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Ranger Yellow is the eighth and ninth episodes of Power Rangers RPM. It is a two-parter that features flashback of Summer's backstory, up to the point of the first episode of the season. And it reveals a promise that Summer made to two certain people along time ago.

Summary

When Summer's snobby parents show up, they demand that she quits "pretending" to be a Power Ranger, and return to her normal life.

Summer's parents insist on Summer marrying another rich family, and they refuse to give up the Landsdown Diamond for protection, unless Summer agrees to the forced marriage. Meanwhile, Tenaya 7 is still bent on stealing the diamond.

Synopsis

Part 1

The episode opens with Corinth troops trying to fight off an attack bot and grinders, but are terribly unsuccessful. They get their butts handed to them, and it gets worse when Tenaya 7 shows up as well.

Meanwhile, at the command tower, the Rangers and Doctor K are entertaining a group of little kids on a field trip. Doctor K is finishing up explaining how they power up the Ranger bio hardware without an external energy source by filling an entire whiteboard with an equation. Silence. Col. Truman thanks Doctor K and decides to open it up for a Q&A with the Rangers…


“Ranger Black, you’re my favorite Power Ranger. Your toughness and spirit is an inspiration to all of Corinth city. Do you have any advice for all the kids out who look up to you?”

Dillon goes up to the mic and simply answers “No.”

“Ranger Blue, how come you talk pretty? And everybody else doesn’t?”

Flynn answers, “Well, little lass, it’s cause I’m Scottish. And everyone else isn’t.”

“Would you please tell me, where do you get your spandex?”Hitting a nerve with Doctor K…“THAT IS NOT SPANDEX! The material is a self-assembling nano-“ Summer and Dillon stop her before she gets really fired up.

“Red, you’re the leader of the Power Rangers. Is that the reason why your hair is the coolest?” With a little smirk, Scott answers, “That would be one of the reasons, yeah.”

“Ranger Yellow, as the sole female representative of the Power rangers, I have a question for you. Which one of the guys looks the cutest in the spand…” Doctor K is about to charge… “I mean, in the tights.” Ziggy steps in,“Actually, I can answer that question. I think it comes down to the angle that which you…” He’s interrupted by Flynn and Scott before he goes on to make some innuendo that would merit a “TV-14 D” rating for the show.

“Ranger Yellow, will you marry me?” “I like a man with taste, the answer is yes.” Everyone applauds, but Doctor K is flabbergasted. “I don’t understand the relevance of the question. It makes the endless queries into Ranger Red’s hair seem pertinent and insightful by comparison.” “I’m sorry, it’s just Ranger Yellow seems so nice. Have you always been this nice Miss Yellow?”


Zoom in on Summer, who flashes back…A woman on a motorbike, very good, it seems like she’s a natural. She stops at the door of a huge mansion, raises the visor of her helmet and it's Summer, complete with full makeup and hair. She tells who appears to be a butler that every detail about her party must be perfect. He hands her a towel, she pats her face and drops it onto the ground. He goes to pick it up, and Summer revs up, causing mud to splatter all over the man. When the montage of Summer, basically acting like a rich, spoiled brat, telling him about getting a live band, ice sculptures, search lights, caviar, a red carpet…And all this resulting in him falling into a pond, acting as her footrest, her punching bag, and her rag doll. Her “surprise party” goes off without a hitch…

Back to the present, Doctor K reports a shield breach and the Rangers run off leaving Summer in her thoughts. She catches up. With Col. Truman’s troops being no match for the new attack bot, the Rangers come in and do their job. Doctor K warns of sonic bombardment canons just as the attack bot sends out a whistling jingle. Summer arrives, they try to take it out, but Venjix lets it grow prompting the zords. As the Rangers fight on, Doctor K and the kids back at the command tower watch. She assures them, the Rangers got everything under control. Pretty soon, Summer declares “threat is neutralized” and the kids applaud.

Back at the garage, they are greeted by a man and a woman who mistake them for “the help” and “servants” of their daughter and the Power Rangers. Martin asks them to polish the cue stick for his next shot at pool, but Dillon snaps it in two. Clara was not happy with the way the dust everywhere. She wanted to know why they haven't done a better keeping the place clean for their daughter and the Power Rangers. Flynn told them they are the Power Rangers. Mr. & Mrs. Landsdown were surprised - they didn't expect the Power Rangers to be so 'middle class'. Ziggy recognizes them as Martin and Clara Landsdowns billionaires. Scott didn't care who they were and he and Dillon begin escorting them out of the garage until Summer arrives on her bike.They tell Summer to tell her “servants” to unhand them, Scott asks “Do you know these fools?” The woman replies, “Of course she knows us, she’s our daughter.” Summer asks what they’re doing there and they say they are there for her, their “little girl,” just like they’ve always been.

Flashback to Summer’s birthday party when a helicopter suddenly arrives. Summer runs outside, thinking its her parents, but its actually to deliver their present. They’re in London and won’t be able to make her party. “But I made everything perfect just for them,” Summer says, but instead her butler hands her the present, the very rare family heirloom, the black Landsdown Diamond. The butler reads the letter, “Dearest Summer, this diamond represents wealth, luxury, status… It represents everything we are, and everything you are.” Summer was still upset. Brie walked up and told her who cares about parents when you have bling. Brie guided her back into the party and Summer pretended to have a good time. Cut to Summer crying (mascara running) in her room when all of a sudden, a blast is heard, rocking the mansion. Her friend comes running in with a radio report that the Venjix virus has launched a series of attacks. The sirens sound. Summer calls for her butler, Andrews, saying he would never leave her. She takes the diamond and they run.

Back to the present, Tenaya 7 is about to break into a vault to get the Landsdown Diamond, the only pure class four black diamond in existence. Venjix warns her not to disappoint him as the diamond is the key to the plan to power the camera attack bot. She finds the diamond’s box.

Back to the garage, Summer’s parents are telling her they held up their part of the agreement, letting her live on her own with all the “regular people.” They didn't see how she could live with regular people - how do they eat. Summer told them it was called 'getting a job' and let her 'pretend' to be a Power Ranger. It was important to Summer. Her mother was offended - more important than them. The doors of Doctor K’s lab close on the couple and she informs the Rangers the boom bot was only a decoy. They’ve tracked a break in at the bank vault and the Rangers head out. Summer’s parents try to stop her, saying she can’t keep running. Summer didn't have time and jumped on her bike. Her mother tried to block her way. “Mom, dad, I can take care of myself.” she says. “Since when,” her mother asks as she flashes back to the evacuations during the attacks.

Summer and friends stop a military jeep and they all get in, but it reaches max capacity as Summer is left behind (with the help of her best friend pushing her off the bumper).

Back to the present, Summer rides off and joins the other Rangers as they meet Tenaya 7. They surround her and fight. When Summer arrives, Tenaya realizes the diamond is no longer in its case. (“Aww, double drat.”)

Back at the garage, Summer’s parents continue to pound her on their agreement, if they held up their side, she should hers. Dillon’s had enough and Scott tries to stop him, but he doesn’t care. No one tells Summer what to do, he says but Scott says it’s between her and her parents. Summer shocks everyone when she says she promised to get married and her father tells her, “It’s time you remembered who you really are” and holds up the diamond.

Part 2

The guys are out discussing Summer’s dilemma while fighting off a couple of grinders. Flynn and Ziggy talk about Chaz Winchester IV, the heir to the Winchester fortune, Summer’s been destined to marry since she was 5 years old, according to Ziggy. Summer comes to save the guys and they morph.

Flashback to post-attack, we see Summer wandering the desert when all of a sudden, an ice cream truck arrives. It’s Andrews, who’s come to save her. He tells her they have to hurry before Corinth closes the gates.

They contacted the newspapers, announcing the upcoming wedding of Summer and Chaz. Mr. and Mrs. Landsdown were at a rehearsal luncheon with the Winchesters when Summer came up, holding a newspaper, and wanting to know what was going on. Mrs. Winchester greeted Summer warmly. Mr. Landsdown pointed out that Chaz was here as well and Summer gave a small wave to the young man. Brie came running up from behind for a bridesmaid hug. Brie told Summer she knew she would be alright after she pushed her off the truck. Everyone, except Summer, smiled. Summer told her parents they needed to talk.

At the garage, she tells her parents she will not marry Chaz or anyone, but her parents tell her she needs to because they’re broke. Prior to the attack, their fortune had been tied up in investments and they came to Corinth with nothing. Mrs. Landsdown could not get over the concept that they had no money. She wondered how other people did it. Summer told them they were busy with their jobs. The black diamond necklace had been kept simply for appearances sake in order to marry Summer off into a wealthy family. Summer needs the diamond necklace, but her parents won't give it to her until her wedding reception. The marriage is in all the papers, but Summer doesn't love him. Mrs. Landsdown laughed and told Summer she hoped they wouldn't have had to push her so hard if she was in love. They wonder what happened to her when just a year ago, she would’ve jumped at the chance to marry Chaz.

Flashback to Andrews and Summer stuck in the outer lands, their ice cream truck broken down. They turn to walking and Summer says she’d like to rest, even though it turns out she’s riding on his shoulders.

They sit and Summer asks Andrews a question.

“You’ve known me my whole life. You practically raised me,” she says, “I don’t know your first name.” “Time to go Miss Summer,” Andrews replies. He bends down so she can get back on his back, but she takes off her high heels and begins to walk on her own. They reach the desert outside Corinth and she wants to ask him something. “I need you to tell me the truth. Why do you put up with me?” she asks. “I suppose it’s the same reason I’ve stayed with you and our family all this time,” he replies. “I’m waiting… waiting for you to show me who you really are. Underneath that make-up, that hair, fancy clothes, and that diamond.” “I don’t know who I am.” “It’s quite all right Miss Summer. I do. That’s why I’m happy to keep waiting.” And at that moment, grinders sneak up on them, Andrews runs to push her out of the way; getting blasted himself in the process. They both roll down the hill. Summer fights off the grinders then runs to Andrews who is hurt. He tells her Corinth is 20 miles straight ahead. She says she can’t make it without him, that she still has to show him the real her. With his last breath, he says, “You will Miss Summer, I’ll be watching and I’ll be waiting.” And he dies right in front of her! Amidst the attack on Corinth, Summer arrives in the dome and reunites with her parents. 22 minutes until the shields are raised.

Back to the present-day, Ziggy announces 22 minutes until they’re filthy rich. The garage has been transformed into a wedding hall. Tenaya 7,disguised as the caterer taking care of the cake, tells Venjix she’ll have the diamond. As the wedding is ready to begin, Summer’s friend asks Doctor K if they know each other. “I grew up working ‘round the clock in a top secret government think tank codenamed ‘Alphabet Soup’,” Doctor K says. Summer is in her wedding dress and Dillon and Scott are arguing over whether she should through with it. She tells them to save the dance for later and they leave. Doctor K comes in telling Summer she looks “positively radiant,” which someone told her is customary, though she doesn’t believe it. Summer laughs but notices something on the screen. She asks Doctor K to help her pick out a dress.

Outside, the wedding march begins and a veiled Summer walks down the aisle with her father. Before they begin, Mr. Landsdown welcomes everyone and says how happy he is to welcome back his daughter, the “old Summer,” “back and here to stay.” Scott stands and says before everything, he’d like to talk about the new Summer.

Flashback to post-attack, Summer overhears Eagle 2’s mayday from the outer lands and the despite being told he’s too far out with too little time to save him and the city was about to be sealed, she offers to go save the stranded pilot in the outer lands. Summer was about to take off and her parents tried to stop her. The Landsdown don't help anyone, but Summer does now and gives them the diamond. That pilot being Scott. They race towards the closing Corinth gate and slip in (as we saw the in the first episode).

Back to the garage, Mr. Landsdown holds up the diamond as Tenaya 7 back in her skin suit flips across the room to grab it. Grinders storm in and hold the Rangers and the guest at “gun”point. Tenaya 7 rips off Summer’s veil (“Love the dress Ranger Yellow.”) only to reveal Doctor K who says, “Thanks! I would say I was positively radiant.” Summer appears explaining no caterer would put a cake next to an oil barrel and the battle ensues. Summer in her wedding dress and the guys in their tuxes (Dillon with his leather jacket, Flynn with his kilt- that one of the grinders pulls up to take a peek under) fight off the grinders with all the decorations and place settings flying into the air. Summer and Tenaya 7 come face to face. Tenaya goes for Summer and the diamond. Summer takes off her veil and uses it. Tenaya eventually throws Summer to the ground and gets the diamond, giving it to the camerabot which grows into the city. Summer pushes Tenaya aside, to the shock and joy of her parents and the guys run to her. They are speechless as they see Summer in her dress, especially Scott and Dillon who try to muster “You look…” which Summer continues with “positively radiant.”

She pulls out her morpher and the guys, mouths still open, fumble for theirs and go off to easily topple the monster in the city. Meanwhile, Tenaya gets up to face Doctor K, challenging how smart she is. Doctor K picks up a violin, turns up the volume and blasts Tenaya to the floor. After everyone’s calmed down, the Landsdowns decide Summer won’t go through with the wedding and that they’ll get jobs. And all live happily ever after… for now.

Cells (Part 1)

Cells (Part 2)

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