This episode was....actually.....good?
Okay, after the stinker that was Rebellion, we get a pretty good episode to make up for it. There was no choppy pacing, fast pacing, or slow pacing. It was NORMAL. It was GOOD.
I'll get the negative out of the way, scavenger hunts, please go die. And Optimus was boring. And where the fuck is Knockout? This is two episodes he's been completely absent in. But as a stand alone episode, I liked it.
I'm continuing to love Ultra Magnus. I might get his BH toy just because I love his character. Scolding Wheeljack for almost hitting Miko with the lobbing ball, making Smokescreen stack cubes, he's such a bossy, by the books guy and I love him. Oh and he's gonna put the Forge to 'practical use' next week. Hehehe.
Shockwave, dude, you'd be so awesome if you'd quit saying logical. You're a total boss on the battlefield. I actually dig your voice. JUST STOP SAYING LOGICAL. Kay? And dude has a pretty tight grip. Bumblebee and Smokescreen together with both hands could barely get that damn bone whatever out of his ONE hand.
I loved the little exchange between 'Bee and Smokescreen. Bumblebee got a little characterization out of it, which was the best part. I can enjoy Smokescreen when he's being bros with 'Bee, I admit it.
But I can't call that my FAVORITE part of the episode, just because Soundwave. Just....Soundwave. Dude owned Optimus' shit without even touching him. Big Autobot flying towards you? HAVE YOUR BIRDY DISABLE HIS JETPACK.
So good on you, Prime. You've made me excited for new episodes of you again. Keep on this roll.