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"Operation: E.N.D."
Season 2, Episode 26
E.N.D.
Mission: 051
Production Code: 213
Airdate: June 04, 2004
Credits
Writer(s): Mo Willems
Tom Warburton
Storyboards by: Matt Petters
Kim Arndt
Abigail Nesbitt
Jesse Schmal
Episode Guide
Previous Mission
"Operation: T.R.I.P."
Next Mission
"Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E."

Everyone Nearly Decommissioned

Information

One normal day, Numbuh 1 and his father Monty Uno are happily fishing outside, but in the mean time, Numbuh 86 and her Decommissioning Squad arrive and say Numbuh 1 is on the Schedule for decommissioning. Numbuh 1 tries to explain to Numbuh 86 that it's too early for him, but she won't listen. So Numbuh 1 took his father Monty Uno back to the Sector V treehouse, but he just found out Numbuh 2 ~ 5 are already taken away by Numbuh 86, along with the treehouse being taken away. Later some decommissioning agents find him, so he uses his home mail envelopes to escape. 

When Numbuh 1 is despairing, Numbuh 274 finds him, and tells him a conspiracy inside the Kids Next Door Organization is set to decommission operatives that are not really 13 years old. Numbuh 1 is stand up and wants to stop this, so he find Numbuh 2's brother, Tommy Gilligan, and uses Numbuh 2's spaceship to go to the Kids Next Door Moonbase. Tommy finds an envelope from Numbuh 1's pocket, and when Numbuh 1 reads it, he finally finds out who's behind this.

Numbuh 86 takes Numbuhs 2 ~ 5 to the Decommissioning Chamber to erase their memory, but when the machine was running, Numbuh 1 arrived and destroy the chamber. releasing Numbuhs 2 ~ 5 Numbuh 5 say thanks to Numbuh 1, but does not remember his identity.

Numbuh 1 discovers that Numbuh 2 ~ 5's memories are already erased, and Numbuh 86 are coming with her squads. Numbuh 86 then breaks the door down and crashes into the chamber. Numbuh 1 grabs the guns and gives them to his team to destroy the bridges and send them crashing down to escape.

Numbuh 1, Tommy, and decommissioned Numbuh 2 ~ 5 fall to Numbuh 274's office, where he is looking at a list and changing it. Numbuh 86 quickly finds them there. Numbuh 274 apologizes to Numbuh 1 because he cannot help him, but Numbuh 1 calls his name and say he gonna miss his party.

Numbuh 274 starts to feel nervous and says he doesn't know what he's talking about, but Numbuh 1 shows everybody the envelope, and Numbuh 86 grabs the envelope and looks very shocked: she finds out that the message inside is an invitation to Numbuh 274's 13th birthday party. Numbuh 274 screamed and hit the table saying: I told my parents I didn't want a stupid party!

Then Numbuh 1 explains the whole situation: Numbuh 274 knew that he will be decommissioned if anybody found out about his 13th birthday, so he hacked into the mainframe and falsified his age months ago, but forgot that his parents were planning on throwing a party until after they mailed the invitations.

The only way to ensure that no one learned the truth is by erasing the memories of the KND operatives on the birthday invitation list so that they would forget that it was his birthday. However, the only way to do that was by having them decommissioned. It was only a simple matter of getting into the mainframe, upping everyone's ages to 13, and let Numbuh 86 and her troops do the dirty work for him.

Numbuh 274 / Chad Dickson explained he did all this because he didn't want to leave the KND, and he doesn't want a bunch of kids to take over his 5 years of work, but he snaps by calling them snot nose brats, horrifying everyone. Numbuh 1 tells him to listen to himself, for he sounds just like a teenager. Soon, every Decommissioning Squad points their guns at him. Numbuh 86 is very angry and says he is on the schedule to be decommissioned immediately. In retaliation, Chad takes Tommy away to become his hostage and puts a code on the computer to open the moonbase's root retainer to fly away to the Sun. He said this is his special birthday present to himself and takes his own ship, then laughs and leaves.

The Moonbase is flying through space toward the Sun, everybody is in despair, but Numbuh 1 and Numbuh 3 found an idea, using a fishing pole to fish the moonbase back to the moon. Then Numbuh 4 uses the jumper to get Chad's ship and beats him after Chad called him squirt. He then realizes that he can't drive the spaceship, but Tommy helps him to drive the ship back to the moon and attach it once more.

When its over, Numbuh 86 says thank you and gives an apology to all Sector V operatives and locks Chad away. She speaks to Numbuh 2 ~ 5 that she can help them to recommission if they want. At first they are reluctant, but everybody agrees in the order of their Numbuh. In gratitude for Tommy's help, Numbuh 1 puts him in the Kids Next Door training program in Antarctica.

Chad is locked in the cell, awaiting decommissioning. In the mean time, Cree Lincoln arrives at the cell using the Flying Trash can (Details in Operation: S.P.A.C.E.) and want to use her plan to drive moonbase to the sun. Chad tells her that he had tried it but it didn't work. So Cree said she must use Plan B. Chad asks if she could use help. She says "Sure, kid. Come on!" He then says "I'm not a kid. I'm a teenager!" and gets into the trash can to fly away with Cree.

In the end credits, Numbuh 2 ~ 5 are all recommissioned. When its over, they have a party on the moon and go back to their fixed treehouse.

Key events

  • Numbuh 274 is about to become 13, as such he tries to decommission all the agents that are going to his birthday party, including Sector V, to avoid him self of becoming target of decommission.
  • Numbuh 1 manages to escape and with the help of Tommy manages to stop Chad from sending the moonbase into the sun.
    • However, it is revealed in Operation: T.R.E.A.T.Y., Numbuh 1 and Tommy indirectly "helped" Chad stop Cree from initiating her plan.
  • Following the events of Operation: S.P.A.C.E., Cree reaches the Moonbase, but her plans are stopped by Chad as soon as she knows that Chad already tried her plan and failed.
    • It is also revealed that Chad somehow knew Cree's plans ahead of time, and that he actually attempted her plan and failed just so she wouldn't do it herself, knowing her abilities and skills.
  • Chad joins Cree as an ally, thus becoming a Teen Ninja.
    • Furthermore, Chad was also revealed secretly be an undercover Teen Operative, thus his escape and betrayal may have actually been staged and contrived with the help of Numbuh 86 and her Decommissioning Squad.

Starring

Cameos

Trivia

  • Numbuhs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are are called Sector V for the first time in this episode.
  • Numbuhs 3 and Numbuh 4 are shown to still have feelings towards one another despite being decomissioned.
  • Numbuh 274 leaves the KND in this episode, which causes a major twist in the series.
  • This episode's topic is like the end of Kids Next Door, but it really means Almost Coming to an End.
  • When Numbuh 274 was changing mainframe, his computer has a Sector V's logo.
  • This is the last time we see Numbuh 274 working on the moonbase as a supreme leader.
  • Numbuh 1 mentions that he and Numbuh 86 have been going to school together since at least Kindergarten, and points out that she should know how old he is.
  • Incidentally, the letter T is the 20th letter in the alphabet, which is similar to Numbuh 2, Tommy's older brother.
  • Mr. Warburton originally wanted this episode's plot to be the story of a KND movie, but Cartoon Network wasn't convinced yet that Codename: Kids Next Door should get a movie.
    • Mr. W wanted to save the story for the movie, but convinced himself that if the series got cancelled he would never get a chance to use this story. As such he decided to use the story for Operation: E.N.D. while the movie would later become what we know as Operation: Z.E.R.O..
  • It later revealed in Operation: T.R.E.A.T.Y., Chad was secretly an undercover operative and his attempt to send the Moonbase into the Sun was actually to stop Cree from doing so.

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