Power Rangers

Season 1 Episode 50

Return of an Old Friend (2)

2
Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Mar 01, 1994 on Nickelodeon
9.2
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With only the depleted Dragon Coin left, Tommy is teleported to the Command Center to become the Green Ranger once more. With a boost of power from Zordon, Tommy must battle his way through Putties and Goldar to retrieve his teammates' Power Coins and Dragon Dagger. But in the process, he takes a jolt from a force field! Will this spell the end for Tommy, or a new beginning for the Green Ranger? Can the Rangers defeat the Dramole monster and rescue their parents from Rita's clutches?moreless

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  • An awesome follow-up to part one. An all-or-nothing mission to retrieve the Power Coins, and a nice Zord battle at the end.

    9.5
    Part one left us with Goldar in control of the Power Coins and the Dragonzord, and the reappearance of Tommy the former Green Ranger.



    Tommy is quickly transported to the Command Centre and agrees to do whatever he can to help. The Green Power Coin is, however, completely powerless and requires energy from Zordon himself if Tommy is to succeed. I particularly like how Tommy, recharged, teleports out of the Command Centre. The crackling energy fills the screen, as if he's overflowing with power that he had lost some time ago.



    The dialogue between Goldar and Tommy is brilliant - one of my favourite scenes in fact. Tommy is ready for battle while Goldar is unimpressed: "empty threats from a powerless ranger!". This two-parter really reveals Goldar's disdain for the Rangers and their cause: "you've come for your precious Dragon Dagger and your PATHETIC Power Coins! HAH! Come and get them!"



    The Rangers are forced to cheer Tommy on from the safety of the Command Centre as Tommy fights the Putties; he even briefly engages Goldar, with Goldar dominating him for the most part. Tommy can only last a few more minutes, and needs an extra boost from Zordon, unaware that Zordon is slipping away. I like the way Tommy screams as the energy flows through his Dragon shield.



    Tommy manages to regain the Dragon Dagger and he commands the Zord to take on Goldar and Scorpina. The new "Go Green Ranger Go" debuts here, and there's a cool shot of the Zord walking towards the screen as explosions go off behind it.



    Tommy retrieves the Power Coins, but is reduced to a coma after the shock from the forcefield surrouding them. The Rangers go into battle with the Dramole monster, who plays a relatively small part in the two episodes. Tommy arrives at the last moment; the forcefield somehow restoring his powers. They defeat the Dramole monstar in a cool Zord battle at the end; I like the "night" effect the monster creates when fighting them.



    So their parents are back safe and sound, and the Rangers are once again a six person team. However, Tommy is NOT at full power, and the fading of his powers throughout the rest of the season and later in season 2 is well handled. But for now, he's back in action and its brilliant.moreless
  • Tommy makes his triumphant return!!!

    8.1
    Okay so here's the rundown. Jason and his friends were forced to surrender their powers to Goldar. With their parents sucked into another dimension, and with no Power Rangers, the world would be at stake. Then Zordon mentions about the dragon coin Tommy gave to Jason from the Green Candle episode. But the only thing IMO that puts it down is the fact unless Zordon is there to transfer his energy in order for Tommy to morph into the Green Ranger, it's dormant. ***SPOILER*** The thing I pointing out is mostly throughout the 1st season and into early season II is something happens to the Green Ranger. Whether it'd be some sort of sacrifice or if Tommy can't hold a battle against any of Rita's/Zedd's creations, something going to happen to him. Don't get me wrong, it's a decent storyline seeing as Tommy hardly showed up once siding along the Power Rangers, but I'd also bring in character development for other rangers. Other than that, what a way to end a two parter.moreless
Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Kimberly Hart, Pink Mighty Morphin Ranger

Austin St. John

Austin St. John

Jason Lee Scott, Red Mighty Morphin Ranger

David Yost

David Yost

Billy Cranston, Blue Mighty Morphin Ranger

Jason David Frank

Jason David Frank

Tommy Oliver, Green Ranger

Jason Narvy

Jason Narvy

Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch

Paul Schrier

Paul Schrier

Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier

Kirk Thornton

Kirk Thornton

Dramole (voice)

Guest Star

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Scorpina (voice)

Recurring Role

Royce Herron

Royce Herron

Ms. Appleby

Recurring Role

Henry Cannon

Henry Cannon

Mr. Kaplan

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Alpha "finds" the Rangers' parents in the viewing globe, but he already found them in the previous episode they already had found the parents and were commenting on how strange they looked, assuring themselves at least that their parents were safe.

    • In the opening sequence, Tommy has a different shirt than he had at the end of the previous episode. In this one was green and striped in the previous episode it was green with a more checkered pattern.

    • The Dragon Dagger and the box holding the Power Coins are shown to be separate items despite Goldar morphing the dagger into the box at the end of the last episode.

    • When the Megazord fell from Dramole's attack, it's right fist fell off.

    • Ignoring the already noted mistake of the US Dragon Dagger prop being printed mirror-flipped, Goldar doesn't even use the flute part of it right, changing keys by motioning his fingers over the blade, instead of the three golden buttons at top.

    • When the Power Rangers form Ultrazord they mixed up the MegaDragonzord with the Dragonzord in Fighting Mode.

    • During the Green Ranger's fight with the Putties and Goldar, his belt has a white holster and a Blade Blaster. The Blade Blaster falls out of the holster when Green Ranger is re-energized.

    • When Goldar uses the dragon dagger and we see Dragonzord destroy a building. For a brief moment you can see the arms of either the MegaDragonzord or the Megazord in the scene.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Bulk and Skull start a food fight and Ms. Appleby is coated in chocolate)
      Ms. Appleby: Well if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! (She pulls off Mr. Kaplin's wig and slams a pie down on his head.)


      Mr. Kaplin: (tasting the pie) Not bad! (Joins in on the food fight)

    • Goldar: You again, Green weakling!
      Tommy:Thats right, Goldar!
      Goldar: I shall enjoy crushing you again!
      Tommy: Give it your best shot!
      Goldar: Empty threats from a powerless Ranger!

    • Squatt(when Tommy retrieves the Dragon Dagger): Uh, oh! What are we gonna do now?
      Baboo: I just remembered, I left the oven on!(they both vanish)

    • Jason: (to Tommy) Welcome back, old friend.

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