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Shimazu Returns is the two-parter of Power Rangers Ninja Storm which introduces the evil Shimazu.

Synopsis

Part 1

As the Rangers prepared to compete on the "search for a star" program, Cam ventures to a museum in search of an important artifact, and is not only attacked by Marah & Kapri, but the revived Motodrone! If that wasn't bad enough, an ancient statue is brought to life during the battle, reviving the long-dormant alien warlord Shimazu. He brings with him a trio of vicious beasts called Wolfblades. Can our heroes tame these three bad dogs?


Part 2

Facing the combined trio of Wolfblades into one giant monster, the Rangers' Zords are helpless against it. Can Cam retrieve the component necessary to winning this battle? And what does it have to do with his hidden talent for the "Search for a Star" program? Speaking of which, will the pop-singing Marah & Kapri be the surprise underdogs at the contest?

Plot

Part 1

While retrieving a powerful artifact from a museum, Cam is attacked by a reanimated Motodrone. Amidst the ruckus, an ancient statue comes to life. It is the ancient evil being known as Shimazu. Shimazu joins Lothor's army (where Lothor threatens to throw him off the ship if he messes up) and unleashes three creatures called Wolfblades. Hunter goes after Motodrone on his Ninja Glider Cycle. The other Rangers battle Shimazu and his Wolfblades. After Motodrone grounds Hunter, Shane armors up and defeats him. And the other Rangers defeat the Wolfblades. Not surprisingly, the Wolfblades merge into a giant monster.

Part 2

The Rangers summon the Thunderstorm Megazord, but it doesn't do any good against Wolfblade. Cam whips out the artifact, a scroll, and learns that he needs to find a portal. He must take the Rangers' Power Discs to open the portal. With their Power Discs with Cam, the Rangers hit the Zords unmorphed when Wolfblade strikes again. Cam reaches the portal, and on the other side, finds a new weapon - the Lightning Riff Blaster. He uses it to summon the Mighty Mammoth Zord, which combines with the Megazord to destroy Wolfblade. Lother after some thinking decides to keep Shimazu believing if he threw every incompetent off the ship, he'll have no one left. Though he does warn the next general who fails to destroy the rangers will get thrown out. A talent contest the Rangers have been practicing for is ruined by Marah and Kapri, who are discovered cheating. The group though decides that everyone's a winner in the end.

Cast

Errors

  • When the Rangers morph inside their Zords, the Thunder Rangers are not heard stating their morphing call.

Notes

  • Ranger talents:
    • Shane's talent is singing
    • Tori's talent is dancing
    • Dustin's talent is saxophone
    • Cam's talent is guitar
    • Hunter and Blake's talent is rapping
  • This marks the first appearance of the Mammothzord.
  • Motodrone returns in this episode and has a recurring role up until "A Gem of a Day," this time without Perry as his host.
  • Motodrone's former human host, Perry, is mentioned when Cam initially believes that he is possessed by the monster again. However, the revived Motodrone makes it clear that he is now a stand alone being.
  • This episode is known for being the first to feature Rangers piloting their Zords unmorphed.
  • This episode depicts the first instance in which a team of Rangers are seen morphing inside their Zords.
  • The song that Marah and Kapri sang in the talent show was later recycled in the Power Rangers Dino Thunder episode, "Diva in Distress".
  • When Cam criticizes the other Wind Rangers for their talents, he calls them "the kids from Fame", referring both to the 1980s film and TV show of the same name about the students of the New York High School of Performing Arts.

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