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This article is about a/an episode in Power Rangers S.P.D.

Recognition is the seventeenth episode of Power Rangers S.P.D..

Synopsis

When evil alien Wootox is brought in for questioning, he escapes by switching bodies with Sky. Trapped in the body of a monster with a voice that can't be understood, can Sky warn the other Rangers before it's too late? Or will Wootox use the Delta Squad Megazord to destroy Newtech City

Plot

RIC brings Sky a ball, but Sky pays him no attention as he's working. The alarms go off and the rest of the B-Squad cadets come into the command center, suit up, enter their Delta Runners and form the Delta Squad Megazord. Kat and Commander Cruger have a hologram of Wootox on display and know he is a dangerous criminal in a giant robot. The Rangers battle Wootox and have a difficult time and Commander Cruger suits up and uses the Delta Command Megazord to stop Wootox. The Rangers capture Wootox and he is brought to S. P. D. Wootox pretends to be suffocating but, even though it looks real, Sky doesn't fall for that. Then Wootox suddenly attacks Sky. Wootox has the ability to switch bodies, and does so with Sky. "Sky" suits up as the "Blue Ranger" and fights "Wootox". "Blue Ranger" also makes sure that "Wootox" cannot say anything by destroying the translator around "Wootox's" neck. "Blue Ranger" tosses "Wootox" into the cell. "Blue Ranger" demorphs back to "Sky" and starts searching S.P.D. "Sky" walks into Syd's room while she is singing and Syd demands that he leaves. "Sky" does so with a smirk on his face. Meanwhile "Wootox" desperately tries to communicate but the guard thinks that "Wootox" is simply acting up.

In the rec room, Syd tells Z about "Sky" walking into her room without permission. "Sky" walks into the rec room and Z and Syd give him a hard time. "Sky" apologizes and leaves. Later, a meeting is held in the command center with Commander Cruger and the B-Squad cadets. "Sky" isn't paying any attention as Commander Cruger tells them that Wootox had destroyed 50 planets and Commander Cruger tells them to go ahead with the judgment and containment. Meanwhile "Wootox" manages to punch the code outside his cell to free himself. The alarms go off with the announcement that "Wootox" has escaped from his cell. Jack, Syd, Z and Bridge go one way, while "Sky" goes in a different direction. 

Jack is suspicious that Sky always wants to go in a different direction than them. Jack, Syd, Z and Bridge search for Wootox but they have no luck. Meanwhile, "Sky" enters the lab where Kat is working. "Sky" attacks Kat and she wonders what was going to "Sky". Then Cruger enters and see "Sky". Cruger notices that the villain isn't Sky, while "Sky" morphs. The villain reveals that he changed bodies with Sky and Cruger realize that "Sky" is Wootox. Cruger morphs into the Shadow Ranger. Cruger battles the "Blue Ranger". Then "Wootox" enters the cockpit and battles with the "Blue Ranger". The Delta Command Megazord is stopped and "Wootox" and the "Blue Ranger" continue the battle on the ground. "Wootox" gains the upper hand and causes "Blue Ranger" to demorph. Jack, Syd, Z and Bridge suddenly appear and think, once again, that Wootox is attacking Sky. Cruger arrives and stops them from attacking, telling them that there may have been a body switch. Jack comes up with an idea on how to see who is who. Jack tosses a ball out and RIC goes to fetch it. RIC initially approaches the "Blue Ranger" and then turns around and drops the ball at "Wootox's" feet. Everyone realizes that Wootox and Sky's bodies have been switched. 

Sky and Wootox switch back and Rangers use the Canine Cannon to defeat Wootox. Wootox is arrested and put into a containment device. Later, Bridge walks into the rec room where Sky is playing catch with RIC. Sky explains that since RIC saved his life, he agreed to play with him until he gets tired. Bridge reminds Sky that RIC is a robot and will never get tried. Sky doesn't have a problem with it until the ball breaks something. Bridge and Sky look at each other and then take off.

Cast

Notes

  • The nature of Judgement in Power Rangers actually fixes a massive plothole from the original Japanese episode. In the Japanese version, a guilty verdict lead to the deletion (death) of the individual but Wootox's counterpart was such a heinous criminal that the courts had approved his deletion without even needing judgement to be passed. Taking him to jail allowed the plot to happen but why they didn't just delete him on the spot is never made clear since the fact they've destroyed multiple criminals on the past on the battlefields suggests that it wasn't protocol to take him to jail first. At one point, they even have all of thier rifles pointed immediately at his head.
    • This major plothole is solved in Power Rangers by the Rangers needing to arrest but not immediately contain him due to needing information from him.
  • Wootox's counterpart being approved for what is essentially a death sentence is also why Judgement Mode was not used in this episode despite that being common protocol which is never addressed here.
    • Oddly enough, such a distinction was only given to one other criminal in Dekaranger Dynamoian Terry X who was later adapted into Delex which is why he wasn't judged either.
  • Jack uses the phrase "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" in the beginning of the episode, a quote famously used in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Obviously Jack used Sky's name instead of his own to refer to the correct person.
  • This was the only episode of SPD not to feature any of the main villains since Wootox is the only villain in the episode. Not even the Krybots make an appearance here.

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