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The Great Witch's Hour of Descent (大魔女降臨の時 Dai Majo Kōrin no Toki) is the twenty-fifth episode of Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive. It is the beginning of a two-part story featuring the climax of the Grand Cross event and the arrival of the Grand Witch Grandiene to planet Earth.
On the day of the Grand Cross, GoGoFive work to keep the city from being destroyed as Mondo tries to stop Grandiene's descent to Earth from being complete.
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As Grand Cross draws near, the Tatsumi siblings all become restless for the arrival of their ultimate enemy: Grand Witch Grandiene, more so since they have yet to come up with any foolproof plan against her. Though Dr.Mondo knows that the evil queen planned to use the moment the planets align to gather all the Minus energy in the universe, he is still unable to figure out her goal or the place that she is going to utilize them.
At Psyma Paradico, Grandiene announces to her children that it's now almost the time for her descent. Hearing their mother's order, Cobolda and Denus begin to prepare for the arrival of Grandiene, having Pierre summoning Zylpheeza's final demon, Halleluyan the Ceremonal Psyma, for the ritual to gather the Minus energy through Grand Cross, with Denus noting that they must succeed in this plan at all the cost.
Dark clouds sweeps out and cover the city's sky as Halleluyan starts to chant the incantation, with Mint informing Dr.Mondo that there is a distress signal from the Shinto area. Around this time, Matoi witnesses several lightning strikes in the city, resulting in buildings catching on fire, all of these are the result of large amount of Minus energy gathering. Knowing that they cannot stay still and do nothing, the Tatsumi siblings transform and head out to save the people: Nagare and Sho to Mintai, Matsuri to Ito, while Matoi and Daimon head to Shinto to save the people caught in the fire. The siblings are forced to spread out further when more disaster starts occurring in various part of the city. At the same time, Dr.Mondo realizes the strangeness of the lightning strikes' formation, and rushes outside to find the point where the energy gathers in hope of stopping the calamity.
Dr.Mondo eventually arrives at a building located at the center point and finds dead people drained of their lifeforce. Heading down toward the secret underground level, Dr.Mondo witnesses Halleluyan performing the ritual, but is caught by Cobolda before he could act. Though Cobolda wants to silence Dr.Mondo as soon as possible, Denus convinces her brother that they're in no hurry to finish the scientist off and instead suggests that they should let him be the first spectator to witness their mother's resurrection and the Earth's destruction as punishment for being the founder of Gogo V, which he agrees. Meanwhile, Mint finally gets in touch with the Tatsumi siblings and informs them about Dr.Mondo's action, worrying them. As they starts getting desperate after they're unable to contact their father, Matoi notices a pillar of light in the distance, and informs the rest to head to the location, knowing that it must be where Dr.Mondo currently is.
- Matoi Tatsumi (巽纏 Tatsumi Matoi): Ryūichirō Nishioka (西岡竜一朗 Nishioka Ryūichirō)
- Nagare Tatsumi (巽流水 Tatsumi Nagare): Masashi Taniguchi (谷口 賢志 Taniguchi Masashi)
- Shou Tatsumi (巽鐘 Tatsumi Shō): Atsushi Harada (原田 篤 Harada Atsushi)
- Daimon Tatsumi (巽大門 Tatsumi Daimon): Kenji Shibata (柴田 賢志 Shibata Kenji)
- Matsuri Tatsumi (巽祭 Tatsumi Matsuri): Kayoko Shibata (柴田 かよこ Shibata Kayoko)
- Mondo Tatsumi (巽世界 Tatsumi Mondo): Mike Maki (マイク 眞木 Maiku Maki)
- Analyse Robo Mint (アナライズロボ・ミント Anaraizu Robo Minto, Voice): Sayaka Aida (相田 さやか Aida Sayaka)
- LinerBoy (ライナーボーイ Rainā Bōi, Voice): Isao Yamagishi (山岸 功 Yamagishi Isao)
- Grand Witch Grandiene (大魔女 グランディーヌ Daimajo Gurandīnu, Voice): Miho Yamada (山田 みほ Yamada Miho)
- Evil Spirit Princess Denus (邪霊姫 ディーナス Jareiki Dīnasu): Kaya Hirasawa (平沢 草 Hirasawa Kaya)
- Beast Baron Cobolda (獣男爵 コボルダ Jūdanshaku Koboruda, Voice): Kenji Nomura (乃村 健次 Nomura Kenji)
- Spell-Master Pierre (呪士 ピエール Jushi Piēru, Voice): Taiki Matsuno (松野 太紀 Matsuno Taiki)
- Halleluyan (ハレルヤン Hareruyan, Voice): Kazuhiko Kishino (岸野 一彦 Kishino Kazuhiko)
- Announcer: Harunosuke Shimizu (清水 陽乃介 Shimizu Harunosuke)
- This episode aired alongside Moero!! Robocon episode 29, Cursed Music: The Ghost House.
- Viewership: 5.2%
- Opening: With this episode the actual Grand Cross and the harbringer of new events, the opening has multiple stylistic changes, starting with a new opening scene of a pair of clawed hands destroying the Earth replacing the "burning Grand Cross" initially used; as well as a new montage combining GoGoFive fighting with footage of all the mecha, including Max Victory Robo.
- Even though this episode aired on August 15th, 1999, the depiction of the Grand Cross event and the caption at the end of the previous one sets this episode as occurring on August 18th, 1999, the day of the Grand Cross itself.
- Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive Volume 5 features episodes 21-26.
- The complete GoGoFive series was released in North America by Shout! Factory in April 2018.
- The Queen's Return - Power Rangers counterpart in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue. See comparison page.