- Not to be confused with the island.
|“You can't stop it. It's too late. It's starting. Just like he said!”|
|— The Mechanic, to the Ninja|
|Season 12, Episode 2|
|Air date||March 21, 2020 (Asia)|
|Written by|| Alisha Brophy|
|Directed by||Daniel Ife|
"Would You Like to Enter Prime Empire?"
After realizing that Jay mysteriously left, the Ninja wonder where he might be. Nya then turns on the game Jay was trying to turn on, and after opening up the Arcade Pod, Kai questions the fact that there's a secret chamber stored in the game. Cole then points to a security camera and asks Zane to pull up the footage.
With the footage, the Ninja realize there was an unknown energy blast when Jay placed the motherboard into the Arcade Pod. Sometime later, Jay enters Prime Empire after completing level thirteen.The Ninja decide to interrogate The Mechanic, but he refuses to give any answers. While this is going on, the Police Commissioner enters and informs the Ninja about all the video games in Ninjago City changing to Prime Empire. Kai speculates that the energy pulse from earlier could of caused the switch. Meanwhile, The Mechanic chuckles and hints at some sort of mysterious revolution.
Since The Mechanic refused to cooperate, Lloyd urges for The Commissioner to send him to prison, and he was taken shortly after. Zane then briefs the Ninja about Milton Dyer saying that he has all the answers about the game.
The Ninja use the Destiny's Bounty to travel to Milton Dyer, who lives on his own island. Zane remarks at the fact that he has been in hiding for almost thirty years and his island would be the most logical place for him to conceal.
When the Ninja arrive, they point out how abandoned the island looks and pass through the hedge maze. Soon, they reach the front door of the Dyer Mansion with Nya criticizing the security system of the place. However, when Kai knocked on the door, a boobytrap sprawled and the Ninja were sent flying in the air before landing back where they started.The Ninja try again and barely avoid another trap when an ivy nearly hit them. Lloyd advises that they should be careful and move slowly, but that all changes when the statues with glowing, red eyes attempts to shoot the Ninja with lasers. The Ninja dodge the lasers, but the gate to the Dyer Mansion closes and three Robot Dogs appear out of nowhere. While all of this is going on, the ivy begins to pull on the walls, causing the fear of the Ninja being squished. Lloyd fights a Robo Dog, and a laser from the statue hits the dog. Zane and Kai do the same thing causing all of the dogs to be defeated. Nya then uses water from the fountain with Zane's ice to freeze the statues.
Suddenly, the walls stop moving and an unknown man steps out to greet the Ninja. Cole asks if he's Milton Dyer, but he replies that he's Bob the Intern. They both enter the Dyer Mansion, and Bob talks about working with Milton Dyer for thirty-one years although Milton Dyer hasn't been at the house for quite a while. Kai asks about Prime Empire and Bob pulls up a VCR showing Milton Dyer complimenting his own game before flashing light shows with Milton Dyer walking towards it.
When asked why Prime Empire was not released, Bob mentioned changes Milton Dyer made changes to the game which made his bosses angry which caused him to be fired from his job. In addition, Milton Dyer also promised revenge for being fired. The Ninja then conclude that Unagami is Milton Dyer.
- Bob the Intern - Colin Murdock
- Game Voice - Mark Hildreth
- Kai - Vincent Tong
- Leroy - Kelly Metzger
- Lloyd Garmadon - Sam Vincent
- Milton Dyer - Mark Hildreth
- Nya - Kelly Metzger
- Older Kid - Vincent Tong
- Police Commissioner - Michael Donovan
- The Mechanic - Michael Antonakos
- Zane - Brent Miller
For the transcript of the episode, click here.
- Dyer Island
- Narrator: Kai
- The VHS tape that Bob the Intern showed the Ninja, had Unagami's name and the number one in the Ninjago Language.
- The other VHS tape also had "O2 Rctuyz B."
- Kai mentions some of the other games besides Prime Empire that Milton Dyer never finished, like Fist to Face 4 and Ukulele Legend.
- This marks the first time that the Ninja use the Destiny's Bounty since "Questing for Quests."
- Unagami was listed in the credits, despite not appearing in the episode.
For the gallery of the episode, click here.