Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Episode 5 – Taking Care of Business
Mayor Daniels gets Devon a job with Sudsey’s Car Wash. But he immediately gets called back to GBHQ where Commander Shaw introduces the Rangers to General Burke, Ben and Betty’s father.
Ben and Betty have created a Doggotronic from pieces of dead Tronics. But it still has some kinks to be worked out. Nate says the Sibs are on to something though. They can collect pieces of destroyed Gigadrones and scan them for useful technology.
General Burke offers them a Top Secret hangar in the woods to work on it.
Devon tells Ravi and Zoey he has to head back to work and says he has to prove he is responsible to his father. He can’t tell him he’s a Ranger, after all.
Mayor Daniels visits his son and decides to show him some car wash tricks.
Meanwhile, Blaze turns a chainsaw into Silcertron. Ravi and Zoey hurry over and morph. Blaze also morphs and they battle. Devon sees he’s getting a call and tells Sudsey he has to leave for an emergency.
Devon arrives late and is able to help before Slicertron can kill Ravi and Zoey for good. Ravi cools down from being so hot and Zoey eats a carrot as they discuss how Devon can continue splitting time between his job and his other job. Devon says he doesn’t want to disappoint his father who is proud of him for the first ever.
Nate calls to tell them their work collecting the Gigadrone pieces is useless.
Sudsey calls Devon and asks him to come back to work overtime. Sudsey warns Devon he either be committed to working or it’s over. Ravi and Zoey arrive to help him out.
Blaze and Slicertron destroy the Rangers’ phones and comm watches while they’re washing cars.
After they’ve finished washing, Commander Shaw arrives, angry that the Rangers did not answer their call. Blaze and Slicertron had been able to slice into a Morph-X Tower, but thankfully it wasn’t full.
Commander Shaw gets a call that Blaze and Slicertron are approaching another Tower. Devon tells Sudsey he has to leave again, but Sudsey says if he leaves now, he’s fired and will tell the Mayor. Devon leaves.
Sudsey calls the Mayor to tell him what’s happened. But just then, his limo is stopped by falling debris from the battle between the Rangers and Blaze/Slicertron. A little girl runs right into the path of a chainsaw blade and Devon uses his super speed to save her.
Mayor Daniels is amazed by the heroism.
Ravi uses his big muscles to whack Blaze away. Blaze retreats to the Cyberdimension where Scrozzle is ready to deploy a Gamma Model Gigadrone.
Devon meets up with Cruise and they hop into Racer Zord Battle Mode to take on the Gigadrone as it is slicing through into a Morph-X Tower. But the Gigadrone fries their systems and they must reboot.
In the meantime, the Gigadrone sucks up the Morph-X. Commander Shaw orders Smash and Jax to pilot their zords on their own to help.
Ravi and Zoey destroy Slicertron.
Devon has an idea to take in the Gigadrone without destroying it so Nate can use it. He and Cruise are able to disable its systems. Zoey comes with Jax to carry the Gigadrone to the secret hangar.
The Rangers, Nate and General Burke laugh at Ben and Betty.
Over at the Riptide Gym, Devon calls his father to make sure he’s okay. But Mayor Daniels is upset that Devon’s gotten himself fired after one day.
Devon goes to sit with Ravi and Zoey as they watch the news. Mayor Daniels announces he is proud of the Power Rangers.
Devon can’t wait for the day he tells his father the truth.
This was a good episode. A nice focus on Devon and his father. A very character-driven episode I suppose.
At the same time, I can’t help but feel like Beast Morphers feels kind of slow. It feels like Beast Morphers has kind of settled into this late Saban Brands Era lull where it’s not horrible, but it’s not amazing either. It’s passable, but sometimes forgettable. The very strong premiere may have raised expectations a little too high. (I better watch myself with Ryusoulger then lol)
But while there wasn’t anything objectionable, this episode just wasn’t really the most exciting.
It was almost a very technical episode as well. The collecting of debris, the first half of the episode focused solely on the drama between father and son. Maybe the way the episode developed felt kind of processional instead of more exciting.
Though the story itself isn’t bad at all. It’s actually pretty great. But maybe the execution could’ve been better around it.
But again, it was a good episode.