Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

Season 4 Episode 16

Prodigal Son

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Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Feb 11, 2006 on FOX
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Leonardo returns from Japan to find the lair in ruins and his family nowhere to be seen. He begins to pursue them, and finds out that the Foot is back to full strength, with Karai as their leader. Since the Foot did not find Leonardo in the lair and kill him (like they think they did with the others), he has to search in stealth.moreless

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  • Karai and Leonardo finally have their show down after their bitter depature after the exile of her father the Shredder.

    9.1
    Very good episode I enjoyed it. I loved hearing Leonardo speak in his normal sounding voice. I got a little fan girlish with that. I thought the way the turtles escaped was a little predictable, but clever. I espeically loved the way Donatello and Splinter escaped. Michaelangelo and Klunks escape was decent. Raphael's made me go WTF , how did the foot guys miss him going out the back end of the van? Maybe the foot have tunnel vision or somthing.



    I don't know how Mikey hurt his leg . When Leonardo found him, he seemed to be a bit injured because he had to support him to walk, which struck me as a bit odd because when they showed him escaping he didn't appear to have hurt him self at all. Oh I LOVED that little exchange between Leonardo and Klunk, I loved how Klunk got all fierce alley cat on him protecting his master. Its so rare that you see the other turtles pay any attention to Klunk, I was smiling . You know after how Leonardo took out everything so easily, I thought it would have been a nice dose of comedy if Klunk had attacked Leonardo and try to claw him. That would have been funny, Leonardo getting mauled by a little fur ball of a kitten Maybe you guys wouldn't be **** so much right now And was it a little predicable that Leonardo found Raphael last, I thought we were going to have some Raphael and Leonardo brotherly moment, but it didn't go that way. Was I the only one that thought that Raphael sounded a bit hoarse the entire episode. Like his voice actor had a cold or something? I giggled when Raphael came in and acted like a cool cat, and brushed off Donatello's enthusiasm LOL.



    Karai bugs me, but I did like that CEO bussiness skirt suit she was sporting in this episode. Very Liberated woman like. I liked the fight with Leonardo and Karia, but I thought it was a bit rushed. Nice badass move Leonardo did to the Shredder statue, but I thought it was a little insencitive and I actaully felt a pang of sympathy for Karai when she looked at his head. If some one had beheaded a statue of my deceased father I think I would have been undone . And this is coming from some one who hates Karai My biggest question/gripe was, just how long where the turtles seperated for? When the Ancient One had that premonition the turtles lair was getting attacked, and Leonardo was still in Japan. And then after every one is scattered Leonardo is jumping off the boat and goes looking for them. How long did it take to sail from Japan into New York's harbor? Just a few days? I got the empression that the turtles where sepreted for just a few days. It should have taken months to get back to the states. How long did that boat trip last? What was it magic? That was a serious passage of time dysfuntion on the writters part!moreless
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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Leo has managed to learn the trick of removing his coat, which had his katana on the outside of the coat, without taking off the swords first; just all of a sudden he doesn't have his coat on, but he still has his swords on.

    • The special walking stick Leo brought for Splinter sometimes appears on his back, between his katana, but will then disappear in the next shot, sometimes even in the same scene. Then, when he finally gives the stick to Splinter, he pulls it out of a duffle bag.

    • In the episode, "Same As It Never Was" (series 3), Shredder referred to Donatello as "The Prodical Son" having returned after a long absence.

    • Leonardo is near some prints in the sand. If they were made by Donatello, he would have to have been walking on his hands, since he only has 2 toes, while the tracks have a 3rd digit.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Karai: Honorable father, though you are imprisoned among the stars, I bring you news that will set free your soul. I, your humble daughter, Karai, discovered the lair of your most hated enemies and lead a full-fort attack force against them. Utterly defeated, all they could do was flee. Donatello and the rat we left destroyed at the bottom of the river. Michelangelo tried to burrow his way through safety, but he couldn't not dig deep enough to escape my wrath, and Raphael was blown to smithereens in the turtles' own Battle Shell. All that remains is Leonardo, father, and once I find him, then you will truly and forever be avenged!

    • Leo: (to Karai) So you are the new Shredder.

    • Leo: Did someone mention food?
      (Gives his family some chinese food)
      Mikey: Chinese food for breakfast?! I'm cool with that!!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Raph apparently felt responsible for the others in Leo's absence, since he was the only one to report to Leo about what happened about them all being separated.

    • From this episode onward until the Fast Forward season, the theme song has two small lyric changes. Instead of "Livin' underground." it is now "Never lets us down." and the part where Mikey says "We shredded Shredder!", it is now back to "Watch out for Shredder!" and is said by Karai.

    • Prologue Narrator/Villain: Karai

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • This episode is a loose adaptation of the original Mirage Comic's "City at War" multiarc that began in August 1992 (#51). The original story spans months. In #57 Karai reveals she now controls the Foot Elite. She donned her father's armor seeking revenge on the Turtles. In both versions they are forced to move into a new lair (there, a water tower; here, a pumping station). Of course, many subplots are excised in the TV version, as well as a gruesome suicide by one of "Shredder" 's followers on "his" order and a betrayal by another Elite man upon learning the truth about Karai.

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