Storm Before The Calm, Part 1
Airdate: November 15, 2003

Lothor solidifies his plans to open the Abyss of Evil and unleash its forces on the world, as predicted by the Scroll of Destiny he stole years ago.
The kids kick back and head to the US Action Games, where they are scheduled to compete in events.
They encounter Marah and Kapri, who have found the Abyss of Evil right near the US Action Games.
Marah and Kapri then give Vexacus a scroll of empowerment, so he can grow and battle the Rangers.
The Rangers destroy him, but they lose the Thunder Megazord, and seemingly, the Thunder Rangers.
Lothor captures Cyber Cam, who was out fixing an earlier sabotage to the Samurai Star hangar.
He uses Cyber Cam to find Ninja Ops. He trashes the place and leaves with Cam in custody.
The Wind Rangers get back to Ninja Ops, only to find it trashed, with no trace of their friends.