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After all this time, fate has finally brought us together. You, the usurper, the Elemental Master of Water. And me, the rightful heir and ruler of the Endless Sea.
Kalmaar to Nya
"Five Thousand Fathoms Down"
Season 14, Episode 4
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Air date April 11, 2021 (Canada)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Shane Poettcker
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Five Thousand Fathoms Down is the fourth episode of the fourteenth season of Ninjago and the 168th episode overall. It aired on April 11, 2021, paired up with "Unsinkable."

Synopsis

Nya and Maya discover the source of the energy pulse that has been affecting Nya’s powers, and come face-to-face with a dangerous new villain.[1]

Extended: Realising that the power source may be their only way to get the Hydro Bounty running, Nya and Maya use underwater APS suits to travel to the energy source. Reaching an ancient temple, they discover a new villain called Prince Kalmaar, who is attempting to awaken an ancient evil - when he discovers Maya and Nya, he zaps them before they can escape.[2]

Plot

In the sunken Hydro Bounty, Nya & Maya are trying to fix the engine, Maya continually asks questions about the parts of the engine, to Nya’s annoyance and she remarks how Maya and Ray left her and Kai. Maya remarks how Nya already knows how they were taken away from them. Nya understand but tells her mother that she isn’t a child anymore and that it’s to late for her. Nya finds the boys sneaking around and asks if they heard everything. Lloyd & Jay lie but Zane tells the truth and Jay sticks a plunger in his face. She returns to the driving area and tells P.I.X.A.L. that the engine can’t be fixed. The rest of underwater Ninja come inside with Jay suggesting that he should just zap the battery but P.I.X.A.L. shoots down the idea. Zane confirms that Jay could be seriously hurt if he were to do that. Maya comes in with her own theory and asks if they could use the energy source they were chasing as a battery. P.I.X.A.L. agrees with the theory and shows the Ninja the APS suits. Nya jumps in one along with Maya.

They are deployed into the ocean. Midway to the Temple of Wojira. Nya is blown by one of the geysers, but Maya grabs her, after doing so Maya wants to talk her about the choices that were made when Maya and Ray abandoned their kids. Nya says that’s it is ok but Maya tells Nya that she doesn’t understand because she never had to make a huge sacrifice and hopes that she doesn’t have to, she tells Nya that sometimes bad choices are the only choices that can be made and “that’s how the cookie crumbles”. They continue swimming and find Wojira’s Temple. At the gates, Nya asks if Zane can read the language on it. Zane doesn’t understand it and goes through all databanks to find the language. Maya and Nya jump out their suits and start walking in. They find Maaray Guards and hide behind some polls. Kalmaar comes in the temple and is impatient with Glutinous, telling him to hurry up. Zane finally finds out the identity of the sleeper and tells the others it’s Wojira, they all gasp at this. P.I.X.A.L & Zane warn Nya and Maya, telling them to escape. Unfortunately, by this time another fake amulet was tested on Wojira, only to fail but reveals Nya and Maya. Kalmaar is angry at this and shoots at them, he misses and Nya and Maya start making their escape. Kalmaar gets his soldiers to chase them.

Maya and Nya jump in their suits and start running but Kalmaar shoots Maya down. Nya goes back for her and grabs some water to slow down the Merlopians. Kalmaar sees Nya controlling Water and grabs on to the gates to stop the impact of the water. While most of the Maaray Guards are pushed back, Nya checks on Maya but is attacked by Kalmaar and is unconscious from the blast. Kalmaar walks to Nya’s suit and remarks how long it took for them to be united and says with them together, his plan might be completed and starts laugh maniacally.

Cast

Transcript

For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations featured

Trivia

Continuity

  • This episode marks the first appearance of the Merlopians: namely Kalmaar, Glutinous, and Gripe.
  • Wojira makes her second physical appearance in the series, last being seen in "The Tooth of Wojira."
  • This is the first episode to not feature Cole and Kai since "The Darkest Hour" and "The Ascent" respectively.
  • This episode marks P.I.X.A.L.'s longest streak of appearances since the Fire Chapter in Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu, appearing in 3 consecutive episodes.
  • Zane references being attached to the Manifestation Gate in "The Prodigal Father."
  • It is revealed in this episode that the energy pulses that were disrupting Nya's powers were coming from Kalmaar and the other Merlopians attempting to awaken Wojira with a faux-amulet in place of the Storm Amulet, which was at the Island of the Keepers.
  • This is the first episode where no land appears except the Temple of Wojira, which is underwater.
  • Zane's eyes flickering is reminiscent of "Corruption," when he tries to power up the Titan Mech.
  • Maya's phrase of "the cookie crumbles" was used in "The Last Hope" by Cole, after Kozu kidnapped Nya. However, its use in this episode was not an intentional callback.[3]
    • "That's the way the cookie crumbles" is a phrase in English vocabulary said when something slightly unlucky has happened that could not have been prevented and so must be accepted.

Errors

  • The episode's "previously" segment features a scene from the episode itself, specifically Nya and Maya emerging from the water upon discovering the temple. This marks the first instance of using unseen footage in the previously segment in the show's history.
  • P.I.X.A.L.'s shoulder pads go missing while she informs Nya and Maya about the APS suits.
  • When the APS suits are damaged, water cracks appear and disappear at random.
  • When Jay asks if he can recharge the battery by zapping it, his right eyebrow is translucent.

Gallery

For the gallery of the episode, click here.

References

Ninjago 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 14. Darkness Shall Rise · 15. Pirates vs. Ninja · 16. Double Trouble · 17. Ninjaball Run · 18. Child's Play · 19. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 20. The Stone Army · 21. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 22. The Last Voyage · 23. Island of Darkness · 24. The Last Hope · 25. Return of the Overlord · 26. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3: Rebooted 27. The Surge · 28. The Art of the Silent Fist · 29. Blackout · 30. The Curse of the Golden Master · 31. Enter the Digiverse · 32. Codename: Arcturus · 33. The Void · 34. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4: Tournament of Elements 35. The Invitation · 36. Only One Can Remain · 37. Versus · 38. Ninja Roll · 39. Spy for a Spy · 40. Spellbound · 41. The Forgotten Element · 42. The Day of the Dragon · 43. The Greatest Fear of All · 44. The Corridor of Elders
Season 5: Possession 45. Winds of Change · 46. Ghost Story · 47. Stiix and Stones· 48. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 49. Peak-a-Boo · 50. Kingdom Come · 51. The Crooked Path · 52. Grave Danger · 53. Curseworld, Part I · 54. Curseworld, Part II
Chen mini-movies (non-canon) 1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 6: Skybound 55. Infamous · 56. Public Enemy Number One · 57. Enkrypted · 58. Misfortune Rising · 59. On a Wish and a Prayer · 60. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 61. Wishmasters · 62. The Last Resort · 63. Operation Land Ho! · 64. The Way Back
Tall Tales (non-canon) 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 Sqiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Operation Heavy Metal 1. Operation Heavy Metal: Machia · 2. Operation Heavy Metal: Buffmillion · 3. Operation Heavy Metal: Blunck · 4. Operation Heavy Metal: Raggmunk
Season 7: The Hands of Time 65. The Hands of Time · 66. The Hatching · 67. A Time of Traitors · 68. Scavengers · 69. A Line in the Sand · 70. The Attack · 71. Secrets Discovered · 72. Pause and Effect · 73. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 74. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas mini-movies (non-canon) 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 75. The Mask of Deception · 76. The Jade Princess · 77. The Oni and the Dragon · 78. Snake Jaguar · 79. Dead Man's Squall · 80. The Quiet One · 81. Game of Masks · 82. Dread on Arrival · 83. True Potential · 84. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9: Hunted 85. Firstbourne · 86. Iron & Stone · 87. Radio Free Ninjago · 88. How to Build a Dragon · 89. The Gilded Path · 90. Two Lies, One Truth · 91. The Weakest Link · 92. Saving Faith · 93. Lessons for a Master · 94. 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 95. The Darkness Comes · 96. Into the Breach · 97. The Fall · 98. Endings
Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 99. Wasted True Potential · 100. Questing for Quests · 101. A Rocky Start · 102. The Belly of the Beast · 103. Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · 104. The News Never Sleeps! · 105. Ninja vs Lava · 106. Snaketastrophy · 107. Powerless · 108. Ancient History · 109. Never Trust a Human · 110. Under Siege · 111. The Explorers Club · 112. Vengeance is Mine! · 113. A Cold Goodbye · 114. The Never-Realm · 115. Fire Maker · 116. An Unlikely Ally · 117. The Absolute Worst · 118. The Message · 119. The Traveler's Tree · 120. Krag's Lament · 121. Secret of the Wolf · 122. The Last of the Formlings · 123. My Enemy, My Friend · 124. The Kaiju Protocol · 125. Corruption · 126. A Fragile Hope · 127. Once and for All · 128. Awakenings
Prime Empire Original Shorts 1. Let's Dance · 2. Upgrade · 3. The Meaning of Victory · 4. The Stowaway · 5. Manhunt · 6. Gayle Gossip: A Closer Look
Season 12: Prime Empire 129. Would You Like to Enter Prime Empire? · 130. Dyer Island · 131. Level Thirteen · 132. Superstar Rockin' Jay · 133. I am Okino · 134. The Glitch · 135. The Cliffs of Hysteria · 136. The Maze of the Red Dragon · 137. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back · 138. Racer Seven · 139. The Speedway Five-Billion · 140. Stop, Drop and Side Scroll · 141. Ninjago Confidential · 142. The Prodigal Father · 143. The Temple of Madness · 144. Game Over
Season 13: Master of the Mountain 145. Shintaro · 146. Into the Dark · 147. The Worst Rescue Ever · 148. The Two Blades · 149. Queen of the Munce · 150. Trial By Mino · 151. The Skull Sorcerer · 152. The Real Fall · 153. Dungeon Party! · 154. Dungeon Crawl! · 155. Grief-Bringer · 156. Masters Never Quit · 157. The Darkest Hour · 158. The Ascent · 159. The Upply Strike Back! · 160. The Son of Lilly
The Island 161. Uncharted · 162. The Keepers of the Amulet · 163. The Gift of Jay · 164. The Tooth of Wojira
Season 14: Seabound 165. A Big Splash · 166. The Call of the Deep · 167. Unsinkable · 168. Five Thousand Fathoms Down · 169. The Wrath of Kalmaar · 170. Long Live the King · 171. Escape from Merlopia · 172. The Tale of Benthomaar · 173. The Storm Amulet · 174. Riddle of the Sphinx · 175. Papergirl · 176. Master of the Sea · 177. The Calm Before the Storm · 178. Assault on Ninjago City · 179. Nyad · 180. The Turn of the Tide
Ninjago: Reimagined 1. Golden Legend · 2. Gold Rush · 3. A Day in the Life of a Golden Ninja · 4. Sweatin' to the Goldies · 5. Golden Hour
Season 15 TBA
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