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"Shoot the Messenger" is the seventeenth episode from season two of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.



Po and Tigress must track down and stop a messenger from delivering a scroll that could thrust China into all-out war![1]


The Furious Five are in the midst of a training session when Po, who is supposed to be taking part, leads a line of fans into the courtyard to start signing autographs. An elderly goat arrives with a message, but Tigress directs him to Po under the assumption that he's another fan; Po, also operating under this assumption, writes "Always keep fighting" on his scroll. After the goat departs, Shifu approaches the masters with news that the warlords Can-Shoo and Cheen-Gwan have declared war, and that a messenger is coming to them with the draft of a peace treaty. Realizing what he has done, Po goes after the goat to retrieve the treaty and is pursued by Tigress, whom he persuades to help him after explaining his mistake.

The pair find the goat, but he refuses to hand over the document, drawing weapons and confronting the two masters when they attempt to take it by force. After he succeeds in recovering the scroll, Po and Tigress learn from the Panda Pals that the goat is Kweng, a kung fu master and founder of the Kung Fu Express. They then spot Kweng departing aboard his blimp, and find that Lam has stowed away on board the aircraft, forcing the two to launch themselves up to the craft as well. Kweng attempts to throw them off the blimp, remaining obstinate even after learning that Lam is aboard; the ensuing battle then sees the craft crash-land with all four of them aboard.

Just when Po and Tigress have succeeded in obtaining the scroll, they discover that they have ended up inside Kung Fu Express Headquarters, where Kweng's army of kung fu trained messengers. After being temporarily subdued and manacled together, Po and Tigress engage the Kung Fu Express couriers in battle, eventually escaping their bonds. They attempt to retrieve the scroll yet again, only to find after a grueling battle that the warlords have come to Kung Fu Express Headquarters to pick it up. However, upon finding that the scroll has been autographed by the Dragon Warrior, the two turn out to be fans, though Po is forced to sign another autograph so that they both can have one. All seems to have turned out well in spite of Po's errors-until the warlords begin bickering over which autograph was meant for which of them.

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  • The episode's title references the phrase "shooting the messenger," which is used to describe the act of blaming or punishing the person who brought bad news instead of the person responsible for it.[2]




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Legends of Awesomeness Season 2 episodes
No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
27 1 "Kung Fu Day Care" Juan Meza-Leon Doug Langdale April 6, 2012 201
28 2 "Royal Pain" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo September 26, 2012 214
29 3 "The Most Dangerous Po" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo October 13, 2012 203
30 4 "The Po Who Cried Ghost" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo October 27, 2012 207
31 5 "Kung Shoes" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale November 3, 2012 209
32 6 "Bosom Enemies" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo November 10, 2012 215
33 7 "Enter the Dragon (Part 1)" Aaron Hammersley & Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer & Peter Hastings November 12, 2012 220
34 8 "Enter the Dragon (Part 2)" Aaron Hammersley & Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer & Peter Hastings November 12, 2012 221
35 9 "Master and the Panda" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo November 24, 2012 212
36 10 "Present Tense" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale December 8, 2012 213
37 11 "Shifu's Back" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg January 14, 2013 205
38 12 "Terror Cotta" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale January 15, 2013 225
39 13 "The Spirit Orbs of Master Ding" Lane Lueras Tom Sheppard January 16, 2013 226
40 14 "The Maltese Mantis" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg January 17, 2013 202
41 15 "Invitation Only" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg January 18, 2013 217
42 16 "The Midnight Stranger" Juan Meza-Leon Doug Langdale January 20, 2013 206
43 17 "Shoot the Messenger" Lane Lueras Kevin Campbell January 22, 2013 219
44 18 "A Tigress Tale" Juan Meza-Leon & Gabe Swarr Paul Rugg January 23, 2013 211
45 19 "Crane on a Wire" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo January 24, 2013 204
46 20 "The Secret Museum of Kung Fu" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale January 25, 2013 224
47 21 "Bride of Po" Michael Mullen Tom Sheppard February 14, 2013 303
48 22 "Five is Enough" Aaron Hammersley Gene Grillo June 17, 2013 301
49 23 "Mama Told Me not to Kung Fu" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale June 18, 2013 222
50 24 "Secret Admirer" Gabe Swarr & Aaron Hammersley Katie Mattila June 19, 2013 216
51 25 "Qilin Time" Juan Meza-Leon Paul Rugg June 20, 2013 210
52 26 "Huge" Aaron Hammersley Gene Grillo June 21, 2013 223
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