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The Green Dream is the seventh episode of Season 2 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is the beginning of the seven-episode Green No More arc where Tommy's Nightmares haunt him as Zedd plots to strip him of his powers.
Tommy is troubled by a recurring nightmare about losing his powers, not knowing that Lord Zedd is behind his nightmares. It's part of a plan to capture Tommy and steal the Sword of Power with help from the fearsome Robogoat. .
While Ms. Appleby gives the class an assignment to write a 500 word essay about something they're interested in, Tommy is lost in thought. When Kimberly finally gets his attention, Tommy tells her about a Nightmare he's had for three consecutive nights in which he loses his powers. He feels the dreams are a message trying to tell him he's at the end of his power cycle. Kimberly doesn't know what to say to make Tommy feel better.
After school, at the Juice Bar, Billy shows Trini his latest invention while Bulk & Skull walk in with their own, which they claim has the ability to detect the presence of the Power Rangers. Luckily, Billy's invention throws Bulk & Skull's off. Tommy realizes that he has to get started on his homework and leaves. Lord Zedd spots Tommy walking alone through the park and sends down a group of Putties, who capture Tommy and take him to a cave where Goldar is waiting. Goldar tells Tommy to obtain the Sword of Power from his friends and bring it back to him. When Tommy resists, Goldar places him under a spell, causing Tommy to obey his command.
Goldar spots a fallen book from Tommy's backpack, which contains an image of a goat creature that he thinks would make a great monster. He submits the picture to Lord Zedd for his approval. Zedd approves and from the picture creates Robogoat, who he sends to Angel Grove. The brainwashed Tommy insists that he wants to help the Rangers in the coming battle, but they are concerned that Tommy’s powers will weaken more. Tommy convinces them to summon the Sword of Power as a way of defeating Robogoat, but when they do, Tommy takes the sword and vanishes.
Tommy returns to the cave. Goldar has him give the sword to Robogoat, which causes Goldar's spell to be broken. Upset that he has betrayed his friends, Tommy morphs and faces off with Robogoat, his powers fading more and more in the process. The other Rangers come to Tommy's aid, and during the fight, Robogoat uses the Sword to open a crevice in the ground, Forcing Zack, the girls and Billy in. Jason Faces the monster solo and during the battle, Zordon teleports the Sword of Power back to the Command Center. After Jason frees the others, Lord Zedd makes Robogoat grow to giant size. The core Rangers summon the Thunder Megazord, while Tommy tries to summon the Dragonzord to help, but it fails to respond, another result of his weakening Green Ranger powers. The rest of the team is able to destroy Robogoat in the Thunder Megazord. Lord Zedd is furious as usual, but notes that his mission wasn't a complete failure, as the end of the Green Ranger has begun.
The next day Jason, Tommy, and Kimberly are all seen sitting in the hallway area after school, with their respective essays turning out well. Unfortunately, the mood changes as Tommy knows his powers are nearly gone. Jason and Kimberly try to comfort and encourage him, but Tommy knows that this time, once his powers are gone, they'll be gone forever.
- Austin St. John as Jason Lee Scott (Mighty Morphin Red Ranger)
- Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver (Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)
- Thuy Trang as Trini Kwan (Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger)
- Walter Jones as Zack Taylor (Mighty Morphin Black Ranger)
- David Yost as Billy Cranston (Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger)
- Amy Jo Johnson as Kimberly Ann Hart (Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger)
- Paul Schrier as Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier
- Jason Narvy as Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch
- Richard Genelle as Ernie
- Royce Herron as Ms. Appleby
- David Fielding as Zordon (face)
- Robert L. Manahan as Zordon (voice)
- Romy J. Sharf as Alpha 5
- Richard Steven Horvitz as Alpha 5 (voice) (as Richard Wood)
- Ed Neil as Lord Zedd
- Robert Axelrod as Lord Zedd (voice)
- Danny Wayne Stallcup as Goldar
- Kerrigan Mahan as Goldar (voice) (as Ryan O'Flannigan)
- Michael J. Sorich as Squatt (voice)
- Dave Mallow as Baboo (voice) (as Colin Phillips)
- Steve Kramer as Robogoat (voice)
- The Rangers tell the Megazord to activate it's systems twice, once when they say "Thunder Megazord, battle ready" and again whilst Robogoat is charging where they say "Megazord battle sequence, power up."
- The tip of the Dragon Dagger's blade is bent when Tommy attempts to summon the Dragonzord on the rocky slope.
- The Dino Megazord can be seen in place of the Thunder Megazord when it is struck by an explosion, a result of the use of Zyu2 footage.
- When the Rangers first view the Robogoat on the Viewing Globe, he already has the Sword of Power, despite the fact that the Rangers have not yet summoned it nor has Tommy turned it over to the monster. Tis is due to the shot being used entirely out of context.
- During the scene where Tommy tries to summon the Dragonzord, the stunt actor's face is visible through the visor.
- When Tommy falls off the cliff after being struck by Robogoat, he is seen holding his Dragon Dagger in his left hand, but when he hits the side of the cliff, the dagger is holstered.
- This episode is well-known for its sad ending scene, where Tommy is now seriously concerned over losing his Green Ranger powers soon, despite Jason and Kimberly's words of encouragement.
- This episode features the first and only appearance of the Sword of Power. No explanation for its origin or powers is given, and the Rangers and Zordon speak as though it was familiar to them, despite it never having been mentioned before or since. This officially makes it a Maguffin.
- In the original script, Lord Zedd said the Sword of Power was created from the remains of the Sword of Darkness, though that sword appeared to have been destroyed with nothing left behind in "Green With Evil" Part 5. The Sword of Darkness used in "Mighty Morphin' Mutants" was likely a replica.
- Aside from calling his Zord, Zack remains silent throughout the battle with Robogoat.
- This is the only time Tommy tries but fails to summon the Dragonzord as a result of his weakening powers.
- This is the last episode with original footage of Zack's flattop haircut. He would be seen with dreadlocks from "The Power Stealer" to "Opposites Attract", though the flattop would appear again in archive footage once Walter Jones left the series. This created continuity issues, as Zack would be seen alternating between the haircuts somewhat frequently during the Power Transfer debacle.
- The episode contains several references to Tommy's time serving Rita in "Green With Evil":
- Tommy tells Goldar, "I'll never turn against my friends again!"
- After hypnotizing him with the Z-staff, Goldar says, "Seems like old times, doesn't it Green Ranger?"
- When Tommy steals the Sword of Power, Kimberly remarks, "I can't believe this is happening again".
- The Sword of Power would also appear in Super Sentai World as the weapon of the villain, Saigan.
- Near the end of the episode, Jason tells Tommy, "Man, you've been through it before and you came back strong". This is a reference to two episodes from Season 1:
- This is the first episode where the Rangers refer to their new Megazord as the "Thunder Megazord" rather than "Mega Thunderzord", as well the first episode to feature the Power Rangers' theme song during the Thunder Megazord formation sequence (complete with the extended theme's lyrics).
- The clothes that Bulk and Skull wear at the Youth Center are the ones they wore throughout the previous episode.