Recap: Power Rangers Dino Fury, Episode 7 – Stego Search
Solon has finished her new Zord Finder and they try to see if it can find Javi’s Stego Spike Zord. But no luck. Solon believes it might be dormant and all they need to do is use their Keys to wake it up.
Downtown, Javi is testing out his new keytar and he draws a crowd. Double J are out looking for a story that could go viral on Buzzblast and hurry over to record Javi’s impromptu performance.
Jane is impressed and says she wishes she could play too. Javi says anyone can make music, even androids. The three of them give it a try. J-Borg begins singing while Jane raps to Javi’s music. Unfortunately, Papa Garcia arrives and breaks up the performance.
Papa Garcia is upset that Javi would waste his money on a keytar especially after having tried out several instruments already this month. Javi says he enjoys trying out new instruments.
Papa Garcia shakes his head, disappointed in Javi. He takes the keytar and leaves to get a refund for it.
Javi heads to the command chamber. The others tell him about momentarily detecting a signal to his Zord. Something seemed to activate the Zord, but stopped. Javi tells them to let him know.
The Rangers notice something’s off and wonder if he is having the tummy troubles Izzy mentioned earlier. Javi gets snippy with them and says he’s fine. He teleports away. Izzy says she will go talk to him.
Meanwhile, Boomtower steals a Sporix blob to power himself up as he’s tired of waiting for Void Knight who keeps spending time alone in his secret room.
Izzy finds Javi in the plaza. But before he can tell her what’s wrong, Boomtower, Mucus and Hengemen arrive.
Izzy and Javi morph and take care of the Hengemen before focusing on Boomtower. The others arrive to help. But Boomtower’s power up forces Zayto, Ollie and Amelia to demorph. Izzy and Javi try to take over, but Boomtower easily counters Izzy’s attack.
Izzy gets thrown down the steps and is in pain. The others tell Javi to get Izzy to safety. Void Knight arrives and scolds Boomtower for stealing the Sporix. They and Mucus teleport away, leaving Zayto, Ollie and Amelia to take care of the remaining Hengemen.
Warden Garcia arrives. Javi says the Black Ranger was able to save them from the monster attack and that he tried to protect Izzy himself. But Papa Garcia chides Javi for being perfectly fine while his sister is hurt.
“You didn’t try hard enough!”
Javi snaps at the other Rangers and hops in the car with his family.
Back at the command chamber, the Rangers talk about how salty Javi has been. Solon shows them the viral video of Papa Garcia embarrassing his son in public earlier.
Javi arrives and updates them on Izzy. Zayto and Amelia try to comfort him, but Javi says it’s alright.
Ollie realizes that it is possible Javi’s music playing is what the Stego Zord responded to earlier. Solon tells Javi to play an instrument so they can test it out. Javi pulls out his whistle and as he plays, the Zord begins sending out a signal. Solon believes Javi’s instrument amplifies his Ranger energy.
Solon finds the location of the Zord, but Boomtower is attacking the city. Zayto, Ollie and Amelia go take care of that while Javi goes to the woods to wake his zord up.
Javi’s whistle playing has his zord pop out of the ground. And just in time as the others are having trouble against the embiggened Boomtower. They combine into the Dino Fury Megazord Spike Formation and are able to debiggen Boomtower back to size.
The Rangers head to Buzzblast. Izzy is doing much better. Zayto, Ollie and Amelia gift Javi with a new keytar they all chipped in for. Javi thanks them. He apologizes for not being more open about his feelings. But he will from now on since they’re his friends.
Javi plays the keytar for the office. Everyone joins in the dancing, including J-Borg who spins so much she drills a hole in the floor all the way to a water main.
A good, solid episode. The plot itself is certainly nothing new for Power Rangers. In fact, we did this last season on Beast Morphers of course. But it was great as a character focus for Javi. And even for the Garcias again.
I think the biggest thing was the interesting dynamic with the Garcias. There’s some underlying tension there that implies Javi is a disappointment and complete opposite of the successful champion Izzy in Papa Garcia’s eyes. I doubt they’re going to go any deeper into that story other than the eventual episode Papa Garcia accepts Javi’s music. But it was some nice character moments nonetheless.
Again, Solon is awesome. She has been so great as a mentor. This episode was great in being more subtle with the lesson of the week. It should be done more like that than the hitting you over the head with it.
I loved the great, though quick unmorphed battle in the middle of the episode. It’s very refreshing to see a well-choreographed fight scene that is actually exciting.
Overall, it might not be a memorable episode. But it was an enjoyable one.