Transformers: Rescue Bots S2 E11 Title, Air Date, and Synopsis
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 3:24PM CDTCategory: Cartoon News
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S02, E11 (First Aired: May 3, 2014)
The Rescue Bots and Burnses must work together when they are stuck underground in a primeval world.
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2014 @ 4:26pm CDT
I wonder if this "primeval world" could be the source of the dinosaur altmodes that will come later in season 3.
Posted by Sabrblade on March 29th, 2014 @ 11:33pm CDT
Anyway, episode 31 -
Wintertime already, huh.
A rocket skier's trapped on Mount Griffin. Never a dull day in Griffin Rock.
The skier's fallen! The impact knocked him out. Probably has a concussion among other injuries.
No wonder Heatwave's gonna have to realize Blades' potential in this one. The snow storm made Blades even more of a nervous wreck than ever.
Ha! Chase invoked Murphy's Law.
The titular virtual reality game that Blades and Cody are going to play is currently on display at the Hall of Inspiration. It's played via V.R. Chambers that each player enters to scan avatars and operate the game from within.
Ha! Cody's avatar can jump like Mario. Let the game references begin.
CAT (short for "Character-Assist Technology") is the game's guide character.
Cool! A map of the island in game form.
Lots of classic game sound effects.
Meanwhile, back in the real world, the snow storm has only worsened, now with lightning added in.
Oh snap! The lightning struck the Hall of Inspiration, and Cody and Blades are still in there with their minds hooked up to the game.
Now the game has been glitched. All dangers that were once harmless have become harmful. Virtual danger is virtually real.
CAT: "I'm sorry, Cody. I am afraid I can't do that." - HAL 9000 reference!
Ha! Blades referred to Barney the Dinosaur by noting that "Dragons seem a lot friendlier on public television!" (even though dragons aren't dinosaurs, er close enough for him, I guess).
Meanwhile, Chief trying to get to Cody and Blades inside the Hall.
Graham looks to be the only one who understands how the game works and, after looking it over, figures that the game can't be turned off manually while in use. And they can't just force it off since, as Boulder states, shutting off the game while Cody and Blades are connected to it might shut off their minds. The only way to turn it off is for it to turn itself off, meaning that Cody and Blades have to finish the game themselves.
Though, Graham figures out a way for one of the other three Bots to be patched into the system to help, and Heatwave volunteers.
The storm is affecting the Hall's power. If the power goes out before the game's over, then it's a permanent Game Over for Cody and Blades.
LOL, "arrow to the knee"!
NO! After that last tree fell onto the power lines, the Hall's power's going dead!
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! "All your base are belong to us!"
Phew! That was TOO close! We almost had a double funeral, there.
Heatwave's finally been uploaded to the game. But it looks like they didn't need his help.
How is one supposed to fight, let alone beat, this stone griffin boss? There seems to be no pattern or logic to its movements and actions, acting more like a real life beast than a programmed game boss.
Cody hugs only Graham when he gets out and not his dad?
And why is Chase still confused as to why humans enjoy snow days when they had a fun one back in season 1's "Christmas in July" episode?
Nicole Dubuc voiced CAT.
And Steve Blum is credited as Captain Wild.
This episode... hmm, what can I say? It was fun. Pure, unadulterated fun. Granted, it wasn't a very substantial episode, but it did more character growth both Blades, who learned to become an even braver bot than ever. And Heatwave got a bit out of this one, seeing that Blades really is up to snuff at the end of it all. I guess this is just one of those "kick back, relax, and enjoy the fun after a long, hard day's work" kind of episode, and in that regard, it works well enough.
Posted by Archanubis on March 31st, 2014 @ 4:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:And why is Chase still confused as to why humans enjoy snow days when they had a fun one back in season 1's "Christmas in July" episode?
Probably because 1) "Christmas in July" was set in the summer, when most kids are out of school anyway and 2) because it's Chase, who derives enjoyment out of handing out parking tickets, we're talking about here.
Posted by El Duque on March 31st, 2014 @ 10:27pm CDT
[quote]In this exclusive sneak peek from Saturday's new episode (1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT, The Hub), some bots are a lot more excited than others to learn that they're being pushed to star in a reality show capturing their rescues. "A TV series is our chance to be famous," Blades (Parvesh Cheena) tells the group.[/quote]
Posted by Sabrblade on March 31st, 2014 @ 10:32pm CDT
As for the clip itself, kudos to the clip-makers keeping the spoilers to a minimum.
Posted by Dr Va'al on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CDT
[quote]The main bots on "Transformers Rescue Bots" are learning the price of fame on reality television the hard way in Season 2, episode 7, "Prescott's Bots."
The synopsis for the episode reads: "A television producer is insistent upon making the bots, along with their humans, into a reality show. Most of them can't understand why their jobs would be considered entertainment, except one who thinks the idea of being famous sounds amazing, until he learns the difference between 'reality' and 'reality television.'"
"Transformers Rescue Bots" airs Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT on The Hub network.
Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2014 @ 11:35pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 3:34pm CDT
Huxley's been trying to get Burns and Bots on his new show for some time.
Death by pancakes. That's a new one.
Or at least, it would be if not for Heatwave having caught the mayor before hitting the ground.
You know, this discussion between the Blades and the others about the TV show feels a lot like the same kind of conversations we got from the Maximals in Beast Wars. In this case, just swap out Blades for Cheetor, Chase and Boulder for Rhinox and Tigatron (doesn't matter who would be who), Heatwave for Rattrap, and Cody for... I guess Airazor, and it would all fit pretty well.
In the conversation between Huxley and the mayor, Jeff Glen Bennett is essentially talking to himself.
Sheesh, just how many times is Don gonna break the traffic laws in this town?
Looks like things aren't going as Huxley planned.
LOL at the amount of drink cups he's gone through.
Graham's got engineering homework, so I guess he did decide to attend Gremsky Tech. He's also still got the Squilsh from back in season 1.
Uh oh. A young lady named Nancy Morrison fell into the lion cage at the zoo.
Kade: "Trust me, you do not want to join his Circle of Life."
Some CGI was used for the Bots driving toward the supposedly robbed bank.
Huxley you fool! You've unleashed the Squilsh upon the dam's water. You've doomed everyone in Griffin Rock!
Hux, you've cried wolf far too many times now. That fire's gonna burn till doomsday (which shouldn't be too far off considering the Squilsh threat and all).
The fire's spreading, Heatwave's water tanks ran out, the Squilsh absorbed all the water in every river than runs from the reservoir... Griffin Rock is totally slagged.
...Unless the maple sap from the grove at the beginning of the episode proves helpful enough. guess that wasn't just a non-sequitor.
The fire's now spread to the mayor's home!
"Power Up and Energize!"
And now Hux is serving community service by cleaning up all the sap off of the mayor's mansion.
Nancy isn't credited in the voice credits.
Another typical episode. Kinda fun, kinda funny, I honestly don't know what to say about it. I liked it, at least, but it wasn't that much special. It kinda felt like the season 1 episodes of Beast Wars, in which the characters all acted like themselves and were portrayed well enough, but the stuff that happened to them was mostly ordinary stuff rather than anything that captivating. Some quirky moments had a nice charm to them, but overall, just an average episode.
Posted by El Duque on April 5th, 2014 @ 6:39pm CDT
Doc and Graham are stranded in orbit; Rescue Bots set out to save them.
Posted by Archanubis on April 10th, 2014 @ 4:41am CDT
El Duque wrote:Per the usual Zap2it provides us with a new Transformers: Rescue Bots episode, air date, and teaser description. The May 10th episode is titled Space Bots, see the brief episode synopsis below:[/quote]
Doc and Graham are stranded in orbit; Rescue Bots set out to save them.
Sounds like we're going to be seeing the Bot's ship take flight.
Posted by Sabrblade on April 12th, 2014 @ 10:41pm CDT
You know, after all the grim and gritty doom and gloom that we got in Prime, seeing a few Autobots doing something as simple and casual as flying a kite is a really refreshing, especially with each of them providing unique commentary about the kite. Boulder considers it a work of art, Heatwave always thought kites were just power line decorations, Blades is the one flying it and excited to see how high he can make it go, and after it hits a tree, Chase notes how it wouldn't have crashed if it had an engine, propeller, or rudimentary steering (despite that defeating the purpose of it being a kite). Really love the little moments of character like these.
Speaking of crashing, Taylor's plane is about to! It's go time!
The plane's gonna hit the lab!
Whoa, Doc is armed and ready! He's shooting it with... putty? What is that stuff?
Well, whatever it is, it helped the plane narrowly miss the building and flutter over it. That was too close.
Collision Foam Cannon. That's what did the trick. Doc and Boulder made it together.
Graham finds it curious that plane turned back towards the island on its own despite being aimed at the ocean. Dani jokes about it gremlins being the cause. Not sure why she does when ghosts or a curse would be just a optional suggestions for her to make.
Later, Cody explains that gremlins are mischievous creatures that disable machinery and electronics. Chase postulates that the presence of gremlins would explain the many mechanical maladies that seem to plague this island. Boulder and Blades agree but Heatwave, using his noggin, doesn't buy it. Cody explains that gremlins are just myths made up by people looking for something to blame when things go wrong, which Heatwave does find believable, but Blades counters in a very logical way. He notes that aliens are also consider to be myths, yet they are aliens.
Kade's having a nightmare about trying to fly a malfunctioning plane during a storm, and a gremlins appears on the engine, tearing it apart and then leaping towards him.
This is Kade's second night shift rescue in a row. Evidently, he's had these nightmares before.
Kade and Cody almost got sliced and diced by the windmill blades!
I just noticed that Cody's hoverboard is actually the ComTab.
Okay, now the gremlins thing makes sense. Graham and Dani explain that, when they were little, they used to tell Kade scary gremlin stories because he was always bossing them around (Kade is the oldest of the siblings), and said stories would give him nightmares.
When Cody explains how everything feels real in a nightmare since it's like having one's worst fears come to life, Chase and Blades each state what their nightmares would probably contain:
- Chase: A town where no one broke the law, rendering him useless.[/*:m]
- Blades: Cumulus clouds, "they're nature's shapeshifters"[/*:m][/list:u]
Okay, Doc has Kade use his new Nightmare Imaging Device, which Kade will use to go to sleep in and manifest crystalline hologram versions of the gremlins he's dreaming about, so that when KAde wakes up he can face his fears in the light of day. Dontcha thing that's pretty much asking for trouble, there?
And the newly-manifested gremlins break free. Whatdja expect, there, Doc?
Okay, so Doc had a plan this time. The crystal particles the gremlins are made of have only a limited amount of energy, so once that energy runs out, the gremlins disappear. I still expect something to backfire later.
Aha, the remaining gremlins are recharging themselves with electricity from any nearby electronic device that's currently plugged in. And this being Doc's lab, there's a LOT of stuff plugged in.
And now they're siphoning power from anything with a battery. Doc, now is the time to stop being amazed and start being concerned.
And once the gremlins escape, he wises up to the chaos that will indefinitely ensue.
Looks like the Bots are immune to the gremlins' energy siphoning since the gremlins only feed on electricity, not energon.
"Power Up and Energize!" Whoa! Chase has an energy net launcher for his tool. That's not one from the toys.
Hey, it's that platform from episode 1. Looks like it hasn't been used since as it's all rusty and covered in cobwebs on its underside.
The last few are heading for... the power plant!
Well, those gremlins sure poofed away fast after Kade shut down the power grid. I mean, it was inevitable that they would, but I would have thought that they might have enough juice to keep going for a bit longer after their having absorbed a fair amount of energy from the power plant. Yet, once Kade hit's the switch, they all just puff away mere seconds later. Eh, oh well.
HA! That cumulus cloud looks shaped like a (f)lobster.
This is one of those that I knew going in was going to be a pretty weird one, but for what set out to accomplish, it did it adequately enough. Like some episodes before it, the description made it seem like this would be a supernatural-based episodes, but also like said episodes before it, there was a scientific explanation rooted in all of it. What's more is that this episode gave us more focus on Kade, allowing us to get a look at a side of him we don't see very often: His cowardly side. Typically, Kade is shown to be very brave and daring, sometimes even to the point of crazy Leroy Jenkins levels, but always for a good cause since his heart is in the right place (even if he usually tries not to show it). He's a fireman and always willing to put his life on the line for others. But here, we see him in a state of vulnerability and weakness unable to function at optimal levels, so to speak. As he's always trying to be the macho man and play things cool, seeing him cope with his fears and the stress that comes with it reveals further layers to his character that we rarely see that often in shows aimed at this one's target demographic, which is something that is always welcome. Bottom line, a doofy premise with exceptional execution.
Posted by El Duque on April 13th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
[quote]The Island of Misfit Tech
Cody and the Bots are led on an adventure to an island filled with dangerous technology.[/quote]
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 13th, 2014 @ 1:26pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on April 19th, 2014 @ 8:59pm CDT
Whoa! Obscure reference! Whilst stargazing, Blades and Heatwave argue over where one can see the Mirtonian Star Cluster. The Mirtonian Constellation was first mentioned in G2 Laser Optimus Prime's toy bio, and first appeared in the Japanese G-2 manga.
The Maine Ridge Monster is New England's version of Sasquatch/Bigfoot.
Shorter version of the theme song this time.
Heatwave just got sprayed by a skunk, and he and the other Bots can smell it. Olfactory sensors?
Chase never travels with a Lad Pioneers Handbook.
The Closed Captions on my TV set spell the name of the guy Kade thinks Cody's photo of the monster is really of as "Mr. Talbott".
At the lunch fundraiser, Doc's newest invention is the Magnetic Insta-Grill.
Once again, the Mayor has fumbled Doc's lastest invention. He's set the local blimp on fire and it's crashing to the ground. Good thing the Team is on the scene.
Ooooh. The Mayor just made a joke about the Hindenburg. That might have been of poor taste, there, Mayor. (No pun intended on "taste")
Yeesh, Mr. Talbott is one scary-looking dude.
Uh oh, looks like the Mayor's canned products at the fundraiser have been falsely labeled. Knowing him, that'll come back to stir up trouble.
Cody wants to go after the monster, and Heatwave agrees. He's hungry for blood and wants revenge for the "monster" getting him skunked earlier. Chase is interested since he likes gathering evidence, but Boulder's not to excited since he thinks they ought to learn more about it before doing anything rash and violent.
Boulder goes to Graham for advice, who gives him the classic "people fear what they don't understand" mini-speech.
Boulder seems to have an interest in naming things. First he names the cross-eyed lion at the zoo "Whiskers", and here he dubs the Main Ridge Monster "Ridgey"
According to reports, the Maine Ridge Monster was said to have been first sighted on the mainland in the 1800s. It's either 8 feet tall or 18 feet tall, and either has a white patch on its chest or no white patch.
There really is something attacking the cannery, and it does look like a Sasquatch-type creature, but is it really the monster they're looking for?
It's destroying various crates of the same cans that Mayor Luskey's meat from the fundraiser was contained in.
Boulder is still unconvinced that "Ridgey" is as bad as the other think he is, thinking that he might be looking for something.
Whatever he's doing, "Ridgey" is HUGE! Larger than an adult human, but smaller than the Bots. He might come up to their waist/lower torso height. And he's superbly strong and agile. Just what IS he?
"Rescue Bots, Power Up and Energize!"
Heatwave's got his toy's axe, Blades has his toy's hook, and Chase has a non-toy shield.
There was some funky animation going on with Boulder's chest as he stood up when Chase helped him hold up the support beams. His neck extended extra long and then the rest of his chest stayed put for a second before following his rise all at once.
Boulder's Energize tool is a non-toy welding laser.
Cody's camera got wrecked during the incident, but "Ridgey" left some "monster hair" behind.
Dani points out that the hair is inorganic fake hair.
Graham can't stop eating the Mayor's Magic Meat.
The Mayor's been robbed. Someone broke into her personal storehouse last night and made off with his supply of Magic Meat.
Looks like the thief left a trail. The hunt is on.
The trail ends at the firehouse. Checking the security camera footage reveals "Ridgey" having come and destroyed the camera.
Uh oh, Graham's not feeling so good...
He's... He's metamorphosed! Like a werewolf! This goes beyond science fiction, here, guys! This is straight up fantasy levels, here!
They gotta go after him. Heatwave sounds like he's willing to go as far as killing the creature if that's what it's gonna take to stop it from harming anyone, even fully knowing that the creature is really Graham.
Closed Captions spell the name of the stuff Doc says was in the can as "Fo-Foo". Short for "Forever Food", because it had no expiration date. According to Doc, it was a failed product shelved back when he was a junior scientist. Fo-Foo research was discontinued when scientists found that, in the absence of UV rays, the meat caused "unusual behavior".
Apparently, a stockpile of unused Fo-Foo was sealed in Bunker 16, which backs right up against the mayor's mansion. And Fo-Foo has addictive properties.
Doc: "Now, the only place to find some..."
Chief: "Don't say it."
Doc: "Is on the Best Left Forgotten shelves."
Chief: *sigh* "Just once, couldn't something in the B.L.F. stay forgotten?"
Doc: "I'm afraid Griffin Rock is quite thorough when cataloging its scientific failures."
There's more than one monster! The Mayor was eating the meat at the funraiser, and the fake hair Cody found was Luskey's toupee. Luskey and Graham are both monsters!
Both monsters are in the building and dangerous close to some Nitroglycerin (which is highly explosive).
Boulder managed to get through to Monster Graham, while Monster Luskey had to be held down and restrained.
Doc says that both of them will continue to turn into were-creatures so long as there's Fo-Foo in their systems when the moon rises. But he has a cure. They must first counteract the synthetic food with fresh greens like raw broccoli, spinach, and kale.
Heatwave apologizes for nearly trouncing Graham.
Cody still thinks the Main Ridge Monster is out there somewhere... and he just might be right.
Aside from the very weird dip into the realm of fantasy with Graham and the Mayor literally metamorphosing into were-creatures, this one was quite decent. Plenty of suspense, a fair amount of action, and a good message about the fear of the unknown that feels evocative of many X-Men stories. Boulder turned out to be the star of this one despite Cody's prominence in regards to the Main Ridge Monster myth, and said myth helped to bring more world-building to this universe. I am a bit surprised they didn't try to play up the red herring of Mr. Talbott beyond his brief appearance at the fundraiser, but I guess it would have distracted more from the episode's main plot and would have been a bit cliche (an episode of Static Shock comes to mind that did something similar to this red herring idea), and with everything that happened in this one (and there was a LOT that happened), it was enough to keep us busy without one more plot thread added in. Another good one.
And next week, we get Mark Hamill!!!
Posted by Dr Va'al on April 21st, 2014 @ 6:44am CDT
[quote]The Vigilant Town The new computer designed to keep Griffin Rock safe becomes dangerous.[/quote]
4/26/2014 What Lies Below
5/03/2014 What Rises Above
5/10/2014 Space Bots
5/17/2014 The Island of Misfit Tech
5/24/2014 The Vigilant Town
Posted by El Duque on April 23rd, 2014 @ 12:32pm CDT
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES AS THE RESCUE BOTS AND OPTIMUS PRIME FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL AND A WAY OUT FROM UNDERGROUND, ON “TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS,” MAY 3
Mark Hamill Guest Stars as Uncle Woodrow Burns and Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime
April 22, 2014
"What Rises Above" - Stuck underground and separated, the Rescue Bots and the Burnses, along with Optimus Prime, must regroup and work together to escape. Along the way they discover a primeval world of strange creatures, who may pose an even greater threat to their survival in the exciting conclusion of this two-part adventure on "Transformers Rescue Bots," Saturday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT on the Hub Network. Actor Mark Hamill guest stars as Uncle Woodrow, Chief Burns' adventurous and eccentric younger brother who often clashes with his older, more cautious sibling. Peter Cullen guest stars as Optimus Prime, the supreme leader of the Rescue Bots.
Doc Greene (LeVar Burton)
Dani Burns (Lacey Chabert)
Cody Burns (Élan Garfias)
Chief Charlie Burns (Maurice LaMarche)
Kade Burns (Jason Marsden)
Graham Burns (Shannon McKain)
Francine Greene (Diamond White)
Huxley Prescott (Jeff Bennett)
Heatwave (Steve Blum)
Blades (Parvesh Cheena)
Chase (D.C. Douglas)
Boulder (Imari Williams)
Woodrow Burns (Mark Hamill)
Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen)
Stephen Davis, Executive Producer
Brian Hohlfeld, Supervising Producer
Frank Molieri, Supervising Producer
Steven L. Sears, Writer
Nicole Dubuc, Story Editor
Kevin Altieri, Director
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Hub Network @HubTVNetwork
Hub Network Online: http://www.hubnetwork.com
Press Information: http://press.discovery.com/us/hub/
Posted by Dr Va'al on April 24th, 2014 @ 10:20am CDT
[quote]Cody finds himself in a new world of trouble when his Uncle Woodrow comes to visit in a new episode of "Transformers Rescue Bots." Uncle Woodrow is voiced by "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill, and his character is convinced aliens exist beneath the Earth's surface.
As can be seen in the below Zap2it-exclusive clip, that doesn't go very well when the machine Cody and Uncle Woodrow operates switches into auto pilot. Peter Cullen also guest stars in the episode as Optimus Prime, who comes with the rest of the Rescue Team to save Cody and his Uncle.
"Transformers Rescue Bots" airs Saturdays on The Hub at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT. [/quote]
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2014 @ 11:23am CDT
Also, I think this clip might be from this week's episode, "What Lies Below", instead of next week's "What Rises Above" episode, since they both feature Hamill and Cullen as guest stars (it's a two-parter spread across both Saturdays) and this one seems to take place before Woodrow learns the true nature of the Bots.
Posted by Sabrblade on April 26th, 2014 @ 7:52pm CDT
Looks like Dani and Taylor are on a legitimate (picnic) date. It's rare that we see main human characters in TF cartoons involved in this kind of stuff so openly. And it's the preschool show that's doing it here.
Never mind. Picnic's been interrupted and put on hold thanks to a small gizmo running amok nearby and shooting lasers at random intervals.
And here he is. Woodrow Burns is the owner of the small device. No one knew he was coming, and the Bots didn't know he even existed.
The device is "Woody's" deep earth scout, designed to drill underground and collect data. The most recent data he's received has unearthed evidence that aliens may have visited the Earth centuries ago. And, according to the Prime cartoon, there were indeed some Cybertronians that visited Earth back then, as a great battle was once fought there and some cloned Predacons were sent there as well. I wonder if Woodrow's data related to either case.
Oh boy, Woodrow is like a kid in a candy store as he oogles over the "Rescue Robots". He's eager to test drive the police car, which Chief reminds him to go easy on as it's not their dad's old Jalopy. And, naturally, Woodrows speeds off sirens blazing. I think I like this guy.
Cody: "Uncle Woodrow is an archaeologist. Sort of. And an inventor. Sometimes. He's been around the world a lot. I think."
According to Woodrow's research, he's convinced that pictographs, pyramids, Stonehenge, etc. are all alien artifacts.
Woodrow believes he's found evidence of aliens within the caverns beneath Griffin Rock, all of which Chief brushes off as being rock formations, water dripping, and shadows on the walls. However, one of Woodrow's images catches Heatwave's attention, who secretly snaps a photo of it with a camera hidden in his insignia.
Woodrow plans to use the town's old tunnel forger to drill down into the Earth, and invites all of the family to come with. The others are up for it, except for a protesting Chief.
Chief confronts Woodrow about how he (Woodrow) was always the dreamer in the family, but never saw any of his dreams through to the end before moving on to another.
As Chase notices how complex a human sibling relationship is, Cody asks if Bots also have siblings. Boulder says that they don't, yet other works in this continuity have proven otherwise (Sideswipe and Sunstreaker being brothers in Retribution, for instance).
The thing Heatwave saw in Woodrow's imagery is confirmed by Optimus, whom he and Chief contacted, to be energon. It's a new supply that could be of great benefit the Autobots. And based on Team Prime's situation throughout the Prime cartoon, they really need it. Optimus says he'll be arriving in the morning to lead Heatwave's team underground.
Woodrow left early to sneak off to the forger. Cody's gone after him with Boulder, and the two have a talk. Woodrow wants to prove Chief wrong about Woodrow's ideas being hair-brained, but Cody convinces him that taking the forger isn't the best way to do that. After admitting that Cody's right about that, he also confesses about what he really wants to do, which is that he wants to prove to Chief that he's capable of doing something that Chief can be proud of, since all he's ever wanted was his big brother's approval. However, the forger malfunctions and starts up on autopilot, drilling through the cavern walls, taking Cody and Woodrow away with it, and knocking Boulder out with its energy drill.
After coming to, Boulder assesses the scene and realizes that he can't catch them with their going 70mph at a 40 degree angle, and so tries to call in for backup.
Optimus has arrived with the Rescue Trailer from the toyline, which he states is for transporting energon to the surface. He also looks taller than before.
Boulder's come running in with the news about the forger taking Cody and Woodrow. Optimus declares that what was once a mining expedition has now become a rescue mission.
The forger is finally stopped by its passengers as it arrived in a brightlylit underground cavern. The two have found the large blue crystal of energon, but are trapped down there.
Optimus's trailer not only has rocket boosters, but magic gravity defiance abilities that have Chase going, "Statistically speaking, that maneuver should not have worked."
Those are some BIG spiders. They gotta be roughly 10 inches from head to abdomen!
And the Team has finally arrived to fight off those spiders, which are actually putting up a decent challenge for the Bots. They've even webbed up Cody and Woodrow from neck to foot in less than a second each. Almost like they're mutant spiders or something.
Looks like Heatwave's water blasts are the only thing able to ward off the spiders.
Cody tries to tell his dad that it wasn't Woodrow's fault that the forger took off with them, but Woodrow owns up for his own mistakes and apologizes to Chief. He also feels bad about how pointless the whole ordeal was since none of his research merited any positive signs of aliens or lost civilizations or anything. He sees how much of his life he's wasted chasing shadows and decides that he'll head home and get out of their hair once they get to the surface.
When asked what he'll do, Woodrow doesn't know, but he's now accepted that things like Atlantis, Shangri-La, and aliens don't exist.
The others all look at Chief and convince him to not let Woodrow go on thinking he's been living the life of a fool and a failure, by letting Woodrow in on the family secret (even with approval from Optimus).
Woodrow dubs the robots "Cyber Knights" (don't quote me on that spelling), which Optimus corrects him as "Cybertronians".
Woodrow asks if they've been leaving artifacts on Earth for centuries, which Optimus answers, "That is a long story. For another day." Possibly a reference to the Iacon Relics, perhaps?
And just when we think things are starting to look up, the ground opens up beneath their feet, separates the Team, and swallows Optimus and Heatwave.
To be continued...
Well, what can't be said about this one? That was good. Very good! A top notch quality episode of the variety that doesn't involve a villain. Uncle Woodrow is very likable and highly entertaining, with Mark Hamill delivering the role in full. Far too often does the word "eccentric" get used to refer to a character who is comedic and over-the-top, but Woodrow is more grounded in his eccentricities and shows multiple sides of his personality. The introduction of an energon deposit served as a neat nod to the greater continuity with the Prime cartoon, and more nods thrown around here and there were the icing on the cake. The introduction of the forger also adds more to the history of the island, as it is very likely that it was very tool that created all those tunnels on the island. And the addition of Optimus with his toy's trailer was nice surprise, and here's hoping we get to see more of it (and hopefully its other mode) in the next episode. After today's show, I eagerly look forward to Part 2 next week.
Posted by El Duque on May 2nd, 2014 @ 10:11am CDT
[quote]“Transformers Rescue Bots” (Saturdays, 1:30–2 p.m. ET)
- May 3 – “What Rises Above”: Stuck underground and separated, the Rescue
Bots, the Burnses and Optimus Prime, must regroup and work together to
escape a primeval world of strange creatures.
- May 10 – “Space Bots”: When an experimental Space Elevator strands Doc and
Graham in orbit, the Rescue Bots dust off their old ship and attempt a risky
- May 17 – “The Island of Misfit Tech”: An out-of-control mechanical bull leads
Cody and the Bots on an adventure through the mysterious “Beam Box” to an
island where dysfunctional technology is stored.
- May 24 – “The Vigilant Town”: A new central computer is designed to keep
everyone in Griffin Rock 100% safe, but its overly restrictive ways of keeping the
humans safe prove dangerous.
- May 31 – “Buddy System”: Finding themselves shackled to unusual partners
during a nature hike, the Rescue Team battles a bevy of escaped snakes
overrunning Griffin Rock. [/*:m][/list:u]