|This article is about a/an episode in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive.|
Crown and Punishment is the thirty-second and final episode of Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive. This episode marks the first and only appearance of Flurious' final form. This episode also reveals the fifth and final jewel, the Pink Emerald. With the final jewel found, the entire crown is then revealed, giving Flurious his final form.
The Pink Emerald is in the possession of the Rangers, but is soon lost to Flurious when he sends his Chiller army to attack their base. Now possessing all the jewels to the Corona Aurora, Flurious freezes all of San Angeles and upgrades himself to a new form. Now one Ranger must rise up and make the biggest sacrifice to destroy Flurious once and for all.
The mummy walks toward them as Rose goes near them with the jewels. She grabs a box he has. They open the box to find the last jewel: the Pink Emerald. Rose figures their trackers couldn't detect it because the box is aligned with a special metal. Flurious destroys the mummy and the chillers invade the mansion. Andrew and the six Rangers fight against the Chillers with things around the house. The six transform. Mack gets blasted at and powers down. Flurious grabs Mack and Mack tells them to forget about him. Andrew tells him he is important to him. Andrew hands Flurious a jewel. The Rangers hold jewels as well and they hand them over because they treasure Mack's life as well. Mack feels like they lost everything they ever worked for. He asks Andrew why he did it. Andrew tells him that no matter what happens to them, he would do anything for another day and hour with him. Mack hugs him and finally calls him dad again. Andrew tells him it isn't over. Back at his base, Flurious gathers his horde of troops. Norg asks to go, Flurious tells him his time has been terminated. Vella is free and the Chillers are to stay to 'take care of' them. Norg is told the truth and fights for Vella. Back in the base, Andrew preps the team. They go off to save the world. Outside, the jewels revert to their original form and Flurious puts them on his crown. The Rangers arrive in their vehicles. They morph as Flurious freezes San Angeles. The power bursts through the ice and the Rangers morph, breaking Chillers in front of them. Flurious puts on the crown and becomes a more powerful form, destroying more Chillers. They fight the new beast. The Rangers except Will slash at Flurious in a group attack. Furious and angry, Flurious becomes big when he says,"I have the Corona Aurora, and I am powerful! BIG AND POWERFUL!!!" Mack summons the Zords and the Drivemax Megazord is formed. Drivemax on top of Battlefleet tries its finisher on Flurious, But he grabs the sword and throws the Drivemax down to the ground and destroys it agressively. He then blasts at the Battlefleet and destroys it too. Powered down and ejected from their Zords, the team struggles. Flurious goes down to regular size and taunts the teens. "So much for your Megazords!" Then, he sends more Chillers. Like he said, no human can ever defeat him as long as he has the Crown. Mack takes the challenge, he has made peace with not being human. He morphs and tells the others to go after the Chillers. "Power Rangers forever!" Each of them morph as they fight. Mack transforms into the Red Sentinel Ranger. Everyone does their individual attacks against Chillers and defeat them. With full strength and with a shout of "full power" during his finishing move, Mack is able to defeat Flurious with the latter lost his power and his crown separated from him and dropped to the ground. The city returns to normal. Mack prevents Flurious from getting back his crown (It can be seen Mack has suffered internal damage when he grabs Flurious' hand) and pushes Flurious to the ground again with his full power. Sentinel Knight in his chestplate knows this is abnormal and asks Mack what he is up to. Mack tells Sentinel Knight he wants to use all the power he has and fires the full energy blast inside his body to destroy Flurious until he exploded into bits. The gang celebrate until they spot Mack laying on his chest. Back at the mansion, he is hooked up to the machines. Andrew scans him and delivers the sad news that he is dead. Spencer apologizes. Ronnie wants him to build him again but Andrew says he wouldn't be the same. Just something that looked like him. The Sentinel Knight arrives with Corona Aurora and tells the two men to pick the boy up. With the crown on his head, Mack comes to life, as he fought with heart. Mack takes off the crown and then marvels that he has a heartbeat. Later, the gang tell Andrew what they learned and what is next from each of them. Rose will go back to teaching, Will is training a special team to help with his work, Dax wants to direct, and Tyzonn wants to search for Vella. Spencer says that wouldn't be necessary as he brings along Norg and Vella. Prompting a happy reunion between the two Mercurians. Andrew offers a field of flowers to Norg. Ronny wonders about what is next for Mack and Andrew. They just look at each other. Then we see them adventuring together as father and son.
- James MacLurcan as Mack Hartford (Red Overdrive Ranger)
- Samuell Benta as Will Aston (Black Overdrive Ranger)
- Gareth Yuen as Dax Lo (Blue Overdrive Ranger)
- Caitlin Murphy as Ronny Robinson (Yellow Overdrive Ranger)
- Rhoda Montemayor as Rose Ortiz (Pink Overdrive Ranger)
- Dwayne Cameron as Tyzonn (Mercury Overdrive Ranger)
- Gerald Urquhart as Flurious
- ??? as Norg (voice)
- Beth Allen as Vella
- Mack is the second ranger, after Kendrix to die, and the second, again, after Kendrix, to be revived, albeit by different means.
- The Overdrive Rangers were never seen again after this episode, although Mack's helmet makes an appearance in the Power Rangers RPM episode, "Ancient History".
- The whole final Megazord battle is not used in Operation Overdrive until the finale of Power Rangers: Super Samurai, Samurai Forever.