The episode, After Math, is the continuation of the season
one final 'Other Voices' Parts One and Two. After the destruction
of the alien weapon and the destruction of the great Maximal leader,
Optimus Primal, the Maximals are in shock and disbelief.
But at the Predacon base there are cheers and laughter.
The Predacons all praise their leader, Megatron, for outwitting
the Maximals and the aliens.
After Megatron gives his command, to destroy the remaining
Maximals as they mourn their leader’s death, his ship's sensors
detect a quantum surge wave emanating from space. Megatron forgets
about his plan to destroy the remaining Maximals and orders shields
to be raised.
Meanwhile at the Maximal base they start to question why
Optimus did not eject from the pod as they had planned and Rattrap
decides to ask Blackarachnia, but she is nowhere to be found.
Tigatron prepares to find the spider lady, but alarms sound
throughout the base indicating an emergency, the incoming quantum
Blackarachnia quickly scurries through the corridors of
the Maximal base looking for the exit when she is possessed by
Tarantulas’ mind. Tarantulas
explains to her that he is inside her mind controlling her thoughts,
The Maximals sit ready at their stations preparing for
the quantum surge to hit.
Once it hits Rattrap and Cheetor begin to glow and scream
in pain as Tigatron and Airrazor just sit there as if nothing
were happening to them.
At the Predacon base Megatron is hit by the same quantum
surge and also begins to glow and scream.
After the surge passes Airrazor and Tigatron awake to find
their comrades, Rattrap and Cheetor, to be changed.
Cheetor and Rattrap check out their new bodies and new
modes to have little luck controlling them.
Blackarachnia, along with Tarantulas’ mind,
continue moving onward to find Tarantulas’ body.
At the Predacon base both Terrorsaur and Scorpinox
have been killed by the surge. Waspinator hops from the C.R. Tank
to find Megatron standing in the shadows, eyes glowing red, also
changed into a new transmetal form.
Blackarachnia manages to retrieve Tarantulas’ body, also
turned transmetal by the surge.
While Rattrap issues orders to Tigatron and Airrazor to
search for Blackarachnia, while him and Cheetor check on Rhinox
Rhinox, still offline in the C.R. Chamber has a strange
vision of Optimus’ spark in space, but is soon awoken by Rattrap.
And gets freaked by Rattrap’s new look then questions sadly
where Optimus is.
In the brig Inferno reawakens and reattaches his head and
moves out to return to ‘the colony’.
Rattrap and Cheetor finish telling Dinobot
and Rhinox about what has happened while they were offline.
Dinobot and Rattrap go on with their banter,
but is stopped by Rhinox, who apparently is in a ‘bad mood’.
Tigatron and Airrazor find Blackarachnia outside
of the ship, but just as they were going to take her in, Megatron
appears and knocks them offline with a single purple blast from
his new weaponry. Blackarachnia
schemes a way to keep herself alive as Megatron was ready to slag
her for what she and Tarantulas had planned.
The Predacons set up their attack as they hear the lift
sliding from the ship carrying Rattrap and Cheetor.
Inside the ship Inferno arrives and blasts Rhinox in the
chest. While Waspinator
blasts Cheetor and Rattrap sending them hurtling away.
Cheetor unfortunately gets sent flying off the edge of
the cliff falling towards the river below.
Fortunately his new form has an alternate mode which allows
him to fly. He transforms
to his vehicle mode and flies off.
Megatron spots the flying Maximal and orders Blackarachnia
to take out the cat. But
Tarantulas tells her not to worry about the Maximals and to take
his body out of there. She
complies with Tarantulas and moves off irritating Megatron greatly.
Inferno and Dinobot rage a battle within the Maximal base,
no one seems to be winning.
As Cheetor checks out his new mode Waspinator spots him
and gets confused, “Huh? Cat bot can not fly?” I love that line…
dunno why… anyway Cheetor jumps on Waspinator holding him to the
ground, but Waspy is able to kick free from the transmetal kitty.
Rattrap and Megatron get to show off their
new bodies in a little game o’ chicken, as Rattrap called it.
They speed towards each other in both their alternative modes
and as they’re about to crash into each other Rattrap straightens
his tail out and slams on his brakes causing Megatron to trip
and fall. Megatron
soon recovers and begins blasting at Rattrap furiously.
Cheetor hides behind, what I think is one of the engines
of the Axalon, as Waspinator slowly flies towards his position.
Cheetor whips his sword/tail knocking Waspinator’s gun
from his hands. The frightened Predacon changes to beast mode
and buzzes off as Cheetor follows.
Cheetor, while in pursuit of Waspinator, catches a glimpse
of Megatron and Rattrap and heads to help his Maximal friend.
As Cheetor makes his descent towards Rattrap’s position
he yells out to him that he’s on his way to help. This was a terrible
mistake as it warned Megatron that he was coming. Cheetor headed
right for Megatron, but Megatron swerved out of the way causing
Cheetor to hit right into Rattrap, knocking them both offline.
Megatron stood happily over the heap of Maximals charging
his weapon for their destruction.
As Dinobot struggles to fight off Inferno Rhinox
recovers, grabs Inferno, and shoves him down the south hatch.
The ant bot hits the ground hard distracting Megatron from slagging
Rattrap and Cheetor. Rhinox,
and I love this part, stands above the hatch with his weapon spinning
and screams, “Megatron!”
Megatron removes Inferno from Rhinox’s sight and decides
it's time for a tactical retreat.
He transforms to vehicle mode, picks up Inferno, and hovers
away. Cheetor and
Rattrap recover as the Maximals regroup while watching Megatron
hover out into the stormy night.
The ending sequence sets the show up for 'Coming Of the
Fuzors' Parts one and two. Two stasis pods lay in the desert.
Their scanners trashed and data tracks erased.
Malfunctions occur as the pod begins to breathe life into
the newest of the beast warriors!
really liked this episode it moved the series nicely from season
one to season two, but what I didn’t like was how they killed off
Terrorsaur and Scorpinox without even mentioning them in the episode.
No one was sad or anything. Oh well, other than that it was a great
by: Lord Skyfire