Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Episode 6 – Hangar Heist
Nate has found a way to develop a Gigadrone Warning System. Devon asks him for some Morph-X for some model rockets. Ravi goes first and his works great. The Burke Sibs give theirs a try, but it almost kills them. But not as bad as if their father kills them for taking his rocket. They chase after it.
Devon goes next with his unique looking rocket. It blasts off, but crashes back down. Ravi suggests Devon designed it wrong, but Devon snaps back at him.
Back at GBHQ, Commander Shaw observes as the Rangers are doing a megazord combining simulation. But Devon makes a tactical error and they fail despite Ravi making a suggestion that would’ve avoided the mistake.
Devon again takes offense to Ravi and he walks out. Commander Shaw follows him out and asks what’s happening. She says he should listen to his teammates, even if he’s the leader. Especially since they are more experienced. Devon says he relies on his instincts. But Commander Shaw says he should continue to do so AND also listen to his team.
“Sometimes even good leaders can be wrong.”
Meanwhile, the Burke Sibs arrive at the Special Ops Hangar. Their dad’s rocket is nearby and they retrieve it from the tree. Just then, they spot Roxy arriving at the hangar door. They call Commander Shaw and try to sneak away with the rocket. But Roxy seems them and shoots.
The shot hits the unfired engine and the rocket blasts off with them tied to it.
Scrozzle sends Meltatron to melt the door to the hangar open. Roxy heads in and finds the Gigadrone.
Devon, Ravi and Zoey arrive as Roxy fills the Gigadrone with Morph-X. The Rangers morph and they battle. But the refueling is complete and Slicerdrone comes alive.
Roxy ties the Rangers up and leaves. The hatches are closing and they are about to be trapped. But Ravi thinks quick and hurls Devon out the closing hatch door. Ravi tells Devon to use his zord to open the hatch and defeat Slicerdrone.
While Ravi and Zoey battle Meltatron, Scrozzle pops into the hangar to collect some items including a “robot head.”
He teleports back to the Cyber Dimension and tells Roxy how the Red Ranger wasn’t in the hangar. She tells him to quickly send another Gigadrone.
Scrozzle sends Meltadrone to right where Devon and Cruise are trying to open the hangar door. Commander Shaw orders Smash and Jax to hop into the zords and help Devon and Cruise.
Ravi and Zoey destroy Meltatron, but Slicerdrone is still active. Devon and Cruise are able to lure Meltatron into melting the hangar door. That allows Ravi and Zoey to escape and hop into their zords.
The Rangers have to face two Gigadrones so they decide to combine into a Megazord for the first time. They successfully combine into Beast-X Megazord.
With a Beast-X Hyper Strike, they destroy both Gigadrones.
Over in the Cyber Dimension, Scrozzle tells Evox that he has enough parts to build “that thing.” Blaze threatens Scrozzle into telling him what “that thing” is, but Evox tells them to stop being failures instead.
Meanwhile, the Rangers surprise the Burke Sibs with their father’s rocket. Devon and Ravi worked together to do fix it.
Devon apologizes to Ravi and says he will listen to him from now on.
The Burke Sibs launch their father’s rocket.
So it was relatively solid episode with lots of original footage.
It was still kind of slow though. And the teamwork plot of it felt a little too forced. Of course, we need the teamwork episode every year, but this one really felt contrived considering they’ve been a pretty great team so far.
I’m certainly more interested in seeing how they use Scrozzle to introduce the Beet J. Stag counterpart. That’ll certainly be different from Go-Busters.
The Power Rangers-related thing that’s got me most passionate this week was this tweet though. The Power Rangers social media intern had the nerve to call Smash and Jax “pets.”
— Power Rangers (@PowerRangers) April 11, 2019
Um… excuse me. No. They are not pets. They are the Rangers’ partners and equals. In fact, the Rangers wouldn’t be able to pilot their zords without their “pets.” And these “pets” actually can pilot the zords WITHOUT the Rangers even. So no thank you for your tweet Power Rangers social media intern.
But back to this episode. It was alright. I think the very technical nature of really explaining everything and giving reasons for everything is a nice creative decision and can help make things a little more serious and grounded. But at the same time, maybe they should lighten things up a bit and just be a little more fun. There’s a delicate balance to be had. Recent seasons have chosen to ignore logic and focus on simple fun. Beast Morphers has leaned a little more towards trying to be more grounded. But they’ve kind of lagged in the fun aspect. So hopefully they can find the right balance moving forward.