Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 65 was titled the Big Blow Out. In this episode, Shredder and Krang use the World Trade Center Towers as an energy conduit to build a super sized portal to Dimension X and suck Earth right through it, where Krang's Stone Warriors can destroy it. As always, the Turtles are the last hope to save the day. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 65 the Big Blow Out first aired in syndication on December 22nd 1989. This episode is the final part of the Season 3 three part finale.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 65 the BigBlow Out Review
In many ways, this episode represents a perfect balance of several things about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that really did work more often than not. There was action, humor, and suspense. Fans of the TMNT really would enjoy this episode in all of its glory.
Shredder and Krang need a lot of power, and the best way to get it is the Mount Rushmore Power Station. They drain the power and then use a rocket to distract the Turtles, sent right at Mount Rushmore. The Turtles divert it. Our heroes paint those presidents on the mountain with bandanas. In all of this, Splinter slips right into the Technodrome as it goes to New York and hooks up to the World Trade Towers.
Yes, that's one of those thing that make you cringe in hindsight, but this episode first aired in 1989.
The Technodrome uses the energy diverted from the portal to make a portal in the sky. The portal will suck Earth through where it will be sucked through by the Stone Warriors. Raphael and Donatello go after an army vehicle while Leonardo and Michelangelo go into the Technodrome.
The Season One and Two Finales ended with a battle between Shredder and Splinter. As always, Season Three continues that tradition. This may be the last time we have a really big battle between Shredder and Splinter. A fun fight, perhaps not on the level of the first two seasons, but the battle was enjoyable.
There was a nice little fight with Mikey and Leo against Bebop and Rocksteady as well. That scene was rather fun.
Shredder throws an absolute tantrum, and it isan epic one. He rips the controls from Krang, despite the brain warning him not to. It is like an old married couple, bickering over the remote control. Then he takes it right towards the Turtles, angry. Raphael and Donatello have an army rocket launcher under ground and blast the vehicle right into the sky. Right into Dimension X where it gets fired on.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finally get some respect to an adoring crowd.
Many believe that this was intended to be the Series Finale at one point. The episode is sure written by one and if they had to go out, it would be with the Big Rip Off, Big Break In, and Big Blow Out trilogy . Sixty five episodes is what most cartoons get thrown into syndication with.
However there will be other episodes, about seven more seasons.
Of course, some of the problems that I discussed in the Season Three reviews will be present in Four and Five. Six starts to improve and seven really might be a really the best season. At the very least, season seven represents the perfect balance. Eight, nine, and ten represent a much darker turn of the Turtles.
We'll get to those where we get to them.
I'll break at the Season Four DVD soon and begin watching it, and reviewing those episodes.
As for this trilogy, the Season Three finale, 10/10, and if they had to go out, this was the perfect way to go out for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If you want to watch the Big Blow Out, it is on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 6 DVD.