Bit late on the new episode viewing, but before I get into that...
If anyone's looking to catch up on episodes of Transformers: Rescue Bots, all episodes that have aired thus far can be watched here
Or, you can download HD encodes of the episodes here
That said, onto the episode.
Episode 16 -
No less than mere seconds into the episode and already is Huxley Prescott in danger.
Boy, that Bounce House birthday party being right next to
the place of impact was preeeeetty convenient.
Kade's in charge while Chief's away... that's comforting. Also, Heatwave seems jealous about that.
First the Bots start a fire, then a bear shows up at Griffin Crest. This episode is really making it too easy to make a Smokey Bear joke.
Wow, keys being considered "low-tech" on Griffin Rock is really saying something about how far they've come compared to the rest of the nation (or the world).
Knew it would be Heatwave who'd instigate their defying Chief Burns' orders. But I gotta say, I really enjoyed his arguing with Chase over the rules. I wanna see more dysfunctional situations between the Bots like that more often.
SQUIRELL!!!... Hi there.
Loving Chase's inner dilemma of who's orders he should abide by.
Slag! The Bots crashed right on top of Old Parker! If that geyser goes off with them right on top of it they'll be--as Cody puts it--melted alive!
Chase is a natural Boy Scout.
Man, Chase is crazy strong being able to quickly tow both a bulldozer and a helicopter at the same time with ordinary rope while being a mere a compact Police car.
First actual spoken mention of the possibility of an Autobot being able to be destroyed.
Heatwave: "Not that I'm ungrateful, but what in Primus's core made you think that tent would protect us?"
Chase: "I read the manual. The rules of use clearly state, 'This tent with withstand extreme temperatures.'"
Heatwave: "...I guess rules can be useful once in a while."
Chase: "May I have that in writing?"
Chief refers to the group as "Team Burns". So that's, what, how many different names the main cast has been referred to by now?
This episode was very surprising to me, as i expected it to be more of the old "When the cat's away, the mice shall play" routine with the Bots doing whatever they wanted while Chief and Cody were gone. Instead, in a show that's all about a high-tech society, we get a story that more grounded in nature and down-to-Earth. A good old-fashioned camping trip gone awry by the disturbance of a bear and a misunderstanding from the worrisome Bots.
This one also gave us something that we had seen very little of up until now: Actual conflict between the Bots. Heatwave wanting to take charge while Chase wanting to abide by the Chief's word. Hot-heatedness vs. level-headedness is very entertaining fashion. I want to see more disagreements such as these in later episodes, so as to better enhance the characterizations and developments of the characters.