Here are some screen shots from the most recent episode of Go-Kaiger. This one is the GoGoV tribute episode, and GoPink is featured. Let’s get to the main event:
Yes, that is a man dressed as a woman. Basically, Navi predicted that they would meet someone important by helping people out, everyone split up to find people to help out, and Joe and Hakase ran into her, we’ll say, to give her back an earing she dropped. And then they couldn’t get rid of her. Marvelous and Gai found themselves stuck at some long flight of stairs helping old people climb up them (they just kept coming!), and Luka and Ahim came across a pregnant woman who went into labor just as a certain EMT/former Sentai heroine showed up.
But it wasn’t long before the Gormin showed up, without a leader(?).
Thet fight the Gormin as Fiveman and Magiranger, both of which are sibling teams. There’s a recurring “sisters” theme throughout the show. I’ll talk about that more a little farther down.
After the fight, Luka and Ahim headed to the hospital where the pregnant woman was taken, and found out that the woman that showed up to help was Tatsumi Matsuri, a famous EMT and former GoPink of GoGoV. They call everyone to tell them about this, Gai gives off a very enthusiastic (and somewhat vascular) salute upon hearing this, and they all agree to meet up. Unfortunately, everyone was still caught up in what they were already doing, so they’re stuck for a while.
And you can see what happened to Joe and Hakase.
Not a bad make-up job, really.
Later, when they’re trying to catch up with Matsuri, whose trying to help out a seriously injured young boy, Basco shows up demanding GoGoV‘s great power from Matsuri in exchange for letting the ambulance leave so that the injured boy could be treated.
Because she’s so dedicated to helping out others, she was willing to hand over the Grand Power, but Luka adamantly insisted that she needed to stay behind and help the boy. During this scene, she reveals (in a flashback I couldn’t find screen shots of) that she use to have a little sister, named Fia, who became gravely ill and died before Luka could take her to a doctor, and she talked about how powerless she was to help. Luka was even willing to stay behind and distract Basco by herself, so that the others could escape. But Ahim stepped in and insisted that they needed to fight together, to stop treating her like her surrogate little sister and to trust her to come up with a way out of it. And Luka trusted her to do so, so they came up with this:
This isn’t actually Matsuri in this picture (at least not according to what happened next):
That’s right, she used MagiPink’s magic to disguise herself as Matsuri, so that the ambulance could get through and the Grand Power could be safely kept away from Basco.
Now that’s some clever thinking. Of course, they’ll never be able to use that again, but still.
The ambulance might have been able to get away, but they were still stuck with Basco, not to mention Rio, Mele, and Zuban.
Oh no, what are they going to do?! Oh, right, it’s the GoGoV tribute episode!
It’s a very good update of the henshin sequence. For those of you expecting a Titanium Ranger cameo, I’m afraid you’ll be slightly disappointed. At this point, they fight the summoned senshi as GoGoV, while Go-KaiSilver goes into Gold Mode, and they finish them off with Final Wave and Go-Kai Legend Dream.
Oh, look, new RangerKeys. Oh, darn, the monkey got them.
And here’s what GoGoV’s Grand Power looks like (What’s unofficially being called by me as GoGo-KaiOh).
Yes, they’re water hoses. This new droid is a Fireroid.
Go-Kai Prominence! (That’s the name of the attack)
End of the show, everybody’s fine. Hooray!
And here’s some shots from next week’s episode:
WTF is that?!
Next week, they change into Megaranger, Timeranger, and Hurricanger.
-M.C., the Quantum Twin