Jeramie is shocked to see Mama Nephila right in front of him. She hugs him and asks for him to save her. He hugs her back. But Dagded pops up and takes her into the palm of his hand, saying she belongs to him. He will use her to clean up Shugoddam tomorrow.
Gira says they will stop him, but Dagded doesn’t think they’ll do anything if Mama Nephila is involved. Dagded mocks them and says that it is the same with every civilization he’s cleaned up. It is instinctual for these simple lifeforms to just kill each other. And Dagded promises to have fun watching that happen again here.
Dagded says all the Sentai, friendship, bond stuff is nonsense and in the end, they will all die lonely.
Back at Flopital Castle, Jeramie tells them about his mother who was so strong and kind. During the Bugnarak Civil War, it was Mama Nephila who brought down Daigorg all by herself. She had tried to stop the Bugnarak fighting each other.
Jeramie watched from safety as his mother valiantly fought and defeated Daigorg. But that only united the feuding Bugnarak against her. When she ensured Jeramie would get to safety, that was the last he ever saw of her.
Jeramie says he wishes this was all a dream. But he felt his mother was warm when she hugged him. So he could never be able to fight alongside them against her. Rita says the Bugnarak will take the blame if he does not and it would further erode the efforts of human-Bugnarak peace. But Jeramie refuses.
Gira says he understands. But Yanma says the only way they would be able to defeat someone more powerful than Daigorg would be with God KingOhger. And to use God KingOhger, they need Jeramie and God Tarantula. Yanma calls Jeramie a “mama’s boy” and tells him to suck it up.
Jeramie says they can laugh at him all they want, just like the Galactinsects are doing while watching them right this moment. So in that case, Jeramie says he might as well put on a show for them. Yanma challenges Jeramie to a duel. If he wins, Jeramie must do whatever he asks. Gira tries to stop them, but Yanma and Jeramie are determined.
Meanwhile, Hymeno asks Rita to declare Gurodi an international fugitive. But Rita says dealing with a threat to Chikyuu is her priority. Hymeno says she’ll do it himself then by hunting Gurodi down to avenge her parents. Rita arrests Hymeno for making such unlawful threats.
Kaguragi, meanwhile, tries to get the Galactinsects to beam him up in order to beg for mercy for his peoples.
Gira again tries to stop Yanma and Jeramie from dueling and Rita and Hymeno from arguing. But he instead gets punched in the face from both sides by Yanma and Jeramie. And Hymeno manages to trap Rita in a cell by luring her in with an unseen episode of Moffun. Hymeno decides to join Kaguragi in calling on the Galactinsects to beam them up. Her goal, however, is to face Gurodi and kill him herself.
Next day at Caucasuskabuto, Gira has no idea what to do. Douga says Gira must call the other Ohgers, but Gira says he does not need any of those fools.
Dagded pops in to tease Gira, saying everything he told them yesterday is coming true.
Mama Nephila has embiggened and is stomping all over Shugoddam, looking for Jeramie. Dagded says the Ohgers are all separated and unable to do anything. But Gira says he has what it takes to win on his own. Dagded tells him to laugh maniacally then if he is so confident.
Just then, cobwebs wrap up Mama Nephila. The other Ohgers pop up in a live broadcast to explain that it was all a trick. They wanted to show Dagded this act in order to catch him off guard.
Gira flashes back to everything that’s happened. But he doesn’t understand a single thing. The others say he should’ve read between the lines.
Jeramie explains that his mother is long dead and her revival was just the work of Gurodi. That’s why he just played along with everything just to lead to this moment.
Now all of Chikyuu is watching as the truth is revealed. It was not King Jeramie and the Bugnarak who were behind this new evil. Dagded and the Galactinsects are the true enemy. Rita officially announces Jeramie is not guilty and will always be an Ohger.
Jeramie says thanks to Dagded, they’ve taken another step toward human-Bugnarak peace.
Gira asks why they lied to him. But they say they didn’t. This just wasn’t something they discussed, especially with Dagded and Friends watching them the entire time. They all just understood their shared anger toward Dagded.
Now understanding himself what’s going on, Gira is able to laugh maniacally, mocking Dagded’s mockery of them.
Dagded leaves. But Mama Nephila breaks free of the cobwebs. Jeramie remembers his injured mother handing him the Venomix Shooter.
That memory puts a smile on Jeramie’s face and motivates him in leading the Ohgers to henshin. They hop into God KingOhger and engage Mama Nephila in battle across Shugoddam.
The fake Mama is incensed that her son would forsake her for these petulant brat kings. But the real Mama Nephila seems to break through and apologizes to her son.
Jeramie flashes back to his final moments with his mother when she first apologized to him before collapsing. He tells her now that he has always wanted to tell her this: “I love you.”
The Ohgers deliver a finisher. Mama Nephila says thank you to her son before blowing up.
Dagded screams he is bored.
Jeramie looks at the Venomix Shooter and Gira put his hand on his shoulder to comfort him.
But Dagded suddenly grabs the Ohgers through wormholes.
Gira and Yanma suddenly find themselves in the strange, non-CGI world of Tokyo, Japan.
Not quite a MaGMCM here, but the emotional feelings from Gotchard definitely still carried over. Hehe
Of course I will like any Jeramie story. And we got some wonderful, but short scenes with him and Mama Nephila. I do wish we got more though. Both to see more of badass Mama and also just scenes of mother and son.
Especially as a way to kind of add to Jeramie’s desire for peace, not just amongst the Bugnarak, but with Bugnarak and humans of course. It’s good that they kept Mama Nephila dead though since I think resurrecting her in some way on a longer basis would actually take away from the journey Jeramie has been on so far. Kind of like dilute his struggles and everything. But meeting one last time like this instead emphasizes and boosts what we already have seen from him. His painful, tragic past and his sincere hope for the future. Which is great.
I loved the mecha battle though. Again, more on seeing Mama Nephila be badass. Flying around being very stealth. Of course, we don’t see very fluid movement like that often with the huge costumes. So it was a refreshing scene.
Nice tidbits with the Ohgers and their unspoken understanding of each other. I think they handled that well too with the way Gira was still his inexperienced self. It suited his character. And also chipped a tiny bit away again at the other Ohgers’ rough, selfish-appearing fronts.
The episode offered a way also to hand Dagded a loss without outright defeating him or any of his minions. I wouldn’t be surprised if King-Ohger already started killing them off one by one with how fast they move. Loljk But anyway, they are threading that needle well. Dagded has shown to be a trigger-happy maniac when pushed. So the show will have to be careful in the way they do push his annoyance since it would be unbelievable if the Ohgers continue embarrassing him and he still doesn’t complete a deep cleaning with the snap of a finger, you know? Lol
Now, Twitter of course spoiled the Kyoryuger stuff before I watched the episode. But considering I am not the biggest fan of the season, I’m not that excited about seeing them. Even though I like the cast fine. Just don’t have that kind of connection with the season or the characters.
What excited me more was seeing the Ohgers getting sent to Earth. Which means they will be out of the studio and out and about in the Greater Tokyo Area! Yayayay!
My immediate thought was “I hope they get stuck on Earth for a while” just so we get more on-location scenes. But I guess they’re only stuck on Earth for the two Kyoryuger anniversary episodes? Well, I’ll take what I can get! lol
Anyway, overall, a really good episode. Any Jeramie-focus episode will be good for me. And this episode did that and also did nice things with the rest of the Ohgers as well.
Out of Studio Locations of the Week
Just a continuation of last week. But hopefully next week, this section has like 50 screencaps lolol