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“Does the news sleep?”
“The news never sleeps!”
Sammy and Paper Boys
"The News Never Sleeps"
Season 11, Episode 6
Ninjago Secrets of The Forbidden Spinjitzu Episode 6
Air date July 6, 2019 (US)
August 5, 2019 (Australia)
August 24, 2019 (Canada)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Shane Poettcker
Episode guide
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The News Never Sleeps is the sixth episode of the eleventh season, and the 104th episode overall of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. It aired on July 6, 2019 in the United States. It is paired up with the "Boobytraps and How to Survive Them."

Synopsis

Lil' Nelson takes a job as a paperboy, which is more difficult than it sounds in a city overrun by scorching Pyro Vipers and an evil Serpentine sorceress.

Plot

The episode begins back in Ninjago City where Lil' Nelson wakes up and gets ready for his new job as a paperboy.

When Lil' Nelson rides his bicycle to the storage room, he meets up with other kids who gossip whether he would last for the day. Before Nelson could react, the storage room opens and Sammy makes some announcements such as road closures and some paperboys being out with injuries and one quitting their job. Eventually, he introduces Nelson and pairs him with Antonia.

As Lil' Nelson and Antonia begin to deliver the news, Nelson sees fireballs coming down from the sky and Elemental Cobras emerging. At first, Nelson barely gets through the path of Elemental Cobras and struggles to keep up with Antonia who continues to deliver the newspaper to people. By the time Nelson reaches Antonia, he begins to overreact and question the situation they're in, but Antonia doesn't care and continues to do her job.

Just when Lil' Nelson and Antonia are about to turn directions, they oversee P.I.X.A.L. dressed in her Samurai X suit fighting three Elemental Cobras. The duo pass through the conflict, but before they leave, Nelson thinks they should help Samurai X; however, Antonia shows faith in Samurai X. In the end, Samurai X proved to be victorious as she was able to destroy the Elemental Cobras.

During their lunch break, Antonia talked about having to deliver the news in conditions that included the Colossus and the Sons of Garmadon's rule. When Nelson realizes his lunch was burned down, Antonia offers Nelson another sandwich and explains to Nelson that they must do their part by delivering the news.

The duo continued to do their jobs as they were able to avoid being devoured by a Elemental Cobra and a wall of fire from stopping them. Suddenly, they spot Clutch Powers falling from the sky, and Powers explains that the Ninja are in trouble and need help before passing out. Before they continue their job, Lil' Nelson believed they should tell the news to Master Wu, but Antonia thinks otherwise. However, after Nelson is able to persuade Antonia by saying "everyone has to do their part," Antonia agrees to help.

When the duo reach Route 23, they realize that part of the highway was destroyed. Before they could reconsider any other option, a Elemental Cobra was coming their way which forced Antonia to jump over the highway. At first, Lil' Nelson is scared, but is reminded of the quote, "A Ninja never quits" and is able to complete the jump.

After a long ride, the duo finally reached the Monastery of Spinjitzu and Wu comes out. Lil' Nelson explains everything Clutch Powers said and Wu promises to inform P.I.X.A.L. about the Ninjas' situation. Wu then complements Nelson on his courage to come all the way to the Monastery and compares him to Lloyd when he was younger. Nelson is happy about the comment he received as they ride back to Ninjago City.

Cast

Transcript

For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations Visited

Trivia

  • Narrator: Wu
  • This is the first episode where none of the Ninja appears.
  • This also marks the first episode that Jay does not appear in of the entire series.
    • Jay does appear on posters in Nelson's bedroom, however.
  • Lil' Nelson returns for the first time since Season 6. He now has an updated purple Legacy ninja mask.
  • This episode marks Antonia, Sammy, and Roise's first appearance.
  • It is revealed that Lil' Nelson lives in the same village the Sons of Garmadon attacked in "True Potential," which is also the same one Harumi lived in as a child as shown in TFTMOS

Errors

  • Nelson's sandwich gets completely burnt to ash despite his bag being completely intact.

Gallery

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu 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
1. Darkness Shall Rise · 2. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 3. Double Trouble · 4. Ninjaball Run · 5. Child's Play · 6. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 7. The Stone Army · 8. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 9. The Last Voyage · 10. Island of Darkness · 11. The Last Hope · 12. Return of the Overlord · 13. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3
Rebooted
1. The Surge · 2. The Art of the Silent Fist · 3. Blackout · 4. The Curse of the Golden Master · 5. Enter the Digiverse · 6. Codename: Arcturus · 7. The Void · 8. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4
The Tournament of Elements
1. The Invitation · 2. Only One Can Remain · 3. Versus · 4. Ninja Roll · 5. Spy for a Spy · 6. Spellbound · 7. The Forgotten Element · 8. The Day of the Dragon · 9. The Greatest Fear of All · 10. The Corridor of Elders
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 5
Possession
1. Winds of Change · 2. Ghost Story · 3. Stiix and Stones· 4. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 5. Peak-a-Boo · 6. Kingdom Come · 7. The Crooked Path · 8. Grave Danger · 9. Curseworld, Part I · 10. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6
Skybound
1. Infamous · 2. Public Enemy Number One · 3. Enkrypted · 4. Misfortune Rising · 5. On a Wish and a Prayer · 6. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 7. Wishmasters · 8. The Last Resort · 9. Operation Land Ho! · 10. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
(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
Season 7
The Hands of Time
1. The Hands of Time · 2. The Hatching · 3. A Time of Traitors · 4. Scavengers · 5. A Line in the Sand · 6. The Attack · 7. Secrets Discovered · 8. Pause and Effect · 9. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 10. 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
1. The Mask of Deception · 2. The Jade Princess · 3. The Oni and the Dragon · 4. Snake Jaguar · 5. Dead Man's Squall · 6. The Quiet One · 7. Game of Masks · 8. Dread on Arrival · 9. True Potential · 10. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9
Hunted
1. Firstbourne · 2. Iron & Stone · 3. Radio Free Ninjago · 4. How to Build a Dragon · 5. The Gilded Path · 6. Two Lies, One Truth · 7. The Weakest Link · 8. Saving Faith · 9. Lessons for a Master · 10. 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 1. The Darkness Comes · 2. Into the Breach · 3. The Fall · 4. Endings
Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 1. Wasted True Potential · 2. Questing for Quests · 3. A Rocky Start · 4. The Belly of the Beast · 5. Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · 6. The News Never Sleeps · 7. Ninja vs Lava · 8. Snaketastrophy · 9. Powerless · 10. Ancient History · 11. Never Trust a Human · 12. Under Siege · 13. The Explorers Club · 14. Vengeance is Mine! · 15. A Cold Goodbye · 16. The Never-Realm · 17. Fire Maker · 18. An Unlikely Ally · 19. The Absolute Worst · 20. The Message · 21. The Traveler's Tree · 22. Krag's Lament · 23. Secret of The Wolf · 24. The Last of the Formlings · 25. My Enemy, My Friend · 26. The Kaiju Protocol · 27. Corruption · 28. A Fragile Hope · 29. Once and for All · 30. Awakenings
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