The BEST Episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2021

Network: Nickelodeon

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.

Vengeance Is Mine

#1 - Vengeance Is Mine

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 29, 2014

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 8.72
113 votes
Writers: Peter Di Cicco
Showdown (1)

#2 - Showdown (1)

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Aug 8, 2013

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

star 8.72
180 votes
Writers: J.R. Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin
Operation: Break Out

#3 - Operation: Break Out

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Jul 27, 2013

Donatello breaks into a secret Kraang detention center in order to rescue Kirby O'Neil, but ends up trapped inside with a deadly prisoner called the Newtralizer.

star 8.68
158 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Jase Ricci
Manhattan Project (2)

#4 - Manhattan Project (2)

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 14, 2014

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 8.64
95 votes
Writers: Brandon Auman, John Shirley
The Good, The Bad, and Casey Jones

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

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 2, 2014

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 8.57
141 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Johnny Hartmann
Mousers Attack!

#6 - Mousers Attack!

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 8, 2012

When simultaneous threats from the Purple Dragons and Baxter Stockman’s mechanical Mousers force the Turtles to split into two groups, Donnie & Mikey must prove that their “B Team” is just as valuable as Leo & Raph’s “A Team.”

star 8.53
248 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Kenny Byerly
The Invasion (1)

#7 - The Invasion (1)

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 26, 2014

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 8.48
125 votes
Mazes & Mutants

#8 - Mazes & Mutants

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 27, 2014

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

star 8.44
180 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Eugene Son
Follow the Leader

#9 - Follow the Leader

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 2, 2013

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 8.43
218 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Eugene Son
The Kraang Conspiracy

#10 - The Kraang Conspiracy

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 9, 2014

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

star 8.41
147 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Brandon Auman
The Power Inside Her

#11 - The Power Inside Her

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 20, 2016

Donatello becomes concerned and decides to test April, only to discover that her psychic abilities are rapidly growing in power.

star 8.39
119 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Peter Di Cicco
Karai's Vendetta

#12 - Karai's Vendetta

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 27, 2013

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

star 8.38
224 votes
Writers: Ron Corcillo, Russ Carney
Showdown (2)

#13 - Showdown (2)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Aug 8, 2013

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

star 8.38
140 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: J.R. Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin
Panic in the Sewers

#14 - Panic in the Sewers

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 24, 2012

The Turtles must defend their home in the sewers when Chris Bradford tries to destroy it with a dangerous chemical.

star 8.35
282 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Jeremy Shipp
Enemy of My Enemy

#15 - Enemy of My Enemy

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 12, 2013

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 8.33
224 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Kenny Byerly
The Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman

#16 - The Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired May 4, 2014

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

star 8.32
142 votes
Writers: Brandon Auman
Cockroach Terminator

#17 - Cockroach Terminator

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 15, 2013

While trying to foil a Kraang invasion plot, the Turtles are hunted by a giant cockroach.

star 8.30
188 votes
Directors: Juan Meza-Leon
Writers: Jeremy Shipp
Slash and Destroy

#18 - Slash and Destroy

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 30, 2013

The Turtles find themselves being hunted by a new threat -- another mutant turtle called Slash, who has a personal vendetta against the brothers.

star 8.28
177 votes
Writers: Gavin Hignight
Invasion of the Squirrelanoids

#19 - Invasion of the Squirrelanoids

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 19, 2013

While tracking mutagen, the Turtles bring a mutated squirrel back to the lair. When it starts multiplying, the Turtles must hunt the squirrel mutants and prevent them from escaping into the city.

star 8.28
239 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Todd Garfield

#20 - Parasitica

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 22, 2013

Michaelangelo must fight his brothers when they fall under the control of a parasitic wasp.

star 8.24
168 votes
Directors: Michael Chang
Writers: Pete Goldfinger
Attack of the Mega Shredder!

#21 - Attack of the Mega Shredder!

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 16, 2015

Leonardo decides to sneak into Shredder's lair alone, and winds up facing the biggest mutant threat yet.

star 8.21
130 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Gavin Hignight

#22 - Requiem

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired Feb 19, 2017

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

star 8.21
87 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Brandon Auman
Annihilation: Earth! (1)

#23 - Annihilation: Earth! (1)

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 27, 2015

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

star 8.20
74 votes
Writers: Brandon Auman
The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto

#24 - The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 15, 2014

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

star 8.18
166 votes
Directors: Alan Wan
Writers: Doug Langdale

#25 - Owari

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired Feb 26, 2017

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 8.16
98 votes
Directors: Rie Koga
Writers: Brandon Auman