Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers Christmas Special – Scrozzle’s Revenge
Cruise, Smash, Jax and Steel are excitedly preparing for Christmas and getting to spend time with the Rangers. But Rangers make excuses and then excuse themselves when they receive a call from a familiar voice.
Anyway, the Beast Bots, being the nice bots that they are, defend the Rangers and say it’s only right they spend Christmas with their human families. They begin flashing back to very forgettable episodes.
After a while, Devon comes running in to say Scrozzle has been spotted downtown.
Scrozzle is decorating a Christmas tree and planning to ruin everyone’s holiday. He uses his new tree tool to turn Nate into an ornament.
*insertuneditedGoBustersfootage* Devon, Ravi and Zoey take on the Robotron and finish it off. They hurry over to Steel. But Scrozzle turns Devon and Zoey into ornaments as well. Ravi is able to shoot Scrozzle who decides to retreat.
Ravi and Steel take the Christmas tree back to the lab, but Steel accidentally turns Ravi into an ornament too.
They all decide to insert more flashbacks before Nate orders Steel to work on reversing the Christmas tree tool. The others order Cruise, Smash and Jax to fight the Gigadrone by piloting the zords on their own.
Scrozzle pilots the Gigadrone against the Beast Bots who are able to take him down AND save the city and citizens themselves.
Back at the lab, Steel is able to fix the tree tool and unfortunately return the Rangers to normal.
The Rangers surprise the Beast Bots saying they actually want to spend Christmas with them and that they’re taking a trip to see Santa at the North Pole.
I kinda wish the Rangers stayed trapped in the ornaments.
It was a typical Christmas episode. The main thing I took away from it is more sadness about how the Beast Bots have been treated this half-season. I’ll keep saying it over and over. I wish the Beast Bots played a bigger role on the show.
Not only would Hasbro be able to sell more toys (who wouldn’t want an awesome Beast Bot figure?), but better developed and better used Beast Bots would benefit the show itself.
The Beast Bots could be great characters on their own. But they would also be able to add some color to the Rangers’ characters as well. And I’ve already talked about how the Rangers haven’t been all that interesting or well-developed for most of the season. So the Beasts Bots would be able to complement the Rangers well and perhaps be the catalyst for more interesting, dynamic and fun stories.
But this is where we are right now. Oh well. We’ll see if anything changes in the second half of Beast Morphers. Merry Christmas everyone!