|"Escape from Merlopia"|
|Season 14, Episode 7|
|Air date||April 25, 2021 (Canada)|
April 26, 2021 (UK)
|Written by||Bragi Schut|
|Directed by||Shane Poettcker|
"Long Live the King"
"The Tale of Benthomaar"
Extended: Using their scuba respirators, the ninjas survive the palace flooding but are pursued by Ripper Sharks - however, Benthomaar comes to their aid and leads them to the hangar bay. As a battle breaks out, the ninjas launch the Hydro Bounty - a chase through Merlopia ensues as Kalmaar and his forces try to shoot down the Bounty. The ninjas narrowly escape, now with Benthomaar as their new ally.
Trying to escape the Ripper Sharks, the Ninja are trying to open the gates but fail. One of the sharks break through the Ice wall to attack Lloyd but Nya comes in just in time to hold them back with her powers. The door soon opens letting The Ninja out while blocking out Ripper Sharks. The Ninja meet Benthomaar, who already knows the truth of what happened. He leads them to the Hanger Bay, having to lie to some guards to get in. They enter only to find the place full of guards, caught they now must fight their way to the Hydro Bounty. In the throne room, Kalmaar is talking to Gripe when the Maaray Guards sent by Benthomaar ask what he needed them for. Kalmaar is shocked by this and realizes that Benthomaar is helping the Ninja.
During the battle, Lloyd hops in one of the APS suits and fights a few of the guards. P.I.X.A.L. jumps in the ship and gets to the controls. On top, Nya, Jay, Zane and Maya are fighting guards. 3 far from Maya start shooting from top but Benthomaar comes in to defend her that’s when Kalmaar bursts in the room and orders his guards to attack. The Hydro Bounty is started and starts swimming. Lloyd says he'll stay back and hold to the guards off while they escape. After throwing the guards around for a little, Lloyd is shot by Kalmaar and says that the Ninja will regret coming to Merlopia with Lloyd replying that he already is and throws the sword from the suit at Kalmaar. He jumps in the ocean with the Hydro Bounty and they start escaping but Kalmaar chases them.
Swimming through the city, Kalmaar tells his guards to throw missiles at the Hydro Bounty, the Ninja dodge them and the missiles hit some rock that make some boulders. Kalmaar repeats his order but the guards hesitate and tell their King that if they miss they could hurt other Merlopians but Kalmaar doesn't care and keeps telling them to fire, they still miss and almost hurt others. Coming near a cave, the Ninja try to get their in time to escape Kalmaar, who is at the time shooting missiles at the Hydro Bounty. The missiles are getting close to the ship but P.I.X.A.L puts some sort of device out to lure the missiles somewhere else, when they enter the cave the device stick on the outing and the missiles close the cave in, leaving Kalmaar blocked off from the Ninja, he yells in anger.
After escaping, Lloyd comes in and Nya introduces everyone. Benthomaar tells the Ninja of Kalmaar’s plan and tells why he helped them. Nya tells Benthomaar, that they know of the location of the amulet. Benthomaar tells them that they must hurry up to beat Kalmaar and stop him.
- APS suit - Kelly Metzger
- Benthomaar - Cole Howard
- Gripe - Brian Drummond
- Jay - Michael Adamthwaite
- Kalmaar - Giles Panton
- Lloyd Garmadon - Sam Vincent
- Maaray Guard - Brent Miller
- Maya - Jillian Michaels
- Nya - Kelly Metzger
- P.I.X.A.L. - Jennifer Hayward
- Zane - Brent Miller
For the transcript of the episode, click here.
- Narrator: Benthomaar
- Spinjitzu is used for the first time this season, marking the latest use of Spinjitzu in the series so far, appearing seven episodes in.
- Wu, Krux, and Acronix visit a moment in this episode in Golden Hour.
- This episode does not contain the precise angle seen in the short.
- The episode is titled "The Escape from Merlopia" in some sources.
For the gallery of the episode, click here.