“I have neglected my duties. What has been the principal lesson of all my teachings? I'm waiting.”
“Ninja never quit.”
“Exactly. Ninja never quit. And from this moment on, neither do Masters. They would never quit on us and we will never quit on them.”
Wu and Cole
"Masters Never Quit"
Season 13, Episode 12
Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 12.png
Air date July 20, 2020 (Australia)
October 18, 2020 (US)
December 6, 2020 (Canada)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Wade Cross
Episode guide
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Masters Never Quit is the twelfth episode of the thirteenth season, and the 156th episode overall of LEGO Ninjago. It aired on July 20, 2020, in Australia. It aired in the US on October 18, 2020, paired up with "Grief-Bringer".

Synopsis

Pursued by a magma monster, Cole, Princess Vania, Wu & the Lowly arrive at a mysterious temple deep in Shintaro Mountain, a temple which was once a training ground for Earth Elementals including Cole's own mother, Lilly![1]

Cartoon Network Asia: Cole, Princess Vania, Master Wu and the Lowly arrive at an ancient abandoned temple. Wu realizes it is The Heart Of the Mountain.

Extended: Cole, Princess Vania, Master Wu and the Lowly arrive at an ancient abandoned temple. Wu realizes it is The Heart Of the Mountain.The group discover an old abandoned Stone Mech and a mural of Cole's mother, Lilly. In the mural she is depicted fighting the dragon, Grief-bringer, using the Spinjitzu Burst. Wu tells Cole about the Burst - a powerful form of Spinjitzu which his mother studied.

Plot

The Upply, Cole, Vania, and Wu are running away from the Lava Monster. They find some old mine carts and ride the carts to escape the Lava Monster. After a roller-coaster type ride, they finally crash but are safe from danger.

Everyone else is confused about where they are, but Cole has a strong presence. Suddenly, the torches engine with fire and Wu figures out they are at the Heart of the Mountain. Wu explains the Heart of the Mountain is a legendary temple of the Masters of Earth. Some thought it was hidden in Shintaro, but nobody could find it. Vania also explains there's something precious inside the temple, and Plundar thinks there is treasure inside, but Wu explains the teaching of the Spinjitzu Burst can be found. Wu informs Cole that Lilly tried to learn the ancient martial art, but she could not succeed.

Korgran and Plundar try to open the immense doors but fail. Wu explains the Master of Earth is the only one who can open the doors, so Cole tries and his powers absorb the doors allowing it to open. They soon begin to explore and in the middle of the statue, they discover the previous Elemental Master of Earth, Lilly. Cole touches the statue and the entire temple is ignited with light. Fungus and Adam then discover an old mech that catches everyone's attention. Unlike any other mech, Wu realizes it's made of stone.

While Cole is reading the statue about Lilly, the center of the floor changes color and the Elemental Energy depicts the patterns on the ground. Cole realizes his mother actually used Spinjitzu Burst. Vania then tells Cole to attempt the Spinjitzu Burst, but Cole is hesitant to attempt. He believes the Blades of Deliverance allowed for Lilly to perform the burst, but Wu still wants Cole to try.

Cole attempts to focus, but he gets nowhere. Wu advises Cole to open his mind knowing only an Elemental Master of Earth could perform the Spinjitzu Burst. Cole tries again, but only performs regular Spinjitzu. He gets frustrated at himself and the mountain and bangs his hands, causing the mountain to rumble like thunder.

After the tumultuous sound, Fungus performs some magic to see how it affected everyone else. They discover the rest of the Ninja running away from Grief-Bringer. Cole realizes they have to help, but Wu comments about the Spinjitzu Burst being the only way to save everyone. However, Cole is frustrated he can't perform the burst and walks away from the group. Vania then criticizes Wu for not helping him enough, but Wu believes he is no longer needed as Cole has many accomplishments without Wu.

Cole is outside the temple, so Wu heads outside to meet him. He instructs Cole to get up, but Cole complains about trying many times. Wu then admits neglecting his role as master and promises to never quit his job.

Cast

Transcript

For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations Featured

Trivia

  • Narrator: Wu
  • The episode's name is similar to a line frequently said by the Ninja, "Ninja never quit."
  • This is the first time Wu has announced an episode title since "A Cold Goodbye."

Gallery

For the gallery of the episode, click here.

References

LEGO 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: The 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 Squiffy 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: The 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
Season 14 TBA
Season 15 TBA
Unknown Ninjago 2022 Installment TBA
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