|“H.A.V.O.C. in the Streets!”|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) episode|
|Original airdate||October 15, 1994|
|Written by||David Wise|
"H.A.V.O.C. in the Streets!" is the fifth episode of the eighth season of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series.
The episode begins with a couple of H.A.V.O.C. mutants Mystic and Seizure breaking into the aerospace plant. They called Titanus letting him know their in and secure the place. When the lights are turned on, the Ninja Turtles lied in wait. Now that their fully aware of H.A.V.O.C., they been trailing them for days. Raptor broke in and joined when the fight ensues. The turtles are having difficulty while Michelangelo got distracted by checking out a jet engine and turn it on. It flown all over the garage as the mutants escape. Raphael destroys it by throwing his sai, but mutants have gotten away because Michelangelo was goofing off instead of helping the other turtles. Cut to H.A.V.O.C. HQ, where the mutants reported about failed mission plant. Titanus reveals that he has been able to locate his missing Flux Transformer, a device that make mutants masters of time and space travel, it stored in a heavily guarded military base with enough firepower to handle an army of mutants. In order to retrieve it, they must build a Sky Platform. Titanus is unable to built because the turtles stand in the way, he finds out that humans are their weakness, despite their difference, the turtles are willing to project humanity. What they must do is to distract the Turtles long enough for the mutants to get all the parts needed to build it. While the return to their lair, they berate Michelangelo for allowing the mutants get away and told him to take the missions more seriously. The questions is what were H.A.V.O.C.'s mutants doing at the aerospace plant, Donatello will look it up on his computer. At H.A.V.O.C. mutation room, Titanus is speaking with a convict who got arrested because of the turtles. Titanus offer him the power to pay them back, he gladly accepts. He lays down on the table while Titanus set the controls and turn the convict into a glowing mutant dubbed Synapse, a creature of pure energy. He orders him to find the turtles and keep them at bay, Synapse dives into a console to proceed with the task. Back at the lair, Donatello is unable to find anything special in the plant, except it's fully automated. At that moment, Synapse arrived in the monitor, he jumps out presenting himself and attacks. The other three turtles heard the noise in when Synapse came out and taunts the turtles to catch him. The Turtles reach the surface witness Synapse enters a crane equated with a wrecking ball.
Synapse attacks the Turtles, Donatello explained that he made of pure energy it allows him to control anything mechanical. Leonardo orders the Turtles to shut down the crane, Donatello and Raphael go for the panel while Leonardo slash the tracks, which causes the crane to fall apart. Synapse exits the crane fires bolts from his hands at the Turtles. He then takes control of a truck and drives towards the Turtles. At the aerospace plant, Amok, Highbeam, and Seizure take control of machinery that will construct the Sky Platform. Titanus assures within a matter of hours, then they will reclaim the Flux Transformer. Back at the city, the Turtles planning to get Synapse out of the truck, they took a fire escape to get the drop on him, but Michelangelo paused to look at a magazine. The Turtles leap onto the truck, Michelangelo tempts to catch it by hurling the turtle line on a street light, but misses. The truck crashes into a phone company and Synapse exits the truck and into a phone line. The main station in the company leads every line in city, Synapse could go anywhere. Titanus observes the plant through monitor, it won't be long until the Sky Platform is complete. Synapse returns to base, where Titnaus gives him his next objective, attack the Turtles friends at Channel 6. The Turtles exit the phone company and got a call from Michelangelo, but due ongoing goofing off, the others will continue on without, leaving Michelangelo on his own. Now the Turtles are figuring out where Synapse have gone, he been daring them to catch him, like he luring them from somewhere. At that moment April called and said that a glowing creature is attacking the station, knowing its Synapse, the Turtles is on their way. Synapse continues to wreck the station, going into any machine he gets to. The Turtles arrived when Synapse took control of the station's camera. As they damage it Burme protest that camera is expensive. Synapse escapes through a wire that heads to the roof, the Turtles give a chase as Burne Complains that the Turtles will ruin him. Synapse takes control of a helicopter, while the Turtles ride the rails. Meanwhile, Michelangelo investigate the plant and sees Highbeam is building a aircraft, but gets caught by Amok and Seizure. Synapse takes the Turtles to an old station and place them in machines to their end. Raphael is in a compactor, Leonardo on a table with a circular saw, and Donatello going to be place in a grinder.
As the Turtles face their doom, Leonardo manage to get his arm free, reach his sword and wrecks the saw before it gets to him and breaks free from the bonds. He got Donatello from the crane and they got Raphael out of the compactor. Now they focus on getting Synapse out of the controls. At the plant the Mutants have completed the Sky Platform and ready to retrieve the Flux Transformer. Right after they left, Michelangelo is tied in a storage room, he broke free from the ropes, planning to go after them in a jet. Back at the old station, the Turtles destroy the console and got Synapse out. He fire his beams, Leonardo block it with his sword which reflected the energy back at him. Donatello hands Raphael a mirror and told them to lure Synapse into a nearby shed. Raphael used the mirror to reflect the Synapse's beams. Synapse then attempts to escape, when jumped in to the console he got blasted straight into the sky. Donatello reveals that he tuned the transmitter into a super high frequency and broadcast to outer space where Synapse will ride the radio waves forever. At that moment called the others and told them that H.A.V.O.C. made a aircraft, at first they believed him until he arrived in a jet, he picked up others and went after the mutants. They followed the behind the Sky Platform and landed on top, Leonardo pry the hatch open to get inside. Titanus tells the mutants that the Flux Transformer is located in bunker in the base till Seizure reports that the Turtles are inside the ship. When the mutant went to deal with them, Titanus warns Highbeam not to use his powers onboard the ship. The military open fire, but unable to damage the ship. The Turtles arrived in main engine, if they provoke the mutants enough they can send the ship down. As they take on the mutants, Raphael taunted Highbeam to fire the engine, despite Seizure telling not to. The Sky Platform is going to crash, so H.A.V.O.C. got to the escape pod. Donatello steer the ship to stay clear from the base, then they dive into the river before the Sky Platform crashes into a cliff. The Turtles praise Michelangelo for getting act straight and he vowed he's done goofing off. Now the question was what did Titanus want the military base. Leonardo got a call from April, saying the held a Flux Tranformer, Donatello was surprise, he explained its a device that can warp the very fabric of time and space. Seemly there more about Titanus, he's planning something big, Ninja Turtles will stop him.
- Leonardo (Cam Clarke)
- Donatello (Barry Gordon)
- Raphael (Rob Paulsen)
- Michelangelo (Townsend Coleman)
- April O'Neil (Renae Jacobs)
- Burne Thompson (Pat Fraley)
- Channel 6 Newscopter
Home media releases
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 8
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection
- Donatello's bo staff is broken in some machinery, but he has it again later in the episode.
- When the Turtles jump out of the jet, Donatello and Raphael have swapped seats.
- Mystic is seen inside the Sky Platform when left to confront the Turtles and isn't seen again afterwards.
- This episode takes place at the temporary Channel 6 news station.
- This is the last appearance of Burne Thompson and Vernon Fenwick, though Burne has one line over the phone in "Cyber-Turtles".
- The convict that Titanus mutates into Synapse is the same criminal that the turtles apprehended in "Get Shredder!"
- Magma and Overdrive are the only H.A.V.O.C. mutants who are absent.
- Shredder and Krang are mentioned in this episode.