Episode (6) 26 – Forged Under Fire
Singe is showing Fury and Heckyl some Zodek Rings which can neutralize the power of anything they surround, including Energems.
Meanwhile, the Navarro men are just hanging out together in their Ranger suits.
They head back to the command cave where they spring the news on DaddyBro James that Koda is a caveman, Philip is the prince of Zandar and Ivan should be more than 800 years old.
Anyway, it’s time for Tyler’s “bro” to explain what happened ten years ago. When he was buried by rocks in the cave-in, he reached for the strange thing glowing in the wall which allowed him to escape out of the rubble and Fury who had been following him and Rusty.
James says Fury has been chasing him all this time, which is why he never tried to contact his family for fear of endangering their lives.
The alarm sounds and the Rangers head out. But Kendall says James and Philip must stay while the Energems are transmuting to allow Tyler to access everyone’s weapons whenever he wants.
The Rangers face Hunter. Singe is about to use the Zodek Rings, but Fury interrupts. Fury will not have Singe steal his thunder so he embiggens himself. But Singe tosses some rings onto Fury.
Tyler goes Super Charge to fight Hunter while the others jump into Tricera Ptera Formation to take on Fury.
Singe uses the Zodek Rings on Tyler and the rings also have a negative effect on Fury as well. Fury gets downsized when the Rangers use Super Drive.
They head down to help Tyler, but Singe slaps the Zodek Rings onto their Energems, forcing them to demorph. James and Philip come to help them escape.
Back at the command cave, Kendall breaks the ring using the transmuter, but in the process, cracks Tyler’s Energem. Keeper says it’s risky to use as it is now, so they must fix it first. Kendall says they need the right amount of heat and pressure and the father and son know exactly where to go for that.
James and Tyler head to Samson Caves to use the lava there. But it needs more heat. Tyler suggests he uses Dino Armor X so he drill deeper into Earth.
James calls the command cave to tell them what happened. But there are aliens right outside the entrance to where the Navarros are. Kendall and Philip are the only ones to go help James since the other Energems are still ringed.
The three of the morph and fight off Vivix and Spikeballs.
The Rangers take their ringed Energems and go anyway, but are stopped by Hunter. They fight him.
As Singe pops in to take the three Energems, Tyler drills his way back to the surface. Tyler goes Super Charge and manages to destroy the Zodek Ring controller. The Rangers morph and finish off Hunter.
Singe faces off against Tyler, James, Philip and Kendall.
“Hey, don’t mess with my dad!”
Tyler taps into the other Energems to go TriStego Formation, TriAnkylo Formation, AnkyloPachy Formation and ParaRaptor Formation.
“Is that all you got you walking carnival?!”
Singe is driven back to the ship and he fights with Fury. But Heckyl takes their swords and locks them in the same cell.
“The Rangers love it when we fight amongst ourselves.”
Back at the command cave, Tyler is telling everyone how he managed to get his Energem fixed. And to prove it, he took a selfie down in the hottest place on/in Earth using his phone which is as good as new like his Energem despite where he was.
Tyler says anything is possible.
And it’s very possible that Dadbro is going to leave to look for the Silver Energem, per Keeper’s suggestion. Tyler says he needs him here, but James says from what he’s seen, Tyler can take care of himself now. At least for a little while.
They take a selfie.
An okay episode. I think it’s one of Dino Charge‘s typical meh outings. Pretty much a filler episode especially when Papa Navarro’s story wasn’t too exciting.
It was kind of a flimsy excuse on why Daddy didn’t even contact Tyler or his mother (does she exist?). Because Fury most certainly was not following James every single day for the last 10 years. We know, because there were some days he’d be fighting the Rangers or just hanging out on Sledge’s ship.
I’m kinda glad James isn’t sticking around. I don’t know if I can take any more awkward “father and son” scenes. lols
Anyway, I liked Kendall, Philip and Dadbro morphing and fighting by themselves without the core six.
Nice carnival reference by Singe.
But overall, just an okay, alright episode. It was definitely a toy commercial-type of episode, what with all the Rangers present and the succession of Super formations.
How different was Dino Charge from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger?
Corresponding episode(s): Brave 28 – Oh Torin! The 100 Million Year-Old Grudge, Brave 29 – Great Clash! Carnival Dances, Brave 43 – The Blade of the Soul! Roar, Streizer
Storywise, not a thing in common. Kyoryuger‘s episodes 28 and 29 were all about Torin. Plus, we got some more mysteriousness from Daigo’s father.
But mainly, Dino Charge only used fight footage, including that big Fury zord battle from late in the season (43!).
So they were definitely different episodes. And since Kyoryuger had more story implications, I’ll prefer them again this week.