A brand new mutant alligator known as Leatherhead is saved from the Kraang by the Turtles. Is this monster all that he appears to be, or is he more trustworthy? Find out as I take a look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 Episode 12 “It Came From Beneath the Depths.” This episode first aired on Nickelodeon on December 15th 2012.
TMNT 2012 Episode 12 “It Came From Beneath the Depths” Review.
So what did this reviewer think of TMNT 2012 Episode 12 “It Came From Beneath the Depths”? I thought this was a good effort put forward by this show. It introduced one of the more beloved recurring characters for the franchise into this new continuity.
We start with a giant mutant gator engaging the Kraang in battle. He escapes with a mysterious container containing a power source. Back at the lair, we get a brief glimpse of Mikey’s disgusting cooking habits. I would have to agree that a pizza milkshake is not appetizing. They notice the alligator going on a rampage, and our Turtles find the alligator. They save him from the Kraang, and bring him home.
Donnie, obviously being the level headed one, suggests to chain him up. Mikey doesn’t like that idea. But that idea seems sound when our mutant alligator wakes up, and goes on a rampage. Including grabbing Donatello by the face, and shaking him, although come to think about it, Don really did get quite a fair bit of abuse in this episode. Splinter suggest that the alligator should be chained up. He shows compassion, but he’s not insane.
Mikey stays to gator sit, as Donnie, Raph, and Leo go after what the gator found. Mikey and Leatherhead bond, as Leatherhead actually enjoys Mikey’s cooking. Well the law of averages indicates that someone had to eventually. And Mikey once again names someone in this show, but that is his role. Meanwhile Leo, Raph, and Donnie go after the power cell, and have a rough time of it. Donnie does have a point. Why is he the one always having to touch the Kraang’s dangerous technology?
They return, and Leatherhead goes into bezerk mode whether the Kraang are mentioned. And he’s not too happy that the TMNT lifted the power cell. Splinter is epic in this episode, just casually dodging Leatherhead’s bezerker rage attacks, and just owning him something fierce.
Eventually the truth comes out. Leatherhead was once a pet, before he had been flushed by his owner’s parents. And then he was experimented by the Kraang. He dedicated himself to making sure no more of them show up. Leatherhead buys the TMNT some time to escape. Then the Kraang is left at his tender mercy(or lack there of), while our Turtles are sent to a sewage plant.
So this was a fun episode. I would give it a thumbs up, and recommend checking it out when it reruns.