East Meets West, Part 1
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation episode
Season Code: S01E01
Episode: 1
Original airdate September 12, 1997
Written by
Producers: Haim Saban
Lance H. Robbins
Rosanne Milliken
David Richardson
Photographed by Henry Chan
Production  Collete Aubin
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"East Meets West, Part 2"

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation
September 12, 1997 - October 11, 2003
List of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation episodes


  1. East Meets West, Part 1
  2. East Meets West, Part 2
  3. East Meets West, Part 3
  4. East Meets West, Part 4
  5. East Meets West, Part 5
  6. The Staff of Bu-Ki
  7. All in the Family
  8. Silver and Gold
  9. Turtles' Night Out
  10. Meet Dr. Quease
  11. Windfall
  12. Truce or Consequences
  13. Trusting Dr. Quease
  14. Mutant Reflections
  15. Sewer Crash
  16. Going Ape
  17. Enemy of My Enemy
  18. King Wick
  19. The Good Dragon
  20. The Guest
  21. Like Brothers
  22. Unchain My Heart, Part 1
  23. Unchain My Heart, Part 2
  24. Unchain My Heart, Part 3
  25. Unchain My Heart, Part 4
  26. Who Needs Her

"East Meets West, Part 1" is the first episode of the live action series Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, which originally aired on September 12, 1997.


Major Characters

Secondary Characters

Main Locations

  • Chung I's Home
  • Shredder's Hideout
  • Turtle Lair

Plot Synopsis

The show begins at Chung I's home in China. His student is worried because he has not eaten, spoken, or moved in days. Chung I tells her that he is watching over the glass before him and says that he will have some tea. After his disciple leaves, a face comes out of the mirror.

In New York, Leonardo lectures Raphael about endangering the entire group. He rides his motorcycle to blow off some steam, but gets abushed by a group of Foot Ninja. He leads them to a warehouse and starts to fight. In Central Park, Splinter is playing chess with a blind man when he senses that Raph is in trouble and heads of to help. At the lair, Donatello uses his satellite system to find out that Raph is in trouble. The Turtles take off in their Humvee. Splinter gets there just as Raph is overwhelmed by the Foot and defeats them. Splinter lectures Raph about riding a loud motorcycle and the Turtles in general about acting wild.

Somewhere else in New York, Shredder is unhappy to hear that his Foot Soldiers have been defeated by the Turtles and Splinter again. He commands them to defeat the Turtles.

Back at the lair, Splinter is meditating, relasing his spirit to the realm of dream. Chung I appears and tells Splinter the realm of dreams is no longer safe and that dragons are coming. After returning his focus to the world, Splinter talks to Raph about his anger.

In China, things are coming to a head. Chung I decides it's time to explain the glass to his apprentice. Thousands of years ago, dragons ruled the world. Chung I's ancestors sealed the dragons away in the glass. The dragons have found away to the realm of dreams through Chung I's mind and plan to take back the world.

Meanwhile, Michelangelo decides to ride his go-kart in the sewers. The Foot spot him and follow him back to the lair. Mihcelangelo crashes through the wall just as the Foot attack. Splinter is also there, having returned to the realm of dreams. A new entity has taken control of the realm and captures Splinter. Chung I tries to rescue Splinter, but is attacked by the face in the mirror. After fighting off the Foot, the Turtles notice something is wrong with Splinter.

In China, Chung I asks his disciple to go to new York and save Splinter. As she promises to obey, she lowers her hood and reveals herself to be another mutant turtle, Mei Pieh Chi.

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