“Meet Casey Jones”
Written by Michael Ryan
Original Air Date: March 1, 2003
Supervising Producer: Lloyd Goldfine
Producers: Gary Richardson, Frederick U. Fierst, Al Kahn, Norman Grossfeld, Thomas Kenney
Supervising Director: Chuck Patton
Story Editor: Lloyd Goldfine
Donatello (Sam Regal)
Leonardo (Michael Sinterniklaas)
Michelangelo (Wayne Grayson)
Raphael (Frank Frankson)
Splinter (Darren Dunstan)
Casey Jones (Marc Thompson)
Purple Dragon Gang
Young Casey Jones
MAIN LOCATIONS, VEHICLES AND ACCESSORIES:
City streets and rooftops
Intro: Raph facing off against Casey Jones in the park, before they know one another, each ready to take the other’s head off. (This basic scene repeats itself later in the main action).
Raph and Mike are sparring in the lair, and things are starting to get a little out of hand. Mike keeps getting the better of Raph, and Raph is getting madder and madder. Finally, Raph grabs a broken chair leg and is about to club Mike with it when Leo steps in to calm things down. “Raphael, have you lost your mind?” After realizing what he was about to do, Raph heads topside to cool off and think things over.
We are introduced to Casey Jones in his apartment as he watches the reports of crime on his TV sets. As the news ends, he gathers up his sports gear weapons, puts on his hockey mask and heads out to battle crime in his own way.
As he walks the streets to cool off, Raph encounters Casey handing out some street justice to a few Purple Dragon gang members. At first Raph stays on the sidelines believing that Casey is doing a good job, but when Casey goes a little extreme in his punishment methods, Raph steps in to keep things in perspective. Casey takes offense at being interrupted and he and Raph end up going at each other tooth and nail. Casey eventually rides off on his motorcycle into the night… after he knocks Raphael out cold with a sucker punch.
Meanwhile, back at the lair, the boys have discovered a weird hidden chamber in their new digs. It’s a strange elevator up to an abandoned warehouse. The warehouse is a perfect space for a garage and Don’s workshop. The guys are exploring the new space as Raph returns home and fills them in on his encounter with Casey. Raph then convinces his brothers to help him find and stop this crazy vigilante.
That night the Turtles sneak out and go looking for Casey Jones in the Battle Shell. The group finds Casey riding his bike into Central Park and they give chase. Raphael hops on the Sewer Cycle and after a brief skirmish, knocks Casey off of his motorcycle. The hot-headed ninja finally begins to talk some sense into Jones when they both realize they’ve been surrounded by Purple Dragons. A battle royale ensues and it takes the full teamwork of the TMNT and Casey to beat the bad guys, but beat them they do. The episode ends with the Turtles taking Casey into their confidence and somewhat reluctantly welcoming him as an ally.