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Recap / Power Rangers Ninja Steel S 01 E 08 Gold Rush

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Both the Power Rangers and Galvanax attempt to find more information about the mysterious Gold Ranger.

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  • An Aesop: "Just goes to show ya, you can't judge a person until you get to know 'em."
  • Call-Back:
    • One for the previous episode as Sarah was able to use her hologram technology to create a Ninja Clone Power Star.
    • Levi reveals that the Ninja Nexus Prism arrived to him after leaving Brody, Preston, and Sarah during Return of the Prism, hence why the Gold Power Star was missing when it reached Calvin and Hayley.
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  • Contemptible Cover: Brody was under the impression that Levi was your typical celebrity that was shallow and rude. It's only after spending time with him that he realizes how much of a good person Levi is, even apologizing to him about the wrong assumption.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Mick gives Levi his Storm Power Star and Bull Rider Zord Star, both of which won't be used until the following episode.
    • Likewise, the Ninja Nexus Prism shows a zord that Mick recognizes as the Lion Fire Ship.
  • Foreshadowing: While out for some food, Brody gets Levi a Double Danger Chili Burger and says it was his brother's favorite. Levi quickly takes a liking to it.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Levi is a famed celebrity, but he's excessively humble, shares food with a hungry kid, and (oh yeah) is the Gold Ranger.
    • Levi admits surprise that Brody can fix a car engine.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Levi hired Brody to be his bodyguard simply because Brody treated him like a regular person. He found it refreshing and wanted to get to know Brody better.
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  • Malicious Misnaming: After breaking his horn, Brody calls Ripcorn "Unicorn."
  • Oh, Crap!: The Rangers when Levi morphs. He has he felt the same way when he saw them do it.
  • Red Herring: The Rangers were under the impression that Levi's manager, Tom, was the Gold Ranger because he had the Gold Power Star. He's not. Levi had him hold onto it.
  • The Reveal:
    • Levi is the Gold Ranger.
    • Odious was the one who secretly kept Levi a prisoner on the ship.
  • Rewatch Bonus:
    • With Levi being the Gold Ranger, Brody initially thinking of him as a spoiled celebrity and learning that's not the case. Becomes an even bigger bonus a few episodes later when Brody learns Levi is his missing brother.
    • In light of the reveal, all of the times Odious talking about finding the traitor and trying to put the blame elsewhere.
  • The Scapegoat: Odious suggests Ripcorn is the one who responsible for the Gold Ranger being on the ship when it was her all along.
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  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After the others are incapacitated and being told to morph, Tom flees the scene. Since he's not really the Gold Ranger, the Rangers can't blame him too much.
  • This Cannot Be!: Ripcon over Brody shattering one of his horns.
  • Visual Pun: While others waiting in line to meet Levi are dressed in cowboy clothing, a little girl is dressed like an actual fan. She lampshades being Levi's "biggest fan." It even wins her the contest.
  • Wham Shot: Levi picking up the Gold Power Star.

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