Recap / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 3 E 20 Across The Universe

When Ultimate Drako scatters the Turtles and Master Splinter, Raphael ends up on an alien world in the middle of a planetary motorcycle race. In order to get help to return home, he's got to help Team Fitts win the race.

This episode provides examples of

  • Cat Girl/ Unusual Ears: Methania is an alien based example.
  • Continuity Nod: The alien restaurant server from Season 2 "Turtles in Space: The Trouble with Triceratons" can be seen in the audience watching the race. This could indicate that Raph's ended up back in the same galaxy as the Federation and Triceratons.
  • Crossover: In this episode Raph is thrown into the world of the Planet Racers graphic novel
  • Engineered Public Confession: Methania uses a hidden camera to expose Comissioner Morry by getting him to brag about how he's sending the races to their deaths for ratings, and he can just get more racers.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: In the Season 6 episode ''Race for Glory'' it is implied that Raph met Falcon when the latter was a child. Falcon shows no indication that he remembers Raph in this episode (probably because the writers hadn't intended them to meet again in Falcon's past)
  • Honor Before Reason: Raph stops to help another team when they're in danger. It nearly costs him the race, but as he tells Falcon
    Raph: Winning without honor is not winning
  • Party Scattering: The Turtles and Master Splinter are scattered throughout time and space by Ultimate Drako.