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Fairies in the Spring

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"Fairies in the Spring"
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The episode's title card
Original airdate November 17, 1989
Writer(s) Bob Forward
Marsha Forward
Country of origin United States
Canada
Network FOX

"Fairies in the Spring" was the eleventh episode in The Legend of Zelda TV series. It first aired in the United States and Canada on November 17, 1989.

Plot

See also: Episode transcript
Two crab-like water monsters attack Link and Zelda

It is summertime in Hyrule and King Harkinian wants to build a Royal Water Park for all the people in his kingdom to enjoy.[1] However, as the construction is nearing completion, strange water creatures begin to attack the workers.[2] The workers' boss reports the incident to the king and Link and Zelda promptly go to the water park to investigate.[3] When they arrive, the duo are attacked by a water monster and later Zelda is almost drowned by an eel, but both are easily defeated. When they resurface, two crab-like monsters grab them and once the heroes zap them both,[4] they see that the King has arrived.[5] Just as Zelda warns him not to stand near the water,[6] a tentacle comes out of the water and grabs him, which takes him deep underwater. Link dives in to the pool but is unable to find neither the king nor the monster.[7]

Link and Zelda return to North Castle and ask the Triforce of Wisdom for advice,[8] who tells them to keep looking underwater.[9] Zelda takes the Triforce of Wisdom with her and,[10] when they arrive back at the park, she uses the Triforce of Wisdom's powers to allow them to breathe underwater.[11] Link and Zelda dive in, and when they find a grate that they can go through, a large fish suddenly attacks them and grabs the Triforce, which Zelda holds on to. Eventually, Link catches up to them and zaps the creature with the help of Zelda, and when they finally resurface, they find themselves in a familiar place but cannot figure out why they recognize it.[12] Just then, several beams come out of nowhere and land into the water, which makes three water monsters appear. Link easily zaps all of them but just as he defeats them, they keep respawning.[13] As Link is fighting the creatures, Zelda notices that the beams creating the monsters are coming from a tree and, upon further investigation, discovers that the monsters were being created by Spryte's sister.[14] Zelda then realizes that they are at the Fairy Spring that Spryte told her about,[15] and Spryte's sister explains that someone was draining their spring, which was the reason they were creating the water creatures.[16] King Harkinian, who was talking with the Fairy King all along, then comes out and informs to Zelda that their water park was inadvertantly taking water from the fairies' water supply, but he has already explained the situation to the Fairy King and all is forgiven.[17]

The construction on the water park is finally completed, and both the humans and the fairies enjoy it together. Link once again tries to get Zelda to kiss him, but when she complies, Spryte interrupts them with her return from her vacation.[18]

Characters

Enemies

Items

Trivia

This is the only episode in the series where Ganon and his minions are not shown at all.

Errors

In one scene, when Link and Zelda are speaking to the King, the animation cel is off-center and the edge of the film strip is visible.

References

  1. ↑ "Most certainly. Still, my Royal Water Park should be completed soon, then all the kingdom will have some place to cool off and have fun." β€” King Harkinian (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  2. ↑ "Yeah, the king's water park is almost done! We were sure lucky to find that underground spring." β€” Workers' Boss (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  3. ↑ "Never saw anything like it, your majesty. Scared off all my crew and took the whole place!" β€” Workers' Boss (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  4. ↑ "I can't...reach mine either! Oh but, we can zap each other's!" β€” Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  5. ↑ "Well, well. Enjoying the park, eh? Good, good. That's what it's for." β€” King Harkinian (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  6. ↑ "Daddy, please! Don't stand so close to the water." β€” Princess Zelda (, Episode 11 )
  7. ↑ "Sorry, Zelda. He's...gone, too." β€” Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  8. ↑ "Please, Triforce, my father has been captured, but we don't know who did it or where he is!" β€” Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  9. ↑ "To find your father, royal daugther, you must search beneath the water." β€” Triforce of Wisdom (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  10. ↑ "I have a feeling we may need the Triforce's magic for this adventure, Link. Let's go!" β€” Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  11. ↑ "We may have to stay underwater for a while. These magic helmets will allow us to breath." β€” Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  12. ↑ "This place...seems familiar." β€” Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  13. ↑ "Where are all these monsters coming from?" β€” Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  14. ↑ "That's right! Spryte's my sister. And you must be Zelda. And Link." β€” Spryte's Sister (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  15. ↑ "A fairy! Why, this must be the Fairy Spring that Spryte told me about." β€” Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  16. ↑ "We didn't know who you were. All we knew was somebody was draining our spring." β€” Spryte's Sister (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  17. ↑ "That's right, my dear. I'm afraid our water park was hooked into the fairy water supply. And the fairy king here got worried. Perfectly natural for them to defend it, eh? [...] Not a bit, my dear! We'll just use magic ponds to move our water. Once all the pools are full, we won't need to use any more! I was just explaining that to Oberon here. He's not worried anymore." β€” King Harkinian (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )
  18. ↑ "Spryte, my daughter! You're back from your trip!" β€” King Oberon (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 11 )