|This article is about a/an episode in Power Rangers Time Force.|
The Last Race is the twenty-first episode of Power Rangers Time Force.
Lucas' old friend Dash, a mutant criminal ex-race car driver, teams up with Nadira for a rash of thefts. After a race between the two nearly turns fatal, Lucas gets Dash to see the error of his ways and Dash decides to turn himself in. Unwilling to accept this, Nadira puts him under her control and makes him grow to giant size. The Rangers quickly summon the Time Force Megazord and Lucas breaks Nadira's control with a blast from its saber. Having regained control, Dash turns himself in and asks Lucas to be the one to arrest him. Lucas, proud of Dash, fulfills his wish and believes Dash will one day be free and a great racer again. A flashfoward shows a redeemed Dash a racer once more and winning a race.
While driving, Wes eats nearly a whole box of donuts, and is about to eat the last one until, but Katie tries to stop him. Unfortunately, they cause Lucas, who is driving the car, to not be able to see, which causes him to drive all over the road until they are pulled over by a police officer. The police officer tells Lucas that he has to go traffic school, much to his dismay. Later that night at the Cryo Prison, Frax tries to convince Ransik to unfreeze a mutant he likes, but Nadira wants to unfreeze a mutant who was a racecar driver, so he can take her on a shopping spree. Ransik then allows his daughter to unfreeze the mutant, much to Frax's annoyance. After Nadira robs a jewelry store, she has the mutant, Dash, help her make her gateway. Dash's driving skills help them evade the police until they eventually jump over a car in they way of their path. After they escape from the police, Nadira, impressed with Dash's driving, rewards him with a new car and makes him her personal chauffeur. The next morning the rangers read the story about how Nadira robbed the jewelry store and about how the driver jumped over the car. Wes comments to Lucas about how there is someone else who drives like him, which he is stunned to hear.
Later, after Nadira and Dash rob another store, they are stopped by the rangers. When Nadira tells Dash to lose them, Dash first confronts Lucas, who is an old racing rival of his. Lucas is disgusted with Dash for being Nadira's personal chauffeur, but Dash doesn't listen and escapes with Nadira. At the Clock Tower, Lucas explains to the others about how he used to race against Dash, who was the only one who could ever beat him, and how Dash ended up in jail when he caused a terrible accident when he was racing around the streets for fun one day, and when Lucas had testified against Dash in his trial, he was frozen. At the prison, Nadira gives Dash some stolen jewelry, before he assumes a human form to explore life in 2001, and she joins him. However, when Nadira is distracted Dash ditches her. At a diner, Lucas confronts Dash and tells him off for working for Nadira. Dash tells Lucas he's doing it as revenge for testifying against him in his trial. Lucas tells him that needs to take responsibly for his actions. Dash doesn't listen, and challenges him to a tie-breaker race, they raced against each other six times and they've each won three times. Lucas agrees, on the condition that if Dash loses he has to turn himself in, Dash accepts. Lucas receives a call on his morpher from Trip, telling him that he got a letter and that he has to go to traffic school, then Lucas finds Dash has escaped.
At Silver Hills Driving School, Lucas, distracted by his challenge, is confronted by his stern instructor Mr. Graves for not paying attention and reckless driving. He is forced to drive with Graves. Lucas does well until he gets a call from Jen that Nadira and Dash robbed another store close to him, and races to them. After a scared Graves gets out the car, Lucas tries to convince Dash to stop what he's doing but Dash still refuses and tells Lucas that their race will be in the streets, despite Lucas' protest that it's too dangerous. Lucas races after him and Nadira until he stops the cars to keep Dash from hitting some kids trying get their soccer ball that landed into the streets. Dash, realizing he would have hurt the kids like the people, finally sees the error of his ways and forfeits the race to Lucas, much to Nadira's fury. After Dash tells Nadira he quits, she blasts him with a device that causes Dash to be equipped with armor that makes him attack the other rangers when they show up. Lucas, then morphs and immobilizes Dash. However, Nadira then blasts the rangers and Dash which causes the DNA patch to fall off and make Dash grow. The Rangers then call for their Time Flyers and form the Time Force Megazord Mode Red and then destroy the armor. Dash, now free from the armor's control, willingly gives up and asks Lucas to bring him in, which he agrees to. After Lucas shrinks Dash with the Time Force Megazord Saber, he places Dash into a capsule and promises him that he will be a champion again someday. Then a flashforward shows Dash racing again and winning 1st place. After Lucas places Dash in containment with the other mutants, he's visited by Graves. Lucas assumes Graves is going to tell him that he failed the test, but Graves tells him he's the best driver he's seen and he wants Lucas to give him a lesson as Graves has always wanted to be a racecar driver himself.
- Jason Faunt as Wesley Collins (Red Time Force Ranger)
- Kevin Kleinberg as Trip (Green Time Force Ranger)
- Michael Copon as Lucas Kendall (Blue Time Force Ranger)
- Deborah Estelle Phillips as Katie Walker (Yellow Time Force Ranger)
- Erin Cahill as Jen Scotts (Pink Time Force Ranger)
- Daniel Southworth as Eric Myers (credit only)
- Brianne Sidall as Circuit (voice)
- Edward Albert as Mr. Collins (credit only)
- Vernon Wells as Ransik
- Kate Sheldon as Nadira
- Eddie Frierson as Frax (voice)
- Neil Kaplan as Gluto (voice)
- Riley Schmidt as Dash
- Wade Williams as Officer Cruller (as Wade Hunt Williams)
- Minae Noji as Saleslady
- Charles Walker as Mr. Graves
- Daniel Southworth (Eric) does not appear in this episode due to the fact that the Timeranger episode was based off which it took place before the debut of Eric's counterpart, Naoto Takizawa.
- This marks the second time that Lucas ends up going to driving school.