Wu: We're running out of time.
Skylor: Not sure how long I can keep this up!
P.I.X.A.L.: The cooling units are pushed to their limits, but the temperature keeps rising. If she gets too warm, Nya will completely melt.
Wu: And we'll lose her forever.
Wu: Where is Aspheera?
(Aspheera wanders around the hangar bay. She presses a few buttons and reveals the hidden compartment with the Golden Weapons.)
Aspheera: The Weapons of Spinjitzu. (She reaches for them.)
Wu: Please. Don't make yourself at home.
Aspheera: Isn't it dangerous to have them so close together?
Wu: They are currently powerless. There is little risk in keeping all our eggs in one basket at this point.
Aspheera: (yawning) I wouldn't be so bored if I had some paper. I make fantastic origami. It's a hobby I picked up in prison. You know, where you sent me to rot? Where you reduced me, a sorceress and leader of armies, to folding paper into animals?
Wu: We have more pressing matters here than your arts and crafts, Aspheera.
Aspheera: Ah, yes. Your little Nya-sicle. Wish I could help, but your ninja never came back. So I'm leaving.
Wu: You agreed to save Nya by draining her powers.
Aspheera: If you brought me my staff, which you didn't. The ninja clearly failed, so time for me to sssslither on down the road.
Wu: Wait! I'm sure they'll be back soon. What will keep you here?
Aspheera: Interesting question. When I was in prison, I spent a lot of time dreaming about defeating the Treacherous Deceiver in a variety of ways. That's you. You're the Treacherous Deceiver.
Wu: I know you believe that of me.
Aspheera: Then why did you stare like you had no idea what I was talking about? Don't make me the villain.
Wu: What do you have in mind?
Aspheera: How about a series of contests? To test our strength and cunning.
Wu: With Nya in mortal danger, you expect me to --
Aspheera: Yawn. (She turns to leave.)
Wu: Very well. What kind of contests?
(In the courtyard, Aspheera and Wu lift weights.)
Aspheera: 98, 99, 100. I win!
Wu: Well. I am thousands of years old.
Aspheera: So am I. Next contest!
(In the game room, they arm wrestle. Aspheera wins.)
Aspheera: Yes! Such a Wu-ser. It's like loser but with "Wu" in it, as that's your name.
Wu: Are we done?
Aspheera: Not even close!
(Next, they play pool. Aspheera gets every ball into the nets but one. She then nudges the table to get the last one in.)
Aspheera: Perfect break! I win!
(They have a staring contest.)
Aspheera: Staring contest! (She startles Wu with her tongue and he blinks.) I win!
(They move to the kitchen.)
Aspheera: Pancake flipping. (She stacks her pancakes perfectly.) Jinx!
(Startled, Wu flips the pancake too high and it sticks to the ceiling, which is full of pancakes.)
Wu: You really did this in prison? (All the pancakes crash down on him.)
Aspheera: I win!
(Wu goes to the hangar bay, a pancake still stuck to his hat.)
Wu: What's her status?
Skylor: Not good. My power's - nearly - ugh. (Her powers disappear.) Gone.
P.I.X.A.L.: The temperature keeps rising. (She turns the dial on a cooling unit.) The cooling units are at maximum strength. At this level we risk burning out the - (A cooling unit explodes.) Oh no!
Computer: Danger. Temperature approaching critical.
(Nya begins to visibly melt.)
P.I.X.A.L.: She's about to destabilize!
Wu: Forgive us, Nya.
Zane: Look out! (He blasts Nya with ice again, freezing her just in time.)
Kai: Sorry we're late.
Aspheera: I see you have something of mine. Unless you've changed your mind about saving your friend?
Lloyd: No. We had a deal.
Aspheera: Finally. (She points her staff at Nya, but suddenly blasts it at the ninja.) Revenge. Revenge! (She continues blasting as the ninja dodge.) This is the revenge I deserve! Revenge! Because of all of you, my cunning has been wasted on stupid origami!
Lloyd: I can't believe Aspheera betrayed us in two seconds flat!
Wu: If only a wise, experienced mentor had warned you not to trust her!
Zane: But Master Wu, you did warn us.
Wu: Exactly. Ugh, this cannot get any worse.
(Suddenly, the proximity alarms go off. The computer shows a helicopter approaching. Lloyd grabs the staff while Aspheera is distracted by the screen.)
Aspheera: You betrayed me? Again?
Wu: What? No! I swear I didn't.
Kai: They're not after you! They're after us.
Wu: Why are they after you? You said you could get the staff without being spotted.
Kai: Well, there were complications.
Wu: Like what?
Kai: Does it matter? The point is, we're all --
Zane: Kai said my name aloud, thereby revealing our identities.
Aspheera: You dolts. You fools! You led them back here and now we'll all go to prison!
Lloyd: Maybe not. There's a secret tunnel out of this monastery that only we know about.
Aspheera: Where? Show me!
Lloyd: After you save Nya!
Aspheera: Fine! Brace yourself, water ninja. (She blasts her staff at Nya.)
Wu: It's working.
(Just then, the New Ninja arrive on the elevator.)
Teal Ninja: Wherever there are criminals! Wherever there are convicts!
Kai: Did someone forget to close the secret exit?
Teal Ninja: (in the background) Wherever there are felons!
Jay: You were the last one in!
Teal Ninja: (in the background) You'll find us!
Kai: Sure! Let's blame Kai for everything. Great. That's awesome.
Teal Ninja: (in the background) We are! The New Ninja!
Lloyd: Blabbly blah, you're the New Ninja. We get it. Pro tip, you need a shorter catchphrase. We got ours down to three syllables.
Teal Ninja: I have no idea what's going on here. And I don't wanna know. You broke the law! (He breaks his blade on his knee.) And we're here to unbreak - unbreak - (He tries and fails to "unbreak" his sword. He throws it away and reaches for a new one.) Sword. (The Orange Ninja hands him her blade.) Unbreak it!
Cole: Unbreak it?
Teal Ninja: You know, to fix it. Make sure you don't break it again. Wrap it in a bandage. Maybe. Whatever. Get 'em!
Lloyd: We gotta hold them off until Nya's safe!
(A battle breaks out.)
Pink Ninja: Crime doesn't pay! And being public enemies one through five pays even less!
Kai: Yeah, I got a question about that. Can you be more specific with those rankings? Like, who's number one? We're not keeping track, but who's number one?
Aspheera: Ugh. So much elemental energy!
Aspheera: I'm trying, you fool! I've never drained someone this powerful before! I have no idea what damage it could - AAH! (A surge of energy sweeps through the monastery and then the entire city, knocking everyone back and causing a blackout.)
(The lights come back on in the monastery.)
Jay: Nya! (He throws the Yellow Ninja off his back and races to her side.) Nya. (He sees that she is okay.) It worked. It worked!
(Kai races to her side as well. Lloyd takes a brief look before running to Aspheera and helping her stand.)
Aspheera: What are you doing?
Lloyd: Keeping my word. (He takes her to the secret exit.) At the bottom, you'll see a narrow tunnel. Follow it, and you'll be out in ten minutes.
Aspheera: You're actually keeping your word? Will wonders never cease.
Lloyd: Don't push it, Aspheera.
(He rejoins the others with his hands raised.)
Teal Ninja: By the power of Mayor Trustable, I hereby place all of you former, old, new new ninja under arrest. And don't worry. We'll find your accomplice Aspheera soon enough.
Pink Ninja: I hope it was worth it, criminal.
Lloyd: It was.
Teal Ninja: Radio the Ninjago Police and tell them we have the ninja in custody.
Jay: Take care of Nya. Tell her I love her.
Teal Ninja: We don't have any reason to arrest you three. Yet. But I warn you. We're watching you. And if you give us any reason to even think you're following the ninja's example, we'll be back. And you will face, the New! Ninja! Smoke bomb! (He uses a teal smoke bomb, but doesn't run out of sight in time.) New Ninja! (He uses another smoke bomb before running off.)
(In the game room, Wu sets Nya on the couch.)
Nya: Master Wu? Am I back?
Wu: Yes, Nya. Yes, you are.
Nya: Where's Jay? And the others?
(The ninja get on the police helicopter.)
Cole: So. This is happening?
Jay: Yeah. But we did it. Nya is home.
(The ninja except Zane share satisfied smiles.)
Aspheera: Join your fellow paper soldiers. Join the only army this once great queen now commands.
(Suddenly, her staff drops from the ceiling. A Crystal Spider lands in front of her.)
Aspheera: What's thissss? Where did you come from? Why do you seek an audience with Asssspheera?
Aspheera: How can I say no to an offer like that? Revenge. Revenge. Revenge!
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