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Not to be confused with the character.
“My name isn't girl. It's Nya. And you're going to wish you never crossed me!”
Nya to Kalmaar

Nyad is the fifteenth episode of the fourteenth season of Ninjago, the 179th episode overall and part of The Flood special.[1] It aired on April 30, 2021, paired up with "The Turn of the Tide."[2] It released in the US on November 19, 2021, alongside The Island and the rest of the episodes of Seabound.

Synopsis

The ninjas suffer a defeat at the hands of Wojira and Nya contemplates a decision that may save her friends and her city but could spell her own doom.[3]

Extended: Overpowered by Wojira, the ninjas retreat to the NGTV building to regroup - after being rescued from underwater by Benthomaar, Jay is in bad shape after having swallowed too much water. Nya is unable to draw it out and contemplates a decision to save Jay that she may never be able to come back from...

Plot

Continuing from the previous episode, Nya is fighting Kalmaar.

Jay stuck in the Sub Car

Jay has sunk to the bottom and tries to contact the others, but without much luck. To make matters worse, his sub car breaks down and water starts filling in rapidly. Locked in and not much time, Jay attempts to break the glass. Meanwhile, Wu summons everyone to the NGTV building while Kalmaar is being distracted by Nya. Kai, Lloyd and Zane answer Wu’s call and retreat from the pursuing Maaray Guards. Kalmaar is able to defeat Nya but before she retreats, she promises him that she will return. She then uses Spinjitzu and uses her powers to help her escape. Jay takes in one last breath before the water fills up. He continues to kick the glass but eventually grows weaker, losing air. Cole and Benthomaar arrive in time and Bentho smashes the glass. He takes Jay and swims upward as fast as he can. But Jay can no longer hold his breath and starts to inhale the seawater.

Kalmaar overpowering Nya

Kalmaar has lost track of Nya and is searching for her when he spies the Destiny’s Bounty sailing across. He immediately pursues it and has Wojira destroy it. However, when he bursts inside, he finds out the ninja have tricked him by putting the vessel on autopilot. He growls and tells his guards to hunt down the ninja. The ninja, themselves, meet up at the NGTV building. Unfortunately, Jay has taken in too much seawater and is very weak. They hide the vehicles and retreat quickly inside when they hear Kalmaar coming towards them. Kalmaar mockingly calls out to Nya, proclaiming she has nowhere to hide and he will find her.

Jay having drowned too much water

Inside the building, Zane reports on Jay’s condition with bad news; he will not survive for much longer unless the water is removed. They discuss amongst themselves the different ways to acquire aid, but their options are limited. Nya quietly asks Bentho how Nyad defeated Wojira and he reluctantly gives her more insight, but makes sure to emphasize on the drastic price it took. Nya only looks out into the sea and does not say anything. Elsewhere, Kalmaar dismounts Wojira and Gripe bursts out on him with a clue as to where the ninja may be. He pulls out a picture of the ninja team with the Commissioner, which the guards found in his possessions. Kalmaar grins evilly and proceeds to find him.

Nya merging with the sea

Night falls and day slowly rises. Jay wheezes softly while Nya looks on. Having not slept, she glances at the others who have dozed off before making her move. She kisses Jay goodbye and leaves quietly. Outside, tears fall down her face as she looks back and mouths “I love you”. She dives underwater and performs Spinjitzu. As she begins to merge with the sea, the water in Jay’s lungs regurgitates. The scene wakes up the ninja to which they soon realize what Nya is trying to do and they sans Jay rush out to stop her. They are too late though as Nya completes the transformation. She glances at her new self and swims over to Jay, who is watching her. They share a moment before she blasts off to face Wojira. The rest of the ninja race outside and despite Wu’s call, Nya swims away. Jay catches up to them and proclaims that he will help Nya defeat Wojira. The rest of the team then decides that they will come as well.

Nya challenging Kalmaar

In the Commissioner’s office, Kalmaar and his guards corner the Commissioner and Jimmy. He demands for the ninja’s location but the Commissioner refuses to speak. Kalmaar is about to zap him when Wojira alerts him of something approaching. They go to check out what it is and Kalmaar realizes it is the girl. Nya rises out of the sea and tells him her name isn’t girl, but Nya. She then guarantees him that he will wish that he had never met her in the first place before leaping into battle.

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Transcript

For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Trivia

  • Narrator: Nya
    • In the Japanese version of the episode, the narrator is Jay instead of Nya.
  • Nya's "I love you" was previously hinted by Tommy Andreasen and Bragi Schut: referring to a fan's observation that Nya had not yet told Jay she loves him, Andreasen asked Schut if he wanted to "fix this" as he was finishing the scripts, and Schut stated "I'm on it!".[4]
    • Andreasen also told a fan to "Keep watching" when asked about this subject.[5]
  • By becoming one with the sea, Nya fulfills what she told herself in "The Crooked Path," "Become the water". A similar motto, "BE WATER", was used on her movie counterpart's poster.
  • This episode and the next episode, "The Turn of the Tide," aired in the UK on the same day "Gold Rush" was released.

Cultural references

  • Zane stating he had run "three million simulations" of the battle is a possible reference to Avengers: Infinity War, where character Doctor Strange uses the Time Stone to run 14 million simulations to see the outcome of their fight.

Continuity

Errors

  • In the credits, Cole is credited as voiced by Giles Panton, and Kalmaar is voiced by Kelly Sheridan.
  • Although Vania is now queen, Cole still refers to her as "Princess Vania".
  • When Gripe said "Fire," the Maaray Guards' tridents were blue despite being red at the time.[6]
  • When Gripe pulls out a picture of the ninja team with the Commissioner, the picture has no border but in the next shot there is a gray border around it.

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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
The Virtues of Spinjitzu 1. Curiosity · 2. Balance · 3. Wisdom · 4. Honesty · 5. Generosity · 6. Courage
Season 15: Crystalized 181. Farewell the Sea · 182. The Call of Home · 183. The Shape of Nya · 184. A Mayor Problem · 185. Public Enemies 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5! · 186. A Painful Promise · 187. Ninjago City vs. Ninja · 188. Kryptarium Prison Blues · 189. Hounddog McBrag · 190. The Benefit of Grief · 191. The Fifth Villain · 192. The Council of the Crystal King · 193. TBA · 194. TBA · 195. TBA · 196. TBA · 197. TBA · 198. TBA · 199. TBA · 200. TBA · 201. TBA · 202. TBA · 203. TBA · 204. TBA · 205. TBA · 206. TBA · 207. TBA · 208. TBA · 209. TBA · 210. TBA
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