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“Because of your friends, you have done what we never could: united the Serpentine and your kind as one. Because of you, the balance is restored. And because of your father, our spirits can be free. You will have our eternal respect as the greatest warriors to ever battle for Ninjago.”
Arcturus to Lloyd
"The Corridor of Elders"
Season 4, Episode 10
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Air date April 3, 2015 (US)
Written by Dan & Kevin Hageman
Directed by Trylle Vilstrup
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The Corridor of Elders is the tenth and final episode in the fourth season, and the 44th episode overall of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. It aired on Cartoon Network on April 3, 2015, in the United States.

Synopsis

The ninja and fighters discover there's a strategic location called the Corridor of Elders where they can make their last stand against Chen's Anacondrai army ... but even with the new Destiny's Bounty, their forces still aren't strong enough. Fortunately, Pythor escapes Chen's clutches and discovers there is one spell in the Book of Magic that could stop the war, but at a serious cost.

Plot

Chen's Anacondrai army lands in Jamanakai Village as its citizens flee in terror. The army continues onward, as Chen declares they won't stop until every village is conquered. Meanwhile, the Ninja and the other Elemental Masters are scattered all around Ninjago after chasing down the decoy trucks. Chen hacks the city's airwaves and speaks with Garmadon and his allies, unveiling that Garmadon stole Wu's letter to Misako. Wu is infuriated, though Skylor urges them not to fight. In Chen's abandoned camp, Pythor runs from the swamp rat but manages to escape and find the Book of Spells. Learning that Chen's army is conquering Ninjago, Pythor devises a way to defeat them.

Neuro uses his Element to regroup the Elemental Masters in the Samurai X Cave, where they make a plan to fight Chen's followers, who have conquered the east coast of Ninjago. Wu proposes they use the Corridor of Elders to make their final stand, and everyone agrees. The Elemental Masters journey across Ninjago to rally support from its citizens. Eventually, the Ninja and their allies arrive at the Corridor and prepare for battle. Chen's army arrives and starts fighting, with the Ninja and their allies holding them back. In the sky, Nya, Misako, Wu, and Garmadon fly Destiny's Bounty 2.0, using it to destroy the cultists' vehicles. However, Chen uses the Roto Jet to blast apart the Corridor's walls, allowing his army to start passing through.

Having escaped Chen's camp by riding the swamp rat, "Rodrigo," Pythor arrives at the battle with the Book of Spells. Lloyd takes Pythor aboard the Bounty, where he explains how Garmadon can defeat Chen's army. Since he was the one who cursed Arcturus and the Anacondrai generals, Garmadon can take their place and allow them to escape and curse Chen's army. Garmadon realizes the sacrifice is their only way to victory, though Lloyd is infuriated and angrily departs. He dives into the battle and takes his anger out on the fake Anacondrai, as he remembers his past with his father.

Aboard the Bounty, Wu begins reading the spell to open the Cursed Realm; by now, he and Misako have forgiven Garmadon for his wrongdoings. Garmadon tells them to pass on an apology to Lloyd who suddenly returns and opts to read the spell himself - deeming it fair that he sends him off. As the portal opens, Garmadon says he sought to make the world in his image but realizes he did so in Lloyd. Lloyd finishes reading the spell, and Garmadon ascends to the portal.

As a flash of light subsides, those on the battlefield noticed this and momentarily stop fighting. Everyone is then shocked to see the spirits of Arcturus and his generals arrive at the battle; they condemn Chen's followers to the Cursed Realm. Chen pleads to Arcturus since they are on the same side, but Arcturus personally denounces Chen as a liar, cheater, and an impostor before banishing him as well. As Chen is taken away, he pleads to his daughter who ignores his pleas and he goes through the portal too, with everyone cheering on the victory.

With the war over, Lloyd is distraught by the loss of his father, but Arcturus arrives and praises him and Pythor for their heroism. Arcturus also restores Pythor to his original size, before he and the generals depart for another realm.

The Ninja and Elemental Masters agree to keep in contact, as they go their separate ways after the war's end. As their allies clean up the Corridor of Elders, the Ninja, Nya, Wu, and Misako commemorate the life of Garmadon, as a statue of him is built in the Corridor. While the group honors Garmadon, Lloyd burns the Book of Spells.

Not far from the scene, a ghostly figure appears, having escaped from the Cursed Realm. It angrily growls the name "Morro."

Cast

Transcript

For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Trivia

  • This is the first season finale episode of the series to not take place in Ninjago City As the final fights with the Great Devourer, The Overlord. and the Golden Master all took place there, while the final fight with the Anacondrai Warriors takes place at the Corridor of Elders.
    • This is also the first season finale episode where there is not a single main antagonist that the Ninja battle.
  • Pythor continues his habit of naming his "allies" Rodrigo. In the previous episode, he named a miniature soccer ball Rodrigo, which was a reference to the film Cast Away, where a soccer ball was called Wilson. Here, Pythor gives the same name to the Swamp Rat that tried to eat him in the previous episode.
  • After the original Anacondrai generals are freed from the Cursed Realm and they begin cursing Chen's followers, a group of six fake Anacondrai are seen being lifted towards the Cursed Realm portal. In the next shot, we see the seven original Anacondrai generals rise before the ninja and their allies. The fake Anacondrai symbolize the original generals, as it is inferred that now they're taking their place in the Cursed Realm.
  • This is the last episode in three years where Master Wu wears his traditional outfit, which he has worn for every episode of the series except when he was turned into a cyborg. In the next season, he wears a new outfit.
  • Cyrus Borg makes a speaking cameo near the beginning of the episode, as he warns the people of Ninjago about the Anacondrai threat over the radio. This marks his first appearance since the first episode of the season, "The Invitation," where he also made a cameo near the beginning.
  • Chen comments during the episode that "Ships aren't supposed to fly! Sink it!" This is the first time an antagonist comments on the abnormal fact that Destiny's Bounty is a flying pirate ship.
  • Pythor's normal size is finally restored in this episode, having previously been in his minuscule state since "The Titanium Ninja."
  • This is the first episode where all of the Serpentine side with the Ninja. In "The Curse of the Golden Master," all of the Serpentine helped the ninja, except Pythor, who was in the midst of a grand scheme. In this episode, all of the Serpentine return, this time participating in a battle with the Ninja, and in the latter half of the episode Pythor joins them as well.
  • This is the second season finale where Garmadon is responsible for the defeat of the antagonist. In the first season, he defeated the Great Devourer using the Golden Weapons. In this episode, he defeats the Anacondrai Warriors by banishing them to the Cursed Realm. When defeating the Great Devourer, he had help from the ninja, who gave him their weapons and trapped the Devourer. Here, he has help from his son Lloyd, who banishes him.
  • Pythor is wearing a brown "vest" in this episode, having worn a prison shirt in "The Greatest Fear of All" and the beginning of this episode. The Anacondrai Warriors wore similar vests throughout this season, with most of them being torn apart following their transformations into "Anacondrai." The origins of these vests are unknown, as the original Anacondrai wearing them at times (which is unlikely, as they were never seen during the Serpentine War flashback in "Spellbound").
    • Pythor somehow has this vest in minuscule size as well. How he obtained it (or possibly created it) is unknown.
    • Pythor also wears this vest in the Ninja DB X set, which features his white variant. Ironically, this is the only episode where he wears the vest, as he appeared without the vest throughout the previous season.
  • In "Spellbound," six Anacondrai generals, including Arcturus, were banished to the Cursed Realm. However, when Garmadon is banished to free the generals, there are seven of them that emerge from the portal. It is possible that one general was banished earlier or later than the others or it could be just an error.
  • This is the first season to end with a teaser for the next one, as it features the upcoming major antagonist, Morro, at the end of the episode.
  • As his fake Anacondrai carry him towards the Corridor of Elders, Chen remarks that he wants them to carve his face into the Corridor of Elders when they take a break. While this never comes to be, in honor of his sacrifice, Chen's former pupil, Garmadon, has his face carved into it instead.
  • This marks the first time where the Serpentine have been involved in a battle since their imprisonment by the Stone Army in "The Day Ninjago Stood Still."​
  • This marks Rufus MacAllister's first speaking appearance since "The Last Voyage" and Gravis' only speaking role overall.
  • Destiny's Bounty makes its official return, sporting a new design after having been absent throughout the previous season.
  • The part were the Ninja, Elemental Masters, the citizens of Ninjago, and the other factions fighting the Anacondrai Cultist was similar to 300.
  • This episode has the most Elemental Masters in it, as the only modern-day masters that don’t appear are the Time Twins.
  • Scenes from "The Green Ninja," "Return of the Overlord," and "Rise of the Spinjitzu Master" can be seen during Lloyd's flashbacks.

Errors

  • After Lloyd tells everyone that they fight as one and for each other shortly before the battle at the Corridor, the Ninja and several of the Elemental Masters cheer and jump around, yet Shade, Griffin Turner, Chamille, Dareth, and Skales stand completely still.
  • As Garmadon violently ascends towards the portal to the Cursed Realm, there are four separate shots of him rising towards it. However, each shot features him rising from around a quarter of the way up to three-quarters of the way up, with most of the shots technically being the same except different angles.
  • When Garmadon says, "Lloyd, wait!" he says it to Lloyd after he has already jumped off the Bounty.
  • Technically, if the Ninja and their allies wanted to avoid a battle with the Anacondrai, they could have simply had Cole or someone else blocks off the corridor by collapsing a section of it inwards. They would then potentially be able to box in the Anacondrai and defeat them from there.
  • When the statue is falling on the Ninja and their allies, two Lous can be seen.
  • The Anacondrai Blade was said to be able to cut through anything, but Rufus MacAllister's Illuma-Sword, a toy, was able to withstand it.
  • In the recap of "The Greatest Fear of All" Zane says "twenty trucks could hold two hundred Anacondrai" in his human voice instead of his robotic voice.

Gallery

For the gallery of the episode, click here.

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 Mini-Movies Operation Heavy Metal
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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