"Friends Don't Fade Away"

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Grizzaka enters Dai Shi's temple and pledges his loyalty to him. But after seeing that Dai Shi has taken hold of a human for his host, Grizzaka battles Dai Shi and takes over command of the temple.
As his first order of business, Grizzaka orders his warrior Monkeywi to attack the city and gather the people fears, so that he may grow stronger.
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The next morning, RJ wakes up to find himself in a pile of garbage.
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When RJ returns to JKP, Fran is deeply concerned for her boss, since this is the third morning in a row he's come in like this.
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After a change of clothes, RJ checks to the news to see a report about a beast that attack the citizens last night.  RJ begins to fear that his Wolf form was that beast.
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RJ begins packing up to head out, but leaves a certain boxed item behind.  Fran asks him about him leaving, so he explains that with not being able to control his animal form, he's a danger & distraction to the Rangers.
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On his way through town, RJ finds Monkeywi, and then realizes that it wasn't him, but the monkey beast that attack the people.
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The Rangers show up to fight Monkeywi, but they soon have their hands full with the werewolf RJ.
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Monkeywi returns to the temple to inform Grizzaka of the latest developments with RJ & the Rangers. 
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Back at the loft, RJ explains everything to the team, as well as the fact that if he doesn't gain control again, he'll be stuck in his Animal Form forever.
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When the Rangers leave to go fight Monkeywi, Fran offers to stay with RJ.  But when she goes to get more water, RJ begins to turn again.
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The Rangers arrive and take on Monkeywi, but they are outmatched
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Fran shows true friendship & compassion as she stands up to RJ in his Animal Form.
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And thanks to Fran, RJ is balanced once again.
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RJ is ready to go help the Rangers, but before he does, he grabs the mysterious box from before.  Gee, what ever could be in it?
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Meanwhile the Rangers have busted out the Auxiliary Weapons to take on Monkeywi.
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The Rangers are down, but RJ arrives and is ready for the challenge of fighting Monkeywi.
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"With the courage of the Wolf, 
Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger!"
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Monkeywi summons some Rinshi, and the new Wolf Ranger gets to work fighting them.
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After taking the Rinshi out with a blast from his Wolf Morpher, Wolf Ranger takes on Monkeywi.
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With a slash attack from the Wolf Morpher, Monkeywi is down.
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Grizzaka revives & enlarges Monkeywi.  The Rangers take him on, but the monkey badly damages the Cheetah Zord.
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Before the monkey can finish the Rangers, the Wolf Ranger joins the fight with his Wolf Zord.
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The Wolf Zord takes the place of the Cheetah and the Megazord is back in the fight.
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The Rangers use the Megazords Spin Fury attack, and Monkeywi is destroyed.
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When the teens return to the loft, they find a Husky has torn the place apart.  The group fears that RJ has gone full Wolf.
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Luckily RJ is fine, he was just dog-sitting the hound.
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In the forest, Dai Shi practices his techniques & powers, but still can't manage to tap into the power of Zocato.
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But then his frustration & anger allow him to tap into that power briefly.
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Linear Ranger's Thoughts

Okay, before I get to my review of this awesome episode, let me address a key issue here.  If there is ANYONE reading this that has ANY connections to those at the Programming & Advertising Department of Toon Disney, please tell them to STOP THE CRAWLER.  I'm sorry but running a crawler all during every single episode on Toon Disney is ridiculous, annoying & very frustrating.  I'm sure the adults in charge wouldn't want an advertising crawler running all during their favorite primetime shows, so why do they think kids want it on during theirs?  I know if I was 8 years old again, I'd be sick of it.  If we have to put up with this crawler 24/7 through the end of August, I'm going to pull my hair out.  This is non-sense and it has to stop.

Okay, I'm better now, at least for a week, and we'll move on.  This episode was great.  The acting my David De Laotour & Sarah Thomson were outstanding.  The scenes with Fran showing concern were very well done and RJ's fearing he'll distract the Rangers was very good.  Nice to see the final Overlord show up and take over.  RJ's morph was great, as was the battle with the Rinshi & Monkeywi.  Good ending to the show as well with the Husky and then Dai Shi realizing he can tap into the power of Zocato.  A really good episode to introduce a new Ranger.  And now we're half way through the season.

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