We left the Rangers at the library helping out the civilians, but then they teleport back to the time ship as Alpha says they have a message. (Who could it be?) As they gather around the center of the ship, there’s a hologram that pops up. Zordon! (Omg!) Eddie freaks out knowing who it is and Jack goes "That's Zordon!" Zordon introduces himself as an interdimensional being caught in a time warp. He states that he was aware of their presence since they got to Angel Grove on halloween and originally hesitated to intervene because it's dangerous to interact with people from the future, dangerous to know what will happen to humankind. However, he does recognize that they need help so he teleports Aisha Campbell, the Mighty Morphin yellow ranger to help them! (Great to see Karan Ashley reprise her role as Aisha again.) Jack goes, “We have read about you in our history books and I am honored.” Alpha 55 gets over excited and spills out a little bit of information saying they are from the year 3016. However, getting back to task at hand, they focus on trying to find out where Rita’s magic clay is. They figured if they can find the book Scorpina was reading they can track her energy reading. So, Vesper and Chloe teleport back to the library to find the book. The place though is covered with cops but Chloe flirts with one of the cops as Vesper crawls her way in. (This was hilarious how she acted it out.) Vesper is able to find the book and they get out without causing any major trouble. Alpha begins scanning the book of the energy reading as the team waits patiently.
While waiting, they are talking to Aisha, with Eddie fangirling the most. She comes up with the idea of training after they tell her about their encounter with Scorpina. Aisha says to defeat her you guys will have to work as a team. Alpha suggests the Pocket Dimension, and she is absolutely shocked that they have this training area. They let her pick the place and monster, so naturally she places the setting to Angel Grove park. For the monsters she tosses in some Z putties and Pudgy Pig! (Personally, one of my favorite MMPR villains ever. Also, this passed NYCC, I was able to get his figure.) They all shout, “It’s Morphin’ Time!” Training time starts and they all do teamwork moves. Marv and Chloe try out their fire hurricane again. She makes a hurricane while Marv jumps into its eye and spins going through a putty. (Awesome move, wish that we could actually see in person.) Vesper and Eddie work together as well to attack the putties. Lastly, Aisha and Jack team up in a move Jack names, “Double yella fella”. (Paul is hilarious.) As they continue to fight Pudgy Pig, Marv checks in with Alpha to see if the scans are complete. Alpha, said he has a location somewhere on Earth. The Rangers put their training on hold and see the location, Italy, Rome, home to some greatest works of art ever. (If Finster was going to be on Earth with the clay, I couldn’t have picked a better place for him.) They tell Alpha to teleport them there, he however tells them that the teleportation controls were damaged during the attack and that he couldn’t teleport them that far. Quickly thinking Aisha calls on her Sabertooth Griffin thunderzord to get them to Rome. Apparently they all fit, some extra space in the Zord we never got to see on the show. Vesper takes notes on the Zord’s structure thinking that maybe she can build zords for the team. While investigating with Chloe they find Ranger energy that literally is flowing through it. While the girls are doing this, Marv asks Aisha how she got her powers and questions the Morphin Grid. (It’s been awhile since that was mentioned on the show right?) Within a few short minutes the Zord is able to get them to Rome.
Once in Rome, they locate the source of energy underground, specifically under the colosseum! (This is pretty cool since it is one of my top places to visit is Italy, maybe one day.) Marv and Jack pretend to be cops to stop the tourists from entering the catacombs. (Both in pretty funny accents.) The tour guide agrees to help them and even gives them a map to navigate. Chloe leads the group stealthy peaking around corners until she finds one with putties and a dog-like creature. (Finster!) Marv and Vesper are right behind her holding weapons ready for action. However, the others think that Finster isn’t really a fighter so maybe instead of fighting they can just reason with him. They turn the corner unmorphed and try to peaceful chat with him. Eddie leads the convo beginning to praise him and his artistic abilities. Feeding into his ego more and more, he loves it goes along with it chatting about art. He says he serves Rita and doesn’t like Zedd because he doesn’t appreciates his artwork like she does. He then turns to Marv and asks him what his great fear is. Reluctantly Marv tell him “I don’t want to let people down.” Finster smiles and creates a putty with a mouth, a bully putty, which points at Marv and says he’s a failure. Chloe steps in and says he hasn’t let anyone down and shields him. (Aww, relationship goals lmao) They then follow Finster up stairs, little more above ground, as he continues talking about sculptures they are passing by. Just then Scorpina and Vulcanus show up for the clay. Vulcanus animates the sculptures the Rangers were just looking at, but they seem a bit fragile. The rangers morph and get ready for a fight. Marv, Chloe, Jack, and Vesper take out the bully putty and then the animated sculptures turning them into piles of stone. Aisha goes after Scorpina while Eddie deals with Vulcanus. Eddie launches himself into the air with his trident, however, Vulcanus side steps away and grabs Finster’s bag with the clay. Finster not being much of a fighter runs when Vulcanus takes a small piece of clay and simply flicks it onto the floor. The clay moves around and forms itself pretty much into a duel wielding gladiator. Marv and Chloe run to get the tourists out of the Colosseum and the surrounding area, while Vulcanus raises his hand to the sky and shouts, “My leader it's time!” From the sky a lightning bolt comes down and hits the gladiator making him grow. (awesome!) Aisha calls her zord in hopes that it will be enough to defeat him. She and Jack from the Sabertooth Griffin thunderzord fire fireballs at him but it doesn’t seem to do much. Back on the ground Scorpina and Vulcanus talk saying they got what they came for and teleport away, leaving the gladiator to finish off the Rangers. The rest of the Rangers head into the Zord and using their powers together focuses a strong enough blast, that Eddie is able to split into 2 with his trident to finish off the gladiator. After being hit twice, he starts to fall apart. People begin to clapping shouting “Go Go Power Rangers!”
Alpha calls them back as Zordon has another message. When they get back to the time ship, Zordon tells them they did a good job, although they did do some damage to the colosseum. Next, he thanks Aisha and tells her that she can’t mention this to her team ever. (The whole problem of knowing to much.) The Rangers thank her for all her help in an emotional goodbye, especially from Jack. As Jack shakes her hand, Zordon teleports Aisha back to her team.
This was definitely a great episode with many familiar faces from MMPR. Firstly, seeing another former Ranger actor, Karen Ashley come back to take up her role of Aisha Campbell was amazing. Not counting Peter because he is playing a different Ranger, she’s the second Ranger to make a guest appearance on the show. She seemed so thrilled to be there and having so much fun. You could see that her and Paul, are still close friends throughout the whole episode. Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger. Malika was amazing as usual in bringing everything to life. I love how she portrayed Finster and Pudgy Pig both monsters I love on the original show. Also, making a new putty lol, the bully putty was very creative. Her creativity and passion shines throughout every episode. To the Rangers, when they were training against Pudgy Pig I really wanted them to finish him off with spicy burritos, a running thing on the show, I slightly touch upon in a previous review is that Chloe loves food and in every episode she is always making burritos on the time ship. I feel that was a missed opportunity. Also when she came to Marv’s defense against the bully putty, I found it cute, really ship them lol. I also have high hopes that Vesper and Eddie will be able to make the team Zords within the next two episode at most, just my thought on it. I can’t wait for us to see pictures, and imagine if they have a clip of the forming of the Megazord for the show, that would be awesome if Saban was able to put something together for them. *Fingers crossed* As always I love watching and can’t wait for the next episode.
Toy Collector and Power Rangers fan.
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