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"The Two Blades"
Season 13, Episode 4
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Air date July 8, 2020 (Australia)
September 20, 2020 (US)
November 14, 2020 (Canada)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Daniel Ife
Episode guide
"The Worst Rescue Ever"
"Queen of the Munce"

The Two Blades will be the fourth episode of the thirteenth season of Ninjago and the 148th episode overall. It aired first in English on July 8, 2020, in Australia. It aired in the US on September 20, 2020, paired up with "The Worst Rescue Ever".[1]


In order to escape the Skull Sorcerer's chain-gang, the ninja must convince the Munce and Geckles to put aside their distrust and work together.[2]

Extended: The ninja learn that the Geckles' and Munce's mutual hatred stems from the fact that each group thinks the other stole a pair of swords called the Blades of Deliverance, which were given to them by a hero who came to their mountain many years earlier. The hero, whom the Geckles call "Gilly," saved them from a dragon named Grief-Bringer and gave them the swords as a farewell gift.[3]


Master Wu and Vania are inside the Kingdom of Shintaro, using cardboard cut-outs of the ninja when being watched by the Winged Guards of Shintaro. They do this to keep Vania's father from knowing that the ninja are actually in the Dungeons of Shintaro, though Wu and Vania have hope they are just fine.

However, that's not the case as the ninja are forced to mine for an unknown substance. As Lloyd is mining, he realizes it's Vengestone which is why the ninja are unable to use their Elemental Powers. The ninja then see one of the Re-Awakened using a whip to punish a Mino for not working hard enough. Cole catches sight of the torture and throws his ax at the Awaken Warrior's whip, causing it to fly out of his hands. The undead skeleton then attempts to punish Cole, but Nya is able to grab the Awaken Warrior and Cole finishes him off by dropping his ball chain on the skeleton.

The Geckles as well as the Munce appreciate the ninja for standing up, but the ninja are met with reinforcement and are imprisoned for their actions. As they stand, Murt gives Lloyd some food, but Gliff tells Lloyd to not trust him. The two then get into an argument before Lloyd breaks up the two. Lloyd then asks why the two tribes dislike each other and the rest of the ninja also ask.

Gliff tells the ninja about the two Blades of Deliverance: the Ivory Blade of Deliverance and the Shadow Blade of Deliverance. He said it was possessed by a powerful warrior named "Gilly" although Murt believes the name is "Milly". During the time when the Geckles and Munce were living in fear due to a dragon, the warrior went up and defeated the dragon. After "Gilly" defeated the dragon, "Gilly" gave the Ivory Blade of Deliverance to the Geckles while giving the Shadow Blade of Deliverance to the Munce. Gliff then starts to argue blaming the Munce for stealing the other sword while Murt thinks the opposite.

After the ninja hear the story, they wonder if someone else stole the Blades of Deliverance and caused the rift between the two tribes so they couldn't fight the Skull Sorcerer. Lloyd then formulates a plan to break out, but it requires Cole to find common ground between the two tribes.

While they are working, Cole informs Gliff to tell the rest of his tribe to meet at a specific spot during their break and to not fight with the other tribe. However, when Gliff is trying to spread the news, the rest of the Geckles misinterpreted and think they are going to fight. They end up being disappointed that they're not going to fight, but Lloyd promises to get them the two blades back as long as the two tribes don't fight.

The ninja begin their escape by using their food to pour onto the chains. Cole then gets the attention of one of the Minos to eat the food which allows the chains to break easily. One of the Awakened Warriors spot the open cage but are destroyed by the ninja. They then split up with Cole and Lloyd trying to find one of the blades while the rest of the ninja would free the Munce.

Cole and Lloyd head pass some passageways and think they've uncovered one of the swords, but it turns out to be the Skull of Hazza D'ur. The Skull Sorcerer then arrives and uses the skull to attack the ninja, but they dodge the attacks and flee. Meanwhile, the ninja are able to free the Munces, but the Awakened Warriors also run towards them. To buy time, Kai, Jay, and Zane pour food on the Awakened Warriors while Nya is able to free the rest of the Minos to chase the skeletons.

Cole and Lloyd then jump onto a cage and land onto the ground where all of the chaos is happening. All of the ninja are able to escape with Kai and Zane taking one tunnel the Geckles are taking while Jay, Nya, and Lloyd take another one with the Munce. However, Cole is forced to take a completely different tunnel all by himself when he keeps getting blocked off and with the Skull Sorcerer attacking him. The Skull Sorcerer chases Cole, but thanks to the help of a Mino, loses sight of him when he runs through the tunnel. When realizing that there are multiple different tunnels and not knowing which one Cole ran through, he yells in anger.



For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations featured


  • Narrator: Zane
  • Jay has no lines in this episode.
  • The cardboard cutouts of the ninja use their minifigures' face prints.
  • Gliff states "Don't trust Munce bearing gifts!", a reference to the proverb 'Beware a Greek bearing gifts'.


  • The ninja are separated in this episode.
    • This marks the second time the ninja have been separated for what would go on to be several episodes, the first time being "Big Trouble, Little Ninjago".
  • This is the 74th episode with the ninja's new designs, which means both designs have been on screen for 74 episodes each.
    • However, the original designs have still had more screen time by this point, as 24 episodes into the new designs, the runtime of an episode was changed from 22 minutes to 11 minutes.


  • Kai's cutout appears near a window in one scene, but disappears in the next.



For the gallery of the episode, click here.


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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
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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
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