A Parting Of Ways
Airdate: March 10, 2001
The Rangers start the day off by defeating the latest of Ransik's mutants. They defeat him with the Time Force Megazord mode red.
At the park, Wes' father proves what a jerk he is by taking a ball from a kid after it hits his car. Wes eventually gives it back to the kid.
Nadira reanimates Tentaclaw to kidnap someone to hold for ransom.
He hijacks a school bus and kidnaps the children.
The Rangers chase him down on their Vector Cycles. Tentaclaw's tentacles take Lucas for a ride.
Then a mine takes down the whole team, and they lose the school bus.
Tentaclaw leaves a ransom note, demanding ten million dollars for the release of the kids.
Wes goes to his father for the money, but there is no chance he will give him that much cash.
Nadira chews out Tentaclaw for kidnapping a bunch of noisy brats, and not someone important.
Wes swindles one of his father's clients out of a check for, coincidentally, ten million dollars.
He brings the cash to Nadira, but he is double crossed, as Nadira orders Tentaclaw to kill the kids.
Luckily, the other Rangers have found the hideout, and they take on Tentaclaw before he can kill anyone.
Wes mounts his VectorCycle and snags the suitcase with the ransom money back from Nadira.
Hethen joins the Rangers at the hideout, and frees all of the hostages.
He scans Tentaclaw withhis visor, finds the source of the tentacles, and blasts them off .
Then the Rangers blast Tentaclaw's detachable head to smithereens with their Vortex Blaster.
Even without a head, Tentaclaw survives, and grows into a giant.
The Rangers defeat him with the Time Force Megazord mode blue.
Wes returns the money to his dad, and cons him into donating it to charity as the press questions him.
Wes then leaves home to find his own way, which leads him to shack up in the clock tower with the team.
- How could Wes cash a check that wasn't made out to him?
- The opening battle seemed totally pointless.