Jason continues his fight with Goldar in the Dark Dimension while Rita summons assistance in the form of Scorpina.
We return where we left off, with Goldar about to kill Jason; Jason gets out of the way of his sword and disappears into the fog. These unmorphed fight scenes are way more interesting when the Rangers are up against a formidable opponent (not Putties).
Rita laughs and says it’s time to call her friend Scorpina. We cut to a place with a bunch of mushrooms – is this where Smurfs live? A boulder rolls up some stairs and then we see Scorpina, a woman in gold armor. In Zyuranger, she is the wife of Grifforzer (Goldar).
Zach is concerned about the missing Jason, and the Rangers split up and search for him. At the Juice Center, Kimberly asks Ernie if he’s seen Jason. Nope. Bulk and Skull show up and volunteer to help find him. “We take payments in kisses,” says Skull. Oh my.
Zack and Kimberly find Tommy and tail him to a park, where they’re ambushed by Putties. Tommy watches the fight with interest, sneering evilly, but disappears once it’s over. Kimberly makes note that the Putties didn’t attack Tommy.
Billy finally fixes the Rangers’ wrist communicators and teleports Jason back to the Command Center. The others are relieved to see Jason still in one piece, as he tells the story of how he was kidnapped and…wait, he still can’t figure out Tommy is the Green Ranger? Considering it took him awhile to understand that Kimberly and Billy switched bodies in that one episode, that should be no surprise.
Rita’s New Plan
We hear the Command Center’s emergency alert klaxon – Scorpina’s attacking a warehouse or something. The Rangers morph and head over to fight her, but Goldar gets worried that she’s outnumbered and recalls her almost immediately.
Rita puts on makeup and talks about how beautiful she is compared to Scorpina, then decides to send Goldar down to Earth to fight the Rangers. Rita reveals her plan to cause a solar eclipse to cut off Megazord’s solar power. Wait, it’s solar powered?
Rita throws her wand and Goldar grows, then attacks Downtown Angel Grove. Oh, he actually destroyed some buildings, that’s surprising. The Rangers see the carnage unfold on the Command Center’s viewing globe. Billy thinks Goldar’s trying to lure the Rangers into a trap…
This episode marks the midpoint of the “Green With Evil” Saga, and as such, it feels rather bland and full of filler. Other than the introduction of Scorpina and Jason’s rescue, nothing really happens in this episode, and Scorpina herself was a bit of a let down. Rita and her minions build her up as a powerful warrior but we don’t get a chance to see any of that!
As a villain, Green Ranger is starting to wear out his welcome. He hasn’t really done anything impressive since his introduction, and the scenes of Tommy acting evil are more laughable than threatening. I’m sure he’ll do at least one more interesting thing before the end of this saga, though.