Rise (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

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"Rise" is the twenty-fourth episode (Episode 13B) of the second season of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the seventieth episode overall in the series, and is the season 2 finale. It first aired on August 7th, 2020.


Rise (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
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My family, I am proud of each and every one of you. You are no longer children...you are true heroes. It wouldn't surprise me if someday someone made a movie about you.
Series: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Part of Season: 2
Episode Number: 14
Air Date: August 7th, 2020
Writer: Josh Riley Brown, Ian Busch, Russ Carney, Ron Corcillo, Tony Gama-Lobo & Dale Malinowski
Director: Kevin Molina-Ortiz
Run Time 44 Minutes
Previous episode: Finale Part 3: Anatawa Hitorijanai; Finale Part 4: Rise
Next episode: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Movie)


Plot

When the turtles find their ninpo, they must defeat Shredder once and for all.


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Why It Orders Us Hot Soup

  1. It shows a great representation of family, as we see how the Turtles and Splinter and April have really showed true love for each other.
  2. Excellent character development between the Turtles, Baron Draxum, and Cassandra Jones (though Draxum was a victim of Half-Baked Redemption).
  3. There's a scene where Raph admits all the stress he has, making him feel very relatable.
  4. Gorgeous animation at its absolute best.
  5. The Turtles look absolutely badass, showing the maturity they have experienced throughout the series, as said above.
  6. The final showdown between the Turtles and Shredder is also badass, and is just as awesome the final battle from the "final episode" of the 2003 incarnation.
  7. The ending. That is all.
    • Not only that, it predicts to the upcoming movie 2 years later after the episode!

The Only Bad Quality

  1. Unfortunately, this is the series finale, as Nickelodeon has put the series on a long hiatus. They didn't even announce a third season of the show, either.
    • Fortunately, what we ended up getting two years later was a movie on Netflix.

Reception

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Rise currently holds a 9.9/10 on IMDb and received universal acclaim from critics and fans. This remains to be the highest-rated episode of the series.

Trivia

  • After a few episodes of clues (going by "Grandma CJ", having sporting equipment and memorabilia in her bedroom), it is finally confirmed that the "Foot Recruit" is named Cassandra Jones, this continuity's incarnation of Casey Jones.
  • The second season of the series supposedly had 26 episodes, but at least 13 episodes were cut due to the series being put on hold.
    • Because of that, this episode and the previous three episodes had a total production time of six weeks.
      • The creators confirmed that the series was not cancelled, but it is put on a heavy hold until further notice.
  • This is currently the highest-rated episode of any animated Ninja Turtles Series.
  • The scene where the Turtles fight Shredder received tons of reactions and got a lot of people to watch this series.

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