The Rangers reel from their defeat at the hands of the Green Ranger, who then gets his hands on the Sword of Darkness.
Rita celebrates her victory from the previous episode and decides it’s time to give Green Ranger the Sword of Darkness. What is the Sword of Darkness, exactly? Well, according to a flashback provided by Finster, it was given to Nasty Knight as a reward for killing 1,000 of Zordon’s men. It has the power to keep the Green Ranger under Rita’s spell forever.
Who is the Green Ranger?
In the Juice Center, Jason angrily uses a punching bag as a punching bag. He’s obsessed with the Green Ranger and wants to know his identity. Zack theorizes that Green Ranger is the one responsible for messing up the Command Center. I thought everyone knew that by now.
At school, Kimberly goes to Tommy, who acts like a jerk. “Newsflash Kimberly: You are not the center of everyone’s universe.” Actually I think he’s acting like a perfectly reasonable human being. “Well, excuse me for living!” is the best Kimberly can respond with.
On the Moon, Rita babbles some more about the Sword of Darkness, and Goldar reminds her that it’s something that must be earned. Tommy must pass a test of strength by fighting a bunch of Putties again, only this time at some beach. Long story short, Tommy passes and gets the sword.
Tommy zaps Jason with a green beam at school, teleporting him to the Dark Dimension – there’s a lot of dry ice there. Goldar shows up holding Jason’s morpher and challenges Jason to a duel…
The Rangers morph and Tommy beats the crap out of them until they form the Megazord (since Jason’s elsewhere, who called the Tyrannosaurus zord?). Tommy fires a beam from the Sword of Darkness, but the Megazord blocks it with the Mastodon shield. Tommy retreats.
In the Dark Dimension, the fight with Goldar continues; Jason is knocked on his back, and Goldar gets ready to stab him with a sword.
Well, this episode was a bit of a letdown. Tommy’s evilness was more over the top and obnoxious, and the fight wasn’t as intense as the last episode’s. The Rita scenes were boring, and did we really have to see Tommy fight Putties again?
The only decent part of this episode was Jason’s fight with Goldar, but even that had some cheesy dialogue.