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Origins Part 1

Episode 1
Origins: Part 1
Aired: 10/15/11
Viewers: 2.09 million
Writer: David Schneider & James W. Bates
Director: Peter Salmon
The Red Ranger must summon the other four Samurai Rangers when a new form of Nighlok appears from the Sanzu River. The Samurai Rangers must give up their lives to fight alongside the 18th Head of the Shiba Family.


Origins Part 2

Episode 2
Origins: Part 2
Aired: 10/22/11
Viewers: 2.31 million
Writer: Jill Donnellan & James W. Bates
Director: Peter Salmon
The Samurai Rangers must practice their symbol power in order to become a better team, but some setbacks have a few of them doubting their strength as Samurai Rangers.


The Team Unites

Episode 3
The Team Unites

Aired: 02/07/11
Viewers: 2.78 million
Writer: David Schneider & James W. Bates
Director: Peter Salmon
Mike figures out the hard way what it means to be a Samurai Ranger after a Nighlok attacks him and his friends.


Deal With A Nighlok

Episode 4
Deal With A Nighlok
Aired: 02/13/11
Viewers: 3.11 million
Writer: Jill Donnellan & Jonathan Rosenthal
Director: Luke Robinson
A promising young baseball prospect unfortunately crosses paths with a shifty Nighlok that tricks him into ending his baseball career.


Day Off

Episode 5
Day Off
Aired: 02/20/11
Viewers: 2.89 million
Writer: Jill Donnellan & David Schneider
DirectorLuke Robinson
Struggling to master a secret power disc, Jayden forgoes a trip with the others to an amusement park, where the rest of the team encounters the evil Nighlok Dreadhead.


Stick & Stones

Episode 6
Stick & Stones
Aired: 02/27/11
Viewers: 2.85 million
Writer: Jill Donnellan & David Schneider
DirectorLuke Robinson
When a Nighlok who uses insults as a physical weapon to attack the Samurai Rangers, only Emily is unaffected.


A Fish Out Of Water

Episode 7
A Fish Out Of Water
Aired: 03/06/11
Viewers: 2.98 million
Writer: David Schneider & James W. Bates
Director: Peter Salmon
Kevin is assigned the crucial task of catching the elusive Swordfish Zord in order to save the other Samurai Rangers who have been incapacitated by the stench of the Nighlok Yamiror’s breath.


There Go The Brides

Episode 8
There Go The Brides
Aired: 03/13/11
Viewers: 2.68 million
Writer: Jill Donnellan & Jonathan Rosenthal
Director: Peter Salmon
Dayu crosses into the mortal world to cause misery by kidnapping brides on their wedding day.


I've Got A Spell On Blue

Episode 9
I’ve Got A Spell On Blue
Aired: 03/20/11
Viewers: 2.75 million
Writer: Jill Donnellan & David Schneider
Director: Peter Salmon
A Nighlok uses mind control powers to force Kevin to fight against his fellow teammates.


Forest For The Trees

Episode 10
Forest For The Trees

Aired: 03/27/11
Viewers: 2.20 million
Writer: Jill Donnellan & Seth Walther
Director: Jonathan Brough
After Mike goes rogue in battle, Mentor Ji takes Mike’s Samuraizer away until he learns a deeper lesson about the nature of the Green Ranger’s Symbol Power.


Test Of The Leader

Episode 11
Test Of The Leader
Aired: 04/10/11
Viewers: 2.76 million
Writer: David Schneider & Samuel P. McLean
Director: Jonathan Brough
A Nighlok is sent to stop the Red Ranger from using his special power to seal Master Xandred in the Netherworld forever, but their duel is interrupted by the mysterious Deker.


Jayden's Challenge

Episode 12
Jayden’s Challenge
Aired: 04/17/11
Viewers: 2.55 million
Writer: Jill Donnellan, James W. Bates & David Schneider
Director: Jonathan Brough
Jayden leaves the Shiba house hoping to keep the other Samurai Rangers out of harms way but when a powerful Nighlok attacks, Jayden finally accepts the fact that he needs his team to fulfill his role as the leader of the Samurai Rangers.


Unexpected Arrival

Episode 13
Unexpected Arrival
Aired: 04/30/11
Viewer: 3.18 million
Writer: David Schneider & Seth Walther
Director: Akihiro Noguchi
A  traveling fisherman named Antonio arrives and claims to be the sixth Samurai Ranger.


Room For One More

Episode 14
Room For One More
Aired: 05/07/11
Viewers: 2.91 million
Writer: Jill Donnellan & Jonathan Rosenthal
Director: Akihiro Noguchi
Jayden’s childhood friend and self-made Samurai Antonio struggles to be accepted by the team as the Gold Ranger.


The Blue And The Gold

Episode 15
The Blue And The Gold
Aired: 05/14/11
Viewers: 3.71 million
Writer: David Schneider & Jill Donnellan
Director: Akihiro Noguchi
As Antonio attempts to gain Kevin’s respect as a true Samurai, Octoroo devises a plan to create a stronger portal between the Netherworld and Earth via a secret ancient well.


Team Spirit

Episode 16
Team Spirit
Aired: 05/21/11
Viewers: 3.15 million
Writer: Billy Reuben & James W. Bates
Director: Jonathan Brough
When a Nighlok steals people’s spirits, including the Yellow Ranger’s, the other Samurai Rangers must defeat him before his victims fall into an eternal sleep.


The Tengen Gate

Episode 17
The Tengen Gate
Aired: 05/28/11
Viewers: 3.12 million
Writer: David McDermott
Director: Jonathan Brough
Octoroo wants the Red Ranger’s powerful sealing symbol, so he poisons Jayden in order to get it.


Boxed In

Episode 18
Boxed In
Aired: 06/04/11
Viewers: 3.27 million
Writer: Seth Walther
Director: Jonathan Brough
When Jayden is kidnapped by Deker, the other Samurai Rangers must summon the strength to fight a mutant Nighlok without their leader.


Broken Dreams

Episode 19
Broken Dreams
Aired: 10/01/11
Viewers: 2.04 million
Writer: Jill Donnellan
Director: Akihiro Noguchi
Jayden the Red Ranger faces off his arch enemy Deker in a one on one combat.


The Ultimate Duel

Episode 20
The Ultimate Duel
Aired: 10/08/11
Viewers: 2.23 million
Writer: Jonathan Rosenthal
Director: Akihiro Noguchi
The Samurai Rangers attempt to deal with the unfinished Nighlok, Rhinosnorus.


Party Monsters

Halloween Special
Party Monsters
Aired: 10/29/11
Viewers: 2.38 million
Writer: James W. Bates & Amit Bhaumik
Director: Akihiro Noguchi
Several monsters get together for party and trade stories about their battles with the Samurai Rangers.


Clash Of The Red Rangers

Clash Of The Red Rangers
Aired: 11/26/11
Viewers: 1.83 million
Writer: James W. Bates
Director: Jonathan Tzachor
The Samurai Rangers team with the mysterious RPM Ranger Red and fend off the dual threat from Master Xandred’s Mooger Army and robotic super-villains from Corinth.


Christmas Together Friends Forever

Christmas Special
Christmas Together, Friends Forever
Aired: 12/10/11
Viewers: 2.17 million
Writer: Jill Donnellan & Amit Bhaumik
Director: Jonathan Brough
The Samurai Rangers reflect on their first year together as a team and learn about the spirit of the season.