“Stubborn to the end. So be it. The green one will perish.”
Vex, to unknown prisoner
"An Unlikely Ally"
Season 11, Episode 18
An Unlikely Ally
Air date August 24, 2019 (Malaysia)
September 16, 2019 (Australia)
October 4, 2019 (Canada)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Shane Poettcker
Episode guide
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An Unlikely Ally is the eighteenth episode of the eleventh season, and 116th overall of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. It aired in Malaysia on August 24, 2019. The US release date is unknown.


Lloyd runs afoul of the Ice Emperor's Blizzard Samurai but is rescued by a strange wolf, with whom an unlikely friendship develops.


Back in the Great Lake, Jay and Nya are working on top of the roof and both remark on how cold it is before Jay ends up falling into a pile of snow Cole created. Cole asks Nya if she can use her Elemental Powers on snow, but Nya is unable since she cannot control frozen water. Cole then begins to complain that Nya is useless which causes her to throw a snowball at him. When Jay asks about Kai, three kids run to Kai, who is resting on a hammock.

The kids want Kai to cook their fish, and Kai gladly agrees. When Cole, Jay, and Nya head over, Kai talks about how great of a life he's enjoying which causes Nya to flip Kai off of his hammock due gloating about his powers returning.

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Nya and Sorla

Nya walks away, but she is confronted by Sorla. Nya explains that her Elemental Powers is useless since she can't control frozen water. Sorla gives advice, and Nya tries to use her powers on a frozen stalactite, but it doesn't move. Furious, she kicks the building causing snow to fall on her.

Before she goes on another rage, Lloyd comes over to tell Nya that she and the Ninja should protect the Great Lake while he goes to the Castle of Ice alone. Lloyd talks about standing a better chance than bringing the whole group, and the Blizzard Samurai being distracted on the Great Lake; not Lloyd. In the end, the Ninja wish Lloyd farewell and give him the GPS tracker to the Titan Mech.


Vex bribes the unknown prisoner

Inside the Castle of Ice, General Vex uses his tablet to spy on Lloyd leaving the village. He then notifies a prisoner that Lloyd's coming, shocking the prisoner, who is soon offered a deal by Vex to join the Blizzard Samurai in exchange for Lloyd's safety, but the prisoner immediately rejects the offer by throwing his recently acquired food at Vex, who laments his stubbornness before leaving.

Back on the trail, Lloyd was walking before being spotted by the wolves he encountered earlier. They attack, but another wolf scares them off. Thanks to her, Lloyd gives her the dried fish that he got from Jay and continues on his journey.

When he reaches Mala Wujira, Lloyd sneezes causing snow to block the entrance he came in. He continues on through the fog before he encounters the Blizzard Samurai. Lloyd is nearly frozen twice before shouting; causing the snow to fall on the Blizzard Samurai, and giving Lloyd a chance to escape.

When Lloyd wakes up, he sees the same wolf who saved him earlier. Lloyd follows her lead and eventually shows Lloyd to the Land Bounty.

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Lloyd and Akita

He attempts to turn on the vehicle, but is unable to. He uses the emergency supplies that were located in the Land Bounty and planed to return to the village to think of a new plan.

All of a sudden, the GPS picks up the Mech meaning it still has a chance to work, and giving Lloyd hope of rescuing Zane.



For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations Visited


  • Narrator: Lloyd
  • Vex offers the unknown prisoner a position in the Blizzard Samurai, but the prisoner refuses.
  • Nya is still struggling with controlling frozen water.
  • Lloyd decides to go and save Zane on his own while his friends defend the village.
  • Kai is still manifesting his powers but over usage is taxing on his body.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Akita but in her wolf form.


  • The pile of snow that Jay destroyed is somehow untouched when Nya comes to the ground.
  • The snow that fell on Nya's head disappears when she starts talking to Lloyd.
  • When Vex is watching Lloyd leave the village, the size of the tablet he is watching from, changes from the small ice used in "The Never-Realm" to a big chunk.


LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu 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
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
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
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
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
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. TBA · 26. TBA · 27. TBA · 28. TBA · 29. TBA · 30. TBA
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