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Recap / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 1 E 20 The Monster Hunter

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As the Turtles continue resting at Casey's grandma's, tenacious monster hunter Dr. Abigail Finn finds footage of a "green creature" in the woods and will stop at nothing to find it.

Meanwhile, Leonardo has mostly recovered from his injuries, but remains spiritually wounded.

This episode provides examples of:

  • Bait-and-Switch: April freaking out. Following The Teaser, you're made to think she's reacting to a monster, but she's just pissed over Casey messing up the floor she just mopped.
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  • Big "NO!": April, when Casey shows up messing up the floor with snow on his shoes.
  • Brawn Hilda: Dr. Finn.
  • Breather Episode: Taking a break from the main arcs.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Donny describes Finn as quite brilliant and certifiable.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Finn was right about there being a "monster" in the woods. The point of the heroes' plan is to make her look like a crackpot.
  • Death Glare: April gives this one out to Casey and that scared him enough to get him to leave the house.
  • Determinator: Dr. Finn.
    April: Maybe this crazy monster hunter person would just give up and go away?
    Donatello: Dr. Abigail Finn doesn't give up. If she can't find what she's looking for out there, she'll come looking in here. She's obsessed with monster hunting.
  • Didn't See That Coming: There being an actual monster living in the woods.
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  • Forging Scene: Raph helps Leo forge new swords as replacements for the ones the Shredder broke.
  • Gentle Giant: The green creature.
  • "Hell, Yes!" Moment: The reaction to Leo's suggestion that they go back to New York and settle things with the Shredder.
  • Heroic BSoD: Leo spends the episode suffering through it.
    "I don't need to hear how I messed up in New York, okay? I got my shell kicked. I let everyone down. I lost my swords!"
  • He's Back: Leo, with the help of Raph.
  • Hollywood Healing: Played with. Leo starts out some bandages and his arm in a sling. Over the course of forging some new swords, the bandages disappear.
  • Innocuously Important Episode: The green creatures will later be revealed as humans mutated by the Y'lyntians.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rather than get on Leo's case, Raph helps him work through his recent defeat and get back to his old self.
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  • Mission Control: Parker is this for Dr. Finn.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Mikey wandering around in public gets the whole mess started.
  • Oh, Crap!: Casey, when Dr. Finn shows him a footage of Mikey.
  • Real After All: The green creature, as the one Dr. Finn had recorded was actually Mikey.
  • Samus Is a Girl/Monster Is a Mommy: The green creature.
  • Show Within a Show: The Monster Hunter, so Title Drop ensues.
  • You Monster!: Casey pretends to be captured by Dr. Finn and says this.


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