Rise of the Turtles, Part 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) episode
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Season Code: 102
Episode: 2
Original airdate September 29, 2012
Written by Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia
Supervising Producer Ant Ward
Producers: Ciro Nieli
J.R. Ventimilia
Joshua Sternin
MacGregor Middleton
Peter Hastings
Directed by Alan Wan
Voice Direction Andrea Romano
Supervising Director  Ciro Nieli
Episode chronology
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 1
September 29, 2012 - August 8, 2013
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. Rise of the Turtles, Part 1
  2. Rise of the Turtles, Part 2
  3. Turtle Temper
  4. New Friend, Old Enemy
  5. I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman
  6. Metalhead
  7. Monkey Brains
  8. Never Say Xever
  9. The Gauntlet
  10. Panic in the Sewers
  11. Mousers Attack!
  12. It Came From The Depths
  13. I, Monster
  14. New Girl in Town
  15. The Alien Agenda
  16. The Pulverizer
  17. TCRI
  18. Cockroach Terminator
  19. Baxter's Gambit
  20. Enemy of My Enemy
  21. Karai's Vendetta
  22. The Pulverizer Returns!
  23. Parasitica
  24. Operation: Break Out
  25. Showdown, Part 1
  26. Showdown, Part 2

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"Rise of the Turtles, Part 2" is the second episode of the 2012 TV series, and is part 2 of the series premiere. It first aired on September 29th, 2012.


The Turtles find out where the O'Neils are being held and infiltrate their hideout, where they also battle their first mutant enemy.


Major Characters

Minor Characters


  • Mutant turtles
  • Mutant rat
  • Humans (one Snake/green plant mutant)
  • Utroms (Unnamed)
  • Snapping turtle (pet)

Main locations, accessories and vehicles

  • Snake's van
  • Bandanas
  • Katana swords
  • Bo staff
  • Sais
  • Nunchaku
  • Cane
  • Turtle lair
  • Kraang Lair
  • Tokyo
  • New York City
  • Helicopter
  • Kraang blasters
  • Robots


Continuing where the previous episode left off, the Turtles are standing by the crashed van wondering about the Mutagen that they just found. Leo reasons that the kidnappers that they are after are somehow connected to their mutation fifteen years ago. Mikey continues to insist that said kidnappers are alien robots, and he tries to prove it by pulling off the driver's face, but this proves futile, as the man (named Snake) is actually just an ordinary human. When the Turtles interrogate Snake, threatening him with the vial of Mutagen, they learn that he works for The Kraang, who have been kidnapping scientists from all over the entire city, and are planning to take all of them to an unspecified place located somewhere outside of the city.

The Turtles have Snake take them to one of The Kraang's lairs, which is quite heavily guarded. As Leo, Raph, and Donnie argue about how to free the hostages, Mikey accidentally lets Snake escape. The Turtles chase after him, but when Leo and Raph successfully find his hiding place, they decide to trick him instead of capture him...Leo then devises a fake plan, which he says is to use Snake's van to drive into the enemy headquarters, knowing that Snake can clearly hear him. The Turtles then return to the lair to gear up.

At the lair, while the other three Turtles prepare for their mission, Leonardo asks Splinter why he chose him to be the leader. Splinter says that he must discover that on his own. Then, Leo voices his fears of failing to Splinter and asks how he is supports to know and find where his priorities truly lie. Splinter says that failure is a possibility that every single leader must only be prepared to face - and once again tells him the story of his own greatest failure: His final battle with his arch rival, Oroku Saki, which ended in the tragic losses of his wife, Tang Shen, and their child Miwa. However, in spite of all the losses that he had both suffered and endured, he is gratified to have gained four new 'sons'...

Later, Snake and The Kraang are seen waiting for the Turtles to show up. As Snake expected, the van comes speeding towards the building and explodes in a fiery crash. A canister of mutagen then flies out of the van and bursts open on Snake, causing him to mutate. Meanwhile, it is revealed that the Turtles used the crash as a distraction so that they can sneak into the base unnoticed...

Once inside, they find the place full of alien robots, proving that Mikey was correct all along. They fight their way through the enemy lair, until they find the detention cell where the girl, April, and her dad are trapped. Just as they get the doors open, more robots come in and carry the two off. The Turtles give chase, but are stopped outside by the now monstrous Snakeweed. Leo, Raph and Mikey stay behind and fight him (along with even more robots), while Donnie goes to rescue April and her dad, who are being taken into a helicopter.

Donnie grabs onto the helicopter as it takes off. While he struggles with The Kraang, April falls out...He has to let go of the aircraft to save her, allowing The Kraang to successfully escape with her father...They go back to join the other Turtles, where Leo has come up with another plan to both outsmart the robots and defeat Snakeweed. They taunt The Kraang into shooting at a power generator, and an explosion then occurs, which both obliterates Snakeweed and covers our heroes' escape. As a result, The Kraang now declare the Turtles their enemies. The Turtles take April to her aunt's apartment - and vow not to rest until they have found and rescued her father...

Back at the lair, Splinter commends Leo for his success. Leo thinks that he understands why Splinter chose him to be the leader now, saying that he sensed in him a true warrior's spirit that would forge them all into the heroes they are destined to become. Splinter, however, says that the real reason was simply that Leo asked first to be the leader; He would've picked anyone of them if they asked first, though probably not Mikey. Then, Mikey interrupts, saying that they made the news!! The anchorman on TV reports that there are "Ninjas living in New York" after police found one of their shruikens. Splinter then warns his students to exercise much more caution in the future, as one of the ninjas' most powerful weapons is remaining a mystery - not be spotted in the light...Raph dismisses his warning, however, asking out loud what could possibly happen?...

Meanwhile, in of Tokyo, a man is apparently watching this very same news report and he immediately recognizes the symbol on the shuriken that is seen. Thus, he correctly believes that Hamato Yoshi is still alive and now training a ninja army of his own in New York City. He then tells one of his armed men to prepare his private jet. Afterward, he stands up and dons his helmet, and we leaned that the man is Oroku Saki - an old enemy of Hamato Yoshi from Japan in 15 years ago! As a result of knowing that Hamato Yoshi is alive and glaring menacingly at the camera, he decides that it's time to pay a visit to a friend......


Leo: "Guys, this is huge. Whoever kidnap those people are somehow connected to what happened to us 15 years ago."
Donnie: "How is that possible?"
Mikey: "For alien-robots, anything is possible."
Donnie: "Stop that! There are no such thing as alien-robots."
Mikey "Oh, yeah? Well, if there's no such thing as alien robots, how would you explain this?!" (Pulling the man's face)
Man: "Aaah! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!! MY FACE!!!"

Donnie: (seeing the kraang) Wow! Alien robots!
Mikey: (Looking at Donnie and sarcastically) Yeah, who said that?

Raph: "Enough! Time to get some answers. Who are you, and what's going on?"
Man: "Name's Snake, and I got nothing to say to you hideous freaks."
Raph: "Well, that's 'cause you don't know us yet.

Raph: (While threatening Snake) "Now, you could turn out handsome like me, or you might end up disgusting and deformed, like Mikey here."
Mikey: "Hey!"

(Raph breaks off a Kraang-droid's arm and blocks a door with it)
Raph: "That'll hold them."
(Leo, Donatello and Michelangelo stare at him)
Raph: "What?"
Leo: "You... are seriously twisted."
Raph: "Thanks!"

Splinter: "I am impressed, Leonardo. You proved to be an effective leader under the most difficult circumstances."
Leonardo: "Thank you, sensei. I think I know why you made me leader."
Master Splinter: "Oh? And why is that?"
Leonardo: "Because you sensed in me a true warrior spirit, that could forge us all to the great heroes we're destined to become."
Master Splinter: "No."
Leonardo: "No? Then why did you make me leader?"
Master Splinter: "Because... you asked."
Leonardo: "That's it? But you seemed so certain you were right."
Master Splinter: "As a leader you will learn that there is no right and wrong, only choices."
Leonardo: "So you could have chosen any of us?"
Master Splinter: "Yes."
Leonardo: "Even Mikey?!"
Master Splinter: "No... That would've been wrong."

Donatello: "Don't worry! I'll have you out of there in a second!"
April: "Okay, giant lizard thing."
Donatello: "Turtle, actually. I-I'm Donatello."
April: "April."
Donatello: "Wow. That's a pretty na-" (slammed into door by Leonardo)
Leonardo: "The lock, Donnie!"
Donatello: "Oh, right! Yeah! Sorry!"

Snake: "They'll be here any minute."
Kraang 1: "Kraang, are those who are coming to this place coming to this place?
Kraang 2: "I lack that knowledge, Kraang. I will inquire of Kraang about that knowledge." (looks up at the rooftop of the rest of Kraangs.) "Do you have the knowledge if those coming to this place are near this place, Kraang?"
Snake: (Turns around to the two Kraangs to scream at them) "THEY'RE TURTLES!!! Call them Turtles! 'Are the Turtles here?!'"
Kraang 3: "There are lights of a vehicle which contain that what you wish us to call 'The Turtles' coming to this place which you wish us to call 'here'."
Snake: "What are you talking about?"

Kraang 4: "The one's coming to this place are not in the vehicle bringing them to this place."
Kraang 5: "Then in what place are the ones called 'The Turtles'?"

(Mikey knocks out a Kraang alien.)
Mikey: "SEE?! SEE?! IT'S A BRAIN THING! I told you! I told you! But did any of you believe me? NO!! 'Cuz you all think I'm just some kind of bonehead!"
(The alien bites his hand, and he throws it against the wall, hitting an alarm and alerting the droids.)
Donnie, Raph and Leo: "MIKEY!!"
Mikey: "Okay, but I was still right about the brain thing! You gotta give me that!"