The Rangers continue their struggle with the Green Ranger, which takes a turn for the worse. Skull drives a bus for the first time.
In the Command Center, the Rangers watch Goldar smash the city on the viewing globe. They try to morph but it doesn’t work; Alpha says there’s an interdimensional power surge caused by the Zordon Google search they’ve been running.
But it’s okay, Billy messes with some wires in the computer console and reverses the polarity or something and stops the surge. So really, this whole setback was filler.
Fight with Goldar
The Rangers finally morph and appear in the city to fight Scorpina and a group of Putties. Patrons of the Youth Center feel tremors from the battle and start evacuating; Bulk and Skull take the Youth Center bus (they have a bus?) and drive away…straight into Goldar’s hands. Goldar holds up the bus, jostles it around, and Rita tells him to take it to the beach for some reason.
Meanwhile, Alpha is finally able to re-establish contact with Zordon, but the Green Ranger shows up in the Command Center again and screws everything up by pressing random buttons on the computer. Alpha is able to contain him in a force field, but contact with Zordon is lost again.
At the beach, the Rangers find Putties shaking the bus and trying to push it over a ledge. If they wanted to destroy it so badly, shouldn’t Goldar have crushed it when he had it in his hands?
The Rangers get in their Megazord and catch the bus just when it falls, saving Bulk and Skull from certain doom.
Rita then casts a spell to cause an eclipse – she’s finally enacting that crazy plan she mentioned in the previous episode. “A black sun is a thing of such beauty, isn’t it?”
The Megazord fights Goldar and Scorpina (who, when embiggened, becomes a scorpion monster), then Rita uses her magic to free the Green Ranger from the Command Center and bring him to the battlefield, embiggened as well.
Now we have the Rangers caught in the middle of a three-on-one fight. The Megazord gets heavily damaged, screwed up, and toasted so badly that the Rangers fall out and it plummets down a chasm.
The Rangers return to the Command Center all complainy about how they can never win and that the world is doomed…except Jason. He’s the only positive thinker of the group.
The computer beeps – while Green Ranger was stuck in the forcefield, the computer did a bunch of scans and was able to figure out his human identity: Tommy (duh).
This episode felt fillery like the last couple of episodes. Other than the Rangers discovering Tommy’s identity, not a lot of progress was made. Contact with Zordon was almost re-established, but then he went away again. We leave the episode with the Megazord getting beaten up…but we saw that already in Part 1.
The only thing I’ve liked about these episodes is the constant sense of pressure on the Rangers dealing with these seemingly insurmountable odds. That said, I’m eagerly waiting for the conclusion to this Green with Evil Saga so we can move on.