[The episode opens up showing Hiccup and Astrid tagging Nadders with yellow paint.]
Hiccup: Hey, these Nadders get tagged yellow. That's how we know they belong in Sorrow Island.
Astrid: Like this? [Throws paint with accuracy at the Nadders] You're free to join in! Anytime.
Hiccup: Okay. How about now? [He chases down a Nadder and fires paint at it with his shield.]
Astrid: Alright, I have to admit. That shield is pretty cool.
Hiccup: Why, thank you. I quite like it too. I'm gonna go check on the twins. They're supposed to be marking the Crescent Island dragons.
Astrid: I'm sure that's going really well.
[Scene goes to Ruff and Tuff trying to tag Gronckles. They both aim for the same Gronckle, but it moves out of the way and Tuffnut hits Ruffnut instead.]
Tuffnut: Haha, cool! I've always wondered what you'll look like purple.
Ruffnut: You know, you could at least say you're sorry.
Tuffnut: You're right, I could. Okay, I'm sorry, that your head got in the way.
Ruffnut: Heard that.
[Ruffnut throws paint into Tuffnut's face. They soon start throwing paint into each other's faces.]
[The twins throw paint at Hiccup, which he manages to dodge.]
Hiccup: You're supposed to be tagging the dragons. Not each other.
Tuffnut: You know, if you think it through, Hiccup, this is pretty much your fault.
Hiccup: How did you figure that?
Ruffnut: Uh, hello? You armed us with paint. Where did you think that was gonna go? [To Tuffnut] And we're the stupid ones.
Tuffnut: How many of these do we have to do, anyway?
Hiccup: As many as we can. The more dragons we tag on each island, the better we can keep track of where they belong and where they may migrate to.
Ruffnut: Wow! That was... uh...
Tuffnut: What's the opposite of fascinating?
Astrid: Hiccup? Isn't it supposed to be one dragon color per island?
Hiccup: Yeah, why?
Astrid: I see two colors down there. [points to two Gronckles one tagged purple and the other green.] Have we been using the wrong one?
Hiccup: I don't think so.
Tuffnut: Don't look at us. If we had green paint, you know where it would be.
Hiccup: Well I better ask Fishlegs. This was his idea.
Astrrd: You're gonna fly all the way back to Berk?
Hiccup: No, I don't have to.
Ruffnut: What's he talking about?
Tuffnut: He must have some of that magic paper we've been looking for.
Ruffnut: He always gets the good stuff.
Hiccup: It's not magic paper. Fishlegs and I have been working on something new. We call it: Air Mail!
Tuffnut: Stupid name.
Astrid: Do you really think that Terrible Terror is gonna fly all the way to Berk?
Hiccup: Yep, and right to the academy. Terrors are especially territorial, so it's a natural instinct to return where they were released.
Astrid: And how will we know if he made it?
Hiccup: When Fishlegs and Snotlout meet us at Dragon Island.
Astrid: Please. If that happens, I will kiss Snotlout on the lips.
[Scene goes to Snotlout and Fishlegs waiting on Dragon Island. Snotlout is asleep.]
Hiccup: Well look who it is. Fishlegs and Snotlout! Both right here on Dragon Island.
[Snotlout wakes up and looks over at Hiccup and Astrid.]
Hiccup: Astrid was just talking about you.
Snotlout: Hmhm, of course she was.
[Hiccup looks over and makes a kissing noises at Astrid]
Astrid: Say it and those will be the last words you ever speak.
Fishlegs: Hiccup, I got your message. I knew Air Mail would work. So, uh, what's the emergency?
Hiccup: We've been seeing dragons painted green on crescent island.
Snotlout: That's your emergency? I was in the middle of something very important.
Fishlegs: You were sound asleep.
Snotlout: Beauty Rest. Do you think this [points to face] just happened?
Hiccup: Fishlegs does it make any sense to you that those dragons would be there?
Fishlegs: No, they shouldn't be. Crescent island is clearly marked as purple.
Hiccup: That's what I thought.
Astrid: So, what would the green dragons doing there?
Fishlegs: First of all it's not green. It's pistachio. They belong on Tall tree island. That's where I tagged them.
Astrid: Yeah. Well, your pistachio dragons aren't where they supposed to be.
Fishlegs: Huh? That's weird.
Hiccup: We need to figure this out. Let's check out tall tree island.
Snotlout: Sounds awesome. I was wondering what I was gonna do with the rest of my day.
[Scene changes to Hiccup, Astrid, Snotlout and Fishlegs flying on their dragons]
Snotlout: See you back on Berk, suckers.
[Snotlout heads back to Berk]
Hiccup: I don't understand we should be there by now.
Astrid: Maybe we're off course.
Fishlegs: I don't do off course, Astrid. According to my map, it should be right... [looks around]
Astrid: You were saying?
Hiccup: Even if we were off course we'd still be able to see it from here.
Astrid: Well an island can't just disappear.
Fishlegs: Earthquake maybe?
Fishlegs: Wrath of Thor, wrath of Odin?
[Hiccup and Astrid stare at Fishlegs]
Fishlegs: What!? Just throwing out possible explanations?
Astrid: None of that explains this! [point out at three Monstrous Nightmares flying toward them]
Fishlegs: Burnt apricot, actually.
Astrid: What island are they from?
Hiccup: According to this they're from Sunstone island.
Fishlegs: Ah, Sunstone island. Pristine beaches, avertable smorgasbord of fine mineral deposit from Meatlug.
Hiccup: Sunstone island it is.
Fishlegs: Huh? I thought it was bigger.
Astrid: You think?
Hiccup: I-I have to say the beaches are a bit of disappointment
Fishlegs: One island is missing and one island has been sunk.
Astrid: I guess an entire island can disappear.
Fishlegs: Well if- if the islands are gone, where do the dragons go?
Hiccup: Good question. Dragons live in specific places for specific reasons.
Fishlegs: The food they eat, where they nest.
Astrid: If they lose their homes, it could endanger their whole species.
Hiccup: We need to figure out what's going on. Now. Let's head back to dragon island.
Astrid: Huh. If it's still there.
[Scene change to dragon island with many dragons]
Hiccup: Look at them all.
Astrid: Check their colors.
Fishlegs: I-I-I see pistachio, b-burnt apricot.
Astrid: Look! A new color, red.
Fishlegs: Technically that's vermillion.
Fishlegs: What!? It is.
Hiccup: Dragons from three different islands somehow here. [points to the map] Look, this forms a line which means there are more islands in danger. Boarhead island, Thor Rock island. Toothless we're going back out.
Astrid: I'm coming with you. This could get dangerous.
Hiccup: What makes you think that?
Astrid: Oh! I don't know. Island disappearing mysteriously, dragons fleeing in terror. Call it a hot.
Hiccup: Fine. Fishlegs you stay here in case any more dragons show up.
Fishlegs: Got it! New dragons. Meatlug and I are on the case.
[Hiccup and Astrid fly off]
Hiccup: Boarhead should be down there. [He glances down and sees empty water.] It's gone too!
Astrid: So, now what?
Astrid: Whoa, look what's left of Thor Rock. You know maybe Fishlegs' wrath of god theory isn't so crazy.
Hiccup: Let's get a closer look, bud.
Hiccup: These markings look familiar but, different somehow.
Astrid: Different how?
Hiccup: Different bigger.
[Screaming death roared loudly and some part of the island collapse]
Astrid: That sounds like... [The Screaming Death comes out of the tunnel in front of them]
Hiccup: The screaming death! Someone's been eating their vegetables.
Astrid: And everything else in sight! [Screaming death screams]
Hiccup: Its scream disorients the dragons.
Astrid: No kidding! [Screaming death burrows underground]
Hiccup: The Screaming Death has been destroying all the islands. It must be tunneling underneath and cause them to collapse in on themselves.
Astrid: But why would it do that?
Hiccup: I don't know. Let's get a closer look. [Astrid stares at him]
Hiccup: You wanted dangerous.
[The Screaming Death appears behind their back]
Hiccup: [To toothless] Easy, bud. Maybe it wants to be friends. Or maybe not. [The Screaming Death fires multiple times and starts chasing Hiccup.]
[Astrid tosses paint at the Screaming Death]
Astrid: I hope you like pistachio! [The Screaming Death screams]
Astrid: Whoa! Steady, Stormfly, just hang in there. [Stormfly and Toothless fire at the Screaming Death and it flees]
Astrid: How's that for accuracy?
[Scene cuts to Hiccup and Astrid arriving to Dragon Island]
Fishlegs: Periwinkle blue! There are now periwinkle blue marked dragons here!
Hiccup: I know. Boarhead Island.
Fishlegs: And-and look! There's eggshell white!
Astrid: Thor Rock island.
Fishlegs: What happened to them!? [Hiccup lays out a map on a rock]
Hiccup: The same thing that happened to all the other islands. The Screaming Death.
Fishlegs: [gasps] The Screaming Death is back?
Hiccup: I don't think it ever really left.
Astrid: Yeah, it just got bigger and nastier.
Fishlegs: Uh... How much bigger?
Astrid: Chop, chop. There goes your island big. [Fishlegs gulps]
Hiccup: It's just as I thought. The Screaming Death is following an imaginary line, destroying anything in its path.
Fishlegs: It's coming right at us.
Hiccup: That's not even the worst part.
Astrid: It's headed straight to Berk.
Fishlegs: We have to get back to Berk and-and warn Stoick!
Hiccup: No, we head it off. We make our stand here, there's no other land between here and Berk.
Astrid: Look, I'm all about danger, but did you see the size of that thing?
Hiccup: It's not going to be just us. We're sending for reinforcements.
Astrid: Snotlout and the twins? Oh, I feel so much better.
Hiccup: Hey, we're gonna need all the help we can get.
[Terrible Terror flies off with the message]
[The next scene begins with Tuffnut sneaking behind a pillar]
Tuffnut: Hey, you guys. [To Barf and Belch] Where is she? [Barf sleepily opens his eyes and then closes them again.]
Tuffnut: I won't tell you told me, I swear it.
Ruffnut: She's right here. Ahahahaha [Drops a bucket of paint and Tuffnut scrambles out of the way] [She jumps down and runs, with Tuffnut after her. He reaches out and trips her]
Tuffnut: Aha! [Ruffnut tackles him and they roll around on the ground, before coming to a stop when they see the Terrible Terror.]
Tuffnut: Why is that Terrible Terror staring us down?
Ruffnut: Right? I thought it was just me.
Tuffnut: It's totally eyeballing us.
Ruffnut: What does it want?
Tuffnut: Whatever it's selling, I'm not buying. [They run and hide on the stairs. They peek over the side]
Ruffnut: Is it gone?
Tuffnut: I think so.
[They notice the Terrible Terror staring at them]
Ruffnut: Okay, on three, we run. One. [she runs off]
Tuffnut: Ah! [he runs too]
[They try to run down the stairs but the Terrible Terror blocks their way]
Tuffnut: Leave us alone! You dementic little monster! [they both run the other way with the Terror in pursuit]
[Cut to Hiccup looking through his spyglass]
Fishlegs: Hiccup! [he and Astrid walk over] The yellow marked dragons from Sorrow Island just started showing up.
Astrid: Which means the Screaming Death is only one island away.
Hiccup: Looks like helps not coming. All right, we'll have to set up a defense here, on Dragon Island with what we have.
Astrid: Maybe we should fall back and head for home.
Hiccup: We can't if the Screaming Death destroys Dragon Island; ALL these dragons will overwhelm Berk.
Fishlegs: And the Screaming Death won't be far behind.
Astrid: How soon till it gets here? [They hear distant roaring]
[Hiccup runs over, grabs his shield, and runs over to Toothless]
Hiccup: Toothless and I will try to buy us some time. You guys join me when Snotlout and the twins get here.
Astrid: I'm going with you.
Hiccup: No, I need you as a safety net in case it gets past me.
Astrid: So, you're leaving me by myself?
Fishlegs: Uh, hello? Man on a dragon here. Right behind you.
Astrid: You know what I meant, Fishlegs. [Fishlegs crosses his arms]
Fishlegs: I do, and I'd like to go on the record of saying, we don't appreciate it. Do we, girl?
Astrid: Just go. [Hiccup and Toothless fly off]
[The scene goes to Berk where Ruffnut is sitting on Tuffnut's shoulders, posing as statues. A villager walks past and looks at them in confusion, before groaning and shaking his head and walking off.]
Tuffnut: Statues. Ha, great idea.
Ruffnut: It's like we're not even here. [Snotlout walks by and stares at them]
Snotlout: What are you two muttonheads doing?
Tuffnut: We're not muttonheads.
Ruffnut: Yeah, we're statues.
Tuffnut: I guess we could be muttonhead statues.
Snotlout: No, I mean why are you-
Tuffnut: Shh, it's right behind you.
Ruffnut: Pretend we're not here.
Snotlout: What are you talking about? [he looks around and then notices the Terrible Terror] Oh, cool. Airmail. Hm, didn't think that would catch on.
Ruffnut: Pfft, stupid name.
Snotlout: Pfft, muttonheads.
Tuffnut: No, statues of muttonheads.
[Scene changes to show the Screaming Death heading back to Dragon Island. Toothless fires a plasma blast at it to get its attention. The Screaming Death turns on them and roars.]
Hiccup: Well, we clearly got its attention, bud. Now let's play a little follow the leader, and see if it goes for the shiny shield trick, again. [Hiccup shines the shield at the Screaming Death, and it fires multiple blasts at them, before taking chase.]
Hiccup: Ha, that was easy. [Looks back to see that the screaming Death is no longer following them and is heading back toward Dragon island] Guess, I spoke too soon. [Turns around and flies beside it] Come on, you love shiny things. Or at least you used to. [The Screaming Death hits them with its tail. Toothless loses altitude, and catches himself just before he hits the water.] Okay, so it's getting bigger and smarter, not the greatest combination. [Scenes shows Astrid looking through the spyglass]
Astrid: Ugh, I knew we couldn't rely on that Terrible Terror airmail.
Fishlegs: Actually, we can. Like all dragons, Terrible Terrors are-
Astrid: Territorial, I know.
Fishlegs: Wait, that's it! Astrid you're a genius! I could kiss you on the lips right now!
Astrid: [Shoves him away] No one is kissing me on the lips. Ever.
Fishlegs: Why don't you go cover Hiccup's back. I- I've got an idea. But I'll need some time.
Astrid: Wait! Where are you going?
Fishlegs: Just trust me. [he runs away] [Astrid runs over to mount Stormfly]
Hiccup: We're barely making a difference. [Screaming Death roars, and Stormfly fires at it to draw its attention away from Hiccup]
Astrid: Turn around, you over-grown earthworm! [Fishlegs and Meatlug fly past]
Hiccup: Fishlegs! What are you doing, you need backup!
Fishlegs: Oh, I've got backup. [Several other Gronckles fly behind him] Meatlug! Spew! [The Gronckles start firing lava blasts at the Screaming Death.]
Astrid: Man, its like Gronckle fest out here! How'd he do that?
Hiccup: Gronckles are territorial too, they will defend their home at any cost. Great idea, Fishlegs!
Fishlegs: I know right? Who's the safty net now? [The Screaming Death burrows under the ground] You see that? It ran away!
Hiccup: Uh, not quite. [the ground rumbles] Astrid, Fishlegs, get as many wild dragons together as you can. I'll try to force it back to the surface. [Toothless dives into the tunnel] It's trying to sink the island from within. [The Screaming Death fires fireballs at them] Toothless look out! [They turn around and flee with the Screaming Death in pursuit. They run into a deadend, and Toothless finds another way out. The Screaming Death crashes, and Toothless flies out]
[Hookfang and Barf and Belch fly over]
Tuffnut: Hey, we got your message.
Snotlout: Well, one of us did. [The Screaming Death bursts out of the tunnel] Whoa, did that thing get bigger?
Tuffnut: Yeah, and awesomer! [Astrid and Stormfly fly back with several Deadly Nadders]
Astrid: All right, dragons, lets get territorial! Stormfly, spineshot! [She and the Nadders attack the Screaming Death.]
Fishlegs: Meatlug, dive! [The Gronckles attack the Screaming Death, too.]
Hiccup: It's working! All the wild dragons are defending their home!
[Fed up with the attack, the Screaming Death flees]
Astrid: I don't think the Screaming Death is gonna mess with Dragon Island anymore.
Hiccup: Oh, man, but it doesn't stop it from sinking.
Fishlegs: Lava blast! [The Gronckles fire at the holes and seal them up. The island stablizes]
Hiccup: The lava's stablizing the island! Fishlegs, Meatlug, you too were the heroes today.
Fishlegs: Oh, come on, you're making us blush. [he hugs Meatlug, and she licks him.]
[The scene changes to show the dragon riders outside the academy.]
Snotlout: Everyone saw that the Screaming Death turned tail and ran as soon as Hookfang and I showed up, right?
Astrid: Uh-huh, and all those wild dragons had nothing to do with it.
Fishlegs: As long as we never see the Screaming Death again. Its giving Meatlug gas, and I don't have to tell you what thats like.
Astrid: Hey, did you find any new about the Screaming Death?
Hiccup: The good news is they only hatch one every hundred years or so.
Astrid: That's the good news?
Snotlout: What's the bad news?
Tuffnut: Yes! What's it going to be? The end of the world?
Tuffnut: Uh, I was kidding.
Hiccup: The bad news its still out there, and some day. It will come back to Berk.
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