Recap: Power Rangers Dino Charge Halloween Special – The Ghostest With the Mostest
Wrench reanimates Duplicon and Sledge orders the Vivix to throw him back into a cell. Duplicon tries to run away and bumps into Curio who is decorating the cellblocks for Halloween.
As Sledge arrives, Memorella reads his mind and we get a flashback to when Fury brought back a bomb.
Sledge orders to send both Duplicon and Memorella to the deep freeze, but they all come up with a plan to duplicate a Ranger to get into their command cave and grab the Energems.
Over at the command cave, the Rangers are all dressed up for the museum Halloween party. Dressed all the same thanks to Chase making them all the same ghost costume. Kendall, meanwhile, is dressed as Cupid in honor of the new Cupid Charger.
The Cupid Charger will make a monster fall in love with the first thing they see.
They all head up to the party. Koda is at the piñata while Tyler is dancing. Memorella walks in and straight to the kitchen where she mind controls one of the Rangers she finds about to take a drink of water.
Memorella takes the Ranger into the warehouse and ties him or her up. She proceeds to steal the Ranger’s memories before Duplicon turns her into that Ranger, complete with costume.
Kendall gets an alert of alien DNA at the party… from 20 minutes ago. She heads downstairs and watches the CCTV footage of Curio and friends taking the Ranger. Kendall calls the Rangers down to the command cave.
All the Rangers arrive… which means one of them is a fake.
Kendall takes the Energems and puts them in a safe case until she can figure out who is a clone. And to do that, she will ask them questions about previous episodes and the lie detector will determine their identities.
Riley volunteers to go first and Kendall asks him to recap Episodes 2 and 13. He does and the computer confirms he is real. Kendall gives him his Energem back.
Next up is Koda. Kendall asks him to recap Episode 4 and he is confirmed as real.
Meanwhile, Curio, left to watch the Ranger, really wants to go Trick-or-Treating. Since the Ranger is sleeping, Curio decides to leave. But the Ranger wakes up and tries to free him/herself.
Back at the command cave, Tyler is asked to recap Episode 1 and he is confirmed. Chase recaps Episode 8 and is confirmed.
The kidnapped Ranger falls over and escapes the chair.
Shelby is anxious as she takes a seat at the lie detector. Kendall asks her why she decided to dress up as the Princess of Zandar. She stutters and says she loves princesses. No she didn’t. She says she liked the dress. No she didn’t.
She says she wanted to play the princess just to get the Ptera Charger back. But in her mind, she remembers seeing how hot Tyler was as the prince.
The computer declares that Shelby is… LYING!
Aha! But no-ha. Kendall believes Shelby. The kidnapped Ranger rolls down the slide and it’s… KODA!
Kendall knew Shelby was not the fake because Koda kept calling her “Miss Morgan” instead of “Kendall” like he usually does.
The two Kodas fight until Memorella is back in monster form and flies out of the command cave. The Rangers pursue and they morph.
Memorella summons some Vivix. Ivan suggests Shelby use the Cupid Charger. She shoots at the Vivix, Ivan takes a mirror to show Memorella’s reflection. That makes the Vivix fall in love with her and they jump on her.
Ivan finishes them all off.
Sledge embiggens Memorella and Ivan hops in his Megazord. He tells Tyler to summon the… Pachy Zord?
They form the Ptera Charge Megazord Pachy Formation and together Ivan and Tyler finish off Memorella for good.
Back at the cafe, Shelby is trying to get the Cupid Charger out of her Blaster. Tyler tries to help and the hand contact gets Shelby all kilig. He asks her the real reason she wanted to be the princess to his prince.
But suddenly, they shoot the Cupid Charger at Chase. The Rangers all hide behind the counter and Chase falls in love with… himself as he’s seen a reflection of himself in the mirror.
It was a fun episode. Definitely better than the other Halloween episodes of the Saban Brands Era. This one actually had a story to go along with the recaps. And it was a nice, creative story too.
The Tyler-Shelby teasing was nice. I would’ve liked to have seen Yoshi acting like Memorella a little more though.
And hello Pachy Zord that hasn’t been introduced yet! lol
But best part has to be Cupid Kendall. Claire Blackwelder, you make a beautiful, hot Cupid. <3
How different was Dino Charge from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger?
Corresponding episode: Brave 19 – Kyawaeen! The Stolen Family
A completely different episode of course. Kyoryuger was the usual spoiled kid episode that seems to be an annual staple for Sentai.
Overall, this was a solid, fun holiday episode. Hopefully future Power Ranger holiday episodes as more creative and less recappy like this was.