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This is the transcript of the Sonic Underground episode "To Catch a Queen".

Queen Aleena: [Off-screen Narrating] Queen Aleena here. Argus, a trusted captain of my personal guard, was on his way to a secret rendezvous, when he was spotted by Robotnik's relentless bounty-hunters, Sleet and Dingo, whose goal, as ever, is to capture the Queen.
[Sleet and Dingo are in Robotnik's vehicle trying to shoot at Argus'.]
Sleet: Attention SWATBot units! I need a top-priority intercept on Robotnik Road, sector 5!
[The hedgehogs are in their camper van.]
Manic: Must be some big dealings for a top-priority intercept!
Sonia: Right now, finding a gift for my dear Bartleby is my top priority!
[Sleet and Argus continue their chase. Argus turns to the next road. Sleet follows, and continues shooting.]
Sleet: Our target is a captain in the Queen's guard! He may have information enabling us to capture Aleena herself! :[Sleet snickers. Manic presses a button that turns his voice off.]
Manic: Sleet's trying to capture Ma?
Sonic: No way, Sleet-meat!
Sonia: Sonic! Stop this van IMMEDIATELY!
[The van skids 180 degrees to a halt.]
Sonic: Oh, but what about Bartleby's gift?
[The back door opens and Sonia rides her motorcycle out.]
Sonia: [Excitedly] Bartleby can wait - but Mother can't! What's keeping us, slo-mo?
Manic: [On his hoverboard] We're waiting!
Sonic: Nice try kids.
[He zooms. The blue aura makes a figure of 8.]
Sonic: But that's my line!
[He rolls across his siblings, creating a trail of fire. They spin like a tornado for a few seconds, until they stop and are seated.]

[Scene Change]

[Argus' vehicle makes another turn. Swatbots fire at it. The vehicle is hit and taken down. However, it lands on top of three swatbots. Argus opens the roof of his vehicle and jumps out. He runs along the road until he encounters Robotnik's vehicle again.]
Argus: Argh!
[He runs the other way. The camera cuts to a hideout's view, with Argus and Robotnik's vehicle moving past it. He runs under a low bridge, forcing the vehicle behind him to stop.]
Dingo: Sleet! He's getting away!
Sleet: Oh no he's not...
[He uses his Shapeshift Remote to morph Dingo into a baby, opens the roof of the vehicle and throws him out.]
Sleet: Help! Please! Somebody catch my baby!
[Argus stops and looks around worried. He sees Dingo and catches him.]
Argus: Don't worry little fella - I got you.
[The baby is morphed back to normal. Dingo's weight forces him to fall on the ground.]
Dingo: Ooh, goo gi go ga gil goo go da daaa! Lazy.
[Sleet parks his vehicle and opens the roof again.]
Sleet: Cuff him, Dingo! [He throws cuffs on the ground. Dingo picks them up.] The old flying baby trick works every time!

[Scene Change]

[The hedgehogs gather round by the wreckage.]
Sonia: Sonic, check out that hovercraft for clues.
Sonic: Already did!
Sonia: [Realizes] Oh right. And I suppose you zipped over there faster than the speed of light and... [Jaw drops as Sonic shows her the keys.]
Sonic: Got his car keys, dog tags... hmm... [Reads the keys] Argus - captain of Queen Aleena's personal guard?
Manic: Excellent! A guy like that is bound to know where we can find Ma!
Sonic: And one ancient photograph of...
[Sonia takes the photo from Sonic and looks at it affectionately]
Sonia: Ahhhh, just look at me! Wasn't I cute?
Manic: Like, we all were. I don't really remember her back then, but that must be Ma!
[Sonic takes Manic and Sonia with both hands and zooms off, just as Robotnik's vehicle arrives by the wreckage.]
Dingo: Aw, come on Sleet, why can't I question Argus at the robo-centre with you?
[The back door opens. Sleet kicks Dingo off the vehicle.]
Sleet: Because I need a fly on the wall to spy on the hedgehogs, in case they come back looking for clues! [Morphs Dingo into a fly.] Capisce?
Dingo: What I Capisce is, you want all the credit for catching Argus!
Sleet: [Low voice] I'll be back later, partner.
[He departs.]

[Scene Change: Robotropolis, Dusk]

[Argus is inside the Roboticizer's Chamber, with Sleet and Robotnik looking at him.]
Sleet: If you know where to find Queen Aleena, tell kind, sweet Dr. Robotnik, and he will give you rank, privilege and power!
Argus: Forget it! I'll never rat on the Queen!
Robotnik: In that case kiss rank and privilege goodbye, and say hello to power...
[Sonic, outside Robotropolis, zooms around the place.]
Robotnik: The power of my Roboticizer, to be more precise!
[Robotnik and Sleet laugh out loud as the chamber pod closes and roboticization is activated, with several laser lights rotating around the pod.]
[Still running, Sonic finds the main building inside Robotropolis. He peeks through the window and sees the already closed chamber pod. Eventually. The Chamber Pod opens, and reveals Argus being turned into a robot. Sonic's siblings arrive.]
Sonic: We were fast, but not fast enough. Argus is gone! And now we'll never find Mom...
Manic: Wait just a minute - don't high-level bots get initiated at a special shin-dig at Bot Works Hall?
Sonia: [Excitedly] Right! And you don't get much higher than Captain to the Queen!
Sonic: Only this time, we're going to un-initiate Argus-bot. Hang on Mom, we'll find you yet!
[He zooms away.]

[Scene Change: Inside Bot Works Hall.]

[A large audience is gathered in their seats. Above them is a balcony with Sleet and three Mobians.]
Female Mobian: [British accent] I'm so excited. This is my first Robot Induction Ceremony.
[The hedgehogs, wearing robot clothes, are on stage.]
Sonia: Let's see, put the main console over there...
[Sonic pushes the heavy main console while straining.]
Sonia: [Hesitating] No. I think over there would be good... [Sonic pushes it again] although actually, it's better off right where it started.
[Sonic loses his patience and stomps towards his sister. He lifts her and puts her down beside the main console.]
Sonic: In that case, I'd say it's best if you do it yourself!
Sonia: [Lifts console] All you have to do is ask!
[Manic opens a flap on another console and steals a couple items.]
Manic: Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh I could use one of these! Ooh-ooh and this one is tree rash!
[Manic empties everything from the console.]
Sonic: Yo, Manic.
[Sonic runs over to him and prods his back. Manic turns and faces him.]
Sonic: Let's get clear on the concept. We're here impersonating sound-bots and risking our lives to rescue Argus! Not to re-equip our studio!
Manic: I know, I know, we're rebels, not crooks, sorry dude I got carried away!
[The lights dim and the spotlights turn on. The hedgehogs control the consoles and make music. Robotnik appears on the monitor and on stage.]
Robotnik: [On microphone] Is everyone having a real good time? [Silence] Good, because that would be against the law! Now, let's welcome Argus-bot, formerly of the Queen's own guard, captured by Special Agent Sleet! [A fly lands on Sleet's nose]
Sleet: Dingo, did I forget you? Get off me you idiot!
[Sleet turns Dingo back to normal while his hand is laying on Sleet's nose.]
Dingo: Sorry...
[Dingo crushes Sleet.]
Robotnik: Welcome, Argus-bot! Your orders are: Stamp out freedom! Squash fun! And arrest enemies of the state!
Sonic: That's my cue!
[Sonic punches the air and then spins around Robotnik, grabbing his microphone.]
Sonic: I'll take that Buttnik old boy!
[--Sonic throws the microphone onto Robotnik's head, making him dizzy and knocking him over. He zooms away.]
Robotnik: You heard him fools - arrest these hedgehogs!
[Swatbots emerge out of the hall towards the trio. Sonic touches his medallion which turns into his guitar.]
Sonic: A 1...
[He shoots his weapon at a chandelier. It falls down and crushes the group of Swatbots.]
Sonia: [Sparks medallion] And a 2...
[Sonia plays her keyboard. It generates smoke at the Swatbots.]
Manic: [Sparks medallion] And a 1, 2, 3, 4!
[Manic bangs his drums and creates an earthquake around the chapel. It breaks the balcony where Sleet, Dingo and three other Mobians are standing. They fall down. Sonic runs towards Argus with his guitar.]
Sonic: Hey, Argus my man,-- buttnik throws a mean party, eh?
[--Sonic returns his guitar back inside his medallion.]
[Argus-Bot tries to grab Sonic, but Sonic jumps and evades it. He lands on the robot's back and holds its head.]
Sonic: [Slowly] Sonia! Manic! I'm waiting...
Sonia: On our way!
[Argus-Bot flails its arms to try and break free from Sonic.]
Sonic: Ready medallions!
Sonia: Ready!
Manic: Ready!
[Sonic jumps off Argus-Bot's back.]
Sonic: Activate!
[Everyone touches their medallions, which shoot light at Argus-Bot. Argus-Bot's personality changes back to normal.]
Argus: Sonic? Sonia? Manic? What're you doing here? Last thing I remember - Awwww, I don't even want to talk about it!
Sonia: Glad to hear it, cause we gotta jam!
[Robotnik appears covered by a blanket. He thrashes about.]
Robotnik: Sleet! Dingo! Turn the lights on!
Sonic: [Pulls Robotnik's head through the blanket.] Stylish sereppe, Butt-Meister! But since I've got places-- to go and folks to set free...
[--He zooms. Sonia, Manic and Argus arrive at the exit door, with the former waving.]
Sonic: I gotta be spinning along!
[He spins into a ball and zooms, cutting a circular platform around the villains, a swatbot, and the fallen chandelier, releasing puffs of smoke.]
Robotnik: Get that hedgehog!
[The Swatbot, Dingo and Sleet charge at a stationary Sonic. At the final moment the platform flips over, sending them down into the basement.]
Dingo: Oh great! Falling out... under us... Aaaaah!
[Robotnik is affected too and falls in. Sonic waves a purple flag.]
Sonic: Catch you on the flip-side!

[Scene Change]

[Argus, Sonia and Manic share photos.]
Argus: Those were happier days indeed.
Sonic: [Cuts in] I'll add a big 10-4 to that! D'you know where we can find Mom now?
Argus: I was on my way to our rendezvous point when I was captured, so...
Manic: So, what're we waiting for?
Argus: With any luck, she'll be in the underground drainage caverns near... [Spasms and panics] Oh no! The Medallions... Were Only.. A Temporary... Fix!
Sonia: Fight it Argus! The Queen will be in the underground drainage caverns near... Near?
Manic: Tone him again! We gotta blow that robotic program outta his brain!
Sonia: But the medallions are drained! They need time to recharge!
Sonic: Only time we've got now is to slam, jam, and scram!
[Sonic grabs his siblings and zooms.]

[Scene Change]

[A hologram of Sonia appears.]
Sonia: Fight it Argus! The Queen will be in the underground drainage caverns near? Near?
Dingo: The Queen? That's exactly what you were hoping for!
Sleet: Too bad we can't access his human memories. Although, now that we know where the hedgehogs will be looking, maybe we can lend them a helping hand!
[Sleet and Dingo laugh]

[Scene Change]

Manic: So, all I got to do is put out the word, and my homies will come back with the 4-1-1. After all, a Queen is bound to stand out in this par-tey!
[The trio unleash their instruments and start playing.]
Manic: Looks like everything's recharged!

[The song, "Have You Got The 411?" plays.]

[Small crowd applauds then goes away.]
Sonia: [Fed up] All we got to do is put out the word and your buds will come through with the 4-1-1?!
Sonic: Hey, lay off the kid, Sonia, he's as disappointed as we are.
[An old man appears.]
Old man: Hey, you with the drums! I heard you was looking for a Queen!
Manic: Ohh, you got that one right friend! What you got?
Old man: How much's it worth?
Manic: Ho-ho, more than money! You got the info, she'll buy you dinner!
Old man: Hehehahaha!
Sonia: MANIC...
Old man: In that case, for sure! I can tell you's exactly where to find the Queen!

[Scene Change: Underground Drainage Caverns]

[The trio explore the caverns. They find a dead end.]
Sonic: Are you sure we're going the right way?
Manic: He said the Underground Water Works is where he saw Ma. [Points behind himself] And there it is!
[Sonia gasps as they see a long bridge surrounded by water towards a tower surrounded by water tanks.]
Sonic: [Nervous] Yeah, but why would she want to hang around with all this water? Ugh!
Sonia: Y'know, some of us actually like it... for washing, drinking, that sort of thing.
[Sonic sees a red scarf behind a water tank.]
Sonic: Hey look! It's Mom's scarf!
[He zooms down the rock and along the bridge, followed by Sonia and Manic, with the latter surfing over the water with his hoverboard.]
Sonia: So where's Mother?
Sonic: [Holding the scarf] I don't know, and there's something weird about this scarf... [Gasps]
Sleet: Do you mean the tag on the back that says...
[Sleet and the Swatbots arrive behind him.]
Sonic: [Reads the tag] Property of Special Agent SLEET?! Great work Mr. 4-1-1, your lying homey led us into a trap!
[The Old man is morphed back into Dingo.]
Dingo: Thanks for dinner Sohnia, it was great!
Sonia: I took DINGO out for dinner?! [Anguished scream.]
[Manic dashes out of sight. Sonic grabs her arm, stopping her from crying, and zooms her to safety away from the Swatbots' laser fire.]
Sleet: Give up hedgehogs, your mother isn't coming!
[Sleet orders Argus-Bot to go after the hedgehogs. The trio are climbing up a ladder while swatbots fire at them.]
Manic: Sorry guys, I was trying to show you how cool I could be on my own turf... and it blew up in our faces instead!
[He blocks a laser shot with his hoverboard. With his hoverboard now damaged, he panics and tries to climb quickly. Sonic helps Sonia and Manic up to the top of a tank.]
Sonic: No way! I should have never gotten down on you! It must have something to do with... all this water!
[A laser shot destroys a nearby tank, scaring the hedgehogs. They run towards another tank. Sonic starts climbing another ladder.]
Sonia: Don't worry. Everyone makes mistakes. Even me!
[She climbs up.]
Manic: Gee sis, you're all heart!
[Manic also starts climbing. Another laser shot hits the bottom of the tank they are climbing up, breaking a piece off. The shot was revealed to be fired by Argus-bot. Sleet cups his hands.]
Sleet: Give up your useless search, hedgehogs! Queen Aleena would never lower herself to hide in an underground swamp!
[The hedgehogs appear at the top of the tank.]
Sonic: Oh yes she would - if she knew it would help get rid of old Buttnik once and for all! Once all four of us get back together, he and his hired goons won't stand a chance!
[The water starts overloading and dripping from one of the tanks.]
Sonic: Okay let's move it! [Points at different tanks] Sonia over there - Manic there! Get ready, 'cause once that Argus-bot climbs up here...
[Manic walks off.]
Sonia: We've gotta be ready to find out exactly what we need to know!
[Sonia moves towards her tank. Sleet - with a stern look - orders Argus-Bot to go up the next tank. It climbs up this tank. Dingo prepares to climb too, but Sleet prods him.]
Sleet: On the other hand Dingo, just in case the Queen does care enough about those brats to come to this miserable hole...
[Sleet morphs Dingo into Argus.]
Sleet: Your job is to make sure she leaves with US!
[While Dingo looks uncertain about his look, Sleet kicks him off the tank.]
Dingo: Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!
[Dingo lands on his backside.]
Dingo: Oof!
[He lands in shallow water and splashes. He soon gets up and drains the excess water from his mouth.]
Dingo: Someday, Sleet, it'll be YOUR butt wearing MY footprint!
[The camera cuts to the top of the tower, then moves down to the trio, whom are placed on different water tanks.]
Sonic: Hurry up Manic! It's show time!
[He jumps down to a lower tank and generates his drum set.]
Manic: Outstanding!
[Argus-Bot makes it to Sonic's level, making him gasp.]
Sonic: [Girly voice] Over here, tall, dark and metallic!
[The camera cuts to Argus-Bot's cross-hairs The robot tries to grab Sonic, but the hedgehog evades by running. He spins and jumps up to the next water tank.]
Sonic: Okay Underground, time-- to kick out the jam!
[--Sonic brings out his guitar. He spins while playing and then fires his weapon directly at Argus-Bot, forcing it to walk backward. Sonia unleashes her keyboard and shoots. Manic bangs his drums and shoots too. The robot's personality changes and gives them a thumb up.]
Argus: Nice going, kids - since this won't last long, I'll talk fast! The rendezvous point is [Points in the distance] there!
[Sonic returns his guitar. The camera move to where Argus is pointing, across water to a shore with an opened portcullis at the end. Manic sees a red scarf behind another water tank and becomes excited. He drums for a split second.]
Manic: There she is! But so is Argus!
Sonic: [Gasps] No way! Argus is here!
Sonia: [Gasps and realizes] Which means it's Dingo in disguise! [Calls to Aleena] Mother! Look out!
[Manic rides on his broken hoverboard but falls over.]
Manic: [Upset] My hover-board. It's blasted. SONIC!
Sonic: [Sweats] What? You expect me to jump? But that's WATER!
Sonia and Manic: It's also our mother!
Manic: Come on bro, [Slowly] we're waiting!
Sonic: How many times do I have to tell you - that's MY line!
[Sonic runs up the tower and leaps across. Sonia and Manic becomes excited. The camera cuts to Dingo.]
Dingo: (Argus' voice): Your Majesty, don't go! I bring news of your kids!
Sonic: Forget it, 'Ding-dong'! This kid brings news of his own!
[Sonic makes it to the shore and unleashes his guitar. Aleena runs away. Dingo chases after her. Sonic fires his weapon at the top of the portcullis door. Aleena makes it across, while Dingo grinds to a halt and is hurt and covered by falling rocks. He shows up out of the rocks and rubs his sore head.]
Dingo: Awwww, I almost had her!
[Manic and Sonia climb up the tower, revealed to be a giant water tank. Argus Bot waves at them, then starts spasming.]
Argus-bot: Hurry! I'm Starting To Roboticize Again!
Sonia: Let's do it!
Argus: Hang On Tight!
[Argus-bot cuts down the lower part of the tower with his arm-laser]
Sonia: I hope this works...
[Sonia and Manic scream and hang on tight as the top of the tower falls and lands on the shore. The hedgehogs hurt themselves as they land, but they make it across. Sleet then appears behind the robot.]
Sleet: What are you doing, you idiot bot?!
[Argus-bot confronts Sleet, making him panic.]
Argus-bot: Going Out With A Bang!
[It grabs and lifts Sleet, and then throws him off the tank into the water. Calming music plays as The two hedgehogs wave at Argus-bot.]
Sonia: Goodbye Argus!
Manic: We'll be back!
[Argus-bot waves back at them, but he is turned back into a robot. Meanwhile, Sonic confronts Dingo, whom is still in Argus' form and holding handcuffs.]
Sonic: You don't fool me, Dingo - so if you want me, come and get me!
[He taunts at Dingo by blowing a raspberry and sticking his tongue out. Dingo is infuriated by this and charges at him. At the very last moment, Sonic evades, causing Dingo to crash into a pipe and cuff himself onto it.]
Sonic: Next time, leave my mother alone!
Sonia: Where's Mother?
Sonic: Gone. At least those guys can't get her either.
[Sleet and two swatbots run along the fallen tank.]
Manic: What about us?
Sonic: [Cuts in] Don't worry bro, [Zooms next to Dingo] Sleet's pathetic lackey here ain't never gonna get us - 'cause he-- ain't got the juice!
[--Dingo growls and releases steam from his nostrils.]
Dingo: Oh no? I'll show you juice!
[Dingo tries to pull the pipe to get rid of the cuffs. Sonic zooms away to safety. Dingo yells as water is released from the pole. Sleet runs to him as fast as possible.]
Sleet: Dingo! No!
[He starts morphing Dingo.]
Sonic: [Whispers to the viewer] Dingo, yes!
[Dingo is turned back to normal. Suddenly, a huge burst of water blasts him away and the flows towards Sleet, whom panics and runs the other way.]
Sleet: Turn around!
[Sleet and the swatbots are caught by the water current. They start babbling in water.]
Sonic: I guess he had the juice after all!
[They walk to the portcullis door, made impassable because of the fallen rocks.]
Sonia: Take care.
Manic: Next time, Ma, next time.
[Swatbots start shooting again.]
Manic: Huh?
Sleet: After them!
[Along with the swatbots, Sleet appears with Dingo holding him over shallow water.]
Sonic: Now let's juice!
[The hedgehogs zoom and flee the area. The villains chase them.]
[Dingo runs while carrying Sleet and trips over a pipe, falling over. Dingo rubs his sore head.]
Sleet: Whoa! [Angrily] Imbecile! Cretin! Muffin-brain!
[He slaps Dingo's hand away from his head. The camera cuts to a bird's eye view of the cavern and fades to black. The credits appear.]