This weeks episode of Power Rangers Beast Morphers Episode 3, titled End of the Road was a Yellow Ranger focused episode. Honestly, it was good for what it was. There were some issues I found with this episode, I have some complains but this is mostly just things I wished they would have done to start with. Things I can live with of course.
We got your standard wire fights that the show has become a bit too well known for. To the point it’s silly. But I can let that go for the fact we got more new footage vs just reusing Sentai Footage. It makes me think we’ll have a longer season. Again Hasbro, no more Super seasons, the whole idea is dumb.
Beast Morphers Episode 3 – End of the Road
The premise of this week’s episode is the yellow ranger Zoe has designed a new bicycle that runs off of morph-x. One of the things that were actually interesting about Power Rangers when they make the characters feel more real. I like the idea that they brought her parent into it.
One of the things that were actually spectacular with the original series was the parents played a role. For a very long time, it’s mainly just been the Red Ranger who has an outside influence. In some cases that influence is actually the team’s mentor. (Operation Overdrive, Mystic Force; the White Ranger ends up being the Red Rangers mother)
Too often I feel they forget that while they’re doing a television show about teenagers, parents and other mentors besides the Rangers play a key role. This is probably the reason why Ninja Steel, Dino Charge, and Samurai to name a few really didn’t feel authentic.
As I said it’s a personal opinion and it’s one of those small grapes that I’ve had about Power Rangers for a very long time. A lot of times central character focus episodes are generally annoying.
This episode was a bit more tolerable because it fetl more natural. It didn’t make me feel like they changed the character who’s focued.
It’s all about yellow
The first episode they establish the Yellow Ranger being very outgoing and smart. She wants to help others and never gives up. Somebody who will never quit. It was something very subtle when it comes to being an environmentist.
Actually enjoyed the fact that they continued the storyline. It makes her character feel more likable and I can identify with her. At times especially in past seasons this is lost. The focus Ranger generally end up changing personalities. Often times the focus episodes are depicted by Sentai footage.
A prime example would be Super Megaforce with the Blue Ranger. While it’s not uncommon for the American Rangers to be vastly different from their Japanese counterparts. But when you have it to the point when they don’t really act like the same character in Ranger forms, it becomes a problem. For me and makes me feel disconnected.
A final verdict
There’s not a lot to say about this episode. My only gripe as I mentioned at the beginning of the article. The fact that they didn’t throw in that sound effect from the original Sentai drain the morphing sequence.
I’ll leave a video down below. I thought it’d be a really cool nod to the Sentai if they added in the sound clip when they morphed. Essentially it was a tribute to Power Rangers in the original.
This is a solid three out of five stars for me as I said it’s nothing spectacular. I’m actually glad that the yellow ranger didn’t get some kind of special power-up or do your weapon. Generally, that’s what happens in a focus episode. I think it’s interesting that it’s the third episode and we still haven’t seen a full megazord transformation.
I actually am going to look forward to and they do all three rangers transforming into the Megazord. the sword battles have been quick and fast and the monster of the week hasn’t really felt like a real threat.
What did you think of Power rangers beast morphers episode 3? Are you enjoying the Hasbro era Power Rangers?