Recap / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 4 E 24 Good Genes Part 1

Agent Bishop has Stockman work on a cure for the outbreak, but he has no successful results. Just then, Bishop is contacted by a mysterious entity offering him an artifact that will help him to protect the Earth. He agrees to retrieve it.

Meanwhile, the Turtles have decided to go to Bishop to find a cure for Donatello.

This episode provides examples of

  • Actually Pretty Funny: Bishop seems lightly amused when Mikey suggests that he has a UFO watching them from space.
  • Area51: Bishop's base
  • Back from the Dead: Stockman, much to his anger.
  • Book Ends: In "Aliens Among Us", Bishop corners Don and tries to shoot him with a gauntlet-mounted gun. In "Good Genes Part 1", he tries the exact same thing when Don, who's been mutated for a second time, starts tearing up Area 51. Fitting, considering "Aliens Among Us" sets up the Outbreak arc, and "Good Genes Part 1" is the first part of the resolution.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Stockman's helicopter from "Insane in the Membrane".
  • Continuity Nod: Leatherhead mentions his imprisonment and torture at the hands of Bishop.
  • Deal with the Devil: Leo even referred to making a Deal with Bishop as this.
  • Enemy Mine: The Turtles team up with Bishop and Stockman to help Don and stop the outbreak mutagen
  • Find the Cure: The Turtles desperately need a cure for Donnie's secondary mutation, fast, as Leatherhead explains that Bishop's alien chemical agent is reacting violently with the Utrom mutagen already in his system, killing him.
  • Hesitation Equals Dishonesty: Bishop hesitates before telling the Turtles, Splinter and Leatherhead that he has a cure for Don.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Splinter to Mutant Donatello two times. One is barely successful, while the other is a failure.
  • Leg Cling: Monster Don, to Mikey
  • People Jars: Monster Don and the mutant city worker from "Outbreak" are held in these