Our world was once a safe and happy place, until evil aliens arrived with one plan: to destoy Earth. Gosei, Earth's ancient guardian, awoke, and called on a new team of teenagers to fight this new threat. They are the Power Rangers Megaforce.
(1998. A small Minutiaeian vessel heads towards Earth. On board, three members of Clan Makritek. Mercantus, his wife Minimala and their young son, Malagros.)
Mercantus: It will be good to see Micron again. Minimala: Indeed, we have not seen him since he left for Earth. Malagros was so young, he would barely remember him.
(Suddenly, an alarm sounds.)
Minimala: What's going on? Mercantus: We're under attack.
(Three Velocifighters are shooting at the unarmed vessel. On the Dark Fortress...)
Ecliptor: The Velocifighters have engaged the Minutiaeian vessel. Astronema: Excellent. If they're delivering some new technology to the Rangers, we must intercept it. Or destroy it.
(Back on the Minutiaeian vessel...)
Mercantus: The attacking ships are not returning any communications. Malagros: I'm scared. Minimala: Do not be, Malagros. You are six cycles old now, you should not be afraid. Mercantus: Perhaps he should be. Our main reactor has just been hit. Get to the escape pod. Minimala: Will it get us to Terra 3? Mercantus: It should, but we may not land near Micron and his cousins.
(The escape pod flies away from the ship just minutes before it explodes. The pod lands on Earth, in the woods of Harwood County.)
Mercantus: We have landed. Minimala: At least we are safe, even if we do not know where we are. Mercantus: Who knows how long we will be here? I hope to Multiplas we are found.
(The years pass. Malagros grows into a handsome young man. As he does, his natural Minutiaeian abilities become apparent. He has a bond with plant life, influencing how it grows, as well as an empathic sense of how plants feel, or when there is danger nearby. This, combined with his mother's talents for making a lot out of little, provides the family with shelter and food.)
(Somewhere, a massive battle is taking place. Every known Power Ranger, and some never before seen, against a massive army. There are Rangers from everywhere. Gray Lake, Mirinoi, Briarwood, Ocean Bluff, Panorama City, Newtech City, Corinth, even the 31st Century. But the battle is nothing more than a dream. Or is it?)
Bus Driver: Hey, new kid. Wake up.
(The dream is that of a boy named Troy, the new kid at Harwood County High School.)
Bus Driver: Are you getting off the bus or what? Troy: Weird dream. Bus Driver: You're gonna be late on the first day of school. Troy: Don’t want that. Thanks.
(Troy gets off the bus. Inside the school, a science class, taught by Mr. Burley, is underway.)
Mr. Burley: OK, Class, let's start off the year with a science brain teaser. What species will outlast all others on Earth?
(A girl, named Emma, raises her hand.)
Mr. Burley: Emma? Emma: Insects. They'll survive all the bad stuff we're doing to the environment. Some of them have lots of legs. They'll be the last ones standing.
(But someone has a different opinion. A boy named Noah. His best friend, Jake, sits behind him. Another student in the back, just rolls his eyes.)
Jake: Dude, calm down. You're gonna hurt yourself. Noah: She's wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Mr. Burley: Yes, Noah, you have a different answer? Noah: Robots. Robots powered by perpetual motion engines.
(Emma's best friend, Gia, begs to differ with Noah.)
Gia: Robots are machines. Technically, they're not a species. Jake: Beautiful and smart. Noah: And wrong.
(Troy enters the classroom.)
Mr. Burley: Ah, you must be Troy. Nice of you to join us. Maybe you can answer our brain teaser? What species will survive all others? Troy: Us, humans. Mr. Burley: How's that, Troy? Troy: If humans work together, we can overcome anything. Mr. Burley: O...K, interesting. I certainly hope Troy's right.
(However, out in space, something sinister arrives in orbit. The ship of the Insectoid Admiral Malkor. One of his warriors is already on the surface, in the woods.)
Malkor: Creepox. Creepox (v/o): Yes, Admiral Malkor. Malkor: What do you make of this planet, Earth? Creepox (v/o): Humans can’t match our strength. We'll swarm this planet and destroy them all.
(Creepox does not know he's being watched, by one of three Minutiaeians living in these woods. Young Malagros Makritek.)
Mal (thinking): My green friends were right. This one does seem like trouble.
(Back at school, after classes end for the day...)
Gia: Going to Ernie's? Emma: Yeah, but first I'm going to the woods. The orange monarch butterflies are migrating, and it's like a once in a lifetime event.
(One of Emma's books starts to fall from her locker. With amazing reflexes, Gia catches it.)
Emma: I'll meet you later. Oh, order me a... Gia: I know. A low-fat, cherry berry strawberry with carob chips, but no hot fudge.
(Emma starts to leave, gaining Jake's full attention. He goes to find Noah.)
Jake: Come on, dude. Gia's heading to Ernie's Brain Freeze. Let's motor. Noah: Jake, she is the hottest girl in this school, do you really think you have a chance? Jake: Let's go.
(Kurt just watches. Jake starts rushing Noah.)
Noah: Ok, Ok, fine. But you're buying.
(Back on Malkor's ship, another member of the crew, Vrak, reports in.)
Vrak: I've analyzed Earth, Admiral. This is a good planet to invade. But the humans, I hope they won’t cause a problem. Malkor: Humans are used to the small, harmless insects on their planet. Wait until we land. We are the future. We will squash these humans and take this Earth for ourselves.
(On a lonely cape, somewhere in Harwood County, a stone structure sits. Inside, its two occupants awaken.)
Voice: Tensou? Tensou?
(Tensou, a small robot, comes back online.)
Tensou: I was catching some great Zs. How long were we snoozing? Voice; Years. Tensou: No wonder I'm so groggy. Voice: Wake up. Aliens have already landed on Earth. It's time to assemble a new team of heroes. The most energetic and unstoppable group that exemplifies the human spirit. Tensou: Energetic and unstoppable. Don’t say it. Voice: Teenagers. Get me five kids with talent and attitude and get them now.
(Five monitors start selecting candidates. Emma, Jake, Noah, Gia and Troy. Noah and Jake arrive at Ernie's Brain Freeze, within a busy mall. Gia is at a table, doing her homework. The owner, Ernie, is at the counter.)
Ernie: Hey chaps. What can I get for you? Noah: The usual. Jake: But make it three. One for each of us and one for the very pretty girl in the corner. Ernie: Sure.
(Out in the woods, Emma arrives. She's following one of the migrating butterflies. She gets out a camera, and starts taking pictures of it.)
Emma: You are so beautiful.
(Emma takes more pictures, before it flies away. As it does, she notices Creepox.)
Emma (silently): What is that?
(Emma hopes she's gone undetected, but Creepox has a remarkable sense of smell.)
Creepox: I smell a human. And something else.
(Emma tries to hide behind a tree. The same tree Mal has been observing Creepox from. Back at the mall, Ernie fixes three vanilla cones. He takes them over to Noah and Jake.)
Ernie: Here you go. Jake: Thank you. Ernie: Six bucks.
(Jake, as promised, pays, while Noah goes to get a napkin.)
Jake: Twenty. Ernie: Twenty bucks?
(Ernie makes sure the bill is real.)
Ernie: I'll ring you up.
(Suddenly, Gia disappears.)
Jake: Where'd she go?
(Noah also disappears.)
Jake: Noah? Noah?
(Jake disappears as well, before Ernie can return with his change. On the roof of a building, Troy is alone, practicing martial arts. He throws a water bottle into the air, and leaps up, intending to kick it, but he also vanishes. The four of them land inside the stone structure. Kurt, who was outside, also disappears.)
Jake: How the...? What just happened? Noah: I'm not sure, but it was scientifically impossible. And awesome. Troy: How did we end up here? Gia: Just where is here? Tensou: It worked. It worked! Troy: What is that? Noah: Wow. An old school robot, like in the movies. Tensou: Old school?
(Tensou rolls off. The sides of the room light up. There are dozens of tiny figurines, each resembling a past Ranger. At the far end of the room, is a giant face, mounted on a wall. This is who Tensou was talking to.)
Noah: What's happening? Jake: Freaky tiki. Noah: I don’t believe it. Kurt: Neither do I.
(Troy looks at one of the figurines, one resembling Wes. He remembers part of his dream.)
Troy: I've seen these before. In my dreams. Noah: This is amazing. Voice: Welcome humans. I am Gosei. Your lives are about to change forever. My mentor, Zordon, placed me here to be guardian of this planet. I am of the Earth, and embody its great and mystical powers. Troy: Guardian? Gosei: I only awaken when the Earth is faced with an extraordinary threat. Jake: Whoever you are, you look like something on one of my Dad’s Hawaiian shirts. Gosei: I took this familiar form to communicate with humans. This is a perilous time for mankind. The Earth needs you. Gia: What are you talking about? Gosei: Aliens have already landed, and you have been chosen to protect it.
(Behind the others, Emma arrives, as does Mal.)
Jake: Giant talking tiki and now aliens? You've gotta be kidding me. Emma: He's not kidding. Mal: Forgive me for falling onto you. I was trying to leave the tree without being noticed. I was too hasty for my own good. My name is Malagros, but, my parents call me Mal. Gia: Emma? You're mixed up in this too? Gosei: Tensou, I said I only needed five. Tensou: He was too close to her. I'm sorry. Emma: I saw this, just before... whatever this is happened.
(Emma shows them a picture of Creepox. Mal looks at one of the figures on the wall. One resembling Bart.)
Mal (silently): Micron.
(Kurt also notices a statue.)
Kurt (silently): Doce? Gia: What gives? This cant be real? Gosei: Your skepticism is healthy, but this is all too real. You have been selected to form a team in the long tradition of the Power Rangers. Mal: My father knew one of them. The great Colta Micron Morphicron. He is my holdpatra, and apparently, my cousin. Noah: Huh? Colta? Holdptra? Mal: Forgive me. Those words are Minutiaeian. I was born there, 36 cycles ago. Jake: Those guys from Gray Lake. Mal: Gray Lake? Noah: How long have you been on Earth? Mal: Roughly 30 cycles. Noah: From what I've read, a Minutiaeian cycle is about six Earth months, so, 15 of our years. Where do you live? Mal: In the woods, with my parents. We crashed there, after our ship was attacked. Noah: Fascinating. Gosei: We may have use for you. Tensou, show them. Tensou: Yes, on screen.
(Tensou tries to move, but the two cones Jake was carrying when he arrived have melted.)
(Mal stands near Emma, as they watch a screen together. The screen shows Emma, riding her bike.)
Gosei: Emma, you are not only a great BMX cyclist, but you also truly care about the environment. You go to great lengths to take care of it. You shall soar up from the flames like a phoenix and be the Pink Ranger. Emma: Pink is my favorite color, but what's this Ranger deal? Gosei: Noah, your thirst for knowledge is unequalled. Our future depends on great scientific minds, like yours. As the Blue Ranger, your attacks will bite with the force of a shark. There's no one with the boundless athleticism and enthusiasm to match you, Jake. I am making you the Black Ranger, who will fight with the stealth of a snake. Then, there is Gia. You are calm under pressure, and pursue excellence with the ferocity of a tiger. You will be the Yellow Ranger. As for you, Troy, your purity of spirit and strength are the result of incredible discipline. Since you have met adversity in your life with great skill, you shall be the Red Ranger, and like the dragon, you shall serve as the team's leader. Troy: There must be a mistake here. I'm new in town. There is no mistake. You have been chosen because of your skills and character. Mal: What about me? Gosei: While bringing you here was an accident, you do have potential. You have a link to plant life, you can make them grow, and sense what they feel. You are at home in the forest, like a proud stag, and so, I will make you the Gold Ranger. Mal: Just like Micron. Gosei: Kurt, your courage will be a great asset to this team. Like the majestic wolf, you will be the Rainbow Ranger. Kurt: Just like Doce.
(Noah is looking at the figurines.)
Noah: Who are they? Gosei: Lining the room, you can see the Rangers who came before you. Now you shall form a new team. Each of you shall be given access to extraordinary powers that will help you protect the Earth.
(Devices which look like miniature versions of Gosei float in front of the Rangers.)
Gosei: Those are your Morphers. With them you will morph into MegaRangers. You will wield power cards which will unlock special weapons and abilities. And you shall command mighty machines call Megazords. Noah: Morphers, power cards, Megazords? All this tech, how do we use it? Gosei: All will be revealed in time. Troy: If the Earth is under attack, and you think we're the ones to protect it, we're in. Gosei: Megaforce, your mission starts now.
(The new Rangers are teleported away.)
Tensou: Oh boy, oh boy, I'm worried already. Gosei: You selected well, Tensou. They'll be fine.
(The Rangers land in an open area, and none of them land on their feet.)
Troy: Is everyone OK? Noah: I guess so. Mal: So this is what Earth looks like outside of the forest.
(A scream is heard.)
(Malkor's foot soldiers, called Loogies, are attacking people.)
Jake: Uh, aliens? Noah: Fascinating. Troy: Forget that. They're bad news. Jake: Hey! What do you think you're doing?
(The Loogies start towards the Rangers.)
Noah: I'm guessing these aliens don’t come in peace. Gia: Emma, watch out.
(Two Loogies grab Emma. Another two chase Noah. Mal, fascinated with a potted plant, is ignoring the Loogies, even if they won’t ignore him. Only Troy, Jake and Gia are capable fighters.)
Troy: Jake, behind you. Let's do this.
(Troy takes on three Loogies at once, while Noah tries to hide. Troy knocks one down, and it lands near Noah.)
(Another Loogie lands behind Noah. He tries to avoid them, attacking them with his large messenger bag. Emma flips out of the Loogies' grasp. She has a clever way to fight them.)
Emma: Say cheese.
(Using her camera's flash to disorient them, Emma kicks them in the gut.)
(Mal, still fascinated with the potted plant, is seemingly unaware of two Loogies behind him. But the Loogies are surprised when, without even turning his back, his arms fly up, knocking them both out.)
Mal (to the plant): Thank you, my friend.
(Jake's method of fighting is also creative. He kicks a soccer ball at the Loogies, knocking them down. One Loogie is sneaking up behind Gia.)
(Jake sends his soccer ball flying, knocking it down. But as Jake celebrates saving Gia, two Loogies take him by surprise.)
(Troy is still fighting, even using a car door as a weapon. Jake, Noah, Emma and Mal are soon cornered.)
Noah: This isn’t good.
(The Loogies starts blasting, the Rangers are all hit, but not severely.)
Gia: They're closing in on us. Troy: Gosei told us the Morphers would give us power. Let's use them. Follow my lead.
(Troy takes out his Morpher.)
Troy: It's Morphin Time!
(Troy opens the Morpher's "mouth", the others follow suit. They each summon a power card, and place them in the Morphers.)
Rangers; Go Go Megaforce!
(The close the "mouths" to activate the morphing sequence.)
Morpher: Summon Battle Gear. Emma: Phoenix Shot. Mal: Stag Rattlers. Kurt: Summon Battle Gear. Wolf Claw. Troy: Last but not least. Summon Battle Gear. Dragon Sword. Keep taking the fight to them, guys, Jake: What choice do we have?
(Mal holds his Stag Rattlers, one in each hand. Each one resembles the antlers of a mighty stag, and can do quite a bit of damage to a Loogie. Jake and Gia fight side by side, bringing the weapons to the ground.)
(The ground cracks open, swallowing the Loogies. More come at them from behind, but Noah has their backs.)
Jake; Whoa. Nice shot, Noah.
(Noah leaps down, blasting the Loogies.)
Noah: Loving this Bowgun.
(Emma spins through the air, firing her Phoenix Shot, literally burning up the Loogies.)
Emma: Ta-da! Wow, did you see that? I can’t believe I can fly. Noah: Did you see what I just did? Jake: We saw. But Gia will tell you that I was the star of the show. Gia: We all did good.
(Gia pushes Jake, making him stumble a bit. More Loogies for around them.)
Gia: Uh-oh. Noah: Guys, we need Troy. Jake: Here he comes.
(Like a fiery whirlwind, Troy spins and slices his way through the Loogies, clearing a path for Mal to join the others.)
Troy: Whoa. These powers are amazing. Gia: Nice moves. Troy: Look sharp.
(The Loogies regroup. The Rangers charge at them again. Up in space...)
Creepox: Pesky humans. They dare to fight back. It'll be our pleasure to destroy them all. Vrak: If I were you, I'd throw in a real monster. Malkor: Yes. Let's test these Power Rangers with someone tougher. Scaraba, the Rock Beetle, I summon you to battle.
(Scaraba walks onto the bridge.)
Scaraba: Reporting for duty, sir. There's no thug like a bug. I'll show those hopelessly heroic humans insect power like they've never seen before.
(Soon, Scaraba is riding on a large boulder, chasing down citizens.)
Scaraba: Run, humans, run.
(The Rangers arrive.)
Jake: Hey, monster! Scaraba: You mean me? Jake: Leave those folks alone. Troy: You can scare them, but we're not afraid. Scaraba: So much for rock and roll.
(More Loogies appear.)
Scaraba: Attack! Troy: We'll protect the Earth, no matter what it takes. Rangers: Power Rangers Megaforce!
(On Malkor's ship...)
(Back on the surface...)
Scaraba: You really wanna fight then? Fine. Loogies, attack!
(The Morphers blink as Gosei communicates with the Rangers.)
Gosei (v/o): Rangers, it is time to call upon your Mega Blasters. Noah: Troy, let's do it. Troy: Good call.
(The Rangers take out power cards, and place them in the Morphers.)
Rangers; Mega Blaster, activate.
(Each Ranger is armed with a handheld blaster.)
Gia: OK, let's fry these Loogies. Troy: It's on.
(The Rangers leap into battle, firing.)
Emma: Nice shooting, Mal. Mal: My parents tell me I have a cousin who is a Charktor competitor, that’s a sport back on Minutiae, which involves shooting at targets. Noah: Shark Blast.
(Noah fires a powerful blast.)
Jake: Take this. Snake Blast.
(Gia leaps into the air, firing a few shots, then lands for something more powerful.)
Gia: Tiger Blast.
(Emma leaps across a large hole in a roof, blasting as she does.)
Emma: Phoenix Blast.
(Mal is standing his ground, and protecting a few plants.)
Mal: Stag Blast. Kurt: Wolf Blast.
(Troy does a flip off a building, firing at a few Loogies upon landing.)
Troy: Dragon Blast.
(The Rangers regroup.)
Troy: Way to go, guys. Scaraba: I'll crush you.
(Scaraba rolls his boulder towards the Rangers.)
Troy: Take out that ball.
(The Rangers fire on the boulder, shattering it, and bringing Scaraba down to ground level.)
Scaraba: You punks are Megaforcing me to lose my lunch.
(Scaraba spits flaming chunks of rock at the Rangers, who use their Mega Blasters to reduce them to dust.)
Scaraba: What? Troy: Let's call on the Mega Weapons.
(The Rangers take out power cards.)
Rangers; Weapons, activate.
(The Rangers resummon their weapons.)
Scaraba: I got fancy attacks, too.
(Scaraba hurls blue fireballs at the Rangers.)
Troy & Emma: Sky Strike!
(Troy flies through the air with Emma on his back. She blasts Scaraba with her Phoenix Shot. And when they're close enough, Troy slashes Scaraba with the Dragon Sword.)
Gia: That's how you do it.
(Gia charges at Scaraba.)
Jake; Hey, wait.
(Jake and Gia attack next.)
Jake: Snake's venom. Gia: Tiger's claw.
(Noah leaps into the air, doing a flip as he blasts Scaraba with his Bowgun.)
Noah: Shark's Bite!
(Finally, Mal charges, his Stag Rattlers extended.)
Ma: Stag Charge!
(The Rattlers clash with Scaraba's shell, knocking the beetle down.)
Troy: Now, time to show true Mega Power. Rangers: Combine.
(The Rangers fire. The blast sends Scaraba flying, before destroying him.)
Troy: Mega Rangers, that's a Mega Win.
(Later, the Rangers return to Gosei's command center.)
Gia: That was awesome. Jake: Nice moves. Mal: Not bad for my first battle of any sort. Gosei: Congratulations on a job well done. Noah: But, we were just lucky this time. Mal: My parents tell me that we Minutiaeians don’t believe in luck. Gosei: Luck had nothing to do with it. You rose to the occasion and unlocked your powers. Do not doubt yourselves. You were chosen and for good reason. This morning, most of you were regular kids leading normal lives. But now, you must master your new powers, and live extraordinary lives. Troy: This has to be the craziest first day of school ever. But I think we're prepared to do our part. Kurt: As am I. Emma: I'm not so sure. Gia: Hmm? Emma: The helmet does mess up my hair. Mal: It seems normal to me. Of course, I only met you a short time ago.
(The rest just stare at her.)
Emma: Just kidding. Jake: We're a force to be reckoned with. Gosei: Yes, you are the Power Rangers Megaforce.
(The five Earth-born Rangers put their fists together. Mal follows their lead.)
(It is the day after the first battle of the Megaforce Rangers. In the forest, Mal is getting ready to leave.)
Mercantus: Where are you going, my son? Mal: My new friends wish for me to meet them. They want to show me the city. Minimala: It is nice that you have friends. We have been alone in this forest for far too long. Mal: I will be home before the sunset.
(Mal heads towards the city. Meanwhile, at Harwood County High, the day has just ended.)
Jake: I hope Mal remembers to meet us. Noah: He's Minutiaeian. From what I read, they never forget anything. I can’t wait to ask him questions about his homeworld. Emma: He was only three years old when they left. Do you remember much from when you were three? Noah: Not really.
(A student from their class in Mr. Burley's starts to walk by them. He bumps into Troy.)
Student: I'm what? Jake: Uh, nothing… Troy: You bumped into me. I would expect an apology. Student: Sorry. (pauses) That is to say, "sorry, I don't apologize to new kids".
(The student gets ready to leave.)
Gia: What a jerk. Noah: (to Troy) That's Dante. He kind of doesn't like hanging around other people. I don't think he's really a bad guy, though. Troy: That's still no reason to be rude.
(Noah doesn't know what to say to that. Dante is seen walking for the school exit with his backpack.)
Troy: Let's go meet Mal.
(The five Rangers leave. Mal waits near the mall, tending to a tree. People are staring at him, mainly because of his clothes. Before the Rangers arrive, Dante arrives, heading for the mall. He looks at Mal, rolls his eyes, and continues on. Mal doesn’t even notice Dante. He's too focused on the tree. Shortly after Dante enters the mall, the Rangers arrive.)
Noah: There he is. Gia: I see he hasn’t changed clothes since yesterday. Emma: He's been living in the woods for 15 years. He probably doesn’t have any money. Mal: Hello, my friends. Jake: Hey. Gia: OK, Mal, if you're going to hang out with us, we need to get you some normal clothes. Mal: Normal? Emma: Earth clothes. Mal: I see. Noah: (to Jake) They're going to go shopping, aren't they? Jake: I'll go with you guys. Troy: We'll meet you at Ernie's. Mal: What is an Ernie's? Noah: He has a lot to learn.
(Jake, Gia and Emma take Mal into the mall, heading for a clothing store. Troy and Noah start heading for Ernie's Brain Freeze. On the way, there's a gym nearly right across from Ernie's. Dante is inside, working out on a punching bag. Troy looks into the gym.)
Troy: Well, look who it is. Noah: Just forget about him. Troy: If we hadn’t been at school, I wouldn’t have been so polite to him.
(Dante takes a break working out. He notices Troy and Noah looking at his direction. He grabs a bottle of water and drinks some of it.)
Noah: Let's just go. Troy: Alright.
(Noah and Troy go into Ernie's. Ernie is giving ice cream to a customer as Troy and Noah enter. The Brain Freeze is nearly packed.)
Noah: We'd better hurry up and get a big table. Troy (thinking): That Dante is a lot like me. Focused on his training.
(Suddenly, Dante arrives. He's carrying his backpack.)
Noah: Oh no, I forgot. Dante always comes by here after he works out at the gym. Troy: I won’t start anything if he doesn’t. But if he starts it, I'll finish it.
(Troy and Noah sit down at a table; the same one Gia was at before being teleported away the day before. Dante heads up to the counter. It's hard to make out what he ordered because of everyone talking. Troy keeps an eye on Dante, while the other eye is on the entrance, waiting for the rest of the team. Ernie arrives back at the counter, giving Dante his order; a smoothie. Dante looks around, looking for a spot he can sit. Most places are filled up, though, except where Troy and Noah are. Noah has started doing his homework while waiting for the others. Troy now has both eyes on Dante. Dante keeps looking around, before his eyes meet Troy's. He rolls his eyes, before he starts walking over to their table. Troy doesn’t move, but is ready to, if needed. Dante stops at the table. Noah doesn't notice, until…)
Dante: (grudgingly) Just so you know, I'm not sitting here because I want to. There's no other place to sit. Noah: (looks up) Oh, uh… Hi Dante. Troy: Well, we've got four others joining us soon. It's going to get really crowded. Dante: I'm not going to be here that long.
(Dante sits down, but he sits as far as he can from both Troy and Noah. Troy says nothing. He sets a water bottle on the table. It has a crack in it. Dante looks at the water bottle, before he just takes a sip from his smoothie. He says nothing. Noah nervously looks between the two, stopping on his homework for the time being.)
Troy: You see that crack? That's from me kicking the bottle, after I threw it into the air. Dante: (sarcastically) Fascinating. Noah: Uh… Troy: I saw you working out on the bag. Training for something in particular? Dante: No. I just hit he bag. Why? Noah: Dante used to be on the school boxing team last year, but he quit. Dante: No one asked you to go explaining things about me to some new kid. And it's none of YOUR business, either.
(Dante says the last sentence by pointing at Noah.)
Troy: You want to push someone around? Let's go outside, and you can try pushing me. Dante: Tough guy, huh? Must think you are, when you're picking on water bottles. Troy: Trust me, I can deal with tougher opponents.
(Jake, Mal and the girls arrive. Mal is now wearing new clothes.)
Jake: This doesn’t look good.
(Dante notices Jake and the others.)
Dante: Today's your lucky day, new kid.
(Dante stands up, grabbing his backpack and his smoothie. His smoothie is almost empty.)
Dante: I was just getting ready to leave. Mal: He is what my parents would call a gronolok. Jake; A what? Mal: A fierce animal that attacks other animals without reason.
(Dante heads over to the counter, and sets his smoothie down. Regardless of it not being fully empty, Dante then starts heading out of Ernie's. Troy just watches him leave, as the others sit down.)
Noah: Poor guy. Jake: What are you talking about? Noah: Dante. Most of the time when he comes in here, he usually sits alone. He really only sat down with us because Ernie's is packed today. Jake: How is that something you should be feeling sorry for him for? Noah: Well, you know how Dante is. He wasn't always like he is now. Mal: I take it the two of you have known him for a while. Jake: Sort of. We weren't friends with him or anything, though. Noah: He was a lot friendlier last year. Mal: The five of you are my only friends, ever. At least, my only human friends. I know every plant in the forest as well as I know myself. Troy: So, wait. What made him change? Noah: I'm not sure. Jake: Nowadays, you'd just see him hanging out on his own a lot of the time.
(Meanwhile, in orbit...)
Malkor: We need to show these humans how serious we are. Creepox: Indeed. My research shows that they need trees to create a breathable atmosphere. Take away the trees, and they won’t survive long. Vrak: How do we do that? Creepox: With Termini, the carpenter ant. He will destroy their forests, one by one. Malkor: Excellent. Send him down. Vrak: And send some Loogies with him, in case the Rangers show up.
(Back at the mall, Mal is trying to decide what to try.)
Mal: All of these are new to me, We have been fortunate that the food synthesizer in the escape pod has remained functional.
(Elsewhere in the city, Termini and a group of Loogies arrive on Earth.)
Termini: This isn’t the forest? Sure, there's trees, but they'd barely be an appetizer.
(Termini sniffs the air.)
Termini: Now I smell the sweet wood.
(Termini and the Loogies head towards the forest. As Termini and the Loogies head towards the forest, they're walking straight towards where Dante is. Other civilians are running away. Dante looks around. Termini stops, and chews throw a tree along the street.)
Termini: Not much heartwood. Can’t be more than 10 years old. Give me some old growth.
(Dante watches, not saying anything. Unfortunately, one of the Loogies spots him. It tries to get Termini's attention.)
Termini: What, a human who isn’t running? He's either stupid, or too scared to move. Dante: What's to be scared of? You're just an overgrown termite. Termini: Termite? Termite? I am a Carpenter Ant.
(Termini starts spitting splinters at Dante. Dante moves to dodge.)
Dante: Say it, don't spray it.
(The Loogies look at Termini, wondering if they can attack or not.)
Termini: Don’t just stand there, Squash him!
(The Loogies move towards Dante.)
Dante: Good, a real workout. Hasn’t had one in awhile.
(Dante starts fighting the Loogies, using a bit of boxing moves, and also a mix of wrestling, where he picks a Loogie up and knocks it down onto the ground. Back at the mall, Mal still hasn’t made a decision, when the Morphers beep.)
Troy: Looks like this will have to wait.
(The six Rangers head outside, making sure no one is around. Troy takes out his Morpher.)
Tensou (v/o): There's a monster in the city, attacking a human. Troy: We're on the way.
(The rest of the Rangers take out their Morphers.)
Rangers: Go Go Megaforce!
(The Rangers morph, and head for the battle, where...)
Termini: You're pretty tough, for a human. Maybe we should study you, instead of squashing you.
(And, at Gosei's command center...)
Tensou: Oh dear, oh dear. That boy is standing up to the monster. Gosei: Yes, Tensou. Such courage.
(Back at the battle…)
Dante: No one's going to be studying me.
(Dante keeps attacking the Loogies, clotheslining one. The remaining Loogies take out their swords and start blasting at Dante, as the Rangers arrive.)
Jake: Pick on someone who has their own blasters.
(Dante jumps, dodging out of the way from the blasts. The Rangers starts fighting the Loogies.)
Termini: Keep them busy. I'm heading for the main course.
(Termini leaves the battle. Troy knocks down a Loogie, then notices who was fighting them.)
Troy: Oh great. It's him.
(Dante rushes forward, attacking a Loogie as it’s distracted by the Rangers, by shoulder-charging it. It falls forward into another Loogie, knocking them both down. Soon, the last of the Loogies has been defeated.)
Noah: Where'd the big bug go? Emma: No idea. Dante: He probably went to the forest to destroy the trees. He was munching on one when I first found him. Mal: No. We must stop him! My parents...
(Mal takes off running towards the forest.)
Dante: Did he say parents? Troy: That's none of your business. Dante: It is, if they're in danger. I'm going too. Troy (Muttering): Just great. Gia: No time for you two to butt heads like a couple of goats. We need to get going. Troy: It's too dangerous for him to go. Noah: He's right. Fighting Loogies is one thing, the monster is totally different. He doesn’t have our weapons or powers. Dante: (thinking) Wait, that voice… (outloud) I don't need powers. I didn't say I was going with you to fight, just to find that guy's parents… Noah. Jake: Great. He knows who you are. Troy: All the more reason for him to stay here. Dante: Not hard to figure out, with his voice. (to Jake) Same with yours, Jake. Emma: We don’t have time for this. Let’s go. We'll figure out what to do with him later.
(In the forest...)
Mercantus: Someone is coming. Minimala: Is it Malagros? Mercantus: Not from the way the animals are moving.
(Mercantus retrieves a defensive blaster from a container. Back with the Rangers, and Dante.)
Dante: You guys needs to defeat that overgrown termite, so you'll need help with someone helping to find that guy's parents. Gia: He's right. We don’t know where they live. We need all the help we can get. Jake: She does have a point. Troy: Fine. Just don't get in our way. Dante: I have a feeling I must've upset you previously. Whatever, though. That doesn't matter right now.
(Dante starts running in the direction Mal went. The Rangers follow him. In the forest, Mal returns home.)
Mal: Mother? Father?
(There is no response. Mal enters the wooden shelter, and finds his parents bodies, riddled with splinters.)
Mal: No. No!
(Mal's grief starts to affect the forest. Some blooming flowers start to lose their petals. Trees lose their leaves prematurely. The Rangers and Dante arrive in the forest.)
Dante: This is weird. Leaves don't usually fall off the trees during Spring. Emma: I've never seen anything like this. And I was just in this area yesterday, for the butterfly migration.
(Dante looks around. He notices part of the forest looking worse than the rest. Without saying anything, he starts heading in that direction, unknown to him that he's heading for Mal's shelter.)
Jake: Where's he going? Troy: Who cares? Noah: We'd better follow Dante, to make sure the monster doesn’t find him first.
(Dante continues towards the direction. He finds a wooden shelter.)
Dante: Hey, is anyone in there?
(Inside, Mal has powered down. He is performing Minutiaeian funeral rites, which his parents taught him while burying a deer. Dante can hear movement inside, not knowing its Mal. He gets ready to enter. Mal, sensing through the plants Dante's approach, picks up his father's blaster, thinking its Termini returning. Dante enters the shelter, and sees Mal with the blaster pointing at him.)
Dante: Whoa! Mal: Forgive me. I thought you were the one who did this.
(Dante gets ready to ask what he means, then notices the bodies.)
Dante: You're that Gold Ranger that ran in here, right? I guess they're your parents. Mal: My name is Malagros. My friends call me Mal. Dante: Wait… I remember you. You were with Jake at Ernie's. Mal: Yes, I was. He is one of my friends. They are all I have left now.
(Mal's thoughts of his new friends causes a flower to blossom. Dante notices the flower.)
Dante: You're not from around here, I take it. Not many people can cause agriculture to blossom or die at a whim. Mal: I am from Minutiae. Dante: That explains it, then. Mal: I have not seen my homeworld in 30 cycles.
(The other Rangers arrive.)
Jake: This is where he lives? Emma: It's so natural. Like it grew out of the ground. I love it. Dante: Sorry about your parents. (pauses) But I'm not sure if you should be holding friendship in such a high regard either. Believe me, I know first-hand how friends just get in the way.
(The other Rangers enter.)
Troy: Mal? Mal: I was too late. That monster.... Emma: Mal, we're all so sorry. Mal: Thank you.
(The flower goes into full bloom.)
Dante: I should go. (to Mal) Think about what I just said.
(Dante gets ready to leave.)
Noah: What did he mean? Mal: He said I should not hold friendship in such high regard. Friends, you, and my green ones, are all I have left.
Malkor: He's had plenty of time, yet he's barely eaten a tree. Creepox: He needs time. Malkor: Bring him back. make sure he knows his mission. Vrak: Yes, Admiral.
(Back on the surface, Dante is heading back to the exit of the forest. The trees are starting to get their leaves back again. As Dante walks closer to the edge, however, he's suddenly teleported away. Back in Mal's home...)
Gia: So, what are you going to do? Mal: I will give my parents a proper burial. I will continue to live here, for it is the only home I know.
(Meanwhile, Dante is teleported into the stone structure where Tensou and Gosei are. Like how the others were first sent there, Dante's landing wasn't on his feet.)
Dante: What the… Where am I? Gosei: Welcome, Dante. I am Gosei. And this is Tensou. Tensou: At least he didn’t bring frozen yogurt. Dante: So a giant tiki head, and a Johnny 5 robot. Great.
(Dante stands up.)
Gosei: We monitored your battle with Termini. Your courage is commendable. Dante: Uh, thanks… Gosei: Because of your courage, and strength, we wish to make you part of the Power Rangers Megaforce. Dante: Sure, as long as I'm not obligated to stick around the others while we're not out fighting. Gosei: You should not let one bad experience with friends ruin your outlook. True friends will never betray you. Dante: Now I see where that Mal guy gets it from. Gosei: That is the way of all Minutiaeians. They value family and friends above all. But as for you, you will fight with the strength of a bull as the Brown Ranger.
(A morpher hovers in front of Dante. Dante grabs the morpher.)
Dante: A little big, isn't it? I guess the size doesn't matter, though. Gosei: You will learn to use these power cards. as the others have. And perhaps, in time, you will trust them as you would yourself. Dante: I don't know if that'll happen. It's hard for me to trust anyone after what happened. Gosei: As you fight alongside them in battle, you may change your mind. After all, you were supportive to Mal in his time of need. Dante: That was different. His parents were in danger. Even though we were too late to do anything. Gosei: It was a start. Dante: So, uh… how do I get out of here? Tensou: The same way you got in. Gosei: If you are ever needed, I will contact you.
(Dante is teleported out. As quickly as Dante is teleported away, he appears from teleporting, right near his house.)
Dante: (thinking) That was convenient
(Back in the forest, the Rangers have buried Mal's parents. He says some words in Minutiaeian.)
Troy: I'm sorry, Mal. We'll find that monster that did this. Mal: Thank you. It is not the Minutiaeian way for me to seek revenge, but it is the right thing to do to defeat him. Jake: That's very big of Minutiaeians, then. Mal: We are a peaceful people. We have no wars, no crime. Our only forms of combat are for sport, or defense. Gia: Sounds like paradise. Mal: I remember very little of it. I was quite young when we left. Noah: When we get back to the mall, I can bring up the website for Gray Lake City. It has a lot of information, on the page for the Minutiaeian Ambassador.
(Suddenly, their morphers beep.)
Troy: Go ahead. Gosei (v/o): Rangers, your foe is no longer on the surface. If he returns, I will contact you. And Mal, you have my condolences on the loss of your parents. Mal: Thank you, Gosei. Gia: I guess we can head back to the mall. Jake: Good idea. Emma: Mal, if you don’t want to come, we'll understand. Mal: It is better to be with friends right now. I cannot mourn them forever. Noah: Then I can bring up the website when we get back there. Mal: So, this Gray Lake City has a connection to my people? Noah: Yeah, it was founded by Brian Crowmeowme and his family, and during the founding, they revealed that they were Minutiaeians. Morphicron, I believe. Mal: My holdpatra is part of that clan. He and my father were close friends. Colta Micron Morphicron. Noah: I think he lives there too. He's probably got his own page on their website. Mal: I have not seen him since I was very young. He left about 2 cycles before we did, with the remains of his uncle.
(The Rangers head back to the mall. After a few hours of having ice cream at Ernie's and checking out the Gray Lake City website, their morphers beep again. They head back outside.)
Troy: We read you. Gosei. Gosei (v/o): Termini has returned. He is in the forest. Mal: We have to save my green friends. Emma: Let's go. Troy: Right.
(The Rangers start heading for the forest, morphing on the way. Meanwhile, at Dante's, his morpher beeps.)
Dante: Huh. That was fast. (answers) Um, I'm here. Gosei: Termini has returned, Dante. I have not informed the other Rangers of your new status. Dante: Alright. I'll be there soon, then.
(Dante leaves his house. He then goes to a secluded place.)
Dante: It's Morphin Time. (opens morpher, then puts in card) Go, Go, Megaforce!
(Dante morphs, then heads for the forest, where Termini has start munching on a tree, which is very close to Mal's shack. As the other Rangers enter the forest, Mal can sense where he is.)
Mal: There is a tree in pain. I can feel it. Near my home.
(The Rangers start running towards Mal's shack. They soon find Termini.)
Mal: Stop, murderer! Termini: You talking about those two I splintered earlier? Mal: And that innocent tree. Termini: Innocent? It's just a meal to me. Troy: Well, you've had your last. Termini: I don’t think so. I've just started.
(Termini spits his splinters at the Rangers. The Rangers try dodging, but are hit.)
Troy: Those splinters pack a punch. Voice: Hold it right there, termite! Jake: Huh?
(The voice comes from behind Termini.)
Termini: Who's there?
(Termini turns around. Dante stands there.)
Dante: With the strength of a Bull. Megaforce Brown!
Jake: A Brown Ranger? Noah: You would think Gosei would have told us about another Ranger. Of course, according to some websites, there have been evil Rangers in the past. Though most of them do end up joining the good guys. Dante: Time to stampede a bug.
(Dante pulls out his Mega Blaster, and fires on Termini. Termini is hit, but still standing.)
Termini: You're going to get something more than splinters, bark-colored one.
(Termini creates two shards of wood, one on each hand. Dante holsters his Mega Blaster, then fights unarmed. Termini slashes at Dante. One of his swings misses, and does damage to a tree.)
Mal: The pain!
(Dante notices, attacking by chopping one of the shards of wood on Termini's arms, breaking it in half, showing his strength.)
Termini: My weapon! Now you'll pay.
(Termini opens his mouth wide, for a massive swarm of splinters. Dante takes this chance to punch Termini right in the open mouth. Termini is knocked down.)
Termini: Oh, my mandible.
(Dante pulls out a card from his belt, and his morpher. He puts it in his morpher.)
(A small zord appears that resembles a Bull, landing in Dante's hand. He attaches it to his Mega Blaster.)
Dante: Charging power!
(Dante aims his Mega Blaster at Termini.)
Termini: Like that little pop gun scares me.
(Termini picks up a limb from the tree he was eating earlier, and munches on it.)
(The shot fired energizes into a Bull while in the air, smashing the limb Termini starts munching on, and hitting Termini square in the chest. Termini is knocked down again.)
Termini: OK, that really hurt. But not as much as you're about to be.
(But before Termini can get back on his feet, he explodes.)
Mal: My parents have been avenged.
(Dante holsters his Mega Blaster.)
Troy: Thanks for your help. Dante: No problem.
(Dante powers down.)
Troy: What? Him? Noah: Dante? Jake: No way. Dante: Yeah, me. Don't misunderstand me. I'm not going to becoming your "friend" or anything. I was asked to be this, and I want to make a difference. But I'm not doing this to get to know any of you.
(Dante starts leaving. Mal power down.)
Mal: Thank you for avenging my parents. Dante: Don't mention it. Mal: Allow me to offer you something. If you will not accept my friendship, then accept this.
(Mal holds his hand up. One of the few fruit trees in the forest drops a shiny red apple.)
Dante: I didn't do it for rewards.
(Dante doesn't accept the apple, and just leaves.)
Mal: He is troubled. Until he accepts us as friends, he can never truly be part of the team. Troy: Gosei may have made him a Ranger, but that doesn’t mean he's automatically one of us. Noah: Obviously, Gosei sees something in him that we don't. But he would come in handy in a fight. You saw his strength. Gia: Strength isn’t everything. Brains over brawn. Noah (whispered to Jake): That reduces your chances right there. Jake (Whispered): We'll see.
(Up in orbit...)
Malkor: Termini failed. Vrak: The arrival of another Ranger was unexpected. Creepox: Now that we know there is a brown one, we will be ready in the future.
(With the obvious exception of Mal and the not-so-obvious exception of Emma, the Rangers are all in Mr. Burley's science class. He's handing out papers.)
Jake: Dude, I hate pop quizzes. Noah: Stop complaining. Besides, you know this stuff. Mr. Burley: No talking during the test. Come up to see me if you have any questions.
(Mr. Burley sits at his desk, playing with a Rubik's cube, while his students take the test. Troy, however, is distracted, thinking of something that happened earlier in the day. He was out for a run when he encountered Creepox.)
Troy: Who are you? What do you want? Creepox: My name is Creepox. Remember it. Troy: Alright Freepox, you still haven’t told me what you're doing here. Creepox: I've come to see what kind of creature dares challenge us mighty Insectoids. So very soft. With a single stroke, you'd be crushed. Troy: Humans are a lot tougher than we look, but I won’t fight you just to prove it. Creepox: Oh, you'll fight me. Count on it.
(The flashback ends. As the class progresses, Mr. Burley has fallen asleep. Gia finishes the test, and places it on Mr. Burley's desk, then leaves, Jake just watches her. Moments later, the bell rings. A startled Mr. Burley tips backwards in his chair.)
Noah: Mr. Burley? Are you alright? Mr. Burley: No, I'm fine. Just fine. Have a scienterrific weekend everyone.
(Out in the hallway, Gia is at her locker, looking at her Morpher, when she is startled.)
Jake; Hey Gia. Gia: Oh, it's only you. Jake: I guess I've had worse reactions. Gia: I didn’t want some random kid to see my Morpher. Jake: I just wanted to ask if I could walk you home. Gia: What, you afraid to walk by yourself? Jake: No, I, uh, just wanted to talk to you. You know, about this weekend.
(Up in orbit...)
Vrak: Admiral Malkor, I believe we should study these humans and learn their weaknesses. Malkor: I see. Creepox: Bah, I already did that. I tested one this morning and he wouldn’t fight me. They are weak. We should begin the invasion at once and wipe out all the humans. Malkor: You may have tested him, but you did not fight him. Perhaps Vrak is right. Yuffo, I have need of your scientific skills.
(What appears to be a small flying saucer enters. It transforms into an Insectoid, Yuffo.)
Yuffo: An honor, Sir. How can Yuffo serve you? Malkor: I want you to find the humans' weakness. Yuffo: Your wish is my command, Master. Of course, I'll need some humans to experiment on. Malkor: Then capture them, as many as you need.
(Back on Earth, Mr. Burley is examining his Rubik's cube with a magnifying glass, when he's started by a knock on his door. It's Noah.)
Noah: Mr. Burley. Mr. Burley: Oh, hi Noah. Noah: You left your scarf in the classroom. Mr. Burley: Oh, did I? Yes, that certainly sounds like me.
(Noah hangs the scarf on a hat rack, and notices pictures on the bulletin board in Mr. Burley's office.)
Noah: Oh wow. Crypto zoology. ESP. Extra-terrestrials. Mr. Burley: Yes, I'm convinced that science will one day find the answer to these great mysteries. Noah: Me too. I have always been fascinated by this stuff. Mr. Burley: You have? Noah: Absolutely. The morphalites, the paramescab, the Jersey devil. Mr. Burley: My boy, I have some pictures of the Loch Ness Monster that will blow your mind.
(Outside the school, Jake and Gia are walking together.)
Jake; I could carry your books for you, if you want. Gia: Wow, how retro of you.
(Gia lets Jake carry her books. Jake is taken by surprise at how heavy her backpack is.)
Gia: So, what did you want to talk to me about? Jake, Well, since we're teammates now, I thought maybe we should get to know each other a little better. Socially. Gia: Whoa, time out. Listen Jake, you're probably a great guy I think you're...
(Gia is distracted as she sees Yuffo pass behind Jake.)
Gia: Out of this world. Jake: Really?
(Gia seemingly hugs Jake, but she's reaching for something in her backpack.)
Jake: This is so not what I expected. I must be dreaming.
(Gia turns Jake around, just as Yuffo splits into several flying saucers.)
Jake: That cannot be what I think it is. Gia: It is, which is why I need my Morpher. If we don’t call the others, they're totally gonna freak. Jake: Whoa, wait. Let'em freak. Whatever those saucers are up to, you and I can handle. Gia: Alright, cowboy. Let's go.
(Jake and Gia follow one of the saucers. As it reaches a crowded area, it further splits, before Loogies appear. The Loogies begin cornering people, making them easier for the saucers to capture with nets. The saucers pick up the nets, then drop them, before Yuffo resumes his true form.)
Yuffo: Silly humans.
(Jake and Gia arrive, hiding on a hill.)
Yuffo: Time to start my experiments. Jake: All those saucers turned into one guy? Gia: Are you just gonna watch, or are we gonna do something about it?
(The two of them take out their Morphers.)
Jake & Gia: It's Morphin Time! Go Go Megaforce! Gia: Megaforce Yellow! Jake: Megaforce Black!
(Nearby, Yuffo talks to his captives.)
Yuffo: Oh, stop all that crying. We're doing this for science.
(But Yuffo comes under attack.)
Jake: Snake Blast. Gia: Tiger Blast.
(Yuffo uses his shell to block the blasts.)
Yuffo: Mega Rangers, you're the perfect subjects for my research program. Jake: Let those people go! Yuffo: I'm really sorry, but I cannot allow you to interfere with my experiments, unless you're willing to join these "volunteers". Gia: That would be a no. I'm really sorry, but this experiment is over. Yuffo: Loogies! In the name of science! Jake: Come on, we can take'em. Gia: Just try to keep up.
(The two Rangers begin attacking the Loogies.)
Jake: That's how you do it. Gia: Back off.
(Jake leaps up, and tries to knock down a Loogie. Jake lands on his butt.)
Jake: On second thought, maybe we could use some back-up. Yuffo: Capture those two human samples, and put them with the others. I'm gonna collect some more.
(Yuffo splits back into several saucers, and flies off. Back at the high school...)
Noah: But they can’t be logs. The shape of the wave indicates a much larger mass beneath the water line. Mr. Burley: Precisely. Even a layman can see that the precise amplitude indicates...
(Mr. Burley becomes distracted.)
Mr. Burley: Great Googly Moogly!
(Mr. Burley walks over to the window, and sees Yuffo.)
Mr. Burley: Flying saucers. At last. Are you seeing this?
(But Noah has left.)
Mr. Burley: Where'd he go?
(Mr. Burley notices his Rubik's cube has solved.)
Mr. Burley: What an extraordinary young man.
(Elsewhere, Troy is out for another run when his Morpher beeps.)
Gia: Guys, its Gia. We’ve got trouble at the beach. It's crawling with Loogies. Troy: I'm on my way.
(Emma, who had been out on her bike, brings it to a stop.)
Emma: Hang on, Gia. I'm coming.
(In the forest, Mal had been sitting near his parents' graves.)
Mal: I am on the way. I will not let any more lives be lost.
(Kurt is at school.)
Kurt: I am on my way.
(At the beach, Troy is the first to arrive, and he leaps in blasting.)
Troy: Head's up! I've got your back. Gia: Welcome to the party. Jake: I wonder where Noah is? Hang tight, Gia. Yuffo: What a magnificent sight. Three Power Rangers, what luck. Let's start my experiment right now.
(Yuffo blasts the Rangers with a beam from his shell. All three are knocked down.)
Yuffo: Vulnerable to proton blasts.
(Yuffo gets blasted, before he can continue his experiments. Emma has arrived.)
Emma: We don’t let injuries stop us.
(Emma leaps down to help the others, as Mal arrives.)
Mal: Not too many plants here. I will be at a slight disadvantage. Troy: Thanks, Emma. He keeps talking about some experiment. Jake: He thinks he's a scientist. Emma: I get it. He wants to see what makes us tick, and he's gonna start on those people over there. Probably wants to see what weapons work best on humans. Troy: That's not gonna happen. Mal: I vow no more lives will be lost, so long as I draw breath. Yuffo: More Loogies. Restrain those specimens.
(The Rangers are ready for a fight. Kurt arrives.)
Kurt: Good, I am not late. It's Morphin' time! Megaforce Rainbow. Jake: Snake Axe. Gia: Tiger Claw. Emma: Phoenix Shot. Mal: Stag Rattlers. Troy: Dragon Sword. Kurt: Wolf Claw.
(The Loogies are quickly defeated, but Yuffo is still a problem.)
Yuffo: Saucer wave.
(Several saucers strike the Rangers, knocking them down.)
Yuffo (laughing): Excellent. Kinetic attacks are proving highly effective. And fatigue enhances their effect. What next? Perhaps we'll test their resistance to fire.
(Yuffo launches fireballs at the Rangers, sending them flying.)
Yuffo: Incendiary attacks extremely effective. At this rate, destroying the human race will be child's play. Mal (weak): I am not human. I am Minutiaeian. Gia: No. Emma: We need help.
(Thankfully, help arrives.)
Noah: I've got a shot for you. Shark Bowgun.
(Noah fires at Yuffo. The blasts knock him down.)
Noah: See, Jake. I told you flying saucers were real. Jake: If we live through this, I will never doubt you again. Gia: Sorry to spoil the bromance, guys, but I think it's time to take this guy down. Mal: Bromance? Emma: We'll explain later. Kurt: Much later. Troy: Gia's right. Fury of the dragon, Megaforce Red. Emma: Flames of the phoenix, Megaforce Pink. Mal: Majesty of the stag, Megaforce Gold. Jake: Venom of the snake, Megaforce Black. Gia: Claw of the tiger, Megaforce Yellow. Noah: Bite of the shark, Megaforce Blue. Kurt: Courage of the wolf, Megaforce Rainbow. Troy: Earth's defenders never surrender! All: Power Rangers Megaforce! Yuffo: Stop messing up my experiments.
(Yuffo launches small missiles at the Rangers. The Rangers are not knocked down, instead, they leap through the blast at Yuffo.)
Yuffo: No! Jake: Yes! Yuffo: You won’t stop me from...
(Noah tackles Yuffo, knocking him into the water, dragging him down below the surface.)
Yuffo: Let me go. Noah: If you say so. Shark Bowgun.
(Noah blasts Yuffo out of the water, leaping out after him.)
Noah: Let's try an experiment of our own. Other Rangers: Right. Noah: Mega Weapons. Rangers: Combine.
(The Megaforce Blaster is assembled.)
Troy: Target acquired. Yuffo: Target? You can’t mean me? Troy & Emma: Sky power, energize. Mal: Plant power, energize. Jake & Gia: Land power, energize. Noah: Sea power, energize. Troy: Megaforce Blaster. Rangers: Ready. Yuffo: Bring it on. Troy: Dynamic. Rangers: Victory Charge!
(The blast hits Yuffo, seemingly destroying him. The people he captured are freed from the nets. Up in orbit, Admiral Malkor isn’t pleased.)
Malkor: Vrak, unleash your pets. Vrak: My royal weapon. I'll send my zombats at once. Creepox: Disgusting creatures. Wherever did you get such filthy abominations? Vrak: As royalty, I have access to more advanced technology. They're robotic. Too complex for you to understand. Zombats, go!
(The Zombats fly down to Earth. Yuffo is not fully destroyed, and gets back to his feet as the Zombats arrive. They attach to him and cause him to grow.)
Yuffo: Extraordinary. Gia: How is that possible? Noah: It's not. Yuffo: The experiment continues.
(Yuffo tries to squash the Rangers with his hand, but they move out of the way.)
Yuffo: Hey! You move pretty fast for such teensy little creatures. Noah: But we destroyed him. Jake: We'll just have to do it again. Gia: We need to take him down and keep him there. Yuffo: Let's try more fire!
(Yuffo blasts the Rangers, missing them.)
Emma: What we're doing isn’t working. How are we gonna destroy him. Mal: If we were in the forest, my green friends could help us.
Gosei: Hear me, Rangers. There are even greater powers at your command. But controlling them requires great skill and discipline. Troy: We're ready, Gosei. We have to be. Gosei: Then take these power cards and use them wisely. Noah: A new card. Like the one for the Megaforce Blaster, but it's blank.
(On the side of Gosei's command center, stone falls off of six animal heads, which then launch into action. These are the Rangers’ Zords, but they are not complete. The dragon head combines with an airliner.)
Troy: Dragon Mechazord.
(The Phoenix combines with a fighter plane.)
Emma: Phoenix Megazord.
(The stag head combines with a crane.)
Mal: Stag Mechazord.
(The snake combines with a train.)
Jake: Snake Mechazord.
(The tiger combines with a bulldozer.)
Gia: Tiger Mechazord.
(And the shark combines with a submarine.)
Noah: Shark Mechazord. Yuffo: Still kicking, eh? Perhaps some more toxic gas?
(Before Yuffo can do anything, the Zords blast him, knocking him off his feet.)
Troy: Yes. Our Mechazords. Noah: Gosei told us the Earth would help us protect it with mighty machines. Emma: Well, I hope they run on biofuel. Troy: No, Emma. They run on us. Our courage, our strength. That's what gives them power. To our Mechazords! Rangers: Right.
(The Rangers leap into their Zords. Back in orbit...)
Malkor: Perhaps we have underestimated the power these humans’ posses. Vrak: They can’t be doing all this alone. Malkor: We must learn what it is that sustains them. Then, we shall bend them to our will.
(Back on Earth...)
Troy: Morpher, locked. Rangers: Morpher, locked. Troy: I'm really flying a dragon. Yuffo: Let's put your machines to the test.
(Yuffo launches his saucers to engage the Mechazords.)
Troy: Man, I wasn’t counting on this. Better try to find some cover.
(The Dragon Mechazord narrowly avoids a blast.)
Troy: That was a little too close for comfort. Emma: I think I'm getting the hang of it. But I can’t shake these guys. Troy: Hang on, Emma. I'm coming.
(The skies are filled with dark clouds.)
Troy: Huh? I'm literally flying blind up here. Gotta get out of this smoke.
(Troy destroys some of Yuffo's saucers with blasts of flame, before making it out of the smoke.)
Troy: Whew. Emma, look out!
(A saucer is grinding against the Phoenix.)
Emma: I can’t shake him.
(Emma spots a nearby tunnel.)
Emma: I'm going in.
(Emma flies into the tunnel, the saucers close behind her.)
Emma: What do I do now? Troy: Emma, pull up. Emma: OK.
(Emma comes out of the tunnel, and pulls up. The Stag takes care of one of the saucers that was chasing her, as Emma flies towards the sun, being blinded by the light. Which is just what Troy hopes happens to her pursuers.)
Troy: Keep going, Emma. Stay on course. Emma: But I can’t see. Troy: Just trust me.
(Troy fires missiles, which defeat the remaining saucers.)
Troy: He shoots, he scores. Emma: You nearly gave me a heart attack.
(Down in the water...)
Noah: This is incredible. Such advanced technology. And we have target lock. Deploy weapon pods, and fire.
(Two torpedoes fire, destroying two more saucers.)
Noah: Score two, for the high tech approach.
(A third saucer spins into Noah's Zord.)
Noah: Got to reverse the flow. Come on.
(The Shark leaps out of the water, putting the bite on the saucer.)
Noah: made it.
(Nearby, Gia is chasing the saucers.)
Gia: Let's see what this cat can do. A girl could get used to this kind of power.
(Jake maneuvers his Zord alongside Gia's.)
Jake: I'll take'em down. Gia: There all yours, hot shot.
(Jake's Zord fires at the saucers, before he weaves between them.)
Jake: Got to make this look good.
(Jake slams the length of his Zord into two saucers, sending one flying right into the Tiger's mouth.)
Gia: I gotcha now. Let's go for a spin.
(The Tiger Mechazord spins like an athlete with a discus, and launches the saucer.)
Jake: See, we make a good team.
Troy: Alright, Emma. It's our turn.
(The two flying Zords start blasting the remaining saucers.)
Troy: Guys, the last one's going down.
(The final saucer transforms back into Yuffo.)
Yuffo: Impressive, but ultimately futile. Troy: He's indestructible. Yuffo: So, let's resume our experiments, shall we.
(Yuffo becomes more saucers.)
Gosei: Rangers, you must combine your Mechazords, just as you combined your weapons. The power you can unleash as a team is unbeatable. Form the Megazord. Troy: You heard him, form the Gosei Great Megazord. Rangers: Right. Troy: I hope this works. Rangers; Gosei Great Megazord, activate. Morpher: Summon Megazord. Troy: Jake, Gia, go. Gia: Right. Jake: OK.
(Jake and Gia's Zords will form the legs.)
Gia: Perfect. Jake: And up. Troy: I'm lined up. And locked. Noah, Emma. Emma: On my way. Noah: Roger that.
(The Dragon as the torso, the Phoenix and Shark become the arms. The Stag attaches on the back, its antlers wrapped around the waist like a belt. A head flips up.)
Rangers: Gosei Great Megazord, ready! Kurt: What about me?
(As if to answer, another card appears.)
Kurt: Gosei Battlezord transform!
(The wolf transforms into a small battlezord. The Rangers appear in the Megazord cockpit.)
Jake: Whoa, this thing is sick. Noah: It looks fine to me. Mal: The escape pod we were in had more space than this. Emma: So glad I didn’t crash. Gia: Now we'll really kick butt. Troy: Let's finish this guy, for good.
(The Megazord moves forward to confront Yuffo, who blasts at it, missing.)
Troy: Dragon Sword.
(The Megazord uses the tail of the dragon as a sword, striking Yuffo repeatedly.)
Troy: Arm the Zords. Rangers: Ready for launch.
(With the exception of the stag, the Zord heads are launched, flying towards Yuffo.)
Noah & Emma: Mega Punch. Jake & Gia: Mega Kick.
(The heads reattach as the Megazord goes airborne.)
Yuffo: Oh, my aching head. Gosei: Quickly, Rangers. Use the victory charge card. Troy: Let's finish this. Rangers: Victory Charge activate.
(The Dragon Sword ignites in flame.)
Morpher; Ready. Troy: For planet Earth. Rangers: Let's finish him. Victory Charge. Yuffo: I don’t like this card game. Rangers: Mega Strike.
(A massive slash of the dragon sword finishes off Yuffo.)
Troy: Mega Rangers... Emma: Awesome. Troy: ... that's a mega win.
Malkor: Well that was a failed experiment. If we are to conquer this planet, we must get rid of those Power Rangers.
(Back on Earth...)
Gosei: I'm proud of you, Rangers. Your victory and teamwork saved the day. Tensou: Oh boy, you guys flew.
(Tensou spins around so much, he gets dizzy. Elsewhere, the Rangers laugh at their robot friend.)
Troy: Thank you, Gosei. Jake (to Gia): So, we made a pretty good team out there. A couple of hardcore monster busters. Gia: You're really gonna go there? I saved your bacon at least twice, "Monster Buster". Besides, we never should have gone in by ourselves. We're supposed to be a team. All of us. Jake: You're right. It was much easier when we all worked together. Emma: We're each pretty awesome on our own. Troy: But as a team, we're unbeatable. Mal: Now, will someone explain what this bromance Gia spoke of is?
(It's a normal day in Harwood County. Mal is alone, in the woods, while the other Rangers are in school. He's feeling reasonably well, considering it hasn’t been that long since the loss of his parents. Trees are starting to show their new leaves, and this makes Mal feel refreshed.)
Mal: I love this time of year. It always makes me feel invigorated. Something I truly need this year.
(Meanwhile at Harwood County High School, the Rangers are in Mr. Burley's class.)
Mr. Burley: Today, class, we're going to do an assignment that requires each of you to be in pairs. Jake (to Noah): I know who I want to be paired with. No offense, buddy. Mr. Burley: And no, you don't get to pick who you're paired with.
(Mr. Burley starts pairing up the students that aren't Rangers. Jake crosses his fingers, hoping he gets paired with Gia.)
Noah: The odds of Mr. Burley pairing you with Gia are slim. Although, they do increase for everyone else he pairs up. Mr. Burley: Jake. Jake: Yes, Mr. Burley? Mr. Burley: You'll be paired with Emma. Noah: Told you. Jake: Well, she's Gia's best friend. It could work. Get her to put in a good word for me. Mr. Burley: The last two pairs will be, Gia and Noah, and Troy and Dante. Troy: Oh great.
(Dante says nothing. He moves from the back of the room to sit closer to Troy.)
Troy: Look, Dante. I know you don’t want to be friends, but we're going to have to make this work. And who knows, maybe I can change your mind about friendship, and teamwork. Mr. Burley: Now that everyone is teamed, the assignment is a simple physics competition. The two of you must create a way to drop an egg without it breaking. You have one week to develop it, and then, we will put them to the test. Dante: Looks like, right now, I don't have much of a choice if I want to get an A. Troy: Maybe working together will help out in other areas. Dante: Just because we're paired for this assignment doesn't mean I'm going to start opening up in "other areas". Troy: Things change. So do people. Dante: (muttering) Tell me about it.
(Flashback to a year ago. Dante is with his boxing team, on an away circuit, with his teammates and coach. He and his teammates were good friends with him at this time. During a celebrating party for one of Dante's teammates, who was the best on the team, someone was caught having alcohol. The person that was caught was the best boxer, however Dante was given the alcohol to get rid of so that none of them would get in trouble. Once Dante got rid of the alcohol, however, his team told the coach that it was Dante that had the alcohol, so he was kicked off the team. Dante's teammates and friends then started ignoring him.)
Troy: Look, I don’t know what happened to you in the past, but sometimes, it's good to have friends. (whispered) Especially with what we're up against. Dante: You're right. You don't know what happened. Troy: Maybe it's time you had a fresh start? Dante: Maybe it's time we actually got to work on the assignment. Troy: Fine.
(Up in orbit...)
Creepox: Admiral Malkor, I have come up with a new strategy to fight the Rangers. Divide and conquer. Malkor: And how do we do that? Creepox: With the help of Cryon. He will attack the Rangers separately, and freeze them. Once they are all frozen, Earth will be yours to do with as you please. Vrak: What makes you think he will succeed where the others have not? Creepox: The others were not as, shall we say, cold-hearted. Malkor: Very well. Send him down.
(Back on the surface, Jake and Emma are out getting their supplies for their experiment. Gia and Noah are also doing this, but they're going to a different store altogether.)
Jake: So, Emma, you're Gia's best friend, right? Emma: Since we were six. Jake: Great. Maybe you could put in a good word for me with her? Emma: Let's see what kind of grade we get first.
(Before Jake and Emma reach the store they were going to, they're blocked by Loogies.)
Jake: Looks like the project's on hold.
(Jake and Emma start fighting the Loogies. As they're fighting the Loogies, they don't notice Cryon appear on the other side of them.)
Cryon: Time to put these two on ice.
(Cryon absorbs energy from nearby power lines, then freezes Jake and Emma. The Loogies then leave, heading for Gia and Noah's location next. Cryon soon follows.)
Noah: I think we should use rubber bands to make a series of shock absorbers. With enough of them, taking the brunt of the impact with the ground, the egg should remain unharmed. Gia: That could work.
(Just like with Jake and Emma, Loogies appear to block Noah and Gia's path. This time, however, Cryon appears on the other side before Noah and Gia get a chance to actually start fighting the Loogies.)
Noah: Who is that? Gia: Looks like trouble.
(Gia takes out her Morpher.)
Gia: Gosei, we've got a monster problem.
(Before any other words can be said, however, Cryon uses his powers to freeze Noah and Gia like he did Jake and Emma.)
Cryon: This is too easy.
(Back at the Command Center...)
Gosei: This is not good. Tensou: Oh dear. Oh dear. Gosei: We must warn the other Rangers.
(Back at Harwood County High, Troy and Dante are just about to leave the school, to look for their items for their experiment, when their Morphers beep.)
Troy: So much for working on the project.
(Troy looks around, for someplace secluded. Dante rolls his eyes. He walks over to the bathrooms and enters the men's room. Troy follows him. Dante opens up all of the stalls to make sure it's empty. Fortunately, it is empty. Troy takes out his Morpher.)
Troy: Go ahead. Gosei (v/o): Troy, Dante, be cautious. There is a monster that has captured Noah, Jake, Emma and Gia. I have already warned Kurt, and will warn Mal next. Dante: Captured how? Gosei (v/o): They were frozen. Dante: Okay… Troy: We'll be careful.
(Out in the forest, Mal is using his abilities to make a memorial to his parents, when his Morpher beeps.)
Mal: Yes, Gosei. Gosei (v/o): Mal, four of the others have been captured. Meet with the rest of the team, to find the monster responsible. Mal: I am on my way.
(Not soon after, Troy and Dante are heading out to look for Cryon, and any sign of the Rangers already frozen. They get half of their search completed, when Cryon and Loogies show up.)
Cryon: This could be just as easy. Troy: That must be the one who captured the others. Dante: I'll take care of him, then. Loogies are yours.
(Dante starts to head forward.)
Troy: We've got a better chance if we attack him together. Dante: Yeah, no thanks. I work better fighting by myself. Troy: This creep captured the others. Taking him on alone will just get you captured as well.
(Before Dante can respond, Cryon decides to take this chance to fire on them. However, Mal and Kurt arrive.)
Mal: Look out!
(Mal and Kurt leap in front of Troy and Dante, taking the blast, and are frozen.)
Cryon: Well, saves me having to track them down. Dante: (to Troy) Now see what you did. Troy: What I did? Cryon: This is too easy.
(Cryon fires on Troy and Dante. But before the blast can reach them, Troy and Dante are teleported away. They arrive back at the command center.)
Gosei: Troy, Dante, your arguing nearly got the two of you frozen. Dante: If he didn't stop me from attacking that popsicle, we wouldn't have had more casualties. Troy: Or, more likely, he would have been just as frozen as Mal and Kurt. Dante: You don't know that. Tensou: Oh dear, oh dear. Gosei: That is enough. Both of you have valid points in the matter, but now is not the time to be second-guessing what happened. Troy: That is what I was trying to tell him. Gosei: Dante, until you overcome your past issues and learn to work as part of the team, you will not unlock your Mechazord. Dante: It's kind of hard to overcome. Troy: Then good luck being the only one of us without a Zord. Dante: Great of you to say. You just started at our school, and you already have friends that you can trust with your life. I on the other hand, lost mine the day I was kicked off the boxing team. Troy: But Noah said you quit the team. Dante: I know he said that, I was right there. (pauses) That was only what was said around the school after I was kicked off. The coach didn't want to be seen as unfair to the student body, so the only ones that really knew what happened was him and my teammates. The coach kicked me off the team, but he and my teammates started the rumor that I quit. Troy: Then they weren’t really your friends. Dante: A few of them were. We even joined the team together. But I guess being the best changed them. Troy: Real friends don’t betray you because you aren’t as good as they are, or because they think you're better. Friends help each other.
(Dante looks down.)
Dante: It's my fault this happened with Mal and Kurt. Troy: We have to work together to save the others. Dante: I want to help them, and stop that popsicle. (pauses) But I'm not sure if I'm ready to make friends. It's hard to open up after what happened in the past. Gosei: The past cannot be changed, Dante. But you can make changes for a better future. Dante: Thanks for the fortune cookie words, Gosei. Troy: He's right, though. We're Earth's defenders. If we don’t change things here and now, the Earth won’t last long. Dante: Well, that's obvious with this alien invasion happening right now. Troy: My old sensei once said that the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Basically, it applies to this situation. Helping me save the others will begin your journey to having friends again. Dante: Sounds like a better teacher than the boxing coach. Troy: He taught me everything I know. Dante: Does that include you beating up on water bottles?
(Dante can't help but grin at his joke.)
Troy: I just use them as easy targets. I mean, they don’t fight back. Dante: Neither does heavy bags. Troy: Yeah, but I can’t throw a heavy bag into the air and kick it before it hits the ground. Dante: Maybe not, but there's other equipment you can use that's suited for that. (pauses) I'll show you around the gym at the mall some time. Troy: Alright. After we free the others. Dante: Well, obviously. Gosei: Now, Tensou.
(Tensou teleports Troy and Dante to a spot near Cryon's location.)
Cryon: Six down, two to go. Then Admiral Malkor will reward me. Voice: You've frozen your last victim.
(Dante and Troy arrive.)
Cryon: Oh please. You two couldn’t work together to melt an ice cube. Freezing the two of you will be easy. Troy: That's where you're wrong. Dante: Time to melt this popsicle.
(Dante pulls out his Morpher. Troy takes his out as well.)
Troy: It's Morphin Time! Both: Go Go Megaforce!
(The two morph.)
Dante: Megaforce Brown! Troy: Megaforce Red! Cryon: Loogies, keep them busy while I absorb some energy.
(Loogies surround Troy and Dante.)
Dante: (to Troy) I know we should be taking this guy together, but I noticed something while we were arguing before. He needs to feed off energy elsewhere before he can freeze someone. That's why he sends the Loogies in as a distraction. Troy: Then we need to lure him away from all these power lines, and trick him into freezing things before he can aim at us. Dante: Easier said than done, but I had the same thought. Troy: Let's take care of the Loogies first. Dante: Right.
(Dante starts attacking the Loogies, using his trademarked strength. Troy starts fighting with his skills.)
Troy: I know how to speed things up.
(Troy takes out a card, and places it in his Morpher.)
Morpher: Summon Battle Gear. Troy: Dragon Sword. Dante: Wish I could join you, but I don't think I have anything like that. So I'll have to go with the next best thing.
(Dante pulls out his Mega Blaster, and starts firing on the Loogies. The Loogies are soon defeated.)
Troy: Now it's your turn. Cryon: How cold of you. Dante: Don't worry, it'll warm up real quickly when we're through.
(Cryon fires his freeze blast at Troy, who leaps out of the way. Te blast hits a passing car.)
Cryon: What? I missed? Hold still.
(Cryon starts aiming at Dante. Dante waits until Cryon fires, then dodges, making Cryon freeze over a park bench.)
Dante: Too slow. Troy: Quick, head for the woods. Dante: No. I got a better place. Follow me. (to Cryon) Catch us if you can. Better not melt until we can finish you off.
(Dante starts running.)
Cryon: I never melt. I keep cool even on the hottest days.
(Troy follows Dante. Cryon follows both of them, still trying to hit them, but is missing each time. Soon, Dante arrives at his destination; a quarry.)
Dante: This'll do perfectly. Troy: Yeah. Dante: No power lines, and no agriculture. Troy: Mal would thank you for not endangering his green friends. And Emma might, as well. Dante: Yeah, well, we'll see after we take this guy out.
(Cryon arrives seconds later.)
Cryon: I'm so ticked off, I can start a new ice age!
(Cryon aims at Dante and Troy, and tries firing on them, but nothing happens.)
Cryon: Oh no, I'm out of energy.
(Cryon starts looking for a source of energy to absorb.)
Dante: Don't bother looking around. There's nothing for you to steal off for miles. Troy: And that means your freezing days are over. Dante: Time to break some ice. (pauses) And… (looks at Troy) Free our friends.
(Troy just nods, smiling inside his helmet. Dante and Troy charge towards Cryon. Troy has his Dragon Sword ready.)
Cryon: Looks like I'm about to be put on ice. Dante: Troy! Troy: Right.
(Troy jumps over Cryon, landing behind him, as Dante pulls out his Mega Blaster, with Zord attached, firing on Cryon. Cryon is knocked backwards, right into Troy's path, who gets his Dragon Sword ready.)
Troy: Dragon Slash!
(Troy slashes Cryon, who starts sparking.)
Cryon: This isn’t cool.
(Cryon explodes. As he does, everything, and everyone, he froze is instantly thawed.)
Jake: Now I know what Ernie's special feels like.
(Up in orbit...)
Malkor: He was almost successful. Vrak, give him a second chance. Vrak: Zombats, go!
(Vrak's Zombats fly down to revive Cryon. Back with Troy and Dante, Cryon is revived and enlarged.)
Dante: I guess I'm out of the picture for now. Hopefully you can take him out with the others.
(The other Rangers arrive.)
Mal: Sorry to keep you waiting.
(The Rangers, minus Dante, summon their Mechazords, and form the Gosei Great Megazord.)
Cryon: Now that I'm bigger, I can run on solar power.
(Cryon just stands in the sun.)
Dante: (from the ground) Be careful guys. He's up to something. Jake: Wait, Dante's acting like part of the team now? Troy: I'll explain later.
(Cryon fires a freeze blast, striking the left arm of the Megazord.)
Emma: My controls are frozen. Mal: So is your Zord.
(Cryon fires again, this time encasing the legs.)
Gia: We can't move! Dante: (from the ground) No. We can't lose now after what Troy and I went through.
(Suddenly, Dante's belt glows. Dante opens it up, and pulls out a card.)
(Dante's Bull Zord appears and transforms into the Bull Mechazord. Dante jumps inside it.)
Troy: He's unlocked his Zord. Now we're talking strength. Dante: Hey, popsicle! How about trying that on me?
(The Bull Mechazord scrapes a hoof into the ground, ready to charge.)
Cryon: Who wants some frozen beef?
(Cryon takes aim at the Bull, and fires. The Bull Mechazord, instead, charges forward, the blast hits where it was. The Bull Mechazord rams into Cryon with its horns. Cryon is knocked down, firing a blast wildly. The right arm of the Gosei Great Megazord is now frozen.)
Troy: We can’t fight or move. It's up to Dante now.
(The Bull Mechazord roars, as it stomps both its front legs onto the ground. Inside…)
Dante: I think it's time we end this for good.
(Dante pulls out a card from his belt, and places it in his Morpher, which is placed on the steering wheel, like the others.)
Dante: Gosei Bull, Megazord power. Activate!
(The Bull Mechazord roars again, then raises its front legs like it's going to stomp, but this time, it stands up-right on its hind legs, and transforms into a humanoid robot. The front leg hooves change into humanoid hands, and the Bull face disappears, showing a humanoid face underneath. The horns stay in the same place.)
Cryon (getting back on his feet): It doesn’t matter how many legs you're on. I'll freeze you just the same. Dante: You're not freezing anyone else after I do this.
(Dante holds up another card. He places it into his Morpher.)
Dante: Victory Charge!
(The Bull Megazord goes into a stance like a football player, before charging at Cryon. However, the Bull Megazord aims for hitting Cryon with its horns instead of its shoulder.)
Cryon: Those are some mean looking ice picks.
(Cryon gets hit by the horns, and the Bull Megazord stands up right as it impacts, sending Cryon flying into the air, sparking all over.)
Cryon: Looks like It's Melting Time.
(Cryon explodes, instantly defrosting the Gosei Great Megazord. The Bull Megazord turns to face the Gosei Great Megazord.)
Dante: Mega Rangers, that's a Mega Win. Troy: Now that's teamwork
(After the battle, all of the Rangers are now hanging out in the mall at Ernie's, including Dante.)
Mal: It is good to see you have changed your mind about being part of the team. Dante: Well, I kind of didn't have much choice in the matter. Jake: Seriously?
Dante: Just kidding. Of course I had a choice. But I made the right one. Troy: That you did. Otherwise, they would all still be as cold as my sundae. Dante: Then again, we wouldn't have to worry about running out of ice for awhile.
(Dante grins. Jake and Noah just moan.)
Dante: Oh come on, it wasn't that bad. Jake: You might feel differently if you had been frozen. Dante: I know, but it was just a joke. I'm sure you would've made a similar one if you weren't in the situation. Jake: Yeah, you're probably right. Noah: Wait, aren't we… Dante: (realizes what Noah's going to say) Our experiments. We were going to get the items for it when that monster attacked. Emma: We've got all week, but the sooner we get them done, the more time we have to perfect them. Dante: That's the point. And once they're done, we can relax. Well, other than all the monster activity, and other homework. Gia: How true. Jake: Let's go. I want to get an A+. Mal: And I should return to working on my parents' memorial.
(The Rangers go their separate ways, with the Ranger students going back into their pairs to go get the items they need for their experiments. Mal returns to the woods, where he resumes creating a magnificent tribute to his parents.)
Mal: I shall let the others see this when it is complete.
(Several days pass.)
Troy: OK, we've got two more days, but, I think this is ready for testing. Dante: No time like the present to test it out, then.
(Troy puts an egg in their wooden frame, with has a homemade parachute attached.)
Troy: Mr. Burley will be dropping them from off a ladder, so that's the height we should test from. Dante: Maybe we should test higher, just in case. Troy: Good idea. I know a rooftop I can drop it from. Dante: Whoa, whoa. That might be a bit too high. We know he's not going to drop it from a rooftop. Troy: OK. A second story window, then. Dante: Alright, you drop it, I'll watch it from the ground. Troy: OK.
(Troy and Dante head to the building where Troy was training when Gosei first teleported him. Troy goes up to the second floor, and opens a window. He looks down at Dante.)
Troy: Ready? Dante: Go for it.
(Troy drops the egg and its frame out of the window. The parachute deploys after about a foot. The egg drifts slowly to the ground.)
Troy: How does it look? Dante: Well, it's drifting slowly, but I think we need to fix the delay on the 'chute for our next test. It opened up after a foot drop. Troy: OK. How about the egg? Any cracks?
(Dante catches the egg in the parachute after it gets low enough, then looks at the egg.)
Dante: No cracks, but if we were dropping it from the top of a ladder, it probably would have some, because of the delay on the 'chute opening. Troy: Yeah. I'll be right down, and we can adjust that.
(Troy closes the window and heads back down. Another two days pass. Mr. Burley and his class are outside.)
Mr. Burley: Alright, everyone. Now, for the moments of truth.
(The other pairs of students go first, before the Rangers.)
Noah: All the rubber bands are properly calibrated. Gia: Let's hope it works.
(Gia hands their contraption to Mr. Burley, who puts an egg in it. He then drops it off the ladder. The rubber bands absorb the brunt of the impact, just as Noah theorized.)
Mr. Burley: No cracks. Very nice. A. Jake and Emma.
(Emma hands their device to Mr. Burley.)
Mr. Burley: Bubble wrap? Emma: It's recycled. I insisted on it. Jake: I figured, if it's good enough for mailing stuff, it should work for this. Mr. Burley: We'll see. Jake: Come on A+. Come on A+. Dante: (to Troy) He's being a bit too excited for an A+. Don't know why he can't just settle for a normal A. Troy: He's probably hoping it will impress Gia. Dante: Maybe if he stopped trying to impress her, that might impress her already.
(Dante chuckles. Troy just nods, as Mr. Burley drops the egg. He then climbs down the ladder to check on it.)
Mr. Burley: A very minor crack, but, no leaking yolk. B-. Dante: I guess we're up next. Troy: Yeah.
(Troy hands their frame to Mr. Burley.)
Mr. Burley: A parachute. Interesting.
(Mr. Burley puts his last egg into the frame, then climbs the ladder.)
Troy: Here's hoping our timing adjustment pays off. Dante: Yeah. I just hope whatever happens, we still get a passing grade.
(Mr. Burley drops the egg. The parachute deploys after a few inches. Once it lands, Mr. Burley climbs down to check on it.)
Mr. Burley: No cracks, whatsoever. Very nice, boys. A. Dante: Alright.
(Dante makes a fist, looking at Troy. Troy fist bumps Dante, as the bell rings. The students start leaving, the Rangers also.)
Dante: (to others) Guys, let's head for Ernie's. My treat. Jake: Great. Noah: We should call Mal, so he can meet us there. Dante: Sure. Troy: Then let's go.
(After a bit, the Rangers arrive at Ernie's. Mal is already there waiting for them.)
Mal: Hello, my friends. You must come see my finished memorial. It is quite beautiful. Dante: So, Mal, what do you want here? That goes with everyone else.
(Dante heads for the counter.)
Mal: I have only tried one of the offerings so far. I will do something different this time. Emma: Try the low-fat, cherry berry strawberry with carob chips, but no hot fudge. That's what I always get. Dante: Then I'll get two of those for both of you. If that's what Mal wants. Mal: I will try it.
(A flower starts blooming behind Emma.)
Dante: Alright. Anyone else?
(The others say what they want. Dante then tells Ernie.)
Ernie: Coming right up. That will be $15.75.
(Dante, like Jake has before, takes out a $20, and gives it to Ernie. Ernie checks it, like he did when Jake paid, before starting to fix all 7 orders. Dante heads back to the others, around the table, while they wait.)
Jake (whispered): Did you see that flower bloom? I think Mal might have a crush on Emma. Dante: (whispering) I don't think so. I'm sure it's just Mal's way of saying that he's happy to have friends. The flower was just the closest plant around. Jake (whispered): We'll see.
(Ernie brings over the orders on a large tray.)
Dante: Thanks, Ernie.
(Everyone gets their order.)
Troy: After we're done here, Dante, you can show me around the gym. Dante: Alright. Ernie: (to Dante) Your change.
(Ernie is holding Dante's change out.)
Dante: Oh, you can keep it. I'm in a good mood right now. Ernie: Wow, a tip. Most of you never tip. Thank you.
(Ernie heads back to the counter.)
Gia: Wow. That was very generous of you, Dante. You really changed recently. Dante: I guess I should be owing all of you an apology for how I've acted before. Troy: Gosei and I helped convince him that he needed to be part of the team. Noah: I guess you could say, he was stubborn as a bull. Dante: Good one, Noah.
Noah: Thanks. Dante: Yeah, I was being stubborn. But it wasn't just stubbornness. I just had a really hard time trusting anyone after what happened last year. Noah: You mean when you quit the boxing team? Dante: (sighs) I didn't quit. I was kicked off. But that's behind me now. Mal: My parents taught me that family and friends are the most precious things in the universe. And until last week, my only friends were plants. Dante: Well, I guess they're right about that. But when you lose your way after having people that said were your friends turn on you, you kind of lose that "precious thing". Jake: Nice to finally know the truth. Dante: I didn't just start working with Troy to help you guys out because he and Gosei convinced me. I realized that I wasn't really without friends that I could trust. You guys, you're my friends. And I probably should've known that sooner. Gia: At least you didn’t realize it to late. Dante: To me, I feel like I did. If Troy and I wasn't arguing, then Mal and Kurt wouldn't have gotten frozen the last time we were in battle. But I guess we won. Troy: And that's all that matters in the end. Jake: Unless, of course, you won and we were still frozen. Dante: Well, we really had no idea that defeating the monster would unfreeze you guys. I think we were just trying to stop the monster. Mal: From what my parents told me of the coldest times back home, that monster must have had a truly cold beam to freeze me. Noah: Yes, the Gray Lake Website indicates the average Minutiaeian winter achieves temperatures around -75 below, and yet, their summers are as hot as 175.
(After awhile, everyone is done with their ice cream and smoothies.)
Dante: (to Troy) Ready for the gym tour? Troy: Yeah. Jake: The rest of us are going to go check out Mal's memorial. Dante: We'll catch up with you after we're done. Noah: Alright.
(Dante and Troy head across to the gym.)
Troy: Busy place. Dante: They don't usually have this many customers, except on weekends. Troy: So, do you come here every day? Dante: Yeah. Every day after school, after I was kicked from the boxing team. Troy: Nice to have a place you can hang out, especially when you can also work out there. Dante: Speaking of working out.
(Dante goes over to a small rack, showing a few training equipment that can be worn on the hand. He takes one.)
Dante: This is what I was talking about. Troy: You want me to throw one of those into the air, instead of a water bottle? Dante: Well, I know water bottles are lighter, but this has padding. If it actually hit someone, it wouldn't harm them as much. Troy: That was why I usually trained alone, on a rooftop. The only one who could get hurt would be me. Dante: I felt the same way about training alone, but for different reasons. But if you need someone to train with, I won't mind doing it. Troy: Alright.
(The school day has ended at Harwood County High. Noah is in the computer lab, talking via webcam with Gia and Emma.)
Emma (v/o): That's great, Noah. I can’t believe the website's online so fast. Noah: Believe it, Emma. It's our own social networking site. The whole school will be logged on.
(Jake enters the computer lab. He's carrying a guitar case.)
Jake: Who are you talking to, buddy? Noah (ignoring Jake): And tell Gia I'm going to need her profile. Emma (v/o): Right. Jake: Gia? Emma (v/o): Gotta go. Gia (v/o): Bye. Jake: Hey Gia.
(But Jake is too late. The girls have logged off. Mal could be seen hanging upside down from a tree behind them before the picture faded.)
Jake: Thanks a lot, dude.
(Jake starts doing pushups.)
Noah: Not my fault. And when did you start playing guitar? Jake: I haven’t.
(Jake gets up, and opens the case, revealing his Snake Axe.)
Noah: Are you out of your mind?
(Noah quickly closes the door, as Jake starts twirling the axe. He swings it, narrowly missing Noah.)
Jake: You gotta fix this for me, buddy. It's a little off-balance. It just needs some of your techxpert help. If you could just make a few little tweaks. I know, when I use this thing, I could impress Gia. Noah: And help defend the Earth? Jake: Of course, that too. She's gonna notice me eventually. How could she ignore a guy who works out everyday?
(Jake starts to leave.)
(But Jake is already gone. Up in orbit...)
Malkor: Conquer the Earth without an army? How? Vrak: I have a monster than can spread a virus with one sneeze. Humans will be instantly transformed into mindless minions. We'll rule the Earth within days. Creepox: Ha! Malkor: Easy, Creepox. I'm curious to see if Vrak is as clever as he thinks he is. I want this planet. Vrak: Yes. Creepox: Ha. Vrak (ignoring Creepox): And you shall have it.
(Back at the high school, Noah finishes work on the website.)
(He looks at the case containing Jake's axe.)
Noah: Let's see what I can do to upgrade Jake's axe.
(Noah makes sure no one is approaching the lab, and locks the door, before opening the case. Noah picks the axe up, but for him, it is quite heavy.)
Noah: How does Jake even use this thing? He's crazy strong. I'll never be as strong as he is. Maybe I'm not cut out for this hero thing? If I want to keep up with the rest, maybe I need to work out like Jake? Yeah.
(Meanwhile, Vrak's monster, Virox, is looking down on an outdoor dining area.)
Virox: Ah yes. (Sneezes) And so it begins. My sneeze will rain down on these humans, and infect all of them. Soon, all of humanity will be my minions.
(Back at school, Jake returns to the computer lab.)
Jake: Noah, let's see Gia's profile.
(Noah is on the floor, doing push-ups.)
Jake (chuckling): What are you doing?
(Noah gets up.)
Noah: Who am I kidding? I'm never gonna be strong enough. You know, you're always the gung ho guy, and I was always the, you know, slightly nerdy type. Jake: Slightly? Just messing with ya, buddy. Come on. You know you're smarter than the rest of us combined, right?
(Noah smiles and nods.)
Jake: Let me tell you a little secret. It's not all about muscles. It's about believing in yourself. If you believe in yourself, you can do anything.
(Elsewhere, Gia, Emma, Troy, Dante and Mal are walking together.)
Emma: Gia, do you think Jake might, like, have a little crush on you? Gia: Didn’t notice. Emma: Well, what are you gonna do about it?
(Before Gia can respond, they come upon Virox's victims.)
Gia: Whoa. Did you guys just see that? Mal: No. I was communing with the plants in this area.
(The Rangers can only watch as the people are turned into Loogies. Troy takes out his Morpher.)
Troy: Tensou, tell Gosei we've got a situation.
(Tensou makes sure the others are linked in.)
Tensou (v/o): Oh boy, oh boy. It's a viral attack. Like the flu. One person gets infected, and they spread it to the next person, who spreads it to the next person, who... Gia: We get it, Tensou. Dante: Talk about being redundant, huh?
(Jake and Noah rush out of the high school to join the others.)
Jake: I forgot my axe. Go ahead, I'll catch up with you.
(Noah leaves, as Jake goes to get his weapon. Noah rushes to join the others, who are ready for battle.)
Troy: It's Morphin Time! Troy, Gia, Mal, Dante, Emma: Go Go Megaforce. Troy: Megaforce Red. Dante: Megaforce Brown. Gia: Megaforce Yellow. Mal: Megaforce Gold. Emma: Megaforce Pink. Kurt: Megaforce Rainbow. Troy: We have to find a way to do this without hurting them. Gosei (v/o): Yes, Troy. Remember, they're just innocent people. It's not their fault they've been mutated. Emma: Then how do we stop them? Gosei (v/o): You'll have to work together to figure out a way. Mal: It is fortunate Dante no longer has a problem with that. Dante: I'm standing right here. But yeah.
(The Loogies start gathering.)
Gia: I'm thinking this group won’t give us the time to figure it out. Troy: We've got to think of something.
(Elsewhere, Noah is on his way to join the others, when he sees Virox, looking at a new group of victims.)
Virox: My virus is nothing to sneeze at. Or is it? I infect you, and you infect all the other humans. Don’t you love it? I feel a sneeze coming on.
(Noah takes out his Morpher.)
Noah: You can do this. Go Go Megaforce! Megaforce Blue.
(Virox is chasing one lone woman.)
Virox: There's no use running. Got you cornered. You know what's wrong with you humans? You're not slimy enough. But I can fix that with my combination slimeball/fireball.
(Virox sends his attack at the woman, but Noah moves her to safety.)
Noah: Don’t worry. Just stay here. You'll be OK. Woman: Are you some kind of super hero? Noah: Well, I guess we're about to find out. (to Virox) You shouldn’t attack innocent people. Virox: Nobody interferes with my gloopy, oozy, sludge-gunk. Noah: Alright, then talk's over.
(Noah fires, but Virox clamps his armored mouth shut, deflecting the blast.)
Noah: Huh? Virox: You dare to shoot at Virox? Wait till I get my slime on you.
(Noah keeps firing, but the blasts do little. Virox is close enough to strike, but someone attacks him.)
Noah: What? Jake! Jake: Nobody attacks my friend.
(Jake brings his axe down on Virox, knocking him down.)
Jake: Got here as fast as I could. Now, watch my back. Noah: Wait. Hold on, Jake. We've gotta have an attack plan. Jake: You're right. You see what I mean, you even think like a real hero. Now, what's our move? Virox: Your move is to go down in flames.
(Virox spits a fireball at the two Rangers. Jake deflects it with his axe. Virox fires a second one, but the Rangers avoid it. Back with the others...)
Troy: Now there are even more of them. We can’t hurt them. Emma: But what can we do? Troy: We need to get to higher ground where they can’t reach us. I know just the place. Follow me.
(Troy leads the others away from the Loogies, who give chase. Back in orbit...)
Creepox: I don’t believe it. Your feeble plan is actually working. Vrak: You shouldn’t be surprised. See, Admiral, my schemes are just too hard for his boorish brain to follow. Creepox: You haven’t finished the job yet, so shut your mouth until your sneezing simpleton has finished off the Rangers.
(Vrak says nothing. Meanwhile, Jake and Noah continue to battle Virox. Noah fires a blast, knocking Virox down.)
Jake: You nailed it. Virox: You two are a headache.
(Virox blasts them, giving him time to escape.)
Jake; Hey. Check it out. Where'd he go? Noah: I have a feeling he'll be back. (to the woman) Are you alright? Woman: Yes, thanks to you. You saved me. Jake: See? What did I tell you? You are a hero.
(Elsewhere, the other Rangers are on higher ground. Well, most of them.)
Gia: Emma, hurry. They're right behind you. Hurry, get up here.
(Troy, Gia, Dante and Mal are on top of a shipping container, but Emma is not.)
Troy: Emma, there's too many of them. Come on, hurry. Mal: I wish there was a vine I could use to help pull her up.
(Troy helps Emma up.)
Emma: Thanks. You're right, there's too many. So what do we do now?
(Troy takes out his Morpher.)
Troy: Jake, Noah. Where are you guys?
Jake: Sorry. We ran into the freaky monster that's spreading this nasty virus. Emma (v/o): Jake, we've got our hands full with Loogies. We've got to stop them without hurting them. Jake: Sounds tricky.
(Jake lets his axe rest, dropping it onto Noah's foot.)
Noah: Ow. Hey. Gia (v/o): We can’t let them infect any more innocent people. Jake: Right. Got it. And how do we do that? Noah: Quarantine. You've got to quarantine them. The first step is preventing it from spreading to more victims. Jake: Did you guys here that? Quarantine. Gia (v/o): Oh right. I didn’t know you were so clever, Jake. Jake: There are a lot of things you don’t know about me. Hold on, we'll be there in a minute.
(Jake finally lifts his axe off of Noah's foot.)
Jake: Come on. Quit fooling around, Noah. We've gotta help the team. Let's go. Noah: But...Oh man. I'm never gonna keep up with this guy.
(Jake and Noah head to join the others. Back in orbit...)
Vrak: Good. The virus keeps spreading. It will soon reach a critical threshold. Nothing can stop it. Malkor: Then insects shall rule the Earth, and I shall rule the insects.
(Down below, more people flee from the infected Loogies. One boy is cornered. But the Rangers have gotten off their higher ground to help out.)
Troy: Up there. Hurry. Gia: Yeah, come on. Troy: Stop, you don’t want to fight us. How many more people is this monster gonna infect? We have to help them. Emma: Right. Mal: Of course. Dante: Let's do it.
(Troy, Emma, Dante and Mal engage the Loogies.)
Troy: Just don’t hurt them. Try and get them to come after you, to tire them out. Once they get tired, it will be easy to round them up and quarantine them. Dante: Yeah, that would be the obvious way. Was wondering why we didn't do that from the start.
(The Rangers simply dodge the Loogies without throwing a punch or firing a blast. Eventually, one drops to the ground.)
Troy: That's one down. Now, bring the rest of them down. Emma: Come on. Follow the leader, you Loogies. Troy: It's working. They're following us and starting to get more tired. Mal (yawning): They are not the only ones. I have not slept well since the loss of my parents. Troy (ignoring Mal): Keep it up. Kurt: I intend to.
(Troy sends one Loogie into a group of other Loogies.)
Troy: That's a strike. They look pretty stunned. Hopefully, they'll stay that way.
(Troy takes out his Morpher.)
Troy: Jake, we're trying to herd them together so we can quarantine them. There's a lot of them. We could use your help.
(But Jake and Noah have their hands full.)
Jake: Bad news. Virox is back, here. We're dealing with him. Virox: Not you two again. Jake: You're a virus, and we're the cure. Snake Axe, activate. Morpher; Summon Battle Gear. Noah: I'll follow your lead.
(Jake and Noah charge at Virox. They begin attacking him, but Noah is knocked down.)
Jake; Noah! Virox: I take the word virus as a compliment.
(Jake gets as close as he can to Virox, only to be taken by surprise.)
Virox: I was just setting you up.
(Jake is hit point blank with a fireball, dropping his axe.)
Virox: Now, to finish you off.
(Jake starts to get back to his feet.)
Jake: In your dreams.
(Virox is blasted.)
(Noah, armed with his Bowgun, leaps over Virox to check on Jake.)
Noah: You OK? Jake: Yeah. Check it out. His weak spot's his chest. Noah: Right.
(Noah charges, firing, but Virox turns around.)
Virox: That crossbow can’t even dent my armor.
(Virox shoots several fireballs at Noah. He leaps over one and blasts another.)
Noah: My Shark Bowgun isn’t working. I need Jake’s Snake Axe.
(Noah bends over to pick up the axe, but it is still too heavy for him. Virox strikes Noah, sending him flying over by Jake.)
Noah: It's too heavy. Jake: You can do it, Noah. Believe in yourself. Noah: Huh? Believe in me. Really? Can I do this?
(Noah holds the Snake Axe by the handle.)
Jake: Come on, buddy. Noah: I've got to try.
(Noah throws his Bowgun into the air.)
(Noah uses both hands to lift the Snake Axe, then charges at Virox. He uses the axe to deflect a fireball, then another, before getting close enough to strike. He starts spinning, first hitting Virox's hand, but on the second rotation, he strikes the weak spot. Noah then throws down the Snake Axe in time to catch his Bowgun.)
Noah: This is what we humans can do if we believe in ourselves.
(Noah fires, hitting Virox.)
Virox: No! Jake: Not the hero type, huh? You're a natural. Come on, we need to finish this guy off, so we can help the others. Noah: Huh?
(Virox is about to strike, when he is hit by a blast. The others have arrived.)
Emma: Bull's eye. Mal: I do not see what that has to do with the optical area of Dante's Zord. Dante: It's a figure of speech. Noah: Nice timing, guys, but what about the Loogies. Emma: Quarantined. Troy: Just as you suggested. We used our power cards to round them up.
(A flashback shows the Rangers using a dust tornado to trap the Loogies in a large sand cube.)
Emma: Yeah, we were able to put them somewhere safe. Nice going, Noah. Gia: Yeah, you really kicked it with that axe. But this sicko won’t stay down. Let's finish him. Troy: Fury of the dragon, Megaforce Red. Dante: Strength of the bull, Megaforce Brown. Emma: Flames of the phoenix, Megaforce Pink. Mal: Majesty of the stag, Megaforce Gold. Jake: venom of the snake, Megaforce Black. Kurt: Courage of the wolf, Megaforce Rainbow. Gia: Claw of the tiger, Megaforce Yellow. Noah: Bite of the shark, Megaforce Blue. Jake, I'm ready. Jake: I know you are. Rangers: Earth's defenders never surrender. Virox: I'm gonna force feed you some gooey virus.
(Virox spits out two fireballs, but the Rangers scatter.)
Noah: Aim for his torso.
(Noah and Emma fire blasts at Virox, along with Dante and his Mega Blaster, hitting his weak spot. Then comes a close-up assault.)
Gia: Nice. Now that we've cured Virox, I bet his spell's broken as well. Emma: Yeah. We need to release all those people. Noah: I'll take care of it.
(Noah takes Jake’s Snake Axe and charges.)
Jake: You go, buddy.
(Noah runs all the way to the cube, and smashes it open, freeing the cured people trapped inside. The other Rangers arrive.)
Gia: Wow, Noah, Talk about taking charge. I'm impressed. Noah: Thanks. Jake: Well, if someone's gonna impress her, and it's not me, why not Noah? Noah: Actually, Jake deserves the credit here. Thanks, buddy, for helping me to believe I could do it.
(Up in orbit...)
Malkor: Humans. How could such weak, pitiful creatures defeat Virox? Vrak: He's not defeated. He's about to become a thousand times stronger. Zombats! Watch out.
(The Zombats fly past Creepox.)
Vrak: Now, he'll infect the entire Earth.
(The Zombats revive and enlarge Virox.)
Virox: This virus just became ten times stronger. Troy: Gosei Mechazords, activate. Morpher: Summon Mechazords.
(The Rangers leap into their Zords.)
Rangers (except Dante): Gosei Great Megazord, activate. Morpher: Summon Megazord. Dante: Bull Megazord, activate. Kurt: Wolf Battlezord, activate.
(The Megazords assemble.)
Rangers (except Dante): Gosei Great Megazord, ready. Dante: Bull Megazord, ready. Virox: Good. Now I can get you all at once.
(Virox clashes with the Megazord, and his armor is as strong as ever.)
Noah: The Dragon Sword can’t destroy his shell. Virox: But it'll stop you. Dante: That's what you think.
(The Bull Megazord charges, but Virox takes the Dragon Sword from the Megazord.)
Emma: The Dragon Sword. Troy: Not good. Virox: This'll cut you down to size. Emma: Look out.
(Virox attacks the Megazord with its own weapon, forcing it down on its knees. He then knocks the Bull Megazord down as well.)
Virox: Weak in the knees? That's what a virus loves to see. It's all over. I call this the Flu Shot.
(Virox brings the Dragon Sword down at the Megazord.)
Noah: Not quite.
(Noah controls the Shark arm and grabs the sword before it can hit.)
Virox: You can’t get it back from me. I'm stronger than you. Noah: It's not about muscles. It's about believing in yourself. If you believe in yourself, you can do anything.
(As Noah keeps trying to take the sword back from Virox, a new card appears.)
Noah: Whoa. Check it out. A new card. Jake: You’ve definitely earned it, buddy. Troy: What power card is it? Noah: It's a new set of Zords. Sea Brothers, activate. Morpher: Summon Zords.
(From out of the water, three new Zords arrive.)
Noah: Manta Zord, Saw Shark Zord, Hammerhead Zord. Look, here they come.
(The three Zords blast at Virox, causing him to let go of the Dragon Sword.)
(The three Sea Brothers combine with the Gosei Great Megazord.)
Rangers (except Dante): Sea Gosei Great, ready. Dante: I guess it's a "pirate’s life for them". Virox: Oh yeah? I'm not afraid of sharks. Noah: And we're not afraid of bugs. Target scan. This is where will power turns into mega power. Ready? Other Rangers; Yeah. Virox: I'm gonna knock you beyond the sea. Troy: I don’t think so. Noah: Hammerhead, strike.
(Virox is hit with a powerful blow from the hammerhead, now on the left arm.)
Noah: Head Strike.
(The Sea Gosei Great head butts Virox.)
Noah: Time to crack his shell for good. Strrrrike!
(The Saw Shark cuts through some of Virox’s armor.)
Virox: I won’t be beat that easily. Nothing can destroy a virus like me. Noah: Let's test that theory. Victory Charge, activate. Morpher: Ready. Rangers: Victory Charge! Noah: Hammerhead, Saw Shark, Manta, crush this virus. Rangers: Sea Strike!
(The Megazord strikes, finishing off Virox.)
Emma: Yeah. Troy: Way to step up, Noah. Noah: Thanks. Mega Rangers, that's a mega win.
(The next day, in the Harwood County High computer lab...)
Jake: So, Gia was very impressed with the way you handled my axe. Some wingman you are. Noah: Speaking of your axe...
(Noah closes and locks the door.)
Noah: Here. I adjusted it, for you.
(Jake doesn’t see any visible difference.)
Noah: It's totally recalibrated. Jake; Let me check it out.
(Jake picks it up and starts swinging it, missing Noah but wiping out a computer monitor.)
Noah: Jake! Jake: What just happened? Noah: Titanium alloy. It's 40% lighter than before. So now, you can be more agile with less effort. Jake: I don’t know. I don’t think I can get used to it like this. Noah: You'll get used to it. Just believe in yourself.
(Another epic battle, countless Rangers against an unknown enemy. And again, it's a dream of Troy's.)
Troy: Why do I keep having these dreams?
(Up in orbit...)
Creepox: Admiral Malkor, sir. This time. I'll prove to you how easily these weak humans will fall. Trust me, I have just the guy to get it done. Malkor: Very well, Creepox. This time I expect success. Creepox: Just watch. Dragonflame.
(An Insectoid speeds onto the bridge.)
Dragonflame: I'm so cool. Send me into battle, and I'll make quick work of these humans. Malkor: Yes, your magnificent speed may be just the thing. Creepox: Forget Vrak's complicated schemes. This is the path to victory. Strike fast and strike hard.
(Down on Earth, at Ernie'sBrainFreeze, Troy enters. Emma is already there.)
Emma: Hey Troy. Troy: Hey. What are you up to? Emma: Just helping Ernie with the recycling. Everybody's gonna be here soon. Is everything alright? Troy: Yeah, it's nothing. Just been having these strange dreams lately.
(From another corner, someone's conversation gains their attention.)
Boy: I am not kidding. 150. 150 against 1. I hit him over the head with a toaster and was like "You're toast, man. You're toast." Troy: What gives? Ernie: That guy over there, he's saying that he's the RedPowerRanger. Troy: Really? Boy: I rebound off the wall, OK. Let loose with a flying roundhouse kick and Boom! Down go the monsters. And you want to know what I call that little move? A typical Tuesday. Emma: Wow, can you believe that faker? Gonna do anything? Boy: ... if you're brave enough, monster fighting is a breeze. Troy: Yeah. I'm gonna take these to therecycling bin.
(Troy starts to leave.)
Emma: Wait, the others are gonna be...
(But Troy is already gone.)
Boy: As an Earth defender, I never surrender.
(The crowd listening to him applaud, as Mal arrives. He smiles as he sees Emma. Troy reaches the recycling bin. He gets an idea.)
Troy (thinking): We need to get stronger to stop these monsters, but how? What can give us an edge over them?
(Troy dumps the contents into the recycling bin, including a cup. The cup falls out hitting the floor, gaining Troy's attention. Troy is inspired. Soon, out in the forest, he has several large plastic bottles, hanging from trees.)
Troy (thinking): Focus my awareness. Sense the obstacles and the world around me.
(Troy blindfolds himself, then pulls a rope, setting the bottles in motion. His challenge, to navigate through the bottles without seeing them. And thanks to his martial arts training, he does so.)
(Back at the mall, Gia, Jake, Dante and Noah arrive. They join Emma and Mal at a table.)
Jake: What's going on? Mal: A lot of fiction, it would seem. Jake: Huh? Emma: That guy's been telling everyone that he's the Red Power Ranger. Noah: What? Boy: The other Rangers, you know, they aren’t bad. But, uh, I can pretty much handle those monsters all by myself. Jake: Oh, you gotta be kidding me. Gia: It's just some guy, looking for attention. (to Jake) You can relate, right? Dante: Sounds like an annoyance waiting to happen to me.
(Elsewhere, Dragonflame attacks, destroying several buildings.)
Dragonflame: First, the buildings and next, the whole world.
(Thankfully, Dragonflame's destruction does not go unnoticed.)
Tensou: Gosei. Gosei. Gosei: Tensou, call the Rangers right away. Tensou: Oh, OK.
(In the woods, Troy is still training blindfolded. he hears his Morpher and removes the blindfold.)
Tensou (v/o): Alien attack. I'm sending the coordinates. Troy: Call the others!
(Back at Ernie's...)
Boy: I could have been Blue, but, nah. Next question.
(The Morphers beep. The rangers get up to leave. Another boy rushes in.)
Boy 2: Someone help. Help. There's a monster attacking the city.
(Faced with the reality of his lies, the bragging boy is hesitant to act. Jake stops to see what happens.)
Emma: What's wrong, Jake? Jake: What's he gonna do now, you think? Boy 3: You're gonna go stop it, right? Emma: He’s not going to do something foolish, is he? Mal: I have not studied human behavior enough to know what he will do. Kurt: I doubt he would try something like that.
(The boy stands up.)
Boy: You bet.
(With his crowd applauding, the boy heads out.)
Dante: I was afraid something like this was going to happen. Gia: We're losing time. Come on.
(The real Rangers leave. They morph as soon as they're outside.)
Noah: We've got to get there before that guy becomes monster food.
(Dragonflame's attack continues.)
Dragonflame: Creepox was right. We're on the fast track to victory.
(Unfortunately, it's not one of the real Rangers who arrives first.)
Boy: Stop, monster. Dragonflame: Who the heck are you? A scaredy cat, I guess. Well, whoever you are, I’ll cut you down quick.
(Dragonflame blasts at the boy, who drops to the ground, landing on his butt.)
Dragonflame: You won’t dodge the next one. Voice: Hey, stop.
(Thankfully, the real Rangers, most of them have arrived.)
Gia: Why don’t you deal with someone who can actually fight back? Dragonflame: Rangers. Boy: Cool.
(A hand touches the boy's shoulder. It's Troy's.)
Troy: Leave this to us. I need to get you to safety. Come on, we've got to go now. As you can see, it's gonna get busy.
(Troy gets the boy out of harm's way.)
Jake: OK, they're clear.
(The Rangers get ready for a fight, but faster than the eye can see, Dragonflame attacks, knocking them down.)
Dragonflame: Strike. One hit from Dragonflame and you're all down. Guess you guys aren’t up to speed. We insects are taking over this entire world. None of your little Ranger tricks can stop me. I'll take you down, fast and furious.
(Dragonflame races towards the Rangers.)
Emma: Where is he? Jake: He's so quick, we can’t see him. Mal: And not enough of my green friends around to help me. Gia: Maybe he went after that kid? Troy? Troy: I got that guy out of the way. Noah: Careful. This guy moves so fast, he's invisible. Dragonflame (laughing, v/o): Can’t stop what you can’t see, losers.
(Dragonflame knocks Troy down, pausing long enough to be seen.)
Dragonflame: And I'm not even trying hard.
(Dragonflame starts running again.)
Gia: You OK? Troy: I'm fine. Kurt: I've been better.
(Nearby, the bragging boy stops running, and looks back at the battle.)
Troy (thinking): I sensed him right before he struck. I know I can do this.
(Troy readies his Dragon Sword.)
Troy (thinking): Just focus my awareness like before.
(Troy closes his eyes.)
Emma: What are you doing? Pay attention. Troy: That's exactly what I'm doing. Paying attention to the wind. Emma: The wind? Troy: We can’t see him, but we can feel the wind he creates when he moves, and use it to tell where he is. There.
(Troy strikes, knocking down Dragonflame.)
Dragonflame: Hey! How'd he do that? Mal: Most impressive, Troy. Emma: You did it. Gia: Nice one, Troy. Noah: Smart move. Now let's finish it. Dragonflame: I won’t let you stop me that easily.
(Creepox watches from nearby.)
Creepox: The Red Ranger's a bigger problem than I thought. Jake: Come on, let's shut him down. Emma: Yeah.
(Most of the Rangers rush into battle, but Troy hangs back, because the fake Red Ranger has returned.)
Boy: Yeah! Whoo-hoo! You guys rock! Emma: What is he doing? It's not safe. Dragonflame: You again? This time, I'll finish the job. Troy: Watch out!
(Dragonflame fires, and once again, the boy drops to his butt.)
Creepox: A perfect time to say hello.
(As the boy takes cover, Creepox attacks, slamming into Troy while the others try to attack Dragonflame. he then knocks all of the Rangers down with a slash attack.)
Troy: Think again, cockroach. You really don’t understand a thing about us humans. Creepox: I don’t want to understand you. Troy: And that's your big mistake. Creepox: My only mistake is not crushing you before now.
(Troy charges, but Creepox blocks the Dragon Sword, then sends Troy flying to the ground.)
Creepox: Everything I need to know about humans, I already know. And that includes you. Troy: Then you know I'll never give up.
(The other Rangers blast at Creepox.)
Troy: Nice timing. Gia: Back off! Creepox: I'll be back when you least expect me. Troy: We'll be here, ready and waiting.
(Creepox leaves, as the fake Ranger returns.)
Jake: You! Do you realize what you've done? Troy: Jake, hey. Listen. What's your name? Boy: Jordan. Troy: Jordan, you shouldn’t lie about being something you're not. Jake: Yeah, you put yourself, and the rest of us, in big time danger. Dante: You got that right. Jordan: I never thought I'd get into a real battle. Troy: I know you want to help, but it takes special powers and serious training to fight these monsters. Now, we gotta go.
(The Rangers start to leave.)
Jordan: Hey! Where are you going? Jake: Dude, go home.
(The Rangers head into the forest.)
Mal: Troy, if one should not lie about being something they are not, should I not tell anyone I am human, and go back to wearing my Minutiaeian clothes? Troy: In your case, you can keep lying. It helps you blend in. Mal: Very well. Dante: What good does that do? The world already knows that Minutiaeians live on Earth. Mal: I do not know. Noah: According to the internet, Gray Lake has had some problems with anti-Minutiaeian protestors. A group of them even kidnapped the Mayor's wife three years ago. If Mal's presence here is known, they could see him as an easier target, and come here. The last thing we need is to worry about protestors while we're fighting Loogies. Dante: You partly have a point, other than the "worrying about protestors while fighting Loogies", since I'm sure most people would rather run when they're being attacked instead of sticking around to mess with someone. Gia: Still, the less people that know he's here, the better. Noah: I can contact the Minutiaeian embassy in Gray Lake and let them know about him. Kurt: That would be a good idea.
(Unfortunately, the Rangers were followed.)
Jordan (thinking): I know I saw them run into this forest.
(Troy is training the others, as he was training earlier.)
Troy: Use your senses. Rely on more than your vision. You can do this. Mal: To keep myself from having an unfair advantage, I will not listen to my green friends. After all I can sense what they sense, which, to me, would be like seeing. Dante: Not to mention, you can't rely on them when you're not near any. Mal: A valid point.
(Troy sets the bottles in motion. Gia seems to have the easiest time navigating. Noah, however, gets knocked down. Jordan draws nearer to their training site.)
Jordan: They must have gone this way.
(The Rangers keep training, as Jordan gets closer. But Jake and Gia sense his approach. Noah also seems to sense him. By the time Jordan finds them, the Rangers are fully morphed.)
Noah: You know, Jordan, it's not cool to sneak up on people. Jordan: I... uh... Jake: What are you doing here? Troy: You shouldn’t have followed us. Jordan: I... Troy: I know you want to be like us, but it takes a lot more than desire to be a Power Ranger. It takes dedication, and an incredible amount of training. You want to know what we do?
(Jake attacks a water bottle, then leaps over a log pommel horse.)
Jake: Just like that. Looked easy, right? Troy: Give it a try.
(Jordan enters the obstacle area. he has a hard time dodging the bottles, and can’t even make it over the log, nor can he kick one of the bottles. Instead, the bottle knocks him down.)
Jordan: I just wanted to see what it was like to be looked up to for once, like you. But, I get it. I'm no super hero. Troy: Well, we don’t always feel like heroes, either. But we take our mission to defend the Earth very seriously. Emma: It's obvious you're a good guy. So maybe the best way you can help the world is just by being yourself. Kurt: Remind me to set something like this up near my home.
(The Morphers beep.)
Troy: We have to go. For everyone's safety, you have to stay here. Come on, guys.
(The Rangers leave. Back in the city, Dragonflame is destroying more buildings. People are running.)
Dragonflame: Yes, run, but you've already run out of time.
(The Rangers arrive, as another building is destroyed.)
Dragonflame: That's what I like to see. Now, what else can I destroy? Troy: Nothing. Our planet is not your playground. Dragonflame: Oh yes it is. Troy: Better be careful. You'll get more than you bargained for. Rangers: Yeah. Earth's Defenders never surrender. And we will stop you. Dragonflame: You got lucky last time, but your luck just ran out. Troy: Sense him, guys. Concentrate. There!
(Troy leaps to attack, but it's not Dragonflame.)
Creepox: Nice. But too bad I'm not Dragonflame. Troy: Well, it's a good thing, actually. You're the one I was really after.
(The other Rangers, using what Troy taught them, blast Dragonflame.)
Jake: Your speed means nothing, now that we can sense where you are. Noah: Just leave Dragonflame to us, Troy. Troy: Right.
(Troy keeps his attention on Creepox as they others focus on Dragonflame.)
Dragonflame: I'm not done yet.
Emma: We lost him. Troy: Time to send you crawling back under the rock you came from. Creepox: Hey, some of my best friends crawled out from under rocks.
(Creepox strikes, knocking Troy back.)
Creepox: We insects were on Earth long before you, and we'll be here long after you're gone.
(Creepox seems to be more than Troy can handle.)
Creepox: Give up. Humanity's time on this planet is over. Troy: No. You've come across the universe, just to be disappointed.
(Without upholstering it, Troy fires his Mega Blaster. Creepox is knocked backwards.)
Troy: We'll never stop fighting for humans. No matter how hard you strike, we'll strike back harder.
(Troy starts fighting back, but not with much success.)
Creepox: Fight all you want. You're a useless species, that will soon be wiped out. The future belongs to the insects.
(Creepox sends Troy flying through a wall.)
Troy: You don’t understand us at all. We have the ability to learn and get better all the time. That's why we train. But most of all, even if we fall a hundred times, we never stay down. Creepox: I'll make sure you stay down.
(Creepox charges at Troy, going full speed.)
Troy: I don’t think so.
(Troy jumps up, hanging onto a scaffold.)
(Troy drops down, bring the Dragon Sword down on Creepox.)
Troy: This is it. This is what you train for. Creepox: Human. Troy: Dragon Sword.
(Troy slashes, but Creepox is still standing.)
Creepox: Not bad, Red Ranger. But this isn’t over.
(Creepox leaves. Troy rests against the scaffold. Unfortunately, the other Rangers don’t have time to rest. Despite their training, Dragonflame is still getting the better of them.)
Dragonflame: You may be fast learners, but I don’t need to learn anything. Gia: Be alert. Sense him. Emma: I can feel him. There. Mal: There. Gia: There. Jake: There. Noah: There. Kurt: There.
(The Rangers fire, knocking Dragonflame into a wall.)
Gia: We got him. Now let's finish him. Noah: Time to use the Sea Brothers card. Sea Brothers, activate. Gosei: Rangers, use these small Zords to power up your Mega Blasters. Jake: Cool. Emma: They might be small, but they're gonna deliver a big punch. Gia: Yes. Mal: A shame there are only three. Dante: I'm still fine with my Bull. Noah: Now let's get this job done. Rangers; Right. Emma: Manta Zord, set Jake: Saw Shark Zord, set Gia: Hammerhead Zord, set Noah: Shark Zord, set. Dragonflame: That's gonna tickle. Yikes. Noah: This is gonna more than tickle. Rangers: Sea Blast.
(The Rangers fire, wiping out Dragonflame. Up in orbit...)
Vrak: Ha. That worked so much better than my complicated schemes. Zombats.
(Down below, Troy finally reaches the others.)
Troy: Guys, Emma: Troy. Are you OK? Troy: Yeah, but battling Creepox took a lot out of me. Sorry he got away, but this guy's not going anywhere.
(The Zombats arrive, reviving and enlarging Dragonflame.)
Dragonflame: Rangers. Rangers (except Dante): Gosei Megazord, activate. Gosei Great Megazord, activate. Morpher: Summon Megazord. Rangers (except Dante): Gosei Great Megazord, ready. Dante: Bull Megazord, activate. Morpher: Summon Megazord. Dante: Bull Megazord, ready. Kurt: Wolf Battlezord Activate. Dragonflame: I'm bigger, stronger, faster. You'll never catch me now.
(Dragonflame takes off.)
Emma: Where'd he go?
(Dragonflame slams into the Megazord, several times.)
Dragonflame: Tag, you're it. Think fast. See, it's hopeless. You're going down, quick as a wink. Troy: We're moving way too slow. To beat this bug, we're gonna need to be quicker. I'm exhausted. You need to take over.
(Troy collapses in the cockpit.)
Emma: Troy! Troy: Sorry. Gia: We've got this, Troy. Troy: Thanks. Gia: Jake, our Zords control the Megazord’s feet, so this is our show. Let's see what they can do. Ready? Jake: Yeah. We'll show them, when the going gets tough, we just get tougher. Jake & Gia: Go.
(The Megazord starts running with incredible speed.)
Jake: Go! Gia: Yeah! Dragonflame: You'll never catch... What? That's bad news, and it's traveling fast.
(The Megazord catches up to Dragonflame.)
Gia: Now. Jake: Snake Zord, launch.
(The head of the snake is fired at Dragonflame.)
Dragonflame: Yikes. Trying to get a leg up on me, huh? Well, forget it.
(Dragonflame starts running faster.)
Jake: It's so fast. Dragonflame: See ya, slowpokes. Gia: It'll be tough without Troy's power, but I'll find the speed we need.
(The Megazord increases speed.)
Dragonflame: Trying to give me a run for my money, huh?
(Dragonflame increases speed.)
Jake: Oh no you don’t. Gia: Come on.
(The Megazord increases speed.)
Noah: Just a little more. Dragonflame: So you're fast, but I've got this.
(Dragonflame fires a blast, trying to get the Megazord to slow down.)
Jake & Gia: You'll never shake us. Gia: Now, both of us together, Jake. Take it to the next level. Jake & Gia: Time to use our power card.
(Two new cards appear, one each from Jake and Gia's card holders.)
Gosei: These new cards will increase the propulsion of your Megazord. Jake: So these will really speed us up. Gia: New Zords, new speed.
(The cards are the Land Brothers.)
Jake: That's what I'm talking about. Want to test them out? Gia: I thought you'd never ask. Jake & Gia: Land Brothers, activate. Gia: The Dino, Beetle and Rhino Zords. Jake: I knew you and I would make a great couple. Gia: Don’t get any ideas. Jake and Gia: Land Megazord, activate.
(The Dino and Rhino become new, faster feet, while the Beetle becomes the head.)
Jake & Gia: Land Gosei Great, ready. Dragonflame: I'm getting nowhere fast here. Jake & Gia: Now!
(The Megazord starts moving even faster.)
Dragonflame: Come on, come on, come on, come on. Jake: He's mine. Beetle head butt.
(Dragonflame is knocked off his feet.)
Jake: Gotcha. Noah: Nice. Gia: Yes! Dragonflame: Impossible. They caught me? Gia: And we're just getting started. Dino Kick.
(The Megazord kicks Dragonflame.)
Jake: Nowhere to run now. Jake & Gia: Victory Charge, activate. Morpher: Ready. Gia: Let's finish him. Jake & Gia: Victory Charge, land strike. Dragonflame: Well, I had a good run.
Gia: Mega Rangers, that's a Mega Win. Jake: Bye bye buggy. Dante: Nice job, guys.
(Later, Jordan returns to Ernie's. A large group applauds, thinking he defeated the monster.)
Jordan: Uh, everybody, this is really hard for me, but, I am not actually a Power Ranger.
(The crowd laughs.)
Jordan: No, seriously. The Power Rangers are true heroes, and they're great people too. I mean, they were super nice to me, even after I, uh, lied. Guess I just wanted the attention. Anyways, I am sorry, really sorry, and I hope you can forgive me.
(The large crowd leaves. Soon, there's only four people left. Jordan, Ernie, Dante and Troy. Jordan sits down at the counter, next to Troy. Dante is sitting on Troy's other side.)
Troy: It took a lot of courage to do that. Jordan: Huh? Troy: I bet the real Rangers would be proud of you. Jordan: Thanks. That means a lot. Hey, have we met before? Troy: No, I don’t think so. I'm Troy. Dante: And I'm Dante. Jordan: Jordan. Well, actually a new Jordan, because I learned a big lesson about myself today. Thanks to the Red Ranger. Ernie: Here you go.
(Ernie is bringing a sundae over to the counter, but slips in a puddle. Jordan uses his reflexes to catch the sundae before it hits the floor.)
Ernie: Oh. Nice catch. How did you learn that? Jordan: Oh, just a friend.
(Troy smiles, saying nothing. Dante just snickers.)
(On a beautiful Harwood Country day, Emma and Gia are biking in the forest, far from Mal's home. They show no fear, jumping their bikes as they head down a hill.)
Gia: Nice. After you, I insist. Emma: Stop at the fallen log up ahead.
(Gia barely stops her bike in time. Emma gets off her bike, and gets out her camera.)
Gia: So, where's this rare flower you want me to check out? Emma: Follow me.
(Emma leads Gia to a secluded location.)
Emma: There it is. This is the Magnus Bloomus Annulus. It only blooms one day a year. One day. They're really hard to find. I can’t believe we're seeing this. Gia: Wow. It's beautiful. Voice: It's one of my favorite events.
(Mal has arrived.)
Mal: My parents and I watched this bloom for the last 26 cycles. My green friends told me of it. Mother thought it was the most beautiful sight she had ever seen. This only makes me miss them more. Emma: They're still with you, in your heart. Mal: I know, Emma. Gia: I wonder why it only blooms once a year. Emma: That's one of nature's secrets.
(Emma begins taking pictures.)
Emma: Its things like this that make our planet so special. Gia: Want me to take a picture of you with the flower, to prove you found it? Emma: What are best friends for?
(Gia takes a few pictures. Mal just sits, watching the flower.)
Gia: Next we'll take some pics together. But just for us.
(Emma takes pictures of herself and Gia with the flower.)
Gia: These would ruin my tough girl image. Emma: Do you want a picture with the flower, Mal? Mal: No. I have seen it enough times since arriving on Earth. And we Minutiaeians never forget a thing. Sometimes, at night, when I have trouble falling asleep, I close my eyes, and think of the flower. It soothes me into slumber.
(Suddenly, their Morphers chime.)
Gia: Yes, Gosei? Gosei (v/o): Report immediately. Gia: We'll be right there.
(The three of them start to leave.)
Mal: Goodbye, my friend. I will see you again in two cycles.
(A short time later, the full team is ready for action.)
Noah: We made it. Now what? Jake: These are the coordinates. Troy: Let's check it out.
(The Rangers charge forward, but their path is cut off.)
Emma: Loogies. Noah: I'm sure they're not alone. Troy: Well, where there's Loogies, there's usually more trouble. Dante: Yeah, usually. Voice: You Rangers look smaller in person.
(Vrak is standing on a nearby roof.)
Jake: Whoa, who's this guy? Gia: Too scared to come down and fight? Vrak: Fear isn’t in my vocabulary, but you should be afraid. Especially now. Emma: Why now? Noah: What do you want from us? Vrak: What do any alien beings want from other civilizations? Mal: I cannot speak for all alien beings, but we Minutiaeians only seek out peace and friendship. Vrak: Pathetic. Loogies.
(The Loogies begin attacking the Rangers, who fight back.)
Emma: Usually I like things that are green. Jake: But not these guys, Em. Kurt: Indeed.
(Vrak continues to watch.)
Vrak: They put on quite a show. Pretty impressive, for humans.
Troy: Why's he just standing there? Noah: It's creepy. It's like he's watching us as if we're rats in a lab. Troy: He's gotta go.
(Vrak leaps down.)
Vrak: Let's examine you up close. Loogies, attack. Gia: Your Loogies don’t scare us. Rangers: Mega Blasters.
(The Rangers open fire, destroying the Loogies.)
Gia: Come on, Emma. Let's take'em down. Vrak: Absolute unity in battle. Interesting.
Troy: Why did he leave now?
(The remaining Loogies also vanish.)
Troy: They sure packed it up pretty quick.
(The Rangers power down.)
Jake: Wow, you girls rocked. Noah: In synch and fearless. Emma: Yes we were.
(The two best friends wrap their arms around each other.)
Emma: You guys were great, too. Gia: Well, we'd love to hang around, but Emma has some photos to print. Catch you later.
(The girls leave. Mal hides it well, but he is becoming attracted to Emma. Up in orbit...)
Vrak: I have returned. Malkor: You're just in time to meet our newest ally. She claims to be royalty like you. Vrak: Really? Creepox: This waiting is intolerable. How disrespectful. Who does she think she is? Females.
(Their new ally arrives.)
Female insectoid: As the Queen of my hive, I must look my best for my royal subjects. Big contrast to drones like yourself. When was the last time you had a bath? Creepox: Why you? Female insectoid: Really, Admiral, I'm shocked you can stand the stench of your subordinates. We all know that females are much better company than males, and deadlier adversaries, plus we're far smarter. Creepox: I'll show you who's smarter.
(Creepox starts to attack, but the female Insectoid, named Beezara, sprays him with venom.)
Beezara: Someone needs to learn some manners. I am the great Queen-Warrior Beezara. I command respect. Vrak: Ah yes. Your excellent reputation precedes you. Malkor: We've heard you are ruthless and very cunning. How do you plan to help us deal with the humans? Beezara: My royal jelly venom will make all human males my servants. One taste, and they will be unable to refuse my commands. And the females will fight until they destroy one another. I plan to start with the girl Rangers.
Emma: I've got the photos. Gia: Finally. Emma: Let's go back to my house, pick out our favorites and upload them. Gia: Cool. Emma: But they're just for us.
(Emma and Gia leave the mall, unaware Beezara is following them.)
(Beezara sprays the girls with her venom, causing Emma to drop the pictures...)
Beezara: And best friends will soon become worst enemies.
(Beezara laughs, then vanishes. Gia picks up the photos.)
Gia: You need to be more careful. Emma: Hey I missed you first. I like it. For once you're not snarling. Gia: I hate it. It's going. Emma: No. Gia: Yes. Emma: No. Gia: Yes.
(The two of them rip the picture in half. Gia crumples her half, and drops it on the ground. Emma follows suit. Over at Harwood County High, Noah is working in the computer lab, while Jake waits, impatiently.)
Jake: Hurry up, dude. The game's about to start.
(Jake looks out the window at the soccer field.)
Noah: You know, I was thinking. Jake: What? Noah: That alien from this morning. He was different. He didn’t look like an insect.
(Outside, the soccer game begins, but quickly ends, thanks to Loogies, and Beezara.)
Beezara: Silly games for silly boys.
(Beezara sprays the players with her venom.)
Beezara: Time to work for a living.
Jake: They're gonna start without us, dude. Come on. Hurry up.
(Jake looks outside again.)
Jake: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. The guys on the soccer field are being attacked.
(Noah gets up from the computer to look out.)
Noah: What? I'll call the others.
Beezara: Take them to my hive.
(The Loogies pick up the venomized boys, and carry them away. Near the mall...)
Gia: I'm on my way, Noah. Emma: Me too. Thanks for waiting, Gia.
(Back at school...)
Beezara: I'll show Malkor and his cronies that I mean business. I'll work these males to the bone. Voice: Stop right there.
(Noah and Jake arrive.)
Jake: Whoa. That's a big bad beetle. Beezara: Beetle? How dare you insult me? I am the Queen Bee and will be addressed as such.
(Beezara tries to use whips of her venom, but Jake and Noah roll out of the way.)
Noah: It's Morphin Time! Noah & Jake: Go Go Megaforce! Jake: Megaforce Black. Noah: Megaforce Blue.
(The two of them attack Beezara.)
Beezara: Impudent humans. Do you think this is any way to treat a Queen?
(Beezara knocks Jake down, and then, when Noah is distracted trying to help him, she sprays them both with her venom.)
Noah: Bee venom. It's toxic. I'm going numb.
(The two Rangers are forced to power down and drop to the ground.)
Beezara: Oh, what happened? Jake: I can’t move. Noah: Me neither. Beezara: You'll move when I let you. Once you're in my hive, you'll become my slaves. Think what an honor it will be to serve me, the Queen Bee, for the rest of your sorry little lives.
(Suddenly, the other Rangers arrive.)
Rangers: Mega Blasters.
(Beezara is hit, but not knocked down.)
Troy: Jake. Noah. Gia: Are you OK? Emma: What happened? Beezara: Hello girls, how did the photos turn out? Emma: Huh? Gia: How did you know? Beezara: Were there any keepers?
(Beezara fires at the Rangers. Troy flies over it, ready to strike.)
Troy: Dragon Sword. Buzz off, bee. Beezara: I suppose you think you're clever. Soon, all you males will be under my command. Troy: Never! Beezara: Allow me. Troy: Oh really?
(Beezara knocks Troy down. When he gets back up to attack her, she sprays him with her venom. He also powers down.)
Dante: I'm not going to let you get away with this.
(Dante attacks Beezara. Beezara sprays her venom, but Dante dodges, and continues to attack. However, Beezara sprays the venom a second time, and Dante can't dodge it in time. He's forced to power down.)
Mal: Let's see you try that with someone who is one with the green. Beezara: You're still a male. You will serve me.
(Beezara sprays Mal with her venom. but, because he's Minutiaeian, it doesn’t affect him as strongly as the others. he drops to the ground, powering down, but he will not be under Beezara's control.) Kurt: This is not good.
(Kurt is sprayed as well. He powers down.)
Gia: Troy. Mal. Tiger Claw, activate. Emma: Gia, to summon the Megaforce Blaster, I need to call Phoenix Shot first.
(The girls try to combine their weapons.)
Gia: No way. Our weapons don’t fit together. They're not connecting.
(On the ground...)
Noah: What's wrong with the girls? Jake: They can’t stop arguing. Troy: The monster knew they were at the photo shop. She must have done something to them. Dante: I'm more worried about what she's done to us. At least they're still able to move. Mal: If we were in the forest, I could draw enough strength from the trees to move again. But here, there's only half as many trees. Emma: Quit it! Gia: We've got a battle to win. Don’t force it, Emma. Emma: They're not compatible, but we can’t wait.
(Emma charges toward Beezara.)
Gia: What do you think you're doing? Beezara: Good. My spell is working.
(Emma tries to attack Beezara, but is quickly beaten.)
Gia: Emma, what are you doing?
(Despite the spell, Gia tries to protect Emma, until Beezara grabs her.)
Beezara: You two are bitter enemies and don’t you forget it.
(Beezara drops Gia, then kicks the girls sending them flying into the soccer net.)
(The girls power down, as Beezara walks over to the guys.)
Beezara: You six. Carry me to my hive. Mal: Never! Beezara: How come you aren’t under my control? No human male can resist my royal jelly. Mal: I am not human. I am Minutiaeian. Beezara: Then I'll need a stronger dose for you. OK, you, carry me.
(Troy, Noah, Jake, Dante and Kurt start moving, against their will.)
Jake: I can’t help myself. Noah: Neither can I. Dante: This is really embarrassing... Kurt: I know.
(The helpless Rangers pick up Beezara and carry her away. A couple of Loogies appear and pick up Mal.)
Beezara: That's much better. No dawdling.
(Emma and Gia start to get back to their feet. Later, at Beezara's hive...)
Beezara: It's been ages since I've had a manicure. Make them pretty.
(Troy is forced to file Beezara's toe nails.)
Beezara: My venom is quite effective, huh? You should all feel honored to work as my slaves. Noah: I can’t believe I'm rubbing her stinky feet, but I can’t stop myself. Beezara: Silence! Strike him. Hard.
(Jake, holding a giant fan, moves to hit Noah.)
Noah: No. No. Ow. Jake: Sorry.
(Beezara laughs. A piece of nail flies up.)
Beezara: Hey, what are you trying to do? Start a fire? Go gentle.
(Troy starts filing Beezara's finger nails.)
Beezara: Ah, much better. Hey foot boy. Don’t forget to clean the gum between my toes. Noah: OK, Ok. yeesh. Why did I get the feet?
(Jake nearly gags at what Noah finds between Beezara's toes. Mal is tied to a tree.)
Mal: Fight this control, my friends. Beezara: Hush up. I'll give you a double dose of my venom later, then you will serve me as well. As for you, Dance for me. (Kurt begins to dance)
(Elsewhere in the forest...)
Emma: This branch has been broken recently. They must have gone this way. Gia: Anything could have broken that branch. I say we look for where a large amount of people can hide without being detected. Logic, Emma. Emma: Clues, Gia. I'm starting here. Gia: Fine. I'm going this way. Emma: Fine. Gia: Whatever.
(The girls split up. Emma follows the clues.)
Emma: Ah ha. I was right. Beezara: Enough of your constant complaints. Clean up this mess and be grateful that you serve me. Emma: Stop! Mal: Emma! Thank the Four Lords! Beezara: You. I've been waiting for you.
(Beezara tries to whip Emma, who leaps out of the way.)
Emma: It's Morphin Time! Megaforce Pink.
(Beezara fires her venom downward. It coils up around Emma, turning into a vine to keeping her from moving.)
Emma: What? No.
(Emma struggles to free herself, as does Mal.)
Troy: Where's Gia?
(As if on cue, Gia arrives, and starts attacking Beezara. Jake tries to help, but an invisible barrier stops him.)
(Beezara knocks Gia down.)
Emma: Get up. Gia: I don’t need your advice. Jake: Girls, what's gotten into you both? You're best friends. Beezara: Not anymore. I hit them with my venom after they came out of that photo store. Now, they can’t help but argue. They'll never be best friends again.
(Gia gets back up and resumes her attack.)
Emma: You think you're so smart, but I found her first. Gia: Sure, but I'm not the one that's tied up in knots. Land Brothers, activate. Morpher: Summon Zords.
(The three tiny Zords attack Beezara, before returning to Gia. She grabs one to attach to her Mega Blaster.)
Gia: BeetleZord, set. Beetle Blast.
(Gia fires, snapping off some of Beezara's whips, before making a change.)
Gia: RhinoZord, set. Rhino Blast!
(Gia fires at Beezara.)
Beezara: Hey. That stung.
(Gia attacks, hand to hand.)
Beezara: Now it's my turn to sting you. Emma: Gia, break me free. Gia: Why, so you can blow it like last time? Mal: That vine isn’t natural, or I would be able to tell it to release you. Gia: You wouldn’t wait to fix the weapon, and now the guys are her prisoners.
(Beezara wraps a whip around Gia, lifting her into the air.)
Beezara: And now you are too. Jake: Fight her, not each other. Troy: The monster's put a spell on you so you'll destroy each other. Snap out of it. Noah: You've been best friends since you were six. Beezara: Shut your mouths.
(The guys, except Mal, cover their mouths with their hands.)
Gia: They're right. We've always been friends. Emma: And nothing happened between us to change that. It must have been a spell. After all, we've always had each other's back. Gia: We're like sisters. There's no way we'd argue and hate each other. Emma: Unless we were being forced to hate each other. Gosei (v/o): Emma, the power of friendship can break the spell.
(The vine starts to glow, before a card slices it off.)
Emma: Yes. Gosei (v/o): You have now earned the Sky Brothers card. Emma: Thank you. Gosei. Now let's put it to work. Sky Brothers, activate. Morpher: Summon HawkZord, PteraZord, CrowZord. Emma: Sweet. Don’t worry, Gia. I broke the spell over us, and now I'll break you free.
(Emma attaches the CrowZord to her Mega Blaster.)
Emma: Crow Blast!
(Emma fires, freeing Gia and knocking Beezara down.)
Emma: Gia. Gia: Emma. Emma: Are you OK? Gia: Yes, thanks to you. You broke the spell. You're the best. Are you ready to zap that bug with your best friend? Emma: You bet I am. HawkZord, set. Hawk Blast.
(Emma fires, knocking Beezara down. The guys cheer, their hands still covering their mouths.)
Emma: Still best friends? Gia: Forever. Beezara: I don’t believe this. Emma & Gia: Believe it.
(The girls attack Beezara as a team.)
Emma: United we stand. Gia: Divided we fall. Emma: PteraZord. Gia: DinoZord. Both: Ultimate Dino Blast. Now.
(The girls fire at Beezara, destroying her. Beezara's slaves are free, yet some of them still have their hands covering their mouths.)
Emma: Hey guys. We're glad to see you. Troy: We're free. Dante: Finally. Kurt: Thank goodness.
(Noah and Jake still have their hands over their mouths.)
Troy: We're free.
(They uncover their mouths.)
Jake: Yeah, we knew that. We're cool. No sweat.
(Gia moves Jake's hand back over his mouth. Dante snickers.)
Gia: In your case, I think it was better the other way. Girls go for the strong silent type.
(Jake nods, then makes the zipper motion across his mouth.)
Mal: Now, if someone would like to free me.
(Up in orbit...)
Malkor: They destroyed Beezara. Creepox: They just got lucky. Vrak: Doesn’t it make you want to crush those little heroes, Creepox? Creepox: It sure does. I'd like to wipe those smiles off their faces for good. Vrak: I have just the solution. Zombats.
(Vrak's Zombats revive and enlarge Beezara.)
Beezara: You Rangers will never destroy me. I'm the Queen Bee. Troy: It's Morphin Time! Male Rangers: Go Go Megaforce! Troy: Megaforce Red. Dante: Megaforce Brown. Mal: Megaforce Gold. Jake: Megaforce Black. Noah: Megaforce Blue. Kurt: Megaforce Rainbow. Gia: Ready, Emma? Troy: Let's take her down. Gia: My thought exactly. Rangers: Gosei Mechazords, Activate. Morpher: Summon Mechazords. Rangers (minus Kurt and Dante): Gosei Great Megazord, activate. Morpher: Summon Megazord. Rangers (minus Kurt and Dante): Gosei Great Megazord, ready. Dante: Bull Megazord, activate. Morpher: Summon Megazord. Dante: Bull Megazord, ready. Kurt: Wolf Battlezord, Activate. Beezara: This is going to sting a little.
(Beezara hits the Megazord with a sword-like stinger. She then hits the Bull Megazord the same way.)
Troy: Didn’t anyone tell you that it's rude to point? Beezara: Brute force is such an ugly way to win a fight, but if you insist.
(Beezara wraps her venom whips around the Megazord.)
Noah: We're in a bit of a bind here, guys. Beezara: My venom isn’t just for humans, you lump of metal.
(Beezara sprays the Megazord with her venom.)
Emma: We need help. Troy: Right. Sky Brothers, send us your power. Sky Brothers, activate. Morpher: Summon Zords.
(The Sky Brothers attack Beezara and free the Megazord.)
Emma: Alright. Gia: Let's finish her. Rangers (minus Kurt and Dante): Sky Megazord, activate.
(The Sky Brothers combine with the Gosei Great Megazord.)
Rangers (minus Kurt and Dante): Sky Gosei Great, ready.
(The Sky Gosei Great streaks through the air, strafing Beezara.)
Dante: Great, now they can fly too. Beezara: Bee's wax.
(Beezara gets ready to attack.)
Gia: Block her. Counter attack. Take that, and that. Again. Emma: Sky Sonic Blast.
(The Sky Brothers blast at Beezara.)
Beezara: Oh no you didn’t. Emma: We'll show her. Gia: That best friends stick together. Emma: Forever. Troy: Let's do it. Rangers (minus Kurt and Dante): Victory Charge, activate. Morpher: Ready.
(The Megazord takes flight.)
Gia & Emma: We girls, who know the true power of friendship... Troy: Whoa, whoa. And guys. Gia & Emma: ... bring your reign of hate and evil to an end. Rangers (minus Kurt and Dante): Victory Charge. Gia & Emma: Sky Strike.
(The Megazord flies through Beezara, delivering the final blow.)
Beezara: The insects will conquer the world.
Troy, Emma & Gia: Mega Rangers, that's a Mega Win. Troy: Girls, you did great. Gia & Emma: United we stand, divided we fall.
(Later at Ernie's...)
Jake: Hey Noah, could you give me a foot massage. You are so good. Noah: Not funny. And neither was the fact that you hit my head with that fan. Jake: Kidding, man. Seriously, sorry about the fan whack. I tried to stop. Mal: Perhaps I am the one of us who came out most unscathed from the experience. After all, I was merely tied to a tree. Kurt: Lucky you.
(Gia and Emma arrive.)
Jake: So, you're best friends again? Gia: Of course. Emma: We realized we weren’t in our right minds when we said all that mean stuff. Mal: It is good to have friends. I just wish I had more who were not rooted in soil.
(Noah finds something interesting in the newspaper.)
Noah: Hey, check it out.
(Emma takes the paper away from Noah.)
Noah: I was just showing your photo...
(Emma covers his mouth.)
Jake: Whoa, whoa, whoa. This hand over the mouth thing is way too familiar. Troy: Nice picture, girls. Gia: Picture? Best friends share secrets.
(Gia takes the paper from Emma. One of the pictures Emma took of the two of them highlights a story about them finding the flower.)
Noah: Emma, you really found the Magnus Bloomus Annulus? I'm impressed. Emma: Yeah. I did. Mal: I have seen it most of my life. Gia: And you really sent this picture to our local newspaper, so everyone can see us grinning like... Jake: Cheerleaders. Emma: Yeah. I figured... Gia: I love it.
(Gia hugs Emma.)
Gia: Now everybody knows we're best friends. Emma: I really love pictures of you smiling. Jake: You both look so good in this picture. Gia: Thanks, Jake. Mal: I was there, as well, but I was not captured by Emma's camera.
(A new school day is beginning at Harwood County High. And like many schools, it has its share of bullies. Two of them, Roy and Barry. One of them snaps his fingers and points, both of them descent some stairs into a crowded hallway. Most students begin moving out of their way. Troy, however, unaware of them, walks right into them.)
(Troy tries to move around them, but they keep shifting to block his path.)
Roy: Well, if it isn’t the new kid? Uh-uh. Going somewhere?
(Noah and Emma come out of a classroom.)
Emma: Hiking up there is just the best.
(Neither are aware of Troy's situation.)
Roy: Know what we call new kids around here? Fresh meat.
(Noah and Emma arrive nearby. Emma wants to help Troy.)
Noah: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Emma (whispered): Seriously, he could clobber him any second. Noah (whispered): Yeah, but you know Troy. Cool as ice.
(Troy tries to leave again.)
Roy: Oh, what's wrong? You gonna cry?
Troy: Take a good look. Do you see any tears?
(Indeed, Troy remains unphased, much to Roy's dismay.)
Roy: Come on. This chump's boring me.
(Roy and Barry leave. Noah and Emma walk over to Troy.)
Emma: Can you believe those bullies? Someone should teach them a lesson. Noah: How do you do it, Troy? How do you stay so calm? Troy: They didn’t bother me.
(Roy and Barry have moved onto their next target. A boy named Howie, who has an appreciation of insects.)
Howie: Give it back. There's a live bug in there.
(Roy and Barry are playing keep away with the bug container.)
Howie: Stop it. You're gonna hurt it.
(Troy hears Howie.)
Howie (v/o): Be careful, please.
(Troy, Noah and Emma walk over towards the situation.)
Roy: What, you gonna cry, cry baby? Wait, I think he's really upset. Here
(Roy starts to hand the bug back to Howie, but pulls it away at the last second.)
(Roy and Barry start laughing. The laughter ends when Troy grabs Roy's hand to try and release the bug container.)
Troy: Just because you're bigger doesn’t mean you can pick on him, or even this bug. No matter how small, everything deserves respect.
(Troy frees the container from Roy's grasp.)
Roy: Whatever, freak show. (to Howie) We'll see you later.
(Roy and Barry leave.)
Howie: Thank you. Troy: What is it? Howie: It's a Haldeman click beetle. It's really rare. Troy: Cool.
(Howie and his beetle leave.)
Emma: What a guy.
(Up in orbit...)
Vrak: Admiral Malkor is growing impatient. So, what are you going to do, Creepox? Are you sure you're really up to the challenge? Creepox: What do you think? Vrak: I think you had the chance to take out the Red Ranger, but weren’t strong enough. Creepox: I am. Vrak: Very well, I look forward to seeing how you make the next battle against the Rangers different than the last. Creepox: How dare you? I will crush the Rangers. I'll show you how strong I am. Vrak: Then get to it.
Creepox: I'm going to make Vrak eat his words. Both he and those Power Rangers think I'm a fool. But this time, everyone's in for a very big surprise.
(Down on Earth, later in the day, Howie is looking at his beetle. Roy and Barry see him. Roy snaps his fingers, alerting Howie to their presence. Howie picks up his bug and starts to leave.)
Roy: Howie, aren’t you gonna wait for us? Howie: Leave me alone. Roy: We want to see that bug.
(Howie starts walking faster, but Roy and Barry keep pace.)
Roy: Hey. Your buddy's not here to protect you now. We're gonna squash that bug of yours.
(Roy wants to keep following Howie, as a strange noise is heard. Barry holds him back.)
(The source of the noise is Creepox.)
Creepox: Time to find some witless human to menace. That'll draw the Rangers' attention.
(Creepox sees Roy and Barry, but not Howie.)
Creepox: You! Yes, cry. Your howling shall draw the Rangers.
(Howie hides behind a tree.)
Creepox: I'm here to fight the best your planet's got. But first, I'll warm up with you. Roy: Please don’t hurt us. Barry: You can have our lunch money.
(Creepox is about to attack the bullies, when Howie steps in to defend them.)
Howie: Leave them alone! Creepox: Who dares challenge me? Howie: Just because you're bigger doesn’t mean you can pick on them. Creepox: What? How wrong you are. You're just another worthless human who needs to learn about the superiority of insects.
(With Creepox focused on Howie, Roy and Barry flee.)
Creepox: Allow me to teach you that lesson.
(Creepox moves closer to Howie.)
Creepox: You're not running. Little human, you're either brave or a fool.
(Howie falls down. Creepox gets ready to strike.)
Voice: Back off!
(Gia and Jake, fully morphed, attack Creepox.)
Gia: That's the last kid you're gonna threaten. Creepox: Ah. Good. You've come to their aid, just like I planned. Jake: Gia, get him out of here.
(Gia goes to help Howie while Jake attacks Creepox.)
Gia: Go hide. We've got this.
Creepox: Once the Rangers fall, then all the other worthless humans are next.
(Gia joins Jake in attacking, but Creepox knocks them both into a nearby warehouse.)
Jake: Man, he's tough, but failure's not an option.
(Jake and Gia fire their Mega Blasters at Creepox. The blasts barely phase him.)
Creepox: Did you mean to do this?
(Creepox slashes, knocking them both own. They quickly recover, increasing their firepower.)
Jake: Snake Axe. Gia: Tiger Claw.
(The two of them attack, but to little avail.)
Creepox: You two have no chance against my strength. Gia: You're strong. That doesn’t mean you'll win. Creepox: Wrong again.
(Creepox strikes Gia, before Jake retaliates.)
Jake: You're going down, just like any bully. Creepox: Think again.
(Creepox strikes Jake and a recovered Gia.)
Creepox: The strong take from the weak. That's how it's always been, and how it always will be. Voice: Not on my world.
(Mal has entered the warehouse, Stag Rattlers at the ready.)
Mal: On Minutiae, the strong help the weak. There is no taking by force. And those why try to take, they are rehabilitated. Creepox: What a pathetic planet you must come from.
(Mal's arrival has given Jake and Gia a chance to recover.)
Jake (ignoring Mal's words): Not here. Not with us.
(Jake and Gia attack Creepox, this time with Mal's help. But even three Rangers cannot slow down Creepox.)
Creepox: This is what strength is for. Meteor Shot.
(Creepox attacks the three Rangers, sending them flying. They lose their Morphers, forcing them to power down.)
Creepox: Three down, five to go. Hmm, attacking the city should do the trick.
(Creepox leaves the warehouse. Out in the forest, the other Rangers arrive.)
Emma: Where's the attack? Noah: Gosei, where's the monster? Gosei (v/o): It's in the area. Mal, Jake and Gia are already there. Noah: Thanks. Troy: Where are they? Noah (into Morpher): Jake, Gia, Mal, can you read me? Hello?
(All that comes back is static.)
Noah: Nothing. Emma: I have a really bad feeling about this. Troy: Guys, if they're here, we'll find them. Let's go. Noah: I think I can triangulate their coordinates. Come on. Kurt: Let me come. I want to assist.
(They soon arrive at the warehouse.)
Noah: They should be right in here. Emma: Oh no. Jake, Gia, Mal. Kurt: What did this to them?
(The three of them are just starting to recover.)
Emma: Guys, are you OK? Mal: I have been better. And I will be once I get near some of my green friends. Troy: What happened?
(Jake starts to stand.)
Emma: No, don’t get up. You're banged up pretty badly. Jake: Creepox. He just left. He must have thought we were done for. Gia: We almost were. He's stronger than ever before. He's on a rampage and he's gone to attack the city. Troy: Emma, stay and take care of them. Noah, Dante, Kurt, you're with me. Kurt: Okay.
(Troy and the others leave. Jake tries to stand up, but cant. Mal just sits calmly, looking at Emma, and smiling. On a bluff near the city...)
Creepox: This planet should have been broken in half like a twig long ago. At last, it's arrived. The downfall of Earth.
(Creepox creates multiple Meteor Shots, and sends them toward the city.)
Noah: Oh no. Creepox is attacking the city. Troy: Run. There's no time to waste.
(The Meteor Shots separate over the city, widening the destruction, as Troy's group rushes to stop it.)
Troy: Enough, Creepox. We're here! What you really wanted, isn’t it? Creepox: Figured that part out, did you? I've been waiting for another chance to face you. Ever since our last fight. When we battled before, I was mopping the floor with you. But I got cocky, and that gave you an opening that you were lucky enough to exploit. But that won’t happen this time. Maybe I'll keep you around long enough to cry over your lost world. But make no mistake, this world will belong to the Insectoids. Rangers: It's Morphin Time! Go Go Megaforce! Noah: Megaforce Blue. Troy: Megaforce Red. Kurt: Megaforce Rainbow. Rangers: Mega Blaster.
(The four Rangers open fire, but the blasts do nothing.)
(The Rangers keep firing as Creepox charges at them.)
Creepox: Now it's my turn. Have a taste of what real power feels like.
(Creepox attacks the Rangers, knocking Noah down to focus on Troy. Noah fires, hitting Creepox on the back.)
Creepox: That tickles.
(Creepox throws Troy at Noah. Noah dodges, and recovers.)
Noah: I don’t know how much longer I could hold this for.
(The answer is, not long. The force of the Meteor Shot forces the Rangers off the side of the bluff. They hit the ground below, powering down.)
Troy: Noah, if you hadn’t blocked that shot, I'd be done for. You OK? Noah: Yeah. I'm fine.
(But Noah is not fine, as he has trouble staying on his feet.)
Troy: Don’t worry. I'll take it from here. Creepox seems to be driven entirely by rage. I can exploit that anger. I'll use that against him.
(Creepox lands nearby.)
Noah: I wish I could help. Be careful. Creepox: Enough already. Let's go. Fight me. Troy: It's Morphin Time! Go Go Megaforce!
(Creepox just laughs, before Troy attacks him. Creepox blocks every strike Troy makes. That's when Troy begins his strategy, luring Creepox away by not striking. He then tries attacking from above, but Creepox isn’t phased.)
Creepox: You won’t get away from me this time, human. Accept it, and take what's coming to you. Troy: Accept you winning? Never!
(Troy leaps over Creepox, attacking him on the back. Creepox fires at Troy, who uses the Dragon Sword to deflect every shot. Troy gets enough room to build up momentum, then flies at Creepox, firing along the way. The blasts bounce off Creepox's armored shell, then Creepox knocks Troy down when he's close enough. Troy does not stay down, and attacks again. Creepox knocks him down again, then quickly delivers a follow-up attack.)
Creepox: Meteor Shot.
(The attack forces Troy to power down. Creepox moves in for the final blow, but Troy blocks it with the Dragon Sword.)
Creepox: No strength left. No one to save you. So cry. Cry and beg as I destroy you. And then, you're world.
(Noah has recovered enough to stand, and has made his way to Troy and Creepox.)
(Unfortunately, it took most of his strength to get that far, and Noah falls down. Troy holds on with every last ounce of strength.)
Creepox: Cry for me. Do it. Beg for mercy. Troy: Take a good look. You see any tears? Creepox: What?
(Troy breaks out of Creepox's pinning position and insta-morphs. He seems to have regained his strength.)
Creepox: Impressive, but you only have delayed the inevitable.
(Troy and Creepox face off. Vrak watches from atop the bluff.)
Vrak: Just in time. Creepox: OK, Red Ranger. Let us see at last who is truly the most powerful.
(The two warriors charge and leap into the air, they strike at the same time, and land, seemingly unharmed. But Troy's blow was the more powerful, as Creepox starts to spark.)
Creepox: No. No, it can't be. Me, the mightiest of all Insectoids, fall to a weak human like you.
(Creepox explodes. Jake, Mal and the girls arrive.)
Jake: Whoa. Emma: Noah. Noah: I'm OK. Gia: Great job, Troy. Jake: Yeah! Noah: I knew you could do it. Emma: We're so proud of you. Mal: You were victorious because you fight for the right cause. Not to prove your might. Kurt: Thank goodness that's over.
(Up on the bluff...)
Vrak: You had victory all but assured, Creepox. But you let your anger give the Ranger the opening he needed to turn the tables. You're a fool, but we can use you, one final time. Zombats.
(The Zombats obey their master, and restore Creepox.)
Creepox: I'm even stronger now. Troy: Guys, its Morphin Time! Rangers (minus Troy): Go Go Megaforce! Gia: Megaforce Yellow. Noah: Megaforce Blue. Emma: Megaforce Pink. Mal: Megaforce Gold. Jake: Megaforce Black. Kurt: Megaforce Rainbow. Troy: Gosei Great Mechazord, activate. Morpher: Summon Mechazords. Rangers (minus Kurt & Dante): Gosei Great Megazord, activate. Morpher: Summon Megazord. Rangers (minus Kurt & Dante): Gosei Great Megazord, ready. Kurt: I think I should sit this one out.
(Creepox walks among the buildings of the city.)
Troy: Let's shut him down. Creepox: You thought I was mad before, watch what I can do when I really get mad. Troy: Stay calm and focused, and we'll defeat him once again. Attack!
(The Megazord clashes with Creepox.)
Noah: He's stronger than ever. He's knocking us all over the place.
(Creepox strikes, shaking up the Rangers.)
Creepox: Now watch, as I obliterate you. Galaxy Meteor Shot. Troy: Brace for impact.
(The attack strikes the Megazord.)
Noah: We're going down.
(Creepox laughs, as the Megazord tries to get back to its feet.)
Noah: Troy, we need more power. Troy: You're right. Gosei, the Rangers need your help.
(A light shines down from above.)
Jake: What's that? Creepox: What is going on? Troy: Gosei, you read me? What's happening?
(In the command center...)
Tensou: Oh boy, oh boy. Gosei, the Rangers need your help. Gosei: Troy, do not doubt yourself. You have proven to me that you are ready for a new power to be unlocked. The time has come for the Ultra Gosei Great Megazord. Tensou: Whoa.
(Back in the Megazord...)
Troy: Thank you, Gosei.
(The light from a new card shines in the cockpit.)
Troy: We won’t disappoint you. The Ultra Gosei Great card. With this card, we can call on all our Zords. Activate. Morpher: Summon Mechazord.
(All three sets of Zord Brothers, Land, Sea and Sky, come to aid the Rangers. The 9 Mechazords fire at Creepox.)
Creepox: Ow. Troy: Ready?
(The five Mechazords that can launch do so, before all 12 Mechazords attack the Megazord.)
Rangers: Ultra Gosei Great, ready. Creepox: The bigger you get, the harder you'll fall.
(Creepox fires a pair of Galaxy Meteor Shots. Both miss.)
Troy: OK, look for openings in his defense. Noah: There.
(The Megazord strikes.)
Jake: And there.
(The Megazord strikes again.)
Troy: Now, all together.
(The Megazord blasts Creepox, forcing him back.)
Troy: OK, let's prove that all bullies, no matter how big, get whets coming to them. Mal: Are we attacking Dante's Zord? Emma: Not bull, bully. Completely different. Troy: Victory charge, activate. Morpher: Ready. Creepox: The only victory here will be mine.
(Creepox powers up a final Galaxy Meteor Shot.)
Rangers: Victory Charge, Ultra Mega Strike.
(The 12 Mechazords launch, striking Creepox as one concentrated attack.)
Troy: Give it all you've got, guys.
(The Rangers focus all their might, and the blast overpowers Creepox.)
Creepox: You may have won this battle, Rangers, but you won’t win the war against the Insectoids.
Troy: Yes! Mega Rangers, that's a Mega Win. Kurt: Now, that is a Zord.
(A short time later...)
Emma: I can’t believe it. Creepox is finally gone. Now, we have a chance to relax a little bit. Noah: Yeah, if that isn’t a reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is. Jake: Celebration with a capital "Yeah Boy".
(Jake does a little victory dance.)
Noah: Nice moves, bro. Mal: I do not understand some of your customs. Is that common to celebrate. Emma: Not for everyone.
(Gia shoves her backpack into Jake's hands.)
Gia: Here, do something useful instead. Jake: I've got more moves where those came from. Gia: Yeah? Well don’t quit your day job.
(The Rangers arrive at Ernie's. Roy and Barry are already there. Roy snaps his fingers.)
Roy: There it is.
(Roy gets down on the floor, to retrieve Howie's beetle.)
Roy: Here you go. Howie: Wow, Roy. Thanks a lot.
(Roy puts the beetle back into its container.)
Roy: No matter how small, everything deserves respect.
(Roy, a changed man after being bullied by Creepox, now admires the beetle.)
Emma: You know, Troy, you did an incredible job fighting Creepox. You also did a great thing by getting those bullies to see the light. Troy: Thanks. I just wonder what's going to be coming our way after Creepox. Jake: Troy, dude, relax. Just enjoy that we had a big win today.
(Mr. Burley's class is on a field trip, near the woods. Hidden in the trees, Mal watches his friends and their classmates, without being seen.)
Mr. Burley: OK, Class. Everyone find a study buddy to partner up with.
(Noah quickly partners up with Emma. Jake, hoping to make the most of the situation, starts looking for Gia. He starts to move towards her, bumping into other students, interrupting Mr. Burley.)
Mr. Burley: Your assignment for today will be to collect interesting plant samples, so we can bring them back to school, for analysis. Away you go.
(The groups start to spread out.)
Mr. Burley: Remember to keep your eyes peeled. If you don’t watch where you're going, you might miss something important.
(Mr. Burley unintentionally proves his point by stepping on a rake, getting hit with the handle.)
Mr. Burley: Mommy.
(Mr. Burley collapses.)
Jake: Mr. B, you OK?
(Mr. Burley gives Jake a thumbs up. Unfortunately, this has caused Jake to lose track of Gia. Up in orbit...)
Malkor: Vrak, I just discovered there two Earth mutants. They're made from toxic sludge. With Creepox destroyed, we need some new allies. Vrak: They will need to be convinced to join forces with us. That should be easy. I'll just point out the Power Rangers are a threat to their survival. Malkor: Don’t fail me like Creepox did. Vrak: Don’t worry. Together, we'll exterminate the Rangers.
(Back on Earth, Gia has ended up working with Troy. Nearby...)
Emma: This is so nice. We've been so busy fighting aliens that I haven’t had a chance to get outside to nature. Noah: Our lives are different now. I haven’t had any time for my experiments. Emma: You don’t regret it, do you? Noah: Absolutely not. I'm proud of who we are, and what we do. Aren’t you? Emma: Of course. And the best thing is, having you guys as my new best friends. Let's go this way.
(Noah and Emma head further into the woods. Mal decides to help them. he drops out of his hiding place.)
Mal: Hello, my friends. Emma: Hey Mal. Mal: I have been observing you since you arrived. I will be glad to help. After all, this is where I grew up. I know every fareinth of these woods. Noah: Fareinth? Mal: A Minutiaeian measure of size. It's roughly this big.
(Mal holds his hand with his index finger and thumb apart, it's roughly two inches.)
Noah: And your natural connection to plants will also be helpful. Just assure you friends we mean them no harm. Mal: Of course. Kurt: I guess we could use his help.
(As they head into the woods, they find something that clearly isn’t natural.)
Emma: Noah, Mal, look.
(It's a large industrial facility.)
Noah: It's the old factory. It was closed down years ago because of too much pollution. Emma: You're right. Look at the stream. It looks like the chemicals are still seeping through, Noah: They probably have been for all these years. Mal: My green friends always warned me to stay away from here. Now I know why.
(Noah takes a water sample.)
Emma: I don’t know how people could do this. Mal: From what my parents taught me, and what little I remember of it, Minutiae has no such pollution. We do everything to protect the environment. Wastes such as this are carefully eliminated, or converted into less harmful products. Noah: I'll analyze this back at the lab.
(Suddenly a scream is heard. Noah and Emma rush to rejoin the other students, while Mal returns to his hidden vantage point. The reason for the scream: two large footprints.)
Mr. Burley: Great Caesar’s salad! Bigfoot was here. Uh, field trip's over. We'd better get back to the bus. Quickly kids, follow me.
(The students start leaving.)
Troy: Bigfoot? Jake: Nah, there's no such thing. Must be some kind of hoax. Come on.
(The students leave. However, the footprints are not a hoax, but they were left by one of the mutants Malkor wants to ally with. This one is known as Bluefur.)
Bluefur: Those ugly humans keep getting closer and closer to us mutants. I need to warn the others.
(Bluefur leaves, but not without being seen.)
Vrak: Malkor was right. I must get these toxic mutants on our side.
(Later, back at Harwood County High, the Rangers examine the water sample.)
Emma: These people didn’t care about the environment at all. I mean, they closed down the plant, but didn’t even clean up the chemicals. Troy: Right now, I'm more concerned with that footprint. Jake: Dude, there is no such thing as Bigfoot. Dante: I'm sure Troy is thinking of another thing that footprint comes from.
(Underneath the factory, Bluefur meets with his fellow mutant, named Bigs.)
Bigs: Oooh, more toxic sludge. Bluefur: It's just a drop in the bucket. Proof that the humans don’t care. They turn a blind eye to the mess they created. They just keep making things worse. Bigs: It's time for them to pay. Let's give them a wake up call they cant ignore. Bluefur: Yeah, actions speak louder than words. Bigs: Then action is what we'll take.
(Vrak and one of his Zombats interrupt them.)
Bigs: And just who are you? Vrak: A friend, who thinks the same way you do. We share the same goals. My name is Vrak, and soon the humans will discover you too, unless they're stopped. Bigs: How do you propose we do that? Vrak: Easily. Form an alliance with me. We will make all Earthlings bend to our wills. Bigs: Sounds good to me. Bluefur: Me too. I'll even bring our toxic buddy Hisser on board.
(Back at the high school...)
Noah: I knew it. There are toxic chemicals in this sample. Jake: Hey, where's Gia? Emma: I think she's headed to Ernie's Brain Freeze. Jake: That's a good idea. That's where I'm headed. Later. Dante: Oh yeah, I'm sure you're going there for the food.
(Dante grins. Jake ignores Dante, leaving the lab, and sees Gia, still at her locker. He heads to his own locker. Gia notices him when she closes her's.)
Gia: Hi Jake. Jake: Oh. Didn’t notice you there. Just about to head to Ernie's for a fro-yo. Gia: I was gonna head there too. Jake: Well, you could come with me, if you like. Gia: OK. Jake (silently): Yes.
(Unfortunately, plans need to be changed, as their Morphers beep. The Rangers leave, soon meeting up with Mal.)
Troy: These are the coordinates Tensou sent. Where's the monster? Split up.
(The Rangers split up and go in different directions. Mal goes with Gia.)
Gia: Nothing here. So where is the monster hiding? Mal: If there were more plants around here, I could ask them.
(Nearby, Jake and Troy are searching.)
Jake: I don’t see anything weird. How about you?
(That's when a monster emerges from the ground. This is Hisser, the friend Bluefur mentioned. The other Rangers quickly arrive.)
Troy: Oh yeah. This monster looks pretty weird to me. Emma: What? Dante: Weird? It's just a giant snake. Must be related to Jake. Jake: Hey! Hisser: It's time to destroy some humans. Mal: How fortunate for me. I am Minutiaeian. Troy (to Hisser): Back off. You're not destroying anyone. Hisser: Your species has had it's day. My toxic venom will annihilate all of you. Troy: What? Emma: No chance. Mal: I told you. I am Minutiaeian, not human. Jake: Think again. Gia: No way. Noah: That's not going to happen.
(Bigs and Bluefur arrive.)
Bigs: You puny humans think you can stop us? Us mutants are unstoppable. Bluefur: I cant wait to blast these little runts. I'll stomp you all into dust.
(Bluefur stomps his foot, leaving a footprint like the one from the field trip.)
Emma: Bigfoot. But how? Bigs: You humans closed down that toxic factory, but never cleaned up the chemicals. You had the chance to take care of that toxic mess for years, but did you? No. No human ever lifted a finger to make things right. Now, it's our time. Bluefur: Yeah, we've joined forces with the bugs and Vrak to take you humans out. Emma: We never knew how bad the pollution was. Bigs: You brought this upon yourselves. Mal: For the third time, I am Minutiaeian, not human. Before my parents and I arrived 30 cycles ago, there were only three others of my people on this whole planet. So, my people had nothing to do with the pollution. But, I will have something to do with cleaning you three up. Dante: I don't think they care one way or another. Bigs: Think of what toxics and sludge would do you, then think of how horrible it would be to be made of it. Now we're gonna finish what mankind foolishly started. Noah: What's that? Bluefur: The destruction of your environment. You're creating a toxic world. We’ll just speed up the process. Jake: You wont get past us. Bigs: Once we attack, you'll become part of the sludge pile. Gia: No. We'll never let you harm the Earth, or it's people. Mal: Or it's plant life. Bigs: Hisser, get them.
(Hisser leaps at the Rangers, knocking them down. They quickly get back on their feet. Hisser tries another attack, but Noah knocks him down.)
Noah: I've got this one. Watch your backs. Troy: Right. (to Emma and Mal) We'll take the blobby one. Emma: Got it. Mal: Ready. Jake: That leaves Bigfoot. Gia: Right. Dante: Great.. Kurt: Just great.
(The Rangers attack.)
Bluefur: Welcome to the club.
(Bluefur attacks with his weapon, a double ended spiked club. He knocks Gia down, but Jake and Dante is still fighting. Nearby, Troy attacks Bigs with his Dragon Sword, but it does little to the blobby mutant.)
Bigs: That tickles.
(Bigs starts moving out of the way of Troy's attacks.)
Bigs: Try to keep up, silly human.
(Noah fires a blast from his Shark Bowgun at Hisser.)
Hisser: Now I’m hissing mad.
(Hisser and Noah start matching each other, blow for blow. Meanwhile, Gia has recovered and attacks Bluefur, who is ready and blocks her.)
Bluefur: That the best you can do?
(Bluefur tosses Gia, who lands in front of Jake. Jake starts attacking Bluefur, only to be thrown as well.)
Gia: Jake. Jake: I'm OK. It's that double club. We have to get past it. Dante: Let's see how tough Furry is against a bull.
(Dante charges at Bluefur, and tries tackling him from the waist. Bluefur only moves slightly, still on his feet. Bluefur then smashes his club into Dante's back, then tosses him across the ground, where he lands near Jake and Gia.)
Dante: Argh. Gia: Dante! Bluefur: Pathetic!
Hisser: Slither spit.
(Hisser spits venom at Noah, who easily dodges. Hisser used it as more of a distraction than an attack, however.)
Noah: Wait. Where'd he go?
(Hisser comes up from the ground, right beneath Noah's feet, knocking him for a loop. Nearby...)
Bigs: I'll bump you off.
(Bigs uses his mass to knock Troy down. Emma and Mal attack, Emma with her Phoenix Shot, Mal with his Mega Blaster. Both blasts are deflected.)
Bigs: Us sludge balls know how to bounce back.
(Bigs does a flip, sending the blasts back, knocking down Emma, Mal and a recovered Troy. Bigs and Bluefur regroup.)
Bluefur: These humans are much weaker than I expected. Bigs: No, it's not that these silly humans are weaker, it's just that we're much stronger. And more pollution every day means more and more power for us mighty mutants. Jake: No way. Bluefur: Yes, you thoughtless humans have been making us more powerful for years.
(Hisser comes up behind the Rangers, using his Slither spit attack.)
Hisser: Toxic waste in action.
(The Rangers are covered in sludge.)
Jake: This still really is nasty. Gia: It's sapping all my energy. Noah: I cant move. Kurt: Me either.
(The sludge on Mal not only effects him, but the few nearby plants. They start to wither.)
Bluefur: Once you're all gone, we'll start the real fun. Bigs: Yes, we're going to break open all the chemical tanks everywhere. Hisser: The Earth will become a sea of slime. A paradise for mutants, and a graveyard for humans.
(Mal is so weak, he cant even remind them he's not human.)
Troy (weak): No. We'll battle you with every ounce of strength we have.
(The Rangers get back on their feet.)
Troy: Get them!
(Though weak, the Rangers charge into battle.)
Hisser: Slither attack.
(The Rangers attack, but Hisser's ability to travel underground proves too much for them in their weakened conditions.)
Hisser: Down for the count. Troy: Guys, keep fighting no matter what. Hisser: These humans are more resilient than I expected. Bigs: Perhaps a ball of toxic fire will change that.
(Bigs and Bluefur create a fireball. They launch it at the Rangers, knocking them back down.)
Hisser: Now, my slithery, slathery slime will finish you off forever.
(But from out of nowhere, a shining orb appears, knocking Hisser down, before landing with an explosion.)
Hisser: What was that?
(A figure stands in shadow near the explosion.)
Gia: Who is that?
(The figure starts moving. He is clearly a robot.)
Gia: Or what is it? Troy: That symbol. It's just like Gosei. Mal: Which means he is on our side. Bigs: Where'd he come from? Bluefur: I know where he's going. Straight to the sludge pile. Robot: Stand down, mutants. You will only get one warning. I am Robo Knight, protector of the environment, guardian of the Earth. Troy: I knew it. He's on our side. Hisser: My slime will take care of you.
(Hisser uses his Slither spit attack, but Robo Knight quickly moves out of the way.)
Robo Knight: I don’t think so. You use noxious elements to hurt the Earth.
(Robo Knight fires at Hisser.)
Robo Knight: Environmental threats must be stopped.
(Robo Knight keeps firing.)
Noah: A super robot.
(Robo Knight's actions are noticed from up in orbit.)
Malkor: Vrak! Explain this. Why wasn’t I told of this Robo Knight? Vrak: I've never seen him before. Malkor: Then destroy him. Vrak: Yes Sir. Malkor: No one can stop our plans. Understood? Vrak: Yes, Admiral. Malkor: Then see to him. Vrak: Consider him gone.
(Back on Earth...)
Troy: He's super powerful. With him fighting on our side, we can take these mutants out. Kurt: If we can get him on our side.
(The Rangers start glowing, and clear the sludge away.)
Mal: Much better, Troy: Let's go.
(The Rangers rush into battle. They strike in three waves, but they still can’t even knock Bigs and Bluefur down. Nearby...)
Hisser: I'll slam you with my underground attack.
(Hisser leaps into the ground, burrowing towards Robo Knight. Robo Knight turns his blaster into a Robo Blade, and jabs it into the ground, before Hisser can attack.)
Robo Knight: Advance no further. Return to surface, now.
(Robo Knight drags Hisser back to the surface, slashing him with the Robo Blade. Troy tries a Sky Strike against Bigs and Bluefur, before calling on the Sky Bros.)
(Robo Knight fires, his Vulcan Cannon fires several blasts, which hit Hisser as one, apparently destroying him.)
Robo Knight: Threat eliminated. Troy: He used power cards. Gia: Just like ours. Noah: Fascinating.
(Robo Knight starts to leave.)
Troy: Robo Knight.
(Robo Knight stops.)
Troy: Thanks. Emma: Yeah, you stopped that monster cold.
(Up in orbit...)
Vrak: My winged minions will help Hisser recover. Zombats.
(Vrak's Zombats restore and enlarge Hisser.)
Troy: He's back. Gia: And bigger than ever. Hisser: The Earth ends now. I'm not just bigger...
(Hisser transforms into a tank.)
Hisser: ... I'm badder.
(Hisser blasts the Rangers.)
Robo Knight: Stay back. Mission under way. Do not interfere. Change Card, activate.
(Using a Power Card, Robo Knight transforms.)
Morpher; Lion Zord, morph. Troy: Did you just see that? Gia: Amazing. Noah: He actually turned into a Zord. Dante: Well, he's a robot. Probably not that hard for him to do that. Robo Knight: Robo Ram.
(The Lion Zord rams into Hisser.)
Gia: He's got that snake on the run. Robo Knight: Lion Mechazord, activate.
(The Lion Zord merges with a dump truck.)
Troy: That robot's putting pedal to the metal. Emma: He's definitely more than a robot. Gia: You got that right. And whatever he is, he kicks butt.
(The LionZord encounters a wall of rubble.)
Robo Knight: You think rocks can stop me? I was buried under ground for centuries. Now I must complete my mission to protect the Earth's environment. Hisser: Keep coming. You're about to be scorched and torched.
(Hisser fires blasts, but the Lion Zord does not slow down.)
Hisser: Time to rock your world.
(Hisser launches a boulder, but it smashes when it hits the Lion Zord.)
Hisser: What? Robo Knight: Spin maneuver.
(The LionZord starts spinning around, slamming into Hisser.)
Hisser: Stop that, you bucket of bolts. Robo Knight: Robo Charge.
(The LionZord charges, the does another spin, sending Hisser for a loop. Deep below ground...)
Bluefur: That robot's spin move has Hisser all spun out. Get up!
(Hisser transforms out of tank mode and stands up.)
Troy: Robo Knight's got him now. Robo Knight: Wheel Missiles.
(Missiles come out of the hubs of the LionZord's wheels.)
Hisser; Can we talk? Robo Knight: You have threatened the Earth's environment. All threats must be eliminated. Knight Power Charge.
(The LionZord fires a blast and launches it's missiles.)
Robo Knight: Victory Strike.
(Hisser is destroyed.)
Robo Knight: Objective completed.
(The Rangers celebrate as Robo Knight returns to his normal form. Soon, the powered down Rangers approach Robo Knight.)
Gia: Who are you? Emma: Why didn’t Gosei tell us about you? Noah: I didn’t know Zords could turn into robots? Mal: I seem to remember an image Micron sent to us, of some Zords one of his cousin's Ranger teams was using. They turned into robots before as well as a Megazord. Noah: You're a robot Ranger and a Zord.
(Robo Knight turns towards the Rangers.)
Troy: We want to know all about you. We're glad to have you on our side.
(Troy steps forward and extends his hand in friendship.)
(Robo Knight just walks away.)
Jake: What's up with him? Emma: Yeah, where's he going?
(Underground, Vrak meets with Bigs and Bluefur.)
Bigs: Poor Hisser. I thought he had what it takes to flatten those Power Rangers. Vrak: Hisser may have succeeded, if that Robo Knight hadn't appeared. Bigs: We'll just have to find a way to be tougher. Bluefur: I say the first thing we have to do is recycle that robotic tin can. Vrak: I have a plan.
(Later, at Gosei's command center...)
Tensou: A new Ranger. A New Ranger. A brand new, totally new, undeniably new...
(The Rangers arrive.)
Gia: Tensou. Tensou: Uh-oh. Gia: Gosei, how come you never told us there was a ninth Ranger out there? Jake: Yeah, when were you gonna drop that little piece of info on us? Gosei: I didn’t tell you because he had been dormant until today. Just like your Zords, Robo Knight comes from the Earth. I created him centuries ago, with the sole mission of protecting the Earth's environment. As the Earth's guardian, I knew that someday, it would need a powerful protector like Robo Knight. I instilled in the super robot all the admirable qualities a knight should possess. Sharp reflexes, the fearlessness of a lion, and an unwavering commitment to his mission to protect nature. Now the Earth itself has awakened him, and called him to action. He will be invaluable in our fight to save this planet from alien threats. Troy: So he is on our side. Gosei: Yes, but after such a long hibernation, it appears he has lost some of his memory. Robo Knight's computer brain clearly doesn’t recall that I created him, or that you are his allies. Noah: Can you fix him? Gosei: Robo Knight is a highly complex, artificially intelligent machine. He needs to relearn that his mission and yours are the same. Teaching him that will be tricky, but it is up to you to win him over as an ally. That is your challenge. Dante: Oh goody. This'll be fun. Kurt: Quite.
(Elsewhere, Robo Knight stands alone in the darkness, watching over nature. The next day, the Rangers are at Ernie's.)
Noah: I cant believe how awesome Robo Knight was. All that power and speed. Emma: But how come Gosei didn’t tell us about him before? Jake: He's probably embarrassed. Noah: It seems Robo Knight has lost some memory. He doesn’t recognize Gosei's authority. And he thinks he needs to work alone. Jake: He's reckless. Gia: I think Robo Knight kicks butt. He'd make a great addition to our team. Mal: if I was a technopath instead of a hortipath, I could try to help him. Jake: A what instead of a what? Mal: A technopath has a link to technology, I am a hortipath, meaning I have a link to horticulture. Plants. Jake: Oh. Gia: What do you think, Troy?
(Troy is thinking of his dreams, of a great Ranger battle. Robo Knight is in them, leading a charge.)
Troy: I've been having these dreams, and Robo Knight is in them. Emma: Cool. Noah: Some scientists believe that dreams foretell the future. Mal: I know they do. A few weeks before I met you, I had a dream that I would have friends other than plants. And now I do. Jake: Oh, come on. Emma: Troy, if your dreams can tell the future, what else happened in them? Troy: There's a big battle, but the dreams are fuzzy. That's why I never mentioned them before. Jake: Well, is Robo Knight at least fighting on our side? Troy: I think so, but I'm not sure.
(Up in orbit...)
Malkor: we have a problem. This Robo Knight is interfering with our plan. He must be destroyed. Vrak: I think I have a better way of solving this problem. Instead of destroying him, we'll convert him to our side. Malkor: Interesting idea. He is a powerful adversary. Turning him into an ally could be extremely helpful. Yes. Do it!
(Vrak takes his leave of Malkor.)
Vrak: Now, how can I convince a knight to abandon his mission to protect this planet and it's environment? Using persuasion is not the way to change him.
(Vrak armors up for his journey down to Earth.)
Vrak: I must physically weaken this robotic guardian first, then I can bend him to our will.
(Vrak takes a small ship down to the surface.)
Vrak: I know the perfect monster to bring Robo Knight to his knees. Psychotick, come forth.
(Psychotick rises out of the water.)
Psychotick: Did you call for my services? Vrak: I have a special mission that requires your particular skills. Psychotick: Ah, a snack and snare job. I'm in. Psychotick, master of draining energy, ready and eager to feed. Vrak: Capture Robo Knight. We'll drain him dry and reprogram him. Psychotick: Yes.
(Psychotick heads to an amusement park.)
Psychotick: Just listen to those squeals of joy. I'll turn them into shrieks of fear.
(Psychotick makes his presence known, sending people running away.)
Psychotick: Now I'll devour the power.
(Back at Ernie's, the Morphers chime.)
Troy: We're being called.
(At the amusement park...)
Psychotick: Who wants to play?
(More people start running, as the Rangers arrive.)
Troy: Quick, before anyone gets hurt.
(The Rangers morph.)
Psychotick: Figures that as soon as I get all aped up, that the Power Rangers make an appearance. Troy: Stop right there! Psychotick: After draining all that energy, I've got power to burn. And what better way to use it then to obliterate you Rangers. Troy: Shut him down, Rangers, Rangers: Mega Blaster.
(The Rangers fire.)
Psychotick: Right back at ya.
(Psychotick deflects the blasts, knocking down the Rangers.)
Psychotick: Now that's what I call amusement. And here's more.
(Psychotick charges, as do the Rangers. Psychotick is hard to stop, eventually tossing Jake and Gia to the ground. Before he can attack again, Robo Knight arrives.)
Psychotick: Time for the main event.
(Robo Knight transforms out of LionZord mode.)
Troy: Good timing, Robo Knight. Noah: He's tough, but together, we can take him. Robo Knight: I will handle it alone. Psychotick: Let's see you handle this. I've been itching to fight you.
(Robo Knight begins fighting Psychotick, and Robo Knight has the upper hand. There's a group of people cowering nearby.)
Psychotick: Tick attack.
(Psychotick spits a large number of ticks at Robo Knight. Robo Knight sidesteps, leaving the people in danger.)
Troy: No! Guys, quick.
(The Rangers draw the Mega Blasters and fire, stopping the ticks from reaching the people.)
Troy: Robo Knight put those people at risk. Let's get them to safety. Gia: What's the deal, Robo Knight? You left them wide open. Robo Knight: The monster's my target.
(Robo Knight resumes his assault on Psychotick, with two people cowering behind a bench nearby.)
Jake: More people.
(Jake rushes to save the people, as Psychotick tries another tick attack. Robo Knight again sidesteps it, leaving Jake to defeat them with his Snake Axe.)
Jake: Why aren’t you helping those people?
(Robo Knight doesn’t answer Jake, he just keeps on attacking Psychotick. But the tables are soon turned. As Robo Knight is readying his Vulcan Cannon, Psychotick attacks.)
Robo Knight: I've been hit. Psychotick: Got him. Robo Knight: An energy tick. Psychotick: Activate.
(The tick and Robo Knight vanish.)
Troy: Robo Knight! Vrak: He's mine now. Emma: No. Psychotick: Yes. Our plan succeeded. Good bye, fools.
(Vrak and Psychotick vanish.)
Troy: They're gone. Noah: This was all just a trap to capture Robo Knight. Emma: And now we lost him. Troy: Whatever they plan to do to him, it's got to be bad. Mal: Worse than what I wanted to do to the monster that took my parents from me. Kurt: We help Robo Knight, and then I promise, I will help you plant whatever you want. (The Rangers regroup at the command center.)
Troy: We have to find Robo Knight. I cant believe we let him get captured. Gosei: Tensou, see if you can trace their energy signature and locate where they teleported.
(Tensou starts tracking.)
Tensou: He's still on Earth. Gia: Well that narrows it down. Dante: Not really.. Jake: I say we let Vrak keep him. Robo Knight didn’t even care when he put all those people in danger. Gosei: Robo Knight believes his mission is to protect the Earth, not humans. Emma: But we are part of this Earth, too. Gosei: Unfortunately, he doesn’t quite understand that. It is your mission to win him over. Jake: I could do without him. Mal: It us unfair to blame a machine because of a minor malfunction. Troy: Regardless, he's one of us. We cant give up on anyone who fights for the Earth. Gia: And since he's still on Earth, we can find him. Troy: Let's go.
(The Rangers leave the command center. Elsewhere...)
Robo Knight: Rebooting. Calibrating sensors.
(Robo Knight is in a cage.)
Robo Knight: Scanning for possible escape. Searching. Vrak: For now, you're my guest, Robo Knight. Robo Knight: You are interfering with my mission.
(Vrak looks at Robo Knight's Morpher.)
Vrak: Such an interesting device. It tells me your fuel cell is almost half-empty. And you'll lose more, since that cage is more than just a prison. Psychotick: Yes, it also drains your power. Soon, you will be too weak to defend yourself. Robo Knight: I will break these bars. Vrak: The harder you try to escape, the faster that tick will drain your energy.
(One of Psychotick's ticks is on the top of the cage, draining more energy from Robo Knight.)
Vrak: And the Rangers wont help you. They saw how you endangered humans. And since you don’t care about them, they wont care about you. Now, it's time for phase two of my plan. (to Psychotick) I need you to keep the Rangers occupied, while I reprogram our friend here. Psychotick: With pleasure.
(Psychotick leaves. Meanwhile, the Rangers have split up, searching for Robo Knight. Emma searches near a factory, Jake by the docks, Noah downtown. Troy and Mal are out in the woods.)
Troy: Keep looking. Who knows what they're doing to him right now.
(Psychotick is in the city.)
Psychotick: Where to begin? How about everywhere. I will create chaos by sucking the energy out of everything.
(All across the city, anything that runs on power comes to a stop. Cars, personal stereos, escalators, vacuums, computers, even Ernie's soft serve machine and blender. At Harwood County High, Mr. Burley is preparing to make some toast, when the power goes out.)
Mr. Burley: No. I want my perfect sandwich.
(The bread stays down for a moment, then pops back up, hitting Mr. Burley in the face. Elsewhere, Psychotick revels in the chaos.)
Psychotick: Electrifying, I've never felt so charged with power. Bring on the Rangers.
(Back at Vrak's hidden camp...)
Robo Knight: Power too low. Vrak: And once it's completely gone, you will be reprogrammed. Robo Knight: That Morpher belongs to me.
(Robo Knight tries to escape, but more of his energy is drained.)
Vrak: Impressive. Even with almost no energy left, you continue to fight back to save the Earth. And now, not even the Rangers will save you.
(Or will they. Troy and Mal arrive.)
Troy: Wrong, Vrak. Mal: You should have chosen a location with no plant life nearby. My friends told me exactly where you were. Troy: Now let Robo Knight go! Robo Knight: Red Ranger? Troy: We humans never abandon our friends. Mal: Neither do Minutiaeians. Robo Knight: Never abandon friends. Vrak: There's your weakness. That you protect each other, and he is not even one of you. Anyway, you're too late. Soon, Robo Knight will be reprogrammed, and you're not strong enough to fight me, just the two of you. And he's too weak to do anything at all. Robo Knight: Must protect Earth's environment. Troy: Mal and I are never really alone. We're all here for each other. And we're here for our friend.
(Troy and Mal morph.)
Vrak: You fools.
(Vrak attacks Troy and Mal. Back in the city...)
Psychotick: So much energy to absorb. There's no end to it. Voice: Yes, there is.
(The other Rangers have found Psychotick.)
Gia: Your energy draining days are over, you greedy bug. Psychotic: My boss needs more time. Loogies. Attack those humans.
(Gia gives a nod to the others, and the Rangers rush into battle with the Loogies.)
Psychotick: Time to get back to someone more important.
(Psychotick starts to leave. Gia attempts to stop him, but the Loogies stop her.)
Gia: He's trying to hold us up. Bet that means they're doing something to Robo Knight. We need to get to Troy and Mal and help them. Jake: Let's double team them. We'll be done in half the time.
(Jake and Gia's teamwork makes short work of the Loogies.)
Jake: Man, She's cool.
(Noah and Emma also try some teamwork.)
Noah: Wait for it. Emma: Just say when.
(Two groups of Loogies open fire.)
(Noah and Emma duck, and the Loogies are taken out by their own crossfire.)
Emma: Lets go find our teammates. Jake: Right.
(Back at Vrak's camp, Troy and Mal have both been knocked down.)
Vrak: Time to end this.
(Vrak starts charging at the two Rangers, when he is interrupted, by Psychotick.)
Psychotick: Master Vrak, the other Rangers are occupied, and I'm all charged up, and ready to take these red and gold ones down for good. Voice; Hold it right there, Vrak.
(The other Rangers have arrived.)
Vrak: I thought you took care of them. Psychotick: Well, I... Jake; We got here as fast as we could. Troy: I knew you'd find us. Kurt: I am glad you told me where Robo Knight was. I was looking for our other foe.
(The Rangers attack Vrak and Psychotick as a group.)
Robo Knight: The others, they came to. But why? I need to help, but my energy's almost fully drained.
(Jake and Gia rush over to the cage.)
Jake: Robo Knight, we'll get you out. I may not like some of the things you've done, but Troy trusts you. Gia: We're not just going to leave you in there. Robo Knight: No. Risking lives for me is illogical. The mission is to protect the Earth. Jake: Don’t you see? We're all on the same team. We're all trying to save the Earth. Robo Knight: Team? Gia: It's simple. We're the good guys, and they're the bad guys. We help each other. Robo Knight: Good guys? Jake: Step back.
(Jake is about to open the cage with his Snake Axe, when...)
(Vrak blasts Jake and Gia.)
Vrak: Oh good. I have your attention.
(Psychotick has the other Rangers on the ropes.)
Vrak: Now you can witness the end of the Power Rangers. Robo Knight: No power can help them. Vrak: No indeed. because of you, the Rangers are finished. It's over, Rangers. Noah: No way. We'll never give up. Mal: No Minutiaeian has ever surrendered since the days of Lord Multiplas. We fight to defend ourselves and our friends. Vrak: No? Jake: Nope, we're doing great. Emma: As long as we're united, there's always hope. Gia: Yeah, enjoy this little break before we take you down. Troy: The world is counting on us. We will find a way to defeat you. Robo Knight: Find a way. Yes, I can do this. Yes, trace the power drain. Reroute the energy back to power cell. Execute.
(Robo Knight gives the tick a taste of it's own medicine, draining power from it, causing the tick and the cage to explode.)
Jake: Whoa. Gia: Nice. Vrak: What? Psychotick: Not good.
(As the explosion dissipates...)
Troy: He's free. Jake: And he's mad.
(Robo Knight charges full speed at Vrak and Psychotick, knocking them away from the Rangers.)
Robo Knight: Power is back at full capacity. I am a protector of the Earth. You, and all threats to the environment, will be eliminated. Psychotick: But you cant take us. Robo Knight: Prepare for destruction. Troy: I knew he was one of us. Robo Knight: Robo Blaster. Psychotick: Forget it. I've sucked up too much power for you to stop me now. Tick Attack.
(Psychotick and Robo Knight fire at the same time. Robo Knight's blasts are more powerful than the tick attack, and Psychotick is knocked down. Robo Knight then goes after Vrak, attacking with his Robo Blade.)
Vrak: You wont stop us.
(Robo Knight leaps into the air.)
Robo Knight: Earth Power.
(Robo Knight delivers a powerful blow to Vrak. he then summons his Vulcan Cannon, and readies the Knight Dynamic.)
Robo Knight: For the future of the Earth. Knight Dynamic, fire.
(Robo Knight's blast knocks Vrak for a loop, and seemingly destroys Psychotick.)
Vrak: You will pay for this, Big time.
(Vrak summons his Zombats before retreating. and soon, Psychotick is a bigger problem than ever.)
Psychotick: He wasn’t kidding when he said big time. Troy: Alright, time for the Megazord. Robo Knight: No. I will handle this.
(Robo Knight's belt glows, revealing three cards.)
Robo Knight: Time to deploy my Zords. Emma: Great. Both Megazords together. Robo Knight: Mine will be sufficient. Knight Brothers, activate. Morpher: Summon KnightZords. Sea Lion Mechazord, Sky Lion Mechazord. Psychotick: That's it. I'm putting my foot down, on your heads. Robo Knight: Knight Brothers activation complete.
(The two Zords attack Psychotick, as Robo Knight changes into the Lion Zord to join them.)
Robo Knight: Gosei Grand Megazord, activate. Zords, combine.
(With the Sea and Sky lions forming the legs, the Gosei Grand Megazord is formed.)
Emma: He's his own Megazord. Dante: Not that much of a shock really. Jake: Yeah. Get him, Robo Knight. Robo Knight: I am prepared to defend the Earth's environment. Psychotick: Good. I'll finish you off and then squash the Rangers. I'll take you apart, Zord by Zord.
(Psychotick grabs the Gosei Grand Megazord.)
Emma: Psychotick’s trying to lift him.
(Instead, it's the Megazord that picks up Psychotick.)
Jake: Or the other way around. Psychotick: No. Stop.
(Gosei Grand throws Psychotick. Psychotick tries a bigger version of an old trick.)
Psychotick: Tick Attack.
(The Megazord easily swats away the giant ticks.)
Emma: Shouldn’t we help him? Jake: No. He wants to do this on his own. Robo Knight: Sea Lion Kick.
(Robo Knight sends Psychotick flying.)
Robo Knight: Sky Lion, move in.
(The head of the Sky Lion is launched, knocking Psychotick to the ground.)
Jake: Now that's how you kick butt. Robo Knight: Victory Charge. Your environmental threat will be removed forever. Psychotick: I'm not done. Robo Knight: Victory Charge, grand strike. Psychotick: Or am I? Uh-oh.
(Robo Knight's attack strikes Psychotick hard.)
Emma; Nice job. Psychotick: All that sizzle just to end with a fizzle.
Jake: Couldn’t have done better myself. Emma: Yeah. Unbelievable. Troy: He is. It'll be amazing to have him on our team. Mal: If he has learned the value of teamwork. In some ways, he reminds me of Dante, when we first met him. Dante: I don't see how he reminds you of me. I'm not a robot. Mal: Well, you still did not appreciate teamwork, or friendship. Jake: That was because of what happened to him in the past. Noah: Gosei said Robo Knight would have some programming glitches. This is just one of them. Dante: Even still, this "glitch" sounds like it was just Gosei's way of having us do all the work. Jake: What'd you want him to do? Send Tensou out to take care of this? Dante: Well, Tensou is a robot. If there was anyone else that could talk to Robo Knight and maybe get through to him, I bet he could. Gia: Please. Tensou can barely tell us where the monsters are without saying "Oh dear" two or three times. Robo Knight: Threat neutralized.
(Up in orbit...)
Malkor: That bucket of bolts beat us, and your brilliant plan failed. Vrak: I'm sorry, Sir. Malkor: Your plan to bring Robo Knight over to our side wasn’t horrible, but once again, something failed in the execution. That flea, Psychotick, wasn’t up to the task. Now that Robo Knight has joined the Rangers, he will be an even bigger problem. A problem you must solve.
(Back on Earth, Robo Knight stands on a rooftop.)
Robo Knight: Sentry mode, activate.
(The Rangers approach him. )
Troy: Robo Knight, you did a great job today. Just think of how much we can accomplish together.
(Robo Knight turns towards them.)
Robo Knight: Working together is good for humans, but I work alone. Working together is inefficient. Must continue working alone, to minimize errors and defeat (looking at Gia) the bad guys.
(Gia smiles, before Robo Knight takes off.)
Jake: He was quoting you, you know. I think he kind of likes you. Gia: Get real. He's a robot. But he is kind of studly. Mal: Studly? Gia: I'll explain it later. Troy: I think we're making progress with him. Jake: Yeah, but, he still doesn’t understand how to work with a team. Noah: I think he's trying to tell us he's learning. Gia: Which is more than some of us can say. Jake: What are you guys saying? Emma: Today was a mega win. Let's go celebrate at Ernie's. Gia: Oh, and Jake. You're buying. Jake: Wait, what? Come on, guys. Mal: I certainly cannot buy. I still have no Earth currency. Dante: Maybe it's time you try to look for a job, then. Mal: A job. perhaps. Noah: There's just a few problems with that. Mal has no address, no phone number and most importantly, no Social Security number. If we'd ever get a response from the Minutiaeian Ambassador in Gray Lake, who is apparently Mal's godfather, then we could get him everything he needs. Dante: Then once we get breathing room, that's exactly what we need to do. Mal: Hopefully, that will be soon. Micron was very close to my father. He should know what happened to him and my mother. Kurt: I hope so.
(Sometime later, deep in the woods...)
Bigs: Shadow Serpent, Hear me and appear. It is I, a fellow mutant, with a present for you.
(From out of a lake, a large shadow arises.)
Shadow Serpent: Who dares disturb me? Wait, what was that about a present? Bigs: It's the greatest gift of all. Us mutants have joined forces with aliens, and together, we will finally take over the world. Shadow Serpent: I must wait for sunshine. Then I can steal people's shadows and all my victims will be frozen in place forever.
(The next day, at Harwood County High, Noah is heading for Mr. Burley's office. He knocks.)
Mr. Burley: Come in.
Noah: Hey, Mr. Burley.
(Mr. Burley is examining pictures on his wall with a magnifying glass.)
Noah: You left your scarf in the classroom again. Mr. Burley: I'd forget my own head if it wasn’t attached. And even then, I might still lose it. Noah: Well, I got to get going. Mr. Burley: OK. Thanks again. Now, where did I leave my glasses?
(As Mr. Burley turns, his glasses, which he had on top of his head, slide into place. Unfortunately, he was looking at a picture of the Loch Ness Monster, and frightens himself, falling backwards. Elsewhere...)
Shadow Serpent: At last. The sun's out. Bigs: Yes. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day. Just not for the humans. Shadow Serpent: You got that right. I'll gobble up the humans' shadows, and they'll be freeze-dried right on the spot. Bigs: Wonderful. And be sure to fight Robo Knight, to see if you can find his weakness. With luck, the Rangers will get in your way, and you can gobble up their life force too.
(In the city, a construction worker is buying a hot dog from a vendor. They don’t know that Shadow Serpent is nearby.)
Shadow Serpent: Who wants a hot dog when you can eat shadows?
(Shadow Serpent extends his tongue, eating the shadows of the construction worker and the hot dog vendor, freezing them in place.)
Shadow Serpent: Yum.
(At a park, a father and son are playing catch. They take a break.)
Mom: Who's hungry for lunch? Shadow Serpent: I am.
(Shadow serpent eats the shadows of both parents.)
Shadow Serpent: Just stay right there. Don’t move until I give back your shadows, which will be never.
(Shadow Serpent leaves, as the boy walks over to his parents. He notices his parents aren’t moving. Meanwhile, the Rangers are training in the woods. Mal sits at the base of a tree, letting flowers grow around him.)
Troy: Good job today, guys.
(Gia holds her hand out for a high five, which Jake is more than willing to give her, when the Morphers chime.)
(Mal stands up, being careful not to step on the flowers.)
Troy: Let's move.
(In the park, Robo Knight walks over to the boy, who is trying to wake up his parents.)
Robo Knight: Young man, did you see who did this?
(The boy shakes his head.)
Robo Knight: Don’t worry. Your parents will be OK. I'll go get the bad guy.
(The Rangers morph as they rush to the scene.)
Robo Knight: Scanning for hostiles.
(Shadow Serpent reveals himself.)
Shadow Serpent: Let me make it easy on you, tin can. I’m Shadow Serpent, the monster you're looking for. Robo Knight: What are you? A giant snail? Shadow Serpent: I'm a Serpent. Wow, I think the guys who hired me overestimated you. Robo Knight: Explain what you mean. Shadow Serpent: I'm not just here to gobble up human shadows. They think you're something special, but I don’t see anything special about you. Robo Knight: Both of your missions will fail, monster. I'll defeat you from here, where I have no shadow to steal. Shadow Serpent: I'll make you move.
(Shadow Serpent whips his tongue at Robo Knight, who jumps up and out of sight to avoid it. The Rangers arrive.)
Troy: Hold it right there, monster. Robo Knight: Stop. Go back into the shade, or he will eat your shadows. Jake: Fine. We'll stay a stone's throw away. Rock Crush card, activate.
(Jake sends two large rocks at Shadow Serpent.)
Shadow Serpent: Let's play rock, paper, shadows.
(Shadow Serpent eats the shadows of the rocks, causing them to fall to the ground.)
Troy: Let's head for the shade. Shadow Serpent: Too late.
(Shadow Serpent knocks the Rangers down with his tail.)
Shadow Serpent: Time for a little tongue lashing.
(Shadow Serpent tries to eat the Rangers' shadows.)
Troy: Quick, under that tree.
(The Rangers ground together in the shade of two medium size trees.)
Shadow Serpent: Excellent. Bunch up like that so I can take you all down with one snap.
(Shadow Serpent whips his tail, destroying the trees. Mal cries out in agony, as the Rangers are forced back into the sun.)
Emma: Mal, are you OK. Mal: Their pain. I felt their pain as they were destroyed. I've never felt anything like it. Not even when I was near a tree being cut down with an axe. Robo Knight: Target located.
(Troy is attacking Shadow Serpent.)
Troy: Guys, find some more shade while you can. Robo Knight: I have a shot. Red Ranger, move. Shadow Serpent: Get off of me and move to where I can steal your shadow.
(Shadow Serpent shakes Troy off.)
Robo Knight (to Troy): You interfered. The monster was in my sights and you got in the way.
(Clouds roll in to block the sun.)
Shadow Serpent: Aw. Too bad. The sun's away, so no more play. But next time, I'll eat you for breakfast.
(Shadow Serpent vanishes.)
Troy: He's gone. Let's regroup.
(The Rangers get back to their feet and power down. Troy seems to be hurting.)
Emma: Troy, are you OK? Troy: Yeah. Gia: I cant believe how easily that guy took us down. Mal: Those trees. Those poor, innocent trees. Robo Knight: You got in the way. The problem was not your opponent. It was you. Jake: Hey. Troy was just trying to defend us so that we could retreat to the shade. Emma: He did it to protect us. Robo Knight: There in lies the problem with humans. You worry to much about each other. If you hadn’t interfered, I would have finished him.
(Robo Knight walks off.)
Gia: What a machine. Jake: What a jerk. Noah: I'm glad you figured it out in time. You saved us. Emma: He'll be back, though. Troy: I know. This one will be hard to beat. Kurt: We will beat it.
(Elsewhere, Vrak is with Bluefur.)
Vrak: Take me to Shadow Serpent. I must speak to him before the sun sets and he goes dormant. Bluefur: You really think he can get rid of the Rangers, when everyone else has failed? Vrak: He has the skills, but only if he uses them before the Rangers figure out how to stop him. Bluefur: I don’t get it. How could they? He's so much stronger than them. Vrak: The Power Rangers are quite clever. We must destroy them now.
(Back in the city...)
Robo Knight: Sentry Mode. Scanning. Troy: Robo Knight. About what you said earlier at the park. I've been thinking on how to beat Shadow Serpent. Well, you gave me an idea. Like you, the monster thinks working as a team is a weakness. And that's how we get him. I noticed he opens himself up to attack when he steals shadows. If we work together, we can act as bait. And you can make the surprise attack. Robo Knight: You mean, you will risk yourselves so that I can attack him? It is illogical for you to take such a risk. We will work together, but separately, and I will surely beat the monster. Troy: It's a good plan, Robo Knight. Robo Knight: I am a machine. I do not plan, I attack. You think like a human. You take risks. Too much risk. I will defeat him alone. Troy: Well, think about it. We'll see you on the battlefield.
Robo Knight: That you will.
Shadow Serpent: Vrak's come across the universe to destroy them? Bigs: No, he wants to take over the Earth, bur first, he has to de-Ranger the place. Shadow Serpent: Bah. They're not so tough. I would have taken them down today if these clouds had not showed up. Now, the real one to watch out for is that Robo Knight. But I'll make a meal out of him, too, and then I'll make tin cans to store the leftovers. Bigs: Good one. That's putting the can in can do. Vrak: Creepox underestimated the Rangers, and that led to his demise. Don’t make the same mistake. These humans have a remarkable ability to adapt and learn. Shadow Serpent: They sure didn’t do that today. You'll see. When the sun comes out, everything casts a shadow. They cant escape that. Bluefur: Listen to the boss. Don’t get too confident, or they'll get you. Vrak: Whatever they did today, tomorrow, they'll do something smarter. So you have to stop them before they have the chance to outsmart you. Shadow Serpent: Your lack of confidence is starting to hurt my feelings. I'm not some lummox like Creepox. I've got special skills. I'll get them for sure, tomorrow. Bluefur: I forecast that tomorrow is going to be a very nice day, with lots of sunshine.
(Meanwhile, Emma heads into Ernie's. Troy is already there.)
Emma: Hey. Troy: Hey. Emma: Did you convince Robo Knight to work with us? Troy: No. That robot is stubborn. Why cant he see that we're fighting on the same side? Emma: I'm sure he'll come around. No one can resist the call of the Red Ranger for long. Troy: That's what I like about you, Emma. You're always so positive. If only everything could be that easy.
(The sun sets and a full moon shines down over Harwood County. Robo Knight continues his watch.)
Robo Knight: My mission is to protect the Earth. But these humans working for Gosei complicate things. Could his plan be the right way to defeat this villain? It cannot be. I fight alone.
(Soon, morning has come.)
Robo Knight: At last, the sun is up. It's time to destroy the Shadow Serpent.
(Shadow Serpent is already on the prowl.)
Shadow Serpent: A train, full of people. That would make a good target. Perfect Ranger bait. I'll gobble up it's shadow, and the shadows of everyone on board. What a breakfast.
(Shadow Serpent extends his tongue to eat the train's show, when the Rangers arrive. They open fire on his tongue.)
Shadow Serpent: Fine. I'll settle for snacking on your shadows. Jake: Sorry to spoil your appetite, but the shadows you took? We're taking 'em back.
(Shadow Serpent whips his tail at the Rangers, as Robo Knight arrives.)
Robo Knight: Take cover, Rangers. Troy: Robo Knight. Robo Knight: Just stay back, I will handle this. Shadow Serpent: Confronting me in a place with no shade? It's like you didn’t even think about it. Look, if you're not even going to try, then neither am I. Troy: Oh, we have a plan. Let's go.
(The Rangers take out their Morphers.)
Jake & Gia: Mega Quake, activate.
(Jake and Gia send chunks of debris flying.)
Noah: Guys, let's whip up some cloud cover. Sea Shower, activate.
(Noah creates a water spout.)
Noah: Weigh it down. Emma & Troy: Twist Tornado, activate.
(A whirlwind is summoned.)
Troy: Combining all that dirt, water and wind should do the trick. Mal: My turn. I will avenge those two innocent tress you destroyed, Shadow Serpent. Leaf Vortex, activate.
(A swirling column of leaves joins in, and the sky becomes cloudy.)
Noah: Check it out. Jake: Awesome. It's working. Shadow Serpent: Ha! That was your plan to stop me? Let's cut through all this.
(Shadow Serpent takes flight, getting rid of the cloud cover. The Rangers are knocked off their feet.)
Gia: The serpent sure twists things around. Robo Knight: Rangers, your scattered efforts are not effective. Stay back. You had your chance, now I will deal with this monster. Shadow Serpent: Don’t be so sure, Robo Knight. Deal with this.
(Shadow Serpent fires a series of blasts at Robo Knight, who returns fire then jumps out of the way. He lands directly behind Shadow Serpent.)
Shadow Serpent: OK, that was pretty good for a robot.
(Shadow Serpent turns around and attacks Robo Knight. Robo Knight tries to hide in a cornfield, but Shadow Serpent's tongue easily finds him, and whips him out.)
Troy: He's in trouble, Let's go.
(The Rangers rush to help Robo Knight.)
Shadow Serpent: Now to head things up.
(Shadow Serpent blasts Robo Knight with fireballs. Robo Knight tries to dodge, but cannot.)
Robo Knight: Circuits... overheating. Shadow Serpent: Monster beats machine. Now, back to eating every human shadow I find.
(The Rangers rush over.)
Troy: No. Robo Knight. Robo Knight: For... get.. me. Get him. Troy: No way, you're one of us. Emma: That's right. Troy: We can take care of our own and still find a way to stop this guy. Robo Knight: No. Not logical. Mal: It may not be logical, but it is the right thing for us to do. Troy: Fury of the dragon, Megaforce Red. Emma: Flames of the phoenix, Megaforce Pink. Mal: Majesty of the stag, Megaforce Gold. Jake: Venom of the snake, Megaforce Black. Gia: Claw of the tiger, Megaforce Yellow. Noah: Bite of the shark, Megaforce Blue. Dante: Strength of the Bull, Megaforce Brown. Kurt: Courage of the Wolf, Megaforce Rainbow. Rangers: We'll save the Earth together. Troy: Earth's defenders never surrender. Ranger: Go Go Megaforce! Shadow Serpent: Another half-baked plan.
(Shadow Serpent fires a blast at the Rangers.)
Troy: Well, this plan is gonna turn out different. You're going down.
(The Rangers start attacking Shadow Serpent.)
Shadow Serpent: You're lucky it's cloudy here, Rangers. Noah: You're wrong about us, Robo Knight. We have emotions, but that's not a weakness. Jake: Feelings are what motivate us. Gia: We're just as committed to the mission as you. We just do it as a team.
(Shadow Serpent knocks down Gia, and Emma moves in to guard her.)
Emma: See, Robo Knight. If we cant protect each other, how can we protect the world? Mal: Ever since I lost my parents, they are more than just my friends. They are the closest thing I have to a family now. And Minutiaeians always look out for family. Robo Knight: They're like gears in a motor, working together. Troy: Can't you see that when we combine our strength, it's multiplied, times eight! Robo Knight: Multiplied? Troy: Watch, we'll show you. Rangers: Combine, Megaforce Blaster.
(The Rangers combine their weapons, and fire at Shadow Serpent. He explodes.)
Troy: That should do it.
(But Shadow Serpent is still standing.)
Shadow Serpent: Wrong again, Ranger.
(Shadow Serpent fires a powerful blast at the Rangers, knocking them off their feet.)
Shadow Serpent: Eight times zero is still zero. Troy: Robo Knight, we're on the same team. Remember that plan I talked about? We're going for it. We’re counting on you. Robo Knight: They are entrusting their lives to me. Shadow Serpent: Oh, what a lovely buffet.
(Shadow Serpent grabs the Rangers' shadows.)
Shadow Serpent: Your shadows are mine. Robo Knight: No. Troy: Attack now, Robo Knight. Robo Knight: I will not waste this chance.
(Robo Knight changes into the LionZord, and attacks before Shadow Serpent can recoil his tongue.)
Shadow Serpent: No.
(The Rangers start moving again.)
Troy: The plan worked, I knew Robo Knight wouldn’t fail us.
(Robo Knight changes back, and attacks Shadow Serpent with his Robo Blade.)
Robo Knight: Now to end this. Shadow Serpent: Yes, you're finally right. I'll end this right now.
(But Shadow Serpent underestimates the power of the Robo Blaster, and is knocked down. Robo Knight summons his Vulcan Cannon, and readies the Knight Dynamic.)
Shadow Serpent: What now, you tin can?
(Robo Knight fires, destroying Shadow Serpent. The Rangers celebrate.)
Troy: I knew you could do it. Robo Knight: I must admit, your plan worked. There is true power in teamwork.
(Shadow Serpent isn’t finished. He has enough energy to call for help.)
Shadow Serpent: Quick, Vrak. Send me the Zombats.
Malkor: Who is this monster? What have you been up to? Explain yourself. Vrak: You'll see.
(Vrak sends the Zombats down to help Shadow Serpent.)
Shadow Serpent: Even with my shadowy past, my appetite's grown even bigger. Robo Knight: Now together, we will stop him. Gia: Troy, did you hear that? Noah: Good job, man.
(Robo Knight transforms into LionZord, and summons the two Knight Brothers. The Gosei Grand Megazord is formed. The Rangers summon their Zords, and form the Gosei Great Megazord.)
Troy: This is the first time we've battled. side by side. Shadow Serpent: You know what they say. The bigger they are, the better for shish-kabob.
(Shadow Serpent charges, with two spikes, one on each hand.)
Troy: Fight as one, Rangers.
(The two Megazords exchange blows with Shadow Serpent.)
Robo Knight: Together.
(The two Megazords deliver simultaneous punches, knocking Shadow Serpent back.)
Shadow Serpent: I'll give you that one. And give you these in return.
(Shadow Serpent attacks both Megazords with his head, knocking them backwards.)
Shadow Serpent: Like those? Let me heat'em up.
(Shadow Serpent blasts the Megazords, causing them to separate.)
Shadow Serpent: Your team's falling apart. Your barely a light snack now.
(Shadow Serpent fires more blasts.)
Troy: Move in.
(The individual Zords move to attack.)
Robo Knight: Even if he has the edge in size, our combined power will still prevail. Rangers: Right. All together.
(The Zords blast at Shadow Serpent. He's still standing. This act of teamwork has unlocked a new card.)
Troy: What's this? A gift from Gosei. Robo Knight: No, a reward for working together. Rangers: Right. Rangers & Robo Knight: Gosei Great Grand Megazord, activate.
(The six components of the Gosei Great combine with the three Knight Brothers, to form a new, more powerful Megazord.)
Rangers & Robo Knight: Gosei Great Grand Megazord, ready. Troy: Let's hit this guy where the sun don’t shine. Shadow Serpent: Bring it on. Jake & Gia: Land Lance Attack.
(An extending lance attacks Shadow Serpent. The head of the lance changes to one from the Sea Brothers.)
Noah: Sea Spike Attack.
(With a wave of the weapon, a wave splashes Shadow Serpent.)
Shadow Serpent: Water you doing?
(The weapon changes again, to one of the Sky Brothers.)
Troy & Emma: Sky Spear Attack.
(The Sky Spear sends out a powerful pulse, weakening Shadow Serpent.)
Shadow Serpent: Sky, Sea, Land. What else ya got? I can still steal your shadows, as long as the light still shines. I will not be defeated. Troy: Then it's time to put your lights out.
(The weapon changes back to the Land Lance.)
Rangers: Victory Charge, activate. Victory Charge. Robo Knight: The power of all nine of us, combined. Rangers; Dual Strike.
(The final attack splits the ground open.)
Shadow Serpent: No, I guess I bit off more than I can chew.
(Shadow Serpent is destroyed.)
Troy: Mega Rangers, that's a Mega Win. By working together, I know we can accomplish anything.
(With Shadow Serpent gone, the shadows he took are returned, and his victims can move again. Later...)
Robo Knight: Well done, Red Ranger. Your plan worked. Our mission is the same. Even though our methods may differ at times, we should collaborate. Noah: Great... Robo Knight: Stop. But you still have a lot to learn.
(Robo Knight starts to walk away.)
Robo Knight: Perhaps, we all do. Emma: Wow. There was almost a compliment in there. Jake: I know. For a second, I thought we might get a Robo hug. Troy: I'm just glad Robo Knight's finally on our side for real. Gia: Have to admit. That Robo Knight's tough as nails. Noah: Hey Gia. Are you sure you two aren’t related?
(Noah starts to hide behind Jake.)
Jake: Don’t worry, I'll get him for ya. Gia: Tough, huh? I'll show you guys tough.
(As Gia chases Noah, Mal pulls something out of his pocket. Two splinters, one from each of the trees Shadow Serpent destroyed.)
Mal: Now, I can see what I can do with these. There's a perfect spot, near where I buried my parents. With luck, these trees can live again, with help from me. Kurt: If you want help, just ask. Mal: Trust me, when it comes to plants, I need no other help.
(It's an unusually quiet day in Harwood County. the Rangers are at Ernie's, and Noah is using a laptop.)
Noah: The Minutiaeian Ambassador's official website is quite informative. Did you know that the Minutiaeian equivalent of Christmas, the Feast of Multiplas, comes only once every two cycles, which is the Minutiaeian equivalent of a year. Dante: And the Minutiaeian equivalent is what exactly? Noah: It's roughly six of our months. Although, day wise, it still comes out the same. A Minutiaeian day is half as long as ours, because of the speed of it's rotation. So it coincidentally happens at the same time as Christmas. Dante: Strange coincidence. Mal: The Feast of Multiplas was wondrous back on Minutiae. The silver shrubs everywhere. All wonderfully decorated. A shame I have not seen one in over 30 cycles. Jake: So.. not for 15 years? Mal: In Earth terms, yes. I was 5 cycles old the last time I we celebrated it back home. We had to make do with a green shrub here since we crashed. (sighing) This will be the first Feast without my parents. Dante: And I'm guessing you never celebrated Christmas since you crashed here. Mal: No.
(Noah's laptop beeps, indicating a new email.)
Noah: An email, from the Minutiaeian embassy. Jake: What's it say?
(Noah opens the email.)
Noah: It says the Ambassador and members of his family will be coming to Harwood County tomorrow to meet Mal. Mal: Micron. Noah: They just need someplace to meet, that wont attract too much attention. It seems they have some problems with protestors in Gray Lake, and don’t want them to know of a Minutiaeian outside the city. Dante: I can think of one place, but we'd probably have to ask permission first. Emma: Where? If we do it here, that would definitely attract attention. Dante: Not here. (looks around for a second, then talks lower) Gosei's place. Mal: That would make perfect sense. There is, after all, a likeness of Micron among the other Rangers lining the walls. Jake: Not to mention some of the people living in Gray Lake were Rangers before. Dante: Well, that was the idea. The problem is getting you-know-who's permission. Mal: I will go talk to him.
(Mal heads to Gosei's.)
Tensou: Mal, what brings you here? There's no attack. Mal: I need to ask a favor from Gosei. Gosei: Yes, Mal? Mal: Gosei, my holdpatra, Micron Morphicron, wishes to meet me. I have not seen in since before he left Minutiae, over 30 cycles ago. And since he was a Ranger, and he wants to do it someplace where he wont attract attention... Gosei: You wish to do it here? Mal: Yes. Gosei: Micron helped save the Earth, fifteen years ago. His cousins have also saved it, time and time again, as have their wives. I will allow you to bring them here. Mal: Thank you, Gosei. I'll have Noah send them the coordinates.
(Mal leaves, heading back to Ernie's.)
Jake: Well? Mal: He agreed to it. Noah: Great. I'll email the details to the Minutiaeian embassy. Dante: So, how many of them do you think will be coming? Mal: I do not know. Noah: Gray Lake records indicate at least 6 members of the Crowmeowme family were Rangers. But those are ones whose identities are publicly known. Including your Godfather, the Ambassador. Dante: So, it's possible at least 6 of them may come. Mal: As long as Micron is one of them, I will be reunited with family. Dante: I'm sure he'll be there. Mal: The last time I saw him, I was still quite young. Barely walking. Noah: OK. Everything's sent. Now we wait for a reply to know when it will be. Dante: Good.
(Dante looks around, while they're waiting for a reply. Mal is also looking while they wait. His gaze is fixed on Emma. After fifteen minutes...)
Noah: We've got a reply. Dante: That was fast. Noah: The meeting will be Saturday at noon. Mal: Which means all of you will be able to be there. After all, you are the closest thing I have to family now. Dante: That's what family does too, obviously. Jake: Yeah.
(The rest of the week is surprisingly quiet. The Insectoids and Mutants do not cause much trouble. Saturday arrives, and Mal is awake early. He sits near his parents' graves.)
Mal: I wish you were still alive, to be reunited with Micron. All the stories Father told me of him, you were obviously very close.
(Later that day, Mal and the others meet at Gosei's.)
Mal: What time is it? Troy: 11:50. Ten more minutes. Gia: Guess we should have gotten Mal a watch along with his clothes. Dante: I guess we can get him one later. Emma: Yeah. Jake: I hear Gray Lake is the home base of the Conner McKnight soccer camps. I attended one about five years ago. They said I was a natural. Dante: A natural at what? Exaggerating?
Jake: You've never seen me on the soccer field. Noah: Some of the most brilliant minds in California are in Gray Lake. Clark and Angela Fairweather. Rose Ortiz. True geniuses. Dante: I've heard of them. Noah: The Fairweathers made all the equipment for Lightspeed Rescue. Two members of the Crowmeowme family were a part of that group of Rangers. And Rose Ortiz was in Operation Overdrive, along with two other members of the Crowmeowme family. I read her paper on nuclear robotic physics. Fascinating. Dante: Of course you'd be interested in that. Jake: Yeah. It came with his subscription to Nerds Weekly. (to Noah) Just kidding, buddy. Noah: I know. Tensou: There's a group of eight people who just appeared outside. I would say teleportation. Dante: A little more than we suspected. Mal: Indeed. Tensou: Someone should show them inside. Dante: I guess I can do that.
(Dante starts to exit.)
Troy: I'll go with you.
(Outside, the group of eight includes Bart, Ashley, Sam, Brian, Bob, Junior, Bruce and Kitty.)
Bob: Rather secluded. Brian: A lot like Zordon's place. Kitty: Can we go play in the sand? Bruce: Not now, pumpkin.
(Seconds later, Troy and Dante exit Gosei's, coming towards them.)
Ashley: Could one of them be your enholdin? Bart: I don’t think so. He must be inside.
(Troy and Dante walks up to them.)
Dante: Welcome to Harwood County. Bart: Thank you. You're friends of Malagros? Dante: We're his teammates. And kind of his new family. Bart: The email the embassy received said he lost his parents. A tragedy. His father was a very close friend of mine. Dante: He said that you're his Godfather. Bart: Holdpatra is the Minutiaeian term. I am also his cousin. Dante: I see. Well, he's inside with the others. Come on in.
(The group of Crowmeowmes heads inside.)
Bart: Malagros? Mal: Enholdin Micron. Bart: You can just call me Bart. Mal: And you may call me Mal, as my friends do.
(Bart and Mal hug.)
Bart: This is my wife, Ashley, and our youngest, Sam. The triplets had plans for today. And my cousins, Brian, Bob and Bruce. That's Brian's son, Brian Junior, and Bruce's daughter, Kitty. Mal: And these are my friends. Troy and Dante you met outside. This is Jake, Noah, Gia and Emma. Kurt must have been busy. Brian: Nice decor.
(Brian is admiring the Ranger figurines.)
Dante: Yeah, we noticed them when we were first made Rangers. Brian: So, you're all Rangers. Gosei: Indeed they are, Morphos. Mal: That's Gosei, our mentor. And Tensou, his aide. Brian: You know me? Gosei: My mentor, Zordon, spoke of you. Brian: Odd. he never mentioned having a student. Dante: Has he ever mentioned a robotic knight? Brian: No. Bruce: Our cousin, Oliver, worked with a Sentinel Knight. He wasn’t a robot, however, Dante: Well, this knight was online a long time ago, and is now back online recently. He works with us protecting Earth. Bob: Sounds like the Blue Senturion. He was a robot police officer. Dante: Well, Robo Knight pretty much only has one goal, which is to protect Earth and its environment. Brian: An admirable goal. Bart: So, Mal, how long have you been on Earth? Mal: Our escape shuttle crashed, thirty cycles ago. We were attacked on the way to visit you. Ashley: Probably Astronema's Velocifighters. That's about when we were fighting her. Dante: That was the time when Earth was nearly invaded, right? Bart: That was the final battle, when we revealed ourselves publicly, Dante: Must've been some battle. Bart: It was. And not just here on Earth. We had reports from other allied planets. Mal: Minutiae? Bart: Spared, thankfully. If Earth had fallen, however, it would not have been long before the forces of evil would have attacked there. Mal: Thank the Four Lords. Troy: You said Mal is also your cousin. Bart: He is our cousin. His mother's brother married our Aunt. An by Minutiaeian standards that makes us cousins. His father's sister married the uncle of a friend of mine. Markanis Magmonic. Mal: The Charktor? Bart: The same. Mal: He was in his fifth cycle of competition when we left. Bart: He's a master now. Noah: Charktor? Bart: A Charktor participates in the sport of Charktari. It’s target shooting completion. Jake: Soccer's my sport. Bruce: You'd get along great with my best friend, Conner. Jake: Conner McKnight? Bruce: That's him. Known him for nine years now. He was a Ranger, too. Jake: That is so awesome.
(After about an hour, an envelope appears.)
Bart: For you, Mal. Mal: What is this? Bart: A few things you will need. Social Security number, birth certificate, credit cards> Noah: So he could get a job now? Brian: Yes, he could. Although, since he's our cousin, he doesn’t necessarily need to work. We take care of our family. Bob: There's also a form you need to fill out. Cant go into details on it. Mal: Of course. Bart (in Minutiaeian): I notice you glance towards Emma a lot. Mal (in Minutiaeian): Is it obvious? Bart (in Minutiaeian): I was the same way around Ashley, before we started dating. Mal (in Minutiaeian): Any advice? Bart (in Minutiaeian): Tell her how you feel, when you're ready. Mal (in Minutiaeian): I shall. Dante: Um, not to rain on any parades, but I don't think you guys should be trying to take care of Mal. I mean, in order to keep up some appearance here, he should probably get a job. Brian: That is up to him. After all, just because we are wealthy doesn’t mean some of us don’t have jobs. Bruce here is the producer of the local news. Our cousin Oliver is a librarian. Bart: And Ashley has her own fashion design business. Dante: That wasn't what I meant. You guys have your own jobs, but everyone pretty much knows you're Minutiaeian. Not to mention you guys also own the city you have jobs in. If Mal's identity gets out that he's related to any of you, it could hurt his chances at trying to have a life here. Bart: That is a good point. But, with the social security number and birth certificate, that should make it easier for him to get one. Noah: He could get a job at Ernie's. Brian: They have a youth center here? Jake: Ernie's Brainfreeze. It's a fro-yo place at the mall. Dante: Yeah, I wouldn't really call it a "youth center".. Heck, where I usually train is more like a youth center, and that's more like a gym. Brian: The Youth Center back in Angel Grove was run by a guy named Ernie. Last we heard he was assigned to build bridges in the Amazon. But that was back in 1997. Dante: I don't think this is the same guy. Unless the Ernie you know is Middle-Eastern. Bob: He wasn’t. Dante: Then yeah, not the same guy. He also doesn't seem to carry himself to be "assigned" somewhere. Mal: If I do get a job at Ernie's, that will allow me to spend more time you my friends. When they are not at school. Bart: That's something else we've provided you, Mal. A GED certificate, so you wont have any problems about why you aren’t in school. Dante: Wait.. A fake diploma? Brian: Not exactly fake. It's signed by the superintendent of the Gray Lake School system. We can use technology to help educate him on Earthly knowledge. Dante: It's still fake, since he didn't really graduate at all. I don't know about any of you (looks at his friends), but that doesn't sit right with me. Jake: Whoa. Look, he's lived in the woods most of his life. It's not like he'd be able to join us at Harwood County High now and graduate at the same time we would. Dante: Also, if that GED certificate is signed by someone from Gray Lake, that's not going to help matters anyway. Someone could very well do some digging and realize that he's related to someone there. And if you're trying to look out for him, that would be putting a bulls eye on him. Bart: Do you have a better solution? Dante: Well, we shouldn't have him go to public school, and just handing him a GED seems wrong to me. So instead, have him tutored in a home school course. Brian: A Minutiaeian educational computer should be able to help him with that. Noah: I'll be glad to help him, when I have the time. Emma: Me too.
Dante: (sarcastically) Oh wow, what a great idea, Dante. Thanks guys. Troy: It was a good idea. They just got carried away. Bob: We can have a computer teleported here by Bart's ship. Dante: How big is this computer going to be? I'm not sure if Gosei would want it to be hanging out here.. Bart: No bigger than most laptops. Dante: So it's a Minutiaeian version of a laptop? Brian: Essentially. Of course, when Bob and I were in school, they were somewhat bigger. But that was quite a while back. Considering we've been on Earth for over 15,000 years. Bob: Mine was twice the size of a desktop computer. Dante: That's the wonder of technology for you. It gets more advanced as time goes on. Regardless of the origin. Bart: How true. Bruce: I remember the cameras that were in use when I was in high school back in Reefside. No where as advanced as what we're using now at the station.
(All seems calm, but as the Rangers arrive at the Command Center, Tensou is not acting calm.)
Tensou: Oh boy. Oh boy. Glad you guys are here. Jake: What's wrong with him? Tensou: Oh, this is not good. Not good at all. Mal: Must be something malfunctioning. Troy: We're all here, Gosei. What's the matter? Gosei: Rangers, a new threat has arisen, and you must act quickly before an uncontrollablepower is unleashed upon the world. Noah: Uncontrollable? What is this thing? Gosei: A weapon known simply as the Wild Sword, forged countless ages ago to protect the Earth. It became too powerful and had to be sealed within the Earth. Tensou: The Wild Sword. Oh, I thought we'd never have to hear about it again. Gosei: But now, the sword's restless energy is trying to break it free. Emma: What'll happen if it gets loose? Gosei: There is no telling what the sword is capable of, if it falls in the wrong hands. Gia: Where is it? Gosei: It was buried in theBlack Mountains. You must get to it, before it's too late. Troy: Of course. Gosei: Go, but be cautious. The forces of evil have always wanted to capture this sword for themselves. Troy: Let's go.
(The Rangers start to leave.)
Tensou: But... but... Jake: We'll find it, Tensou. Don’t be so tense. Kurt: Stay Calm. We will get it back.
(The Rangers leave.)
Tensou: I hope they'll be OK, Gosei.
(On the back near the command center...)
Emma: I wonder what Gosei considers too powerful? Noah: The Wild Sword must be something fierce for them to have to bury it. Gia: Tensou was pretty freaked out. Jake: I calmed him down. Gia: We'll just call you the Robot Whisperer from now on. Mal: He did not whisper. I heard him quite clearly. Troy: Nice going, Jake. But they called us in like it's an emergency. And the way they reacted? It must be a very big deal. Dante: I'll say. They hardly ever call us in.
Vrak: This planet's insects will never evolve enough to rise up against the humans. But we Insectoids from space will do it for them.
Gia (v/o): Well, we're just gonna have to go and find it. Troy: Come on, guys, we have a job to do. Gia: Yeah, right on. The thing is, we cant really call you a robot whisperer because you're always too loud. Jake (robotic): Gia, your statement does not compute. Troy: Look, guys, Gosei thinks we can handle the Wild Sword'spower. Gia: Noah, which way to the Black Mountains. Noah (pointing): That way.
(The Rangers head in the direction Noah pointed.)
Vrak: Hmm, what luck. This Wild Sword they speak of must be very powerful. I must get to it before they do. I'll keep the Rangers busy by summoning Distractor.
(As the Rangers head towards the Black Mountains...)
Gia:: Look over there.
(The Rangers have a great view of the city skyline, and it appears to be under attack.)
Troy: Tensou, we're seeing explosions in the city. Tensou (v/o): Really? My sensors don’t detect anything. Gia: That's strange. Troy: Let's go!
(The Rangers head back to the city. They quickly morph.
(As they arrive, an already giant monster, named Distractor is attacking.)
Distractor: Oh yeah. Distractor has been summoned to the scene to shake things up. Emma: What's going on? He's already a giant? Distractor: Ah, so you're already here, little PowerRangers. Gia: You might want to rethink who you consider little? Distractor: I'm not here to argue words with you. I'm here to distract, I mean destroy you.
(Distractor tries to attack the Rangers with a fiery breath, but they leap backwards and summon the Gosei Great Megazord.)
Distractor: Go ahead, combine your powers. It wont stop me from carrying out my orders.
(The Megazord throws a punch, but Distractor is sent flying before contact is made.)
Distractor: What a punch. I just cant bear the pain. Emma: Wait a minute. Did we even hit him? Mal: I do not believe so. Troy: It looks like it, but, I didn’t feel any impact. Distractor: Oh yes. You hit so unbelievably hard. Now feel the hit of my color beam. Jake: Let's get him.
(Jake charges the Megazord forward. The Dragon Sword starts to strike, and again, Distractor goes flying before the impact.)
Distractor: What a hit. You got me. Noah: What? That didn’t hit him either. Gia: What's going on?
(Distractor gets back to his feet.)
Distractor: Uh-uh. That's where you're wrong. You got me good. Your counter attacks have my face as swollen as a pumpkin's. See? Mal: This makes little sense. A monster acting like he's been hit before we make impact? Jake: What's up with this guy? Noah: I cant tell. Jake: He's a weird one. Distractor: Seems you're too incredibly powerful for me. I guess I'll need reinforcements. Phantom creatures who share my cause, rise up and join me.
(Four more monsters appear.)
Emma: Just like that, there's more of them? Kurt: Maybe I should call the Battlezord.
Vrak: Ah, this is the place the Rangers were talking about. I can sense the weapon'spower. And luckily, no Rangers are in sight. Distractor must be keeping the Rangers busy.
(Vrak destroys a small hill, revealing the Wild Sword.)
Vrak: There it is.
(Vrak tries to approach it, but cant.)
Vrak: A force field.
(Vrak yells in anger. Back in the city, among the monsters Distractor has summoned is Psychotick and Hisser.)
Distractor: Surprise. I summoned some long lost friends, who have a burning need to fight against you. Their anger has increased their strength by a hundred times.
(The monsters move towards the Megazord.)
Troy: Take'em down, guys.
(The Rangers ready the Victory Charge. The Rangers Mega Strike the monsters, but to no avail.)
Distractor: Slash all you want, you cant hurt them. Mal: Most odd. First a monster who goes flying before we hit, then monsters we hit that don’t feel an impact. Gia: This is crazy. What's going on? Distractor: You're clueless. You Rangers are too easy to fool.
(As Distractor gloats, he gets blasted.)
Distractor: What? Who did that?
(Suddenly, a giant Robo Knight appears literally out of nowhere.)
Robo Knight: Threats to the Earth must be destroyed. Troy: Robo Knight! Emma: No way? Gia: He has a giant form too? Mal: Not that we have observed. He has always formed the Gosei Grand to fight enlarged monsters. Robo Knight: He is trying to trick you. The monsters he created are only illusions. Emma: Huh? They're not real? Jake: Watch this.
(The Megazord steps right through one of the monsters.)
Noah: So they're fake. But why? Robo Knight: Time for me to bring you back down to Earth.
(Robo Knight knocks Distractor down, revealing they're still in the forest, and both are normal sized.)
Distractor: You just had to butt in where you're not wanted. Well, here's something you don’t want. Robo Knight: Do your worst. Distractor: Oh no, I'll do my best.
(Distractor attacks Robo Knight. The Rangers soon arrive.)
Troy: What's this creep up to, Robo Knight? Robo Knight: Cant you see this monster is stalling for time. The real enemy is after the sealed weapon. Gia: The Wild Sword? Troy: This was all just a distraction. Emma: Then we've got to get to that sword fast, right? Robo Knight: Yes. Go! The Sword must be found. I will take care of Distractor, but you must prevent the enemy from stealing that sword. Troy: Got it. We're counting on you.
(The Rangers head off to find the Wild Sword.)
Troy: I can feel it. The Sword's near. Mal: Speaking of feeling, I am surprised I could not sense we were still in the forest. All the tress should have told me we weren’t in the city, even if we could not see them. Noah: If Distractor's illusions were convincing enough, you probably would have ignored it. Mal: Perhaps. Troy: Follow me.
(Soon, they reach the sight where the Wild Sword was previously buried.)
Troy: There he is. Gia: What a surprise? Troy: Vrak! Vrak: Looking for something? A sword, maybe. The bad news for you is, I've already found it, and your precious sword is now mine. Now stay out of my way, or I'll make you suffer.
(Vrak starts attacking the Rangers.)
Emma: That sword's not yours. It belongs to the people of Earth. Mal: And those of us from other worlds who seek to protect, not destroy it. Jake: Nice blades, dude. Ibet you're extra careful when you're picking boogers.
(Troy knocks Vrak down.)
Vrak: Good try but you haven’t beaten me.
Jake: Ha. Talks tough, but then disappears. Noah: At least the Wild Sword is still here. Now's our chance to grab it.
(The Rangers start to approach the Wild Sword.)
Jake: Whoa. That's one powerful looking sword. Emma: So, what are we waiting for?
(The Rangers pass through the force field with no problem.)
Troy: It's embedded deep into that stone. Mal: Reminds me of an old Earth tale from a book Micron sent us. Mother would read it to me. The Sword in the Stone. Troy: I wonder how many warriors have tried to pull it out. Being a Ranger should help my chances, right? Noah: Right. Gia: Go for it. Troy: Here goes.
(Troy grasps the Wild Sword, and easily pulls it out. The Wild Sword then frees itself from Troy's hand, and moves on it's own.)
Troy: I felt it'spower. The Wild Sword's filled with rage.
(The Wild Sword is soon roped, by Vrak.)
Vrak: Surprise! And now it's mine. Troy: Vrak! Vrak: I owe you a debt of gratitude, Rangers. I could never have gotten a hold of this without your assistance. Jake: What? Vrak: There was a force field keeping me away from the Sword. I needed you fools to break through it for me. I telepathically told Distractor to let you go. Now, he will destroy Robo Knight. Gia: We have to get that sword. Kurt: But how?
Distractor: The master has retrieved the Sword. Robo Knight: I will still destroy you. Distractor: It was fun keeping you occupied so you couldn’t help your team.
(Back in the Black Mountains...)
Vrak: The Wild Sword is mine, now. Jake: It will never be yours.
(The Rangers charge at Vrak. With one swipe of the Wild Sword, Vrak knocks them all down.)
Vrak: I own you now. Yourpower is mine to control.
(As the Rangers are starting to get back on their feet, Vrak fires a powerful blast from the Wild Sword, knocking them back down.)
Vrak: This Wild Sword has a bite. I'm impressed. Distractor, go back to our original plan.
Distractor: Yes, Master. Reading you loud and clear.
(Distractor faces Robo Knight.)
Distractor: Sadly, I've got to leave this little match, but you can stay here and struggle all by yourself.
Robo Knight: Activate target tracking.
(Back in the mountains...)
Vrak: Bye, Rangers.
(Vrak also vanishes.)
Troy: We've got to rescue the Wild Sword from Vrak.
(Back in the city, Vrak and Distractor have regrouped.)
Vrak: Now, let's destroy this city once and for all.
(Vrak starts blasting with the Wild Sword. Numerous buildings are hit, causing people to flee.)
Vrak: This weapon's got fire power. Distractor: Well, don’t be shy. Light'em up, boss.
(Vrak gets ready to fire, but the Wild Sword doesn’t respond.)
Vrak: What's this? Something's changed, it's not working. if I didn’t know better, I'd say it's resisting my command. You must bend to my will.
(A blast hits Distractor, knocking him down.)
(Robo Knight is on a nearby rooftop.)
Robo Knight: Vrak, I will not permit you to harm Earth's environment. Stand down. Vrak: When will you learn that I cant be stopped?
(The Rangers arrive.)
Troy: Well, we're here to stop you. Whatever it takes. Now hand over that sword! Vrak: No. The Sword is under my control now. It may be fighting back, but I will shock it into obeying me.
(Vrak literally shocks the Wild Sword, the swipes it, knocking the Rangers down. Robo Knight jumps over the attack.)
Vrak: Good. Zapping the Sword seems to work. Distractor, let me test out our new sword by powering you up.
(Vrak uses the sword to energize Distractor.)
Distractor: I can feel it'spower surging through me. Phantoms, join me.
(Distractor summons the phantoms again.)
Jake: I'm not gonna waste time on these illusions again.
(The Rangers and Robo Knight charge, but this time, the monsters are very real. The Rangers are knocked down.)
Distractor: They're not illusions anymore. Jake: What?
(Hisser spits venom on Jake, proving just how real he is.)
Gia: What's going on? I thought they were holograms. Mal: Clearly, that is no longer the case. Distractor: Thanks to the Wild Sword'spower, they can attack.
(The monsters get ready to attack.)
Troy: And so can we.
(The Rangers charge. Another phantom joins the group. Termini. Another in the group is Cryon.)
Mal: I will handle him. He is the one who took my parents from me. Dante: And I guess Frosty and I are on for a round two.
(The Rangers attack with their weapons. Hisser and another monster trap Jake and Gia back to back, before knocking them down. Emma fires at another, but he vanishes.)
Emma: Where'd he go?
(The monster reappears behind Emma, knocking her down. Noah has his hands full with Psychotick. He fires several shots with his Shark Bowgun, but Psychotick remains standing. Robo Knight fires several shots at another monster, who simply bends backwards, then sends the blasts right back at him. As for Mal...)
Mal: You've eaten your last tree and slain your last innocents. Termini: When I'm done with you, I'll eat the entire redwood forest.
(Mal attacks with his stag rattlers, but one punch from Termini sends Mal flying, almost off the roof. Dante is busy fighting Cryon, who easily deflects all of Dante's attacks.)
Troy: I don’t get it. No matter how hard we hit'em, these monsters keep bouncing back.
(Troy is knocked down. Now it's Distractor's turn.)
Distractor: Alright. Eight Leg Assault.
(Distractor attacks the Rangers and Robo Knight, setting them up for Vrak.)
Vrak: It's time for all of you to get a reality check you wont forget. Courtesy of my Wild Sword.
(Vrak gets ready to fire, but the Wild Sword does not respond, fighting to free itself from Vrak.)
Vrak: Still resisting?
(Vrak shocks it again, but this time, it doesn’t work.)
Vrak: No. It's out of control!
(The Wild Sword wildly fires a beam in all directions. The Rangers and Robo Knight are knocked down. Vrak and his forces, however, are empowered.)
Vrak: The sword may be fighting back, but it's poweris amazing. And I will make it obey me. Robo Knight: Why would it want to obey you?
(Robo Knight gets back to his feet.)
Gia: You're just hurting it, and forcing it to fight against it's wishes. Mal: You cannot force a tree to grow, a bird to sing, or that sword to obey you. That goes against it's nature. Troy: Of course. That's it. The Sword isn’t out of control. It just doesn’t want to follow Vrak's evil commands. Emma: He's right. Gia: Yeah. Troy: Why else would it rebel against Vrak's evil order to destroy the city? The Wild Sword wants to be a force for good. It's choosing to fight it's evil plans. Noah: It just wants to protect the Earth too. Jake: But if that's true, why do you think it resisted you? Troy: I don’t know. Maybe we have to show it that we're worthy first? And that's a risk I'm willing to take.
(Troy drops his Dragon Sword. He starts running towards Vrak.)
Vrak: So, you've chosen you're own destruction?
(Troy grabs onto the Wild Sword, even as it spouts out energy. Troy is forced to his knees.)
Vrak: You're out of your mind. Troy: The Wild Sword is ours, Vrak. It wont bend to your will. Noah: Hang tough, Troy. Jake: Don’t let go, bud. Mal: Show it your commitment to protecting the Earth. Emma: You can do it. Gia: We believe in you. Kurt: I believe in you.
(Robo Knight says nothing, merely watching. As Troy holds on, he sees the true Wild Sword, in his heart and mind.)
Troy: I knew it. The Wild Sword is powered by the spirit of the mighty dragon. Only by earning it's trust can I wiled it's awesomepower. I can do this.
(Troy raises his hand up to the spirit of the Wild Sword. Back in the real world...)
Troy: Vrak, I've connected with the true spirit of the Wild Sword. I know it's on our side. Vrak: Enough! There's no way a human could connect with a sword's spirit. Troy: You're wrong, Vrak. Emma: Right. Gia: Yes. Noah: I knew you could do it. Mal: As we always say, Earth's defenders never surrender. Vrak: Stop it. I will force it to do mybidding. Troy: Dragon Spirit, protect the Earth.
(The Wild Sword spinsaround, freeing itself from Vrak.)
Gosei (v/o): Rangers, now that you have tamed the Wild Sword, your new Ultra Powers are unlocked. The time has finally come for you to take control of your new UltraZords.
(Golden Zords appear from out of nowhere, along with one Silver Zord.)
Gosei (v/o): Their Ultra Mode powerwill help you in your quest to protect the Earth from evil.
(The UltraZords shine a light down on each of the Rangers. They are soon all armed with a sword, topped by a sphere.)
Robo Knight: Amazing. Toy: These must be our Ultra Swords. Using these, we'll be able to connect with the Dragon Spirit. Let's do this. Insert your UltraZords.
(The Rangers take their UltraZords and place them in the spheres.)
Rangers: Megaforce Ultra Mode, activate.
(The Rangers are soon clad in extra armor, as golden as the UltraZords. Mal's armor, however, is silver.)
Troy: Ultra Mode, ready. Rangers: Ultra Mode, ready. Mal: Silver. The color of Lord Multiplas. This is truly a great gift. Vrak: What is this? Why didn’t the Wild Sword give it'spower to me? Troy: Simple. Because you want to destroy the Earth, not protect it. Storm Power, Ultra Megaforce Red. Emma: WindPower, Ultra Megaforce Pink. Mal: ForestPower, Ultra Megaforce Gold. Dante: SandPower, Ultra Megaforce Brown. Kurt: Light Power, Ultra Megaforce Rainbow. Jake: RockPower, Ultra Megaforce Black. Gia: JunglePower, Ultra Megaforce Yellow. Noah: WavePower, Ultra Megaforce Blue. Rangers: Earth's defenders never surrender. Vrak: What? Rangers: Megaforce Ultra Mode. Vrak: Nonsense. I'll destroy you and your new UltraZords as well. Troy: Think again.
(Vrak fires a blast, but the Ultra Mode armor protects the Rangers. Vrak charges, as do the Rangers. Emma and Gia strike him, then Jake and Noah, then Mal. Troy is the last to attack.)
Troy: Ultra Strike.
(Vrak is knocked down. Distractor moves in to protect him.)
Distractor: I'll take over from here. Attack!
(Distractor's phantoms move forward.)
Vrak: Finish them for me.
(Vrak retreats as the Rangers fight the Phantoms.)
Robo Knight: These creatures are no match for the Rangers' new powers.
(Indeed, the Phantoms don’t stand a chance. Hisser's venom petrifies Jake, but only momentarily. He breaks out of the rocky shell.)
Jake (laughing): I rock.
(Jake slashes Hisser, knocking him down. Another Phantom wraps Emma up like a mummy, but she slices through the wrappings.)
Emma: Really? You used some mummy cloth against my Phoenix flame?
(The creature is set ablaze, before Emma attacks with her Ultra Sword. Termini attacks Mal.)
Mal: If you like trees so much, try eating this.
(Mal's fist is covered in a huge wooden glove, and Mal delivers a powerful blow.)
Mal: Now, my parents can rest peacefully again.
(Cryon attacks Dante with his freezing powers, who uses his new Ultra powers to create a sand barrier around Cryon. The sand barrier blocks all the air around Cryon. After a few moments, Dante lowers the barrier. Cryon is exhausted from no air. Dante uses this moment to stab Cryon in the chest with his staff, and Cryon explodes.)
Dante: Anyone want any ice cubes?
(Gia fights with another monster, whose hand is bitten by her Ultra Mode armor.)
Gia: I hope you like baseball, because it's batter up.
(Gia knocks the monster into the air, then hits him away with her Ultra Sword. Noah is fighting a blue colored creature.)
Noah: You're looking a little blue, but that isn’t going to stop me.
(The monster sprays Noah with sparks, to no avail.)
Noah: I think I like this new armor.
(Noah turns around, and the Ultra Sword extends, finishing off the monster from a distance. Troy is getting double-teamed.)
Monster: Two against one. This'll be fun.
(Troy attacks with the Ultra Sword, before his shoulder pieces add an attack of their own.)
Distractor: This cant be. My phantom army is getting toasted. Troy: Time to finish this.
(The Rangers press buttons on the Ultra Swords, causing their UltraZords to start spinning.)
(The Rangers each fire a blast, which all combine into one blast, finishing off the phantom army, and Distractor.)
Troy: Mega Rangers, that's a Mega win.
(With the monsters defeated, the Rangerspower down, nearly exhausted. Their UltraZords float above them.)
Troy: Guys, this is just so mind blowing. We've been given so much power. It's up to us to use it, own it and show those monsters we'll never let them hurt the Earth.
(Each of the UltraZords merges with a blank powercard. Later, the Rangers return to Gosei's.)
Jake: That Ultra Mode rocks, huh? Gia: Oh yeah. Noah: Yeah. Mal: I wood say so. Jake: Hey, Mal made a pun. He's learning. Kurt: I would say so. Gosei: Congratulations, Rangers. Working as a team, you have managed to recapture the Ultra Sword and unlock the UltraZords. Troy: Thanks, Gosei. I'm glad we saved it. Now we have an extra ally. Jake (to Noah): For a minute, I thought that Troy was going to be that dragon's lunch. Noah: I know. It was very brave of him. Gosei: You acted admirably. I'm very proud of all of you. Tensou: Oh, I am so excited.
(Tensou almost knocks Jake down.)
Jake; Whoa, whoa, hold on. Hey, we should celebrate. Hey Tensou, can you play us some music, little buddy?
(Without another word, Tensou begins playing some music.)
Jake: Oh yeah. Let's get this party started.
(Jake walks over to Gia, trying to get her to dance.)
Jake: Come on, Gia, Gia: No. Jake: Come on, just one dance. Kurt: I guess I will dance on my own.
(After a few moments, Gia starts getting into it. Emma and Noah are slightly feeling the groove. Even Tensou is showing his moves, turning on one wheel.)
Tensou: Whoa, hey, slow down. Mal: This is Earth music? It seems rather... loud.
(Troy says nothing, and just stares at the Ranger figurines. Gia switches places with Emma, much to Jake's surprise. Gia walks over to Troy.)
Gia: You OK? Troy: Yeah. I was just thinking. Gia: You were really brave today with the dragon spirit. Come on, relax a little bit. Join the party. Even Mal's getting into it.
(Indeed, Mal is starting to dance, with a little help from Emma. Gia pull Troy away from the figurines and he dances, a little.)
(The Rangers are enjoying a street festival. The sound of laughter draws Gia's attention.)
Gia: What's so funny?
(There are two comedians performing nearby.)
Gia: Hey Noah, let's go check it out.
(The Rangers head towards the performance.)
Noah: Street comics? Gimme a break. Kurt: Do not knock it until you have tried it.
(The Rangers take seats.)
Female comic: What's brown and sticky? Male comic: What? Female comic: A stick. Female comic: What did the duck say when she bought some lipstick? Male comic: What? Female comic: Put it on my bill.
(Most of the audience laughs. Noah and Mal are the only ones who don’t, although Dante isn't laughing because it's funny.)
Gia: These guys are pretty funny. Dante: Not exactly. More like so stupid they're funny. These jokes are preschool level. Gia: (to Noah and Mal) You're not laughing. Mal: A Minutiaeian sense of humor is more sophisticated than yours. It requires a complex set-up, sometimes lasting fifteen to twenty minutes for a single jocularism. Kurt: Remind me to not ask for a sample Noah: I don’t think they're funny. Emma: Where's your sense of humor? Troy: I don’t think Noah has a sense of humor. Jake: Yeah, same as Robo Knight. Emma: Look, they're silly. It's all about letting go and laughing. Mal: I have had little to laugh about since I lost my parents. Not even being reunited with my holdpatra helped.
(Jake decides to explain how comedy works.)
Jake: You see, that's the straight man. he feeds lines to the jokester. Emma: It's teamwork. Noah: I understand the logic of teamwork in a comedy duo. Gia: Don’t analyze comedy, just go with it. Female comic: Why was six scared to get next to seven? Male comic: Why? Female comic: Cause seven ate nine. Noah: I just don’t get why you guys are laughing. It's not funny. Jake: It's part of the fun. That's OK. Just try to have fun.
(Suddenly, Gia disappears.)
(The rest of the audience also vanishes, leaving only Troy, Noah, Mal, Dante, Jake and Emma.)
Jake: What's going on?
Voice: Come to me, little laugh balls.
(A monster scares the two comics away.)
Monster: You think that laughter makes the world go 'round? I'm hear to end that sound. Jake: Who are you, I mean, what are you? Monster: My name's Nojoke, and that's no joke. I want to silence laughter, because it annoys me, and when people laugh, I trap them. Dante: Your name is just as lame as your goal.
(Nojoke shakes his container.)
Gia (v/o): Hey, quit it. Let us out now, or I'll kick your butt. Jake: Gia's in there. Nojoke: I caught one of your friends, well, time's ticking away for her. When it runs out, they'll all dissolve in there, and I'll drink'em up. Yum. Troy: We've got to get everyone out of that pot. Nojoke: Nojoke out.
(Nojoke starts running.)
Troy: Come on.
(The Rangers follow after him. Up in orbit...)
Malkor: Hitting them in their funny bones. Quite clever of you, Vrak. Vrak: Humans laugh all the time. They cant help it. Did you know babies laugh 300 times a day? And laughter is contagious. They have no protection from this monster. Malkor: That's good. Very good. Come to think of it, Vrak, I've never seen you even smile. Vrak: Things like smiling and laughing are a complete waste of time. Malkor: Right. Only those pathetic humans laugh, and not for much longer.
(Back on Earth, Nojoke keeps running.)
Nojoke: When it comes to laughter, I'd rather skip it.
(The Rangers have morphed for the pursuit.)
Jake: We need to save Gia.
(Nojoke doesn’t get very far, before he runs into Robo Knight.)
Robo Knight: No need to chase him, when you have weapons to stop him. Emma: Hey, Nojoke. Free Gia and the others! Nojoke: What do we have here? You're saying I've got a Power Ranger in my gourd? Well, if she hadn’t laughed so hard, she would be out of her gourd, instead of trapped in mine. Noah: Whatever it is, we need to break it. Jake: Before everyone dissolves.
(The Rangers all try to take the gourd, but Nojoke is too fast. He actually hands the guard to Jake for a moment.)
Nojoke: Here, hold your friend while I beat up your other friends.
(He then quickly takes it back. Once the Rangers are knocked off their feet, Nojoke takes flight.)
Nojoke: Looks like you could all use some fresh air.
(Nojoke creates a whirlwind, scattering the Rangers.)
Robo Knight: Easy target.
(Robo Knight fires, knocking Nojoke out of the sky.)
Troy: Let's get him. Troy and Emma: Twistornado!
(Their attack barely phases Nojoke.)
Nojoke: That's a light breeze compared to my winds of discontent. Choke on that.
(Nojoke's winds knock Troy and Emma down.)
Robo Knight: I will protect you.
(Robo Knight fires.)
Nojoke: Too bad I cant stay and play.
(Nojoke flies away.)
Robo Knight: He escaped. Emma: Now how will we save Gia? Dante: We'll find a way.
(Nojoke lands out in the woods, where he sees Bigs and Bluefur.)
Nojoke: Hi! Bigs: Well, it's about time. Bluefur: How'd it go? Nojoke: Great. I captured a lot of laughter, even caught me a Power Ranger. Bigs: Nice. Since humans like to laugh so much, this plan is fool proof. Nojoke: I'll keep them giggling until there are no more humans left. If they laugh long and hard, they cant escape me. Then I'll never have to hear that terrible noise again. Bluefur: No more Rangers to deal with, and the Earth wiped clean of humans? That sounds wonderful.
(Bluefur starts laughing, and is nearly pulled into Nojoke's gourd.)
Nojoke: Stop that awful laughing. If you don’t quit, you'll end up trapped in my pod. Bluefur: Oh no. Sorry. Nojoke: That's better. Think evil thoughts. Bigs: Keep sucking up those happy people until there's no laughter anywhere. Nojoke: Don’t worry. Soon, this place will be as quiet as a library.
(Back in the city...)
Jake: We need to find that thing before it drinks those people like a smoothie. Troy, what are we waiting for, let's go get Gia. Troy: That monster's gonna make us laugh. And when he does, we're gonna get sucked into his pod, too. Jake: I don’t care. Dante: Look, we know you care about Gia. We all do. We're going to get her back. Mal (thinking): Jake's feelings for Gia are as strong as mine are for Emma. I just wish I was ready to tell her. Emma: What are we gonna do then? I mean, how can we resist laughing? Robo Knight: Just don’t laugh. Laughing is not a necessity.
(Noah is about to agree with Robo Knight, when the Morphers chime.)
Troy: Yes, Tensou? Tensou (v/o): The monster is back. City park. Troy: Thank you, Tensou. I have an idea.
(At the park, there's a birthday party underway, with a juggling clown for entertainment. Everyone is laughing, which draws Nojoke's attention.)
Nojoke: Perfect. A human buffet of laughter. My pod will suck them up like a smorgasbord. My turn, my turn. Beat it, Bozo.
(Nojoke pulls on the clown's rubber nose, causing more laughter. His gourd sucks in all those who are laughing.)
Nojoke: A laugh here, a laugh there. Oh, I should have been in show business. I could have been a star.
(Nojoke leaves the park, heading for a nearby parking garage, where the Rangers are waiting.)
Jake: There he is! Nojoke: Rangers. Talk about spoiling a moment. Troy: OK, guys. Let's use Mal, Noah and Robo Knight's lack of humor to our advantage. Since they wont laugh, they can take him out. Emma: Right. Jake: Good call. You guys need to save Gia. Emma: Don’t forget to save the others too. Good luck. Mal: Minutiaeians don’t believe in luck, good or bad, Noah: Don’t worry, we've got this covered. Let's do this together, Robo Knight.
(But Robo Knight takes off first.)
Noah: Hey, wait for us.
(Robo Knight starts attacking Nojoke hand to hand.)
Nojoke: Hey, now that's not funny. Uh oh.
(Noah and Mal blast at Nojoke.)
Nojoke: You're a joke, now watch me deliver a punch line.
(Nojoke knocks Noah and Mal down.)
Robo Knight: You failed to engage the enemy in a synchronized fashion. What happened? Noah: What happened is you jumped the gun. Robo Knight: I didn’t see any gun to jump over. Mal: Nor did I. Nojoke: May I jump in?
(Their combined attacks reach Nojoke at the same time, who dodges.)
Nojoke: You guys couldn’t hit a target if it slapped you in the face, so allow me.
(Nojoke uses his wind attacks on them. Noah and Mal are knocked down.)
Jake: You three aren’t working together. Nojoke: Maybe this will tickle your fancy. Tickle wind.
(Nojoke's winds start tickling Jake and Emma.)
Emma (laughing): It feels like a thousand feathers. Jake (laughing): Stop, I don’t like being tickled! Emma (laughing): No, it's tickling me pink.
(Jake and Emma are sucked in by the gourd.)
Mal: No! Dante: Emma! Jake! Nojoke: My tickle got them both in a pickle. Troy: Stop right there! Nojoke: I'll just have to wing it, until I can get all of you to laugh.
(Nojoke starts laughing, causing his gourd to start to open.)
Nojoke: Ooh, almost got myself there. I better put buckles on my chuckles. Dante: Hmm. Mal: You don’t have sophisticated enough humor to make me laugh.
(Nojoke tries his wind attack again.)
Nojoke: Time to flap before I flop, but I'll be back with a new routine. Time to fly.
Troy: Hey! Come back here! Noah, Mal, it's just the four of us now.
(Robo Knight starts to leave.)
Troy: Robo Knight, wait. Where are you going? Robo Knight: I'm not ticklish and I don’t laugh. It appears I must fight this monster alone.
(Robo Knight leaves. Elsewhere in the city, a group of women are talking and laughing, which draws Nojoke's attention.)
Nojoke: What's that awful noise? Laughter? Keep it up, you cackling hens.
(Nojoke's gourd consumes all the women.)
Nojoke: There, you chickens, now you're all cooped up.
(Nearby, a group of teens watches one of them perform skateboard tricks, laughing as they do. They are soon swallowed yup by the gourd.)
Nojoke: Soon, there will be no laughter anywhere.
(Soon, Troy, Dante, Noah and Mal find the abandoned skateboard.)
Troy: The clock is ticking. We have to find that monster before it's too late. Noah: He's quick. He appears and is gone before we can do anything. Mal: Even my green friends cannot notify me fast enough. Troy: Then we have to be quicker. Sure is quiet around here without laughter. Laughter. That's it. Tell me a joke, Noah. You have to make me laugh. If we laugh, then the monster will come to us. Noah: What, me tell a joke? Troy: Follow me. Trust me. Noah: Where are we going? Troy: A place where our laughter will echo.
(Troy takes Mal, Dante and Noah into an empty parking garage, which is acoustically perfect for making laughs echo. Unfortunately, Noah doesn’t seem to know any jokes.)
Noah: What did, um, I cant think of a joke. I don’t know any. Troy: You're trying to hard, OK. Let me try to make you laugh.
(Troy makes a series of goofy faces, Neither Noah nor Mal start laughing. Dante just raises an eyebrow.)
Troy: OK. Why did the baseball player get arrested? For stealing bases. Mal: Jake has told me what baseball is, but, I still do not understand it. Noah: That's a clever play on words, but not funny. Troy: How about this. What do lawyers wear to work? A law suit. Noah: Oh, Troy, really? Troy: Fine. How about a science question? What did the rock say to the geologist? Don’t take me for granite.
(Finally, Noah laughs, and laughs hard. Dante just smirks. Mal, however, still doesn’t laugh.)
Troy: Really, Noah? Noah: Granite. That's so dumb it's funny.
(Not too far away...)
Nojoke: Listen to that silence. It's golden. All the laughter is gone.
(But not for long, as he hears Noah's laughter.)
Nojoke: Stop it now. That laughter must be close.
(Troy has more jokes for Noah.)
Troy: Did you hear, a new restaurant opened on the moon. Good food, but no atmosphere.
(Noah keeps laughing.)
Troy: I cant believe you never heard these before.
(The Morphers chime.)
Tensou (v/o): Good work. The monster is heading your way. Troy: We did it. It's coming.
Troy: Don’t laugh anymore. It's time to morph. Let's go!
(The four Rangers morph. Nearby...)
Nojoke: That laughter is coming from over there.
(Nojoke lands at an amphitheater, where the Rangers are waiting.)
Nojoke: Rangers, so you're the ones I heard laughing. Mal: Not all of us. Troy: Good to see you, too. You've got something we want. Release those people in the pod! Nojoke: Or what? You'll tell another bad joke? Dante: Wait, how did you know it was Troy telling the jokes? Troy: Twistornado. Noah: Defense Stream. Mal: Leaf Storm. Nojoke: Tickle Wind.
(The three Ranger attacks cancel out Nojoke's.)
Nojoke: No! Troy: Your wind game wont work this time. Nojoke: Stop raining on my parade, My Tickle Wind has always been my go-to move. Robo Knight: Now it is my turn. Your jokes have no effect on me. Nojoke: This doesn’t look good.
(Five blasters are pointed at Nojoke.)
Nojoke: Luckily, I saved the best for last. Troy: What?
(Nojoke lets loose a long burst of gas. Troy starts laughing.)
Troy (laughing): I cant stop myself. Dante: Really, Troy? You laugh at a fart joke? I can't believe we're friends. Robo Knight: No. Stop! Noah: Troy! Nojoke: Fart jokes never fail. Bingo.
(Troy is swallowed up by the gourd.)
Nojoke: How could the four of you not laugh at that? Mal: Minutiaeians do not find flatulence funny. Dante: And because fart jokes are lame. Nojoke: Alright, from here on, this is no laughing matter. This is war.
(Robo Knight opens fire, but Nojoke dodges.)
Nojoke: I'll hop and bop until the four of you drop. If you wont laugh at my butt, then take one in the gut.
(Nojoke punches Noah in the stomach. He then has to dodge three attackers at once.)
Nojoke: Good try, boys. The show is over for the three of you.
(Nojoke creates a smoke screen, which pushes the three of them backwards.)
Robo Knight: His combat skills are stronger than expected. Blue Ranger, you need to make sure you do not laugh. Noah: Right. No laughing. Wait a second.
(Noah remembers how his own gourd almost got Nojoke.)
Noah: I've got it. I know how to stop this joker. Dante: I bet I know what you have in mind. Robo Knight: Please explain.
(Noah, Dante, Mal and Robo Knight hide behind a backdrop.)
Nojoke: You cant hide from me. What are they doing?
Robo Knight: You think a plan like that will really work? Noah: It's the best I can come up with. It's simple logic. If we can get him to laugh, he'll get sucked into his own pod. But I cant do this alone. I'll need your help to get it to work. Robo Knight: Then let's work together to take this monster down.
(Nojoke has grown bored waiting.)
Nojoke: Oh, finally. How'd the secret meeting go? Robo Knight: We shall see. Lightning Strike, activate.
(Lightning strikes at Nojoke, knocking him off his bench.)
Nojoke: That's your big plan? Try to zap me? You missed. Robo Knight: No. That was just the warm up act.
(Noah comes out, and appears to do a prat fall, which turns into a flip.)
Nojoke: Whatcha waiting for? Noah: Let's try this one. Why do seagulls fly over the sea? Nojoke: Why? Robo Knight: If they flew over the bay, they'd be bagels.
(There seems to be no reaction, at first. But then, Nojoke starts laughing.)
Nojoke: Bagels, seagulls. Noah: He's laughing.
(Nojoke stops himself, as his gourd wants to suck him in.)
Noah: It's working. He's making himself laugh into his pod. Nojoke: Must stop, but I cant. I have to destroy the pod.
(Nojoke blasts his own gourd, freeing it's prisoners.)
Noah: Yes, they're free.
(Most of the people reappear where they were taken. The Rangers reappear on a nearby roof.)
Troy: They did it. Gia: Hey, thanks guys. Kurt: Thanks.
(Robo Knight, Dante, Noah and Mal arrive.)
Robo Knight: Are you OK? Noah: Guys, I actually told a joke. Nojoke: No one makes a joke out of me. Dante: That's easy to do, considering how you look. Rangers: UltraZords, activate. Morpher: Summon Zords.
(The Rangers activate their Ultra Modes.)
Troy: OK guys. Let's do this! Storm Power, Ultra Megaforce Red. Dante: Sand Power, Ultra Megaforce Brown. Emma: Wind Power, Ultra Megaforce Pink. Mal: Forest Power, Ultra Megaforce Gold. Jake: Rock Power, Ultra Megaforce Black. Gia: Jungle Power, Ultra Megaforce Yellow. Kurt: Light Power, Ultra Megaforce Rainbow. Noah: Wave Power, Ultra Megaforce Blue. Rangers: Earth's defenders, never surrender. Robo Knight: I am Robo Knight. Protector of the environment. Guardian of the Earth. Rangers: Ultra Megaforce. Troy: Let's go!
(The Rangers charge.)
Nojoke: Don’t make me laugh, you cant beat me.
(But the numbers are against Nojoke this time, as he is knocked off his feet.)
Nojoke: That wasn’t funny.
(Jake and Gia double team Nojoke, sending him skyward.)
Robo Knight: Robo Blast.
(Robo Knight fires, knocking Nojoke back to the ground.)
(The two blasts hit Nojoke, causing an explosion. One which does not go unnoticed.)
Malkor: That blundering Nojoke will turn us into the laughing stock of the entire galaxy. Vrak: Sorry, Sir. I thought that by exploiting an involuntary human weakness like laughing, we would destroy the humans once and for all. Malkor: It was a good plan, Vrak, but the monster failed us all. Now, he must redeem himself. Vrak: Yes.
(Vrak sends the Zombats down to restore Nojoke.)
Nojoke: Now I can drink down the laughter in one giant gulp. Troy: Not on our watch.
(The Rangers summon their Zords, and form the Gosei Great Megazord. Robo Knight transforms into LionZord, and merges with the Knight Brothers to form the Gosei Grand Megazord.)
Nojoke: Uh-oh. Double trouble. Well, you can both eat dirt together.
(Nojoke uses his wings to send dust clouds at the two Megazords.)
Troy: These are beyond hurricane force winds. Nojoke: Blustery, isn’t it? Jake: The only way to stop that windbag is to end that wind. Troy: Got it. Noah, call the Sea Zords. Noah: Yeah, let's throw some cold water on his act.
(Noah summons the Sea Brothers, and the Sea Gosei Great is ready.)
Robo Knight: Noah, go. Noah: Time to dampen his spirits.
(A massive amount of water rains down on Nojoke.)
Nojoke: Thar she blows. My wings are soaked. Take this.
(With his wings wet, Nojoke cannot do anymore wind attacks.)
Nojoke: Hey. It's not working. Noah: Now. Robo Knight: Roger. Victory Charge, activate. Those who damage or pollute this planet shall not be forgiven by the Earth, nor me. Victory Charge, Grand Strike.
(Gosei Grand fires.)
Nojoke: This isn’t funny.
(Nojoke is finished.)
Troy: Megaforce Rangers, that's a Mega Win.
Noah: Thanks for all your help. Especially being the straight man to my lame joker. And for trusting in me. Robo Knight: I was just doing my job.
(Robo Knight starts to leave.)
Gia: Hey Noah. How did you make the monster laugh? Jake: Yeah. Noah: I did a stand up routine with Robo Knight. Jake (laughing): Stand up? (stops laughing) Oh, you and Robo Knight. Mal: I witnessed it, but did not get the humor. Troy: But you couldn’t even think of a joke to tell me? Emma: But how did you get Robo Knight to do it? Noah: He trusted me. He's a pretty good straight man. Watch. Hey Robo Knight!
(Robo Knight stops.)
Noah: Why do birds fly south for the winter? Robo Knight: It's easier than walking.
(The Rangers, except for Mal, laugh.)
Robo Knight: That was the logical answer. Mal: Logic does not make humor. Jake: Whatever, "Spock". Kurt (chuckling): That I get. Noah: Hey guys, I got more. What did one wall say to the other? Meet you at the corner.
(This time, Noah is the only one laughing.)
Jake: A little advice, buddy. Don’t quit your day job.
(The Rangers leave, with Noah trying to convince the others it was funny.)
(Noah, Jake and Emma are on a hill, setting up for a meteor shower.)
Noah: This is the perfect place to watch tonight's epic meteorite shower. Emma: All those shooting stars. I brought my wish list.
(Emma produces a list, that is easily two feet long, as the other Rangers arrive.)
Troy: Wow. That's a lot of wishes. Emma: Sure is. Whenever we saw a shooting star, my dad would tell me to make a wish, and it would come true. But, I would get so excited, I would forget my wish. So, I decided to write them all down. Jake: That's a good idea. Maybe I should write my wish down. Noah: You know you have to say your wishes out loud. Jake: I thought wishes were supposed to stay secret. Noah: Not if you want them to come true. Mal: Back home, we have spheres, known as Wish Orbs. You placed one hand on it, and make your wish. It would then change color. Blue meant your wish would be granted, red meant it was impossible. Mostly, however, they would turn yellow. Which meant it wouldn’t come true, but it wasn’t impossible. Dante: So you guys believe in wishes, but not luck? That's a bit odd. Jake (to Noah): I'll race you to Ernie's Brainfreeze. Last one there pays. Dante: Seriously?
(Jake, Noah and Troy start running.)
Jake: Hurry up, girls.
(The girls just laugh. Mal sighs. Dante shakes his head.)
Gia: Let's show them how it's done. Mal: I believe my green friends can help us.
(The guys keep running.)
Jake: I hope you brought your wallet, Noah. Noah: Maybe Mal will be last. With the money his extended family has, he could afford anything. I wonder how soon until he's ready to take his GED test?
(Meanwhile, Vrak is meeting with Bigs and Bluefur.)
Vrak: Behold, the mighty Aurora Box. One of the most prized possessions of my royal family. It has the power to destroy the Rangers. Bluefur: Then let's unlock that power and take out the Rangers once and for all.
(The guys finally arrive at the mall.)
Jake: Man, we beat the girls here. I guess they're buying. Troy: Come on, Jake. You cant let the girls buy. We're gentlemen. Noah: He's right. Especially if you want your wish to come true. You'll buy.
(Troy looks into Ernie's.)
Troy: Uh, guys. Look at the counter.
(Emma, Gia, Dante and Mal are already there. Mal is using his learning computer, while the girls enjoy some smoothies. Dante is just sitting there.)
Jake: How? Emma: I hike everyday, I know every shortcut in town. Mal: And the ones she doesn’t know, my green friends do. They are everywhere, after all. Gia: We already ordered, so, if you could bring it over to our table when it's ready. Oh, and don’t forget to pay. Kurt: I swear...
Vrak: Legend has it that the Aurora Box has the power to magnify a monster's strength a hundred times. Bigs: I cant wait to use it. I know if you say it's a prized possession, it must be powerful indeed. Vrak: With it, we can turn any monster into an unstoppable force. Bigs: Then why waste it on just any monster? Both Bluefur and I should have the honor. We promise we wont fail you. We're tired of playing games with these Rangers. Ah, I feel incredible power emanating from the box. On second thought, maybe we should test it out on another monster first. Vrak: OK, but choose that monster wisely. It's power cant be wasted. Bigs: Don’t worry. We have the perfect monster for the job. Vrak: Those Power Rangers are in for quite a surprise.
(In a park, a man is sleeping on a bench. A monster, known as Dream Snatcher, comes up to him.)
Dream Snatcher: Ay-yi-yi, his dreams look delicious.
(The man dreams of winning a new car.)
Dream Snatcher: Time to eat.
(Dream Snatcher literally eats the man's dream.)
Dream Snatcher: Que bueno. Another dream eaten, and it's gone forever. Now, to find some little girl's dream for dessert.
(Bigs appears behind Dream Snatcher.)
Bigs: Hola. Dream Snatcher. Vrak said we'd find you here.
(Bluefur also appears.)
Dream Snatcher: Ole, senor Bigs and senor Bluefur. My pleasure to see you. Why would your bulk and bigness want to see me, a poor, obscure dream eating loner? Por que, senors. Bigs: You might be helpful to us. We have the mighty Aurora Box, and we need to test it's secret powers on someone. Bluefur: Yeah, and you're gonna be our guinea pig.
(Bluefur uses the Aurora Box on Dream Snatcher.)
Dream Snatcher: Tierra del Fuego!
(Later, in the city, a young musician is singing a song about his dream. Dream Snatcher arrives.)
Dream Snatcher: Hola, my singing supper. Thanks to the Aurora Box, I can eat the dreams of people who are awake.
(As Dream Snatcher eats the musician's dream, he collapses to the ground.)
Dream Snatcher; Such a tasty dream. Now he'll grow roots of despair.
(Indeed, roots grow from his body into the ground. Back at Ernie's, Jake waits at the counter.)
Ernie: Your non-fat treats are ready. (to Jake) I make this extra special for you. Guaranteed to score points with a certain young lady.
(Jake smiles. The Morphers chime. Ernie brings two more treats over.)
Jake: I don’t need them anymore. Ernie: You such a kidder?
(Ernie takes his money, as the Rangers leave. In the park, a young man is running.)
Man: I'm not gonna stop short this time. This year, I'm gonna finish the marathon. Dream Snatcher: And that big dream is going to be my lunch.
(Dream Snatcher feeds.)
Dream Snatcher: A little salty, but delicioso. Gracias.
(Elsewhere, people are fleeing, as the Rangers arrive.)
Jake: What is that?
(More victims are rooted to the ground.)
Troy: What's happened to them? Gia: They've grown roots. Mal: I have never seen people grow roots. Only plants. Dante: Obviously, that's because it's unnatural. Kurt: I notice.
(Nearby, Dream Snatcher still feeds.)
Dream Snatcher: So yummy in my tummy. What a fantastico feast. Ah, you must be the Rangers I've been hearing about. Noah: What are you doing to these people? Dream Snatcher: Just dining on the useless dreams of these useless humans. Emma: What? Dream Snatcher: They call me the Dream Snatcher. Usually, Dream Snatchers only eat dreams when people are asleep. But I've been empowered by the Aurora Box. Now I can eat peoples hopes and dreams while they're awake. Their spirits are now imprisoned in my dark dream world, they'll never escape. Jake: The Aurora Box. So Vrak has a new weapon, huh? Dream Snatcher: And the catch is, once their dreams are eaten, their bodies grow roots of despair. Roots that will make the Earth rot away. After that, all you humans will wither away, and this world will be ours. Emma: We've gotta help them. Dream Snatcher: So, adios muchachos. And don’t be sore losers. Gia: Losers, huh? You think we would let you destroy the Earth? Emma: And take away people's dreams?
(The Rangers charge at Dream Snatcher.)
Dream Snatcher: Ole! I am a matador at heart, and I love a good bullfight.
(Dream Snatcher uses his napkin as a white cape. He knocks Emma and Gia down.)
Noah: Blast him!
(The male Rangers fire.)
Dream Snatcher: I am muy terrific. In fact, I am so strong, you'll be tripping over the roots of humanity's broken dreams. The Aurora Box is so maximo. Let's go!
(Dream Snatcher attacks the Rangers again, but several blasts hit him.)
Robo Knight: Hostile target neutralized. Troy: Are we glad to see you. Robo Knight: This is not good. These roots are making the Earth rot. Noah: That monster created these rots, after he ate all these people's dreams. Robo Knight: Dreams. What are dreams? Troy: Dreams are the things humans wish for and believe in. They're the goals each of us hope to achieve. Emma: For example, one of my dreams is to get some great photos of the meteorite shower that's happening tonight. Jake: Really? That's your dream? I thought you had much bigger dreams than just that. Emma: I don’t think any dream is too small or too big. Mal: Very admirable.
Dream Snatcher: Exactamundo. I'm sure your dreams will be muy tasty.
(Dream Snatcher eats Emma's dreams, causing her to power down and collapse.)
Troy: No. Gia: Emma!
(Mal is stunned silent.)
Dream Snatcher: Que bueno. Her dreams were delightful, so now, she'll sleep forever. Gia: Emma, wake up. Troy: Stay with us, Emma. Dream Snatcher: Hasta la vista! Dante: Hey! Get back here!
(Dante charges towards Dream Snatcher, but it's too late, as he's already got away. In Dream Snatcher's dark dream world, Emma wakes up.)
Emma: Where am I?
(Emma is surrounded by odd objects, and by Dream Snatcher's other victims.)
Emma: That monster ate my hopes and my dreams. What am I gonna do?
(In the real world, Emma's body grows roots. The other Rangers have powered down.)
Gia: Roots! Emma, wake up! Come on, wake up! Robo Knight: These roots will trot the Earth. I must cut them.
(Robo Knight prepares to slice some of the roots.)
Noah: Don’t! If you chop off the roots, you may hurt these people.
(Dante angrily slams a fist into one of the nearby pillars. Back in the dream world, Emma sees a young girl.)
Emma: That monster even stole a little girl's dream. How cruel. I have to make them believe in their dreams again.
(Emma walks over to the girl.)
Emma: Hey, don’t be sad. It's gonna be OK. When you get out of here, what do you want to do first? I want to go to the beach and ride the waves. What about all of you? What do you want to do?
(No one answers.)
Emma: Come on, you guys. Think about all the fun things. Your dreams, your goals. Come on.
(In the real world, Emma's roots vanish.)
Gia: Look, the roots disappeared. Mal: Incredible. Noah: But only Emma's. I wonder why.
(In the dream world...)
Emma: ... And I want to have my photographs published in nature magazines. And I want to help save the rainforest.
(Back in the real world...)
Jake; Do you remember how many dreams she wrote down? Maybe there were too many for the monster to eat? Gia: I bet it's because Emma would never let go of her dreams. No matter what. Noah: Yeah. And knowing Emma, she'll encourage everyone in that monster's dream world. Troy: Robo Knight, you stay here and protect Emma. We'll go after the monster. Robo Knight: I will stay. But if you don’t succeed, I will have to act. Troy: Let's go.
(The Rangers start to leave. Mal hesitates, and Dante notices.)
Mal: When Micron first arrived on this planet, he sent us a book of native stories, what you call fairy tales. My mother would read one to me, every night, until I was 20 cycles old. There was something that often worked in those stories. I wonder if it would work here.
(Mal kneels down next to Emma, and kisses her. Dante stays silent, as he turns away and decides to catch up with the others. Mal then gets back up, and leaves with the others.)
Robo Knight: Hmmm. Emma was able to stop her roots from growing. Her dreams must be more powerful than I thought.
Dream Snatcher: Is that music I hear? Si, and laughter. Those happy sounds are like a dinner bell to me. Somewhere in this park, a dream picnic is being dished up for me.
(But the Rangers are waiting.)
Noah: Right here! Dream Snatcher: Que? This isn’t a real picnic? Jake: Dream on. Just a trick to lure you out. Noah: Time for your rude awakening. Rangers: Ultra Swords, activate. Ultra Mode, activate. Troy: Let's do this! Dream Snatcher: I'm going to eat all your dreams. Dante: What you're going to be eating is a nice healthy explosion. One that'll be the end of you.
(Dram Snatcher ties to feed, but the Rangers repel his attempt.)
Dream Snatcher: You Rangers are too late. The roots of despair are already rotting the Earth, and soon, it will be destroyed. Mal: Roots of despair are no match for true roots. Plants will overcome your foul plot.
(Back in the dream world...)
Emma: And tonight, there's going to be hundreds of shooting stars in the sky. You can make all the wishes you want. Girl: I wish that I could have a kitten. I'd take good care of it. Emma: Of course you would. What would you call it? Girl: I'll call it... Hope! Musician: I love singing. I just want to entertain people and make them happy. Man: I want to finish a marathon. Woman 1: I want to buy my parents a trip to Paris for their anniversary. Woman 2: I want to visit the grand Canyon. Woman 3: I always wanted to be a ballerina. Man 2: I want to climb Mt Kilimanjaro.
(Emma smiles, knowing she's helping these people overcome their despair. It's also causing problems for Dream Snatcher.)
Dream Snatcher: No, no no. My tummy. I'm feeling sick. Ay-yi-yi, it's like there's a bunch of bats trying to get out of there. Noah: Hey, I bet Emma's rallying everyone up in that dream world. Gia: Yeah, being sad's just not her. Jake: Yeah. Mal (thinking): Could my kiss have had something to do with that? Dream Snatcher: Whether she's sad or not, I ate her dreams, and she can never get them back. Once she accepts that fact, she will be finito. Troy: Wrong! If someone holds onto their dreams hard enough, no one can ever take them away!
(Back in the dream world...)
Musician: I will entertain people, and the world. Man: I can make it to the finish line. Woman: I will get my parents trip to Paris. Girl: I will have a kitten! Emma: And I want us all to get out of here, together.
(In the real world...)
Dream Snatcher: Oh no!
(The stolen dreams burst out of Dream Snatcher, like an army of fireflies, returning to their dreamers. Instantly, the roots vanish and people wake up.)
Emma: We did it! Robo Knight: The power of your dreams freed them? Emma: Not just me. The power of all our dreams freed us. Dreams are what people live for. Robo Knight: I don’t understand. Emma: Dreams give us hope, and by achieving them, it makes our lives worth while. It's what makes us human. Robo Knight: I see.
Dream Snatcher: All of them escaped. Noah: Get him!
(The Rangers attack.)
Dream Snatcher: Are you loco? If you think you can beat me, you are dreaming.
(Emma arrives, riding on LionZord.)
Emma: Hey, Dream Snatcher. We're your nightmare.
(Under his helmet, Mal smiles, as LionZord knocks Dream Snatcher down.)
Gia: Go Emma. Yeah! Emma: Guys, Robo Knight and I will finish this one. It's over, monster.
(Emma morphs into Ultra Mode.)
Emma: Wind Power. Ultra Megaforce Pink. Robo Knight: I am Robo Knight, protector of the environment, guardian of the Earth.
(Emma attacks Dream Snatcher. He tries to knock her backwards with a cloud attack, but Robo Knight redirects her back at Dream Snatcher. She knocks him down, before Robo Knight strikes.)
Robo Knight: Vine Bender, activate.
(Dream Snatcher is wrapped up in vines.)
Dream Snatcher: This is not divine. Mal: I think it's quite a perfect attack, myself.
(Emma delivers an Ultra Strike.)
Emma: Now to finish this. Robo Knight: Knight Dynamic. Emma: Ultra Sky Dynamic. Both: Fire!
(The two blasts strike Dream Snatcher, destroying him, but not finishing him off. Up in orbit...)
Malkor: The Aurora Box has failed. Vrak: Not quite yet, sir. Zombats, enlarge!
(The Zombats restore Dream Snatcher.)
Dream Snatcher: Hola, Rangers. I am now big, and you are snack sized, like tapas. Emma: Not for long, monster.
(The Zords are summoned, and the Sky Gosei Great is formed, as is the Gosei Grand.)
Dream Snatcher: So much to eat means giant dreams are coming my way. Now, fork over their dreams.
(Dream Snatcher sticks his fork in the Gosei Great, but is surprised at the outcome.)
Dream Snatcher: The dreams wont come out. Gia: This guy's got a one track mind. Noah: And he's on the wrong track. Jake: You're about to be derailed, permanently. Troy: Yeah. Your dream stealing’s going to be put to bed, for good.
(Dream Snatcher's fork is dislodged, before he receives two powerful kicks.)
Dream Snatcher: Chihuahua! Rangers: Sky sonics, fire. Dream Snatcher: This is not bueno! Emma: It's because of hopes and dreams that people can reach their goals. You monsters know nothing but evil and destruction. That's why you'll never beat us.
(The two Megazords combine into the Gosei Great Grand Megazord.)
Emma: Victory Charge, activate. Morpher: Victory Charge, ready. Dream Snatcher: Now that's scary. Robo Knight: This must end. Villains who damage and pollute this planet... Rangers: ...Will be stopped and punished by the Megaforce. Dual Strike! Dream Snatcher: Is it muy caliente in here, or is it just me? I guess it's just me.
(Dream Snatcher is destroyed. Elsewhere...)
Bluefur: Well, say adios to Dream Snatcher. Another nightmare, thanks to the Power Rangers. Bigs: Yes, but the Aurora Box is amazing. We're only beginning to discover it's powers. Bluefur: Yes. Dream Snatcher was weak. Our best bet is to use it on ourselves.
(Things are getting back to normal in Harwood County. The musician is once again singing. The man keeps training for the marathon. The woman buys the trip to Paris for her parents. The girl gets her kitten. On a rooftop...)
Emma: What are your dreams, Robo Knight? Robo Knight: I do not have a dream. I have a mission, to protect the Earth. Jake: Hey. Do you want to come see the meteorite shower with us tonight? Robo Knight: No, my mission comes first.
(Robo Knight flies off to continue his mission.)
Jake: Oh well. I tried.
(After the sun sets, the Rangers head back to their chosen vantage point.)
Troy: Come on, guys. Let's move. Let's move.
(While the others sit down, Emma sets up her camera. Troy seems to have something else on his mind.)
Noah: You look worried. Why? Troy: I was just thinking about that Aurora Box the monster mentioned. Is it really as powerful as he says? Noah: Maybe it's just a one time thing? Troy: We can only wish.
(The meteor shower begins.)
Gia: Hurry, Emma, it's starting.
(Emma finishes setting up her camera, then sits down, with her list of wishes.)
Emma: Did somebody say wish? because that's what you guys should be doing right now. Noah: This meteorite shower is phenomenal.
(Jake is enjoying a different view. Gia.)
Jake: Yeah. Emma: Since Robo Knight isn’t here, let's make a wish on his behalf. Hold hands everyone.
(Jake's wish is partly coming true, as he and Gia are holding hands.)
Emma: We wish that our world will soon live in peace and harmony, and that one day, our planet will be free of harm and pollution.
(Kurt silently adds his wish to the list. Unseen by the Rangers, Robo Knight is standing nearby, watching the spectacular display in the sky.)
(In a cave, Bigs and Bluefur are near the Aurora Box,)
Bigs: Oh, I can feel the Aurora Box's power. Bluefur: It's amazing. Now that we've infused it with toxic slime, we cant lose. Bigs: Toxic sludge and goo, just like the gunk that created us. We'll unleash this toxic terror on the city, and give those humans a taste of what made us mutants. Bluefur: It's ready. Come on, let's go. Let's show Vrak what the box can really do. Bigs: Just thinking about a world covered in slime sends me spinning. Bluefur: You go, Bigs. Bigs: We're gonna use this royal weapon and make ourselves kings. When we're done, everyone will bow to us. Bluefur: Ready. Now let's go pollute the city.
(Meanwhile, at the command center...)
Gosei: Tensou, are you almost done?
(Tensou is working on something.)
Tensou: Not quite. This is tougher than I thought.
(A few parts go flying.)
Gosei: Careful, Tensou. Tensou: Whoops. Sorry, but you're making me a little bit nervous. Gosei: I understand, but the Rangers need this new Megazord power to fight the Aurora Box. Tensou: Right. I understand. I wont mess up again.
(An engine comes flying out.)
(Back in the city...)
Bluefur: Time to end this world. Bigs: Pollution's destroying their world already. We're just gonna give it a push.
(Bigs stands on the Aurora Box.)
Bigs: Whoa. The power. Bluefur: Release it.
(Toxic slime oozes down Bigs' back.)
Bigs: Alright, Bluefur, let's really have some fun. Spin me. Bluefur: Sure. Let's spread that super stinky slime all over the place.
(Bluefur spins Bigs.)
Bigs: Faster, buddy, faster. Bluefur: Come on, Bigs, really let'em have it.
(As Bigs spins faster and faster, the slime starts flying off of him.)
Bigs: This slime is the beginning of the end.
(The slime hits the ground in numerous places. The stench of it causes people to run. Robo Knight quickly finds some.)
Robo Knight: Toxic Waste.
(Robo Knight tries to destroy it with his Robo Blaster.)
Robo Knight: Oh no. Blasting the slime spread it around even more.
(Not too far away...)
Bigs: So far so good. Or should I say, so far, so bad.
(The Rangers come up behind the two toxic mutants.)
Troy: Hold it right there! Bluefur: Well, well, the Power Runts are here. Noah: Careful, he's got that power box again. Emma: And he's using it to spread toxic waste. Mal: If it gets on my green friends, they will wither away and I will not be able to stop it. Their pain will be unbearable to me. Kurt: We have to stop them. Bluefur: We brought you some of the slime we grew up in. Bigs: It was your choice to make this planet bad for you and good for us. Bluefur: We just cooked it a little for ya, and made it badder. Gia: Then we'll clean it all up including them. Troy: Let's start.
(The Rangers morph.)
Bluefur: Ha, so you want to get dirty? Gia: We'll wipe that dirty smile off your face.
(The Rangers charge. Troy, Gia and Jake attack Bluefur.)
Troy: Watch out for his spin attack.
(The rest of the Rangers attack Bigs.)
(Troy strikes Bluefur with his Dragon Sword, but Bluefur is ready.)
Bluefur: Welcome to the club, Red.
(Bluefur knocks Troy back with his club.)
Troy: Push him back.
(Jake and Gia start to push Bluefur, but she swats them away with his club as well. Troy tries to attack again, with a different strategy.)
Troy: Reverse Slash.
(The attack hits it's mark. Nearby...)
Bigs: Mutant Might.
(Emma, Noah and Mal jump over Bigs, blasting him from above. He turns into slime, and oozes out of the way, before regrouping with Bluefur. Smoke is coming off of both of them.)
Bigs: You think you're beating us, but this smoke tells a different story. Bluefur: You're really just helping us release more toxic fumes. Troy: Let's finish them off.
(The Megaforce Blaster is formed. A Dynamic Victory Charge seems to destroy the two mutants, but it didn’t. Bigs, in slime form, emerges from the explosion, binding the Rangers together.)
Bluefur: Didn’t your mommy tell you never to turn your back on mutants?
(Bluefur sends the Rangers flying with his club.)
Emma: No way. Our blast didn’t even scratch them. Bigs: Allow me to scratch your itch.
(Bigs blasts the Rangers with his staff, causing them to power down.)
Noah: Impossible. Bluefur: Don’t ya get it? The Aurora Box has made us a hundred times more powerful than before. Bigs: And my evil ooze is a hundred times stickier than before. See that broadcast tower?
(A large tower nearby is soon covered in slime.)
Emma: Oh no. Bigs: That's slime from my body. Soon, it will cover the city in toxic fumes, and then the whole world. Gia: You guys stink. Dante: Heh, nice one. Troy: A demented mutant with a nasty plan. We will stop you. Bigs: Ha! You cant be everywhere at once, but my slime can. That's the beauty of it.
(Indeed, there are larger puddles of slime all over the city, and it's spreading out. Robo Knight arrives.)
Robo Knight: You are forgetting something. That we are a team. Bigs: What? Robo Knight: You will see. Freeze card, activate.
(Robo Knight freezes the slime on the tower, much to the mutants' chagrin.)
Bluefur: I'll smash you. Troy: You'll have to get past us. Bigs: That's easy. After all, you're just human. Bluefur: Show 'em the Aurora Power.
(Bigs fires a blast of Aurora Power at the Rangers, which Robo Knight intercepts.)
Gia: Robo Knight! Emma: Are you OK? Robo Knight: I am damaged, but it is not critical. Bigs: We'll finish you off later, we're gonna get more slime.
(Bigs and Bluefur vanish.)
Noah: You froze the toxic matter. That stopped the chemical reaction. Robo Knight: It will hold for a while. Gia: That gives us a little breathing room. Troy: Very little. We've got to take out Bigs before the stuff unfreezes. Mal: I believe the term you mean is either melts or thaws. Dante: It's the same thing. Robo Knight: I cannot assist you further at this time. I must restore my systems. Emma: We understand. Kurt: Just come back safe and repaired.
(Robo Knight leaves to repair himself. It suddenly starts raining, then stops just as suddenly. The frozen slime is defrosted, and the stench is worse. In their tunnel...)
Bigs: Those fools thought they could freeze out my slime. They should have checked the weather forecast. Bluefur: Yeah. Luckily that rain thawed out all your frozen slime. Now lets watch it work it's toxic magic.
(The Rangers, now morphed, arrive at the base of the tower. Even their helmets cant protect them from the slime.)
Emma: Boy, those fumes are really bad. Jake: Robo Knight was able to stop them. He did it with a special card. Gia: We need to get that card. Noah: Wait, we need to freeze these toxic fumes. If we combine our power cards, I think we can create the same effect. Mal: Do it, quickly.
(Mal, being Minutiaeian, is more easily effected by the fumes. He is having trouble maintaining his balance.)
Troy: It's at least worth a shot, right? Noah: Ice Axe card. Troy and Emma: Windrive, activate.
(The ice and wind freezes the slime again.)
Troy: Yes, we did it. Jake: That'll put that slime on ice.
Bigs: Surprise. Noah: They're back. Bigs: Since you froze our slime again, we'll just have to un-freeze it.
(The Rangers go into Ultra Mode. Troy attacks with his Ultra Sword.)
Bigs: Ultra-Shmultra. Try my Ultra Power.
(Bigs knocks Troy down.)
Bigs: Isn’t it fitting, that you're getting bashed by the very mutants human toxins created. Mal: I am not human. I am Minutiaeian. I have only been on this planet for fifteen of your years. My parents and I did not contribute to the pollution, but by the Four Lords, I will help stop you. Bigs: Doesn’t matter. Aurora Box. Powering up! Bluefur: Say goodbye, Rangers.
(A rock wall takes the brunt of the blast, but Jake and Gia are knocked off their feet.)
Bigs: My next Aurora Blast will finish you. Gia: Jake, it's time for you and me to shake things up, Mega Quake style. Jake: Got it. Cool? Troy: Got it, we'll distract him. New positions. Slow... and... GO!
(The Rangers change locations.)
Bigs: Aurora Box. Gia: Mega Quake, activate.
(Emma's attack shakes up the two mutants, disrupting the blast.)
Jake: Ultra Slash!
(Jake slices Bigs’ staff in half.)
Bigs: My staff! Jake: We found his weakness. Troy: Good work. Without that staff, he's wife open. Hit him fast and let's finish this. Rangers; Gosei UltraZord, activate! Bluefur: This looks bad. Troy: Guys, let's do this. Rangers: Ultra Gosei Dynamic, activate. Ultra Strike!
(The Ultra Strike knocks them down, but only Bigs appears to be destroyed.)
Troy: Bull's Eye. Dante: Think that should've been my line. Bluefur: Bigs, where are you? Bigs (v/o): I'm in the Aurora Box. It saved me. Bluefur: We're out of here, buddy.
(Bluefur and the Aurora Box vanish.)
Troy: Bluefur escaped again.
(Back at the command center, Tensou continues working.)
Tensou: So much for that. Gosei: Tensou, I'm sensing an even greater threat from the Aurora Box. You must work faster to unlock the new Megazord, or our Ranger friends may suffer the consequences. Tensou: Don’t worry. Almost done. Gosei: Make sure the other Zord is ready for Kurt. Tensou: It is almost done.
(Night falls over Harwood County.)
Bluefur: The Rangers think they destroyed you, Bigs. Well think again. They have no idea what you can do in your awesome new form.
(Bluefur throws the Aurora Box into the air. It enlarges, connecting to the top of a building.)
Bluefur: Oh yeah. Come morning, the Rangers are in for a huge surprise.
(The next morning...)
Bluefur: Wakey-wakey, humans, and witness the magnificent mess we mutants can create.
(The Rangers and Robo Knight arrive.)
Bluefur: Just in time. Didn’t expect to see me again, huh? Did'ya miss me? Jake: What're you up to now, Bluefur? Robo Knight: Rangers, I am again fully functional. It appears you destroyed the mutant Bigs. Bluefur: Think again. All they did was give the Aurora Box even more powers. Now Bigs is back in a new form that's bigger and badder than ever.
(Bigs oozes out of the Aurora Box, covering the building, a giant blob of ooze with two eyes..)
Bigs (v/o): Surprise! Troy: It's him. Bigs (v/o): Did you forget that I'm made of slime. You cant destroy me by blasting me apart. You just scattered my slime everywhere. The Earth is melting beneath your feet. Jake: It wont on our watch. Bluefur: Your watch on this Earth is ending today. Tell'em what's coming next, Bigsy. Bigs (v/o): The toxic slime from my body will spread out and cover everything, turning the whole Earth into one giant Bigs. Soon, you will be swimming in purple goo, and purple goo ain’t good for you. Mal: Having been raised in the forest, I do not know how to swim at all, much less in your disgusting slime. Robo Knight: Earth, turned into a wasteland? This cannot be permitted. Jake: You got that right. Troy: We're gonna stop it, right now.
(The Megaforce Blaster is formed again, and a Dynamic Victory Charge is fired. The blast merely tickles Bigs.)
Gia: We need more power. Robo Knight: Right. Bluefur: I'll give ya more power. I'm ready to go clubbin'. Robo Knight: Halt!
(Bluefur knocks Robo Knight aside, before attacking the Rangers. Mal, weakened by the slime, goes down easily, but the other Rangers keep fighting.)
Troy: Grab him! Bluefur: My power is about to grab you!
(A blast of Bluefur's power knocks the Rangers away from him.)
Bluefur: Oh yeah! You thought I was a bigfoot? Here's a big foot.
(Bluefur stomps the roof, knocking the Rangers down again.)
Bluefur: Head's up!
(Bluefur charges, ready to strike Troy down with his club, but the Robo Blade blocks it.)
Robo Knight: I will fight Bluefur. You must go and stop Bigs. Troy: Right, follow me.
(The Rangers, including a still weak Mal, follow Troy.)
Troy: We've got to get to the top of that building before Bigs unleashes more of his purple slime. Come on.
(The Rangers take off running. Back on the roof...)
Robo Knight: Bluefur, now it is just you and me. Bluefur: That's right, because thanks to the Aurora Box, the Rangers will never come out of that building.
(Inside the building...)
Noah: Loogies. Gia: They're trying to slow us down. Jake: I think Mal's doing a good job of that. Emma: Go easy on him, Jake. The purple ooze effects him worse than it does us. Noah: Minutiae never had any pollution, and since he grew up in the forest, he wasn’t exposed to as much as we are in the city. Gia: We've got to get to the top floor. Troy: Right. Let's go.
(The Rangers fight their way through the Loogies. Outside, Bluefur knocks Robo Knight off the roof with one swing of his club. He recovers as Bluefur leaps down at him. Robo Knight attack anew. Inside, the Rangers make it past the Loogies.)
Troy: Look who's here.
(Bigs stands there, laughing.)
Jake: Let's get him. Bigs: Welcome to my world. Once you enter, you can never leave. Troy: We'll see about that.
(Troy charges, Dragon Sword at the ready, but Bigs is nothing more than an illusion.)
Troy: Stay alert everyone.
(More illusions lead the Rangers to an elevator.)
Troy: Get him! Bigs: Catch me if you can, Rangers.
(The elevator doors close. When they open again, the car is empty.)
Gia: He vanished. Jake: Where'd he go? Troy: He's playing games with us.
(The Rangers get into the elevator.)
Troy: We need more power.
(The Rangers go into Ultra Mode again, before reaching the top floor, and the Aurora Box.)
Jake: Where are we? Mal: Wherever it is, I feel even weaker now.
(Mal drops down to his knees, unable to stand.)
Troy: Look. Emma: What is that?
(Bigs hands in the center of the Aurora Box.)
Bigs: Welcome to my hangout. Troy: It's him. Bigs: You're inside the Aurora Box. There is no way for you to escape now. Troy: Look out!
(Tendrils grab the Rangers, wrapping around then. Mal grows weaker by the second.)
Bigs: It's over, Rangers. I've got this all wrapped up.
(Outside, Robo Knight and Bluefur continue to fight.)
Bluefur: Your friends will soon be trapped. While Bigs finishes them off, I'll finish you. Robo Knight: Bluefur, you talk too much.
(Back in the Aurora Box...)
Bigs: I'll suck away your energy to make me stronger. Jake; I'm losing strength. Emma: Me too, and I cant reach my weapon. Kurt: Getting weak. Mal (weak): Emma, (mumbled incoherently) iloveyou. Troy: Our only hope is to tap into our Ultra Powers. Do it.
(Most of the Rangers start glowing, freeing themselves. Mal is too weak to even try.)
Troy: Cut the tentacles. Noah: My shark bite did the trick.
(Mal is freed, but still weak from the pollution.)
Troy: Ultra Swords, activate. Rangers: For the Earth. Troy: Gosei Ultra Swords, Ultra Strike! Bigs: Nooo!
(The Rangers, minus Mal, fire a blast at Bigs, destroying him again. Outside, Bluefur notices.)
Bluefur: Bigs was destroyed? Robo Knight: And you are next.
(Robo Knight strikes Bluefur hard, but he's still standing.)
Bluefur: This is for Bigs!
(Bluefur attacks, but Robo Knight sidesteps it.)
Robo Knight: And this is for the Earth.
(Robo Knight fires a Knight Dynamic, weakening Bluefur.)
Bluefur: Still, the Rangers will never escape the Aurora Box.
(Up in orbit...)
Vrak: Bigs should have finished them off. Bluefur better not fail me too. Zombats!
(The Zombats re-invigorate Bluefur, and enlarge him.)
Bluefur: Now, to avenge my fallen comrade.
(Robo Knight transforms and summons the Knight Brothers, forming the Gosei Grand.)
Bluefur: Perfect. Let me begin with you.
(Bluefur attacks the Gosei Grand. Back in the Aurora Box...)
Troy: Gosei, are you there? No answer. Emma: He cant read us. Gia: We'll have to do this on our own. Troy: Yeah, it's completely dead. How's Mal? Noah: I think he's getting stronger.
(Indeed, with Bigs destroyed, Mal is starting to feel stronger, but the toxic slime the mutants filled the Aurora Box with is keeping him from getting back to full strength. Suddenly things start to get dark around the Rangers.)
Emma: The lights are going out. Noah: The Aurora Box is imploding. Jake: So, we're trapped here. Troy: Stay focused, there must be a way out.
(Troy fires a blast into the darkness.)
(Back at the Command Center...)
Tensou: Gosei, Gosei. I think I've done it. Gosei: Not a moment too soon. Let's do it. Activate. Send the Ultimate Battlezord.
(The entire command center takes flight. Another Zord follows. Back in the Aurora Box...)
Gia: It's so dark. Troy: Guys, I want you to know what an honor it's been serving by your side. Mal: If this is the end, there's something I have to say.
(But before Mal gets a chance, something penetrates the Aurora Box.)
Gosei (v/o): Megaforce. Troy: Gosei. It's the top of the command center? Wait, it's a spaceship now. Mal: It could take us all to Minutiae. It's been so long since I was there. Gosei: Hello, Rangers. Noah: You came for us. Gosei: And I always will. Here is your new ship and new Battlezord for Kurt. Troy: It's amazing. Kurt: I'll say. I should be able to combine this with the Wolf Battlezord. Mal: It's OK, for something not of Minutiaeian design. Gosei: Use your Ultra Mode to call for your Zords. Troy: You heard him. Ultra Mode. Morpher: Summon Ultra Zords. Emma: The Ultra Zords, what are they doing?
(The Ultra Zords combine with the new ship. Kurt's zord combines with the other zord)
Gia: The Zords. Jake: Melding into the ship. Kurt: And mine with the new Battlezord.
(The stony exterior crumbles away.)
Gosei: Rangers, your bravery has earned you this new power. Megaforce, I present the Gosei Ultimate Command Ship. Kurt, I give you the Ultimate Battlezord. Troy: Team, let's use it well. Kurt: Battlezord, activate.
(The Rangers enter the Gosei Ultimate. Mal feels his full strength returning. Kurt enters his new Battlezord)
Gosei: Gosei Ultimate is more powerful than anything you've piloted before. Hold on tight. Troy: Yeah. Kurt: If that is true, then my Battlezord should be as powerful. Gosei: Indeed.
(The Gosei Ultimate lifts off. Kurt follows behind. Outside...)
Bluefur: You will fall prey to my vicious vengeance. Nothing can stop me.
(With one blow. Bluefur knocks the Gosei Grand apart, forcing Robo Knight back to his normal form.)
Bluefur: It's stompin' time!
(But before Bluefur can stomp Robo Knight, the Gosei Ultimate explodes out of the Aurora Box. The Battlezord follows.)
Bluefur: What? The Aurora Box? How did the destroy it? Robo Knight: The Rangers escaped.
(The Gosei Ultimate fires at Bluefur. Kurt follows suit.)
Bluefur: These blasts are powerful.
(Inside the ship...)
Troy: Do you see the conversion controls? Gia: This ship can morph. Jake: I figured that. Noah: But what does it morph into? Troy: Let's find out. Gosei: Command ship, transform. Troy: This ship is such an upgrade in power and style, I can wait to see what it turns out to be.
(The ship begins to transform.) Kurt: Battlezord, Transform.
(The Battlezord transforms.)
Troy: It's doing it. Noah: Check it out. It's a new Megazord.
(The transformation completes. The finished Megazord wields twin blades.)
Rangers: Gosei Ultimate Megazord, ready! Troy: Let's see what this baby can do. Bluefur: Ultimate Megazord, huh? Well, it's time to dish out some ultimate payback for Bigs.
(Bluefur charges at the Megazord.)
(The twin blades deal a powerful series of blows to Bluefur.)
Troy: Double Sword Spin attack.
(Bluefur feels the pain even more, as his club is sliced clean through..)
Troy: Thanks, Gosei. We're lovin' this new firepower. Bluefur: Oh no, my club. Why you? Troy: Alright, let's take this big boy down.
(The eyes on the Megazord's chest glow.)
Bluefur: Huh? What was that? Noah: Let's see what this button does.
(The Ultra Zords detach, launching themselves at Bluefur. The strike with incredible power.)
Bluefur: No! How could we lose? We had the box.
(Bluefur drops to the ground and explodes.)
Robo Knight: Nicely done, Rangers. Threat eliminated. Troy: Yes. Nice job, guys. Gia: We did it, guys. Troy: Mega Rangers, that's a Mega Win. Kurt: That was powerful.
(Later, at the command center...)
Emma: Thanks for saving us, Gosei. Jake: Yeah, the new ship rocks. Tensou: Really? Gosei: Thank Tensou. He worked hard to unlock the command ship. You have proven that you deserve to wield it's power. Jake; That's right. (high fiving Troy) Boom! Gosei: But you must use it wisely. Troy: We'll do our best, Gosei. Jake: Wisely? Does that mean we cant take it for a joy ride. Mal wants to show us all Minutiae. Gia: Uh, I don’t think so, Jake. Jake: What, I was just asking. Emma: Speaking of Mal. You were starting to say something, back in the Aurora Box. What was it? Mal: Uh, it was nothing. I was about to, uh, invoke an old Minutiaeian tradition, when you know your end is impending. Thankfully, Gosei saved us. Noah: And I think before that, you said Emma’s name, and then mumbled something. Mal: I was so weak, I, uh, just wanted to thank her for being the first human I ever met. Emma: You're welcome, Mal. Mal (thinking): Someday, I will tell her.
(It's a quiet day in Harwood County. Most of the Rangers are in Ernie's. Mal is the only one missing.)
Jake: So, Mal's taking his GED test today? Noah: Yeah. Troy: I hope he does well. Noah: He has Minutiaeian memory. He should easily ace the test.
(Dante is quiet. He just crosses his arms.)
Troy: You OK, Dante? Dante: Huh? Oh, uh.. Yeah. Gia: You seem distracted. Or, how Jake seems most of the time. Jake: Hey! Dante: Not really. Just thinking about some stuff. Emma: I've been thinking about something ever since we beat Dream Snatcher. Dante: Uh, what's that? Emma: When I woke up, Robo Knight told me that Mal kissed me, because of some fairy tales his mother read to him.
(Dante goes silent again.)
Emma: We need to make sure he knows those stories arent real, and that they dont have any basis in reality. Noah: I'm sure his learning computer would let him know that.
(Dante decides he's heard enough, as he stands up, and starts to head for the exit.)
Troy: Dante... Jake: Leave him alone. He acts like this alot.
(Dante just leaves, heading off. As Dante leaves, Mal has finished his test and is heading to the mall. As Dante is leaving the mall, he spots Mal coming towards his direction.)
Mal: Greetings, Dante. I feel I did well on my test.
(Dante says nothing. Instead, he walks up to Mal.)
Dante: We've got to talk. Alone. Mal: We appear to be alone here. Unless you count my green friends. Dante: Not unless you want someone to hear about your feelings. Mal: My feelings? Dante: Just, come on.
(Dante grabs Mal's arm, and drags him to a secluded area.)
Mal: You could have just directed me to where you wanted to go. You do have a rather strong grip.
Dante lets Mal go.)
Dante: I heard what you mumbled when we were trapped in Biggs' dimension. Mal: Well, considering I barely understood what came out of my mouth, I am surprised that you were able to. Of course, I was extremely weak at the time. Dante: And I also saw you kiss Emma when she was inflicted by the Dream Snatcher. Mal: I... I did not think anyone, other than perhaps Robo Knight, noticed. Dante: I noticed. Mal: Then, you know how I feel about her. The only other one who does is Micron. Dante: You're not the only one that feels about Emma that way. Maybe if you wasn't so focused on kissing her, you would've noticed how upset her being in danger.. made me. Mal: You also have feelings for her. Dante: Yeah. But either way, I don't think you can safely say that you love Emma. Other than her and Gia, you haven't really met anyone long enough to fall in love. Mal: You do not understand how love works for Minutiaeians. It only takes a short time for us to fall in love. My father told me that I would know when I am in love because everything would feel better when the right woman is around. And since I lost my parents, that is how Emma makes me feel. Dante: That doesn't sound like you're in love with her to me. Mal: And what does it sound like to you? Dante: It sounds more like you're just "in love" with her because you lost your parents. Mal: Are you saying that because you feel it is true, or to make me feel guilty? Dante: Maybe a bit of both. Mal: My feelings for her are as real as they can be. If you do not wish for me to be in love with her, then perhaps it is best I leave the team. Dante: That sounds more like you're just trying to get your way. Go do what you want, but you should think hard about your feelings for Emma a lot more before you start following your actions. Mal: She is all I have thought about, every day since the Dream Snatcher attacked her. Dante: Alright, then don't think about her. Think about yourself more.
(Mal says nothing, and walks away, headed back to the forest. As he does, plants start wilting. Trees lose their leaves. Grass turns brown. Dante notices. He just sighs, as he starts to walk away as well. He doesnt get far, when he runs into Emma.)
Emma: Mal should have been at Ernie's by now. Have you seen him? Dante: Yeah, I saw him. We.. had to talk about something. Emma: Something important? Dante: It was important for both of us, yeah.
(Emma was about to ask how important, when she looks around.)
Emma: What's happening to the plants? Dante: I'm guessing Mal is happening. After we talked, he just left, and then this started going on. Emma: The last time anything like this happened because of him was when his parents were killed. Did you tell him something that upset him? Dante: Kind of.. (pauses) The conversation was about you. Emma: Me? Is it because he thanked me for being the first Earthling he met? Dante: That's not what he said. Mal was lying when he said that's what he said. I actually heard him. Emma: So, what did he say? Dante: When you were struck.. I lost my temper, and tried to attack Dream Snatcher, but he escaped before I could reach him. Emma: You just wanted to help me, like the others. Dante: No. It was more than that. Emma: What more could it be that would involve Mal? Dante: Because, Mal has the same feelings for you as I do. The words he said, the real ones..
(Dante looks down.)
Emma: You mean, both you and Mal... are in love with me?
Emma: Did you try to convince him that he shouldnt be in love with me? Because that seems pretty mean. Dante: No, I told him that he should think about himself a bit first, before he decides to fall in love. I mean, realistically, you and Gia are the only women he's met outside of his family. Emma: That sounds like you were just trying to eliminate the competion. Mal is one of the nicest guys I've ever met. He's the only one who cares about nature as much as I do. Dante: I wasn't trying to eliminate anything. I was just trying to tell him how I felt on the situation, and he pretty much said that if he can't be in love with you, then he might as well leave the team. Emma: I would think you would be more sensative about such things, after what happened to you last year. Dante: Fine, I'm sorry. Even though I didn't even do anything.
(Dante just throws his hands up, and turns, to start walking away.)
Emma: I'm not the one you need to appologize to.
(Emma starts heading for the forest. Elsewhere, in Bigs and Bluefur's old hideout...)
Vrak: Thank you for coming, gentlemen. I trust I'm paying you enough that Admiral Malkor will not know I hired you
(Two insect-like aliens are standing there. Both of them based on beetles.)
Longarm: Never heard of the guy. Thailog: Me neither. Vrak: Good. I want you to defeat the Power Rangers and Robo Knight. Once the two of you succeed, I promise double your usual fee. After all, I am part of a royal family. Longarm: Should be easy, with our skills. Thailog: Yeah. They'll never...
(Thailog teleports from in front of Vrak to behind him.)
Thailog: ... see us coming.
(Back in the city, Dante has gone back inside the mall, but he's not at Ernie's. Instead he's at the gym across from it. Troy has noticed, and heads over there. Dante is attacking a punching bag, with a lot of ferocity. Much more than what he's shown before, while fighting the aliens.)
Troy: Is that supposed to be anyone in particular? (whispered) Like Vrak?
(Dante stops attacking. He looks over at Troy.)
Dante: It's someone we know, yeah.
(Dante grabs a nearby water bottle.)
Troy: Want to talk about it?
(Dante takes a sip from the water bottle, before he puts it back down, then starts attacking the punching bag again. This time it's less ferocious, but still more than what he usually does.)
Dante: It's hard to explain. And I'm not sure how you or anyone else would react to it.
(Before Troy can as any further questions, their Morphers chime. Dante stops attackking the punching bag. He grabs a towel, before he looks at Troy.)
Troy: Looks like it wil have to wait.
(Troy heads out into the mall. Noah, Jake and Gia are already out there. Dante follows. The five of them head outside, to an empty area.)
Troy: Go ahead. Tensou (v/o): Rangers, two monsters are attacking near the stadium. Troy: Let Emma and Mal know. We'll go on ahead.
(Dante looks down at Troy's last statement, before he looks back up.)
Troy: Let's go. Gia: It's not like Emma to be gone this long, unless she found something to take a picture of. Dante: We don't really have much time to lose. Jake: We never do.
(Dante just decides to start heading off. The others follow him. Near the stadium...)
Thailog: You think these Power Rangers will show up soon? Or do we keep scaring people? Longarm: They'll be here, I'm sure of it. Voice: Stop right there! Thailog: Huh?
(The Rangers, minus Mal and Emma, have arrived.)
Thailog: You must be the ones we're supposed to take care of. Longarm: It seems we're missing four of them. Voice: There are only three missing.
(Robo Knight walks in, Robo Blaster at the ready.)
Robo Knight: You are endangering the Earth. We will stop you. Longarm: Oh, is that so? Noah: Yeah. Thailog: Oh really?
(Thailog teleports to right behind the Rangers and Robo Knight, and attacks.)
Jake: Whoa. That guy is so fast, I didn't even see him move. Noah: I'm pretty sure he teleported. Like how he got to the command center the first time. Thailog: You must be the smart one.
(Thailog knocks Noah to the ground.)
Dante: And you must be the bruiser. I bet if we take care of your pal, you'll be lost.
(Dante starts to charge at Longarm, who just stand there.)
Longarm: Come on, give me your best shot. If you can. Thailog: Show him what you can do, Longarm.
(Thailog starts attacking Jake. Dante reaches Longarm, and attacks. But when he makes contact with Longarm's chest, it's Dante's chest that sparks, and he falls down.)
Dante: Arrgh! Longarm: Heh. Not a scratch on me. Thailog: Stupid Ranger.
(Thailog sends Jake flying. Dante gets back up to his feet. He pulls out his Mega Blaster.)
Dante: Let's see if this does some damage to you instead.
(Longarm just laughs, as Dante aims at Longarm's chest. He fires his blaster, and the attack hits Longarm, but again, Dante is the one that's damaged, as he flips into the air, and falls onto his stomach.)
Robo Knight: Let us see if you can counter this. Vulcan Cannon. Fire.
The attack hits Longarm. He reacts for a second.)
Longarm: Oh, you got me.
(But the attack bouces back on Robo Knight.)
Longarm: Only kidding. Robo Knight: Systems damaged. Repairs required.
(Dante is trying to struggle back to his feet.)
Thailog: Oh no you dont.
(Thailog teleports over to Dante and strikes him.)
(Emma finally arrives, alone.)
Emma: We need to take care of these guys quick. Something terrible's happening to the forest. Longarm: So nice of you to join us, Pink Ranger. Now we don't have to go looking for you. Gia: Be careful, Emma. That one can counter your attacks. And his friend can teleport. Thailog: Someone talks to much.
(Thailog teleports over to Gia, and attacks. She's forced to power down.)
(Dante looks over towards Emma. He tries getting up again.)
Dante: We're not.. going to let you.. beat us so easily.. Longarm: That's the spirit. Want to go for round three, Brown Ranger? Come on, then. Thailog: I think I hit a nerve with Black Ranger. Now I'll hit a different one.
(Thailog teleports over to Jake, grabs him, and teleports abut five feet in the air, dropping him before teleporting to the ground. Dante clenches his fists. He pulls out his morpher, then a card.)
Dante: UltraZord, activate! Morpher: Summon Zord.
(Dante activates Ultra Mode.)
Dante: Sand Power, Ultra Megaforce Brown! Longarm: Oo, shiny. But don't think that fancy armor is going to help you. Troy: We need a new strategy, Dante. Thailog: Strategy-shmategy. We've got your buddies beaten. Dante: Here's my strategy.. Sand Strike!
(Dante aims his Ultra Sword where the zord is set towards Longarm, to do a singular attack towards him.)
(The attack hits, but like before, Dante feels the attack. And this attack doesn't just knock Dante down. He's forced out of Ultra Mode, out of Ranger mode, and he's unconcious.)
Thailog: Nice one, Longarm. Troy: Dante! Longarm: Anyone else want to try taking me down? No? I thnought so. (pauses) Thailog, let's finish these pests off. Troy: We need to regroup.
(Troy picks up Dante to carry him to safety.)
Thailog: I think they're chickening out, Longarm. Longarm: Who can blame them? But if they get away, we won't get paid. Thailog: Then we need to make sure they come back.
(Thailog teleports over to Emma, and grabs her.)
(Thailog grabs Emma.)
Emma: Troy! Longarm: Now you can run along. But we'll be waiting for your return with your Pink Ranger.
(Thailog walks over to Longarm, before the two of them teleport away with Emma.)
(Jake, Gia and Noah move over to Troy, who is helping Dante; who is still unconcious.)
Jake: Maybe we would have stood a chance if Mal had shown up. NoahL Yeah. We dont even know where he is.
(Troy and Jake move Dante away to a more secluded area, where Troy, Jake and Noah power down.)
Troy: First, we make sure Dante's OK. Then we find Mal. Then, we get ready for Round Two. Noah: Too bad Kurt's out of town this weekend. The more Rangers, the better. Jake: What was Dante thinking attacking head-on like that anyway? Troy: I think there's something going on that he isnt telling us. Before Tensou called, he was really doing a number on a bag over at the gym. Jake: Sounds like usual Dante stuff to me. Troy: I asked him if it was Vrak, all he said was it was someone we know. Jake: Wait.. Was he imagining me? Noah: I don't see anny reason why he'd be imagining you, Jake. Unless you did something to upset him. Gia: He probably did and doesnt realize it. Jake: That's the second time today you've dissed me.
(Dante starts to stir.)
Troy: He's waking up.
(Dante opens his eyes. He starts to sit up.)
Noah: Whoa, easy. You probably shouldn't move so fast. Dante: I'm guessing from my aches that I didn't do squat. Troy: Not even a scratch. Dante: So.. what happened?
(Dante looks around.)
Dante: Wait.. Where's Emma? Gia: They grabbed her. Dante: What?
(Dante tries to force himself to his feet.)
Troy: Take it easy. They're using her to make sure they get a chance to try and finish us off. Dante: Then why aren't you guys trying to get her back? Troy: We wanted to make sure you were OK. Then we're going to find Mal. We need as close to a full team as we can get. Dante: I'm sure Mal will come running now. Jake: If he didnt come when Tensou called us, why would he come now. Unless they're threatening to flatten a fern or terrorize a tree. Dante: Because they've got Emma, that's why. The only reason why he didn't come earlier is for the same reason. He doesn't want to be part of the team if he can't love Emma. But now that she's in danger, he'll come running to help her.
(Dante slams a fist into a wall.)
Noah: Mal's in love with Emma? Jake: I thought he cared for plants more than people. Troy (whispered): And let me guess. You've got feelings for her too, and you were picturing that bag as Mal.
Dante: (whispering) But like I said earlier, it's hard to explain. Troy: Well, we're still going to make sure Mal is OK. Once we're all together, we save Emma. Dante: No. It's.. probably best that I get Mal. According to Emma, I somehow need to apologize for what I said to him earlier.. Even though I don't think what I said needs apologizing. Jake: And why can't we go with you? Dante: Because what we talked about was a personal thing between both of us. Troy: Go on. We'll wait here. But if the two of you arent back here in two hours, we'll come looking for you. Dante: Right..
(Dante starts leaving.)
Troy: Be careful.
(Dante nods, as he continues to leave. After awhile, Dante enters the forest to look for Mal. The forest is in terrible shape, because of Mal's emotions. Trees are nearly dead, some plants have grown so tall that paths are nearly unpassable. Mal is trying to isloate himself from everyone and everything. Dante tries to find a way towards where Mal would likely be, but doesn't see it.)
Dante: (yelling) Mal!
(A vine appears out of the ground, wrapping itself around Dante.)
Mal (v/o): You are the last person I want to see. Dante: If you're going to wallow in self-pity over what I said, then maybe I should apologize. But I didn't come for you. I came for the team... And for Emma. Mal (v/o): If the team wants me back, she will need to convince me herself. Dante: That'll be hard to do right now..
(The vine loosens, slightly.)
Mal (v/o): She's not hurt, is she? Dante: I don't know. Some aliens attacked, and they're strong. Real strong. I lost conciousness while fighting them. When I came to, the others told me they took Emma. Mal (v/o): No!
(The vine drops to the ground. Mal comes into view.)
Mal: Once she is safe, the rest of you can take my Morpher back to Gosei. Dante: Look, believe it or not, the last thing I wanted to do was make you feel miserable. Yes, I care for Emma the same as you do, but that doesn't mean that I'd just abandon the team if things don't go my way. Because regardless, we're kind of like a family. Mal: Right now, Emma's safety is all that matters to me. If she can convince me otherwise, I will stay with the team. Dante: Alright.. Let's get to the others, then. Mal: If these monsters have hurt her, they will have to fight every plant and tree in Harwood County. Dante: I should warn you.. These aliens. They're not like the others we've fought before. One of them seem to have the ability to teleport himself at will. And the other.. I was fighting him, and I couldn't even touch him. All of my attacks would just bounce off him and hit me. Mal: I read a book on combatra techniques my father had. Every opponent has a weakness, no matter how strong they are. It takes observation to know what it is. Dante: Yeah, I guess.. But I wasn't exactly fighting with a level head. Our conversation earlier got to me, and then there was the conversation Emma had with me after you left.. Mal: I take it she knows how we both feel about her. Dante: Yeah.. Well, you can kind of congratulate yourself, since she seemed to have favored you in the conversation, and pretty much put me down throughout it. I guess when I was fighting that alien, I was trying to prove myself to her.. I was an idiot. Mal: Something else I learned from that book. Your greatest enemy is not your oppoent, it's yourself when you are not prepared for a match. Dante: You don't have to keep rubbing it in. My body's still aching from when I took that alien's beating. Mal: I will believe she is favoring me when I hear it from Emma. Until then, nothing has changed between us. Dante: Fine. (pauses) Just so you know, Emma isn't the only one that knows you have feelings for her.. Mal: Who else? Dante: The rest of the guys.. When Troy mentioned that Emma was taken, they mentioned trying to find you. I was upset about the news of Emma, and I kind of blurted it out. Mal: Then, I will have nothing to hide around them. Dante: I guess not.. I just didn't want you to find out from them. Mal: Very well. Let us go save her.
(Mal's determination to save Emma is already improving the forest. Dante looks around for a second, before he follows Mal. Elsewhere...)
Thailog: So, do we finish off her friends first and make her watch, or finsih her off while her friends watch? Or just take out all of them at once, and no one watches? Longarm: Either way, it doesn't matter. We get paid. Thailog: Yeah. Emma: Just because you guys had the upper hand once, doesnt mean you'll win in the end. Longarm: I guess we'll see about that. Emma: We've beaten tougher monsters than you. Thailog: I knew we should have put a gag on her. Humans talk too much. Longarm: I'm sure those Rangers will show up soon, then we don't have to hear any of their voices anymore. Thailog: Yeah.
(Meanwhile, Mal and Dante meet up with the others.)
Jake: Took you two long enough. Dante: We had a small delay, with Mal restraining me with some vines. But I think, for the moment, we're back on speaking terms. Troy: That's good to hear. Now, if only we knew Robo Knight had finished his repairs. Dante: I don't think we have much time to be searching for him. Noah: If he's finished, he'll show up. That's the way he is. Troy: Then let's go find them and save Emma. Dante: Yeah.
(The Rangers leave to find Thailog, Longarm and Emma. Mal stops every so often, to check with his green friends on if they know where they are.)
Mal: This tree knows where they are. One mile north of here. Dante: Then we need to come up with a plan before we head in there. Jake: Consiering they beat us badly last time, I dont know how we will defeat them. Mal: By observing them, looking for weaknesses. Dante: I saw more weakness with how we fared against them. Noah: That's for sure. Everything we tried, the one monster turned back against us.
(Dante realizes something.)
Dante: Wait. We didn't try everything. Troy: What do you mean? Dante: We kept focusing on our physical and ranged attacks to take him down, but we forgot one other method of attack that we haven't tried. Noah: Our power card attacks. Dante: Yeah. Those attacks aren't directly from us, it kind of from an unknown source. Troy: Then that's what we'll try first. If those still dont work, we'll need a new plan. Jake: We're forgetting one thing. That only solves one of our problems. Noah: Yeah, there's still the teleporter. Dante: I don't think he's as tough as his partner. I think the only thing he has going for him is his teleportation. (looks at Mal) Mal, can you put aside differences for us to work together? Mal: To save Emma, I can. Dante: Then the teleporter is ours. You guys take out the rubberband man with your Power Cards. Troy: Alright. Then let's go.
(Dante nods. The Rangers start heading north towards where Emma and the alien bounty hunters are. A mile north...)
Thailog: They arent coming. Let's just take care of her then hunt them down. Longarm: It seems like such a pain to have to go searching for them again, but I guess it can't be helped. Take care of her, then. Thailog: With pleasure.
(Thailog makes a large sword appear, as he walks towards Emma.)
Voice: Let her go!
(The Rangers arrive.)
Longarm: Finally. We were sick of waiting.
(Mal fires a blast at Thailog's sword, knocking it out of his hand.)
Mal: You wont be using that on her. Not today, not ever. Thailog: Oh good. They brought another one. Now we'll only have one to hunt down. Dante: You're not going to be hunting anyone down. We're ending this now. Longarm: Big words for someone that could barely put a scratch on me. Troy: This time, we're ready for you.
(Mal starts looking around. He notices a tree, with some sap dripping off of it.)
Mal (to Dante): There. We have to get him over by the tree.
Dante: Hey ugly number two. Come and get me.
(Dante starts to run towards the tree. Thailog teleports over by the tree. Mal smiles under his helmet, and just waits, as the sap drips over Thailog.)
Dante: Oh no, you cut me off. Whatever will I do? Thailog: How about I cut you off permanently?
(Thailog tries to teleport, but cant.)
Thailog: What the? Something's wrong. This sticky stuff seems to be keeping me from teleporting. Mal: It's called sap. And yes, it is very sticky. Dante: Don't have your power to help you cheat now, do you? Thailog: Longarm will still prove victorious. Noah: Oh really?
(Noah takes out a card.)
Noah: Defemse Stream!
(Noah places the card in his Morpher. A powerful stream of water hits Longarm.)
Longarm: Hey, that didnt come from you? I cant send it back at no one.
(Dante takes this chance to attack Thailog, since he can't teleport. Thailog is knocked down, still covered in sap.)
Dante: Let's take this guy out, Mal. Mal: Agreed. Ultra Mode!
(Dante and Mal go into Ultra Mode. Both of them get their Ultra Swords ready, and aim them at Thailog.)
Thailog: I think this sap made a sap out of me. Mal: Ultra Sword, Dynamic Victory Charge. Dante: Fire!
(The two Ultra Sword attacks hit Thailog.)
Longarm: Thailog. Oh well, Now I dont have to split the money when I destroy you. Troy: No, you wont be getting paid at all. Twistornado.
(Troy sends a Twistornado at Longarm. He is shaken up, before dropping to the ground.)
Dante: Just as I thought. The Power Attack cards can damage him without damaging the person summoning them. Troy: Then we need to finish him off with one. Noah: Not just one. Dante: Right. Hit him with a barrage. Too much at once should definitely knock him down for good. Troy: Emma, you ready for this? Emma: Time for some payback. Troy & Emma: Lightning Strike! Jake & Gia: Megaquake! Noah: Seashower! Mal: Needlestorm!
(All those attacks hit Longarm at once, overwhelming him.)
Longarm: Too much to try and counter.
Dante: Nice job, guys. Emma: Thanks for saving me. Mal: Now that you are safe, I will be returning to the forest. Forever. Dante: You're being too melodramatic. Emma: Mal, you're an important part of the team. Mal: Hardly. My Stag isnt even an essential part of any Megazord configuatation. Unless, you give me a reason to stay. Emma: Uh, guys, some of us need some time alone here. Jake: Don't you mean just you and Mal? Dante: No.. she doesn't. Troy: We'll meet you at Ernie's.
(Troy, Jake, Noah and Gia leave.)
Emma: Mal, it's nice that you're in love with me, but, I havent known you long enough to decide if I can return those feelings. I still like you as a friend. And you're the only one who appreciates nature as much as I do.
Emma: And Dante, the same applies to you. Sure, you've been around longer, but I havent known you personally that well for that long. Dante: I never said that I love you. Not in the same way Mal has. But I do have strong feelings for you. I can't say that I love you, not yet. Which is why I had to confront Mal about his feelings. Him saying that he loves you,even though he's only known you and Gia in the female department, outside of family, just seemed like he was moving fast. Emma: Well, either way, I still like you both as friends. Maybe someday, once we've beaten Vrak for good, I might choose one of you. Mal: I find that acceptable. Dante: That's fine with me. Emma: Good. Because if you two start fighting over me, I'll let Gia handle things for me. Dante: I don't think that'll be a problem. Mal: No, it will not be. Emma: Good. Now, we'll get to Ernie's, and make Jake buy for everybody. Dante: I think I'll just buy my own stuff. Mal: I can afford to pay for my own as well, thanks to my holdpatra. Emma: I'm sure Jake will appreciate that. Dante: Acrtually, I was thinking of paying for yours, Mal. After all, you have something to celebrate. Emma: Yeah, how'd your test go? Mal: I believe it went well. If I passed, my certificate would be delivered to Ernie's. Dante: Then we definitely need to make sure we're there, before Ernie finds it.. Emma: Yeah. Let's go! Follow me.
(Emma heads towards one of the many shortcuts she knows. Dante and Mal follow. When the three of the arrive, the others are already at a table, with three empty chairs.)
Jake: Took you three long enough. Dante: Funny, since we took a shortcut. Gia: We took one too. Thanks for showing it to me, Emma. Emma: Anytime. Noah: And right after we got here, this arrived.
(Noah holds an envelope with Mal's name on it.)
Dante: Oh good, you guys grabbed it before Ernie saw it, then. Troy: I dont think Ernie's the type to take other people's things. Jake: Except their money.
(Noah hands the envelope to Mal. He opens it.)
Dante: Well? Don't keep us in suspense.
(Mal pulls out his G.E.D. certificate.)
Mal: I passed. Noah: Way to go, Mal. Dante: Now let's celebrate.
(Dante heads over to the counter.)
Ernie: Your usual, I take it? Dante: Yeah. And whatever Mal is having. Mal: A triple fudge brain blaster. And a job application.
(Dante pays for both food. Ernie fixes both items, and grabs a job application for Mal. Dante gets his item, then looks at Mal.)
Dante: I know it doesn't matter right now, but I still want to apologize for earlier. My intention really wasn't to make you go all depressed, and seclude yourself in the forest. Mal: I realize that now. It's just, first I lost my parents, and then, I am told how my feelings should work. Try to see things from my point of view. Dante: I wasn't trying to tell you how you should be feeling. Just that you needed to slow your feelings down. It's the same with me. Ever since I was betrayed by my old "friends", it's been hard for me to let myself go, and I guess when I finally started doing it when Troy showed me that all of you are my friends, it makes it easier for me to have my feelings more known. Mal: I shall try to remember that.
(Emma and Gia are whispering to each other. Dante heads back over to where the others are. Emma and Gia stand up, and walk over to Mal.)
(Emma and Gia both kiss Mal on the cheeks. Jake's jaw drops. Dante says nothing. He does, however, grin at Jake's reaction.)
Jake: What's a guy got to do to get some of that? Gia: Do something worth being congratulated for. And tying your shoes doesnt count. Dante: And neither does getting a winning goal in a soccer game, I bet. Gia: Maybe a championship game. Nothing less. Dante: Jake should be lucky if the team makes it that far. Especially when he's really the only good player on it. Jake: Yeah, I am. Gia: And the most conceited. Dante: Saying you're the only good player on the team wasn't a compliment. It meant that you guys would never make it to the championship. Since, you know, a team isn't just one player. Noah: He's right, Jake. No I in team, after all. Jake: Yeah but there is a "me".
(Dante rolls his eyes.)
Troy: How about there's no I in sports. And there's no me in it either. Dante: Technically not the same thing, since there are sports that don't require a team. Like boxing for instance. Noah: Or golf. Jake: Golf? The only golf I know about is mini golf. Dante: You need to watch the PGA's some time. Jake: The what? Dante: Professional Golf Association. They have worldwide competitions every year, and they're televised. Emma: And they can make a lot of money. If they're good enough. Dante: Yeah. Jake: How hard can it be? You're just hitting a ball with a stick. I am a pro at mini golf. Dante: It's not the same thing. You have to be careful where you strike the ball, and how you strike it as well. Noah: And there's worse obstacles than a windmill. Sand traps, water hazzards. Dante: And the wind. Jake: The wind? Seriously? Dante: Yeah, what did you think they play with the ball on the ground the whole time? Noah: Oh, and the rough. It's not all a well mowed lawn. Dante: Yeah, but most professional golfers can make sure they never land their balls in the rough. It just takes a good well place swing, and checking for wind direction. Jake: Sounds like math and science to me. Noah: It can be. Geometry, trigonometry, physics. All of them can come into play. Dante: Yeah, golf is kind of like billiards in a way, in that regard. Jake: I'll stick to soccer. Or maybe a little baseball.
(Somewhere outside of the city...)
Vrak: Those two were supposed to be the best, but they were no better than anyone else whose gone up against the Rangers. That's why I didnt send the Zombats to help them out.
(In the park, most of the guys are playing soccer. Mal just sits in a tree, watching. Dante is leaning against the tree, watching as well. Emma and Gia are also watching, from the ground.)
Emma: I'm so happy I'm part of this team. We really have become a family. Gia: You've always been like a sister to me.
(Jake tries to score a goal on Noah.)
Noah: Oh no you don’t. Gia (laughing): Yeah, quite a family. Emma: We have such a beautiful planet. Gia: Yep. As planets go, we pretty much lucked out. Except when you hear Mal talk about Minutiae, then it seems like second place. Emma: We have to do everything we can to preserve this. Kurt: Maybe when this is all over, I can go see this other planet.
(An ice cream truck pulls up.)
Gia: Hey, I'm gonna get us some ice cream. Be right back.
(Gia walks over to the truck. Emma stops to think about the planet as it was, before civilization developed the area. Her thoughts are interrupted by Gia sticking an ice cream cone in her face.)
Gia: Here you go. One scoop soy strawberry cheesecake with sprinkles. Emma: Exactly what I wanted. Gia: I've only known you since forever. Emma: This place is beautiful now, but I was imagining how perfect it must have been, thousands of years ago.
(Meanwhile, under the sea...)
Vrak: At last, my underwater lab is complete. From here, I can finally launch my new plan to destroy the Rangers, and conquer this planet. All the efforts of the Insectoid monsters have proven ineffective. They weren’t powerful enough to achieve real results. It's time for a new force to rise. The era of the robot has arrived.
(A feminine robot steps off a column.)
Vrak: Beautiful. And you have the ability to create even more robots like yourself. Robot: I am Metal Alice. I am your creation, Master. Vrak: Amazing. You are the perfect machine to crush those Power Rangers to dust. So, Metal Alice, are you ready to carry out your mission? Metal Alice: Robot design data compiled. I am ready, Sir. Vrak: I'm looking forward to seeing what this new robot you design can do. Metal Alice: Activate robot creation protocols.
(Metal Alice uses a tablet computer to design a new robot.)
Vrak: It's working. Metal Alice: Activation complete.
(The robot steps forward.)
Robot: I am the robot Rotox, ready for action. Metal Alice: Show our master what you can do.
(Metal Alice attacks Rotox. He responds by removing one of her legs.)
(Metal Alice begins repairing herself.)
Metal Alice: I'm glad my robot design pleases you, Vrak. Nothing will stop me from completing my mission. Vrak: You are as brilliant as you are indestructible. Begin phase one. Let's set Rotox loose to terrorize those pathetic humans.
(Back on the surface, Emma is taking pictures of Gia.)
Emma: Perfect. Gia: Let's have some pictures together.
(The soccer game has ended for now, and Jake is getting ready to enjoy a popsicle.)
Emma: Hey Jake, take some pictures of us. Jake: OK.
(Jake starts juggling Emma's camera and his popsicle.)
Emma: Watch it. (taking the popsicle) I'll hold this. Jake: Just go act like supermodels.
(Jake starts taking pictures. Noah, Troy, Dante and Mal watch.)
(Jake is starting to back up, heading towards a trash can.)
Jake: The camera loves you.
(Jake backs up one step too many, and ends up sitting in the trash can. The others are laughing at him. Even Mal.)
Jake: Oh, so this is funny to Minutiaeians? Mal: A lot that is unexpected is quite humorous. As long as no one has been injured severely, or worse.
(Their amusement is ended when the Morphers chime.)
Troy: Tensou? Tensou (v/o): There's a monster attacking the warehouse district. Troy: We're on it.
(Most of the Rangers start leaving, with Jake still stuck in the trash can.)
(Gia offers him a hand.)
(They hurry to join the others. In the warehouse district, Rotox is on the attack.)
Rotox: The reign of the robots has begun.
(Workers are fleeing as the Rangers arrive.)
Jake: What kind of monster is that? Noah: That's not a monster. That's a robot. Dante: Yeah, that seemed a bit obvious. Troy: Either way, It's Morphin' Time!
(The Rangers morph.)
Rotox: Power Rangers, huh? Let me show you how I roll.
(Rotox changes into a wheel of destruction.)
Rotox: Time to peel out.
(Rotox starts rolling, rapidly attacking the Rangers. He then transforms back.)
Rotox: What a blast.
(Rotox fires, knocking the Rangers down.)
Rotox: Human beings are weak. You'll never break through my defenses. Grabber beam.
(Rotox gathers up scrap metal, combining it into a shield. The Rangers fire their blasters, but Rotox's shield deflects their blasts.)
Rotox: Not a scratch. Jake: What? Gia: How? Rotox: My shield protects me, but nothing protects you from my shield.
(Rotox throws his shield at the Rangers, knocking them down again.)
Gia: No way.
(Thankfully, back-up arrives.)
Robo Knight: Stop right there. Rotox: Another Ranger? Robo Knight: Wait. No life signs. What are you? Are you a robot, like me? Troy: Not like you, Robo Knight. He's evil. Rotox: So you're the Robo Knight? I've been wanting to meet you.
(Rotox fires at Robo Knight. One blast knocks Robo Knight backwards into a junked car.)
Troy: Robo Knight! Gia: Hang on!
(The Rangers get back to their feet, and start to rush over to help Robo Knight.)
Rotox: Where do you think you're going?
(Rotox creates chains around the Rangers, then uses his Grabber beam to pull them away from Robo Knight.)
Robo Knight: Systems compromised. Must find Morpher. Troy (v/o, through Morpher): Robo Knight, come in. Are you there? Robo Knight, are you OK? Rotox: Concern for your friend. Another pathetic human weakness.
(Rotox stomps on Troy's chest.)
Rotox: You'd be wiser to worry about your own fate.
(Rotox picks Troy up, and throws him into a pile of scrap. Jake and Gia get back to their feet and summon their weapons, freeing themselves. They attack Rotox, but again, he blocks them with his shield.)
Rotox: Nice try.
(Rotox knocks them backwards with his shield. Jake and Gia free Noah, Emma, Mal, Kurt and Dante.)
Rotox: Do your worst. Robo Knight (v/o, through Morpher): Robo Knight to Red Ranger, over. I will be there. I'm trying to reboot my systems. Troy: I'm just glad that you're OK.
(Still bound, Troy does a flying leap, flying feet first into Rotox. He hits, knocking Rotox down. Jake breaks Troy's chain with his Snake Axe,)
Rotox: Impressive strike. You wont get so lucky a second time. Emma: It's not about luck. It's about protecting the Earth. Gia: It's our duty to protect this planet from creeps like you. Rotox: Rubbish. Noah: We believe in our mission, and that belief is what makes us strong. Jake: Strong enough to send your tin butt to the recycling bin. Mal: Even though I was not born here, I will still do whatever it takes to protect this planet. Troy: When you plot against the Earth or it's people, you have to deal with us. The Power Rangers!
(The Rangers transform into Ultra Mode.)
Rotox: What nonsense is this? Noah: You're an impressive machine. Too bad I have to turn you into scrap metal. Jake: Your fate's not up in the air. You're headed for the junkyard. Rotox: Stop. This cant end like this!
(Jake knocks Rotox down.)
Gia: Sorry, robot. Emma: You picked the wrong planet and wrong people to mess with. Rotox: Get beat by girls? No way.
(Rotox tries to attack with his chains, but Gia and Emma swat them away.)
Rotox: Impossible. Mal: As we say on Minutiae, nothing is impossible. Gia: You ready to take him down, Emma? Emma: You bet.
(The girls attack, setting Rotox up for Mal.)
Mal: And I wont even call on my green friends for help.
(Mal attacks Rotox. Now, it's Troy's turn.)
Rotox: You again? I'll cut you down where you stand.
(Rotox throws his shield at Troy.)
Troy: That's some shield. Let me put a positive spin on this.
(Troy smashes the shield.)
Rotox: My shield!
(Troy knocks Rotox off his feet. The Rangers combine their Ultra Swords and Morphers.)
Metal Alice: Master, that was just a test run. That's the great thing about us robots. We can learn from our mistakes and, after a few adjustments, we can be sent right back into battle. Vrak: The Rangers don’t know the kind of enemy they're up against.
(Back on the surface...)
Noah: Fighting that robot was different than dealing with monsters. Troy: If they're changing up tactics, then that's got to mean something. But what? Robo Knight: Monsters can be destroyed, but a damaged machine can be repaired.
(Robo Knight walks away.)
Noah: He's got a point. Kurt: I'd hate to see that thing stronger.
Metal Alice: Making these improvements to Rotox will make him unstoppable. Vrak: Good. They wont expect this. Metal Alice: I'll begin rebuilding him at once.
(Later, at Ernie's...)
Jake: Did you see how Robo Knight got confused when he first saw that robot? Noah: He immediately recognized him as one of his own. What do you think about it, Troy? Troy: Robo Knight understands the way they work better than us. But you're right. He did hesitate before engaging him.
(Mal, now an employee, walks over to water the plants.)
Mal: I just hope that these robots do not try to convince Robo Knight to join them. He is a valuable ally.
(Back in Vrak's base...)
Rotox: I'm repaired, upgraded and ready for action. Vrak: Excellent. How I envy your immortality. Go, wreak havoc in the city. Rotox: At your command, Sir. Metal Alice: I'll go too. I want to make sure he works perfectly. Vrak: Alice, show them that robots are superior to humans. Metal Alice (laughing): That's a given, Sir.
(Back at Ernie's...)
Ernie: Your non-fat sundaes. Enjoy.
(Jake takes the tray from Ernie. Mal is cleaning tables now. Emma and Gia are at the counter.)
Emma: That was delicious. Gia: So good.
(Before the guys can enjoy their sundaes, the Morphers chime.)
Troy (whispered): What is it, Tensou? Tensou (v/o): There's a new attack at the civic center.
(Jake is about to take a bite.)
Troy: Finish that later. Let's go. Mal: Ernie, I am taking my federally mandated break.
(Mal stops cleaning tables, following the others. At the civic center, Rotox Mark II destroys a building. The Rangers arrive.)
Troy: Hey! Isn’t that...? Emma: The same guy? Jake: Sure looks like him. Unless I'm seeing things. Mal: Remember what Robo Knight said. Machines can be repaired.
(Metal Alice arrives.)
Metal Alice: Your confusion is understandable, but this is the new, improved model of the robot you faced this morning. This is Rotox DX. Noah: Who's she? Gia: She's just another tin can! We'll blow up both you robots back to where you came from. Troy: Come on, Rangers. The Megaforce Blaster.
(The Rangers combine their weapons. They fire a Dynamic Victory Charge, but Rotox DX catches it.)
Rotox: Around and around we go, and boom!
(Rotox DX disperses the blast.)
Jake: How'd he do that? Emma: No way. Metal Alice: I told you, Rangers. He's new and improved. Show them.
(Rotox DX blasts the Rangers. Jake and Gia attack him up close, but are quickly knocked down.)
Rotox: I think I'm stronger than before. Let me demonstrate. See how tough?
(Rotox sends a charge through the ground, shocking Noah and Emma. Troy attacks with the Dragon Sword, but he too is knocked down.)
Mal: I have observed him, and he shows no weaknesses. Troy: He's definitely stronger.
(Robo Knight arrives.)
Robo Knight: Rangers. Metal Alice: Hey! Do not interfere, Robo Knight. Robo Knight: Who are you? Metal Alice: My name is Metal Alice. We robots are not your enemy. Robo Knight: Another robot? Metal Alice: We have no intention of harming the Earth. We have come to conquer the humans and make them our slaves. That can only help the Earth in the long run. Jake: What are you talking about? That's just crazy! Emma: How will enslaving humans make the Earth better? Mal: And there are a number of Minutiaeians on this planet. They will not be enslaved, by robots or anyone else. Metal Alice: Who created all this pollution you see around you? It was the humans. Robo Knight: True. Metal Alice: Just try to imagine how beautiful the Earth was before humans came along. Noah: It's not that simple. Metal Alice: Robots are the future. We will be here long after you humans become extinct. Mal: And will you make your own lubricants? Your own fuel sources? Rotox (ignoring Mal): Starting now.
(Rotox DX blasts the Rangers, knocking them down.)
Metal Alice: I think I made my point. Robo Knight, think about which side you should be on.
(Metal Alice and Rotox DX teleport away.)
Robo Knight: Which side?
(The Rangers start to get back to their feet.)
Gia: Can you believe the nerve of that Robo-Witch? Jake: She's evil. What do you expect? Emma: She's trying to make it sound like we're the bad guys. Kurt: We are not bad, they are.
(Robo Knight starts to walk away.)
Troy: Robo Knight! Robo Knight: Need to process. Gia: What's up with him?
(Robo Knight heads to a rooftop. He thinks about what Metal Alice said to him. Elsewhere..)
Metal Alice: Yes, this will be the perfect place to imprison all the humans who resist us.
(The Rangers, in Ultra Mode, arrive.)
Troy: That's not going to happen, because you're both going down. Emma: Troy, can we really take both of them? Troy: We really don’t have any choice. We have to. Gia: Right. Metal Alice: Robo Knight isn’t with you, is he? I guess he finally realized that you're the real threat to the Earth. Mal: You metrahnked piece of machinery! Jake: Mehrahnked? Mal: You do not wish to know the translation. Kurt: Remind me not to ask. Metal Alice: Now you children have to face us on your own and lose again. Gia: Don’t worry. Robo Knight will see through your evil plans.
(The Rangers charge, but Rotox DX proves that it is superior to the previous version, knocking the Rangers down repeatedly.)
Rotox: Foolish human. You're no match for my new powers. And now, I will dominate you all. Metal Alice: Unlike us, you humans can be destroyed. Troy: Think again. I'm going to turn you from metal into dust. Metal Alice: What stubborn creatures you are. I will prove how machines are superior to man.
(Metal Alice transforms her tablet into a weapon.)
Metal Alice: En garde, Red Ranger.
(Metal Alice knocks down the other Rangers before focusing on Troy.)
Metal Alice: On your left. Now your right.
(Troy is knocked down.)
Rotox: Now to finish them.
(Rotox DX blasts the Rangers, knocking then out of Mega Mode. Robo Knight arrives.)
Robo Knight: Metal Alice. Metal Alice: Ah, Robo Knight. I assume you gave some thought to what I said. Robo Knight: I did. Humans are emotional creatures, and they often make illogical and reckless decisions as a result. But you are wrong about them, and I will not join you. Metal Alice: What? Robo Knight: Humans are part of the Earth, too. They belong here, and the good they do far outweighs the bad. My mission is to protect the Earth and all who live on it, including humans. Metal Alice: Scrap them all! Rotox: Yes Ma'am. Robo Knight: You are robots fighting for the wrong side. Robotic threats must be eliminated. Troy: Yes!
(Robo Knight attacks Rotox.)
Robo Knight: I will not allow you to destroy any living being on this planet. (to Troy) You seemed surprised. Troy: Not at all. You believe in us and we believe in you. Let's finish them. guys.
(The Rangers go back into Ultra Mode. Robo Knight readies his Knight Dynamic.)
Robo Knight: Rangers, let's show them how humans and robots work together. Rangers: Right. Rangers and Robo Knight: Knight Dynamic... Metal Alice: What's this? Troy: Fire!
(As the powerful blast speeds towards them, Metal Alice leaps out of the way, leaving Rotox to take the brunt of the blast.)
Metal Alice: You made your choice, Robo Knight. If you stand with these humans, then you'll fall with them. Robo Knight: Then I choose to stand with them. I have faith that humans will save the Earth. Metal Alice: Very well then. Until we meet again.
(Metal Alice teleports away. Vrak observes from nearby...)
Vrak: That was a very disappointing test. Perhaps it wont be a total loss. Zombolts, enlarge.
(Robot versions of Zombats merge with Rotox DX, enlarging him.)
Jake: Those work on robots, too? Gia: No problem. We can handle this bucket of bolts. Robo Knight: We must. Kurt: Ultimate Battlezord.
(The Rangers summon the Gosei Ultimate command ship, and transform it into Megazord mode. Robo Knight transforms and joins with the Knight Brothers for the Gosei Grand Megazord.)
Rangers: For the Earth. Rotox: Fire!
(Rotox DX fire, but his blasts do no damage.)
Robo Knight: My mission is to protect this planet and all who live on it. Sky Lion kick.
(Gosei Grand launches one of it's feet. Rotox DX's right hand is damaged.)
Rotox: I can still beat you with one hand. Robo Knight: How about no hands, villain. Troy: Time to shut this robot down for good. Rotox: No chance. Robo Knight: Why don’t you do the honors this time? Troy: We'll be glad to, Robo Knight.
(Gosei Ultimate readies it's Ultra Cannons for the Ultimate Charge. The blast is fired.)
Rotox: Metal Alice will defeat you!
(Rotox DX is destroyed.)
Rangers: Megaforce Rangers, that's a Mega Win.
(Later, at Robo Knight's favorite vantage point.)
Robo Knight: Hello, Rangers. Troy: Robo Knight, we wanted to thank you for your help today. We're glad you chose to stay on our side. Robo Knight: I am on the side of the Earth. You are an inseparable part of this planet. You are at your best when things are at their worst. Jake: Thank you for saying it that way. Noah: Of course he would. It is only logical. Mal: I must return to work. I do not want to lose my job my first day. Kurt: Good luck.
Troy: You've truly become the ninth Ranger. Emma: This morning, I was wondering about how peoples presence had changed the planet. But now, I'm so proud of how we protect it too. Noah: And we still have a lot of work to do. Emma: Yeah. But Robo Knight said it right. Our capacity for good far outweighs the bad. We are a part of this planet as much as trees and animals. Robo Knight: Do not be too hard on yourself, Pink Ranger. After all, you are only human. Jake: Did he just make a joke? Awesome.
Malkor: It's unthinkable that Creepox, Bigs, Bluefur and the Aurora Box have all been destroyed. Earth should have been ours by now. Vrak: True, but we still have a little time left, right? Malkor: Yes, but not that much. You and I must complete this mission before the others arrive. Vrak: But how, sir? Malkor: I will power up in my cocoon, while you focus on eliminating those annoying Power Rangers. I want them gone by the time I emerge. Vrak: As you wish. Malkor: Once I come out of this cocoon, I will possess strength beyond description. Incredible power that will make me unbeatable. Soon, I will destroy this world myself.
(Malkor encases himself in a cocoon.)
Vrak: What a fool you are, Malkor. That cocoon will seal your fate as a failure. Now's my chance to usurp your power, and prove to my royal family that I alone deserve to lead.
(Vrak departs to his underwater base, where Metal Alice is waiting.)
Metal Alice: Welcome, Master. I've been working on an amazing new robot prototype. Vrak: Wonderful. I need your superior robot strength to finally destroy those Rangers. Metal Alice: Master, it will be my pleasure. Vrak: Good. They've been a thorn in my side long enough. Eliminate them now!
(Soon, in the city, people are fleeing from Metal Alice and a squad of Loogies.)
Metal Alice: Go ahead and run. The way you humans behave is so predictable.
(The Rangers and Robo Knight arrive.)
Troy: There she is. Metal Alice: Ah, what a surprise. Robo Knight: You've returned. Metal Alice: Of course. Attack!
(The Loogies attack the Rangers and Robo Knight.)
Mal: I believe defeating Loogies should be much easier for us now than when we first received our Morphers, as we have become so practiced in it. Kurt: I think you are right.
(Once the Loogies are taken care of, Troy strikes at Metal Alice, who counters his attack.)
Metal Alice: You Rangers never learn. Come here now, Robot 1-C-0.
(Another robot walks up to Metal Alice.)
Metal Alice: Destroy the Rangers.
(The robot does nothing.)
Jake: Are you kidding me? She tried to make another Robo Knight? Metal Alice: Don’t just stand there, robot. Attack. Troy: She must be stopped.
(The Rangers bring their weapons together to form the Megaforce Blaster.)
Metal Alice: I don’t think so.
(The Rangers fire a Dynamic Victory Charge.)
Metal Alice: Shield me.
(Metal Alice shoves Robot 1-C-0 in front of her, letting it take the blast. It drops to the ground.)
Metal Alice: This creation is a complete failure.
(Metal Alice teleports away without it.)
Emma: She left her robot behind. Troy: Be careful. It could be a trick. Mal: Or, it could have been rendered harmless by our attack. Gia: Look, he's moving.
(Robot 1-C-0 gets back to his feet.)
Robo Knight: It must be destroyed. Robot 1-C-0: Sensor... overload... dizzy.
(Emma moves to help the robot.)
Emma: Wait. Robo Knight: What are you doing, Pink Ranger? Emma: Don’t hurt him. He was ordered to attack us but didn’t. He's different. (to Robot 1-C-0) Are you alright? Don’t worry, there's nothing to be afraid of.
(The robot's sensors begin to stabilize.)
Emma: Don’t worry. You don’t have to be scared of me, OK. Robot 1-C-0: Don’t have to be scared. Emma: Right. You can trust us. Troy: Hold it, Emma. I think we're moving too fast. I'm not sure we can trust it. What do the rest of you think? Jake; Yeah. Maybe it's a set-up? Gia: Guys, let's take this slow. Troy: He doesn’t seem to have any weapons. He's acting like he's kind of scared. Emma: He isn’t acting evil at all. Gia: She's right, but what if he does attack. Mal: If Emma thinks we can trust him, I would agree with that. Jake: Gee, what a surprise. Mal agrees with Emma. Dante: I say we trust him.. to a point. I would still be cautious. Troy: He is Metal Alice's creation, but she abandoned him. I say we just keep a close eye on him. Emma: Sounds good. Kurt: I will keep a very close eye on him.
(Back at the command center...)
Tensou: Oh no. Oh no. Gosei, the Rangers are befriending one of Metal Alice's robots. Gosei: Calm down, Tensou. Perhaps Metal Alice's robot can give them valuable intel about her plans.
(Later, the Rangers have taken the robot to a gazebo, where Noah is examining him.)
Noah: Alright. Now, open up and say "Aaahh". Robot 1-C-0: Open up what? Noah: Right. Your mouth doesn’t open. Jake: Metal Alice said he's a complete failure. Maybe she left him behind because he's a throwaway prototype. Gia: He responded to Noah's orders. Troy: I think he was shaken up in battle. Plus, he didn’t want to fight us. Emma: Poor thing. He has no friends and nowhere to go. Jake: He has no friends? He's a robot. Gia: What are we going to do with him? Mal: He could stay with me, in case his original programming becomes active. Living in the forest would keep people safe. Emma: Maybe later. I say we show him some kindness. How about we take him to the park, and show him how to have fun? Kurt: I guess I can watch you guys.
(Later, in the park, the Rangers, minus Mal, and the robot stand in a circle, playing rock paper scissors.)
Rangers; Rock, Paper, Scissors, rock.
(The Rangers all choose rock, the robot chooses scissors.)
Emma: Oh Rico, guess what? You're it. Noah: Wait, you named him? Emma: Yes. Metal Alice called him Robot 1-C-0, so I went with Rico. Gia: I actually like it. Rico, you're it. Rico: Rico.. it?
(As Mal watches, the Rangers play Blind Man's Bluff with Rico, until he drops to the ground. Emma kneels down to check on him.)
Emma: Rico, are you OK? Rico: Caught you. You're it.
(Next, they try kicking a ball.)
Emma: Here you go, Rico.
(Emma gently kicks the ball over to Rico. He kicks it back, but not so gently. The ball goes airborne.)
Mal: I believe Jake would be glad Rico is not on the opposing soccer team. Jake: Or on my team. He'd miss the goal by a mile. Kurt: Or several miles.
(Next up is a game of catch. Rico has been given a mitt, as Troy pitches to him.)
Noah: Catch it, Rico.
(Rico does not catch it.)
Noah: Aw, too bad.
(On a bench nearby...)
Gia: What are we doing adopting Rico, Emma? Emma: because he's good. He was built to do harm and he resisted it. I just feel sorry for him. Gia: Rico's a robot.
(Rico manages to toss the ball to Troy.)
Noah: Nice, Rico. Gia: He has no emotions and we shouldn’t feel for him. That's what Robo Knight keeps telling us. Emma: Maybe he could become our ally, like Robo Knight. Gia: Maybe. Emma: Do you think I'm crazy for trusting Rico? Gia: I wouldn’t expect anything different from you, Emma. You have a big heart.
(Rico successfully catches the ball in his mitt.)
Noah: Way to go, Rico. Rico: Got it. Thanks.
(Later, the Rangers are having a picnic with Rico. Gia has provided the meal.)
Emma: Mmm, this is so good. Jake; Yeah, thanks for putting this all together.
(Rico watches, as he is incapable of eating.)
Rico: Jake like Gia. Rico like Emma.
(Mal raises an eyebrow. Dante notices.)
Dante: (whispering) Don't tell me you're getting jealous. Mal (whispered): No. After all, he has no emotions. Or a mouth.
(Kurt eats, just noticing Mal.)
Noah: Smart robot. Emma: We all like each other, Rico. We're all friends. Rico: Friends. I like playing with Emma and everyone. It's fun. Emma: I'm glad you're having so much fun.
(Rico watches Gia eating grapes.)
Rico: I want to eat grapes. Noah: Rico, how? Your mouth doesn’t open. Rico: That makes me sad. I'm different from everyone else. I'm not a friend. Emma; Just because you're different, doesn’t mean you're not our friend. Mal: She is correct, Rico. I am different than the others. I am from Minutiae, they are all from Earth, and I am still their friend. Jake: Yeah, we're cool. Rico: Cool. Emma: Best buddies. Forever. Rico: Best buddies. Forever. Emma: Hey, how about a group picture?
(Emma takes several pictures of the others with Rico.)
(A red light starts blinking on Rico's chest.)
Noah: What's that? Troy: What's what? Noah: The light on his chest just blinked. Emma: Maybe the infrared on my camera activated something? Rico: Not good?
(The Rangers take Rico to the command center. Noah uses the advanced equipment there for a further examination.)
Noah: It seems like Metal Alice left a sensor in his chest. Jake: A sensor? For what? Noah: So she can give him orders, by remote control. Luckily, she doesn’t know we saved him. Emma: Poor Rico. Could we remove it? Tensou: It would be very dangerous. Metal Alice could activate it at any time. Jake: I knew it. He's a set-up. Rico: Rico, set-up? Emma: No! He didn’t choose that, he's our friend. Noah: He doesn’t choose, Emma, he's a robot. If she gives him an order, he will follow her command. Emma: You really think he’s that dangerous? Troy: He was built by our enemy, Emma. We don’t know what he's capable of. I'm sorry, but we have to be cautious. Kurt: I agree.
(Emma turns around, and Rico is gone.)
Emma: Rico? Where did he go?
(The Rangers split into two groups to search for him. Emma, splitting away from her group, finds him, sitting alone on a rock. She walks over to him.)
Emma: Rico, why did you run away? Rico: I have a sensor in my body. I am controlled by Metal Alice. It's bad for the Rangers to be with me.
(Rico starts to leave, but Emma stops him, hugging him.)
Emma: No, Rico. We want to try to free you from Metal Alice. Rico: Free? Emma: Being free means that no one can ever make you do anything you don’t want to do. You'll be free from her control. Rico: Rico want to be free. How? Emma: We'll figure it out. Friends always help each other out when their in need. Rico: Friends. Emma: Yes.
(The Rangers and Robo Knight take Rico to a secluded and safe location.)
Noah: Neutralizing the sensor without hurting Rico is going to be very tricky. Jake: Tensou wasn’t sure how the sensor would react. Anything could happen. Emma should destroy it with a pinpoint lightning strike. Emma: Me?
(Emma isn’t sure she could do it without damaging her new friend.)
Gia: Hey, you have a good aim, Emma. Rico: Emma has a good aim. Rico trust Emma. Rico wants friends to be safe. Emma: Alright everyone. I'll do it. Noah: First, Jake and Gia will create a barrier to contain any possible explosion. Jake & Gia: Defenstone, activate.
(Two stone walls rise out of the ground.)
Noah: Next, Mal will reinforce it. Mal: Vinewhip, activate.
(Vines wrap around the walls.)
Noah: Then, Troy's whirlwind and my wave will combine to absorb any explosions that might happen.
(Troy and Noah combine their power card attacks.)
Noah: All that's left is for Emma's lightning strike to take out the sensor. If there's an explosion, the tornado will catch it, and then, Robo Knight can snuff it out by freezing it. Robo Knight: Understood. Get ready, Pink Ranger. Emma: OK. Mal: Just remember what my father told me before the first time I used my powers to age a sapling to a tree. If you have confidence in yourself, you can do what needs to be done. Emma: Good advice.
(Emma gets ready.)
Emma: Lightning Strike, activate.
(The lightning begins, as Emma looks at Rico.)
(Emma drops her Morpher.)
Troy: Emma, what's wrong? Emma: I cant do it. If I mess this up, it could be the end of Rico.
Metal Alice: You've shown me something fascinating. Noah: Metal Alice. What do you mean? Metal Alice: This has all been an experiment to analyze the useless human trait called friendship. I've learned that it weakens humans decision making. Now, instead of using emotions, I will use the real power of robots to take all of you out of this equation. Emma: You don’t understand the value of friendship. Never have and never will. Metal Alice: Robots are driven by logic and self preservation, not trivial emotional bonds. Troy: A cold hunk of metal like you needs to experience what the power of friendship can do.
(The Rangers go into Ultra Mode.)
Rangers: Earth's Defenders Never Surrender. Go Go Megaforce. Robo Knight: I am Robo Knight, Protector of the Environment, Guardian of the Earth. Metal Alice: Let me show you something about your so-called power of friendship.
(Metal Alice uses her tablet. Rico changes from his normal appearance to something more menacing, armed with twin cannons for hands.)
Metal Alice: Attack then, R. 1-C-0. Rico: Attack! Emma; Rico, no. Troy: Metal Alice, you're heartless. Metal Alice: Why, because I just erased all his memories of your good times?
(Rico fires, but the Rangers scatter. Rico fires again, one blast from each cannon. That's when Robo Knight goes into action.)
Robo Knight: And now, you must be crushed, like the machine you are.
(Robo Knight attacks, but Emma stops him.)
Emma: No, Robo Knight. Rico's being controlled by her. He cant help it, don’t hurt him. Robo Knight: Don’t be foolish. You're thinking like a human, Pink Ranger. Emma: Yes, I am.
(The others grab onto Rico, trying to stop him.)
Gia: Rico, stop it. Troy: Hold him.
(Rico shakes the Rangers off.)
Metal Alice: Now that is the robot that I designed. Emma: Rico.
(Emma rushes over to Rico, wrapping her arms around him.)
Emma: Rico, we're not your enemy. It's me, Emma. Your friend. Remember.
(Rico starts to lower his cannons.)
Emma: Rico? It's OK.
Rico: Enemy identified.
(Rico hits Emma, sending her flying.)
Mal: Emma! Gia: Emma! Noah: This isn’t working. We have to attack him. Jake; It's a shame, but, we have no choice.
(Rico fires again, knocking the Rangers down.)
Metal Alice: The glitches in R. 1-C-0 are fixed. He's now unbeatable. Troy: I don’t want to destroy him. Even if his memory's erased, he's still our friend. Gia: But, how can we make him remember us? Troy: I'm not sure we can. We have to come up with another plan. Noah: There's only one sure way to stop him and save him. That sensor on Rico's chest has got to be destroyed. Jake: Right. Noah: Jake, Gia, you need to grab him and restrain him. Be careful. Jake: Got ya. We're ready. Gia: Right. Jake: Here goes.
(Jake and Gia move to restrain Rico.)
Noah: We'll do it like we did before, but Emma and I will create the tornado. Troy, you do the lightning strike.
(Emma is still unsure about this.)
Jake: Hey guys, what's keeping ya? Hurry, we cant hold him for long.
(Rico tosses Jake and Gia to the ground, Robo Knight attacks.)
Troy: Let's do this. Emma: Wait. I want to help him. I'll do it. Robo Knight: (to Jake and Gia) Hold him. (to Emma) Very well, Pink Ranger. Do what you feel you must do. But be aware it may not restore his memory. Emma: It's OK. As long as it will save him.
(Robo Knight moves out of the way.)
Metal Alice: I've underestimated just how tough R. 1-C-0 is. Robo Knight: Let me freeze him for you, first. Icex card, activate.
(Robo Knight freezes Rico.)
Robo Knight: Hurry. He'll only be frozen for a few seconds. Noah: Seashower, activate. Troy: Twistornado, activate.
(A tornado is formed.)
Gia: Emma has to hit that narrow opening? Noah: That's right. But with Emma's sharp eye, she should be able to hit the target. Robo Knight: Do it, Pink Ranger. Troy: Don’t hesitate, Emma. Mal: Remember, confidence in yourself. Emma: Rico. I can do this. Lightning strike, activate. Here I go.
(With the eye only a skilled photographer would have, Emma fires her lightning, striking the sensor.)
Emma: Bull's eye.
(The ice breaks, as Rico change back to normal.)
Rico: Emma. Troy; Yes. You did it. Emma: Oh. It worked. Metal Alice: This battle isn’t over yet. Zombots.
(The robotic Zombats fly in, upgrading Rico to a larger size.)
Metal Alice; I'll just use the back-up energy mode to restore him. He will destroy you all.
(Metal Alice types on her tablet. The red light on Rico's chest is back.)
Emma: What? No. Noah: She reactivated the sensor. Robo Knight: He's still under her control. His strength will be unparalled. Troy: Guys, we have no choice but to destroy him. Emma: I understand. We have no choice.
(The Rangers quickly form the Gosei Great Megazord.)
Troy: I wish it didn’t come to this. Kurt: Me either. Metal Alice: R. 1-C-0, destroy that hunk of junk.
(The sensor keeps blinking, but Rico doesn’t transform to attack.)
Rico: No. Metal Alice; What? So you really have been short circuited by friendship. That means you're useless to me. It is time for you to self destruct.
(Metal Alice activates a command on her tablet, but nothing happens.)
Metal Alice; The self destruct's not working. Noah: Rico's resisting. He must still remember us. Jake: Then Metal Alice will destroy him. Emma: We cant let that happen. I'm going to save him. Gia: What? Troy: Emma? Emma: Rico's been a friend to us. I must set him free.
(Emma summons the command ship, and leaps into it.)
Emma: Trust me, guys. Gia: Emma, what are you gonna do? Emma: Getting him out of here. Metal Alice: Traitor. I can still override your system and blow you to smithereens.
(Metal Alice is ready to activate the override, when Robo Knight grabs her hand.)
Robo Knight: It is you who has betrayed him. Metal Alice: What?
(Metal Alice attacks Robo Knight. Emma flies the command ship towards Rico.)
Emma: Rico, grab hold.
(Rico grabs onto the command ship, and Emma heads skyward.)
Emma: Hang on, buddy. Hang on.
(The command ship goes higher and higher.)
Troy: She took him. Noah: This is crazy. Jake: Emma, think about this. Mal: She is thinking. Thinking about helping a friend. Robo Knight: Go. Metal Alice: Vrak is not going to be happy about this. Emma: I'm taking you to a safe place, Rico. Far enough away from Metal Alice that her signal won't reach you. You're my friend, Rico. I need to set you free. Rico: Emma set Rico free. Emma: Rico! Rico: Rico trust friend Emma. Emma: You remember me. Rico: Yes. Emma: Hang on. Rico, we're nearly out of range of Metal Alice, so in a few seconds, you need to let go.
(Rico lets go, jets in his feet propelling him onward.)
Rico: Rico is free. Emma: Yes, now you're free. Rico: Thank you, Emma, for saving me and showing me true friendship. I will never forget you and the Power Rangers. Emma (crying): Buddies forever. Rico: Buddies forever. Goodbye, Emma. Emma: Goodbye, Rico. Metal Alice: Inconceivable. Robot 1-C-0 escaped. This isn’t over, Rangers.
(Metal Alice teleports away.)
Troy: And we'll be ready for you.
(Soon, in Vrak's base...)
Metal Alice: My prototype failed. But I have an improved model in the works. Vrak: You promised results. I will not accept another failure. Metal Alice: And results you shall have. Vrak: I believe strongly robots are the future, but time is short. Are you sure you can do this? Metal Alice: Yes, Master. You'll see. My next design is flawless. Vrak: It better be, or you'll be headed for the scrap heap.
(In the park, Jake, Troy and Noah are again playing soccer. Mal is at Ernie's, working, while Gia and Emma are sitting on a bench.)
Gia: They're having so much fun. I bet Rico would have liked playing with them. Emma: I miss Rico so much. Gia: We all do, Emma. It was really brave of you to set him free. Noah: Yeah. Everyone should be free. We should all choose our destiny, and you helped him do that. Emma: Yeah. I'm happy for him.
(Emma wipes away a tear.)
Jake: Hey. You remember how Rico kicked that ball? That was impressive. I mean, with that kind of action we could win the World Cup. Noah: He learned quick. He was way better than me at catching the baseball. Jake: And way better than me at kicking the soccer ball. Troy: Come on. Practice makes perfect.
(The guys resume their game, as Emma remembers the good times with Rico. She looks upward.)
Emma: Wherever you are, Rico, just remember that you'll always be in our hearts.
(It's a peaceful day in Harwood County. And that has Tensou worried.)
Tensou: It's too quiet, Gosei. Where are the Rangers? Gosei: I gave the Rangers a well deserved day off, Tensou. Remember, humans and Minutiaeians are not machines, and occasionally need rest. Tensou: Yes. I bet they're all sleeping in.
(But they aren’t. They're all having fun. Troy, Jake, Gia and Emma are sliding down a hill. Noah and Robo Knight are playing chess, while Mal just relaxes, under a tree. Dante is watching the chess game. Robo Knight puts Noah's king in check.)
Noah: What? Oh, you're killing me, Robo Knight. Kurt: So I see.
(Having reached the bottom of the hill, the four Rangers are splashing around in shallow water.)
Robo Knight: What is this activity the others are engaged in? Noah: Oh, they're just messing around. You know, having fun.
(Noah moves his king out of check.)
Noah: Your move.
(Robo Knight makes a move, and Noah's king is back in check.)
Mal: From what Micron told me, some of his relatives are quite skilled at that game. Noah: You've kept in touch with him? Mal: The academatron he left me has an email function. Robo Knight: I don’t understand. What is fun? Noah: When you do something just for the joy of it. You know, to feel good. Mal: Being around Emma makes me fell good. Is that fun? Noah: Not quite.
(Noah makes another move.)
Noah: Check that out.
(But Robo Knight is ready.)
Robo Knight: Checkmate. Jake: Haha. Way to tramp Brainiac, Robo Knight. Up top. Robo Knight: What is up top? Jake: OK, When humans win at something, we celebrate by slapping each other's hands. It's called a high five. Robo Knight: I simply defeated my opponent through the use of superior logic. Mal: We have a game like that on Minutiae. My father taught it to me. It's called Matagema. They say Lord Multiplas created it. Noah (ignoring Mal): Yeah, rub it in. Jake: Come on. Give it up. Noah: Go ahead, Robo Knight. You deserve it. You won fair and square.
(Robo Knight high fives Jake, but not controlling his strength, knocks him down, and sends a bowl of potato salad flying, which lands on Jake. Noah is laughing. Dante snickers. Kurt chuckles.)
Noah: Now that's what I call fun.
(Meanwhile, in the underwater base...)
Vrak: Metal Alice, it's time for us to use a new approach to conquer this planet. Rather than reinventing the wheel, and creating new robots to fight the Rangers, we will take these pathetic humans down with their own primitive technology. Metal Alice: As you wish, but what exactly will we use to destroy them? Vrak: Trains. Their trains travel everywhere, and we'll use them to create mass chaos, that will cripple their ability to function. Then we'll herd them up like helpless sheep. Metal Alice: Master, that is brilliantly devious. I'd say you're on the right track.
(Sometime later, on the surface...)
Metal Alice: Ah yes. All this hustle and bustle reminds me of an ant hill. Humans are nothing more than mindless ants, scurrying to try to get where they need to go. This train scheme is perfect. One small disruption and they fall into chaos. Soon, their mindless routine will be turned upside down.
(At a train station, a father and son are waiting for a train, with the third member of their family on it. The father's cell phone rings.)
Man: Hi honey. Yes, he's right here with me. OK.
(The man hands the phone to his son.)
Son: Hi Mommy. How long till you'll be here? Can you tell the conductor to make the train go faster? Woman (v/o): No, sweetie, but I'll be there soon. And when I get there, I'm gonna give you a great big hug, OK? Son: OK, Mommy. I love you. Woman (v/o): I love you too, honey.
(In the railroad control room, things are going smoothly, until they have an unwelcome visitor.)
Metal Alice: Ahem. Man 2: Employees only in here.
(Metal Alice steps up to him.)
Man 2: I said you're not supposed to... What in the world? What are you?
(Metal Alice tosses the man aside, then uses her staff to disrupt the rail system.)
Man 2: Oh no, the controller. Get out. Everybody out.
(Systems start to spark. On the train...)
Voice; Attention please. We're making an unscheduled stop. Please stand by for further information. Man (v/o): What's going on, honey? Woman: They're making some kind of announcement. Let me listen, and I'll call you back. Voice: We're experiencing technical difficulties. and will be making an unscheduled stop. We anticipate resuming our service as soon as we are given the all clear. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
(Back at the underwater base...)
Metal Alice: And so it begins. The first step of disrupting the train system has been accomplished. Now, the humans' flawed nature will take over. Vrak: Perfect. So, what is the next step? Metal Alice: The sense of order the humans rely on is now gone. Soon, their frustration will turn into anger and chaos. Humans who normally act civilized will quickly turn on each other. In the chaos, they will destroy themselves. Vrak: Brilliant. Now all we have to do is reel in those Rangers.
(The Rangers are just standing around, when their Morphers chime.)
Tensou (v/o): Rangers, it's Metal Alice. She's attacking the train station. Troy: We're on it.
(The Rangers morph, and head for the train station, where...)
Voice; Attention. All intercity railway services will be delayed until further notice. Thank you for your patience.
(As Metal Alice predicted, some waiting passengers become agitated.)
Man 3: I need to be in Oakland by 3 o'clock. There's no way I'm gonna make it right now. Boy: What's wrong, Daddy? Man: They're saying Mommy will be here, but it's going to take a little longer. We just need to be patient and wait here for her. OK?
(The boy just stares at the tracks. Nearby...)
Metal Alice: Now to add fuel to the fire. I will destroy this power station, then watch the humans fall completely into chaos.
(But before Metal Alice can act...)
(The Rangers and Robo Knight arrive.)
Troy: Metal Alice! Metal Alice: Rangers, not you again. I'll handle you quickly. I'm rather busy.
(Metal Alice charges, as the Rangers fire at her.)
Metal Alice: I see you're losing your touch.
(Metal Alice attacks.)
Metal Alice: There are plans in motion that you cant stop. Not so fast. Robo Knight: Why are you here? Simply to cause random destruction?
(Metal Alice explains, while attacking the Rangers.)
Metal Alice: I'm not that simple. Humans panic so easily. Just one glitch stops your whole system from functioning.
(Robo Knight and the girls blast Metal Alice, but she teleports out of the way, firing a blast of her own. The Rangers are knocked down, and Robo Knight stumbles a bit.)
Metal Alice: Humans are completely irrational. Noah: They don’t become like that on their own. You provoked them.
(Metal Alice just laughs.)
Emma: Let's see if we can bring down her system. Gia: I agree.
(The girls attack, but Metal Alice quickly defeats them. Troy strikes with the Dragon Sword, giving the others time to recover and join in. Metal Alice sidesteps all their attacks, before taking the upper hand.)
Metal Alice: Humans should be our slaves. Mal: No sentient should be a slave, organic or robotic. Kurt: I agree.
(Metal Alice knocks own the Rangers, leaving only Robo Knight standing.)
Metal Alice: How can you be allies with them? Robo Knight: They possess what you never will. Compassion. Metal Alice: Pathetic.
(Metal Alice throws her staff at Robo Knight. He deflects it skyward, before Metal Alice engages in hand to hand combat. The sound of metal on metal, until Robo Knight pushes her back and fires. Metal Alice recovers her weapon.)
Metal Alice: You are a disgrace to all machines and our superior robotic logic.
(An explosion catches both their attention. The substation has been destroyed.)
Metal Alice: I'm done with you. Soon, the gridlock and chaos I create will bring this entire world to it's knees, you'll see. Troy: What? Metal Alice: Goodbye.
(Metal Alice teleports away. Later, the Rangers have split up.)
Noah: She wanted to create gridlock, so focusing on transportation centers should work. See anything unusual, Jake?
(Jake is at the airport.)
Jake: Nothing here. I'll keep moving.
Emma: All clear down here at the docks, but I'll keep my eyes open.
Gia: Nothing here at the Port Authority either. Where are you, Metal Alice?
Mal: I am at what you call a bus terminal, It is all quiet here. They just need more plants.
(Back at the train station, things have been repaired.)
Workman: The system is up and running. Trains can start moving again. Man 2: Good job.
(Robo Knight is nearby.)
Robo Knight: Scanning railroad system.
(Back at the station...)
Boy: How much longer, Daddy? Man: I don’t know, son. She'll be here soon. Boy: I'm just getting a drink.
(The boy walks over to a water fountain. As he gets a drink, he sees Robo Knight, right around the corner.)
Boy: Hello, mister. Are you a policeman? Robo Knight: A policeman? No. Not a policeman. Boy: Then what are you? Robo Knight: I am a protector. Boy: Are you waiting for someone too? Robo Knight: You can say that. Boy: I'm so happy because my Mom's coming home today. I'm excited to see her. When she gets here, I'm gonna give her a big hug. Robo Knight: Hug. Why? Boy: She's been away for days, and I've missed her. Robo Knight: Miss? I do not understand miss. Boy: Well, that's what you feel when someone you love is not with you. Robo Knight: Hmmm. Voice: Attention please. All train service will now resume. Thank you for your patience.
(Trains start to move once more. The boy rejoins his father.)
Robo Knight: Hmmm. Missing someone.
(Meanwhile, Metal Alice has an explosive plan for the next phase.)
Metal Alice: This will stop those trains for good.
(Troy arrives and attacks.)
Troy: What have you done now? Metal Alice: Something you're too late to stop. The timer is already started. You do have about seven minutes until the bomb explodes. Troy: Bomb?
(Troy rushes to stop it, but Metal Alice stuns him.)
Metal Alice; So, I'll give you something to keep you out of my hair until then. Loogies, go.
(Ten Loogies attack Troy. As he fights them off, he takes out his Morpher.)
Troy: Everyone. There's a time bomb under the train tracks. The train's almost here. Robo Knight (v/o): I am on my way. Tensou (v/o): It's a passenger train. Rangers: We'll take care of it. Kurt: Metal Alice.
(The train speeds towards the station, unaware of the bomb. Robo Knight meets an unwanted delay.)
Metal Alice: Hold on there, Robo Knight. I'd like to talk to you for a moment. Being a logical entity, there is something you should seriously be considering in regards to those human friends of yours, the Power Rangers.
(Troy keeps trying to get closer to the bomb, but the Loogies keep him away. Until back-up arrives.)
(Noah and Emma help Troy deal with the Loogies. Elsewhere...)
Metal Alice: Remember, to those humans, you're just a machine. And what do they do when machines break? They toss them aside. They only care about what you can do for them. You're on the wrong team. But there's still time to join our side. The choice is yours.
(Metal Alice teleports away. As the train keeps moving, the rest of the Rangers arrive, but the Loogies are still standing.)
Troy: Time's running out. We've got to get these guys out of the way.
(The Rangers go into Ultra Mode.)
Rangers: Ultra Power, Dynamic Strike.
(With one blast, the Loogies are defeated. Unfortunately, that was only the first wave.)
Troy: What? There's more!
(The train keeps moving and the timer on the bomb keeps ticking, as the Loogies force the Rangers further back.)
Troy: Hurry, Rangers. We only have a few minutes left.
(Metal Alice watches the Rangers.)
Metal Alice: Yes, struggle uselessly. Time is ticking.
(Robo Knight arrives, and confronts Metal Alice.)
Robo Knight: Why do you hate the humans so much? Metal Alice: Why? Just look at how inferior they are. These useless creatures must be eliminated.
(Robo Knight opens fire, but Metal Alice rapidly teleports out of the way, several times.)
Metal Alice: This planet is not big enough for robots and humans. It's either us or them. Anyway, they will not be missed. Robo Knight: Even if only one human is lost, there will be those who miss that person, and suffer greatly from it. Metal Alice: I cannot comprehend why human feelings have any value.
(Metal Alice wraps Robo Knight up with an energy whip, and flips him into the air. The Rangers, having finally finished off the Loogies, rush to help him.)
Metal Alice: Why do you defend him? Troy: Because, we protect everyone on this planet. Mal: Human, Minutiaeian, plant, animal, and robot. Gia: You cant change that by creating chaos. Emma: When things are at their worst... Noah: We humans rise up and protect our own. Jake: And everyone is important to someone.
(The Rangers and Robo Knight attack Metal Alice.)
Robo Knight: Hurry, Rangers.
(With less than a minute and a half left, Metal Alice knocks down the Rangers with one attack.)
Metal Alice: Humanity makes no sense to me. Robo Knight: It is true their actions are hard to understand, but...
(Robo Knight attacks Metal Alice.)
Robo Knight: ... humans appreciate their fellow man and we should respect the complex feelings they have for each other. Like a child, missing his mother. Metal Alice: Nonsense! Robo Knight: Emotions are not a weakness. Failing to see that will be your downfall.
(Robo Knight delivers a powerful blow to Metal Alice. She drops to the ground.)
Robo Knight: Rangers, stop that bomb. Troy: Right.
(The Rangers rush to stop the bomb. Robo Knight walks away, thinking Metal Alice is no longer functional. But her self-repair systems have already kicked in, and she quickly starts moving again.)
Metal Alice: Fools.
(With 13 seconds left on the timer, the Rangers rush towards it.)
Gia: We've only got 12 seconds. Troy: It's all we need.
(But Metal Alice is ready.)
Metal Alice: Let me shave a few seconds off.
(Metal Alice uses her tablet to bring the counter from 7 seconds down to 0, and the bomb explodes. A large stretch of track is destroyed.)
Metal Alice; Oh sorry. Did I forget to tell you about my override system? Jake: No. Now the bridge is gone. Troy: The train. Noah: It's gonna crash. Troy: We've gotta do something, but what? Noah: Hear that? It's coming. Emma: No! Jake; We've gotta force it to stop. Emma: It's impossible. We wont make it. Robo Knight: Rangers, do not give up. Troy: He's right. There's always a way. Noah: Yeah. Jake: We cant give up. Emma: For the people on that train. Gia: And for everyone on Earth. Mal: There is an old saying on Minutiae. To give up without trying is worse than not starting at all. Robo Knight: Yes. Kurt: We will not give up. Gosei (v/o): Rangers, your perseverance has earned you a new power.
(Cards appear before the Rangers.)
Troy: It's a Gosei Jet card. Jake: Cool. Noah: Wow. Robo Knight: Quickly, summon your Zords. The train is only seconds away. Kurt: Interesting, but not my thing. I prefer staying on land.
(Robo Knight changes into the Lion Zord.)
Troy: Release the power. Rangers: Gosei Jet, activate.
(The Zords, without combining into Mechazords, take the place of the missing track, allowing the train to continue safely.)
Rangers: We made it. Just in time. Jake: Reminds me of a movie I saw. About another group of Rangers. Metal Alice: You have not won, humans. This calls for desperate measures. Zombolts, enlarge me.
Vrak: What loyalty. She's going to use the Zombolts on herself. Unlocking those powers should finally destroy those Rangers for me.
(The Zombolts enlarge Metal Alice. Robo Knight forms the full Lion Mechazord.)
Troy: New card, ready. Rangers: Gosei Jet Megazord, activate.
(The pieces of the Gosei Jet combine to form the Gosei Jet Megazord, while Robo Knight forms the Gosei Grand.)
Jake: We're locked and ready to rock. Robo Knight: I am ready to attack. Metal Alice: You ruined my plan and damaged the body my master made for me. Now you'll pay for scarring that body.
(Metal Alice slashes at the Megazords.)
Troy: We will do whatever we can to protect this world with all our powers.
(Gosei Jet Megazord kicks Metal Alice, before blinding her with a smoke screen.)
Robo Knight: You have nothing to protect, so you have nothing to live for.
(Metal Alice is knocked down.)
Troy: Let's teach her that we wont allow anyone to put humans in danger, and how powerless against the human spirit she really is.
(Metal Alice gets back on her feet.)
Metal Alice: At worst, that's a joke.
(Metal Alice attacks, but her blow is blocked, then countered.)
Troy: Let's finish this robo-wreck.
(A new version of an old attack is used.)
Rangers: Victory Charge, Jet Strike.
(A spinning axe blade is launched at Metal Alice, chopping into her. She drops to the ground and explodes.)
Troy: Good job, guys. Rangers & Robo Knight: And that's the end of Metal Alice.
(Unfortunately, for the Rangers, it isn’t. She comes back online in Vrak's base.)
Metal Alice: Master, I failed you. Vrak: Well, there are many more battles coming, and I have bigger and badder plans for you. Now, go and repair yourself. Metal Alice: Yes, Master.
(Back at the train station, the train finally arrives, and a family is reunited.)
(The boy gets his promised hug. Robo Knight watches from nearby. They boy waves to him as they pass by, and Robo Knight waves back. The Rangers arrive.)
Emma: Hey, did everyone see that? Gia: Yeah.. I think Robo Knight might be a little bit human under all that metal after all. Robo Knight: There is still much to learn about humans. I have many questions. Jake: Oh yeah? Fire away. It's OK, shoot. Noah: Uh, Jake, I think you might want to rephrase...