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The Green Dream is the seventh episode of Season 2 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is the beginning of the seven-episode Green No More arc where Tommy's dream haunts him as Zedd plots to strip him of his powers.
Tommy is troubled by a recurring dream about losing his powers. Little does he know that Zedd is behind his nightmares. It's part of his plan to capture Tommy and steal the Sword of Power.
Ms. Appleby gives the class an assignment to write a 500 word essay on something they are interested in by Friday. At first Skull is freaked out, but Bulk tells him that they will write about the secret identities of the Power Rangers. Meanwhile, Tommy is so deep in thought he doesn't hear Kimberly at first. When she finally gets his attention, Tommy tells her about the dream he keeps having about losing his powers. He feels like the dreams are trying to tell him that he is going to lose his powers for good. Kimberly doesn't know what to say to make Tommy feel better.
After school, at the Juice Bar, Billy shows Trini his latest invention. The other Rangers join them. Bulk & Skull walk in with their own invention - a way to detect who is a Power Ranger. The two get a strong reading and Billy uses his invention to divert the reading on Bulk & Skull's detector. Instead of sending them towards the Rangers it takes them to Ernie who does a karate stance before laughing, along with everyone else. Tommy realizes that he has to get started on his homework and leaves. Lord Zedd spots Tommy walking alone through the park and sends out several putties. Tommy fights the putties, but is captured. He is taken to a cave where Goldar waits for him. Goldar tells Tommy that he is going to get the Sword of Power from his friends and give it to him. Tommy tells Goldar that he will not betray his friends. But Goldar places him under a spell, causing Tommy to obey his command.
Goldar spots a fallen book from Tommy's backpack. The book has a picture of a creature that Goldar thinks would make a great monster. Lord Zedd creates Robogoat from the picture and is sent into Angel Grove. Alpha 5 picks up the signals of a monster in Angel Grove and Zordon tells him to contact the Rangers. Alpha 5 contacts Kimberly, Trini, Billy, Jason, and Zack who are just about to leave the Juice Bar. Tommy joins them at the last minute as they teleport to the command center. The viewing globe shows them Robogoat. Tommy insists that he wants to help the Rangers battle, but they are concerned that Tommy’s powers will weaken more. Tommy brings a solution to this by convincing them to summon the Sword of Power as a way of defeating Robogoat. They do so and Tommy takes the sword, and vanishes. Trini, Billy, Jason, Zack, and Kimberly are stunned and angry that Tommy is evil again.
Tommy returns to the cave where Goldar is waiting. Goldar has Tommy give the Sword of Power to Robogoat. Once Tommy does so, the spell is broken. Tommy is upset that he has betrayed his friends, and is determined to get the Sword of Power back. Tommy morphs into the Green Ranger and starts searching for Robogoat. Green Ranger finds Robogoat fairly quickly and they battle. As the battle wears on, Green Ranger becomes more and more weak. At the command center, Billy, Jason, Zack, Kimberly, and Trini see that Green Ranger is no longer under a spell, but is in danger. They morph and they begin to battle Robogoat. During the battle, Zordon teleports the Sword of Power back to the command center. The battle escalates to zords. Green Ranger tries to help his friends by summoning the Dragonzord, but it fails to respond to his weakened powers. Luckily the Rangers are able to destroy Robogoat themselves. As always, Lord Zedd scathes his henchmen and even though he didn't defeat the rangers this time, he knows that his mission wasn't a complete failure as the end of the Green Ranger is drawing near.
The following day Jason, Tommy, and Kimberly are all seen sitting in the hallway area after school. Tommy knows his powers are nearly gone. Jason and Kimberly try to comfort and encourage him, reminding him that he went through this before and came back, but Tommy knows that this time when he loses the Green Ranger powers they'll be gone forever and Lord Zedd won't stop until that's happened.
- Austin St. John as Jason Lee Scott (Mighty Morphin Red Ranger)
- Walter Jones as Zack Taylor (Mighty Morphin Black Ranger)
- David Yost as Billy Cranston (Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger)
- Thuy Trang as Trini Kwan (Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger)
- Amy Jo Johnson as Kimberly Ann Hart (Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger)
- Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver (Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)
- Paul Schrier as Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier
- Jason Narvy as Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch
- Richard Genelle as Ernie
- Royce Herron as Ms. Appleby
- David Fielding as Zordon (face)
- Robert L. Manahan as Zordon (voice)
- Romy J. Sharf as Alpha 5
- Richard Steven Horvitz as Alpha 5 (voice) (as Richard Wood)
- Ed Neil as Lord Zedd
- Robert Axelrod as Lord Zedd (voice)
- Danny Wayne Stallcup as Goldar
- Kerrigan Mahan as Goldar (voice) (as Ryan O'Flannigan)
- Michael J. Sorich as Squatt (voice)
- Dave Mallow as Baboo (voice) (as Colin Phillips)
- The original Megazord holding the Power Sword can be seen in place of the Thunder Megazord when it is struck by an explosion.
- The blade of the original Megazord's Power Sword can be seen when the Thunder Megazord walks towards Robogoat with the Thunder Saber.
- When the Rangers first view the Robogoat on the Viewing Globe, he already has the Sword of Power, despite the fact that the Rangers have not yet summoned it nor Tommy turned it over to him.
- During the scene where Tommy tries to summon the Dragonzord, the stunt actor's face is shown through the visor.
- When Tommy falls off the cliff after being struck by Robogoat, he is seen holding his Dragon Dagger in his left hand, but when he hits the side of the cliff, the dagger is holstered.
- This episode features the first and only appearance of the Sword of Power.
- In the original script, Lord Zedd said that the Sword of Light was created from the remains of the Sword of Darkness. This was likely left out due to the Sword of Darkness not actually having any remains of any kind, since Jason completely disintegrated it with his Blade Blaster in "Green With Evil" Part 5. The one in "Mighty Morphin' Mutants" was most likely just a replica.
- This episode marks the first time that the series' theme song is played during the Thunder Megazord formation sequence.
- Zack remains silent (sans Zord calling sequence) throughout the whole fight with the Robogoat.
- The Dragon Dagger has a bent blade tip when Tommy attempts to call up the Dragonzord on his rocky slope.
- First and only time Tommy is unable to call up the Dragonzord with his Dragon Dagger due to his weakening powers.
- The Dragonzord played a part in the original Zyu2 footage as the Robogoat's destruction sequence features an explosion when he is struck with the Thunder Saber and not a slash effect, implying that he was originally destroyed by the Ultrazord. It had to be edited because it only showed up for a few seconds.
- This is the last episode where Zack has his original hair.
- The episode contains several references to Tommy's time serving Rita in "Green With Evil":
- Tommy tells Goldar, "I'll never turn against my friends again!"
- After hypnotizing him with the Z-staff, Goldar says, "Seems like old times, doesn't it Green Ranger?"
- When Tommy steals the Sword of Power, Kimberly remarks, "I can't believe this is happening again".
- The Sword of Power would also appear in Super Sentai World as the weapon of the villain, Saigan.
- This is the first non multi-parter episode to end on a sad note.
- Near the end of the episode, Jason tells Tommy, "Man, you've been through it before and you came back strong". This is a reference to two episodes from Season 1:
- Tommy's belief that it would be permanent if Lord Zedd were to take away his Green Ranger powers would prove to be true in "Green No More". Although Tommy technically lost his powers after that episode, he would return as the White Ranger, beginning with "White Light", due to popular demand.