The Shredder Strikes Back,
Part 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) episode
Season Code: S01E18
Episode: 18
Original airdate June 14, 2003
Written by Eric Luke
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
← Previous Next →
"The Shredder Strikes Back, Part 1" "Tales of Leo"

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

Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Ninja TribunalFast Forward - Back to the Sewer

"The Shredder Strikes Back, Part 2" is the eighteenth episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and is also part 2 of the "Shredder Strikes Back" story arc. It first aired on June 14th, 2003. It had 2.79 million views on the 4kids website as of 2007.


Major characters

Minor characters

Main Locations, Vehicles, and Accessories


Voice-over introduction

Splinter: The worst has come to pass. My son Leonardo was out on a training exercise when he was ambushed and chased across the city by the dark forces of the Foot. He was returned to us broken and battered, only to deliver a terrible message.

Leonardo: He's back...the Shredder.

Splinter: I had foolishly thought the worst had come to pass, but now I fear it is yet to come.

Plot Synopsis

Continuing from Part 1, everyone is crouched over the seriously injured Leonardo, in utter shock. Mikey looks out the window and notices that there are many Foot Ninja assembled on the rooftops of all the buildings surrounding April’s apartment. Before Splinter and the turtles can even prepare, the Foot come storming into April’s apartment from every side. While the turtles and Splinter battle the attacking Foot Ninja, April drags Leo to a sheltered spot and tries to tend to his wounds.

"Nice hats."

It quickly becomes clear that they can’t hold the Foot off for very long, so they decide the best course of action is to go down the stairs and escape through the antique shop. With April assisting Leonardo, they make their way down the stairs. Mikey scouts ahead and discovers that four Elite Guards are waiting for them in the store. Mikey makes a gag---Telling the four that they have nice hats; This is also told to them by the other two turtles that enter the shop. We quickly realize that the Foot attack was designed to tire the turtles out, and herd them right into the grip of the Elite. The ensuing battle is ferocious, and the turtles and Splinter are, at best, delaying an inevitable defeat, due to being severely outnumbered. Just when it

Casey attacks Hun after telling him to leave April alone.

seems things couldn’t get any worse, they do! Hun arrives on the scene and menaces both April and an injured Leonardo. However, April and Leo manage to run through the door leading into the shop, and Raph immediately closes the door on Hun, holding the giant off temporarily. To make matters even worse, however, The Shredder shows up and starts to attack Master Splinter, while The Foot Elite continue to square off with the turtles.

Splinter delivers a devastating kick to Shredder's abdomen.

Just when all seems lost, reinforcements arrive in the form of Casey Jones.

Casey prepares to help the turtles fight The Shredder and the Foot Ninjas.

Casey crashes through the storefront window on his motorcycle and manages to take care of the Elite Guard with relative ease. Casey’s appearance re-energizes the three turtles and Splinter, and the giant battle hits a fever pitch. However, the odds are just too great and it's clear that the good guys will have to find an escape route, or else get killed. Meanwhile, Hun breaks open the door that was holding him off and approaches April, who is inspecting Leo. Hun reveals his plans to April, which are to physically harm her in order to take the fight out of the turtles, but just when he's about to do so, Casey puts a hockey club around his wrist, before telling Hun to never threaten April. Hun lunges at Casey, but Casey dodges out of the way and hits Hun in the back with the hockey club, knocking him into some nearby Foot Soldiers...Once again, the battle reaches a fever pitch, just when police begin to arrive on the scene and call for back-up.

Raph and Mikey notice Leo trying to stand up against April's will when the Shredder appears and prepares to finish him off.

Splinter knocks Shredder away and engages him. When Shredder was preparing to slay him. Leo used his remaining strength to knock down a cabinet between them and falls unconscious.

With no choice but to retreat, April points to a door off to one side of the shop. Figuring that retreating is the best option at this point, Mikey yells for everyone to retreat through the door which is a walk-in cooler. April drags Leo inside and once the others run inside, Mikey closes the door tightly.

As the group is stuck inside, many police cars begin to pull up onto the scene. Shredder orders his ninjas to vanish, but rather than simply fleeing from the police and leaving the turtles alive, the villain has a slightly different plan in mind. Before leaving, Shredder blocks the cooler off, drops a firebomb, and then uses his gauntlets to puncture an exposed gas line. As the police prepare to enter the building, a massive explosion rocks the neighborhood, and April's antique shop erupts in a gigantic ball of flames seemingly killing the turtles and their allies...

On a nearby rooftop, two Guardians survey the scene. They report to the Council that they've arrived too late to help and that the Turtles have apparently been destroyed. The Council is dismayed at this news, and they note that their enemy is becoming too powerful. They tell the two Guardians to accelerate the plan (which is unknown) immediately. After The Guardian signs off, he tells the other that he once shook hands with Leonardo and called him 'ally', before saying that "It is a great, great loss this day. A great, great loss", as the building undergoes a second eruption...


Michelangelo: If you read comic books you'd know, the bad guy always comes back! Always!

April: Leo, lean on me.
Leonardo: April, leave me. Get away if you can. This is our fight, not yours.
April: Not my fight?! Look Leo, we're all family now. I could never run out on you!

Michelangelo: Ladies and gentlemen, turtles and rats, run, do not walk, to the nearest exit!

Michelangelo: (looks into April's shop) It's quiet...maybe too quiet...(looks to camera) Always wanted to say that!

Raphael: Woah...(looks at Elite Guard) Nice hats.
(Mikey and Don start nodding in agreement)
Michelangelo: Yeah, we thought so too.
Donatello: Say what you will about the Foot, but they do not skip on the headgear.

Shredder: Say farewell to each other, while you still can.
Michelangelo: Oh yeah, Mr. Spikeypants? Well, you're the one who should be saying farewell to uh, to yourself!
Raphael: Oh yeah, Mikey. That got 'em.
Michelangelo: Hey, I'm under a lot of pressure here!

Casey Jones: Goongala! Goongala!

Shredder: Like the Phoenix, I have risen from the ashes! And into my fire, you shall fall.

Michelangelo: Kinda quiet out think they all just went home?
Raphael: (sarcastically) Yeah, we scared them off by running into a closet and lockin' the door. (sniffs the air) Hey, I smell smoke.
Donatello: (sniffs the air) I smell gas.
Raphael: Mikey (Michelangelo shrugs)
Donatello: No! Not that kind of gas.
Michelangelo: (tries to open the door) Hey, this door is getting kinda hot. (shoves against it) It's jammed! It won't open!
Casey Jones: Gas plus flame equals... Let's book! Now!
Raphael: (works with Mikey to try to open the door) We gotta get out of here!


  • This episode is based on the Mirage original comics Volume 1 issue "Silent Partner".
  • This is the first episode we hear Casey yell, "Goongala!" This is his battle cry from the Mirage comics.
  • When the turtles fight the Foot Elite one of them knocks Don's staff near Mikey, however, when the two teleport, he has his bo staff in his hands.
  • It is never revealed how Casey knew that the Foot were attacking the Turtles as no one was shown to have called him, too busy fighting off the foot.



External links

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.