Transformers: Rescue Bots S2 E22 and E23 Titles and Descriptions
Friday, June 20th, 2014 11:14PM CDTCategory: Cartoon News
Posted by: El Duque Views: 26,239
The Griffin Rock Express
A mysterious superhero keeps a close eye on Griffin Rock while the team rebuilds a train tunnel.
A plan is hatched by Griffin Rock's most evil villains to destroy the island and kidnap the Bots.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 22nd, 2014 @ 3:00am CDT
With all the stuff going on at BotCon, I'm gonna make this one briefer.
Short theme song.
Cody dubs the dog "Noble".
This episode gives an official name to the firehouse: The Griffin Rock Firehouse.
Mrs. Luskey's dog is named Poopsie, and Priscilla's robot dog is Wi-Fido.
Hey, it's a generic bank robber who looks like the Crook that comes with the Bots & Robbers Police Headquarters playset.
"Power Up and Energize!" Heatwave's using a Collision Foam Cannon.
Mr. Hunter runs the local newsstand.
A mainland newspaper reveal Noble's real name to be Buster, and that he belongs to Captain Duncan of the Coast City fire department. He was lost at sea while making a water rescue.
"Power Up and Energize!" Boulder's using a non-toy-based hammer weapon.
Maurice LaMarche voiced Mr. Hunter (credited here as just "Vendor")
Dee Bradley Baker (AWESOME!!!) voices Noble/Buster, Wi-Fido, and Poopsie
Nicole Dubuc voiced Mrs. Luskey
An okay episode. Not particularly important nor did it have that big of a threat, but it was still nice and heartwarming. Just a warm, friendly episode.
Posted by El Duque on June 25th, 2014 @ 4:50pm CDT
Rise of the Heroes
The Bots are made to believe the Burnses are their enemies after they're wiped of their memories. 08-02-2014
A plan is hatched by Griffin Rock's most evil villains to destroy the island and kidnap the Bots. 07-26-2014
The Griffin Rock Express
A mysterious superhero keeps a close eye on Griffin Rock while the Rescue Team rebuilds a train tunnel. 07-19-2014
Odd Bot Out
When Bumblebee partners up with Dani on a mission, Blades feels left out. 07-12-2014
Movers and Shakers
The Rescue Team has to take action when rogue technology goes underground. 07-05-2014
Posted by Sabrblade on June 25th, 2014 @ 10:51pm CDT
Might wanna take another look at those episode dates you've quoted. All of those episodes are in reverse order, with "Rise of the Heroes" being the newest one and all the others airing the weekends preceding it.El Duque wrote:Thanks to MSN Entertainment program guide for Transformers: Rescue Bots we have the tile and description for the August 8th episode, plus some additional plot details for several other upcoming episodes. The August 8th episode is titled Rise of the Heroes, the description, as well as the descriptions for the other upcoming episodes, can be found below:
Posted by Va'al on June 29th, 2014 @ 5:14am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on June 29th, 2014 @ 3:24pm CDT
Posted by Foxbear on June 29th, 2014 @ 5:04pm CDT
REALLY? REALLY REALLY?
Posted by Sabrblade on June 29th, 2014 @ 5:12pm CDT
Didn't you watch the video?Foxbear wrote:Not that I question Saberblade.....
REALLY? REALLY REALLY?
Posted by Foxbear on June 29th, 2014 @ 5:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Didn't you watch the video?Foxbear wrote:Not that I question Saberblade.....
REALLY? REALLY REALLY?
Heh, whoops. Missed that. Okay. Now I can squeal happily away.
Posted by Sabrblade on June 30th, 2014 @ 10:53am CDT
Episode 45 -
Optimus has personally contacted the Bots to give Heatwave a special mission involving a new responsibility, as Optimus tells him it is time for Heatwave to grow into the leader he was meant to be. Heatwave is to meet Optimus at a secret location on the mainland while the others remain on Griffin Rock.
The Burnses still haven't put up the portrait of Zachary Burns? After all this time?
I knew it! There's a secret hidden camera within the portrait for Morocco to spy on the Burnses!
Short version of the theme song.
Morocco' finally learning of the Bots having true personalities, emotions, and a sense of duty. He believes it to be some sort of advanced artificial intelligence programming.
Morocco sounds like he's still voiced by Greg Ellis instead of Tim Curry. Alas.
Heatwave puts Chase in charge in his absence, and puts Boulder in the responsibility of taking care of Cody. Blades just gets told to not stay up late watching monster movies.
Heatwave can't help but feel like he's forgetting something.
Chief: "What's up, Doc?"
Doc: "Not 'wascally wabbits,' I'm afraid."
Doc's called to inform chief about a strange storm front moving toward the island at an alarming rate. It appears to be a tornado.
Griffin Rock's not prepared for that kind of whether, but Doc has an invention that might be able to untwist the twister, with the help of Dani and Blades. Heatwave's gonna stick around to help out with this emergency first, before heading to the mainland to see Optimus.
The school's basement is being used as a safe location from the storm.
The storm's got Heatwave, who's carrying passengers.
"Power Up and Energize!" Boulder's using a non-toy grappling electromagnet to pull Heatwave back to the ground.
Doc's invention is a canister called the "Tornadote". Once inside the tornado, it should explode and change the charge of the tornado's particles, stopping it cold... in theory. Doc hasn't tested it yet.
Luckily, it worked.
They note how it's odd how the tornado just appeared without warning. Doc wants to take a closer look at the weather data.
Kade's invited himself to come along with Heatwave on his mission, much to Heatwave's chagrin. Heatwave tried to tell him no, but Kade convinced him to reconsider.
According to Doc's data, the storm manifested out of a clear blue sky. But the was a blue beam that appeared during its creation, not unlike that of the weather machine, which is currently still sitting on the Best Left Forgotten shelf where it belongs. Doc suspects that a prototype may have been created first. According the records, an early version of the weather machine should have been delivered to the lab in 1966, but never arrived.
1966 was when the S.S. Isole went missing, and Cody and Chief suspect Morocco to be up to something since he was the last person to have access to that ship.
Morocco was trying to cause an islandwide evacuation with the tornado, but now must take even more drastic measures. Like, creating a massive lighting storm.
Captain Shaw has ferried Heatwave and Kade to the mainland. The secure location Heatwave is meet Optimus at looks to be the same hangar his team first met Optimus at back in episode 1.
Kade: "H-Hey, OP! What is shakin', bacon!"
Heatwave: "Sir, my partner insisted insisted on accomapnying me to--"
Optimus: "Nothing much, Double Dutch. ...I too have learned from humans."
Optimus is to give Heatwave to the next step in Rescue Bots leadership: A third form.
A LOVE Heatwave's sarcastic remark about a space shuttle!
It seems Heatwave is gonna have to undergo some kind of spiritual training to prepare himself for his rescan of a new mode.
The storm has hit the island. Thankfully, Boulder and Graham had previously reinforced the Sanctuary caverns, and Doc has sent Dani to the caves with supplies and board games.
Hey, a view of the firehouse we haven't seen before.
Heatwave has successfully focused his energy for a rescan through meditation. While he was under, Kade expressed genuine concern for his buddy, and Optimus revealed to him that Heatwave does cherish his and Kade's partnership (though, not in as many words).
While the Team evacuates everyone in town to the Sanctuary caves under Mount Griffin, Morocco takes the opportunity to infiltrate the firehouse, making his way into the bunker beneath it.
He has uncovered the Autobot command center adjacent to the bunker. And he's playing back datafiles on Rescue Force Sigma-17."
Chase's file recording: "Sigma-17 ship log, Rescue Bots reporting. We are departing Cybertron on a routine patrol to the Quintessa Quadrant."
The Team has located the weather machine out in the ocean thanks to Doc's coordinates. They're going after it in the Darby Ava.
Morocco has switched the machine from creating a lightning storm to producing a giant pillar of fire. Has a sort o Old Testament feel to it, doesn't it?
Make that a TON of fire pillars!
Good thing Heatwave and Kade are on their way back, but they can't hail the island since communications are still down.
The ferry can't go any faster in this part of the ocean. A boneyard of shipwrecks lies below them. Any faster and the ferry could join them.
Heatwave's diving down to scan one of the sunken vessels: A swamp fireboat.
And now he's got his Rescan fireboat toy body! Well, the altmode of it, at least.
Chief Burns has brought out Kade's old rig to help douse the flames.
Heatwave's fully back and now heading out to sea to take out that weather machine, dodging fire pillar left and right!
No need to disable it or turn it off. Heatwave just RAMS the thing!
Blades is interested in Rescanning, but Heatwave explains how tough and difficult it was even for him.
The framing company found Morocco's hidden camera while they were restoring the portrait. And Chase found Morocco's infiltration device in the secret bunker.
Morocco will no longer be focusing on upgrading his MorBots, as he now has access to the most advanced technology the world has ever seen. And offering to sell it to Madeline Pynch.
Yep, Greg Ellis still voices Doctor Morocco.
Oh man, this episode! This was GOOD! A definite game changer episode to the extreme! Arguably the most climactic (and climatic) one of the season, if not of the whole series (barring the season 1 two-part finale's alternate reality). Morocco was more crafty and dangerous than ever and got a hold of top secret Cybertronian intell and technology. Speaking of said intell, it gave us some insight on the Rescue Bots' original mission before their coming to Earth, in which their "routine patrol" (as stated in the theme song) was set in the Quintessa Quadrant. The alone opens up a whole new set of questions and curiosities related to the greater continuity. And let's not forget Heatwave's Rescan into a fireboat. I'm not expecting us to get the other ones for Optimus, Bumblebee, and Blades, but that we got Heatwave's was pretty cool in and of itself. Now we have so much more to look forward to with this episode, here's to a grand finale to come in seven more episodes.
Posted by Archanubis on June 30th, 2014 @ 4:49pm CDT
As for the Quintessa Quadrant, I think that was just a nod to the general Transformers mythology (especially in light of the new film). We'll see if it gets mentioned again.
Posted by Sabrblade on July 5th, 2014 @ 10:55pm CDT
Episode 47 -
Boulder's planting Leafy, his plant that he got way back in episode 6 (the Earth Day episode that aired out of order as episode .
It's Griffin Rock's "Plant A Tree" Day. Mayor Luskey is unveiling a new machine called the Power Planter, which is supposed to plant trees by ltself without having any person to dirty his or her hands to plant them themselves. It drills underground and pulls the unplanted trees into the soil from underneath.
Boulder is skeptical about the device since he feels the trees won't get any love or TLC not being touched or talked to.
The Power Planter is programmed to avoid all heat sources, including humans.
Storm's brewing, and the Power Planter just got struck by lightning. In this town, that's never good.
Now it's going after all heat sources (including humans) and running amok.
Short theme song.
The Power Planter is a tough bugger to catch.
Looks like it might have gotten away.
Since the lightning struck the device's upper body, its CPU was compromised and its programming scrambled. There's a high probability it'll just stay underground, but no guarantee.
Badgers, skunks, squirrels, groundhogs, porcupines, etc. are overrunning various locations.
Ha! Noah's Ark reference!
And a Whack-a-Mole reference.
Did... Did Boulder just inadvertently make an adult-rated joke about the porcupine "liking" him?
Kade: "We don't need no stinkin' badgers."
Roaches swarming the firehouse. While Blades is naturally scared, Dani isn't at all. For once, children's television gives us a girl who isn't afraid of roaches.
The zookeeper's name is Virginia.
It's finally theorized by the Burnses that the Power Planter must be behind the erratic animal behavior. Took them long enough.
Speaking of which, the device is attack Mayor Luskey.
"Power Up and Energize!" Blades is using his toy's hook gadget.
The Team only now realizes that the Power Planter is doing the exact opposite of everything it's supposed to do (ripping out plants instead of planting them, going after heat sources instead of avoiding them), when such was obvious from the first fight against it after if got struck by lightning, reversing its programming.
They're going to track it down using seismographs to measure ground vibrations in the hottest locations on the island.
Heh, Heatwave is disgusted by Kade calling himself the "hottest thing on the island".
Why is Nancy Morrison on a Lad Pioneers campout? Is she related to one of them? In fact, why is Cody not on this campout? Unless it's just an unofficial one, but then why are they in uniform? Ugh, too many questions!
Wait, is that thing alive now or something? It's hoarding all the heat sources it's going after like how an animal hoards its personal findings.
A new heat source in the form of a barbecue has popped up at the school. Cody's the only one left to go warn everyone there, so he's gotta take Rolling Thunder to get there.
And now the Planter's after Rolling Thunder and Cody.
Drive, Cody, drive!
Boulder got Cody to safety, but Rolling Thunder's totaled.
Chief's had enough and is ready to "bring the heat to the Planter".
The Bots are being loaded with "Boil Coils" designed to superheat water. All other heat sources in town have been shut off.
Of course it would target Blades first.
Heatwave's the one who's going to take it on alone.
He lured it to a cliff side and let it fall to smash at the bottom.
The remains of the Power Planter are being used as a fence to protect Leafy, and Rolling Thunder is repaired.
Chief is gonna have his "team of experts" check to see if the Mayor's hot tub is safe to use befoWHAAAAAAA Fanservice! Shirtless Burns men and bathing suit Dani.
This episode had some moments, but was mostly just dull. The threat was too underwhelming and was a severe step down from last week's episode. The problem really could have been solved in the first few minutes, but it's one of those episodes that avoids doing the obvious for the sake of keeping things going to fill up a half hour. The Team got hit with a dose of dumbness in their inability to comprehend the situation when it was plainly evident to the average well-thinking viewer. Just a really lackluster episode, which is really sad for a show that is typically so intelligent and well written.
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 12:08am CDT
Blades considers Bumblebee his "BFF" ("Bot Friend Forever").
The calendar has 30 days in its current month, with its first beginning on a Thursday and its last falling on a Friday. September 2011 and November 2012 are the most recent months with that format.
Doc's latest invention: Ski-neakers, water ski shoes. The soles take in surface water, then blast it out behind from the heel to create propulsion.
Um, based on what Doc said about how the shoes work, I don't think Frankie should be able to "sea skate" backwards or stay on one place in the water without sinking. Same goes for Cody.
The tidal wave that damaged Doc's sea lab strikes Doc as being some sort of anomaly.
Bee's here, sent by Optimus on a mission.
There's a Cybertronian relic "on or near Griffin Rock"!!! Continuity!!!!
And only the power of a Prime can turn off the relic's technology! An Artifact of the Primes!!!!
Bee's equipped with a sensor that'll beep when the artifact is nearby.
Thanks to Cody forgetting to mail Dani's envelope earlier in the episode, Dani's helicopter license has expired, so she can't be Blades' pilot for now. But since she can still drive, she'll ride with Bee instead.
So, wait, with Dani riding with Bee, and Blades still flying on the mission, is there no one sitting in his cockpit? If they were concerned about people seeing Dani flying Blades, shouldn't they also be concerned about Blades being a pilot-less helicopter?
Captain Shaw has sent out a call of distress. A right whale has swum too close to the ferry and is causing the craft to sink.
Okay, now Chief has gotten into Blades to avoid suspicion. Good call.
Heatwave's rescued the ferry's overboard passengers and Blades has recovered the ferry.
First the wave, now the whale; both have Doc stumped.
Last week, Madeline Pynch had asked the mayor for a permit to do some underwater drilling, which was denied.
Whoa! Crazy race course outside the firehouse! With a loop-de-loop and jumps and everything!
Blades is jealous about Bee and Dani having fun together without him.
Optimus needs Blades for a special mission.
Optimus seems to want to keep as few people in the know about this mission. Strange.
Sudden bottomless sinkhole has appeared on the race track.
Chase lets Chief out of his chest without transforming by simply opening his windshield, not unlike Heatwave did to let Cody enter his cockpit back in "Space Bots".
Optimus explains that a form of Earth tech has activated the relic, which turns everything in its path into liquid. If it's not turned off, the whole island and everyone on it will be liquefied.
I just noticed that Optimus's mouthplate moves with his dialogue a la G1 Optimus' mouthplate.
Geysers, flooding, and sinkholes. Life's never dull in Griffin Rock.
Optimus: "I am grateful that you were willing to temporarily leave your team to assist me."
Blades: "Optimus! Helping you is--! I mean, you're bigger than ELVIS!"
Optimus: "I have not met this 'Elvis.' And am not aware of his size."
Madeline Pynch's drilling platform is responsible. What a surprise.
Dani's caught in quicksand.
Behold the power of the Matrix of Leadership!
The damage is being undone.
"Power Up and Energize!" Optimus of all bots gets to do it this time, and he's using Blades's hook line, rather than his toys' circular saw.
With the liquefying artifact no longer operational, the island should regain its former solidity by tomorrow.
Bee saves Dani with a nearby clothesline.
This was an improvement over last week's. Though, to be fair, a lot of its high points did admittedly come from all the TF: Prime fanwank. Optimus and Bee coming to find another relic would typically be another fan criticism against the Prime cartoon, but here it's something out of the ordinary and helps to further connect this show with its big brother. Though, I can see some asking questions about why the liquefying artifact doesn't seem to be in the bases' vaults back in the Prime cartoon, aside from the real world reasons of this episode not existing at the time. Bee was once again reliable and resourceful, and it was neat to see Blades get some development without having to play off a human character (in this case, it was Optimus himself whom Blades played off of). And now we have three episodes to go before the season ends, aside from the two skipped episodes that'll air after the finale.
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2014 @ 1:02pm CDT
Some Kamen Rider wannabe just drove their three-wheeled motorcycle up the side of a building straight to the roof!
Looks like Mr. Prewett and Mr. Whitaker are assisting in some underground tunnel project.
And now this masked rider just saved Graham from a boulder dropped from one of the trucks, by use of some sort of trans-phase device.
The rider's disappeared by driving/phasing through a building.
And now Cody's the red herring to this rider's identity, with the others all thinking it was him, what with the rider bearing some resemblance to Cody's "Rescue Boy" costume from season 1.
On the mainland, Doc's new hover train is being tested before it heads to Griffin Rock via the half-a-century-old tunnel, which had its digging halt just 200 feet from where the Griffin Rock Station was to be built, since the town voted to stop funding it. I wonder if the reason for that vote will become a plot point later in the episode.
Hey, it's Deputy Barney and his lousy Don Knotts impression. He caught Evan and Myles trapped inside the bank's locked vault, after the mysterious vigilante phased them into it to trap them (they were trying to break into it).
Boulder's using an Energize jackhammer (I think).
Looks like the reason the town voted to stop funding the tunnel's construction was because no one wanted a commuter train. That explanation sure came quick.
Heatwave has a stare that can shut up folks in a good mood.
The Burnses, sans Cody, are heading to the mainland since the mayor wants them all aboard the hover train for its first ride to the island. Cody, meanwhile, is searching for the Rescue Bot impostor.
The masked hero saved both Don from a texting & driving accident, and Jimmy from being trapped in the junkyard.
Even without the rider's trans-phase tech, Cody should be able to catch up with the guy since Rolling Thunder isn't that fast.
The rider is.. FRANKIE?!! What the what?!
Heatwave: "'Rescue... Girl' 'What got into you, Frankie?"
Boulder: "Riding around on an experimental Turbo Cycle?"
Chase: "Eavesdropping on emergency dispatch calls!"
Blades: "Placing yourself in harms way? Which make no sense to me."
She figured that she could help out a little what with the guys being so busy working on the tunnel.
The trans-phase tech is called a "Phase Bit." It was meant for installing pipes underground without drilling.
Each of the Bots see some good use in the Phase Bit tech for rescue missions.
Mr. Alper, the Luskeys, Huxley Prescott, and Doc are also aboard the hover train.
One of the photographers looks kinda like Mr. Bunty.
Mayor Luskey is ecstatic about the new hover train. He's wanted a train ever since he was a boy, and this fulfills both his childhood dream and his affinity for tourism. Huxley, however, is less enthused.
The train is going to be late to its first arrival since the mayor's deadline prevented the high-velocity booster from being calibrated, necessitating the train's current slow speed. The mayor doesn't care, though, and orders full speed ahead.
System error. The controls have shorted out and the train is now a runaway.
The others gotta divert the train into another tunnel to help it stop. Frankie offered to help phase the wall for the train to pass through, but Heatwave won't put her at risk and says they'll handle this the old-fashioned way.
"Power Up and Energize!" x4 jackhammers!
Seeing all four of them "Energize" at once was so cool!!!
The train's armor plated. They can't break into it. Frankie's stepping up to the plate.
She got everyone.
Sheesh, everyone seriously could have died on the train.
Mayor Luskey is most curious as to how and when the robots became so advanced that they could be operated without human drivers.
"Rescue Girl" admits to needing more training before she'd ever join the Team.
The Phase Bit, according to Doc, is commissioned by a drilling company who owns all the rights to it, and is not supposed to be discussed about.
Said drilling company is owned by... Madeline Pynch.
Maurice LaMarche voiced the Automated Conductor
Jason Marsden voiced Jimmy
D.C. Douglas voiced "Townsfolk #1"
Okay, this episode definitely scratched an itch for me by making it a train-centric episode crossed with a superhero episode, so I might be a little biased here, but I liked it. We got some more history of the island with the half-a-century-old train tunnel, and we got some more use of older concepts with Frankie's "Rescue Girl" get-up. The runaway train plot was cliche, but still fun, and the mystery surrounding Rescue Girl's identity was genuinely unexpected for me since her body build did not look like that of a child. I honestly thought she looked more like an adult or at least a teenager. And it looks like things are really gearing up for the season finale what with the foreshadowing to Madeline Pynch teaming up with Dr. Morocco. Let us see what these two masterminds come up with for our heroes next week.