Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 52 was titled Usagi Come Home. Shredder blackmails the samurai rabbit known as Usagi Yojimbo to do battle with the Turtles with his own special brand of ninja trickery. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 52 Usagi Come Home first aired in syndication on December 5th 1989.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 53 Usagi Come Home
The following review contains spoilers for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 3 Episode 34, Usagi Come Home.
The Shredder muses over the previous battle with Usagi Yojimbo and thinks that he can use the rabbit against the Turtles. Shredder, Bebop, and Rocksteady go and capture Obento, and Shredder challenges Usagi to a sword duel. Naturally Shredder cheats, with a little help from his mutant minions and Usagi is honor bound to help Shredder destroy the Turtles.
Donatello is struggling to find Usagi's home dimension, so the Turtles seek out to get the samurai rabbit's help, but Usagi attacks them, reluctantly, honor bound to help them. Usagi does battle with them.
Meanwhile, Shredder sends Bebop and Rocksteady out to acquire some fuel for the Technodrome. They discover a super charger, which can fuel an ordinary tank of gasoline, with enough juice to power the Technodrome.
The Turtles continue their battle with Usagi, but Shredder's trickery is revealed. A plan is hatched, with the Turtles using fireworks to take out Shredder, Bebop, and Rocksteady. Obento is rescued and the day is saved, thanks to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Follow up to Episode 50, pretty much immediately, as we get reminded what happened, as virtue of a plot device where Shredder watches the closing moments of the last episode. How Shredder got the video footage remains a mystery. Then again, that does really open the door that Shredder could have access to other video footage that he uses for other, um purposes.
If you know what I mean.
Shredder using psychology to get Bebop and Rocksteady to work. Bemoaning about their laziness and having others do their work, while having them do his work. A brilliant master stroke, my good sir.
Fighting scenes kind of were not the best. Although Shredder being devious was good. And despite the title of this episode, this is the last episode we see Usagi Yojimbo in, so he did not most certainly come home.
Final Thoughts and Rating
6/10, some good moments but kind of the weaker end of the spectrum. You can watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 52 Usagi Come Home on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 5 DVD.