Fallen Angel
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) episode
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Season Code: S01E08
Episode: 8
Original airdate March 29, 2003
Written by Marty Isenberg
Supervising Producer Lloyd Goldfine
Producers: Gary Richardson
Frederick U. Fierst
Al Kahn
Norman Grossfeld
Thomas Kenney
Supervising Director  Chuck Patton
Story Editor: Lloyd Goldfine
Episode chronology
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"The Way of Invisibility" "Garbageman"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 1
February 8, 2003 - November 1, 2003
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. Things Change
  2. A Better Mousetrap
  3. Attack of the Mousers
  4. Meet Casey Jones
  5. Nano
  6. Darkness on the Edge of Town
  7. The Way of Invisibility
  8. Fallen Angel
  9. Garbageman
  10. The Shredder Strikes, Part 1
  11. The Shredder Strikes, Part 2
  12. The Unconvincing Turtle Titan
  13. Notes from the Underground, Part 1
  14. Notes from the Underground, Part 2
  15. Notes from the Underground, Part 3
  16. The King
  17. The Shredder Strikes Back, Part 1
  18. The Shredder Strikes Back, Part 2
  19. Tales of Leo
  20. The Monster Hunter
  21. Return to New York, Part 1
  22. Return to New York, Part 2
  23. Return to New York, Part 3
  24. Lone Raph and Cub
  25. The Search for Splinter, Part 1
  26. The Search for Splinter, Part 2

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"Fallen Angel" is the eighth episode of the 2003 TV series. It first aired on March 29th, 2003. It had 1.93 million views on the 4kids website as of 2007.


Major Characters

Minor Characters

Main Locations, Vehicles and Accessories


Voice-over introduction

Casey Jones: "I guess you could say I'm having a bad hair day, and a bad head day, and a bad neck day, and a bad shoulder day, and a bad pretty much everything right down to my pinky toe day. That walking landmass down there, I have him to thank for my current full body makeover."

Hun: "Tonight's cage match championship will determine which team will win the honor of ridding the Purple Dragons of a most hated enemy."
Purple Dragon Member #1: "Huh, I don't get it, who's that guy?"
Purple Dragon Member #2: "It's the vigilante!"

Casey Jones: "But somehow, I get the feeling it's about to get a whole lot worse."

Casey tries to help Angel in her match

The Turtles greet Angel

Plot summary

One night, a group of Purple Dragons are about to rob a store. In the group is a young girl, Angel who is trying to prove herself worthy of being made a Purple Dragon. She throws a brick through the store window and the Dragons begin robbing the store. However, the TMNT and Casey drop in to break up the break in. As they fight the Dragons, Angel decides to run away from 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 Angel knocks Casey to the ground and makes an escape. 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 part of the initiation is to fight other Dragons in a ring. When it's Angel's turn into the ring, Casey jumps in to stop her from getting clobbered. The Dragons become furious as they see the vigilante they hate the most, but are stopped by Hun who decides to save him for later. Casey gets hauled off to a holding cell, while Angel sneaks away.

Angel trying to free Casey

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 TMNT "blending in".

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. Raphael then takes the time to tell the gang that they are turtles not lizards as they thought. A battle royale with Hun ensues.

Mike and Don join Leo and Raph just in time to save their shells, but when Hun breaks off the cage wall, causing the entire cage to come down on the Turtles, things take a turn for the worse. However, Casey saves the day when he knocks out Hun with a baseball bat. As more thugs approach, Donatello 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.


(Mikey kicks a Purple Dragon who crashes into other Purple Dragons)
Michelangelo: See guys, you never know what kinda fun you're gonna find on the ol' nightly training run.
Leonardo: Now class, who can tell me what he did wrong? (Referring to a Purple Dragon)
Raphael: You mean besides being a badly-dressed, law-breaking, good-for-nothin', low-life street punk?

(After the Battle Shell crashes into the wall)
Splinter: Donatello, your Battle Shell is a marvel of engineering, a true testament to your incredible mechanical skills... and I never want to see it in our home ever again.

Angel: (To the Turtles) Okay, I knew Casey hung out with some weird dudes, but you guys are off the charts.

(At the Purple Dragon's fight club)
Michelangelo: Yeesh, it's like we walked into an ugly convention.
Raphael: Hey, then you must feel right at home, Mikey.

Raphael: You really wanna look like a Purple Dragon? Try getting your butt kicked by a Ninja Turtle.
Michelangelo: I'm down with that.
(Raph and Mikey fist bump)

Leonardo: Jeez, I can barely move in this stuff. What is the deal with humans and clothes?
Raphael: You ever seen a human in his skivvies? Trust me, it ain't a pretty sight.

Purple Dragon: Hey, it's one of them kung-fu lizards!
Hun: Oh, no.
Raphael: Turtles! TUR-tles. Don't any of ya lame-brains know a turtle when you see one?!
(The Purple Dragons get angry at Raph for insulting them after he reveals what the turtles are)

Michelangelo: Pie?! Yo Case, hows about introducing grandma to your friends?
Raphael: Forget it Mikey, we're ninjas. We stick to the shadows.
Leonardo: The unsung heroes of the urban jungle.
Donatello: The silent protectors of the way of Bushido.
Michelangelo: What kinda pie do you think it was? (Mikey gets slapped on the head) Ow! What?


  • First appearance of Angel.
  • When Casey is captured, he tells Angel to ask for Raphael at the abandoned warehouse at the corner of "Eastman and Laird". Which is obviously a reference to the creators of TMNT.
  • Donatello flips the bird... sorta.
  • The turtles finally tell the Purple Dragons that they are turtles, thus ending the gang's confusion of them being lizards or any other creature.



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