Return to Merroway Cove
Season 4, Episode 24
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Air date May 17, 2018
Written by Craig Carlisle
Directed by Jamie Mitchell
Songs in this Episode When I Start to Make Some Waves
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"Return to Merroway Cove" is the one hundredth and first episode of the Disney Junior animated series Sofia the First. It premiered on May 17, 2018, and is the twenty-fourth episode in the fourth season.


Sofia and her family visit Merroway Cove. King Roland tries fishing but still has some issues with the fishing rod, while Sofia wants to meet Oona. Her father tells her to be back when the water show that Queen Emmaline prepared starts in the evening. After informing her dad she will, Sofia turns into a mermaid herself and dives into the water to search for her mermaid friend. She finds her and the others practicing for the water show. While everyone shows great tricks, Oona is only allowed to use her magical comb to conjure up a few little waves. Sofia greets everyone and comments on the fountain Cora made. Meanwhile Oona is disappointed because her waves were barely noticeable. She tries to persuade her mother into teaching her more skills but Queen Emmaline denies her request, stating she is still too young for such a thing and will teach her when she is old enough. After Cora tells her sister the fountain she will make will be the star of the show, Oona gets angry and swims away, expressing how everyone treats her like a little child unable to handle such a magical artifact. So, she tries to create a small sea twister. Oona succeeds but the twister gets too big and is soon out of her control and gets away.

Oona follows it, afraid that her mom could see what she has done. Meanwhile, Sofia has decided to search for her friend. She swims inside a cave but gets startled by a Scare-Acuda who taunts her until an adult mermaid named Nerissa captures the fish and scolds him. Sofia recognizes Nerissa's bracelet as an Enchantlet and realizes the mermaid is a protector. Nerissa recognizes Sofia and tells her she trained together with Chrysta. Nerissa sends the Scare-Acuda home to the north end of the cove. Nerissa explains to Sofia the reason why she is in Merroway Cove: To find Ursula's Necklace, one of the Wicked Nine which is hidden in the Kelp Forest. Nerissa leaves, heading to the hiding place of the Wicked Nine item she is searching for. Oona, still searching for her missing sea twister, swims into Sofia and asks her if she had seen it. Sofia notices somethings wrong and Oona confesses her mistake. Sofia suggests to tell Queen Emmaline but Oona tells her not to worry because she is afraid of the consequences she might face if her mother finds out. So she pleads Sofia to help her find the sea twister. Now Sven arrives, wanting to inform Oona about the sea twister which has gone wild, but Oona tells him she already knows about it because it is her fault. The seahorse makes the same suggestion as Sofia did earlier but Oona dismisses him again, saying she is able to stop it herself.

Sofia, Oona and Sven swim towards the Kelp Forest, where the sea twister was last seen, only to discover the twister has moved on. While following the path of destruction the twister left behind, they help some sea creatures in need, one of them being an octopus named Octavio who was saved by Nerissa but has seen her being dragged away by the rampaging sea twister with her Enchantlet left behind. Octavio leads them to the Stormy Shipwreck where the twister went. The group finds Nerissa with her tail stuck underneath the fallen mast of the sunken ship. Sofia frees her by binding the Enchantlets together as only one of them is not strong enough. After Nerissa is freed they continue their search for the sea twister. Nerissa also tells them that Ursula's necklace has been carried away by the twister. When they discover the twister, Oona follows it very closely. Sven notices the chest which contains the necklace in the eye of the twister. Now, Oona tries to get the sea twister to go away but her yelling "Go!" with the mermaid comb in her hands only leads to the twister growing in size until she cannot swim against the current any longer. Nerissa saves her but Sofia and Sven are pulled into the twister. While the princess manages to get the necklace out of the chest, she is unable to free herself from the twister. Nerissa pulls her out again by binding the Enchantlets together again. After Sofia is free, they notice that the twister is moving towards the palace. Oona finally agrees to get her mother.

While Oona swims as fast as she can to get her mother, Nerissa and Sofia attempt to slow down the twister with some rocks. Oona arrives at the palace but cannot find her mother, only her sister Cora. Sven tells Cora what happened. At first, Cora is angry at Oona, who tells her how she just wanted to impress the others at the show. She is sorry about that, but soon suggests using the trident to stop the twister without help from Queen Emmaline to cover up Oona's deed even though she has only seen her mother use it. Sven is worried about that Cora cannot control the trident and leaves. Oona and Cora swim towards the sea twister with the Trident, but cannot stop it as every shot they fire at it misses. Sofia and Nerissa's attempt to stop it with some heavy rocks has also failed. Suddenly, Queen Emmaline arrives and stops the rampaging sea twister with the Trident herself. As it turns out, Sven got her to help. Nerissa thanks Sofia for getting the necklace and leaves to take it to the Mystic Isles. Queen Emmaline on the other hand is angry with her daughters for using the trident and the comb. Cora's and Oona's mother grounds them. But because they apologized and told the truth in the end, she allows them to take part in the show after all and announces the start of their punishment for tomorrow. Now it is time for the show, Sofia arrives in time and they all enjoy the show together. Roland, as it turns out, only caught a long nap while he was fishing.





  • Moral: Do not overestimate yourself and get help if a problem gets too big.
  • The protectors get Ursula's necklace.
  • This is the first episode to feature Sofia's new mermaid design.
Episode List
Season One: Just One of the Princes | The Big Sleepover | Let the Good Times Troll | Cedric's Apprentice | A Royal Mess | The Shy Princess | Blue Ribbon Bunny | The Princess Test | Baileywick's Day Off | Tri-Kingdom Picnic |The Little Witch | Two to Tangu | Finding Clover | The Amulet of Avalor | The Buttercups | Make Way for Miss Nettle · The Amulet and the Anthem | Tea for Too Many | Princess Butterfly | Great Aunt-Venture | The Baker King | Holiday in Enchancia | The Enchanted Feast
Season Two: Two Princesses and a Baby | The Enchanted Feast | The Flying Crown | Mom's the Word | The Silent Knight | Enchanted Science Fair | King for a Day | When You Wish Upon a Well | Gizmo Gwen | Sofia the Second | Mystic Meadows | Princesses to the Rescue! | Ghostly Gala | The Emerald Key | Scrambled Pets | The Princess Stays in the Picture | Baileywhoops | Winter's Gift | The Leafsong Festival | Substitute Cedric | Clover Time | In a Tizzy | A Tale of Two Teams | The Littlest Princess | Buttercup Amber | Carol of the Arrow | Sidekick Clio
Season Three: Cool Hand Fluke | Minimus is Missing | Cedric Be Good | Princess Adventure Club | Minding the Manor | The Secret Library | New Genie on the Block | The Fliegel has Landed | The Princess Ballet | All the Sprite Moves | Sofia in Elvenmoor | Stormy Lani | Lord of the Rink | The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle | Gone with the Wand | Bad Little Dragon | Bunny Swap | Her Royal Spyness | Dad's and Daughter's Day | The Secret Library: The Tale of the Noble Knight | The Bamboo Kite | Beauty is the Beast | Cauldronation Day | Camp Wilderwood | Royal Vacation | Hexley Hall | The Princess Prodigy | One for the Books
Season Four: Day of the Sorcerers | The Secret Library: Tale of the Eternal Torch | The Crown of Blossoms | Pin the Blame on the Genie | The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector | The Royal Dragon | The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist | Through the Looking Back Glass | Princess Jade | Ivy's True Colors | Too Cute to Spook | Pirated Away | The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye | The Mystic Isles: The Great Pretender | The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassalia | The Birthday Wish | In Cedric We Trust | The Mystic Isles: A Hero for the Hoodwinks | The Mystic Isles: Undercover Fairies | A Royal Wedding | The Royal School Fair | The Lost Pyramid | Return to Merroway Cove | The Elf Situation
Specials: Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess | Sofia the First: The Floating Palace | Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | Sofia the First: The Mystic Isles | Sofia the First: Forever Royal