|Season 2, Episode 1|
|Written by||Sticks the Badger|
|Directed by||Sticks the Badger|
The Temple is the 1st episode of Season 2 in The Last Of Us, and the 6th episode overall.
The Gems test Mage's capabilities.
[Open Int. Beach House]
Jet: Okay, Mage. You think you're up for the challenge?
Jet: Alrighty then.
(The Gems open the Temple Gate.)
Citrine: Mage, this won't be easy. We've prepared for every possible contingency.
(Mage walks into the dark hallway.)
Ivory: Good luck! You're gonna need it!
[Trans Int. Ivory's Chamber]
(Torches appear along the walls and show a long, stone ramp.)
Mage: (cracks knuckles) Piece of cake.
[Trans. Int. Exit]
(Mage opens the doors, where the Gems are waiting. Mage sees the Gems clapping.)
Ivory: You survived! Congrats, Mage!
Jet: Congratu- Oh my, Mage, are you okay?
Mage: (visibly annoyed) Practically perfect!
Ivory: Did we really have to use actual fire?
Citrine: I'm sorry, Mage. We focus on...lower intensities next time.
[Trans. Int. Beach House]
Mage: That's another test...failed. Well, it could've been worse. You didn't have to regenerate this time! (notices room) Hmm... I can replicate anything, right? ...Yes. (walks into room)
[Trans. Int. Csarite's Room]
Mage: Just like I remember. Now let's see...what's the perfect test? Oh, I got it! (creates water-clone of Citrine) The perfect combatant!
Water-Citrine: Do you wish to engage in combat?
Mage: Let this be the perfect battle. (tosses saber)
Water-Citrine: (catches saber) You've already made a mistake by challenging me! (poses)
Mage: (laughs) We shall let our swords decide. (summons sword)
[Time Skip: 4 hours]
Water-Citrine: Do you wish to battle again?
Water-Citrine: Draw your sword and fulfill your destiny!
(Ivory walks in.)
Ivory: (loudly yawns, rubbing her eyes) Hey, Mage, what's with all the ruckus?
(Ivory is suddenly punched by Water-Citrine, launching her back. Ivory quickly lashes it with her whip, destroying it.)
Ivory: Mage, I don't even-
Mage: Don't worry. It's my fault.
Ivory: Ah, that makes sense. (beings to leave)
Mage: Well, you see, I wanted to prove myself. I wanted to show I could do things on my own. I want to be a Crystal Gem, like you.
Ivory: Hmm... In that case, get some rest. You'll need the energy for tomorrow. (winks)