“East Meets West” Part 2
Originally aired 9/19/97
As the four Turtles stand helpless over the comatose body of Splinter, a shadowy figure enters their sewer headquarters and deftly strikes down each of the mutant ninjas… before introducing herself as Mei Pieh Chi, student of Chung I. Quickly making herself an ally of our heroes, Mei is given the nickname Venus de Milo.
After recounting her origin and Shinobi training, Venus explains the dire threat posed by the insidious Dragons and their plan to enter our world through the Realm of Dreams. It is in this realm that the Dragon Lord is holding Master Splinter’s life essence prisoner!
After an etheral dream-walk into the Realm of Dreams and a physical workout battling a group of Foot soldiers, Venus learns that Shredder and the entire Foot Clan plan an all-out attack on the TMNT headquarters.
The Turtles decide on a pre-emptive strike against Shredder as the villain gathers his army — five against tremendous odds! Just as the Shredder has defeated the four male Turtles and is about to finally kill them, Venus attacks the Foot’s leader with her Shinobi mind control. Venus uses her power to force the evil Shredder to confront the innocent youth that he once was. This proves enough to send Shredder on a one-way ride into madness!
With their commander (finally???) defeated, and with a little reasoned prodding by the Turtles, the New York branch of the Foot Clan chooses to disband for good. The once ubiquitous threat of the Shredder and his Foot soldiers has ended!
But what of the fate of Splinter… and the increasingly dire threat of the Dragon Lord and his invading minions?