This story started from the basic question - can one include a blatant Mary Sue character (there's two of them) without messing up the whole story?
A crossover between CDRR and Quantum Leap; a sequel to the above story. Sam leaps into Gadget (luckily for him, he leapt into the only ranger who habitually wears pants) and tries to save the city; made trickier when Lawhinie makes an appearance and he finds himself without the help of the other Rangers.
After the deal made with Lawhinie in Quantum Mechanic, the Rangers find themselves temporarily forced into a - somewhat shaky - alliance with someone who does not exactly have their best interests at heart. (I'll admit, I thought the challenge of a completely unrepentant Lawhinie forced to work with rather than against the Rangers was... intruiging). Their first case together involves finding the missing Shaka Baka.
Robert Louie Steven's son has been kidnapped, and he's been calling in every detective agency he could find! But only one agency has any chance of finding the poor little boy in time... and Fat Cat's ready for them.
Cheese across the city is being stolen from locked warehouses, replaced with a stinky green goo. But all is not as it seems, as Monty is in a position to point out...
Just because I can't resist certain challenges, this particular case is a sequel to the original episode A Lad in a Lamp. Lawhinie gets hold of the magic lamp...