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“For once the green ninja finds the instrument of peace, he will strike it, and know the power of the ultimate spinjitzu master.”
Misako
Not to be confused with the Island of Darkness itself.
"Island of Darkness"
Season 2, Episode 10
Ep23
Air date October 24, 2012
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Island of Darkness is the 10th episode in the second season of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, and the 23rd overall.

Synopsis

The Ninja finally arrive on the Dark Island, where the Stone Army prepares for the final battle and Garmadon mines Dark Matter, the purest of Evil from the heart of the island, to build a Super-Weapon that can turn the tide of the war. Meanwhile, the Ninja learn that the Temple of Light is where they can both receive their elemental powers and where Lloyd can gain the skill of the Golden Dragon, a fighting style practiced only by the First Spinjitzu Master, after striking the 'Instrument of Peace'. The Tinkerer and Nya meanwhile builds the Ninja new vehicles: a drill-tank for Cole and a robot for Kai. As the Stone Army searches for them and Sensei Wu, Misako, the Tinkerer and Lloyd guard the hidden Bounty, the Ninja infiltrate Garmadon's camp and Zane finds and retrieves his falcon, with Jay locating the Temple while he is gone. Zane succeeds, but is spotted and the Ninja have to save him. Running from the army, they narrowly escape and go back to get the machines. The Ninja head for the Temple of Light, narrowly avoiding capture by the Stone Army. Inside the temple, they find murals depicting all their major victories, and they find a great bell hanging above a strange design on the floor where the Ninjas' symbols reside. Lloyd strikes the bell, the 'Instrument of Peace', and activates the power of the Temple, gifting the four Ninja with Elemental swords and kimonos. They then feed their power into Lloyd just as the Stone Army attacks, imbuing him with his full power. With their new powers, the Stone Army is defeated and the Ninja get ready to face the final battle. But the Celestial Clock is still counting down, and the Overlord tells Garmadon that when it reaches zero, there will be nothing to prevent Darkness from winning.

Plot

The Ninja finally arrive on the Island of Darkness, where the Stone Army is preparing for the final battle. Lord Garmadon oversees the army's mining of Dark Matter, pure evil in the heart of the Island, in order to build a superweapon that can turn the tide of the war.

On the Destiny's Bounty, the Ninja learn that the Temple of Light is where they can receive their elemental powers, and where Lloyd can gain the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master technique: the Golden Dragon, a fighting style practiced only by the First Spinjitzu Master. In order to do this, the Ninja must use a medallion to find the temple, where Lloyd must strike the Instrument of Peace. The Ninja prepare to head out, but Master Wu tells Lloyd to stay behind—they cannot risk starting the final battle early, by having him encounter his father. The Master also tells his pupils to remain stealthy at all costs, as Garmadon does not yet know they are here—unbeknownst to the heroes, The Overlord has sensed their presence and tells Lord Garmadon to find them before they can reach the Temple of Light.

Dr. Julien and Nya begin building new vehicles for the Ninja: a power drill for Cole and a robot for Kai. As the Stone Army searches the Island and Master Wu, Misako, Dr. Julien and Lloyd guard the hidden Bounty, the Ninja infiltrate Lord Garmadon's camp, only for Zane to rush off when he notices his Falcon. He retrieves it but is spotted by the Stone Army and the other Ninja have to save him. Running from the army, they narrowly escape and go back to get the machines. On the bright side, Jay was able to find the Temple of Light by aligning three lights with the holes in the medallion—the temple is at the top of the Island's highest mountain.

With their new vehicles, the Ninja head for the Temple of Light, barely keeping ahead of the Stone Army. Inside the Temple, they find pictures on the walls depicting their journey from the past until the present. Further in is a great bell, hanging above a strange design on the floor bearing the Ninjas' symbols. Realizing that it's the Instrument of Peace, Lloyd strikes it, causing a light to shine on him and beams of energy to reflect off crystals in the walls. Soon, the entire room is crisscrossed with beams, and one hits a pillar, making it glow brightly. At the foot of the pillar, Kai's robes transform, and a Dragon Sword with the power of Fire appears in his hand.

In rapid succession, Zane, Cole, and Jay undergo similar transformations, regaining their powers over Ice, Earth, and Lightning, respectively. As their swords manifest blades representing their respective elements, Lloyd rises into the air. The Ninja use their swords to send their elemental powers to Lloyd, who glows brightly as a Golden Dragon appears for a split second. When the light fades, Lloyd lands on the ground, wearing a new suit similar to the other four Ninja, and with his true powers unlocked.

The Stone Army finally marches into the Temple, but the Ninja are more than ready for them—using their new elemental powers, they easily trounce the warriors. Kai beats up some soldiers within a ring of fire, Jay electrocutes a whole line of enemies with a single touch, Zane tricks a group of his foes into turning themselves into an ice pillar, and Cole swallows his opponents in a mound of dirt. Finally, Lloyd summons the power of the Golden Dragon, creating a brilliant light that frightens the remaining stone soldiers into retreat.

Lloyd's powers cause a Golden Dragon to appear on the roof of the Temple, roaring mightily. From the Bounty, Sensei Wu and the others celebrate, knowing that their friends have succeeded. Atop the mountain where the Celestial Clock resides, Lord Garmadon comments that the Stone Army isn't as invincible as they thought. The Overlord is unfazed, telling Lord Garmadon that their strength grows along with the Ninja; the Ultimate Weapon will be completed just as the Celestial Clock reaches the end of its countdown. The Overlord assures Garmadon that the Ultimate Weapon will ensure that nothing will prevent the triumph of darkness, as the Celestial Clock's hands get ever closer to the skull emblem marking the time of the final battle. . . .

Cast

Transcript

For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Trivia

  • After burying some of the Stone Army in earth, Cole dances to the Ninjago version of Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, even saying "hee hee."
  • This episode marks the first appearance of the Ninjas' new Elemental Robes after their ZX were transformed into them, and their Elemental Blades serving as replacements of the Golden Weapons.

Errors

  • When the Ninja arrive at the foot of the mountain via Power Drill, Zane is seen in his Elemental suit, even though the Ninja had not received them yet.
  • When Lloyd reaches the top of the mountain, you can hear the gasp he makes when he was a kid.
  • When Zane says "No one moves," he said it in Cole's voice.
  • At the end of the episode, Lloyd is wearing his ZX suit instead of his Elemental suit.

Gallery

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu 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
1. Darkness Shall Rise · 2. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 3. Double Trouble · 4. Ninjaball Run · 5. Child's Play · 6. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 7. The Stone Army · 8. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 9. The Last Voyage · 10. Island of Darkness · 11. The Last Hope · 12. Return of the Overlord · 13. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3
Rebooted
1. The Surge · 2. The Art of the Silent Fist · 3. Blackout · 4. The Curse of the Golden Master · 5. Enter the Digiverse · 6. Codename: Arcturus · 7. The Void · 8. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4
The Tournament of Elements
1. The Invitation · 2. Only One Can Remain · 3. Versus · 4. Ninja Roll · 5. Spy for a Spy · 6. Spellbound · 7. The Forgotten Element · 8. The Day of the Dragon · 9. The Greatest Fear of All · 10. The Corridor of Elders
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 5
Possession
1. Winds of Change · 2. Ghost Story · 3. Stiix and Stones· 4. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 5. Peak-a-Boo · 6. Kingdom Come · 7. The Crooked Path · 8. Grave Danger · 9. Curseworld, Part I · 10. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6
Skybound
1. Infamous · 2. Public Enemy Number One · 3. Enkrypted · 4. Misfortune Rising · 5. On a Wish and a Prayer · 6. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 7. Wishmasters · 8. The Last Resort · 9. Operation Land Ho! · 10. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
(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 Squiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Season 7
The Hands of Time
1. The Hands of Time · 2. The Hatching · 3. A Time of Traitors · 4. Scavengers · 5. A Line in the Sand · 6. The Attack · 7. Secrets Discovered · 8. Pause and Effect · 9. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 10. 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
1. The Mask of Deception · 2. The Jade Princess · 3. The Oni and the Dragon · 4. Snake Jaguar · 5. Dead Man's Squall · 6. The Quiet One · 7. Game of Masks · 8. Dread on Arrival · 9. True Potential · 10. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9
Hunted
1. Firstbourne · 2. Iron & Stone · 3. Radio Free Ninjago · 4. How to Build a Dragon · 5. The Gilded Path · 6. Two Lies, One Truth · 7. The Weakest Link · 8. Saving Faith · 9. Lessons for a Master · 10. Green Destiny
2019 Special Event 1. · 2. · 3. · 4.
Ninjago Second 2019 Installment
Unknown Ninjago 2020 Installment