“Absolutely not. I cannot allow it. What happened to him is my fault and mine alone. It is my responsibility.”
— Wu, forbidding the Ninja from rescuing Zane
"A Cold Goodbye"
Season 11, Episode 15
Ninjago Secrets of The Forbidden Spinjitzu Episode 15
Air date August 10, 2019 (US)
September 9, 2019 (Australia)
September 27, 2019 (Canada)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Shane Poettcker
Episode guide
"Vengeance is Mine!"
"The Never-Realm"

A Cold Goodbye is the fifteenth episode of the eleventh season, and the 113th episode overall of LEGO Ninjago. It aired on August 10, 2019 in the United States. It is the only episode not paired with a new episode, instead paired with a rerun of "Vengeance is Mine!" in its initial air-date in the United States.[1]

In most countries, like Australia and Malaysia, this episode was paired up with "The Never-Realm," although in the USA, It was only paired with a rerun. 


Having learned Zane is not dead, Master Wu prepares to go after him, but Lloyd and the other ninja take matters into their own hands and defy their Master.


At the Monastery of Spinjitzu, P.I.X.A.L. was sleeping until having a nightmare of Zane's apparent sacrifice before waking up screaming and looking at a portrait of them together and being sad. The Ninja ran in after hearing her scream and speak with her, as they all relate to their loss of Zane. However, a frantic Wu ran in and states Zane is still alive, to the Ninja’s surprise. Wu tells the Ninja that in his visit with Aspheera, she informed him of how she actually sent Zane to the Never-Realm, a mysterious place his father told him to never go after he had trouble escaping.

The Ninja tell Wu they want to join him but refused to let them come since the realm is most likely dangerous, but they insist to save their comrade. When Wu once more stood his ground, Lloyd seemingly agrees with his uncle's request and tells him to make a plan for his journey before rushing in.

Later that night, Lloyd sneaks into Wu's room through the open ceiling and stealthily grabs the bag on the left before regrouping with the others, only to discover he had taken Wu's rations. He goes back to get the other bag but comes across the chicken, who immediately blasted him out before landing next to its master, who was disturbed from his meditation, but pets it, nonetheless. Lloyd returns to the living room and spits out a feather to let them know he failed again. After two failed attempts, Lloyd tries again for the third time and successfully steals the Traveler's Tea.

After regrouping with the other Ninja, they head down the elevator to the Samurai X Cave 2.0. However, when they arrived downstairs, they spot Wu holding Aspheera's Staff and demanding back the Traveler's Tea. This caused a skirmish between the Ninja and Wu as they fought for possession of the tea. In the end, the Ninja were able to defeat Wu by knocking the staff out of Wu's hand and tying him up. Their master tried to warn the Ninja about the tea, but Lloyd puts a mouthpiece over Wu before he could finish his sentence.

The Ninja enter the Land Bounty while P.I.X.A.L. stood outside and zapped the vehicle from plain sight. Inside the Land Bounty, the Ninja encountered turbulence while passing through the Ethereal Divide. Meanwhile, P.I.X.A.L. untied Wu and tried to reason with their angry master, but Wu tells P.I.X.A.L. that Traveler's Tea grown in Ninjago has no effect in the Never-Realm; meaning the Ninja are trapped and cannot travel back to Ninjago. He lied so he could go alone and not have an entire group stranded in the unknown realm.



For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations Visited


  • Narrator: Wu
  • Zane and Aspheera appear in P.I.X.A.L.'s nightmare but do not speak.
  • Similarly to the fourth season, where the Ninja went to Chen's Island to rescue Zane, they now go to the Never-Realm to rescue Zane once again. 
  • This episode marks the first time P.I.X.A.L. is shown sleeping and having a nightmare. She previously remarked in "Versus" on how she always wondered what it felt like to dream.
  • The Ninja remark they have gotten their strength back since they can overpower and detain Wu after losing to him in the season's beginning.
  • This episode ends the Fire Chapter of the eleventh season.


  • When the clip of Zane being banished plays in the intro recap, Zane's left arm is oddly elongated and un-moving. In the previous episode, his left arm was normal and moved behind his back. 
  • When P.I.X.A.L. wakes up from her dream, she has no armor pads. Yet, when she sits up in bed, she has her armor pads. For the rest of the scene, her armor pads are gone. 
  • When the Ninja, Wu, and P.I.X.A.L. started walking, a picture of Ray and Maya was shown and a few seconds later when Wu said "In warning", the picture was shown again.
  • When attacking Jay with Forbidden Spinjitzu, the flames on Wu's head are missing.
  • In the previous episode, after Wu was pushed by Zane, his staff didn't appear right next to him, but in P.I.X.A.L.'s nightmare, the staff appeared right next to Wu after he was pushed.



LEGO Ninjago Episodes
Pilot Episodes 1. Way of the Ninja · 2. The Golden Weapon · 3. King of Shadows · 4. Weapons of Destiny
Mini-Movies 1. Secrets of the Blacksmith · 2. Flight of the Dragon Ninja · 3. The New Masters of Spinjitzu · 4. An Underworldly Takeover · 5. Return to the Fire Temple · 6. Battle Between Brothers
Season 1: Rise of the Snakes 1. Rise of the Snakes · 2. Home · 3. Snakebit · 4. Never Trust a Snake · 5. Can of Worms · 6. The Snake King · 7. Tick Tock · 8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy · 9. The Royal Blacksmiths · 10. The Green Ninja · 11. All of Nothing · 12. The Rise of the Great Devourer · 13. Day of the Great Devourer
Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja 1. Darkness Shall Rise · 2. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 3. Double Trouble · 4. Ninjaball Run · 5. Child's Play · 6. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 7. The Stone Army · 8. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 9. The Last Voyage · 10. Island of Darkness · 11. The Last Hope · 12. Return of the Overlord · 13. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3: Rebooted 1. The Surge · 2. The Art of the Silent Fist · 3. Blackout · 4. The Curse of the Golden Master · 5. Enter the Digiverse · 6. Codename: Arcturus · 7. The Void · 8. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4: The Tournament of Elements 1. The Invitation · 2. Only One Can Remain · 3. Versus · 4. Ninja Roll · 5. Spy for a Spy · 6. Spellbound · 7. The Forgotten Element · 8. The Day of the Dragon · 9. The Greatest Fear of All · 10. The Corridor of Elders
Chen Mini-Movies
1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 5: Possession 1. Winds of Change · 2. Ghost Story · 3. Stiix and Stones· 4. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 5. Peak-a-Boo · 6. Kingdom Come · 7. The Crooked Path · 8. Grave Danger · 9. Curseworld, Part I · 10. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6: Skybound 1. Infamous · 2. Public Enemy Number One · 3. Enkrypted · 4. Misfortune Rising · 5. On a Wish and a Prayer · 6. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 7. Wishmasters · 8. The Last Resort · 9. Operation Land Ho! · 10. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
1. The Tall Tale of Flintlocke · 2. The Tall Tale of Clancee · 3. The Tall Tale of Doubloon · 4. The Tall Tale of Dogshank · 5. The Tall Tale of Monkey Wretch · 6. The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Season 7: The Hands of Time 1. The Hands of Time · 2. The Hatching · 3. A Time of Traitors · 4. Scavengers · 5. A Line in the Sand · 6. The Attack · 7. Secrets Discovered · 8. Pause and Effect · 9. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 10. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas Mini-Movies
Wu's Teas
Ninjago: Decoded 1. Legacy · 2. Vehicles and Mechs · 3. Legendary Places · 4. Ninjago's Most Wanted · 5. The Digiverse and Beyond · 6. The Elemental Masters · 7. Beasts and Dragons · 8. Rise of Garmadon · 9. Prophecy of the Green Ninja · 10. Greatest Battles
Season 8: The Sons of Garmadon 1. The Mask of Deception · 2. The Jade Princess · 3. The Oni and the Dragon · 4. Snake Jaguar · 5. Dead Man's Squall · 6. The Quiet One · 7. Game of Masks · 8. Dread on Arrival · 9. True Potential · 10. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9: Hunted 1. Firstbourne · 2. Iron & Stone · 3. Radio Free Ninjago · 4. How to Build a Dragon · 5. The Gilded Path · 6. Two Lies, One Truth · 7. The Weakest Link · 8. Saving Faith · 9. Lessons for a Master · 10. Green Destiny
Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu 1. Master Class · 2. Green and Gold · 3. The Weekend Drill · 4. Elemental Rider · 5. Blue Lightning · 6. Samurai X-Treme
Season 10: March of the Oni 1. The Darkness Comes · 2. Into the Breach · 3. The Fall · 4. Endings
Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 1. Wasted True Potential · 2. Questing for Quests · 3. A Rocky Start · 4. The Belly of the Beast · 5. Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · 6. The News Never Sleeps · 7. Ninja vs Lava · 8. Snaketastrophy · 9. Powerless · 10. Ancient History · 11. Never Trust a Human · 12. Under Siege · 13. The Explorers Club · 14. Vengeance is Mine! · 15. A Cold Goodbye · 16. The Never-Realm · 17. Fire Maker · 18. An Unlikely Ally · 19. The Absolute Worst · 20. The Message · 21. The Traveler's Tree · 22. Krag's Lament · 23. Secret of The Wolf · 24. The Last of the Formlings · 25. My Enemy, My Friend · 26. The Kaiju Protocol · 27. Corruption · 28. A Fragile Hope · 29. Once and for All · 30. Awakenings
Prime Empire Original Shorts 1. Let's Dance · 2. Upgrade · 3. Gayle Gossip: A Closer Look · 4. The Meaning of Victory · 5. The Stowaway · 6. Manhunt
Season 12: Prime Empire 1. TBA
Unknown Ninjago Second 2020 Installment 1. TBA
Unknown Ninjago 2021 Installment 1. TBA

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