More Tropical Ranger goodness.
We joined Manatsu peeking into Laura’s pocket home inside the “Mermaid Pot” thing. Laura wanted to focus on finding three more Rangers but Manatsu was hyped for school, especially which club she could join.
After an amusing self-introduction that kinda fell flat one girl did enjoy her enthusiasm. Manatsu recognized her as the girl from the cosmetics shop. Her name was Sango. The reason Manatsu didn’t greet her at the store was because she was intimidated by its awesomeness.
To her surprise Sango’s family owned the store. Her mom took an instant liking to Manatsu.
This had me laughing for some reason. Laura got tired of waiting for Manatsu to come home so she left the Pot and ended in the tub. As Manatsu hyped up meeting Sango Laura had a face that was like “You have a FREAKIN’ MERMAID in your bathtub. Why are you praising some other human girl you just met?” She probably wasn’t thinking that but I like to think so.
As an apology to Laura she took her to a private spot at the aquarium. There they agreed to one day visit the Mermaid Kingdom together once the Witch of Delays was defeated. As Laura shared her dream of becoming the new queen Manatsu thought about her dream of living a fun and exciting school life. Laura hoped she’d focus more on being a Power Ranger. Manatsu wondered how she became one as Laura remembered her discussion with the queen. She was like “Our hearts connected basically”.
Oh yes. One more thing before we continue.
When asked why couldn’t she become a Power Ranger Laura said it’s because she’s a mermaid. In a franchise that had animals, fairies, androids and even boys become Rangers I don’t see why she couldn’t. As Rory and I discussed this hopefully means she’ll become the Bonus Ranger of the season. Should that be the case I hope she stays a mermaid in Ranger form and not grow magic legs. I would love to see her fight with her tail.
The next day Laura wanted to go to school with Manatsu to search for other Ranger candidates. Manatsu agreed so long as she kept a low profile. As was often the case with the “creatures at school hiding from humans” setup she’d eventually get busted. Luckily not enough kids got a good look at her. They argued over Manatsu’s Ranger duties and personal desires and Manatsu said something mean to her in the spur of the moment.
As Laura swam off it’s time for the crab general to cause trouble. Laura desperately tried to find a Ranger candidate to no avail. Fortunately Manatsu couldn’t stop thinking about her and rushed to the rescue once the ring alerted her. When asked why she came Manatsu pretty much said she wanted to be with Laura forever. They’re currently at the friends stage so hopefully this is a sign we have another “destined lovers” story. We didn’t quite get one in Healin’ Good (Still a good entry I have to review at some point) so hopefully we’ll be more fortunate this time around. No need to show off the “Monster of the Week” as Cure Summer made quick work of it in glorious fashion. The two made up and all was well.
Another pretty good episode. Next time we get to see the 2nd Tropical Ranger join the team.