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Flashes of Darkonda is the sixteenth episode of Power Rangers in Space. It is the third episode of the Darkonda arc, regarding the truth around Astronema and her kidnapper.


Andros discovers that it was Darkonda who had kidnapped his long lost sister. He does some undercover work on an alien planet, where Darkonda is hanging out at a casino. Andros manages to beat a group of aliens in a game of cards, and win Zordon's key. Meanwhile, Ecliptor tries to poison Darkonda.


Andros is dreaming of Darkonda who says, "we met a long time ago.", then blasts him and disappears. Andros awakes from his nightmare and the rest of the rangers go to investigate another planet. Andros watches his past when someone captured his sister, however he this time he realizes it was Darkonda who captured her.

Andros plans to go to the planet Onyx and he asks D.E.C.A. not to tell the others where he had gone. While on the planet Onyx, there are Velocifighters, Quantrons and some past monsters Mighty Morphin to In Space and Andros disguises himself as a traveler. Darkonda is also on the planet and he makes a joke to an ant. Darkonda goes to room 8, where he threatens someone to give him a potion to give him stronger. The person is talking to Ecliptor and he gives the person the fake potion to give to Darkonda. There are some aliens playing a card game and Darkonda and Andros join them. There is one monster who had stolen Zordon's key cards in a battle on Eltar. Andros is accused of cheating and the monster that accuses him attempts to blast him. Andros has a call and Darkonda goes to him and they both eye the key cards. Andros wants to find information on KO-35. Darkonda says, he knows it better than anyone. Andros guesses he could make a deal and he tells him everything he knows. Darkonda takes the key cards and tells Andros he went there and kidnapped a little girl making Andros mad. He asks Darkonda where she is and Darkonda says, she is still alive. Before Darkonda can give any details, he sees Andros' Morpher and the both of them start attacking each other. He knows he kidnapped his sister as Andros takes the key cards away from him. Andros summon his Galaxy Glider, morphs into the Red Ranger and Darkonda sends the Quantrons to attack him, but he is able to escape the planet and get back to the Astro Megaship.

The rest of the Rangers talk to Andros and he tells them he was attacked by Darkonda and shows them the key cards. Darkonda sends a transmission to the Red Ranger about his sister. This makes the other Rangers learn that Darkonda was the one who kidnapped his sister. The Rangers arrive to ask Darkonda where the Red Ranger's sister is, but he asks them to give him the key cards first. Darkonda then drinks the potion and starts attacking the rangers. He overloads because of the potion and he suddenly disappears. He goes to a parking lot, suffering. Ecliptor finds Darkonda and reveals that he gave him the potion as revenge. Darkonda starts growing into a new form and attacks the rangers. The Rangers summon the Astro Delta Megazord to attack him. Astronema watches Darkonda and the Rangers' fight as does Ecliptor. Darkonda attacks the Astro Delta Megazord and is too powerful for them. They try everything they can to destroy him but to no avail. The Rangers take the Astro Delta Megazord for a Spinning Cyclone attack but he survives. He then inadvertently creates Mutantrus. They start overpowering the Rangers' Astro Delta Megazord and it goes down.




  • The footage of Karone's kidnapping was altered, making it clear that Darkonda was the one responsible.
  • Psycho Yellow's monster form was present in the Onyx Tavern, although it is possible that the monster was chosen by Astronema some time after the events of this episode to become Psycho Yellow.
    • Also, the Snow Monster was visible amongst the crowd despite being both in a storybook and presumed dead when he was buried in an avalanche.


See Also

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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