LET'S TALK ABOUT 'FLYING MIND' GUISE
okay so basically the first thing that i noticed and EVERYONE SHOULD’VE NOTICED is that Knockout is back.
and at first i was wondering “babe why are you so happy you’re best friend with benefits died like four episodes ago” but then i was like “OMG NO. NO HE ISN’T HAPPY. HE ISN’T OKAY. LOOK AT HIM. LOOK AT HIS WORK ETHIC. IT SEEMS…BETTER. HE ISN’T DISTRACTED ANYMORE WHICH IS WHY HE’S SPENDING SO MUCH TIME OUT OF SICKBAY. AND HE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE HE’S HAVING ANY FUN AT HIS JOB ANYMORE. LOOK AT HIM. LISTEN TO HIM. THE TONE IN HIS VOICE IS ALL SERIOUS. LIKE HE ISN’T ALL LOOSEY-GOOSEY AND SMOOTH AND CAREFFREE LIKE HE WAS BEFORE OMG. HE’S CHAAAANNNNGGGEEED. FUCK I CAN’T HANDLE ALL THIS CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. SOMEONE HEEEEELLLLLLPPPPPP.”
so after i got done screaming Adele songs at my cats to cope with the pain, i came to realize that the Nemesis had become self-aware for no reason and that it sounded like an elderly Fat Albert and so that was pretty…yeah, it happened. Anyway so then Optimus suddenly went from being all
when it comes to killing Megatron, to being all like
like it’s really funny because the whole series he’s preaching about how wrong it would be and how he hoped to change Megatron’s mind about his evil ways or whatever and even the one time he decides that Megatron needs to die, he feels bad about it but now suddenly he’s like
Yeah, so that happened. And so our heroes grab the spark extractor (you guys remember the spark extractor yes yes you do) and they go to, in the words of Lady GaGa, “BRING HIM DOWN DOWN” but then suddenly Optimus goes:
and then Bumblebee goes
and then Arcee goes
and that’s that. Then some other bullshit i can’t remember happens and the ship yells at Megatron and then Knockout goes over to Megatron like
and puts his hand on Megatron, and i totally expected Megatron to be like
but no he didn’t care. and even though i didn’t, i could feel it. i could feel all of the shippers go
the crazy ones at least. anyways, then some other stuff happens which results in Soundwave getting neutralized
partially because Soundwave does everything like a boss and also because he was FUCKING STANDING WHEN IT HAPPENED, DIDN’T FLINCH AND STAYED STANDING.
and then suddenly everyone goes
which is bad and then Ratchet tries to t-t-t-telephone the ship but then the ship is like
and shoots Knockout who then goes like
but like not really because he falls on the computer desk thing and he doesn’t fall as hard as the Eradicons and such so i guess like
yes. close enough. who cares. In any case, blah blah blah the kids are our only hope and also so is Fowler blah blah blah they infiltrate the ship and climb Knockout like a jungle gym and Miko says something that’s pretty funny (she says “Doc Knock is out, btw. something like that. I laughed for ten years.) and then they start downloading important shit but then they realize the ship might see them and blah blah blah who cares and Jack is a badass as always and also the other kids just fuck shit up as always because they can’t move out the goddamn way of the ship’s camera, blah blah blah they escape, Megatron gets mad at Knockout and for a second there i’m like
but then I remembered that Knockout wasn’t Starscream so there was going to be no scene of Megatron practically jizzing at the opportunity to beat the shit out of him, and then I realized that I totally miss Knockout and Starscream’s conversations where they talked about boys and gossip and who’s fucking who and omg that betch Airachnid like who does she think she is and then I got all sad.
so yeah. that’s Flying Mind everyone. It was fun. I enjoyed the Knockout content very much. I still want to know why the FUCKING HELL the Nemesis became sentient in the first place like what was that, but you know what? I aint even mad.
Also, something about Flying Mind...
I’d like to point out that after Team Prime got paralyzed, you know Ratchet had to carry them all through the bridge. Arcee woulda been easy to carry, Bumblebee maybe. But Bulkhead and Optimus? Oh god, I would have loved to see that. Ratchet bitching the entire way while dragging a frozen Optimus through the ground bridge. Then Ratchet set them up standing when almost all of them had landed laying down. Just the visual of Ratchet setting them all up and balancing them in the base, it’s great. Team Prime looked like they were frozen while having a wild dance party.
Consider that when Knock Out came out of stasis, his reaction to Jack being on the control panel seemed to be “got you now”, rather than “what are you doing here”, implying he was aware about it the whole time. Consider that the Insecticons, Megatron (who has already demonstrated that he never forgets a face) and Soundwave will have probably been aware of all these organics climbing over them…
Flying Mind Preview Clip
For those who don’t want it spoiled, my opinions are after the break. (Also after the break are future episode description spoilers).