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Episode 1 – “The Team Unites”
Written by David Schneider and James W. Bates
Summary: The team is training. Unable to anticipate an attack like Kevin and Jayden, Mike grows frustrated and leaves.
Trapped in the Netherworld on a ship, the Nighloks want to flood the Earth but the water level is too low. To rise the Sanzu River, all they need to do is frighten the humans, then they can sail out of there. Rofer, a long-armed Nighlok, climbs aboard the ship. Master Xandred orders Rofer to get the humans to cry him a River. Rofer explains that’s exactly what he came to do.
In a garage, Bulk reveals to Spike, son of Skull, their new clubhouse he had just finished fixing up. “Uncle Bulk” explains to him that this is where he will learn the ways of the Samurai, and tells him to call him “Sensei” when training.
Mike meets up with old friends and plays arcade. He tries to explain where he’s been, as he’s not at school, never home and didn’t even show up at graduation. He explains that he can’t sense an attack like Kevin, and that he won’t go back until he has mastered the technique. He doesn’t want to let his team down.
Rofer slips through to Earth, and humans start running for their lives. Mike runs to battle, and his friends are blasted off their feet and are injured. Mike morphs and attempts to take this Nighlok alone, but the Green Ranger is unsuccessful at anticipating Rofer’s “Arm Stretch” attacks. The other Rangers arrive. But Rofer is starting to dry out, so he returns to the Netherworld.
Mike realizes that he must stay away from family and friends in order to protect them. He goes to check on his friends and finds that they are okay and are playing arcade games.
Rofer is soaking in the Sanzu River, and the water has replenished his evil. Octoroo uses his staff to check the River level and discovers that it has gone up.
Mike begins to take his role and training as a Samurai Ranger more seriously.
Rofer and Moogers scare up some more humans. Jayden, Kevin, Mia and Emily arrive and morph. Mike then shows up and tells the others that he will take this Nighlok alone. Mike morphs and rushes into battle against the army alone. The others quickly join in and help destroy the Moogers. Green Ranger anticipates Rofer’s attacks, and with Red Ranger’s help, Green Ranger defeats Rofer. Rofer then returns giant. Green Ranger summons his Zord to try and take him down himself, but all the Zords are needed. The Rangers form the Samurai Megazord and destroy Rofer.
Jayden and the others help Mike realize that they can do anything as a team working together.
all: “Rangers Together, Samurai Forever!”
Power Rangers Samurai
Voice of Master Xandred
Voice of Octoroo
Voice of Dayu
Voice of Rofer
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Based on the “Shinkenger” from
From the Japanese Series
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Filmed on location in New Zealand.
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