|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) episode|
|Original airdate||January 18th, 2015|
"Vision Quest" is the 60th episode of the 2012 Series.
Leo takes the Turtles to train in the woods in an advanced ninja ritual; the Turtles must overcome their weaknesses and face their enemies to become a true ninja.
- April O'Neil (Mae Whitman)
- Casey Jones (Josh Peck)
- Foot Soldiers
- Ice Cream Kitty (Kevin Eastman)
- Tiger Claw (Eric Bauza)
- Rahzar (Clancy Brown)
- Fishface (Christian Lanz)
- Master Splinter (spiritual form, Hoon Lee)
- Shredder (Kevin Michael Richardson)
The episode begins with Leonardo in the woods, armed with a bow and arrow, hunting after a deer. The deer runs away and Leo falls out of the tree, hurting his injured leg. As he looks up, the deer has returned, shrouded by light for a moment, then angrily attacking Leo. Leo watches the deer run away, surprised at its sudden attack.
Meanwhile, at the farmhouse, Raph and the others are training by splitting logs.
- A "Vision Quest" is an attempt to achieve a vision of a future guardian spirit, traditionally undertaken at puberty by boys of the Plains Indian peoples, typically through fasting or self-torture.
- When Raphael enters the cave, he says there's no pirate ship, this is a reference to the movie The Goonies which Sean Astin starred in.
- The scene where the turtles are in the forest at night, surrounding the camp fire with the spirit of Master Splinter coming from the fire is reminiscent to a familiar scene from the 1990 TMNT movie.