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RAFIKI
[after guiding Simba to a spot where he says will show him Mufasa] Look down there.
ADULT SIMBA
[looks into a pool of water] That's not my father. That's just my reflection.
RAFIKI
No, look harder.
RAFIKI
You see? He lives in you.
MUFASA'S GHOST
[from above] Simba.
ADULT SIMBA
Father?
MUFASA'S GHOST
[apears among the stars] Simba, you have forgotten me.
ADULT SIMBA
No. How could I?
MUFASA'S GHOST
You have forgotten who you are and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of Life.
ADULT SIMBA
How can I go back? I'm not who I used to be.
MUFASA'S GHOST
Remember who you are. You are my son, and the one true king. Remember...
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ADULT SIMBA
[while Rafiki sings] Will you cut that out?
RAFIKI
Can't cut it out. It'll grow right back!
3
ADULT SIMBA
You knew my father?
RAFIKI
Correction: I *know* your father.
1
NALA
Have you guys seen Simba?
TIMON
I thought he was with you.
NALA
He was but now I can't find him. Where is he?
RAFIKI
[chuckles] You won't find him here. The King has returned.
NALA
I don't believe it. He's gone back.
TIMON
What?
TIMON
Hey, what's going on here? Who's the monkey?
NALA
Simba's gone back to challenge Scar.
TIMON
Who?
NALA
Scar.
PUMBAA
Who's got a scar?
NALA
No, no, no. It's his uncle.
TIMON
The monkey's his uncle?
NALA
*No!* Simba's gone back to challenge his uncle to take his place as king.
TIMON, PUMBAA
Ohhh.
0
RAFIKI
Asante sana Squash banana, Wiwi nugu Mi mi apana.
ADULT SIMBA
Come on, will you cut it out?
RAFIKI
Can't cut it out. It will grow right back. Hehehe.
ADULT SIMBA
Creepy little monkey. Would you stop following me! Who are you?
RAFIKI
The question is, who... are you?
ADULT SIMBA
[sighs] I thought I knew, but now I'm not so sure.
RAFIKI
Well, I know who you are! Shh. Come here, it's a secret.
RAFIKI
Asante sana Squash banana, Wiwi nugu Mi mi apana!
ADULT SIMBA
Enough already! What's that supposed to mean, anyway?
RAFIKI
It means you're a baboon... and I'm not.
ADULT SIMBA
I think you're a little confused.
RAFIKI
Wrong! I'm not the one who's confused. You don't even know who you are!
ADULT SIMBA
Oh, and I suppose you know?
RAFIKI
Sure do. You're Mufasa's boy!
RAFIKI
Bye!
0
ADULT SIMBA
I know what I have to do. But going back will mean facing my past. I've been running from it for so long.
ADULT SIMBA
Ow! Jeez, what was that for?
RAFIKI
It doesn't matter. It's in the past. [laughs]
ADULT SIMBA
Yeah, but it still hurts.
RAFIKI
Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or... learn from it.
RAFIKI
Ha. You See? So what are you going to do?
ADULT SIMBA
First, I'm gonna take your stick.
RAFIKI
No, not the stick! Hey, where you going?
ADULT SIMBA
I'm going back!
RAFIKI
Good! Go on! Get out of here! [Rafiki begins laughing and screeching loudly]
0
RAFIKI
It is time.
-3
NALA
Have you guys seen Simba?
TIMON
I thought he was with you.
NALA
Who?
RAFIKI
Scar.
NALA
Who's got a scar?
TIMON
No no no. It's his uncle.
TIMON
The monkey's his uncle?
NALA
No. Simba's gone back to challenge his uncle to take his place as king.
TIMON
Ohhh.
NALA
He was but now I can't find him. Where is he?
PUMBAA
You won't find him here. The King has returned.
NALA
I don't believe it. He's gone back.
TIMON
What?
NALA
Hey, what's going on here? Who's the monkey?
TIMON, PUMBAA
Simba's gone back to challenge Scar.
-4
RAFIKI
Asante sana Squash banana, Wiwi nugu Mi mi apana.
ADULT SIMBA
Come on, will you cut it out?
RAFIKI
Enough already! What's that supposed to mean anyway?
ADULT SIMBA
It means you're a baboon... and I'm not.
RAFIKI
I think you're a little confused.
ADULT SIMBA
Wrong! I'm not the one who's confused. You don't even know who you are!
RAFIKI
Oh, and I suppose you know?
RAFIKI
Sure do. You're Mufasa's boy!
ADULT SIMBA
Bye!
RAFIKI
Can't cut it out. It will grow right back. Hehehe.
ADULT SIMBA
Creepy little monkey. Would you stop following me! Who are you?
RAFIKI
The question is, who... are *you*?
ADULT SIMBA
[sighs] I thought I knew, but now I'm not so sure.
RAFIKI
Well, I know who you are! Shh. Come here, it's a secret.
RAFIKI
Asante sana Squash banana, Wiwi nugu Mi mi apana!
-6
RAFIKI
What was *that*? [laughs] The weather - Pbbbah! Very peculiar. Don't you think?
ADULT SIMBA
Yeah. Looks like the winds are changing.
RAFIKI
Ahhh. Change is good.