|Season 3, Episode 3|
|Air date||April 16, 2014 (US)|
|Written by||Dan & Kevin Hageman|
|Directed by||Peter Hausner|
"The Art of the Silent Fist"
"The Curse of the Golden Master"
Ninja have bigger trouble - the Stranger reactivates Nindroids, and their teacher Master Wu is on evil site.
Far away from New Ninjago City, Garmadon is helping Lloyd focus by having him balance rocks while he explains the importance of these lessons. As he places a boulder atop the pile, the Green Ninja loses the control and the rock tower falls down. Later, Garmadon gives up and says Lloyd that they continue forward, though without the use of the Golden Dragon.
Meanwhile, at Borg Tower, a team of workers finds Cyrus Borg on the assembly line, unconscious. The lead engineer removes the headpiece, awakening the inventor. He hurries to his office, only to find the hard drive containing the Digital Overlord missing, as well as the recently captured Sensei Wu.
In Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk, the ninjas are looking for parts that would enable Zane's hover-copter to run on solar power. While Ed, Jay, Cole, and Kai search through the junk piles, Nya transfers half of Zane's power source to P.I.X.A.L., while Edna watches. The operation is a success and the android is re-activated. However, the moment quickly goes sour when P.I.X.A.L. claims that Nya and Cole are a better couple than Nya and Jay. Jay overhears this as he comes in and attacks Cole.
Meanwhile, in the mountains, after coming to a broken bridge, Garmadon tells his son to focus and move one of them in front of him. Lloyd tries to move pieces into place, but he fails and the bridge crumbles. The Golden Ninja thinks that it's non-sense and summons the Golden Dragon to create the Golden Path for them, much to his father's dismay.
Back to Jay's parents' junkyard, unbeknownst to the ninja, Techno Wu arrives via hover-copter and powers General Cryptor, along with a few Nindroid Warriors, using electrocobrai. After activating a few Nindroid, Min-Droid sneaks in and gets access to Ed & Edna's crane.
The ninja are still trying to break the battle against the two ninja, but are failing. The tiny droid uses the crane and launches the truck at a garbage pile. Kai realizes and quickly informs his friends; the ninja perform Spinjitzu and get out of the fallen vehicle, while Ed and Edna escape using bubble jet-packs. But, Zane falls with P.I.X.A.L. on the hard ground. The Nindroid notices that since he has given half of his heart, he can't finish his task. Then, Cryptor attacks him and P.I.X.A.L..
Jay and Cole see that their friend is in a difficult problem, and decide to help. Just as they run to Zane, their former master traps the two in a pit. Kai, on the other hand, is battling Wu and ask Nya to turn off the crusher. Nya is managed to get by the controls of the pit, but she has a new problem to face: there are two wires, colored black and blue, and Nya has to cut one. If she destroys the wrong one, Jay and Cole will be crushed.
Nya is trying to free her love interests while Zane uses his Techno Blade as a shield. Suddenly, he soon gets captured by the Nindroids. P.I.X.A.L. watches that her lover is being crushed when Cryptor activates rest of his army. Kai and Wu are still fighting, clanging their weapons—Techno Blade and Staff—against one another. Eventually, Wu manages to fling Kai away. The enemies drop Zane over a shredding machine. Shocked P.I.X.A.L. leaps into the air and saves Zane.
Nya eventually gives up and decides to cut both wires at the same time, and frees Jay and Cole. Now, the three are able to assist Kai. However, Wu traps the ninja in a corner, but Zane and P.I.X.A.L. come with a magnified vehicle and pick up Wu since he is now part metal. The ninja are excited but quickly ends when the Stranger frees Wu and flies away with their via hover-copter. However, the Stranger leaves a scale behind. Nya decides to give Lloyd and his father Garmadon a message.
Meanwhile, Lloyd and Garamdon are still climbing through mountains, Garmadon prohibited his son from using the Golden Dragon. They find a Ravture baby bird, but it falls. Wasting no time, Lloyd catches the bird, and Garmadon tells Lloyd to put it back. The Ravture's dad attacked Garmadon angrily, Lloyd having to use his Golden Power to stop the bird, but caused Garmadon to fall. Lloyd quickly makes a hand out of rocks that catch his dad. Garmadon was proud of his son, and together they watch the Ravture and its dad fly together. At that moment, the Falcon comes and gives Lloyd and Garmadon a message from Nya and the ninja. Later, Garmadon and Lloyd head out to Hiroshi's Labyrinth.
In the Stranger's room underneath Borg Industries, the Digital Overlord is outraged that he failed. The Stranger explains that his attack on the ninja was merely a plot for them to send the Falcon, of which he now controls. With Lloyd heading into Hiroshi's Labyrinth, it will be the perfect place to spring a trap and capture him. Delighted by this news, the Overlord tells the stranger he likes him due to the deviousness of the plan. He then declares that Lloyd's power will soon be his.
- Cole - Kirby Morrow
- Cryptor - Richard Newman
- Cyrus Borg - Lee Tockar
- Ed Walker - Colin Murdock
- Edna Walker - Jillian Michaels
- Garmadon - Mark Oliver
- Hooded Stranger - Michael Dobson
- Jay - Michael Adamthwaite
- Kai - Vincent Tong
- Lloyd Garmadon - Jillian Michaels
- Nya - Kelly Metzger
- P.I.X.A.L. - Jennifer Hayward
- The Overlord - Scott McNeil
- Wu - Paul Dobson
- Zane - Brent Miller
For the transcript of the episode, click here.
The Trivia on Blackout needs to be divided into the Trivia and Continuity sections.
- This episode marks the first time that Jay's last name, Walker, is heard on screen. This would be followed by "The Last Resort" and "The Temple of Madness."
- Despite the stranger's identity being a mystery during the episode, he is nevertheless credited as Pythor. However, this episode and the following episode aired back to back, so this detail was not noticeable.
- Garmadon tells Lloyd he's only scratched the surface of his potential, which is similar to what Wu said to the original ninja in "Rise of the Snakes." However, only the latter example is referring to True Potential abilities, as Lloyd had already unlocked his True Potential by the time Garmadon said this to him. As clarified by Tommy Andreasen, Lloyd had reached his potential in terms of power but still was yet to fully master it.
- This, along with the next episode, are the only episodes of the season not to feature Borg's artificial limbs.
- When Nya says "bad Nindroid" in the crane, she is in her attire worn in the pilot episodes and the previous two seasons instead of her Season 3 attire.
- When Cole says "More like Tech Wu," he talks with Jay's voice.
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