The School for Good and Evil (2022) | Transcript

Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of an epic battle when they're swept away into an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance between Good and Evil.
The School for Good and Evil

In the village of Gavaldon, two misfits and best friends, Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie), share the unlikeliest of bonds. Sophie, a golden-haired seamstress, dreams of escaping her dreary life to become a princess, while Agatha, with her grim aesthetic and offbeat mother, has the makings of a real witch. One night under a blood red moon, a powerful force sweeps them away to the School for Good and Evil – where the true stories behind every great fairy tale begin. Yet something is amiss from the start: Sophie is dropped into the School for Evil, run by the glamorous and acid-tongued Lady Lesso (Charlize Theron), and Agatha in the School for Good, overseen by the sunny and kind Professor Dovey (Kerry Washington). As if navigating classes with the offspring of the Wicked Witch (Freya Parks), Captain Hook (Earl Cave), and King Arthur (Jamie Flatters) wasn’t hard enough, according to the Schoolmaster (Laurence Fishburne), only true love’s kiss can change the rules and send the girls to their rightful schools and destiny. But when a dark and dangerous figure (Kit Young) with mysterious ties to Sophie reemerges and threatens to destroy the school and the world beyond entirely – the only way to a happy ending is to survive their real life fairytale first.

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[mystical choral music playing]

[instrumentals harmonizing with chorals]

[chimes ring]

[air whooshes hauntingly]

[foreboding instrumentals play]

[crows cawing]

[foreboding music surges]

[suspenseful music playing]

[swords clanging]

[both grunting]

[energy crackles]

[energy thrums]

[music grows to a crescendo]

[music fades]

[thrumming subsides]

[chuckles]

[brother 1] You cheated, you know.

The Duel Arena has very clear rules. No magic.

It’s not cheating if you win. It’s only cheating if you get caught.

Shall we go another round?

No, we don’t have time.

Sparring with you is the only part of the day I enjoy anymore.

I enjoy it too, but we’re needed.

It’s one of the downsides of overseeing the most important school ever built.

And I’m bored.

[sighs] Rafal, what do you want?

Just one more round.

Ugh. [chuckles]

We’ll both use our magic.

No holds barred.

Come on, Rhian.

[sword resonates softly]

Show me how it’s done.

You just don’t stop…

[Rafal grunts]

[Rhian groans]

[Rafal yells]

[Rhian groans]

[energy crackling]

[Rhian yells]

[fire blasts]

Rafal, that’s enough!

Maybe for you, but I’m done settling for half.

I want it all!

[Rhian strains]

[fire roars]

[Rafal shouts]

[Rhian grunts]

[sword clanging]

[Rhian groans]

[epic music playing]

[Rhian] No!

[energy thrums]

[impact clangs]

[magic thrums malevolently]

Rafal, what have you done? That’s…

[Rafal grunting]

Blood magic.

I’ve been searching for years, but last night, I finally found it.

[Rhian panting]

[blood magic thrums]

Rafal, it’s forbidden for a reason.

[Rafal chuckles]

It’ll consume you. You can’t control it.

I prefer chaos.

[blood magic crackles]

[yells]

[energy blasts]

[Rhian groans, gasps]

[grunts]

Thousands of years, you always gave the heroes the upper hand!

[straining] I held the balance with you.

[both grunting]

[moans, gasps]

[chuckles darkly]

It’s my turn now.

[weakly] Rafal…

I dictate the terms.

And it’s going to be a very different world.

We can work together.

[laughs]

[whimpers]

Evil doesn’t cooperate.

[Rhian breathing shakily]

Evil doesn’t share.

When I’m done…

[Rhian moans]

…Evil won’t lose.

[both grunting]

[Rafal] No!

[music fades]

[groaning]

[soft instrumentals play]

[straining]

[somber orchestral music playing]

[Rhian gasps softly]

[crows cawing]

[softly] Oh, Rafal.

[soft, whimsical instrumentals play]

[music swells]

[chimes ring]

[majestic orchestral music playing]

[crowd gasps]

[narrator] Once upon a time, there lived a girl named Sophie.

A brave creature of exquisite beauty and uncommon grace…

[Sophie giggles]

…who was destined to change the world.

[guests gasp]

[shoes squeaking on floor]

[taps loudly]

Now, listen up for the last time, you lazy, ridiculous girl.

[in woman’s voice] Get your candied ass out of bed now!

[knocking]

[gasps]

[woman] Sophie, I know you can hear me!

[sighs] Someone save me.

[rooster crows]

[knocking continues]

Okay, I’m awake. Don’t break the door down.

[woman] I will, if you’re not out in five minutes.

[Sophie scoffs]

And no spending an hour on your hair.

[mutters] At least I have hair.

[glass shatters]

[boys shouting]

[man] All right, settle down, now, boys.

[boys laughing]

Good morning, my dear family.

[splats]

[gasps]

Hey, don’t waste that tomato, Sophie! It was supposed to go in the stew!

You’ve got to be kidding me.

[narrator] Meanwhile, on the other side of Gavaldon, just outside of town, in a humble cottage on top of Graves Hill…

[birds singing]

…there lived a girl named Agatha.

[bright music playing]

[cat purring softly]

[scoffs]

Dang it. [exhales deeply]

You’re too good at staring contests, Reaper.

[Reaper meows]

[Agatha chuckles]

[sighs]

[knocking on door]

[kisses]

[woman] Come here a minute, Aggie?

I’m making Great-Grandma’s love potion for the widow Grunfeld.

It needs something.

[Agatha sips]

Hemlock.

Of course.

[both laugh]

[narrator] Agatha had no idea if her mother was actually a witch since her potions never worked.

But it was in Agatha that her mother placed her highest hopes, knowing that her daughter had the makings of a real witch.

[horse whinnies]

A sentiment shared by Agatha’s peers.

Witch! Witch! Witch!

[children yelling]

[boy 1] Burn her! Burn her!

[boy 2] Witch! Witch!

[squirrel chittering]

[gently] Hello there, my little forest friends.

[horse neighs]

[Sophie gasps]

[squirrels squeak]

[kids laughing]

[girl 1] Weirdos!

[girl 2] Freaks!

[Sophie sighs]

[both] God, I hate this town.

[both laugh]

[gentle music playing]

[narrator] Fortunately, they had each other.

A friendship between two such different girls might have seemed unlikely, but theirs was a special bond…

[Sophie] Oh, gross!

…forged at an early age.

For it was the death of Sophie’s mother, the person who loved her most…

Always remember how special you are.

You’re gonna change the world someday.

Then you’ll live happily ever after.

[narrator] …that brought her a friend who loved her even more.

Who’s there?

I… I made this for you.

I’m sorry about your mom.

[narrator] And it was beneath the village wishing tree that they sealed a bond they knew would last a lifetime.

[Agatha giggles]

Like, for literally the hundredth time, no.

It wouldn’t have to be a whole makeover.

[scoffs]

We could just do a cucumber eye mask. Maybe a pumice scrub for your pores.

[slams table]

Hey, ugly.

Aren’t you gonna answer him?

Not her, you.

Oh.

Eric says you put a hex on him.

Who’s Eric?

[uncertain grunt]

We’ve been in the same class eight years.

He says you looked at him weird.

And now he’s feeling all itchy.

I’m sorry, that sounds more like a hygiene issue.

Seriously. Lice, anyone?

Hey, shut up!

[Agatha chortles]

You two think you’re better than us, but really, you’re just a prig and a pig.

[both mock gasp]

[both sigh]

Freaks.

And I’m Eric.

[Sophie giggles]

You know, I think he likes you.

Who, Eric?

I’m sorry, there’s an Eric?

[both laughing]

Oh, I… I need to pick up some hemlock from Mrs. Fisher for my mom.

I gotta get some green fringe anyway.

I’ll meet you at Deauville’s.

[Agatha] Wait, no, Sophie, I…

Okay. Uh…

[inhales sharply] Cool.

[goat bleats]

[sighs]

[ominous string music playing]

[man] Witch.

[baby crying]

[woman whispers] She’s a witch.

[horse neighs]

[kid bleating]

Hi.

[gentle music playing]

[Agatha, softly] Hello there, little guy.

[kid bleats]

Aw, yeah, you like that?

You’re the girl lives in the graveyard.

[tense music playing]

We live by the graveyard, yeah.

[man] Mm.

[gulps] You know, everyone…

[laughs] …and I mean everyone… says you’re a witch.

You know what we used to do… what we used to do to witches in Gavaldon?

We burned ’em.

[scoffs]

You have a really nice day, buddy.

Whoa! [grunts]

[Agatha gasps]

We don’t want witches in this town.

Do you hear me?

It’s a threat to the decent people of Gavaldon.

[pan clangs]

[man thuds]

You know, I seriously doubt there are any decent people in Gavaldon.

You okay?

Yeah. Yeah, I’m fine.

[chuckles] Let’s… Let’s get out of here.

[gentle music resumes]

[pan clatters]

[Agatha and Sophie giggling]

Hey, let’s drop by Deauville’s, see if she’s got anything new.

Oh, don’t you have to get home, though?

C’mon. Let’s see if she’s got something good.

[Mrs. Deauville] Ah!

My favorite readers.

Good thing you stopped by.

We had a big delivery yesterday.

Any ghost stories?

Yes, a few interesting-looking ones.

Any new fairy tales?

Nothing you haven’t read a thousand times before, Sophie.

But I did spot some very interesting older editions in there.

Look, look! Dig around.

Okay, this might sound crazy, but you ever think about branching out of your comfort zone?

Maybe, like, stop reading little kids’ books? Aww.

To The Blood of the Homunculus?

I’m good, thanks.

Give me Cinderella any day.

Just look at the dresses in here.

[Mrs. Deauville] Ah.

You found it.

Just look at the embossing.

Who’s S.G.E.?

[Mrs. Deauville] Not who, what. The School for Good and Evil.

Don’t tell me you’ve never heard of it.

Where is it?

No one knows.

Another time, another world.

But legend has it, it’s where the true story behind every great fairy tale begins.

Ooh.

The School for Good trains the heroes.

The School for Evil, the villains.

Or so they say.

The people in insane asylums, you mean.

I wouldn’t be so sure of that.

Twenty years ago, a girl named Leon or a was taken from our village under a blood-red sky.

[thunder rumbles]

[low snarling hiss]

[Leon or a gasps]

[Mrs. Deauville] Many believe the school wanted her for some reason.

[Leon or a shrieks]

[Sophie] What happened to her?

[yelling]

[creature growls]

[Mrs. Deauville] No one knows.

[screams]

She was never heard from again.

[Agatha scoffs]

That’d be one way to get out of this town. Do they ever accept new students?

[laughs] You’re joking, right?

Yeah.

[Sophie] Dear School for Good and Evil.

As a future princess, I wish very much to attend your esteemed institution.

Allow me to list the many attributes that I believe make me a uniquely qualified candidate.

From a very young age, I’ve always known it’s been my destiny to change the world.

[narrator] Willing to try anything to escape her current life…

Please be real.

…Sophie entrusted all her hopes for the future to the powers of the Wishing Tree.

[ominous musical crescendo]

[clicking hiss]

[music fades]

Oh, I hate my stepmother!

[Agatha] Whoa, whoa. What?

There’s an opening at the factory, so she’s making me quit school to bring in more money.

So I will quit too. Can she get me a job there with you?

And then what?

We just fade into this town like everyone else?

No, Aggie. My mom said I’m supposed to do something important.

Something that matters.

So, I’m leaving tonight.

Wait, Sophie… you’ve never even set foot outside Gavaldon.

You don’t even know what’s out there.

None of us really do.

[Sophie] That’s the point.

You know nothing can ever happen for me as long as I’m stuck here.

I can’t settle for an ordinary life.

I won’t.

[gentle piano music playing]

Hey, look.

[laughing] Remember?

Oh!

Yeah, I found it in my attic last week.

Oh!

[voice trembles] See? You already did do something that matters.

The day you became my friend.

Please, I can’t handle this place without you.

I’ll talk to your mom and dad, and I’ll tell them how unfair this is.

[breath trembles]

I’ll call you Queen Sophie of Gavaldon.

I will even let you give me a makeover.

[Sophie chuckles]

Just please don’t go.

[gentle music continues]

Okay.

You promise?

I promise.

Oh, thank you!

[Sophie] Oh!

[mystical instrumental music plays]

[birds singing]

[Sophie scoffs]

[crow cawing nearby]

[quietly] “Queen Sophie of Gavaldon.”

[narrator] It was at that moment Sophie decided she was beyond wishing for her life to magically improve.

It was time to take charge of her destiny.

Even if it meant breaking the promise she’d made to her best and only friend.

[Sophie] I’m so sorry, Aggie.

[gentle, somber music playing]

[narrator] But some wishes are simply too powerful to take back.

[gentle music fades]

[ominous music playing]

[wind howling]

[Sophie gasps softly]

[tree branches creaking]

[Sophie gasps]

[panting] You were gonna run away after all?

Aggie, I’m sorry.

[creature growling]

[Agatha] What was that?

[wind falters]

[girls breathing shakily]

[Agatha gasps]

[thunder rumbling]

[quietly] The red sky. It’s happening.

[gasps]

[low snarling hiss nearby]

[soft clicking, hissing]

[quietly] Sophie.

Hey, we have to get out of here.

Aggie, this is what I wished for.

[Agatha] You what?

[creature roars]

[screams]

Sophie!

[Sophie shrieking]

[dramatic music playing]

[Agatha] Sophie!

[Sophie laughs, whoops]

Hold on! I’m coming!

So long, Gavaldon!

Farewell, mediocrity!

Goodbye, low ambition!

[Agatha yells]

[grunts]

Aggie, no!

Please let me go!

[Agatha] No way! I’m never letting you go!

[both yelp]

[music crescendos, fades]

[Sophie and Agatha groan]

[both panting]

[Sophie] No.

[tense mystical music playing]

No.

No, Aggie, what was happening was a good thing.

I’m sorry, Sophie, but I… I couldn’t take that chance.

I can’t let anything bad happen to you.

Yeah, I know.

[leaves rustling]

[bird screeches]

[Agatha and Sophie scream]

[thrilling, suspenseful music plays]

[bony wings flapping]

[bird cries]

[low growling]

[bird screeches]

[screams] Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!

[whimpering]

Aggie, this is good.

No, no, no, no! This is not good!

[Sophie] It’s okay!

[triumphant music playing]

[girls scream]

This is it!

This is real! I was right!

[bird calls]

Aggie, look. That must be the School for Good.

It’s so beautiful.

Wait, that means that’s…

[gasps] Oh God, the other one.

[bird screeches]

[both screaming]

Aggie, this is everything I’ve ever wanted.

[Agatha] This is not what I wanted!

No, Sophie, we have to get back. You know my mom can’t get by without me.

I’m sure this will take you home once it drops me at the Good school.

I want it to take us both back!

[both scream]

Oh, Aggie!

[bird snarls]

[Sophie] No! You’re supposed to drop me at the Good school, not her!

No, take me back! Please!

No! You don’t understand! I’m Good…

[shrieks]

[music fades]

[Sophie continues screaming]

[guy 1 screams]

[guy 2 yelps]

[Sophie choking for breath]

[kids screaming and splashing]

[coughing]

[guy 3 gasps, exclaims]

[Sophie gasps]

Ah, great. The bird ate my shirt.

Oh wow.

Can I touch your hair?

[Sophie whimpers]

Most witches don’t have princess hair.

[Sophie gasps]

I bet it smells like cake. [chuckles]

I love cake.

[Sophie] I’m not a witch!

[guy 3] Hey! Hey, where are you going?

Oh, come on!

Help me!

[guy 3 laughs]

[Sophie whimpering, gasps]

Fall in line, newbie.

[Sophie gasps]

Get over there.

[wolf growls]

[Sophie] Oh!

[Sophie gasping, yelps]

[spluttering] Sorry.

Watch it, freak.

[tense music playing]

[wolf growls]

[gasping]

[snarls]

Hey, no!

You have to listen to me. I am not supposed to be here. I’m Good!

God, I hate move-in day. [sighs]

[Sophie] I’m supposed to be a princess, not a villain!

[birds crying in distance]

[Sophie] No!

[dramatic music continues, crescendos]

[music fades]

[harp music playing]

[birds singing]

[soft, muffled grunting]

[Agatha gasps]

[grunting continues]

[plants rustle]

[Agatha shrieks]

[fairy yelps, groans] Ow.

[girl] Did she just kill a fairy?

Uh, what?

[fairy chiming, grunts]

[Agatha] Oh.

Ah.

[Agatha yelps] Son of a…

Oh dear.

You must be lost.

[shakily] Yeah. Yeah, that is an understatement.

How do I get out of here? I…

[girls gasp]

Ugh. What the hell is it?

It looks like a witch.

I’m thinking a troll.

I say demon.

Maybe part hunchback?

I don’t have a hunch.

Then you really need a tailor.

[girls gasp]

How do I get over to that school?

I knew from its smell.

It’s a Never.

Just listen!

[group gasps]

I just need to find my friend.

Ah, whatever, the fairies will get rid of her.

[fanfare plays]

Come, girls.

[girls murmur]

[Agatha sighs, gasps]

[fairy] Mm.

What? I’m leaving.

[fairy grunts]

[chuckles] No, no, no. I need…

[fairy chomps]

[Agatha yelps]

Stop doing that!

[fairies chiming and grunting]

What are you…?

[grunts, yelps]

[dramatic music builds]

No, let me go!

Get off of me! [shrieking indistinctly]

[thrilling sinister music playing]

Ta-da! [laughs]

Me again. [chuckles]

Put her there.

[Sophie screams]

[laughs] It’s cleaner than my own hand.

Trust me.

I’m Hort, by the way.

[Sophie] Hort?

That sounds like something you cough up.

That’s the nicest thing anyone’s ever said to me.

[sighs] Weirdo.

Excuse me, ma’am.

You seem to be in charge, and I am in the wrong school.

Ooh! How distressful. And improbable.

Back up. Your name?

[gasps]

Actually, you know what? I wanna guess it.

You won’t know it.

Mm, Sophie.

Of Gavaldon.

Did I guess it?

I always do.

There must be a mistake.

I clear…

You’re the Reader.

I read, if that’s what you mean.

Shh, shh, shh. It’s not.

Every so often, a very lucky candidate from the outside is selected for admission to this hallowed institution.

We call them… Readers because they only get to read about the amazing adventures that originate here.

Now, please, excuse me.

[Sophie gasps]

I have fresh villainy to attend to.

[whispers] Showtime!

[sinister music continues]

[shouts] Attention!

Attention, future Evil!

[wolves growl]

If you open your tiny little bloodshot eyes, you’ll find your dormitory and class schedules around the hall.

It would serve you well to memorize both.

Make me proud.

[crow cawing]

[music swells]

[excited chatter]

Oh my God.

[music crescendos, fades]

[Agatha grunts]

Don’t you ever touch me again.

[fairies screech]

All right! Okay.

[hissing growls]

I thought fairies were supposed to be nice.

[fairies mutter, whoosh]

[angelic choir] ♪ Bring honor to his name ♪

[chimes jingle]

[birds singing outside]

Oh, I must be in hell.

[girl] Ugh.

[Agatha] Well, this is hell, all right.

[gentle harp music playing]

[water gurgling softly]

What…?

[angelic choral music plays]

[birds chirping]

Holy sh…

[woman] Well, hello.

[giggles] I see you found the Groom Room.

Well done, Agatha of Gavaldon.

Might I suggest you clean up a bit before orientation?

Or perhaps clean up a lot. [chuckles]

How do you know my name?

Because I’ve been expecting you.

I am Professor Dovey, here to help however I can.

Finally. My friend Sophie wanted to be here.

The Never? No.

The what?

Your friend is a Never.

[in singsong] You are an Ever.

Ever, because we believe in living happily ever after.

Nevers, because they don’t.

School for Evil, School for Good.

Evil…

Yup, okay, I got it. [chuckles, sighs]

But clearly, there’s been a mistake.

[Dovey] Hmm?

I mean, look at me.

My dear, one doesn’t measure one’s goodness just by how one looks.

No, it’s about what one does.

[Agatha grunts]

If you’re here, you must have great… power.

Trust me, I don’t.

Well then, I bet you just need to learn to summon it. [giggles]

Feel it.

Because magic follows emotion.

The stronger the emotion, the more powerful the magic.

[soft chiming]

Summon enough passion, and you can accomplish anything.

[giggling]

For you.

How did you do that?

I just told you.

[chuckles]

[both laugh]

Okay.

Yes.

Thank you so much for the show.

Um, have fun with your magic tricks, lady.

I’ve gotta find my friend and get back to Gavaldon.

[booming] Stop!

Look, if there was a mistake, then it is one that someone is going to get fired for.

Literally.

[fire whooshes, shrieks]

So, let’s pretend there is not a mistake until we can sort this all out, yes?

Besides, there is no way back. [giggles]

Wait, what?

Oh, I know! Let’s get you in your armor. [laughs]

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

[“Once Upon a Dream” plays]

[soft chiming]

[Dovey] Oh, yes! Look at them!

[wheels squeaking]

[Dovey] Let me guess. You’re not a pink person?

Not a problem!

We also have rose, fuchsia, blush, watermelon, hibiscus.

[Dovey] So many colors!

[sighs heavily]

I just love my job.

[majestic orchestral music playing]

[excited chatter]

Wait, Sophie!

[Sophie] Aggie!

[Agatha] Hey!

[girl] Hey!

[Agatha panting]

They gave you a gown?

[growls] Sit down and shut up, Reader!

[Sophie gasps]

Wait.

[wolf] Come on.

[fairy squeals]

Okay.

[Sophie gasps]

[wolf] And stay there!

Hey.

Me again.

[Agatha shrieks]

Oh my God.

[Evers giggle]

Excuse me.

My father tells me not to talk to Readers.

He says they’re bad luck.

You’ve probably read about my father.

Captain Hook?

He’s got a pretty awesome ship. [chuckles]

Do you want a bite? It’s nice and putrid.

[Sophie gags]

[indistinct murmur]

[orchestral fanfare playing]

Grace and beauty first?

Oh, if you insist, Clarissa.

So glad you agree.

[giggles] Welcome, first-year students!

[growls softly]

I am Professor Dovey, Dean of the School for Good.

[Evers chanting] Evers! Evers! Evers! Evers! Evers!

And I’m Lady Lesso, Dean of the School for Evil.

[Nevers chanting] Kill you! Kill you! Kill you! Kill you! Kill you!

There’s no boys in the School for Good?

Ugh, there’s plenty.

And get ready to be nauseous.

[taps loudly]

As per tradition, the winning school from last year…

Us again. Imagine that!

Hmm. Imagine.

…will now grace us all with a display of their chivalrous talents.

[Hort] Ugh.

Gentlemen!

[dramatic drumline music playing]

[Evers cheering]

[Nevers booing]

[indistinct jeering]

[cheering grows louder]

[mocking grunts]

[marching to beat]

What a bunch of losers.

Oh my.

[Nevers continue booing]

[clatters loudly]

[girl 1 giggles]

[exclaims delightedly]

Aren’t they wonderful?

[Ever boys shout]

[Evers cheering]

[Nevers jeering]

[Ever girls exclaim]

[girl 2 giggles]

[girl 1 sighs] Oh.

[boy whistles]

[“Rock & Roll Queen” by The Subways plays]

If you boys are finished with dance class, maybe you’d like to have a real fight.

Oh no.

What do you say?

[students gasp]

[students exclaim]

Who… is… that?

[squeals] It’s Tedros!

His dad was king, so of course he has to have his own stupid entrance.

♪ You are the sun ♪

♪ You are the only one… ♪

You know what? Let’s make it easy for you.

[Ever boys] Charge!

♪ Be my ♪

♪ Be my ♪

[boys groan]

♪ Be my little rock and roll queen ♪

Yes! [gasps, exclaims]

♪ Be my, be my… ♪

[Tedros strains]

[boys grunting]

I don’t know what the big deal about owning a round table is, anyway.

His father was King Arthur?

Yawn.

[whispers] Wow.

[Tedros grunts]

♪ Be my ♪

♪ Be my ♪

[exclaims] He…

♪ Be my little rock and roll queen ♪

♪ Be my, be my ♪

♪ Be my little rock and roll queen! ♪

[Evers cheering]

[song ends]

Nice work, fellas.

Let’s see how you do in a real fight, pretty boy.

Prepare to die.

[tense instrumental music playing]

[indistinct chatter]

[neck cracks]

[girl 3] Get him! Get him!

[wolf] Huh?

[Lesso] Mm.

Oh, come on.

If we’re gonna do this, we might as well do it right.

Ugh. [scoffs]

[students cheering]

[cheering]

Yes, yes, yes!

[cyclops grunting]

[roars]

[energy thrums]

[cyclops yells]

[groans]

Oh, come on! Foul!

Anybody! He’s got a magical sword.

[chuckling] How’s that fair?

That’s Excalibur.

[cyclops panting]

[magic whooshes]

[flames roar]

[Nevers cheer]

[cyclops chuckles]

[huffs] Really?

I know. How evil of me.

[cyclops chortles]

[shouts menacingly]

[both grunting]

[dramatic music playing]

[cyclops grunts]

[Tedros groans]

[sword clangs]

[energy thrums]

[Tedros groans]

[cyclops shouts]

[Tedros grunts]

[yelps, panting]

[cyclops strains]

[yells]

[Tedros panting]

[cyclops roars]

[exhales]

[sounds distort]

[cyclops shouts]

[Tedros grunts, panting]

[cyclops yelps]

[groans]

[Nevers gasp]

[dramatic music building]

[flames roar]

[music crescendos]

[axe clangs]

[Nevers groan]

[boy] Come on!

[Evers cheer]

[Hort sighs]

[Sophie gasps]

[moans]

[flesh sizzling]

[quietly] Dammit.

Oh, how good of you to lose again.

[Lesso growls]

[Dovey giggles]

[tapping loudly] Bravo! Bravo!

A heroic display!

[Tedros sighs]

[chuckles] Look… [gasps]

[gentle harp music playing]

Uh…

[Agatha gasps]

[Tedros sighs]

[girl 2 gasps]

Excuse me, milady. I believe, uh…

That I don’t belong here? Yeah, I know.

Don’t want your stupid rose anyway.

Oh, and by the way, this is what a normal girl looks like.

He intended it for me.

Normal girl.

There’s an open seat next to me, Teddy.

And, for the record, you don’t know what I was about to say, but…

Nice try.

[chuckles softly]

[Tedros exhales]

What did he smell like?

Ego.

[girl 1 giggles]

In these two schools, we will take away any confusion and make your souls as pure as possible.

Pure Good.

Or pure Evil.

Future heroes and villains, you have been chosen to protect and maintain the balance between Good and Evil.

For if that balance is ever compromised…

I don’t think we need to get into that just now with our new friends, do we?

[students murmuring]

It’s such a happy first day.

Let’s not be downers, hmm?

[Dovey gasps]

Besides, I’m sure this new class will perform exceptionally well.

And like your parents before you, you are all here because the world of story needs great heroes and villains to teach the people of the outside world to make choices to find their way.

So, obey the rules, study hard, and remember, the Storian only chooses the very best of our students for their own adventure.

But what if we’ve been dropped in the wrong school?

Or there’s been a mistake and we need to go home immediately?

[Dovey gasps]

[ominous music playing]

There are no mistakes in the School for Good and Evil, so…

Have a nice semester.

[dramatic music crescendos]

[Dovey on PA] All students, report to your assigned sleeping quarters.

[music fades]

[flatly] Perfect.

[sighs]

The Good do not room with Evil.

Reena…

Hmm?

Tell the fairies to come get my bags.

I’m moving.

[Agatha sniffles]

Mm, but I’ll miss you so.

[somber harpsichord music playing]

Try not to ruin anything.

Sweet dreams, Never.

Hey!

[door locks]

[Evers laughing]

No, no, no! No, you don’t understand!

I need to find my friend!

[laughter fades]

[Agatha panting]

[tense music playing]

[Agatha gasps]

[panting]

[quietly] Whoa.

[tense music fades]

Ugh, I told you we’d get her.

Let me guess.

It’s Belle.

[snickers]

[in high, breathy voice] Or Anastasia. Or Sugar Plum.

Actually, my name is Sophie.

[crunches loudly]

[both cackling]

[Sophie sighs]

Ah!

You two have no manners.

Welcome to room 66.

I’m Dot, daughter of Robert de Rainault.

Robert…

Hello? The Sheriff of Nottingham.

It’s okay. He’s not, like, super famous.

Yeah, who’s ever heard of Robin Hood?

[girl scoffs]

Learn your history, cream puff.

Anyway, that’s Anadil.

[Anadil chuckles]

And that ray of sunshine is Hester.

[spits]

[sparks crackle]

You can bunk next to me, Sophie.

That’s a funny name for a villain.

[Anadil scoffs]

Oh, please.

She’s so not a villain.

Of course I’m not.

Look at me.

Do I look like a witch?

Or a troll?

Or some disgusting old hag?

[loud thunderclap]

[ominous instrumentals play]

[mice squeaking]

[thunder rumbling]

[Anadil inhales sharply]

[gently] That hag is my mother.

[spits]

[sparks crackle]

[ominous music surges]

[Sophie gasps]

[music fades]

[breeze blowing]

[gentle music playing]

[Agatha gasps]

[shakily] Okay, eyes up, Agatha.

[gasps, panting]

[eerie musical flourish]

[sighs] It’s just a Cupid, stupid.

Okay, don’t be lame.

Don’t be lame.

You got this.

Phew. Okay.

[crackling]

[Agatha, quietly] Okay.

[gasps softly]

[stone crumbling]

[ominous music playing]

[Agatha gasps]

[gentle chimes play over mystical instrumentals]

Oh.

Uh, hi.

[Cupid laughs]

Students aren’t allowed on the ledge.

[chuckles darkly]

[foreboding instrumentals play]

[voice grows deeper] Prepare for punishment!

[cackling]

[arrow whizzing by]

[Agatha yelps]

[Cupid yells menacingly]

[Agatha gasps, screams]

[Cupid roars]

[Agatha yelps]

[groans]

[panting]

[soft, mysterious music playing]

And I thought Gavaldon was bad.

[Agatha breathing shakily]

[footsteps approaching]

[door opens]

[Lesso] All right, princess.

What’s so important we had to trek all the way up here?

I’m in heels, you know.

It’s the Readers.

[Lesso sighs]

And their insistence that they shouldn’t be where they are.

And something does feel wrong.

[sighs]

The only thing that feels wrong is the School Master’s decision to bring them here in the first place.

[Dovey] What if he did make a mistake?

What if he dropped them in the wrong schools and something terrible happens?

He’d never admit it.

He’d blame one of us to save face, and you know what would happen then.

[Lesso] There is no mistake. Besides, I’d think you’d be happy.

I’m stuck with yet another underachiever.

[breathily] Sophie of Gavaldon.

What? What? No. Whatever do you mean?

Pfft. Please.

Evil hasn’t won anything in over 200 years.

Well, you’ve come close a couple of times.

[shouts] Close doesn’t cut it!

Ugh!

I just have to work my students twice as hard.

[Dovey] Mm.

Because a world where Evil is not as powerful as Good is a world out of balance.

Now, if you’ll excuse me…

[quietly] …I have a lot of work to do.

[Dovey inhales sharply]

[door opens]

[door slams, echoing]

[Dovey grunts, huffs]

[mutters] Lesso!

[door squeaks]

[door closes heavily]

[wind hissing]

[ominous music welling]

[sinister chorals accompany instrumentals]

[blood magic thrumming]

[sinister chorals swelling]

[Agatha gasps softly]

[music fades]

[echoing] Stay away from Sophie, little witch.

She has a destiny to fulfill.

[Agatha gasps]

And she belongs to me now.

[sinister music crescendos]

[blood splatters loudly]

[music fades]

[crows cawing]

[up-tempo suspenseful music playing]

[Agatha panting]

[quietly] Where are you, Sophie?

[doors creak]

[Agatha gasps]

[slow, eerie music plays]

[soft chiming]

[Agatha breathing shakily]

[heavy doors open]

[Sophie] I’m sure your mother’s beautiful on the inside.

[spit crackles]

I have to get to the other school.

I’m Good.

Yeah, at disguising your Evil.

[Sophie] I am not Evil.

Let’s settle this with science.

[yells]

[Sophie screams] Oh my…

If she’s Good, the fairies will catch her when she falls.

But if she smashes on the rocks in a gruesome, skull-splintering death, she’s Evil.

The second one. Do the second one. [excited gasp]

But she is a villain. She just doesn’t know it yet.

No, I’m Good!

Aw, she whines like an Ever.

[inhales deeply] Smells like an Ever.

[Sophie gasps]

Has hair like an Ever.

Or had.

Hey!

Not the hair!

[Hester and Sophie grunting]

[dagger clangs]

[Hester shrieks]

[both straining]

[Hester groans]

You want proof that I’m Good? Then get a mirror, and look in it.

You hag!

[Hester grunts]

Told ya. Definitely Evil.

Sophie!

[gasps] Aggie!

[Hester catches her breath]

[foreboding music flaring]

[growls softly]

[suspenseful instrumentals play]

Aggie, hey.

Come on.

Wait, where are we going?

[Agatha] To get you out of here.

[Sophie] Oh, good.

[Agatha] Not good.

Some… thing is after you.

I saw it.

Okay. [panting] So we’re ending this now.

Aggie, no! It’s not worth it!

[chimes ring]

[Agatha gasps]

[mystical chorals play]

Come on.

[narrator] Agatha’s plan was simple.

Find the School Master and plead their case to leave the school directly to him.

There was only one problem.

[Sophie] How do we get in?

[sighs] He definitely came up here.

I saw it.

[Sophie] Hey! Let us in!

[sighs deeply] Great.

Now we’re stuck up here.

[locks clang]

[doors creak]

[eerie instrumentals playing]

[chimes ring]

[narrator, voice resonating] Would they be prepared for what awaited them in the shadows?

Agatha called into the darkness.

Hello?

[narrator] But there was no response.

[low squawk]

Who is that?

[narrator] Sophie discovered that books lined the walls, filled with stories from every corner of the world.

You know we hear you narrating, weirdo.

[scratching]

If you’re trying to scare us, it’s not working.

[narrator] The girls heard a scratching in the blackness.

They moved warily toward it.

Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me.

[pen scratching]

All of that, and it’s a dumb pen?

Sophie, stop!

[narrator] Don’t touch!

[pen rings menacingly]

[School Master laughing]

You know, no students have ever made it into my tower.

I knew you were special.

The Storian began writing your story before you even arrived.

Guess that’s why I’m so confused as to why the two of you want to leave.

She wants to leave. I don’t.

Sophie, I have to get you out of here.

Ahem. Ladies, ladies. I can assure you, you are both perfectly safe here.

We pride ourselves on protecting our Readers.

Really? Then what about the spinning tower of blood I just saw obsessing over Sophie?

Well, my friend, you see, there are so many random spirits and personalized spells flying around this school, even I can’t keep up.

Well, I think she’s in danger.

So, unfortunately, we can’t just languish here while you train us to be in some silly fairy tales.

Our graduates live the very real events that change the world, which become the stories that change the world.

You’re trying to tell me that Snow White and Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk were real?

As were Hercules and Sinbad and El Cid and all the others who have battled the forces of Evil.

We teach you how to fulfill your destiny.

And that’s exactly what I wanna learn, but you put me in the wrong school.

I’m supposed to be in Good.

You made a mistake.

[School Master] Hmm.

Sir.

Well, perhaps I have. But I’ll need you to prove it.

Why, if it’s your mistake?

Because once something is written by the Storian, only the Storian can change its course.

[Agatha] This is ridiculous.

How are we supposed to change its mind, if it even has one?

Oh, but it does.

And there’s only one way, really.

What is the one thing that Evil can never have that Good can never do without?

Oh, I know. Manners.

A castle.

Amazing hair. A horse.

[School Master] Mm.

True love.

[Storian] Which is traditionally manifested in a kiss.

So you’re saying…

I can’t believe I’m actually saying this.

[sighs] If Sophie were to kiss her true love, that would prove to Quilly over there that you were wrong about us?

If one from School of Evil won true love’s kiss, it would change everything.

And I could stay and switch schools?

Sophie.

This is all I’ve ever wanted, Aggie. I can’t go back to Gavaldon.

Not to my old life.

I will never get this chance again.

Please, let me do this.

I’ll think about it.

Excellent.

Well, I guess somebody better go find herself a prince to kiss.

[Storian] But remember, dear Reader, no kiss comes without its price.

Wait, what does that mean?

[dramatic music playing]

[door opens]

[Sophie screaming]

[Dovey on PA] Good morning, darlings!

[Agatha gasps]

[Dovey in singsong] Rise and shine!

The first event of the semester, the Evers Ball, is only two weeks away, and you’ve got a lot to learn.

[girl 1] Good morning.

[girl 2] Good morning.

[all] Good morning, Agatha.

[“Brutal” by Olivia Rodrigo playing]

[Hester snorts, groaning]

[Lesso on PA] Wake up, despicables!

♪ Unrelentlessly upset ♪

♪ You say these are the golden years ♪

♪ But I wish I could disappear ♪

♪ Ego crush is so severe ♪

♪ God, it’s brutal out here ♪

[Evers chattering]

♪ Yeah ♪

Psst.

Who’s that?

Dark… Dark hair.

[girl 1] Tristan.

I caught his rose.

I hope he invites me to the Evers Ball.

You have to get a boy to ask you, or you fail.

And you do not want to fail.

Three fails, and you’re expelled.

Wait, you mean they kick you out?

Uh…

No.

They actually turn you into something else.

Like a talking tea kettle or a mouse or something much worse.

Wait, like forever? What?

[enunciating syllables] Uglify!

Why do we need to be ugly?

[Hort sighs longingly]

Hort! Wake up!

[Hort gasps]

Oh, because it makes little children cry.

Wrong.

That’s merely a bonus.

[Hester growls]

[Sophie] Ah.

Why be revolting and repugnant?

My question exactly.

Ah, not caring how you look forces you to use your intelligence.

Ugliness is freedom!

[professor laughs, coughs]

[spits]

[tooth clangs]

[professor coughs, wheezing]

[exhales] My tooth just fell out.

It’s disgusting.

And I don’t care.

And that is power!

[Nevers cheer]

[harp flourish plays]

Bring it down, girls.

[soft chorals, instrumentals play]

I am Professor Anemone, and I am here to show you how to become a truly powerful woman through beauty.

[girls gasp]

[Anemone] A lady’s smile is a sword in the battle for life and for true love.

So, pick up your mirrors…

[clattering]

…and strike!

Lovely, Reena.

[Reena] Thank you, Professor.

Exquisite, Beatrix.

[chimes ring]

[choir sings, cuts abruptly]

I’m sorry. This just feels so wrong.

Smiling? That’s how you’re empowering us?

Smiling is a strict requirement for passing this course.

So, show me your smile if you don’t want to fail.

My… smile?

Mm-hmm.

I don’t feel safe.

[girl 2] Mm-hmm.

[girls tittering]

[ominous music playing]

[thunder rumbles]

Wait. What is that?

A fail, Reader.

Wait, you’re… you’re failing me for being a bad smiler?

Yeah. Let’s get to work.

[class laughs]

Ah, now, prepare to drink up and see how ugly and powerful you can be.

[inhales sharply] Reader.

[stomach rumbles]

[belches]

[professor groans]

You’re first.

No. I don’t want to be ugly.

It’s not who I am.

[Dot laughs]

Not yet. Hort!

Uh, yes, sir, Professor Manley.

Sorry about this.

But don’t worry. You’ll still look beautiful to me.

[Sophie whimpers]

[gurgling]

[Nevers laugh]

[students chattering]

[playing melancholy organ music]

[object clatters]

[Hester cackling]

[Evers grunt]

It’s, um, Agatha, right?

Hi.

Do you mind if I sit with you?

No.

Great.

[Agatha] If you want to.

Uh…

[chair creaks]

[fork clattering on floor]

I’m Gregor.

Um, Gregor Charming.

The, uh… the prince’s son.

I’ll try not to be too charming. [chuckles]

I’m Agatha.

I heard you don’t want to be here.

Well, I don’t either.

You don’t?

I’m not cut out to be a prince.

It’s… It’s not who I am.

Do you know what I’d rather do? Run my own grocery store.

Wait, really?

[Gregor chuckles] Yeah.

I love food, but I wouldn’t sell meat ’cause I can’t stand the sight of blood.

That’s actually why I got a fail today. I got nicked in a duel.

[Gregor groans]

I’m sorry, they failed you for one tiny cut?

[sighs] Not quite.

I saw the blood, and I passed out in my heavy armor.

[metal clanking]

I was on top of a hill, and so I started rolling down, knocking over everyone in my path.

[Ever boys groaning]

[Gregor grunts, moans]

Definitely grocery-store material, right?

[both laugh]

I think you should do whatever makes you happiest, Gregor.

[Gregor sighs]

[door opens]

[door closes]

I’m sorry, Gregor, will… will you excuse me?

[Gregor] Oh, uh…

Sure. See you around, Agatha.

[silverware clatters]

[Agatha] Thanks.

Did you get attacked?

[Sophie] Yes.

By tadpoles.

In ugly class.

Well, I failed beauty class.

What part did you fail?

Smiling.

Smiling?

Forget it. I found you a prince to kiss.

I already found my true love.

[Tedros speaking indistinctly]

[Sophie] Tedros.

We had a connection from the moment we saw each other.

Plus, we just make sense, aesthetically.

Well, unfortunately, Beatrix already has him.

You think she’s prettier than me?

I’m just saying we need someone who’s available now.

School Master said it had to be true love’s kiss.

Sophie, a kiss is a kiss.

Oh, really?

Oh.

See? Nothing happened.

Has to be true love.

I’m okay to keep this casual.

[gently] Aren’t you sweet?

Just give him this, and tell him how good and kind I am.

Oh!

And don’t be weird.

You know what I mean.

[quietly] Don’t talk about your cat.

Fine.

Fine.

Just get him interested.

I’ll handle the rest.

[speaking indistinctly]

[Sophie chuckles]

[Beatrix scoffs]

[Sophie growls softly]

[gentle instrumental music playing]

[gentle music fades]

[bark rustles]

Get off me!

[explosion blasts]

[Agatha screams]

[gnome yells]

[exhales deeply]

Who are you?

I am the Gnome of the Blue Forest.

But I thought gnomes were supposed to be short.

I thought princesses were supposed to be likable.

Welcome, students! Gather round.

I need you all to sign in so I know who survived and who hasn’t.

Hey. Normal girl.

How’s the mind reading coming along?

Uh… Oh. [laughs awkwardly]

Yeah. No. Sorry about that. That was… I was just really overwhelmed when I first got here.

Yeah. This place can be overwhelming.

Mm.

Never had a princess cop an attitude like that before, though.

Really is quite impressive.

Mm, do they usually all smile and bat their eyes at you?

Yes, they do, which is incredibly boring, so thank you for not being boring.

Uh, no, I’m actually, uh, pretty boring.

The only person who doesn’t think so is my cat.

Mm, no, I…

Well, they say, uh, cats are good judges of character.

They do?

They will.

Now that I’ve said it. [chuckles]

I’m quite famous here, you know.

[laughs]

Number one fairy-tale prince and all.

Yeah, I think… I think when you become king, they’re probably gonna have to find a bigger crown to fit on that swelled head of yours.

Um…

[snorting chuckle]

[Agatha laughs]

Nice. Nice.

[laughs softly]

[Tedros] Uh…

[soulful instrumental notes playing]

Um…

This is for you.

Yeah?

Not from me.

From my friend, Sophie.

Oh, the… the witch with the gorgeous hair?

No, no. She’s not a witch. She was just dropped in the wrong school.

No, that does not happen, normal girl. She’s definitely playing you.

Well, in this case, it did.

Trust me. She is… definitely a princess.

My name is Agatha, by the way.

Agatha.

Much better.

‘Cause you’re definitely not normal.

In a good way.

[gnome] All right, come on, everybody! Come on, gather round.

Let’s can the balloon juice.

[Agatha sighs]

[indistinct chatter]

[Agatha] Hmm?

I am Yuba, the school woods survival expert.

I’ve lived in them for hundreds of years, and I haven’t died once.

At least… [laughing]

…not that I can remember.

[continues laughing]

Oh! That’s just a little gnome humor.

So, off we jolly well go.

All right, let’s get these doors open.

Go on.

Open!

[dramatic music builds, pauses]

[Yuba] Open.

[Agatha chuckles]

Open the forest doors!

Thank you.

Follow me, everybody!

[percussive music plays]

You cannot survive any adventure if you cannot survive the woods.

The Blue Forest prepares students for any perils you may face.

Hey.

[gasps] Oh, uh…

Hi.

Gregor, what happened to your forehead?

I failed, uh, steed-riding this morning.

[boy] Gregor!

[horse neighs]

Turns out I’m not really any good with horses.

[horse whinnies]

And I think I might need glasses.

[horse neighs]

[Gregor moans]

That grocery store’s looking better and better, right?

[both laugh]

Stay away from Tedros, you goon.

He’s mine.

[ominous notes play]

[percussive music continues]

Oops.

Hey there.

[Yuba] Come on!

A field of pretty pansies, but as we know from our fairy tales, pretty can sometimes kill you.

[shrieking growl]

[Yuba exclaiming] No, no, no, no, no! No, no, no, no!

[strains]

[pansy snapping]

[Yuba] Cheeky plant.

That’s, uh… That’s one bouquet you wouldn’t want to catch at a wedding.

[guffaws, sighs]

Gnome humor.

Right.

[flower chomping]

It’s okay, Gregor.

It can’t get you. You’re fine.

[shakily] I really hate this place.

[pansy shrieks]

Quick, quick! Come on.

Ah, this is Yuba’s favorite part.

The pumpkin patch.

Benign by day, but by night, a grisly horror world where reapers will hunt you down, drink your blood, and sell your limbs for spoils!

[Gregor sighs]

Reapers? What are those?

One of those.

[laughs] That’s just a scarecrow.

[students chuckle]

And I suppose pansies are just flowers.

[pansies hissing and shrieking]

[Evers gasp]

Remember, only the best Evil can disguise as Good.

[Gregor gasps, groans]

[pansy chomps]

[Gregor groaning]

I’ve gotta get out of here!

No, bad idea.

Let go of me!

Gregor, stop!

You’ve already got two fails!

Gregor! Gregor!

Gregor, you don’t know what they’ll do to you!

Come on, come back!

[Gregor] I’ll be fine!

[thunder rumbles]

[dramatic choral music playing]

[electricity crackles]

[Gregor grunts, panting]

[energy blasting]

[Gregor moaning]

[crying out]

[yelling] Help me!

Agatha!

[screaming]

[dramatic music crescendos]

[energy thrums, fading]

[music fades]

[breath trembling]

[softly] Gregor?

[grim instrumentals playing]

[clock tolls]

[Lesso] Every villain has a special talent they can hone into a powerful weapon to defeat their nemesis.

What’s a nemesis?

Your archenemy.

Your story will not end until one of you is destroyed.

Now, I want you to dazzle me with whatever you believe your unique talent to be.

Hort, you’re first.

Well, I’ve been working on my werewolf powers in hex class.

Watch this. [grunts]

[inhales deeply, straining]

[groans]

[hair twangs]

[Hort gasps]

[Anadil] Hmm!

[Dot] Well done, Hort!

All right.

Next time I need a skinny, one-haired werewolf, I’ll make sure to call you. Sit down.

[shuddering giggle]

Dot?

Hmm?

Please tell me you can do better.

Watch me.

[Dot breathes deeply]

[straining groan]

[desk rumbling]

[grunts]

[exhales sharply]

[piece snaps off]

[chuckles softly, chewing loudly]

[quietly] Is it poisoned?

[muffled] It… could be.

Well, it’s better than a stray hair.

We can work with that.

[taps staff] Sophie.

[Lesso sighs]

Those who are truly Good can summon the animals of the forest.

Mm.

I used to do it with my squirrel friends.

Oh God, give it up.

Why don’t you summon a cliff and go jump off it?

[class snickers]

Why don’t you find someone else to have mommy issues with?

Don’t you dare talk about my mother.

You know nothing about her!

I know she did one hell of a good job turning you into a raving lunatic.

[tense music playing]

I despise you, you freak.

And everything you stand for.

Which just proves that I am at the wrong school.

You want to get out of here, princess?

[Nevers laugh]

This raving lunatic’s unique talent would be more than happy to get rid of you permanently.

[suspenseful instrumentals building]

[eerie chorals accompany instrumentals]

[Anadil giggles]

[wicked chortling]

This is delightful. [cackles]

[Hester gasps]

[low, purring growl]

[Anadil continues laughing]

[demon snarls, screeches]

[Nevers cackling]

[demon hisses]

[flames roar]

[Anadil cackling]

[demon growls, snarls]

[suspenseful music swells]

[chaotic laughter continues]

[demon shrieks]

[Hester yells]

[Sophie screams]

[Hort] Sophie, watch out!

[Nevers yelp]

[Lesso laughing]

[demon hisses]

[Sophie screams]

[cackling]

[Hester shouts]

[demon screeches]

[Sophie yells]

[demon cries out]

[Hester screams]

[panting]

[screeches softly]

[shrieks]

[music swells]

[Hester shouts] Go!

[demon roars]

[fire blasts]

[Lesso] Oh!

Be careful, Reader, she’s getting really close.

Use your talents.

[screams] I don’t know what they are!

[fire blasts]

[shouts]

Your squirrel friends, Sophie! Call your squirrel friends!

[Sophie] Help! Help me!

Help!

[mockingly] Aw, guess the squirrels don’t like you either.

[demon screeches]

You poor little princess.

[Sophie gasps]

Let me put you out of your misery.

[Anadil] She’s gonna kill her!

[Nevers laughing]

[Hester yells]

[Sophie screams]

[choral music crescendos]

[all gasping]

[bees buzzing]

[Hester grunts]

[Nevers gasp]

[Hester strains]

[ominous choral music continues]

[demon roars]

[Hester groans, gasps weakly]

[chorals continue dramatically]

[grunting, groaning]

[strained gasping]

Sophie, you’re not allowed to kill anyone until after graduation.

Call them off!

Stop!

[bees buzzing]

[Hester sobbing]

[demon roars weakly]

[Hester continues moaning]

[grim chorals and instrumentals playing]

[Hester groans]

[chorals building dramatically]

[Lesso] Oh my God.

[dramatic chorals cresting, fading]

[softly] Rafal?

You’re doing wonderfully…

[gasps softly]

…Sophie.

[dramatic chorals and instrumentals surging]

[bees whooshing]

[students gasp]

[chimes ring]

[music fades]

[Sophie panting]

[Hester whimpering]

[demon squeaks weakly]

[Hester sobs softly]

[demon slithering]

[skin sizzles]

Move out of the way!

Move!

[Anadil] Hester!

[Hester crying]

[Anadil] You’re fine. It’s okay.

It’s okay.

[Dot] Gonna be okay. Breathe.

[Anadil] We’ll make sure you’re fine, okay? It’s okay.

[Sophie gasps]

[Anadil] It’s okay.

[Sophie] Who is that? Who is Rafal?

Do not say his name again.

Not to anyone but me.

Who is he, and how does he know me?

Shh. He’s the School Master’s brother.

He was once the most powerful being in our school.

Evil hasn’t beaten Good ever since he disappeared.

But somehow, your powers… your powers have drawn his attention.

I didn’t know I had powers. I don’t want powers. I want to go…

Oh, stop your whining!

What you just did in that classroom is proof to me that you are exactly where you belong!

It’s not what we are.

It’s what we do, Sophie.

Now go.

And tell no one.

And if Rafal visits you again, you must tell me immediately.

Go, go.

If she is the one, Rafal…

I’ll do everything in my power to deliver her to you.

[ominous music playing]

My love.

[music fades]

[giggles] No, no, no.

Of course we don’t hate.

Evil hates.

Good loves.

Evil attacks.

Good defends.

Chinen, when is Good permitted to attack?

It isn’t. Good can only defend.

If Good were to attack first, by definition, it would be no longer Good.

Precisely.

What did you people do to him?

I’m sorry?

Gregor failed three times, and then he disappeared, screaming in pain.

What did you turn him into?

The rules at this school must be obeyed.

There are no exceptions.

Ladies, as… as I was saying, Evil has many weapons, but we…

We have animals.

[girls giggling]

Animals of the land, animals of the water.

And so, ladies, today I present to you…

[gentle, mysterious music plays]

…wish fish, shimmering underwater friends, who understand us and our deepest desires.

Is that because they used to be students here?

Enough.

Not everyone earns their own story.

At least they can still be part of someone else’s happy ending.

Ladies, if your wish is strong enough, then they might make it come true.

[Evers giggling]

[soft squeal] Who’s first?

Me! Me, me!

[Beatrix sighs]

[laughs] Kiko.

[Kiko giggling]

[chimes ring]

[gentle music swells]

[gasps] It’s Tristan! He loves me.

Let me try.

[softly] Tristan.

Move, Kiko.

Move.

Ah.

Get out of the way.

[Kiko groans]

[Dovey chuckles]

[Kiko giggles softly]

[Beatrix exhaling]

[chimes ring]

[Beatrix chuckles]

Tedros.

We look perfect together.

[Beatrix sighs]

The Evers Ball, where many of you may receive your first kiss next week!

Agatha.

Your turn.

Any wish?

Whatever your heart most desires.

[somber instrumentals playing]

[Agatha, softly] I wish for home. For all of us.

[chimes ringing]

[eerie music playing]

[water gurgling]

[fish splashing softly]

[students gasp]

What are you doing?

What’s happening?

That’s enough now, Agatha. Please stop.

I… I can’t let go!

[grunts]

[inhales sharply]

Get back! Get back! Get back!

[students gasp]

[Agatha gasps]

[mystical choral music playing]

[chimes ringing]

[gasps]

[girl] Who is she?

[breathing shakily]

A hundred years since I failed.

A hundred years of granting wishes.

You were the first to wish to free me, to wish me home.

Thank you.

[mystical chorals, instrumentals continue]

[chimes ringing]

[breathing shakily]

[chiming continues, surges]

[gasping]

[chiming fades]

[roaring]

[tense music playing]

Run. Run!

[girls screaming]

[Dovey] Run! Go, go, go!

Run! Run!

[students clamoring]

[bird cries]

[Agatha yelps]

[bird growls]

[Dovey] Run! Run! Agatha, get out of there!

Get up!

[bird snarls]

[Agatha gasps]

[Dovey] Get up!

[bird growling]

[bird grunts]

Gregor?

[soft growling grunt]

Hey, Gregor.

No, don’t! Get back from it!

[Agatha] Gregor!

[breathing shakily]

Hey, Gregor, I don’t know if I can help you or not.

[bird moans softly]

[Agatha] But if I can, I will.

[bird grunts]

[bird breathing deeply]

I’ve got you!

[bird shrieks]

[Tedros] Don’t worry, Agatha!

[snarls]

[sword clangs]

[Agatha screams]

[bird shrieks]

[Agatha and Evers gasp]

[thunderous boom]

[bones clatter]

[mournful music playing]

[Tedros panting]

[Tedros] You okay? [groans]

[Agatha grunts]

[crying] What did you do?

That was my friend!

It was about to kill you! I’ve just saved your life!

You pompous ass, you killed him!

[Tedros] No!

No! Tedros was rescuing you!

[Dovey] Everyone, back to your dorms!

Classes are canceled for the rest of the day.

You, come with me. Go!

Go, go, go!

[students murmuring]

[crying] Gregor, I’m so sorry.

Agatha…

Stop!

That’s what you call Good?

Destroying someone kind

because they can’t live up to your impossible expectations?

What exactly is good about that?

Agatha, everyone has a role to play here. In time, you will understand.

No, I won’t.

[softly] I told you, I don’t belong here.

What is wrong with you?

[Agatha breathing shakily]

Once upon a time, Good was real and true.

Now we are in the age of self-centered perfectionism, but you used your wish to save that poor girl.

Do you remember when I told you that magic follows emotion?

[voice trembling] The most powerful emotion is empathy.

The passion you’ve shown tells me that you, young lady, are exactly where you belong.

You are the first real princess this school has seen in a long, long time.

[Agatha breathing shakily]

[Dovey sniffles]

[Agatha sobs]

[door shuts heavily]

[playing organ music in minor key]

[indistinct chatter]

[both] We have to talk.

Did you give Tedros my letter?

Yes, but something very bad is going on here.

Yeah, tell me about it.

I just got visited by a swarm of bees that is apparently the most Evil man in the world.

Some guy named Rafal.

That’s the guy I saw. No, no, Sophie. We have to get out now, kiss or no kiss.

No, wait. What did Tedros say?

He said your friend had one hell of a right hook.

Oh no. What happened to your eye?

Uh, ask your friend.

[Sophie] You hit him?

Aggie, why?

I just had the nerve to save her life, you know.

Just meet me outside when you’re finished doing whatever you have to do.

[Tedros sighs]

So sorry.

She can be temperamental… and violent, apparently. [giggles]

Sophie, right?

[quietly] Yeah.

You write nice letters.

I just didn’t know how else to meet you.

They keep us so separate here.

Yeah, probably best to keep Good and Evil apart. Less messy.

That is, unless you’re unlucky enough to be trapped in the wrong school.

[growls] She’s not in the wrong school.

[Sophie grunts]

But she’s definitely not supposed to be talking to princes.

[Sophie] No!

No, you don’t need to drag her…

[screams] Tedros, please! I didn’t do anything!

[gently] Hey. Hey.

[Tedros sighs]

She’s Evil, Teddy. Let them take care of her.

[Sophie screaming]

Where are you taking me?

The Doom Room.

[Sophie] The what?

[screams, gasps]

No! I didn’t do anything that bad!

[wolves growling]

[door slams]

[Sophie gasps]

Which is precisely why you’re down here.

[chuckles] You.

You, you, you.

Whom Rafal has chosen above all others.

You could be the savior our school’s been waiting for.

But no.

You waste your time being distracted by foolish Ever boy princes.

[voice trembles] Please don’t hurt me.

You’ve been given a great gift, Sophie.

[flail squeaking]

One I will not let you sabotage.

[blade rings softly]

[Sophie gasps]

[quietly] The time has come…

For you to admit which side you’re on.

Rafal only wants one who’s truly Evil.

[sobs]

It’s clear your beauty is keeping you and others from accepting who you really are.

[soft scraping]

[Sophie gasps]

[Sophie exhales softly]

No! No! [sobbing]

Hey, meat head. Stop!

Oh God, what did I do now?

Apparently, you stood there while one of the giant dogs dragged Sophie away screaming.

Hey, I rescue princesses and defeat Evil. I don’t save it. Okay?

You know who’s Evil?

Yes. Because it’s literally on the name of her school.

Because I’m Good. That’s what I’m supposed to do.

That’s what I have to do, okay?

Start getting the concept of this place.

No, I get it fine.

And it’s ridiculous.

You know that Evil stymph you killed?

Yeah, that was Gregor.

No, it wasn’t. I would have known that.

Mm, but you didn’t.

Are you sure?

Ask Dovey. And then come back and tell me how you know Evil when you see it.

[Agatha sighs]

[gentle music playing]

[Tedros sighs]

You know what? Try thinking for yourself for a change, and you might see past the black and white this school wants you to see.

You might be surprised by what you figure out.

[music swells softly]

[crows cawing]

[melancholy piano plays]

[Sophie inhales sharply]

[exhaling]

Why is this happening to me?

[blood magic thrums softly]

Because it is your destiny.

[Sophie gasps]

[inhales sharply]

[soft, eerie music playing]

[sighs]

[sniffles, shudders]

Rafal?

You can be more than you ever dreamed you could be, Sophie. After all…

Always remember how special you are.

[sighs softly]

You’re gonna change the world someday.

[Rafal] And you are special, Sophie.

But they all refuse to see it.

You’ve been honest, kind, patient, and did they admit you were Good?

No.

I’m the only one you can trust.

Forget about their rules.

Do what you want, when you want.

And if they won’t give you what’s yours, take it.

[Storian] Drawn in by Rafal’s words, Sophie decided she would do whatever it took to win Tedros and gain true love’s kiss.

[grim music playing]

[Nevers laughing]

[music fading]

Lose something?

Or just looking for another face to punch?

Can’t find Sophie.

[Tedros chuckles]

Just want to make sure she’s okay.

Well, I’m sure she won’t miss this.

Big day today.

Both schools finally getting access to their magic.

Hey, you should know some people are saying you’re a witch.

[snorts] Yeah, I’ve heard that before.

Well…

[gentle music plays]

For the record, I don’t think you are.

[chuckles]

Yeah?

Then what am I, hmm?

[Tedros takes a deep breath]

I wish I knew.

[chuckles] Because you’re sure not like anybody I’ve ever met before.

[sword clatters]

[Agatha gasps]

[both breathing shakily]

I… I… can’t do this.

Do what? Uh, fall down?

[Agatha giggles]

Shut up!

Everyone, find your seats.

Let’s begin.

[Dovey] Mm.

To access one’s magic, one must first unlock one’s finger glow.

Once you’ve mastered your finger glow, it will prove to be invaluable.

[Kiko giggling]

I can’t wait.

They say some people can transform into animals when they have their magic.

I want to turn into a cat at night so I can sleep under a stove.

Oh, it’d be so warm.

Shall we?

[magical chiming]

[soft chorals play]

[Nevers murmur and chuckle]

Have no fear, Evers.

[gentle music playing]

Good feels no pain.

Nevers… [laughs, inhales]

[haunting notes playing]

…it’s going to hurt.

[Hort] Oh good.

[Hester] Ugh.

Line up!

[excited chatter]

[Dot] Me first!

[Kiko sighs happily]

[Dot] Hey! Let me through!

[boy] No way! Me first!

[chatter dies down]

[chimes ringing softly]

[mystical music playing]

[Beatrix gasps]

Beautiful.

[Dot] Stop.

[ominous chorals playing]

[soft, high-pitched tone]

[Hester gasping]

Your finger glow helps you become aware of the power inside you.

[Hort yelps] Ooh!

[panting excitedly] Ow, ow, ow! [exclaims]

Thank you, ma’am.

[chimes ringing softly]

[Kiko giggles]

When your finger glows, it means you’ve begun to tap into emotions powerful enough…

[gasps]

…to cast a spell.

[soft, high-pitched tone]

[panting]

[Agatha sighs]

[Dovey] The stronger your feelings…

[chimes ringing softly]

…the stronger your magic.

[discordant instrumentals play]

[music crests, pauses]

I hope I’m not late.

[dark electronic music playing]

[finger glow chiming]

What is this all about?

This? Turns out you did me a favor.

I was long overdue for a makeover.

Now, if you wouldn’t mind activating my powers, I’d be most grateful.

[Dovey gasps softly]

[Lesso inhales slowly]

[blade pierces skin]

[soft, high-pitched tone]

[Sophie] Hm.

Thank you.

[“You Should See Me in a Crown” by Billie Eilish plays]

♪ You should see me in a crown ♪

♪ I’m gonna run this nothing town ♪

♪ Watch me make ’em bow ♪

♪ One by one by one ♪

[wolf growls]

♪ One by one by ♪

♪ You should see me in a crown ♪

♪ Your silence is my favorite sound ♪

[speaking indistinctly]

♪ Watch me make ’em bow One by one by one ♪

♪ One by one by… ♪

[Beatrix snaps fingers]

Truce?

Now, who wants a facial?

[Ever] Draw!

[discordant electronic vocals play]

[Sophie] Heh.

[Sophie sighs]

♪ You should see me in a crown ♪

[both squeal]

♪ You should see me ♪

♪ Your silence is my favorite sound ♪

♪ You should see me, see me ♪

♪ Watch me make ’em bow ♪

♪ One by one by one ♪

[Nevers cheering]

♪ One by one by one ♪

[rats squeaking]

[melancholy organ music playing]

[bowl clangs]

And whether Good or Evil, beauty is a full-time job.

[Nevers giggling]

[thuds loudly]

We need to talk.

About?

[Tedros and Beatrix laughing]

[Beatrix sighs] Oh!

I have it under control.

I don’t think you do.

So I’m supposed to take romantic advice from a girl who used to make phlegm sculptures?

[Nevers laughing]

[Hort sighs]

[Agatha] Why are you acting like this?

Because I’m tired of being pathetic little Sophie.

[Agatha] The girl who defended me with a frying pan wasn’t pathetic.

Well, I like the new me.

[gentle harp music playing]

Okay, what’s with the book?

Tedros’s father chose his bride, Guinevere, for her beauty, but then she betrayed him with Lancelot.

King Arthur lost his throne and died of a broken heart.

And this is supposed to be, what?

Date conversation?

[Agatha] Don’t you get it?

After what happened to his father, Tedros isn’t going to fall for someone just because she’s hot.

You need to prove to him that you’re Good, in front of everybody, in a way no one can deny.

[Tedros and Beatrix laughing]

[sighs] Fine.

What do I have to do?

[birds singing]

[gentle music continues]

[Ever] Good shot.

[arrows whizzing]

[indistinct chatter]

[crow cawing]

[Sophie] Hi.

[crow squawks, thuds]

Sorry. Didn’t mean to distract you.

Heh. Nothing distracts me.

Then maybe I’m just good luck.

Don’t flatter yourself.

It’s prince’s code.

Your arrow flies straight if you’re pure of heart.

[mouthing]

[chuckling] What do you think you’re doing?

Where I come from, girls are allowed to do anything boys do.

It’s got nothing to do with you being a girl.

[Sophie] Hmm?

Nevers can’t shoot.

The whole lack of pure heart and all.

I told you, I am not a Never.

Oh, please, not a Never.

Keep your elbow tight.

Extend this and relax the grip.

[gentle music playing]

It helps if you focus on the target.

[Sophie chuckles softly]

[Agatha sighs]

[Tedros] Take it away.

[finger glow chimes]

[Agatha chuckles softly]

[bow strains]

[Tedros laughs]

[Sophie] Hmm.

Never doubted you for a minute.

[dark, rhythmic music playing]

Do you wanna hang out?

I don’t know. With who?

Just some prince who wants to get to know you better.

[arrow whooshes, impacts]

[mouthing]

You’re up.

[chuckles]

[Sophie nocking arrow]

[speaking indistinctly]

[music continues]

Traitors. [inhales sharply]

I think I’m gonna be sick.

Ugh. I don’t know what she sees in him.

It’s an affront to us all.

It’s not right.

I hate to say it.

[Dot] This is bad.

She’s mine.

Or ours.

She’s a Never!

It’s bloody disgusting.

[grunts] We should eat them.

They’ve been together all day.

So tragic.

[Sophie sighs]

[dark music continues]

You do know that no one’s ever wanting to see us together.

I do.

And me being with someone who they think’s a Never is gonna send the entire school into chaos.

I’d survive.

And they’re all gonna lose their minds when I take you to the Evers Ball.

What? [gasps]

Teddy, you promise?

Of course.

[Sophie giggling]

[continues laughing]

[Hester growls]

What?

[chairs scraping]

No.

You are not taking that under dressed she-wolf instead of me.

One of you, do something.

[Chinen] Hmm.

[Dot laughs]

Shh.

Going somewhere?

[Beatrix grunts]

Down your throat!

[both yelling]

Come on!

[students clamoring]

[glass shatters]

[wolves laughing]

[indistinct shouting]

[Tedros groans]

[Agatha] Stop!

[shouting grows louder]

[Dovey, loudly] Stop it!

[students gasp]

[Dovey huffs]

[music ends]

[woman] Why? Why are we still entertaining this preposterous…

[Dovey] Please! Please! Please!

Dating between Evers and Nevers is strictly against the rules.

Thank you.

Yes!

Evil and Good do not belong together.

It’s rep… repulsive.

Sir, if I may.

I’m responsible for choosing Camelot’s next queen.

I do not take that decision lightly.

I chose Sophie because she is Good. She’s just in the wrong school.

If he believes it, why can’t you?

Besides, nothing can keep true love apart.

[Dovey scoffs]

Isn’t that, like, the first rule of fairy tales?

If it is true love, such a thing would certainly be momentous.

[Dovey chuckles]

It seems to me there’s only one way to be sure.

[echoing] A Trial by Tale!

What? No!

But sir!

Sir, I accept.

Uh… [nervous giggle]

Sorry. What is a Trial by Tale?

[Manley groans]

Each of you have to enter the Blue Forest on opposite sides.

You have to defeat whatever danger presents itself and find each other by dawn.

Help, strictly forbidden.

Sophie, we can do this.

We’re good enough and strong enough to protect each other.

We can do this.

[Dovey] What?

This will get them both killed!

The trial shall begin…

[chimes ring]

…at sundown.

[tense rhythmic music playing]

[Dovey] Tedros of Camelot.

[Lesso] Sophie of Gavaldon.

[Dovey] A Trial by Tale is not to be taken lightly.

[tense rhythmic music continues]

[Lesso] Mortal danger lurks beyond the school’s gates.

Do you still wish to proceed?

I do.

Yes.

Definitely.

[magic blasts]

[explosion booms]

[Dovey] If you wish to give up, drop the red handkerchief on the ground, and you will be transported to safety.

Let the trial begin.

[staffs clang]

[music swells]

[dramatic chorals accompany instrumentals]

[gates squeak]

[doors close heavily]

[chain clanking]

[gates lock]

[Agatha breathing heavily]

[bird calling]

[Agatha gasps softly]

[rhythmic music fades]

[eerie music playing]

[twigs snapping underfoot]

[Sophie gasps]

[creature calls in distance]

Tedros?

[frog croaks]

[Sophie gasps, in singsong] Hello?

[in normal voice] I’m over here!

[creatures calling]

I’m ready to be saved!

[whimpers softly, panting]

Aww.

Flowers. Pretty.

Let’s stick to pretty.

[tense string music building]

[pansies rustling]

[Sophie breathing shakily]

Hello, my little friends.

[pansies hissing]

We’re all so beautiful.

It’s me.

[hissing grows louder]

[music pauses]

[pansy shrieks]

[Sophie screams]

[pansies snapping]

[Sophie screaming]

[dramatic music playing]

[shrieks] Help!

[Sophie screaming in terror]

[crying]

[pansy chomps]

[Sophie screams]

No! [screams, whimpers]

[pansy howls]

[finger glow chiming]

[Sophie continues yelling]

Tedros, help!

Tedros!

Tedros?

[grunts]

Tedros, where are you?

[panting]

[suspenseful musical flourish]

[eerie music playing]

[Sophie gasps]

Okay.

[sighs]

Pumpkins are fun.

[low crackling]

[crackling grows louder]

[tense music building]

[reaper growling]

[gasps]

[reaper grunts]

[Sophie screaming]

Tedros, help!

[yelps] Tedros!

[groans, whimpering]

[reaper growls]

[roars]

[Sophie screams]

[bird cawing]

[reaper shrieks]

[triumphant music plays]

[magic chimes]

Sophie, come on! Go, go, go!

[Sophie panting]

[Sophie whimpering]

Go!

[Tedros] Sophie!

[Sophie gasps]

[Tedros] Sophie!

It’s okay. Okay.

Go to him. Once he saves you, kiss him, and then we can get out of this madhouse.

Okay? Go.

[Sophie whimpers]

[Tedros] Sophie!

[Sophie] Tedros!

[Tedros panting]

[Sophie] Oh, Tedros, thank God.

[reaper roars]

[shrieking]

No!

[reaper cackles]

[muffled gasp]

[Tedros grunting]

[thrilling instrumental music playing]

[Tedros groaning]

[reaper roars]

[grunts, snarls rhythmically]

[Tedros grunts]

[blade rings]

[reaper growls]

[sword clanging]

[Tedros grunts]

[both gasp]

[Tedros grunting]

[groans]

[scythe whooshes]

Sophie, grab Excalibur.

Help him.

[Tedros grunts]

[yells]

[straining]

[reaper growling]

[Agatha gasps]

[Tedros grunts]

[Tedros groans]

[reaper cackles]

Sophie! Toss my sword, now!

[Sophie whimpers]

[reaper growls]

[Tedros grunts]

[Tedros groans]

Sophie, do something!

[Tedros moaning]

[Sophie whimpers]

[Tedros screaming]

[Agatha breathing shakily]

[reaper shrieks]

[dramatic music crescendos]

[blade rings]

[Tedros grunts]

[reaper screeches]

[Agatha gasps]

[thundering boom]

[music fades]

[panting]

[all panting]

What are you doing here?

[Agatha gasps]

You! You cheated!

You brought Agatha!

[Sophie] No!

No, I came on my own. I swear.

Yeah.

You knew she wouldn’t help me.

That’s not true.

That’s not fair.

Everyone knows the prince saves the princess, not the other way around.

I can’t change the world if I’m dead.

[Tedros scoffs, chuckles]

And I thought you were Good.

No.

No, no, no. No, no. No!

[Agatha gasps softly]

[somber music playing]

You.

You did this.

I… I was just trying to help.

Sophie, you know you’d both be dead right now if I hadn’t.

Liar. You knew this would happen.

First, you steal my school, and now you’re trying to steal my prince.

How can you say that? I… [panting] Sophie, I’m your best friend.

A princess can’t be friends with a witch.

[soft whoosh]

[gasping, breath trembling]

[sniffling]

[foreboding music surges]

[Agatha gasps softly]

[Dovey gasps] Oh!

Where have you been?

Trying to talk to Sophie, but they locked her in her room.

Yes, they locked her in because she broke the rules.

You both did.

Why? Why did you help her in the trial?

Did you not think she could do it on her own?

I thought that you believed that Sophie was truly Good.

I don’t.

I don’t believe that anyone is truly Good or truly Evil, because people are complicated, even if everybody in this place pretends they aren’t.

Young lady.

The rules of this school must be…

Must be obeyed.

You keep saying that, but what good are your rules if you don’t do anything about it when actual, dangerous Evil is here?

Please!

Sophie is many, many things, but I would hardly call her dangerous.

Not Sophie. Rafal!

[Dovey gasps]

[soft, eerie music playing]

What did you just say?

Rafal. I saw him again in the forest, but clearly, none of you have done anything about it.

“Again”? [spluttering] What does that mean?

Have you seen Rafal before? Here?

Yeah.

In the tower of blood I told the School Master about.

And Sophie saw him in her classroom.

So did Lady Lesso. Didn’t she tell you?

[sighs] Lesso.

I should have known. [breathing shakily]

Come with me. We will get to the bottom of this.

Come on. Go!

[melancholy music playing]

[crow cawing]

[Anadil] Sophie?

Um… [scoffs]

…Agatha asked me to give you this.

I… I hope you feel better soon.

[Agatha] Dear Sophie, I’m so sorry for what happened in the forest.

I never meant to hurt you.

But whatever’s going on, it’s more than you getting a kiss from a prince.

I saw Rafal in the woods.

I think what’s happening here is bigger than anyone realizes.

It’s true Evil, and we have to stick together.

[Sophie sighs]

[Agatha] Only trust each other.

We’re best friends.

You must know, no matter what, I’m on your side.

All my love, Aggie.

[Sophie exhales deeply]

[air hissing softly]

[Rafal] Don’t tell me you actually believe that.

It’s a lie.

[blood magic thrums softly]

And besides, that prince wasn’t good enough for you anyway.

You’re back?

But I thought…

[Rafal] I’d left you? Never.

Even if everyone else has betrayed you.

Aggie hasn’t.

[Rafal] No?

See for yourself.

[magic chimes]

I thought you believed that Sophie was truly Good.

[scoffs] I don’t.

She’s been lying to you, Sophie.

[Sophie inhales sharply]

Working against you from the very beginning.

She means to drag you back to that miserable little village.

But I’ll protect you.

I’ll help you.

[Sophie gasps]

[exhales sharply]

[Rafal] Don’t be scared.

Think of yourself as a caterpillar about to transform into a butterfly.

Very soon, you’ll emerge more beautiful and more powerful than ever.

A queen unlike this school has ever seen.

I can give you abilities they only dream of.

You’ll not just be the fairest of them all, you’ll be the strongest.

[Sophie exhales]

Blood magic, Sophie.

My love…

[soft chiming]

…will you accept this gift?

[magic chiming]

[Sophie] I will.

[dramatic music surges, fades]

You knew Rafal was here, in the school, and you told no one?

Ah, must have slipped my mind.

I see! The soul of wickedness itself just slipped your mind, Lesso?

I’m the Dean of the School for Evil.

Does that suggest anything to you?

Yeah, it suggests that nobody in charge here knows what’s going on in this stupid place.

Quiet, Reader!

Or what? You’ll fail me for frowning?

Now, what does Rafal want with Sophie?

For Evil to finally win!

That’s what.

That’s what you think will happen?

Rafal won’t help Evil win.

When he tried to kill the School Master, his own brother, his goal was to destroy the school, both schools, so that he can keep all the magic in the world to himself.

Thank you so much, beauty teacher.

Hey, I was the head of the Magical History Department long before you got here, Red.

You were?

Yes!

Before this place became insufferably shallow and I was demoted to beautification.

Do I look like I give a shit about smiling?

Okay, then we have to protect Sophie.

And we will, as soon as we find her.

[Dovey gasps]

Sophie is missing.

And Anemone is right.

Oh.

Rafal will destroy this entire school if he joins forces with Sophie.

Lies.

All lies!

This is just another ploy to have Good win again.

Trust me, it’s not.

If my brother is back from the dead, there is a good chance none of us will survive, Lady Lesso.

None of us.

Go find Sophie now. Search both schools.

Yes, of course.

And Agatha.

Go to the Evers Ball.

Sophie may very well show there. If she does, bring her to me.

Now, go.

[sighs]

[tense music playing]

[Sophie] “Living doll.”

[tooth clacks]

[clatters]

[Lesso] Sophie?

[blood magic thrums]

[chuckles softly]

[Lesso] Sophie.

You’re not… Oh my God.

What has Rafal done to you?

Taught me to accept who I truly am, that’s what.

Isn’t that what you wanted?

I am a thing of beauty, am I not?

The poison apple to Rafal’s eye.

The one whose talents soar above all others.

[Lesso scoffs]

[mockingly] Please don’t tell me you’re jealous.

Leon or a of Gavaldon.

[clicks tongue] Rafal told me.

Leon or a, the lonely Reader who wanted to be so much more.

He saw something in you.

An Evil you didn’t know you had.

[soft snarl outside]

And so he brought you here to nurture it.

You tried so hard, but you weren’t Evil enough for him.

So he turned his back on you, despite your love for him.

And you’ve been trying to prove yourself to him ever since…

[Leon or a gasps]

…hoping to win him over.

[in singsong] But then along comes Sophie.

[giggles]

What has he promised you?

And what have you promised him?

Oh.

You’re both such dolls to ask.

[soft chiming]

[blood magic thrumming]

[Tesso] Sophie…

[thrumming intensifies]

[Tesso] My God.

[grand orchestral music playing]

I was worried you wouldn’t come without an invite.

But then I thought, “You know Agatha. She does what she wants.”

Tedros, have you seen Sophie?

[sighs] Look, for once, can we talk about something else?

Like what happened in the forest?

That was…

Yes, later. Once I’ve found her.

She yells at you, she disrespects you, she blames you for everything wrong in her life, yet all you do is help her.

Come on, why do you even think she deserves saving?

Look, back in Gavaldon, all my life, they’ve called me a witch.

They told me to my face how ugly I am and how someday they’ll get around to burning me and my mom.

And the whole village just laughs, except for Sophie.

She’s the only one who has stood up for me from the time we were kids.

She’s like my sister, and I’m not someone who gives up on family.

Not ever.

No, you’re… you’re right.

No one should ever give up on family.

Agatha, you saved me from that reaper, and you made me want to see the world in more than just black and white.

And no one has ever done anything like that for me before.

And it made me realize you are my true love.

Oh my God, you’ve got the worst timing.

[Tedros] No, really.

I’ve thought it through, and I… I love you, Agatha.

Tedros, please, please stop.

Rafal is using Sophie to take down the schools.

Uh, wait, who’s Rafal?

[menacing notes flaring]

[dark music continues ominously]

Sophie, what happened to you?

[eerie chorals playing]

My God.

[Sophie] Don’t worry, Teddy.

Should clear up by tomorrow.

Try to look past it and not ruin our evening.

The Evers Ball!

Ah! [inhales]

Here I am.

You’re taking me, remember?

You promised.

Sophie, please.

Quiet, Aggie. The protagonists are speaking.

[Tedros inhales sharply]

I’m still your date, right?

You going back on your promise?

Because…

Bad things happen…

[whispering] …when the Good break their promises.

There is no promise.

You betrayed me. I’m here with Agatha.

No. Whoa, no. He’s not.

Liar.

[blood magic chimes]

[dark music building]

[ominous chorals play]

[Sophie giggles]

[flesh sizzling]

[Ever boys groan, shout]

[blood magic thrums]

You know, I think I’m really getting the hang of this.

Sophie, stop.

Whatever’s happened, I can help you.

[Sophie blows]

I’m your friend.

No, Agatha.

You’re my nemesis.

Which means our story can’t end until one of us is destroyed.

[voice breaking] Sophie.

Bye.

[Agatha breathing shakily]

[ominous choral music swells]

[blood magic thrums malevolently]

[doors close heavily]

Tedros.

[Agatha gasps]

Come quick.

[Tedros sighs]

[indistinct high-pitched shouting]

[faculty dolls screaming]

[dramatic orchestral music playing]

So, does this mean the ball is canceled?

[Tedros] We have to stop her.

No, no, no. Nobody hurt Sophie.

Look at what she’s done.

Our only hope is to kill her before she destroys us all.

Men, grab your weapons.

It’s time to kill the witch!

Stop!

Evil attacks, Good defends, remember?

You can’t attack!

[dramatic orchestral music continues]

[finger glow chimes loudly]

[dramatic music crescendos]

[suspenseful music playing]

[magic chimes]

[Agatha panting]

[dark, percussive organ music plays]

[Nevers cheering and laughing]

[harpsichord accompanies in minor key]

[both laugh]

[loud pounding]

My dear Nevers!

[loud pounding on door]

We have guests.

[Evers shout]

[Sophie] How should we greet them?

We’ll kill ’em!

[Nevers cheer]

Just leave them alone!

Sophie, please. They were just scared you were going to attack them.

Now, why would we ever do that?

That would be such an Evil thing to do.

[blood magic thrums]

[Agatha breathing shakily]

[Sophie] Let’s show them how Good we really are.

[Agatha gasps]

Let’s dance.

[Evers shouting]

[blood magic flares]

[Sophie echoes] Say hello to our guests.

[echoing] Here’s some party favors, boys.

Draw!

Tedros, it’s a trick!

[Tedros] Kill the witch!

[Sophie cackles]

Fire!

[high-pitched humming]

[magic chimes]

[Agatha gasps]

Well, now.

If Evil attacks and Good defends, then it would appear that Good has become Evil.

And Evil has become Good.

[eerie chorals playing]

Oh, so Good.

[Tedros gasps]

[Nevers laughing]

[cackling]

[eerie chorals continuing]

[magical chiming]

[Anadil laughing loudly]

[Dot giggling wildly]

[laughter echoing]

[blood magic chiming]

[Hort gasps]

[Dot laughing maniacally]

[Anadil continues cackling]

[exclaims]

[Hester laughs loudly]

[chiming grows louder]

[choral music swells]

[suspenseful instrumentals playing]

[all gasp]

[ominous choral music building]

[fire roaring]

[foreboding instrumentals playing]

[Agatha gasps]

Get out, Tedros!

[blood magic hisses]

[blades whoosh, clanging]

[Tedros gasps]

Teddy, we have so much to talk about.

You and your little army just tried to kill a roomful of innocent people.

[Nevers cackling]

Now that is quite Evil indeed.

[blood magic thrumming]

[rumbling impact]

[Evers moaning]

[ominous choral music surges]

[groaning continues]

[flesh sizzling]

[blood magic chimes, thrums]

[Nevers cackling]

[explosion blasts]

[Agatha gasps]

[Evers groaning and murmuring weakly]

[gasping]

[Tedros inhales sharply]

[panting]

Looks like someone’s been auditing Uglification.

[Nevers laughing]

[Tedros grunts]

[Agatha] No! [panting]

Please, Sophie.

You have to stop this!

It’s too late.

They attacked.

Now we defend!

[snaps fingers]

[doors creaking]

[“Toxic” by 2WEI plays]

♪ There’s no escape ♪

♪ I can’t wait ♪

♪ I need a hit ♪

♪ Baby, give me it ♪

♪ You’re dangerous ♪

♪ I’m lovin’ it ♪

[Evers shouting]

[Nevers screaming]

[Sophie cackling wildly]

Stop!

[Dot laughing]

[arrow whooshes]

[Dot grunts, screams]

[electricity crackles]

♪ With a taste of your lips I’m on a ride… ♪

[liquid gurgles]

Who wants hot chocolate?

[cackles]

♪ I’m slipping under ♪

♪ With a taste of a poison paradise ♪

[Dot and Sophie laughing]

♪ I’m addicted to you ♪

[students grunting]

♪ Don’t you know that you’re toxic… ♪

[Tedros groans]

[Nevers laughing]

[Tedros yells]

[Dot yelps]

[demon shrieks]

[Tedros grunts]

[grunts]

[cackling]

[gasps] Call yourself a prince, Teddy?

[strains]

[Ever grunts]

[Hester yelps]

[demon roars]

[Ever groans]

[Hester yelling] No!

[blood magic chimes]

[demon hisses]

♪ Too high, can’t come down ♪

[Evers grunting]

♪ Losin’ my head Spinnin’ round and round ♪

[Hester gasps]

[screams]

♪ Do you feel me now? ♪

[swords clanging]

[students grunting]

[Hester laughs]

[energy thrumming]

[Anadil] Ooh. [laughs wildly]

[Nevers laughing]

[music swells]

[spears clang]

Aww!

[energy crackles]

[metal clangs]

[shouts]

♪ With a taste of your lips I’m on a ride ♪

[girl grunts]

♪ You’re toxic ♪

♪ With a taste of a poison paradise ♪

[Never shouts]

♪ I’m addicted to you, don’t you know… ♪

[student yelps]

No, listen! Wait!

Just listen to me!

[students grunting]

[explosion blasts]

[Ever yells]

[blood magic zings]

[Tristan yelps]

[groans weakly]

[Tedros gasps]

[Tristan moaning]

[Tedros grunting]

[energy blasts]

[Tedros grunts]

[Ever shouts]

[blood magic thrums]

[Hort grunting]

Yeah!

[grunting, shouts]

[screams]

♪ With a taste of your lips I’m on a ride ♪

[Hort yelling, grunts]

♪ You’re toxic ♪

♪ With a taste of a poison paradise ♪

♪ I’m addicted to you… ♪

[blood magic thrums]

Coming, my queen!

[Tedros groans]

Whoo!

No! Tedros!

That felt wonderful. Been dying to do that all semester.

[Agatha] Tedros! Oh, Tedros! No!

[Agatha screams]

Back off, Aggie!

[Agatha panting]

This is my happy ending.

So this is how you change the world?

This is what you’ve always wanted? To simply have it all at your feet?

Yup. The only mistake I made was thinking I needed to switch schools.

It was just the schools that needed to switch.

The mistake you made was thinking you needed any of this.

Look what it’s done to you!

Look at what it has done to us.

Sophie, Rafal is the enemy.

We have to defeat him.

[blood magic thrums]

[Agatha gasps]

[Sophie] I’d rather defeat my nemesis.

Sophie, don’t!

No! No! Oh my…

Sophie!

[sighs] Now… just one last score to settle.

[dramatic music playing]

[magic chimes]

[glass shards clinking]

[wings flapping loudly]

[dramatic music fades]

[magic chimes]

[Sophie gasps]

[in singsong] School Master.

[eerie music plays]

[shouts] Where are you, old man?

Time to pay for your mistake!

[Storian] Seeking revenge, Sophie searched the tower for the one person who had wronged her from the start.

Or so she believed.

What does that mean?

It means your tale has just begun, Sophie of Gavaldon.

[blood magic thrums]

Rafal.

This was all a test, Sophie.

All of it.

A test… to find my true love.

I don’t understand.

I was the one who answered your wish and brought you here.

The seers told me of your potential, and I wanted to help you fulfill it.

Who else has believed in you…

Cared for you, defended you, given you everything?

[blood magic thrums]

[Rafal] When you use that power, and watch your enemies fall, how does it feel?

[soft, ominous chorals play]

I like it.

[Rafal] You were never meant for Good.

And of course, neither was I.

[slow, eerie instrumentals continue]

Why did you pose as the School Master?

[Rafal] He was my brother.

Centuries ago, we were entrusted the Storian for eternity because our bond overrode our warring souls.

As long as we protected each other, we would stay immortal… and young.

Good and Evil, in perfect balance.

But time…

Time makes one discontent.

What happened to him?

[Rafal] We fought…

[suspenseful music playing]

[brothers yelling]

…and I killed him.

[ominous choral music surging]

[blade pierces flesh]

[Rhian groans]

[spluttering]

[Rhian gasps, chokes]

[Rafal grunting]

[music crescendos, fades]

[Sophie] You killed your brother?

[bellows triumphant cry]

How could you do that?

Well, the same way you tried to kill your beloved prince.

Because it’s who we are.

After my brother’s death, I assumed his identity to hide my true intent.

Started destroying the balance from within.

There are no mistakes in the School for Good and Evil.

But Good has won for 200 years.

Oh, have they now?

Story by story, I have corrupted them.

Rewarding them for burning old ladies in ovens, making mermaids cut out their tongues, forcing women to dance in red-hot iron shoes.

Good became vain.

Foolish.

Weak.

But you, Sophie?

You put me to shame.

You brought the whole school to its knees in weeks.

Beyond Good and Evil, you…

Are chaos itself.

And together, we are unstoppable.

[ominous music crescendos]

[Tedros] Agatha!

[panting] Tedros?

[soft, suspenseful music plays]

[panting] Hey.

[Tedros] You all right?

Oh my God, I thought you were dead.

I’m fine. Listen to me.

I need to put an end to the Nevers, once and for all.

No, no, no, Tedros.

This whole war thing between the schools, it’s all wrong.

If I can get through to Sophie…

After what she’s done?

No point. No way. It’s not gonna work.

No, no, no. She’s being used by the School Master’s brother.

He’s given her blood magic, and it’s too much for her.

She doesn’t know what she’s doing.

No, she knows.

I can reach her.

I know it.

Listen to me.

What?

She’s gone.

She turned into a raven and went up to the School Master’s tower.

What?

The fight’s down here, Agatha.

It’s time to let her go.

Tedros, you told me you were ready to see the world in more than just black and white.

Mm-hmm.

This is your chance.

Please, I just need you to trust me.

Come with me to save Sophie. That is how we’ll save the school.

Evers and Nevers.

[Tedros sighs]

Please.

[Ever] Tedros, help! We can’t hold them.

Okay. Go to her.

I’ll be there as soon as I can. I promise you.

[Agatha sighs]

And will you join me, Sophie?

[suspenseful music building]

All we need is our true love’s kiss, Evil’s kiss, to unlock our love and forever open the gates to Never After for you and I…

To rule.

I am your prince.

[blood magic chimes, thrums]

I am your true love.

I always have been.

Will you join me?

[softly] Yes. Yes.

[both breathing heavily]

[thunder rumbles]

[Storian] And so it was that Evil had finally won true love’s kiss, condemning both schools and all those within their walls,

Good and Evil alike, to perish in agony, allowing Rafal’s Evil…

[Rafal] Yes!

[Storian] …true Evil, to overtake the world.

[gasps] What have I done?

Why does anyone have to die?

[screaming in distance]

I thought you wanted Evil to win. Those are my friends.

[Rafal chuckles] They are merely fairy-tale Evil.

We must wipe the slate clean to make way for true Evil.

[students screaming]

[ominous music swells]

[Rafal breathing shakily]

[voice warbles slightly] Welcome to Never After, my love.

No! I didn’t want to hurt them.

I thought you said we’d just rule them.

And we will rule Never After, where every one of those students, every professor, anyone who could challenge us, is dead.

Including… your nemesis.

[Sophie gasps]

[somber chorals, instrumentals playing]

Oh!

[gasps] No, Aggie!

This is not what I wanted!

Oh, it’s too late for that now, Sophie.

You’ve driven away everyone, lied to everyone, betrayed everyone.

You’re all alone now.

That’s why you’re mine.

[Agatha] Get away from her!

[heroic music surges]

[Agatha exhales sharply]

Aggie!

You’re alive? [whimpers]

I’m so sorry.

[Agatha] It’s okay. I got you.

You know, I expected more from a Reader.

Surely you know what happens to those who thwart love.

[chuckles] Love?

This isn’t love.

Do you know why Good always wins?

Because we fight for each other, and we care for each other.

That is what Good’s love is.

Evil only fights for itself.

And that is the furthest thing from love on Earth.

Such beautiful words that have no power or meaning anymore.

Now, if you’ll please step away from my bride.

You will never have her, you monster.

Not as long as I’m alive.

Oh.

Well, as you wish.

[magic chimes]

[Rafal grunts]

[screams] No! Not Aggie!

[Sophie grunts]

[grim instrumental music surges]

Sophie!

Sophie?

[Sophie gasping]

[dramatic choral music swells]

No. No!

[Sophie screams]

[Agatha crying]

[Rafal gasps]

[sweeping chorals accompany instrumentals]

It can’t be.

Not after all this.

[organ music accompanies orchestral hymn]

[breathing shakily] No.

[Agatha gasps]

[tense music playing]

[Agatha whispers] It’s okay.

[Sophie gasps weakly]

[breathes unsteadily]

[tense music builds]

No. No, no, no.

[energy thrums]

[Tedros grunts]

[Agatha gasps]

[thuds]

[Rafal grunts, yells]

[gasps]

[Agatha screams]

[wind gusts]

[Rafal yells]

[Tedros screams]

[ominous orchestral music playing]

[Tedros grunts, gasps]

[Agatha gasps, panting]

[eerie chorals harmonizing with instrumentals]

[low rumbling]

Did you really think it would be that easy?

[Tedros grunts]

[Rafal] In my school?

In your father’s hands, that sword might once have vanquished me.

But in the hands of his ridiculous whelp of a son, it is merely an oversized butter knife.

[yells]

[Tedros grunts]

[panting]

[Rafal exhales]

[Tedros grunting]

You think this tale…

Is about your true love.

No, it’s about mine.

[finger glow chiming]

[Sophie whimpers]

And the power Evil’s kiss gave me to kill Good’s future king.

Or the tale of the girls who stopped you.

[Sophie yells]

[heroic orchestral music surges]

[Rafal groans]

[energy thrums]

[Rafal screams]

[sweeping music continues]

[Rafal groans softly]

[music fades]

[Agatha panting]

[gentle music playing]

The end.

[Sophie whimpering]

Oh my God.

[sword clangs]

[melancholy instrumentals play]

Hey. Oh my God. [panting]

[Sophie whimpers]

Oh my God. It’s okay.

[gently] Hey. Hi.

[Sophie] Aggie…

I’m so sorry for everything.

Shh. You’re fine. You’re okay.

You’re safe now.

[sobbing] I don’t wanna be Evil.

No, you are not Evil.

[sniffles] You’re just human.

As long as I have you.

We will always have each other.

[Sophie gasps]

[whimpers] You promise?

I promise.

[whispers] Good.

[Agatha sniffles]

[Sophie moans]

[softly] I love you, Aggie.

You’ll always be… my best friend.

[exhales weakly]

Hey. Hey.

No.

[sobbing]

No, please come back.

[mournful orchestral music playing]

[sobs]

I love you too.

[sobbing]

Oh God.

[gasping sobs]

[faint thumping]

[Agatha gasps]

[thumping continues]

[Agatha inhales sharply]

[magic chimes]

[hopeful orchestral notes playing]

Oh my God. [gasps]

[Sophie inhales sharply]

[Agatha] Oh!

[Agatha crying]

[Sophie gasps]

[Agatha sobs]

[exclaims]

Hi. Hi.

[Sophie] Hi.

Hey.

[chuckles softly] Hey.

[both laughing]

[Sophie coughs weakly]

Oh, I’m sorry, am I hurting you?

Oh my God.

Don’t ever do that again.

[sobs]

Let’s go home.

[Agatha] Yeah.

Let’s go home.

[resolute instrumental music playing]

[Storian] And so it was that our heroes defeated the greatest threat the School for Good and Evil had ever known.

[triumphant music playing]

[Storian] The world of fairy tales had not perished, but it had been changed forever.

[excited chatter]

Good and Evil together?

[Kiko laughs]

One school?

[fairy chimes]

[Anemone] Hmm.

Now what?

Unity, perhaps.

[laughs, sighs]

Maybe… friendship, even.

[Manley grunts]

[Lesso] Hmm.

[Dovey chuckles]

[Lesso] Mm.

[both laugh awkwardly]

[grand music starts, fades]

[hesitant whimper]

[hopeful choral music plays]

Well…

Well, no rush. No rush.

No. Slow and steady wins the race.

[both laugh]

[indistinct chatter]

Hi there.

My heart belongs to another.

[choral music building]

[thunder crashes outside]

[choral music crescendos into bright orchestral melody]

[Storian] As for our two heroes, there was finally a way back to Gavaldon, as Agatha’s kiss had set them free.

For what is truer than the love between friends?

It’s definitely best if I go.

Aggie, if you want to stay here with Tedros, I understand.

[soft instrumentals playing]

I’ll take care of your mom.

It would be my honor.

[voice trembles] Thank you, Sophie.

[Tedros sighs]

[music swells]

[Tedros sighs]

But I can’t leave my friend.

[Sophie gasps]

Thank you, Tedros, for wanting to change.

I hope we’ll see each other again someday.

[triumphant chorals, instrumentals play]

[Tedros sighs]

[energy thrums]

Wait! Wait!

[magic chiming]

[soft chimes continue, fade]

[bird twitters]

[“Space Man” by Sam Ryder playing]

♪ If I was an astronaut ♪

♪ I’d have a bird’s-eye view ♪

♪ I’d circle ’round the world ♪

♪ And keep on comin’ back to you ♪

♪ In my floating castle ♪

♪ I’d rub shoulders with the stars ♪

[Agatha giggles]

♪ But I’m only human ♪

♪ And I’m drifting in the dark ♪

[both exclaim]

♪ I’m up in space, man… ♪

[Storian] Both girls were met with open arms…

[Agatha’s mom gasps]

[Reaper meows]

…and open minds.

They never felt so special.

♪ I’ve searched around the universe ♪

♪ Been down some black holes ♪

♪ There’s nothing but space, man ♪

Oh!

Oh no!

[boy calls out] Hey!

♪ And I wanna go home… ♪

[Storian] Although some things never change.

♪ Gravity keeps pullin’ me down… ♪

[kids jeering]

Witch! Witch!

Burn! Witch!

[Storian] That is, unless you use your power to begin to change them.

[magic chimes]

[birds calling]

♪ I’m up in space, man… ♪

[all groaning]

[Eric] Ew!

♪ Up in space, man ♪

[both laughing]

♪ I’ve searched around the universe… ♪

[Storian] And that, you could say, is the end of our story.

[song fades]

[energy thrums]

[Storian] However, as Tedros’s arrow pierced the vortex between their worlds…

[Tedros, echoing] I need you, Agatha.

[Storian] …it became clear that this was only…

[metal clangs]

…the beginning.

[“Who Do You Think You Are?” by Kiana Ledé and Cautious Clay playing]

♪ Gray sky ♪

♪ There’s something bad in the balance ♪

♪ I’m staring into the darkness ♪

♪ And I like what I see ♪

♪ There’s a thin line ♪

♪ Between a sinner and a savior ♪

♪ Never once did I ever ♪

♪ Think it would be me ♪

♪ Dead in the eyes, cold in the heart ♪

♪ A kiss or a cut, saw the scar ♪

♪ Don’t you know that beauty can kill? ♪

♪ I’m caught in between ♪

♪ Two worlds apart ♪

♪ Devils and dreams ♪

♪ But do you know your heart? ♪

♪ Tell me, who do you think you are? ♪

♪ It’s sick, and it’s sweet ♪

♪ Went bad from the start ♪

♪ I’m caught in between ♪

♪ But do you know your heart? ♪

♪ Tell me, who do you think you are? ♪

♪ Blue light ♪

♪ Glowin’ deep in the forest ♪

♪ I’m overcome with emotion ♪

♪ Pourin’ out of me ♪

♪ Fake smile ♪

♪ I can cut like a dagger ♪

♪ A happily ever after ♪

♪ But who knows where it leads? ♪

♪ Attack to defend ♪

♪ Your body wins after all ♪

♪ What’s a war between friends ♪

♪ When you’re the one against me? ♪

♪ I’m caught in between ♪

♪ Caught in between ♪

♪ Two worlds apart ♪

♪ Two worlds apart ♪

♪ Devils and dreams ♪

♪ But do you know your heart? ♪

♪ But do you know your heart? ♪

♪ Tell me, who do you think you are? ♪

♪ It’s sick, and it’s sweet ♪

♪ Bad from the start ♪

♪ Bad from the start ♪

♪ Devils and dreams ♪

♪ But do you know your heart? ♪

♪ You know your heart? ♪

♪ Who do you think you are? ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Who do you think you ♪

♪ Who do you think you are? ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Tell me, who do you think you are? ♪

♪ Tell me, who do you think you are? ♪

[song fades]

[“Here Comes Trouble” by Striking Vipers playing]

♪ There’s a wicked wind blowin’ ♪

♪ I feel it in my bones ♪

♪ Everybody gonna know it ♪

♪ I’m about to hit the danger Danger zone ♪

♪ Got me like, whoa ♪

♪ I can feel it now ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Takin’ over ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ I just touched down ♪

♪ Never gonna forget my name ♪

♪ Here comes trouble ♪

♪ Trouble, trouble ♪

♪ Here comes trouble ♪

♪ Trouble, trouble ♪

♪ Here comes a no-good good time ♪

♪ Sign me up on the double ♪

♪ Whoa, yeah, here comes trouble ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ I’m gonna fire off a warnin’ ♪

♪ Baby, three, two, one ♪

♪ By tomorrow mornin’ ♪

♪ Ain’t gonna be nothin’ But a trail of dust ♪

♪ I’m like ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Tried to tell you about ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Can’t nobody help you now ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ I just touched down ♪

♪ Never gonna forget my name ♪

♪ Here comes trouble ♪

♪ Trouble, trouble ♪

♪ Yeah, here comes trouble ♪

♪ Trouble, trouble ♪

♪ Here comes a no-good good time ♪

♪ Sign me up on the double ♪

♪ Whoa, yeah, here comes trouble ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Trouble, trouble ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Trouble, trouble ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Trouble, trouble ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ Trouble ♪

♪ Trouble ♪

♪ Trouble ♪

♪ Whoo! ♪

♪ Whoo! ♪

♪ Trouble ♪

♪ Yeah, here comes trouble ♪

[“Ready for It” by Rayelle playing]

♪ Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ I see what’s goin’ on ♪

♪ Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ I feel it coming strong ♪

♪ Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ It’s almost here ♪

♪ Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Ooh, yeah ♪

♪ Are you ready for it? ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Get ready now ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Are you ready for it? ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ It’s ’bout to go down ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh ♪

♪ Are you ready for it? ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Get ready now ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Are you ready for it? ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Better get ready now ‘Cause it’s ’bout to go down ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Ooh, ah, ow! ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Better get ready now ‘Cause it’s ’bout to go down ♪

♪ Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Magic in the air ♪

♪ Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Feel it everywhere ♪

♪ Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ It’s gonna be so good ♪

♪ Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Ooh, yeah ♪

♪ Are you ready for it? ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Get ready now ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Are you ready for it? ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ It’s ’bout to go down ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Are you ready for it? ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Get ready now ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Are you ready for it? ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Better get ready now ‘Cause it’s ’bout to go down ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Whoo, yeah, go down ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Better get ready now ‘Cause it’s ’bout to go down ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Get ready now ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Are you ready for it? ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ It’s ’bout to go down ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh ♪

♪ Are you ready for it? ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Get ready now ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Are you ready for it? ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Better get ready now ♪

♪ ‘Cause it’s ’bout to go down ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Better get ready now ‘Cause it’s ’bout to go down ♪

[“Ever girls Hymn” playing]

♪ Oh, we of pure and beauteous hearts ♪

♪ Our goodness shall not wane ♪

♪ With grace and poise ♪

♪ Our weapon of choice ♪

♪ Our goals, we shall attain ♪

♪ To find true love ♪

♪ And win our prince ♪

♪ Bring honor to his name ♪

♪ The princesses of Good are we ♪

♪ So proudly ♪

♪ We proclaim ♪

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