Recap: Power Rangers RPM, Episode 5 – Handshake

Venjix is unleashing a Generation 9 attack bot that looks like “a giant bottle of window cleaner” as Tenaya calls it. Venjix says since he has a new attack bot, it’s got to be out with the old. Either Tenaya or one of his generals will get the boot but since Tenaya failed her one and only mission, she’s the one.

The grinders surround Tenaya, but she says she’s learned one thing while pretending to be human, a “self-preservation instinct” and starts fighting them off. Venjix reconsiders. He orders Tenaya to find another way into the city.

Dillon and Scott are showing off their respective rides to each other, revving up all the horses as Summer comes out to tell them could they be any louder? Dr. K calls Dillon in.

Dr. K calls him Ranger Operator Series Black, as he likes to keep relationships as impersonal as possible, as it is easier that way. Dr. K has Dillon practice getting a handle on the invincibility shield so he can power his own zord.

The Rangers are relaxing and Dr. K messes with Dillon as they get the alarm for a perimeter breach through an air intake. Ziggy rides with Flynn in his blue hummer, Summer has her bike and Dillon gets into his car but Flynn tells him he’s still working on changing his tires. So Dillon has to hitch a ride with Scott.

Tenaya and an army of grinders are easily taking care of Col. Truman’s men as the Rangers arrive to join in. Scott literally speeds through the streets with Dillon holding on for dear life. “Ever heard of downshifting?” Dillon asks. Scott slams on the breaks, does a little Fast and the Furious move and stops the car right before Flynn and Summer’s own vehicles. “Heard of it, don’t buy it,” Scott answers.

They all morph and bring out the big guns. Dillon and Tenaya spar. Scott, Summer, and Flynn come to help him and Tenaya retreats, but not before she attaches her detachable hand under Scott’s car.

Back at the Garage, Dr. K wants to work with Dillon more on using his invincibility shield. But he’s had it with getting blasted over and over and calls out Dr. K. Have they ever seen him before? He could be anyone. Dillon walks out.

At Venjix HQ, Tenaya mocks her big boss and tells him about leaving her hand under Scott’s car.

At the Garage the next day, Flynn is making a smoothie when Tenaya’s hand starts doing surveillance. Tenaya controls the hand and has it sneak into Dr. K’s lab.

The dome’s shield is breached and the Rangers start to head out, but Tenaya uses her hand to close the Garage doors. They realize something is in the Garage when Tenaya gives Ziggy a wedgie. They try to catch the hand but it’s too tricky for them. Tenaya gets it into Scott’s shirt and feels up his body while Summer, Flynn, and Ziggy start hitting Scott with pool cues trying to get the hand out until Dillon comes flying down from his room. He thinks he can get it but instead gets tripped up.

Scott saves Dillon from getting burned from his car’s thrusters and they all morph to get it once and for all. A little trickery and Dr. K’s training for Dillon pays off as he uses the fridge canons to blast the hand out of commission.

The Rangers go out to take care of the window cleaner bot and Ziggy and Dillon get their new zords.

After another easy zord win, back at the Garage, Dillon offers Dr. K an apology. “No, I owe all of you something,” Dr. K says. All the TV screens with the big K on it turn off. The Rangers aren’t sure what’s going on. The lab door opens and they walk in. Some Wizard of Oz-like chamber opens and find it empty until Dr. K shows up behind them.

“Hello Rangers. I’m Dr. K.” says a young woman/girl in a lab coat and school uniform. The Rangers are shocked. “What!?” she asks, “You thought I’d be taller?”


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