Episode 29: Desperate
The kids have chased the Mini-Con into a dead end, so it panics and
shoots at them. The Street Action Team forms Perceptor to protect the
kids, but the Mini-Con hides behind Rad.
The other Autobots lure Tidal Wave away from Jet Convoy, but he proves
too much for them to handle. Hot Shot tries to hold him off with the
Skyboom shield, but he can't take the pressure for long. Luckily for
him, Jet Convoy flies onto the scene and kicks Tidal Wave in the face,
knocking him over. Megatron sends his other Decepticons after the
Autobots, and Jet Convoy takes to the air again, only to find Thrust
leading a horde of airborne Mini-Cons.
Back at the Autobots' base, the boys and Perceptor have gotten the
Mini-Con under control and have returned to the monitor room. Red Alert
says the Autobots' only chance of surviving this battle lies in the
Tidal Wave splits into the Dark Fleet and becomes weapons and a jetpack
for Megatron. Megatron flies above the clouds for a showdown with
Red Alert has to take the new Mini-Con to the other Autobots, but it is
afraid to go until Rad and Carlos agree to go with him. Thrust sees Red
Alert and goes after him, but Blurr stops him. Meanwhile, Megatron has
the Star Saber out and is ready to kill Optimus. Smokescreen launches
the Skyboom shield to Optimus, but he is still just barely able to
handle the barrage of enemy fire.
Red Alert takes heavy damage from an enemy blast, and Hot Shot saves
the kids from another. Skyblast walks off and starts making calling to
the other Mini-Cons by making odd beeps that sound like a song (this
scene reminded me of Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind.) As a result,
the Star Saber and the Skyboom shield are drawn towards each other,
pulling Optimus and Megatron with them. When they collide, a green beam
of light goes off in two directions: one end causing an explosion on
the beach, and the other heading for the moon.
When the light disappears, Megatron knocks the Skyboom from Optimus'
hands, leaving him defenseless. Just then, a geyser shoots up where the
light caused an explosion, with a new Mini-Con floating on it. Still in
the air, Megatron slices Jet Convoy in two, splitting the Autobots
apart. Optimus plummets towards the beach while Jetfire is pummeled by
a barrage of missile fire from Megatron. On the moon, we see the green
light activated the third Mini-Con, and brought it to Earth. The three
Mini-Cons form the Requiem Blaster to save Optimus, but Thrust appears
before he can grab it. The two fight over it while falling, and Prime
eventually grabs it from him. At the last moment before impact, Optimus
fires the Blaster into the ocean, cushioning his fall. In the end we
see Optimus has parted the sea, and is standing on solid ground with
the Blaster in hand.
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