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The Wedding (Revisited Series)
2, Episode 18
Written by Angie Y.
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The Wedding is a three-part episode within season 2 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Revisited. This story arc marks the return of Rita Repulsa as a villainess, marrying Lord Zedd through a sham wedding in an attempt to reclaim the Moon Palace and reassume her original position of conquering Earth. This episode also marks the third time Alpha 5 turns evil on his own accord, proclaiming his envy and resentment of the Rangers and becoming a temporary yet loyal and beloved servant of Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa. The first was in Robo-Punks, when he was under the control of a CD-borne punk virus that rapidly infected his systems. The second time was in Return of an Old Friend, where he was placed under the control of Dramole.

Plot

As the Power Rangers and their classmates head to Australia, Rita Repulsa returns from her banishment with a new plan... to marry Lord Zedd, regain the Moon Palace and claim the power of the Dark Crystal! To get the Power Rangers out of the way, Rita and a dream-induced Zedd brainwash Alpha and manipulate his memories, infusing him with Dark Power and making him turn against Zordon and the Rangers over feeling abused, mistreated and shut out by them for many years. He is thus transformed into Dark Alpha, their loyal and faithful servant and the receptor of the Dark Crystal's evil power. He lures his former friends into an ambush at an abandoned theater, imprisons Delta 4 in a force field, silences Zordon repeatedly when the sage tries to reason with the little robot, captures Bulk, Skull, the former Dark Rangers and two civilians in a force field to torture them, and megalomaniacally vows to destroy the Rangers for their cruelty towards him.

He becomes corrupted to the point of believing that the Rangers and Zordon mistreated him, and now he wants to crush them as revenge. Once they're dead, he believes, he will become famous and adored by the populace of Earth.

Prologue

I had gone out for a walk in hopes of clearing my head and calming my circuits over worrying about the Power Rangers -- I was a naive fool. I was captured by Finster and taken to the Moon Palace. Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa, who returned from her exile to enact revenge of the former, had no intention of destroying me. Instead they prepared to inbue me with Dark Power and implant false memories of the Rangers and Zordon despising and ignoring me. Had it not been for the intervention of the Rangers, who had escaped from the Spectre Theater with the intent of saving me, I would have become a servant of evil, their sleeper agent. They restored my memories and true self, allowing me to break free from Rita's control, and for this I am forever in their debt. The brief moments my body was infused with Dark Power, however, changed me in ways I may never fully understand. Since then, the Rangers and Zordon have trained me well during the time I have spent with them, and I feel a sense of duty like never before. But I cannot deny that I feel strangely drawn to the power of the Dark Crystal...

Synopsis

Part 1: The Birth of Dark Alpha

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Alpha starting his walk outside of the Command Center. He notices some wildflowers nearby but notices the rest of the land is still quite barren...

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(singing) "Let it grow/Let it grow..."

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Finster and the Putties are just about to capture Alpha 5 and prepare him for reprogramming.

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Alpha is about to be captured and taken to the Moon Palace.

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"Ah ah ah, Delta, you aren't going anywhere. Computer! Activate force field around Delta 4!"

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Dark Alpha jabbing at Delta while she's in the force field.

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Sweet dreams, Zedd.

The episode begins with Theodore "Ted" Swanson announcing that Angel Grove High School has selected teen exchange speakers for an event in Australia. The Rangers, along with Bulk and Skull, Shawna, Stewart and the former Dark Rangers, go together as a group, with the trip taking place at the same time as Lord Zedd's Centennial Recharge; the group is relieved that there will be no trouble in their absence, or so they believe. However, Ernie and Ted tell them to keep an eye on their fellow travelers Bulk and Skull, who are always causing trouble no matter where they go.

Out in the reaches of space, Rita Repulsa hears about the news from inside her dumpster and decides to veer it back to the moon, having come up with a plan to get back at Zedd for banishing her.

Back on Earth, the Rangers touch down in Australia to begin their trip. Back at the Command Center, Alpha 5 anxiously misses their presence and can't help but fret in tears over being alone again, but knowing that there may not be any evil threats for some time, he decides to go for a walk outside to calm his circuits down. Delta warns him to be very careful, and Alpha reassures her that he'll be fine.

Not long after Zedd retreated into the Rejuvenation Chamber to begin his nap, Rita crashes her dumpster back onto the Moon's surface and goes back into the palace. Eventually she finds Finster, missing her presence greatly; he restores her to full size with his Spectron Reintegrator, which she thanks him upon restoration and gives him a hug. Hoping to reclaim her throne, her plan is to spike Zedd with a love potion while he is sleeping, destroy the Power Rangers, and give their corpses as a wedding gift before sealing Zedd in a dumpster and ruling the universe herself. But unable to wait until they return to Angel Grove, Finster suggests capturing Alpha 5 and turning him against the Rangers, which Rita agrees to. She states, "Splendid idea, Finster! What would I ever do without you? With Alpha 5 on our side, his circuitry and processors will be infused with Dark Power, and the Rangers and Zordon will be crushed like troublesome insects!".

Outside the Command Center, Alpha is ambushed by Finster and a group of Z Putty Patrollers, who capture Alpha and take him to Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa; both are very pleased to see him, and Rita tenderly refers to the little robot as "her sweet Alpha". Lord Zedd (in his dream state) and Rita sit, with Alpha floating motionless in the air above them. They plan to make him remember when the Rangers were cruel around Alpha. We enter Alpha's memories. He's walking with the Rangers to a basketball court in Angel Grove Park, when he spots a frog ahead on the path and runs towards it. Kimberly warns him that he will trip and fall, which he does, splashing himself but not short-circuiting. The teens go to him and he starts to cry. Alpha struggles to get up on his own, but the puddle is a bit deep. Alpha asks them for help, but Billy tells him he did not listen to Kimberly's warning, and must pick himself up. Alpha turns to Tommy, but Tommy tells him to stand up by himself, shocking him.

Dark Power begins to swirl around him. Zedd tells him to remember how cruel the Rangers were to him that day as he begins to alter his memories. Alpha sees the Rangers again, only this time they are more malevolent. Kimberly cruelly tells Alpha that he was the one that fell into the puddle. Rocky then orders Alpha to get up, calling him a "tin can" and kicking him in the head.

More memories flood Alpha's mind. We see Alpha standing alone near the Command Center as the helmetless Rangers enter. Alpha is upset that it is his birthday, but Zordon has left the Center. The Rangers remind him that Zordon has matters of state to deal with, but Alpha is still upset. Kimberly starts to say something, but is stopped by Rocky, and they all quickly leave, saying that they are needed back at the Center. Kneeling down and crying, Alpha thinks nobody loves him.

Zedd tells him that he should be full of anger and vengeance, and want to destroy the Rangers for shutting him out. More and more Dark Power surrounds Alpha, and he continues to see hateful images of his friends and hear their previous insults of him echo in his mind (while under various spells such as the punk spell in Power Ranger Punks and the hatred spell in Stop the Hatred Master). He then growls and his visor flashes a demonic red, a result of Alpha being consumed with his inner anger and resentment towards his former friends. He finally succumbs to the thought that no one loves him. He absorbs the Dark Power around him and transforms into an armored version of himself. He revels at the surges of Dark Power flowing in his circuits, and Zedd tells him that as a servant of the purest evil, he must now return to the Command Center to begin the first phase of his future empress's plans. Completely infused with Dark Power, the now-evil young robot declares himself Rita's and Zedd's most loyal and faithful servant and kneels before them. He bows, calls Rita and Zedd "my emperor and empress" and leaves the Moon Palace in a swirling cloud of black smoke and electricity.

When Alpha re-enters the Command Center, now completely under Zedd and Rita's thrall, he traps Delta 4 in a force field when she tries to escape and ridicules Zordon via mocking and abusing the Command Center's technology and giving him a makeover. He contacts the Rangers and Ted himself to go to the run down Specter Theater back at Angel Grove, which unknown to them is a very strong power vortex, and will block the Rangers from using their powers; he refuses to tell them why they have to go there, but he silences and scolds the Rangers when they try to tell him that they cannot go to the theater at all due to their powers failing, ordering them to never question him and to do as he says. When Zordon notes that this isn't the Alpha he remembers, Alpha replies "The Alpha you knew is gone—forever! This is the new Alpha, with a new mission: my new mission is to oversee the destruction of the Power Rangers!" and laughs megalomaniacally. When Zordon asks him what he is talking about, Alpha then goes on to rage that the Rangers and Zordon himself left him alone and pretended he didn't exist, rejecting his constant requests to do activities with him and leaving him alone in the Command Center all the time, finally screaming that they never cared about him.

At the Moon, after being made to look younger and more beautiful from Finster's Moon Mud, Rita goes into the Rejuvenation Chamber and pours the love potion into a nearby flask, ready to be pumped inside Zedd's body. As she waits for his awakening, Finster set out to recreate some of Rita's favorite monsters (and one of Zedd's monsters) as wedding guests, which go to the Theater to ambush the Rangers. Dark Alpha approves of these monsters' rebirths, and declares with a cackle that the Rangers will be destroyed. The Rangers are thus ambushed by the resurrected Grumble Bee, Eye Guy, Soccadillo, Peckster, Rhinoblaster, Saliguana, Snizzard, Robogoat, Madame Woe and Photomare. Knowing they're outnumbered, the Rangers attempt to teleport out, but this fails because Alpha cuts off the teleportation system. They then attempt to defend themselves by summoning their weapons, but this doesn't work either because Alpha also cuts off their weapons system, and the Rangers find themselves defenseless as the numerous monsters close in, as Alpha's megalomaniacal laughter can be heard.

Part 2: Horrors of the Spectre Theater

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Trapped in the theater and with nowhere to go thanks in no small part to Dark Alpha, the Rangers have no choice but to fight the monsters with melee attacks. Seeing that they still had the upper hand, and learning of the wedding plans in the process, Billy and Kimberly suggest to escape from the theater. During this, one of them boasts about how they're going to turn the warriors into Rita's wedding gifts to Lord Zedd, but another—Snizzard—states that Dark Alpha wants to crush the Rangers now, not keep them alive, and that the evil robot wants to do so personally.

Back at the Command Center, Alpha proclaims his inner envy and resentment of the Power Rangers, but now he will finally finish them off for good and become famous for their destruction, as revenge for the Rangers leaving him alone, for shutting him out, and for not being there when he needed them. Delta, in despair, begins crying, knowing that the Alpha standing before her isn't her Alpha. But in spite of his "new personality" and "new mission", Alpha approaches and embraces her, saying that once the Earth is taken over by Zedd and Rita, and the Rangers are dead, Delta can be his queen. Delta kisses Alpha, but she does not become evil in the process. Alpha walks back over to the controls, but Delta calls out to him. She says that no matter what he is, good or evil, she will always love him, and he responds the same with her. Turning back over to Zordon, he says that he will go down in history as the one that destroyed them for the aforementioned reasons, and that nothing, NOTHING will derail his plans for the conquest of Earth, not even Zordon himself. Suddenly, the alarm goes off again, angering Alpha. He yells for silence from the alarm and kicks the console, causing the console to spark and the alarm to fizzle out and turn off. Zordon again implores for Alpha to release the Rangers from the theater, saying that they need to battle Zedd's giant creatures. Growing furious over Zordon's incessant blather, Alpha shuts him off and makes him unanchored, and proclaims megalomaniacally "HA HA! Peace and quiet at last! Next, the end of the Power Rangers! I will crush them all like the insignificant bugs they are!".

Back at the moon, Lord Zedd reawakens from the recharge. Upon first sight of an impatient Rita Repulsa, he falls in love and immediately proposes marriage to her. Goldar, at first uncomfortable about Rita's return but secretly longing for his abuse by Zedd to be over, is ordered to organize the wedding ceremony as the "Worst Man"; knowing the penalty for failure, he is forced to consent. Scorpina agrees to assist him, knowing full well that Zedd will soon be finished. With Finster sending more monsters to ambush the Rangers and Alpha 5 still assuming control of the Command Center with Delta 4 as Alpha's prisoner (and going as far as to teleport Bulk, Skull, Shawna, Stewart and the former Dark Rangers into the Outback, trapped in a strengthening dark energy column, in an attempt to torture them as subconscious revenge for being called a "tin can" a year earlier), Rita tells Zedd about the Rangers being trapped in the theater and Alpha becoming Zedd's minion through energy infusion and memory-bending, which impresses him very much. He says to himself that he has found the perfect queen, and curses himself for wanting to marry Kimberly earlier. In the Command Center, Dark Alpha takes sadistic pleasure in seeing his latest victims suffer with the most searing pain possible, giggling with sadistic glee, as Delta watches her beloved Alpha with horror.

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"I'll "give them a break", alright. I'll completely break off their power supply! Now they will find out the bigger they are THE FARTHER THEY WILL HAVE TO FALL!"

Unknown to them, the Rangers manage to escape from a basement level within the theater, much to Alpha's fury. Rita, meanwhile, praises her new servant, calling him sweet. Still spiking his drinks with love potion, Rita continues to tell Zedd about having Alpha 5 join his ranks as a new servant, which seems to impress him, but Dark Alpha reports that the Rangers have escaped by finding an exit in the Spectre Theater's basement level and that the monsters have failed to keep them inside. Zedd is shocked and is about to unleash his trademark fury on him, but Rita restrains Zedd with a dark energy blast and gently tells Dark Alpha to use his clever wit and come up with a way to slow the Rangers down and disable them. Hugging his bride after hearing this, Dark Power-filled grenades are sent down by Zedd to Peckster and Rhinoblaster, whom grow and stop the Rangers in their tracks. They then summon the Thunderzords to do battle, with the Thunder Megazord and White Tigerzord going against them. The Thunder Megazord and White Tigerzord are sent out against them and nearly win, but Dark Alpha cuts the Zords' power supplies at the last second (on Rita's earlier suggestion to him) and leaves them helpless, causing the monsters to quickly overpower them. The Rangers are forced to eject from the Zords, and are promptly teleported by Dark Alpha back to the theatre much to their confusion, with the evil robot gloating over the Rangers' upcoming defeat again and punctuating it with a megalomaniacal laugh.

Just then, from the Viewing Globe Rita congratulates Dark Alpha on "putting the Power Bugs back into their cage" then orders Finster to send 2 monsters - Peckster and Rhinoblaster - and a group of Putties to keep them inside while the other monsters attend the wedding. Dark Alpha bows, thanking his empress for the congratulations. Rita tells Dark Alpha that he is serving her well; if he continues to do so, he will be well-rewarded, personally.

In the theatre, the Rangers discuss the recent mysterious events regarding the zords' sudden loss of power and the fact they were teleported to the theatre. Ted immediately realizes that Alpha 5 is responsible for all of this: the fact that they can't teleport out, the fact that they can't use their weapons, and the fact that the Zords' power has been cut off. However, they then realize that something very bad has happened to Alpha; he has been brainwashed and manipulated to serve Rita and Zedd. Kim explains that Alpha has received the power of darkness and has been infused with incredible energy powerful enough to blast them into molecules; her words are accompanied by an image of Alpha standing in a swirl of Dark Power, being flooded by dark energy. Kimberly continues by saying that if they don't restore him to normal and purify him of the dark energy, he will be Zedd and Rita's minion forever. Kim also mentions that the longer the dark power is in Alpha's systems, the more corrupt and impure he becomes. Ted immediately contacts Alpha, but all we hear on the other side is Alpha's evil, megalomaniacal laughter. Tommy and Jason rally the other Rangers, and the ten agree to get out of the theatre for good and restore Alpha's true memories before it's too late and Rita and Zedd's hold over Alpha becomes permanent.

Part 3: Breaking the Spell

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Enjoying the fun.

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Rita laughs.

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"Ahhhh. It sure is quiet around here without that blabbermouth Zordon droning over me day in and day out. Someday I will destroy him for good! He ignored me; he and the Rangers never cared about me!"

While still keeping Delta as his prisoner, Alpha invites Delta to witness Rita and Zedd's wedding, proclaiming in his megalomania that one day, it shall be he and Delta who will wed and share dominion of the world together.

With Lord Zedd assigning Finster to perform the ceremony and Snizard to play "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" on the organ, the wedding finally gets underway. Goldar almost provides a reason as to why they shouldn't marry, but Rita Repulsa stops him by hitting him with her flower bouquet, but whispers to him not to object yet until she finishes Zedd off. After reciting their vows and exchanging rings, Rita and Zedd are proclaimed husband and wife.

Back at the mansion, the Rangers are occupied with Peckster, Rhinoblaster and a group of Z-Putties combating them. This time the Rangers are able to fight tenaciously against the group and escape from them into another room.

Once the wedding party on the moon is finally over, Rita and Zedd board Serpentera to witness the Rangers' demise at the theater-mansion. Unknown to them, the Rangers manage to set a plan in motion to trap Peckster and Rhinoblaster with an electrically-charged net before escaping through the basement of the theater like before. This news is soon rallied to the pair via Goldar, whom decided to summon all the guests to the surface, declaring war against the Rangers.

Finally they escape to the Command Center to restore Alpha to normal, but not without Rita - now piloting - and Zedd overlooking from Serpentera's cockpit. Alpha summons the Dark Crystal and prepares to use its power to further contaminate the Command Center, but the Rangers charge in telling Alpha to stop, busting into the room through the crystal walls that Alpha created earlier to give the Center a "makeover". The Rangers are bewildered at the little robot's venomous anger. Kimberly pleads for Alpha to return to normal, saying that Rita and Zedd cast a spell on him and twisted his memories to show Alpha's inner darkness. Shocked to see them in his presence and alive, he orders them to stay away from him or he will ionize the Command Center (which will ultimately destroy him in the process) and then furiously asks them how they managed to escape the theater, but they do not answer the question. Billy suddenly gets an idea and orders the Rangers to restrain Dark Alpha. They comply, with Dark Alpha screaming for Rita and Zedd's help and threatening that they will never get away with what they're doing to him. After several minutes, Billy restores Zordon and together, everyone pools their Morphin Energy and prepares to convince Alpha of his true memories.

In memory again, Alpha runs through the Command Center, crying out that they shouldn't leave him alone. He bursts through a door, to find a surprise party for him! They hadn't forgotten about him, and Zordon had returned as quickly as he could. He thanks them all. Alpha realizes he is loved, and is engulfed in a warm light, but another memory enters.

We return to the memory of Alpha crying because Kimberly wouldn't pick him up when he fell in the puddle at the basketball court. This time they explain that they want him to learn to help himself. They want to raise him to be able to depend on himself.

But Zedd and Rita interfere again, and engulfs them all in a column of Dark Power. They float within it, Alpha above the Rangers, Delta and Zordon, as Zedd tells Alpha that the Rangers never cared about him, that he was built alone and will forever remain alone, that he can only count on the emptiness, and then wipes the Rangers from his memory. An image of Alpha cries out "Zordon! Rangers! Don't leave me alone! Please!"

Alpha then says that Zedd's right, and that he was always alone; Kimberly and the others plead for Alpha to not believe Zedd and Rita, and that it's all an illusion.

"I was always alone," he retorts. "You left me alone! YOU LEFT ME ALONE!! YOU LEFT ME ALONE!!" He once again blasts both Zordon and the Rangers, as well as Bulk, Skull, and the Dark Rangers. Despite the Dark Power assaulting them all, Kimberly tells Alpha he must break free from Zedd's grip, because not only is Zedd's brainwashing and Dark Power infusion hurting him physically but his programming is being compromised as well. Alpha brushes Kim off and states that it's more dangerous for the Rangers, and Aisha responds that they don't care for their own lives, they truly love him and want him to be safe. Jason, Zack, Rocky, Billy, Adam, Aisha, Trini, Kimberly, and even Zordon then explain to Alpha that sometimes people get very steamed at their caretakers, but it's parents' jobs to set limits, and that Alpha has to remember that they really care about him. The Rangers pool their power once more. Alpha is hit by a montage of memories as Kimberly and Zordon tell him that everyone suffers hardships in their lives and that is when they must hold onto the memory of good times most of all.

He begins to turn back into normal Alpha, to the joy of everyone. The eleven of them are standing together in a brilliant column of white-hot light. This warm light permeates throughout the Command Center, and launches into space as well. Alpha, sounding soothed, says that his circuits feel warm. Kimberly says the warmth that Alpha feels is the love others have for him. Alpha asks why they care so much about him after everything he did to them, and Trini says it is because the truly love and care about him, as they are his protectors. Alpha realizes he is not alone, his armor vanishes, and he moves to embrace the Rangers. The column of Dark Power vanishes to reveal Kimberly, the other Rangers, and a sleeping Alpha in Kimberly's arms. As the column of white light dissipates, the Rangers de-morph. Back at the Moon Palace, Squatt comments "Wow! So the Rangers really do love Alpha after all!", and Baboo agrees with him. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita, still inside Serpentera, have been temporarily blinded by the purity of the white light column.

The Rangers and Delta huddle around Alpha as he wakens. He thanks everyone, and says he feels their love and warmth and knows he is not alone.

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Kimberly looks up at Zordon, inwardly elated that the true Alpha 5 is back, as Tommy explains to their mentor that Alpha's been restored.

Then they told him about the wedding, which Zordon found to be disturbing due to Rita and Zedd's combined power. Suddenly, the alarm, now back to normal volume, goes off, giving them all the news that the monsters had grown outside, sent down by Rita and Zedd to defeat the Rangers and re-capture Alpha so they can reprogram him once again; once re-morphed and back in action, they boarded the Thunder Megazord and White Tigerzord to do battle.

Even though the zords were outnumbered, they still managed to fight bravely against the monsters. After weakening them considerably, they both finished off the monsters with a combination of the Thunder Megazord's sword slashes and the Tigerzord's Thunderbolts. This left Rita and Zedd frustrated, but they at least got Alpha to tell the Rangers about his problems.

Finally the Rangers return to Australia to finish their trip, Delta is released from the force field, and Bulk, Skull, Shawna, Stewart and the Dark Rangers are teleported back to the shopping area in their normal clothes, but still shaken up emotionally from what they just had been through. Alpha still feels sorry for his actions whilst corrupted by the evil energies of Zedd and Rita, but Zordon and Delta accept it and forgive him, not at all caring about Dark Alpha and that he is not truly at fault for the things he did to everyone while under Rita and Zedd's manipulation. Breathing a sigh of relief, the little robot is glad to be who and what he is supposed to be once more, and also says that now things can finally go back to normal. Then Delta teasingly asks Alpha if he still wants to make her his queen, which causes oil to rush to his face in a blush and for him to utter an "oh, ai yi yi!" in embarrassment.

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Zedd, Rita and Alpha face each other silently across a large, open room full of pillars and statues, as water drips from the ceiling.

Tommy runs onward in search of Alpha, but finally stops and leans against a tree to catch his breath. As he stands there, he pauses and listens to the wind blowing through the leaves, seeming to hear something. After a few moments, he nods and heads off again. As he's heading down a path he suddenly stops and glances toward a building nearby, noticing black rose petals swirling around near the entrance.

Zedd and Rita slowly start to walk toward Alpha when Tommy arrives and yells for them to stop. Alpha barely seems to realize that his friend has arrived. Tommy rushes over and puts himself between Alpha and Zedd, and he asks what he's doing there. Tommy tells him not to mess with him, then morphs into the White Ranger and guides Alpha into an out of the way spot. Alpha asks himself why Tommy would do this for him even after neglecting him for so long. He and Zedd engage in a brief battle. Zedd deflects Tommy's attack with his sword and it hits one of the pillars in the room - which starts to topple over onto Alpha's hiding place.

White Ranger rushes over and catches it just in time, then throws it to one side and tells Zedd that he won't let him have Alpha. He tells Alpha to run away, but the little robot doesn't move. White Ranger grabs Alpha's arm to pull him up, but he throws off the Ranger's hand and slowly rises to his feet, then walks toward Zedd and Rita. Once Alpha reaches them, he turns back to face White Ranger and gives him a malicious "smile".

The other Rangers arrive just as White Ranger demands to know what Zedd and Rita did to Alpha. Zedd only smiles and tells Alpha to show them. He nods, then steps forward and assumes his morph pose, but the Strobe of Dark Power appears in his hand and he morphs using Dark Power, Morph. As Dark Alpha stands before the Power Rangers, Rita smiles approvingly at him. The Rangers are shocked. Dark Alpha demands to know who wants to fight him first, or if they all want to go together; either way, he says, they cannot escape.

The Rangers face Dark Alpha while Rita and Zedd look on with smiles. Dark Alpha makes black energy appear in his hand and it solidifies into a black crystal sword, and he strikes a pose before sheathing the sword. The Rangers beg him to remember them, and he acknowledges that he does remember them, but now plans to defeat them and become the strongest robot in the universe. Dark Alpha uses the Strobe to send an energy attack at his former friends, and Blue Ranger manages to block most of it, although it burns a hole through his gloves.

Pink Ranger gathers her Morphin Energy and attempts to heal him, but although Dark Alpha flinches momentarily, he scatters the power with a swing of the strobe. Zordon is dismayed that not even the Rangers' power can heal him. Zedd steps forward, puts an arm around Alpha's shoulder, and says that Alpha 5 has received the power of darkness and has been reborn. Rita adds that there is no chance he can return to normal. Pink Ranger refuses to believe it, but Dark Alpha silences her and prepares to attack. Before he can, however, Zedd and Rita stop him, saying that's enough for one day, and the three of them vanish. The Rangers stare at the place where he had been standing and Kimberly begins to cry.

In the Moon Palace, Goldar and Scorpina are standing before in the throne room when Zedd, Rita and Dark Alpha arrive. Goldar is intrigued to see Alpha, and Scorpina asks how he can help them. Zedd replies that he can help them defeat the Power Rangers. Dark Alpha pledges his loyalty and says that he surrenders himself to serve and obey them only.


Dark Alpha stands by a pond, watching the moon reflected in the water, when he suddenly grabs his head as the true memories of his friends return. Lord Zedd and Rita appear, then gently tell him not to look, as he's already part of the darkness.

The Rangers arrive at the Command Center when Kimberly's phone rings - and it's Alpha calling. After she hangs up, Kim says Alpha said for the others only to come to the carousel at the amusement park. She thinks that it's probably a trap, but the others say it's all right, they'll go and bring Alpha home.

As Dark Alpha ends the call, Zedd encourages him to continue to fight to stay as he is. He retorts that he'd planned to do so anyway, and he cannot afford to see his lord get hurt. Rita smiles and tells him that he's interesting, then reaches out toward him.

The others arrive at the carousel but there's no sign of Dark Alpha. Trini says she doesn't sense anything, but they still need to keep their guard up.

Kim races toward a large building and enters the empty lobby, calling out for Alpha, saying that she did as she was told and came alone. After a moment, Dark Alpha emerges and observes that nobody will interfere this time, and Kim had better be ready to fight and that defeating her will be easy. Kim hesitates, but then firmly declares that she will defeat Alpha and bring him home. Alpha "smirks" and morphs with Dark Power, Morph.

Pink Ranger is thrown through a set of doors into a large, empty room, followed shortly thereafter by Dark Alpha. The two of them fight briefly before Pink Ranger is knocked down and Dark Alpha raises his scepter to strike a blow.

Pink Ranger and Dark Alpha continue their fight. After being cornered by her opponent, Kim calls him "Alpha", which causes Dark Alpha to falter as more memories return. Dark Alpha backs away several steps, then abruptly resumes his attack with even more fury. Pink Ranger is thrown back into the lobby of the building and the two continue their fight, but she is realizing that Alpha is returning to normal, and he is in pain. Pink Ranger calls her friend's name again, and her Power Coin begins to glow with a brilliant golden light; Dark Alpha shields his visor, but the image of Alpha appears and calls out to Kimberly. Zedd appears and, telling Dark Alpha to stand firm and destroy the Rangers, blasts him with dark energy and the faint Alpha image disappears again. Dark Alpha stands up straight again and turns to attack.


As Pink Ranger runs past the carousel, she hears someone call her name. When she turns around, she sees Alpha sitting on one of the horses. Alpha challenges her to a fight, then transforms with Dark Power, Morph.

A light flashes on and shows Pink Ranger being thrown violently onto a stage. Dark Alpha slowly approaches her. The other Rangers try to go to her rescue, but Madame Woe and Snizzard appear and grab them, draining their energy.

Dark Alpha approaches the prone Pink Ranger and attacks - but Zordon's voice stops the attack. He orders Pink Ranger to pull herself together as she deals with Dark Alpha. Pink Ranger's confidence regenerated, the two of them trade blows, after which Pink Ranger collapses and Dark Alpha mocks her for being so weak. He then approaches Pink Ranger; Zordon orders her and the other Rangers to fight, telling them that it's their duty, but Pink and Red Rangers are still reluctant. As Dark Alpha continues to approach, Pink Ranger stands, demorphing back into Kimberly. Kim and the Rangers, who also demorph, apologize to their robot friend, saying that they were only thinking about themselves, and they won't do it anymore. Dark Alpha only stares, as Kim asks him to go to the Youth Center with them.

Dark Alpha suddenly looks up again, bringing up his strobe, and asks Kim if she's done with her speech. Kim stares down, silent, as tears well up in her eyes. One tear falls and strikes her Power Morpher, and the Power Coin within starts to glow pink. The warm glow of light expands and Dark Alpha flinches back from it as though in pain, and as the light hits the monsters they quickly flee. The pink light fades, then Kim is surrounded by a golden light which transforms her back into the Pink Ranger, then expands from her morpher outwards. From Sector Q9 Zordon, watching this, smiles approvingly. Dark Alpha draws back, moaning in pain while he tries to shield his visor. For a moment Dark Alpha starts to turn back to Alpha 5, but Zedd and Rita rush in and take him away.

The light fades away and Pink Ranger sinks to her knees. Telepathically Zordon tells the Rangers that they're finding their real power. Kim hardly seems to notice, though, and only stares at the spot where Alpha had been. The others join her. Kim begins to cry. Trini and Aisha, with tears in their own eyes, says that in becoming evil Alpha has taught them they need to show better care for him. Billy nods in agreement, and says that they need to hurry and get Alpha back, so he can be with them. Zordon encourages them, saying that the real Alpha is waiting for them.


Goldar staggers down a hallway in the Moon Palace before finally collapsing. Dark Alpha arrives and looks down at him, dismissing him as pathetic before he turns and walks away. Furious, Goldar summons a weapon and attacks him from behind.

He easily dodges the blow, however, and mocks him; his subsequent attacks have the same effect. Rita Repulsa suddenly appears and blocks Goldar's blow with her wand, telling him not to be stupid and to leave Alpha alone. Goldar draws his sword and the two begin to fight. The fight ends when Rita slashes her opponent's armor; Dark Alpha thanks his empress, then turns and walks away. Later, Rita and Zedd confront the beast warrior in their throne room and angrily order Goldar to get out of their sight, as he nearly killed Dark Alpha. When he doesn't move to leave, in a rare instance of competence Baboo chides him for not obeying Rita's orders. Rita looks disgusted and turns her back on Goldar.

Goldar is sulking in a back corridor when Dark Alpha walks up to him and uses his Dark Power to bandage him so he can heal. Surprised he asks him why he would help him like this after he [Goldar] was attempting to kill him, but he just replies that he doesn't like it when someone is alone.

Cast

Locations

Quotes

Part 1: The Birth of Dark Alpha

  • Alpha 5: Hey, I know. Maybe I can tap into the morphing grid to get some.
(Alpha makes a gesture and creates a wildflower.)
  • Alpha 5': Ah, that's better.
(The Putties and Finster teleport to Alpha's location. The Putties grab Alpha's arms.)
  • Alpha 5: Hey, let go of me! I said, LET GO!
  • Finster: Hold him still, Putties, so I can put the disc in!
(Finster places the compact disc inside of Alpha's back panel. Dark lightining begins crackling out of the panel.)
  • Alpha 5: Whoa. What's going on?
(Dark Power begins to spread inside of him.)
  • Rita: Good job, Finster. You did it! Soon he will be my servant! Bring him to the castle at once!

(Alpha is being forced into the Dark Crystal chamber by two Z-Putties as they and Finster walk in. Alpha is struggling to break free, grunting.)
Rita: Ah, Alpha 5. You're just in time.
Alpha: Let go of me!
Rita: Release him!
(The Putties let go of Alpha and bow their heads in obeisance before backing away. Alpha gasps in shock.)
Alpha: Rita Repulsa?
(Rita nods.)
Rita: I'm back.
Alpha: Why exactly have I been brought here? I demand an explanation!
(Rita approaches Alpha 5, kneels to Alpha's eye level and gently lifts his head up to look at her.)
Rita: (tenderly and sweetly) It is because, my sweet Alpha, I have plans for you.
Alpha: (confused) Plans?
(Rita nods, steps back and, using her magic, she lifts Alpha 5 a foot above the ground.)
Alpha: Wh-whoa!
Rita: You are a vibrant, sweet and tenderhearted automaton. One that any Ranger team would eagerly want for their own.
Zedd: But the Rangers were cruel and uncaring to you.

Rita: (as Alpha 5 absorbs the Dark Power surrounding him, beginning his transformation into Dark Alpha) Of course, you didn't have a clue what you were missing out on. Blindly serving the old sage long before he knew what was good for anyone. Look how wrong he was, Alpha. Look how wrong you were! Is there anyone that truly cares about you on Earth? I, on the other hand, will take good care of you. You will now have the power to destroy this miserable, ungrateful planet! You can destroy your enemies! Welcome to the United Alliance of Evil, Dark Alpha!

  • Dark Alpha: I'm stronger, faster—and thirsty. So thirsty for the energy of the Morphin Grid!

(Dark Alpha is chuckling and giggling wickedly)
Zordon: Alpha, I'm detecting unusual behavior, as well as dark energy emanating from your circuitry. What happened to you outside?
Dark Alpha: (darkly) Who cares what you're detecting? I have work to do.
Zordon: Alpha, what's going on? What are you doing?
Dark Alpha: At the moment, shutting down your communicators. You'll never alert the Rangers to my plans!
Zordon: Alpha, stop this at once. Something bad has happened to you.
Dark Alpha: (growing irritated) In fact, I think for now I'll fix it so that I don't have to listen to you for a few minutes!
(Dark Alpha chuckles and scurries about the control consoles, pressing random buttons; Delta is still in her force field)
Delta 4: Alpha, please! Tell us what happened to you when you were captured outside the Command Center! If Zordon can't help you, maybe I will.
(Dark Alpha shields himself from the "blinding light" that glows when Delta speaks, but he regains his composure a second later)
Delta 4: Alpha?
Zordon: Delta's right, Alpha.
Dark Alpha: She is right. I may need her help, but I don't need yours! For years I have lived in your and the Rangers' shadows! You all have treated me like I was invisible! I was always alone!
(Dark Alpha kicks a control console extremely hard, causing it to spark; Delta screams.)
Dark Alpha: Now do you understand?
Zordon: This isn't the Alpha 5 I remember.
Dark Alpha: The Alpha you knew is gone forever! This is the new Alpha, with a new mission! My new mission is to oversee the destruction of the Power Rangers!
(Dark Alpha laughs megalomaniacally.)
Zordon: What are you talking about, Alpha?
(Dark Alpha whirls to face Zordon, his visor flashing deep red in rage.)
Dark Alpha: You left me alone! You pretended I was invisible for many years! Every time I asked if I could join the Rangers in their fun, they refused me!
  • Ted Swanson: Ladies and gentlemen, I'm pleased and proud to announce that Angel Grove High School has selected several individuals to represent the United States in Australia as part of a representative vacation.

  • Ernie: You guys are set to go?

  • Ted: Do us a favor. Keep an eye on Bulk and Skull. And don't forget. Send me a post card from Australia.

  • Ernie: Have a safe trip, guys. You take care.
  • Billy: Bye.
  • Kimberly: Bye.
  • Rocky: See ya.
  • Tommy: See ya, Ernie.
  • Rocky: Whoa, man. This is so cool.
  • Adam: I know a trip to Australia.
  • Billy: Yeah, I'm just glad that Zordon informed us that the trip current inside that the one hundreds recharge.
  • Tommy: Yeah
  • Aisha: Well, at least we know that there any trouble while we're gone.
  • Kimberly: I just hope nothing interfere in to my shopping. Because I hear the stores are really incredible.
  • Skull: Hey, Bulk.
  • Bulk: Hmm?
  • Skull: It's this train gonna take us to Australia?
  • Bulk: I wish it could, but it reality it'll take us to the airport

  • Lord Zedd: I better check on those annoying earthlings one last time. What's this? They're leaving town?
  • Squatt: Must be a representative vacation!
  • Lord Zedd: It must be, you're right on the dot there!

  • Lord Zedd: But the time has come. I must rest and restore my evil energies.
  • Goldar: Yes, my lord.

  • Lord Zedd: Good.

  • Rita: Ha, ha! Perfect. Zedd's is having a nap. I got my own plan! Here ai Come!

  • Alpha 5: I guess I just miss the rangers.
  • Zordon: Don't worry, Alpha.

  • Alpha 5: You're right, Zordon. Maybe I'll go a little walk outside.
  • Delta 4: Be careful, Alpha. I don't want anything to happen to you.
  • Alpha 5: Relax, Delta, I'll be right back.
  • Rita: Here I come, Moon for my plan for the last time.
  • Lord Zedd: What's the hold up? Wait a minute... Did you plug this thing?

  • Bulk: Uh, give me a burger.
  • Skull: Uh, give me a extra plate.

  • Rita: How do you brake this thing? Whoa!
  • Rocky: Huh?
  • Kimberly: (Gasps)
  • Tommy: Hey, I wonder what that was?
  • Billy: I don't know.
  • Adam: Should we be concerned?

  • Aisha: How are we gonna get souvenirs home?
  • Rocky: How about a tugboat?
  • Zack: Hey, what about Alpha? We forgot to buy him something!

  • Waitress: Here you go, boys.

  • Both: Aah!
  • Waitress: Relax, it's cooked.

  • Rita: You know, I really gotta put safety seats in this baby. Home sweet home. And now to that castle. Zedd, darling. I've got plans for you. Yoo-hoo. Yoo-hoo. It's anybody home?
  • Finster: Oh for the good old days. I used to be somebody around here.

  • Finster: I wish you were here.
  • Rita: Then wish no more my little dog face monster.
  • Finster: Who said that?

  • Finster: Rita? But how?
  • Rita: Don't just stand there. Hurry up. Come on. Make me full grown size again.
  • Finster: That's what different about you. Alright, yes. Right away, my queen. Here goes nothing.

  • Rita: Just hurry up and make me grow.
  • Finster: Here goes. It worked.
  • Rita: You did it, Finster. I'm back. Now, Finster, we must talk about how to rule again?
  • Finster: Yes, of course, my queen. As you can seen, I've been busy making monsters a dozen of them to go.
  • Rita: No, no, no.

  • Rita: I need a potion, Finster. Have you no brains?
  • Finster: Yes, Queen.
  • Rita: That's right. Now!
  • Finster: What sort of potion?
  • Rita: I want a love one.
  • Finster: A love potion. Yes.

  • Rita: Yes. Tell the whole world the good news.

  • Bulk: Hey, I got it.
  • Skull: Got what?
  • Bulk: Let's get some.
  • Skull: Yeah. Good idea. Charge!
  • Kimberly: I have to buy some presents for my mom, my brother, my Uncle Steve.

  • Tommy: Zordon, what's up?
  • Alpha 5: Rangers, this is Alpha. Listen up, morph and teleport to the abandon downtown Angel Grove. Once there, wait for further instructions.
  • Tommy: Alpha, are your circuits going berserk? We can't go in there! Our powers will...
  • Alpha 5: (furiously) NEVER QUESTION ME! DO AS I SAY, RANGERS!

  • Billy: Alpha, is everything alright? Alpha? Alpha? Something's not right, guys.
  • Rocky: Alpha, are you okay?
  • Billy: Alpha, come in.
  • Delta 4: Rangers, this is an emergency. Alpha's been brainwashed! He's been corrupted by Rita and Zedd to do their bidding! HELP!!
  • Aisha: (to herself) Alpha is acting kinda weird. He would never act like this around us.

  • Kimberly: Alright. We better go.
  • Tommy: We're morphing away. Let's do it.

  • Pink Power Ranger: This place is creepy.
  • Yellow Power Ranger: Yeah, and in a big way.

  • Zordon: Alpha, tell me what happened to you outside at the command center? Perhaps I can help.
  • Alpha 5: I don't need your help!
  • Zordon: You must get the Power Rangers out of there. You know the theater is the vortex. The rangers will have no powers in there.
  • Alpha 5: Of course I know!

  • Yellow Power Ranger: Can somebody please tell me what we're doing in this weird place?
  • White Power Ranger: I guess we're just gonna have to wait to hear Alpha from you guys.
(All the doors slam and lock on their own.)
  • All: Huh?
  • Pink Power Ranger: What's going on?
(Alpha 5's megalomaniacal laughter can be heard.)
  • Finster: Here you go, evil one.
  • Rita: Are you sure this is gonna make me beautiful young?
  • Finster: Oh, yes. This is my special. Trust me. When he gets a look of you. Ah.

  • Rita: This better work, Finster. Finster, you did it.

  • Finster: I told you that you can trust me. And now for the finishing touch. Here's the love potion.
  • Rita: Give me, give me. I see the power of love.
  • White Power Ranger: Come in, Alpha? Alpha? Alpha? Do you read me? Come in.
  • Pink Power Ranger: It's no use, Tommy.
  • Blue Power Ranger: Yeah. We've been here for a long time.
  • Yellow Power Ranger: Something must have happened to Alpha.
  • Teal Power Ranger: Yeah, Delta was screaming that he was brainwashed.

  • Zordon: Alpha, the rangers don't know that their powers won't work at that theater. You must stop this foolishness.
  • Alpha 5: No way, Egghead. I'm just getting started fooling with you.
  • Zordon: What are you doing? Stop this mischief at once.

  • Alpha 5: Let's see how a little color will do for you!
  • Zordon: This is no time for fun and games, Alpha.

  • Zordon: You need the rangers' help, Alpha.
  • Alpha 5: Hmm. Something is still missing. I know. How about some glasses?
  • Zordon: Alpha, you must reprogram yourself and bring the rangers back.
  • Alpha 5: And spoil the party? Absolutely not! I will crush you for good for what you've done to me!

  • Rita: Oh, well. We all have to make sacrifices sometimes. Heh, heh.

  • Rita: Sleep well, Zedd.

  • Finster: Now that Rita is up to no good, all is set. Now I must recreate some of her favorite monsters.

Alpha 5: You're finished, rangers! I will bathe in your blood for neglecting me!

Part 2: Horrors of the Spectre Theater

  • Blue Power Ranger: Without our weapons, the only thing we could do is to split up and try to wore them down. We're gotta go on our attack.
  • Both: Right!

  • White Power Ranger: Billy's right, guys. Let's get them!

  • Monster: What's the matter, ranger?

  • Red Power Ranger: Are you alright, Adam?
  • Black Power Ranger: This guy packs a punch.
  • White Power Ranger: Rocky, Adam, look out!
  • Black Power Ranger: Whoa!

  • Red Power Ranger: Tommy, I don't think we could hold much longer.
  • White Power Ranger: We're don't have much of a choice. There's gotta keep moving.
  • Red Power Ranger: Alright.

  • Zordon: Alpha, you know the rangers are not working in that theater without power. Why you put your friends in some danger?

  • Pink Power Ranger: Aisha!
  • White Power Ranger: Are your hurt?
  • Yellow Power Ranger: No.

  • Monster: Come on, fellow monsters.

  • Monster 2: No. They have to be in one piece. They're Rita's wedding presents to Zedd remember.

  • Yellow Power Ranger: So that is all the fuss is about. Rita and Zedd getting married.
  • White Power Ranger: It was bad enough having one evil to take on the move.
  • Teal Power Ranger: Guys, none of this gonna make any difference. If we don't get away with these monsters.
  • Pink Power Ranger: Hey, what about that stairway I saw earlier?
  • White Power Ranger: Good idea. We all split up and meet there way. Let's go.

  • Finster: Aha, this is it.

  • Lord Zedd: How beauty. Where did you come from?

  • Rita: Oh, Zedd. You do remember me. I'm Rita.
  • Lord Zedd: Rita, yes. Rita.

  • Lord Zedd: I've been seeking you for so long. Say you'll be my wife.
  • Rita: (confused) Uh, okay. Eh, yeah, sure I guess.
  • Lord Zedd: Goldar, get in here.
  • Goldar: Right away, my lord. Wait...what?!
  • Both: Huh?
  • Goldar: Rita? Have no fear, my lord. I shall summon the Putties to seize her.

  • Lord Zedd: Don't you dare.

  • Goldar: But, sire, she can not be trusted.
  • Lord Zedd: We'll cross that bridge when we get to it, Goldar. Now go!

  • Lord Zedd: You shall be in my charge.

  • Rita: That's more like it.

  • White Power Ranger: Keep moving, guys. Those monsters can't right behind us.
  • Monster: Oh, it can fort out of this building. So we got to be here somewhere. Another dead end.

  • Monster 2: Come on.
  • Black Power Ranger: This way, guys.
  • White Power Ranger: Take it slow, everyone. We'll be quiet as we can.
  • Blue Power Ranger: Monsters are blocking an entrance biologicaly. There's gotta be another way out.
  • Black Power Ranger: Don't worry. We'll head it for the right way.
  • Blue Power Ranger: Oh, yeah. Maybe we should go another way.

  • Rita: I need four monsters, Finster. Get on it, there's little time!

  • Finster: I'm making them as fast as I can.

  • Rita: Hmm. I like this one.

  • Alpha 5: Well, look who else in Australia.
  • Bulk: Hey, what is the matter with you? Can I take you anywhere?
  • Skull: Look, Bulk, look! Those tweeps left their stuff.

  • Zordon: Alpha, don't get any ideas. You done enough already.
  • Alpha 5: I thought I told you to can it, Big Blue!

  • Skull: I almost got it. I got it! Get over here!

  • Lord Zedd: You and I together forever.
  • Rita: And as my wedding gift for you.

  • Goldar: Rita's up to no good. I must find a way to do it away with her plans before she's done with me. She must not gain control again ever.
  • Scorpina: He too is finished, Goldar.
  • Goldar: Scorpina! But how?
  • Scorpina: I hid in the wall.

  • Alpha 5: Emperor, empress!
  • Rita: Alpha, what's wrong?

  • Rita: Why don't you just make those monsters grow?
  • Lord Zedd: What a brilliant idea.
  • White Power Ranger: We've gotta get close to the theater. We'll drain our powers again.

  • Lord Zedd: Grow my little monsters, grow!

  • Zordon: Alpha, this is serious.
  • Alpha 5: What is more serious than your destruction?!

  • White Power Ranger: Get 'em, you guys.
  • All: Thunder Megazord Power Up!
  • White Power Ranger: White Ranger White Tigerzord Power Now! White Tigerzord Tiger Mode Now! Warrior Mode! Let's take it down, Rangers.
  • Blue Power Ranger and Yellow Power Ranger: You got it, Tommy! We're on it!
  • Pink Power Ranger and Black Power Ranger: We're ready!
  • Red Power Ranger: Alright. Let's do it.

  • All: Thunder Megazord Battle Ready!

  • White Power Ranger: Okay, Pexter, let's see what you got. Mega Power Punch!

  • Monster: Don't worry, monster. I'll get these punks.
  • All: Thunnder Megazord Battle Ready!
  • Blue Power Ranger: We're gotta be careful to avoid the sword.
  • All: Right!
  • Monster: I'm back!
  • White Power Ranger: Yeah, we'll see about that, Chicken Head. Saba, any ideas?
  • Saba: Well, how about a White Tiger Thunderbolt?
  • White Power Ranger: Right, Saba! Here goes.

  • White Power Ranger: White Tiger Thunderbolt!

  • Black Power Ranger: The serious damage.
  • Red Power Ranger: Well, then, let's try it again.
  • All: Right!

  • Saba: One focus blow should finish that.
  • White Power Ranger: Right! I'll concentrate for all of our power to one bug burst.

  • Red Power Ranger: Is anyone okay?

  • Monster: This is gonna be a blast.

  • Red Power Ranger: Emergency eject. Everyone, out.
  • Alpha 5: There.

  • Yellow Power Ranger: Oh, no. Not this place again.
  • Pink Power Ranger: How did we get back here?

(Dark Alpha laughs megalomaniacally as the Rangers are fighting the monsters in the theater)
Dark Alpha: HA! Those Power Punks are wasting their time!
Zordon: Alpha, stop this at once. You know the Rangers' powers aren't working in the theater. Why are you putting your friends in danger?
Dark Alpha: Friends?!
(Dark Alpha laughs megalomanically)
Dark Alpha: Don't be ridiculous! They're not my friends, never have been, and never will be!
(Delta 4 begins to cry; Dark Alpha notices this and embraces her)
Dark Alpha: Don't worry, sweet Delta. Once the Earth is taken over by Lord Zedd and Empress Rita, and the Rangers are eliminated, we will start this world anew...with you by my side as my queen.
Delta 4: Alpha....
(They kiss for a long moment. They then break away from the kiss and Alpha walks back over to the controls.)
Delta 4: Alpha, wait!
(Alpha turns to Delta)
Delta 4: No matter what you have become, good or evil, I love you so much, Alpha!
Dark Alpha: And I, you.
(Dark Alpha turns back to Zordon)
Dark Alpha: For years I have lived in the Rangers' shadows, but not anymore! It’s my turn to be famous now. I’ll go down in history as the one who destroyed the Power Rangers!

Rita Repulsa: Sweet, sweet Alpha. Delivering the message of evil.

Rita Repulsa: And you, Alpha?
Dark Alpha: The Rangers and Zordon can burn. I serve you now.
Rita Repulsa: As you should. Zedd and I will increase the amount of Putties and monsters in the theater. You are serving me well. Continue to serve me as you are doing now until the Rangers are defeated, and your loyalty will be rewarded.
(Dark Alpha bows his head in obeisance.)

Rocky: How can Alpha do this to us?
Adam: He hasn't been this evil before!
Kimberly: Something very bad has happened to him. He has been brainwashed.
(The Rangers gasp in shock.)
Trini: But how?
Kimberly: Alpha has been infused with the power of the Dark Crystal. With it growing inside him at this rate, he will have more than enough power to blast us all into dust.
Ted: Rita and Zedd must have cast a spell over Alpha and must be using the crystal's power to control his mind and heart.
Kimberly: Yeah. And if we don't get out of here, restore him to normal and purify him, he will belong to Zedd and Rita forever.
(During Kim's first line, an image of Alpha succumbing to Dark Power can be seen.)
Jason: You see, Rangers? We can't give up! We have to break the hold that Zedd and Rita have over our friend.
Kimberly: Before it's too late.

Part 3: Breaking the Spell

  • Alpha 5: Everything's going perfectly. The Rangers are trapped without their powers in the theater.

  • White Power Ranger: What do you want with those anyway, you goons.
  • Monster: Well, we're Rita's wedding gifts to Lord Zedd.

  • Goldar: You sure about this wedding ceremony?
  • Lord Zedd: Of course, you snake. I'm sure about everything.
  • Rita: What's with the hold up? I wanna get over this right away.

  • Rita: Come on. Let's go.
  • Squatt: Okay.
  • Lord Zedd: Finster, you'll perform the ceremony. It's everything ready?
  • Finster: Yes, your evilness.

  • Monster: Did you see what I just saw?

  • Lord Zedd: Ah, that's more like it.

  • Goldar: Yes. Now that you mention it. I think I'll take--
  • Rita: Ah, can it.

  • Goldar: No, no.

  • Rita: You're holding it. Give me that. Here you go, Zedd. Now put this on. Okay, go ahead.

  • Lord Zedd: Come here.
  • Rita: Do I have to?
  • Finster: Yes.

  • Alpha 5: Whoa. Something big on the moon.

  • Lord Zedd: Come, everyone, time to dance.

  • Goldar: I can't believe this.

  • White Power Ranger: Okay.

  • White Power Ranger: I can't believe he felt for that.
  • Red Power Ranger: What's a matter, pal? Better shakes or something.
  • White Power Ranger: Now for my next trick.

  • Monster: Isn't that nice?
  • Lord Zedd: My dear, what wedding gift did you get for me?
  • Rita: My gift to you is that the Power Rangers trapped.

  • Lord Zedd: You shall have it.

  • Lord Zedd: So long. We'll be back for the Power Rangers are no more. Let's go.

  • Rita: Come on. Let's hit the road.

  • Rita: In other words, bye, bye, Power Rangers.

  • Yellow Power Ranger: Man, I thought we never get away with those monsters.
  • White Power Ranger: Yeah. But, just be careful. There could be more hiding anywhere.

  • Yellow Power Ranger: I don't know. But, I think I hear those two monsters still gone to the door.
  • Pink Power Ranger: I don't know if our powers can't pass them.
  • White Power Ranger: We've gotta use our brain power, guys.

  • Black Power Ranger: That does it.
  • Pink Power Ranger: We've gotta escape.
  • Blue Power Ranger: This way. I think I got an idea how we get out of here.
  • White Power Ranger: Yeah.
  • Blue Power Ranger: We need to go down--

  • Yellow Power Ranger: Monsters. Here, little monsters. Where are you? I'm giving myself up. Are you in there? Whoa!

  • Black Power Ranger: Good job. Nice shot.
  • Pink Power Ranger: Good work, you guys.
  • Blue Power Ranger: Yeah, way to go.
  • White Power Ranger: Alright, guys, now we escape through the cave.
  • Pink Power Ranger: Let's go.
  • White Power Ranger: Just like we did before.

  • Goldar: Come in. Do you read me?

  • Goldar: But this is an emergency. The rangers have escaped and they headed on foot to the command center.

  • Lord Zedd: We'll handle it, Goldar.

  • Goldar: Hear me. This is a declaration of war. Every last monster creature in doom. Prepare to attack. It's time to bring the Power Rangers to their needs. The end is near.
  • White Power Ranger: This way, everybody. Come on. Whoa. Which way to the command center from here?
  • Blue Power Ranger: It's that way.
  • White Power Ranger: Whoa.
  • Monster: That's it. Run away.
  • White Power Ranger: There it is, guys. We're almost home free. Come on.

  • Lord Zedd: Monsters, hear me now. They must not reach their command center. Stop the Power Rangers at all cost.
  • Rita: Let's see some action here.

  • Rita: Zedd, their getting away. Do something.
  • Lord Zedd: Calm down, calm down. So what if they reach the command center? They have to come out sooner or later. We have an army of monster warriors just waiting to attack Angel Grove.

  • Tommy: Alpha, what happened? Where's Zordon?
  • Alpha 5: Zordon? I don't know what you're talking about.

  • Billy: Alpha, what's wrong with you?

  • Billy: Here, let me help you.
  • Alpha 5: I don't need your help.

  • Billy: Somebody reprogram him.

  • Alpha 5: What? What happened?
  • Tommy: They fixed Alpha. But what about Zordon?

  • Alpha 5: Billy, you've got to find him.
  • Billy: I've got something here.
  • Zordon: Excellent work, Rangers. Thank goodness you're here.
  • Alpha 5: What was the problem, Zordon?
  • Zordon: What's important that Billy fixed it.
  • Tommy: Way to go, Billy.
  • Billy: Thanks.

  • Zordon: What else is happened?
  • Tommy: Well, Lord Zedd and Rita got married for one thing.

  • Zordon: You must go, Rangers.

  • Alpha 5: I'll download the monster's coordinates.

  • Tommy: Got it. We're morphing into action.
  • (At outside)
  • All: Now, Thunder Megazord Power Up!

  • All: Thunder Megazord Power Up!
  • White Power Ranger: White Ranger White Tigerzord Power Now! White Tigerzord Warrior Mode Now!

  • White Power Ranger: So long.
  • Monster: Come on, come on, come on.
  • White Power Ranger: Time to take you down.

  • White Power Ranger: Finish her, guys.

  • White Power Ranger: Got them!

  • White Power Ranger: That will teach you not to mess with the Power Rangers.

  • Girl: Billy? Tommy? Aisha? Kimberly? Where are you guys? There you are.

  • Alpha 5: I've got to bring back Bulk and Skull.

  • Skull: What happened?
  • Bulk: Uh, nothing happened.
  • Both: Nothing happened.

(Dark Alpha chuckles and giggles wickedly.)

Dark Alpha: Delta, can you feel the power surges? Everything is going exactly as I have planned! Those pesky Rangers are trapped without their powers in the Theater, and that blabbermouth Zordon has been banished forever!
(The now-muted alarm goes off.)
Dark Alpha: The alarm? Hmmmm. Delta, come! Zedd has sent some more Putties to guard the Rangers. Let's have a look and see how the Power Poops are doing.
Kimberly: You'll never get away with this!
Peckster: Oh, we already have.
(Delta gasps.)
Dark Alpha: With the Rangers prisoners of Lord Zedd and Empress Rita, and no Zordon to blather over us, the Command Center will be ours, Delta! ALL OURS! Ha! I think I'm enjoying being evil!
(Dark Alpha creates an energy chair in Delta's force field for her to sit in.)
Dark Alpha: Now come, Delta! Let us witness Rita and Zedd's wedding!
(Delta is aghast.)
Delta 4: Why?!
Dark Alpha: Because, one day, it shall be us that will marry. We shall share dominion over this accursed planet. The people of Earth tremble at our presence even now!
Delta 4: (softly) Rule over Earth?
Dark Alpha: I see that even the idea appeals to you.
Lord Zedd: Goldar, signal the musicians to begin playing, please.
Goldar: Uh, I couldn't get musicians on such short notice.
Lord Zedd: You fool! That's what I get for sending a monkey to do a monster's job!
Finster: Can any among us offer reason why these two storm clouds should not be together?
Goldar: Now that you mention it, I-
Rita: Shut up, monkey face!
(She whispers to Goldar through gritted teeth.)
Rita: Not now, okay? Wait until I've completely drained him of his powers first!


Finster: By the power invested in me, by Lord Zedd, I now pronounce you husband and fright.
(Rita glares at him.)
Finster: I mean "husband and wife". Excuse me. You may now kiss the bride, Lord Zedd.
Rita: Oh, I don't know. I'm not sure if I even want to kiss him. I-
(Lord Zedd impatiently pulls Rita in for a passionate kiss.)
Eye Guy: Ooh, guys and gals, did you just see what I just saw? Huh? I need to get all my eyes checked.

Deleted scenes

(Dark Alpha, in disguise as his unbrainwashed state, approaches the Rangers.)

Dark Alpha: Follow me, Rangers. Zordon has asked me to accompany you to the Theater.

(They walk to the outside of the Theater; the doors open.)

Kimberly: Where is Zordon, Alpha?
Dark Alpha: He is... he is busy at the moment, Kimberly.

(They turn a corner, and the Rangers find that they have come to a dead end, as a door shuts behind them, Dark Alpha secretly gesturing to slam the door)

Billy: Alpha! What's going on?

(Dark Alpha turns gracefully, enveloped in a bright white light; when it fades, Dark Alpha appears. He laughs megalomaniacally.)

Dark Alpha: I don't know why that blabbermouth chose you! Can't you fools see? I have lured you into a trap!
Rangers: What?!
Dark Alpha: Monsters, I command you, appear!
(The monsters all appear from their hiding places and surround the Rangers.)
Soccadillo: Welcome, Rangers. Your beloved mentor is beaten. Angel Grove, destroyed. You are the last remnants of the Forces of Light.
Madame Woe: Do you wish to plead for your lives from your new masters, Lord Zedd and Empress Rita?

Songs

Notes

  • This episode contains the first time footage is used from Ninja Sentai Kakuranger, in the form of establishing shots of the Spectre Theatre.
  • Unlike the Prime Reality version of this episode where Alpha's behavior is merely caused by a virus that just turns him into an angry brat, Alpha's conversion to evil was initiated by an emotional meltdown caused by his mistreatment from the Rangers. Rita and Zedd just make it rise to the surface, and give him the power to crush them so he could finally deal with his emotional pain. He also is a bit more intimidating than he normally is while he is evil.
  • It's implied that the white light column created by the Rangers, when purifying Dark Alpha, is actually part of the Universal Morphin Grid.
  • Rita, long ago, tried to turn Alpha 5 over to her side during the 2000-yearlong war between herself and Zordon, but at the time Alpha refused her deal, knowing what serving Rita would really mean to him.
  • Rita's line, said as Alpha transforms into Dark Alpha, is taken directly from Issue #7 of the comics that are currently being produced by Boom Studios.
  • In the scene where Alpha is brought before Rita and Zedd to be brainwashed and reprogrammed, Rita calls Alpha 5 "her sweet Alpha"; this is not only a nod to issue #7 of the Boom Studios comic series (where Rita clearly makes reference to some kind of history with Alpha), but a nod to the Sega Genesis PR fighting game where she refers to every monster as her "sweet child". She also says this line in a very warm and sweet tone as well. This is the result of her heart becoming warm in the episode The Trouble with Shellshock.
  • Unlike the Prime Reality version of this episode where Rita doesn't go through with her secret plans to overthrow Lord Zedd, in this version she does follow through with her plans, and in the following episode she begins to drain Zedd of his evil power.
  • When Dark Alpha is blasting the Rangers with Dark Power in Part III, some of it even hits the "camera".
  • As part of his walk outside the Command Center, to test his climbing ability Alpha climbs the same mountain Trini climbed in High Five to save Billy. He is captured just after he is beginning to walk back.
  • In "The Mirror Crystal", it was stated Alpha 5 could not be programmed to be evil due to being built by someone from the Forces of Light with systems considered to be too difficult to tamper with. Brainwashing and dark energy infusion, however, to be the one and only loophole.
  • To ensure that Dark Power continually flows into Alpha's circuitry, a CD that has been bathed with Dark Power, blood and hatred (countless times) is placed in Alpha's badge-shaped panel on his back after Dark Alpha is created. The disc is removed from his circuitry and shatters like glass when his true memories and self are restored by the Rangers, Delta and Zordon.
  • Alpha is eventually rewarded by Rita for his "loyal services" to her in this episode.
  • From this episode on, when around Alpha, Squatt, Baboo, Finster, Goldar and Scorpina, Rita speaks in the calm voice that she had in the pilot episode of the Prime Reality series. She and the others also show great love and care for the little robot, and Goldar develops some respect for Alpha as well.
  • Alpha was originally going to acquire an armorlike power-up just for him in this episode, but the idea was scrapped. He instead receives it, along with his Morpher and Coin, in the Christmas special Alpha's Best Christmas Ever.
  • There was going to be a bit during the 'wedding scene' during the episode's development that a bouquet toss was going to occur. Scorpina was to catch it, as a reference to her counterpart in Zyuranger. The bouquet that was to be tossed is one of black roses. While the bouquet toss scene was scrapped, Rita still holds the bouquet when she whacks Goldar in the face with it.
  • When Alpha 5 is brainwashed, infused with Dark Power and under Rita and Zedd's control, his behavior and the music that plays during the Command Center scenes are references to Wicked Lady from the first English dub of Sailor Moon R in the 1990s. One of the scenes, however, has music that is based around "Theme of Queen Beryl" from Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, a Toei-produced series from 2004 to 2007.[1]
  • One of the negative images that Alpha sees during his conversion is an angry image of Fera, who has yet to be introduced in the franchise.
  • Several monsters attended the wedding but did not participate in the final battle, including Snizzard and Invenusable Flytrap. Their fates are left unanswered.
  • The music that plays during Rita's bridal procession down the aisle is "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring", which is a musical composition by Johann Sebastian Bach now played at bridal processions during weddings. Instead of singing lyrics to the music like in the Prime Reality version, however, Rita softly hums the tune to herself.
  • Dark Alpha's memories of his previous self were altered by Rita and Zedd, and his attitude and personality, along with his physical appearance, were changed as well.
  • Even though Alpha celebrated his birthday with the Rangers in Happy Birthday, Alpha! during season 1, Rocky, Adam and Aisha are present for his birthday (in addition to Jason, Zack and Trini) in one of Alpha's memories. Alpha must have celebrated another birthday inbetween the events of The Mutiny and Small But Mighty.
  • Alpha's walk back to the Command Center after he is converted to evil was shown in a draft version of the script; to test his new dark powers, he creates a large building resembling the Command Center called the Dark Center; it is a building featuring elements of Eltarian and Edenite architecture and made completely of Dark Crystal. The scene was to be accompanied by Alpha singing a song similar in style to "Let it Go" from Frozen. Another version of the same scene was filmed in which he corrupted the Command Center itself with Dark Power, making crystal jut out of the sheer stone walls.
  • Another draft of the script had Rita make Alpha grow with her wand, increasing not just his height but his and the Strobe's powers, along with his hatred and fury over the Rangers. He would have called the Rangers "impudent insects" and prepared to crush them, but they would have summoned the Thunder Megazord before they could which would have also led to a Megazord fight. This idea was scrapped for consistency reasons.
  • Footage from the previous episode is used in the scene where Alpha's true memories are revealed to him, and some new footage featuring the younger version of Kimberly saying to Alpha that she and the others will always be there for him.
  • Unlike the prime universe version of this same episode, Alpha's scenes in the Command Center are comprised entirely of original footage.
  • First appearance of Dark Alpha, the evil alter-ego of Alpha 5. Dark Alpha will reappear again in Facing the Past of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Revisited, though he is referenced in an episode of Power Rangers Zeo: Revisited.
  • At the end of part 2, Kimberly and Ted are deliberately given lines that Zordon would say in their situation.
  • Scorpina returns in this episode.
  • From this episode on, Rita is played by Carla Perez and will now appear almost completely in original footage, while Barbara Goodson continues to provide Rita's voice.
    • Also from this episode on, Scorpina is played by Sabrina Lu and will now appear almost completely in original footage, while Wendee Lee continues to provide Scorpina's voice.
  • Originally the episode was going to be more than three parts long, and was going to have more Evil Alpha scenes. One such scene created during the episode's development stages involved him refuting Kim's statement that they loved him, calling her and the other Rangers "pathetic", and another was a fight scene in which he was going to say something along the lines of "These powers are wasted on human teenagers. When I am finished, I'll rip the Power Coins from your morphers, and make your Morphin Energy my own!" This would have been one of the few times that death was being mentioned in PR: Revisited. Another scene involved Zedd paternally reproving [that is, scolding or correcting usually gently or with kindly intent] Alpha for not following Zedd and Rita's orders to lure the Rangers into an ambush at the Spectre Theater, due to the love potion still being inside his body (he would normally treat Alpha as one of his abused lackeys and threaten to turn Alpha into scrap metal if he failed him one more time, had the potion not been administered which is what Rita would never have wanted). In another deleted scene, Alpha was going to engage Kim in battle whilst the other rangers deal with a large group of Z-Putties (armed with maces, swords, axes, and clubs, in a nod to the SNES video game) that would accompany Alpha. In the preliminary storyboards, he was to display the ability to shoot concentrated energy blasts from a built-in cannon located in his wrist; this was part of his new armored form. His abilities as a ruthless martial arts fighting machine are shown, as he dominates Kimberly for almost the entirety of their confrontation. He would also enter the Spectre Theater prior to the doors closing and say to the Rangers that "death is the only way out".
  • This is the third time Alpha is turned into an evil character. (He turns evil in Robo-Punks and Return of an Old Friend.) This is also the first time Alpha is consumed by envy and bitter resentment for the Rangers as well. The reason why is because they frequently leave him alone to go battle evil, as implied in The Wanna-Be Ranger.
    • The way that Alpha activates a force field around Delta 4 is the same way he does to the Green Ranger in Green with Evil. Alpha also rips out the control panels in the same manner as well.
  • New footage was filmed for the scenes where we delve into Alpha's memories.
  • In the original shooting script, Lord Zedd gives Alpha a wand called the Strobe of Dark Power that will increase his power a trillionfold and be used as a catalyst for keeping him under his thrall permanently (much like the Sword of Darkness in Green with Evil), but this was cut after filming the scenes with the wand because of the fear of parental complaints over violence and severe injury and/or death in the show. He would use this wand to attack the Rangers by hitting them with dark energy in the form of lightning. He used the wand for an attack called Dark Thunder, though he also used an unnamed lightning attack as well as Dark Power with it as well. In the final script, he has the wand in the Command Center, but it is under a machine's analysis and conversion. Dark Alpha attempts to reach for it, but when he does it begins to spark with Alpha's true white energy.
  • When Alpha converses with Delta while he is evil, Alpha promises that once the Earth is conquered and the Rangers are dead, he will make her his queen. This almost happens in the Power Rangers Zeo: Revisited episode Machine King for a Day, only they are made to rule the Machine Empire together, and not Earth.
  • This episode's working title was "The Birth of Wicked Alpha".
  • Rita apparently returned to give Zedd a less menacing persona, as parents complained about it after The Mutiny.

Errors

  • Shawna, Stewart and the former Dark Rangers never encountered Alpha at all, so why is he attacking them?

References

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