We stay in the rocky general surroundings as usual because drawing backgrounds in cartoon shows costs money, but we get a random trippy hologram and, of course, another goddamn waterfall based power plant. In this episode, Wheeljack and Ratchet play God (or parents), Starscream is severely unimpressed with everything, Bumblebee doesn’t do what he’s told and we meet new characters who will actually stay around this time!
Next time, we leave for different locations again, Spike meets a girl, magic is a thing apparently and another landscape is completely ruined.
This one isn’t very good, I apologize. Also, it’s confusing as hell.
And so, the Pilot comes to an end, in a confusing little finale filled with robots having silly plans, Starscream being Starscream, Optimus losing his shit and people shooting at things without ever hitting. Also, it turns out all the Energon they’ve been fighting for will not be used to get back home, but to fuel a completely silly show.
What do the Autobots do, now that they’ve spontaneously (and off-screen) decided to no return to Cybertron? Find out in the next recap, where we will examine (and be severely disappointed by) Bumblebee’s spying skills, observe strange battle tactics involving cave entrances and meet up with an old friend.
EDIT: I know it’s Ant-droids and not androids, I chose to go with the latter because I despise puns, but wanted to keep this moment in because it’s ridiculous.