Recap: Power Rangers Dino Fury, Episode 15 – Storm Surge
Ollie was supposed to pick up samples for Javi’s story, but he completely forgot while he was buying brand new headphones that were just released today. Ollie apologizes, but he cares very much about always getting the latest technology.
Anyway, Jane has a brand new story for Javi to pursue. A strange storm has been lingering over Pine Ridge Bay and she wants him to cover it.
Ollie says the storm is being caused by a strange energy surge and the electrical storm has been too dangerous for boats and planes. Ollie’s mother has been looking into it and they sent in a submarine drone to check it out. The Rangers remember the bay is where the Nexus Prism splashed into.
Javi asks if he can interview Dr. Akana, but Ollie says she’s too busy gathering data so he can interview him instead. For now, Ollie will go check in on his mother’s progress and promises to show up for the 2pm interview.
Dr. Akana tells Ollie that it’ll take a while for the sub drone to gather data and relay it to her old equipment. Ollie suggests she buy the latest, faster laptop, but she says even an on sale laptop is expensive. Dr. Akana tells him to be patient.
Mucus and Slyther are watching them nearby, hoping to swipe all the data as soon as it’s collected. Slyther has a plan.
Just then, a Sporix Beast appears. Ollie hurries over and calls the others.
Ollie morphs and battles Tidemare until the others arrive to help out. But Tidemare is able to counter by using his water attacks. He leaves and Mucus and Slyther chase after him.
The Rangers return to Dr. Akana’s set-up by the water, but she still doesn’t have anything new to report. They’ll return later. While Ollie and Javi head back to Buzzblast to do the interview, the others head to the command chamber.
At the start of the Buzzblast broadcast, Jane introduces Mr. Wiz who has a laptop to give away as a prize. And it just so happens to be the one Ollie wanted to buy his mother. All he has to do is guess how many gumballs there are in his jar. Ollie believes he can easily calculate the answer, but it’s time for the interview.
While Javi tries to ask Ollie questions, Ollie is busy with the calculations. Javi grows frustrated, but Ollie ends up with the right gumball guess and wins the laptop. Jane is happy with the broadcast. But Javi is not.
Javi tells Ollie he ruined his story. But Ollie reasons that getting his mother the new laptop will get the data faster which will in turn help Javi’s story even more.
What they don’t know is this Mr. Wiz is actually Slyther. And though the new laptop is able to gather the data in seconds, Mucus and Slyther are able to use the laptop to control the sub drone once it finds an object on the seafloor.
Ollie and Javi call Solon to ask if she can scan for any foreign frequencies that might be hacking the laptop. She finds a signal a mile out from their location and the Rangers meet there where they find Slyther, Mucus and Tidemare.
Slyther drops the bomb that he was Mr. Wiz and this was all a set-up. Now he and Mucus can retrieve the object for Void Knight. They leave and the Rangers morph to take on Tidemare.
Meanwhile, Mucus and Slyther are able to pull the object to shore. But out pops a new Gold Ranger. Dr. Akana can’t believe her eyes.
The Gold Ranger hurries over to help the others. And just in time as Tidemare summons Hengemen which the Gold Ranger easily takes care of. He turns his attention to Tidemare and also easily finishes him off.
The Gold Ranger seems to know Zayto, but he disappears before he can say any more. Before Zayto can say who it could possibly be, he quickly grabs the Sporix blob and takes it back to the command chamber to avoid any questions from the others.
Dr. Akana calls Ollie and the others over to tell them about how she just saw a Ranger pop out of a pod. The experience makes her even more excited to analyze the data she was able to colllect.
Ollie apologizes to Javi for being so obsessed with tech that he let him down and was played by Slyther. Ollie gives Javi his new headphones to use for his music to make up for it.
They head back to Buzzblast where J-Borg blows a bubble so big it bursts all over her and Jane, sticking them together.
I didn’t know this was going to be the Gold Ranger debut episode. But remembering Canalo’s water motif from Ryusoulger, I should’ve realized it earlier with all this storm and ocean talk. Lol
Also a bit of a surprise is the Gold Ranger having some kind of relationship with Zayto. Brother? Comrade? We’ll find out in the next episode I guess. But it’s a nice twist.
This episode though was more of an Ollie-focus. Which is great for me since he’s one of my favorite characters. Also, having two Ollie-focus episodes in a row is great. And even more so having Mama Akana finally show up again.
The episode’s plot is probably one of the strongest of the season so far. One thing that would’ve made it even better is if they had mentioned the brewing storm an episode or two ago as foreshadowing. But regardless, this episode played out at a great pace and was satisfying enough while also allowing for the surprise with the Gold Ranger.
Javi’s part of the story was also great and really helped to connect Ollie’s gadget obsession with Slyther’s plot as well as Dr. Akana’s work.
Overall, I very much enjoyed this episode. One of the strongest of the season.