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03-18-2011, 10:02 AM
I finally watched this episode after almost a week. I have to say, this was by far the best episode of the season. For once I didn't feel like they were making this show just for the youngest of kids. Finally, I was able to enjoy an episode purely on its merits, and not just for camp value. This felt like the kind of episode we could've seen in a Saban era episode several years ago. I didn't see the Shinkenger version (I never watch the Sentai), and I'm sure that "There Go the Brides" borrrowed heavily from it. Despite that, what showed up on screen worked.
At first I was sure that the wedding at the beginning would turn out to be one of Mia's dream sequences, revealing an affection for Jayden. I liked how Mike thought it was too much, while Kevin cried and showed that he was a big softie. The acting was actually decent, and the comedy worked. I was further pleased to see that the Rangers were actually performing a sting operation, hoping to catch the Nylocks instead. The Rangers actually making plans to fight the bad guys without waiting for an attack first, and just going right into Sentai footage fights. I like it.
Bulk and Spike show up again, and don't really do much. At least they saw the villains again, and tried to fight them. Also liked how this plot led to the Rangers meeting with the brides, and other people at the weddings. Also liked Mia and Jayden waiting there while the Lugers closed in on them. Supporting characters who interact and have their own little moments. Suspense. Imagine that.
I love what they did with Dayuu in this episode. She's not just cold and condescending anymore. She's holding onto a lot of pain and sadness of her own, and wants others to share her pain. Decker showed up again as well and was referred to as a long lost, cursed warrior. Finally, we're seeing some character development from the villains, and the beginnings of a story arc. So glad the episode wasn't used up on just another pun-loving monster.
The Rangers' trick seemed pulled out of nowhere, and it's not good that they had to show the whole thing in flashback. And again, the lack of explanation for their symbol power detracted from the show, as we had never seen them making "doubles" of themselves before. The symbol power seems to do whatever is needed for the plot. But still, the idea of the villains using a bomb to try to kill the Rangers was pretty cool, and showed a bit more intelligence on their parts than usual.
Lots of cool little moments during the fight scene. I liked how the Rangers stalked around Dayuu and slowly encircled her. The fight was pretty good and actually exciting in a way that other Samurai fights haven't been.
I also noticed the nice little touch at the end, with Mike telling Emily how great she looked in the wedding dress, and how she said that was the most beautiful she had ever felt before. Great callback to "Sticks and Stones." And I laughed when Emily praised cupcakes as the solution to the Rangers' troubles. I think I've been taking a mostly optimistic approach to the innocent and somewhat childish aspects of Samurai so far. These things are even better at the end of an episode that's actually good. And oh look, Bulk and Spike actually crossed paths with the Rangers!
I kind of feel silly for rating episodes like "Deal With a Nighlock" and "Sticks and Stones" as 7/10 before. Those were episodes with a fun and positive attitude and some nice bonding between the Rangers, but God their writing (plots and dialogue) were bad. As I've said before, I was being generous and viewing them from the perspective of them being pure kiddie entertainment. But for "There Go the Brides," I don't feel guilty about giving it a strong 7.5/10 rating.
05-01-2011, 11:45 PM
This was actually a pretty good episode. It seems that the girl rangers get better episodes than Mike and Kevin seeing how both The Team Unites and A Fish Out of Water were pretty darn bad. I've noticed the puns were pretty much non-existent in this compare compared to past episodes, which is a good thing. The Rangers also seemed less like cardboard cutouts this episode. Though the Zord fight really felt shoehorned in, I remember back in the Mighty Morphin days when it wasn't necessary to have the zords in every episode. How I long for those days. The introduction of Deker and an implied past relationship with Daiyu was interesting especially since so far these have been some of the most unremarkable villains in Saban Power Rangers History. Only real negatives I had was the Rangers creating doubles with their powers was dumb. A-
06-03-2011, 05:38 AM
This was great, certainly the best so far for my money. The plot with brides being kidnapped by the villains was really good, as were the twists and turns with Mia being found out, Emily sneaking in as a bride and the Rangers creating doubles and survivng the explosion. Dayu was a great villain and her past seems intriguing with her making the wedding dress, as does Deker's. Hope the episodes stay around this sort of quality. 9/10.
12-03-2011, 10:03 AM
12-03-2011, 12:11 PM
Spike is suppose to be Skull's son
12-03-2011, 08:45 PM
12-04-2011, 08:48 AM
Terrifan2, Bulk mentioned Skull in Origins part 2.
12-04-2011, 09:47 AM
I have not watched origins yet I will get to it when I have time. Thanks for the update.
Originally Posted by Digifiend
03-31-2012, 08:38 PM
My favourite part here is when the wedding gets attacked. Jayden looked SO relieved. Poor boy did NOT look happy to be in a suit.
04-06-2012, 09:57 AM
I have a question, who were the person whose told Jii(via phone) that another bride was kidnapped by Nighlok? In Shinkenger It was simply one of Kuroko. Since there's no Kuroko counterpart in PR Samurai, It would be another plothole imo.