Danny Phantom

Season 2 Episode 9

Secret Weapons

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Aired Friday 12:00 AM Dec 09, 2005 on Nickelodeon
9.0
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Skulker's on a looting spree, snatching up a number of seemingly unrelated items. Unfortunately, Danny's attempts to stop him are thwarted by the well-intentioned meddling of Danny's new sidekick: Jazz. However, Danny didn't ask for -- and doesn't want -- Jazz's help, and after a series of humiliating mishaps, Danny blows up at his sister. In response, Jazz runs away from home... to Vlad's castle in Wisconsin! But it's only a ruse. Jazz soon manages to break into Vlad's inner sanctum and discovers that he has been using Skulker to collect the items necessary to upgrade the Fenton's stolen Ecto-Skeleton. When Danny arrives at the castle, Vlad makes Jazz don the improved battle suit in a no-holds-barred fight against Danny Phantom!moreless

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  • my brotherhood

    9.5
    Ilike toomuch the eipos abaut jazz and danny it make remember the relatinshe that i have with my sister shr is a little mad but i sill love her... well i like a lot this epi but i have to daid that jazz is simetime veryy inprudent and she give a lot of stress but she istill be goood girl that she only thing that she want to do is help.

    but sometime she has to undestant that danny is better working alone and be supportin by sam and tuker



    the thing is that i still thinking why she run away is true she she was traing to help danny fainding info how crush dow vlad but she does not help much in fact she just be a truble i loke so much the combat dress of jazz that was a machine create by vlad .the way that the work like a tem is good but jazz need more exp she stilll very nuub in the rat of hunt ghost. we now that jazz will protect danny for ever and she alway will help him that is cute but the best way that she help is not enter went danny is uinting someting important.moreless
  • Jazz's meddling causes Danny accidentally push her away to Vlad's.

    9.1
    This was really interesting and had a lot of great morals: love your family no matter how annoying they are, be observant and even seriously crazed up fruitloops have buttons that can be pressed! And Jazz called Vlad a fruitloop! She probably got the insult from Danny's computer. Poor Danny! Jazz must have been a real pain. But I loved the ending: tricking Vlad, laughing, explosion, family moments. Aw! Awesome animation also! I loved the lines:



    Jazz: Keep hugging! We'll see who hugs last! (that's so lame it's actually funny)



    Danny: 'Oh, no! What have I done?!?' What was THAT?



    Jazz: 'Jazz, no, don't! Please!' (both laugh)



    Vlad: Oh, you think you know everything! Tell me, girl, were you expecting...this! *morphs* Haha! Surprised?



    Note: No, not surprised



    Ecto-Skeleton: Self destruct sequence initiated in 5...4...3...2...



    Vlad: Oh, butter nuts. *BOOM! and Danny carries Jazz to safety* Awesome!moreless
  • When Danny yells at Jazz about her trying to 'help' him, Jazz runs away to Vlad's house where she can prove to Danny what Skulker is up to.

    10
    This is one of my favorite episodes. As I've said before, Vlad is my favorite villain and I love any episode he is in. My favorite parts of this episode include: Jazz sucking Danny into the thermos, Jazz trying to 'help' Danny and ending up making matters worse, Tucker getting pushed into the lockers because of Danny, Danny hiding from Jazz in the broom closet, and Vlad forcing Jazz and Danny to fight in the football field. Come to think of it, I like everything about this episode! I especially like the fact that Jazz now knows the truth about Vlad's identity and the fact that he is infatuated with Maddie.moreless
  • the first episode after jazz tells danny she knows his secret...

    10
    ah. this episode was crazy. jazz was such a pain and even tho she was trying to help, she was actually a negative asset to him.



    danny ends up in the Fenton thermos like 400 times, due to jazz's inexperience, and danny finally gets sick of it. and tells her to back off and leave him alone - in front of the rest of the school.



    in the end, jazz learns that she can help danny in other ways, not necessarily, right on the battlelines with him. and she lets danny know that she's always there to support him. they bond, and vow to keep the secret from their parents.



    yay! i loved this episode. it was important, and the charactes really developed.moreless
  • Jazz joins in on the ghost fighting, but gets on Danny’s nerves when she does more harm than good.

    9.1
    Jazz tries to help Danny with ghost fighting when Skulker shows up to steal random items, but does more harm than good. Danny lets her help out in various battles so she might stop interfering, but she only ends up capturing Danny by mistake numerous times, rather than the ghosts they are attempting to capture. Furious, Danny yells at her, sending her running off in tears. She then runs away to Vlad’s castle in Wisconsin! There, she discovers that Vlad had sent Skulker to steal items to improve Jack’s ecto-skeleton. What happens when Danny arrives there as well?



    I enjoyed SW very much. The fact that I had a snow day that day helped as well; it brightened my mood and made me better prepared, although I wouldn’t have minded if we received the episode on November 18 like we were originally supposed to.



    The opener was pretty good. But I thought sitting through 3 movies in a row was pretty obsessive. But maybe that’s just me. I thought Jazz was just a wee bit pushy for comfort, but she wasn’t bad. And I found it funny that Danny seemed surprised that Skulker wasn’t after him at all. And it was also really funny to see Jazz accidentally suck Danny into the thermos, and I mean here and throughout. To this day I wonder, “What is it like in there?”



    I found it strange that it took six hours to get Danny out of the thermos. Hadn’t we learned in OoaK that there was a “release” button on it? But Tucker finding it humorous was nice, and the gag with him getting shoved into a locker was hilarious.



    I found Danny to be very much IC in this episode. From the events of TUE, he expected Jazz to be “meddling and over-protective”, but it obviously got on his nerves because she kept taking it to an extreme level and kept messing up. And while the way he screamed at Jazz at school was a bit harsh, it was understandable and also IC. Along with his worrying about her when he heard that she had run off. His ghost files password being “Paulina Fenton” was funny. At least here he is as Danny Fenton, keeping this to himself. In PR, he was Danny Phantom and said it to Paulina herself right out in the open. SW was much better for this.



    For Jazz, there were times when I didn’t like her that much, but other times she was very good. Messing up when trying to help Danny didn’t bother me; we’ve seen her to be a fine ghost hunter in MI, but she, as well as her parents, rely on weapons and show in fights with ghosts. Danny, on the other hand, relies on speed, skill, power, and quick-thinking, and when those styles meet each other, it doesn’t bode well. Her names for the ghosts were funny, especially the Box Ghost’s reaction to “Crate Creep”, but I didn’t like when she pushed aside the fact that Danny told her Skulker’s name. The segment after the three short fights that had Jazz wasn’t that good. Why would she say they caught 3 ghosts if they didn’t? Also, her little “We know something they don’t know” seemed foolish and OOC, along with her “You need to control your powers” and when she pointed out the ecto-converter.



    Some of her “witty banter” was good for a laugh, but it wasn’t well, good. The whole gag with the banter seemed a bit out of place. It seemed like they were purposely mocking the fun way they do this show. Anyway, she showed quick-thinking in going to Vlad’s to investigate, and buttering him up to avoid possible trouble. That, I felt, was done better than with Danny in MI and harder to buy. Especially “You were such a looker in college” and “I wonder why this never happened.” That also applies for hers and Danny’s “fight”.



    Vlad wasn’t perfect in this episode, but I could still see that cunning and evil guy that makes him such a great villain. I didn’t know what to expect when Jazz went to him, because he didn’t know her that well. And he was IC when he went “’Absolutely’?” to Maddie over the phone. It was also good that he made improvements to the ecto-skeleton (showed that he stole it, which was no surprise), but still evil in the fact that he could kill the user of it at his wish. Oh, and the gag with “in the middle” that we saw in MI was hilarious, as well as his short conversation with Klemper.



    The animation was brilliant, especially for the fight scene in the second half. The reflection of the lights onto Danny and Jazz in the stadium was magnificent, and very fluid. It seems that ever since Season 2 began and Kevin Petrilak has been directing, the animation and music have been wonderful. I hope it continues on.



    But I have my nitpicks. I personally didn’t like that the ecto-skeleton was destroyed, but I don’t lose hope completely. The series is still young; perhaps it will be rebuilt. I wish Tucker and Sam appeared more; after Sam said her thing about the only child dance, that was the last we saw them. But I don’t mind, since they weren’t very important. Also I didn’t like when Jack went, “I’ll get the checkerboard!” That joke was clichéd and silly. It’s been done way too many times.



    The ending was very nice. I liked that Danny and Jazz both realized their mistakes and Jazz chose to leave the fighting to Danny. It’s better that way, IMO, with Jazz helping out on occasion. I didn’t think the final scene with Jack and Maddie was that great, but it was still good for a laugh.



    Overall, a very good episode. It ranks in my Top 10 and I give it 9.1/10.moreless
S. Scott Bullock

S. Scott Bullock

Klemper

Guest Star

Kath Soucie

Kath Soucie

Lunch Lady Ghost

Recurring Role

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Technus/The Box Ghost

Recurring Role

Martin Mull

Martin Mull

Vlad

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • The position of Danny's bedroom door changes in this episode. When Skulker comes into his room, his door is where it has always been -- to the far right of his bed. But when Jack and Maddie come in to wake him up after Jazz runs away, when they open the door, the light floods in from right in front of Danny's bed.

    • When Tucker is laughing at Danny because he got sucked into the Fenton thermos and Danny gets Tucker stuffed into the locker Danny leans on that one but Sam opens the one beside him to let Tucker out.

    • Jazz mentions to Danny that she did not know Vlad Masters had a thing for Mom. However, in "Bitter Reunions", Jazz recongnized that Vlad was flirting with Maddie (although it didn't bother her).

    • When Danny and Jazz are driving home in the Specter Speeder, for a few moments, Jazz's eyes are two different shades of blue.

    • In this episode, Jazz drives a red convertible. However, in "The Ultimate Enemy," she drove a pink Beetle.

    • After the commercial, Danny goes ghost while wearing his pajamas and goes to Vlad's castle. Near the end, Danny is riding back in the Spector Speeder wearing his trademark clothes.

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Jazz: (After catching Danny in the Fenton Thermos by accident; to Tucker & Sam) Think I should work on my banter?
      Tucker: Start with your aim!

    • Klemper: (Throwing ice balls) Won't anyone be my friend?
      (Jazz charges up to Klemper with the Fenton Anti-Creep Stick)
      Danny: You're going up to him with the Anti-Creep Stick?
      Jazz: I know what I'm doing, Danny. (To Klemper) Give me your worst, friendly fiend! You haven't got the guts. (to Danny) Huh? Guts?
      Danny: Yeah, see the guts joke would've been better in the last fight.
      (Jazz slips on the ice and mistakenly send Danny flying into a wall of ice; Klemper escapes)
      Jazz: I'm helping!
      (Danny, Sam, & Tucker emerge from the ice with annoyed faces)

    • (In Danny's room)
      Maddie: It's not like Jazz to just take off without saying something.
      Jack: I know. She usually talks and talks and talks. Big words I can barely understand.
      Maddie: Danny, can you think of any reason she might be upset?
      Jack: Or why she might have taken the Specter Speeder?
      Danny: (To himself) She's after Skulker.
      Jack and Maddie: What?
      Danny: (Nervously) I said...I'm so upset about her leaving I'm going to skulk...her? Gotta go! (Danny runs down the stairs to the lab) I told her she was a lousy ghost hunter so of course she decided to prove me wrong and hunt Skulker. (Transforms in Danny Phantom and flies through Fenton Portal) But if anything happens to her...now it's my fault.

    • Danny: Look, Jazz, I know you're trying to help.
      Jazz: Trying?
      Danny: And please don't be offended but-
      (Jack grabs Danny)
      Jack: Hey, Danny! Check this out. Your mother and I have sooped up the RV with an Ecto-Converter.
      Danny: Ecto-Converter?
      Maddie: It converts a ghost's natural ecto energy into a constantly replenishing fuel source.
      Jazz: Does it hurt the ghost?
      Maddie: (Laughing) Oh, Jazz. You know your father and I don't care about that.
      Jack: If it's screaming, then we know it's working! (Goes back to work on the ecto-converter with Maddie)
      Jazz: Good thing there's no ghosts here. (Nudges Danny) Right, Danny? No ghosts here. (In a sing-song voice; to Danny, about Jack & Maddie) We know something they don't know.
      Danny: (Mocking Jazz) I get it. Can we let it die now?
      Jazz: (Hums in the sing-song voice and knocks Danny into the Ecto-Converter; The RV speeds away) You really need to work on controlling your powers.
      (Danny scowls)

    • (In closet)
      Jazz: Danny, calm down.
      Danny: Calm down? How can I calm down with you constantly butting your nose in where it doesn't belong?!
      Jazz: I was just trying to help.
      Danny: Nobody asked you to help! (People outside the closet are listening) You're a lousy ghost hunter, an overbearing sister, and an annoying, obnoxious know-it-all with no respect for her brother's privacy, so stop helping! (Everyone outside gasps; Jazz whimpers then runs off crying; Danny steps out; everyone glares at him)

    • (in broom closet)
      Tucker: You want us to say something to her?
      Danny: I'm perfectly capable of talking to my own sister.
      Sam: Which is why you're hiding from her in a broom closet?
      Danny: Am not.
      (Jazz knocks on door)
      Jazz: Danny? You in there?
      Danny: Hide me! (jumps into trash can)

    • (In the janitor closet)
      Jazz: How come you never told me Vlad Masters has ghost powers? And he has a thing for Mom?
      Danny: Because it's none of your business!
      Sam: If you don't mind, we'll be over there, doing the "glad I'm an only child" dance. (Sam and Tucker crawl out of the janitor closet)

    • (At the movie theater, Sam and Tucker are seen exiting; Sam is yawning and they are both stretching)
      Sam: I can't believe we sat through all three "Cyber Zombie Commando" movies.
      Tucker: I could've used a little less zombie, and a little more cyber. But that's me, I'm all about the cyber.

    • Danny: (After tricking Vlad into letting them free; imitating Jazz) "Oh, no, what have I done?!" (Chuckles) What was that?
      Jazz: (Imitating Danny) "Jazz, no! Don't, please!"
      (They both laugh)

    • Danny: Okay, on my signal, run.
      Jazz: You're not the boss of me. I'll run when I feel like it.
      Danny: (Frustrated) Fine!
      Jazz: Fine. (Danny starts to run, Jazz watches him for a while, then runs)

    • Danny: (Watches Skulker tear through the lab equipment in the basement) And here I thought you weren't hunting me.
      Skulker: Where is the Ecto-Converter?
      Danny: See, that's more like it. You make demands, I ignore them.
      Skulker: (Grabs him by the collar) Talk. Where is it?
      Danny: Ecto-Converter. Ecto-Converter. Hmm, Let me think. Oh, here it is... in my hand! (Shoots him with an ectoplasmic energy blast)

    • Jazz: (Runs over to Danny with the Fenton Thermos, after helping Skulker get away) Danny, are you all right?
      Danny: No, no. Here, let me save you the trouble. (Presses a button on the thermos, allowing himself to get sucked in)

    • Vlad: (To Jazz, after she and Danny trick him into letting them free) Oh, you think you know everything, hmm? Tell me, girl, did you expect this?! (Transforms into Plasmius) Ha, ha, ha, ha! Surprised?
      (Gets a confused look on his face when he sees that they are gone and the Ecto-Skeleton has a stick-note on it; leans in close to see that the note reads, "No. Not surprised.")
      Robot Voice: Self-destruct initiated. Activating in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
      Vlad: Oh, butter nuts. (A huge explosion occurs)

    • Jazz: (To Danny; about Skulker) I've taken the liberty of crafting, I must say, some funny witty banter for your next encounter with him. Bye!
      Sam: (Reading off the list) See you later, X? X marks the spot? You've been X-ed? None of these are funny!

    • Danny: (To Skulker, as he leaves) Come back here! You didn't even call me whelp!

    • Jazz: That was good night's work, Danny. We caught three ghosts!
      Danny: Actually, you caught one ghost, three times. All of them me!

    • Jazz: (To Vlad, in a serious tone) Keep laughing, we'll see who laughs last... (In a happier tone) Ooh, that's good. My witty banter is improving!

    • Tucker: (To Danny, after he sees Skulker flying above them) Skulker? He's hunting you again?
      Jazz: Again? As in more than once?
      Danny: Jazz, take it easy.There's a rhythm to these things. Ghost attacks, we exchange witty banter, I kick ghost butt, then we all go home having learned a valuable lesson about honesty or... some such nonsense.
      Jazz: (Taking notes on her clipboard) Attack. Banter. Kick butt. Lesson. Got it. So, why isn't he attacking you?
      Danny: (Sees Skulker fly right past them and into the Axion building) No attack? What? He's ignoring me?

    • Jazz: (Referring to The Box Ghost) I've got him, I've got the Crate Creep!
      The Box Ghost: Crate Creep? I am The Box Ghost! Who are you? (To Danny, in a much softer voice) No, seriously, who is she?

    • (in the football stadium)
      Jazz: Uncle Vlad, is this necessary.
      Vlad: Why Jazmine, you didn't expect me to take you in without first testing your loyalty.(Jazz only blinks) I've improved Jack's Exoskeleton using the lightning rod and Ecto-Converter as an endless power source. Meanwhile the nanobots will control your breathing and heart rate.
      Jazz: So the suit won't waste me?
      Vlad: No. So I can if you betray me. But that needn't happen so long as you behave like a good little adopted daughter to me.
      Danny: Let her go, Vlad. She's clearly just some clueless know-it-all who got in way over her head.
      Jazz: You're toast.
      Danny: Oh, yeah? You and what toaster?
      Vlad: And that's my cue. (Presses button to release the two so they can fight)

    • Jazz: (Crying) Oh, Uncle Vlad! I've run away from home, my father's an idiot, my brother hates me, and I wanna live with you!
      Vlad: Wait, what was that?
      Jazz: I've run away from home?
      Vlad: N -- no, after that.
      Jazz: My brother hates me?
      Vlad: No, in the middle.
      Jazz: My father's an idiot?
      Vlad: (Happy) That's the one! Come to Uncle Vlad!

    • Vlad: Ah, Jazz, you sweet perceptive child. Give Uncle Vlad a hug.
      Jazz: (While hugging him) That's right, keep hugging. We'll see who hugs last.
      Vlad: What?
      Jazz: Nothing.

    • Vlad: (To Klemper) If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times, I will not be your friend!

    • (in Specter Speeder)
      Jazz: I messed up, didn't I?
      Danny: Actually, I messed up. I was so busy being angry at you that I couldn't see you really can help.
      Jazz: But just because I can doesn't mean I should. Ghost fighting's your thing Danny. I'll always be there for you. Just in different ways.
      Danny: (Smiles; puts his hand on her shoulder) Consider yourself a reserved member of Team Phantom.
      Jazz: Don't you still need to go and fight Ghost X...I mean Skulker? I can totally cover for you.
      Danny: Nah. I'd rather ride home with my big sister. If that's okay. Besides, I'm sure Mom and Dad are enjoying their time alone.
      (Scene cuts to Maddie moving a checker)
      Maddie: (To Jack) Ha! King me!(Jack throws the checkerboard across the room) Nobody likes a sore loser Jackie!(starts dancing) I won! I won! That's right! It's my birthday!

    • Jazz: (After "defeating" Danny) Danny? Oh, no, what have I done? Can you ever forgive me?
      Vlad: Of course I forgive you, Jazmine, now that you've proven your loyalty.
      (Danny becomes intangible and goes through the ground)
      Jazz: Guess again, fruit loop. (Blasts Vlad)
      Vlad: Oh, so that's how it's going to be, eh? (Takes out his remote) Have you forgotten that with a press of a button, I can end your resistance once and for -- (Danny suddenly phases upwards and takes the remote from Vlad's hands) Oh, cheese logs...

    • Jazz walks into closet)
      Jazz: Cool secret meeting place.(sits between Sam and Tucker and opens laptop) So, I've pieced it all together. Ghost X is obviously using the technology he stole to build some sort of super weapon. So I've compiled a list of his known associates.
      Danny: Wait. Where'd you get this?
      Jazz: From your computer.
      Danny: (To Jazz) You hacked into my private ghost files? How'd you get the password?
      Jazz, Sam, & Tucker: It's Paulina Fenton.
      Sam: Seriously, Danny, it's not that hard to figure out.

  • NOTES (47)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Title Screen Caption: Beware the Twisted Sister!
      this is allusion the 1970s Rock Band with the same name.

    • Vlad's Control

      Vlad's remote control in the battle looks similar to the one Control Freak from Teen Titans uses in his battles.

    • Sam: See you later, X? X marks the spot? You've been X-ed? None of these are funny.
      When Sam is reading the witty banter suggestions Jazz has written up for Danny's next fight against "Ghost-X" (Skulker), one of them is, "You've been X-ed." This was a tagline used on the short-lived hidden-camera prank show, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, hosted by Jamie Kennedy himself. Jamie would appear in a wide variety of disguises, getting his "marks" involved in an equally wide variety of bizarre predicaments. When a joke has run its course, he delivers the show's tagline: "You've been X-ed!"

    • Computer Symbol: Appearance
      If you look on the back of Jazz's and Vlad's laptops, there is a pear symbol on them, like there was on Danny's computer in "Identity Crisis." Once again, this is likely spoofing the Macintosh computer brand apple symbol. More Info

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