The Best Episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018

Four ninja turtles, mutated by a mysterious alien substance, must rise up out of the sewers and defend their city against evil forces from both the past and present.

Showdown (1)

#1 - Showdown (1)

Season 1 - Episode 25

The turtles engage in a difficult battle, as they make a desperate assault on TCRI to shut down the Kraang portal.

star 8.52
90 votes
Writers: Joshua Sternin, J.R. Ventimilia
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The Invasion (1)

#2 - The Invasion (1)

Season 2 - Episode 25

Leo and Donnie disagree about their plan to stop the Kraang invasion; Donnie must step up as the leader of the bunch when Leo makes a mistake and is separated from the team.

star 8.49
63 votes
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Showdown (2)

#3 - Showdown (2)

Season 1 - Episode 26

With the world at stake, the only thing of importance is that the Turtles complete their mission. No matter what ...

star 8.36
77 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Joshua Sternin, J.R. Ventimilia
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Vengeance Is Mine

#4 - Vengeance Is Mine

Season 2 - Episode 22

Leo stages a rescue for Karai against Splinter's wishes. While the mission is a success, Karai's knowledge of the truth makes her rush out to take her revenge on Shredder for killing her mother and lying to her for so long, leading to an unexpected turn of events.

star 8.36
80 votes
Writers: Peter Di Cicco
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Into Dimension X!

#5 - Into Dimension X!

Season 2 - Episode 24

When the Turtles go to the bizarre realm of Dimension X, Mikey is the only one who can figure the place out.

star 8.34
74 votes
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Karai's Vendetta

#6 - Karai's Vendetta

Season 1 - Episode 21

While the Turtles are infiltrating an undersea Kraang base, the Foot Clan attempts to capture April.

star 8.27
106 votes
Writers: Russ Carney, Ron Corcillo
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Requiem

#7 - Requiem

Season 4 - Episode 25

Splinter must lead the turtles and the Mighty Mutanimals on the hunt to defeat his old enemy.

star 8.27
82 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Brandon Auman
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The Good, The Bad, and Casey Jones

#8 - The Good, The Bad, and Casey Jones

Season 2 - Episode 8

After encountering mutants and ninjas, Casey Jones decides to take on "pure evil" alone. When he meets Raphael, the two hot-headed fighters must put their dislike for each other aside and work together against a common foe.

star 8.26
106 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Johnny Hartmann
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Enemy of My Enemy

#9 - Enemy of My Enemy

Season 1 - Episode 20

After witnessing the Kraang in action, Karai realizes the seriousness of the alien threat and proposes an alliance with the Turtles....unless the Shredder finds out.

star 8.26
104 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Kenny Byerly
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Owari

#10 - Owari

Season 4 - Episode 26

With the demise of their beloved father and Karai incapacitated, the Turtles, April, and Casey infiltrate Super Shredder's new lair to put an end to Oroku Saki once and for all, no matter what it takes.

star 8.26
89 votes
Directors: Rie Koga
Writers: Brandon Auman
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Mazes & Mutants

#11 - Mazes & Mutants

Season 2 - Episode 15

When the turtles play a Fantasy LARP game to get their minds off things, they separate the difference between fantasy and reality.

star 8.26
90 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Eugene Son
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The Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman

#12 - The Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman

Season 2 - Episode 16

The Turtles create a retro-mutagen to help April's father; Baxter Stockman threatens to mutate April.

star 8.25
81 votes
Writers: Brandon Auman
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Annihilation: Earth! (1)

#13 - Annihilation: Earth! (1)

Season 3 - Episode 25

When the turtles get word of the Kraang's return, they realize there is an even bigger threat coming to Earth.

star 8.23
69 votes
Writers: Brandon Auman
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Plan 10

#14 - Plan 10

Season 2 - Episode 21

Raphael accidentally damages a machine that forces him to swap minds with a Kraang. Now he must find a way to convince his brothers and Splinter that it's really him, before the Kraang controlling his body destroys his brothers or worse, reveals their location to the rest of the Kraang.

star 8.23
75 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Henry Gilroy
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Vision Quest

#15 - Vision Quest

Season 3 - Episode 8

Leo takes the Turtles to train in the woods in an advanced ninja ritual; the Turtles must overcome their weaknesses and face their enemies to become a true ninja.

star 8.17
81 votes
Writers: Todd Casey
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Manhattan Project (1)

#16 - Manhattan Project (1)

Season 2 - Episode 13

Leonardo considers asking Splinter for help while facing Shredder's new assassin; Donnie must put aside his rivalry with Casey in order to uncover a Kraang plot.

star 8.17
99 votes
Writers: Brandon Auman, John Shirley
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Manhattan Project (2)

#17 - Manhattan Project (2)

Season 2 - Episode 14

Leonardo considers asking Splinter for help while facing Shredder's new assassin; Donnie must put aside his rivalry with Casey in order to uncover a Kraang plot.

star 8.17
59 votes
Writers: Brandon Auman, John Shirley
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Earth's Last Stand

#18 - Earth's Last Stand

Season 4 - Episode 14

As the team finally reaches Earth, Fugitoid reveals a horrible secret about his past.

star 8.15
115 votes
Writers: Brandon Auman
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The Fourfold Trap

#19 - The Fourfold Trap

Season 3 - Episode 23

The Turtles are baited by an unknown enemy into deadly traps.

star 8.15
75 votes
Writers: Mark Henry
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The Wrath of Tiger Claw

#20 - The Wrath of Tiger Claw

Season 2 - Episode 19

When Tiger Claw returns, he vows to hunt and destroy the turtles, as well as April and Casey. Meanwhile, Karai finds out the truth about her mother and real father, forcing her to make a life changing decision.

star 8.15
89 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Christopher Yost
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Follow the Leader

#21 - Follow the Leader

Season 2 - Episode 3

The Turtles face an army of robot foot soldiers; Karai captures Leonardo and forces him to do battle with ninjas that can adapt to his every move.

star 8.13
126 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Eugene Son
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The Kraang Conspiracy

#22 - The Kraang Conspiracy

Season 2 - Episode 9

April feels left out and insists on joining the Turtles on a mission to TCRI; A secret about April's past is revealed...

star 8.12
111 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Brandon Auman
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The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto

#23 - The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto

Season 2 - Episode 20

Leo tries to convince the team to rescue Karai; a master thief steals Shredder’s helmet. ("Kuro Kabuto" means "Black Helmet" in Japanese. )

star 8.12
77 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Doug Langdale
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Trans-Dimensional Turtles

#24 - Trans-Dimensional Turtles

Season 4 - Episode 10

The Turtles are transported to another dimension where they meet their 1980s counterparts and work together to battle Krang.

star 8.10
139 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Brandon Auman
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Darkest Plight

#25 - Darkest Plight

Season 4 - Episode 21

The Turtle team hunts for their Sensei, but soon realizes they are being hunted as well.

star 8.10
81 votes
Writers: Randolph Heard
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