[ships arguing]

Female Ship: What?!

The High Tides: [vocalizing]

Zorran: [sighs] That was barely worth the effort, Ratchet. I'm tired of fast food. I need a meal.

Ratchet: The energy in this world isn't the same as in the Big City Port. We can only gain so much power here.

Zorran: Ugh! I wish we'd never been banished to this awful place!

Ratchet: [sarcastically] Really? I love it here.

Oliver: For realsies? Because I think this place is the worst.

Zorran: I think you're the worst, Oliver.

Oliver: Oh yeah? Well, I think you're—

Ratchet: Ergh! I'll tell you one thing, being stuck here with you two isn't making this world any more [through clenched teeth] bearable.

[sonic rainboom]

Ratchet: [gasp] Did you feel that?! Do you know what that is?

Oliver and Zorran: I 'unno.

Ratchet: It's Habor magic!

Zorran: But this world doesn't have Harbor magic.

Ratchet: It does now. And we're going to use it to make everyone in this pathetic little world to adore us!

[The Tugbooms]

We use to fight with each other

(Oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh)

That was before we discovered

(Oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh. whoa-oh)

That when your friendship is real

(Oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh)

Yeah, you just say how you feel

And the music, yeah, the music

Gets us to the top

As we learn how the harbor...

Harbor Rocks!


You can pick up the bass

[The Tugbooms]

(Oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh)


And you can play the guitar

[The Tugbooms]

(Oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh)


You can bang on the drums

[The Tugbooms]

(Oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh)

[Theodore Tugboat]

Or you can sing like a star

[The Tugbooms]

And the music, yeah, the music

Gets us to the top

As we learn how the harbor...

Harbor Rocks!

As we learn how the harbor...

Harbor Rocks!

[ships chattering]

Zebedee: Want some help?

Philip: Uh, no thanks. We're good.

Zebedee: Oh. Okay.

Hank: Zebedee! Over here!

[ships whispering]

Zebedee: [sighs] I had no idea the whole harbor would be here.

Foduck: Quite an eye-catching advertistment, if I do say so myself.

Hank: And it smells like seaweed!

Emily: It does? [sniff, sniff]

Hank: I used seaweed instead of paste!

Lucy: Uh, Emily, you've got a little somethin', uh...

Emily: Did I get it?

Lucy: Heh, not exactly.

The Harbor Master: Good afternoon, tugboats. I just wanted to tell you all how pleased I am that so many of you are going to participate in the first time ever The Big Harbor Musical Showcase!

[ships cheer]

The Harbor Master: This is a wonderful opportunity to raise money for all our after-work programs here at TBH. So keep workining on those signs and posters. I think it's going to be the one of the most exciting events we've have at TBH since the Fall Formal.

Zebedee: Ugh! I am never gonna live that down.

Emily: You were pretty bad at the Fall Formal.

Zebedee: A demon. I turned into a raging he-demon.

Hank: And tried to turn everyone here into ship zombies for your own personal army!

Foduck: Oh, my friend, you have us, and we've forgiven you for your past... ahem... booboos.

Lucy: To be honest, I'd say the whole experience brought everyone at The Big Harbor closer than ever before!

Hank: One, two, three!

[The Tugbooms]

There was a time we were apart

But that's behind us now

See how we've made a brand new start

And the future's lookin' up, ah-oh, ah-oh

And when you sail these waters

You feel it everywhere

Yeah, we're the Tugboats forever, ah-oh, yeah!

We are all together

(Ah, ah, oh-oh-oh-oh)

Now it's better than ever

(Ah, ah, oh-oh-oh-oh)

You can feel it, we're back (

And I'm so glad that we're bettter

Better than ever

Whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh

Oh yeah, we're better than ever

Whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh


There was a time we couldn't see

Past the difference

Lucy: That separated you and me

And it left us on our own


But now you sail these waters

And friends are everywhere

[The Tugbooms]

Yeah, we're the Tugboats forever, ah-oh, yeah!

We are all together

(Ah, ah, oh-oh-oh-oh)

Now it's better than ever

(Ah, ah, oh-oh-oh-oh)

Now that we are back on track (Now...that...we...are...)

Yeah, I'm so glad that we're better

Better than ever

Whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh

Oh yeah, we're better than ever

Whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh

Oh yeah, we're better than ever

Whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh

Oh yeah, we're better than ever!

Zebedee: [applauds]

Foduck: [laughs] I still can't believe that happens when we play! Ooh! I've got to look into some new accessories! Something that looks good in a number. Ooh! Maybe some clip-on earrings for when I get those adorable star stacks.

Lucy: I just wonder why it happens. Theodore took his new smokestack back to Bigg City Port. Shouldn't that mean he took all the magic back with him?

George: Who cares why it happens? It makes my band totally awesome!

Foduck: Oh! Your band?

George: Duh! It was my idea to start Tugbooms so we could be in the showcase. Plus I'm the lead singer and guitarist.

[engine sounds approaching]

Pearl: Uh, heard you outside. You guys are sounding really tight.

George: Uh, we're getting there. Foduck's still coming in a little late on the second verse, and Emily's bass solo could use a little work. They'll get it together in time for the showcase.

Pearl: Uh, I don't suppose any our friends from, uh... out of town might come? Uh, it being a special charity event and all.

Lucy: Sorry, Pearl. I don't think Theodore's gonna be back at the Big Harbor any time soon.

Pearl: [laughs nervously] Oh, yeah. Okay. I just, you know, thought I'd ask. Uh, k-keep on rockin' it.


Foduck: Well. [giggles] Someone is quite the smitten kitten. [to Zebedee] Oh. Sorry. I always forget you and Pearl used to be an item.

Zebedee: It's okay. Pearl is a great girl and all, but I never really liked-her liked-her. I was using her to become more popular. Ugh! The old me was really was just awful, wasn't he?

Foduck: Mmm... horrid.

George, Lucy, Emily: Mm-hmm, uhhh, etc.

Hank: Yep!

Lucy: But the important thing is that you've turned yourself around.

Zebedee: Thanks, Lucy, but I'm not sure everyone else at TBH feels the same way.

[Radio system beeps]

The Dispatcher: Zebedee, please report to the main harbor entrance.

Zebedee: Gotta run. I volunteered to show some new tugboats around the harbor. Thought it'd be good for them to get to know the new me before they heard all the stuff about the old me.

George: We've still got a few mintues before work starts. What do you say we do "Awesome as I wanna be"?

Emily: Um George? I was wondering if we could maybe play the song I wrote?

George: We'll get to it.

Emily: Oh. Okay.

George: [plays chord]

Zebedee: Hi. Are you the tugboats I'm supposed to show around?

Ratchet: We are.

Zebedee: The Big Harbor is a great harbor. You're really gonna love it.

Ratchet: Oh, yes, we really sense there something... magical about this place.

Zebedee: That's the repair dock. Owen the Oil Rig is over there. Oh! We're having a big musical showcase this weekend! The whole harbor. is pretty much rallying around it.

Ratchet: [gasp] A musical showcase?

Zebedee: I'm sure since you're new, Harbor Master would let you sign up if you're interested.

Zorran: We been known to sing from time to time.

Oliver: Hello? We sing, like, all the time! It's how we get people to do what we want.

Ratchet: [growls]

Oliver: Wha-What did I say?

Ratchet: What you meant to say was being in a musical showcase sounds like a great way to meet other ships.

Oliver: Ohhhh, yeah. Th-What he said I meant to say. To say.

Zorran: [scoffs] And what you would have said if you weren't the worst.

Oliver: You are!

Ratchet: You'll have to excuse them. They're idiots.

Zorran and Oliver: Hmph.


Zebedee: [nervous laugh] Those are pretty. Where did you-

Ratchet: [laughs] Sorry. These pendants mean an awful lot to us. We'd just hate for anything to happen to them.

[ships chattering]

Lucy: So how was the tour?

Zebedee: I don't know. I mean, these tugs, there were... There was something off about them.

Hank: Like, off like this? Or... Oh, oh! Like-

George: Maybe we should just let him tell us.

Zebedee: That's just it. I can't put my bumpers to it. They just acted sort of... strange around me. Maybe someone already talked to them. Told them about what I did. [sighs] So much for making a good first impression.

Emily: Uh-huh. Oh, that's probably not it.

Ratchet: This is it, boys. The moment we've been waiting for.

Oliver: Work!?

Ratchet: [groan] The chance to get our Harbor magic back.

Oliver: Oh. Right.

Ratchet: Our voices are just strong enough to make them want something so badly, they'll fight to get it.

Zorran: So we're just gonna do what we always do? Stir up some trouble and then feed off the negative energy? [sarcastically] Some plan, Ratchet.

Ratchet: It won't be the same as the time before! There is Habor magic here.Their negative energy will give us the power we need to get the entire world to do our bidding.

Oliver: But we can do work after though, right? It's gonna be huge!

Ratchet: Just follow my lead.

Zorran: Or my lead.

Ratchet: My lead!

[The High Tides]

Ah, ah-ah, ah-ahh

Ah, ah-ah, ah-ahh

Ah, ah-ah, ah-ahh


We heard you want to get together

We heard you want to rock this harbor

We've thought of something that is better

Something that changes all the rules

Why pretend we're all the same

When some of us shine brighter?

[Zorran and Oliver]

Shine brighter


Here's a chance to find your flame

Are you a loser or a fighter?

[The High Tides]

Me and you, you and me

Why don't we see who is better?

We don't have to be one and the same thing

Oh, what so wrong with a little competition?

Are you afraid of failing the audition?


You're a star and you should know it

Yeah, you rise above the rest

It doesn't matter who you hurt

If you're just proving you're the best

[The High Tides]

Ah, ahh-ahh-ahhh

Battle! You wanna win it

Let's have a battle, battle of the bands

Let's have a battle, we'll go all in it

Let's have a battle, battle, battle

Battle of the bands

[The High Tides and ships]


"Gloria": I can beat you!

The High Tides and ships: Battle!

"Cumberland": Ha! You wish!

The High Tides and ships: Battle!

"Kingston": I so want this!

The High Tides and ships: Battle!

"Linda": Not if I get it first!

[The High Tides and ships]

Me and you, you and me

Why don't we see who is better?

We don't have to be the one and the same thing

Oh, what's so wrong with a little competition?


I'm going out and winning the audition

[The High Tides and ships]

Battle! We wanna win it

Let's have a battle, battle of the bands

Let's have a battle, we'll go all in it

Let's have a battle, battle, battle

Battle of the bands!

[ships arguing]

Hank: Ohhhh. They're that kind of "off".

Zebedee: Those three are definitely in possession of some kind of dark magic? How else could you explain what happened back there?

Lucy: Don't worry, tugboats. We'll let the Harbor Master know all about this and those tugs will be kicked to the bow in no time. Last thing he needs in another TBH events almost ruined by a power-crazed lunatic [to Zebedee] Er, no offenese.

Zebedee: [sighs] None taken.

The Harbor Master: Dark magic? I find that very hard to believe. Those tugs came outside of my office earlier and were absolutely delightful.

The Dispatcher: Ugh! Perhaps Zebedee is just eager to make someone else out to be a bad element, so that his actions at the Fall Formal will become old news.

Zebedee: I could see why you might think that, but-

George: That's not what's happening! We saw all of this go down in the cafeteria too!

The Harbor Master: Yes, but isn't your band supposed to be part of the Musical Showcase?

George: Yes.

The Dispatcher: Perhaps you're just all worried that the High Tides will steal your spotlight.

Lucy: The "High Tides"?

The Harbor Master: It's the name of their musical group. That's why they came outside my office earlier today – to sign up for the Showcase. Even sang a little song to the Dispatcher and I.

Lucy: They did?

Harbor Master: Yes. And we think having a Battle of the Bands instead is a marvelous idea.

Emily: I can't believe they got the Harbor Master and the Dispatcher too.

George: They've gotten to everybody.

Hank: Not everybody!

Lucy: Hank's right. We were there when the High Tides were singin' and we weren't affected. It was like we were protected somehow.

George: So let's take them down! It's not like we haven't tangled with dark magic before and totally whooped its sorry bows! Uh, no offense.

Zebedee: [sighs] None taken. Again.

Emily: But that was when Theodore was here. There may be some kind of magic inside us, but it only comes out when we play music. I sure don't know how to use it... whoop anybody's bow.

Foduck: [sighs] If only we could get a message to Theodore. Maybe he could tell us how to break the spell the High Tides have cast on our friends.

George: Well, that's not gonna happen. The portal's closed.

Foduck: [gasps] [gasps again]

George: And I get a feeling they don't exactly have radios where he's from.

Zebedee: I may have an idea how we can get in touch with Theodore!


Zebedee: When I was Captain Star's tug back in The Bigg City Port, he gave me this. Even after I abandoned my studies, I held onto it. Deep down, I guess I knew I was making a big mistake, and I wanted to still have a way to reach out to him. Maybe it still works.

Foduck: That's a book, friend. What do you mean, "maybe still works"?

Zebedee: It used to be that if I wrote something here, it would appear in the pages of a book back in Captain Star's library. I get a message to him, then he can get a message to Theodore.

George: So what are you waiting for? Get to writing!

Zebedee: [sighs] Been a long time since I've written these words. "Dear Captain Star..."

Delivery Boat: Excuse me, Theodore. Where do you want all these books from Captain Star?

Theodore Tugboat: The library. Third door on the left.

Delivery Boat: Even this one that's glowin' and vibratin?


[pages flipping]

Sunshine: What is it, Theodore?

Theodore Tugboat: It looks like a message to Captain Star from my friends at The Big Harbor.

O.J.: How is that even possible?

Theodore Tugboat: I have no idea, but it... sounds like they need my help.

Theodore Tugboat: The way Zebedee described them, I think these new tugs sound an awful lot like... the z-stacks.

Warrior: Not the z-stacks! [whispering loudly to Sunshine] I don't actually know what that is!

Theodore Tugboat: The Z-stacks were three tough but dangerous tugs who had the power to charm ships with their music. But to maintain this power, they had to feed on the negativity and distrust of others. The more of this negative energy they consumed, the stronger their voices became, and the farther they could spread more dark magic.

Sunshine: I don't think I like this story very much.

Theodore Tugboat: If the z-stacks had their way, they would've divided and conqured all of Bigg City Port. But a certain Johnny Cuba the gangster wasn't having it. Rumor has it he found a way to banish them to another world- one where he believed their magic would be lost. That world must have been the one where my Big Harbor friends live.

Big Mac: But Johnny Cuba must have sent them there ages ago. How come they're just surfacin' now?

Theodore Tugboat: I don't know. But if my hunch is right and it is the z-stacks who have come to Big Harbor, this spell they've cast is just the beginning. My friends need me.  I have to go back to them.

Top Hat: I hate to burst your bubble, Theodore, but the connection between their world and Bigg City Port will still be totally cut off for a super long time.

Warrior: Okay, first of all, if there was bubble-blowing going on, why wasn't I told about it?! And secondly, if the connection is totally cut off, how was Zebedee able to ge a message to Theodore?

Theodore Tugboat: [gasps] Warrior, you're a genius!

Warrior: Yeah, I get that a lot. [to Top Hat] Now about those bubbles... [handiwork noises]

Theodore Tugboat: ...And the interval between two points is defined as the square root of the sum of the squares of the seperation between points along three spatial dimensions.

Ten Cents: Say what now?

Warrior: Duh! He's gonna take the magic and put it there. That'll make the portal open up so that whenever he wants to, he can from here to there. There to here. Here to there. Here There! Here there! Here-

Big Mac: We get the idea!

Theodore Tugboat: Now to see if it actually works. [magic noises]

Main cast: Ooooh...

[electricity cracking]

Main cast: Ahhhhh...

Big Mac: Don't suppose we could join you this time around?

Theodore Tugboat: Better not. It could make thing pretty confusing if Big Harbor all of a sudden had two all of you.

Rest of main cast: [agreeing]

Ten Cents: But I still get to go, right? There isn't another one of me at Big Harbor. And you never know if you might need your trusty assistant.

Theodore Tugboat: Mm-hmm.

Ten Cents: Yes!

Theodore Tugboat: We won't be gone long.

Main cast: [talking at once]

Sunshine: Oh, you be careful, Theodore.

Top Hat: Take care!

Big Mac: You two be safe now.

OJ: And don't forget to dress well.

Warrior: [squee]

Theodore Tugboat: Ready, Ten Cents?

Ten Cents: [starts his propellers] [blows] [toots] Ready!

George: [sighs] I'm starting to think he's not coming.

Zebedee, Lucy, Foduck, Emily, George, and Hank: Theodore!

Theodore Tugboat: Oof. I'm back.

Rest of the main cast: [greeting Theodore]

Theodore Tugboat: And I've got some bad news about those new tugs.

Rest of the main cast: [worried reaction]

Foduck: Oh, I do hate that you had to return at a time of crisis. There's so much catching up to do!

Emily: For starters, a certain pilot boat was just asking about you.

Theodore: [excitedly] Pearl was asking about me?! [clear throat] Isn't that nice? [refuel oil]

Foduck: Perhaps you would give us just the slightest bit of gossip from your world?

Ten Cents: He's got an official title now. [imitates fanfare] The newest Star Tug!

Zebedee: Wow, that's really impressive. Guess you really were Captain Star's prized pupil.

Ten Cents: He's even got his own Star Flag!

Foduck: A star flag?! You have your own star flag?! Eh... [clear throat] Ooh, uh, lovely.

Theodore Tugboat: What's new here? I mean, besides your harbor becoming the target of dangerous tugs from Bigg City?

George: Yeah, so, that isn't exactly the only strange thing that's happened since you left. Pretty sweet, huh? It happens to all of us when we play.

Theodore Tugboat: Hmm. My smokestack was returned to Bigg City Port, but some of its magic must have remained here at the Big Harbor. Now that we're all back together, we can use that magic on the Z-Stacks. Just like when we were able to use it on Zebedee when he turned into that horrifyingly awful winged monster! No offense.

Zebedee: [disgruntled] None taken. Heh. I'm used to it.

George: They'll never even know what hit 'em! [karate yells]

Lucy: We've got nothin' to worry about now that Theodore's back.

Emily: Oh, I'm pretty sure I could find something to worry about. But it won't be the z-stacks.

Theodore Tugboat: The sooner we do this, the better. Any idea where the High Tides might be?

Hank: [refuel oil] [sighs] There's a big party tonight for all the bands who signed up to be in the showcase! That would include the High Tides.

Theodore Tugboat: Looks like we've got a party to crash.

Hank: [squee]

[ships arguing]

Pearl: [sighs] I'm gonna get more oil!


Pearl: Theodore?

Theodore Tugboat: Eh, bumped, into, always, doing?

Pearl: What are you doing here? You came back for the big competition, right?

Theodore Tugboat: Something like that.

Pearl: Huh. Not that there's gonna be any real competition. No one here wants this as bad as my band does!

Theodore Tugboat: Can you excuse me for just a minute?

[ships' arguing becomes louder]

Ratchet: [mock surprise] Oh, no! No one's mingling! It's like there's some kind of underlying tension that could bubble to the surface at any minute!

Oliver: It's the oil, isn't it? I knew it I used too much fresh fuel!

Ratchet: It's not the fresh oil! It's us!

Zorran: But the oil is awful too.

Oliver: What do you know about good fresh oil?

Zorran: More than you!

Oliver: Do not!

Zorran: Do too!

Ratchet: This is just the kickoff party, boys. Imagine what a tizzy they'll be in by the time the Battle of the Bands starts.

Theodore Tugboat: There isn't going to be a Battle of the Bands! We're gonna make sure of that! Alright, guys, let's do this! Friendship is Magic!

[awkward silence]

[someone coughs]

George: Uh, weren't there rainbows and lasers and stuff last time?

Theodore Tugboat: I don't understand. We're all together again. Why isn't this working?

Ten Cents: You, uh... really need to go ahead and do that whole "magic of friendship" thing now.

Theodore Tugboat: I'm trying,Ten cents. I thought the six of us standing together against the z-stacks would bring out the magic we needed to defeat them. That's what happened before.

Ratchet: Talk about throwing down the anchor! This group is obviously serious about winning! A little cocky though, aren't they? Claiming there won't really be a battle. Seems they think they've already got this thing all locked up.

Zak: Not if the Great and Powerful Zaaaaak has anything to do with it!

Pearl: Whatever, Zak! We're the best band at TBH!

Philip: No! The Ferry twins are gonna win!

[ships' arguing even louder]

Ratchet: I think we have found what we're looking for. Or rather, it found us.

Zorran: [slaps himself]

Ratchet: Magic!! Don't you see?! Everyone else has fallen under our spell. But not these tugs. These tugs are special.

Theodore Tugboat: It doesn't make any sense. I should have been able to create a spark that would help us break their spell. That's how it worked before.

Zebedee: But to defeat me, you drew magic from the smokestack I was wearing. The z-stacks' magic comes from their music. So maybe you have to use the same kind of magic to defeat them. Or... maybe not.

Theodore: No. I think you're onto something.

Zebedee: Really?

Theodore Tugboat: It's when you play music that you transform now, right?

Lucy: Yup. Stacks, Hats, the whole bangs.

Theodore Tugboat: So maybe the way to use that magic to defeat the high tides is playing a musical counter-spell!

Emily: You mean like a song?

Theodore Tugboat: Uh-huh. And in order to free everyone who's been exposed to the z-stacks' spell, we'll need them all to hear it.

Rest of main cast: Hmmm...

Foduck: [gasp] The band competition! That's the next time we can be certain everyone will be in the same place at the same time.

Lucy: Guess the Tugbooms are the band to beat.

Foduck: And I believe in you, Theodore, just become the Tugbooms' newest member.

Rest of main cast: [laughing and cheering]

Hank: So what do you wanna play? Triangle? [ding] Sousaphone? [fwomp!] Theremin? [plays theremin] Soooo magical.

Theodore Tugboat: I might take a little too long to learn how to play something with these. I'll just sing.

George: Like, as in, lead singer? Cuz that's usually my gig. This being my band and all.

Lucy: It's our band! And, of course, as lead singer. He's the one with the magical know-how to help us pull this off.

George: Okay, yeah, that's cool. I'll just use this as a chance to hone my already insanely good idea guitar skills.

Theodore Tugboat: It's only temporary. And we don't have to win the Battle of the Bands. We just have to perform during the first round of the competition.

George: Let's get to learning that musical counter-spell.

Theodore Tugboat: Well, that's just it. I don't know any.

Rest of main cast: Awww...

Theodore Tugboat: But I'm sure I could figure out how to write one.

Ten Cents: Totally! Theodore can write a spell like it's nobody's business. That's a pretty much how he got to become a star tug in The Big Harbor.

Theodore Tugboat: Technically, I helped finish a spell. And there was a little more to it than that, Ten Cents.

Ten Cents: Yeah, whatever.

Theodore Tugboat: I've got this. [to Ten Cents] C'mon!

Lucy: Where're you going?

Theodore Tugboat: Well, last time we were here, Ten Cents and I spent the night at the library.

Hank: Are you crazy?! We're besties now! Slumber party at the cove!

[video game noises]

Hank: Status updates: "Okie-dokie-lokie".

[smartphone camera snaps]

[video game noises continue]

George: [slam console]

Lucy: Hey! I was about to beat you!

George: I doubt it. So, Theodore, how is that counter-spell comin'?

Theodore Tugboat: Huh? Oh, uh, good. Great. Thanks for letting me use your notebook, Emily. I really like the song you wrote for Tugbooms.

Emily: Thanks. [sighs] Hopefully one day, we'll get a chance to play it.

George: [laughing]

Lucy: Hey!

Foduck: Theodore, I think I speak for all of us when I say I don't know what we would have done if you hadn't come back to help us.

Rest of main cast: Uh-huh.

Lucy: You bet.

[boat whistle]

Hank: Pizza's here!


Theodore Tugboat:[sighs]

Hank: Don't you want any pizza?

[drawer opens]

[drawer closes]

Rest of main cast: [snoring]

Theodore Tugboat: [spits] No. That's not gonna work.

Zebedee: Hey, Theodore. You're up late.

Theodore Tugboat: Just looking over the counter-spell. We only get one shot at this. It has to be perfect.

Zebedee: We really lucky you're here.

Theodore Tugboat: That's what everyone keeps telling me.

Zebedee: Who could possibly need this much seaweed? Must be nice to have everyone always looking to you for answers to their problems... instead of waiting for you to cause a problem.

Theodore Tugboat: Just because everyone expects something from you doesn't mean it's guaranteed to happen.

Zebedee: Well, that doesn't stop them from expecting it.

Theodore Tugboat: Which only makes things harder because the last thing you want to do is...

Theodore and Zebedee: ...let everybody down.

Zebedee: Waaah!

Zack: Boulder was hungry.

Zabedee: I can't get over the fact that he's related to Hank.

Theodore Tugboat: You and me both!

Zebedee: [yawns] I better get some sleep. Good luck with the counter-spell. Not that you'll need it. This must be nothing compared with the stuff you're expected to with as a star tug in Bigg City Port.

Theodore Tugboat: Zebedee?...Never mind. It's not important. No, I have to be able to do this. I have to.

[Theodore Tugboat]
[singing slightly off-key]
Hey,hey, listen
We've got a message for you
We're not all alike
But our friendship is true
Yeah, we're really different
But we're still get along
So hey, hey, listen to our song
You may think you're in control
But we're here to prove you wrong
With the friendship in our music
With the power of our song
Gonna bump our hull, clank our anchors
With the magic of friendship
Gonna stop your evil plan

Ten Cents: Eh, that sounded... way better than the last... five times you've played it. Heh heh.

Shelburne: Nnope.

Ten Cents: [whimpers]

George: I think it's pretty obvious what's going wrong with this counter-spell.

Lucy: You're turnining what should be the chorus into a five-minute guitar solo?

George: I have to pick up the slack somehow! Are you guys even trying?!

Emily: I'm trying.

Theodore Tugboat: It's fine. [nervous laugh] It'll be fine. One more time from the top!

Foduck: Or, perhaps we could take a short break, try on some wardrobe choices I've put together? I'm particularly fond on this one. Eh, of course we could always go with something a bit more mordern.

Lucy: We're trying to save our harbor here. Enough with the costumes!

Foduck: [robotic voice] Oh, you can never have enough costumes!

Hank: He just wants to make things fun! Isn't that what being in a band supposed to be? [plays rimshot angrily]

Zebedee: You don't have time for any of this! You're supposed to check in at the Battle of the Bands in fifteen minutes!

Main cast: [gasp] Oh, no!

Theodore Tugboat: What? But it's not ready! If we play our counter-spell in the first round and it doesn't work, the High Tides will know what we're up to and make sure we don't get a chance to play it again!


Lucy: Then we'll have to buy ourselves some times so you keep working on it!

Foduck: But how do you propose we do that?

George: We compete in the Battle of the Bands for real! I take over the lead vocals again and we stay alive until the finals! We unleash the counter-spell then! [to Theodore] You'll figured it out by finals, right?

Ten Cents: Of course he will. Theodore Tugboat's never met a problem he couldn't solve. Right, Theodore?

Theodore Tugboat: [not so confidently] Right.

George: Then let's go win us a Battle of the Bands!

The Harbor Master: Welcome to the first ever The Big Harbor Battle of the Bands. I believe I speak for everyone when I say it is by far the greatest thing we ever done here at this harbor!

[ships cheering]

The Harbor Master: We are so glad our three newest tugs encouraged us to turn this event into something exciting!

The Dispatcher: But, as this is now a competition, we can only choose one winner. Who is it going to be?

[ships arguing]

Male Boat: You're the worst thing to happen!

Ratchet: Do you feel that, boys? Our true power is being restored.

Zorran and Oliver: [giggling]

Ratchet: And that's before we've tapped into the strongest magic here.

Zorran: But the Tugblossoms, or whatever they're called, aren't under our spell. How exactly are we supposed to get to their magic?

Ratchet: The Tugbooms are just as capable of falling apart as anyone else. They just need a little... push in the wrong direction. I have a feeling everyone here is going to be lining up to give them a shove.

[beatboxing poorly]
Aw, yeah! Philips and Filmore in the house, yo!
They call me MC Philip and that ain't no lie
My favorite food is pumpkin pie
I'm DJ Snazzy Filmore, I like whales
When I go to the beach, I always bring may pails
[beatboxing poorly]
Everybody knows my favorite color is orange
My rhymes are so fly, they're better than... um...
Than an orange, yo!
[Philip and Filmore]
[beatboxing and freestyling poorly]
What do we... What do we do now?
Get off the stage, I'd like to leave now
[Philip and Filmore]
[beatboxing and freestyling poorly]
Bam! That just happened!
Aw, yeah! We out!
Philip and Filmore outta here!

[microphones feedback]

The Harbor Master: Please do not drop the microphones.

Philip: Yeah! Bam!

Filmore: [laughing]

Philip: In your face, Tugbooms!

Lucy: Least we know one group who won't stand in the way of us getting to the finals.

George: Let's get ready to rock!

Hank: Wait! Where's Foduck?

Foduck: Oh! Here! I'm here! [panting]

[metal fringes jingling]

Foduck: We will be performing in front of the audience. I'm not going you wear something fabulous? Hmph.

Lucy: Guh...

[ships chattering]

Theodore Tugboat: Remember, we have to be good enough to make it through but not so good we let the High Tides see the magic within us. They could realize we plan to use against them.

George: Got it! Be cool enough to win, but not so cool that we end up showing off the whole ears and tails and rainbow thing. Sooo... about twenty percent less cool.

Hank: One! Two!

[The Tugbooms]
We've just got the day to get ready
And there's only so much time to lose
Because tonight, yeah, we're here to party
So let's think of something fun to do
We don't know (we don't know) what's gonna happen
We just know (we just know) it's gonna feel right
All our friends are here
And it's time to ignite the light!
Shake your bumper 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your bumper, shake your bumper
Shake your bumper, 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your bumper, shake your bumper
[Theodore Tugboat]
So what you didn't get it right the first time

Philip: Boring!

Laugh it off, no one said it's a crime
Do your thing, you know you're an original
Your ideas are so funny that they're criminal
[The Tugbooms]

Theodore Tugboat: [coughing]

[The Tugbooms]
We've got the day to get ready
And there's only so much time to lose
Because tonight, yeah, we're here to party
So let's think of something to do

Philip and Filmore: [laughing]

Philip: Awesome.

[The Tugbooms]
We dont' know (we don't know) what's gonna happen
We just know (we just know) it's gonna feel right
All our friends are here
And it's time to ignite the lights!
Shake you bumper 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your bumper, shake your bumper
Shake your bumper 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your bumper, shake your bumper
Shake your bumper 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your bumper, shake your bumper

Foduck: [gasp] [crying]

[The Tugbooms]
Shake your bumper 'cause we're here to have a party tonight
Shake your bumper, shake your bumper
Shake your bumper 'cause we're here to have a party tonight!

The Harbor Master and The Dispatcher: [applauding]

Foduck: Ruined! Absolutely ruined!

Lucy: Foduck, were you trying to make us lose out there?!

Foduck: Wh-Oh! This was not my fault! This was an act of sabotage!

Lucy: Yeah, well, whoever did this couldn't have done this if you didn't insist on dressing like... like... this! We need to sound good! Is there some reason that concept seems to escape you?

George: And what was with the confetti, Hank? How am I supposed to shred if there's paper stuck in my frets?!

Emily: It was pretty distracting.

Hank: Ugh! Says the tug who was running from the light the whole time! A light!

Zebedee: You still sounded much better than most of the other bands. I'm sure you'll make it to the next round. But it won't matter if you don't have that counter-spell ready. You all find a place to practice where the High Tides can't hear you. I'll keep an eye on things around here.

Digby: [playing musical saw]

Theodore Tugboat: I don't think we should use a dock. [nervous chuckle] We really need to stop bumping into each other like this.

Pearl: [to bandmates] Uh, you girls hear something?

Bluenose: Uhh-uhh.

Rebecca: Uh, nope.

Theodore Tugboat: I said, we have to stop-

Pearl: There it is again. So annoying.

Theodore Tugboat: Why are you acting like this? I thought we were friends.

Pearl: Yeah, and then you decide to come back here just so you can beat me in the Battle of the Bands. I want this, Theodore, and you're trying to take it from me! Some friend.

Theodore Tugboat: That's not why-

Lucy: Come on, Theodore. We've got things to do.

Pearl: You really think you're gonna help them?! Ha! I bet you have no idea what you're even doing!

Ratchet: [chuckling] Tears already? This only the first round.

Zorran and Oliver: [laughing]

The Harbor Master: The next band to take the stage will be Zak and the Illusions.

Ratchet: Better head back. We're supposed to go on after Zak.

Zebedee: You're never gonna get away with this.

Ratchet: Why? Because you didn't? Oh, we know all about you, Zebedee. You've got quite the reputation at Big Harbor.

Zebedee: I've changed! I'm in a much better place now!

Zorran: Waiting in the wings while your friends have all the fun?

Ratchet: Oh, yes, you tugs are so tight. And yet... they didn't ask you to be in a band.

Zorran: Probably afraid no one would want to see them play if he was in the group.

Oliver: Too bad! So sad!

Zorran: If it's any consolation, no one is going to remember you at all by the time we're done.

Ratchet: Remember, boys. We want to save the good stuff for when our full power has been restored.

[The High Tides]

Oh-whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh

You didn't know that you fell

Oh-whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh


Now that you're under our spell

Blindsided by the beat

Clapping your hands, stomping your feet

You didn't know that you fell

[Zorran and Oliver]



Now you've fallen under our spell

[Zorran and Oliver]


[The High Tides]

We've got the music, makes you move it

Got the song that makes you lose it

We say "jump", you say "how high?"

Put your hands up to the sky

Oh-whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh

You didn't know that you fell

Oh-whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh

Now that you're under our spell


Listen to the sound of my voice

[Zorran and Oliver]

Oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh


Soon you'll find you don't have a choice

[Zorran and Oliver]

Oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh


Captured in the web of my song

[Zorran and Oliver]

Oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh


Soon you'll all be singing along

[Zorran and Oliver]

Oh, whoa, oh

[The High Tides]

We've got the music, makes you move it

Got the song that makes you lose it

We say "jump", you say "how high?"

Put your hands up to the sky

Oh-whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh

You didn't know that you fell

Oh-whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh

Now that you're under our spell

Oh-whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh

you didn't know that you fell

Oh-whoa-oh, oh-whoa-oh

Now that you're under our



[maniacal laughter]

Zebedee: This is it! Last round and you're in the finals! Unless you think the counter-spell is ready to be played now.

Lucy: Don't worry, Theodore. Finals aren't until tonight. We'll get in a little more practice before we're supposed to hit the stage. We won't let you down!

Rest of the main cast: [Mm-hmm!", "Yeah!", etc.]

Theodore Tugboat: You won't let me down...

Emily: Um, I was just wondering. We haven't played any of my songs yet, and...

George: It's the semifinals. We gotta do "Awesome As I Wanna Be".

Emily: Don't know why I even asked...


...I got tricks up my sleeve

See me dominate

'Cause I'm powerful and grea-ea-eat!

Crowd: [cheering]

Harbor Master: [laughing] Fantastic!

Zak: Hmph. You're never gonna top that performance, "Tug-goons". You shouldn't be allowed to when you have such a big advantage over the rest of us.

George: My superior guitar playing and off-the-charts awesome singing voice?

Zak: Oh, don't be ridiculious. I mean him! If you were really all that, George, you wouldn't have needed to bring in some magical ringer to have half a chance. Everyone's talking about it.

George: Ha! Puh-leeze! I could win this thing as a solo act and everybody knows it!

Zak: [scoffs] Sure you could.


Main cast: [coughing]

Hank: He's gone! [pause] Oh, wait. There he is.


The Harbor Master: Next up, the Tugbooms.

Ten Cents: Knock 'em dead, Tugbooms!

Zebedee: I'll be here... just...watching.

[The Tugbooms]

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!


Awesome as I wann be

[The Tugbooms]

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!


Awesome as I wanna be

First you see me riding on a sonic boom

Got my guitar shreddin' up my lastest tune

There's nothin' you can do to beat me

I'm so good that you can't defeat me

[George and the Tugbooms]

Yeah, I'm awesome, take caution

Watch out for me, I'm awesome as I wanna be

(Yeah!) I'm awesome, take caution

Watch out for me, I'm awesome as I wanna be

[The Tugbooms]

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

[instruments clattering]

[music stops]

Emily: [squeals]

Pearl: Now that's the bad tug we love to hate!

Crowds: [jeering]

Emma Sophia: I knew he was still trouble!

Male boat: The real Zebedee is back!

Zebedee: No. It isn't like that.

George: What was that?!

Zebedee: You were showing them you magic. I-I didn't know what else to do.

Foduck: Ugh. Close the curtains? Unplug her amp? Give us a chance to deal the situations?

Zebedee: I'm sorry, I just wanted to help.

George: Yeah, well, you didn't.

Lucy: None of this would've happened if you weren't trying to show off - as usual.

Zak: Good show, "Tug-brooms". I especially liked the part where Zebedee, in a fit of jealous rage, knocked out George mid-guitar solo!

Zebedee: It's wasn't a fit of jealous rage!

Zak: If you say so. Ohh! Looks like they've already decided who'll be moving on to the finals! I'm guessing it wasn't too difficult a decision.

[door opens]

The High Tides: [vocalizing]

Zebedee: Huh?

Foduck: What can we do? There isn't gonna be another opportunity for us to play. And I had the most gorgeous outfit for the finals!

Lucy: Yup, because that's the real tragedy here, Foduck - that you won't get to play dress-up!

Foduck: You know perfectly well that is not what I meant!

George: You guys wanna keep it down? They're about the announce who's moving on.

Emily: Who are you kidding? You know it isn't gonna be us.

Harbor Master: The band that will be joining the High Tides the tonight's finals... The Tugbooms!

Zak: What?!

Main cast: Huh?

Hank: Did they just say, "the Tugbooms"?!

Zak: This isn't over!

The Harbor Master: Congratulations, tugs. You deserve it.

Hank: Seriously?! We didn't even finish our-!

Ratchet: See you at tonight's big show, Tugbooms. We are really looking forward to it.

George: Yeah, well... not as much as we are!

Crowds: [jeering]

Photographer: This never have been you, Tugbooms!

Zak: This is a travesty! A travesty!

Ratchet: It really is! The Tugbooms don't deserve to be in the finals. Not when your band was so much better in the semis.

Zorran: And wanted it so much more.

Ratchet: Alas, this is the way it's going to be. High Tides vs Tugbooms.

Oliver: Unless, of course, the Tugbooms don't manage to make it their set or held up for some reason.

Zak: Hmm... [sinister chuckling]

George: Check, one, two. Testing, testing... [taps miscrophone] Testing...!

[voice echoes]

Emily: This doesn't make any sense. We were awful, Doesn't anybody else think it's strange that we're the ones that made it to the finals?

Zak: Very strange.

George: What are you doing here, Zak? Pretty sure the losers are supposed to be up there in there cheap seats.

Zak: The Great and Poweful Zak is the most talented tug at Big Harbor. It is / who deserves to be in the finals. And I will not... [snap tow ropes] denied!

[trap door clanks open]

Tugbooms and Zebedee: [screams] [grunts]

Zak: [evil laugher] See you never!

[trap door slams shut]

Ratchet: [chuckle] Told you someone would give them a shove.

Oliver: He didn't shove them. He pulled the lever.

Zorran: [groans] Go back to sleep, Oliver.


You better believe

I got tricks up my sleeve

And I captivate

'Cause I'm powerful and grea-ea-eat

[The Illusions]

Oh, whoa, oh-oh-oh-oh


You better believe

I got tricks up my sleeve

See me dominate

'Cause I'm powerful and grea-ea-eat

[The Illusions]

Oh, whoa, oh oh oh oh

["Tricks Up My Sleeve" continue muffled]

George: [grunts]

Lucy: Give it up, George. You've been trying at this for hours. It's going to open.

Theodore Tugboat: Maybe it doesn't even matter that we're trapped down here. I don't think the counter-spell would have worked anyway.

Lucy: Of course it would have worked, Theodore. Asssuming a certain band member didn't try to hog the spotlight the whole time we were trying to play it!

George: Hey! If you wanna tell Theodore he's getting a litttle too caught up trying to be the new leader of this band, you don't have to be cryptic about it.

Foduck: He was talking about you, George!

George: Me?! I'm just trying to make sure my band rocks as hard as it needs to!

Foduck, Lucy, Emily, and Hank: OUR BAND!!

Theodore Tugboat: But why isn't it working? I should know what to do. How could I not know what to do? How could I have failed like this?

Lucy: It might've been your idea to start a band, but it's not just your band, George!

George: I'm the one who writes all the songs!

Emily: I write the songs! You just never let us play any of them!

Foduck: I had the most perfect outfits for us to wear!

Lucy: Again with the costumes! No one cares what we're wearing!

Foduck: I care, Lucy! So sorry if I enjoy trying to make a creative contribution to the band!

Hank: Hey! Anybody here remember fun?! I'll give a hint: It's the exact opposite of being in the Tugbooms!

George: I wish I never asked any of you in my band!

Foduck: I wish I'd never agreed to be in it!!!!

Emily and Lucy: Me neither!

George, Lucy, Emily, Foduck, and Hank: [arguing]


You better believe

I got tricks up my sleeve

See me dominate

'Cause I'm powerful and grea-ea-eat!


[crowds cheering]

Zak: Try to top that!

Ratchet: [sarcastically] Oh, gosh! I don't know if we can!

The High Tides: [laughing]

[The High Tides]

Ahh, ah-ah, ahh

Ah, ah-ah, ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah

Ah, ah-ah, ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah

George, Lucy, Foduck, Emily, and Hank: [arguing]

Zebedee: Stop! You have to stop! This is what they've been after all along! They're feeding off of the magic inside you!

Lucy: How can they be using our magic? It's the magic of friendship.

Zebedee: Ever since you started the band, you've been letting little things get you. I never said anything 'cause I didn't like it was my place. Not when I'm so new to this whole "friendship" thing. I still have a lot to learn. But I do know that if you don't work out even the smallest problems right at the start, the magic of friendship can be turned into something else.

Theodore Tugboat: I can't believe all this tension was happening right under my nose and I didn't realize it. I'm supposed to be the one with all the answers. And all I've done since I got here is let you down.

Zebedee: I don't think anyone is supposed to have all the answers. But you can count on your friends to help you find them.

Theodore Tugboat: I think you already have. C'mon We need to get out of here!

[slamming on door]

[knocking on door]

Theodore Tugboat: Ten Cents!

Ten Cents: Sorry I took so long. I had to find somebody who wasn't under the high tides' spell to help me get you out.

Theodore Tugboat: Why isn't she under their spell?

Ten Cents: Never takes off her headphones.

Lucy: Come on, guys! Time to prove we've still got the magic of frienship inside us!

Theodore Tugboat: And there's only one way to do it!

Hank: We're getting the band back together?

George: We're getting our band back together!

Hank: Whee!

Foduck: Ooh, which version of the counter-spell are we going to play?

Theodore Tugboat: I don't think it matters what song we play, as long as we play it together as friends.

George: I know just the song. Emily's written a really great one.

Emily: [squee]

Lucy: We're about to save the world here. Personally, I think we should do it in style. Foduck?

Foduck: I thought you'd never ask!

[The High Tides]

Ah-ha, ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah


Ah-ha, ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah



Welcome to the show

[Zorran and Oliver]

Ah-ah-ah-ah, ah


We're here to let you know

[Zorran and Oliver]



Our time is now

[Zorran and Oliver]

Ah-ah-ah-ah, ah

[The High Tides]

Your time is running out

[Zorran and Oliver]

Ah, ah, ah

[The High Tides]

Ah-ha, ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah


George: How are we supposed to play over them from up here?

[Sigrid's whistle]

The Tugbooms: [cheer]

Hank: Awesome!

George: Sweet!

[The High Tides]

Feel the wave of sound

As it crashes down

You can't turn away

We'll make you wann sta-a-a-ay

We will be adored

Tell us that you want us

We won't be ignored

It's time for our reward

Now you need us

Come and heed us

Nothing can stop us now

[The Tugbooms]

Oh-oh, oh-whoa-oh

I've got the music in me

Oh-oh, oh-whoa-oh

[Theodore Tugboat]

Don't need a crowd 

Cheering out my name

I didn't come here seeking

Infamy or fame

[The Tugbooms]

The one and only thing

That I am here to bring

Is music, is the music

Is the music in my soul

Gonna break out (Out!)

Set myself free, yeah

Let it all go (Go!)

Just let it be, yeah

Find the music in your heart

Let the music make you start

To set yourself apart

Ratchet: So the Tugbooms want to turn this into a real Battle of the Bands? Then let's battle!

[The High Tides]

What we have in store (ah-ah)

All we want and more (ah-ah)

We will break our through (ah-ah)

Now it's time to finish you!


Theodore Tugboat: [vocalizing]

Z-stacks: [vocalizing]

Theodore Tugboat: Zebedee, we need you!

[drum solo]


You're never gonna bring me down

You're never gonna break this part of me

My friends are here to bring me 'round

Not singing just for popularity

[Zebedee and Theodore Tugboat]

We're here to let you know

That we won't let it go

Our music is a bomb and its about to blow

And you can try to fight

But we have got light of

[The Tugbooms]

Friendship on our side!

Got the music in our hearts!

We're here to blow this thing apart

And together, we will never

Be afraid of the dark

Here to sing our song out loud

Get you dancing with the crowd

As the music of our friendship

Survives, survives!

[All ships sans High Tides]

Got the music in our hearts

We're here to blow this thing apart

And together, we will never

Be afraid of the dark

Here to sing our song out loud

Get you dancing with the crowd

As the music of our friendship

Survives, survives, survives!

[The High Tides]

[singing off-key]

We will be adored

Tell us that you want us

We won't be ignored

It's time for our reward...

Crowds: [booing]

Zebedee: Guess that explains why these were so special to them.

Theodore Tugboat: Without those pendants and the magic you brought here from The Bigg City Port, they're harmless z-stacks tugs.

Pearl: Tugbooms rule! That was amazing!

Zebedee and the main cast sans Theodore: [giggling]

Zak: You may have vanquished the High Tides, but you will never have the amazing, show-stopping ability of the Great and Powerful Zak!


Main cast, Zebedee, and Pearl: [coughing]

Hank: He's gone! [pause] Oh, wait. There he is.


Zak: Zak's okay!

George: You know, Theodore is going to Bigg City Port soon. The Tugbooms could really use someone to help Emily on backup vocals.

Zebedee: [plays guitar riff] I also play guitar.

George: We'll see.

Lucy: Sure you wish you could stay longer.

Theodore Tugboat: Me too. But I have responsibilities in Bigg City Port that I have to get back to. It's citizens need me. But now I can go through the portal whenever I need to. This isn't goodbye. It's goodbye 'till next time. Ready?

Ten Cents: Ready!

Zebedee: [voiceover] Dear Star Tug Theodore, Missing you already, and I hope you'll be back soon. Things are definitely looking up for me here at Big Harbor. But I know I still have a lot to learn about friendship. Hope you don't mind if I write to you for advice when we need it.

Your friend, Zebedee.

George: You ready or what?

Zebedee: Ready!

Hank: One! Two! Three! Four!



Once upon a time

You came into my world and made me the stars align


Now I can see the signs

You pick me up when I get down so I can shine

[The Tugbooms]

Shine like harbors

Shine like harbors


Friends, you are in my life

And you can count on me to be there by your side


And when the music comes alive

We sing our songs to lift us up so we can shine

[The Tugbooms]

And the sound that we hear in our hearts

Makes a crescendo

And the light that ignites in the dark

It makes us all glow

And shine like harbors

We shine like harbors

Together we can stand

As the rain begin to fall

And holdin' our heads up high

As the sun shines through it all

[The cast]

And the sound that we hear in our hearts

Makes a crescendo

And the light that ignites in the dark

It makes us all glow

And shine like harbors

We shine like harbors

Shine like harbors

We shine like harbors

[The Tugbooms]

We shine like harbors

Bigg City Port Theodore: No doubt about it, Grampus. There's definitely something strange going on at that harbor...

Grampus: [Whistle]

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