|Original broadcast||November 17, 2012|
|Written by|| Joshua Sternin|
|Directed by||Juan Jose Meza-Leon|
|Previous episode||Never Say Xever|
|Next episode||Panic in the Sewers|
The Gauntlet is the ninth episode of the first season.
After April receives a warning from her imprisoned father, she and the Turtles embark on a mission to save him and stop the Kraang from detonating a mutagen bomb in the city. Meanwhile, Shredder takes the matter of wiping out Splinter's disciples into his own hands. Chris Bradford and Xever meanwhile pursue the turtles to gain respect from Shredder.
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- The Kraang
- Chris Bradford/Dogpound (mutates; first appearance as Dougpound)
- Xever/Fishface (mutates; first appearance as Fishface)
- New York City
- This episode was originally titled "Enter Shredder".
- Pete is named after Michelangelo's pigeon friend from the episode What's Michaelangelo Good For? of the 1987 cartoon.
- This episode was adapted by Random House Children's Books into Too Much Ooze! on January 6, 2015.