Recap: Power Rangers Dino Fury, Episode 14 – Old Foes
Out of nowhere, Lord Zedd appears to try and steal some Sporix. Void Knight thought he was dead. But he is alive thanks to Reaghoul who is able to reanimate dead people from any period in their lives. Thus, he has resurrected Zedd from when he was most evil and has put a compliance collar on him to order him around.
Reaghoul resurrects Wolfgang and Brineblast as well. Void Knight offers to make a deal. If Reaghoul can capture the Power Rangers, he can get some Sporix.
Over at Buzzblast, everyone is preparing for the Halloween dance. They talk about their potential costumes as well as what they’re afraid of in life. Ollie says he isn’t afraid of anything, so the others want to challenge him to a haunted forest walk.
Later, Ollie gets started with the trail. But Lord Zedd and Reaghoul arrive and put the others to sleep.
Wolfgang and Brineblast go after Ollie who realizes they are not part of the haunted trail. He morphs and battles them by himself. Flashing back to previous episodes, Ollie calls Solon to ask for the Key they used to originally defeat these Sporix Beasts.
Unfortunately, Reaghoul’s regeneration energy is still in both Beasts, so they can’t be easily destroyed.
Ollie uses the Spin Key to take care of them and runs over to Solon who points over to Reaghoul and Lord Zedd standing over the sleeping Rangers. Ollie asks Solon to deploy the zords as he believes he needs to do something to save the others.
Ollie stands his ground as Lord Zedd charges toward him. But Solon runs over and immediately teleports him down to the command chamber. Ollie is annoyed, but Solon says he would’ve been killed otherwise.
They decide to watch old seasons of Power Rangers to figure out a way to defeat Lord Zedd. But it was only when Zordon ordered Andros to kill him that Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa were cleansed of their evil.
“There’s no way we could recreate Zordon’s sacrifice.”
Both Ollie and Solon think it was weird that Lord Zedd was taking orders from Reaghoul. But Ollie realizes Zedd was wearing a compliance collar from last season. They decide to remove the collar so Lord Zedd can unleash his anger at Reaghoul.
Ollie returns above ground and uses his dagger as a boomerang to cut the collar off. Lord Zedd regains control of his mind and body and turns his attention to Reaghoul. Reaghoul and Mucus teleport back to Area 62.
While Lord Zedd battle Brineblast and Wolfgang, Ollie frees the others from their sleep. Zayto says they should help the Sporix Beasts in order to defeat Zedd.
Lord Zedd says he will be back with his staff to burn this planet to ash. He leaves.
Brineblast and Wolfgang embiggen and the Rangers hop into the Megazord to finish them off for good. Again.
Over at Area 62, Void Knight puts Reaghoul to sleep and locks him in a cell. Mucus says Lord Zedd might be on the other side of the universe for now. At least until he can get trotted back out for fan service for the rose-colored glasses-wearing nostalgic old fans.
Down in the command chamber, the Rangers show Solon their costumes. Ollie is an astronaut, Amelia is a vampire, Izzy is a rainbow-carrying leprechaun, Javi is their father and Zayto decides to go as an Earth knight.
Ollie says he would be afraid to fight Sporix Beasts while wearing armor. But he admits that his only fear is losing his friends.
They have a group hug and teleport to the Buzzblast Halloween dance.
When Solon suggested they look into the Ranger archives, I groaned. I mean, I knew this would be a Halloween clip show as soon as I saw that this was a Halloween episode. And perhaps old season clips are better than in-season clips. But neither is better than a non-clip show period of course. lol
Still, I actually enjoyed this episode mostly. If only because it focused on my two favorite Dino Fury characters. And they are of course Ollie and Solon. Having to watch clips (including Beast Morphers?!) was meh. But Ollie and Solon actually working things out on their own was great.
Meanwhile, netizens in the Morphin Grid were abuzz over Zedd’s appearance weeks ago. If you know anything about how I feel about Power Rangers, you know I could care less about seeing him randomly pop up again here. And even more that they have now set up his future return. Most likely for some crossover event or whatever.
Though I do have a question. Why doesn’t Void Knight just have Reaghoul resurrect his lover? Instead of dragging this season out, you know?
Anyway! I enjoyed this episode more for the current characters over any call backs to previous seasons. And it’s certainly an above-average clip show compared to the Saban Brands Era Halloween episodes. So there’s that.