Saturday, August 1, 2009

Power Rangers RPM - Episode 18 - "Belly of the Beast"

Dr. K says the new threat will be released by 41 hours to the seven Rangers, Truman, and Hicks. The twins want to blow it up, of course. Summer and Flynn clarify that people are inside so they can't blow it up. Ziggy wants a happy side to it. Truman stands in front of the people next to K and is for saving the people. But K says if they destroy the doomsday bot, Venjix might make another one. Summer says they have to match its power. Venjix by the way has a new SawBot and Tenaya is against it and does an analogy to it as if it was like a girl rejecting them. Venjix sends it off, as they see the heroes are near the factory.

The gang (with the soldiers and Truman) sans K are near the factory and the twins are ready to blast with a detantor, Dillon clarifies not to do anything yet. Scott tells everyone that the Doomsbot must be destroyed no matter what. Dr. K (via radio) brings them all down by bringing up the ethical implications. Flynn makes a little speech about ethics (saving the people vs. destroying the threat in conflict with the safety of Cornith). The bot and Grinders arrive and the soldiers try blasting at them but Scott says they will take care of it. The Rangers morph and fight. Dr. K orders Gem and Gema to detonate one of the charges (which looks like an Engine Cell) on the saw bot and they take out him (he disappears I guess) and some Grinders. The unmorphed Rangers celebrate.

Dr. K says the bot will return and that the security at the factory will be amped up in anticipation of their arrival. The seven quickly take down the Grinder security. Scott puts Summer in charge of the detonator. Gem and Gema run off before Scott tells them what to do, saying they have special instructions from Dr. K. Ziggy and Flynn were sent off to rescue the civilians. While, Red, Blue and Black enter and fight Grinders and the SawBot. Yellow tells Red not to plant the chargers. Red runs into a room while the others fight. Gem and Gema enter the room that Black and Yellow entered in the last episode and they put a flash drive into the computer. Tenaya tells Venjix that they have found a foreign DNA trace into the doomsday device. Meanwhile, Red plants the charges.

Dillon is de-morphed and Yellow saves him with an energy blast and she de-morphs and saves him. She gives him the detonating controller, telling him he is in charge. Summer fights the Saw Bot as the doomsday jet is set to launch. After the commercial break, Red tells Yelllow that the charges are in place. She tells Dillon there is no time. K tells Black to wait and listen to her. She tells him to trust her. Flynn and Ziggy has gotten all the workers out. They are given the all-clear. The doombot has left the building, Dillon is told to detonate, he sets it and he and Summer run out of there. It goes BOOM (well, it isn't a big boom). Dillon looks sadly at the building. Summer thinks she escaped. We see a girl enter the truck. Flynn says there is no one else. Scott tells Gem and Gema to intercept Dillon as he runs to the building but they are too busy fighting the bot.

We finally see GOLD and SILVER MORPH! It is like the other sequences but they fly. They destroy the monster. Venjix is in a ship on the way. Tenaya makes the bot grows. Venjix commands the bot in front of it. The Doombot attacks the city dome. K doesn't know if her plan will work. The shields are failing and you can see the bot. K overrides the bot but drones have entered. The ship then shoots the drones. Gem and Gema reunite Flynn, Ziggy, and Scott. She explains she has override the ship and it is a whale, Ziggy says whales don't fly and they have the usual antagonizing exchange. The SawBot knows all their megazord attacks and they can't stop it, according to Dr. K.

After the commercials are finished, Dr. K sends Gold and Silver zords to form the new Mach Megazord, a megazord formation that the bot has never seen before. We see their eyes. K gives them a download of energy and they do a crossbow attack and finish him off. The soldiers celebrate. Scott says Dillon and Summer are still in the burning building. Inside, Summer tries to get Dillon out. Dillon tells her to go. She says she won't leave him. Dillon asks why she is always try to save him. She says he is worth saving. They are blocked and Dillon says there is no way out. When they are about to kiss.. yes, kiss, they are splashed by water---the whale has taken out the flames. They still are about to kiss but Gem and Gema come in. Dillon asks for his sister's cell but they are right next to it, but they only find rocks... or so it seems. Summer finds a key, a key matching Dillon's locket key. He gets happy.

Great episode. This is the last episode Eddie G. was in charge of. Where some parts lacked, what really helped the episode was Dillon and Summer almost kissing and what was awesome was them getting soaked with water. This episode really used the footage well and in a unique way. We do see Dillon's sister, a girl who gets a close-up. Eddie really went out in a BANG. I am sure the tone won't change too much in the next few episodes. But maybe it will later on as Judd Lynn took over the show. We fans don't know yet.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Eddie (Guzelian) so much for "awesome" 18 episodes.

Anonymous said...

I thought tenaya 7 was his sister?

NowIWillDestroyAbydos said...

I noticed this while re-watching Gem & Gemma's Morphing Sequence. Then they say "Get In Gear," if you watch their mouths after they press the button on their morphers, you'll notice clearly that them saying "RPM, Get In Gear," was done in post production.

I posted a tweak version on TwitVid: