A Ranger Catastrophe (1)

Written by Douglas Sloan
Directed by Douglas Sloan
First aired October 16, 1995
Production code 317
Episode number Season 3
Episode 17
Previous episode I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger
Next episode A Ranger Catastrophe, Part II
Series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers


Aisha volunteers at an animal shelter and on the way home, she and Kimberly find a stray cat in the park, unaware that it has been planted there by Rita. A mysterious girl, Katherine, shows up in Angel Grove where it is revealed that she has been put under a spell by Rita, and can be turned into the cat at Rita’s will. Katherine lures Tommy into a trap by pretending that her car isn’t working. When Tommy offers to help her, Zedd and Rita zap the car into a dark dimension and they also send Rito to keep the other Rangers busy. When the Rangers locate Tommy in the Viewing Globe, Zedd and Rita send Rito down to grow and threaten the city. The Rangers face a difficult choice: save Tommy, or stop Rito’s destructive rampage.