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Fade to Black is the second episode of Power Rangers RPM. It is the second story in the episode arc of Dillon joining the RPM Rangers in their battle against Venjix.

Synopsis

Ziggy and Dillon make it inside, but so do some of Venjix's forces. Now the RPM Power Rangers have to deal with the attacking forces. The two new members of the city are arrested when Dillon is found to have internal Venjix Hardware. But with Venjix growing stronger, who can the Rangers choose to activate Series Black?

Plot

Where we last left off, Ziggy explains to Dillon what Power Rangers are. The trio of rangers take down the Attack Bot with their combined blaster. Venjix then sends his drones to destroy the city. The trio enlarge their zords: Eagle Racer, Lion Hauler, and the Bear Crawler. As the rangers deal with the drones, The Grinders set a cannon that will waste Dillon's car, so he tries to gas it but can't... until he hits it and goes off. He skids and luckily for him, he gets the cannon to shoot at the foes instead of at Summer. The Attack Bot is then enlarged and The Rangers form High Octane Megazord and destroy it. Summer thanks Dillon. The guards take in Ziggy and Dillon, while Ziggy pretends he is a citizen and doesn't know who Dillon is, as Dillon has Venjix hardware inside him and he doesn't know why he does. In the jail, Col. Truman interrogates Dillon, Summer asks to speak to him privately and says she doesn't care where he is from but does care where he's going, returning him his broach. Ziggy charms the guards with his tall tales and then the guards multiply... Ziggy doesn't shut up to the point that the guards are gone. Later, Venjix reveals the other two generals a scary new creation... the human-looking Tenaya 7. Flynn and Scott are not all thrilled with Dillon, believing he is all machine and shouldn't be trusted. The mysterious Doctor K explains he has super implants inside of him. Ziggy's not loved in the jail, having enemies already. He tries to convince Dillon that they're a team and to bust him out. The convicts bully Ziggy. This gets on Dillon's nerves and he defies the boss. Dillon beats them all up. The Rangers are then impressed by what Dillon can do, via surveillance video. The Rangers come and offer him to join the team, he asks if he can choose his own color.

Cast

Cells

Errors

  • When the RPM Rangers combine their weapons to form the Road Blaster and insert their engine cells the target lock comes on and uses the names of the weapons in Go-Onger (Road Saber, Garage Launcher and Racing Bullet) during the first fight with Generation 5 Attack Bot.
  • When Flynn summons the Lion Hauler and activates it you can see "GO-ONGER" in the scrolling title bar.
  • If one were to watch carefully, while Dillon is fighting the prisoners, in several shots, the gelatin on his tray disappears, and is replaced with a red object (unknown what) to make it look like it's still there. In addition, after the fight it appears Dillon has a bit less gelatin as he did before.
  • In the credits, the audio is severely out of sync. It's more noticeable at towards the end.

Notes

  • It's mentioned that Series Black is needed because of how powerful it is; however, neither the Ranger or his Zord prove be stronger than the rest of the arsenal.
    • Scott, Flynn and Summer would still form the regular Megazord on future occasions, successfully defeating Attack Bots without additional Zords.
  • This episode is a direct continuation of Episode 1.
  • Ziggy and Dillon wear orange suits at prison, but the other prisoners wear grey suits.
    • This possibly this means they are either marked as special prisoners, or they are meant to be detained temporarily.
  • Hector, the prisoner who knows Ziggy, is very oblivious. Despite the numerous hurt prisoners from the food fight (which was a mere moment before he entered the cafeteria), he picked a fight with Dillon, clearly the one who won the fight.
  • Debut of the High Octane Megazord.
  • In several shots of the Lion Hauler the words 'GO-ONGER' can be seen in the green bumper on the Zord's face (this is even present in some of the US-exclusive shots).
  • Debuted at its regular scheduled day and time of Saturday afternoon at 12:30pm ET/11:30am PT on ABC Kids.
  • First time a jail is shown in the Power Rangers universe.
  • This is the first time where Scott, Flynn and Summer appear helmetless.
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See Also

Power nav icon.png List of Power Rangers RPM episodes Icon-rpm.png

1:The Road to Corinth • 2:Fade to Black • 3:Rain • 4:Go for the Green • 5:Handshake • 6:Ranger Green • 7:Ranger Red • 8-9:Ranger Yellow • 10:Ranger Blue • 11:Doctor K • 12:Blitz • 13:Brother's Keeper • 14:Embodied • 15:Ghosts • 16:In or Out • 17:Prisoners • 18:Belly of the Beast • 19:Three's a Crowd • 20:Heroes Among Us • 21:Not So Simple • 22:The Dome Dolls • 23:And... Action! • 24:Ancient History • 25:Key to the Past • 26:Beyond a Doubt • 27:Control-Alt-Delete • 28:Run Ziggy Run • 29:If Venjix Won • 30:End Game • 31-32:Danger and Destiny

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