Recap: Power Rangers Dino Charge Christmas Special – Race to Rescue Christmas
Poisandra and Curio cut into the line for Santa Claus. Poisandra sits on Santa’s lap and presents him her alphabetical scroll of things she wants for Christmas. Santa knows who she is and asks his elf to check the Naughty or Nice Computer.
They watch clips of Poisandra bombing Keeper’s spaceship and attacking Kendall. Obviously that means Poisandra has been naughty and of course that means no presents for her.
Poisandra says Mr. Claus will regret that and calls in Wrench with some Vivix who steal the Naughty or Nice Computer. If she can’t have Christmas presents, no one will!
“Christmas is cancelled!”
But Christmas is still on at the cafe so far. The Rangers have just enjoyed a Christmas Eve meal.
“Anyone else want leg?”
After a quick flashback to the first time Tyler, Shelby and Riley found the command cave, Chase comes skating in with some last minute presents for them before he flies back to New Zealand to spend Christmas with his family.
But before they can open the presents, Santa personally calls the Rangers for help with retrieving his computer.
Wrench fires up said computer to see what Santa was going to get him. But they watch a replay of him planting a terrorist bomb at the children’s park. NAUGHTY!
“I’m not naughty! I’m just high-spirited.”
Wrench is about to wreck the computer, but Poisandra says maybe the computer can show them the location of the Ranger base. The best present of all would be to get their hands on the Energems.
While Poisandra, Wrench and Curio recap more episodes, Koda leads the Rangers on the trail of their location. Over in New Zealand, Chase’s sister Chloe and their mother watch the news report of Santa’s computer being stolen and Christmas being cancelled foh-evah. But Chloe doesn’t care because her big brother is the only present she wants.
The Rangers finally find Poisandra-tachi’s location and they morph to fight off the Vivix.
They find where the computer is and chase after Poisandra, Wrench and Curio. But they serve up a Spikeball for the Rangers to kill instead.
Sledge embiggens the Spikeball and the Rangers hop into the TriAnkylo Formation of the Megazord. When Ivan comes, he takes Ankylo and Koda summons his Stego Zord.
They kill the Spikeball for Christmas.
Back in New Zealand, Mom tells Chloe that Chase missed his flight. She is very upset.
In the command cave, Kendall shows them the news report that Christmas is back on and Santa has already visited 5 continents. But Chase is upset he has disappointed his sister.
Keeper says if Chloe knew of the sacrifices he’s made, it would only reinforce what she already felt; that Chase the most awesomest brother foreverever.
Santa slides down into the command cave and says they have shown the Christmas spirit today with their heroism. He says he has one more faraway location for presents: New Zealand.
Santa offers Chase a ride and he is able to spend Christmas with his family.
Meanwhile, the Rangers open their presents which are pictures of themselves. But they figure out it is a puzzle that spells out Merry Christmas.
Well, what can you say about it? It’s a Christmas recap episode. It was fine and it was definitely in the mood of the season. The Christmas holiday season that is.
The non-recap parts were cute.
But the sense of time was definitely all screwed up. lol So this was Christmas Eve and Chase was going to fly to New Zealand to spend Christmas there. Even though he would’ve arrived in New Zealand on December 26th. New Zealand would be one of the first countries Santa would visit. The Kiwis were probably already done with Christmas dinner before the Rangers even finished their Christmas Eve meal.
So that was very illogical. (Calling logical Riley and Puzzler again!)
And the real Santa is just out and about and the Rangers are just fine being contacted by him so easily? Uh, okay.
Definitely a suspension of disbelief here. As is the case for most holiday specials of Power Rangers. It wasn’t as sleepy as Robo Knight’s return trip to Africa where he put even the kids there to sleep with his episode recaps. But it still definitely wasn’t some kind of holiday classic you’d want to watch side-by-side with A Charlie Brown Christmas of course. Lol
Anyway, Merry Christmas everyone! But Nickelodeon, there really is no good reason to have aired this before the finale. Grr…