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Episode 231 - The Darkest Day 
25th-May-2011 08:31 pm
Marvel - Girl Comics
So we begin with TJ and Cassie on a date. It looks like Cassie was raiding Kat's wardrobe again. They appear to be wandering straight into a trap (apparently Divatox is going to dump a boulder on them), when some robot guy calls Divatox.

TJ and Cassie manage to avoid the rock slide, because TJ's awesome car is awesome, although they jump into Justin's car instead. Plan is ruined, and we're only 3 minutes into the episode. Although hey, unmorphed fight scene! That is totally the best Ranger way to spend a date.

Turns out that the phone call was from Divatox's brother, General Havoc. He's brought along his space base and Divatox is super excited. (Um, is he Elgar's dad? I mean, Elgar is Divatox's nephew. Do we know?)

Ashley has apparently gotten Justin a ticket to the monster tour where you go all around town and see where Rangers have fought monsters. This is frankly the most amazing idea ever, even if Carlos thinks its ridiculous. (Of course, he totally takes the ticket when Ashley offers it, because he looooooves her. Although seriously, Ashley, don't take Justin along on your dates with Carlos.)

SERIOUSLY, THE MONSTER TOURS ARE THE GREATEST IDEA EVER, AND WE SHOULD HAVE ALL THE FIC ABOUT THEM. Bulk giving tours is pretty much the greatest thing ever and Skull is pretending to be the monster. The people on the tour are totally disappointed (who would WANT to see a monster) but frankly, BEST IDEA EVER. I also support the Angel Grove eventually gets a Rangers theme park idea.

MONSTER TOUR. Oh man, I would so much rather think about that and various teams of Rangers going on these tours and playing drinking games on them then actually paying attention to this episode. You know Angel Grove has to have a nighttime pub monster tour like ghost tours. WHY DOES THIS FIC NOT EXIST???

Anyway, Divatox leaves the lake to go join with the space base or whatever, and it's not nearly as interesting as the monster tour. The scene goes on forever which takes away precious time from the monster tour.

Up at the Power Chamber, Carlos wonders if Divatox has given up, since she's left the lake. Instead, Havoc calls the Rangers to threaten them. It's all really boring. Havoc is drinking tea when the Rangers show up to meet him, he's pretty awesome like that. We get new henchmen, and they're also boring. That's actually the theme of this episode. It's not very fishy, it's just really dull. Havoc has a pretty cool Zord, and while it's threatening the Rangers, we get back to the MONSTER TOUR.

Bulk and Skull tell us about the monster alert system, and they try to claim that they don't scream or run, when they spot the zord thing, and immediately start screaming. I love them so much. (Also, hey, the alert never went off. I guess they need to repair it.)

The Zord fight continues, with Havoc beating the Rangers pretty badly. The new mooks BREAK INTO THE ZORDS, and okay, this is actually pretty great. The Rangers are fighting INSTEAD THE COCKPIT of the zord, and they get kicked out of their Zord, and suddenly this episode got interesting, as Havoc's Zord STEALS THE MEGAZORD. Okay, that came out of nowhere, but seriously, there was some major flailing and all caps. AWESOME.

The Rangers are all super depressed and they have no idea what to do. Justin wonders where they took the Megazord, and Carlos is super pessimistic. And then the Phantom Ranger shows up to let them know there's some hope, but he won't tell them what it is, just that it will be revealed in time. What a JERK.

We get a to be continued - and it will be! Because queenriley is coming to visit me this weekend! We'll have a bunch of recaps for you, and if netflix ever gets its act together, we should also have a really bad action movie starring Johnny Yong Bosch!

Fish: 4. It might have been more, but MONSTER TOURS.

Fic we want: MONSTER TOUR. How is that SO GREAT.

(Also, hey, does anyone have any awesome Turbo/Space icons?)
26th-May-2011 03:23 am (UTC)
I love TJ and Cassie! They just make me miss Adam and Tanya less. The unmorphed fights are always fun and I adore spunky Cassie.
15th-Dec-2011 02:09 am (UTC)
I love TJ and Cassie, but I will ALWAYS miss Adam/Tanya. And Cassie is so great. :D
15th-Dec-2011 02:09 am (UTC)
Awesome, thanks!
20th-Jul-2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Not so sure about awesome, but I made some Space icons here.
15th-Dec-2011 02:09 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D
4th-Mar-2012 03:37 am (UTC)
RE: General Havoc's relation to Elgar

Elgar expressly calls General Havoc "uncle" so apparently there's some other missing sibling out there.
23rd-Mar-2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thanks!
17th-Mar-2013 01:26 pm (UTC)
Monster Tours ftw, absolutely. But the real reason I love this episode is because we get Hilary!Divatox back. Carol Hoyt's okay as an actress but her take on the character was so totally different and just not as amusing; she took it too seriously I think. Hilary Shepard Turner though is amazing and hilarious and her version is totally one of my fav PR villains ever~

Totally have my own headcanon to explain the personality switches too. Clearly after the movie she started taking meds to help her focus and calm down so she could beat the Rangers (and became Carol!Divatox) and then eventually she realized it wasn't working and went off the meds again (to become Hilary!Divatox again). Makes PERFECT SENSE.

Doesn't explain why she looks different too but I guess alien medicine has weird side effects.
29th-Mar-2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
That is some AMAZING headcanon.

(I really want there to be a metapost on the two Divatoxes and their personalities.)
30th-Mar-2013 01:48 am (UTC)
Not on LJ much; what's a "metapost"?

Glad you like it though!
2nd-Apr-2013 06:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, basically a post analyzing the two of them and their differences/similarities, etc.

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