Episode 36 -
No sooner than the moment the episode begins is bulkhead already aboard the Nemesis... somehow.
Oh sure, they're gonna cut to the flashback just before they can tell us of Starscream's condition.
Hey, the Harbinger. Haven't seen that since episode 20.
We finally get a look at what Protoforms look like in this series (as well as in this continuity to boot). and they have Vehicon heads.
Starscream mentions Binary Bonding.
Screamer's gonna turn these Protoforms into clones of himself. Hope they're much different from those seen in Animated (especially since how Skywarp, Thundercracker, Slipstream, Dirge, and Ramjet all already exist in this continuity as separate characters).
Yep, they all look exactly like him. Same colors and all. Good.
So that's how bulkhead got on the ship. Whoops.
Um, Scream, five clones an "armada" does not make.
Oh, NO! I just realized something! If these clones manage to survive this episdoe and become series regulars (or semi-regulars), that will make the Starscream toys become army builders, and the incredibly hard-to-find First Edition figure was/is the most show-accurate and best scaled version of the character. So if I want to have all six Starscreams, I'll have to hunt down five more
So it was a clone that Bulkhead clobbered. That explains the T-Cog.
Oh, hai, Airachnid. Seems like she can manipulate the Insecticons with some sort of high-pitched frequency signal. I wasn't fully certain of this last time we saw her, but now I'm more sure.
Now see, Airachnid's got this "armada" thing down with her vast army of Insecticons. That is most definitely an armada (or close enough).
This is the first instance in which we see both the Vehicons and Jet Vehicons side-by-side in the same scene.
Airachnid loses another half-limb (even though she seemed to have either fixed or replaced the one she lost before). And she's been... frozen? Petrified? Immobilized?
HOLY COW, THE INSECTICONS CAN SPEAK!!!!
And Bulkhead brings down the Nemesis. Poor Trypticon.
At least one Starscream clone survived.
And just where exactly is the Nemesis crash-landing? The government will have a hard time covering this one up.
Ah, so Airachnid is in stasis. Got it. And Arcee thought with her head instead of her heart by not offing her in this state. She is growing even further as a character.
Starscream: "AAAAAAAAGGGHH! SCRAP! THAT HURT!"
Well, at least he now get a new T-Cog. And now that all the clones are gone, there's no need for more than one Starscream toy. Yay. More money saved.