"Heroes Among Us"
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|Flynn is chewing Dillon out for not taking better care of his car.||A dropped wrench causing Dillon to have a flashback, as he sees himself, others & almost sees his sisters face in some Venjix facility.|
|When the city defense forces come under attack by Grinders, the Rangers show up to help.||Colonel Truman saves a little girl from a Grinder.|
|But Truman, his men & the girl soon find themselves trapped between a team of Grinders & an Attack Bot.||But the evil army can attack, the Gold & Red Rangers arrive. Gold battles the bot while Red takes on the Grinders.|
|The Gold Ranger makes quick work of the Attack Bot. He and Red then return to fight with the others.||At the Venjix Palace, Shifter downloads Venjix back into his pillar, so that the new & improved Venjix body can be built.|
|Later at the base, Colonel Truman arrives to reward a true hero. To the surprise of Scott, the Colonel gives Gem the Medal of Valor for his bravery in the fight today.||As Gem is overly excited about his medal, Summer tries to calm him down, explaining that Scott is hurt that his dad refuses to see the hero he is.|
|With everyone gone for lunch, Scott is left trying to figure out what his father wants from him. Thinking his dad wants a true hero, Scott decides to take matters into his own hands.||Scott has left the dome and is racing through the wastelands.|
|Gem catches up with Scott thanks to his Zord. Gem wants to know why Scott broke his own rules of sticking with the team & always having a plan.||Scott admits that he screwed up, and Gem apologizes for acting the way he did about the medal. He even throws it away hoping it'll make Scott feel better.|
|But Scott tells Gem that he earned that medal. When Scott goes to get it, he also finds human footprints in the sand.||The two see the escaped refugees being captured by Tenaya 7 and the Grinders. But before rushing in to fight, Scott says they need a plan.|
|Scott & Gem, now in disguise, allow themselves to be captured.||Realizing that Scott & Gem are gone, the others want to go look for them. However, Doctor K instructs them to stay inside & protect the dome.|
|Believing the Scott & Gem are soldiers, the captured Commander Murdock tells them to try to get to Corinth to send help. Murdock then creates a distraction, but is caught and about to be vaporized by Tenaya 7.||Scott & Gem Morph, start battling Tenaya 7 and the Grinders, and freeing the refugees.|
|At the palace, the new Venjix Body is completed. Venjix then begins downloading himself into his new & improved body.||With Scott & Gem transporting the refugees back to Corinth, Scott calls Dr. K to get a gate opened up for them. The other Rangers & Corinth Forces station themselves outside the gate.|
|Learning that a city gate is open, Venjix stops the download at 80% and leaves to battle the Rangers himself.||Our heroes help the refugees off the transport and into the city, but Dillon still doesn't find his sister.|
|Commander Murdock explains to Colonel Truman that he and the others were saved, thanks to Scott.||Giant Venjix shows up and the Rangers fight him with the SkyRev Megazord. They use Max Power at close range to blast Venjix.|
|The blast sent the Rangers out of their Megazord, and Venjix back to normal size. The Gold Ranger jumps in to battle Venjix first.||The Red Ranger then jumps in to fight the evil overlord.|
|With the help of the Gold Ranger's Cloud Hatchet, the Red Ranger attacks with a new Street Saber Strike and takes Venjix down.||After the Rangers leave, we see that Venjix is still online. He orders Shifter to take him back to the palace.|
|Scott tells Dillon that Commander Murdock said that he was held in a prison camp where they were infecting people with the Venjix Virus. This means there are others out there just like Dillon.||Dillon flashes back once more and we see more of that prison camp.|
|Believing that it was always Scott's plan to go out into the Wasteland and save the refugees, Colonel Truman awards the Medal of Valor to Scott.||But Scott gives the medal back, explaining that his actions were selfish and reckless. But that the day he truly earns that medal, he will proudly accept it.|
Linear Ranger's Thoughts
An excellent episode, hands down. I loved every bit of this show. It had a ton of great character development for Scott, as well as Gem. Still some good scenes focusing on Dillon and his quest. The scene with Scott & Gem in the wasteland was very well done. I loved the action scenes, especially the battle between Venjix and Gold & Red. General Crunch's line of "What ever happened to wireless" was really funny. I thought it was perfect how the episode didn't focus on so much of the Rangers fighting Venjix, as it did in building Scott & Gem's characters. The final scene with Scott returning the medal and admitting his mistakes showed great leadership. Again, this was a great episode.
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