Recap: Power Rangers Dino Fury, Episode 4 – New Recruits
Mucus brings in new friend Draknarok just as Void Knight has brought Boomtower to life. But he still needs the mysterious Nephrite Orb that can make him invincible. Void Knight orders Draknarok to steal it from the museum, but Boomtower says he will do it.
Meanwhile, the Rangers are at Buzzblast giving Zayto advice before his job interview. While waiting for Zayto, Ollie and Amelia meet a harmonica-playing applicant, Javi, who hopes to get the job so he can save up for a keytar.
Jane and Zayto come out of the room and she gives both him and Javi an assignment to determine who she will hire. Javi must write a story about the Nephrite Orb while Zayto must write a story about the state’s top high school athlete, Izzy Garcia.
Ollie and Amelia accompany Zayto as they find Izzy while she is training. Zayto is intrigued by all these strange things humans do in their free time, but he relates to Izzy as she currently practices her javelin throw. He approaches her and says he learned how to throw spears when he was a knight.
Izzy thinks that is a little odd. But when Zayto asks for an interview, she refuses and says she’s busy trying to improve her throw. Zayto proposes to give her a tip to have her throw her “spear” farther in exchange for an interview.
Zayto shows her a good technique and when she tries it out, it works. She agrees to the interview and they get right to it.
Turns out Warden Garcia is Izzy’s stepfather and he helps train her sometimes with the mantra that “practice makes perfect.”
Over at the museum, Mucus, Boomtower and Draknarok arrive while Javi is interviewing a professor about the Orb. The Sporix trio swipe the Orb and leave. Javi calls the hotline to report the Sporix.
Solon alerts the Rangers and Zayto has to postpone the rest of the interview.
Warden Garcia is the first to arrive on the scene and orders Boomtower to drop the Orb. But Boomtower drops the warden instead, sending him flying.
The Rangers arrive and morph. Javi watches as they battle. The Rangers use some Key powerups and are able to knock the Orb out of Boomtower’s hands. While the Rangers have Boomtower and Draknarok tied up, Javi grabs the Orb and hops in the warden’s truck to drive off. Mucus splatters herself onto the truck to follow as the two Sporix leave.
The Rangers take Warden Garcia to the medical center just as J-Borg and a camerawoman arrive. Jane guides her through the live report, but it all goes crazy when Jane spills her drink on her keyboard.
Anyway, the Rangers greet Warden Garcia when he comes out of the medical center. Izzy comes running up to make sure her father’s alright, which he is. She is excited to meet the Rangers. But Warden Garcia says they need to find his truck which was taken by… his son Javier. He says Javi often disappears. But the police are looking for him and he will let the Rangers know once they find him and the Orb.
Warden Garcia leaves and Izzy says she can show the Rangers where her brother might be. Since their father doesn’t approve of Javi playing music, he has a secret spot where he goes to practice.
Javi arrives at his secret spot, not knowing Mucus is right on his tail. Mucus calls Boomtower and Draknarok who quickly arrive and take the Orb from Javi.
The others arrive and Izzy throws her javelin to knock the Orb out of Boomtower’s hands. While the Rangers fight off the Sporix, Javi and Izzy grab the Orb and hide behind a tree.
The Rangers are struggling, but Javi plays his harmonica which stops both Boomtower and Draknarok in their tracks. Izzy can feel the power emanating from the Orb. Javi takes it and smashes it on a rock. And inside are two Dino Keys.
Javi and Izzy each take one and they immediately morph. They are excited to become Rangers. But Izzy is not a fan of skirts, so she rips hers off.
Boomtower summons Hengemen and the Rangers take them on.
The siblings are able to drive Boomtower away and the Rangers surround Draknarok. But he embiggens and the Rangers hop into the Megazord to finish Draknarok off for good.
The Rangers are able to secure the Sporix blob and they teleport back to the command chamber and get to know each other.
They head to Buzzblast to apologize for missing the story deadline. But Jane gives Javi the job after his bravery and resourcefulness in trying to protect the Orb at the museum. Zayto congratulates him
This was a great debut for the Garcia Sibs. Both characters were immediately relatable. And even endearing. All five Rangers have this sort of friendly nature, which for some reason feels refreshing. I have no idea why.
Anyway, having siblings on the team (and not as the 6th Ranger) is great and it was awesome to see their close relationship. Having Warden Buzzkill be their father is a nice touch. I’ve always liked having more family members for Rangers.
Izzy ripping her skirt off was both amusing and eyeroll-inducing at the same time. Lol It’s a clever move to get that detail out of the way and not worry about the footage the rest of the season though.
The Sporix crew was okay this week. The whole Orb plot didn’t feel all too exciting, especially knowing it was just a way to pop out the Keys. But it got the job done.
There appeared to be a lot of original NZ fight footage too, especially in the forest. And they actually looked great. They were actually fun and dynamic. Not stiff and bland like recent seasons. So I hope that continues all season.
My nitpick of the week will obviously be the unnecessary scenes with Jane and J-Borg. That first scene especially went on far too long and obviously brings up less than enjoyable memories of comic duos past.
Honestly, the Rangers themselves have provided much better humor and comedy on their own already. So there’s really no need to shoehorn anything else in, especially sight gags and slapstick. Kids enjoy normal humor too, you know.
Overall, a strong episode and a great introduction to our new Rangers.