Recap / Transformers Prime S 1 E 6 Masters And Students
Giddy at Megatron's apparent demise, Starscream speaks to the Decepticons, promising a grand new empire under his rule, but the Vehicons are less than motivated and question what hope they have if Megatron failed to conquer Earth. Annoyed with the lack of morale, Starscream decides to resurrect a slumbering Decepticon stationed on Earth to serve as a loyal soldier and inspire the troops.
At the Autobot base, Optimus confides in Ratchet that he mourns Megatron's death, having secretly wished to change his ways. The discussion is abruptly ended when Raf's volcano explodes; the kids are working with their partners on their science fair projects, much to Ratchet's derision. Bumblebee later shares with Raf his desire to be promoted to warrior class, just as the Autobots pick up a sample of Energon in transit on their radar, correctly deducing the Decepticons as the culprit. Optimus and Bumblebee head out, while Ratchet decides to commandeer the kids' science fair projects.
In the desert, Starscream and Soundwave uncover the slumbering Decepticon, and bring him back online. Though Starscream welcomes him to his command, Skyquake rejects him, claiming he's only on Earth to fulfill his mission ordered by his true master, Megatron. Skyquake is shocked when Starscream reveals Megatron's demise, but Optimus arrives on the scene and invites Skyquake to do away with Megatron's ways in the name of peace. Skyquake refuses, and engages the Autobot leader and Bumblebee.
Back at the base, Ratchet is having a Mad Scientist
episode as he has completely taken over the kids' projects.
Soundwave alerts Starscream to a weak life signal out in the vicinity of their destroyed space bridge, which the new Decepticon leader realizes to his horror that it is likely that of Megatron
. Starscream orders Soundwave to keep recording the battle while he investigates. Suspicious, Soundwave sends Laserbeak to tail him. Later, in the depths of space, Starscream indeed finds Megatron's devastated and barely living body, held to life by a single thread - the shard of Dark Energon in his chest. Starscream gleefully removes the shard, rendering Megatron unresponsive, but Starscream is forced to cover his aft when Laserbeak arrives on the scene.
Optimus and Bumblebee manage to defeat Skyquake, but Agent Fowler shows up as air support in a fighter jet, Skyquake scans it and takes on his new vehicle mode. Skyquake enters a dogfight with Fowler, and Bumblebee is able to leap onto Skyquake and tear him apart, sending him crashing to Earth as a crumpled mess of robot and jet parts. As Skyquake dies, Optimus bemoans the lost chance for peace with the mighty warrior.
At the base, Ratchet learns that his Cybertronian science fair projects have failed to attain the kids a passing grade. That, and two of them helped partially destroy the school.
Megatron's body is now in stasis and in intensive care aboard the Nemesis
, and Starscream sincerely
hopes he gets better soon.