Season 5


206 :05×01 – Shift into Turbo (1)

First aired: Apr/19/1997
Writer: Douglas Sloan
Director: Douglas Sloan
Guest star: Steve Cardenas (Rocky DeSantos/Red Ranger), Richard Steven Horvitz (Alpha 5), Derek Stephen Prince (Elgar)

The Rangers recount their adventure on Muiranthius to Rocky, whilst Divatox rallies her troops together to eliminate them.


207 :05×02 – Shift into Turbo (2)

First aired: Apr/26/1997
Writer: Douglas Sloan
Director: Douglas Sloan
Guest star: Lex Lang (Lerigot), Steve Cardenas (Rocky DeSantos/Red Ranger), Richard Steven Horvitz(Alpha 5)

Justin fends off the invading Piranatrons at the power plant by himself until the Rangers can join him, but they are also distracted by Divatoxs’ armies, meanwhile a mysterious wormhole is detected opening in space


208 :05×03 – Shift into Turbo (3)

First aired: Apr/30/1997
Writer: Douglas Sloan
Director: Douglas Sloan
Guest star: Derek Stephen Prince (Elgar), Richard Steven Horvitz (Alpha 5), Lex Lang (Lerigot)

Zordon and Alpha summon the Rangers to the Power Chamber, the Rangers find Lerigot waiting for them alongside their mentor, Zordon explains that Lerigot is here to finally free him from his confinement, and that he and Alpha will return to Eltar.

Their departure however, must be implemented by entering the wormhole that Lerigot has opened, and Divatox is determined to close it, the Rangers become distracted by an armed assault led by Elgar as Divatox’ amphibador monster plants a device that will seal the wormhole shut.


209 :05×04 – Shadow Rangers

First aired: May/01/1997
Writer: Mark Hoffmeier
Director: Judd Lynn
Guest star: Derek Stephen Prince (Elgar)

Divatox’s Chromite monster blasts the Rangers woith a device capable of absorbing their powers and using them to create menacing Shadow duplicates of them. Powerless, the teens are all overpowered and captured except for Tommy


210 :05×05 – Transmission Impossible

First aired: May/02/1997
Writer: Rafael Antonio Oliver, Barbara A. Oliver
Director: Al Winchell

Dimitria’s friend Visceron, a native of Inquiris, arrives on Earth with urgent news relating to the Ranger’s mentor, but Divatox intercepts him and brainwashes him, making him an unstable and hostile servant to her crew before unleashing him on the Rangers.


211 :05×06 – Rally Ranger

First aired: May/05/1997
Writer: Jackie Marchand
Director: Al Winchell

Porto, against orders, attacks the Rangers. Meanwhile, Justin enters a soap box derby where a rival attempts to use dangerous tactics to emerge victorious


212 :05×07 – Built for Speed

First aired: May/06/1997
Writer: Ralph Soll
Director: Judd Lynn

When two members of Adam’s 1950’s stunt show challenge each other to a drag race, Divatox plants a bomb in one of the cars, with the vicious Demon Racer sent to distract and battle the Rangers.


213 :05×08 – Bicycle Built for the Blues

First aired: May/07/1997
Writer: Shell Danielson
Director: Judd Lynn

Justin is given a new bicycle for his birthday, but is revealed to be a detonator on wheels. Can Tommy save Justin from a ride destined to decimate the Blue Turbo Ranger?


214 :05×09 – The Whole Lie

First aired: May/08/1997
Writer: Mark Litton
Director: Al Winchell

Justin’s complusive lying soon leads the Rangers into great danger. For every deciet told, a Piranatron attacks…


215 :05×10 – Glyph Hanger

First aired: May/10/1997
Writer: Richard Steven Horvitz
Director: Paul Schrier

Adam’s Egyptian play is hampered when he begins to unknowingly use a Pharaoh monster’s staff as a prop, transforming words around him into hieroglyphics


216 :05×11 – Weight and See

First aired: May/12/1997
Writer: Peter Elwell
Director: Paul Schrier

The monstrous Numbor takes advantage of Katherine’s struggle with anorexia and makes her weight lighter than air


217 :05×12 – Alarmed and Dangerous

First aired: May/13/1997
Writer: Brett D. Born
Director: Paul Schrier

Divatox places a detonator in a firetruck. With vast distractions, will the Rangers be able to successfully prevent the detonation? Meanwhile, Justin finds himself threatened by two school bullies, and tries to deal with them by not fighting.


218 :05×13 – The Millennium Message

First aired: May/17/1997
Writer: Mark Litton
Director: Larry Kent Litton

The Blue Senturion, a law enforcer from the future, arrives to provide the Rangers with a message alerting them of an impending alliance of the most powerful forces in the universe, unified in one goal..the domination and enslavement of thousands of planets, including Earth. Intercepting the Senturion, Divatox turns him against the Rangers, convincing him they are evil


219 :05×14 – A Drive to Win

First aired: May/19/1997
Writer: Jackie Marchand
Director: Larry Kent Litton

Adam teaches wayward soccer player Carlos about teamwork, whilst Divatox plants a bomb beneath the soccer game scoreboard, with only four points required to detonate it


220 :05×15 – Cars Attacks

First aired: May/20/1997
Writer: Douglas Sloan
Director: Judd Lynn

The Griller monster sends all of Angel Grove’s cars into orbit around the Earth and begins using them to bombard the city. Meanwhile, Kat tries to teach Lt. Stone’s niece Jenny Hunter to open up her heart to other people.


221 :05×16 – Honey, I Shrunk the Rangers (1)

First aired: May/21/1997
Writer: Shell Danielson
Director: Judd Lynn

After seeing that a mere fly coming into contact with the Blue Senturion causes him to short circuit, Divatox sends down Shrinkasect. The monster turns into a fly and lands on the Blue Senturion’s neck, causing him to go crazy.


222 :05×17 – Honey, I Shrunk the Rangers (2)

First aired: Sep/09/1997
Writer: Shell Danielson
Director: Koichi Sakamoto

The mere size of flies, the rangers manage to escape into Divatox’s sub. However, they soon learn that they are slowly turning into insects. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull escape from Stone, and make their way to the beach where a means of escaping from their chimp forms leads to new problems


223 :05×18 – Passing the Torch (1)

First aired: Sep/10/1997
Writer: Shuki Levy, Shell Danielson
Director: Shuki Levy

Divatox is pressured by her mother, Momma D, to deal the Turbo Rangers a crucial blow, desperate, she unleashes her Putrapods and Piranatrons to ambush Tommy and Katherine outside the city, the ambush is succesful, as Tommy is captured.

Meanwhile, two individuals en route to commuting to Angel Grove, TJ and Cassie, stumble on the situation and promise to help recover Tommy from the danger that awaits him.


224 :05×19 – Passing the Torch (2)

First aired: Sep/11/1997
Writer: Shuki Levy, Shell Danielson
Director: Shuki Levy
Guest star: Derek Stephen Prince (Elgar), Richard Steven Horvitz (Alpha 5)

Cassie and TJ successfully locate Tommy, his life in mortal peril, but they find the task of rescuing the Ranger’s leader difficult.

Meanwhile, Divatox unleashes Flamemite on the city, forcing the other Turbo Rangers into action, but time is not their ally, an hourglass has begun it’s slow countdown, a countdown that must end in an event that will change the foundation of the Rangers forever


225 :05×20 – Stitch Witchery

First aired: Sep/12/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Blair Treu
Guest star: Derek Stephen Prince (Elgar)

Ashley’s new sweater becomes the city’s newest fashion sensation. Divatox places a formula on the sweater, turning anyone who wears it evil, which includes The Blue Senturion…


226 :05×21 – The Wheel of Fate

First aired: Sep/15/1997
Writer: Jackie Marchand
Director: Blair Treu
Guest star: Derek Stephen Prince (Elgar)

Divatox’s forces uncover two powerful veichles, the Lightning Cruiser and Storm Blaster. The sentient cars, freed from their asteroid prison, travel to Earth, where they are pursued vigorously by Elgar, the Piranatrons, and Divatox’s latest monster. When Justin and Storm Blaster are captured, TJ must tame the aggressive Lightning Cruiser and rescue both Justin and Storm Blaster before it’s too late.


227 :05×22 – Trouble by the Slice

First aired: Sep/16/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Yuri Alexander
Guest star: Derek Stephen Prince (Elgar)

During a test of a new teleporter weapon created by Porto, Divatox is accidentally sent to Earth with a bad case of amnesia. She wanders into Mad Mike’s Pizza Parlor and eats a slice of pizza, but since she doesn’t have any money, the owner makes her work to pay for it. Porto stops by the shop to pick up pizza and then sees her, but then Justin and Carlos show up. To cause a distraction, he then creates the Mad Mike monster.


228 :05×23 – The Phantom Phenomenon

First aired: Sep/17/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Blair Treu
Guest star: Derek Stephen Prince (Elgar)

Justin and a friend witness the arrival of a space vessel, whilst the Rangers are assisted in battle by a new ally with the ability to clock himself..an Eltarian voyager known as the Phantom Ranger


229 :05×24 – Vanishing Act

First aired: Sep/18/1997
Writer: John Fletcher
Director: Yuri Alexander
Guest star: Derek Stephen Prince (Elgar)

The Rangers discover that entire portions of Angel Grove, including the Power Chamber, are being turned invisible


230 :05×25 – When Time Freezes Over

First aired: Sep/19/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Yuri Alexander
Guest star: Derek Stephen Prince (Elgar)

Divatox’s attempts to launch a freeze key into the sun and cut the planet off from it’s heat are hampered by the Rangers, so she enlists the aid of the Clockster monster to turn back time so she can save the freeze key and activate it elsewhere, but her scheme backfires when a curious Clockster touches the key and Earth’s entire timeline is frozen.


231 :05×26 – The Darkest Day (1)

First aired: Sep/22/1997
Writer: John Fletcher
Director: Steve Markowitz
Guest star: Derek Stephen Prince (Elgar)

Divatoxs’ brother General Havoc has come knocking, taking his sister to space to provide her with his new orbiting fourtress, Havoc deploys his new creation The Metalasaurous to begin a campaign of destruction against the Turbo Rangers


232 :05×27 – One Last Hope (2)

First aired: Sep/23/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Steve Markowitz

Divatox rains chaos down on the city with a deadly new disruptor cannon, relief for Angel Grove rests on the Turbo Rangers and their latest acquisitions, a reckoning approaches with Havoc and the Metalasaurous


233 :05×28 – The Fall of the Phantom (1)

First aired: Sep/25/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Steve Markowitz

Divatox and General Havoc capture Cassy and lure the Phantom Ranger into their grasp. Their trap spring, the villains gain control of the Phantom’s power ruby


234 :05×29 – Clash of the Megazords (2)

First aired: Sep/26/1997
Writer: Brett D. Born
Director: Steve Markowitz

With the Phantom Ranger’s life force slowly slipping from him, the Rangers make a bid to recover the power ruby. Divatox sends fourth a monster and several of her Chromites to destroy Angel Grove with the Turbo Megazord, forcing the Rangers to confront it with the Rescue Megazord…


235 :05×30 – The Robot Ranger

First aired: Oct/03/1997
Writer: John Fletcher
Director: Larry Kent Litton

During an outing in the Juice Bar, Justin stumbles on a shocking discovery, Ashely is an automaton. He attempts to relay this to the other Rangers, but there strange behavior soon indicates that they also are more machine than man, but if this is the case, then where are the real Rangers?


236 :05×31 – Beware the Third Wish (1)

First aired: Oct/17/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Larry Kent Litton

Divatox, and Elgar come into possession of two coins, whilst another remains missing. Each coin grants one wish, and Justin is eager to use one of them himself, but will his selfish needs supersede the selfless actions of the Rangers to hold back the assault of an evil Blue Senturion, turned to Divatox’s side by her own wish?


237 :05×32 – The Gardener of Evil (2)

First aired: Oct/20/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Larry Kent Litton

Divatox continues her search for the third coin, as the Rangers battle the Blue Senturion. Justin gains control of the coin, but with one wish left, will he use it for himself, or to help his friends?


238 :05×33 – Fire in Your Tank

First aired: Oct/30/1997
Writer: John Fletcher
Director: Steve Markowitz

The Torch Tiger monster ingests super fuel developed by the Rangers and gains the power to breath incredible amounts of fire.


239 :05×34 – The Turn of the Wretched Wrench

First aired: Oct/31/1997
Writer: John Fletcher
Director: Steve Markowitz

Ashley begins to devote most of her time to catching up in Autoshop class, but Divatox’s latest scheme threatens to use that interest against her when a wrench she is working with is mutated into a monster and turned against The Rangers


240 :05×35 – Spirit of the Woods

First aired: Nov/03/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Steve Markowitz

Whilst jogging, T.J. meets a mysterious young boy called Erutan whose power may be all that can aid the Power Rangers in their struggle to prevent Divatox from laying waste to the forests of Angel Grove.


241 :05×36 – The Song of Confusion

First aired: Nov/07/1997
Writer: John Fletcher
Director: Blair Treu

Cassie holds several auditions for a new band, but the members she accepts have already signed a life-long contract to Divatox’s army. Once signed, the renegade musicians perform a grating, sense-shattering number that plays havoc with the equilibrium of all who hears it, including the Turbo Rangers


242 :05×37 – The Accident

First aired: Nov/10/1997
Writer: John Fletcher
Director: Blair Treu

When one of his teammates, a star player in line for promotion to team Captain, is severely injured, Carlos is made to feel responsible for the deed, Divatox takes advantage of this and uses disguised Pirantrons to torment the guilt-ridden Ranger. Meanwhile, work is completed on Elgar’s new Terror Zord…


243 :05×38 – Cassie’s Best Friend

First aired: Nov/11/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Blair Treu

Divatox’s latest monster’s transmogrifying paste can change ordinary people into animals, but when Cassie’s dog Jetson is caught in the blast, he transforms into a human. Jetson reunites with Cassie in this form and develops a close friendship with her. Divatox’s monster attacks once more, and the return of Elgar’s Terror Zord escalates the conflict


244 :05×39 – The Curve Ball

First aired: Nov/12/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Lawrence L. Simeone

TJ finds difficulty in learning to counter a pitch in softball, which inspires Divatox to summon a monster with a dangerous curve ball tactic


245 :05×40 – Carlos and the Count

First aired: Nov/13/1997
Writer: John Fletcher
Director: Lawrence L. Simeone

Carlos is bitten by a Lunar Bat and begins to develop strange symptoms associated with vamperism


246 :05×41 – Little Strong Man

First aired: Nov/14/1997
Writer: Jackie Marchand
Director: Liberty Goldman

A bite from a radioactive ant affects Justin’s DNA, giving him new abilities not limited to his Ranger powers. Justin abuses the power, earning a place on the High School track team, but will his new strength establish him as an overconfident weak link?


247 :05×42 – The Rival Rangers

First aired: Nov/17/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn

Ashely and Cassie compete for the affections of male student Bobby as the eve of a school dance approaches, whilst Porto pilots his new Shark Zord into Angel Grove


248 :05×43 – Parts and Parcel

First aired: Nov/18/1997
Writer: John Fletcher
Director: Liberty Goldman

Bulk and Skull become suspects when the packages they are delivering begin to have their contents stolen. TJ offers to help clear their names, and discovers Divatox is stealing electronic parts to create a remote control device for the Divazords, which battle the Rangers and Blue Senturion in a city-shattering final conflict


249 :05×44 – Chase into Space (1)

First aired: Nov/21/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Judd Lynn

Justin’s father has a new job, which will take him away from the city, which forces Justin to make a decision regarding where he stands as a Ranger. Meanwhile , Divatox challenges the most powerful monster in the galaxy, Goldgoyle, to prove his might against the Turbo Rangers. The ensuing battle results in massive Zord casualties, and the exposure of the Power Chamber’s location


250 :05×45 – Chase into Space (2)

First aired: Nov/24/1997
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Judd Lynn

The Rangers fight to defend The Power Chamber against the invading Piranatron forces, but are forced back against the overwhelming hordes. Divatox soon deals The Rangers a crippling blow that robs them of their powers, and sends them on a new mission into the depths of Space. As this unfolds, Justin finally makes his decision….


Power Playback: Funniest Power Rangers Moments

First aired: Jun/13/1998

Johnny Yong Bosch hosts a thirty-minute lookback on the history of Power Rangers, but Bulk and Skull aren’t making it easy for him.