Episode 22: Vow
In the smartest move he's made since the beginning of the series,
Optimus orders the kids to stay out of the Autobots' base while they
come up with a plan. On the moon, Megatron commands Bonecrusher,
Knockout, Barrage, Buzzsaw, Dualor, Backtrack, and Oval to obey only
him. He too is planning hs next attack, and uses all these Mini-Cons in
a fight with a simulated Prime. Sideways fires on him, saying he's only
reminding Megatron that there will be other Autobots around.
The Autobots are arranging a plan involving passing the Skyboom shield
around. The Street Action Team try to tell them something, but Optimus,
who doesn't understand their beeps, says this mission is too dangerous
for them to get involved. They then leave the base and find the kids,
and tell them they've received a message from the Decepticons'
Mini-Cons telling them to meet them at a certain point. The kids now
think the Mini-Cons on the moon are worried about the earthbound
Mini-Cons, but the transmission from the Decepticon base is just part
of Megatron's plan.
Carlos, Alexis, Billy, and the Street Action Team go to the meeting
point while Rad and Fred go to tell Optimus about the transmission. The
Decepticons' Mini-Cons warp to the meeting point, but immediately warp
away. Optimus arrives and tells the kids to get out of the area, but
it's too late. Megatron appears with the Star Saber. He also
disappears, telling Optimus to follow. Hot Shot, Blurr, and Smokescreen
arrive just in time to see Fred disappear as he walks into the spot
where Megatron was just standing. Rad follows suit, disappearing.
Optimus and the other Autobots go after them.
On the moon, the Decepticons have lost Megatron's signal. Demolishor
demands that they hurry up and fix the equipment, but he seems to be
the only one who really cares if Megatron returns or not.
Prime and the gang have been warped to a forest, where they see
Megatron for a moment before he warps again. Optimus, Hot Shot, Rad,
and Fred are warped away, leaving Blurr and Smokescreen behind. Hot
Shot ends up stranded in the arctic wilderness, while Prime and the
kids have ended up in the mountains. Optimus takes this time to explain
to Rad and Fred that the Mini-Cons on the Decepticon side are not
likely to want to join the Autobots because they look up to Megatron as
a father figure. The three of them are then warped again to an
abandoned village, where they find Megatron once again, but he and his
Mini-Cons warp again to a desert. The Mini-Cons try to run from him,
but he tells them to give up that idea before he slices them all in
Prime and the kids arrive in the desert, and Megatron orders his
Mini-Cons o attack them. When they hesitate, Leader-1 fires at them, so
they do as they're told. When Optimus fires back, the kids ask him to
stop because they believe the Mini-Cons don't really want to fight.
Optimus tells them to run away and starts walking toward the Mini-Cons
without shooting back. The Mini-Cons try to stop their attack, but
Megatron demands that they continue. After dealing Optimus heavy
damage, they stop and ask Megatron to finish him off. Just before he
strikes down Optimus, the Mini-Cons turn and fire on Megatron. The
Autobots finally pinpoint Prime's location and arrive on the scene. Hot
Shot drives up to Megatron and gets the Skyboom shield from
Smokescreen, blocking the Star Saber. Not surprisingly, Megatron
The Autobots return to base with seven of the Decepticons' Mini-Cons.
Optimus says the energy released when the Star Saber and Skyboom
collapsed in the previous battle was the screams of the Mini-Cons being
forced to fight in a battle they want no part in. Rad vows to dedicate
himself to freeing the Mini-Cons.
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