History Recap / TransformersPrimeS1E7Scrapheap

5th Dec '15 3:07:46 PM Tightwire
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However, seconds after the two depart, the Groundbridge shuts down. While Ratchet puts Bumblebee and Bulkhead to work, Jack and Miko play a video game. Raf goes off on his own to play "surviving the arctic" when he finds a small, cute little robot who soon displays a taste for metal. Just as Ratchet discovers a chewed up Groundbridge component, Raf returns to the main hall with his new buddy. The Autobots shriek in horror and deploy their weapons, panicking at the small creature. The kids are confused when Ratchet calls it a Scraplet, "the most dangerous vermin to ever crawl upon the face of Cybertron", but the bots' fears are proven true when the Scraplet attacks Bumblebee and begins to eat his outer plating. The Scraplet is soon killed by Raf (in a berserker rage). Ratchet discovers that the pod from the arctic in fact contained thousands of Scraplets: vicious, swarming creatures that eat metal, and ''love'' living metal like Cybertronians.

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However, seconds after the two depart, the Groundbridge shuts down. While Ratchet puts Bumblebee and Bulkhead to work, Jack and Miko play a video game. Raf goes off on his own to play "surviving the arctic" when he finds a small, cute little robot who soon displays a taste for metal. metal, and cosies up to him. Just as Ratchet discovers a chewed up Groundbridge component, component has a bite-mark in it, Raf returns to the main hall with his new buddy. The Autobots shriek in horror and deploy their weapons, panicking at the small creature. The kids are confused when Ratchet calls it a Scraplet, "the most dangerous vermin to ever crawl upon the face of Cybertron", but the bots' fears are proven true when the Scraplet attacks Bumblebee and begins to eat his outer plating. The Scraplet is soon killed by Raf (in a berserker rage). Ratchet discovers that the pod from the arctic in fact contained thousands of Scraplets: Scraplets; vicious, swarming creatures that eat metal, and ''love'' living metal like Cybertronians.
5th Dec '15 3:05:42 PM Tightwire
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However, once the two depart, the Groundbridge shuts down. While Ratchet puts Bumblebee and Bulkhead to work, Jack and Miko play a video game. Raf goes off on his own to play "surviving the arctic" when he finds a small, cute little robot who soon displays a taste for metal. Just as Ratchet discovers a chewed up Groundbridge component, Raf returns to the main hall with his new buddy. The Autobots shriek in horror and deploy their weapons, panicking at the small creature. The kids are confused when Ratchet calls it a Scraplet, "the most dangerous vermin to ever crawl upon the face of Cybertron", but the bots' fears are proven true when the Scraplet attacks Bumblebee and begins to eat his outer plating. The Scraplet is soon killed by Raf (in a berserker rage). Ratchet discovers that the pod from the arctic in fact contained thousands of Scraplets: vicious, swarming creatures that eat metal, and ''love'' living metal like Cybertronians.

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However, once seconds after the two depart, the Groundbridge shuts down. While Ratchet puts Bumblebee and Bulkhead to work, Jack and Miko play a video game. Raf goes off on his own to play "surviving the arctic" when he finds a small, cute little robot who soon displays a taste for metal. Just as Ratchet discovers a chewed up Groundbridge component, Raf returns to the main hall with his new buddy. The Autobots shriek in horror and deploy their weapons, panicking at the small creature. The kids are confused when Ratchet calls it a Scraplet, "the most dangerous vermin to ever crawl upon the face of Cybertron", but the bots' fears are proven true when the Scraplet attacks Bumblebee and begins to eat his outer plating. The Scraplet is soon killed by Raf (in a berserker rage). Ratchet discovers that the pod from the arctic in fact contained thousands of Scraplets: vicious, swarming creatures that eat metal, and ''love'' living metal like Cybertronians.
6th Jul '15 2:12:12 AM Chris116
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Trudging through the Arctic, Bulkhead and Bumblebee locate a huge pod buried in the snow. They take it back to base, where their systems are checked over by Ratchet. Optimus asks about the pod, but Ratchet says it can't be opened while it's still frozen. Even as it sits defrosting in another part of the base, the pod cracks open from the inside.

Optimus and Arcee prepare to travel to the Arctic to look for more clues regarding the pod's origins, and Ratchet gives them some temperature sensors so they can tell when their core temperatures drop to dangerous levels. The kids arrive in time to see them off, and Jack's initially keen on going with them, until he finds out where they're headed. Raf's still interested in seeing some snow, but Optimus says the conditions are too harsh. No sooner have Prime and Arcee stepped through the Ground Bridge than the Ground Bridge system goes down. While the Autobots start trying to repair it, Jack and Miko start playing video games and Raf wanders off. He's playing "being in the Arctic" in a corridor when he stumbles on a tiny, cute metal critter. He plays fetch with it using a bolt... which it promptly eats. Happy with his new pet, he heads back to the control room, unaware that there's a sparking hole in the equipment behind him.

Ratchet's just dug out a damaged Ground Bridge component when Raf returns with his find. The Autobots react in terror to the tiny critter. The kids are surprised at the reaction to what the Autobots are calling a Scraplet, but then the creature starts chowing down on Bumblebee, and Raf has to beat it to death with a crowbar. Ratchet's suspicions as to the Scraplets’ origin are confirmed when they check the Arctic pod and find it's been broken open: thousands of Scraplets now infest the base.

In the Arctic, Optimus and Arcee find their core temperatures have dropped into the danger zone, but Optimus is unable to contact the base to request use of the Ground Bridge.

Meanwhile, Ratchet discovers that the Scraplets have broken the comm system. Bulkhead's in favor of bugging out, but doing that will mean certain doom for Optimus and Arcee. After hearing Bulkhead's detailed description of what Scraplets can do to a 'bot, the kids volunteer to help. Since the Scraplets aren't interested in eating humans, they pair off with the three Autobots, Jack helping Ratchet repair the Ground Bridge while the others hunt for the Scraplets. Miko and Bulkhead explore the corridors where Raf saw the first Scraplet, and after an embarrassingly girly scream and an encounter with a bunch of overhead cables, Bulkhead is set upon by the little monsters. Elsewhere, Raf and Bumblebee likewise run into a group of the things. Ratchet has meanwhile finished repairing the Ground Bridge, but it still refuses to function. As he investigates further, a swarm of Scraplets enter the main control room via a vent and begin flying overhead. They attack Ratchet, but Jack uses a nearby fire extinguisher to freeze them off. There are more of the pests flying overhead, however, and as the others return from their search, the Scraplets attack and overwhelm the Autobots.

While Arcee and Optimus try to keep themselves conscious and functional by talking, the kids manage to eliminate the Scraplets attacking their friends. However, from the sounds elsewhere in the base, it's clear there are many more lurking about. They come up with a plan to send the Scraplets to the Arctic by getting the Ground Bridge working, and Ratchet works out there must be an Energon fuel line breach preventing the system from starting. The three kids take a tool kit and go to fix the breach. They're just finishing when the Scraplets decide it's time for lunch and break into the main control room.

Back in the Arctic, Arcee bemoans the frozen death that apparently awaits her and Optimus, especially after all they've survived so far. Optimus offers what words of philosophical comfort he can, and she says it's an honor to serve with him.

At the base, the kids rush back to the command room and let Ratchet know that the Ground Bridge is back online. He opens the Bridge to the Arctic before collapsing, and Bulkhead acts as bait, leading the Scraplets through. He arrives in the Arctic to see Optimus and Arcee staggering towards the Bridge, and the Scraplet horde bursts through behind him. Optimus braces for the attack, but the Scraplets rapidly freeze in the air and bounce harmlessly off him.

Back at base, Ratchet supervises repairs on Bumblebee and Bulkhead. He and Optimus pay tribute to the strength of their human allies, but just then, Miko spots a spider and runs away screaming.

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Trudging through On a scouting mission in the Arctic, Bulkhead and arctic, Bumblebee locate and Bulkhead find a huge stasis pod buried frozen in the snow. They take it back to base, where ice. Upon their systems are checked over by Ratchet. Optimus asks about the pod, but return to base with it, Ratchet says decides to let it can't be opened while thaw out until he can examine it. Unbeknownst to anyone, something begins to tear it's still frozen. Even as it sits defrosting in another part way out of the base, the pod cracks open from the inside.

thawing pod...

Optimus and Arcee prepare to travel head back to the Arctic to look for more clues regarding investigate the pod's origins, and area where the pod was found. Ratchet gives equips them some temperature sensors so they can tell with a sensor that will indicate when the arctic cold lowers their core temperatures drop to dangerous levels. The kids arrive in time at base, it being a Saturday, and Raf asks to join the mission so he can see them off, and Jack's initially keen on going with them, until he finds out where they're headed. Raf's still interested in seeing some snow, but real snow. Optimus says denies his request, citing that the conditions are too harsh. No sooner have Prime and Arcee stepped through arctic is hostile to even Cybertronians... But promises to bring back a snowball for the Ground Bridge than little guy.

However, once
the Ground Bridge system goes two depart, the Groundbridge shuts down. While the Autobots start trying Ratchet puts Bumblebee and Bulkhead to repair it, work, Jack and Miko start playing play a video games and game. Raf wanders off. He's playing "being in goes off on his own to play "surviving the Arctic" in a corridor arctic" when he stumbles on finds a tiny, small, cute metal critter. He plays fetch with it using little robot who soon displays a bolt... which it promptly eats. Happy taste for metal. Just as Ratchet discovers a chewed up Groundbridge component, Raf returns to the main hall with his new pet, he heads back to the control room, unaware that there's a sparking hole in the equipment behind him.

Ratchet's just dug out a damaged Ground Bridge component when Raf returns with his find.
buddy. The Autobots react shriek in terror to horror and deploy their weapons, panicking at the tiny critter. small creature. The kids are surprised at the reaction to what the Autobots are calling confused when Ratchet calls it a Scraplet, "the most dangerous vermin to ever crawl upon the face of Cybertron", but then the creature starts chowing down on Bumblebee, and Raf has to beat it to death with a crowbar. Ratchet's suspicions as to the Scraplets’ origin bots' fears are confirmed proven true when they check the Arctic Scraplet attacks Bumblebee and begins to eat his outer plating. The Scraplet is soon killed by Raf (in a berserker rage). Ratchet discovers that the pod and find it's been broken open: from the arctic in fact contained thousands of Scraplets now infest the base.

Scraplets: vicious, swarming creatures that eat metal, and ''love'' living metal like Cybertronians.

In the Arctic, Optimus and Arcee find their Arcee's core temperatures have dropped into the danger zone, drop too low, but Optimus is unable to contact the base to request use of the Ground Bridge.

Meanwhile,
call for a Groundbridge. Ratchet discovers that the Scraplets have broken destroyed the comm system. Bulkhead's in favor of bugging out, systems, leaving them unable to contact their friends. Bulkhead and Bumblebee advocate abandoning base, but doing that will mean certain doom for Ratchet refuses, unwilling to abandon Optimus and Arcee. After hearing Bulkhead's detailed description of what Scraplets can do Arcee to their deaths. Jack suggests each Autobot be partnered with a 'bot, the kids volunteer to help. Since human, since the Scraplets aren't interested in eating humans, they pair off with the three Autobots, organics. Jack helping helps Ratchet repair work on the Ground Bridge Groundbridge while the others hunt for the Scraplets. Miko and Bulkhead explore However, the corridors where Raf saw the first Scraplet, and after an embarrassingly girly scream and an encounter with a bunch of overhead cables, Bulkhead is set upon by the little monsters. Elsewhere, Raf and Bumblebee likewise run into a group of the things. Ratchet has meanwhile finished repairing the Ground Bridge, but it still refuses to function. As he investigates further, a swarm of Scraplets enter the main control room via a vent and begin flying overhead. They attack Ratchet, but Jack uses a nearby fire extinguisher to freeze tables quickly turn on them off. There are more of the pests flying overhead, however, and as the others return from their search, the Scraplets swarms attack and overwhelm the Autobots.

While Arcee and Optimus try to keep themselves conscious and functional by talking,
three Autobots, the kids manage struggling to eliminate repel the Scraplets attacking their friends. However, from feasting Scraplets.

In
the sounds elsewhere in the base, it's clear there are many more lurking about. They come up with a plan to send the Scraplets to the Arctic by getting the Ground Bridge working, and Ratchet works out there must be an Energon fuel line breach preventing the system from starting. The three kids take a tool kit and go to fix the breach. They're just finishing when the Scraplets decide it's time for lunch and break into the main control room.

Back in the Arctic, Arcee bemoans the frozen death that apparently awaits her and Optimus, especially after all they've survived so far.
arctic, Optimus offers what words of philosophical comfort he can, and she says it's an honor Arcee are now struggling to serve with him.

stay conscious. Arcee blames the clumsy Bulkhead for their predicament, but Optimus claims that there's more to the big guy than his clumsiness.

At the base, the kids rush back have managed to succeed in repelling the command room and let swarms, but Ratchet know bitterly notes that these were only the Ground Bridge is back online. He opens scouts for the Bridge to much, much larger whole. When the Arctic before collapsing, and Bulkhead acts as bait, leading group elects to Groundbridge the Scraplets through. He arrives in back to the Arctic arctic to see be re-frozen, Ratchet reasons that an Energon fuel line was ruptured, and sends Jack, Miko, and Raf to fix it. The three battered Autobots suddenly hit on an unsettling question: do they bring Optimus and Arcee staggering towards back first, or send the Bridge, Scraplets out first? If Optimus and Arcee come back first, then they'll be fresh meat and the Scraplets will have no reason to leave. Ratchet declares that they need live bait.

Optimus and Arcee are on their last legs, huddling for warmth and barely conscious. The two hold hands and prepare for the end.

The kids are just able to repair the fuel line when
the Scraplet horde bursts through behind him. heads for the Autobots ''en masse'' for a feast. Ratchet fires up the Groundbridge, and Bulkhead lures the Scraplet horde out of the base into the arctic. The Scraplet horde freezes almost instantly once they reach the place, to Optimus braces for the attack, but the Scraplets rapidly freeze in the air and bounce harmlessly off him.

Back at base,
Arcee's relief.

Later,
Ratchet supervises repairs is being assisted by the kids in overseeing the gang's repairs. Ratchet admits to Optimus that he's glad this all happened on Bumblebee and Bulkhead. He a Saturday, and Optimus pay tribute to notes the strength of their human allies, but just then, young friends.

... And then
Miko spots screams in horror at a spider and runs away screaming.
off, to the team's befuddlement.



* MonsterOfTheWeek: The entire conflict of the episode revolves around the newly-introduced Scraplets, and while [[Recap/TransformersPrimeS2E3OrionPaxPart3 other Scraplets do show up]] (and demonstrate just how deadly the things can be), these Scraplets are never seen again.

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* MonsterOfTheWeek: The entire conflict of the episode revolves around the newly-introduced Scraplets, and while [[Recap/TransformersPrimeS2E3OrionPaxPart3 other Scraplets do show up]] (and demonstrate just how deadly the things really can be), these Scraplets are never seen again.


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* ShoutOut:
** Miko calls the hunt for the Scraplets a "[[Film/{{Aliens}} bug hunt]]". Bulkhead and Bumblebee are as enthusiastic as Hudson.
** Ratchet says Scrappy gave Bumblebee "[[Creator/MontyPython only a mesh wound]]".
12th Feb '15 8:50:19 AM Chris116
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* AbortedArc: Arcee decides to blame Bulkhead for her and Optimus' predicament, and Optimus tries to defend the big guy despite his clumsiness. Bulkhead comes through and saves the entire group, but Arcee isn't seen thanking him, and the subplot is just left hanging.
19th Sep '14 9:40:57 AM nighttrainfm
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: When his new pet turns on Bumblebee, Raf beats it into submission with a pipe.
-->'''Jack:''' Easy there, killer.
-->'''Miko:''' Whoa. I did ''not'' see that coming.
24th Feb '14 6:35:59 AM RCFU200
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* HypocriticalHumor: Miko ''freaks out'' over a tiny spider where she had earlier teased [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl Bulkhead]] for his fear of Scraplets (the difference is that Bulkhead has a geniune reason to fear Scraplets who are ''lethal'').

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* HypocriticalHumor: Miko ''freaks out'' over a tiny spider where she had earlier teased [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl Bulkhead]] for his fear of Scraplets (the Scraplets. The difference is that Bulkhead has a geniune reason to fear Scraplets who are ''lethal'').Scraplets: they're ''lethal''.
15th Jan '14 11:52:02 AM Scratch
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* AFatherToHisMen: Even when nearly frozen to death and about to be attacked by hundreds of Scraplets, Optimus doesn't hesitate to stand in front of Arcee to protect her from the onslaught of Scraplets.

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* AFatherToHisMen: Even when nearly frozen to death and about to be attacked by hundreds of Scraplets, death, Optimus doesn't hesitate to stand in front of Arcee to protect her from the onslaught of Scraplets.



--> '''Arcee:''' ItHasBeenAnHonor serving you, Optimus Prime.

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--> '''Arcee:''' ItHasBeenAnHonor [[ItHasBeenAnHonor It's been an honor]] serving you, Optimus Prime.



* HypocriticalHumor: Miko ''freaks out'' over a tiny spider where she had earlier teased [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl Bulkhead]] for his fear of Scraplets (the difference is that Bulkhead has a geniune reason to fear Scraplets who are ''lethal''). Bulkhead also comments she ScreamsLikeALittleGirl (and of course, she is a girl).

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* HypocriticalHumor: Miko ''freaks out'' over a tiny spider where she had earlier teased [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl Bulkhead]] for his fear of Scraplets (the difference is that Bulkhead has a geniune reason to fear Scraplets who are ''lethal''). Bulkhead also comments she ScreamsLikeALittleGirl (and of course, she is a girl).
14th Sep '12 11:03:14 AM HarleyQuinnhyenaholic
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Optimus and Arcee prepare to travel to the Arctic to look for more clues regarding the pod's origins, and Ratchet gives them some temperature sensors so they can tell when their core temperatures drop to dangerous levels. The kids arrive in time to see them off, and Jack's initially keen on going with them, until he finds out where they're headed. Raf's still interested in seeing some snow, but Optimus says the conditions are too harsh. No sooner have Prime and Arcee stepped through the Ground Bridge than the Ground Bridge system goes down. While the Autobots start trying to repair it, Jack and Miko start playing video games and Raf wanders off. He's playing "being in the Arctic" in a corridor when he stumbles on a tiny, cute metal critter. He plays fetch with it using a bolt...which it promptly eats. Happy with his new pet, he heads back to the control room, unaware that there's a sparking hole in the equipment behind him.

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Optimus and Arcee prepare to travel to the Arctic to look for more clues regarding the pod's origins, and Ratchet gives them some temperature sensors so they can tell when their core temperatures drop to dangerous levels. The kids arrive in time to see them off, and Jack's initially keen on going with them, until he finds out where they're headed. Raf's still interested in seeing some snow, but Optimus says the conditions are too harsh. No sooner have Prime and Arcee stepped through the Ground Bridge than the Ground Bridge system goes down. While the Autobots start trying to repair it, Jack and Miko start playing video games and Raf wanders off. He's playing "being in the Arctic" in a corridor when he stumbles on a tiny, cute metal critter. He plays fetch with it using a bolt... which it promptly eats. Happy with his new pet, he heads back to the control room, unaware that there's a sparking hole in the equipment behind him.



* IAmAHumanitarian: Scraplets will eat ''anything'' made of metal.

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* IAmAHumanitarian: Scraplets will eat ''anything'' made of metal. But their favorite type is ''living'' metal - like Cybertronians.



* KillerRabbit: The Scraplets may look cute and harmless but the second they see metal ...

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* KillerRabbit: The Scraplets may look cute and harmless but the second they see metal ...metal...



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Scraplets?]]: Bulkhead is particularly spooked by the Scraplets - to the point of wanting to flee. Not that Ratchet and Bumblebee are completely calm throughout, though.

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Scraplets?]]: Bulkhead is particularly spooked by the Scraplets - to the point of wanting to flee. Not that Ratchet and Bumblebee are completely calm throughout, though.is also terrified and Ratchet too is jumpy, with good reason.
18th Aug '12 7:43:58 PM Eddy1215
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* ItHasBeenAnHonour: Arcee tells Optimus this when they believe they were going to die.

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* ItHasBeenAnHonour: ItHasBeenAnHonor: Arcee tells Optimus this when they believe they were going to die.
1st Aug '12 7:49:19 PM NausicaaoftheSpirits
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* IronicEcho: Miko asks Bulkhead, "Did you just scream like a little girl?" At the end of the episode when Miko runs screaming from a spider, Bulkhead asks, "Did she just scream like a little girl?
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