419 :10×01 – Lionheart (1)
Cole, an orphan raised in the jungle after the disappearance of his parents, returns to the States to find them. Meanwhile, a group of Power Rangers are finding it more difficult to deal with the threat of ancient Org forces and decide that they must find a strong leader. Cole is selected and is taken to the Rangers floating island paradise the Animarium, inhabited by the beautiful Princess Shayla.
Toxica and Jindrax reunite with Master Org after a 5000 year separation, but his humanoid appearance makes them suspicious of his true nature. Meanwhile, Cole learns during his battles with the Barbed Wire Org that his enemies do not have a heart.
When Cole begins to redefine her established rules of leadership for the Wild Force Rangers, Taylor storms off to face a Org threat herself, but the battle proves futile and renders her invisible.
Danny’s former love returns to his life, but as he contemplates admitting his feelings for her, he is torn between his devotion to his heart and his duty as a Ranger when Max is captured by the Bell Org.
First aired: Mar/02/2002
Writer: Suzi Shimoyama
When Princess Shayla is captured by the Tire Org, the Rangers are forced to rely on their own skills to uncover further revelations about the powers wielded by the ancient warriors to aid in rescuing her.
Max becomes fascinated with an old fairy tale that tells of wishes being granted by tossing messages in a bottle into a lake. When the Ship Org awakens, he brings the bottle to the surface also, infuriating Max, who attempts to fight The Org alone, but is overwhelmed and almost drowned.
Taylor befriends two young twins with mysterious powers as Turtle Cove’s phone signals are cut off by a new Org, stripping the Rangers of their ability to use their cell-phones to morph.
The Red Lion, having fallen gravely ill, requires the healing powers of a Soul Bird to fully heal himself. Cole seeks out the elusive Soul Bird, little suspecting Master Org is also pursuing the creature. When the two confront one another, Master Org is reminded of the day he slaughtered two people closely connected to the Red Wild Force Ranger’s past.
As Princess Shayla cares for the Soul Bird egg, The Rangers face the wrath of Retinax, one of Master Org’s Org Generals, and are overwhelmed by a combined assault from him and the Freezer Org, rendering them and their Zords helpless.
The Rangers face their most formidable challenge yet when Master Org releases two of his most respected and feared Org Generals, Nayzor and the Wolf-like Zen-Aku.
Despite his thirst for revenge following his defeat at the hands of the original guardians of Animaria, and his brutal treatement of the present day’s team of Rangers, Zen-Aku shows he isn’t as evil as he appears as he tends to Allysa’s wounds following an ambush by Toxica and Jindrax.
The Rangers battle the terrifying Bus Org. Zen-Aku forms his own Megazord, The Predazord, and continues his campaign of destruction, and the cost is yet another of the Rangers Zords.
Capturing Princess Shayla, Zen-Aku begins to experience a surge of vague and cryptic memories of a happier life involving the Princess, but as he struggles to understand the memories, the Rangers arrive, eager to take back their mentor. Zen-Aku turns the captured Elephant Zord against the Rangers and engages them in battle.
Nayzor successfully enslaves Zen-Aku’s mind with a bug that burrows into his cerebellum and takes control of him just as he begins to fully remember his past, making him more dangerous than ever.
The truth behind Zen-Aku is finally revealed as Princess Shayla deduces his identity and the Rangers also deduce the source of his power.
Despite being freed from the curse of Zen-Aku, the guilt-ridden Merrick believes he is not deserving enough to join the ranks of the Rangers and departs to find himself. Master Org offers him a position with his own forces, but Merrick refuses, leading to a brutal beat-down at the hands of an Org created from the stolen Animal Crystals…which also come to Merrick’s aid when he attempts to help the Rangers battle the Org, enabling him to become the Lunar Wolf Ranger.
Merrick, still trying to find both his place and a home, visits a local tavern and becomes aptly skilled at pool.
Cole is left an amnesiac when Signal Org scrambles his memories. Tracking him down to a farm, The Rangers try to remind him of his true loyalties, only for Taylor to ponder whenever or not Cole is better off living his new, quieter life.
Max must rekindle his mentor’s love of bowling in order to learn the vital Tornado Spin technique necessary to defeat Bowling Org.
Danny finds himself caught in a love triangle when he meets his childhood sweetheart Kendall whilst pursuing the dastardly Wedding Dress Org. His rival for Kendell’s affections takes advantage of Danny’s Ranger duties to force a wedge between them, forcing Danny to make a drastic decision about which future he should safeguard, the world or his love.
When Alyssa receives a phone call from her father telling her he’s coming into town, she spends the entire day training as hard as she can so he will be pleased at her prowess.
In order to defeat the latest Org threat, the Rangers must enlist the aid of The Deer Zord, but the Zord remains bitter about being seemingly “abandoned” by his caretakers, Shayla and Merrick, thousands of years ago and refuses to help them. Merrick and Shayla both agree to sing to it in an attempt to sooth its temper.
The Rangers must undergo a challenge set to them by a child-like higher being if they are to acquire a new weapon to combat the increased powers of the enslaved Toxica and Jindrax.
A trio of Mutorgs from the future travel to the present day to align themselves with Master Org. They soon run into two former Time Force Rangers, Silver Guardians Wes and Eric, en route to attacking Turtle Cove. As more of the Time Force Rangers become involved in the pursuit of these generals and the captive, willing-to- redeem Ransik is brought in to help, Wes begins to worry about the well-being of his missing true love Jen.
Both groups of Rangers reunite with old friends and foes as the threat of the futuristic Mutorgs escalates, forcing Ransik to make a supreme sacrifice.
Master Org uses his own past as Dr. Viktor Adler to lure Cole and the remaining Rangers into his clutches so he can finish them off personally, whilst Toxica and Jindrax discover a tomb containing The Org General Mandilok.
Zen-Aku returns intending to once again bond with Merrick, and only by relying on the power of teamwork can the Lunar Wolf Ranger triumph against the living shadow of his own past.
Mandilok’s Duke Orgs take the Rangers to their limits, whilst the ancient spirits of the Wild Zords voice their displeasure at the citizens of Turtle Cove continuing to construct buildings on their sacred grounds.
As Merrick and Princess Shayla play the flute to calm The Deer Zord, the machinations of the insidious Flute Org creates a brief tiff between the two when Shayla blames Flute Org’s disharmonious flute playing on Merrick. Flute Org soon begins seizing control of Turtle Cove’s children through the power of his flute and Toxica and Jindrax attempt to give him additional power to control the adults, prompting the Rangers into action.
Jindrax, feeling low on confidence following a telling off by Mandilok, reunites with his brother and reforms the legendary “Team Carnival” with him.
The mystery surrounding the child Kite grows as the Rangers attempt to take control of their Wild Zords back from the disciplined and dangerous Lion Tamer Org.
The truth behind Kite is finally revealed as Mandilok convinces him that humanity is undeserving of their duty to safeguard the needs of Earth. Meanwhile, the Rangers battle Monitor Org.
The judgment of Animus has stripped the Rangers of their Zords and placed Princess Shayla in a coma, but the Rangers are not about to let that deter them from safeguarding the planet against the Toy Org. As humanity valiantly proves itself to Mandilok via the everyday activities of protecting a city from a monster attack, Merrick meets up with Kite and is given a choice…leave with him and join the Wild Zords, or stay and help the Rangers.
The remnants of the Machine Empire lead by General Venjix excavate Lord Zedd’s zord, Serpenterra, on the moon. To counter the danger posed by Serpenterra, former Red Zeo Ranger Tommy Oliver recruits nine more Red Ranges to assist him in a decisive battle with the Machine armies.
The Duke Org Onikage manipulates Toxica into removing her own horn if she is to stand a chance of bypassing the sacred waters of the Animarium and capture Princess Shayla., whilst the distracted Rangers battle Jindrax and Onikage’s ninja battalion;. When all is said and done, one Org will gain victory, and one Org will fall.
Master Org returns, his true spirit at last restored, and Mandilock pays the price for his previous deeds as the Rangers battle Onikage’s Shadow Rangers in a valiant attempt to rescue Princess Shayla.
With Princess Shayla in his clutches, Master Org prepares a sacred ceremony within The Nexus as Jindrax feverishly works on retrieving Toxica from the Org spirit world using the power of some Org magic and a fishing rod.
Master Org begins making preparations for a ceremony that will grant him limitless power. In a bid to free the captive Princess Shayla, The Rangers, aided by Toxica and Jindrax, battle against several resurrected Org Generals in their valiant attempt to deactivate the shields that surround Master Org’s lair within the nexus and seal the fate of the rising Org armies.
The Rangers celebrate the apparent demise of Master Org, and face their impending dismissal from Ranger duty, but when Turtle Cove is attacked and reduced to a city covered in vines, the Rangers are shocked to discover Master Org has survived. Having regained his full power and true form by devouring an Org Heart, Master Org slowly tears down The Ranger’s defenses, laying waste to several Zords and slaying a treasured ally of his enemies, before turning his attention to the Animarium itself.
Master Org, having slain the Ranger’s Zords, nullified their source of power, and downed the Animarium, subjects Turtle Cove to a terrifying barrage of erratic weather conditions and menaces the helpless civilians with his legions of Putrids. The Rangers, powerless, do what they can to safeguard the innocent, but will their courage be enough to overcome the seemingly limitless evil of their enemies?