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Episode 7

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Return to the Balmera (Beginning Scene)
Return to the Balmera
Air date June 10, 2016
Written by May Chan
Directed by Steve In Chang Ahn
Episode Transcript

Return to the Balmera is the seventh episode of Voltron: Legendary Defender. It was released on Netflix along with the rest of Season 1 on June 10, 2016.


Allura, Coran and the Paladins return to the Balmera to free the natives, but the arrival of a Galra ship could force Voltron into action.

Plot Summary

Hunk and the others return to the Balmera to free the natives, but must hold back their firepower so as not to hurt the Balmera. The team decide to work without their lions.

Shiro and Pidge scout for Galran forces, who are strangely absent, while Keith and Lance work to disable a Galran fleet of ships.

Hunk meanwhile searches among the prisoners for Shay. Soon enough he is able to find her family, including Rax, but he quickly learns that she was taken by the Galra to the heart of the Balmera after they arrived. The team makes their way to the Balmera's core to rescue her, but fall into a trap.

Shay uses the Balmera to transmit a message to her family, who are able to free them with the Balmera's help. The Paladins form Voltron and are able destroy the Galran fleet, but their victory is short-lived by the arrival of another Robeast.

Featured Characters


"Okay, enough with the bad sound effects... Besides, it's more like, "blam, blam, blam"."
    —Shiro poses as he demonstrates the proper sound-effect for laser shots, cue everyone else groaning in disagreement


  • Pidge modifies the Green Lion with the invisible maze's cloaking ability. No reason given why no one ever thought of that before in Voltron's long life, or they didn't do it with the other lions too.