Maya: Rise and shine, sleepyhead! It's 6 A.M.! Early ninja gets the worm! (She sees the state of Nya's room.) Oh, my! Would you look at this mess. Dear, dear, dear. Okay, let's tidy this place up. A messy room makes for a messy ninja, Nya, and we are not messy ninjas. Spears belong in their racks, shurikens and throwing stars belong in the shuriken and throwing star bin -
Nya: Make it stop.
Maya: Bladed weapons don't just get stabbed into a wall, they actually have a place! And chickens do not belong indoors! (She forces Wu's chicken out of the room) Now this place is starting to look like something. Are you still lying there? Come on, up up up, sleepyhead. I find the best way to start the day and chase away those sleepies is with a few jumping jacks! Ready set go! One - and - two - and - one - and - two - and - (She continues counting and doing jumping jacks in the background.)
Nya: Am I having a nightmare, or is this really happening?
(In the kitchen, Nya walks in to see Maya cooking.)
Nya: You made breakfast?
Maya: Of course I made breakfast! It's the most important meal of the day! If we're going to get you back in shape and fix your life, you're gonna need your strength.
Nya: My life does not need fixing, Mother.
Maya: That's not what your brother says. He says your powers are going haywire and you can't control water anymore. Personally, I never had that problem when I was master of water, but never fear! We'll figure it out together.
Nya: Um, why is the bacon green?
Maya: That's not bacon, silly. It's seaweed.
Maya: Goes great with tofu pancakes!
Nya: (She pokes the pancakes.) Ew. Yeah, no.
Maya: And it will get you in tune with your element. Now eat up. Gobble gobble!
Nya: No way am I eat- (Maya shoves a spoonful in Nya's mouth before she can finish her sentence.)
(Later, Maya sets down a pail of water in front of Nya in the courtyard.)
Maya: Now for some basics. Assume water stance. (Nya starts poising.) No, no, no. Your form is terrible, dear. Not like that, like this! (She demonstrates, and Nya follows.) Uh-uh. Arms up. (Nya does it again.) Not quite. (She pokes Nya with Wu's staff as Nya grows more exasperated by the minute.) Back straight, plant your legs, hands up, eyes fixed, breathe in and out, in and out. Not like a Mino, dear, just like a person.
Nya: Okay, that's it. I can't do this! My water stance is fine, Mom!
Maya: Well, if it was fine, you wouldn't be having all the problems you're having, dear.
Nya: I'm not having problems. It was a one-time mistake, Mom. It won't happen again! (She stamps her foot angrily, which causes her to be soaked and the bucket to fall on her head. Maya gives her a little smile, and she groans and leaves angrily.)
Nya: But there has to be something you can do!
Wu: To accomplish what?
Nya: To get her to leave! She's driving me bonkers. Can't you tell her that you found a solution? That we don't need her help anymore?
Wu: I have been searching, Nya, but there's surprisingly little information on the elemental power of water. Your mother may be our best option.
Misako: She just wants to help, Nya. She's been gone a long time. She wants to be your mother, and take care of you.
Nya: (Sighs.) I know, but she's taking over. She's doing everything. She's got all this advice, all these sayings, she fed me bacon made out of seaweed!
Wu: Perhaps you should talk to your brother. Kai might be able to help.
Nya: Kai? Kai wouldn't understand. He probably likes being waited on. I bet he loves being treated like a baby.
Misako: I'm sure that's not true. Kai's a grown man. Talk to your brother.
Kai: Oh, I got the powerup. Get ready, Dad.
Ray: Roger that!
Nya: Hey -
Ray and Kai: Fiya! (They do a high five, not taking their eyes off the screen.)
Nya: Can I talk to -
Ray: Oh, uh, hi Nya. We're about to break a new record. Nice move, Kai!
Kai: Thanks, Dad! Not as good as you, though.
Ray: Ah, thanks, son.
Nya: Kai, can I talk to you for a sec?
Kai: Oh, here comes the big boss! Hit him with all you've got!
Ray: Oh, take that, you big oaf!
Maya: I made sandwiches!
Kai: Pause! Ham and cheese sandwiches with crispy bacon?
Maya: Oh, you bet!
Kai: Oh thanks, Mommy! You're the best! (He takes a bite.) Mm, bacon is the best too!
Cole: Okay, think I've fixed it. Try the video feed.
Lloyd: That did the trick.
Nya: Can I help?
Lloyd: Oh, thanks, Nya, but we're basically done.
Cole: (Nervously) Uh, they, um, kind of ... went on a mission.
Nya: Mission? Why didn't they tell me?
Lloyd: (Also nervously) They thought it might be better to ... handle it on their own.
Cole: It ... was a water rescue.
(Nya sighs and leaves dejectedly.)
P.I.X.A.L.: I cannot help but feel a little badly that we did not include Nya on this mission.
Zane: I have similar misgivings, but in her current state, Nya would only present a danger.
P.I.X.A.L.: As does that. (She points towards a ship being held by an octopus.)
Woman: Help, help! Over here!
Man: We're going down!
Zane: I do not understand. Octopuses are peaceful creatures who seldom venture to the surface.
P.I.X.A.L.: I will attempt to calm it down and (The octopus's tentacles wrap around her.) - something has clearly agitated it.
Zane: P.I.X.A.L., are you okay?
P.I.X.A.L.: I am fine. Please attend to the sailors while I attempt to reason with the creature.
Zane: Affirmative. (He freezes the water under the sailors, who cheer.)
P.I.X.A.L.: Please release me before I am forced to resort to physical measures. I repeat, please - (A mysterious pulse causes both vehicles to malfunction.)
Automated Warning Voice: Danger. Danger.
P.I.X.A.L.: What was that?
Zane: P.I.X.A.L.. P.I.X.A.L., do you copy?
(Back at the Monastery, Nya climbs into the Bell of Divinity to soak in the water. Suddenly, the pulse passes through and disrupts the water.)
Nya: You've got to be kidding me.
(In the kitchen, Lloyd is doing the dishes when the water goes out of control. In the bathroom, Jay encounters similar problems.)
Jay: What is up with the plumbing today? (The water shoots upwards at him and he screams.)
(In the ocean, P.I.X.A.L. has been pulled into the water and is sinking.)
P.I.X.A.L.: Please release me, before I am forced to resort to physical measures. I repeat, please - (Suddenly, the octopus lets go and leaves.)
Zane: P.I.X.A.L., if you can hear me, eject from the mech. I'm sending down a line. (He shoots a grappler into the water, but it doesn't reach P.I.X.A.L. in time.)
P.I.X.A.L.: Zane! Zane, do you copy? I have lost all power.
Zane: P.I.X.A.L., come in! (He presses some buttons and the Shuricopter goes back to normal.) P.I.X.A.L., if you can hear me, reboot your primary ignition system. Reboot primary ignition!
P.I.X.A.L.: Hmm, this is somewhat troubling.
Automated Warning Voice: Danger. Approaching crush depth. Danger. Crush depth. Hull integrity failure in ten seconds. Nine. Eight.
P.I.X.A.L.: Nya taught me a peculiar method in situations like this, which sometimes proves effective. I believe it goes like this. (She punches the control panel, which restarts the mech successfully.) That's better.
Zane: P.I.X.A.L., come in. Can you hear me? P.I.X.A.L.!
P.I.X.A.L.: I have decided to look into how to pressurize our vehicles for better depth deployment.
Zane: (He breathes a sigh of relief.) There you are. I was worried.
P.I.X.A.L.: I am worried too, Zane. What was that?
Zane: Some kind of energy signal or pulse. I am attempting to triangulate its source. The pulse, whatever it was, appears to originate from out at sea.
P.I.X.A.L.: From the surface?
Zane: No, deep below the surface. If I am not mistaken, a trench of some kind.
P.I.X.A.L.: The energy pulse is what affected that creature. I fear it may also be affecting Nya's powers.
Zane: (sighs) If you are correct, we must warn the others.
(Back at the Monastery, Wu and the others are cleaning up the water when Nya walks in.)
Nya: I'm ... I'm sorry for all the trouble. I don't know what's going on with me, but all of this is my fault.
P.I.X.A.L.: I do not believe that is true.
Wu: What do you mean?
P.I.X.A.L.: Zane and I believe that an unexplained energy signal from the deep ocean is responsible for the fluctuations in your powers.
Lloyd: What energy signal?
Zane: A pulse, of unknown origins.
P.I.X.A.L.: It appears to originate here, in the Tartarus Trench. (She projects a screen from her eyes.)
Zane: It is the deepest known point in the ocean.
Wu: Didn't you build a submersible capable of deep sea exploration a number of years ago?
P.I.X.A.L.: I did, the Hydro Bounty. But it was never fully tested.
Wu: It's about to be. You're going diving.
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