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“Faith. All you need is faith.”
Wu
“That suit never made you who you are, it's what's inside of you. From here on out, we have to hide our identities. They'll be looking for us, and wearing our colors will only draw attention.”
Nya, convincing Lloyd to burn his Ninja suit
"The Gilded Path"
Season 9, Episode 5
Screen Shot 2018-07-11 at 11.12.35 AM
Air date July 11, 2018 (Singapore; Okto)
July 28, 2018 (Australia/New Zealand)
August 18, 2018 (United States)
October 6, 2018 (Singapore; CN Asia, Malaysia, Thailand)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Michael Helmuth Hansen
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The Gilded Path is the fifth episode of the ninth season of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and the 89th overall. It was released in the United States on August 18, 2018 in "Hunted: Part 2."

Sypnosis

The headquarters to the resistance is breached and Lloyd scrambles to avoid capture. Meanwhile, the Ninja are caught by Heavy Metal, but find an unlikely ally.

Plot

The Sons of Garmadon prepare to ambush the Resistance's base as Dareth, who had to pee behind some trash bags, sees them and tries to find a way to wean Lloyd and the others. As they were discussing plans, Dareth manages to get in and warn them, just in time as the Sons of Garmadon soon ambush them. As they fight them, the members manage to restrain some of the Elemental Masters as Nya soon has Lloyd taken into her armored vehicle along with Skylor and manage to escape as well as Dareth, who had to pee outside again. As they make their escape, the Colossus appears, controlled by Garmadon and steps on the tank. As it prepared to crush them, Lloyd telepathically asked his father to spare him. He reluctantly does so as P.I.X.A.L. soon appeared in her Samurai X mech in an attempt to distract him as the tank soon took off and Garmadon shoots the mech down. As Harumi watched Garmadon look on in sadness, Killow recovers P.I.X.A.L. from the mech's wreckage and detains her.

In the Realm of Oni and Dragons, Wu dreams about his time in childhood with his father and brother, and he recalled fishing with them. After both were frustrated at not catching anything, their father told them to have faith; Wu heeded his teachings and was able to catch a fish, to his brother's anger. Wu then awoke next to his students, who pointed out that he had rapidly aged into a teenager overnight. After he tells them of his dream, they pointed out his memories are returning and ask about anything else before Heavy Metal appears.

Heavy Metal reveals to have overheard that Wu was the child of the First Spinjitzu Master, and after Wu confirms it, Heavy Metal reveals himself to be a woman named Faith who claims that she is on their side. She then asks if Wu knows the location of the Dragon Armor, to which Wu feigns the impression of knowing and tells his students to have faith in his plan.

Back in Ninjago, Lloyd and Nya, both now wearing clothing making them look like fishermen, watch TV from a distance as Gayle Gossip reports on the Resistance's arrest. Afterwards, Nya convinces Lloyd to burn his gi to prevent being seen and that inside of him was what made him the Green Ninja, which he reluctantly does so. Skylor and Dareth, also disguised as fishermen, came up to them with some food from supporters as Skylor tells Lloyd that the Resistance and his mother were likely sent to Kryptarium Prison. As Dareth watches some kids kick at a wrecked police car, he wonders if it's where they'll stay. Just then, the rat from before came up to them, causing Dareth to grab a mop, but the rat suddenly speaks and transforms, revealing itself to be Mistaké.

The Ninja haul the vehicle while Faith tells the tale of the First Spinjitzu Master. The First Spinjitzu Master and Firstbourne shared a connection and made the Dragon Armor. They made it their goal to unite the First Realm They failed, and the First Spinjitzu Master left the realm while the Firstbourne stayed behind to guard the armor. They notice Daddy No Legs and Muzzle approaching them. Faith has the Ninja “tied” in chains while she wears her armor. Kai tripped the two and they tie them up. They stole their vehicles and continued their journey.

Cast

Transcript

For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Notes

  • Wu has a flashback of fishing with his father and older brother.
  • This is the first time the First Spinjitzu Master is heard speaking.
  • Heavy Metal is revealed to be a woman named Faith.
  • This marks the first time that the Ninjas' ages are mentioned in the show itself, Jay referring to themselves as "grown-up teenagers."
  • Wu has aged to a young teenager and is regaining his memories.
  • Mistaké talks to Lloyd as a rat, confirming the second of the April Fools Hints.
    • By process of elimination, the Ninja do not learn the language of Dragons.
    • This also reveals Mistaké is an Oni, something that was first implied by Killow, who said that Mistaké is more than a normal woman.
  • It is hinted Garmadon isn't completely evil, as he shows hesitation for the first time since his return.

Errors

  • Killow is seen without The Oni Mask of Deception when telling Luke Cunningham to get Mistaké.
  • After getting food, Dareth is seen in his casual clothing.

Gallery

References

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Episodes
Pilot Episodes 1. Way of the Ninja · 2. The Golden Weapon · 3. King of Shadows · 4. Weapons of Destiny
Mini-Movies 1. Secrets of the Blacksmith · 2. Flight of the Dragon Ninja · 3. The New Masters of Spinjitzu · 4. An Underworldly Takeover · 5. Return to the Fire Temple · 6. Battle Between Brothers
Season 1
Rise of the Snakes
1. Rise of the Snakes · 2. Home · 3. Snakebit · 4. Never Trust a Snake · 5. Can of Worms · 6. The Snake King · 7. Tick Tock · 8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy · 9. The Royal Blacksmiths · 10. The Green Ninja · 11. All of Nothing · 12. The Rise of the Great Devourer · 13. Day of the Great Devourer
Season 2
Legacy of the Green Ninja
1. Darkness Shall Rise · 2. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 3. Double Trouble · 4. Ninjaball Run · 5. Child's Play · 6. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 7. The Stone Army · 8. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 9. The Last Voyage · 10. Island of Darkness · 11. The Last Hope · 12. Return of the Overlord · 13. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3
Rebooted
1. The Surge · 2. The Art of the Silent Fist · 3. Blackout · 4. The Curse of the Golden Master · 5. Enter the Digiverse · 6. Codename: Arcturus · 7. The Void · 8. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4
The Tournament of Elements
1. The Invitation · 2. Only One Can Remain · 3. Versus · 4. Ninja Roll · 5. Spy for a Spy · 6. Spellbound · 7. The Forgotten Element · 8. The Day of the Dragon · 9. The Greatest Fear of All · 10. The Corridor of Elders
Chen Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 5
Possession
1. Winds of Change · 2. Ghost Story · 3. Stiix and Stones· 4. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 5. Peak-a-Boo · 6. Kingdom Come · 7. The Crooked Path · 8. Grave Danger · 9. Curseworld, Part I · 10. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6
Skybound
1. Infamous · 2. Public Enemy Number One · 3. Enkrypted · 4. Misfortune Rising · 5. On a Wish and a Prayer · 6. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 7. Wishmasters · 8. The Last Resort · 9. Operation Land Ho! · 10. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
1. The Tall Tale of Flintlocke · 2. The Tall Tale of Clancee · 3. The Tall Tale of Doubloon · 4. The Tall Tale of Dogshank · 5. The Tall Tale of Monkey Wretch · 6. The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Season 7
The Hands of Time
1. The Hands of Time · 2. The Hatching · 3. A Time of Traitors · 4. Scavengers · 5. A Line in the Sand · 6. The Attack · 7. Secrets Discovered · 8. Pause and Effect · 9. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 10. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
Wu's Teas
Ninjago: Decoded 1. Legacy · 2. Vehicles and Mechs · 3. Legendary Places · 4. Ninjago's Most Wanted · 5. The Digiverse and Beyond · 6. The Elemental Masters · 7. Beasts and Dragons · 8. Rise of Garmadon · 9. Prophecy of the Green Ninja · 10. Greatest Battles
Season 8
Sons of Garmadon
1. The Mask of Deception · 2. The Jade Princess · 3. The Oni and the Dragon · 4. Snake Jaguar · 5. Dead Man's Squall · 6. The Quiet One · 7. Game of Masks · 8. Dread on Arrival · 9. True Potential · 10. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9
Hunted
1. Firstbourne · 2. Iron & Stone · 3. Radio Free Ninjago · 4. How to Build a Dragon · 5. The Gilded Path · 6. Two Lies, One Truth · 7. The Weakest Link · 8. Saving Faith · 9. Lessons for a Master · 10. Green Destiny
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