Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Episode 10 – Thrills and Drills
Evox is growing frustrated with Blaze and Roxy’s incompetence. But Scrozzle has developed data chips that can collect the Rangers’ Beast powers data during battle which he can then use to upgrade Blaze or Roxy with all three animal powers.
Roxy says she has a plan for how to get one of the chips on a Robotron.
Over at Riptide, everyone is training. But Ravi’s tooth is bothering him. He doesn’t want to go to the dentist though, having had a bad experience with one when he was a kid.
The Rangers get a call and hurry over to where Roxy is spotted downtown.
Roxy turns a drill into a Robotron and installs a data chip on it as the Rangers arrive. Roxy summons Tronics and the Rangers morph. They battle. But Ravi’s tooth is getting in the way. Roxy and the Robotron tunnel into the ground
Ben and Betty bring Ravi to their family dentist, but they are freaked out when they mistake a repairman putting a shelf together for the dentist drilling a hole into someone’s face. They run out screaming.
Meanwhile, the Rangers haven’t found Roxy yet. Nate figures Roxy and the Robotron are in the storm drains so he asks Ravi to come with him and Steel to check them out.
The storm drains are filled with cobwebs and that freaks Nate out since he is afraid of spiders. They head in and run into Roxy and the Robotron who are planning to drill up into a Morph-X tower. Roxy tells Scrozzle to send a Gigadrone to the other side of town to distract the Rangers.
Commander Shaw deploys Devon and Zoey in their zords to that Morph-X tower to meet the Gigadrone when it arrives.
Nate overcomes his fear of spiders when one crawls on his shoulder. They morph and take on Roxy and Drilltron.
Ravi uses his super strength against Drilltron and the data chip records the data. Roxy takes the chip.
The Drilldrone arrives underground, but they need Ravi to form the Megazord to defeat the Gigadrone.
Ravi takes on Drilltron and finishes it off for good. Nate and Steel take care of the remaining Tronics. Roxy leaves. Ravi joins the others and they form the Megazord. They use a Hyperstrike against the Gigadrone underground to finish off that one for good as well.
Roxy reports to Evox, getting neither Morph-X nor killing the Rangers. But she happily presents the gorilla data. Blaze says he has a plan to get more data.
Ravi decides to finally go to the dentist. The others meet him afterwards and Ravi thanks Nate for encouraging him to overcome his fear.
Hmm… it was an okay episode. But again, it was a great example of how Beast Morphers can be really slow and flat. Like, everything feels very properly done. But it lacks excitement and a sort of kinetic energy that gets your blood pumping as you watch it.
Like, the plot itself was fine. For the Rangers, it was about overcoming your fears. For the villains, it was the same scheming we usually get.
But the episode, and the season, just feels flat and even lifeless. It makes you long for the days of KalishKoichisplosions and RPM‘s shaky camera, etc to at least make things visually interesting.
Especially as I watch this episode after having just watched the latest Ryusoulger episode, which was a pretty great character ep, this Beast Morphers episode felt even more boring than usual.
I don’t know, it’s very strange. I feel no connection to most of the characters. (The hiatus definitely didn’t help.) And Evox’s endgame plot feels so drawn out already and it’s only Episode 10.
I will say, Steel is fun. Kind of like a more loose Robo Knight.
Otherwise, a forgettable, uninspiring episode. And it’s getting to be a little disconcerting. I don’t love it. I don’t hate it. It’s just there.