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Power Rangers

Season 5 Episode 18

Passing the Torch (1)

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Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Sep 10, 1997 on Nickelodeon
8.7
out of 10
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29 votes
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Episode Summary

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Visited by her mother Mama D, Divatox is inspired to take down the Turbo Rangers by removing their leader. While heading to the outskirts of Angel Grove to go camping with Adam, Justin, and Tanya, Tommy & Kat are ambushed by Piranahtron. A pair of young teens on a bus in the midst of moving to the area, T.J. (a wannabe professional baseball batter) and Cassie (a wannabe singing star), spot the disturbance and come to the Rangers' aid. But will they be too late to save Tommy? Meanwhile, the other three Ranger Teens must contend with both a Putrapod and the Flamite monster at their campsite.moreless

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  • A worthy sendoff

    10
    This marks an end to the classic era. From this point forward, almost nothing remains from the original show. It is an excellent two part episode however, for the most part. The new rangers also look to be potential upgrades on the departing cast, although Tommy would be very difficult shoes to fill. Furthermore, they are the cast of the wildly popular 'In space' season.



    As for the episode itself, part one is the better segment. An intense action battle mostly from start to finish. It was cool to see a monster finally run up and stop the rangers from transforming instead of standing there and waiting while it happens. Divatox's bedroom is a great set piece too. I also enjoyed seeing the English production team attempt to create a 'frightened citizens running for their lives' scene in part two. The series has been a bit skittish about that sort of thing. They do a good job with it.



    I'd give part two a 9 out of 10 simply because the ending felt a bit rushed. Two of the new rangers didn't get much of an introduction. There also wasn't a whole lot of build up, if any, over the course of episodes leading to this point to set tension for this moment. A casual viewer just as well would have no idea the transfer was about to take place until several minutes before the end. Additionally, TJ and Cassie are last seen 'getting out of there' after Tommy vanishes. It would have been cool if the link were made where they find out they have been selected before we see them in the chamber.



    In general, this might have been better stretched to a 3-part arc, with the transfer being the main focus of part three. Still, it's a minor blemish on an otherwise well crafted 40 minutes. The first half of the Turbo season turned out surprisingly solid considering the wreck of a start. The back half looks promising. After all, why would people love 'In space' if they don't love the cast?moreless
Blake Foster

Blake Foster

Justin Stewart, Blue Turbo Ranger

Carol Hoyt

Carol Hoyt

Divatox

Catherine Sutherland

Catherine Sutherland

Katherine "Kat" Hillard, Pink Turbo Ranger

Jason David Frank

Jason David Frank

Tommy Oliver, Red Turbo Ranger

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Adam Park, Green Turbo Ranger

Nakia Burrise

Nakia Burrise

Tanya Sloan, Yellow Turbo Ranger

Derek Stephen Prince

Derek Stephen Prince

Flamite (voice)

Guest Star

Lex Lang

Lex Lang

Rygog (voice)

Recurring Role

Selwyn Ward

Selwyn Ward

TJ Johnson

Recurring Role

Patricia Ja Lee

Patricia Ja Lee

Cassie Chan

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Tommy: "I wouldn't be standing here TJ if it weren't for your courage you to lead the team as the new red ranger."-Tommy to TJ


      Tanya: "I wouldn't be standing here TJ if it weren't for your courage you to lead the team as the new red ranger."-Tommy to TJ
      "You showed compassion and integrity, Ashley, I choose you with pride to the new yellow ranger."-Tanya to Ashley

      Kat: "I wouldn't be standing here TJ if it weren't for your courage you to lead the team as the new red ranger."-Tommy to TJ
      "You showed compassion and integrity, Ashley, I choose you with pride to the new yellow ranger."-Tanya to Ashley
      "Cassie, you came to my defense I know you to be loyal and trustworthy you will bring honor as the new pink ranger."-Kat to Cassie.

      Adam: "You'll be the new green ranger, Carlos. You've proven yourself to be decisive and intelligent."-Adam to Carlos.

    • Flamite: (To Justin) Got a match? Never mind; Don't need one!

    • Flamite: Time for a Ranger roast!

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