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Episode: Season 5, Episode 13, “The Trap”
Transcript provided by Ria Couoh.
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(00:00) INTRO:

HANNAH
Hi, everyone! Hannah here.
Welcome to the end of season five!
First things first, a content warning. This episode contains a panic attack (01:12 – 02:34). Please take care of yourselves.
Secondly, thank you so much for joining us through this season which was so long in coming! God willing and the creek don’t rise, season six will follow much more quickly! Stay tuned to this feed for news on that.
But before we begin again, we must end, and so…
Let’s go to the Inn.

(00:24): PREVIOUSLY ON…

TESSA
Previously on Inn Between…

MAX
No walls can hold the five us.

A quick, repeated clicking noise.

LARKIN
(cries out)

PHOEBE
Traps.

MAX
No challenge too great.

Loud clattering as several metal objects fall.

RUKES
(exasperated whisper)
Gods, Yak!

YAK
(whispering)
I am so sorry.

MAX
No prize too elusive.

A loud, low creak as something heavy moves.

MAX
(irritated)
Well, which one is it?

Several slow, clicking thuds.

LARKIN
Ah… I… Well…

MAX
No troubles, no fear.

A loud roar followed by echoing thunder.

YAK
(awed)
My… gods…

RUKES
(almost growling)
Sune on a spit!

PHOEBE
Max?
(desperately)
Please, Max!
(gasps)

(01:12) THE TRAP.
(01:12) Content warning begins.

Door creaks open. Rushed footsteps. A distant roar.

RUKES
Quick, in here!

TESSA
What?

LARKIN
(faint)
Oh, my gods. Oh, my gods!

MAX
(glib)
Well, that was a little close!

Larkin gasps and pants in the background.

YAK
A little?

PHOEBE
Yak.

MAX
The Inn’s magic, right?

TESSA
I’m sorry, what is chasing you?

MAX
We should be fine!

LARKIN
(through labored, shuddering breaths)
Gods… I… I…

TESSA
The Inn isn’t going to protect you from anything that big! It’s just a building!

RUKES
(rushed)
Hey, hey. Larkin? Hey. Talk to me. Come on.

MAX
A magic building.

PHOEBE
(softer)
Yak?

YAK
Is… he going to blow?

LARKIN
Bl—blood… blood…! I… I…

RUKES
Yeah, yeah, I see it, okay? Just don’t look at that, okay? Look at me.

LARKIN
(terrified, helpless)
I’m… I’m bleeding. I… I can’t—

RUKES
(upset sigh)
(under their breath)
Sune on a spit. Okay.

Rukes’ magic: a crackling noise like crystal splintering. A wet crack.

RUKES
There. I fixed it.
(gentler)
Okay?

LARKIN
(pained groans)

RUKES
You’re not bleeding anymore. Do you understand?

LARKIN
(strained and with great effort)
I’m… You… There’s… There’s still… blood.
(deep, shaking breaths)

RUKES
(softly)
I know. I know. Don’t… look at that, okay? Look at me.

LARKIN
(groans)

RUKES
In…

LARKIN
(sharp inhale)

RUKES
(through an exhale)
Out.

LARKIN
(exhales)

(02:34) Content warning ends.
A beat.

MAX
Is he good?

RUKES
(sharply)
He’s not going to blow us all away if that’s what you’re asking.

LARKIN
(deep breath)
(exhausted)
I’m f—I’m fine… I’m fine. I’ll be fine.

RUKES
Here. Cover that up.

Fabric rustles.

RUKES
Use my scarf.

PHOEBE
Yak, please?

YAK
Oh. Sorry, Phoebe. Uh, yes. Do you want me to put you down?

PHOEBE
My crutches. Did you see what happened?

YAK
(sadly)
The dragon stepped on them, Phoebs. I’m so sorry.

PHOEBE
(quietly, heartbroken)
Oh, gods.

TESSA
You’re being chased by a dragon?

MAX
(forcefully)
I suppose now would be a perfect time to thank you for your continued hospitality.

TESSA
(angrily)
Now would be a perfect time for you to leave! I’ve had quite enough of your… charming your way wherever you want!

MAX
You can’t just throw us out!

TESSA
I most certainly can!

MAX
The Inn likes us!

Pause.

TESSA
(to herself)
(bitterly)
The Inn doesn’t know what’s good for it.
(louder)
If you destroy this Inn or this town because you led a dragon here, well, on your head be it!

Door creaks open and closed.

PHOEBE
Can you put me down?

YAK
Ah, yes, sorry. In a chair or…?

PHOEBE
By the table, I want to stand.

RUKES
Larkin, go sit down before you fall down.

Chairs scrape against wooden floor.

YAK
How could you do this?

MAX
Me?

YAK
You rushed us when we weren’t ready.

RUKES
(snappish)
You triggered that tripwire because you were in such a hurry to find your stupid staff!

LARKIN
You taunted the dragon when we were right next to the spike pit.
(between gritted teeth)
It was right next to us.

PHOEBE
You left me behind.

MAX
No, I…

PHOEBE
(hurt)
You promised you wouldn’t do that, and you did it anyways!

YAK
(furious and shocked)
You did what?

MAX
No! Phoebe, I didn’t leave you behind! I knew that Yak was closer and would take care of you as we were getting out of there!

PHOEBE
(voice cracking)
You are lying! You were lying before, too!

MAX
(coldly)
Don’t call me a liar.

YAK
Leave her alone.

MAX
(scoffs)
I don’t have to put up with this!

RUKES
Why don’t you go get a breath of fresh air, hm? I’m sure the dragon would be glad to see you.

A loud roar.
Glasses clink and shake.
A pause.

MAX
It’s not as though I was the only one making mistakes! Rukes taunted the dragon too!

RUKES
(scoffs)
I’ll accept that, but we were dead anyway by that point!

MAX
And you weren’t exactly stealthy, Yak.

YAK
(angrily)
That was an accident!

MAX
(disdainful)
And Larkin? You lost your cool long before there was any blood.

LARKIN
N—no! I—I…
(losing steam)
Things just didn’t go…
(fumbles)
You said it would be different.

MAX
I’m not the problem here. This isn’t my fault.

YAK
You’re the one who told us we could do it! We believed you.

RUKES
(raising their volume)
This is entirely your fault! You can’t just say that it’s not!

MAX
(sharply)
I can do whatever I want.

Pause.

RUKES
(contemptuous)
So, this is who you really are.

MAX
Stop that. You don’t get to say that.

RUKES
(increasingly angry)
Oh, don’t I? Sorry, you tried to get me killed, but I don’t get to make some judgments on your character!

Door creaks open.

MAX
Don’t be an idiot. I was never trying to get you killed.

TESSA
You didn’t seem to care much if they died.

PHOEBE
(upset, quietly)
What?

TESSA
You called them a means to an end.

YAK
You… When did he say that?

TESSA
Just before you all got together.

YAK
You… You knew I was coming!

MAX
I didn’t mean—

YAK
(fuming)
Yeah, like hell you didn’t!

PHOEBE
You mean everything you say! Even the lies!

YAK
(almost growling)
You piece of garbage! How dare you!

MAX
Tessa doesn’t know what she’s talking about! She doesn’t like me, remember?

YAK
Yeah, I’m starting to see why!

LARKIN
(disbelieving)
You brought us on just to throw us at a dragon?

MAX
I can’t believe this is happening to me again! You’re all turning on me!

RUKES
Oh, we’re turning on you!

YAK
Did Cybilene and Killiker really abandon you, Max? Or did you drive them away yourself?

MAX
(darkly)
That wasn’t my fault.

RUKES
Just like this isn’t?

YAK
(with calm anger)
Max, you should leave.

Pause.

MAX
You’d throw me into the dragon’s maw.

YAK
Yeah, maybe then you’d know how it feels.

MAX
Phoebe, surely, you’ll—

PHOEBE
You lied to me.

MAX
I already explained—

PHOEBE
(sharply)
Miles did a lot of explaining too.

MAX
(stunned)
That’s what you think of me.
Yak—

YAK
Like I said, you should leave.

MAX
Then, Larkin—

LARKIN
(disbelieving)
After you made such a production about me lying?

MAX
I already know what Rukes thinks.

RUKES
(pointedly)
And yet, you still looked to me for help.

MAX
Well?

RUKES
Go face some consequences for once.

MAX
Fine.

Footsteps walking away.
Door creaks open and shut.

YAK
How did I get fooled again?

Heavy clatter.

TESSA
(irritated)
Please don’t throw my furniture.

YAK
Sorry.

RUKES
It’s not your fault.

YAK
Yeah, of course it is!

RUKES
You’re not the one who promised treasure with the intent of letting us all die. Be sensible.

YAK
(deep, furious growl)

LARKIN
They fooled all of us.

PHOEBE
Not Rukes.

RUKES
I don’t trust easy.

LARKIN
Who is Miles?

PHOEBE
A terrible man.

RUKES
Should be concerned about him?

PHOEBE
(soft huff)
He’s dead.

RUKES
Small favors.

YAK
Right, we have to get out of here.

RUKES
(sighs)
Right. Um…I have some magic left in me; I think. What about you, Larkin?

LARKIN
Uh, thanks to you, I do, too. I think.

RUKES
(haltingly)
Thanks to… me?

LARKIN
I’m… I’m still in control.

RUKES
Oh. I see.
Uh… Yak, Phoebe, you still in one piece?

PHOEBE
I’m alright.

YAK
I’m… pretty sure my insides are jelly, I got hit by the lightning.

RUKES
Oh. Here. Hold still.

Shuffling.

RUKES
(vexed)
It doesn’t any make sense that they breathe lightning. Fire is gaseous, at least. But lightning?

YAK
Yeah, try to make a dragon make sense. That’s a good use of our time.

Rukes’ magic: a crackling noise like crystal splintering. A loud crack.

RUKES
(overlapping with the spell)
I’m just saying.
Is that better?

YAK
Yes.
(heavy exhale)
(sincerely)
Thank you.

LARKIN
How are we supposed to get out of here?

RUKES
Find out what direction Max went and choose the opposite?

LARKIN
It’s not a bad idea.

YAK
Yeah, the dragon’s got to be maddest at him, right?

PHOEBE
(worriedly)
We’re not going our separate ways?

RUKES
What, do you want to be abandoned twice today?

YAK
Uncalled for.

LARKIN
(wincing)
Ooh. Yeah, that was cruel, Rukes.

RUKES
(frustrated groan)
(loudly)
Then stop asking stupid questions!
(rushed, sharp)
Sorry, Phoebe, but no! I don’t intend to leave any of you, even though it would be extremely easy to!
Tessa, what will happen to the Inn?

TESSA
I don’t know. I can’t read its mind.

RUKES
(irritated sigh)
I mean, if we all leave, will it follow us or Max?

TESSA
Idzy, I—I don’t know.

LARKIN
But it will leave, right?

TESSA
I certainly hope so.

YAK
Then… We need to get out. As soon as possible.

LARKIN
Right.

PHOEBE
I still have some of my stuff. I can cover us.

YAK
I’ll carry you then, Phoebs. If that’s alright.

PHOEBE
Yes.

RUKES
Right. Okay. I think I can make us a path if we need one. Gods, help us. Sune, help us.

YAK
Everyone ready?

Door creaks open and shut.

YAK
Max?

MAX
(panting)

RUKES
(frigid)
Come back so soon?

LARKIN
(alarmed)
Where’s the dragon? Did it—did it get you?

MAX
We’re not in the mountains anymore.

RUKES
What are you talking about.

YAK
What? Did the Inn move?

TESSA
It most certainly did not. I would have heard it!

MAX
N—no, you don’t understand!

LARKIN
What don’t we understand?

MAX
Look!

Door is thrown open.
A mix of distant bird and insect calls in the distance.

PHOEBE
What…?

RUKES
What is with these… walls?

YAK
What happened to the snow?

MAX
(worried)
Larkin, what are you sensing?

LARKIN
Oh… No, that’s not… Give me a second.

Larkin’s magic: a whistling noise. A note strummed in a string instrument.

LARKIN
(under his breath, horrified)
But that doesn’t make any sense!

PHOEBE
What doesn’t make any sense?

LARKIN
Well… We’re…
(shaky exhale)
We’re in a pocket dimension.

PHOEBE
This is too big to be a pocket dimension.

LARKIN
(thrown)
I know, that’s why it doesn’t make any sense!

RUKES
What?

YAK
Who put us here? H—how did we get here?

DHORIGHET
(echoing)
(proud and grandiose voice)
That would be me.

RUKES
What the…

DHORIGHET
Adorable little mortals thought you could steal my things!
(condescending)
It’s sweet, really.
But if you play games with me, I’m afraid your only reward is more games.

LARKIN
Oh, gods.

YAK
(stunned)
Holy Molt.

DHORIGHET
Find your way out of my trap, and you will be allowed to live. Or don’t, and you will still be allowed to live…
(smugly)
For as long as you last in here.

PHOEBE
(small)
Oh, no. No, no, no.
(sharp inhale)

DHORIGHET
Welcome… to the maze of Dhoriget! Have fun!
(darkly)
I know I will.

RUKES
Sune on a spit!

TESSA
(alarmed)
Did that voice just say we’re in a maze? A—a giant maze?

MAX
This is my fault.

YAK
Wait. Hang on. Max, what?

MAX
I didn’t see it coming.

RUKES
As if any of us did!

MAX
(faintly, horrified)
I’m… I’m sorry.

Background sounds of the maze fade away.

(12:53) OUTRO:

Inn Between theme plays in the background.

(12:56) CREDITS:

HANNAH
This episode, “The Trap”, was written and directed by Jordan Kalina and Hannah Wright with assistant director William Wright. The show is produced and edited by Katherine Ayers.
The voice of Larkin is Mason Amadeus. The voice of Max is Malcolm Jay. The voice of Phoebe is Soulara Jane Joslin. The voice of Yak is Emma Laslett. The voice of Rukes is CJ Tanuan.
This episode featured the voices of special guests Rae Lundberg as Dhorighet the Trapper, and Matt James as… Well, you’ll see.
Our theme song is by Eli Hamada McIlveen, and our artwork is by Gabrielle Buxman. Our transcriber is Ria Couoh. Sensitivity reading this episode by Soulara Jane Joslin. Special thanks to Emma Wright for foley assistance.
Transcripts for this and every episode can be found on our website, thegoblinshead.com.
The Lowlifes are trapped but not defeated! Inn Between will return for season six.
See you then!

Music ends.

HANNAH
This story was created in the traditional territory of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute peoples, and edited in the unceded territory of the Salish, Kootenai, and Kalispel peoples.

(14:23) POST-CREDITS:

TESSA
(muttering angrily)
Lousy adventurers with their terrible planning.
Why did you have to follow them here anyway? I don’t suppose you can get out.

Wood creaks.

TESSA
(huffs)
That’s what I thought. You’re as bad as they are!

Door creaks open.

WALRITT
(grandly)
Welcome! Welcome to the neighborhood! My name is Walritt. I must say, it is not a usual thing for an entire building to appear here, but you won’t find us ungrateful if you choose to share your facility with…
Wait a minute.

TESSA
Now, wait. I know you.

WALRITT
(dismayed)
Oh, gods, not this place! Did it have to be this place?

TESSA
You’re the scheister who was trying to sell fake magic items, weren’t you?

WALRITT
How did you end up here?

TESSA
Well, I could ask you the same question.

WALRITT
Well, I crossed the dragon, didn’t I?

TESSA
Of course you did. And I assume that means we’re stuck with you?

WALRITT
Afraid so.

TESSA
(flatly)
Terrific.

EPISODE ENDS.