Power Rangers

Season 3 Episode 43

Hogday Afternoon (2)

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Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Feb 17, 1996 on Nickelodeon
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The Rangers kids are at last able to help those who've helped them, as they manage to revive the water-depleted Aquitians. But even if Billy can restore the world's water supply, can the Alien Rangers put an end to Hydro Hog before he drains it again? Elsewhere, in Africa, Young Aisha locates the last Zeo sub-crystal at her new friend Tanya's tribe. She's faced with an important decision between completing her mission or helping find a solution to the animal-effecting famine. Thanks to the surprising success of Rito and Goldar, even if the Rangers can restore the Earth to its proper time, our heroes' lives will never be the same!moreless

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  • The Cliffhanger Finale

    9.5
    Season 3 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (not to mention the 'Mighty Morphin' brand as a whole) ends in this incredible finale that left most of us speechless when it aired back in the day. The villains win and the Command Center destroyed? The Rangers had been kept on their toes the entire season with a fairly developed serialized plot, but this (plus the accompanying Zeo teasers that ran in the break) guaranteed viewers would be back for the next season.

    The Alien Rangers, left to dehydrate in the community pool last episode, are given a quick reprieve as the kids bring them water and Billy and Alpha make it rain. I find it kinda goofy Zordon would simply let the Rangers struggle in the empty pool instead of bringing them back to the Command Center, but whatever. The battle with Hydro Hog fills in the obligatory action, though there's a rare moment where it actually stops the Zord finishing move (effectively cutting off the hero theme as well).

    Aisha makes her departure in this episode, to be replaced by Tanya, who gets a brief intro before becoming a full Ranger next season. In all, I'm ok with the exit. Not as good as Kimberly's, but it makes enough sense within the plot and actress Karan Ashley at least puts in a brief cameo to legitimize the departure (OK, with the time-warping it actually makes little sense, but the show at least makes a good emotional moment out of it).

    One last thought is that the bloopers over the end credits seem to intentionally diffuse the cliffhanger action of the final moments - shots like David Yost laughing after the Command Center explosive squibs go off are a reminder to young viewers that it's all just a show, and a bit of welcome levity after seeing our heroes throughly defeated. It's hard to imagine the series that started it all ending this way, but the Power Rangers franchise is far from over. Really, it's just begun.moreless
Julia Jordan

Julia Jordan

Young Katherine "Kat" Hillard

Karan Ashley

Karan Ashley

Aisha Campbell

Matthew Sakimoto

Matthew Sakimoto

Young Adam Park

Michael O'Laskey II

Michael O'Laskey II

Young Rocky DeSantos

Michael R. Gotto

Michael R. Gotto

Young Tommy Oliver

Sicily

Sicily

Young Aisha Campbell

Shell Danielson

Shell Danielson

Reporter

Guest Star

Nakia Burrise

Nakia Burrise

Tanya Sloan

Guest Star

Brad Orchard

Brad Orchard

Hydro-Hog (voice)

Guest Star

Barbara Goodson

Barbara Goodson

Rita Repulsa (voice)

Recurring Role

Bob Manahan

Bob Manahan

Zordon (voice)

Recurring Role

Carla Perez

Carla Perez

Rita Repulsa

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