Once a Ranger, always a Ranger. Kimberly must embrace her past to become the hero her family needs. The return of Angel Grove’s original Pink Ranger is here!
Kimberly is overwhelmed by the sea creatures and escapes the caverns, heading back to town. There, Serge demands to help but Kimberly brushes him aside trying to keep her identity as the Pink Ranger a secret. She contacts Zordon to ask if what he did for her would work for Zack and Trini, as she is going to need back up for this mission. Unbeknownst to Kimberly, Serge is listening through a door…and is grabbed by a strange hand.
Kimberly teleports to Trini and Zack and both immediately agree to assist her. Using the Sword of Light, Zack and Trini regain their powers (but with a new link and Pink highlights) but with a catch – it’s all being brought out by Kimberly’s latent Pink Energy, meaning they are tied together and weaker as individuals but stronger as a team, more than ever before. They teleport back to France when they pick up a communication from Tommy as the White Ranger.
The other Power Rangers are gone – possibly forever – and he’s alone against Rita and Zedd. He and Kim briefly make a connection before the transmission is lost. As Kim begins to lament about Tommy they are ambushed by the sea creatures and the Sword of Light is taken by Goldar. The team awake in a prison cell within the caverns as Goldar reveals his new weapon – Typhonis – a Megazord created with the remnants of both the destroyed Thunderzords as well as Cyclopsis. He then reveals his trump card – Serge has betrayed the team and sold them out to Goldar!
The story feels a little rushed and has some weakness to it. Goldar’s driving motivation is to “prove his worth” and “prove that he’s the best”, which is a throwback to the fact that Rito Repulso became the defacto general in Season 3 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. At the same time, however, Rito never succeeded and Goldar always enjoyed watching him fail. So this bravado, especially to impress Rita and Lord Zedd, seems a little forced. We do not get much clarification on what the sea creatures are or why they’re in this story, but we do have 4 more issues to figure it out.
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