thank you!
[music fades]
[gentle music plays]
[Mom] We're here.
There's my ride!
[Marco] Whoa!
Your school bus is a boat?
Sophia, we're going to miss you.
So call. A lot.
I promise.
[gentle music continues]
[sighs] Now, it's all on you to get into
a little trouble while I'm gone.
[gentle music plays]
Thanks for the lift. I'm Soph
[engine revs]
[gentle music plays]
[chuckles] I've heard of driverless cars,
but driverless boats?
This academy is fancy.
[magical tinkling]
Uh Whoa!
[mysterious music plays]
[Sophia] What is happening?
[Sophia yells]
[Sophia] Whoa!
[uplifting music plays]
[Sophia] Whoo-hoo!
[breathes deeply]
[uplifting music continues]
What kind of school is this?
[music fades]
[Sophia] Whoa.
Okay, Sophia. You fell asleep,
and this is totally just a dream.
-[male voice] Hello!
Oh, it's no dream.
But what a delightfully dreamy day.
Sunshine with a crisp breeze.
Did you have a pleasant trip?
It was great. Thank you.
But, uh, quick question.
Where am I? Who are you? And when
did they invent flying fairy-winged boats?
Oh my! The tock is ticking.
[jaunty music plays]
If you would please follow me.
Uh, h hey!
I'm Fernakus. Welcome.
We dwerpins have been assisting the
day-to-day at the academy for generations.
Dwerpins? What Sorry.
Uh, w w wait!
Look, Fernakus,
my brain's about to explode.
I thought I was going to a riding academy.
You know, horses, a stable.
I have the invitation right here.
"We are pleased to invite you to attend"
[Sophia gasps]
"Unicorn Academy"?
[uplifting music plays]
Come. Come. Orientation will begin
in a few wiggles and a shake.
Uh, s sorry. Uh, unicorns?
[scoffs] No. No way.
Oh, I see.
You're one of those goof-maloofs
who grew up believing
that there's no such thing as magic,
that unicorns aren't real.
Well, because they're not.
Ha! Next you'll be telling me
that dwerpins don't have two left feet.
Wait. Do they?
Mum's the word about this place.
-But magic is real as you or me.
And Unicorn Island
is the source of it all.
-Excuse me.
-Oh. Oh!
Oh! Ow.
Ooh, I love your shirt.
-Purple is one of my 19 favorite colors.
I'm Ava. It's so nice to meet you.
Um, okay.
I'm Sophia.
Ooh, I have loved unicorns
for literally forever.
Can you believe we're actually here?
Uh, no. I I don't believe any of this.
Oh, you're not a legacy.
My brothers went here,
and when I got my invitation,
they secretly told me everything.
You must be totally confused
and weirded out.
[chuckles] Uh, just a little.
[bells chime]
[Ava giggles]
[thrilling music plays]
[students gasp]
Those are unicorns.
Real unicorns?
[unicorn snorts]
Welcome all to Unicorn Academy.
[unicorn neighs]
Pinch me!
Hmm. It should look a bit more festive
on such an important day.
Don't you agree, Ethera?
[Ethera neighs]
[magical music plays]
[Ethera snorts]
[students] Whoa!
That's more like it.
I'm Ms. Primrose,
head teacher at Unicorn Academy.
And this is Unicorn Island.
All the world's magic comes from here.
And unicorns are its protectors,
the only creatures mighty enough
to keep the island safe from danger.
You have all been invited
to join a long history of unicorn riders.
Huh. Definitely not the kind
of riding academy I expected.
Some of you have been chosen
for your extraordinary skills and talents.
Others follow in the footsteps
of a family member
who was a unicorn rider before you.
All of you have the potential
to bond with a unicorn.
Now, get settled.
Your journey begins tomorrow.
[uplifting music plays]
[student 1] Wow!
-[student 2] Yay!
-[student 3] Can you believe it?
[Sophia] Wow.
Oh, this place is
New students, gather for room assignments.
[unicorn neighs]
The fate fairies will select a gemstone
that best suits you.
Proceed to the corresponding dormitory.
[squeals] We're both
in Sapphire Dorm! It's fate.
I just know
we're gonna be besties. [squeals]
-[laughs awkwardly]
Work the hair. Hashtag "Dream life."
Hashtag "Wait, is this a dream?"
Hashtag "Help. I'm trapped in a dream."
Seriously, are you guys seeing this?
-[unicorn grunts]
We take our oath of secrecy here
very seriously, Mr. Carmichael.
Right, right. Got it. Zipping the lips.
Just out of curiosity, was I invited
because of my epic dirt bike riding skills
or my legendary sense of humor?
-[unicorn snorts]
-[laughs nervously]
Must have been the dirt bikes.
[grunts] Hey!
In case you didn't notice,
there are, like, people here.
-Who is she?
-That's Valentina.
She's, like, a super legacy.
Her relatives were
some of the founders of Unicorn Academy.
Her aunt is Ms. Furi, the magic teacher.
Valentina is basically
Unicorn Academy royalty.
And definitely not used to
getting called out. [giggles]
[thrilling music plays]
I could live here.
Nice. I hope my room's near the fridge.
The energy in this room is amazing.
Ugh. How's the energy now?
Great. This'll be fun.
[jaunty music plays]
I need a library stat! Whoa!
I knew something was up when
I got an invitation for a riding academy
and I've never been on a horse in my life.
I had a hunch
this was some elite secret school,
a scientific government thing.
Code-breaking, rocket building.
But unicorns and magic? Mind blown.
Phew. Glad I'm not the only one.
I'm Ava. This is Sophia.
I'm Layla.
Okay, I better get unpacking, organizing,
and, well, let's be honest, reorganizing.
Oh, hi. Are we roommates?
I don't do roommates.
Hey, is this my room?
[gentle music plays]
Ooh, so many books!
Sup, dude? I'm Isabel.
That's impressive.
[scoffs] Barely a warm-up.
-What about you, roomie? You work out?
-Uh, does speed-reading count?
[Isabel laughs]
Just curious,
is this an all-the-time thing?
Whoo! Nope.
Just a couple of hours at 5 a.m,
but not every day. [exhales]
Ah, great.
[Isabel grunts]
On the other days, I do K-boxing. [grunts]
"Sparklebook, A Comprehensive Guide
to Unicorn Island."
[unicorn neighs]
Can someone fall in love with a book?
Because I'm in love with a book.
They decorate our rooms
to match our personalities and
[Ava] This place is so, so wow.
I love, love, love it! [giggles]
Wow! [gasps]
Look at this! [squeals]
[gasps] Whoa!
Flowers? Yeah, no. Definitely not my room.
[gentle music plays]
[sighs contentedly] It's perfect.
[gentle music continues]
[gentle music continues]
-[creature squeaks]
[creature sniffs]
[magical tinkling]
Dad, I think I found my extraordinary.
[gentle music continues]
[magical tinkling]
Ugh, whichever student is responsible
for this will face consequences.
[both laugh]
-[sinister squeaking]
What was that?
[suspenseful music plays]
[squeaking continues]
[squeaking continues]
-[creature roars]
-[girls scream]
[girls scream]
Sorry. Since we're training
to be Unicorn Island heroes,
I'm reading about some of the villains.
[Isabel snores]
So this place
isn't all lollipops and rainbows?
Um, no.
There are frost goblins, swamp shifters,
something called
a silver mountain cyclops.
Big list here.
They come from
the island kingdom of Grimoria,
home base of something called grim magic.
[magical tinkling]
Who is that?
Ravenzella, Queen of Grimoria.
Uh, I know it's not real,
but she's giving me the creeps.
She almost took over Unicorn Island.
[Ravenzella laughs]
[Layla] But a brave unicorn rider
defeated her
and locked her away
in the Cell of Eternity.
[Ravenzella screams]
[Layla] And made Grimoria vanish.
Definitely not all lollipops and rainbows.
[foreboding music plays]
[sputters] Ooh!
Quit it, Ash. It's me.
-I have a message for our queen.
It's time.
Well, well.
How lovely.
[music fades]
[tranquil music plays]
[Ms. Primrose] Good morning, students.
And welcome to Wonder Wood Forest,
where the unicorns of this island roam.
And today,
you will discover if one of those unicorns
is destined to be yours.
Aha! Right on time.
If you find the unicorn
that is your destined match,
the fate fairy will glow brighter.
For those of you who match with a unicorn,
you'll get your uniforms
at the Enchanted Archway this afternoon.
For those who don't,
becoming a unicorn rider was not
your destiny, and you will be sent home.
Don't worry. Just follow your heart
and see if it leads you to a unicorn.
But remember,
as you search for your unicorn,
you must not go
beyond the Shimmerstone Wall.
-Last one to find a unicorn buys lunch.
-I mean, food here is free, but you're on.
Your destiny awaits. Good luck.
Come on! Let's go!
Ooh, I can't wait
to meet the unicorns we match with.
If we match.
[Sophia] Yeah. No pressure or anything.
We will find unicorns.
We will find unicorns.
We will find unicorns.
[exciting music plays]
Whoa! Fast, strong, powerful.
[unicorn snorts]
Yep. I have found my
[unicorn snorts]
My unicorn?
So, uh, looks like we're a, um, team.
[unicorn snorts]
Congratulations, you two.
Wh wh what? This has gotta be a mistake.
If that's not my unicorn, then
[unicorn neighs]
[unicorn neighs]
[groans] Dude!
[boy hums]
[boy] Whoa!
A unicorn with a sense of humor, huh?
[unicorn neighs]
[Ava gasps]
[Ava gasps and squeals]
Aw, tigerlilies.
[unicorn neighs]
Please be glowing. Please be glowing!
So, so, so glad to meet you! Mm.
-We'll see you on the other side, okay?
I'm sure I'll find my unicorn any minute.
[unicorn neighs]
[unicorn neighs]
[unicorn neighs]
Hmm, fierce. I like it.
[unicorn grunts]
[unicorn snorts]
[unicorn snorts]
[magical music plays]
[music fades]
Hmm. You can do this, Sophia.
You just need a better
[magical music plays]
I'm guessing this
is the Shimmerstone Wall.
Ms. Primrose said not to cross it,
but this is a unicorn-finding emergency.
[magical tinkling]
And if I'm gonna be fighting evil,
I think I can handle
a quick trip out of bounds.
[suspenseful music plays]
[fate fairy] Ooh.
[Sophia grunts]
-[dramatic music plays]
-Huh? Uh
Uh-oh. [yells]
Agh, not good!
[Sophia strains]
Huh? [yells]
[Sophia groans]
[magical music plays]
[magical music swells]
[unicorn neighs]
[music fades]
[gasps] I did it. I I found my unico
Hey, where are you going?
[panting] They said if the fate fairy
glows, you're my match.
And they said it was, you know, fate.
[unicorn snorts]
Okay. Maybe you just
need to get to know me.
I'm Sophia. Sophia Mendoza.
-[unicorn snorts]
-I live on a ranch in northern California.
I've got a little brother.
I love pizza and
Oh. Uh
[unicorn sniffs]
[unicorn neighs]
You like it?
My mom says I wear it too much.
[unicorn whinnies]
So, we're we're doing this?
[unicorn neighs]
[laughs] Yes!
Horses are my thing, and horses,
unicorns, kinda sorta similar. [laughs]
So I'm feeling
pretty confident about all thi
And I just stepped in unicorn poop.
[unicorn neighs]
[gentle music plays]
-Guess we didn't all find a unicorn.
-[Sophia] Don't worry, Val.
I'm not leaving yet.
-[boy] All right!
-[Isabel] Awesome!
-Care to explain this, Miss Mendoza?
A leaf from a tangletwist tree.
You were instructed
to not cross the Shimmerstone Wall.
But I
Breaking rules might be
your thing back home, Miss Mendoza,
but we take them seriously
at Unicorn Academy,
and this is grounds for dismissal.
[gasps] No!
-[unicorn snorts]
-Head back to your dorm.
Pack your things.
-[unicorn grunts]
I I'm sorry.
[unicorn snorts]
What was I thinking?
Me? A unicorn rider?
-That's my dad.
-[Ms. Primrose] It is indeed.
Ms. Primrose. I-I I-I don't understand.
Was my dad a unicorn rider?
-One of our best.
-But why didn't he ever tell me?
He wasn't allowed to.
But he told us all about you.
Like all unicorn riders,
your father graduated
and was an extraordinary protector
of Unicorn Island.
He left to raise your family back home,
but always returned when we needed him.
Five years ago,
when this island
was in the gravest of danger,
he came back
to join the fight against Ravenzella.
[Ravenzella] No!
That was him in the Sparklebook.
We always thought he died in an accident.
Your father sacrificed himself
to save this island
and lock Ravenzella
in the Cell of Eternity.
He was incredibly brave, Sophia.
-Hey, the unicorn I matched with
-[Ms. Primrose] Was your father's unicorn.
Her name is Wildstar.
[Wildstar neighs]
You knew my dad.
[Wildstar neighs]
You miss him too, huh?
[Wildstar whinnies]
[Ms. Primrose] Unfortunately,
when a unicorn loses their rider,
they lose their magical ability.
It's up to me to bring her magic back?
Fate works in interesting ways, Sophia.
Now, you broke a rule today.
But I think you deserve another chance.
I have faith you'll be more mindful
of our rules moving forward.
Please, please, please, please tell me
you get to stay.
-[Isabel] Whoo-hoo!
You have reached the next step
toward becoming unicorn riders.
The fate fairies shall name your unicorns
and give you your riding uniforms.
[magical music plays]
Ava and Leaf.
Layla and Glacier.
[magical music continues]
[Glacier neighs]
Rory and Storm.
Isabel and River.
[fate fairy] Valentina and Cinder.
Sophia and Wildstar.
[magical music continues]
[Wildstar neighs]
These uniforms are
a change from tradition.
It seems the fate fairies
feel this class has a lot of personality.
[tranquil music plays]
-[Rory] Mm, some digs.
-[Valentina] This'll do.
Wow. Little different
than the barn back home.
The magical water
flowing here from Starglow Lake
will keep your unicorns
in tip-top magical shape.
And they'll have
as many skyberries as they can nibble.
[Fernakus groans]
[gentle music plays]
What do you think, girl?
Huh. I it's like my necklace. Nice.
My dad called me his shining star.
Okay. You should get some rest.
Training starts tomorrow.
We're gonna bond.
You'll get your magic back, and I'm gonna
be a great unicorn rider like my dad.
Sound like a plan?
[Ravenzella] I didn't expect
eternal imprisonment to be pleasant,
but not being able to use my magic
is so painfully boring.
Rotting in a cave
That I can hardly stand ♪
At least I've got these two
Who do whatever I command ♪
Crimsette! Ash! Now, listen up.
-I've got a little plan ♪
-Do tell.
When I escape this hideous place
I'll vanquish this land ♪
They think they can imprison me
For all eternity ♪
-Nice try.
-I hate to disappoint ♪
But I strongly disagree ♪
They made my home vanish
But now I can foresee ♪
We'll eliminate this academy
I guarantee ♪
-When I break free ♪
-I'll bring out the bad ♪
Just leave it to me ♪
When I break free ♪
Good magic will no longer be ♪
I'll take my revenge
And then you'll see just what I mean ♪
-Good intentions? ♪
[laughs] Come on.
I find them so passé.
You know the queen of Grimoria
Eventually gets her way.
Isn't she dreamy?
Stuck here in a cage
Planning my escape ♪
When you crossed Ravenzella
You made a very, very big mistake ♪
-You did.
-You little fools, you better run back ♪
-Run back ♪
-To your little school ♪
Run, hide, flee ♪
-[all] When I break free ♪
-I'll bring out the bad ♪
You can count on me ♪
When I break free ♪
Ugh, good magic will no longer be ♪
I'll take my revenge
And then you'll see ♪
When I break free ♪
If boredom doesn't kill me first ♪
-You can all expect the worst ♪
'Cause that's exactly
What you'll get from me ♪
-And me!
-And me!
-[all] When I break free ♪
-When I break free ♪
[Crimsette] Oh!
[Ravenzella] You know what I need. Get it.
[tranquil music plays]
I guess the whole "daughter of the guy
who took down Ravenzella" thing
is out of the bag.
It is pretty awesome.
It's like you're riding in his footsteps.
[scoffs] Your dad might be
some hero or whatever, but you?
I don't see it.
Uh-oh. Sounds like someone is jealous.
Howdy, Sapphires.
Y'all ready to have some fun?
I'm Ms. Wildwood, and this here is Rush.
Congratulations on finding your matches.
But to stay at this academy,
you'll have to bond with your unicorn.
Mm-hmm. And the first step
is learnin' how to ride.
Some of you greener riders
might be nervous, but it's important to
Stay calm. Unicorns can feel your energy.
That's exactly right, Layla.
When you're ready to climb on, just
Hold the reins, push up,
and ease down slowly on the saddle.
She stayed up all night
reading the Sparklebook, didn't she?
What do you say we get this party kickin'
and give it a try?
-[Leaf nickers]
[jaunty music plays]
[Wildstar snorts]
Oh. Uh
Thanks. But I know how to mount.
Now start with a little trot,
nice and easy.
[Layla grunts]
Okay. Nice and
-[Glacier neighs]
-[Layla] Easy! Ah!
Rush, we got a runner. Yee-haw!
Someone help me!
[exciting music plays]
[Layla groans]
That didn't go
according to the Sparklebook.
[jaunty music plays]
We can do that. Let's ride.
[Wildstar squeals]
[jaunty music continues]
Aw, she's starting you on the kiddie ring.
Hey, I know my dad was an amazing rider
and you think I'm a newbie, but trust me.
I have skills.
[Wildstar snorts]
Did you hear something?
Come on. Let's check it out.
[suspenseful music plays]
[Wildstar neighs and snorts]
You know I'm training
to be a unicorn rider, right?
Protectors of the island,
saving magic for the whole entire world.
[Wildstar neighs]
[Wildstar snorts]
[sighs] Okay.
I get it.
[intriguing music plays]
Oh, we missed our chance.
Whoa. How'd she know we were here?
[groans] She probably smelled you.
[sniffs] I'm musky.
[teacher] Welcome
to Unicorn Care and Grooming.
My name is Ms. Rosemary,
and this is Rhapsody.
-[Rhapsody neighs]
[chuckles] A carebrush
for a little care and flair.
-[Ava giggles]
-A winklewash for a sparkle-tastic clean.
Okay, Wildstar, you are gonna be cleaner
than you've ever been in your life.
[Wildstar snorts]
-[Wildstar snorts]
-[Wildstar neighs]
-I got this.
[Sophia grunts]
-[Rory laughs]
-[Sophia chuckles awkwardly]
Soph, you're just supposed
to use one drop of winklewash.
-Don't look at me like that.
-[Wildstar snorts]
[giggles] Twinsies.
-[Leaf whinnies]
I think it's happening!
[magical music plays]
[Leaf neighs]
[Fernakus laughs and sighs]
Plant magic.
-Huh. Congrats, Ava.
I just know you and Wildstar
will be the next ones to bond.
Uh, so not worried.
We've got all week. [chuckles nervously]
[lively music plays]
[Wildstar grunts]
[River snorts]
[unicorns neigh]
[lively music continues]
[Sophia yells]
[music fades]
[Wildstar grunts]
Well, the first week of training
has been going great
for everyone except us.
Kinda get the feeling
you don't think I can do this.
[Wildstar grunts]
If we don't bond soon, I'll be sent home.
-[River neighs]
[creatures squeak]
Everybody, stay calm.
Those are fluffhoppers.
They're not easy to catch.
-Let's get it, River.
-[River snorts]
[River neighs]
[exciting music plays]
I'll get the other one.
This is our chance. Let's go.
[fluffhoppers squeak]
All right, dude. You are a unicorn.
A strong, powerful unicorn.
I know you don't have magic yet,
but we can do this.
[magical tinkling]
Whoo! Yes!
[fluffhopper squeaks]
[exciting music continues]
[fluffhopper squeaks]
[River neighs]
Yep. My unicorn is awesome.
[exciting music plays]
Come on, Wildstar.
[fluffhopper squeaks]
-[Wildstar neighs]
-[Sophia yells]
[exciting music plays]
[fluffhopper squeaks]
[magical tinkling]
[exciting music continues]
[Cinder neighs]
Yes, Cinder! We did it! Obviously.
Last fairy boat
off the island leaves at six.
Better get packed.
[Wildstar snorts]
I thought we were in this together.
What happened to the plan?
Don't you want your magic back?
When we matched, I thought you were
a second chance to, I don't know,
have a piece of my dad with me.
But maybe the fate fairy made a mistake.
You obviously don't think
I'm worth bonding with.
[Wildstar sighs]
How can we bond if Wildstar won't let me
show her how good a rider I am?
I think bonding with a unicorn
might be more than just riding.
It's connecting. Understanding each other.
Like getting to know a friend?
No wonder.
The friend thing
isn't really my specialty.
Haven't had a lot of them since
Since what?
My dad and I were super close.
When he died, I didn't want
to feel that kind of hurt again.
Getting close to someone and losing them.
So I decided I'd be better off alone.
Maybe you and Wildstar
have something in common.
She probably hurt
when she lost your dad too.
And maybe she's being
extra protective of you
because she feels like
she couldn't protect your dad.
It's not that Wildstar doesn't trust me.
She doesn't trust herself.
[melancholy music plays]
[Wildstar sighs]
[sinister whooshing]
[Wildstar sniffs]
[Wildstar neighs]
-Did you hear that?
-It came from the stables.
-[dramatic music plays]
[Fernakus] Help!
[muffled] Help!
[Fernakus groans]
-[Fernakus] Oh!
-[Sophia] What happened?
Well, I was cleaning
carebrushes one minute
and tossed in a barrel
like rotten skyberries the next.
-Uh, Sophia
-[Sophia gasps] Oh no!
-Where's Wildstar?
-I'm so sorry. They took her.
-Wh what do you mean?
-It it was a shadow sprite and an ogre.
They they took her away.
Fernakus, try to remember.
Did they say anything?
-Where are they taking Wildstar?
-Oh, it all happened so fast.
B but I believe
they mentioned the long journey,
uh, to the Crystal Caves.
Sophia, that's where Ravenzella is.
I've gotta save Wildstar.
I'm going with you.
I guess now'd be a good time
to start breaking the rules.
Fernakus, tell Ms. Primrose.
[sputters] Right away.
[tense music plays]
[suspenseful music plays]
-[Sophia] Wow.
-[Layla] Wow.
[suspenseful music fades]
According to the Sparklebook,
this is Phoenix Bridge.
The Crystal Caves
are just on the other side.
[tense music plays]
Unicorns, fluffy bunnies,
pink, sparkly anything.
You okay?
Uh, just a little scared of heights,
so thinking happy thoughts.
Glitter pens. Baby goats wearing pajamas.
[bridge creaks]
[bats squeak]
-[Glacier neighs]
-[girls scream]
Go back, go back!
[girls scream]
[girls scream]
[exhales] Nice catch, Leaf.
[gasps] Think happy thou
Totally not cool that you snuck out
of school to have fun without me.
[all] Rory!
Off-the-grid shady stuff
is my middle name.
Actually, it's Lolliver. [chuckles]
It's weird. I know.
Can we talk about your name
when we're not about to fall into a pit?
Could use a little help here.
-[girls scream]
All right, buddy girl.
I think we gotta try the hero thing.
You up for it?
[Storm neighs]
[Sophia] It's too far. You won't make it.
It'll be just like jumping a double
on my dirt bike back home. I hope.
[dramatic music plays]
[yells] Oh!
You can do this. I know you can.
-[Storm snorts]
-That's it. A little more.
[gasps] You did it!
[magical music plays]
Weather magic?
You're even cooler than I thought.
[girls] Rory!
Hmm. Uh, hit that tree, Storm.
[dramatic music plays]
[thunder crashes]
-[Sophia] Look out!
[Sophia] Quick, swing to the tree.
[girls strain]
[Glacier neighs]
-[Sophia sighs]
-[Glacier neighs]
-Are you okay?
Uh, yes?
-[Leaf whinnies]
Hey, guys. Sup?
-Thank you.
-[Rory] Don't mention it.
[grunts] That was amazing.
You just like me for my storm magic.
[Storm snorts]
Come on. The Crystal Caves are that way.
You had no idea the tree would fall
at that perfect angle, did you?
[Rory] Not a clue.
Kinda surprised it worked.
[suspenseful music plays]
[Ava] I think we're here.
[Sophia] Let's go.
[dramatic music plays]
-[students scream]
-[unicorns neigh]
Nice welcoming party.
[Glacier neighs]
-So we're doing this?
-[Sophia] Come on!
[Layla] Ha! Nice, Glacier.
Look out!
[all sigh]
[tense music plays]
[tense music continues]
[Ravenzella laughs]
Wildstar! [gasps]
[Fernakus] Hello!
[all gasp]
What a delightfully dreamy day. [laughs]
Fernakus. Where's Ms. Primrose?
Oh, I decided it best to not tell her.
Our visitors have arrived!
-No, dude. Sh!
-Wait. You're with Ravenzella?
I do feel terrible about it,
but when the opportunity
presented itself, I thought,
"Maybe I am a dwerpin who's meant for more
than cleaning carebrushes
and picking skyberries."
-[Crimsette laughs]
Ash, they're all yours.
[Ash strains]
[all scream]
[Wildstar neighs]
Come out, come out, wherever you are.
[all yelp]
[all scream]
[all scream]
[Layla grunts]
Oh man, oh man. Help!
Oh, there has to be something in here
that can help. I don't know what to do.
[Glacier neighs]
Right. No time for the Sparklebook.
In case you didn't notice,
I'm not that great at riding.
But let's give it a go!
[dramatic music plays]
[Leaf neighs]
[Leaf neighs]
Oh, it's too slippery to grab!
What's that noise?
[Rory] Aw, come on!
Hang on! We're coming!
Do it. We can't slow down.
[dramatic music plays]
[magical music plays]
Whoa! Bonding in real life
is way better than in the books.
I don't like this ride!
[dramatic music continues]
-[Glacier neighs]
-[magical music plays]
-[Ava yelps]
[dramatic music fades]
-We're alive!
[Storm neighs]
-[Rory and Ava] Layla!
-Come on!
[Wildstar neighs]
Here she is, Your Magnificence.
[Sophia strains]
[Wildstar neighs]
I'm okay. Did they hurt you?
[Wildstar neighs]
Oh, how sweet,
in a nauseatingly ick sort of way.
-If you hurt Wildstar, I'll
-You'll what? Tell a teacher on me?
Or use your unicorn's magic against me?
Oh, that's right.
You two haven't bonded yet.
[gasps] I'm terrified.
[Ash and Crimsette laugh]
You have your father's eyes, Sophia.
-Oh yes. I remember him all too well.
The unicorn rider
who locked me away in this infernal cell.
You'll be out in the blink of a wink,
oh pointy one.
I've delivered the key, as promised.
[Wildstar neighs]
-No. Wildstar!
-[Ravenzella] Oh, sweetie.
Taking your pet
was just my clever little way
to get you to bring the key to me.
It can't be. That's mine.
I know. From your father, yes?
I have been tasting this moment
for a very long time.
[sinister music plays]
[Ravenzella laughs]
Freedom is, mm, delicious.
[Crimsette, Fernakus, and Ash laugh]
"The most powerful, magical creatures."
Ha! Pathetic.
[Crimsette and Ravenzella laugh]
It's time for all unicorn riders
to pay the price
for making my home of Grimoria disappear
by making their
precious unicorns disappear.
But first
-[Wildstar squeals]
-[Wildstar groans]
[Ash laughs]
Like I said, pathetic.
But here. Take your daddy's precious gift.
It's tacky anyway.
I'd say it's nothing personal,
but it is.
[Ravenzella laughs]
[rocks crumble]
Wait, Your Maliciousness! What about me?!
[rocks crumble]
Wildstar, w what's happening to you?
[somber music plays]
[Wildstar whinnies]
[Wildstar whinnies]
Mm-mm. I'm not leaving without you.
[rocks crumble]
I'm sorry.
All you've been doing
is trying to protect me.
I know how much you miss my dad. I do too.
But you never really lost him.
He lives in you, Wildstar.
[cries] And you don't have to be afraid
of losing me either,
'cause I'm with you till the end.
[magical tinkling]
Please don't go.
You are my destiny.
[rocks crumble]
Oh no. How are we gonna get through?
[magical tinkling]
-[uplifting music plays]
-[Layla gasps]
I think they're good.
[Wildstar neighs]
You're both okay. And you bonded.
And I feel so much happiness right now
I'm gonna burst.
-[Sophia chuckles]
-Light magic. Cool.
And we're gonna need it,
because Ravenzella is free and about to
get rid of every unicorn on this island.
Not if we have anything to do with it.
Let's do this!
[Storm neighs]
What? No one messes with unicorns
on my watch.
[dramatic music plays]
[music fades]
[sinister whooshing]
[Ravenzella] Hmm.
[suspenseful music plays]
Grim magic!
We can't let it get to the stables.
Go, check on the unicorns.
-[sinister whooshing]
-[grunts] We're locked in!
[Ravenzella laughs]
[suspenseful music plays]
Now let's erase the rest of the unicorns
on this repulsive island.
-[dramatic music plays]
I like this place the way it is.
I see you have
your father's annoying persistence too.
[Ravenzella laughs]
[Ash roars]
[Sophia gasps]
[Wildstar neighs]
[Crimsette laughs]
[dramatic music continues]
-[Crimsette] Missed me.
-[Crimsette laughs]
-[Leaf neighs]
[Leaf neighs]
[Fernakus] Ow!
-[Fernakus gasps]
-[Ash laughs]
[Ash grunts]
[Layla] Whoa!
Okay. We can handle
one giant shadow creature.
[shadow creature growls]
[magical tinkling]
[dramatic music continues]
Spoke too soon.
[shadow creatures growl]
[unicorn neighs]
[dramatic music fades]
Apparently, you need some help.
I so wish I could say I don't, but thanks.
Three on two? I like those odds.
[shadow creatures growl]
[Isabel] Two down, one to go!
-[River neighs]
-Game over, grim magic.
Hey, Rory, you know how air and motion
affects the rate of acceleration?
Nope. But if it's something to do
with kicking this guy's butt, I'm in.
-[Glacier neighs]
-[magical music plays]
[wind howls]
[Ash groans]
Didn't anyone ever teach you guys
not to play with fire?
[dramatic music plays]
[Cinder neighs]
[gasps] Whoops!
[magical music plays]
-Need a little help?
-Thanks. And, Sophia, great hair.
But this doesn't mean we're friends.
Oh, I know.
[Ravenzella laughs]
-[Crimsette laughs]
-[Ava groans]
I really don't like you.
And I like just about everybody.
Aren't you a special kind of perky?
Huh? [strains]
[Crimsette yelps]
I should've called in sick!
How's that for perky?
[dramatic music plays]
That little trick might protect you, but
[sinister whooshing]
[unicorns neigh]
Leaf, no!
You're gonna regret hurting my friends.
[Wildstar neighs]
[Ravenzella laughs]
[Wildstar neighs]
[tense music plays]
[Ravenzella laughs]
[Wildstar whinnies]
[Wildstar neighs]
[Sophia yells]
You're a fool to think
light could overpower my darkness.
[dramatic music plays]
Oh, I wish your father
was here to see this.
[uplifting music plays]
[Wildstar neighs]
[magical tinkling]
So do I.
[Wildstar neighs]
[dramatic music plays]
[Ravenzella groans]
[Ravenzella] No, no!
[uplifting music plays]
-[Rory gasps]
-[Storm snorts]
Storm, you're okay!
Sophia and Wildstar did it.
They beat Ravenzella.
Uh, with our help.
[unicorns neigh]
[uplifting music continues]
[music fades]
-That was insane.
-You guys are pretty epic. For freshmen.
Did some seniors just tell us we're epic?
I think they did.
[Fernakus] Whoa.
Am I crazy,
or does that planter have legs?
[Fernakus groans]
[planter smashes]
What a delightfully dreamy day.
Yes indeed. [laughs awkwardly]
W well done, unicorn riders.
I knew you could do it!
[all laugh]
I must say, the freshman class
shows a great deal of potential.
Well done.
Just remember, we have rules
here at Unicorn Academy.
You broke several. And in the future,
that will not be tolerated.
Sometimes rules are meant to be broken.
[magical music plays]
[music fades]
Well, Dad, first week here
was pretty great.
Weird. Insane. But great.
Could I actually be
a legendary unicorn rider
like my dad one day?
You will be, Sophia.
Everything okay?
I think I just saw my dad.
[uplifting music plays]
Follow your heart
Straight to the stars ♪
Your bond already shows
The magic glows, our friendship grows ♪
Be yourself
Nothing to hide ♪
Take a chance and you will find
Adventures wait for you to take ♪
Let's go ♪
Chase your dreams
Run wild and free ♪
Wild and free ♪
Trust in your destiny ♪
Follow your heart
Straight to the stars ♪
Your bond already shows
The magic glows, our friendship grows ♪
So follow your heart
Straight to the stars ♪
Your bond already shows
The magic glows, our friendship grows ♪
So follow your heart ♪
Chase your dreams
Run wild and free ♪
Wild and free ♪
Trust in your destiny ♪
Follow your heart
Straight to the stars ♪
Your bond already shows
The magic glows, our friendship grows ♪
So follow your heart
Straight to the stars ♪
Your bond already shows
The magic glows, our friendship grows ♪
-So follow your heart ♪
-Follow your heart ♪
-Straight to the stars ♪
-The magic glows, our friendship grows ♪
So follow your heart ♪
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