4Kids Season 1 – Episode 008 (Fallen Angel)


“Fallen Angel”
Written by Marty Isenberg

Original Air Date: March 29, 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)
Hun (Greg Carey)

Purple Dragons

New Lair
Sewer Tunnels
City streets and rooftops
Dragon Fight Club
Battle Shell


Intro: Casey comments on his current predicament, being chained up and ready to be torn apart by an angry mob of Purple Dragon gang members. (This basic scene repeats itself later in the main action).

Open with a group of Purple Dragons about to rob a store. In the group is a young girl, Angel, trying to prove herself worthy of being made a Dragon. She seems nervous, but eager to be accepted by the gang. Just after Angel throws a brick through the store window, the TMNT and Casey drop in to break up the break in. As the battle rages, April decides to beat feet out of harms way, but she is chased by Casey Jones. He catches the girl and discovers that she is someone he knows from the old neighborhood, a girl he promised he would look out for. Casey starts lecturing Angel about her poor choice of friends and career move, but gets blind-sided by another gang member and Angel runs off. When the Turtles pick Jones up, he explains the situation to them and tells them he needs to find and save his young friend.

Casey spots Angel going into the Purple Dragon’s fight club and he stealthily follows her in to see what’s going on. It turns out that aspiring new gang members are going through an initiation ritual tonight, one that involves an elimination bout in a fight cage. Jones watches for a few minutes, but when Angel is about to get clubbed Casey dons his mask and jumps into the ring to save her. When the Dragons see that one of their most hated enemies has shown up on their turf, they go crazy and surround Casey, screaming for his head. The hulking Hun steps in, knocks Casey out and tells his minions they will have to wait a bit to rip Jones from limb to limb. Casey gets hauled off to a holding cell, while Angel hides in the shadows.

Angel breaks into the room holding Casey’s cell, but she’s unable to pick the lock of the cage door. Jones tells the girl to go get help from his “unique” friends, and then gives her the address of the Turtles’ garage warehouse. When Angel gets to the garage, she is certainly surprised at the sight of Jones’ allies, but she takes things in stride because Casey is in urgent need of help. After the girl explains the situation to the TMNT, they all rush over to the Dragons’ fight club in the Battle Shell.

The initiation fights are still going on when the Turtles and Angel sneak into the audience (the TMNT are wearing street clothes as disguises). Angel, Mike and Don go to free Casey from the apparatus holding him captive above the main ring, while Leo and Raph plan a diversion. The scrappy mutants decide to enter the elimination bout as Dragon initiates. All is going well for the dynamic duo until part of Raph’s disguise is torn off, revealing the Turtles to the Purple Dragon gang. A battle royale ensues.

Angel, Mike, Don and Casey join Leo and Raph just in time to save their shells, but when Hun joins the fight things take a turn for the worse. However, Donatello saves the day when he uses his newly installed remote control to have the Battle Shell break through the doors of the fight club and speed them out of harm’s way.

In the end Casey delivers Angel back to her grandmother and the girl agrees to stay away from the Dragons and get back on the straight and narrow path.

Master Splinter

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