|Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode|
|Original airdate||August 7, 2020 (Nickelodeon)|
August 28, 2020 (YTV)
|Written by||Josh Riley Brown|
|Supervising Producer||Alan Wan|
|Directed by||Kevin Molina-Ortiz|
|Voice Direction||Rob Paulsen|
|Storyboard Artist:||Jake Castorena|
"Rise" is the twenty-fourth episode (Episode 13B) of the second season of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the seventieth episode overall in the series, and is the season 2 finale. It first aired on August 7th, 2020.
When the turtles find their ninpo, they must defeat Shredder once and for all.
Appearing in Rise
- April O'Neil (Kat Graham)
- Baron Draxum (Roger Craig Smith)
- Cassandra Jones (Zelda Williams)
- Donatello (Josh Brener)
- Hamato Karai (spirit) (Gwendoline Yeo)
- Leonardo (Ben Schwartz)
- Michelangelo (Brandon Mychal Smith)
- Raphael (Omar Benson Miller)
- The Shredder (Hoon Lee) (death)
- Splinter (Eric Bauza)
- Big Mama (Lena Headey)
- The Foot Clan
- Hamato Clan ancestors
The fourth and the final part of the Finale begins with Draxum being attacked by the Shredder for betraying him in the previous episode. Draxum then tells him he will take him to the location to get empyrean. The Foot Recruit is then forced to leave behind Foot Brute and Lieutenant behind.
Meanwhile with Big Mama, who is recovering from injuries sustained by the Shredder in the last episode, the turtles come and ask her for help. She then tells the Turtles where to find Shredder. She also said that Shredder is seeking to extract Hamato Yoshi's essence like he tried from her, and said that the only thing to find him is at a sacred place in Hidden City, the Crying Titan.
Shredder then demands the Foot Recruit to start the ritual, Splinter then ask the recruit if having doubts about her choice. Splinter then tells the Foot Recruit "Is it never to late to change your path". Shredder then breaks open a kraang ship revealing a kraang skeleton and absorbs some Empyrean. Shredder then starts the ritual and try's to kill Draxum. Raph then throw's his gardening tool at Shredder to save Draxum. The turtles then turn their gardening tools into their classic weapons, the twin katanas, nunchucks, sais, and a normal bo staff. Donnie then takes his drill out of beta and the turtles, April and Shredder start their final battle.
Shredder then knocks the turtles and April of the giant hand and starts absorbing Splinter's Hamato essence. The Foot Recruit, having a change of heart, stabs Shredders arm and saves Splinter's life, in the process she bent her naginata into a hockey stick, she then reveals her name Cassandra Jones. She then starts breaking the chains off of Splinter's Hamato essence, Shredder tries to attack but Splinter defends her, the turtles and April return to break the rest of the chains off of Splinter's Hamato essence.
The turtles, April, Draxum, and Cassandra then attack Shredder together and Splinter uses his Hamato Ninpō and his sons mystic powers against Shredder. This forces Shredder to activate his ultimate form, Splinter then thinks he failed everyone but Leo, Raph, Donnie and Mikey tell him that he is not alone. The spirits of Hamato Atsuko and the Hamato Clan appears to help Splinter and the turtles finish Shredder and win. Shredder's armor is burnt and crisp and was destroyed freeing him. Karai then leaves April's body and reunite with her father, she then tells them they will always be with them, before she, along with her father and ghosts disappeared.
With peace finally fulfilled, they return to New York and Draxum releases all of the people in New York City. Splinter tells his family that he is proud of them all and they have become true heroes. He also says that it wouldn't surprise him if someone made a movie about them, he then makes Leo the leader of the team. This shocks and freaks everyone out, ending the episode and the second season.
- After a few episodes of clues (going by "Grandma CJ", having sporting equipment and memorabilia in her bedroom), it is finally confirmed that the "Foot Recruit" is named Cassandra Jones, this continuity's incarnation of Casey Jones.
- The second season of the series supposedly had 26 episodes, but at least 13 episodes were cut due to the series being put on hold.