“The Shredder Strikes Back” Part Two
Written by Eric Luke
Original Air Date: June 14, 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)
April (Veronica Taylor)
Casey (Marc Thompson)
Shredder (Scottie Ray)
Hun (Greg Carey)
Various Foot Divisions, including Elite Guard
The Utrom Council Trio
MAIN LOCATIONS, VEHICLES AND ACCESSORIES:
April’s apartment and antique shop
City streets and rooftops
Intro: In a variety of quick cuts, Splinter describes the events from Part 1.
We open Part 2 with everyone crouched over the seriously injured Leonardo. They are in shock, not only from Leo’s condition, but also about his announcement that the Shredder has returned. Before anyone can really do anything, Mike sees something outside the broken window that his brother recently crashed through. There are scores of Foot Ninja assembled on the rooftops of all the buildings surrounding April’s apartment!
Before Splinter and the Turtles can prepare, the Foot come storming into April’s apartment from every side. While the Turtles and Splinter battle the attacking Foot, April drags Leo to a sheltered spot and tries to tend to his wounds.
It quickly becomes clear that the mutants can’t hold the Foot off for very long, so they decide the best course of action is to go down the stairs and escape through the antique shop. With April assisting Leonardo, our heroes battle their way down the stairs and start to make their way to the antique shop. Mikey scouts ahead and discovers that four Elite Guards are waiting for them in the store. It’s a trap! The Foot attack was designed to tire them out and herd them into the grip of the Elite.
Since there appears to be nowhere else to go, Mike and Don take on the four Elite Guards, while Raphael defends their backs from the attacking Foot soldiers upstairs. Splinter sees that the battle is not going well for his two sons, so he relieves Raph of stair duty and sends him to help his brothers. April continues to tend to Leonardo. The battle is ferocious, and the Turtles and Splinter are at best delaying an inevitable defeat due to being severely outnumbered. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, they do! Hun arrives on the scene and menaces both Leonardo and April. To make matters worse, the Shredder shows up and attacks Master Splinter! Just when all seems lost, reinforcements arrive in the form of Casey Jones.
Casey crashes through the storefront window on his motorcycle and quickly manages to neutralize several of the Elite in the process. The brief respite and Casey’s appearance re-energize the three Turtles and Splinter and the battle hits a fever pitch. However, the odds are just too great and it’s clear that the good guys will have to find an escape route or be killed.
April points to a door off to one side of the shop and explains to Splinter that it is an old walk-in cooler. Figuring this is the best (and maybe only) chance, Splinter yells for everyone to retreat into the cooler. April drags Leo inside and once the others fight their way in, Mikey closes the thick door. They’re safe for the moment, but how long will the door hold?
As the Turtles ponder their predicament, several police cars pull up to the scene. Shredder orders his ninja to vanish, but rather than simply fleeing from the police and leaving the Turtles alive, the villain has a slightly different plan in mind. Before leaving, Shredder drops a fire bomb and then uses his armored claws to puncture an exposed gas line. As the police prepare to enter the building, a massive explosion rocks the neighborhood and April’s antique shop erupts in a gigantic ball of flame.
On a nearby rooftop, two Guardians survey the scene. They report to the Council that they’ve arrived too late to help and the Turtles have been destroyed. The Council is dismayed at this news and they note that their enemy is becoming too powerful.