Recap / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 3 E 24 Bishops Gambit

Bishop kidnaps Master Splinter in an attempt to get his rat DNA for the Slayer experiment.

This episode provides examples of

  • A God Am I: Bishop.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Bishop's men are about to finish off the Turtles, but then Leatherhead shows up.
  • Continuity Nod: Bishop's plan in creating an army of super soldiers.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Slayer can effortlessly take on all four Turtles at once.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Next season would reveal the Slayer ultimately becomes this show's version of the Rat King.
  • Exorcist Head: The Slayer does this in a rather creepy fashion.
  • Foreshadowing: The picture of President Grant features someone who looks suspiciously like Bishop behind him, but this isn't dwelt on. It's revealed in a later episode just how long Bishop has been alive.
  • Government Agency of Fiction: Bishop reveals he works for The Earth Protection Force.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Like he says, Bishop is a big picture guy.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Bishop doesn't care if his Slayers accidentally eliminate normal humans instead of aliens on the grounds that he's a big picture guy.
  • Healing Factor: The Slayer
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Bishop on a meat hook.
  • Invisibility: The Slayer
  • Leave No Survivors: Bishop gives out his soldiers this order on the Turtles after getting Splinter.
  • Not Quite Dead: Bishop getting impaled on a hook, but turns out alive as he escapes his underground lair.
  • Super Soldier: The Slayer is supposed to be one.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: As the Slayer removes his helmet, his face resembles Bishop.
    Bishop: Handsome devil, if I do say so myself.
    Michelangelo: Okay. Now I'm officially freaked out.
    • This is also part of Bishop's plans for his new army. He wanted them to be able to blend in with normal humans and find any aliens hiding among humanity.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left!: Yet again Bishop gets away from the Turtles, despite being seriously injured.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Bishop goes into his motivations.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Turtles enter Bishop's lab with the help of Leatherhead. However, once he's taken out a load of Bishop's mooks so the Turtles can get in he isn't seen again for the rest of the episode, implying he's left to make his own way out. While Leatherhead is seen again in the following episode, no mention is ever made of how he escaped Bishop's lab.