The Ranger teens are excited to hear that Tommy is coming home by the end of the week. Little do they realize, that Lord Zedd has other plans in mind for the former Green Ranger. Tommy vanishes without warning, just as Zedd creates Nimrod, the Scarlet Sentinel. The monster, along with its assistants, AC & DC, makes quick work of the Power Rangers. Defeated by the triple threat, things get stranger when the gang discovers the Command Center is powered down, and both Alpha & Zordon absent! Meanwhile, Bulk & Skull recover a strange golden object, after it crashlands in the park. It turns out to be Rita's mini Space Dumpster! They think it holds the key to unlocking the Power Rangers' identities, and set out to break it open, which is easier said than done.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Skull wants to find a sign telling them they're on the right track of finding the identities of the Power Rangers. Immediately afterwards, Rita's dumpster crashed near them.Bulk: You asked for a sign!
Skull: But I changed my mind!
- Call-Back: Bulk and Skull try to saw open the dumpster, with the noise giving Rita a headache.
- Living Statue: Kind of. Lord Zedd turns the park's "Sentinel Statue" into a monster known as Nimrod, the Scarlet Sentinel.
- Red Herring: It seems as though Lord Zedd captured Tommy, flashing green as he's being teleported (while also flashing white). Then when we cut to Zedd, he said "everything's going according to plan".
- She's Back: Rita, only to be placed back into the dumpster and sent to space in part 2.
- Terrible Trio: Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel, AC and DC.
- Wham Line: "They're making a new Ranger?"