Rocky, Aisha, and Adam face the same slumbering fate as the rest of the city, until Adam's soccer skills helps to take out the Sleep Machine. Meanwhile, across the galaxy, the Power Rangers barely manage to snag the Sword Of Light and teleport away before the entire Deserted Planet is melted into slag by Lord Zedd's Zord, Serpentera.
Now able to complete the Power Transfer, the replacement Rangers, good old Aisha, Adam, & Rocky, are infused with the Yellow, Black, and Red Rangers energies, respectively. Their first mission comes instantly, as Zedd sends the Silverhorns monster down to attack the city.
As if the Thunderzords didn't have enough trouble, Serpentera returns, but thanks to its blowing up of the Deserted Planet and round trips across the universe, it quickly runs out of energy and retreats. Jason, Zack, and Trini depart to the airport, with their former teammates and former best friends watching from VERY afar on the Viewing Globe, so as to not let on the fact that the actors quit/were fired and that's not even them.