Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series) (season 4)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) Season 4
Karai and Leonardo in the episode "Prodigal Son"
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Original channel 4Kids TV
Original run September 10, 2005 –
April 15, 2006
Home video release
DVD release date September 12, 2006
Season chronology
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' fourth season originally aired between September 10, 2005 and April 15, 2006, beginning with the "Cousin Sid" episode. Fourteen random episodes from this season were released on DVD on September 12, 2006.[1]

Much of this season focused on Leonardo, the group's leader, who became more reserved and isolated following the final episode of the previous season in which he, his brothers and their master were almost killed. He went so far as to lash out at Splinter, causing him serious injury.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was produced by Mirage Studios, 4 Kids Entertainment, 4Kids Productions, and Dong Woo Animation and distributed by 4 Kids Entertainment and was aired on Fox's Saturday morning kids' block in the US.[2] The producers were Gary Richardson, Frederick U. Fierst, and Joellyn Marlow for the American team; Tae Ho Han was the producer for the Korean team. Jai Law (who also collaborated on animated series Captain planet) was show runner for episodes produced after #23 after Sid Ferguson's departure.[2]

List of episodes[edit]

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Title Directed by Written By Original airdate TV Broadcast
79 1 "Cousin Sid" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost September 10, 2005 (2005-09-10) S04E01

With their bodies bruised and their spirits wounded, the gang returns to the countryside to heal. Unfortunately, their recuperation is interrupted when Casey's cousin, Sid, shows up demanding money, which he needs to repay a debt to the Purple Dragons.

Based on Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
80 2 "The People's Choice" Roy Burdine Baz Hawkins September 17, 2005 (2005-09-17) S04E02

The Turtles go on a camping trip in the forest and explore an abandoned sawmill. Their sojourn is interrupted by an extraterrestrial mech that crashes into the nearby lake. The Turtles meet an alien, Jhanna, who is nominated to fight the corrupt Moriah in fair combat. When Moriah arrives on Earth, bringing with her an unfair advantage, the Turtles rush to Jhanna's aid. Meanwhile at the farm, Casey struggles to express his true feelings for April.

Based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #13
81 3 "Sons of the Silent Age" Roy Burdine Steve Murphy October 1, 2005 (2005-10-01) S04E03

Still recovering in the countryside, the Turtles, April and Casey take a raft down the Connecticut River. April confronts Leonardo about his newfound ire and brooding attitude. As Leo expresses his resentment and shame from his last encounter with the Shredder, they are interrupted by a fish-like humanoid creature covered in radiation burns from a nearby nuclear power plant which possesses April's body and tells her of her past.

Based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #28
82 4 "Dragon's Brew" Roy Burdine Michael Ryan October 8, 2005 (2005-10-08) S04E04
Hun returns to the Purple Dragons and heads a campaign hijacking weapons shipments. Leonardo's newfound fury leads him to recruit Casey to put a stop to these thefts; however, when the two confront the Purple Dragons after a train hijacking, they encounter a foe that is a danger to all of them.
83 5 "I, Monster" Roy Burdine Brandon Sawyer October 15, 2005 (2005-10-15) S04E05

The Turtles and Casey take their training to an abandoned brickworks and practice stealth in a game of hide and seek. Their training is soon interrupted by an enigmatic figure bandaged from head to toe. The man, who seems to have a special relationship with rats, attacks the team viciously and captures Michelangelo. Leonardo rambunctiously retaliates, to the chagrin of his brothers and Casey. Unbeknownst to them, the Turtles have played a large role in this stranger's dark past.

Based on Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
84 6 "Grudge Match" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost October 22, 2005 (2005-10-22) S04E06
Michelangelo is challenged by his former Battle Nexus rival, Kluh, who feels that an interference during their final match gave Mikey an unfair opportunity to win. Given the fluke-like nature of his victory, Mikey turns to Leonardo for help in training him to deal with an opponent twice his size. Despite his claims of unfairness, Kluh's father places a spell on the Battle Nexus to ensure that the rematch is a fight to the death.
85 7 "A Wing and a Prayer" Roy Burdine Baz Hawkins September 25, 2005 (2005-09-25) S04E07
During a night-time training exercise on the rooftops of New York City, the Turtles are interrupted by two warring Avians, a race whose appearance resembles angels. The Turtles come to the aid of Raptarr, who is trying to stop the exiled Mephos from starting a civil war in the Avian city and conquering the Earth.
86 8 "Bad Day" Roy Burdine Brandon Sawyer November 5, 2005 (2005-11-05) S04E08
During a meditation session, Master Splinter's sudden collapse is the first of a nightmarish chain of events, which force the Turtles to face death, destruction, and tragedy. Matters become worse as they come face-to-face with their most contentious foes, who, forming an alliance, seek to break the Turtles' spirits.
87 9 "Aliens Among Us" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost November 12, 2005 (2005-11-12) S04E09
When the president threatens to cut the funding of the Earth Protection Force, Agent Bishop engineers an alien invasion to attack the president during a press conference before a meeting at the United Nations.
88 10 "Dragons Rising" Roy Burdine Michael Ryan November 19, 2005 (2005-11-19) S04E10
As Hun expands the Purple Dragons' power via illicit arms trades, the Turtles and Casey Jones seek to stop him yet again. Leonardo continues to unduly press his brothers while Casey seeks revenge on Hun for causing a tragic event during his childhood.
89 11 "Still Nobody" Roy Burdine Baz Hawkins November 26, 2005 (2005-11-26) S04E11
Nobody returns and reaches out to the Turtles and asks their help in stopping his foe, Ruffington, and the Purple Dragons from selling weapons to a violent street gang, the Turks.
90 12 "All Hallows Thieves" Roy Burdine Gavin Hignight October 29, 2005 (2005-10-29) S04E12

The Turtles are preparing to celebrate Halloween—one of the few times in the year where they can be seen in public. When costumed thieves steal a statue from April's antique shop, the Turtles put aside their jack-o'-lanterns and pursue them. This theft is part of a bigger plan by a sorcerer, the King of Thieves, who plans to use the statue to unleash a legion of minions on the city. When the Turtles come to disrupt his plans, the sorcerer summons the Thievery God, bringing the statue to life; it then sets out to destroy the Turtles.

Based on Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3
91 13 "Samurai Tourist" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost December 3, 2005 (2005-12-03) S04E13
Master Splinter invites Miyamoto Usagi—and the irresponsible, sloppy Murakami Gennosuke—from their dimension to Earth in the hopes that Usagi can speak to Leonardo about his wayward attitude. When Gen wanders off to explore downtown Manhattan, the Turtles, Usagi and Casey set out to find him. Their search becomes complicated when an assassin, sent after Leonardo by Lord Hebi, follows Gen and Usagi to Earth.
92 14 "The Ancient One" Roy Burdine Steve Murphy December 10, 2005 (2005-12-10) S04E14
When Leonardo's anger causes him to injure Splinter, he seeks redemption by travelling to Japan. There, he begins a quest to find the Ancient One, who once trained Splinter's sensei, Hamato Yoshi.
93 15 "Scion of the Shredder" Roy Burdine Eugene Son February 4, 2006 (2006-02-04) S04E15
With Leonardo gone, Splinter, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo witness the return of the Shredder. They are plunged into the fight of their lives as they ward off volleys of Foot Ninja and Foot Mechs that lay waste to their lair.
94 16 "Prodigal Son" Roy Burdine Gavin Hignight February 11, 2006 (2006-02-11) S04E16
Leonardo returns home to find the lair in ruins and his family missing. His search for answers and his family eventually lead him to the realisation that Karai is no longer an ally.
95 17 "Outbreak" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost February 18, 2006 (2006-02-18) S04E17
Following the invasion engineered by Agent Bishop, genetic material from the replicated aliens combines with inhabitants of the sewers and surrounding waterways, causing a mutant outbreak. Fearing the spread of outbreak, Bishop sends Baxter Stockman to contain the threat. Meanwhile, the Turtles search for items to furnish their new lair, but now must face the threat of attacking mutants.
96 18 "Trouble with Augie" Roy Burdine Eugene Son February 25, 2006 (2006-02-25) S04E18
April discovers a distress signal from her Uncle Augie, who became trapped in another dimension years ago. She appeals to Donatello for help and they use April's puzzle cube to travel across the multiverse. They find Augie, along with his new lizard-like friends, the Brotherhood, who claim they wish to help the inhabitants of Earth. Unfortunately, they soon discover the Brotherhood's true aspirations are not so benevolent.
97 19 "Insane in the Membrane" Roy Burdine Matthew Drdek October 14, 2006 (2006-10-14) (UK) S04E19

The mutant outbreak continues to spread throughout the sewers and subway tunnels while the Turtles try to contain the threat. Back at Area 51, Baxter Stockman prepares a new body for cerebral transfer despite warnings from Agent Bishop. When Stockman's body begins to show signs of rejection, he becomes delirious, which leads to a rampage against the person he believes to have caused all his problems, April O'Neil. In the end, seeing April as his mother due to his delusions, Stockman sacrifices himself by being drowned in the East River while handing her to the Turtles and Casey.

Note: This episode still hasn't been shown in the US due to Censorship Reasons.
98 20 "Return of Savanti, Part 1" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost March 11, 2006 (2006-03-11) S04E20

Savanti Romero plots his revenge against the Turtles and Renet after they had him banished to the Cretaceous period. Using his magic to manipulate time, Romero lures the Turtles and Renet into a trap to obtain the time sceptre.

Based on Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #7
99 21 "Return of Savanti, Part 2" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost March 18, 2006 (2006-03-18) S04E21
Having travelled to the past, the Turtles and Renet battle with Savanti Romero and his telepathically controlled dinosaurs as Savanti attempts to change the historic timeline by preventing the dinosaur extinction event.
100 22 "Tale of Master Yoshi" Roy Burdine Steve Murphy March 4, 2006 (2006-03-04) S04E22
When the power goes out in their lair, the Turtles and Splinter gather around the candlelight as Leonardo tells a story he learned from the Ancient One about Splinter's sensei, Hamato Yoshi.
101 23 "Adventures in Turtle Sitting" Roy Burdine Roland Gonzalez March 25, 2006 (2006-03-25) S04E23
The Turtles continue to deal with the seemingly unstoppable mutant outbreak, but they leave Donatello under care of April and Casey when he becomes very ill. However, Donatello's illness is not just a cold; he is in the final stages of a secondary mutation that will transform him into a savage beast. Meanwhile, Bishop recovers Stockman's brain from the bottom of the East River and resurrects Stockman giving him the half monster, half cyborg body.
102 24 "Good Genes, Part 1" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost April 1, 2006 (2006-04-01) S04E24
When it is apparent that Donatello's secondary mutation is causing his body to degenerate, the Turtles and Leatherhead agree they must go directly to Agent Bishop's headquarters to demand a cure. This scenario proves to be fortuitous as Bishop offers to help the Turtles if they retrieve an ancient piece of technology from the Foot.
103 25 "Good Genes, Part 2" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost April 8, 2006 (2006-04-08) S04E25
The Turtles agree to Bishop's offer in exchange for the cure to Donatello's secondary mutation. They are charged with infiltrating the Foot's headquarters and retrieving the Heart of Tengu. However, Bishop does not have a cure for Donatello and the retrieval of the Heart of Tengu turns out to be the groundwork for a plan that even Bishop doesn't understand.
104 26 "Ninja Tribunal" Roy Burdine Michael Ryan April 15, 2006 (2006-04-15) S04E26
Still recovering from his secondary mutation, Donatello feels cooped up inside the new lair. To help their brother out, the other Turtles decide to take Don topside to get some much needed air. The Turtles are then ambushed and captured by masked wooden warriors. The Turtles arrive before the Ninja Tribunal, four beings with a great resemblance to the Shredder. Along with four other warriors, the Tribunal entreats the group for aid against a greater evil.


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