Definitely not the ending I would have picked for Damarasu. I don't want to say he deserved
better (he was one of the bad guys, after all), I just hate to see loyalty go unappreciated.
Ideally, I would have liked to see him go down in a blaze of glory, protecting the emperor's life (with Marvelous on board their ship, the writers could have made it work somehow), vindicating himself in his superior's eyes.
Don's explanation felt pretty weak. The way he was behaving, he was definitely hiding something, but this just seemed to come out of left field. Not in a good "twist" way either, more like it was tacked on at the last minute.
And of course, now we're back to square one with him as far as back story goes. Maybe that's not necessarily a bad thing, I just feel like this whole arc was kind of a waste of time. I mean literally, it was a waste of time: we don't have that many episodes left, and they could have dedicated that time to a tribute or two. Instead, we get a personal growth ep for Doc (which he already had plenty of)/wild goose chase.
I guess it was worth seeing a couple of new "gender-bender" suits, one from my favorite show to boot: I kind of imagine Daigo to be the type that wouldn't be too thrilled seeing his old threads treated this way.
Seriously, that guy yelled at everything, it was kind of his thing.
Regarding the other one, did anyone notice that they actually made it look like the female Flashman style? What I mean to say is, they didn't staple a skirt onto it or just leave it alone, they actually remodeled the legs to resemble those of Pink and Yellow Flash (the guys' legs were their color, the girls' were silver). A nice little extra. That may have been why they chose Flashman for this, maybe they wanted to do something different for one of the girls.
Darn, I was hoping for the Kakuranger ep... but this looks interesting. Namely, (what can only be presumed to be) Gai's.... "Christmas Ranger". I had the red and green MMPR Auto Morphin' figures as a kid, and used to take them apart and put them back together in a similar fashion. I even called them "Christmas Rangers".
Considering all the toys were held together with your standard crosshead screws back then, I can't imagine that I was the only person who ever did this...