Tangled: Before Ever After (2017) Script

EUGENE: This is the story of how I died...

...and went to Heaven!

(LAUGHS)

Okay, so the Kingdom of Corona, to be exact, but, hey, let's not get hung up on semantics.

Once upon a time, a single drop of sunlight fell from the heavens.

You know what, I'm just gonna give you the rapid-fire shorthand here.

The sun drop created a golden flower with healing powers.

Creepy, old Mother Gothel sang a song to said flower to regain her youth.

Yada, yada. The queen got sick. Flower healed Queen.

Queen gave birth to Rapunzel who was born with the flower's healing powers and everything was all flying lanterns and cheering subjects.

Until Gothel stole the princess and kept her locked in a tower for 18 long years.

Then, the princess was rescued by a dashing, steely-eyed, suave, smoldering, devilishly charming rogue.

Now, some people might've called him a thief, but I always prefer the term, "misunderstood good guy".

You see, it wasn't always easy for young Eugene, raised as an orphan on the rough streets...

RAPUNZEL: Hey, Eugene, focus.

EUGENE: Huh? Oh! Right. Sorry.

So, the beautiful young maiden, that's you, and the handsome rogue, that's me, made a deal.

We followed some lanterns. I saved you from Gothel.

You saved me from death.

Then you got, arguably, the world's most overly-dramatic haircut. And then...

RAPUNZEL: And then, I was reunited with my long-lost family.

But that is where our new story began.

Six months had past. I was loving life inside the Kingdom of Corona.

And my coronation to officially become princess had finally come.

We all had a few surprises that day, didn't we, sunshine?

-(LAUGHING) -EUGENE: Laugh it up, frog.

Now, I know what you're all thinking. Yes, Eugene and I did get married.

But, make no mistake, getting to the wedding day and our happily ever after would be the biggest adventure we would ever face.

Oh, that's good.

(GALLOPING)

They're gaining on us.

-There's more of them. -It'll keep things interesting.

-Man, these guys are persistent. -So am I. I'll meet you at the wall.

-Sounds like a challenge. -Think you can keep up?

Oh, it's not me you have to worry about.

EUGENE: (ECHOING) They're your problem now.

Oh, great!

Okay, Max, follow my lead. Oh! Log, log, log!

(HORSE WHINNIES)

Ooh, good thing the ground broke his fall.

-(CRUNCHING) -(SQUEAKS)

-Whoa! Bunny crossing. -(SQUEAKING)

Careful, Fadela. Watch out, cute little bunnies.

-(HORSE NEIGHS) -(RABBITS SQUEAKING)

(SQUEALS)

GUARD: You're not getting away this time!

-RAPUNZEL: Yah! -(HORSE WHINNIES)

Sorry! We're almost there!

Oh, come on!

(RAPUNZEL CHEERING))

(HORSE NEIGHS)

(EXHALES DEEPLY)

Looking good, Cap!

(HORSE NEIGHING)

(HORSE SNORTS)

(HORSE GROANS)

(HORSE NICKERS)

RAPUNZEL: (SIGHING) Pascal. Look at that view.

(SQUEAKING)

(EUGENE YELLING IN DISTANCE)

Okay, okay. I know what you're thinking.

Now, it may have seemed like you won, but you gotta take into account that my hair is longer than yours now.

So, we gotta factor in wind resistance.

(SIGHS)

Wow! Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?

Yes. Yes, I have.

GUARD: Game's over, Your Highness.

The welcoming ceremony is about to begin.

Well, I think we showed those guards who's boss.

Now, what do you say we go make you an official princess?

Oh, is that today?

(LAUGHS) Very funny. Now, come on, we'd better get back to the castle.

Ooh, maybe I can squeeze in a royal massage... before my daily trim, of course.

(SQUEALS)

RAPUNZEL: I know, Pascal. We'll get out there soon.

Ha! Race you back to the castle!

-(HORSE WHINNIES) -(GUARD GROANS)

This is life after happily ever after And it's all just as sweet as the stories say I feel wild, free, as light as can be And ready to explore With nothing at all standing in my way True, there are certain customs I have to follow Curtsy.

Several small obligations I can't avoid Princess, the time.

A few rules, too Well, more than a few Commitments by the score Aside from all that, though I'm overjoyed This way, Princess.

And sure, there are corsets and buckles and bows Plus all those names to recall

-Jane? Right. -Ethel.

Still, I can hardly complain I suppose This is happily ever after, after all That's enough. I'll take it from here.

How you holding up?

Busy. (LAUGHS) But busy's good.

I'm glad you think so. This welcoming ceremony is just the beginning.

Tomorrow's the festival, followed by the royal banquet.

That's all before the actual coronation on Sunday.

Oh, come on. Really?

Look, Rapunzel, I know this princess thing is new to you, but you've gotta at least try to act the part.

Trust me, Cassandra. I know how important this is to my dad.

As you've requested, Your Majesty, we've doubled security on the on the main gates and the south towers.

Good. We have guests from all over the world.

I want them to know that they are safe.

Everything for my little girl's coronation weekend

-must be absolutely perfect. -Hi, Dad.

And now that at last you are here in my arms I won't permit you to fall I must protect you from all the world's harms We'll live happily ever after, after all Now, as princess, you are not only representing yourself and the family, but all of Corona.

Don't worry, Dad. I won't let you down.

But, while we're on the whole princess coronation thingy, I mean, all these royal activities are great, but do you think I might be able to catch a little down time soon?

I know this is all new, but you'll adjust.

After all, your friend seems to be getting on just fine.

(LAUGHS)

Helmut, my man, this hat ties the whole outfit together.

Now, I know what you're all thinking.

"Why is Eugene in such a good mood today? I mean, what gives?"

Now that we're livin' splendidly Our dreams fulfilled, extendedly Why leave things open-endedly for Rapunzel and moi Tonight, I'll hand this rose to her Kneel down and then propose to her And give this ring I chose to her Nice!

Life's gonna be like strawberry sherbet Once she is Mrs. Eugene Fitzherbert.

Okay, not great, but how 'bout this?

Once she is Princess Eugene Fitzherbert And what better day to propose to a princess than at her coronation?

(BOTH SINGING) This is life after happily ever after And our story has finally reached its end Settling down here Year upon year Contented and secure With dozens of duties we'll have to tend

(BOTH SINGING) And now that we've gotten the dream that we chose Now that we're in for the haul Now our adventures can come to a close Living happily ever after, after all

(RAPUNZEL SINGING) Now that I've gotten the dream that I chose Why does my world feel so small?

If this is it and it is, I suppose

Is this happily ever after, after all?

Okay, no pressure.

Just introducing myself to the most important people in the world.

Representing my mom, dad and the entire kingdom.

(EXHALES) We got this.

(RAT SQUEAKS)

(SQUEAKS)

Lady Caine, what is it?

LADY CAINE: Time to pay our respects to our beloved royals.

We're good at making people feel welcome.

This is completely doable... ish.

Your Highness, I present Dame Elizabeth Van Hoskins of Rochester.

-(CROWD GASPS) -(WOMAN GROANS)

-(RAPUNZEL LAUGHS) -(WOMAN CONTINUES GROANING)

Get in here!

(DEEPLY INHALES, SIGHS)

So nice to meet you!

(SQUEAKS)

Um...

Perhaps you should refrain from the bear hugs, sweetheart.

(GASPS) Oh, no bear hugs. Gotcha. Sorry.

I present Lieutenant Commander General James Rutherford-Carver III.

(SIGHS)

That's kind of a mouthful. Is it okay if I call you Jimmy?

I'd prefer you didn't.

Well, uh... welcome all the same then. (SIGHS)

FOOTMAN: I present The Duchess of Quintonia.

Wow. Can I just say, I love your hair.

I used to have long hair too...

DUTCHESS: This is a hand-woven coiffure, weft from the finest silk and vicuña fabrics.

It designates high social status. You think you'd know that.

Uh... still, nice to meet you.

Sadly, not nice enough to wear shoes, I'm afraid.

-(DUTCHESS LAUGHING) -(SQUEAKS)

Really.

(GRUNTS)

(SQUEAKS)

(WHISPERS) Sorry.

So, I think we learned something very valuable today.

There's a time and place for bear hugs.

-(CHUCKLES) -(RAPUNZEL CHUCKLES)

-Hey, are you okay? -Yeah, great. (SIGHS)

Why wouldn't I be?

(SIGHS DEEPLY)

It's just, Eugene, is all this everything you dreamed it would be?

Rapunzel, you are my dream.

So, as long as you're with me, that answer's always going to be "yes".

Why? Don't you feel the same way?

No! Yes! I mean, of course, I do.

I love you with all my heart, Eugene.

Look, I know this has gotta be weird.

No one's expecting you to take it all in overnight.

But, believe me, I've been all around the world, and it doesn't get any better than this: this, this castle, our friends, your family, each other.

What else could you possibly want?

(SIGHS)

Nothing.

Time to go!

-(SPLASHING) -(COUGHING)

(CHUCKLES) How's that water feeling, Fitzherbert?

(SIGHING)

Dark, and icy, just like you.

(CHUCKLES) Come on, Rapunzel, it's time to head in.

You don't wanna be exhausted for tomorrow.

Right! My morning off!

(GIGGLES)

Sorry.

Man, she scares me.

(TRUMPET PLAYING)

The Princess Rapunzel will spend her day about town!

-(BUTCHER GRUNTING) -(SQUEALS)

(WATER SPLASHING)

(GASPS)

(EXCLAIMS)

(BUTCHER GROANS)

-(SNIFFS) -(SQUISHES)

Let me guess, big day on the town wasn't all you'd hoped it'd be?

(EXHALES DEEPLY)

It was... interesting.

(SQUEALS)

Uh-huh, I bet.

I just wish my dad would let me get out and see the real world.

You know, if you really wanted, I could get you in and out of here before anyone even knew we were gone.

-(SQUEAKS) -Uh...

You mean sneak me out?

Exactly. What you do when no one's looking is your business.

(KNOCKING AT DOOR)

MESSENGER: The royal banquet is ready to receive the princess now.

Cheer up, Raps. Hey, maybe your dad got someone to chew your food for ya.

-(SPLATS) -(CHILD LAUGHING)

I'm in charge of the seating charts. One of the perks of the job.

(LAUGHS)

I don't understand why you're so upset, sweetheart.

I said you could do whatever you wanted. That's what you did.

-(CHUCKLES) -(INHALES DEEPLY)

You didn't say anything about a battalion tagging along.

Why would I need to? You're royalty, making a public appearance.

-But, Dad... -(EUGENE CLEARING THROAT)

Ladies and gentlemen, dukes and duchesses, barons and baronesses, marquis and, you know, the female version of those, may I share a moment of history with you?

Princess, would you join me up here?

Tonight, we celebrate our love for the princess.

I can think of no better way to celebrate the love I have for this woman than this.

(SQUEAKS)

Oh, Eugene! Wait, did you drop something?

No.

Rapunzel, from the moment I first met you, and you knocked me out with that frying pan, I knew it was love.

You're my light. You're my best friend and I want to be your partner in all things.

I can't wait to laugh with you and share with you.

EUGENE: I see us raising our children here. And our children's children.

And celebrating banquets of our own in this very hall for many, many, many, many years to come.

I want to ride our horses to the Corona wall together, each and every morning, until we're both very, very... old and grey.

I love you, Rapunzel.

And I want to spend the rest of our lives here, together.

Here, in this... castle, (SIGHS)

...forever?

I mean, unless you want to rent, but I hardly see how we'll top this.

EUGENE: I want to spend the rest of my life with you here.

It doesn't get any better than this, this castle.

FREDERIC: Princesses need to be protected at all times.

Rapunzel? Rapunzel?

(SIGHS)

I... Wow.

(INHALES DEEPLY)

I love you, Eugene, but... I can't.

Just not, not now.

Um... (SIGHS)

-I need some air. -(CROWD CHATTERING)

Oh, I feel horrible about Eugene.

(INHALES) I do love him, and I want to marry him someday.

But not like this.

(GROANS)

I need to get out and clear my head, without a fleet of guards tailing me.

Say no more.

(GASPS) Whoa!

RAPUNZEL: Where's the war?

Well, when your dad is Captain of the Guards, you tend to collect... stuff.

(THUDS)

I have a feeling this is gonna be fun.

Pascal, I need you to stay here and make sure no one knows I'm gone.

(SQUEALS)

The princess's lady-in-waiting made it expressly clear...

Lady-in-wait... What? You, you mean, Cassandra?

First off, calling Cassandra a "lady" anything is being incredibly generous.

Secondly, come on, Stan. It's me, your buddy, Eugene.

Eugene the fiend.

You know Rapunzel would want to talk to me if you let me in.

Sorry, Eugene. orders are orders.

All right. Just doing your job.

I respect that.

You sure there's no way to let me in?

Rapunzel?

(SQUEALING)

Rapunzel?

There you are. Um... look, Rapunzel, I am sorry.

I am so sorry. I should never have put you on the spot like that.

But I want you to know, I meant it. I want to marry you. I love you.

It's okay. You're still upset, I understand.

You're not ready to say it back yet. Totally cool.

Oh, man, that is a good pillow.

What is that? Goose down? Some kind of down?

Horsehair? Alpaca?

(SQUEALING)

Sorry.

Look, I know there's still a ton of details we need to figure out.

And I may have jumped the gun a little.

It's just that... growing up poor and alone, I got used to having nothing.

But now, with you, I finally have something.

You know, we have something. Something that is amazing and I guess tonight, I was just trying to keep it that way.

And I thought that's what you wanted, too, but I guess I was wrong.

-(GROANS) -(SQUEALS)

Oh, come on, say something!

-(SQUEAKING) -(SCREAMS)

(CHUCKLES)

Fantastic. I just poured my heart out to a frog. Okay, where'd she go?

-(SQUEALS) -Pascal!

You realize that if the king finds out she's gone, we're all going to be in trouble, right?

I'm aware it's not protocol, Pete.

I just happen to think it highlights my mustache.

Hey, Stan, great look.

I mean, it really brings out the 'stache.

All right, you got us all down here. What's this plan of yours?

Oh, it's not my plan, boys. It's Lady Caine's plan.

-(CHATTERING) -Who'd he say? Lady Caine?

See, 18 years ago, the princess was taken from Corona.

And it was because of her, the king unfairly cracked down on all those he considered undesirable.

Us.

Yeah. So?

Gentlemen, Lady Caine is promising not only to make you all rich, but is offering you the opportunity to exact revenge on the king and his precious, little princess!

So, who's in?

(GASPS) Is that a secret passage?

It was, before you announced it to the whole cast...

Rapunzel?

Rapunzel?

-Rapunzel, are you in there? -(CLEARING THROAT)

Is who in there, Eugene?

Huh? Uh...

No one. This is just a part of my nightly routine.

You know, checking the castle for intruders.

Keeping an eye on Rapunzel, like I promised.

-FREDERIC: Mm-hmm. -Hey, anyone in there? No? Good.

See? The system works really well, I think.

Eugene, where is Rapunzel?

Uh, uh... In her room, of course.

Good. I'd like to speak with her.

You can't!

I mean, you can, obviously.

You can do whatever you want. You're the king.

A very large, intimidating, beardy...

(CLEARS THROAT) yet clearly understanding king.

It's just, she, she's still upset.

And she said she needed time alone.

I was only trying to respect that.

But, like I said, you are the king.

The very sweet and non-hostile king.

Well, maybe she does need some time to herself.

But when you see her, please tell her that I'm looking for her.

(SIGHS)

Sir, uh... about the whole proposal earlier.

That didn't go quite as I had hoped.

We'll discuss that later, son.

Much later.

Right. We both have bigger fish to fry.

That was so fun!

I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you that we're supposed to be sneaking out.

Cass, I think you'll discover that I can be sneaky when I need to.

Nightly patrols. We can get by them if we time it right.

Wait. How did you know they were coming?

I have eyes in the sky.

That is amazing. You have your own owl! What's his name?

Owl.

-Max? -Yeah.

When he heard I was sneaking you out, he insisted he come along.

(SNORTS)

And between you and me, I think he's got something for you know who.

-(SNORTS) -RAPUNZEL: Hmm.

-It'll be our secret. -(NEIGHS)


(SIGHS)

Honey, stop beating yourself up.

Rapunzel just needs some space.

Nobody said dealing with teenagers would be easy.

Teenager or not, Arianna, she will be queen one day.

I have to prepare her for that.

(BABY CRYING)

FREDERIC: Guards! Guards!

My chariot! Rapunzel!

(DOORS LOCK)

I just want to protect her.

Seems like I've spent my whole life hopin'

Dreamin' of things I've never tried Tangled in knots just waitin' for my time to shine What if the doors began to open?

What if the knots became untied?

What if one day nothing stood in my way And the world was mine?

Would it feel this fine?

'Cause I've got the wind in my hair And a gleam in my eyes And an endless horizon I've got a smile on my face And I'm walkin' on air And everything life ought to be It's all gonna happen to me out there And I'll find it, I swear With the wind in my hair

So many roads I've yet to travel!

So many friends I haven't met!

So many new adventures Just around the bend Plenty of mysteries to unravel Tons of mistakes to not regret So much to see and to do, and to be A whole life to spend And it doesn't end!

'Cause I've got the wind in my hair and a song in my heart And the fun's only starting I got a skip in my step And I haven't a care And everything life ought to be Well, I know that it's waiting for me out there And I'll find it, I swear With the wind in my hair

Just remember, no one can ever know I took you outside the walls of Corona.

Don't worry. No one is gonna find out.

(NEIGHS)

(GROUND SHIFTING)

-(GROUND SHAKING) -(MAX WHINNIES)

Whoa! Whoa, Max. All right, this looks dangerous.

Can you... Can you stay here and watch Fadela for me?

RAPUNZEL: So, what did you want to show me?

Believe me, it's better if you see it for yourself.

They're beautiful. What are they?

Don't know. They just kinda sprouted up here about a year ago.

And watch this.

Uh, you might want to stand back for this one.

-(GRUNTS) -(METAL SHATTERS)

Wow.

They're unbreakable. Wanna know the weirdest part?

This is where they found the miracle flower that saved your mom.

And me.

(SCREAMING)


Wait. What is it?

Get to the horses as fast as you can. Don't look back, Rapunzel!

Don't stop, Rapunzel! Keep going!

-(GRUNTING) -(CRASHING)

Um, Cassandra!

Keep moving, Rapunzel, we need to get...

Whoa! What?

What happened?

I have no idea. But we'll have to deal with it later. Let's go!

(RUMBLING)

(GRUNTS)

(GROANS)

Cassandra, my hair!

(RUMBLING)

(RUMBLING)

(SCREAMS)

(WHINNIES)


(SCREAMING)

-(GASPING) -Cassandra!

-(SCREAMING) -(WHINNIES)

(CRASHING)

See! Told you I'd get you in and out without anyone knowing.

(SIGHING) Piece of cake.

Piece of cake? Uh...

Did you see the 70 feet of "my father's going to kill me" growing from my head?

One problem at a time, please.

We've got a problem.

Because of the coronation, they've doubled security at the gates today.

Wait, and there's no other way in?

Sure, if you want to walk through the front door in broad daylight.

Hmm. Maybe we don't need the front door.

(SNIFFING)

(NEIGHS)

(GRUNTS)

(SNORTS, HUFFS)

I told him it wasn't protocol, sir.

(NEIGHS, SNORTS)

-(RAPUNZEL GRUNTS) -(GASPS)

-(GRUNTS) -(RAPUNZEL GROANS)

Okay, quick, hand me the scissors.

So, what do we want to do here? Maybe a bob? How 'bout some layers?

Just cut it!

(GRUNTS)

Uh-oh.

Uh-oh? Why "uh-oh"? There shouldn't be any "uh-oh"s!

Uh-oh.

Was your hair always this strong?

What? No. Try again!

(GROANING)

We're gonna need a plan B.

Cover your eyes!

(GRUNTS)

-(YELLS, GRUNTS) -(METAL CLATTERS ON FLOOR)

(GROANS, EXHALES)

Forget it. It's just like those stupid rocks. It's unbreakable!

We can't forget it! Today is my coronation!

(KNOCKING AT DOOR)

Hey, sunshine, are you in there?

You can't let Eugene see you!

What? Why?

He can't know anything about last night! I told you, Rapunzel.

If it gets out I took you outside Corona, I'm done for.

But I trust Eugene.

Well, I don't. My dad will have me taken off princess detail.

We'll never see each other again.

EUGENE: Oh, come on. We've been looking for you all night.

Hey, are you okay in there? I can hear you, you know?

-(SCREAMS) -Rapunzel!

Rapunzel?

Rapunzel!

Stand back!

Are you okay... Holy Hair!

(GASPS)

(GASPS)

(RAPUNZEL LAUGHS)

Surprise!

(SIGHS) Ooh, mama. (CHUCKLES)

Okay, okay, this is new. No, not new, right?

We've seen this. That magic thing is involved again.

It was magic, right? Don't tell me.

I'll just say your hair magically grew back.

I'm not gonna ask how. Obviously, you don't want to tell me, or else you wouldn't have tried to hide it from me.

I won't ask how it grew back, but how did it grow back?

Don't answer that. The important thing is you're okay.

You are okay, right? I don't care what happened.

I mean, I care, but I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation...

Where is the war?

...that you'll share when you're ready.

Thank you for understanding.

Oh, come on! Really? I thought we trusted each other, Rapunzel!

We do! I do. It's just...

Fine! You know what? I can't make you tell me what happened, but obviously you're keeping something from me.

But whatever it is, I just want you to know, you should never feel like you have to hide anything from me.

-(SNORTS) -(SQUEALS)

You don't hide things from the people you love, ever.

ARIANNA: Rapunzel, honey?

Hide your hair, woman!

-You gotta hide your hair! -Rapunzel?

(SCREAMS)

May I come in, sweetheart?

(SQUEALING)

You can't! I'm... brushing my teeth.

ARIANNA: Oh, good. But I can still come in, can't I?

Believe me, Mom. You do not want to.

Morning breath. Wouldn't want to expose you to that.

That's very thoughtful of you. Um...

Dad and I want you to join us on the terrace for breakfast.

RAPUNZEL: Um...

I don't know. There's a lot of stuff I have to do to get ready.

ARIANNA: Rapunzel, well, your father has something very important to share with you.

He's been waiting all night.

Yeah. Sure. I will meet you there in a minute?

The coronation is in two hours!

How am I supposed to cut this hair?

(SQUEAKS)

I might have an idea.

So, uh, Rapunzel, ready for the big day?

You bet. Already into the princess spirit.

The bigger the wig, the better the princess, right?

So, Dad, Mom said you wanted to talk?

Yes. Rapunzel, last night, your mother and I had a discussion. (SIGHS)

I know that I'm not always able to separate the man from the king, and separating the father from the king has proven even more difficult.

(FREDERIC SIGHS)

Sweetheart, I know this new life is hard to get used to... and I'm sure that sometimes you wish I would get out of your hair.

(COUGHING)

Oh, sorry. It's a little dry out here. Anyone else dry?

Rapunzel, you're going to be queen someday, a great queen with a magnificent kingdom.

But you know better than anyone else what a dangerous and evil place the world can be.

The barrier keeping us safe from that is sometimes more fragile than it appears.

-(SCREAMING) -When that evil rears its ugly head, it is my job to protect Corona from it.

And one day, that will be your responsibility.

And I must teach you how to carry it.

But that is many, many years away.

Until that burden is imposed on you, I'm asking that you trust me.

That I know how to keep danger as far away from you and this kingdom as is humanly possible.

Do you understand?

It wasn't until last night that I realized that my methods may have, at times, seemed strict or unfair or...

Does this mean I can have more time to myself without having half the royal guard over my shoulder?

Well, this means I'm willing to reconsider those methods.

But I make no promises.

I can work with that.

(KISSES)

Well, I should go.

I have a lot of princess-ing up to do.

(RAPUNZEL CHUCKLES) Whoa! Whoo!

You're right, Arianna. Teenagers are a whole new frontier.

How are ya?

(WHISTLING "ODE TO JOY")

Oh, come on! What is going on with Rapunzel?

I mean, is it something I did?

Probably.

And since when did she start keeping secrets from me?

Hey, Fitzherbert, I need to get this done before the coronation.

So, do you mind throwing your pity party someplace else?

Look, Cassandra, I know you don't like me for Rapunzel.

(SIGHS) That's not true. I don't like you for anyone.

-I just want what's best for her. -You don't say.

Of course! I want her to feel safe.

I want her to be taken care of. I want her to be happy here.

Funny. You seem to have a pretty good handle on the things you want.

(DOOR CLOSES)

(SCOWLS)

Oh, don't you start.

Hi, honey.

Oh! Hi, Mom.

You left so quickly, I didn't have a chance to give this to you.

I know it's a little early for a coronation gift, but I thought you might like to see it now.

"Eighteenth of July, we embarked on a safari

"to the most remote plains of the third continent.

"Twenty-first of May, had to take shelter in a hidden cave

"to escape the fury of a violent storm.

"Twelfth of April, helped villagers rebuild their war-torn homes."

Mom, is this yours?

Did you actually do all of this?

Rapunzel, before I met your father, I was so much like you.

I had no idea what I was supposed to do in this world.

So, I went out and found my own way.

Your father is right about one thing.

You will be queen someday.

But only you get to decide what kind of queen you'll be.

And no one can tell you the best way to make that decision.

But how can I, if...

Wait. Are you suggesting that I should...

Honey, find a way to fill those pages.

I only ask that you be safe, be smart, and above all, be true to yourself.

"Plus est en vous"?

Plus est en vous.

It means, "There is more in you."

(TRUMPETS PLAYING)

(GROANS) This would've been so much easier with the other girls helping.

They're such gossips.

Half the kingdom would know about your hair by now.

Are you sure you can't see it?

Positive. Are you sure you can pull this off?

I have to, Cassandra.

Just be careful you don't trip on this.

It's not the dress I'm worried about.

How do people walk in these things? Whoa!

(SIGHS) Just relax. This is going to be fine.

I can't wait any longer.

This better work, Pocket.

Don't you worry, boys. Lady Caine will not disappoint.

(DEEPLY INHALES, EXHALES)

Okay.

(TRUMPETS PLAYING)

Wow.

(TRUMPETS CONTINUE)

Whoa!

Whoa!

(RAPUNZEL GROANS)

Whoa! Whoa.

How embarrassing for her.

This is going to take forever.

(SIGHS)

LADY CAINE: Hello, can anyone help me?

Silly me, I must have taken a wrong turn somewhere.

I'll be glad to help you, madam.

Oh, you're too kind! (GRUNTS)

(GROANS)

(DOOR OPENS)

Hey, Madam Poppycock, the party's upstairs.

Meet Lady Caine.

You're a lot stronger than you look.

I'm a lot of things.

Let the show begin.

I'm gonna need you to step back into that cell, pronto.

That there is a nice suit. (KNUCKLES CRACK)

(AX CLANGS)

PRIEST: The wearer of this crown is a shining example of the promise that is Corona: an ambassador of goodwill to those visiting from afar, and an inspiration to those fortunate enough to live within her borders.

But above all, the chief responsibility of the crown is to keep the people of Corona safe

-from dangers near and far. -(GASPS)

PRIEST: And there are many.

This mandate is not to be taken lightly.

-Go find Max. -(SQUEAKS)

PRIEST: There will come a day when the walls that surround Corona are threatened by malfeasance.

-A day... -LADY CAINE: Attention, please!

Lady Caine?

(CROWD SCREAMING)

Release my guests immediately!

What's the matter, Fred?

Am I ruining your little girl's perfect day?

The duchess?

Oh, honey, I am no duchess.

I don't understand.

Of course, you wouldn't, Rapunzel.

But try to follow along.

This is all your fault!

What?

You see, after your untimely disappearance, your father locked up every criminal in the kingdom, including a simple, petty thief, my father.

I saw him thrown into a cage and hauled off like some animal, never to be seen again.

So, I thought I'd come back and return the favor.

(CARRIAGE APPROACHING)

Load 'em up, boys!

Your turn, Your Majesty.

Oh, come now.

You didn't think we'd leave our prized pig in the pen, did you?

-Dad? -Rapunzel! Stay back.

-But... -No. There is nothing you can do.

As your father and your king, I command you to stay put.

Don't be a hero, pretty boy.

(EXHALES)

Sorry, Dad.

I can't stay put.

Rapunzel!

That's my girl.

Let them go!

(CHUCKLES) It's amazing what you can hide under those wigs, isn't it, Princess?

Come on, let's move out!

(SIGHS) Now, you're just making me angry.

Good. 'Cause I'm just getting started.

Get those people back here, now!

-Rapunzel, your hair! -I know, we'll talk about it later.

Please get somewhere safe, and take care of Mom.

-Rapunzel! -That's my cue.

Well, my last day on princess duty. Might as well go down fighting.

Hello, hello, hello.

Leave them alone!

(MAN GRUNTS)

-So you sure you can handle yourself? -Oh, I'll manage.

Oh! Ha!

(BANGING)

Get that door open, now!

Heads up!

MAN 1: Ha!

(GROANS)

Aw, cute.

-MAN 2: Ha! -(GROANS)

Rapunzel!

(CLANGS)

Thanks, Blondie.

(LAUGHS)

Now, this feels good.

(GROANING)

(YELLS)

(GRUNTING)

(SIGHS) Stay down!

You have no idea who you're dealing with.

Believe me, I've dealt with much worse.

You think this is over? I promise you, I'll be back.

Oh, Lady Caine. It's impolite to leave in the middle of a party.

-You'd think you'd know that. -(CHUCKLES)

(CROWD CHEERING)

(NEIGHS)

Nice to see ya, thanks for coming.

Nice suit, buddy. Happy Coronation Day, folks.

FREDERIC: So, I'm trying to understand this.

You snuck out last night, went beyond the walls of Corona, where you touched a mysterious rock that somehow caused your hair to return?

Yes.

And you acted alone?

Look, I know you're angry, but can't you see I'm okay?

I'm more than okay. I...

Rapunzel...

There's something I need to tell you.

I love you.

The night you were taken, a part of me died, the best part of me.

For 18 long and agonizing years, I swore that if somehow, someway, by some miracle, the fates decided to show mercy and return you to me, I would never let anything happen to you again.

And now that this has returned, the very reason you were snatched away from me in the first place, I'm afraid I'm left with no choice, sweetheart.

As of tonight, I am forced to exercise my martial right as king to forbid you from leaving the walls of this kingdom without my consent.

-Father. -And know this, this is the last we will speak of mystical rocks or magic of any kind, to anyone.

Is that understood?

There is so much more to me than you think.

-Hmm. -(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Come in.

I believe somebody ordered room service.

Eugene, how did you know?

I had a feeling.

Look, I just wanted to clear some stuff up.

I haven't apologized for putting you on the spot with that proposal.

Well, looking back, storming out of the room probably wasn't the best reaction.

(SIGHS) So, I'm... I'm sorry.

No, no don't apologize.

Look, I'll admit, I don't quite understand why you said "no".

But I promise to do everything I can until I do.

Thanks, Eugene.

And in the meantime, we'll stay right here and take things slowly.

I miss this.

Hey, promise me one more thing?

Anything.

That you'll be patient with me.

Absolutely.

Good night, Rapunzel.

Good night, Eugene.

Back to life after happily ever after Stuck inside, once again And I'm gazing out True, I'm in here with those I hold dear Surrounded by their love And for some, that's more than enough No doubt

But I got the wind in my hair and a fire within

'Cause there's something beginning I got a mystery to solve And excitement to spare That beautiful breeze blowin' through I'm ready to follow it who knows where And I'll get there, I swear With the wind in my hair


Seems like I've spent my whole life hopin'

Dreamin' of things I've never tried Tangled in knots just waitin' for my time to shine What if the doors began to open?

What if the knots became untied?

What if one day nothing stood in my way And the world was mine?

Would it feel this fine?

'Cause I've got the wind in my hair And a gleam in my eyes And an endless horizon I got a smile on my face And I'm walkin' on air And everything life ought to be It's all gonna happen to me out there And I'll find it, I swear With the wind in my hair

So many roads I've yet to travel So many friends I haven't met So many new adventures Just around the bend Plenty of mysteries to unravel Tons of mistakes to not regret So much to see and to do, and to be A whole life to spend And it doesn't end

'Cause I've got the wind in my hair and a song in my heart And the fun's only starting I got a skip in my step And I haven't a care That beautiful breeze blowin' through It's gonna carry me who knows where But I'll take any dare With the wind in my hair I got a smile on my face and I'm walking on air And everything life ought to be I know that it's waiting for me out there And I'll find it, I swear With the wind in my hair