We finish up the pilot set with much satisfaction to be had. The turtles and even Splinter are on a quest to put an end to the Shredder. Who wouldn’t though, he is constantly trying to destroy them. Meanwhile April desperately wants her story she’s been unable to get on the turtles. This episode will bring season one to an end and we won’t quite see anything like these episodes in the future.
The turtles are motivated by the news reports depicting them as a menace. But come on their mutant anomalies what could be so surprising that the general public hates them? People don’t like different even in a cartoon! The turtles get a direct broadcast from Shredder on their television set as he shows off his retro-mutagen ray generator. I love well thought out technical gadget device names. I also love how he could directly transmit to their television or did everyone in New York City get that message too? I can imagine some New Yorker watching his TV thinking it’s some sort of advertisement for pest control. Splinter is enticed to get it to return to his human form which you can see he wants to be in truth. Who would really want to be a rat man? He’s also afraid Shredder will obviously try to use it on the turtles.
|Like this will make a difference.|
They set out on the vehicle the neutrinos left for them, how cool of them you know to leave it behind for the turtles. It runs out of fuel immediately, ha-ha the neutrinos do have a sense of humor! Donatello gets an idea of a new replacement vehicle he could build at Baxter’s work shop, they are really whoring out Baxter and his inventions all they can. Down in the technodrome Shredder finally has constructed Krang’s new body. Krang hands him a molecular amplification device he insists on installing inside his body. Shredder does so, I wonder what that does? It’s funny to see Shredder put on gloves to lift Krang into the android robot. Hey he doesn’t want to get slime all over his shiny blades you know? I wonder if Krang has some strange horrible smell too, it seems like he would. He cackles the machine on while letting loose, “It’s alive! It’s alive!” A classic well performed line I must say!
Our buddies Bebop and Rocksteady are sent to slow the turtles down. They do manage to sneak up behind them and strangle their necks. I like to see the tough character from those two brutes and the obvious strength they display by slamming the turtles into the wall. Rocksteady goes crazy blasting his rifle at them while asking if he hurt them and shooting is the supposed medicine. Raphael comments, “The boy loves his work” a very fitting line for the situation, ha-ha. Bebop throws a car at them while Leonardo says, “I think they’re beginning to tire.” Raphael zings back, “Yeah in a few hours they’ll barely be able to throw a car at us.” They dump garbage and wet cement on them holding them in place in classic fashion.
They continue on down to the technodrome with Splinter to get the gun when foot soldiers come out to engage them. Splinter heads inside to face Shredder while the turtles dispatch of the robots. Raphael’s brilliant idea to destroy a raw sewage pipe displays nice recklessness in defeating the foot soldiers. I’m sure some crewman will be happy to clean that up one day.
|Looks like Splinter missed the block.|
|Not so fast, well they are rocks..|
|Leo can I give it a shot? I got it Don!!!|
Shredder imprisons Splinter in an electric cage to make his escape. Splinter cleverly uses his long rat nails to unscrew a bolt in the floor and bull’s-eye the device imprisoning him. Watch out at the carnivals for him, he’ll clean you out! Shredder arrives and aims the gun at the turtles delivering the line, “Tonight I dine on turtle soup.” Wickedness man, one of the best lines! Splinter throws his trusty walking stick to break the gun though. He had to save his boys at his own cost of becoming human again, noble Splinter. I do commend Shredder for actually trying to shoot he just was a bit too slow with Splinter’s deadly throwing accuracy. Shredder and Krang retreat to the technodrome to release the rock soldiers from dimension X. The turtles stop them as Donatello reverses the flow of the portal while we get a couple glimpses of Raphael engaging Shredder one on one. I’d like to see that fight.
The technodrome gets sucked into itself somehow but who cares its neat. Now were Rocksteady and Bebop in the technodrome or are they still garbage statues back in New York City? I love to see Krang and Shredder still vying for the upper hand in dimension x. “The Shredder takes orders from no one!” With Krang adding we will see, ha-ha.
Rating: 10 of 10
Next Up: Return of the Shredder – Episode 6