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

  • Banned in China: This episode has never been shown in the U.S. due to its dark content. It has, however, been shown outside of the U.S., including in the United Kingdom.
  • Body Horror
  • 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
  • Missing Episode: This episode wasn't aired because Fox found it too intense for Saturday Morning cartoons.
  • 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
  • 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