Recap: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 4 E 19 Insane In The Membrane

The Turtles are dealing with the mutant outbreak using new equipment. At the same time, Stockman has plans on transferring his mind into a body he made for himself. However, Bishop warns him not to be in a hurry to do such a thing because it will decompose like all the alien creations that made the outbreak. Stockman gets impatient and does it anyway. At first, it's fine until it goes wrong. As he thought about where his life goes wrong, he found the person who is to blame for this: April.

This episode provides examples of

  • Body Horror: Stockman's body throughout the episode.
  • Continuity Nod
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Stockman's flashbacks with his mother.
  • The Extremist Was Right: Bishop warns Stockman not to be hurry with transferring into another body because it will decompose like all the alien creations that made the outbreak. Boy, he's right after all.
  • Fingore: What caused Stockman to realize things was going wrong was his finger.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Stockman stated this in the opening narration.
  • Morality Chain: Stockman's mother seems to be this. As established in a flashback, as a child he was going to use a bug as a test subject. But after talking to his mother, he decided to set it free instead.
  • Narrator: Stockman, for the first time.
  • Never My Fault: As soon as his body gets decomposed, Stockman pins the blame on April for that.
    Stockman: I finally know who is truly responsible for my downfall, and with my new body, I shall have my revenge.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Stockman on April.
  • Sanity Slippage: Stockman after his body started decomposing.
  • Series Continuity Error: In this episode, April is working in the underground lab, but in A Better Mousetrap, she doesn't even know about it. Of course, this episode does take place from the point of view of a man slowly going insane, so it's possible Stockman's memory is faulty.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Stockman used to be a fairly benevolent and principled scientist too until his ego and arrogance got the better of him.
  • Villain Episode: About Stockman.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: for Stockman. He gets a new body only for it to decompose.