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Samurai Forever is the twentieth and final episode of Power Rangers Super Samurai, the second season of Power Rangers Samurai. It concludes the five-episode endgame arc and features the final battle between the Rangers and Master Xandred.
In a climactic battle, the Samurai Rangers face off against Master Xandred for the last time.
The episode starts with a recap of The Sealing Symbol. The Samurai Rangers battle thousands of Moogers, Xandred decides to break the Samurai Rangers' fighting spirit. While Antonio and the other rangers hold off the Nighlok forces, Jayden attempts to use the Shiba Fire Disk on Xandred but Xandred resists and becomes enraged that they refuse to show weakness to him. He then leaves the battle to attack and try to capture Lauren directly.
The Rangers get up and start to fight the army of Moogers. Back at the Shiba House, Lauren uses her remaining symbol power to create a second Shiba Fire Disk from scratch. She manages to complete it and urges Mentor to bring it to Jayden, warning him it can only be used once. Mentor arrives to hold off the Moogers, allowing the Rangers to recover and defeat them. Mentor gives them the Shiba Fire Disk, which Lauren risked her wellbeing to create. He also came with a Double Disk which Jayden's father created and saved just for this moment. Meanwhile, Xandred and his forces are scaring people away. The Rangers arrive, defeat the Moogers, morph, and face Xandred. Mia, Mike, Kevin, Emily and Antonio trap Xandred using the Capture Symbol. Jayden uses the Double Disk to summon a second Fire Smasher and strikes the white patch while Xandred is trapped. Green, Yellow, Pink, and Gold grab on Xandred and Kevin uses the Shiba Fire Disk and gives Xandred a Blazing Strike. Jayden reveals a Shiba Disk and transforms into Shogun Mode. Jayden focuses on the weak spot caused by the sealing symbol and defeats Xandred's first life. Jayden notes that having Lauren's Shiba Fire disk allowed him to harness Shogun Mode.
It's not over yet as Xandred still has his second life and grows into his Mega Monster form promising to rip the world apart. The Rangers summon all the Zords and form the Samurai Gigazord, however Xandred is much powerful than the ultimate combination and lands a hard hit sending it flying. Under Jayden's guidance, the Rangers demorph and the Gigazord charges Xandred head-on, with the Rangers intending to channel all of their symbol power into a single, powerful burst. As the Gigazord charges, Xandred blasts it and sends the Bullzord, Clawzord, and Octozord flying, leaving the Battlewing Megazord, as it continues towards the all-powerful Nighlok. Xandred then causes the BeetleZord, SwordfishZord and TigerZord sent flying like them leaving only the Samurai Megazord. As the Megazord is almost at point-blank range, Jayden tells the others that no Red Ranger has ever led a better team of Samurai and he is proud to have fought alongside them... both as Rangers and as friends. Kevin knows he speaks for the whole team when he tells him they all feel the same way. The Samurai Rangers use all their symbol power in one grand attack and slash Xandred. As he is about to go down, Xandred grabs the Samurai Megazord and declares that while he's been defeated, the Nighlok will rise again. With that, Xandred is destroyed for good in a massive blast, taking the Samurai Megazord down with him. With Xandred's demise, the Sanzu River withdraws from the mortal realm as Octoroo goes down with Xandred's ship. Mentor Ji looks for the Rangers among the rubble and finds them battered but unbeaten. After a happy reunion, the seven declare victory.
Later, Bulk and Spike say goodbye as Skull arrives in a limousine to pick up his son. Bulk and Skull reunite. Before he and Spike leave, Skull tells Bulk to be sure to visit him sometime.
Back at the Shiba House, Jayden and Lauren go their separate ways, though Lauren promises they will be seeing a lot more of each other. She is wary of saying goodbye to the other Rangers, but Jayden promises he'll make sure the team knows. The other Rangers finish packing and are ready to leave. Antonio is going on a worldwide fishing expedition. Mia is going to a culinary academy. Kevin just caught up with his swim coach and learns he barely has enough time to train for the Olympics. Emily is just happy to return home and see her family, especially Serena, again. Mia pushes Mike up and asks about his plans, to which Mike reveals to he's going with Emily (in case she needs help "moving"). The Rangers head outside to see Mentor Ji. When Mike asks what Jayden's going to do, he's not sure; for the first time in his life, Jayden is done with his samurai duties... for now at least. The Rangers promise to keep in touch and be prepared in case the world needs them again. Once more, they chant, "Rangers Together, Samurai Forever!" After everyone leaves, Jayden asks Ji what to do. Ji states that they need to prune the bamboo and re-stuff the practice dummy. First though, he gives Jayden an electric guitar as a victory present, intending to teach his student something other than being a Samurai. Jayden is very happy with the gift, sitting down and playing a small tune (the "Go Go Power Rangers" riff). The episode ends, along with the season, as Jayden and Mentor Ji begin practicing the guitar. But they will always be ready for the next Nighlok attack, even if it never comes.
- Alex Heartman as Jayden Shiba (Red Samurai Ranger 1)
- Najee-De-Tiege as Kevin (Blue Samurai Ranger)
- Erika Fong as Mia Watanabe (Pink Samurai Ranger)
- Hector David Jr. as Mike (Green Samurai Ranger)
- Brittany Anne Pirtle as Emily (Yellow Samurai Ranger)
- Steven Skyler as Antonio Garcia (Gold Samurai Ranger)
- Kimberley Crossman as Lauren Shiba (Red Samurai Ranger 2)
- Rene Naufahu as Mentor Ji
- Jeff Szusterman as Master Xandred & Octoroo (voices)
- Paul Schrier as Bulk
- Felix Ryan as Spike
- Jason Narvy as Skull
- Red Samurai Ranger - Samurai (Fire Smasher), Double, Shogun, Ultimate Samurai Combination, Tiger (TigerZord), Samurai (LionZord)
- Blue Samurai Ranger - Shiba Fire, Samurai (DragonZord), Swordfish (SwordfishZord)
- Pink Samurai Ranger - Samurai (TurtleZord)
- Green Samurai Ranger - Samurai (BearZord), Beetle (BeetleZord)
- Yellow Samurai Ranger - Samurai (ApeZord)
- Gold Samurai Ranger - Claw (ClawZord)
- When the Samurai Rangers use the 'capture' symbol, instead of using the Samuraizers and the Samurai Morpher, the Rangers can very briefly be seen using the four Shodophones and the Sushi Changer from Shinkenger.
- Although they state that the symbol they use against Xandred means 'Capture', in reality the symbol that the Rangers (apart from Jayden) jointly create is actually kanji for 'Bind'.
- When the three zords i.e. BeetleZord, Swordfish zord, and Tigerzord get detached in one scene the profile view of the Samurai Megazord is shown instead of the Battlewing Megazord.
- The BeetleZord, Swordfish zord, and Tigerzord were detached when it shows the BullZord, ClawZord and OctoZord again.
- This episode first aired in Latin America on August 31st, 2012.
- The only appearance of Bulk and Skull together since Forever Red.
- After an entire season of building up to it Emily and Mike finally become a couple in the closing minutes of the episode.
- Bulk imitates Spike's laugh when he and Skull hit a 'Maximum Height' sign. Paul Schrier previously performed the Skullovitch laugh in the Mighty Morphin episode Switching Places, in which Bulk and Skull's minds were switched.
- This episode was first viewable in the US, via Netflix, almost a week prior and days prior via the DVD and Blu-ray boxsets, before it aired on TV.
- Jayden plays his new red guitar for the very first time playing the Power Rangers ending song.
- The episode answers some lingering questions regarding the use of power in Samurai/Super Samurai, such as the preference for unmorphed battles (in this case applied to demorphing in the Samurai Megazord bridge/cockpit), which as it turns out, conserves symbol power, as well as why the Shogun mode is unused out-of-cockpit, which is explained as so powerful it'd take the Shiba Fire Disk to unlock. Thus this is the first and only appearance of Shogun Mode for close combat. In conjunction with this a new in-scene turnaround morphing effect was created.
- As the episode ends and the gate is closed-up on, an "infinity" symbol can be seen formed into the wood pattern. This symbol ties into the theme of "Samurai Forever".
- Octoroo's final fate remains unknown.
- A critical event corresponding with that seen in this episode, the fall of Master Xandred, is acknowledged as also occuring in the Boom! Studios comic continuity, which establishes that Jayden and Mentor are investigating a possible resurgence of the Nighlok.
- Closing Act: The Samurai Sentai is Eternal - Super Sentai counterpart in Shinkenger. See comparison page. (fight footage & story)