Episode 50 (FINALLY put online by the Hub, since the YouTube guy took his down on the same day it went up
Some Kamen Rider wannabe just drove their three-wheeled motorcycle up the side of a building straight to the roof!
Looks like Mr. Prewett and Mr. Whitaker are assisting in some underground tunnel project.
And now this masked rider just saved Graham from a boulder dropped from one of the trucks, by use of some sort of trans-phase device.
The rider's disappeared by driving/phasing through a building.
And now Cody's the red herring to this rider's identity, with the others all thinking it was him, what with the rider bearing some resemblance to Cody's "Rescue Boy" costume from season 1.
On the mainland, Doc's new hover train is being tested before it heads to Griffin Rock via the half-a-century-old tunnel, which had its digging halt just 200 feet from where the Griffin Rock Station was to be built, since the town voted to stop funding it. I wonder if the reason for that vote will become a plot point later in the episode.
Hey, it's Deputy Barney and his lousy Don Knotts impression. He caught Evan and Myles trapped inside the bank's locked vault, after the mysterious vigilante phased them into it to trap them (they were trying to break into it).
Boulder's using an Energize jackhammer (I think).
Looks like the reason the town voted to stop funding the tunnel's construction was because no one wanted a commuter train. That explanation sure came quick.
Heatwave has a stare that can shut up folks in a good mood.
The Burnses, sans Cody, are heading to the mainland since the mayor wants them all aboard the hover train for its first ride to the island. Cody, meanwhile, is searching for the Rescue Bot impostor.
The masked hero saved both Don from a texting & driving accident, and Jimmy from being trapped in the junkyard.
Even without the rider's trans-phase tech, Cody should be able to catch up with the guy since Rolling Thunder isn't that fast.
The rider is.. FRANKIE?!! What the what?!
Heatwave: "'Rescue... Girl
' 'What got into you, Frankie?"
Boulder: "Riding around on an experimental Turbo Cycle?"
Chase: "Eavesdropping on emergency dispatch calls!"
Blades: "Placing yourself in harms way? Which make no
sense to me."
She figured that she could help out a little what with the guys being so busy working on the tunnel.
The trans-phase tech is called a "Phase Bit." It was meant for installing pipes underground without drilling.
Each of the Bots see some good use in the Phase Bit tech for rescue missions.
Mr. Alper, the Luskeys, Huxley Prescott, and Doc are also aboard the hover train.
One of the photographers looks kinda like Mr. Bunty.
Mayor Luskey is ecstatic about the new hover train. He's wanted a train ever since he was a boy, and this fulfills both his childhood dream and his affinity for tourism. Huxley, however, is less enthused.
The train is going to be late to its first arrival since the mayor's deadline prevented the high-velocity booster from being calibrated, necessitating the train's current slow speed. The mayor doesn't care, though, and orders full speed ahead.
System error. The controls have shorted out and the train is now a runaway.
The others gotta divert the train into another tunnel to help it stop. Frankie offered to help phase the wall for the train to pass through, but Heatwave won't put her at risk and says they'll handle this the old-fashioned way.
"Power Up and Energize!" x4 jackhammers!
Seeing all four of them "Energize" at once was so cool!!!
The train's armor plated. They can't break into it. Frankie's stepping up to the plate.
She got everyone.
Sheesh, everyone seriously could have died on the train.
Mayor Luskey is most curious as to how and when the robots became so advanced that they could be operated without human drivers.
"Rescue Girl" admits to needing more training before she'd ever join the Team.
The Phase Bit, according to Doc, is commissioned by a drilling company who owns all the rights to it, and is not supposed to be discussed about.
Said drilling company is owned by... Madeline Pynch.
Maurice LaMarche voiced the Automated Conductor
Jason Marsden voiced Jimmy
D.C. Douglas voiced "Townsfolk #1"
Okay, this episode definitely scratched an itch for me by making it a train-centric episode crossed with a superhero episode, so I might be a little biased here, but I liked it. We got some more history of the island with the half-a-century-old train tunnel, and we got some more use of older concepts with Frankie's "Rescue Girl" get-up. The runaway train plot was cliche, but still fun, and the mystery surrounding Rescue Girl's identity was genuinely unexpected for me since her body build did not look like that of a child. I honestly thought she looked more like an adult or at least a teenager. And it looks like things are really gearing up for the season finale what with the foreshadowing to Madeline Pynch teaming up with Dr. Morocco. Let us see what these two masterminds come up with for our heroes next week.