We continue the Twinkle Rangers show with the advent of the 2nd Twinkle Ranger Lala. Let’s find out how she joined the team.
We continued where we left off with our heroines and Puruns back on Earth and Lala scanning the space ship to see whether it could be repaired. It’s heavily damaged so it’ll be a while. As Puruns complimented Hikaru on becoming a Power Ranger Lala felt kinda bummed.
Cure Mascots usually rest in books, pads or whatever magical accessory are bestowed upon lead Rangers. Puruns wanted to care for the Twinkle Book but because it used to be Hikaru’s special sketchbook and her wanting to protect Fuwa she took full responsibility.
After the debate was settled Hikaru invited her new friends back to her pad. However…
It was against their laws for Lala and Puruns to be seen by Earthlings. If they’re seen interacting with them they’d be banned from space travel for a long time. Thus they snuck up to Hikaru’s room but were almost seen by her grandpa. The two commented about her being a space otaku after seeing her room but she said it originally belonged to her dad. Methinks he’s partially the reason she loves astronomy. I also have a feeling grandpa’s grumpiness is connected to his absence. Probably lost in space. That’s currently a theory.
While Hikaru went down to get snacks for her guests Lala left to work on the rocket. Out of curiosity she asked the computer what the odds were of her becoming a Power Ranger. Very, very low. Coincidentally it was the same for Hikaru. Speaking of Hikaru she found her and offered a “donut”. Lala hesitated but Hikaru told her the same thing my mom tells me whenever I don’t feel like eating something different “Don’t knock it till you try it”.
Hikaru commented on how cool Lala was for being able to fly and repair a rocket ship. Lala explained that back on her home planet she’s already considered an adult, which was age 13 in human years.
The following morning when Hikaru came to greet Lala she learned how she said hello, with her antennae, which could also shoot small electrical charges.
When Hikaru asked Lala how long the three knew each other Puruns told her about their mission. Puruns and Fuwa came from the Starsky World, specifically the Star Palace, home to the 12 Star Princesses of the Zodiac. One dark day the Notraiders invaded the Star Palace. Their goal was of course universal conquest. The princesses helped Puruns and Fuwa escape and used all their power to fight off the invaders but by doing so were severely weakened and forced to scatter across space, leaving the Star Palace shrouded in darkness. Lala was sent on a mission from her home planet of Saman to aid Puruns and Fuwa.
Lala misinterpreted Hikaru’s enthusiasm of being a Power Ranger as her not taking it seriously. After a brief scene with Ryo (The old man from the observatory) Lala finally let out her annoyance over Hikaru becoming a Power Ranger instead of her. Hikaru asked if she wanted to become one too but the computer data discouraged her. Hikaru was like “You can become a Ranger too”.
Suddenly Kappard and the Notrays attacked. Lala tried getting Fuwa to safety but got cornered by Kappard. He recognized the situation but was sure there wouldn’t be a repeat of last time. Cure Star arrived and tried to encourage Lala again. She was still discouraged by the data and Star was like “Forget the data! It’s about what you want and how you feel. Do you want to become a Power Ranger?” Lala showed her determination to protect Fuwa and as expected she was deemed worthy.
IT’S MUSICAL MORPHIN’ TIME!
Cure Milky joined the battle in all her puffy electrifying cuteness!
So yes. Cure Milky attacks with electricity. Something unique for a Blue Ranger who normally use water or ice attacks. Then again Cure Milky is more Aqua Green than Blue but for the sake of simplicity we shall classify her as a Blue Ranger.
Lala explained the reason she believed she could transform was because she saw Hikaru do it. Hikaru was like “Good enough for me”. I have a feeling it’s more like “If someone like you could do it then so can I”. Baby steps. They’ll hopefully become a proper couple in due time. If not them then…Anyway the episode ended with Hikaru’s star pendant glowing. We’ll find out what that means next time.
Cool introduction for Lala and Cure Milky. While she’s not my Hype Ranger of the season I can’t deny she’s adorable and will be an excellent Ranger once she takes a chill pill. Hopefully after the next episode where the two try to learn how to work together.
Hopefully this advert for the gummy sweets we saw in this episode is a sign of things to come in their relationship.