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“You—”
“—shall—”
“—not—”
“—be granted permission to traverse beyond this point!”
Lloyd, Jay, Kai, and Zane
"The Darkest Hour"
Season 13, Episode 13
Ninjago Master of the Mountain Episode 13
Air date July 21, 2020 (Australia)
Written by Kevin Burke
Chris Wyatt
Directed by Daniel Ife
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The Darkest Hour is the thirteenth episode of the thirteenth season, and the 157th episode overall of LEGO Ninjago. It aired on July 21, 2020, in Australia.

Synopsis

The Skull Sorcerer hunts down the ninja who flee to the Geckle "Strong-Cave". The Skull Sorcerer promies to let the Munce and Geckles live if they turn over the ninja.

Extended: The Skull Sorcerer hunts down the ninja who flee to the Geckle "Strong-Cave". The Skull Sorcerer promies to let the Munce and Geckles live if they turn over the ninja. Nya stumbles on a possible way out of the cave and the Munce and Geckles work together to clear a rubble-strewn tunnel. The Munce and Geckles begin to work past their differences. But then Grief-Bringer forces his way into the cave.

Plot

The Ninja (minus Cole), Geckles, and Munce are running away from Grief-Bringer. Murtessa tells Nya about the dragon which caused havoc in the past, and Nya thought the hero destroyed it, but it was somehow revived. Meanwhile, an out-of-breath Gulch tells Kai the Geckle Strong-Cave is the only way to defend themselves. Kai is about to shout to everyone, but Gulch covers Kai's mouth and thinks he's crazy for telling the Munce as well. However, Kai believes they are united, so he shouts to head to the cave.

Back at the lava river, Grief-Bringer creates a bridge using the stalactites and the Awakened Warriors begin marching towards the Geckles and Munce. Meanwhile, everyone is able to make it inside the Geckle Strong-Cave, so they begin to close it. However, the door gets stuck, so Nya and the Munce try to cut the chain. In order to buy extra time, Lloyd, Jay, Kai, and Zane fight the Awakened Warriors. The Ninja use Spinjitzu to take care of the Awakened Warriors, but they quickly rebuild themselves. Murtessa is finally able to break the chains to door, and it begins closing. The Ninja rush to get inside before it closes.

Kai thinks they are safe, but Gulch is upset at Kai for allowing the Munce into the cave as well. Gluch and Murtessa accuse each other of stealing the Blades of Deliverance as well as whether the hero's name is Milly or Gilly.

Suddenly, the Skull Sorcerer offers a deal to the Munce and Geckles. He proposes handing over the Ninja, and allowing the Geckles and Munce to resume their work in the mines instead of facing a potential genocide. Gluch and Murtessa say they won't serve the Skull Sorcerer again, but before the Skull Sorcerer could say something, Gluch and Murtessa argue with each other again. When they finally agree to speak at different times, the Skull Sorcerer, demands them to be destroyed.

Grief-Bringer bangs his head on the door while the Awakened Warriors use a long battering ram to destroy the door. The Geckles and Munce hide in fear, but Nya discovers some rocks covering up something. She asks Zane to scan the rock and they discover it might be a potential exit. Nya hollers to the two tribes about the potential exit, but it requires everyone to work together in order to remove the rocks.

The two tribes work extremely well together, and they are able to remove the rocks. To their shock, they discover it's a storage room and a dead end. Accepting their defeat, Gulch apologizes for putting everyone in this situation. Murtessa then apologizes for being harsh to the Geckles and realizes there is some common ground between the two tribes. They then establish trust by Kai and Nya declaring peace with the opposing tribe.

Without notice, the door is demolished, and everyone is prepared to fight the Skull Sorcerer. However, Lloyd is willing to compromise saying the Ninja will surrender, but he must allow the Geckles and Munce to remain free. The Skull Sorcerer takes their deal, so the Ninja are lead out. Meanwhile, Murtessa demands the Skull Sorcerer to leave, but the Skull Sorcerer double-crosses the tribes and captures them. The Skull of Hazza D'ur laughs at the tribes calling them fools.

Cast

Transcript

For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations Featured

Trivia

  • Narrator: Gulch and Murtessa
    • This marks the first episode to have more than one character announcing the episode title.
  • The Ninjas' threat to the Awakened Warriors would be, 'You shall not pass!', a reference to Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, had Zane not subverted the line at the last minute.
  • The Geckles and Munce establish peace between one another.

Errors

  • Gulch was seen with his sash in the beginning of the episode and when he pointed out that Ninja lead the Munce into the Geckle Strong-Cave, despite giving it to Kai in "Trial By Mino."

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 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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