Recap: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 6 E 13 The Journal

The Turtles find April and Casey's journal, and decide to read about what happens to them in their future. But Master Splinter warns them not to, as the results could be disastrous to their timeline. Despite his wise words, the boys simply must know, so they sneak back in the night and start to read the journal...

This episode provides examples of

  • Fridge Logic: Rare in-universe example. When the Turtles find what appears to be April's journal, from which Cody learned about the Turtles, they all sneak in to read it late at night. However, as they get to the end of Raphael's story, they notice contradictions between the story and what they already know about recent history. Just then, Cody and Splinter enter and reveal that they had replaced the journal with a fake to teach the Turtles a lesson.
  • Shout-Out: Mikey as the Turtle Titan says "My turtle sense was tingling"
  • Spin-Off Babies: In Mikey's story, the Justice Force are turned back into babies by Big Bad Binky Boy's weapon.
  • Temporal Paradox: The reason Splinter and Cody don't want the Turtles to read the journal.