|This article is about a/an episode in Power Rangers Dino Thunder.|
|Beneath the Surface|
|Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Episode 1x09|
|Air date April 3, 2004|
Beneath the Surface is the ninth episode of Power Rangers: Dino Thunder and features the introduction of the Dimetro Zord.
At Hayley's Cyberspace, Ethan was playing a video game while Kira and Conner were working on something for school. They was get irritated with Ethan who was making a lot of noise while playing a computer game. Ethan was very excited because he just made it to level 12 on the game. To silence Ethan, Conner shut down Ethan's game because of all the noise he was making. Ethan was upset, it had taken him three hours to get to that level. Kira told him that they have a paper due soon for a class and wanted to know why Ethan wasn't working on his project. Ethan told them that he and Trent had already finished their project last week. Kira wanted to know to where Trent was, she had thought he was working today. Conner told her he thought he was at home spending quality time with his dad.
At home, Trent searched his father's office for the inter-dimensional doorway that he had gone through. He remember what had happened before, but could not locate the doorway now. His father's voice interrupt his concentration. Trent told his dad that strange things were going on. His father merely replied that he was worried about Trent working all hours at the coffee place and wanted him to see his doctor. Trent didn't want to see a doctor. He felt he had the right to know what was going on. Anton Mercer states that everything he has will one day belong to Trent and that he will soon begin preparing him for the transition.
Back at Mesogog's Fortess, Elsa's working on something, involving a Dino Egg.
Dr. Oliver takes his class out for a dinosaur dig, and Principal Randall accompanies the class. Principal Randall stays close to Dr. Oliver and is very friendly. Cassidy sees this and points it out to Devin. Devin is not convinced, but Cassidy thinks she has something for the gossip column. Conner, Kira, and Ethan discovered an unusual dinosaur egg. The site is attack by Tyrannodrones. There is much tossing of the dinosaur egg and Dr. Oliver makes a dramatic dive to save Principal Randall.
Afterwards, Conner, Ethan, Kira and Dr. Oliver return to dino ruins to analyze. Ethan can't get any kind of reading on the egg. Dr. Oliver is still getting a heat signal from the forest. Dr. Oliver leaves to check it out.
Principal Randall returns to the site to find the egg. Principal Randall finds the egg and reverts to Elsa. The dinosaur is now under Elsa's command.
Kira, Ethan, and Conner still worked on the egg, but Ethan finally opened the egg and they saw a hologram of Elsa fly out and taunt them. Kira was really tired of the evil laugh. On the screen appeared a new dinosaur, the Dimetrodon wrecking havoc on the city.
Dr. Oliver has a confrontation with Zeltrax in the forest, not before getting called back by Mesogog, thinking he should leave his 'petty jealous' out of the way and will discuss his punishment later.
Kira, Conner, and Ethan morphed into action. The Rangers were having a difficult time as their Megazord battled Dimetrodon and a monster as well. Dr. Oliver was able to break the Elsa's spell over the Dimetrodon and with the Dimetrodon's help, the Rangers were able to defeat the monster.
Back at Mesogog's Fortness, he was torn over who to punish first. Zeltrax tells him to punish him as Elsa told him that she made progress to gain Tommy's trust and wants Elsa to get closer to him, but she don't want to, thinking he's 'so...good', hoping they're another way, but Mesogog doesn't want her opinion. Elsa obeys him and will stay close to him.
The next day at school, Kira, Conner, and Ethan froze as Cassidy announced over her TV show that there was a hero at the high school. Cassidy was referring to Principal Randall as the hero. After class, Dr. Oliver finds Principal Randall in the hall. Dr. Oliver was impressed and worried over Dr. Oliver. Principal Randall is rather surprise that Dr. Oliver was worried about her and has a momentary flashback to their time on the site. Principal Randall soon snaps out of her daze and walks off, leaving Dr. Oliver a bit confused. Conner, Ethan, and Kira had watched the whole exchange and Conner immediately begins to give Dr. Oliver a hard time.
- James Napier as Conner McKnight (Red Dino Thunder Ranger)
- Kevin Duhaney as Ethan James (Blue Dino Thunder Ranger)
- Emma Lahana as Kira Ford (Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger)
- Jason David Frank as Dr. Tommy Oliver (Black Dino Thunder Ranger)
- Jeffrey Parazzo as Trent Fernandez
- Ismay Johnston as Hayley Ziktor
- Tom Hern as Devin Del Valle
- Katrina Devine as Cassidy Cornell
- Latham Gaines as Mesogog / Anton Mercer
- Miriama Smith as Elsa / Principal Randall