Recap: Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger, Episode 45 – Heirs to the King

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Yanma hands everyone’s King’s Proof trinket back and says they’ve all been unsealed. Gira wonders if it’s because they came together as one. But they don’t care to think about it now.

Gira says their first point of discussion under their new alliance treaty is to agree that once they are able to figure out how to properly use their King’s Proof power, they will go and defeat Dagded. And that will end the fighting once and for all.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Back in Toufu, Kaguragi is on the phone with Suzume to talk about her being able to take over as leader if something were to happen to him. The discussion is cut short though as Suzume is more concerned with helping her hubby Racules.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Over in Gokkan, Rita tells Morfonia that she could become king-judge at any time. Morfonia can’t believe a child of criminals like her could be qualified. “Don’t you want to?” Rita asks and Morfonia says sure and apologizes for being annoying.

Later, Morfonia notarizes the six kingdom alliance treaty which includes the permission to experiment with the use of King’s Proof powers.

Kaguragi steps forward to test it out first. He is able to summon fire, but it goes out of control and engulfs his entire body. Rita uses her King’s Proof power to freeze the fire away, but she also freezes herself in the process.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

The two kings are taken inside with Kaguragi needing to be iced up and Rita needing to be warmed up. Jeramie points out the irony that the King’s Proof powers of N’Kosopa, Toufu and Gokkan are capable of destroying their own countries. Racules says that is exactly the reason they were sealed away.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Suzume is worried for Racules when he pricks himself with a needle. But he says he’s fine. He continues by advising the Ohgers that they must ensure they have someone to succeed them as they will be entering a dangerous battle. Gira agrees.

Just then, red lasers come shooting into Ishabana’s castle. Racules shields Suzume, but she instead pushes him down to protect him and absorb the hit herself. Morfonia also gets struck by the laser.

Minongan, who has been distraught over the death of his kawaii Hirubiru, begged Dagded to send him out to drive the Ohgers to despair. The Ohgers henshin and take the battle outside.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Yanma warns Gira to be careful because Minongan can manipulate space and time. And like last time, another Dagded could pop out of his body.

Minongan shoots Gira, Yanma and Hymeno and they are forced to dehenshin. But they suddenly begin to act like little children. Gira cries when he trips over himself while Minongan scares Yanma and Hymeno, who have pacifiers in their mouths, to tears.

Minongan laughs and calls for Dagded to send down despair. But Dagded leaves Minongan on his own.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Rita is able to shoot Minongan into space and they take the babies back to Ishabana castle. They find Suzume has also lost years of her mind and is attacking Racules, saying her brother Kaguragi will become the king of Shugoddam.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Gira cries to Mofornia for help, but she doesn’t care to do anything for him. Gira screams and it reverberates across the land like a loud roar. Kuwagon comes flying toward the castle, but leaves when Racules has been able to calm his little brother down.

Racules does what he can to comfort baby Gira while Jeramie babysits Yanma and Hymeno.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Kaguragi and Rita question Suzume and Morfonia and find that they have lost at least 10 years worth of memories. Kaguragi tells Rita that the Suzume of ten years ago was so against the marriage with Racules that she would’ve killed him. Rita says she will have try Suzume for such thoughts.

Kaguragi is surprised Rita would care about the law at a time like this. But Rita says that is the mark of neutrality in all situations. Kaguragi proposes a sort of trade.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Jeramie comes out to report that Morfonia has broken free of her furry handcuffs. Rita says Morfonia was born in prison to her criminal parents and had learned how to break out of jail multiple times. But she assures Kaguragi that she is a good person at heart and she has known her since law school.

Rita also has a favor to ask of Kaguragi.

Kaguragi takes Morfonia in at the castle in Toufu and feeds her a wonderful feast. She explains that she stowed away in order to finally eat and sleep in a wonderfully warm country like Toufu after having grown up in a freezing jail cell. This is what Rita has asked of Kaguragi. She would like to wipe Morfonia’s slate clean. Rita had never felt right about laying such a heavy burden on Morfonia as to be her successor.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Kaguragi, meanwhile, has Rita have Suzume appear in court in order to ask if she would like to nullify her marriage to Racules. Suzume says she has no recollection of the marriage and Rita says Kaguragi wishes for her to return to Toufu to become his successor.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Suzume says she would love to while Morfonia is happy that she doesn’t have to be Rita’s.

But Kaguragi and Rita both try to dig deeper into Morfonia and Suzume’s true feelings.

Suzume says her dream was always to be the wife of someone that she truly loves. However, she says she is happy to fulfill her duty as a woman of Toufu and take her place as her brother’s successor.

Morfonia tells Kaguragi that she has worked as hard as she could to be herself and would like validation for all she has done so far. But Rita did not choose her in the end.

Kaguragi and Rita tell Morfonia and Suzume that they do not understand their respective kings.

Just then, Minongan arrives in Gokkan. Rita and Kaguragi quickly engage him in battle. Both are willing to risk their lives and they work together to defeat Minongan.

Morfonia and Suzume understand Rita and Kaguragi, respectively, much more after their conversations. Both Rita and Kaguragi want what’s best for them and for them to follow their own hopes and dreams.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Kaguragi and Rita uses their King’s Proof powers to finish off Minongan for good. And that is able to bring everyone back to normal,

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

That includes Gira who Racules had been tossing in the air like a baby and Yanma and Hymeno who had been listening to a bedtime story from Papa Jeramie.

Kaguragi and Rita find their bodies are fine after having used their King’s Proof powers. Again confirming that things go well when they can work together.

Suzume and Morfonia appear to their kings. Morfonia tells Rita that she happily accepts the challenge of being heir to Rita’s throne. Rita believes she can do well.

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

Kaguragi tells Suzume to remain by Racules’ side if that’s what makes her happy. She thanks her brother.

Rita and Morfonia cross paths to their decided futures.

Episode Thoughts

Some of King-Ohger‘s best episodes have been when they touch upon the different ways one can be a leader. The way they are able to compare and contrast the kings and their different personalities and styles of rule have produced some great story. That also in addition to exploring the effect of being king has had on each of the Ohgers too. And this was one of those episodes.

Of course, for all the Ohgers, they had this responsibility thrust upon them. And so it was interesting for this episode to explore what it might mean for that to happen to people they care about. I think Kaguragi and Rita are the perfect Ohgers to explore that idea with Suzume and Morfonia. And again, the show was able to compare and contrast in a great way.

Kaguragi and Rita are both great leaders who may have their own ways of doing things. But they really are the same in that they are willing to make sacrifices for the betterment of others. Most especially their loved ones. And that’s certainly a reasonable and understandable position.

I think the show could’ve done more with developing Suzume as a character as she feels more like a plot device rather than a full character. Her falling in love with Racules is fine, but I don’t know that we saw much of that evolution. Even if it were in exposition like King-Ohger is one to do. Still, it’s not something overly egregious that takes away from what they were trying to do here. I think Kaguragi’s sincere feelings for his sister might have been enough to make up for whatever was lacking with Suzume herself as a character. (Possibly also having to do with Racules disappearing for most of the season as well.)

That’s in contrast to Morfonia who actually has been established much better. Of the retainers, she has had the fullest story. And she is certainly lined up more with Sebastian and Shiokara and even Gerojim who all have had more significant story and development than Suzume overall. I still would’ve liked to have seen more about Morfonia and her parents though. This is the first I’ve heard of them having been imprisoned? Or did I miss that? That would be so fascinating to have explored more in-series. Especially in a way to further expand on Rita’s own personality and adherence to law and such.

Anyway, it’s funny how the Ohgers still don’t understand they have to work together as one in order to use the power to defeat Dagded. But it also makes sense with how these kings are very stubborn. And again, these kings all have their own methods of leadership and philosophies. So it’s not as easy to just become a happy team. It’s not something that comes easy to them. And that makes sense, even in the real world of course.

This episode brought together a lot of moving parts, whether it was Minongan’s time warping power or Rita and Kaguragi’s relationships with Morfonia and Suzume. And it helped to produce a satisfying story and a sort of mini-conclusion or closure to all involved.

Yanma was the best choice to front last week’s plot. Kaguragi and Rita were the perfect choice for this week’s. So I am looking forward to seeing what the show does with Jeramie and Hymeno next week.

I haven’t been fully on board with some of the things the show has done this season and how they went about it. But I’m happy to see King-Ohger‘s strong momentum heading toward the finale!

Out of Studio Location of the Week

They were out and about! I hope the final episode at least has a lot of non-CGI scenes. Everyone deserves to see a decisive battle in the quarry at least! Hehe.
Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap
Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Episode 45 Recap

2 thoughts on “Recap: Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger, Episode 45 – Heirs to the King

  1. It was a smart move to defeated minongan but wish he would use more same with grodie who will be defeated next week

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