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Always a Chance is the twenty-fifth episode of Power Rangers in Space. It features the return of Adam Park as the Mighty Morphin Black Ranger.

Synopsis

The Rangers encounter Lizwizard, who has the ability to change places with another person. During a battle, he changes places with Cassie just as Carlos is about to attack. Carlos ends up injuring his friend. Cassie recovers, but Carlos begins to doubt his abilities as a ranger. He leaves the team for a while and encounters Adam, the person who chose him to be a Ranger. Adam trains Carlos to try and get his confidence back. Later, Adam performs the most risky of actions to save Carlos from his second fight with Lizwizard.

Plot

Astronema sends down Lizwizard to attack the Rangers. During the fight, he attacks Cassie, holding her in one spot. Carlos brings out his Lunar Lance to strike Lizwizard, who trades places with Cassie at the last second. Carlos' attack strikes her hard, seriously injuring her arm. After mocking Carlos, Lizwizard makes his escape. Later, Cassie is brought to the Megaship's infirmary, where she reassures Carlos that it's not his fault. But he is being especially hard on himself for the accident, doubting his abilities as a Ranger.

Adam Park, the second Mighty Morphin' Black Power Ranger who was also Zeo 4: Green and the first Green Turbo Ranger, as well as Carlos' predecessor, returns to help Carlos regain his confidence through martial arts courses and workouts, including a workout where Adam teaches him to fight by relying on his instincts instead of his vision. This isn't a successful endeavor, however, as Carlos gives up his Astro Morpher and decides to quit being a Power Ranger. Without missing a beat, Lizwizard attacks once again, and Adam is left with a difficult choice. He brings out his old, but damaged, Power Morpher that contains his Mastodon Power Coin. Alpha 6 had already warned him not to use that Morpher, because the connection to the Morphing Grid was lost, rendering his old Ranger powers unstable. Despite Carlos and Alpha screaming for him not to, Adam morphs into the Black Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger and takes on Lizwizard, prompting Carlos to get to safety. The battle starts off in his favor until the Mastodon Black Mighty Morphin powers start to fluctuate and disable him. Seeing Adam take the risk helps Carlos regain his confidence, and as the other Rangers show up, he is reunited with his Astro Morpher - he therefore morphs into action to assist his predecessor and teammates. The fight resumes, and Lizwizard tries the same trick again - this time, however, when he switches places, the now more confident Carlos is ready, instead jumping off his comrade's shoulders and attacking Lizwizard. After Astronema fires the Satellasers and makes Lizwizard grow, Carlos joins the other Rangers in the Astro Megazord, which ultimately takes down Lizwizard with just one slice of its Saber.

After the battle, Carlos and his teammates come down to see how Adam is doing after using his damaged Power Morpher during that last battle. Carlos reiterated what Alpha said about using damaged powers to morph having the potential of killing him, but Adam pointed out it was a chance he had to take in a bid to save him, and with Carlos, the odds were on their side. Adam and Carlos then shake hands and hug, before the others hoist Carlos up on their shoulders.

Cast

Zords

Errors

  • It’s unknown why Carlos could’ve just contacted the others that Lizwizard was back. Though it’s possible that he either didn’t want to risk the same mistake earlier, or he thought he could just handle it himself, no problem.
  • When Carlos fights Lizwizard alone, the scenery doesn’t quite match up between American and Sentai footages.
  • When Adam tells Carlos to run, the stunt actor can be seen through the visor.

Notes

  • Using a damaged Morpher not only morphs a user into an unstable Ranger form and empowers them with damaged powers, but also threatens the user's life from the backlash.
  • First appearance of:
    • Adam since Turbo's power transfer episode "Passing the Torch".
    • the Black Mighty Morphin' powers since Mighty Morphin's "Rangers in Reverse" and the first appearance of the original Mastodon Dino Power Coin which, along with Adam's Morpher, is cracked and charred following the Morphing Grid overload by Rito Revolto in Mighty Morphin's "Ninja Quest"; Adam would later return as the Black Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger with the Mastodon Coin in Operation Overdrive's "Once a Ranger" once more. This episode is also the first onscreen appearance of the Power Morpher itself in general since "Rangers in Reverse".
  • This is the only time Adam and Andros appear together. Andros would later team up with Adam's old teammates Jason and Tommy in Wild Force's "Forever Red".
  • Throughout the episode, Adam is seen wearing both black and green clothing, signifying the Ranger colors he wore during his time as an active Power Ranger.
  • Adam's morphing sequence is a previously unused version of his Mighty Morphin second season morphing sequence where, instead of just standing there shouting "Mastodon!", he actually does the hand gestures with his Power Morpher; because it was filmed for Season 2, Adam's Power Coin & Morpher are undamaged and his hair is shorter - it is unknown if similar morphing sequences exist for the other Rangers, although a prototype morphing sequence for Tommy appeared in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Karate Club: Green Ranger Kata VHS.
  • The insert song "Strike" from VR Troopers is featured in this episode.
  • In Megaranger, it was Andros' counterpart who injured a little boy because of an illusion making him believe he was an enemy, rather than Black injuring Pink due to the monster switching places with her.
  • Bulk and Skull, along with Professor Phenomenus make their first appearance in the season since "The Great Evilyzer". They appear again in "Dark Specter's Revenge".
  • The monster's name was "Wizlizard" originally during filming. It was changed in post-production, though in some instances, the viewers can see mouth movements that match the pronouncing of his original name. This name was also used in several TV listings for the episode.

See Also

Power nav icon.png List of Power Rangers In Space episodes Icon-is.png

1-2: From Out of Nowhere Part 1 & 2 • 3: Save Our Ship • 4: Shell Shocked • 5: Never Stop Searching • 6: Satellite Search • 7: A Ranger Among Thieves • 8: When Push Comes to Shove • 9: The Craterite Invasion • 10: The Wasp with a Heart • 11: The Delta Discovery • 12: The Great Evilyzer • 13: Grandma Matchmaker • 14: The Barillian Sting • 15: T.J.'s Identity Crisis • 16: Flashes of Darkonda • 17: The Rangers' Mega Voyage • 18: True Blue to the Rescue • 19: Invasion of the Body Switcher • 20: Survival of the Silver • 21: Red with Envy • 22: The Silver Secret • 23: A Date with Danger • 24: Zhane's Destiny • 25: Always a Chance • 26: The Secret of the Locket • 27: Astronema Thinks Twice • 28: The Rangers' Leap of Faith • 29-30: Dark Specter's Revenge Part 1 & 2 • 31: Rangers Gone Psycho • 32: Carlos on Call • 33: A Rift in the Rangers • 34: Five of a Kind • 35: Silence is Golden • 36: The Enemy Within • 37: Andros and the Stowaway • 38: Mission to Secret City • 39: Ghosts in the Machine • 40: The Impenetrable Web • 41: A Line in the Sand • 42-43: Countdown to Destruction Part 1 & 2

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