|“Stubborn to the end. So be it. The green one will perish.”|
|— Vex, to an unknown prisoner|
|"An Unlikely Ally"|
|Season 11, Episode 18|
|Air date||August 24, 2019 (Malaysia)|
September 16, 2019 (Australia)
October 4, 2019 (Canada)
December 21, 2019 (US)
|Written by||Bragi Schut|
|Directed by||Shane Poettcker|
"The Absolute Worst"
An Unlikely Ally is the eighteenth episode of the eleventh season of Ninjago and the 116th episode overall. It aired in Malaysia on August 24, 2019, September 16, 2019, in Australia, and on October 4, 2019, in Canada. It also aired in the United States on December 21, 2019, paired up with "The Absolute Worst." However, in most other countries, this episode was paired up with "Fire Maker."
Extended: Following the attack by the Ice Emperor's evil Blizzard Samurai, the ninja find themselves rebuilding the Ice Fisher's village. Lloyd, however, decides to go in search of the Land Bounty, in hopes of salvaging some weapons. He says goodbye to his ninja friends, leaving them to protect the village, and takes his leave. He hasn't gone far when he observes a strange white wolf following him. Lloyd leaves some food for the wolf and arrives at a mountain pass. Partway into the pass, however, he runs into more Blizzard Samurai. A harrowing battle ensues and Lloyd is forced to trigger an avalanche that buries the Samurai along with him! Luckily, his newfound wolf companion helps pull Lloyd from the snow. Together, the duo make their way out of the canyon and arrive at the wreckage of the Land Bounty. As they hunker in for the night, Lloyd's sense of hope is restored when he picks up a faint signal on a tracking device and realizes: Zane's mech is nearby.
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 over 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 to him gloating about his powers returning.
Nya walks away but is soon confronted by Sorla. Nya explains that her Elemental Power 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 one ninja would stand a better chance than a whole group—the Blizzard Samurai being distracted on the Great Lake instead of Lloyd. In the end, the ninja wish Lloyd farewell and give him the GPS tracker to the Titan Mech.
Inside the Castle of Ice, General Vex uses his crystal to spy on Lloyd leaving the village. He then notifies a prisoner that Lloyd is coming, shocking the prisoner, who is soon offered a deal by Vex to join the Blizzard Samurai in exchange for Lloyd's safety. The prisoner immediately rejects the offer by throwing his recently acquired food at Vex, who laments his stubbornness stating that the green one will perish, and leaves.
Back on the trail, Lloyd was walking before he is spotted by the Frost Wolves he encountered earlier. They attack, but a white three-tailed 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-Wojira, Lloyd sneezes, causing snow to block the entrance he came in. He continues on through the fog and encounters the Blizzard Samurai. Lloyd is nearly frozen twice before shouting, causing the snow to fall on the Blizzard Samurai, 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, the wolf shows Lloyd to the Land Bounty.
He attempts to turn on the vehicle but is unable to. He uses the emergency supplies that were located in the Land Bounty and planned 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 gives Lloyd hope of rescuing Zane.
- Cole - Kirby Morrow
- Jay - Michael Adamthwaite
- Kai - Vincent Tong
- Lloyd Garmadon - Sam Vincent
- Nya - Kelly Metzger
- Sorla - Patty Drake
- Vex - Michael Kopsa
For the transcript of the episode, click here.
- Vex offers the unknown prisoner a position in the Blizzard Samurai, but the prisoner refuses.
- This episode marks the first physical appearance of Akita but in her wolf form.
- It also marks the first appearance of Kataru, although he is silhouetted within his cell.
- 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 crystal he is watching from changes from the small crystal used in "The Never-Realm" to a big chunk.
For the gallery for the episode, click here.