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|Clara: ♫||Don't you stop, dancing to the music.|
Baby! Yeah, it's like a miracle.
Don't you stop, dancing to the music,
Music, oh, it's getting physical!
Don't you stop, dancing to the music. ♫
Alec: (on the screen) And that was Clara Nightingale's hit single "Big Bang" for us!
(Marinette sits at her desk.)
Tikki: Wow! That girl is incredible!
Marinette: I love her! She's totally passionate about her art!
Alec: (to Clara, who dances while he speaks to her) Clara, in just a few short months you've become an international sensation with your ultra-unique singing and style. Apparently, you even sing and dance in your sleep! Do you ever stop?
|Clara:||Never, you see.|
Dancing and singing are everything to me.
And I'm happy to share the joy of song and dance
To the amazing people of France!
Alec: You've come to Paris to film the video for your next song, which is gonna be titled "Miraculous".
|Clara:||I really admire and adore|
Ladybug and Cat Noir.
An homage to them I wanted to pay
Because they inspire me every single day!
Alec: Auditions will be held at the Grand Palais Hotel, is that right? A little birdie told me that you already found your Cat Noir. Care to share the good news?
|Clara:||My lips are sealed,|
But soon he'll be revealed.
We must still cast Ladybug and extras, by the way.
So come on out and audition today!
Alya: (seen on the phone, with Mylène, Juleka, Alix and Rose standing around behind her) Marinette, did you hear that? All us girls are heading over to audition and you're coming, too! (view zooms in on Alya) So don't go pulling one of your Marinette specials on us, okay?
Marinette: And miss my chance to meet Clara Nightingale in the flesh? No way! I'll meet you there.
Alya: See ya!
(Marinette ends the call, and goes and grabs her purse from her chair.)
Tikki: You're not auditioning for the role of Ladybug, are you?
Marinette: (lets Tikki rest in her hands) Of course not! We just wanna have some fun as extras in the video, that's all. I'd never do anything that could reveal my secret identity.
Tikki: All right then, Marinette. (flies up and kisses Marinette on the nose) I'm proud of you!
Scene: Gabriel's atelier
Gabriel: It will be an excellent promotion for the upcoming opening of our stores in Korea and China. You don't have a choice.
(Nathalie presents Adrien with a folded-up imitation Cat Noir costume, with face mask and collar-bell.)
Adrien: (gasps in alarm) But Father—
Gabriel: (paging through exotic fashion designs on his computer) I've been designing Clara's costumes since she started out. She was very pleased with my humble suggestion of using you. She's only seen you in our advertisements, but she does admire you a lot. I'm hoping you won't let us down.
Adrien: (dejectedly) Of course not, Father.
Scene: Grand Palais. Auditionees for Clara Nightingale's video have gathered out front.
Stagehand: (pointing) Extras on the left; auditionees for Ladybug on the right.
(In a dressing trailer, Adrien has put on the suit, bell, tail, and ears components of the Cat Noir costume he was given, and is examining himself in a mirror while holding the face mask.)
Plagg: Great choice of fabric! And these seams! (gasps) Amazing craftsmanship!
Adrien: There's no way I can wear this!
Plagg: Yeah, I've always found that little bell so ridiculous! Then again, the costume is what you really wanted deep down, isn't it?
Adrien: No, Plagg. I mean that everyone's gonna realize that I'm the real Cat Noir!
Plagg: No way! People are blind!
Stagehand: (through the door, which he knocks on) You ready, Adrien?
Adrien: (anxiously) Aah, uh, coming! Just a sec! (worriedly, to Plagg) If they see me with this mask on, they're all gonna recognize me for sure! (places the mask within a pile of folded fabric on a shelf) I can't wear it! (with resolve) Right. Now I'm gonna try to act as lame as I possibly can. Hopefully they'll have no choice but to replace me. (opens the door and gasps when he sees the array of people gathered in the main area)
(In the central area of the main room, a stage with a backdrop has been set up, and two long lines of auditionees to either side have formed in front of it, those for Ladybug on the right, those as extras on the left. Clara Nightingale is standing on the stage with her star-adorned microphone, greeting the auditionees.)
|Clara:||Thank you for coming, all of you!|
This is like a dream come true!
Together we'll all dance and sing;
It's going to be awesome and amazing!
Alya: (excitedly) We're gonna be in Clara Nightingale's music video! This is humongous!
Marinette: (shrieks with delight) I can't believe this is happening!
|Clara:||And now, meet our rising star,|
Adrien as Cat Noir!
Gabriel: (to Adrien) The costume fits you like a glove, as I knew it would. But, where is your mask?
Adrien: (nervous about lying) Uh, I couldn't find it anywhere.
Stagehand: I'll take care of it! (dashes off)
|Clara:||(to Adrien, as she helps him up onstage)|
It's no biggie; it's okay.
We don't need the mask for tryouts anyway.
(to the Ladybug auditionees) Come on!
Alya: (to Marinette) Didn't I tell you that Adrien looks a little bit like Cat Noir?
Marinette: Unh, whatever! (excitedly) He's a thousand times more amazing that Cat Noir!
(More auditionees include Roger and his cringeworthy dancing, and a little girl who offers Adrien a black cat, which meows. Eventually Clara sees that there are no more Ladybug auditionees, but then glances at the extras, and gets an idea. She picks up a tray of Chouquettes from a table by the stage, and carries it over to the extras.)
|Clara:||You must be starving|
From all this waiting!
(While carrying the tray, Clara deliberately trips herself up, tossing the tray in the air, and falling to the floor. Many of the extras gasp, and Marinette gets out of the line, and runs over to help Clara back to her feet; but Clara hugs Marinette instead.)
|Clara:||There you are! Here's a hug,|
Because you are Ladybug!
Marinette: (anxious about the implication) What?! I have no idea what you're talking about! (chuckles nervously)
(Clara stands herself and Marinette up, and twirls her around.)
|Clara:||You did what Ladybug would have, just the same.|
Your heart is pure, like hers. What's your name?
|Clara:||Marinette! Say it's so! (gets down on one knee, arm raised)|
Will you please play Ladybug in my video?
Alya: Yes! She'd be awesome!
Rose: Go Marinette! You deserve it!
(Marinette turns to look over at Adrien onstage, and envisions being there with him, and sighs euphorically, before glancing down at Tikki in her purse.)
Marinette: (to Clara) That's so nice of you, and...I'm one of your hugest fans, but...I came here to be an extra with my friends, and I really wanna stay with them.
(Marinette's friends gasp in shock. Clara stands up again.)
|Clara:||That's a pity, a shame; but I understand it's true.|
That's a very cool gesture, very Ladybug of you!
(takes Marinette over and sits her in a chair by a trailer)
Just sit over here for make-up, okay?
I'll ask your friends to be sent over right away! (turns and walks away)
Tikki: (sticking out of Marinette's purse) Good job, Marinette! You didn't give in to the temptation! (pops back inside)
Mylène: (hugging Marinette) You're crazy!
Alya: (joining in the hug) You turned down filming with Adrien to be with us?
Rose: (joining in as well) You really are the best!
(Juleka and Alix also join in the group hug. Outside the hotel, a stretch limousine pulls up. Chloé steps out, dressed in her Ladybug costume, and sporting a Ladybug-style wig.)
Chloé: (now inside, walking past the line of extras) Thank you all for coming. You can go home now.
Alya: Uh, heads up; brat alert in the immediate vicinity.
Marinette: Don't worry. Knowing Nightingale, Chloé doesn't stand a chance of being chosen.
Alya: Wow! What's happening to you today? (bowing to Marinette) I have to bow before so much wisdom!
Marinette: That's right. From now on, the name's Master Marinette Dupain-Cheng!
(Marinette and her friends laugh.)
Chloé: (to Clara, while walking up onstage) Your "Ladybug" has arrived! (in Clara's face) So when does the shoot begin?
Adrien: Chloé, everyone has to audition. You know that!
Chloé: (doing arm stretches) Oh yeah, that little formality. (walks to one side, then launches into a series of expert dance moves, after which the extras in line cheer wildly) Aaah...ha ha. It's been a while. Eight years of private classes with Aurélie Dupont from the Paris Op-er-a. I know. I'm breathtaking. (The air sparkles around her.)
|Clara:||(to Chloé) You've definitely got enough talent for me,|
But you and Cat Noir have to be a good match, you see.
Mayor Bourgeois: (standing up just offstage) The son of the world's greatest fashion designer and the daughter of the Mayor of Paris — that would be just perfect!
Alya: (to Marinette) Is there a problem, Master Dupain-Cheng?
Marinette: (angrily) Chloé playing Ladybug? No way! Not gonna happen!
Alya: Oh? That bothers you more than not being with Adrien in the video?
Marinette: Uh, if I were Ladybug, I wouldn't want a brat like Chloé playing me.
(Clara thinks a moment, and walks to the stage edge where Nathalie is standing, and kneels down.)
Clara: (to Gabriel) What do you think, Gabriel?
Gabriel: Hmmm. Artistically speaking, the young lady with ponytails would've been ideal; but it's time to start filming. We'll make do with Miss Bourgeois.
Clara: I trust you, Gabriel.
Chloé: (stll hugging Adrien, who has been resisting) Woohoo! (to Adrien) We're both going to be in a music video, Adrikins! ...Or should I say, Adri-cat! (laughs) Get it? "Adri-cat"?
Adrien: (nervously) Adri-cat, yeah. (chuckles likewise)
Marinette: (standing up) Hey wait!... I've changed my mind! I do wanna be Ladybug!
(In Marinette's purse, Tikki gasps.)
|Clara:||Awesome! This will be the best video yet!|
(hugs Marinette on both cheeks) Thank you, thank you, Marinette!
(to fuming Chloé) I'm really sorry, what's-your-name,
But you can still be an extra in the video, if you're game!
(Outside the hotel, Chloe's butler lets Chloé into the limousine, and then gives her her teddy bear, Mr. Cuddly, on a tray.)
Chloé: (taking Mr. Cuddly, and tossing him on the seat next to her) Unh! Stop annoying me with that stupid dumb bear, Jean-Eudes! (sits for a moment, then picks up Mr. Cuddly and starts sucking her thumb, until she gets a wonderful, awful idea and gasps) Hmmm.
(Inside a dressing trailer, Marinette has put on a Ladybug costume given to her, except for the mask, which she is holding, and she examines herself in a mirror.)
Tikki: (to Marinette) Ooh! Great choice of fabric! And these seams! Amazing craftsmanship! Almost like the real thing, don't you think?
Marinette: Uhh, yeah, it's too well done! Oh wow, Tikki; I really messed up this time! If they see me with this mask on, they're all gonna recognize me for sure! There's no way I can wear it!
Stagehand: (through the door, which he knocks on) You ready, Marinette?
Marinette: (anxiously) Yes, I'm coming! (places the mask within a pile of folded fabric on a shelf, and runs out to the stage)
Alya: (pointing) There she is!
(Alya, her friends, and others cheer Marinette.)
|Clara:||Spot on! And spotlight! (Spotlights switch on)|
(to Marinette and Adrien) So, you're Ladybug and Cat Noir, right?
(Outside, Chloé, minus her wig, is pushing her father toward the entrance.)
Mayor Bourgeois: But sweetie, there's no way we can cancel the shoot now.
Chloé: (pulling out her phone) I'm going to call Mom and tell her how all my dreams have been crushed! (feigns sorrow)
Mayor Bourgeois: (stammers anxiously, then grabs Chloé's phone and starts punching in a phone number) Let's not disturb our beloved Queen for such a little matter; right, my little Princess?
(Back inside, Clara is instructing Marinette and Adrien on arm movements for dancing.)
Clara: (demonstrating arm moves left arm out, right arm out, both up, then down) One, two, and three.
(Marinette and Adrien, facing Clara, copy the moves, Marinette lagging behind Adrien. Marinette's friends watch from just in front of the stage.)
|Clara:||Your dance moves need to be synchronized if you can,|
So you'll need to hold each other by the hand.
Adrien: Okay. (chuckles as he and Marinette smile nervously at Clara, and Marinette's friends giggle)
|Clara:||Not like that. Don't be shy!|
(puts Adrien's left hand in Marinette's right)
Like lovers do. Give it a try!
Alya: (taking phone pictures of Marinette and Adrien, as the other girls watch) Marinette's jaw will drop when she sees these pix!
(Pictures are seen of Marinette and Adrien gaping, then smiling bashfully as they look up away from each other.)
Rose: Oh! I can't believe how much they look like the real Ladybug and Cat Noir!
|Clara:||One final task:|
Put on the mask.
Marinette: (simultaneously, also nervous) Uh, well, I...found the costume, but the mask was, um...
Marinette and Adrien: ...nowhere to be found!
(Clara laughs, prompting Marinette and Adrien to laugh, then Marinette's friends as well.)
Alya: (as Marinette and Adrien are viewed on the phone fidgeting awkwardly, still holding hands) They don't look a thing like the real Ladybug and Cat Noir now!
Stagehand: (shouting from next to a dressing trailer) It's okay! I found them!
(Marinette and Adrien gasp in dread. Moments later, Clara hands Marinette and Adrien their masks.)
|Clara:||Go ahead, put them on, you two.|
We've got a lot of singing and dancing to do!
Mylène: Come on!
(To the sound of their heartbeats, the anxious Marinette and Adrien slowly raise their masks to their faces, closing their eyes when they have the masks near, until...)
Mayor Bourgeois: (walking in, carrying a stack of papers about a foot tall, as Chloé smiles smugly and smirks behind him) I'm sorry. My administrative staff just realized you never submitted permit A38 as stipulated in the circular B65 that one can only get at counter C, third floor of City Hall, which is, alas, closed for renovations until August, which means you don't have a permit to shoot...anywhere in France, including Paris. (gives the heavy stack of papers to Clara)
Clara: (bewildered) I...I don't understand!
|Chloé:||It means no more dancing, no more singing today,|
(grabs Clara's microphone, and throws it off the stage)
The nightingale can spread her wings, and fly away!
Oh! Did you hear that? I made a rhyme! How talented am I?
Clara: No! The video needs to be shot here, in Paris, the capital of love, the city of Ladybug and Cat Noir!
|This ruins all of my plans!|
I'm so sorry, my beloved fans!
Scene: Hawk Moth's lair. The window opens up, and the butterflies scatter from the floor.
Hawk Moth: Ah... Tears of disenchantment. Such sweet music to my ears. (charges an akuma) Fly away, my little akuma, and evilize her. (The akuma flies out the window)
Scene: Grand Palais
(In the trailer, Clara drops to the floor as she continues crying. The akuma flies into the trailer, and enters Clara's microphone, causing the butterfly image to appear before Clara's face.)
Hawk Moth: (from his lair) Frightningale, I am Hawk Moth. So they tried to silence you? With the power I'm giving you, the world will be nothing but song and dance!
|Clara:||Yes, Hawk Moth, thank you, (stands up)|
For making this dream come true! (transforms)
Chloé: The show is over! You all have to leave now. (laughs in evil triumph)
(The extras start to leave. A glowing whip suddenly strikes Chloé and her father, giving them pink auras.)
|Frightningale:||(from a catwalk) Sing, dance or rhyme,|
Or you'll be frozen in no time!
Chloé: (as she and her father approach Frightningale) What is she talking about? Dancing and making rhymes? And why not play the trumpet too, while you're at it— (suddenly turns into a shiny pink statue, causing everyone in the room to gasp)
|Mayor Bourgeois:||Chloé, hon'! (Frightningale cackles)|
Please! Please! I'll keep up this rhyme,
Don't make me freeze, not this time!
And you've got the right tempo!
Marinette: (runs inside a trailer, where Tikki flies into view) Time to transform!
Marinette: Tikki, spots on! Yeah! (Marinette transforms into Ladybug.)
(Adrien runs to a secluded spot, as Plagg flies into view.)
Adrien: (to Plagg) Ready to vocalize?
Adrien: Plagg, claws out! (Adrien transforms into Cat Noir.)
Scene: Outside the Grand Palais
(Frightningale stands atop the Grand Palais, whipping people below, who turn into pink statues.)
|Frightningale:||Sing, dance or rhyme,|
Or you'll be frozen in no time!
Ladybug: I thought you were a fan of Cat Noir and me, Nightingale; so you should know that we fight villains!
|Frightningale:||I'm Frightningale from here on out,|
Forever and ever, there's no doubt!
And if you stand in my way,
There'll be a price to pay!
(Ladybug flings out her yo-yo at Frightningale, but she catches it, and spins the end of it as she approaches Ladybug.)
|Frightningale:||Song and dance will make the world a better place.|
Don't agree with me? Ha! Then you're a disgrace!
Ladybug: I can help you if you give me your akuma!
|Frightningale:||I won't let you take my akuma away.|
I like the new me, and I'm here to stay!
Cat Noir: (recovers his staff and spins with it) Do you mind if I join the dance? (extends his staff to the ground in front of him and rests his chin on it, on his hands)
(Frightningale leaps up back onto the roof of the Grand Palais.)
|Frightningale:||You're like all the others; but you can't silence me!|
I'm just trying to make the world better, can't you see?
|Hawk Moth: (in||his lair) Strike them, Frightningale! It'll be easier for you|
to overpower them if they're forced to sing and dance!
Then no one will be able to stop you from
accomplishing your dream. Now's your chance!
|Frightningale:||Do you really think the two of you|
Can win this battle through and through?
Cat Noir: I'm on it!
(Ladybug and Cat Noir run over to the Grand Palais, and run and scamper up columns to leap above the roof, attacking Frightningale with their weapons. Frightningale maneuvers to cause Ladybug's yo-yo to merely snag Cat Noir's staff.)
Ladybug: Hey, look out!
Cat Noir: Whoops! Sorry, M'Lady!
(On the heroes' second attempt, Frightningale's dodge causes Ladybug's yo-yo to entangle Cat Noir himself, and land him on the edge of the roof's dome. Ladybug quickly reels him back down to her, but in their momentary discombobulation, Frightningale strikes the two heroes with her whip, giving both of them pink auras.)
|Frightningale:||Welcome to my musical show.|
I hope it will be your fatal blow! (cackles)
|Ladybug:||Wait! Stay right here and dance,|
Or else you'll be frozen... (her arm starts to become a statue)
...uh, without a chance! (her arm recovers)
(Ladybug begins moving rhythmically in place.)
|Cat Noir:||Yeah, you're right. We have to rhyme.|
Not so easy, um...all the time?
|Hawk Moth: (in||his lair) Nice work. Ladybug and Cat Noir cannot fight back!|
They're too busy singing and dancing while we're on the attack.
Now hurry, sweet Nightingale, it's both of their Miraculous that I lack.
|Frightningale:||Hawk Moth, you bet!|
Miraculous you'll get!
|Ladybug:||(flings her yo-yo, but Frightningale fends it off)|
Stay in charge, Cat Noir; don't blow a fuse!
Don't forget your dancing fight moves!
|Cat Noir:||Dancing fight moves...?|
Like my Capoeira grooves!
|Frightningale:||(chuckles) Why is Cat Noir so dumb?|
He doesn't even know fifty plus fifty is a sum!
|Cat Noir:||Yes I do;|
The dummy is you!
|Ladybug:||(cuts off Cat Noir) Fifty plus fifty's a hundred and two!|
(Ladybug and Frightningale resume battling.)
|Cat Noir:||Your math is crazy.|
Count again, M'Lady.
|Ladybug:||Fifty plus fifty — the sum doesn't rhyme!|
One more false move and you're trapped, big time!
|Cat Noir:||I almost made a serious boo-boo,|
But I didn't, thanks to you!
|Frightningale:||You think you two are being so clever,|
But soon you'll tire yourselves, and be frozen forever!
|Ladybug:||(to Cat Noir) It's not in our favor at a glance,|
Because we constantly have to advance,
While keeping up this song and dance.
We can leave nothing to chance.
|Cat Noir:||Sweet Bugaboo, I agree.|
But what possible plan do you see?
|Ladybug:||Our last weapon can do her harm.|
It is my...Lucky Charm! (A set of handcuffs appear)
What is this thrown our way?
Handcuffs, I would say.
|Cat Noir:||We know we have to stop her,|
But what solution do you offer?
|Ladybug:||(sees the cuffs, Cat Noir's ring, and her yo-yo)|
They're not for her; they're meant for us!
Now Cat Noir, do your stuff! (Cat Noir hesitates)
What's with the frown?
What's going down?
|Cat Noir:||I can't find a rhyme.|
Can you help me this time?
|Ladybug:||Cat Noir, you're a sweet-talker,|
Rhymer, dancer and walker.
Look at the bright side today.
Don't be pessimistic, and make way...
|Cat Noir:||For optimism!|
|Ladybug:||Connected, we're one; our movements are synched.|
So let's get a move on, because we are linked!
|As if we were dancing without thought,|
Take this shot! (They strike Frightningale)
|Ladybug:||By any chance,|
Will you grant me this dance?
|Cat Noir:||Let's cut a rug,|
Scene: Interior, Grand Palais. Frightningale runs and climbs onto the stage.
|Frightningale:||You can't bend the rules!|
Dancing tied up is cheating, fools!
|Ladybug:||When someone's akumatized,|
We never compromise.
|Cat Noir:||(as he and Ladybug climb onstage)|
You're feeling unsteady.
You know you've lost already!
Ladybug & Cat Noir: Miraculous Ladybug!
(The Miraculous wave restores all the petrified people to normal, and removes Ladybug's and Cat Noir's pink auras.)
Ladybug: No more evil-doing for you, little akuma. Time to de-evilize! (captures the akuma and purifies it) Gotcha! Bye bye, little butterfly.
(Frightningale turns back into Clara Nightingale.)
Ladybug & Cat Noir: (fist-bumping) Pound it!
Clara: Ladybug? Cat Noir! What are you doing here?
Cat Noir: You were akumatized by Hawk Moth; but everything's back to normal again.
|Clara:||I was saved by the two of you?|
How amazing! Too good to be true!
Marinette: (onscreen voice-over, only for version 1 of the episode — KidsClick version) In the daytime, I'm Marinette — just a normal girl, with a normal life. But there's something about me that no one knows yet, 'cause I have a secret.
(During Marinette's narrative, the video shows various people, to include all of Miss Bustier's students except Chloé, dancing in sync while wearing either Ladybug¹ or Cat Noir² masks, starting with Juleka¹ and Rose² with the Eiffel Tower in the background, followed by Alya¹ in front of the Arc de Triomphe, which pulls out to reveal Alix¹, Nino², Alya, Kim² and Max¹, and then Ms. Mendeleiev¹, Miss Bustier², Mr. Haprèle¹, Mr. Damocles², Mr. D'Argencourt², Officer Roger¹, and another woman¹ in the school courtyard.)
(To correct Marinette's apparent spoken identity reveal, the song that follows in version 1 is used from the start of the video in version 2 — Netflix version.)
|Chorus: ♫||Miraculous! Simply the best!|
Up to the test when things go wrong!
Miraculous! The luckiest!
The power of love (the rest only in version 2) always so strong,
Rose: (in the library) It's so much better like this!
Mylène: At least now everybody gets to be in it!
Alya: Besides, even though Marinette and Adrien kinda look like Ladybug and Cat Noir, they really weren't believable.
Marinette: I couldn't agree more! And I wouldn't have had any fun playing Ladybug. It was so much better being with you guys!
(Rose runs over to hug Marinette, followed by Mylène and Alix, as Kim, Alya and Juleka also lean in for the hug.)
Adrien: Yeah, I prefer this version, too. I couldn't have pulled off playing Cat Noir.
Marinette: I know. (dismissively) Worlds apart!
Adrien: (gasps wondering what Marinette meant) What?
Marinette: (runs over to Adrien) What I meant was that you'd be more lame as Cat Noir than in real life. No! N-Not that you're lame in real life, right? It's just, compared to Cat Noir, you're just, I mean...you don't look a thing like him, that's what I mean.
Adrien: (chuckles) And you don't look a thing like Ladybug either.
Adrien: Uh, yeah, I mean, I'm sure she's not as funny as you are!
(Marinette and Adrien laugh.)