When the Nighlok Negatron appears and subjects both civilian victims and the Rangers to insults that cause physical pain, only Emily remains unaffected. She explains to the other Rangers that she was taught by her older sister to ignore teasing as a child, so she was able to also ignore the monster’s verbal barbs.
Bolstered by Emily’s inner strength, Mike confronts his own insecurities, and together with the other Rangers they defeat Negatron using the Five Disc Beetle Cannon. After the Rangers destroy his giant incarnation with the Beetle Blaster Megazord, an exhausted Emily is elated to hear how much the other Rangers admire her inner strength.
Kevin is assigned the task of catching Swordfish Zord.