The Purple Jacket
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode
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Season Code: 021
Episode: 11A
Original airdate January 26, 2019 (television)
December 8, 2018 (online)
Written by Russ Carney & Ron Corcillo
Directed by Abe Audish
Voice Direction Rob Paulsen
Supervising Director  Alan Wan
Storyboard Artist: Christopher Luc
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"The Purple Jacket" is the nineteenth episode (Episode 11A) of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It first aired on January 26th, 2019.


An evil tech club lures Donnie with the promise of a gorgeous purple jacket.


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Minor Characters


Donatello has crept into the school at the request of his friend April disguised by a hoodie in order to help her with the last review of her school science project. Donatello, however, first focused his enthusiasm on the school itself, which for him represents a new ground of unlimited possibilities for his intellectual maturity. His enthusiasm also does not stop in front a group of students who run an exclusive technology club at the school under the name "Purple Dragons"; even when April tries to make it clear to him that this trio are extremely cocky guys that they'd rather keep away from.

Believing that it has something to do with intellectual equality, Donatello boldly presents himself to the Dragons in defiance of all the objections of April, and to show them his worth, he proudly presents his home-made combat gear. Impressed by the candidate's technical abilities, Kendra, the club's leader, accepts Donatello as a new member of the Dragons. Donatello proudly displays his new Purple Dragons club jacket in front of his brothers at home; but after he finally goes to bed, a transmitter hidden in the jacket activates itself, hacking into Donatello's drones and hijacking them.

A little while later, Donatello is awakened by April's call and made aware of a flash message on TV about a series of high-tech burglaries that have just been committed. On the surveillance videos of the stolen electronics stores, the terrified Donatello realizes his own equipment is at work, and so overwhelmed by the now-revealed true nature of the Dragons, he and April track down the trail of the Dragons by bike. They quickly come to the conclusion that the Dragons are planning a break-in at Nakamura, the largest computer chip producer in the world, and are heading straight for it.

When the two arrive there, the Dragons have already entered the building and made their way to the company's main computer, which they hack into to gain its source code and free access to all computers in the world. They arrive too late to prevent the Dragons from downloading the code, but as the Dragons try to escape, Jase and Jeremy are stopped by Donatello and April, relieved of their stolen equipment. Then the two hurry after Kendra, who wants to get away with the code, which leads to a wild flight-pack chase in the air above New York.

Due to April's lack of flight experience, the persecution ends up as a crash landing in a back alley; but before Donatello can fix the device, Kendra hacks into his gear with the stolen code and uses it against her pursuers, before she wants to get away for the next raid. To stop them, Donatello has no choice but to sacrifice his precious club jacket to sabotage their rotor flight pack, and after successful work, the two friends forgave themselves just before the police arrive to take Kendra into custody.


  • Donnie: It smells like learning... and puberty.
  • Leonardo: The nerve of that guy!


  • The episode, along with "Pizza Pit", was leaked early on iTunes on December 7th, 2018, and was also posted on one day later.
  • Donnie is seen without any of his gear for the first time in the series.
    • Leo was also seen unmasked in this episode.
  • When Donnie was being attacked by his Battleshell, he shouts out "Alpha Bootyyyshaker9000! Three Ys."
    • this is a refence to his password in Stuck on You
  • April references her 1987 TV series counterpart right after she steps on Kendra's computer, by saying "Bam! I should write for the news".




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