- 1. You up to anything today?
- 2. Not today.
- 3. You haven't been out
with Frida and David for a while.
- 4. Is everything okay?
- 5. Yeah.
- 6. Everything's fine.
- 7. Dozens of reports of a large beast
- 8. being sighted throughout the city...
- 9. Buy, buy, buy, and buy some more!
- 10. This is Victoria Van Gale of the Greater
Trolberg Meteorological Bureau,
- 11. and things are looking gloomy out there.
- 12. You can expect sorrowful winds
throughout the day...
- 13. maybe even the odd ominous rumble.
- 14. But the worst of conditions
will be reserved for the early hours.
- 15. Don't worry, Twig.
- 16. This should clear up soon.
Victoria Van Gale is never wrong.
- 17. I've got to drive over
to the art supply store today.
- 18. - Do you want to join me?
- 19. I was going to go to the library
to see if I could find
- 20. a copy of this book that Frida's lost.
- 21. But looking at the weather,
I think I'm gonna give
- 22. the whole "leaving the house" thing
a miss today.
- 23. Ah! Who would have thought it?
- 24. My Hilda, put off
by a little spot of rain.
- 25. Ugh!
- 26. Ugh! Maybe I
should've stayed at home, too.
- 27. Huh, must be the storm.
- 28. This is Victoria Van Gale.
- 29. The weather today,
not exactly the best.
- 30. With any luck, the area of high pressure
should start to see
- 31. the storm shift away from the city.
- 32. Hopefully. Maybe.
- 33. Uh, in the meantime, expect nothing
but continuous rain throughout—
- 34. Scratch that.
Looks like we've got some...
- 35. - snow.
- 36. Come on, Twig!
- 37. Let's go make a snow troll!
- 38. Wow!
- 39. What are you doing here?
- 40. Have you seen what it's like out there?
- 41. Yeah, but why are you here?
- 42. I know it's hard to believe,
- 43. but I don't actually know
that many people with central heating.
- 44. Okay, make yourself at home,
but I'm going out there.
- 45. The snow's settling already,
and I wanna be the first to make a—
- 46. Hello?
- 47. Hilda, it's Mum.
Listen, I think I'm gonna be a while.
- 48. The road's blocked off with snow
and no one's getting anywhere in a hurry.
- 49. Are you okay?
- 50. - I'm fine. I was just about to—
- 51. Don't go outside, okay?
Stay in and stay warm.
- 52. It's nuts out here.
- 53. - But, Mum, I—
- I won't be home to make anything,
- 54. so help yourself to the leftover pie
in the fridge if you get hungry, yeah?
- 55. All right, I'd better go. Bye!
- 56. Sorry, boy.
- 57. - Is there normally thunder when it snows?
- If you ask me, it's the weather spirits.
- 58. No way. Victoria Van Gale would have said
something about that by now.
- 59. I'm just saying it has all the hallmarks.
- 60. Mm. Though, this does seem bad...
- 61. even for them.
- 62. Well, let's see.
- 63. My sincerest apologies
to the three or four people
- 64. who actually tune into this frequency.
- 65. We are currently experiencing some, uh...
- 66. technical difficulties.
- 67. Everything's... fine!
- 68. Weird. I check this broadcast every day
and I've never heard anything like this.
- 69. Something bad's happening.
- 70. This is not good.
- 71. She said everything's fine,
and I, for one, believe her.
- 72. Oh, come on, you heard it
just as well as I did.
- 73. Victoria Van Gale is in trouble,
in danger, even.
- 74. We have to do something.
- 75. But...
- 76. the storm?
- 77. Yes, the storm.
- 78. And it's getting worse.
- 79. And if it is weather spirits causing this,
- 80. then she's the one person
who would know what to do.
- 81. But... my cocoa.
- 82. Your cocoa can wait.
- 83. We have to go
to the Trolberg Weather Station.
- 84. But just me?
- 85. Are you not going to ask Frida, too?
- 86. I don't think she's going to be
up for this one.
- 87. Hmm.
- 88. Okay, I'd be glad to come.
- 89. Where is the weather station anyway?
- 90. I'm already beginning to regret this!
- 91. What's that?
- 92. That's an argument.
- 93. - Between who?
- Weather spirits.
- 94. We made it!
- 95. The Trolberg Weather Station.
- 96. We're here! Come on!
- 97. Uh... Hilda?
- 98. Whoa! This is amazing!
- 99. Look at all this stuff!
- 100. It's no wonder she's good
at predicting the weather.
- 101. We've got to get inside
and find out what's going on.
- 102. I hope she's okay.
- 103. - Whoa.
- Oh, boy.
- 104. Something really did happen here.
- 105. I think I liked it better out in the cold.
- 106. This doesn't make any sense.
- 107. It's like no one's touched
this stuff in years.
- 108. Victoria? Victoria Van Gale?
- 109. Victoria?
- 110. Oh, well, she's not here.
We should probably go now.
- 111. Victoria Van Gale!
Where are you?
- 112. Ah!
- 113. I'm okay.
- 114. Whoa!
- 115. Victoria Van Gale?
- 116. Who the devil are you?
- 117. I'm Hilda. It's so great to meet you.
- 118. I'm your biggest— Well, I bet
everyone says they're your biggest fan,
- 119. but I'm a pretty big one.
- 120. What on earth
were you doing in the garage?
- 121. What did you see?
I mean, what are you doing here?
- 122. We thought you might be in trouble.
We heard your broadcast.
- 123. I listen to it all the time, you see.
- 124. Oh, you mean, you're visitors!
- 125. Well, yes, I suppose we are.
- 126. Well, don't worry
about that broadcast nonsense.
- 127. As you can see,
everything's fine here, quite fine.
- 128. Good gracious,
isn't this a wonderful surprise?
- 129. I haven't had a tour group up here
in quite some time.
- 130. Ooh! That reminds me,
don't go anywhere.
- 131. Oh, now, they must be
round here somewhere.
- 132. They don't just disappear.
- 133. I think
something funny's going on.
- 134. I also think something funny's going on.
- 135. What are you talking about?
She's just pleased to see us.
- 136. Right, here are your visitor stickers
- 137. and your complimentary Greater Trolberg
Meteorological Bureau key rings!
- 138. And, uh, help yourself to a giant pencil.
- 139. Strictly speaking, they're not free,
they're on the house.
- 140. Come!
- 141. I must give you the grand tour.
- 142. This is a solarimeter.
- 143. That records the sunlight, of course.
- 144. Cool.
- 145. This monitor here's showing
barometric pressure readings
- 146. - from across the Greater Trolberg area.
- 147. And here, of course,
is the studio where I—
- 148. Where you make your broadcasts!
- 149. This is the coolest thing ever!
- 150. What's that sound mean?
- 151. Nothing.
- 152. - What's in here?
- Oh, that's my bedroom.
- 153. It's a bit of a mess.
- 154. Now, far more interesting
is the main observatory
- 155. where I survey the skies
and conduct the vast majority of my work.
- 156. Ah, yes, have a look.
- 157. Oops.
- 158. - What was that?
- I'm sorry?
- 159. You pushed that lever
and it started raining.
- 160. - No, it didn't.
- David, you're being ridiculous.
- 161. Why don't I make us some coffees?
- 162. This is what coffee tastes like?
- 163. I prefer cocoa.
- 164. So I confess, my instruments
aren't solely for predicting the weather,
- 165. but some of them
are also for controlling it.
- 166. But why would you want to control it?
- 167. Imagine the possibilities!
What that would mean for the world
- 168. if we could harness that power
and make it work for us.
- 169. - Oh, boy.
- She's a mad scientist.
- 170. So,
the weather station is your laboratory?
- 171. Oh, yes, for years now.
- 172. I've made progress on wind direction,
- 173. pressure manipulation, and the generation
of small-scale weather events,
- 174. the likes of which your talking
bird friend just demonstrated.
- 175. But it's inconsistent, trivial.
- 176. If my experiments have proven anything,
- 177. it's that the atmosphere
only truly answers to one thing...
- 178. the weather spirits.
- 179. They're not easy to find, of course,
- 180. but I discovered a way to lure one
and perhaps learn from it,
- 181. but it worked too well.
- 182. Rather more turned up than expected.
- 183. How did you manage
to lure a weather spirit?
- 184. That's not important.
- 185. The thing is
when two weather spirits meet,
- 186. they get into an argument.
- 187. They love to debate.
- 188. When that happens, a storm occurs.
- 189. But when five, ten,
dozens meet at once, well...
- 190. If you can control the weather,
isn't there something you can do
- 191. to try and move the storm away
from the city?
- 192. I don't know.
- 193. The storm's wreaked havoc on my systems.
I'm not sure the equipment can take it.
- 194. But isn't it worth trying?
- 195. That storm is terrible,
and it's only gonna get worse.
- 196. You've learned to do some amazing things.
- 197. If there's a time to use them,
this must be it.
- 198. You know what?
- 199. We're going to try
and summon an air current
- 200. to blow the storm away from the city.
- 201. Anemo-motors engaged.
- 202. Adjusting aneroidic pressure modulators.
- 203. When I give the signal,
turn that wheel as far as it'll go, okay?
- 204. Okay.
- 205. Okay!
- 206. It's working!
- 207. Ah, oh.
- 208. Oh! I knew it.
- 209. No, we can try something else.
There has to be another way.
- 210. That was it.
That was the only way.
- 211. We just blew up the controls.
No, it's hopeless.
- 212. But there are people out there
in that thing right now.
- 213. My mum's out there.
- 214. There's already
52 centimeters of snow in Trolberg.
- 215. By my calculations,
it'll be 168 by nightfall.
- 216. At this rate, the city
will be completely buried by morning!
- 217. Why do I get the feeling
I'm about to get roped into something?
- 218. Hilda, what are you going to do?
- 219. The storm's getting worse.
- 220. Perhaps we could just fly out there
and talk to the weather spirits.
- 221. - There we go.
- Are you crazy?
- 222. - You can't go back into that thing.
- We've got to do something.
- 223. Hilda, listen to me.
- 224. You'd listen to Frida.
- 225. That's because Frida
would know what to do.
- 226. She'd have a better plan than this.
Have you got a better plan?
- 227. No.
- 228. Then this is all we've got.
- 229. Climb on.
- 230. - You're gonna do all the talking, right?
- 231. I'm just saying it's completely natural
- 232. to precipitate on the windward side
of any hill I come across.
- 233. Yeah, it's natural, but is that decent?
- 234. Oh, are you calling me indecent?
- 235. I think what our friend here
was trying to say is—
- 236. - Oh, please, can you elaborate further...
- 237. on the great shame
of a natural heavy rainfall?
- 238. Hey!
- 239. A heckler?
What's the meaning of this?
- 240. You're doing the talking, remember?
- 241. I am your moderator!
- 242. Oh, yeah, yeah.
- 243. Moderate this!
- 244. Hilda's right.
- 245. Frida would know what to do,
but I'm no use at all.
- 246. - Why did I think I would be?
- Uh, are you asking me?
- 247. I don't know you, kid.
- 248. Take it easy.
- 249. Unless...
- 250. Okay, you will speak one at a time.
- 251. Every spirit will get their time to speak,
so no interrupting.
- 252. Are we clear?
- 253. - Fine, yes.
- Very well.
- 254. - Okay, you first.
- Right, well...
- 255. Okay, David, come on.
- 256. Victoria, could I get— No.
- 257. Hey, Victoria, I was wondering,
could I get another, uh...
- 258. Oh, Victoria, could I get another,
um, one of those coffees?
- 259. You know what? That's a wonderful idea.
Though, I think a herbal tea for myself.
- 260. More than one coffee,
and I get a little kooky.
- 261. - Yes?
- Milk and sugar?
- 262. Mm-hmm.
- 263. I'm just saying why not steer the rain
towards those that need it most?
- 264. I did not blow westwards!
- 265. Oh, you wouldn't know your east
from your west.
- 266. Right, you stay there,
you over here, thank you.
- 267. Sorry about that. Please continue.
- 268. Thank you.
- 269. As I was saying...
- 270. Ah, at last.
- 271. Oh, cruddlesticks!
- 272. Oh, David!
- 273. Oh!
- 274. Looks like
the storm's easing up.
- 275. Okay, you've been bursting
to say your bit for ages.
- 276. Let's hear it.
- 277. Let me start off by saying
that I have never!
- 278. I mean, gusts and gales, can you even—
The nature of it, unprecedented!
- 279. I can't— I can't—
I can't even get it out!
- 280. I can't quite recall the point
I was trying to make.
- 281. Come on, let's go find David
and get out of here.
- 282. Now that the abnormal
atmospheric event has come to an end,
- 283. Trolberg can look forward to
a gentle breeze blowing in off the fjord.
- 284. Good Lord, you look like
you've been in a hurricane!
- 285. What happened?
- 286. - Goodbye, now.
- Safe travels, friend.
- 287. - Will you be joining us?
- No, I need to think.
- 288. I came here for a reason,
but in all that arguing,
- 289. I can't quite remember.
- 290. What was it?
Why did I—
- 291. You just talked to them?
- 292. Fascinating.
- 293. This will be invaluable for the next time.
- 294. Next time?
- 295. What's wrong
with just observing, learning?
- 296. You don't have to control things.
- 297. Where did that little boy get to?
- 298. His coffee's going to get cold.
- 299. David! What were you doing
in Victoria's bedroom?
- 300. - I—
- Uh, guys!
- 301. I think we're in trouble.
- 302. David!
- 303. - Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow!
- Are you okay?
- 304. - Can you walk?
- Is it broken? Is it the wrong way around?
- 305. I think now would be
a really good time to skedaddle!
- 306. Victoria! Come on, let's get out of here!
- 307. I won't go!
- 308. Shall I try and grab her?
- 309. No, get David home and safe right away.
I'm going to stay.
- 310. What? What are you gonna do?
- 311. I can't just leave her here.
- 312. I've talked them down once,
I'll do it again.
- 313. Hilda, take these!
- 314. Go into Victoria's bedroom.
- 315. It's not actually a bedroom.
- 316. I'll be back for you as soon as I can.
- 317. Where is he? What have you done with him?
- 318. Hey, hey!
You're not allowed in there!
- 319. You poor thing!
- 320. - This isn't what it looks like.
- My baby!
- 321. This is how you lured them here.
- 322. Oh, I— I can explain!
- 323. You kidnapped a spirit to use it as bait.
- 324. David was right, you are mad!
- 325. How did you even—?
- 326. No, don't!
- 327. Please, you don't know
what I had to do to catch it.
- 328. I don't care!
- 329. No!
- 330. What happened?
What happened to Hilda?
- 331. Oh, no.
- 332. Whoa!
- 333. Excuse me! Hey! Hello?
Can you turn back?
- 334. My home's that way.
- 335. We've got to back!
- 336. Oh.