SEASON 2 EPISODE 26: RISE OF THE SPINJITZU MASTER
We open with dark clouds gathering over Ninjago City. Tendrils of dark matter sap energy from the power lines. Our heroes’ friends and family come out of Dareth’s dojo to see a dark vortex forming in the sky above them. They think ‘Oh, this must mean the ninja won!’ Uhg… –Facepalm– yes, the dark swirling clouds of doom mean that the good guys have won /sarcasm/. Come on people, I expect better from you!
In a flash of unholy light, the ultimate weapon appears on the street, scaring everyone away. Except Dareth, because he’s an idiot and thinks he can take the thing on himself. The Overlord just smirks and fires a few shots of dark matter at the moron. Sadly, he misses.
Dareth: Uh… w-we shall meet again! This I swear!
Me: Dareth, you are not cool enough to quote El Tigre, don’t even try.
SEASON 2 EPISODE 25: RETURN OF THE OVERLORD
We open with a good look at the ultimate weapon from last episode, Garmatron. (I see what you did there) It’s an enormous tank with an enormous cannon. Lord Garmadon is in awe of it. The stone army returns from the doomsday clock with the dark helmet and a prisoner. Nya. She gives the usual ‘You’ll never get away with it!’ shtick. The dark lord figures this is the perfect opportunity to test the dark matter.
SEASON 2 EPISODE 24: THE LAST HOPE
We open with Lord Garmadon at the doomsday clock.
Overlord: The clock is only hours away… from finishing its countdown… to the final battle between good and evil Garmadon…. Why so sad?
Lord Garmadon: M-me? Hah, nonsense. I couldn’t be happier! It’s just…
Garmadon: I still have to battle my son? In order to transform Ninjago into my image?
Overlord: Battle… and defeat! If evil is to prevail…
Me: Poor guy.
SEASON 2 EPISODE 23: ISLAND OF DARKNESS
As the episode opens, we find our heroes have reached the Dark Island, and have hidden the airship from the patrolling stone army. Cole complains about having to keep a low profile; he’d rather fight the creatures. However, everyone reminds him they can do literally nothing to stop the things. That’s why they’re here, to find the temple of light and a way to destroy the invincible warriors.
Misako: Here it is written, ‘For once the green ninja finds the instrument of peace, he will strike it, and know the power of the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master’.
Lloyd: Ultimate Spinjitzu Master?
Misako: It means you will be able to invoke the power of the golden dragon, an ancient fighting style only practiced by the First Spinjitzu Master.
Lloyd: –Smirks at the other guys– Hahaha. Jealous?
Me: D’aw, Lloyd’s still kind of a brat.
SEASON 2 EPISODE 22: THE LAST VOYAGE
The episode opens with Zane and Sensei Wu observing the Dark Island from the shore of Ninjago. It wasn’t there before, and now –poof– there it is. Stranger still, the stone army that sacked the city last episode has vanished. Zane wonders if Lord Garmadon has anything to do with it, and Sensei is like ‘Yeah, probably.’ So, they send the falcon off to check out the island.
SEASON 2 EPISODE 21: THE DAY NINJAGO STOOD STILL
We open with the Serpentine crowning Skales in the city of Oroboros. He’s uniting them to rise up against the humans, kind of like Pythor did back in season one, only Skales wants them to rely on their own power, rather than leave the deed to some unknown, uncontrollable force. His plan is to burrow under Ninjago City and burry it.
Next, we check in with the ninja. Guess what they’re doing? Go on, guess. If you guessed training Lloyd, then you’re right! Well, at least it wasn’t the very opening scene this time. Dareth comes in to ask them to keep the damage to a minimum today, he has a class later. (Uhg… he’s back. We always go for an episode or so without seeing him, I forget about him, and then bam! He comes back) Of course, the training proceeds to be as destructive as possible.
The camera pans up to the airship, which is parked on the roof. (Why aren’t they training in here? I don’t like Dareth, but it’s still kinda mean to destroy his dojo if they don’t have to) Sensei Wu pulls out an old picture from under his hat and looks at it sadly.
SEASON 2 EPISODE 20: THE STONE ARMY
We open, not with Lloyd training for once, but the Serpentine. Lord Garmadon tells them he has a new plan to destroy the ninja. He wants to find the Island of Darkness mentioned in Captain Soto’s log back in episode 15. Skales is all ‘Why are we still following this guy? He’s having us chase after legends and stories. And we all know how that went last time.’ The dark lord manages to persuade the other generals with promises of untold power and glory, though, so Skales is dragged along. Keep an eye on him, Garmadon, this snake has a history of turning on people.