Episode 18 -
No less than mere seconds in and already does the meteor make impact.
Oh hai, Bumblebee. That was quick.
Another use of the shorter theme song.
Only Heatwave recognizes Bumblebee. The others have only heard of him.
BB beeps just just in Prime! And is described as the scout of Optimus Prime's team, as well as having lost his voicebox in the line of duty. Continuity!
Blades is such a BB fanboy.
Bumblebee is partaking in this visit/mission without Optimus's orders? Someone's not playing by the rules.
Optimus! In all his Peter Cullen-voiced glory! That's two-for-two in this episode!
Looks Bumblebee might be sticking around for a few more episodes.
Heh, Heatwave's still looking to join up with Optimus in the war.
Hah! Everyone wants to hang with the new guy!
New emergency. But Bumblebee's gotta stay behind with Cody since they'd have to first explain the presence of a new Bot to the citizens of Griffin Rock. Smart thinking.
What the-?! Some unknown force is causing the Bots to automatically revert to Vehicle Mode during the emergency. Except Blades. Maybe the meteor did affect the others, as Blades didn't go near it.
Good thing Bumblebee's Rescue Bots toy has (almost) the same altmode as his Prime character model has, as they can show him in altmode here with little conflict with his Prime appearance.
Heatwave, Chase, and Boulder can't even move on their own, so now the humans get to actually drive them for once. Kade's happy about that.
They've all gone silent now too, being unable to talk or interact as persons.
Optimus mentioned Ratchet (though, referred to as "our medic").
The others have contracted a virus from the meteor. Rescue Force Sigma-17's ship contained the antidote to this virus in its inventory.
Optimus possibly alludes to the Decepticons, or any other enemies like MECH ("those wishing to do us harm").
I just noticed that Optimus's face in this series bears a resemblance to the Autobot symbol.
Now the three infected Bots won't even start. And the virus is decaying their bodies.
Graham! Man overboard!
Bumblebee saved him. But now who's going to save the fast-sinking Bumblebee?
And the detonator has been kicked on, with abort switch broken. Four minutes until they all go up.
Go Blades! And go Bumblebee!
I just knew they'd get the sample with a piece of it getting stuck on one of them.
Hey! Graham's finally getting to use some Cybertronian tech.
Cody's learned how to understand Bumblebee. So much for Raf being unique.
Ahh, Blades hugged Bumblebee.
I guess Bumblebee goes back to Optimus after all.
This episode was fantastic!!! I mean, WOW! Aside from the Dr. Morocco two-parter, this got to be one of the best episodes yet! Bumblebee was great fun and Blades's relationship with him was superb! I hope doesn't be a stranger and comes back soon. He played the role of this show's "Sixth Ranger" perfectly!