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Earth's Last Stand
Season 4, Episode 14
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Airdate April 24, 2016
Writter Brandon Auman
Director Michael Chang
Ben Jones
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Earth's Last Stand is the 14th episode of Season 4 and the 92nd episode overall.

History repeats itself

Official Description

As the team finally reaches Earth, Fugitoid reveals a horrible secret about his past.

Plot

As the Ulixes returns to the Milky Way Galaxy, and Earth's Solar System in the Orion Cygnus Arm of the Milky Way, the Turtles, April, and Casey are happy to be home and reunite with their family and friends, until the Fugitoid reminds them that if they don't stop the Triceratons now, Earth will be lost forever since they can't go back in time again to undo it. Speaking of the Triceratons, their flagship arrives near Saturn and makes its way towards Earth to wipe it out once and for all.

As they past through the Solar System, the Fugitoid has a confession to make: The Kraang were not the creators of the Heart of Darkness: He was. Back when he was still a humanoid, Kraang Subprime paid him a large sum of Zemulacks to help with his research in return for converting the Heart of Darkness from an energy generator to the doomsday weapon it now was. Back then, the Fugitoid would do anything to continue his research, not caring what the Kraang would use the Heart of Darkness for, but now, having realized his terrible mistake, he now regrets his actions and wants to make amends. However, having learned the truth, the gang are shocked that the Fugitoid kept that secret from them, Leo, Raph, and Casey being more furious than the others about it. As a result, as the Ulixes nears the Triceraton flagship as it makes its way towards Earth, having just reached Mars, Leonardo launches a one-man attack on the flagship in the Ulixes' Scout Ship, despite pleas from the others that what he's doing is suicidal. However, blinded by his anger towards learning the truth about the Heart of Darkness being the Fugitoid's creation, Leo ignores their pleas and continues with his suicidal attack.

When Mozar is told of the Ulixes' approach, he decides to hold his fire until they are around Mars, then unleash the entire fleet on the Turtles. Though Leo manages to destroy several Raptors and cause some damage to the flagship, when he attempts to attack the bridge where Mozar is, Raptors ambush him and fatally wound the Scout Ship, causing it to self-destruct, leaving Leo stranded in space. Leo groans and worse his helmet shatters, exposing him to space. He soon sufforcates and before the Ulixes can rescue him, it is shot down by Rock Rockets and heads for a crash landing on Mars

The Fugitoid manages to reboot the ship just before they plummet onto the surface of Mars. They then fly back up and use the tractor beam to retrieve Leo. Donnie shocks his heart to revive him, and Raph and Donnie heartwarming hugs him, as they are glad that their brother is alive. As they make their journey to Earth, the turtles of the past are fighting the Triceratons who are already there. Mozar captures Mikey again and is surprised that they do not remember him. He realizes they are from the past and says he will destroy all of them.

The turtles reach Earth, where Fugitoid says they will need to stop the Triceratons while he retrieves the Heart of Darkness. After April senses that he is lying and says that, the turtles disagree with his plan, saying that the Fugitoid is going with them, forcing the Fugitoid to use a trap door that sends them off the ship. As they fall to Earth, he uses a tractor beam to stop them from hitting the ground.

The fight against the Triceratons continues as the future turtles help. Just as Shredder is about to kill Splinter again, Leo alerts him, and Splinter sees the stab coming and effectively blocks it. Splinter doesn't understand why Shredder is stopping him from saving the Earth. Shredder accuses him for Karai's disappearance, which is what he thinks. As Splinter engages Shredder, Leo successfully blasts the Heart of Darkness' timer and all the turtles rejoice over supposed victory until Mozar teleports to the scene and engages them, seemingly having the upper hand.

As the fight between Splinter and Shredder progresses with the latter on the verge of winning, Splinter reacts with great agility, paralyzing Shredder's arms, causing him to collapse. Splinter walks up to Shredder, and with one final punch, he sends the latter flying; knocking his helmet off in the process. Tigerclaw picks up Shredder and states that Splinter has won for today, but not to count out the Foot Clan for long, before retreating from the scene with Shredder.

The turtles fight Mozar and eventually defeat him, forcing him to retreat to his ship. He orders someone to start the Devastator, a weapon that he intends to use to obliterate New York, with the intention of recovering the Heart of Darkness following the destruction of the city and his enemies. Fugitoid then uses his tractor beam to pick up the Heart of Darkness. Donnie then realizes the Fugitoid's plan. The device can only be destroyed by a combination of dark matter and fusion. The Fugitoid is powered by a fusion core and his ship uses dark matter.

The Triceratons fire up the Devastator as Fugitoid states his last words and flies into the Triceraton Devastator as he and his ship explode, destroying the Triceratons, the Heart of Darkness, and to the turtles's dismay, the Fugitoid himself. Back on Earth, the turtles mourn over the loss of Fugitoid. The turtles are then surprised by the arrival of the Ulixes. Donnie theorizes that since there are currently two of the team in this world, there will also be two Fugitoids.

The past version of the Fugitoid emerges from his ship, introduces himself, and offers the past version of the team an adventure. As their future versions approve and encourage them to explore space, the past versions waste no time to board the Ulixes, without heeding Splinter who suggests that "[they] talk about this". After the past versions leave, Slash remarks of how the events are indeed the weirdest he has ever experienced and asks for stories. Master Splinter asks for stories and explanations as well and Leo agrees to tell him first thing in the morning, after some sleep. Meanwhile, in the rubble of the Triceraton Mothership, the Fugitoid's head remains deactivated before his eyes suddenly light up.

Trivia

  • Last episode with Fugitoid.
  • The end of the Turtles' adventures in space.
  • Last episode with the Triceratons.


Transcript

Earth's Last Stand/Transcript

Quotes

"Don't you think I'm trying? Or do you think I enjoy plummetting straight for the surface of Mars?!" -Fugitoid

"Let it be known that you are all my friends. And I love you all." - Fugitoid's last words before sacrificing himself.

"No!" - Mozar as the Fugitoid explodes with the Mothership.

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