Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Deadly Venom

With Baxter Stockman (Phil LaMarr) having perfected his new mind-control worms the Shredder (Kevin Michael Richardson) sends Karai (Kelly Hu) out to destroy the Turtles. First poisoning April O'Neil (Mae Whitman) and then Casey Jones (Josh Peck), Karai picks off the group one by one until only Leonardo (Seth Green) remains.

Needing a way for Splinter (Hoon Lee) to save April and Leo to fight off Karai's attack, "The Deadly Venom" falls back on an old TV trope of introducing a new unrelated idea in the same episode that is miraculously just what the heroes need to claim victory. Here Splinter's "Healing Hand" not only helps the Turtles' father recover from his recent ordeals but help Leonardo save his entire family from Karai's attack. The Turtles were able to fight off Shredder's mind control together but Leo has no effect when trying to reason with the brainwashed Karai suggesting she could remain an enemy for the foreseeable future.

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