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Recap / Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers S1E49 Return of an Old Friend Part 1

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Rita Repulsa concocts a vile scheme to blackmail the Power Rangers into giving her the Power Coins by kidnapping their parents and sending them to another dimension. Though the Rangers give up the Coins, Rita shows no intention of giving their parents back and all hope seems lost... until an old friend returns.

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  • Adult Fear:
    • Right before Rita abducts the parents, Kimberly's mom tries to find her when the juice bar begins to shake.
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    • Inverted, with the Rangers being concern about their parents.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Almost of the Rangers' parents wear their kids' signature colors. (Except for Zach's parents, who wear purple but still dark colors, and Kimberley's dad, who wears an ordinary suit. Her mom wears pink, though.)
  • He’s Back: Go, Green Ranger! Go! Go!
  • I Lied: Goldar lied about giving the Rangers their parents back.
  • Important Haircut: JDF debuts T.O.'s signature long locks.
  • It's All My Fault: Billy feels this way as they're forced to give Goldar their Power Coins.
  • Missed Him by That Much: The Dramole burrow pass a sulking Kimberly.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Billy, when he's given the Dragon Dagger to Goldar.
  • Oh, Crap!: Bulk saw something burrowing under the floor.
    "Mommy!"
  • Rule of Three: The questions the parents ask when Rita causes the Youth Center to shake.
    Jason's Dad: What's going on?
    Kimberly's Dad: Where's Kimberly?
    Skull's Mom: What is that smell?!
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  • The Bus Came Back: Jason David Frank returns to MMPR. Originally, he left to star in "Cybertron", which became VR Troopers. When MMPR's ratings tanked, Saban called an audible and brought JDF back.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: The Rangers have to decide on their own to give up their Power Coins for their parents.
  • Wham Line:
    Kimberly: So what do we do now? Goldar has all the power coins.
    Jason: Not all of them. Still have one. [reveals the weakened Dragon coin]
    [back at the Youth Center]
    Tommy: Where is everybody?
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