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Bloom of Doom is the sixth episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 2.

Synopsis

It's Club Sign-Up Day at Angel Grove High School and Zedd casts a spell that turns Kimberly against Trini. Zedd then sends down the Bloom of Doom, who captures Kimberly and traps her in a mysterious dimension.

Plot

A big crowd from Angel Grove High School is at the Youth Center where students have set up booths for various clubs, including Zack, Billy and Bulk & Skull, who've formed an unsolved mysteries club to get others involved in learning the true identities of the Power Rangers. Trini's booth appears to be the biggest hit as a mob gathers around to sign up for her volleyball club, while no one seems interested in Kimberly's plant club. Kimberly notices how successful Trini is, and can't help but feel a pang of jealousy. Lord Zedd is watching and decides to take advantage of Kimberly's jealousy with an enchanted cactus. Once it pricks Kimberly's finger, her feelings of jealousy towards Trini will intensify.

While a disappointed Kimberly is away from her booth, a Putty disguised as a human steals her cactus and replaces it with Zedd's enchanted one. When Kimberly comes back to the booth she pricks her finger on the cactus. As Lord Zedd had planned, Kimberly's feelings of jealousy have intensified. Kimberly walks over to Trini's booth and accuses her of hogging all the students. Trini tells Kimberly that it's not her fault. The other rangers are puzzled by Kimberly's behavior, including Tommy who tries to give her a flower that Ernie suggested might make her feel better. Kimberly doesn't accept the flower and gets mad at him as well.

Later, Trini is ending her volleyball club activites when Tommy and Jason walk over to ask Trini what happened between her and Kimberly. Trini tells them that Kimberly got upset with her over the clubs. Bulk & Skull and their club walk by and try to record the group's voices, though they are convinced the teens couldn't possibly be the Power Rangers. Meanwhile, Kimberly is sitting in a flower garden, wondering why she is even bothering with it. Lord Zedd thinks its the perfect time to send a monster, the Bloom of Doom, which he has created from Kim's cactus. Zordon becomes aware of what Lord Zedd is doing and tells Alpha 5 to contact the Rangers and let them know. First they contact Jason, Trini and Tommy, who is ready to fight. When Trini objects and asks Tommy about conserving his powers, Zordon reminds her that Tommy understands the danger and that the decision to join them must be his, to which he insists on joining. Alpha then contacts Zack & Billy. Kimberly is the last one to be contacted. After impatiently listening to the message, Alpha sends her a weapon to use against the monster. The Rangers morph into battle, battling several Putties and Bloom of Doom. The monster then unleashes her fiery pollen, trapping the boys. Kimberly uses her Ribbon weapon on the monster, tying her up. Trini then uses her Blade Blaster in Blade mode and slashes the monster, but accidently cuts the Ribbon. When She tries to stab the monster, it disappears. Kimberley lashes out at Trini again, before the monster reappears and transports her to another dimension.

While in the other dimension, Kimberly struggles against the Bloom of Doom. After learning of Zedd's plan to make Kimberly jealous of Trini, the Rangers come up with a plan of their own to get Kimberly back. Trini uses her Power Daggers to break through to the other dimension and free her friend from it and break the spell. The girls then reaffirm their friendship and attack the monster before the boys return. They then form the Power Blaster and destroy Bloom of Doom.

Afterwards, they all return to the Youth Center. A group of girls interested in Kimberly's club is gathered around her booth. Mr. Caplan stops by and apologizes for publishing the wrong information in the school paper, which kept interested students from finding Kimberly's booth. Trini and Kimberly make amends for Kim's behavior under the influence of Zedd's spell. Bulk & Skull announce that they've recorded the Power Rangers' voices on tape, but in another stroke of bad luck for the pair, the tape jams and the recording is lost.

Cast

  • Alex Borstein as Bloom of Doom (voice)

Songs

Errors

  • When Tommy offers Kimberly the flowers while she's under Zedd's spell, she says she hates flowers but takes them anyway.
  • Kimberly looks at her communicator as if it tells time, one of many times the Rangers would make this mistake during the series.
  • Kimberly states that she "almost had him" when referring to Bloom of Doom, even though she and others and Kimberly used female pronouns for the monster in the remainder of the episode.
  • During the Putty battle, the holster for Green Ranger's Dragon Dagger is white instead of black.
  • After Kimberly is captured, when the other Rangers imminently return to the Command Center, Trini is shown rubbing her eyes along with the rest of the Rangers from the pollen Bloom of Doom sprayed on them even though Trini appeared to avoid the pollen.

Notes

  • In this episode, a Z Putty Patroller shows the ability to shape-shift, something this version has in common with Rita's original Putties & Grimlord's Skugs in VR Troopers.
  • Unused Zyu2 footage shows Bloom of Doom had a Zord battle with the Megazord and Dragonzord, and debunks long-standing speculation that Lokar may have been involved in the fight.
  • At the end of the episode, when Bulk and Skull's latest ranger catching plan is ruined, Bulk vowing, to succeed next time calls himself "Indiana Bulk", An obvious reference to Indiana Jones. British Actor Paul Freeman, who played Ivan Ooze in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie played Rene Belloq, the lead villain in the first production-wise Indiana Jones Movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.

VHS Releases

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