‘FOUL PLAY IN THE SKY’ (MMPR)
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In this ‘Power Rangers’ episode, Kimberley gets to fly in a plane with her Uncle Steve. However, this joy-ride is spoiled when Bulk and Skull tag along for the ride. To make matters worse, Rita Repulsa sends Squatt to slip a sleeping potion into her Uncle’s drink. Thus when he is asleep, trouble ensues.
This is all part of Rita’s plan to distract the other Power Rangers when she sends the latest monster, Snizzard to attack Angel Grove. Kimberly has to pilot the plane back to the Angel Grove airport, with her Uncle fast asleep and Bulk and Skull unconscious after having fainted. She gets Alpha’s help to do it.
This was enjoyable to watch, especially as the episode sees Kimberley in a situation where she doesn’t know what to do. Although I did think it was obvious Kimberley should fly the plane when her Uncle Steve, Bulk and Skull are out. This put me in mind of a ‘Some Mothers Do ‘Ave Them’ episode.
During the episode, the other four Rangers, Jason, Trini, Zack and Billy struggle to fight against Snizzard. This is especially when Snizzard fires snakes on the four Rangers to weaken them when they’re fighting. Fortunately, Kimberley turns up and slices the snakes off the Rangers to free them.
It’s interesting to note that as the plane passes over some mountains in the Angel Grove area, Kimberley recollects the first time that she and her friends became Power Rangers in ‘Day of the Dumpster’. This allows us a flashback to that episode, including footage not seen from that episode.
This episode also introduces a new character in Renee Griggs as Angela, who becomes a potential love interest for Zack. Zack tries to hit it on with her, but she tells him to “Get real!” in the episode. This seems so unfair. I know how Zack feels as I’ve been in that position where girls rejected me. 😀
There isn’t a Megazord fight at the end of the episode. Kimberley as the Pink Ranger uses her Power Bow to defeat Snizzard. In a way, I like how they don’t end every ‘Power Rangers’ episode with a Megazord fight. This can get very repetitive if the Rangers use the Megazord in every episode.
‘Foul Play in the Sky’ is an enjoyable episode from the ‘Power Rangers’ series. It’s interesting how it highlights Kimberly’s character and how she pilots a plane before she goes off to rescue the Rangers. It’s also interesting how Bulk and Skull become involved in the story with their usual bumbling antics.
‘Foul Play in the Sky’ (MMPR) rating – 7/10
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