Transcript: Breaking News
A caption reads "Original. Cirque du Soleil Images."
In off, a child says WHEE!
Celeste says WE'VE BEEN TRAINING FOR A LONG
TIME AND ARE ALWAYS WATCHED BY A
PRO COACH SO PLEASE DON'T TRY
ANY OF THE MOVES YOU SEE US DO.
NOW, ENJOY THE SHOW.
Against a white screen, the round portraits of Rosa, Phoenix, Nick, Celeste, Max, Ella, Axel and April appear. Surrounded by blue stars that turn yellow, a caption reads "Connecting to. Connected."
In split screens, the Big Top Academy students have a video conference call.
Alex says SO THE BUG
Celeste says THE VOICE WAS USING MY INVENTION
AS PART OF ITS EVIL GAME.
April says I KNEW THE SCHOOL
WAS IN DANGER.
I WILL NEVER DOUBT
MY INSTINCTS AGAIN.
Nick says HOW COULD THE VOICE
MAKE BTA DISAPPEAR?
Ms. Porter says WHAT DO YOU MEAN DISAPPEAR?
Rosa says WE MEAN IT'S GONE.
ELLA JUST FLEW HER DRONE OVER
THE SCHOOL AND IT ISN'T THERE.
Alex says SHOW MS. MARTEL ELLA.
An aerial view of a forest appears.
Ms. Martel says OH MY GOODNESS.
Ella says YOU SEE MS. MARTEL?
BTA IS GONE.
Ms. Martel says THIS CAN'T BE RIGHT.
MAYBE YOUR DRONE IS ON THE FRITZ
OR IT'S IN THE WRONG PLACE?
Ella says OR THERE'S AN EVIL VOICE THAT
DESTROYED THE SCHOOL JUST LIKE
THEY PROMISED THEY WOULD.
Ms. Martel says OKAY.
I KNOW YOU'RE ALL UPSET BUT
EVERYBODY NEEDS TO STAY CALM.
I'M GONNA HEAD OVER TO THE
SCHOOL AND SEE WHAT'S REALLY
April says AND WHAT DO WE DO?
Ms. Martel says NOTHING AT ALL FOR NOW UNTIL I
GET BACK WITH MORE INFORMATION.
I'M SURE THERE'S A PERFECTLY
Ms. Martel ends her call.
Rosa says NOTHING?
TO DO NOTHING?
Phoenix says SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE US BECAUSE
SHE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT WE KNOW.
Ella says I GUESS SHE HAS TO SEE FOR
HERSELF THAT THE SCHOOL IS
Phoenix says BUT WE KNOW IT IS SO WE
NEED TO TELL EVERYONE.
Max says WE'LL USE THE LAST PIECE PART OF
BTA THAT'S LEFT, THE BULLETIN,
TO PUT THE STORY OUT THERE.
AS EDITOR OF THIS ISSUE, I
BELIEVE OUR VIEWERS HAVE THE
RIGHT TO THE TRUTH.
Alex says TALK ABOUT BREAKING NEWS.
April says EVEN IF THIS IS THE END OF BTA
IT'S NOT THE END OF THE
Phoenix says YEAH.
AS LONG AS WE STICK TOGETHER,
THE VOICE CAN'T WIN.
Ella says OR EVEN COME
Max says SO LET'S GET THIS DONE.
They nod and sigh.
The 'Circus in my soul' instrumental theme song plays. Fast clips show the students doing their stunts and tricks and having fun at home and outdoors.
The title of the show reads "Big Top Academy. School's out edition."
An animation shows the world turning. A round white and blue stamp reads "Big Top Bulletin" next to a title that reads "Update with Max."
In a living room wearing a blue suit, Max says HELLO.
I'M MAX RAYNE AND THIS IS LATE
THIS IS THE MOST DIFFICULT NEWS
THE BULLETIN HAS EVER HAD TO
OUR SCHOOL, BIG TOP
ACADEMY, IS GONE.
I KNOW THIS IS HARD TO ACCEPT
BUT WE CANNOT DWELL ON THIS
WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD.
ONLY THEN CAN WE LOOK TO THE
BIG TOP ACADEMY HAS ALWAYS BEEN
MORE THAN JUST BRICKS AND
IT'S THE BEATING HEART.
IT'S THE SOUL.
IT'S A SPECTACLE.
IT'S A WAY OF LIFE.
IT'S THE CIRCUS.
AND IT LIVES ON IN ALL OF US NO
MATTER WHERE WE GO FROM HERE.
Phoenix appears on an open field wearing a top hat.
Phoenix says HEY EVERYONE.
I KNOW THIS NEWS IS A LOT SO I
WANTED TO SHARE MY OWN MEMORIES
OF BIG TOP ACADEMY.
She juggles as she stands on a board over a ball.
She says WHEN I WAS INVITED TO AUDITION
FOR THE WORLD'S GREATEST CIRCUS
SCHOOL I NEVER THOUGHT I'D GET
IT WAS A THRILL JUST TO BE
IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO FEEL
LIKE I BELONGED AT BTA, THAT I
WAS A REAL CIRCUS ARTIST, BUT
THE SCHOOL HELPED ME SEE THAT I
WAS AND THAT'S WHAT'S SO GREAT
YOU BECOME A PART OF THIS
AMAZING CIRCUS FAMILY AND NOW
THAT IT'S GONE, AS THEY SAY IN
She takes her hat and says SEE YOU DOWN THE
A caption reads "April connecting to Max. Connected."
April says GREAT EDITION SO FAR.
Max says YEAH., THANKS.
April says I'M SO HAPPY WE'RE ALL
BANDING BACK TOGETHER.
STICKING WITH OUR
Max says YEAH.
Ironically, April says AND YOU'RE THE CAPTAIN
PULLING US THROUGH THE STORM.
Max says ALL OF THE ABOVE.
April says REMEMBER WHEN I GOT EXPELLED
FROM BTA I WENT TO ROYAL CIRCUS
Max says OH, RIGHT.
April says DID YOU THINK I WOULDN'T FIND
OUT THAT YOU APPLIED FOR A
I STILL HAVE FRIENDS THERE.
I WAS VERY POPULAR.
THEY TOLD ME EVERYTHING.
LISTEN, I KNOW THIS IS HARD FOR
IT'S HARD FOR ALL OF US BUT
YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE THE
CAPTAIN NOT THE TWO FACED RAT
DESERTING A SINKING SHIP.
Max says THIS JUST IN.
THE SCHOOL IS GONE.
THERE IS NO SHIP.
April says IT DOESN'T MATTER.
YOU'RE STILL A RAT.
She ends the call. Max looks angry.
A slate reads "Nick's tricks."
Nick sits at table near big windows. A round white and blue stamp reads "Big Top Bulletin."
Nick says HEY, YOU PROBABLY WEREN'T
EXPECTING A SEGMENT LIKE THIS ON
SUCH A SAD DAY BUT I THOUGHT I'D
SHOW YOU SOME TRICKS ON HOW TO
CHEER YOURSELF UP WHEN THINGS
THE FIRST THING THAT MAKES ME
FEEL GOOD IS GETTING OUTSIDE FOR
SOME FRESH AIR AND EXERCISE.
(upbeat music plays)
In his backyard, Nick shoots the basketball hoop and misses.
Nick says WELL, I GOTTA MAKE THAT SO WE'RE
GONNA KEEP DOING THIS UNTIL I
HERE WE GO.
He scores. The caption changes to "Instant replay. Victory dance."
Back in the house, Nick listens to music wearing headphones.
Nick says ANOTHER THING THAT MAKES ME FEEL
GOOD IS LISTENING TO MY FAVORITE
I LOVE THIS SONG.
FINALLY I LIKE TO TAKE MY MIND
OFF SAD STUFF BY LEARNING NEW
SO TODAY I'M GONNA MAKE THIS
He slowly moves an upside down glass past the coin and it disappears.
The caption changes to "Wow."
Nick says OF COURSE.
THE COIN'S NOT REALLY GONE.
IT'S ALL AN ILLUSION TO MAKE YOU
BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE IS REAL.
He moves back the glass and the coin appears.
The caption changes to "Magic ."
Nick says THE COIN IS RIGHT HERE.
IT HAS BEEN ALL ALONG.
I GUESS I MUST HAVE BTA'S
DISAPPEARANCE ON MY MIND
He gets up and runs away.
The caption changes to "Maxwell Rayne audition reel for Royal Circus Academy."
On a TV, Max watches a clip of himself doing different gymnastic routines.
Max says PRETTY GREAT RIGHT?
THAT WAS MY AUDITION TAPE.
THE ONE I SUBMITTED EARLIER TO
ROYAL CIRCUS ACADEMY.
THE SAME ONE I JUST WITHDREW.
LIKE YOU, I'M SCARED AND I'M
I WORKED TOO HARD AT CIRCUS
SCHOOL FOR IT ALL TO MEAN
NOTHING BUT RUNNING ISN'T THE
WE NEED TO STICK TOGETHER AND
FIGHT FOR OUR SCHOOL AND FIGURE
OUT A WAY TO BRING IT BACK.
MAX RAYNE OUT.
Now, the students chat in a call. They all clap Max.
April says I'M PROUD OF
Max says YOU KNOW, I NEVER THOUGHT I'D
THANK SOMEBODY FOR CALLING ME A
Max says YOU'RE WELCOME.
BUT YOU HAVE TO ADMIT THAT
AUDITION TAPE ROCKED.
Phoenix says MAX.
Max says ANY CIRCUS SCHOOL WOULD KILL TO
Nick says GUYS, THE SCHOOL'S NOT GONE,
IT'S ALL AN ILLUSION.
Max says WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT
Nick says THE GREAT ILLUSIONISTS
HAVE MADE LOTS OF THINGS
BIG THINGS LIKE THE
STATUE OF LIBERTY,
THE TAJ MAHAL.
PEOPLE BELIEVED IT
EVEN THOUGH NONE OF
THOSE THINGS WERE EVER
Ella says SO YOU'RE SAYING
IT'S ALL A TRICK?
Nick says EXACTLY.
LOOK, I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE
DRONE FOOTAGE FRAME BY FRAME AND
IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE SMOKE AND
Celeste says OF COURSE.
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN.
Nick says AND ANGLES AND LIGHTING
AND THE POWER OF
PERSUASION TO MAKE YOU
BELIEVE THAT WHAT YOU
THINK YOU SEE IS REAL.
Ms. Porter appears and says YOU KNOW WHAT'S REAL?
YOU GUYS ARE IN BIG TROUBLE FOR
SPREADING FALSE INFORMATION.
Alex says YOU MEAN THE
SCHOOL'S STILL THERE?
Ms. Porter says I'M STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF
THE ONLY THING THAT VANISHED
INTO THIN AIR WAS THE TRUTH.
Phoenix says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
Ms. Porter says YOU DROPPED THE BULLETIN AND
DIDN'T WAIT FOR THE FACTS.
NOW PEOPLE REALLY BELIEVE THE
WORLD'S GREATEST CIRCUS SCHOOL
Ella says WE REALLY
THOUGHT IT DID.
Ms. Martel says SORRY DOESN'T CUT IT.
IT DOESN'T UNDO THE DAMAGE
YOU'RE PUTTING OUT ONE MORE
AFTER THAT I'M SHUTTING IT DOWN.
Ms. Porter crosses her arms and leaves. The students look worried.
(Dramatic music plays)
The end credits roll.
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